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The Silos: Come on Like the Fast Lane

Twenty years into their career, the alt-country legends keep on keepin' on.

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14 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

Jackie McLean: 4, 5 and 6

Never mind the fact that McLean would eventually disown this 1956 album. One of his first sessions as bandleader, this six-song set of traditional ballads and originals has aged nicely.

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Sarah Shannon: City Morning Song

Former Velocity Girl vocalist releases an exceptional solo album filled with classic pop songs.

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14 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

Tierney Sutton Band: On the Other Side

Grammy Award nominee Tierney Sutton and her band give us smoking instrumentals, sensual vocals and an invitation to Get Happy.

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14 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

Tor Lundvall: Empty City

The predominant image that appears when listening to Empty City is that of a dark, blacklight-laden, smoke-filled apartment at 4:30 in the morning.

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daButch Hancock: War and Peace

Hancock's latest album is a diatribe against Bush and the war. Unlike the Texas troubadour's previous efforts, this disc offers no tales of Southwestern romance, desert waltzes, or small town vignettes.

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14 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

Sauce Boss: Florida Blues

A good word for this, stirring! Sauce Boss (Bill Wharton) plays and cooks with guitar and stove and voice. Is this a selection from various

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14 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

Field Music: Tones of Town

Sunderland Futureheads mates return with a sophomore LP that improves, if not drastically, at least significantly, over their debut.

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Softlightes may still be Modular’s '07 Big Hope, but last year’s digital-only EP Heart Made of Sound failed to gather the necessary momentum over in blogdom to generate a whole heap of buzz for their February debut long-player.

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Dredd Foole: Daze on the Mounts

Ever pour liquid LSD directly into your ears?

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13 Feb 2007 // 8:01 PM

Donal Clancy: Close to Home

Donal follows in the family tradition (the son of Liam) of performing marvelous acoustic Irish folk music. This Clancy plays acoustic guitar, an instrument not

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13 Feb 2007 // 8:01 PM

Artist Unknown: Present

This German techno/dance/electro outfit hasn’t been heard from in a while, but this album, released through Datapunk member Anthony Rother’s label,

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John Waters: A Date With John Waters

It's a foregone conclusion that this Waters-curated disc of love songs will be at least worth a chuckle.

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Various Artists: HEAVYbreathing Vol 1, The Sounds of Sex: Bite It!11098

When the goal is titillation, the notion of consensus can rarely seem more distant.

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Freddie Jackson: Greatest Hits

Just dim the lights, chill the bottle of wine, and let Freddie rock you tonight-for old times' sake.

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Madonna: The Confessions Tour

The oversaturation of recent Madonna product is ultimately what precludes The Confessions Tour from being wholly satisfying to anyone but the die-hard Madonna fan.

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Paul St. Hilaire: A Divine State of Mind

Paul St. Hilaire plays Caribbean blues, pulls at the strings of dub and roots with deep electronic slants -- and a most endearing idiosyncrasy shines through.

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13 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

Memphis the Band: Radio

Scott Morgan, lead singer of Memphis the Band, has a voice pitched somewhere between the southern-rock inflection of Black Crows front man Chris Robinson and

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Al di Meola: Consequence of Chaos

Flamencofunk: greatly gifted guitarist, able arranger, starry support, compositions not so distinctive, or good improvising vehicles (little of that here).

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k-os: Atlantis - Hymns For Disco

Canada's hip-hop king returns with another album of eclectic sounds.

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