By Steve Weinstein
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
CHOICE CUTS: Mutant Press and Friends, "Blood for Oil," "Nothing" (Blood for Oil: Songs of the Fugs, 500 Pound Weasel); Khia, "My Neck, My Back"; Public Enemy and MC Lyte, "Dark Angel Theme"; Samantha Cole, "Bring It to Me" (Dark Angel, Artemis); the African Brothers, "Self Reliance"; Honny & the Bees Band, "Psychedelic Woman" (Ghana Soundz: Afro-Beat, Funk and Fusion in 70's Ghana, Soundway import); Leonard Zhakata, "Bhora Rembabvu" (Jit Jive: Zimbabwean Street Party, Sheer Sound import); Taj Mahal & the Hula Blues, "Livin' on Easy" (Hanapepe Dream, Tone-Cool).
DUDS: Caitlin Cary, I'm Staying Out (Yep Roc); Caitlin Cary, While You Weren't Looking (Yep Roc); Cesaria Evora, Sao Vicente (Windham Hill); Alvin Youngblood Hart, Down in the Alley (Memphis International); Jesse Harris & the Ferdinandos, The Secret Sun (Blue Thumb); Robin Holcomb, The Big Time (Nonesuch); Etta James, Let's Roll (Private Music); Diana Krall, Live in Paris (Verve); John Mayer, Any Given Thursday (Aware/Columbia).
ADDRESSES: Djoniba, 37 East 18th Street, 7th floor, NYC 10003, djoniba.com; Emperor Norton, 102 Robinson Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026, emperornorton.com; Fat Wreck Chords, P.O. Box 193690, San Francisco, CA 94119, fatwreck.com; IndigeDisc, c/o PDSE, 53 West 23 Street, NYC 10010, firstname.lastname@example.org; Jetset, 67 Vestry Street, 5C, NYC 10013, jetset.sinner.com; Matador, 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, NYC 10012, matadorrecords.com; Narada World, 4650 North Port Washington Road, Milwaukee, WI 53212, narada.com; Omnium, P.O. Box 7367, Minneapolis, MN 55407; Palm, 601 West 26th Street, 11th floor, NYC 10001, palmpictures.com; React, reactrecords.net; Real World, c/o Narada, 4650 North Port Washington Road, Milwaukee, WI 53212, narada.com; Rounder, 29 Camp Street, Cambridge, MA 02140, rounder.com; Rubric, 75 Leonard Street, NYC 10013, rubricrecords.com; Telarc, 23307 Commerce Park Road, Cleveland, OH 44122, telarc.com; World Music Network, 6 Abbeville Mews, 88 Clapham Park Road, London SW4 7BX, England, email@example.com; Wrasse, c/o Universal Records Operations Ltd., P.O. Box 1420, 1 Sussex Place, London W6 9SX, England, firstname.lastname@example.org; XL, 580 Broadway Suite 1004, NYC, 10012, email@example.com.