Baby D's Bagels
$20 Worth of Food and Drink for Only $10
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The Golden Archipelago

Shearwater
(MATADOR)

How can you not sympathize with Jonathan Meiburg and his bandmates?

American Gong

Quasi
(KILL ROCK STARS)

The Pacific Northwest has a history rich in its own brand of indie rock, and members of Quasi have carved a good chunk of that history out.

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Quarantine the Past

Pavement
(MATADOR)

Pavement spent the better part of the ’90s as darlings of critics and geeks alike, and they managed to remain beneath the mainstream radar for most of their career.

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Hologram Jams

Jaguar Love
(MATADOR)

First thought: Is this emo-crunk? No way. I guess it wasn’t really a stretch, but I didn’t think these ex-Blood Brothers had the moolah for cocaine.

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Genuine Negro Jig

Carolina Chocolate Drops
(NONESUCH)

No less than five people have remarked to me in the past few days the oddity of me playing a bluegrass record and seeming to enjoy it.

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Valleys Of Neptune

Jimi Hendrix
(EXPERIENCE HENDRIX/SONY LEGACY)

Jimi Hendrix, in his brief career, revolutionized guitar playing.

Talking to You, Talking to Me

The Watson Twins
VANGUARD

If you can forgive Chandra and Leigh Watson for skipping the Commonwealth and moving out to the Left Coast, Talking to You, Talking to Me will pleasantly surprise you.

Back In School

Neil Brewer
SELF-RELEASED

Neil Brewer is gifted, but Back In School hardly seems to be the best use of his abilities.

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25th Anniversary Remaster Series

EPMD/Eazy-E/Master P
PRIORITY

Two out of three ain’t bad. Celebrating their 25th year in business, Priority Records gives us three of the biggest albums, newly remastered.

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The Best Of

Mance Lipscomb
ARHOOLIE

In 1960, blues enthusiast Chris Strachwitz and folklorist Mack McCormick went searching the Brazos River bottomlands in East Texas for players similar to Houston’s Lightning Hopkins.