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  • D.C.-based, Baltimore-friendly label Carpark Records turn 16

    D.C.-based, Baltimore-friendly label Carpark Records turn 16

    Baltimore is awash in local labels releasing music from the city. But nearly a decade ago, some of the most notable musicians were being put out by a label based in Washington, D.C., Carpark Records, the home to releases from Adventure, Lexie Mountain Boys, Ecstatic Sunshine, Wzt Hearts, Lesser...

  • Radio Free Baltimore: The songs that soundtracked the Baltimore Uprising

    Radio Free Baltimore: The songs that soundtracked the Baltimore Uprising

    By Wednesday, April 22, just three days after Freddie Gray’s death, Sandtown-Winchester was nearing 48 hours of national news media occupation, and residents and protesters were already sick of it, as a prescient video of resident Shaun Young grabbing the microphone from some CNN dweeb and yelling...

  • 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...

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