Sun City Girls – The heroes of my youth in Arizona! Amazing noise, raga, bollywood, south Asian, jazz, spoken word, Middle Eastern and North African performance art geniuses!

John Thill – If only all folk music was this good.

Sara Century – best friend and creator of comix, music and film based out of the UP in Michigan.

Wax Trax Records – Best record store in the tri-state area!

Sick Sick Sick Distro – Raven Chacon’s distribution and music label. Releases some of the finest experimental music in the Southwest United States.

A Magic Whistle – Andy Puls makes his own homemade electronic instruments and amazing music with them!

Nani Chacon – One of my favorite artists in the Southwest! Amazing muralist and painter and printmaker based out of Albuquerque, NM.

Bloat Records – Where a young Tripp Nasty started off in Tucson, Arizona.

Hanson Records – One of the best labels in the world for noise, punk and odd sounds.

Wolf Eyes – If you’re not a fan of them yet, I suggest taking a gander. Probably the leading light of experimental music in the US.

Pod Blotz – One of my favorite musical projects today! Suzy Poling is a genius!!!

David Castillo – Denver friend and musician, currently making amazingly beautiful free-jazz and sounds in Oakland!