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30 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	GWAR: Live From Mt. Fuji

Everything, the walls, the ceiling, the floor, covered in plastic wrap, and for good reason, because let's face it, when you go to see GWAR, no matter how hard to try to hide, you will get messy.

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	Dr. John: The Best of the Parlophone Years

If this was the best the good Doctor could muster he'd be far less important than he is. Fortunately there's considerably more best in the rest of his catalogue to choose from.

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30 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	The Capes: Taste EP

With New New Wave peaking, these Brits picked the right time to show up to the party.

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Fountains of Wayne: Out of State Plates

Two CDs worth of Fountains of Wayne that, although you may not need to hear, you probably should. Why wouldn't you want to listen to this band's version of Max Martin's smash hit, '...Baby, One More Time?'"

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	Various Artists: Florian Keller Presents Creative Musicians Vol. 2: More Highly Underrated Masterpi

Finally available in the US, this irresistible collection of rare grooves shows that there's more to funk than George Clinton, yet still makes the Mothership Connection.

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29 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Mary Timony: Ex Hex

The third solo release from Timony finds the former Helium front lady casting aside her Castlevania jones, coming down from her cloud to explore more terrestrial themes with a healthy dose of stripped down, bare-knuckled rock. This is Mary Timony unhinged and unfiltered, a true return to form.

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29 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Smashing Orange: 1991

Unsurprisingly, the work by this forgotten shoegaze band is, well, extremely forgettable.

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	Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra: A Love Supreme

From media-hyped name but highly talented W. Marsalis, a very Ellingtonian orchestral work founded on a Coltrane work famous like Coltrane for being famous: but a very considerable consolidating achievement.

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	Full White Drag: Everything Will Fall on One Night

A strong EP of blistering indie rock from a band that's figuring out how to do it right.

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29 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	e:gum: Keyboard Lies

e:gum's beats are harsh but their hooks are sharp -- an interesting juxtaposition that makes for distinctive, if occasionally underwhelming results.

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	Soul Coughing: New York, NY 16.08.99

This a wonderful addition to the collection of any Soul Coughing fan, a canny and timely reminder of just how good these guys were.

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	Foo Fighters: In Your Honor

Without a rip or a roar, the first disc passes harmlessly -- it's the quieter second disc that truly demands attention.

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	The Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Jazz Moods: Hot

Effervescent New Orleans band's rambunctious installment in Legacy Recordings' frivolous, demeaning series.

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	Clutch: Robot Hive / Exodus

Weirdly enough, Clutch's sixth album sounds more Bonnaroo than Ozzfest. Even weirder, that's a good thing.

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	Tracy Bonham: Blink the Brightest

The once rockin' Grammy nominee and MTV figure shows her real stuff on this mature stunner.

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28 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Bane: The Note

Boston hardcore punk - coming soon to a moshpit near you.

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28 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Jim Basnight: Recovery Room

Veteran Seattle rocker Jim Basnight serves up an eclectic collection of strong songs in a diverse mix of musical styles and arrangements.

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	Shadow Huntaz: Valley of the Shadow

Valley features some of the most fresh production in hip-hop, courtesy of Dutch duo the Funcken brothers. But the 3 American MCs blow the same old hot air.

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27 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Jeff Parker: The Relatives

This is straight-up jazz taken out of the museum and calibrated for maximum accessibility.

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27 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Lovejoy: Everybody Hates

English act Lovejoy create soft, dreamy pop that evokes sunny spring days -- until you take a close listen to the lyrics. Leave it to the English to be both soft-spoken and sharp-tongued.

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