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Strum Und Twang

-  In Willie Nelson’s song ‘Shotgun Willie,’ he says, “You can’...

Strum und Twang 5/7/14

Strum und Twang 5/7/14

• There is no such thing as progress in music. Like the cave paintings in Werner Herzog's...

Strum und Twang 3/19/14

Strum und Twang 3/19/14

• Bluegrass and Baltimore go way back. Appalachian migrants flooded the city looking for work...

Strum und Twang 1/29/14

Strum und Twang 1/29/14

What's up with folk and country

Husband-and-wife duo the Happy Hours (pictured)have stepped into the studio with Alan Munshower on...

What's up with folk and country

Sometimes it's all about the song. On Friday, March 29, Minas Gallery hosts Songwriters in the...

What's up with folk and country

Maybe you remember the old Johnny Cash television program from way back. Well, Johnny and June and...

Bangers and Thrash

Bangers and Thrash

•  Plenty of interesting release news this time around: Feminist...

Bangers and Thrash's 12 best moments of SXSW

Right off the plane, I got an email informing me that I had won a ticket lottery to see Nick Cave...

Bangers and Thrash

Bangers and Thrash

• Spring is finally overtaking old man winter and with it comes a pretty exciting crop of shows...

Bangers and Thrash

Bangers and Thrash

Now that festival season is (mostly) over, one would be forgiven for assuming that the calendar...

What's up with heavy music

Show season has started to slow down a bit, but there are still plenty of good ones to look...

What's up with heavy music

Baltimore d-beat band Old Lines, who has been out playing in support of its self-titled first LP,...

What's up with heavy music

Spring brings changes, and this year's changes start with the news that local record store...

What's up with heavy music

Oct. 4, Italian prog gods Goblin, known for scoring Dario Argento's best films, play the Ottobar...

BPM

BPM

Artaz “DJ Pierre” Wilkins (pictured) is only...

BPM

BPM

James Nasty has established himself as one of Baltimore club music’s...

What's up with dance music

For the last few years, few names have rung more bells in the Baltimore Club scene than Murder Mark,...

What's up with dance music

DJ AngelBaby started 2013 with a bang, releasing her first Baltimore Club mix CD, Get Pumped Vol. 1,...

What's up with dance music

Deep in the Game, the party founded by the trio of Schwarz, Mark Brown, and Cex (sometime City Paper...

What's up with dance music

Deep Sugar, Ultra Nate and Lisa Moody's long-running house music party at the Paradox, launched...

What's up with dance music

August saw the release of Get Your Life, a new album of club music presented by Baltimore producer...

What's up with dance music

The next big Steez Promo rave event, the Nightmare Festival, is a scary little post-Halloween...

The Rap Sheet

The Rap Sheet

• The 8th annual Baltimore Crown Awards...

Rap Sheet

Rap Sheet

• Baltimore rappers Greenspan and (occasional CP contributor) Eze Jackson are among the...

Rap Sheet

Rap Sheet

When I interviewed rapper Tate Kobang for

Rap Sheet

Rap Sheet

• D. King, formerly known as DK, is a Baltimore rapper with an impressive pedigree that...

What's up with hip-hop

Last year, I spoke to prolific Baltimore underground rapper Height for City Paper about the album...

What's up with hip-hop

Last Wednesday's episode of RapFix Live, a hip-hop interview program on MTV Jams, featured members...

What's up with hip-hop

Last week, two of Baltimore's most promising up-and-coming rappers, Greenspan and Rome Cee, united...

What's up with hip-hop

Over the 12 days leading up to Christmas, formerly Baltimore-based rapper and poet Slick Vic Low...

Blue Notes

Blue Notes: What's Up With Jazz And Blues

The best news to hit the blues world in some time was the release this year of two impressive albums...

Blue Notes

Blue Notes

• Tuba player Phil Frazier, bass drummer Keith Frazier, and trumpeter Kermit Ruffins were all...

What's up with jazz and blues

This weekend offers two can't-miss shows. On Friday night it's guitar-jazz duo John Rose and Steve...

What's up with jazz and blues

In the 1960s, the Left Bank Jazz Society was responsible for bringing some of the biggest names in...

What's up with jazz and blues

Jazz royalty will be on hand at the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center on North...

What's up with jazz and blues

Head downtown to Peace and a Cup of Joe the evening of Aug. 29, where vocalist Kristin Callahan will...

What's up with jazz and blues

Jazzy Thursdays, a weekly music series organized by the owners of local venue Jazzway 6004, began in...

Rock Since the Bee Gees

What's up with indie rock

On Feb. 8 Arbouretum celebrates the release of their excellent new LP, Coming Out of the Fog, out...

Rock Since the BeeGees

Rock Since the BeeGees

• The Metro Gallery recently announced an Aug. 23 show with Kiwi indie-rock greats The Clean....

What's up with indie rock

It feels like just yesterday that Pontiak's (pictured) Carney brothers took their psychedelic...

What's up with indie rock

Friends Records released a solid set of cassettes on July 11. On Holy Ghost Party's Weather Channel,...

What's up with indie rock

On Dec. 20 Friends Records will put out a limited 7-inch. The A-side features Oxes with Will...

What's up with indie rock

Local indie-pop band Other Colors marks the release of its latest, the tape Free Thoughts, with a...

What's up with indie rock

Beach House's (pictured, left) April 26 show at the Lyric Opera House is fast approaching, so get...

Booed Music

Booed Music

• Who is Chrissy Vasquez?...

What's up with avant-garde music

Ten or 20 years back, Philadelphia's Kate Ferencz (pictured) might've been an overnight...

What's up with avant-garde music

Jason Sloan, a MICA professor of interactive media and design, has a decade-long discography of...

What's up with avant-garde music

Chuck Bettis' (pictured) bands the Meta-matics and the All Scars weren't afraid to wander into the...

What's up with avant-garde and experimental

Since releasing her Hukam debut (Ehse) in 2011, sitarist/vocalist Ami Dang (pictured, left, with her...

What's up with avant-garde music

Northern Spy, the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based label responsible for pleasing out releases from Zs,...

Debussy Riot

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

Debussy Riot

Debussy Riot

A few years ago, I saw Ben Folds perform with the Pittsburgh...

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