No Trivia

No Trivia By Brandon Soderberg
No Trivia: What five-year-old Atlanta rapper Bankroll PJ has to do with Baltimore
No Trivia: Residents, activists, and Joshua Harris bang the drum for Poe Homes

In Baltimore, a curious kind of apartheid city, the haves and have-nots are often neighbors. And sometimes, those neighbors air their grievances on each other's doorsteps and bring a drumline along to ensure they're heard.

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No Trivia: Oneohtrix Point Never's face, howling at the Ottobar as Trump stays winning
No Trivia: One year later

Last Wednesday here in Baltimore, a small group of protesters, including many familiar faces from the past year of activism, gathered for the 122nd consecutive West Wednesday though it also felt like a semi-official celebration of what was, in retrospect, the start of the Baltimore Uprising.

See, the Baltimore Uprising began one year ago around this time, months before the death of Freddie Gray.

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No Trivia: You didn't DIY

Following the uprising, Baltimore's white music scene has been trying to get a bit more introspective.

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No Trivia: TRNSGNDR/VHS, Juiceboxxx, Ed Schrader's Music Beat bring closed-circuit rock 'n' roll to The Crown

Toward the end of her Friday night set at The Crown, TRNSGNDR/VHS blew out three candles and walked off the stage with her setup still ringing out crackling, hissing noise. She stalked to the other end of The Crown's Red Room, climbed up on the bar with a devilish smile-stare on her face as the unpleasant-in-a-hurts-so-good way screech punched eardrums and confounded the modest crowd for a few minutes.

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