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Beet Down

Beet Down

Music: Llamadon and Beet Trip bring collective vibe to beat-making and eclectic shows By Lawrence Burney 4/23/2014
Soul Man

Soul Man

Music: Bosley plots a course toward pop stardom By Bret McCabe 4/23/2014
Rock Since the Bee Gees

Rock Since the Bee Gees

Music: What’s up with indie rock By Michael Shank 4/23/2014
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Total Slacker, Jorge Luis Pacheco, Korpiklaani, and more By Al Shipley 4/23/2014
Detroit Rock City

Detroit Rock City

Music: Protomartyr creates musical world view with urban stories set to post-punk throb and garage-rock rush By Bret McCabe 4/16/2014
Bass of Doom

Bass of Doom

Music: Metallica’s Robert Trujillo talks about Jaco Pastorius By Josh Sisk 4/16/2014

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Beet Down

Beet Down

Music: Llamadon and Beet Trip bring collective vibe to beat-making and eclectic shows By Lawrence Burney 4/23/2014
Soul Man

Soul Man

Music: Bosley plots a course toward pop stardom By Bret McCabe 4/23/2014
Rock Since the Bee Gees

Rock Since the Bee Gees

Music: What’s up with indie rock By Michael Shank 4/23/2014
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Total Slacker, Jorge Luis Pacheco, Korpiklaani, and more By Al Shipley 4/23/2014
Detroit Rock City

Detroit Rock City

Music: Protomartyr creates musical world view with urban stories set to post-punk throb and garage-rock rush By Bret McCabe 4/16/2014
Bass of Doom

Bass of Doom

Music: Metallica’s Robert Trujillo talks about Jaco Pastorius By Josh Sisk 4/16/2014
Bangers And Thrash

Bangers And Thrash

Music: What’s up with heavy music By Josh Sisk 4/16/2014
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Protomartyr, Cowabunga Pizza Time, Loop, Rich Homie Quan, and more. By Al Shipley 4/16/2014
Reckless Hope

Reckless Hope

Music: Caleb Stine’s new album stares into the void, offers solutions By Brandon Soderberg 4/9/2014
His Own Lane

His Own Lane

Music: Local hero Los leaves Bad Boy Records (again), but that’s a good thing By Brandon Soderberg 4/9/2014
Rap Sheet

Rap Sheet

Music: What’s up with hip-hop By Al Shipley 4/9/2014
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: ELM, Shitstorm, Blaqstarr, Itzhak Perlman, and more. By Al Shipley 4/9/2014
Rhymes with Delores

Rhymes with Delores

Music: Sara Autrey creates an empowered hip-hop alter ego By Baynard Woods 4/2/2014
Swing Set

Swing Set

Music: Sax man Ellery Eskelin comes home for a residency at Towson By Lee Gardner 4/2/2014
Booed Music

Booed Music

Music: What’s up with avant-garde music By Bret Mccabe 4/2/2014
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Hero of the Hour, Jumpcuts, Blaqstarr, and more. By Al Shipley 4/2/2014
More Than Famous

More Than Famous

Music: Mobb Deep brings new music and old rarities to the table By Al Shipley 3/26/2014
Music Review: Cex Shamaneater

Music Review: Cex Shamaneater

Music: Fidgeting electro-crunk, with hints of Detroit techno By Brandon Soderberg 3/26/2014
BPM

BPM

Music: What’s up with dance music By Al Shipley 3/26/2014
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Turtle Tongue, Caribbean, T. Mills, and more By Al Shipley 3/26/2014
Walking Through That Door

Walking Through That Door

Music: Future Islands go from local heroes to big deal buzz band with Singles By Brandon Soderberg 3/19/2014
Strum und Twang

Strum und Twang

Music: What’s up with folk and country By Travis Kitchens 3/19/2014
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Marcus Dagan, Orange Horse, Mountain God, August Alsina, and more By Al Shipley 3/19/2014
Sound Trumps Stuff

Sound Trumps Stuff

Music: Veteran underground musician Al Margolis reflects on changing music formats and commodity By Bret McCabe 3/12/2014
Blue Notes

Blue Notes

Music: What’s up with jazz and blues By Andrew Zaleski 3/12/2014
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Unstitched, Modern Girls, Clockbreaker, Joy on Fire, and more By Al Shipley 3/12/2014
Labors of love

Labors of love

Music: Two new albums document Baltimore’s storied jazz history By Geoffrey Himes 3/5/2014
Rock Since the Bee gees

Rock Since the Bee gees

Music: What’s up with indie rock By Michael Shank 3/5/2014
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Dirty Fences, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Cory Gunz, and more By Al Shipley 3/5/2014
Bmore Club: Year Zero

Bmore Club: Year Zero

Music: With the help of populist producers, savvy out-of-towners, and fusion-happy hipsters, DJ AngelBaby spearheads club music’s latest resurrection By Brandon Soderberg 2/26/2014
Only Connect

Only Connect

Music: Tireless ex-locals Pontiak slow down to make an album built for live shows By Michael Shank 2/26/2014
Five Years Out of Your Head

Five Years Out of Your Head

Music: The vital music series celebrates a milestone By Bret McCabe 2/26/2014
Bangers and Thrash

Bangers and Thrash

Music: What’s up with heavy music By Josh Sisk 2/26/2014
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Brett Dennen, Pontiak, Roomrunner, and more By Al Shipley 2/26/2014
Boys Club

Boys Club

Music: Indie-pop start-ups Sun Club worry they’re not weird enough for Baltimore By Michael Shank 2/19/2014
Rap Sheet

Rap Sheet

Music: What’s up with hip-hop By Al Shipley 2/19/2014
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Gabrielle Goodman, Knolly Moles, The Bridge, Stone Hill All Stars, and more By Al Shipley 2/19/2014
Songs of the South

Songs of the South

Music: Rosanne Cash returns to her Memphis roots on new album By Geoffrey Himes 2/12/2014
Booed Music

Booed Music

Music: What’s up with avant-garde music By Bret Mccabe 2/12/2014
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Super City, Mammoth Indigo, Flack, DJ Bohfunk, and more By Al Shipley 2/12/2014
Anxiety and Influence

Anxiety and Influence

Music: Lou Barlow reflects on decades of personal songwriting By Daniel Pope 2/5/2014
BPM

BPM

Music: What’s up with dance music By Al Shipley 2/5/2014
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Windmill of Corpses, Twiddle, Bink Baghdad, and more By Al Shipley 2/5/2014
Big in Baltimore

Big in Baltimore

Music: Local stalwarts stumbled upon new project By Brandon Weigel 1/29/2014
Strum Und Twang

Strum Und Twang

Music: What’s up with folk and country By Travis Kitchens 1/29/2014
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: I-Wen Wang, Twin Radio, Chrissy Vasquez, and more By Al Shipley 1/29/2014
Out of Your Head

Out of Your Head

Music: Jason Isbell’s songs go beyond his own emotions to tell other people’s stories By Geoffrey Himes 1/22/2014
Music Review: Small Apartments <em>Secrets Within</em>

Music Review: Small Apartments Secrets Within

Music: Ultra-fuzzy and vaguely Mazzy Star-ish “Threads” best captures the epic energy of this band By Baynard Woods 1/22/2014
Blue Notes

Blue Notes

Music: What’s up with jazz and blues By Andrew Zaleski 1/22/2014
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Tony Nickolas and the Nicotines, Dom Kennedy, Melon Farmers, and more. By Al Shipley 1/22/2014
Heaven On Earth

Heaven On Earth

Music: Greenspan reaches for his dreams with a long-awaited debut By Al Shipley 1/15/2014
Rock Since the Bee Gees

Rock Since the Bee Gees

Music: What’s up with indie rock By Michael Shank 1/15/2014
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Interstate Rivals, Marc Avon Evans, Demiz, and more By Al Shipley 1/15/2014
Multiple Personalities

Multiple Personalities

Music: Wendel Patrick and Kevin Gift are the same person, with four separate albums out in early January By Baynard Woods 1/8/2014
Bangers and Thrash

