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A Drunk, INXS-y Night At The Zodiac Karaoke Party For A Baltimore Newcomer

If you don't know where to look, look into the lights. That's what I keep reminding myself during...

Andrew W.K. pontificates on partying thanks to the Contemporary and Current Space

Like an apotheosis of Party, the cover of 2001's "I Get Wet" is, to many, the first and perhaps only...

Avant-Garde Retreat

Someone left a cake out in the rain at Fields Fest. It was a glorious colorful...

The Festival of Their Dreams: Fields Fest Organizers Want To Immerse You And Push Your Boundaries

Amanda Schmidt and Stewart Mostofsky, the organizers of Fields Festival, an arty mindfuck of a D.I....

Great Sounds Great: Proto-Pavement Indie Godfathers The Clean Come To Baltimore

The last decade or so has been all about bands getting their due. What I mean by that is bands...

NOISE

Michael Owen sinks to a new low of self-promotion

There is self-promotion and...

Art gallery RandallScottProjects to move from D.C. to Baltimore

Influential commercial gallerist and former Los Angeles art dealer Randall Scott is relocating his...

An appreciation of local stage actress Tana Hicken (1944-2014)

For anyone who has followed theater in the Baltimore-Washington region over the past four decades,...

BPM

BPM

Artaz “DJ Pierre” Wilkins (pictured) is only...

Strum Und Twang

-  In Willie Nelson’s song ‘Shotgun Willie,’ he says, “You can’...

Blue Notes

Blue Notes

Rock Since the Bee Gees

Bangers and Thrash

Bangers and Thrash

•  Plenty of interesting release news this time around: Feminist...

Booed Music

Booed Music

• Who is Chrissy Vasquez?...

The Rap Sheet

The Rap Sheet

• The 8th annual Baltimore Crown Awards...

Debussy Riot

Debussy Riot

A few years ago, I saw Ben Folds perform with the Pittsburgh...

Jason Crumer, "Disqualifier"

Listening Party: Jason Crumer, "Disqualifier"

If you're listening to Jason Crumer albums without quality headphones, you¿re doing it wrong. The...

Ami Dang, "In Auspices"

Listening Party: Ami Dang, "In Auspices"

The flustered breathlessness that¿s greeted FKA twigs' "LP1" is enough to make you think Tricky isn¿...

Normaling, "Corpus Callosum"

Listening Party: Normaling, "Corpus Callosum"

What the actual fuck? Last week British music magazine FACT pimped local outfit Normaling's debut EP...

KIX, "Rock Your Face Off"

Listening Party: KIX, "Rock Your Face Off"

KIX is the kind of band that has little incentive to make a new album, much less a good one, in 2014...

Wing Dam

Wing Dam

For those who came of age in the ’90s, a spin through Wing...

Schwarz, "Open Up Yr Mind - The Remixes" (Thunder Zone)

Schwarz, "Open Up Yr Mind - The Remixes" (Thunder Zone)

Schwarz might just be the most sincere and generous dude in music right now. The...

J. Robbins, "Abandoned Mansions EP" (Self-Released)

J. Robbins, "Abandoned Mansions EP" (Self-Released)

D.C. post-punk hero and Magpie Cage Studios producer J. Robbins has put together an...

Young Moose, "O.T.M. 2" (Out The Mud Records)

Young Moose, "O.T.M. 2" (Out The Mud Records)

Baltimore’s Young Moose sounds like he grew up on the street rap of New...

The Short List 9/3/14

The Short List 9/3/14

WEDNESDAY: Long-running Tennessee indie-pop band The Features...

The Short List 8/27/14

The Short List 8/27/14

WEDNESDAY: Maryland-based doom-metal veterans Iron Man play the...

The Short List 8/20/14

The Short List 8/20/14

WEDNESDAY: Pennsylvania’s The Big Time and Chicago band...

The Short List 8/12/14

The Short List 8/12/14

WEDNESDAY: Midtown BBQ & Brew holds Midtown Sessions, an open jazz jam session...

The Short List

The Short List

WEDNESDAY: Local jam band DETLAnine begins...

The Short List

The Short List

WEDNESDAY: Local pop-punk band

The Short List

The Short List

WEDNESDAY: Twangy Southern Maryland bands Penny...

The Short List July 9-16

The Short List July 9-16

WEDNESDAY: New York’s Tauk continues its weekly residency at...

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