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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...

    Darkroom Productions Goes Global

    This morning, Juan Donovan of local hip-hop production group/record label Darkroom Productions announced an exclusive partnership with indie powerhouse Koch Entertainment after over a year of deal-hunting with assorted major and indie labels. For a...

    With a Little Luck

    If you're piled into a theater sometime over the holidays to catch the apparently quite sweet Juno, listen close during the opening credits. That's local songwriter-for-kids Barry Louis Polisar's song "All I Want Is You." The former host of the kids TV...

    Baltimore Hip-Hop: An iTunes Playlist

    Mullyman | Image by Christopher Myers One of the frustrating parts about writing about Baltimore music, especially when those words are broadcast all over the web, is that so much of it, often some of the best stuff, is only available in a scant few local...