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11 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Ektomorf: Outcast

Nothing is more tiresome in this world than a band who aren’t really angry, pretending that they are. A lesson Ektomorf could do with learning.

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11 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Son Volt: The Search

Son Volt looks for a new place on The Search.

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11 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Pagoda: Pagoda

Puzzling, not entirely objectionable outing from the actor who played Cobain in Last Days lifts attitude, chords, melodies and riffs from Nirvana.

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Rosie Thomas: These Friends of Mine

Rosie Thomas calls on friends like Sufjan Stevens to help craft her best record yet.

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11 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

MIDIval PunditZ: Remixed

The New Delhi-based duo MIDIval PunditZ creates dance music that mirrors contemporary India: a hybrid of tradition and technology. Too bad their remixes don't always see this reflection.

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Amy Winehouse: Back to Black

Back to Black finds a fearless artist saying whatever she damn well pleases. And we best listen up.

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11 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Popup: Chinese Burn/Stagecoach

Far more hyper than Franz Ferdinand or Sons and Daughters, Popup have more in common with Arctic Monkeys.

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Harlem Shakes: Burning Birthdays

This great EP promises even more from Brooklyn's Harlem Shakes in the near future. These guys are gonna be big.

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Warm in the Wake: Gold Dust Trail

Atlanta band Warm in the Wake is a perfect cross of Wilco, The Shins and Sparklehorse.

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Panda Bear / Excepter: Carrots / KKKKK split 12

Consider this an orange juice and mogadon cocktail.

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Various Artists: Presence Under the Tree

Presence Under the Tree is a double-CD collection of starry-eyed, dreampoppy, vaguely folkish indie, one disc labelled Twilight (the more robust) and the other Starlight

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Gill Landry: The Ballad of Lawless Soirez

Incorporating elements of blues, folk, jazz, and country, Landry's songs exist in a veritable stew of styles and structures that is diverse yet harmonious, much like the multi-cultural city from which he hails.

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The Paul Carlon Octet: Other Tongues

Jazz at the top of its modern game -- Latin, tight, tasty, and modern.

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This Unique Museum: A Collection of Short Stories

A collection of musical short stories combining acoustic guitar with electronic effects.

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8 Mar 2007 // 9:00 PM

Rjd2: The Third Hand

When a musician brings other genres into hip-hop, how many can he add before the music is no longer hip-hop?

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John Peel & Sheila: The Pig’s Big 78s

This marvelous collection of ancient audio gems hints at the breadth and vision of John Peel's incredible radio show.

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The Moaners: Blackwing Yalobusha

After six strong, but flawed attempts, Melissa Swingle has finally got her mixture right.

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8 Mar 2007 // 9:00 PM

Lanu: This Is My Home

This intertwining of informed lyrics with forward-thinking production lends new meaning to the phrase intuitive jazz.

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7 Mar 2007 // 9:04 PM

Black Milk: Popular Demand

Maybe the city influences the music. Maybe the music is indicative of the city. Either way, Black Milk may become the pride of Detroit, Michigan.

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7 Mar 2007 // 9:03 PM

Hug: Heroes

Hug: should sound pretty warm, right? Producer John Dahlbäck’s fuzzy pseudonym had me fearing that Heroes would be one of those folktronic cuddlecore

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