Wednesday: Microshow: Bond St. District

Dec. 7

Two Artscapes ago, Bond St. District played in the middle of the day (this year, they were headliners!) and the duo of rapper DDm and producer Paul Hutson closed their set with a then-new song titled 'Don't Panic.' It burst out of the speakers and its frustrated and paranoid political mood and tenor fit post-uprising Baltimore well. No one there was expecting it, having previously associated Bond St. District with a kind of slick, artful boom-bap sound of their debut EP, "Everybody's So Sleepy." The duo's debut album, "A Church On Vulcan," expands on the sound of 'Don't Panic'—which is included on the album and sounds as explosive as I remember—and explores a futuristic rap/R&B sound that recalls Sa-Ra, N.E.R.D., and other sci-fi post-soul acts. Witnessing Bond St., an explosive live act, in Mobtown Studios should be something special. 7:30 p.m., Mobtown Studios, 2603 N. Charles St., (410) 235-0898, mobtownstudios.com, free. (Brandon Soderberg)

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