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Andy Palacio & the Garifuna Collective: Wátina

After years spent turning himself into Belize's most successful punta rock star), Palacio has simplified his music down to an almost completely acoustic style

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Paula Frazer & Tarnation: Now Its Time

What better time than now than to remind the world that Frazer hasn't hung it up, and that Now It’s Time, while not exactly the same sound as the original Tarnation, is still helmed by the same talent.

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27 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

The Nein: Luxury

Chapel Hill's The Nein up the noise and depart the dance floor.

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Various Artists: Om Hip Hop, Volume 1

San Francisco label christens its new imprint by releasing a funky, eclectic compilation of forward-thinking hip-hop.

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AIDS Wolf vs. Athletic Automaton: Clash of the Life Force Warriors

With a name like AIDS Wolf, it better be whack.

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27 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

The Detachment Kit: +

This self-released EP includes the best fist-pumping guitar anthems you've never heard.

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27 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

Arsis: United in Regret

Brutality meets grace on Arsis's hotly anticipated new album.

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Lloyd Price: Specialty Profiles

Lloyd Price’s earliest recorded material was for the Specialty label. Back in 1952 while Price was still a teenager, he had a big hit record

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        Various Artists: Return of the Grievous Angel: A Tribute to Gram Parsons

Aside from the fact that someone has yet macheted Carson Daly’s head like an overripe guava on national TV for the good of mankind,

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	Various Artists: Red Hot: The Best of Sun Record Company Blues

Red Hot: The Best of Sun Record Company Blues serves as an important reminder there are some budget-priced compilations in American and British bins that

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	Johnny Young: Chicago Blues

Johnny Young was without a doubt one of the great Chicago bluesmen. Fortunately for posterity, his music was captured on a regrettably few, exceedingly rare,

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	Carol Thompson: The Enchanted Isles

Of all the music associated with Ireland, the airy and sophisticated sound of the harp most evokes the spirit of that place. The power and

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27 Feb 2007 // 2:00 PM

        Nazz: Nazz Nazz

The early years of Todd Rundgren’s career were no less inconspicuous than everything else he’s done down through the years. As a guitarist,

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	Charlie Musselwhite: Stand Back!

I think Charles Musselwhite was lured to California in part by KMPX, which was a newly conceived “underground” FM station in San Francisco in 1967. During

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27 Feb 2007 // 2:00 PM

	La Makita Soma: Brighton Park

Brighton Park suffers from sounding like it is music made by computers. Yes, La Makita Soma obviously has real people in it—there’s a

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26 Feb 2007 // 8:04 PM

Autumn Shade: Ezra Moon

An extraordinary mix of folk, rock and classical influences, the songs are minimally couched and passionately sung against a backdrop of piano and violin.

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26 Feb 2007 // 8:03 PM

Z: Mikabe

It's the music of fits and starts: a grunt, a strum, a scream, a honk, a hoot, an eruption into noise, a retreat into guitar-whine.

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26 Feb 2007 // 8:02 PM

Dora Flood: We Live Now

The latest album from heady, groovy, psychedelic-tinged rockers Dora Flood has them again in a head space few bands can match and most should appreciate.

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Terry Ohms: Terry Ohms Plays Wes McDonald

Ohms skillfully bashes out songs on his guitar that bring to mind a punk Townes Van Zandt.

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Willard Grant Conspiracy: Let It Roll

An off-kilter album of fiery, fun alt-country that will satisfy anyone with a deep love of well-developed and thoughtful Americana.

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