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  • Blue Notes: Todd Marcus, Ralph Peterson, and the Rufus Reid Quintet

    Blue Notes: Todd Marcus, Ralph Peterson, and the Rufus Reid Quintet
    - Todd Marcus’ new album, “Blues for Tahrir,” was inspired by the recent upheavals in Egypt: not only the elation of deposing first the right-wing dictator Hosni Mubarak, then the religious fundamentalist Mohamed Morsi, but also the despair of reinstated military rule. Marcus’ father was born in Cairo, so he has a familial connection to that city’s Tahrir Square where the largest demonstrations took place. But he is also a community organizer in Baltimore’s Sandtown neighborhood, so the title suite also reflects the elation of the 2008 U.S. election and the subsequent disappointments in Ferguson and the House of Representatives.
  • The Short List

    The Short List
    WEDNESDAY: Lute-and-drums duo Xylouris White plays the Metro Gallery with Smoke Bellow and Dave Heumann of Arbouretum. Priory, the Portland band with the naggingly catchy rock radio hit 'Weekend,' open for The Kooks at Rams Head Live. Baltimore...

    The Music Scene

    The Music Scene
    This year, Baltimore synth heroes Future Islands’ stunning appearance on “The Late Show With David Letterman” raised their profile and even, for a moment there, had them going viral, thanks to vocalist Sam Herring’s hypnotic...

    Blue Notes

    Blue Notes
    - The best news to hit the blues world in some time was the release this year of two impressive albums by young, Southern, African-American singer-guitarists on Alligator Records, the genre’s biggest label. Mississippi’s Jarekus Singleton...

    The Short List 8/20/14

    The Short List 8/20/14
    WEDNESDAY: Pennsylvania’s The Big Time and Chicago band 7 Minutes In Heaven play the Ottobar. Baroque cellist Wade Davis plays a concert of Bach suites at An die Musik Live. Fishhead Cantina holds an acoustic open-mic night. Folk pop duo...