Bangers and Thrash

Music: What’s up with heavy music By Josh Sisk 1/8/2014
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Big Mouth, Clay Davis, The Blue Man Group, and more By Al Shipley 1/8/2014
Rap Sheet

Rap Sheet

Music: What’s up with hip-hop By Al Shipley 1/1/2014
Rap Sheet

Rap Sheet

Music: What’s up with hip-hop By Al Shipley 1/1/2014
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Next to Nothing,Sun Club, Weakwick, and more By Al Shipley 1/1/2014
The Big Score

The Big Score

Music: Ellis bases a film on an album based on an another film By Al Shipley 12/25/2013
Booed Music

Booed Music

Music: What’s up with avant-garde music By Bret Mccabe 12/25/2013
The Short List

The Short List

Music: Mykki Blanco, Yo Gabba Gabba, Elvis Depressedly, and more. By Al Shipley 12/25/2013
Blaq is Back

Blaq is Back

Music: After spending years away, the prodigal DJ returns to Baltimore and to the beats that made him famous By Al Shipley 12/18/2013
BPM

BPM

Music: What’s up with dance music By Al Shipley 12/18/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Pocket Vinyl, Switchfoot, Boh Weevils, and more By Al Shipley 12/18/2013
Child’s Play

Child’s Play

Music: UMBC band Dungeon Kids proudly pepper their indie rock with pop By Michael Shank 12/10/2013
Strum und Twang

Strum und Twang

Music: What’s up with folk and country By Baynard Woods 12/10/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: WEDNESDAY: Canadian progressive-metal band Protest the Hero headlines the Ottobar with the Kindred and Rome Apart. By Al Shipley 12/10/2013
Metal Marvels

Metal Marvels

Music: After 25 years of setbacks, Maryland’s Iron Man gets the break they’ve always dreamed about By Josh Sisk 12/4/2013
Blue Notes

Blue Notes

Music: What’s up with jazz and blues By Andrew Zaleski 12/4/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Halestorm, DEADcember, Raya Brass Band, Hot Water Music, and more By Al Shipley 12/4/2013
Brothers in Horns

Brothers in Horns

Music: John Dierker and Gregory Thompkins have shared a lifetime of music together By Bret McCabe 11/27/2013
Rock Since the Bee gees

Rock Since the Bee gees

Music: What’s up with indie rock By Michael Shank 11/27/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Charm City Devils, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Saxophonist Mark Gross, and more By Al Shipley 11/27/2013
Deeper Than Hip-Hop

Deeper Than Hip-Hop

Music: Labtekwon and Wordsmith, two brainy, hard-spitting islands unto themselves, drop deeply contrarian albums By Brandon Soderberg 11/20/2013
Bangers and Thrash

Bangers and Thrash

Music: What’s up with heavy music By Josh Sisk 11/20/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Mantras, Toxic Holocaust, Incidental Animals, Twenty One Pilots, and more By Al Shipley 11/20/2013
Johnny Marr, Superstar

Johnny Marr, Superstar

Music: 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 By Brandon Weigel 11/13/2013
Rap Sheet

Rap Sheet

Music: What’s up with hip-hop By Al Shipley 11/13/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Jacob Panic, Colora, Lone Bellow, Vinny Vegas, Johnny Marr, and more By Al Shipley 11/13/2013
Gunwife Gone, Back Again

Gunwife Gone, Back Again

Music: Colorful indie crew returns to local scene, plays Anti-Death Fest By Bret McCabe 11/6/2013
Booed Music

Booed Music

Music: What’s up with avant-garde music By Bret Mccabe 11/6/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: John Fogerty, River Bomma, Sneaks, Kate Nash, and more By Al Shipley 11/6/2013
Kindred Spirits

Kindred Spirits

Music: Jazz masters Ethel Ennis and Cyrus Chestnut reach across generational lines to share Baltimore sounds By Geoffrey Himes 10/30/2013
That New Old-Time Sound

That New Old-Time Sound

Music: Mole Suit Choir brings together the best of avant-garde and ancient music By Baynard Woods 10/30/2013
BPM

BPM

Music: What’s up with dance music By Al Shipley 10/30/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Diego Figueiredo, KMFDM, Cyrus Chestnut, and more By Al Shipley 10/30/2013
Vile is as Vile Does

Vile is as Vile Does

Music: Philly’s Kurt Vile on writing about his life, making a living, and keeping up with Guided by Voices By Brandon Weigel 10/23/2013
Negative Space

Negative Space

Music: J. Graf’s new album finds strange mixture of chaos and structure By Baynard Woods 10/23/2013
Strum Und Twang

Strum Und Twang

Music: What’s up with folk and country By Baynard Woods 10/23/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: WEDNESDAY: The Sidebar’s most delightful assemblage of metal band names this week includes Wormed, Infernal Revulsion, Visceral Disgorge, and Condemned. North Carolina prog-metal band Between the Buried and Me plays Baltimore Soundstage. By Al Shipley 10/23/2013
Rhyme Animal

Rhyme Animal

Music: 83 Cutlass combines industrial sounds with free-form confessional lyrics By Lawrence Burney 10/16/2013
Blue Notes

Blue Notes

Music: What’s up with jazz and blues By Andrew Zaleski 10/16/2013
Music Review: Carcass’ <em>Surgical Steel </em> and Gorguts’ <em>Colored Sands</em>

Music Review: Carcass’ Surgical Steel and Gorguts’ Colored Sands

Music: Carcass Surgical Steel Gorguts Colored Sands Carcass dubbed the short burst of creamy, harmonized guitar lines that opens its first album in 17 years “1985,” and it’s aptly titled. By Lee Gardner 10/16/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Jacob Panic, Slow Jerks, Lost Tribe, and more By Al Shipley 10/16/2013
The Spaces in between

The Spaces in between

Music: For Anne Watts and Boister, music is about the lives lived while making it By Bret McCabe 10/9/2013
Rock Since the Bee Gees

Rock Since the Bee Gees

Music: What’s up with indie rock By Michael Shank 10/9/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Motion City Soundtrack, Eleanor Friedberger, Dizzy Wright, and more By Al Shipley 10/9/2013
Lost Weekends

Lost Weekends

Music: After a fire destroyed their instruments, rock duo Weekends has a new gig and a new album By Michael Shank 10/2/2013
Album Review: Atlas Infinite Honey

Album Review: Atlas Infinite Honey

Music: Such intimate tensions run through the 10 songs Infinite Honey delivers By Bret McCabe 10/2/2013
Bangers and Thrash

Bangers and Thrash

Music: What’s up with heavy music By Josh Sisk 10/2/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Levi Stephens, Sole, Never Never, and more. By Al Shipley 10/2/2013
Bullish on Hip Hop

Bullish on Hip Hop

Music: Ex-investment advisor Kenton Dunson quits finance to score big in music By Al Shipley 9/25/2013
Album Review: Mediation of Ecstatic Energy, Dustin Wong

Album Review: Mediation of Ecstatic Energy, Dustin Wong

Music: The erstwhile Baltimorean, Ponytailer, and Ecstatic Sunshiner has expanded not only his guitar palette but also added more percussion and vocals to the mix. By Michael Shank 9/25/2013
Rap Sheet

Rap Sheet

Music: What’s up with hip-hop By Al Shipley 9/25/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Duel Jam, Mike Dillon Band, Ke$ha, Florida Georgia Line, and more By Al Shipley 9/25/2013
Shipping Down to Baltimore

Shipping Down to Baltimore

Music: The Dropkick Murphys on tattooed lives, combining old and new, and being Red Sox fans headlining a Baltimore music festival By Geoffrey Himes 9/11/2013
Booed Music

Booed Music

Music: What’s up with avant-garde music By Bret Mccabe 9/11/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Eros and the Eschaton, June Star, Kishi Bashi, Sick Sick Birds, and more By Al Shipley 9/11/2013
No Age Against the Machine

