Tuesday Morning Headlines: Hogan Happy with General Assembly Session; A Look at Police Recruitment, Reform with Consent Decree Now in Place; and More

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 7:24am

Parole hearing scheduled next month for former Episcopal Bishop Heather Cook – Baltimore Brew

BPD arrest juvenile, promise to increase patrols with school police near Digital Harbor HS – Fox45

Who Wants to be a Cop Now? – Baltimore Magazine

Governor considers Session 2017 best ever – WBAL-TV

Future Islands: The Unlikely Rise of Baltimore’s Heartache Kings – Rolling Stone


Future Islands Dishes on Baltimore Music Scene to The New York Times

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 11:22am

Future Islands plays in Hamburg, Germany, in 2012. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Future Islands is buzzing again, thanks to the pending release of the synth-pop band’s fifth album, “The Far Field.” In a short piece published yesterday in The New York Times, two of the band’s three members shared some of their buzz by touting some of their Baltimore musical peers.

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Future Islands Adds Two More Nights of Ottobar Shows for ‘The Far Field’ Album Release

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 4:04pm

Future Islands performing in Germany in 2015. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Baltimore trio Future Islands has thrown a bone to hometown fans by adding two more shows at the Ottobar after the first one sold out.

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Future Islands Will Perform Their New Album at the Ottobar on April 7

0 Written by: | Monday, Mar 27, 2017 2:34pm

The members of Baltimore-based synthpop trio Future Islands are making sure fans in their home city are the first to hear them play their new album live.

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Culture, Featured

Stream the New Album from Future Islands’ Side Project The Snails

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 10:05am

The Snails' Songs from the Shoebox

The Snails’ Songs from the Shoebox

Baltimore’s Future Islands shot to stardom (after a long grind) after their viral Letterman performance in 2014, but their new level of fame hasn’t slowed down the individual members’ work in other fields. Read More →

Featured, Lifeline

Dan Deacon, Future Islands to Headline Pier Six

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 1:36pm

Future Islands

Future Islands

catch of the day fish (2)The only bad part about Baltimore bands blowing up is that they don’t actually play Baltimore very often anymore. For a trio of Baltimore-based indie acts, however, visiting home has its perks. Now, they can get a show at Pier Six. Read More →

Culture, Featured

NPR Slows Down Future Islands’ SXSW Set, Streams New Album

0 Written by: | Monday, Mar 17, 2014 10:35am


You may have noticed we’ve been gabbing about Future Islands quite a bit at the Baltimore Fishbowl as of late. But it’s not just because we’re fans of the Baltimore band’s dramatic take on synth-pop. From dazzling audiences (and Dave himself!) on Letterman, to becoming the toast of Austin’s South by Southwest festival, they’ve been having a pretty notable month!

Here’s another example of one big reason why: frontman Samuel T. Herring’s singular stage movements. NPR’s “All Songs Considered” posted a slow-motion video of Herring rolling his body like he’s standing behind a heat haze while performing at South by Southwest.

Here it is. I’m not generally superstitious, but a little of this on a Monday has got to be good luck for the rest of your week!

UPDATE: You can stream Future Islands’ new album Singles at NPR’s First Listen!

Culture, Featured

David Letterman Really Loves Future Islands. Like, A Lot

0 Written by: | Friday, Mar 07, 2014 9:43am


It was exciting enough that one of our favorite hometown bands, Future Islands, perform on David Letterman the other night. What’s even cooler has been watching Mr. Letterman himself suddenly morph into one of their biggest fans. Read More →

Culture, Featured

Here’s Baltimore’s Future Islands on Letterman Last Night!

3 Written by: | Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 8:15am

future-islands-2014-tourBaltimore’s favorite synth-pop trio (quartet now that they’ve added Roomrunner’s Denny Bowen Michael Lowry on drums) absolutely killed it on their late night television debut last night, performing “Seasons (Waiting on You)” on the Late Show with David Letterman.

During the obligatory handshake session after the song, Letterman seemed to express genuine excitement about the band, saying “How ’bout that?! I’ll take all of that you got! Future Islands! That was wonderful!” and asking bandleader Paul Schaffer, “What do you think, Paul?” Read More →

Culture, Featured

Guitarist Marc Miller on Oxes’ Unlikely Collaboration with Will Oldham

0 Written by: | Thursday, Nov 29, 2012 8:00am

I have no trouble believing Will Oldham (AKA Bonnie “Prince” Billy) would cover Sheryl Crow’s “Strong Enough” — I could even imagine what it would sound like, to the point where I could probably get his version stuck in my head without having heard it. But Will Oldham collaborating with Oxes — the legendary Baltimore three-piece known for dissonant, technical guitar workouts — on a cover of the song sounds like an event with a probability of zero. Trying to guess what it would sound like makes my head hurt. Read More →

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