Baby D's Bagels
$20 Worth of Food and Drink for Only $10
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S/T

1069
SELF-RELEASED

Country swagger comes unexpectedly from a band made up of ex-members of umpteen local punk bands from the ‘70s on (including The Blinders and The Endtables), but then again, curveballs

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What Day Is It Tonight?

Trans Am
THRILL JOCKEY

Live albums generally serve two main purposes: as documentation of a one-time-only, you-had-to-be-there concert that defines an artist’s career (think James Brown’s 1963 classic <

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Six

The Black Heart Procession
TEMPORARY RESIDENCE

The Black Heart Procession remain as lugubrious as ever on Six, much of which is devoted to glacial piano dirges with singer Pall Jenkins intoning like Bowie-via-Nick Cave

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The Fall

Norah Jones
BLUE NOTE

Taking yet another step to de-emphasize the piano balladry that made her a star right out of the starting gate, Jones now assembles texture pieces where there’s not much to distinguish

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The Concorde Fallacy

The Muckrakers
(UNIVERSAL/TOUCAN COVE)

You can stick this quotation on The Muckraker’s onesheet: The Concorde Fallacy is disarming, alluring, infectious.

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Fuck All Y’all Motherfuckers

Lords
(BLACK MARKET ACTIVITIES)

Punk metal billy goats return with a new album full of sunshine and lollipops.

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Sangria

Mariah Parker
Ancient Future

Featuring musicians from the bands Sun Ra, Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters and Ancient Future, Mariah Parker’s debut blends rhythmic syncopations of Latin jazz, hypnotic East Indian cadenc

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Tribute To

Yim Yames
ATO

Yim Yames (aka, um, Jim James) is intimate in his six-track EP homage Tribute To, recorded a few days after George Harrison passed away in 2001.

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The XX

The XX
YOUNG TURKS/XL

The XX are England’s latest indie-rock export, and they arrive with an impressive debut in tow.

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Singles

Tokyo Sex Destruction
BCORE

If Nick Cave, Rage Against the Machine, Marvin Gaye and Bradley Nowell mixed their genes in a laboratory, Tokyo Sex Destruction might emerge.