MUSIC

Lower Dens' Jana Hunter talks about the band's new transitional album, 'Escape From Evil,' social media, and 10,000 Maniacs

Lower Dens' Jana Hunter talks about the band's new transitional album, 'Escape From Evil,' social media, and 10,000 Maniacs

Over two previous albums and a smattering of singles, the signature sound of...

Debonair Samir's 'Samir's Theme' 10 years later

Nothing but busy, rambunctious horns showcased loud and clear, Debonair...

Swans' sprawling second act

Initially an early 1980s NYC no-wave concern, Swans would in the interim become known for their deft...

Kane Mayfield puts all he's got into long-gestating debut album, 'The Return Of Rap'

When I sit down with rapper Kane Mayfield to hear his debut album,...

NOISE

Watch the video for War On Women's 'Glass City,' featuring Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (!)

A video for 'Glass City,' the big eff-you to the glass ceiling and gender wage gap from local...

Social media theorist Nathan Jurgenson talks digital dualism, slacktivism, and why 'Videodrome' is the best movie about social media

Social media matters. Twitter isn't a waste of time and an application like Yik Yak is a useful...

Watch the mesmerizing video for Dan Deacon's 'When I Was Done Dying'

The video for Dan Deacon's 'When I Was Done Dying,' fashioned as the symmetrical 'DDWIWDD,' doesn'...

Kwame Kwei-Armah and Center Stage's 'Marley' has its lead: 'The Voice' alum Mitchell Brunings

A day after rehearsals began for Kwame Kwei-Armah's "Marley," a musical based on the life of...

Search and Enjoy: The casual exploration of HD Sunrise

Search and Enjoy: The casual exploration of HD Sunrise

Wilson Kemp and Peter Tran, aka the bucolic electronics duo...

Madi Shapiro of Wet Brain starts a 7-inch label, Girl Problem Records

Madi Shapiro of Wet Brain starts a 7-inch label, Girl Problem Records

It all started when Madi Shapiro crashed her car.

John Carpenter cashes in his cool points on 'Lost Themes'

John Carpenter cashes in his cool points on 'Lost Themes'

Everybody’s cribbing moves from John Carpenter these days. Not cinematically, mind you,...

Philly band DRGN King pays tribute to its Baltimore roots on their new album 'Baltimore Crush'

Philly band DRGN King pays tribute to its Baltimore roots on their new album 'Baltimore Crush'

After Philadelphia band DRGN King toured the country in support of...

Listening Party: Dan Deacon's wide-ranging 'Gliss Riffer,' fizzy, muted, and great

Listening Party: Dan Deacon's wide-ranging 'Gliss Riffer,' fizzy, muted, and great

Where have all the ’00s-era indie-rock party monsters gone? The Rapture fell off,...

Bond St. District's prescient protest EP, 'Everybody's So Sleepy'

Bond St. District's prescient protest EP, 'Everybody's So Sleepy'

During the months of protest since the police shooting of...

The Heads Are Zeros and Neck First's challenging, unrelenting split 7-inch

The Heads Are Zeros and Neck First's challenging, unrelenting split 7-inch

Last year, I caught Wet Brain headlining upstairs at the...

Listening Party: Roomrunner's 'Separate'

Listening Party: Roomrunner's 'Separate'

Baltimore needs to ask herself, “Were the ’90s actually as good as I...

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...

The Short List: TobyMac, Taking Back Sunday, Enter Shikari, more

The Short List: TobyMac, Taking Back Sunday, Enter Shikari, more

WEDNESDAY: Washington, D.C. folk band Citrine, formerly known as Kindlewood, plays the...

The Short List: Lafayette Gilchrist, Sebadoh, J. Roddy Walston, Brooks Long, more

The Short List: Lafayette Gilchrist, Sebadoh, J. Roddy Walston, Brooks Long, more

WEDNESDAY: Tragwag (also known as That Really Awesome...

The Short List: Ben Caplan, Old Lines, Young Thug, more

The Short List: Ben Caplan, Old Lines, Young Thug, more

WEDNESDAY: The 8x10’s DJ/producer residency features DELTAnine and ...

The Short List: Rap Round Robin, Screaming Females, The Church, more

The Short List: Rap Round Robin, Screaming Females, The Church, more

WEDNESDAY: The 8x10 begins a Wednesday night DJ/producer residency, featuring Graham...

The Short List: PartyNextDoor, Letitia VanSant, Trash Talk, more

The Short List: PartyNextDoor, Letitia VanSant, Trash Talk, more

WEDNESDAY: Drake sidekick PartyNextDoor warbles drugged-out R&B at...

The Short List: PRhyme, The Frozen Harbor Music Festival, and more

The Short List: PRhyme, The Frozen Harbor Music Festival, and more

WEDNESDAY: Local ambient metalcore band Minds Like Mirrors open for The Bunny The...

The Short List: The New Pornographers, Kacey Musgraves, Foghound, and more

The Short List: The New Pornographers, Kacey Musgraves, Foghound, and more

WEDNESDAY: Local hip-hop duo Bass. Love. Treble performs a charity show...

The Short List: Eyehategod, Guy Davis, Garrick Ohlsson, James Weidman and more

The Short List: Eyehategod, Guy Davis, Garrick Ohlsson, James Weidman and more

WEDNESDAY: Flyleaf and Adelitas Way headline the Snocore...

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