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Beat Beat Beat: Living in the Future

Tight punk rock that is the odd time angular, Beat Beat Beat hit the ground running, running, running. Whether it is the pleasing kick arse

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16 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Mark Fry: Dreaming With Alice

As if we needed it, here’s more proof that every song by Ben Chasney et al was anticipated by an obscure 1970s folkie. Released

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16 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

2 Bit Pie: 2 Pie Island

2 Pie Island, for the most part, might as well be the next Fluke record, even as it outshines anything Fluke ever did in both variety and scope.

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Kristin Hersh: Learn to Sing Like a Star

Fusing old with new to make an improvement on new: when you can do that on your own terms, why would you ever want to sing like a star?

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16 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Wolf: The Black Flame

Dependable, retro metal fun from a band that refuses to believe it's not still 1981.

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Allen Clapp: Something Strange Happens

The DIY musician employs everything from weirdly distorted squeals made by his broken-down recording equipment to scratchy samples of the drum tracks on old records to produce his distinctive sound.

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Denison Witmer: Safe Away / Are You a Sleeper?

Reissue of sensitive Philly songster's 2002 debut full-length, served with an extra disc of sincerity.

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16 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

The Panic Channel: (ONe)

There are flashes of talent that make it sound as though the Panic Channel very well could amount to something more than a mid-'90s tribute band.

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Various Artists: Five Way Street

At last this key band has been memorialized on a tribute album. For devoted Buffalo Springfield buffs, it's a must-hear.

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15 Jan 2007 // 9:03 PM

+/-: Lets Build a Fire

With a band name that renders Google search helpless, it’s not surprising that +/- named their third full length Let’s Build a Fire.

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MV/EE & the Bummer Road: Green Blues

This has got to be a must for your ‘60s-obsessed buddy who won’t stop telling you that they don’t make them like they

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15 Jan 2007 // 9:01 PM

Darren Gaines, who is The Key Party, says things like, “The Key Party came to me like someone else’s wife at 3 a.m. on

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John Lee Hooker: Specialty Profiles: John Lee Hooker

A short selection, bought or recorded by, and issued on the Specialty label, of Hooker in his early 1950s late prime.

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15 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Entrance: Prayer of Death

Trance blues and gypsy reels celebrate mortality in Blakeslee's fourth full-length.

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15 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Pulp: The Peel Sessions

This collection of Pulp's Peel Sessions serves as a poignant reminder not only of how great a band Pulp were, but of how important John Peel was to the development and evolution of British music.

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Hi-Tek: Hi-Teknology, Volume 2: The Chip

This sophomore effort features a slew of newfound famous friends, but like in any new social circle, it involves some sort of sacrifice.

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Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris: Real Live Roadrunning

Knopfler and Harris? Sounds like a great combination with excellent catalogues. But sometimes the parts are greater than the sum.

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Dave Fischoff: The Crawl

Synonyms for "busy": ornate, complex, dense, The Crawl.

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15 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Maria Muldaur: Heart of Mine: Love Songs of Bob Dylan

A lovely collection of Dylan tunes refigured through blues, jazz, and country interpretations by a longtime successful jazz vocalist.

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Ricky Jay: Ricky Jay Plays Poker

Ricky Jay Plays Poker contains a few noteworthy revelations; first and foremost, there are more songs about poker than you may imagine.

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