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Music Review: Various Artists | 20,000 Leagues Under the Street | Pockets Linted

I really want to like Rasco. The guy works hard, says what he thinks and does what it takes to make it. He came out with a bang, dropping “The Unassisted” 12″ on Stones Throw and mak...
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Music Review: John Digweed | Global Underground: Los Angeles | Global Underground

I was fortunate enough to attend the seven-hour set John Digweed spun in Los Angeles back in October that served as both inspiration for this new album as well as a hotbed for urban-marketing opportun...
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Music Review: Engine Down | To Bury Within the Sound | Lovitt

As of last week, I have four screws and two wires in my right cheek, and perhaps this explains my mild disappointment with this album. I have the metal in me, but this album does not have The Metal in...
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Music Review: Nebula | Charged | Sub Pop

Perhaps this is a throwback to the heyday of the Seattle sound or the result of three guys who just like playing the devil’s music. Unfortunately, Charged doesn’t quite live up to its name...
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Music Review: Red House Painters | Old Ramon | Sub Pop

Unlike any other singer in the history of music, Red House Painters’ singer Mark Kozelek has managed to write six full albums about nothing more than ex-girlfriends – and remain interestin...
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Band Interview: Snake River Conspiracy

"Limp Bizkit sucks a big turd out of an elephant's ass!"
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Film Review: “Before Night Falls”

Watching "Before Night Falls" is like drinking that orange Vitality beverage from Trader Joes...
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Art Review: Patrons, Lovers and Other Romantics

Patrons features the "HeART work" of 60 artists, ranging in origin from Santa Barbara to London.
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Film Review: “A Time for Drunken Horses”

"A Time for Drunken Horses" brings the harsh reality of the Middle East to the American screen, forcing its audience to take heed.
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Art Review: “The Empty Bottle”

The irony of Ilya and Emilia Kabakov's pun is in the fact that some citizens in the former Soviet Union actually lived in public restrooms.
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Aesop Rock | Float | Mush

While listening to the thoughtful and philosophical Aesop Rock, I began to ponder my own validity in this world. I have questions I need answered: Is anyone reading my reviews? If so, would my recomme...
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Fauna Flash | Fusion | Compost

The other night, while swilling Chardonnay at a press reception in Montecito among a crowd 20 years too old to be called my colleagues, I was struck with a great idea. Now, if you lived in a gorgeous ...
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Various Artists | Rapid Transit | Chocolate Industries

It’s been a long while since I gave up my former day job: financial analyst supervillain. But that doesn’t mean I don’t think of those days past, those days way back when I was a mil...
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Enemymine | The Ice in Me | Up

Before I describe the soul-shredding noise monster that is Enemymine, let me just say that the group once accidentally left its drummer in a roadside cafe while on tour. That’s fucking rad. Evol...
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Field Mob | Ashy to Classy | MCA

The Dirty South has once again unleashed a plague onto the unsuspecting public. First it was Master P and his No Talent Soldiers, now it’s the Field Mob with its debut Ashy to Classy. Now for so...
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