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16 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

The Panic Channel: (ONe)

There are flashes of talent that make it sound as though the Panic Channel very well could amount to something more than a mid-'90s tribute band.

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Various Artists: Five Way Street

At last this key band has been memorialized on a tribute album. For devoted Buffalo Springfield buffs, it's a must-hear.

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15 Jan 2007 // 8:03 PM

+/-: Lets Build a Fire

With a band name that renders Google search helpless, it’s not surprising that +/- named their third full length Let’s Build a Fire.

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MV/EE & the Bummer Road: Green Blues

This has got to be a must for your ‘60s-obsessed buddy who won’t stop telling you that they don’t make them like they

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15 Jan 2007 // 8:01 PM

Darren Gaines, who is The Key Party, says things like, “The Key Party came to me like someone else’s wife at 3 a.m. on

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John Lee Hooker: Specialty Profiles: John Lee Hooker

A short selection, bought or recorded by, and issued on the Specialty label, of Hooker in his early 1950s late prime.

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15 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Entrance: Prayer of Death

Trance blues and gypsy reels celebrate mortality in Blakeslee's fourth full-length.

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15 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Pulp: The Peel Sessions

This collection of Pulp's Peel Sessions serves as a poignant reminder not only of how great a band Pulp were, but of how important John Peel was to the development and evolution of British music.

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Hi-Tek: Hi-Teknology, Volume 2: The Chip

This sophomore effort features a slew of newfound famous friends, but like in any new social circle, it involves some sort of sacrifice.

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Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris: Real Live Roadrunning

Knopfler and Harris? Sounds like a great combination with excellent catalogues. But sometimes the parts are greater than the sum.

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Dave Fischoff: The Crawl

Synonyms for "busy": ornate, complex, dense, The Crawl.

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15 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Maria Muldaur: Heart of Mine: Love Songs of Bob Dylan

A lovely collection of Dylan tunes refigured through blues, jazz, and country interpretations by a longtime successful jazz vocalist.

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Ricky Jay: Ricky Jay Plays Poker

Ricky Jay Plays Poker contains a few noteworthy revelations; first and foremost, there are more songs about poker than you may imagine.

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14 Jan 2007 // 8:03 PM

The Orders: The Orders

Debut EP from Finnish Interpol imitators is, at least, a darn good imitation.

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14 Jan 2007 // 8:02 PM

Of Montreal: Satanic Twins

Satanic Twins was meant for the club, and as a collection of club tunes, it does just fine.

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Lullaby Baxter: Garden Cities of To-Morrow

This album is good enough to make you forget about Chan whatshername.

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14 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Mark Newman: Must Be a Pony

Imagination exercise: picture John Mellencamp with a wee bit more country and a lot less distinctiveness.  That fuzzy haze that emerges is probably Mark

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Jamiroquai: High Times: Singles 1992-2006

The band's danceable sound is best served on this compilation. And, if it leads you to discover any of the soul/funk bands that Jay Kay and co. were influenced by, that's even more of a good thing.

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Steve Turner: New Wave Punk Asshole

For his third solo album, Mudhoney guitarist Turner cranks the amps and parties like it's 1986.

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14 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Akon: Konvicted

Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam. Wait -- are you swearing at us?

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