Earlier today, Brandon Weigel discussed witnessing a cathartic Bruce Springsteen show Wednesday night and how it was recast the next day when it was announced the Prince had died. Below, two City Paper staffers, Lisa Snowden-Mccray and Brandon Soderberg reflect on Prince's work and its impact on their lives as well.Read more
Biopics generally suck. Authenticity is difficult when you're distilling a historical figure's real life into a two-hour movie with a conventional character arc and three-act structure of Hollywood. "Walk Hard's" scorched earth satire of screenwriting 101 checklist movies like "Ray" and "Walk The Line" was not only hilarious, it ripped these cliches apart at the seams.Read more
The thrashing, sweaty Baltimore noise rock four piece Dope Body is calling it quits after a nine year-run, and they're going out with two shows planned for Baltimore.
The first is at Metro Gallery on May 13 with Girl Crush, 83 Cutlass, and Guerilla Toss. A night later, they'll be at Floristree with Earth Eater and Chain and the Gang.Read more
His forearm held above his eyes to shield the lights, Bruce Springsteen read a sign in the crowd held aloft by a young couple. He read part of it to the crowd, though it was a bit hard to make out. Something about an engagement.
"Come on up," he invited.
The young man and woman slowly worked their way toward the Royal Farms Arena stage.Read more
A thousand quilt squares inscribed with messages of empowerment and stories of rape and sexual assault covered two shut-down blocks of North Avenue, between Charles and Howard streets, yesterday afternoon.Read more