By Bryan Bierman
By Lindsey Rhoades
By Chaz Kangas
By Ben Westhoff and Sarah Purkrabek
By Jena Ardell
By Jesse Sendejas Jr.
By Katherine Turman
By Steve Weinstein
CHOICE CUTS: Paul Nabor, "Naguyane" (Paranda: Africa in Central America, De tour); Mekons, "Fancy," "1967 Revisited," "Where Were You?" (Where Were You? Hen's Teeth and Other Lost Fragments of Popular Culture Vol. 2, Quarterstick); Dan Bern, "Talkin' Woody, Bob, Bruce & Dan Blues," "True Revolutionaries," "Cocaine/Blue Jay Way" (Smartie Mine, DBHQ); the Cucumbers, "My Birthday" (Total Vegitility, Home Office).
DUDS: Cake Like, Goodbye, So What (Vapor); Henri Dikongué, Wa (Shanachie); Dublin to Dakar: A Celtic Odyssey (Putumayo World Music); Filter, Title of Record (Reprise); Macha, See It Another Way (Jetset); Van Halen, Van Halen 3 (Warner Bros.).
ADDRESSES: Astralwerks, c/o Caroline, 114 West 26th Street, NYC 10001; Bloodshot, 3039 West Irving Road, Chicago IL 60618; Compass, 117 Thirtieth Avenue South, Nashville TN 37212; Gee Street, 14 East 4th Street, NYC 10003; Goldenvoice, 7175 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90046; Mr. Lady, PO Box 3189, Durham NC 27715-3189; Mute, 140 West 22nd Street 10A, NYC 10011; Restless, 1616 Vista Del Mar Avenue, Hollywood CA 90028-6420; Roma Productions, 416-922-7545; Shanachie, 37 East Clinton Street, Newton NJ 07860; Sonodisc, Pape Thiam, c/o Stern's, 71 Warren Street, NYC 10007; Stern's Africa, Stern's/Earthworks, 71 Warren Street, NYC 10007; Up, Box 21328, Seattle WA 98111-3328; VP, 89-05 138th Street, Jamaica NY 11435; Zoë, c/o Rounder, 29 Camp Street, Cambridge MA 02140.