By EW Staff
May 11, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT

1 The GoWhatcha Doin’ Chugging, high-powered attitude-laden rawk, overlaid with quaintly psychedelic touches. Go, man, go. (Sub Pop, P.O. Box 20645, Seattle, Wash. 98102)

2 The GreenhornesThe Greenhornes Soulful Ohio quintet reminiscent of the early Animals; they sound swell in fast or slow mode. (Telstar Records, P.O. Box 1123, Hoboken, N.J. 07030)

3 The Detroit CobrasLife, Love and Leaving Old school R&B, Motor City-style; raw-throated singer Rachael Nagy is the scene’s answer to Janis Joplin. (

4 The White StripesDe Stijl The Midwest stumblebum psycho blues never sounded so good, brothers and sisters. For once, you can believe the hype. (

5 The Atomic NumbersElectromotive The four fellas come on like they wanna be the American version of the Who — and that can’t be a bad thing. (Sid Flips Records, P.O. Box 702, Ada, Mich. 49301)