Leor Galil, Reader music critic
Mamaleek's Kurdaitcha: Here's something I never expected to hear from a pair of San Francisco bedroom musicians: a moving, visceral concoction of black metal, jazz, shoegaze, hip-hop, experimental, and world music rolled into one intense record. The sheer power and beauty of songs like "The White Marble Stone" continue to knock me out weeks after discovering the pay-what-you-want album.
Lil P-Nut's YouTube videos: Memphis MC Lil P-Nut spits like a pro at the tender age of seven. His main Web presence is on YouTube in the form of live performances, official music spots, and TV interviews, all of which showcase his magnetic hip-hop persona.
Summer Camp's last show, May 14: Four local punk acts and more than 100 kids packed a tiny space called Summer Camp for the venue's last hurrah. The unruly weather couldn't stop DIY heavyweights Raw Nerve and Cloud Mouth from tearing it up.Why does the founder of CHIRP Radio think Soothing Sounds for Baby is a masterpiece?