No Age Against the Machine

Music: L.A. noise rockers go minimal By Brandon Weigel 9/4/2013
BPM

BPM

Music: What’s up with dance music By Al Shipley 9/4/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Catherine Grason, Windhand, Cornelius the Third, E. Joseph and the Phanton Heart, and more By Al Shipley 9/4/2013
Strength in Numbers

Strength in Numbers

Music: New label taps into Baltimore’s eclectic jazz scene By Bret McCabe 8/28/2013
Strum und Twang

Strum und Twang

Music: What’s up with folk and country By Baynard Woods 8/28/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Blood Horses, Argonne, Pure Bathing Culture, Three Days Grace, and more By Al Shipley 8/28/2013
Stay Trill

Stay Trill

Music: In its second year, D.C. hip-hop fest Trillectro ups the ante but keeps the grassroots vibe By Lawrence Burney 8/21/2013
Blue Notes

Blue Notes

Music: What’s up with jazz and blues By Andrew Zaleski 8/21/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: ROBOKOP, Gladys Knight, Great Train Robbery, Bell Foundry Summer Ender celebration, and more By Al Shipley 8/21/2013
The Advlts in the room

The Advlts in the room

Music: Music-scene vets unite in a lighthearted band that turned serious By Michael Shank 8/14/2013
Rock Since the Bee Gees

Rock Since the Bee Gees

Music: What’s up with indie rock By Michael Shank 8/14/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: The Wimps, The Taylors, Ted Nugent, Hometown hero Dan Deacon, and more. By Al Shipley 8/14/2013
Punk’s Not Dead,  It’s Queer

Punk’s Not Dead, It’s Queer

Music: Hunx and His Punx return with new album and a show at Ottobar this week By Michael Farley 8/7/2013
Bangers and Thrash

Bangers and Thrash

Music: What’s up with heavy music By Josh Sisk 8/7/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: ELM, Peter Frampton, One Republic, Speedy Ortiz, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, and more By Al Shipley 8/7/2013
Bigger than Yeezus

Bigger than Yeezus

Music: Canny club producer Matic808 takes on rap god Kanye West By Brandon Soderberg 7/31/2013
RAP Sheet

RAP Sheet

Music: What’s up with hip-hop By Al Shipley 7/31/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Whoarfrost, Brett Dennen, Major Lazer, Other Colors, and more By Al Shipley 7/31/2013
Soaring Protest

Soaring Protest

Music: Thao and the Get Down Stay Down mix country, hip-hop, and politics on new album By Baynard Woods 7/24/2013
Booed Music

Booed Music

Music: What’s up with avant-garde music By Bret Mccabe 7/24/2013
Oh the Humanity

Oh the Humanity

Music: As Human Host, Mike Apichella reconnects with the creative spirits of ’90s Baltimore County By Bret McCabe 7/24/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Steve Miller Band, Mindless Behavior, Buckcherry, Out of Your Head Collective, and more By Al Shipley 7/24/2013
Super Villains

Super Villains

Music: Crafty marketing helps collective 7th Floor Villains attack the rap game By Lawrence Burney 7/17/2013
BPM

BPM

Music: What’s up with dance music By Al Shipley 7/17/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: America’s Most Wanted Tour, AK Slaughter and P.T. Burnem at Club K, and Artscape By Al Shipley 7/17/2013
Not Giving a Fuck, Carefully

Not Giving a Fuck, Carefully

Music: Baltimore rapper Tate Kobang lays out his guidelines for recklessness By Al Shipley 7/10/2013
Strum und Twang

Strum und Twang

Music: What’s up with folk and country By Baynard Woods 7/10/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: The Vans Warped Tour, Local alt-rockers Defiant Children, Zydeco Blues and Roots Music Festival, and more By Al Shipley 7/10/2013
Music Review: Horse Lords and Lower Dens

Music Review: Horse Lords and Lower Dens

Music: Lower Dens, Horse Lords go synth pop, nuts respectively on split single By Ray Cummings 7/3/2013
Album Review: Kveikur, by Sigur Ros

Album Review: Kveikur, by Sigur Ros

Music: This latest release is another sign that post-rock is making a comeback By Michael Shank 7/3/2013
Blue Notes

Blue Notes

Music: What’s up with jazz and blues By Andrew Zaleski 7/3/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Local experimental-metal band Dead Yeti, Virginia string band the Hackensaw Boys, Daughtry and 3 Doors Downco-headlining at Pier Six Pavilion, and more. By Al Shipley 7/3/2013
Bergen County Breakdown

Bergen County Breakdown

Music: Glenn Jones brings Jersey sensibility and John Fahey’s “Primitive” guitar licks to the Windup Space By Lee Gardner 6/26/2013
Rock Since the Bee Gees

Rock Since the Bee Gees

Music: What’s up with indie rock By Michael Shank 6/26/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Shodekeh,Insubordination Fest, Mongrel, and more By Al Shipley 6/26/2013
Extreme Evolution

Extreme Evolution

Music: Experimental-noise masters Locrian explore new territory on Relapse debut By Josh Sisk 6/19/2013
Bangers and Thrash

Bangers and Thrash

Music: What’s up with heavy music By Josh Sisk 6/19/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Waverly Giant, Baby Grand, The Highland Hill Boys, and more By Al Shipley 6/19/2013
Tokyo on Maryland Avenue

Tokyo on Maryland Avenue

Music: Local promoter makes Baltimore a gateway for Japanese underground bands By Ryan Freeman 6/12/2013
Rap Sheet

Rap Sheet

Music: What’s up with hip-hop By Al Shipley 6/12/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Sting, J. Cole, Swingin’ Swamies , and more By Al Shipley 6/12/2013
Wipeout

Wipeout

Music: Surfer Blood gets back on track after domestic battery charges By Baynard Woods 6/5/2013
Booed Music

Booed Music

Music: What’s up with avant-garde music By Bret Mccabe 6/5/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Bosley, Goldspot, Julia Weldon, and more By Al Shipley 6/5/2013
Lift Every Voice

Lift Every Voice

Music: Ian Nagoski’s Canary Records collects less-heard streams of music By Bret McCabe 5/29/2013
BPM

BPM

Music: What’s up with dance music By Al Shipley 5/29/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Roomrunner, Dog Fashion Disco, Aaron Carter, and more By Al Shipley 5/29/2013
Street and Starz (and Shadow)

Street and Starz (and Shadow)

Music: Happy couple Nova Starz and Street Scott build dark, offbeat music together—with the help of their cat By Al Shipley 5/22/2013
Deathfest Preview

Deathfest Preview

Music: Pentagram, The Obsessed, Infest, Venom, and more at Maryland Deathfest By Josh Sisk 5/22/2013
Strum und Twang

Strum und Twang

Music: What’s up with folk and country By Baynard Woods 5/22/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Raw Radar War, Cemetery Piss,Convulse, and more By Al Shipley 5/22/2013
Non-guilty Pleasures

Non-guilty Pleasures

Music: Indie-rock mainstays make pop-rock party record By Michael Shank 5/8/2013
Blue Notes

Blue Notes

Music: What’s up with jazz and blues By Andrew Zaleski 5/8/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: On Standby, Darsombra, Phil Vassar, and more. By Al Shipley 5/8/2013
A Touch of Grey

A Touch of Grey

Music: Surprise following inspires venerable punks Grey march to reunite for new releases, show By Josh Sisk 5/1/2013
Rock Since the Bee gees

Rock Since the Bee gees

Music: What’s up with indie rock By Brandon Weigel 5/1/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Old Victrola, Shirks, Electron, and more By Al Shipley 5/1/2013
Listening Party

Listening Party

Music: Peals, Roomrunner, and Double Dagger By Michael Shank 4/24/2013
Live and Grind

Live and Grind

Music: Avant MC Abdu Ali blurs borders By Brandon Soderberg 4/24/2013
Nine Lives

Nine Lives

Music: Soft Cat’s Neil Sanzgiri returns to music on innovative nonprofit label By Michael Shank 4/24/2013
Bangers and Thrash

