From the small Indianapolis-based Lamp record label comes Amnesty’s “Everybody Who Wants to be Free.” First-rate sister funk with reverb-soaked vocals over a tight backing that effortlessly shifts tempos from verse to chorus.

I had the opportunity to open for JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound a number of years back at Blackcat, and I was certainly impressed with their live show. When I listened to their recordings, however, I was a bit torn as not everything sounded as quality as that live performance. This 45 is their…


Seville was a short-lived apparition, made up of musicians from various DC groups who took it upon themselves to cut one single in their downtime between other projects. “Show Me The Way” sails ahead with strings and smile-inducing horns that lead you into a headbob groove with positive lyrics on top.