Noise An Arts Blog
Roomrunner to play last show in October, release final album in 2016

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.

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Future Islands, Beach House, and Dan Deacon return home triumphant for Windjammer

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.

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Staring back at Charlie Parker on Pontella Mason's 'Bebop' mural under I-83 on the jazz great's birthday

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.

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Someone in New York offered a Beach House ticket on Craigslist to the band's biggest fan. Here are some responses they got
'Straight Outta Compton' is a complex--though not complex enough--exploration of black totality

"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.

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More details on the making of 'Unedited Footage of a Bear'