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Catnip Dynamite

Roger Manning
Oglio

Roger Joseph Manning Jr.

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Planet Passion

Ancient Future
Ancient-Future.com

If the members of the United Nations formed a world-fusion band, it might look and sound a little something like Ancient Future’s re-issue of their seventh recording.

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Supporting Caste

Propagandhi
G7 Welcoming Committee

Supporting Caste is no slouch: Witness the outspoken quartet make veiled death threats toward fermentation revivalist Sandor Katz and rail against pro-war announcers of “Hockey Night

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You’ve got to hand it to Bell X1 — most groups would have broken up after being dumped by Damien Rice.

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Kingdom of Rust

Doves
Astralwerks/Heavenly

Considering that Doves are masters of moody, mid-tempo Brit-rock, it’s hard to believe they were once an acid house band trafficking under the moniker Sub Sub.

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Saint Or Sinner

Polio
Self-released

Think early Outkast if they’d hailed from Louisville and made the attendant references and you’ll have some sense of Steven Johnson’s — aka Polio’s — sound.

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Imaginary Boats …

Alanna Fugate
Folked Up

Alanna Fugate’s new release, Imaginary Boats, harkens to an earlier folk tradition that many modern balladeers have forgotten, that of Joan Baez and early Dylan.

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Hymn to the Immortal Wind

Mono
Temporary Residence

Mono are grandiose. It takes a certain stomach, a certain predisposition to go through as many moods as Mono evokes.

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Doctor Legs and The Medicine Ball

Dangerbird
Self-released

When you put on Dangerbird’s Doctor Legs & The Medicine Ball, the weather starts to get warmer, frosty bottles of beer appear, and guys with B.O.

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Odessa

Bee Gees
Reprise

My generation mostly remembers the Bee Gees as leisure-suit liaisons who regretfully legitimized disco with the “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack.