To be white and write about race is to fail at writing about race. That is the best you can do. This should embolden contemporary white authors to just go for it and attempt a statement on one of the most pressing and knotty issues of our time because...
Baseball has a pretty standard soundtrack. You’ve got “The Star-Spangled Banner,” “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” and, here in Baltimore, “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” during the seventh-inning stretch. But during recent trips to Camden Yards, we’ve heard...
WEDNESDAY: Devo plays Rams Head Live on the first night of a tour in which they'll be revisiting their early experimental work. Buffalo punk trio On The Cinder plays the Sidebar. Local thrash band Exemptus (formerly Executioner) performs at Club K with...
READERS POLL: BALTIMORE LIVING
Best Reason To Live In Baltimore
Best Reason To Leave Baltimore
2) Fells Point
Best Place To Work
1) Under Armour
2) Eastern Animal Hospital
Six days before the release of his new album, Baltimore rapper Ellis is in engineer Jesse Magloire's basement studio, Ole No. 7 Productions, in Towson, still putting final touches on the mix. Ellis Marcus Hopkins Jr. sits with a can of Heineken in his...
As the High Zero festival prepares for its 15th iteration next week at the Theatre Project, one could argue that the celebration of avant-garde and experimental music and culture is not even on the fringes of Baltimore's culture anymore but, instead,...
Baseball has a pretty standard soundtrack. You've got "The Star-Spangled Banner," "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," and, here in Baltimore, "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" during the seventh-inning stretch. But during recent...
Marching to the beat of a different drum machine, 44-year-old WordSound label owner, producer, and recording artist S. H. Fernando Jr. aka Skiz aka Spectre has always been a little unusual when it comes to his music. Skiz, a Baltimore native born in...
The Baltimore Hip Hop Council, an organization formed in 2011 by veterans like Ogun to operate as a conscience of sorts for the local scene, is organizing its second annual Back 2 School donation drive. Bring book-bags, pens, pencils, and other school...
Martha is mad at him. She hates Hair Trix, the hair salon in the strip mall, wedged in between the China Wok II and Sonny’s Laundromat, and it’s the only place where Martha’s father will drive her to get a haircut. Something about a five-mile radius, he...
Best Rock Band
Winner: Fools and Horses
2nd: Beach House
3rd: Loving the Lie
Best Hip-Hop Act
Winner: (tie) Get 'Em Mamis and A Cool Stick
2nd: Rap Dragons
3rd: Height With Friends
Best Solo Music Act
Winner: Caleb Stine
2nd: Kevin Hock