Culture, Featured, Lifeline

A$AP Rocky Hung Out with Teens at UA House in East Baltimore Last Week

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 02, 2017 9:47am

Photo via Under Armour

Global hip-hop star and newly minted Under Armour endorser A$AP Rocky took some time out of his tour schedule last week to hang out with some Baltimore teenagers.

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Musician Offers a Wry, Snarky Look at Trump Era

0 Written by: | Friday, Sep 01, 2017 3:16pm

Photo courtesy of Jmore

By Alan Feiler

In the opening track of his new album “Songs of Snark & Despair,” award-winning local musician Seth Kibel wonders how some of the icons of the left would feel today living in the Trump era.

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Culture, Featured

Bit Gen, a Festival Wholly Devoted to Video Game Music, Returns at the Ottobar

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 24, 2017 11:32am

Rare Candy plays at Bit Gen Gamer Fest in 2016. Photo courtesy of Bit Gen.

It’s a rare, special moment, John DeCampos explains: You’re immersed in a classic arcade game, drinking a nice, cold craft beer, when a live band across the room starts playing a high-energy, spot-on cover of a tune from the very game that’s captivated you.

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Culture, Featured, Station North

Joe Squared Joins Meyerhoff, Peabody Institute as Concert Settings for BSO’s ‘New Music Festival’

2 Written by: | Friday, Jun 09, 2017 12:39pm

Photo via Joe Squared.

The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Peabody Institute are well-known venues for Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performances. A three-day music festival next month plans to add a third location: pizza restaurant Joe Squared, located on North Avenue.

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Culture, Featured

Artscape ’17 Musical Performers: ‘Queen of Percussion’ Sheila E., Gogol Bordello, Robert Randolph & The Family Band

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jun 07, 2017 2:52pm

Gogol Bordello in Madrid. Photo by Carlos Delgado, via Wikimedia Commons.

Baltimore’s ambitiously huge, free arts festival returns next month with an eclectic array of performers in the musical lineup, including a renowned family soul band, a legendary Latin percussionist and a wild and well-loved gypsy punk group.

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Featured, Mt. Vernon, Shop Local, The Rack

The Rack: Baby’s On Fire Celebrates Food, Music and Great Coffee in Mt. Vernon

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 12:40pm

Baby’s On Fire in Mt. Vernon.

Tucked into a small, quiet corner of Mt. Vernon, a decades-old dream is being lived out in full. Read More →


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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Bohemian Rhapsody, Culture, Featured

Too Young, Too Soon: Remembering E-Dubble

11 Written by: | Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017 8:15am

E-dub and Vince at work.

Like Charlie Parker, he was 34, crazy young. Many are. Hank Williams was 29, Otis Redding, 26, half the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 27. Tupac, 25. Buddy Holly, 22. Unlike a lot of them, his death had nothing to do with the lifestyle, his volatility, with burning bright and living hard.

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Culture, Featured

Metallica to Kick Off 2017 Tour at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium

0 Written by: | Monday, Feb 13, 2017 2:15pm

Metallica plays in London in 2008, via Wikimedia Commons

To celebrate the release of its first album in eight years, the legendary band Metallica is taking on a full North American tour this year. As fate would have it, Baltimore is the thrash metal group’s very first stop.

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