Bangers and Thrash

Music: What’s up with heavy music By Josh Sisk 4/24/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Cabinet, Dru Hill, Les Trois Batterie, and more By Al Shipley 4/24/2013
The Bizarro Beach House

The Bizarro Beach House

Music: Asa Osborne teams with Swedish singer on lush, eclectic new Zomes album By Michael Shank 4/17/2013
Rap Sheet

Rap Sheet

Music: What’s up with hip-hop By Al Shipley 4/17/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Every Time I Die, Barry Manilow, Sevendust, and more. By Al Shipley 4/17/2013
Seattle’s Super Sonics

Seattle’s Super Sonics

Music: Kinski joins hometown contemporaries in embracing ’70s rawk By Bret McCabe 4/10/2013
Booed Music

Booed Music

Music: What’s up with avant-garde music By Bret Mccabe 4/10/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Sick Sick Birds, Three Red Crowns, Crack the Sky, and more. By Al Shipley 4/10/2013
International Pop Underground

International Pop Underground

Music: Baltimore Popfest creates a home for unpopular pop music in Charm City By Al Shipley 4/3/2013
BPM

BPM

Music: What’s up with dance music By Al Shipley 4/3/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Teepee, Brit Floyd, They Might Be Giants, Ghostface Killah, and more. By Al Shipley 4/3/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Adventure, Wet Ink, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, and more. By Al Shipley 3/27/2013
East Coast Drive

East Coast Drive

Music: Jazz composer George Colligan comes home By Geoffrey Himes 3/27/2013
Strum und Twang

Strum und Twang

Music: What’s up with folk and country By Baynard Woods 3/27/2013
Sunny Disposition

Sunny Disposition

Music: Liz Meredith and John Somers go epic on five-LP box set By Bret McCabe 3/20/2013
Blue Notes

Blue Notes

Music: What’s up with jazz and blues By Andrew Zaleski 3/20/2013
Immigrant Song

Immigrant Song

Music: Mr. Moccasin’s new album highlights singer’s story By Baynard Woods 3/13/2013
<em>What the Brothers Sang</em>

What the Brothers Sang

Music: Dawn McCarthy and Bonnie “Prince” Billy By Lee Gardner 3/13/2013
Rock Since the Bee Gees

Rock Since the Bee Gees

Music: What’s up with indie rock By Michael Shank 3/13/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Mission of Burma, Sacrificial Slaughter, and more By Al Shipley 3/13/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Jacco Gardner, Stars, The Honest Mistakes, and more By Al Shipley 3/6/2013
Scaling New Heights

Scaling New Heights

Music: For much-hyped Secret Mountains, debut LP is a reward unto itself By Brandon Weigel 3/6/2013

Bangers and Thrash

Music: What’s up with heavy music By Josh Sisk 3/6/2013
No Words

No Words

Music: NOVO Festival lets the music do the talking By Bret McCabe 3/6/2013
Not Afraid to Fail

Not Afraid to Fail

Music: Whoarfrost mellows out a bit on riffy new album By Baynard Woods 2/27/2013
Terrel “Smash” Taylor,  1981-2013

Terrel “Smash” Taylor, 1981-2013

Music: Baltimore rapper Smash, aka T-Mac, was found dead in his home on Feb. 22. By Al Shipley 2/27/2013
Rap Sheet

Rap Sheet

Music: What’s up with hip-hop By Al Shipley 2/27/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Howard Johnson, Yasiin Bey, Anoxia, and more By Al Shipley 2/27/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Silverstein, Bad Books, Iron Cross By Al Shipley 2/20/2013
Booed Music

Booed Music

Music: What’s up with avant-garde music By Bret Mccabe 2/20/2013
Listening Party

Listening Party

Music: Bilal A Love Surreal eOne Music Coming at the end of the so-called neo-soul music movement, Bilal released his debut, 1st Born Second (Interscope), in 2000 to much fanfare and moderate sales. By Michael Gonzales 2/20/2013
A Feast for the Senses

A Feast for the Senses

Music: Nick Podgurski drops the drums but keeps his plate full with more abstract project Feast of the Epiphany By Al Shipley 2/20/2013
BPM

BPM

Music: What’s up with dance music By Al Shipley 2/13/2013
Jazz Giants Come to Hopkins Club

Jazz Giants Come to Hopkins Club

Music: Corea, DeJohnette among the stars on the bill in series’ second year By Geoffrey Himes 2/13/2013
Mind over Music

Mind over Music

Music: Matmos harnesses telepathic powers to create absorbing new album By Brandon Weigel 2/13/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Chester River Runoff, June Star, Lisa Doll and the Rock N Roll Romance, and more By Al Shipley 2/13/2013
Strum und Twang

Strum und Twang

Music: What’s up with folk and country By Baynard Woods 2/6/2013
Arbouretum Day

Arbouretum Day

Music: Local indie heroes find stability, confidence on new album By Michael Shank 2/6/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Hesperus, Crowded Streets, Lisa Matthews, and more By Al Shipley 2/6/2013
Son of Invention

Son of Invention

Music: Dweezil Zappa hopes to broaden his old man’s legacy in his hometown By Charlie Vascellaro 1/30/2013
Hammerfest

Hammerfest

Music: Store owner who brought underground music to the ’burbs to be honored at three-day festival By Brandon Weigel 1/30/2013
Blue Notes

Blue Notes

Music: What’s up with jazz and blues By Andrew Zaleski 1/30/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: MacGregor Burns, Reel Big Fish, Baltimore Punk Rock Benefit for the Animals, and more By Al Shipley 1/30/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Miranda Lambert, Roll It Over, Three Years Hollow By Al Shipley 1/23/2013
xx Marks The Spot, Again

xx Marks The Spot, Again

Music: London trio returns to town with more sophisticated second album By Evan Serpick 1/23/2013
Rock Since the Bee Gees

Rock Since the Bee Gees

Music: What’s up with indie rock By Michael Shank 1/23/2013
Special K

Special K

Music: New venue straddles line between above board and underground By Brandon Weigel 1/16/2013

Bangers and Thrash

Music: What’s up with heavy music By Josh Sisk 1/16/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: WEDNESDAY: D.C. indie band the Baby Grand plays the Ottobar with Car Party and the Eleventh Hour. The Bear Romantic plays the Golden West with friends of the Short List Vinny Vegas. By Al Shipley 1/16/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Pray for Teeth, Worn in Red, Karter Jaymes, and more. By Al Shipley 1/9/2013
Rap Sheet

Rap Sheet

Music: What’s up with hip-hop By Al Shipley 1/9/2013
Headbangers Ball

Headbangers Ball

Music: Expanded A389 annual bash celebrates the label’s one-man army By Josh Sisk 1/9/2013
Aussie Invasion

Aussie Invasion

Music: Smoke Bellow finds freedom on local shores By Michael Shank 1/2/2013
Booed Music

Booed Music

Music: What’s up with avant-garde and experimental By Bret Mccabe 1/2/2013
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Axis, Sac Au Lait, Forbearance, and more. By Al Shipley 1/2/2013
Pumped-Up Kix

Pumped-Up Kix

Music: Baltimore’s hard-rock heroes play the hits while considering a new album By Al Shipley 12/26/2012
BPM

BPM

Music: What’s up with dance music By Al Shipley 12/26/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Bumpin’ Uglies, Killswitch Engage, Kix, and more By Al Shipley 12/26/2012
Christmix

Christmix

Music: Holiday compilations that think outside the box set By Geoffrey Himes 12/19/2012
Strum und Twang

Strum und Twang

Music: What’s up with country By Baynard Woods 12/19/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Ami Dang, Splintered Sunlight, Out of Your Head, Tribute to Johnny Mercer, and more. By Al Shipley 12/19/2012
Market Capitalization

Market Capitalization

Music: Von Vargas’ new album pays tribute to an iconic Baltimore landmark By By Al Shipley 12/12/2012
Blue Notes

