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11 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

New Buffalo: New Buffalo EP

As with so many stopgap EPs, it's an eclectic, so-so afair of questionable re-release value.

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The Big Eyes Family Players: Do The Musiking

Chamber music for the iPod generation.

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Bobby Previte: Coalition of the Willing

A "nonjazz" record of assertive instrumental rock from a great downtown drummer -- both political and funky in its intentions, it arrives with purpose.

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11 Sep 2006 // 7:00 AM

Nat Baldwin: Enter the Winter

Freeform musician continues to surprise in ability to be accessible and push boundaries.

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Tom Lellis: Avenue of the Americas

Very nice jazz singer with a relaxed, quiet, light baritone delivery, and something of an all-round musician.

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Logan Square: Pessimism & Satire

Same old heartbreak song and dance, done yet again.

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11 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Little Ones: Sing Song EP

The Little Ones prove to be impressive without being overly distinctive, trading challenges for talented execution.

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10 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Duhks: Migrations

The third time is the charm for this Winnipeg, folk, er, bluegrass, er, soulgrass outfit. And the Celtic leanings haven't been thrown out with the bathwater either.

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10 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Beyonce: B-Day

I still think that Beyonce has a perfect masterpiece in her, but I guess we'll have to wait until the next album to find out.

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10 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Richard Buckner: Meadow

Buckner continues to follow his muse into thorny territory, but its worth the scratches to follow him.

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10 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: Sinner

Jett and the Blackhearts can still rock out, but do so in frustratingly short bursts on new CD.

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Amy Millan: Honey from the Tombs

An interesting, confused, and ultimately satisfying solo album from the Stars vocalist.

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Travis Blaque: The Many Facets of…

After 20 years on the hip-hop scene, Travis Blaque has finally delivered his first full-length solo record, and it is a solid effort indeed.

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Christian Kiefer: Czar Nicholas Is Dead

Christian Kiefer, composer and literature professor, sets imagined Russian landscapes to music in a haunting series of abstract compositions.

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10 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Picture: Connect

Predictable and conventional, nothing here is quite ready to actually connect.

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I Love You But Ive Chosen Darkness: According to Plan

Even more gothic 'Dear John' letters.

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The Mae Shi / Rapider Than Horsepower: Do Not Ignore the Potential

The dangers of bi-focal split-LPs are many, but these two acts make it fun, regardless of the innevitable judgment of which is the better band.

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Marion Meadows: Dressed to Chill

Sax virtuoso continues to deliver a range of riches and cool jazz grooves.

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8 Sep 2006 // 3:00 AM

Various Artists: Free the P

Consciousness rap goes international in a effort to spotlight the plight of Palestine.

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8 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

Rebecca Hart: Crash & Strum

Sometimes funky, sometimes forumlaic, this female singer-songwriter reminds you of her forebears, but still manages the occasional item of interest.

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