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  • Speed On The Beat drops a new no-fi rap single

    This week Maryland rapper/producer Speed On The Beat released "Kings (Edited Into The Echelon)," the first official single from his second album, due out in August. The track features frequent collaborator True God, and displays the "no-fi" approach to...
  • The Beat Goes On

    The Beat Goes On
    Ed Schrader has been living and working around Baltimore for nearly a decade, but we are only just now getting to know him. Schrader's band has a new album, Party Jail, out now on the UK label Upset The Rhythm, and they have a release show at...
  • The Mail 7/2/14

    The Mail 7/2/14
    Traffic Studies Khayree Robinson is just a microcosm of the kids-at-intersections problem ("Down on the Corner," Feature, June 25) here in Baltimore City and County. This has been going on for years, and not just at North and Mount Royal avenues. Little...
  • Stream the new Height With Friends album "Versus The Continental MC's"

    Stream the new Height With Friends album "Versus The Continental MC's"
    Local MC Height (government name: Dan Keech) is one of Baltimore's most established indie rappers, having steadily put out releases since 2000. Something that's been unwavering in that long stretch of time: Keech's love for old-school hip-hop beats and...
  • 'The Wrecking Crew' affectionate tribute to hit-backing musicians

    'The Wrecking Crew' affectionate tribute to hit-backing musicians
    To Beach Boys guru Brian Wilson, "they were the ones with all the spirit and all the know-how." To Nancy Sinatra, they were "unsung heroes," to Herb Alpert, "an established groove machine." And to celebrated songwriter Jimmy Webb, they were simply...
  • Movie review: �Wrecking Crew� finally gets its big-screen due

    A decade in the making, "The Wrecking Crew" took almost as long to make it to theaters. But Danny Tedesco's "unknown musicians who cranked out the hits" doc, which predated and inspired the Oscar winning "Twenty Feet from Stardom," finally gets its due...
  • From Rocky to Rudy, Jerry Greene names his fab five sports movie songs, soundtracks

    When I was a kid midway in a previous century, I loved background music in motion pictures. In fact, I dreamed of how neat it would be if we all had background music playing in our lives. And now, mere decades later, we are living that dream. All we need...
  • Remembering Rod McKuen, the accidental hipster

    Remembering Rod McKuen, the accidental hipster
    I was with an acquaintance -- a music expert who, like me, is in his early 40s -- when I heard Rod McKuen had passed away at 81. "The cheesy easy-listening music guy?" he asked. His assessment is not exactly incorrect. It is undeniable that McKuen's...
  • Cher is still Dressed To Kill and able to Turn Back Time for latest tour

    Cher is still Dressed To Kill and able to Turn Back Time for latest tour
    (photo by Larry Marano)   My first farewell tour ticket stub for Cher dates back to Aug. 30, 2002 in Sunrise, Fla. This was the iconic singer’s Living Proof/Farewell tour. I was 22 at the time and so bummed out that I finally had a job and money...
  • REVIEW: The Go-Go's, Patty Smyth, others prove they -- and '80s new wave -- are still great

     
    New wave was great music, and just because it’s more than 30 years since that genre ruled the radio doesn’t diminish it. So it was refreshing that all four acts on the Replay America Festival concert that stopped Friday at......
  • Grammys 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners

    Grammys 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners
    Daft Punk took the top honors at the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday when they took the awards for record of the year for "Get Lucky," with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, and album of the year for "Random Access Memories." They also nabbed the awards...
  • Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week

     
    Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week: 1. THE ENGLISH BEAT Since The English Beat, the premiere ska band of the 1980s, reunited a decade ago, front man Dave Wakeling repeatedly has said a disc of new......