Blue Notes

Music: What’s up with jazz and blues By Andrew Zaleski 12/12/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: WEDNESDAY: The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra begins its Holiday Pops Celebration at the Meyerhoff. Matt Pless and Timm Winslow play acoustic at Joe Squared Station North. By Al Shipley 12/12/2012
Rebel Music

Rebel Music

Music: The Coup’s Boots Riley on his new album, the coming revolution, and his telemarketing skills By Evan Serpick 12/5/2012
Rock Since the Bee Gees

Rock Since the Bee Gees

Music: What’s up with indie rock By Michael Shank 12/5/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Cryptic Matter, Everclear, Matthew Odell By Al Shipley 12/5/2012
Rocker and Verse

Rocker and Verse

Music: Patti Smith, Leonard Cohen, and why all poet-rockers are not created equal By Geoffrey Himes 11/28/2012
Bangers and Thrash

Bangers and Thrash

Music: What’s up with heavy music By Josh Sisk 11/28/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Jumpcuts, Scott Weiland, Un-Holiday Cabaret, and more By Al Shipley 11/28/2012
Rap Sheet

Rap Sheet

Music: What’s up with hip-hop By Al Shipley 11/21/2012
Home Bass

Home Bass

Music: Baltimore has become the unlikely epicenter of bass clarinet innovation By Geoffrey Himes 11/21/2012
County Folk

County Folk

Music: Towsoneers All Time Low do it “For Baltimore” By Evan Serpick 11/21/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Laughing Colors, All Time Low, Duo Transatlantique, and Every Time I Die By Al Shipley 11/21/2012
Rockin’ the Suburbs

Rockin’ the Suburbs

Music: Cockeysville’s John LT gets a second shot at fame as a piano man By Evan Serpick 11/14/2012
Booed Music

Booed Music

Music: What’s up with avant-garde and experimental By Bret Mccabe 11/14/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Civil Twilight, Tea Leaf Green, Joe Budden, and more By Al Shipley 11/14/2012
The Un-Festival

The Un-Festival

Music: Unregistered Nurse reunites Sick Weapons, Moss Icon for all-star anniversary show By Baynard Woods 11/7/2012
Hoofin’ It

Hoofin’ It

Music: Deerhoof bring new album Breakup Song to Ottobar By Evan Serpick 11/7/2012

BPM

Music: What’s up with dance music By Al Shipley 11/7/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Carrie Underwood, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Great White By Al Shipley 11/7/2012
Holler to the Hood

Holler to the Hood

Music: Erik Spangler invigorates hill-hop genre with new EP By Baynard Woods 10/29/2012
Strum und Twang

Strum und Twang

Music: What’s up with country By Baynard Woods 10/29/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Greasy Hands, Brandi Carlile, Otakon Music Festival, Biters, and more By Al Shipley 10/29/2012
Blue Notes

Blue Notes

Music: What’s up with jazz and blues By Andrew Zaleski 10/24/2012
Folk Revival

Folk Revival

Music: Baltimore Folk Festival brings country vibe to city streets By Rebecca Kirkman 10/24/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Monster Museum, State Radio, Alto Verde, and more By Al Shipley 10/24/2012

Rock Since the Bee Gees

Music: What’s up with indie rock By Michael Shank 10/17/2012
The Yearly Grind

The Yearly Grind

Music: Pig Destroyer celebrates 15th anniversary with more “short, fast, and loud” By Lee Gardner 10/17/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Azarbayejani, Pleasant Living, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, and more. By Al Shipley 10/17/2012
Bangers and Thrash

Bangers and Thrash

Music: What’s up with heavy music By Michael Byrne 10/10/2012
Mountain Man

Mountain Man

Music: John Darnielle on adding horns and offering advice on the new Mountain Goats album By Evan Serpick 10/10/2012
Spazzy Drummer Boy

Spazzy Drummer Boy

Music: Pikesville native, Prince Paul collaborator drops crazy new album By Michael A. Gonzales 10/10/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Waverly Giant, Journey, The Hold Steady, and more By Al Shipley 10/10/2012
Plan Ahead

Plan Ahead

Music: The Dismemberment Plan’s Travis Morrison talks about reuniting, debuting new songs, and playing the Virgin Mobile FreeFest this weekend By Al Shipley 10/3/2012
Rap  Sheet

Rap Sheet

Music: What’s up with hip-hop By Al Shipley 10/2/2012
Learning From a Master

Learning From a Master

Music: The Baltimore Jazz Education Project elevates students to the grand stage By Geoffrey Himes 10/3/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs, Diamond Rio, Virgin Mobile FreeFest By Al Shipley 10/3/2012
Talking Head

Talking Head

Music: David Byrne tells us How Music Works By Baynard Woods 9/26/2012
Booed Music

Booed Music

Music: What’s up with avant-garde and experimental By Bret Mccabe 9/26/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Turtle Tongue, R. Stevie Moore, Mr. Greengenes, Bob Log III By Al Shipley 9/26/2012

Bass Heavy

Music: The bottom end takes center stage in three local shows By Geoffrey Himes 9/19/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Adam Lempel And the Heartbeats, High Zero Festival, Third Eye Blind By Al Shipley 9/19/2012
That Old-Time Feeling

That Old-Time Feeling

Music: The new wave of string bands evolves By Geoffrey Himes 9/11/2012
Weezer Teaser

Weezer Teaser

Music: Drummer Pat Wilson on touring, going solo, and how he manages to never get sick of the songs he’s been playing for 20 years By Evan Serpick 9/11/2012

Strum und Twang

Music: What’s up with country By Baynard Woods 9/11/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Kendrick Lamar, Dong Johnson, Charm City Music Festival, and more By Al Shipley 9/11/2012
Rhyming and Severn

Rhyming and Severn

Music: Brian Ennals writes an addictive new album By Al Shipley 9/5/2012
BPM

BPM

Music: What’s up with dance music By Al Shipley 9/5/2012
Scapescape Slideshow

Scapescape Slideshow

Music: Photos from the 2012 Baltimore music festival 9/5/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Built to Spill, White Hills, Oak Ridge Boys, Bachelor Boys By Al Shipley 9/5/2012
Back to the Lab

Back to the Lab

Music: The original Baltimore MC takes his art to a higher level By Evan Serpick 8/29/2012
Fall Music Highlights

Fall Music Highlights

Music: Dan Deacon, Charm City Music Festival, and more. 8/29/2012
Scapescape Lineup

Scapescape Lineup

Music: Fill your ears Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Scapescape 8/29/2012
Blue Notes

Blue Notes

Music: What’s up with jazz and blues By Andrew Zaleski 8/29/2012
Quiet Riot

Quiet Riot

Music: Leo Svirsky melds radical ideas and refined music By Bret McCabe 8/29/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: River City Extension, Victoria Justice, Saul Williams, Built to Spill By Al Shipley 8/29/2012
Running Free

Running Free

Music: Horse Lords push Krautrock in adventurous new directions By Bret McCabe 8/22/2012
Rap Sheet

Rap Sheet

Music: What’s up with hip-hop By Al Shipley 8/15/2012
Other Side of the Bridge

Other Side of the Bridge

Music: Cris Jacobs reinvents himself and his music By Andrew Zaleski 8/15/2012
Gospel without God

Gospel without God

Music: Justin Townes Earle talks about his father, Woody Guthrie, and the dangers of bringing beer and guns to recording sessions By Baynard Woods 8/15/2012
Wild Horses

Wild Horses

Music: Band of Horses tap rock royalty for rowdy new record By Evan Serpick 8/15/2012
Jane Says

Jane Says

Music: Steve Perkins talks about the birth, the breakup, and the rebirths of Jane’s Addiction. By Baynard Woods 8/8/2012
Rock Since the Bee Gees

Rock Since the Bee Gees

Music: What’s up with indie rock By Michael Shank 8/8/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Guardian Alien, Jordan August,Caleb Stine, Eyes Wide, and more By Al Shipley 8/8/2012
Mama Said Knock You Out

