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	Blue Highway: Marbletown

Like a rock. Like a rock of marble. Like a town of marble. With a highway leading to it. A blue highway. Playing bluegrass like a rock. A rock of marble...

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	Abigail Washburn: Song of the Traveling Daughter

Abigail Washburn proves that bluegrass and bamboo flutes make perfect musical bedmates.

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23 Aug 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Bob Sharkey Quartet: Foolish Nightmare

A tuneful and relaxing jazzy folk-rock blend that uses sweet guitar fills to make emotional turmoil-filled songs go down smoothly.

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23 Aug 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Woody Shaw: Stepping Stones

Crackling live '70s hard bop from the trumpeter who might have been king.

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23 Aug 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Teena Marie: Robbery (Enhanced Version)

After leaving Motown, she was still going strong when she reached Epic. Robbery is made for the dance floor.

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23 Aug 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Mahi Mahi: (re)Move Your Body

In spite of the classic techno array of crisp drums, electronic beats, synthesizers, and heavily processed vocals, they play what could only pass for dance music in New England.

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23 Aug 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Hiltmeyer, Inc.: Sendling 70

If I press the Mega Bass button on my CD player the tracks become almost totally obscured under the cacophonous low-end rumble.

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	Dexter Gordon: Jazz Moods: ‘Round Midnight

Interesting samples of late Dexter Gordon, but with unrepresentative, plain wrong inclusion of a Round Midnight film soundtrack item without mention that Gordon was there representing the performance of an impaired musician.

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	Broken Spindles: Inside/Absent

So this is what happens when you tour non-stop with the Faint. You step out of the dance party and retreat into the sanctuary of your laptop.

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22 Aug 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The Warlocks: Surgery

These Los Angeles psych-rockers are so far out there, they've created their own genre: Space-age doo-wop. And it's good, too.

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22 Aug 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Waltham: Waltham

Beantown band makes the best of a great situation, wearing its influences proudly while crafting ear candy nuggets a la the Knack and Springfield in the vein of late K-Tel compilations.

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	The Real Tuesday Weld: The Return of the Clerkenwell Kid

Modesty is a virtue, but a surfeit of modesty can grate. Listening to this album sometimes seems an impossibly precious pastime, like Belle & Sebastian with samplers.

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	Patti LaBelle: Classic Moments

Don't let the title full you -- this disc doesn't compile great tracks from LaBelle's past repertoire but features all new recordings of old tunes made popular by others.

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	Def Leppard: Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection

A collection of rock tracks so slick and depthless they epitomize the plastic fantastic emotionalism of mega-producer Mutt Lange.

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	Alice Cooper: Dirty Diamonds

The shock rock legend has released his best album in 16 years, and perhaps longer.

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22 Aug 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The Churchills: The Odds of Winning

The Churchills add two new members for a triumphant return to hard-hitting indie rock that's a little less pop, a little more emo, a lot darker lyrically, yet catchy and potentially commercial as ever.

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	Billy Butterfield with Andy Bartha: Take Me to the Land of Jazz

The trumpet-cornet Butterfield-Bartha lead is a direct descendant of the two-cornet lead pioneered by King Oliver with very young Louis Armstrong.

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	Various Artists: Melodic Today

Melodic Records collects its best and brightest, mixes an eclectic variation of styles, and slaps on a dedication to a recently passed musical icon.

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	Sick Bees: The Marina Album [EP]

The Raincoats busk with Skip Spence and Funkadelic throws down a $20. How to ignore this one? Well, don't.

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	T. Raumschmiere: Blitzkreig Pop

The combination of precise, pummeling techno beats and buzzsaw electronic fuzz is still as eminently satisfying as on 2003's Radio Blackout.

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