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The Summer Wardrobe: The Summer Wardrobe

Like Texan psychedelic pioneers the 13th Floor Elevators, Austin-based band the Summer Wardrobe enjoy melding traditional country instruments into a heady brew of trippy cerebral

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6 Mar 2007 // 9:01 PM

The Elders: Racing the Tide

When people think of Celtic rock, they often think of the Waterboys or the Pogues. The Elders, with lead singer (and Irishman) Ian Bryne at

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Cajmere vs. Green Velvet: Ministry of Sound Sessions

I don't believe that Curtis Jones is mentally ill, but I do think he's having a lot of fun.

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Coleman Hawkins: At Ease with Coleman Hawkins

Taking it easy, to a fault.

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Chip Taylor: This Side of the Big River

This 1975 record from the writer of "Angel in the Morning" is probably the only country record to feature a jazz fusion electric piano breakdown.

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Kristoffer Ragnstam: Sweet Bills

If all it took was exuberance, this Swedish drummer and songwriter would be on every radio station, all the time

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Patriarch: Son of a Refugee

Bay Area rapper Patriarch mines his Palestinian and activist roots to make a debut record that takes aim at ending corrupt government politics, poverty, and ghetto violence.

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Johnny Cash: Cash: Ultimate Gospel

The latest compilation of the Man in Black's spiritually-themed songs offers both religious and secular appeal, particularly with a few previously unreleased tracks for fans to enjoy.

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6 Mar 2007 // 9:00 PM

Riviera: Capital

Why do people say that two many cooks in the kitchen spoil the soup? I’d wager a guess, but people have been saying this

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The Morning Stars: You Cant Change The World

This Canadian outfit of brothers Mars and Michael Ivic concoct sweet ‘60s era pop on the cheerful Brit-tinged “Hearts for the Living”.

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5 Mar 2007 // 9:03 PM

Damiera: M(US)IC

Damiera plays hyperkinetic, angular indie rock, echoing At the Drive-In, or Coheed & Cambria without the weird prog-rock tendencies.

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Peter and the Wolf: Lightness

I've been putting this off for ages, after seeing Red Hunter's puzzling set at CMJ and feeling that there was already maybe one too many willfully eccentric freak folkers wending his costumed, ethnic-instrumented way through the cosmos.

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Northern Alliance: For the Grains of Sand

The Scottish indie rock band apparently rarely plays live, but for the singing alone I would encourage them to do so.

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5 Mar 2007 // 9:00 PM

Adrianne: Sweet Mistake

You may have heard Adrianne’s song in the Courtney Cox series Friends, er, I mean Dirt.

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My Brightest Diamond: Tear It Down

Cautious, respectful remix album of My Brightest Diamond's operatic debut by a mostly unfamiliar set of remixers

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5 Mar 2007 // 9:00 PM

!!!: Myth Takes

Myth Takes seems to take great pleasure in burying the band's best virtues.

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Steve Swallow with Robert Creeley: So There

Veteran bassist Steve Swallow fuses poetry to jazz and a string quartet, to mixed results.

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Lovedrug: Everything Starts Where It Ends

This album won’t change your life, but for simply being a rock album, it’s a surprising joy.

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5 Mar 2007 // 9:00 PM

Ampop: Sail to the Moon

Iceland's hot new trio bring soothing orchestral numbers and cool indie tracks with the release of their fourth LP.

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5 Mar 2007 // 9:00 PM

Hauschka: Room to Expand

For Hauschka, the pleasures of piano preparation seem to lie in subtle timbral manipulations and accents.

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