Crystal Castles (music group)

The Music Scene

The Music Scene

It’s been five years since Rolling Stone crowned Baltimore the best music scene in America. Since then, plenty of bands have gotten more national press, others have broken up, and many more have formed. The plaudits and coverage from music mags and tastemaker blogs might not be at the same level as it was back then, but very little about what made this city’s scene great has changed. Rents are still affordable, making it possible for musicians to live and work without starving. Though a long list of warehouse venues have grinded to a halt, Baltimore’s DIY spaces still serve as incubators for talent. In five years’ time, new above-ground clubs have sprung up to fill...

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