Noise rockers Roomrunners, they of the eardrum-wrecking wall of gnashing guitars and pummeling rhythm section, are calling it a day, according to a Facebook post on the band's page.
The band's last show will be at the Ottobar for U+N Fest 4, running Oct. 2 and 3. There will be a final album released on Accidental Guest Recordings some time in 2016.Read more
There was a long, sustained applause after Future Islands finished playing 'Seasons (Waiting On You)' at Windjammer last Saturday night. It was more than a crowd recognizing its favorite hit—though there was a bit of an echo from the pavilion seats trailing Sam Herring's words as he sang the soaring verses.Read more
Charlie Parker, born today 95 years ago, was from the landlocked state of Kansas and he had some of his worst years in sunny California (including a six-month stay in a mental institution), but Baltimore muralist Pontella Mason's 2008 "Bebop: Charlie Parker and Bettie Carter" on one of the pylons under I-83, places Parker near the beach.Read more
"Straight Outta Compton," the N.W.A. biopic directed by F. Gary Gray ("Friday," "Set It Off," and "The Italian Job") comes at an important time.Read more