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15 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Laibach: Volk

Volk shows that anthems are statements of defiance as much as of pride, expressions of the will of a country's people to die for the sake of a geographical and ideological boundary.

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Electric Light Orchestra: Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue has the undiminished ability to break through the clouds with plenty of "Mr. Blue Sky" joy.

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15 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Various Artists: Rocky Balboa

Much like the fictional Rocky character, this movie music has staying power.

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Starless & Bible Black: Starless & Bible Black

Bridging British folk tradition, jazzy chord changes and electronic distortion, the debut album from this French/UK trio fluctuates between good and very good. 

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Fats Domino: Live from Austin, TX

No one embodies that New Orleans rock and roll sound more than Fats Domino. He had his first hits way back in the early ‘50s

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Various Artists: Elaste Vol. 1: Slow Motion Disco

Aah, the good old, blissful nights spent dancing to the far-out electronic sounds at the Discoteca Cosmic on the Adriatic Coast of Italy in the

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Omar Souleyman: Highway to Hassake

It's music for clapping your hands and whirling to, music for mass, messy, male bounce-fests.

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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 // 9:00 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 // 9:00 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 // 9:00 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 // 9:00 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 // 9:00 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 // 9:01 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 // 9:01 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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