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2 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Ticonderoga: self-titled

Post-rockers Ticonderoga... no wait, anti-folk experimentalists Ticonderoga... scratch that, Pavement inspired psych-country troubadours Ticonderoga... Oh forget it, Ticonderoga is just Ticonderoga.

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	The Raveonettes: Pretty in Black

On their second album, The Raveonettes' obsession with 50s pop culture has only increased.

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2 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Okay: High Road / Low Road

From out of a closed room comes two albums of blissful pop songs hiding a struggling heart.

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	Paul Motian Trio: I Have the Room Above Her

Dreamland is the title of the last track here and the location of most performances, Motian tossing and turning on drums, while Frisell is often amazingly lyrical, Lovano likewise. A lot of purposeful free playing and some not remote from the ballad work.

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	Louis XIV: The Best Little Secrets Are Kept

With Louis XIV glam rock is back in big way. This time it's tame and unbelievable, but occasionally sexy, even if it is in a creepy way.

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	Bluebottle Kiss: Come Across

Australian quartet's fifth album (second to be released in the U.S.) is as temperamental and erratic as the weather.

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	David Weiss: The Mirror

A solid young hard bop trumpeter-composer with a sense of structure, an affinity for Booker Little, and a solid band matured (and still maturing together). These young guys play this music because it's good!"

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	The Rosebuds: The Rosebuds Unwind

As the title suggests, you might find this one relaxing. If you don't look too closely.

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	Elizabeth McQueen and the Firebrands: Happy Doing What We’re Doing

Slight but enjoyable treat for pub rock diehards.

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	Goldie Lookin’ Chain: Straight Outta Newport

The Goldie Lookin' Chain sound as if they haven't had anything to do but sit around, get drunk and act stupid for quite a while.

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1 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Euphone: V [EP]

This speedy EP finds Euphone transformed from a three-piece experimental post-rock combo to a one-man-band in love with catchy pop and zebras.

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1 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Copeland: In Motion

Emo doesn't always have the best connation, but luckily, on Copeland's sophomore effort the term simply illustrates evidence of emotional depth.

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1 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Caesars: Paper Tigers

If you've heard the iPod commercial featuring "Jerk It Out", then you've already heard the best Caesars has to offer.

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	Exergonic: Sonic Adventure Project

There's a dogged unwillingness to engage the listener as anything more than background music.

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	13 & God: Men of Station/Soft Atlas

America's Themselves take on Germany's The Notwist in potential indie postgenre meltdown. Results frustratingly accessible and catchy; shared philosophy of quality prevails.

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	John Tejada: Logic Memory Center

The album's all-digital nature dictates the mood, and the mood is intricate.

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	Plate Fork Knife Spoon: self-titled

Their name describes a table setting, but their music dishes out the whole meal, baby.

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	Joni Mitchell: Songs of a Prairie Girl

The third personal compilation of Joni's Songs to be released in the last year, this disc features songs about or inspired by her Canadian childhood. There's almost nothing new here, though Joni's old songs are enough to make you smile. But if you already own this stuff, don't bother. If you don't have it, this is not the ideal collection. So, like -- what's the point?"

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	Aimee Mann: The Forgotten Arm

Fifth solo release from consummate singer-songwriter is an examination of the centripetal destruction that consumes lives at the point of no return. It's also a concept album that actually works -- devastatingly so.

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28 Apr 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Lo’Jo: Ce Soir Là

The newest album by the French group with multi-cultural cred is maybe a little too perfect.

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