MUSIC

Basement Boy and house hero Teddy Douglas' career in 10 tracks

Basement Boy and house hero Teddy Douglas' career in 10 tracks

This weekend, Teddy Douglas, one-half of the bigger-than-Baltimore house-music...

Street favorite Kevin Gates shares the stage with pop rapper B.o.B

The growing chasm between mainstream rap and street rap...

The joyous dread of Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa's "Savage Imagination"

Guitarist Dustin Wong is still getting a handle on how Japan is affecting...

Beauty Marx: Horse Lords' latest 'Hidden Cities' hits both body and mind

So two guys from an instrumental band are sitting in a...

NOISE

Friends Records celebrates its fifth anniversary with a two-day bacchanalia of local music

Running a record label is hard—or so we imagine, because we've never actually tried to do it....

Watch the Lotfy Nathan-directed video for Blaqstarr's 'Hands Up Thumbs Down'

This thing where Mad Decent and Blaqstarr repurpose old Blaqstarr tracks for 2014 is weird as hell,...

Nerftoss' 'Maiden Powers,' mescaline, and Baltimore's new chill

Here's what immediately came to mind while listening to Nerftoss' stoned, soigné "Maiden...

Lafayette Gilchrist Harnesses the dance-floor solidarity of go-go and jazz, on 'Go-Go Suite'

Lafayette Gilchrist Harnesses the dance-floor solidarity of go-go and jazz, on 'Go-Go Suite'

Add ethnomusicologist to Lafayette Gilchrist’s r&...

Rip It Up and Start Again: Mary Timony returns with Ex Hex

Rip It Up and Start Again: Mary Timony returns with Ex Hex

Since the early ’90s, Mary Timony of Ex Hex (formerly...

Chill Harder: An in-depth conversation between Dope Body and Roomrunner

Chill Harder: An in-depth conversation between Dope Body and Roomrunner

Local noisy rock outfits Dope Body and Roomrunner both have...

Lesson Plan

Damond Blue grows up, chooses beats over bullets

The video for Damond Blue’s song...

Bring Paper Towels

On Boy Spit's whimsical industry

Bobby Ellis, guitarist for Boy Spit, agonizes over what...

Listening Party: Multicult, "Variable Impulse"

Listening Party: Multicult, "Variable Impulse"

By the time bassist Rebecca Burchette and drummer Jake...

Listening Party: Lor Scoota, "Still N' The Trenches 2.5"

Listening Party: Lor Scoota, "Still N' The Trenches 2.5"

Part of a new wave of Baltimore street rap...

Listening Party: Warehouse, "The Destruction"

Listening Party: Warehouse, "The Destruction"

Baltimore is a place where eccentrics have an unusually strong sense of...

Listening Party: Todd Cage, "Screwed Down (Vol. 1)"

Listening Party: Todd Cage, "Screwed Down (Vol. 1)"

Earl Sweartshirt’s bipolar 2013 single ‘Burgundy’ rides...

Listening Party: Jon Camp, "Earwig"

Listening Party: Jon Camp, "Earwig"

Recorded in Baltimore by guitarist and vegan activist Jon...

Listening Party: Various Artists, "Mutant Trax Volume 1"

Listening Party: Various Artists, "Mutant Trax Volume 1"

Calling a song “catchy” usually means it’s got a springy...

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¿...

The Short List: Dillon Francis, Jonathan Richman, Say Anything, more

The Short List: Dillon Francis, Jonathan Richman, Say Anything, more

WEDNESDAY: ’90s alt-rock flash-in-the-pan Sponge&...

The Short List: Yann Tiersen, Korn, One Direction, and more

The Short List: Yann Tiersen, Korn, One Direction, and more

WEDNESDAY: Baltimore electro rock band 

Short List: G-Eazy, Mark Soskin, Kenny Loggins, The Ready Set and more

Short List: G-Eazy, Mark Soskin, Kenny Loggins, The Ready Set and more

WEDNESDAY: Ex Hex, which just released a great debut album on...

The Short List: Yellowcard, Mastodon, Pete Yorn, Lights, and more

The Short List: Yellowcard, Mastodon, Pete Yorn, Lights, and more

WEDNESDAY: Get your spooky Halloween weekend started early with Virginia doom-...

The Short List

The Short List

WEDNESDAY: Mixology, an annual multi-night event...

The Short List

The Short List

WEDNESDAY: Chicago-based bassist and composer 

The Short List

The Short List

WEDNESDAY: Lute-and-drums duo

The Short List

The Short List

WEDNESDAY: Post-hardcore band Not Tonight...

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