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  • No Trivia: Songs That Pass the Car-Windows Test

    No Trivia: Songs That Pass the Car-Windows Test
    Because local radio is for the most part hopelessly out of touch, and internet music coverage is primarily a big frustrating P.R.-pleasing circle jerk, it is very hard to gauge what people are actually listening to beyond, you know, the massive songs crammed down our throats whether we like them or not (this was taken to an even more nefarious level last week, when iTunes forced its users to download a shitty U2 record that they must actively delete from their devices). This is why I'm a proponent of the car-windows test: Keep your ears open when you're walking around the city and listen closely to what regular-ass people blast from their car stereos (or their portable radios or their phones or out their apartment windows). You'll fucking learn something. Over the past two weeks, I've kept tabs on the non-radio songs I've heard the most and took note of a few headscratchers as well. A few trends: weird warbly emotive rap is alive and well; sometimes things that are buzzing on the internet actually are also relevant IRL; everybody loves '70s soul; and how BARACK OBAMA KILLED SOMETHING IN ME.
  • Debussy Riot

    Debussy Riot
    A few years ago, I saw Ben Folds perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. It wasn’t the first time Folds has played with an orchestra—far from it: He’s been performing with orchestras around the world since 2002, using world-class...

    Thrushes Let the Worlds DJs Feel Their Heartbeats

    Last spring, Baltimore introspective indie-pop outfit Thrushes rose out the internet ether when "Hearbeats," the lead single off their then just-released debut album, Sun Come Undone, became the No. 1 downloaded song for the week of March 30. In light...

    Panther Stalks But Doesn't Kill

    Panther playing the Talking Head Tuesday night wasn't a bad show. It just felt like one of those somewhat perfunctory, minor-league touring indie band Baltimore stops that happens before a crowd of less than 20 people where you can just tell the band...

    Relive Lil B's Whartscape Set Via iTunes

    Live In Baltimore 2010, Bay Area experimental rapper Lil B's live set from the 2010 Whartscape festival, begins with the self-proclaimed "Based God" walking onstage shouting "swag" a whole bunch of times as M83's "Can't Stop" blasts from the speakers. It'...