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  • Best Collaboration

    In interviews, many of the city’s musicians talk about how tight the scene is. And you know it’s not bullshit when you see them making guest appearances on each other’s records and touring together. There was no better evidence of that sense of community than the massive effort organized by the members of Beach House to cover the hidden-gem solo album of founding Byrds member Gene Clark. In addition to Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand of Beach House, the band was comprised of members of local acts Celebration, Lower Dens, and Wye Oak. They were also able to recruit nationally known vocalists Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear, Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes, Hamilton Leithauser of the Walkmen, and Iain Matthews of Fairport Convention. Rather than play a bigger venue, this large group squeezed onto the stage of DIY warehouse space Floristree and graced the room with one of its most magical evenings.
  • Best Tom Tom Club Album

    Not hating, just saying that whenever a band better known for its guitar mettle tosses out an album drunk on bass and synth grooves, it’s hard not to think of those geniuses of love who successfully migrated from jittery to groovy. “Shriek&...

    Rock Since the Bee Gees

    In an otherwise laudatory review of Wye Oak’s homecoming July show that ran on, something struck me as off: Our writer Brandon Soderberg declared the guitar is dead. That’s bullshit. This was not meant as a literal statement,...

    With their homecoming show, a more synthy Wye Oak joins the continuum of Baltimore's experimental scene

    With their homecoming show, a more synthy Wye Oak joins the continuum of Baltimore's experimental scene
    The guitar is dead and Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack of Wye Oak know it. On Saturday, in the Charles Street Parking Lot show next to the Metro Gallery, the beloved duo who recently released their fourth album, "Shriek," a synthy seachange that makes an end-...

    Conflicts of Interest

    Conflicts of Interest
    Watching the electronic duo Matmos on the stage in the lot beside Metro Gallery, I was still thinking about the differences between live and recorded music that Amanda Petrusich’s book (see facing page) brought up in my mind. It is particularly...