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21 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

MXPX: Let’s Rock

MXPX rocks hard, and sometimes hardly rocks.

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21 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

Silk: Always & Forever

There's a right way and a wrong way to do a cover. More than that, there's a thin line between the two.

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Isobel Campbell: Milkwhite Sheets

Think earth, sky, wind, water, but don't forget the human component. The music may be dreamy, but it's always passionate.

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Massiv in Mensch: Clubber Lang

Clubber Lang is the closest Massiv in Mensch has ever come to a pop masterpiece, but don't count on crossover success for the German electronic duo.

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Swollen Members: Black Magic

For a band whose name should imply otherwise, Swollen Members' latest album is oddly flaccid.

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21 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

Electrelane: Singles, B Sides and Live

Not only an opportunity for fans to get their mitts on hard-to-find material, but a damn fine 'Beginner's Guide to Electrelane' in the bargain.

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Third Wheel: On Account of the Atmosphere

Chicago’s Third Wheel was founded by two life-long friends, Jeremy Babcock and Shawn Schlag, who’ve been performing under that moniker for over a

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Inca Ore: The Birds in the Bushes

Inca Ore and Lemon Bear get together and put on a clinic in difficult listening.

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20 Nov 2006 // 11:00 PM

El Michels Affair: The PJs

Chef Raekwon gets the live treatment.

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20 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

Matthew Herbert: 100 lbs

Matthew Herbert's re-issued 1996 debut is interesting from a historical point of view, but it's the bonus disc on this K7 release that's the major payoff

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20 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

Jarvis Cocker: Jarvis

Jarvis is a deliciously dark, funny and acidic record that stands up to anything from Pulp's heyday. It's good to have him back.

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20 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

Nanci Griffith: Rubys Torch

The Texas folkie with strings, completing her transformation into something studied and stodgy.

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The Figgs: Follow Jean to the Sea

Ten CDs and two decades into their cultish career, the Figgs parlay power chords, surging choruses and twitchy sarcasm into an exuberant pop rock cocktail.

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Fear Before the March of Flames: The Always Open Mouth

The Always Open Mouth is, more or less, an amalgam of separate ideas, none of which seem to pan out.

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Dizzy Gillespie: Night in Tunisia: The Very Best of Dizzy Gillespie

New one-disc compilation highlights Gillespie's RCA Victor recordings from 1946-1949, including his big-band bebop and Afro-Cuban jazz.

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Azam Ali: Elysium for the Brave

Plenty of beauty, but so much of it surface, this disc never quite coalesces into something with real emotion.

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Oxford Collapse: Remember the Night Parties

Brooklyn trio Oxford Collapse's first release with Sub Pop proves to be not only a bold venture of great depth, but also a fantastic party in itself.

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20 Nov 2006 // 12:00 AM

Daughters: Hell Songs

In which our heroes learn that one doesn't have to be screaming all the time to make great grindcore.

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19 Nov 2006 // 10:00 PM

Zombie Nation: Black Toys

Zombie Nation's new disc almost finds a place between indie-centric heavy metal disco and more commercial minded electro.

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19 Nov 2006 // 8:00 PM

Hotspur: Beta

This is a debut? Somebody sign these guys already!

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