Deerhoof at Bottom Lounge, February 15: The set spanned their entire discography and came at a time when I was listening to them the most. These guys are one of my favorite bands with the most road cred. They use the smallest amps and drive themselves around Europe in a station wagon.

Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares: Amazing Bulgarian female vocal choir. I can’t put this record on without remaining still in front of my speakers listening until the side is up. They remind me to work on my vocals. This site is ridiculous and dangerously addictive. Someone has compiled YouTube videos of isolated audio channels from tons of great records. John Bonham’s drums are an obvious winner. But check Lindsey Buckingham singing “Go Your Own Way”! Or Kurt Cobain’s vocal track on “Territorial Pissings.”

What’s Billy Helmkamp, co-owner of the Whistler and Whistler Records, digging these days?