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The Uptown Quintet: Live in New York

Uptown Quintet -- not quite hard bop, maybe contemporary delight bop from young lions who served their musical apprenticeships on Manhattan Island, and the one very together band they were.

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Trentemoller: Always Something Better

Trentemoller, big man of 2005 house, gives us a taste of his forthcoming long-player in the form of a single and some remixes. “Always Something Better”

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14 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

The Places: Songs for Creeps

Singer-songwriter Amy Annelle's songs are creepy on the surface, but the good stuff lies below.

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Miles Davis: Cool & Collected

While this collection is definitely cool, its primary purpose is to acquaint newbies with the legend of Miles Davis.

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14 Nov 2006 // 5:00 PM

One Ring Zero: Wake Them Up

The concept is really intriguing, but the reality is undenaibly disappointing.

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Marah: Sooner Or Later in Spain

Marah has long been one of America's best rock bands, and now they've got the pictures to prove it.

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Lindstrom: Its a Feedelity Affair

Lindstrom's easy and attractive electronic music may not be cutting-edge any more, but it's still gorgeously layered and sparkles as if right out of the box

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A Northern Chorus: Before We All Go to Pieces

A Northern Chorus' 2001 debut is an occasionally enthralling collection of dreamy space-rock atmospheres and plaintive alt-country melodies.

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14 Nov 2006 // 3:00 PM

Dead Poetic: Vices

Dead Poetic is not quite a cookie-cutter rock band, mainly because there’s no blood-curdling wail in the opening minutes. Dead Poetic relies on strong

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Cerrone: Cerrone by Bob Sinclar

French producer Cerrone deserves credit as one of the architects of modern music.

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Too Short: Blow the Whistle

There's nothing new or surprising here, but album number 15 is good enough to justify album number 20. Beeeitch!

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14 Nov 2006 // 3:00 PM

Simple Minds: Early Gold

The band that doesn’t want you to forget about them compiles songs that prove Mr. Kerr and crew were alive and kicking in years prior to 1985.

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Whirlwind Heat: Types of Wood

Certain tracks conjure up the one word that Whirlwind Heat would never seem to encompass: dull.

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13 Nov 2006 // 11:00 PM

Cassy: Panorama Bar 01

Berlin and minimalism is almost a cliché at this point but the truth is, Cassy pulls it off with flair on this satisfying mix.

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13 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

National Eye: Roomful of Lions

Was it one of the city’s weekly papers that called National Eye Philadelphia’s version of Radiohead? Not so fast… Though National Eye have

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13 Nov 2006 // 7:00 PM

Malena Pérez: Stars

Stars is a celebratory album, and also a happy one. Singing, "What if I told you that you're beautiful? / Would you believe?" Pérez sounds sincerely interested in the answer.

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David Mallett: Midnight On The Water

Like maple syrup, a little bit of Mallett can go a long way, but this disc provides some welcome sweetness.

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Polyphonic: Abstract Data Ark

On his fruitful debut, Polyphonic almost perfectly discovers the middle ground between electronic and hip-hop.

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13 Nov 2006 // 3:00 PM

Sunn O))) & Boris: Altar

The toughest part of reviewing an album involving Sunn O))) and Boris is finding enough appropriate synonyms for "drone".

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13 Nov 2006 // 3:00 PM

Gomez: Five Men in a Hut

Fairly comprehensive, and loads of fun, this is the way an odds 'n' sods collection should be done.

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