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20 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	33Hz: 33Hz

Say it's the end of the night, and you need some music that's going to convince everyone to get off the dancefloor and leave the club immediately. 33Hz is your band.

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	Pete Seeger: The Essential Pete Seeger

A better title for this compilation would be: The Most Famous Pete Seeger. And because it's not, here's a rant.

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	M83: Before the Dawn Heals Us

These critically hailed shoegazers return with a sophomore effort that tends to be as predictable as it is satisfying.

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20 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Millencolin: Kingwood

Swedish band returns with what they claim is their most 'Millencolin' album. And there are several Millencolin moments here.

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20 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Engineers: Engineers

The dreamy Engineers emerge from a dry spell of undecorated balladeering in British rock to stir up some swirly clouds and make the UK skies turbulent again.

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	Dropkick Murphys: The Warrior’s Code

From straight-up punk rock to surprisingly delicate folk ballads, Dropkick Murphys show no signs of slowing down after 10 years on the punk rock circuit.

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	The White Stripes: Get Behind Me Satan

What may be surprising is how easily it leaves the electric guitar in its case, in favor of piano, marimbas, and a production aesthetic that recalls the dull haze of the Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street.

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19 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Subtle: A New White

Anticon draws its rock influences to the surface of its hip-hop stream, as Doseone and bandmates create the first post-rock rap record, a landmark debut that went unnoticed last year.

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19 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Printer: Rhizomatic Baby

Danish synthsters have the whole 'it's so sad it makes you happy' thing down pretty well on this debut full-length.

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	Ojos de Brujo: Remezclas de la Casa: Remixes from “Barí”

t's really only of interest if you love love love Barí and you are a DJ or obsessive completist.

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	The Dave Brubeck Quartet: London Flat, London Sharp

As technically proficient as ever, Brubeck's latest is too cool and too clean to be anything more than pleasant.

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	Baby Teeth: The Baby Teeth Album

Teetering between campy fun and just plain bad, Baby Teeth offer a confusing and ultimately frustrating platter of head-scratching rump-shakers.

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19 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Alkaline Trio: Crimson

Crimson may just be the album which skyrockets Alkaline Trio onto the airwaves of MTV and the cover of Spin.

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	Shout Out Louds: Howl Howl Gaff Gaff

The Shout Out Louds will break your heart and put it back together again with a potent mix of garage, pop, and wide-eyed wonder.

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	The Stanley Brothers: Earliest Recordings:  The Complete Rich-R-Tone 78s (1947-1952)

Get out your notebooks. The Stanley Brothers have an important lesson to teach you. Don't forget to bring your humanity.

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16 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Shurman: Jubilee

'Los Angeles Americana' is a phrase that seems to perfectly explain this band's polished yet rugged approach to roots rock.

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	Wayne Shorter: Beyond the Sound Barrier

The third release from Shorter's acoustic quartet catches the band at its live best. In three new originals and a diverse selection of classical, film, and older music, the group plays with almost unparalleled democracy and drive. Wayne is back. Boy is he.

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	The Orange Peels: Circling the Sun

This is a band that sounds legitimately happy -- an increasingly rare feat in the modern, alternative-rock world of lost religion, dirty ground, and digital ash.

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16 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Jackdaw4: Gramophone Logic

Delivering highly stylized power pop/rock with lush harmonies a la Jellyfish, White Album-era Beatles, and the Beach Boys, Jackdaw4 impresses with its debut album.

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16 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Bebel Gilberto: Remixed

With 13 tracks by 13 different artists, the quality varies. The most important factor is how well the beats meld with the original material.

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