Mama Said Knock You Out

Music: Boxing gym makes space for another kind of bout By Nicholas Foster 7/31/2012
Strum Und Twang

Strum Und Twang

Music: What’s up with country By Baynard Woods 7/31/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Expanding Man, Electric Fireworks, Aesop Rock, Freddie Redd By Al Shipley 7/31/2012
God is a DJ

God is a DJ

Music: DJ Jonny Blaze takes Baltimore Club music to church By Al Shipley 7/25/2012
Booed Music

Booed Music

Music: What’s up with avant-garde and experimental By Bret Mccabe 7/25/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Jumpcuts, SOJA, Among Wolves, Santana By Al Shipley 7/25/2012

Blue Notes

Music: What’s up with Jazz and blues By Andrew Zaleski 7/18/2012

Rap Sheet

Music: What’s up with hip-hop By Al Shipley 7/18/2012

Rock Since The Bee Gees

Music: What’s up with indie rock By Michael Shank 7/18/2012

BPM

Music: What’s up with dance music By Al Shipley 7/18/2012

Bangers and Thrash

Music: What’s up with heavy music By Michael byrne 7/18/2012

Strum Und Twang

Music: What’s up with country By Baynard Woods 7/18/2012

Booed Music

Music: What’s up with avant-garde and experimental By Bret Mccabe 7/18/2012

Rye Rye

Music: The 10 artists the Baltimore rapper loves right now 7/18/2012

Dope Body

Music: What one of Baltimore’s hardest rocking bands are rocking out to 7/18/2012

Celebration

Music: What Walker Teret, of Celebration and old-timey duo Walker and Jay, is listening to 7/18/2012

Wye Oak

Music: Though they don’t have a new release quite ready, the Big Music Issue wouldn’t be complete without checking in via email with Jenn Wasner of local faves Wye Oak—and her solo project Flock of Dimes. By Baynard Woods 7/18/2012
True North

True North

Music: Artscape celebrates 10 years of Station North with a new local music stage By Andrew Zaleski 7/18/2012
Clutch

Clutch

Music: ’90s stoner-rock journeymen come home for a headlining slot at Artscape By Nicholas Foster 7/18/2012
Artscape Music Not to Miss

Artscape Music Not to Miss

Music: Ratscape, Rebirth Brass Band, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, and more By Baynard Woods 7/18/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Sand, MC Chris, Brian McKnight, Artscape By Al Shipley 7/18/2012
Technical Ecstasy

Technical Ecstasy

Music: Local metal heroes Dying Fetus birth a new orthodoxy of extreme By Lee Gardner 7/11/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Dermot and Flo, Black Byrds, Mindless Behavior, and Baltimore Shredfest By Al Shipley 7/11/2012
No Beard No Cry

No Beard No Cry

Music: Matisyahu sheds the yarmulke for blond tips and clubby new album By Evan Serpick 7/4/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Nada Surf, Femi The DriFish By Al Shipley 7/4/2012
Resurrection

Resurrection

Music: The Afterlife of Ian Hesford By Matt Kelley 6/27/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Minshara, Telesma, Pietasters, Thee Lexington Arrows, Disette By Al Shipley 6/27/2012
Rewiring The Classics

Rewiring The Classics

Music: Americana meets electronica on new releases from Blues Control and Daughn Gibson By Bret McCabe 6/20/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Justin Trawick, Katie Fisher, Red Fang, MammoJam, Noise in the Basement By Al Shipley 6/20/2012
Nothing But Net

Nothing But Net

Music: Rickie Jacobs looks beyond Park Heights to build a buzz By Al Shipley 6/13/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: SoulStice, Jerry Busher, Nico Sarbanes, Lana Avacada By Al Shipley 6/13/2012
Dunne Deal

Dunne Deal

Music: Phoebe Jean Dunne concocts a heartfelt album with diverse influences By Bret McCabe 6/6/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Man Man, Dying Fetus, Puddle, Bridges By Al Shipley 6/6/2012
Baltimore Shuffle

Baltimore Shuffle

Music: Together, new albums by Rye Rye and Beach House are soundtracks to the perfect Baltimore summer By Baynard Woods 5/30/2012
Maryland Death Fest

Maryland Death Fest

Music: Photo gallery from the 2012 metal festival By J.M Giordano 5/30/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Man Man, City and Colour, With Lions, Pretty in Pink, an more By Michael Byrne 5/30/2012
Hitting the Notes

Hitting the Notes

Music: Dope Body finds the next level of its bruising sound By Bret McCabe 5/23/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Double Duchess, Museum of Doorknobs, Jutin Jones, Zammuto, and more By Michael Byrne 5/23/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: He Is We, Screeching Weasel, James Nasty, Hackish By Michael Byrne 5/16/2012
Hustle and Flow

Hustle and Flow

Music: Tyree Colion gets home and gets back to work By Al Shipley 5/9/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Small Sur, Marduk, Cloud 9, Ronald Pearl, and more By Michael Byrne 5/9/2012
Carly Ptak and Newagehillbilly

Carly Ptak and Newagehillbilly

Music: Carly Ptak and Newagehillbilly raise their concept-album games, and make their escapes By Raymond Cummings 5/2/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Black Lillies, Acid Mothers Temple, George Clinton, Buck Jones, and more. By Michael Byrne 5/2/2012
Erik Spangler

Erik Spangler

Music: MICA sound instructor and Baltimore experimental music polymath Erik Spangler stays the night with the Vigil By Michael Byrne 4/25/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Hotel Lights, La Dispute, Blank, Suzanne Vega, and more By Michael Byrne 4/25/2012
Due Process

Due Process

Music: Drummer Devin Gray brings process to life and finds his writing voice By Bret McCabe 4/18/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Rammstein, Fang Island, DJ Cliffstarr, Argonauts, and more By Michael Byrne 4/18/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Rodney Atkins, Rocky Loves Emily, Rasputina, Wonder Years, and more By Michael Byrne 4/11/2012
Guilty As Charged

Guilty As Charged

Music: Lands and Peoples “sneak the weird into the candy” on their long-awaited debut By Brandon Weigel 4/4/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Real Estate, Schwarz, Sterling Sisters, Natural Child, and more By Michael Byrne 4/4/2012
Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

Music: Singer/songwriter ellen cherry reclaims her voice, charts her own career, and revisits the piano By Michael Byrne 3/28/2012
Pallbearer: <em>Sorrow and Extinction</em>

Pallbearer: Sorrow and Extinction

Listening Party: This Arkansas doom quartet’s debut album is so distinctive and bitchin’ By Lee Gardner 3/28/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Alcest, Lazerbitch, Guitar Wolf, Lost Lander, and more By Michael Byrne 3/28/2012
The Sneaks

The Sneaks

Music: Winning fans without records or an easily defined sound By Al Shipley 3/21/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Excision, Alex Goot, Deleted Scenes, and This Century By Michael Byrne 3/21/2012
Riding the Snake

Riding the Snake

Music: Baltimore polymath Ed Schrader goes all in for music, to expectedly unexpected results By Brandon Weigel 3/14/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Expansive Eye, Hank 3, Oranage Horse, This Century, and more By Michael Byrne 3/14/2012
Return of the Boom Bap

Return of the Boom Bap

Music: The new hip-hop sounds of Kevin Gift are indeed a little irrational, but only in the best way By Michael Byrne 3/7/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Burnham, Secret Music, Sleeping With Sirens, and more By Michael Byrne 3/7/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Heaviness of the Load, Bombenkinder, Langhorne Slim, Cults, and Young Statues By Michael Byrne 2/29/2012
Ehse on Ice

Ehse on Ice

Music: Ehse Records celebrates its free-range sound with . . . ice skating? By Michael Byrne 2/22/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Amen Dunes, Islands, Antonio Harper, Teddy Douglas, Buckwheat Zydeco By Michael Byrne 2/22/2012
Now I’m Here

Now I’m Here

Music: Rapper DDm is out of the closet. Got a problem with that? By Brandon Soderberg 2/15/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: MartyParty, Adam Savage, Jenn Wasner, No Divide By Michael Byrne 2/15/2012
Do It Herself

