Brandon Weigel

Writer

Brandon Weigel is City Paper's web editor. When not writing and editing blogs about breaking news, Baltimore arts, or anything interesting that comes across his desk, he's covering music and culture for the paper or writing his columns on sports, The Undercard, and fast food, Fast Foodie. Before joining City Paper full-time in 2012, Weigel was an editorial aide for The Washington Post's Going Out Guide, where he wrote articles on music and D.C. culture. His work has also appeared in USA Today, SPIN, The Sun, Chicago Reader, Urbanite, and the Baltimore Business Journal.

Recent Articles

  • Local restaurants close in support of A Day Without Immigrants protest

    Local restaurants close in support of A Day Without Immigrants protest

    Several restaurants, including those in the Foreman Wolf chain of high-end restaurants, will close today in support of the A Day Without Immigrants protest happening nationwide. This morning, the four restaurants owned by Cindy Wolf, who was just named a James Beard award semifinalist, and Tony...

  • Listen to Abdu Ali and Dan Deacon's 'Liberate Yaself'

    Listen to Abdu Ali and Dan Deacon's 'Liberate Yaself'

    Abdu Ali and Dan Deacon are two of the music scene's greatest advocates, whether it be helping to curate festivals and music series (Whartscape and Kahlon especially) or repping for other artists in the city. So it's only fitting they do a track together. Noisey premiered 'Liberate Yaself,' a thumping...

  • Plank takes out pro-immigrant ad; UA pitches in for student bus passes

    Plank takes out pro-immigrant ad; UA pitches in for student bus passes

    Still smarting from the backlash over his comments in support of President Trump, Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank took out a full-page ad in The Sun to write an open letter to Baltimore in support of immigrants and against Trump's travel ban. "We are publicly opposing the travel ban,"...

  • Chance the Rapper announces Baltimore show in June

    Chance the Rapper announces Baltimore show in June

    After snagging Grammys for Best New Artist and Best Rap Album and giving a show-stopping performance, Chance the Rapper is heading out on tour, with a stop scheduled for Royal Farms Arena on June 6.  Tickets go on sale today at 7 p.m. at ChanceRaps.com, so grab a pair for your Valentine. Or yourself,...

  • Under Armour's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week

    Under Armour's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week

    We try as best we can to keep our Baltimore City Power Rankings fresh, but the down arrow for Under Armour that came out today already feels out of date as the athletic apparel company continues to rack up bad press. UA's last week or so has been pretty brutal, in fact. Here's a rundown. After...

  • Steve Earle to play "City of Immigrants: A Night of Support" show at Beth Am Synagogue

    Steve Earle to play "City of Immigrants: A Night of Support" show at Beth Am Synagogue

    Folk singer Steve Earle, who also played drug counselor Walon on "The Wire," will play a show at Beth Am Synagogue on Feb. 13 in support of immigrants, David Simon announced on his blog. Called "City of Immigrants: A Night of Support," the concert asks attendees to donate to "groups assisting visa...

  • Man in 'grave condition' after he was shot in Red Emma's

    Man in 'grave condition' after he was shot in Red Emma's

    A man is in grave condition after he was shot inside the radical bookstore and coffee shop Red Emma's at about 11:20 a.m. this morning, police said. According to Lt. Jarron Jackson, the man was sitting in the cafe when he was called to the door by someone he knew, who shot the man in the "upper...

  • Mi & Yu Noodle Bar announces Hampden location

    Mi & Yu Noodle Bar announces Hampden location

    Mi & Yu Noodle Bar, the popular ramen spot with locations in Federal Hill and Mount Vernon Marketplace, announced on Facebook it will be opening a third location at The Rotunda in Hampden. A lease is signed at the 40th Street building, and Mi & Yu expects to be open in October, the post says. Last...

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