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1 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Ut: In Gut’s House

Mute reissues this all-female post-punk act’s two song-oriented, late-career efforts.

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The Whigs: Give Em All a Big Fat Lip

A rerelease on a major label will hopefully gain the The Whigs more exposure in an increasingly competitive world, exposure they rightfully deserve.

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1 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Jenny Dalton: Fleur De Lily

Far better than coffeehouse folk, Jenny Dalton has some edge to her maudlin, melancholic-but-pretty songs.

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Shout Out Out Out Out: Not Saying/Just Saying

Electro-rock outfit from Canada unleash many outs -- and some stuck-in-your-heads.

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Dewey Jackson featuring Don Ewell: Live at the Barrel

Historically important St. Louis trumpeter, recorded less than a dozen titles in studios; wouldn't have been recorded again if he'd not substituted on this gig for another master who'd fallen ill.

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Tokyo Police Club: A Lesson In Crime

Seven songs in just over sixteen minutes. Sweet. TPC’s four members have been walking the line of mass critical acclaim lately as the tunes

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Eddie: The Eddie Lockjaw Davis Cookbook, Vol. 1

Tenor saxophonist Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, at various times a sideman for Louis Armstrong and Count Basie, made his Prestige debut as bandleader on 1958’s The

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31 Jan 2007 // 9:01 PM

Aiden: Rain In Hell

AFI’s downward slide into irrelevance with their latest album Decemberunderground has thankfully not been equalled by imitators Aiden, who follow up last year’s

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Mayday Parade: Tales Told by Dead Friends

The combination of two Florida area bands makes up Mayday Parade, and this six-song EP is ringing with earnest melodies and Emo 101 trademarks judging by “

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Of Montreal: Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?

Depression, isolation, infidelity, violence; Of Montreal once more in top form.

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Exploding Star Orchestra: We Are All from Somewhere Else

Let's face it, they might as well have gone ahead and called this 'What's Hip in Chicago?'

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Sonny Rollins: Tenor Madness

This pitch-perfect remaster from the original engineer is front-loaded with one of the most significant meetings in musical history, and doesn't disappoint on the back-end despite the strong start.

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Marina Rossell: Vistas al Mar

It's as if the singer's emotions have been locked inside a box, and she has to speak pleasantly, otherwise the guards will never give them back to her.

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The Asteroid No. 4: An Amazing Dream

Fourth full-length from the Philadelphia psych-pop group offers more of the same, just refined.

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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony: Thug Stories

The thuggish ruggish hip-hoppers from Cleveland, Ohio kick game about life, ladies, and lyrics.

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31 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Seafood: Paper Crown King

British indie rock survivors deliver pleasant but uninspiring fourth album.

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Shawn Lees Ping Pong Orchestra: Voices and Choices

These are songs crying out for indie films that don't necessarily take themselves too seriously, ones that, preferably, contain an action sequence or two; perhaps a car chase, or a well-dressed man flying an ornithopter to freedom.

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30 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Various Artists: 7’ Up!

Intrigued by "Rip It Up and Start Again"? Here's some obscure post-punk to whet your appetite.

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John Mellencamp: Freedoms Road

After wasting a decade and a half trying to remain popular, John Mellencamp finally figures out he's much better remaining populist.

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Terry Manning: Home Sweet Home

Legendary producer and Box Tops/Big Star engineer Terry Manning recorded one song on this long out-of-print, exuberant psyche-rock-blues-pop CD as a joke... but Stax VP Al Bell didn't think it was funny, asking when the rest of the record was coming.

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