Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Hazards of Love

Posted on Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 4:00 AM

The Hazards of Love Composer: The Decemberists Conductor: The Decemberists Label: Capitol Release Date: 2009-03-25 Rated: NONE Genre: Recording With every album, Decemberists front man Colin Meloy comes closer to needing some sort of intervention. The second release since the group switched MOs from indie-friendly folk rock to hyper-literate,...

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Rules

Posted on Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Rules Composer: The Whitest Boy Alive Conductor: The Whitest Boy Alive Label: Asound/Bubbles Release Date: 2009-03-25 Rated: NONE Genre: Recording Imagine Burt Bacharach mistakenly plugs in his grandkid’s iPod, and instead of hearing George Gershwin, it blasts Daft Punk — and the mix-up inspires him to write an album recreating...

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Naked Willie

Posted on Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Naked Willie Composer: Willie Nelson Conductor: Willie Nelson Label: RCA Nashville/Legacy Release Date: 2009-03-25 Rated: NONE Genre: Recording Featuring tunes from 1966-1970, Naked Willie is not a mere compilation album but rather features tracks that have been “un-produced” by Nelson’s longtime harmonica player, Mickey Raphael. Nelson was frustrated at the...

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Ten

Posted on Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Ten (Deluxe Edition) Composer: Pearl Jam Conductor: Pearl Jam Label: Epic-Legacy Release Date: 2009-03-25 Rated: NONE Genre: Recording One of the most influential albums in modern rock receives the reissue treatment here, 18 years later. Your mileage will vary depending on which edition you opt for. The Legacy edition features...

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Travels with Frenchie

French Sandwiches

Posted on Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-03-25 We all thought last month was the end of the line for TWF. Our finality had been programmed from the beginning, but a funny thing happened on our way to the potter’s field — we crossed paths with legendary local defense attorney Gerry Goldstein. If Goldstein...

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Dignowity Hill Pushcart Derby: Registration

Posted on Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-03-25 Artist Cruz Ortiz brings back the always-popular Dignowity Hill Pushcart Derby for a fifth year, now in the much friendlier weather of March. Local artists and non-profit organizations build their own elaborately designed pushcarts to race, with designs ranging from NASA-influenced human-powered race cars to thrift-store sofas...

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Trinity Cameron Lecture - Charles Krauthammer

Posted on Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-03-25 Charles Krauthammer is credential-heavy: former psychiatrist, speechwriter for Vice President Walter Mondale, and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist. He comes to Laurie Auditorium for the Cameron Lecture series. Krauthammer has made a name for himself for coining various phrases — “Democratic Realism,” “Reagan Doctrine,” and “Bush Doctrine” to name...

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A Place to Stand

Posted on Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-03-25 Written and directed by St. Philip’s College faculty member Vincent Hardy, A Place to Stand looks to be a proud achievement for both Hardy and St. Philip’s College as it returns for second run. The story of an African-American family struggling to survive in a contemporary American...

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Lila Downs

Posted on Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-03-25 Lila Downs is a cantante known for blending her indigenous Mexican musical roots with American rhythms. Her personal story is quite fascinating. Her mother is a Mixteca Indian from Mexico and her father is a Scottish cinematography professor from Minnesota. For a moment during her college years...

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Scarface of the Geto Boys

Posted on Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-03-25 Before there was the Dirty South, there was Scarface, the original Southern thug rapper. As part of the Houston rap group the Geto Boys, Scarface has seen his share of success and notoriety. It’s true, the Geto Boys always gathered a disproportionate amount of attention from white...

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