MUSIC

Lesson Plan

Damond Blue grows up, chooses beats over bullets

The video for Damond Blue’s song...

On Boy Spit's whimsical industry

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

Smoke Bellow's latest is an impressive creative leap forward

On ‘Blooming 1,’ off Smoke Bellow’s...

Screaming Females poke guitar-prick patriarchy at U+Nfest

There is a moment during every Screaming Females set when...

Mobtown Ballroom brings the Lindy Hop to Pigtown and holds benefit for Poe House

Stained-glass windows line the walls of a former church,...

NOISE

Elaine Eff to talk about "The Painted Screens of Baltimore" on CBS News Sunday Morning

When we wrote about Elaine Eff’s book, “The Painted Screens of Baltimore: An Urban...

Who benefits from the mayor's plan to boost the Baltimore art scene?

During the Cultural Town Meeting on Wednesday night at the Maryland Historical Society, Mayor...

Map Ref. 39° N 76° W

This column used to be known as Rock Since The Bee Gees,...

Bangers and Thrash

Bangers and Thrash

- Old Lines (pictured) is a...

Booed Music

Rap Sheet 9/24/14

Rap Sheet 9/24/14

Debussy Riot

Fun (well, not-so-fun) fact: Out of the 68 Pulitzer Prizes for Music that have been...

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

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¿...

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...

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...

The Short List 9/24/14

The Short List 9/24/14

WEDNESDAY: Shonen Knife, together for 33...

The Short List 9/17/14

The Short List 9/17/14

WEDNESDAY: Club K presents a bill of local experimental...

The Short List 9/10/14

WEDNESDAY: Andy Bopp (formerly of Love Nut) plays the Sidebar with...

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...

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