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Bob Margolin: In North Carolina

Bob Margolin likes playing blues (and did so as Muddy Waters’ longtime guitarist); he has a very attractive baritone voice, notable on a final track

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Precious Fathers: Precious Fathers

This is a Vancouver band that plays instrumentals that supposedly are meant to inspire gazing at one’s shoes.

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19 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

Luke Slater: Fabric 32

Slater delivers an excellent mix of hard-edged, funky techno that’s a little bit unpredictable.

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19 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

The Triffids: In the Pines

Largely forgotten '80s rockers get the reissue treatment on two of their greatest albums.

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Marnie Stern: In Advance of the Broken Arm

A lot of crazy young people will blow out their eardrums to this in the next several months.

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19 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

Hobex: Enlightened Soul

Hobex doesn't reinvent the wheel, but you can feel the Soul Gods smiling with approval, and faux-soul acts everywhere going red with embarrassment.

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19 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

The Residents: Freak Show

An intriguing place for someone to approach listening to, and looking at, the Residents' work.

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Gianmaria Testa: Da Questa Parte del Mare

The Italian singer-songwriter has yet to release an album that isn't at least quite good, and the trend continues with his latest.

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Bleeding Through: The Truth

It might have come out a year ago, but that won't stop us from taking a look at one of 2006's better metalcore releases.

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Evilsons: Cooking With… Evilsons

Evilsons are relaxed and laidback on the island-tinged, dubbed-accented pop of “Sneaky Men” that falls in the same category as bands like Maroon 5 and Jason

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The Feeling: Four Stops and Home EP

No matter what superlatives NME spews in the Feeling's favour -- I think it was something along the lines of the band being the most exciting thing going in rock right now -- this band is squarely MOR.

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Sunny Sweeney: Heartbreakers Hall of Fame

Sunny Sweeney is the real country deal.  With the voice of an east Texas honky-tonk angel that evokes the sassy confidence of Loretta Lynn,

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River City Tanlines: Im Your Negative

Are you ready to rock?

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18 Feb 2007 // 8:02 PM

Blinded Colony: Bedtime Prayers

Although the frozen north seems to be a beacon for hard rock and metal, not every band that emerges from the ice is listenable, much

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Various Artists: Family Values Tour 2006

Why, oh why can't nu-metal just go away and die?

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18 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

Yoko Ono: Yes, Im a Witch

If Yoko Ono is truly a witch as she professes, then her new collaboration with some of today’s hippest artists is a haunting mixed-genre brew.

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18 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

The Chalets: Check In

Cutesy and vapid rock music from fun-loving, electro-novelty Irish band.

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Various artists: Beyond Istanbul

Traditional Turkish sounds, spliced with dance, electronic music, rap, rock, and (shudder!) ska. Not for anyone who likes their world music straight ... but an interesting glimpse into the ways that old instruments, rhythms, and chords can be coaxed into the shiny new century.

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Dean & Britta: Back Numbers

Bouncing back from Luna's breakup, Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips return with an incredibly strong set of new songs and obscure covers.

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Steve Kuhn Trio: Live at Birdland

Mature, classic piano trio jazz: vintage stuff.

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