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  • Billie Holiday was targeted by police but still celebrated, while Young Moose is vilified

    Billie Holiday was targeted by police but still celebrated, while Young Moose is vilified

    The version of Billie Holiday’s life I learned in my fourth grade public school mini-unit on Maryland history is that the Baltimore-raised jazz legend was a troubled, raw talent who lived most of her life addicted to heroin and died penniless due to all the abuse she inflicted upon herself. That...

  • Talking weed with Trunkweed

    Talking weed with Trunkweed

    We first checked out Trunkweed after the slack trio’s guitarist/vocalist Brady Kelly sent Managing Editor Baynard Woods an adorable email that implored us to check out their music (“We play post-surf dazy pop music that people seem to really enjoy!”), quietly declared their ambitions (“we have...

  • Iconic comedy albums every weedhead should own

    Iconic comedy albums every weedhead should own

    While the ’70s are mostly remembered as the decade of bell-bottoms, disco, and blow, the “Me Decade” also produced some of the greatest stoner comedy albums ever. Heads like Cheech and Chong and George Carlin opted out of the pop, pop, pop, coke-binge antics of a Richard Pryor or Steve Martin act...

  • CANNAPOWERLISTAPE by Abdu Ali

    CANNAPOWERLISTAPE by Abdu Ali

    When surfing, I like to be empowered by the sounds of the ocean. I let ’em come inside of me and hope to be propelled up to space. I felt like that when high, and listening to these albums not only provokes your soul to move, but charges all your chakras to be aligned, helping you get one step...

  • How Sir Lord Baltimore invented stoner rock because it didn't know no better

    How Sir Lord Baltimore invented stoner rock because it didn't know no better

    Named after a character in “Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid” and based out of Brooklyn, late-’60s skronk hot-mess rock band Sir Lord Baltimore has nothing to do with Baltimore really, but it’s known for being quasi-inventors of stoner metal, and so categorize it along with proto-doomsters Pentagram...

  • Sean Gray confronts gap in venue accessibility for people with disabilities in Baltimore and beyond

    Sean Gray confronts gap in venue accessibility for people with disabilities in Baltimore and beyond

    Most music fans take for granted that they can attend a show, see a band, and drink a beer with friends. However, many people with different levels of mobility don’t have that luxury—they have to plan outings and are often faced with music venues that are not set up in a way that gives them access.

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