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  • Chill Harder: An in-depth conversation between Dope Body and Roomrunner

    Chill Harder: An in-depth conversation between Dope Body and Roomrunner
    Local noisy rock outfits Dope Body and Roomrunner both have new releases out—an LP, "Lifer," and an EP, "Separate," respectively—and they are joining forces for a release party on Friday at the Metro Gallery and subsequent tour. We took this opportunity to gather all eight members of these two bands at the Copycat loft and recording studio of Dan Frome, bassist of Roomrunner, for less of an interview and more of a conversation between the two groups. They touch on their new releases, which by mere coincidence both happen to be more stripped-down and melodic compared to prior efforts, while also placing their fingers on the pulse of the Baltimore scene and discussing the dynamics of making it in the indie world without really “making it,” the machinations surrounding said world, and much more. There was a great deal of self-deprecation and ribbing among friends (worth noting: John Jones has the unique distinction of having been a member of both bands), but a lot of what was discussed could serve as a good road map for any young kid with a notion of starting a band. What appears below is a long, thorough version of their conversation. For a truncated version, visit your nearest yellow box for a physical copy of City Paper.
  • The Mail

    The Mail
    FROM THE WEB, FACEBOOK, AND TWITTER “Hey Jacques Kelly, it was called Load of Fun” Hell hath no fury like a hipster’s art loft scorned. –“Lothario Laka,” Oct. 4 “What ever happened to National Premium?&...

    Wandering Eye: The criminal history of the man charged with murdering Tom Malenski, Facebook's new ad platform, and more

    Wandering Eye: The criminal history of the man charged with murdering Tom Malenski, Facebook's new ad platform, and more
    Nicholas Brandon Heath, the man charged with the murder of Ottobar bouncer Tom Malenski and the attempted murder of another Ottobar employee, has a lengthy history of involvement with the criminal-justice system. Online court records show the 32-year-...

    Wandering Eye: "Homicide" wrongful-conviction case revived, Home Depot breach, and RuPaul on Facebook

    Wandering Eye: "Homicide" wrongful-conviction case revived, Home Depot breach, and RuPaul on Facebook
    The Washington Post reports that James Owens’ wrongful-conviction lawsuit against Baltimore police, dismissed two years ago by a federal judge, has been revived by a federal appeals court. City Paper last year published a lengthy story about two...

    43rd Legislative District

    43rd Legislative District
    Location: In north/northeast Baltimore, roughly between Charles Street and Harford Road from North Avenue to the city line. Demographics: Adult population of about 95,000 adults, almost 63 percent black and 30 percent white.   Incumbent Senator: Joan...