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  • Three shows highlight Transgender Day of Remembrance

    Three shows highlight Transgender Day of Remembrance

    Trans/Queer/Femme Weekend is both a commemoration and a celebration. Held at multiple venues Nov. 20 and 21, the weekend ties together three shows featuring women, transgender people, queer folks, and their allies. The events surround Transgender Day of Remembrance, held internationally in November...

  • D. Watkins talks to rising 'Bank Rolls' rapper Tate Kobang

    D. Watkins talks to rising 'Bank Rolls' rapper Tate Kobang

    It took six conversations with five different people from four different area codes—10 emails, 12 more phone calls—and about 30 miles of driving for me to catch up with the homie Tate Kobang, who is actually from around the corner from my crib. His music made the journey worth it—the East Baltimore...

  • Dog Days: The evolution of Morgan Murphy's Mothpuppy

    Dog Days: The evolution of Morgan Murphy's Mothpuppy

    Mothpuppy frontwoman and founder Morgan Murphy isn't sure why she's even being interviewed, though maybe that impression is just a misinterpretation of her wry, deflective humor—the same kind that shows up in the lyrics of her simple but idiosyncratic songs. Or maybe it's because until about a...

  • 20 digressions about Chiffon, or how I learned to stop worrying and unironically bone to slow jamz

    20 digressions about Chiffon, or how I learned to stop worrying and unironically bone to slow jamz

    1. "Really a lot of what is considered hugely cool, popular indie rock these days sounds like '90s R&B. Like it doesn't even sound like indie rock." -A.C. Newman of the New Pornographers in 2014, possibly/probably complaining 2. On its new EP "Cocoon," Chiffon, the R&B duo of Amy Reid and Chase...

  • Kahlon celebrates its two-year anniversary

    Kahlon celebrates its two-year anniversary

    You know that part in "Trainspotting" when Renton, played by Ewan MacGregor, surveys a London rave, nodding his head, pumping his first, trying to give into the PLUR-ness of it all, even though he's a recovering hateful junkie who prefers Iggy Pop's raucous nihilism to this rolling-friendly party...

  • Heavy, heavy-hearted albums from Wet Brain and Noisem

    Heavy, heavy-hearted albums from Wet Brain and Noisem

    Puckish punk foursome Wet Brain's newly released 12-inch "Not Sorry" and existential thrash-metal five-piece Noisem's "Blossoming Decay," from April (and named City Paper's Best Album in this year's Best of Baltimore issue), contain terse, terrorizing songs packed with an arch sort of sincerity...

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