Brandon Weigel Archives
- Johnny Marr, Superstar
The legendary Smiths guitarist on his first solo album, his approach to songwriting, and which of his songs he’d want to survive an apocalypse
- Globe-Trotting at World of Beer
What World of Beer lacks in Baltimore corner-bar charm, it makes up for with great selection and exemplary service.
- Film Review: The Godfather
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Plays at the Charles Theatre Nov. 9 at 11 a.m., Nov. 11 at 7 p.m., and Nov. 14 at 9 p.m.
Moviegoers of 2013 are as familiar with the caricature of Al Pacino as with the actor himself: the token verbose, bl
- Vile is as Vile Does
Philly’s Kurt Vile on writing about his life, making a living, and keeping up with Guided by Voices
- Film Review: 2001: A Space Odyssey
Kubrick’s incongruous 1968 sci-fi opus
- 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.
- No Age Against the Machine
L.A. noise rockers go minimal
- Film Review: Prince Avalanche
Paul Rudd plays a more grown up bro, but can’t save a film with spotty pacing and bad writing
- Wild Pitch
Camden Yards DJ sneaks in gems by the Smiths, Translator, and the Jesus and Mary Chain
- Film Review: Dirty Wars
The destructive actions of the U.S. only serve to create new terrorists for American soldiers to hunt down and eliminate
- Theater of Pain
John Grant’s dream of a renovated Parkway Theatre is coming true—so why is he so unhappy about it?
- If We Shout Loud Enough
Directed by Gabriel DeLoach and Zach Keifer
- Bar Arcade
Bar Arcade still has some work to do before it reaches the next level.
- Rock Since the Bee gees
What’s up with indie rock
- The Retirement of Double Dagger
Baltimore’s post-punk heroes hang up the glyph and launch new musical adventures
- The City That Drinks
A Lax Dive
- Age 30: Andrew Syropoulos
Rooting for the Good Guys
- Scaling New Heights
For much-hyped Secret Mountains, debut LP is a reward unto itself
- Mind over Music
Matmos harnesses telepathic powers to create absorbing new album
- City That Drinks
- Die Hard
Here’s why the movie is amazing.
Store owner who brought underground music to the ’burbs to be honored at three-day festival
- Special K
New venue straddles line between above board and underground
- Beyond Ruin Porn
James Singewald attempts to document history through Baltimore’s abandoned buildings
- Video Haven
Baltimore Video Collective, hopes to start an easily accessible nonprofit video library in the city
- Strangers on a Train
Everybody has secret urges and desires, some of them dark and, perhaps, violent.
- Barroom Baryshnikov
Local bartender had illustrious career in ballet
- Solar Powered
A new dance uses the sun to explore human movement
- Lower Dens
Baltimore’s latest indie-rock hopefuls made the most of their big break and it almost broke them
- Guilty As Charged
Lands and Peoples “sneak the weird into the candy” on their long-awaited debut
- Riding the Snake
Baltimore polymath Ed Schrader goes all in for music, to expectedly unexpected results
- Future Islands
A rising Baltimore band takes success personally
- Baltimore punk favorite Double Dagger goes out on a high note
They did it with what they call "punk brains," a mixture of do-it-yourself, never conforming to what’s expected, and always pushing beyond the tropes of punk music itself.
- Back To Nature
For the first time in years, Animal Collective returns home to Maryland
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