Do It Herself

Music: Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner flies solo as Flock of Dimes By Lee Gardner 2/8/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Black Stone Cherry, English Dogs, Toy Store Riot, Die Antwoord By Michael Byrne 2/8/2012
Murder: <em>Murder EP</em>

Murder: Murder EP

Know Your Product: Vincent Black Shadow begets Murder By Michael Byrne 2/1/2012
Alexander Trust: <em>Maneuver North America</em>

Alexander Trust: Maneuver North America

Know Your Product: Polygons beget Alexander Trust By Michael Byrne 2/1/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: You Me at Six, A lot Like Birds, Ruckus, Let the Monkey Go, Bone Thugs, and more. By Michael Byrne 2/1/2012
The Pilgrim

The Pilgrim

Music: Kickstarting the effort to get its long-awaited debut out on wax By Al Shipley 1/25/2012
Loinclöth: <em>Iron Balls of Steel</em>

Loinclöth: Iron Balls of Steel

Listening Party: Skull-oscillating total metal overkill, Loinclöth isn’t a joke By Lee Gardner 1/25/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Abigail Williams, Octaves, Harvard, Sal Bando, and more By Michael Byrne 1/25/2012
Daniel Menche gets physical with his noise

Daniel Menche gets physical with his noise

Music: There Will Be Blood By Michael Byrne 1/18/2012
Jason Urick and Zomes

Jason Urick and Zomes

Music: Haunting similar yet wildly divergent sound spaces By Raymond Cummings 1/18/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Evokatones, Jimmy Ha Ha, Ozomatli, Black Angel Down, and more... By Michael Byrne 1/18/2012
Microkingdom

Microkingdom

Music: The uncategorizable trio talks Baltimore’s new thing, playing quietly, and the philosophy of Lil Wayne By Lee Gardner 1/11/2012
The Short List

The Short List

The Short List: Esme Devra West, Independents, Sac au Lait, Attack! Attack!, and more By Michael Byrne, Lee Gardner 1/11/2012
Local Rap Veterans Los and Mullyman

Local Rap Veterans Los and Mullyman

Music: Unwelcome Freshmen confound what being a rap rookie means By Brandon Soderberg 1/4/2012
Ben Frock, Baltimore Composer and Trumpet Player

Ben Frock, Baltimore Composer and Trumpet Player

Music: Arranging without limits—size, genre, or otherwise By Michael Byrne 12/28/2011
Meet Michael Raitzyk

Meet Michael Raitzyk

Music: the most restless klezmer/rock/jazz/avant-garde/funk guitarist in Baltimore By Geoffrey Himes 12/14/2011
Four Hours of Funk

Four Hours of Funk

Music: DJs Exclaime and Fleg bring breaks to the people via one of Baltimore’s most successful parties By Michael Byrne 12/14/2011
Daybreak Plays A Reunion Show

Daybreak Plays A Reunion Show

Music: From 1997 to 2000, Baltimore quintet made powerviolent anti-music By Michael Byrne 11/30/2011
Baltimoreans Arty Hill and Bosley Bring New Life Into Old Genres Without Watering Them Down

Baltimoreans Arty Hill and Bosley Bring New Life Into Old Genres Without Watering Them Down

Music: Music used to look toward the future, but now it is “addicted to its own past.” By Baynard Woods 11/23/2011
The BSO Tackles <em>Jeanne D’Arc au Bûcher</em>

The BSO Tackles Jeanne D’Arc au Bûcher

Music: This weekend, Marin Alsop will take her customary place on onstage at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall for a rare, eclectic performance. By Lee Gardner 11/16/2011
Cuneiform Records Celebrates With Cuneifest

Cuneiform Records Celebrates With Cuneifest

Music: Cuneiform Records celebrates its stable of uncategorizable bands with Cuneifest By Michael Byrne 11/16/2011
Singles Mixer: Rome Cee, TT the Artist

Singles Mixer: Rome Cee, TT the Artist

Know Your Product: The virtue of a king and she’s doing everything right By Michael Byrne 11/9/2011
Yeveto

Yeveto

Music: Local creators of variable moods and cinematic scores harvest a new record from four years of ideas By Jared T. Fischer 11/9/2011
Lyric Opera Baltimore Performs <em>La Traviata</em>

Lyric Opera Baltimore Performs La Traviata

Music: After a three-year absence, grand opera returns to Baltimore By Samantha Buker 11/2/2011
Pulling Teeth

Pulling Teeth

Music: For heavy music scene vets, getting older has its advantages. But not many By Michael Byrne 10/26/2011
The New New New Thing

The New New New Thing

Music: Whatever you want to call it, it is alive and well and living in Darius Jones and Tyshawn Sorey By Lee Gardner 10/19/2011
Baltimore punk favorite Double Dagger goes out on a high note

Baltimore punk favorite Double Dagger goes out on a high note

Music: 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. By Brandon Weigel 10/12/2011
Two local dance collectives enlist Dan Deacon as accompanist for an interactive project

Two local dance collectives enlist Dan Deacon as accompanist for an interactive project

Music: Effervescent Collective and Baltimore Experimental Dance Collective team up in Cove Folder By Jared T. Fischer 9/28/2011
John Berndt

John Berndt

Music: The High Zero co-founder talks about expanding the festival and looking for a strong reaction By Michael Byrne 9/14/2011
High Lights

High Lights

Music: Players to watch out for at High Zero By By Michael Byrne and Lee Gardner 9/14/2011
Baltimore-based Riot Folk roots of a national folk-music collective

Baltimore-based Riot Folk roots of a national folk-music collective

Music: The collective Ryan Harvey and Mark Gunnery founded in the '90s has has become a major presence in the international folk community By Al Shipley 8/31/2011
Baltimore’s new-music concert series Mobtown Modern and Evolution return

Baltimore’s new-music concert series Mobtown Modern and Evolution return

Music: As the mainstream classical-music world winds down the summer festivals, Baltimore’s foremost new-music concert series are prepping for their 2011-2012 seasons. 8/24/2011
Baltimore Independent Music and Arts Festival

Baltimore Independent Music and Arts Festival

Music: Misery Index, Motio, Octopus, Shondes, Silence Kid, Office of Future Plans, and more By Lee Gardner 8/24/2011
Dee and the Warlocks

Dee and the Warlocks

Music: Songwriter Naomi Dee befriends local music wizards and starts a rock band By Jared T. Fischer 8/17/2011
Beach Culture

Beach Culture

Music: Two new local mixes rework the sound of summer By Lee Gardner 8/10/2011
Rome Cee

Rome Cee

Music: The local MC talks getting humble and getting up to a bigger scale By Michael Byrne 8/3/2011
Caddy Da Don lives large while a summer jam takes off

Caddy Da Don lives large while a summer jam takes off

Music: After a short stint in prison, David Rice once again has become a ubiquitous presence on the Baltimore hip-hop scene By Al Shipley 7/27/2011
Creative Alliances

Creative Alliances

Arts & Entertainment: Todd Marcus intertwines jazz and community organizing in Sandtown By Geoffrey Himes 7/20/2011
Notes from the Underground

Notes from the Underground

Big Music Issue: DIY spaces are exploding, but Baltimore still has a venue black hole By Michael Byrne 7/13/2011

How a Beat Becomes a Track

Big Music Issue: By Tom Delay, as told to Michael Byrne. Illustration by Ben Claassen III 7/13/2011
It’s (Not) Over

It’s (Not) Over

Big Music Issue: House music returns to Baltimore—not that it ever really left By Brandon Soderberg 7/13/2011

Knights of the Round Robin

Big Music Issue: Baltimore’s offbeat hip-hop underground expands its inner circle By Al Shipley 7/13/2011
Big Music Issue 2011

Big Music Issue 2011

Big Music Issue: No band is an island. And the same goes for rappers, venues, beats, genres, and all the rest of it. There always remains that connection between the macro and the micro, the guy twiddling knobs in some west Baltimore art space and the left-field leans of th 7/13/2011
Back To Nature

