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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...

    Live Review: The intimate An Die Musik proves to be a perfect space for jazz legend Tootie Heath

    Live Review: The intimate An Die Musik proves to be a perfect space for jazz legend Tootie Heath
    "I think we should play some bebop," said Ethan Iverson, sitting at An Die Musik's piano Saturday night, "because on stage we have one of the greatest bebop drummers ever." He nodded toward the leader of his trio, Albert "Tootie" Heath, who proved the...

    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...