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A proud dork and loser, Tan The Man writes mostly about film and music, and has previously covered the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, South By Southwest and WonderCon.

CD Review: Ane Brun – A Temporary Dive

The themes of Ane's songs are direct, but are hidden beneath such an original voice that it’s hard to become dour while listening to them. Read More »

CD Review: James Blunt – Back To Bedlam

What separates Blunt from other singer-songwriters like John Mayer and Howie Day is his memorable voice. Read More »

CD Review: Scrubs Soundtrack, Volume 2

“Scrubs has been a music-driven show from the beginning,” says the series creator, Bill Lawrence. Read More »

CD Review: The States – Multiply Not Divide

The album is a surprisingly tight, yet varied indie pop rock album with the right touch of emo and the right blend of 90s nostalgia. Read More »

DVD Review: Little Britain: The Complete Second Series

There is an extremely fine line in politically incorrect comedy. This show treads it. Read More »

CD Review: Mat Kearney – Nothing Left To Lose

With his sophomore disc, Mat wanted to take his music mainstream so that it could appeal to more people. Read More »

CD Review: Metric – Live It Out

Lumping Metric in the indie rock category doesn’t do the band justice. Read More »

EP Review: Ambulance LTD – New English

The New York quartet Ambulance LTD doesn’t want to be “stuck” in any one sub-genre of music. Read More »

CD Review: Donald Fagen – Morph The Cat

“There’s nothing sexier than the Apocalypse.” Combining funk, jazz and soul, Morph The Cat is a wake-up call for the disillusioned. Read More »

CD Review: Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s – The Dust Of Retreat

Chamber pop has never sounded so good, and no band can claim sex folk -- or for non-sex fans, urban folk -- as its creation. Read More »