Back To Nature

Music: For the first time in years, Animal Collective returns home to Maryland By Brandon Weigel 7/6/2011
Get Him to the Greeks

Get Him to the Greeks

Music: Ian Nagoski excavates the music of the early 20th-century Ottoman diaspora By Lee Gardner 6/29/2011
Cullen Stalin and Scottie B lay No Rule to rest

Cullen Stalin and Scottie B lay No Rule to rest

The Short List: The DJs deliver a postmortem for their weekly Monday night dance party By Michael Byrne 6/22/2011
Tona Brown

Tona Brown

Music: The singer/violinist talks about refusing to be defined by voice coaches, the canon, or biology By Baynard Woods 6/15/2011
The Next, Next Big Thing

The Next, Next Big Thing

Music: Moombahton: Dance music from D.C. via the world via the internet By Brandon Soderberg 6/15/2011
Red Sammy

Red Sammy

Music: Adam Trice talks touring, singing, and making peace with Baltimore By Lee Gardner 6/8/2011
Avocado Happy Hour, Beyoncé, Rome Cee

Avocado Happy Hour, Beyoncé, Rome Cee

Singles Mixer: Perhaps you remember this band, the duo of (former City Paper intern) Amanda Schmidt and Rod Hamilton By Michael Byrne 6/1/2011
House Party

House Party

Music: Meet the hosts of Baltimore’s intimate classical music evenings By Samantha Buker 6/1/2011
Unnatural Selections

Unnatural Selections

Music: Local metalheads pick the best of Maryland Deathfest By Michael Byrne 5/25/2011
Pop Life

Pop Life

Music: Jon Ehrens turns lo-fi roots into White Life’s big hooks By Al Shipley 5/25/2011
Ambient Noise

Ambient Noise

Music: Sonar closes for good, then reopens By Michael Byrne 5/11/2011
Steve Ignorant

Steve Ignorant

Music: Crass’ singer talks the crappiness of DIY and touring the States for the first time By Michael Byrne 5/4/2011
The Slide Man

The Slide Man

Music: Versatile, joyous musician Dave Giegerich remembered through a pair of memorial shows By Geoffrey Himes 4/27/2011
Transmodern Festival

Transmodern Festival

Music: Atypical equals typical at annual coloring outside the lines By Michael Byrne 4/27/2011
Adult Swim

Adult Swim

Music: OOH steps outside Brown F.I.S.H. for a little mature content By Al Shipley 4/20/2011
Mighty

Mighty

Music: Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner talks touring, improving, and coming to terms By Lee Gardner 4/13/2011
Record Store Day

Record Store Day

Music: Get out your plastic for some vinyl By Michael Byrne 4/13/2011
Rethinking Stravinsky

Rethinking Stravinsky

Music: Post-Classical Ensemble spotlights the Russian roots of the infamous composer of Rite of Spring By Samantha Buker 4/6/2011
Simple Gifts

Simple Gifts

Music: Zomes makes the most of a handful of notes on new album By Michael Byrne 4/6/2011
To the Mat

To the Mat

Baltimore’s Vinny Vegas makes normal the new weird By Raymond Cummings 4/6/2011
Hyphenated-man

Hyphenated-man

Music: Postpunk icon Mike Watt contains multitudes, all wearing flannel By Lee Gardner 3/30/2011

Poverty of Spirit

Music: A new IFC series comes gawking in Baltimore By Michael Byrne 3/30/2011
Chris Schafer

Chris Schafer

Music: Remembering 25 years of the Hour Haus with one of its longest-running operators By Michael Byrne 3/23/2011
Cute Band Alert*

Cute Band Alert*

Music: Miloš Karadaglic By Laura Dattaro 3/23/2011
Imported from Detroit

Imported from Detroit

Music: Mick Collins tackles techno with the Dirtbombs’ double bass and drums bombast By Lee Gardner 3/2/2011
Beyond Borders

Beyond Borders

Music: How a former “thug rap” producer from St. Louis is making Baltimore’s musical landscape suddenly quite small By Michael Byrne 2/23/2011
Star Search

Star Search

Music: Mullyman and Rye Rye carve their own paths to success By Michael Byrne 2/16/2011
Turning the Soil

Turning the Soil

Dirt Platoon still addresses the everyday reality of Baltimore hip-hop 2/2/2011
The Seekers

The Seekers

Music: Peabody's Michael Kannen, Michael Formanek, and Courtney Orlando find musical kinship in a variety of 1971 sounds By Bret McCabe 1/26/2011
Domenic Romeo

Domenic Romeo

Music: A389 Records owner talks about the heavy music scene and the endurance of LPs 1/19/2011
Close to Far Away

Close to Far Away

Music: Seminal Mid-Atlantic outfit Universal Order of Armageddon rises up onstage again By Michael Byrne 1/19/2011
Sikh Beats

Sikh Beats

Music: Sitarist/vocalist Ami Dang moves from long-form head trips to hybrid pop and beyond By Bret McCabe 1/5/2011
Mellon awards $200,000 to the Post-Classical Ensemble

Mellon awards $200,000 to the Post-Classical Ensemble

Music: Grant will bring three years of unprecedented musical adventure to the Baltimore-Washington area. By Samantha Buker 1/5/2011
The Ice Age

The Ice Age

Music: Talking cold music with DJ Cullen Stalin and Matmos' Drew Daniel By Michael Byrne 12/15/2010
The Year in Music

The Year in Music

Top Ten: In years past, City Paper has looked to its freelance contributors to vote in its annual Top 10 records poll. This year, we looked to Baltimore instead. 12/8/2010
The Year in Local Music

The Year in Local Music

Top Ten: The record label Thrill Jockey is not based in Baltimore. Nor is City Paper on the Thrill Jockey payroll. 12/8/2010
Chris X

Chris X

Music: The Reptilian Records founder looks back at his label and store's 20th anniversary By Michael Byrne 11/24/2010
Life\'s Rich Pageant

Life's Rich Pageant

Music: Joanna Newsom focuses her singular talent on everyday travails By Bret McCabe 11/17/2010
Casey Rae-Hunter

Casey Rae-Hunter

Music: Future of Music Coalition member talks about payola, the music cloud, and Amanda Palmer By Michael Byrne 11/3/2010
Homemade Sounds

Homemade Sounds

Music: Meet Logan Mitchell Sr. and the SDIY Group--the outliers of Baltimore's fecund do-it-yourself musical landscape By Michael Byrne 10/27/2010
Baltimore\'s Buzz

Baltimore's Buzz

Music: New jazz albums showcase some heady contemporary talent with local ties By Geoffrey Himes 10/20/2010
The Style of War

The Style of War

Music: Ninja Tune leans too heavily on outsiders for its imperfect anniversary comp By Michaelangelo Matos 10/13/2010
The Ultimate Warrior

The Ultimate Warrior

Music: Thomas Gabriel Fischer extends his titanic metal legacy with Triptykon. By Lee Gardner 10/6/2010
Customs Check

Customs Check

Music: As High Zero fights to tear down cultural walls, xenophobia and paranoia build them stronger By Bret McCabe 9/15/2010
Ligeti\'s It

Ligeti's It

Music: Mobtown Modern begins an ambitious new season with a tribute to a late 20th century giant By Lee Gardner 9/8/2010
Rachel Levy

Rachel Levy

Music: Q&A With the Organizer of the Female Fronted (Fuck Yeah!) Fest By Michael Byrne 9/1/2010
David Andler

David Andler

Music: Morphius Records’ founder talks about his latest undertaking—the Baltimore Independent Music and Arts Festival By Michael Byrne 8/25/2010
Something Joyful

Something Joyful

Music: Secret Mountains grow out of singer/songwriter grief and start to "Rejoice" By Michael Byrne 8/18/2010
Horsehair Hustling

Horsehair Hustling

Music: Violinist and musical polymath Dina Maccabee balances a world of projects By Bret McCabe 8/10/2010

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