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Know Your Product: Lights Down Low, Demoralizing Banter, Bmore Club Can’t Be Stopped Remix By Michael Byrne 6/6/2012
Radio Free Baltimore

Radio Free Baltimore

Stage: Public radio personality Al Letson tunes into Mobtown By Baynard Woods 5/9/2012
Say Wut: <em>Club Innovator</em> and Techno Bro: <em>Brahaus</em>

Say Wut: Club Innovator and Techno Bro: Brahaus

Know Your Product: There are dance floors and then there are dance floors: new EPs from Say Wut and Techno Bro By Michael Byrne 4/11/2012
Sean Toure: <em>Sound Channeler, The Invisible Man</em>

Sean Toure: Sound Channeler, The Invisible Man

Know Your Product: A producer takes the mic By Al Shipley 2/29/2012
B. Rich: <em>The Last Great One</em>

B. Rich: The Last Great One

Know Your Product: An MC gets emotional By Al Shipley 2/29/2012
Sinista: <em>Here, My Dear: The Mixtape</em>

Sinista: Here, My Dear: The Mixtape

Know Your Product: Former mainstream crossover self-releases a new record By Al Shipley 2/29/2012
Singles Mixer: DJ Jonny Blaze, The Water, and Ghostmode

Singles Mixer: DJ Jonny Blaze, The Water, and Ghostmode

Know Your Product: Cha Cha, Halcyon, and Throwing Chairs By Michael Byrne 2/29/2012
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Know Your Product: In which Labtekwon delivers the history of money in 10 minutes by way of a sermon on America’s current gold-standard-stripped currency, the bank-run economy, the Illuminati, Satan, the Illuminati again. . . . By Michael Byrne 2/8/2012
Roomrunner: <em>Self-titled EP</em>

Roomrunner: Self-titled EP

Know Your Product: Denny Bowen starts a post-Double Dagger career early By Michael Byrne 12/21/2011
The Schwarz: <em>Deep in the Game EP</em>

The Schwarz: Deep in the Game EP

Know Your Product: The Schwarz drops an EP late By Michael Byrne 12/21/2011
Singles Mixer: Scum Again, Melungeon, Kill Life

Singles Mixer: Scum Again, Melungeon, Kill Life

Know Your Product: Special debut 7-inch edition By Michael Byrne 12/7/2011
Dirt Platoon and Wendel Patrick

Dirt Platoon and Wendel Patrick

Know Your Product: Baltimore hip-hop gets it done By Michael Byrne 12/7/2011
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Know Your Product: Thunderbird Juicebox takes club back to its roots and Wordsmith expands his reach By Michael Byrne 10/19/2011
Timothy Dalton: <em>Modern Thrift</em>

Timothy Dalton: Modern Thrift

Know Your Product: Timothy Dalton is listed on his label’s web site as just from “deep in the mountains.” By Michael Byrne 10/5/2011
Full of Hell: <em>Roots of Earth Are Consuming My Home</em>

Full of Hell: Roots of Earth Are Consuming My Home

Know Your Product: Whodathunk that some of the best crust/sludgecore/heavy and nasty whatever in the mid-Atlantic would be coming out of Ocean City? By Michael Byrne 10/5/2011
Triac: <em>Always Meant to Hurt You</em>

Triac: Always Meant to Hurt You

Know Your Product: If this was something other than music, you’d use it to keep vermin out of your garden. By Michael Byrne 8/24/2011
Hollywood: <em>Stunts</em>

Hollywood: Stunts

Know Your Product: Heavy, earnestly lo-fi garage-punk cut with enough pop and good times that it stands out from the pack. By Michael Byrne 8/24/2011
Lady Piss: <em>Streaming</em>

Lady Piss: Streaming

Know Your Product: Perfectly brutal, artfully grubby noise-rock from a cadre of Maryland punk/metal vets. By Michael Byrne 8/24/2011
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Opposites attract

Opposites attract

Know Your Product: Beachy offbeat pop and melodic hardcore - at least in Know Your Product By Michael Byrne 7/20/2011
Pulling Teeth: <em>Funerary</em>

Pulling Teeth: Funerary

Know Your Product: Genre-bending hardcore from Pulling Teeth, inside-outness from John Berndt By Michael Byrne 6/8/2011
Ex-Replicas: <em>Ex-Replicas</em>

Ex-Replicas: Ex-Replicas

Know Your Product: Ex-Replicas Ex-Replicas Anchor Records With a jerking percussion pattern crashing into a series of guitar chord punches and both backing a snaking guitar arpeggio, Ex-Replicas’ “Camera” kicks up a melodic angularity that used to percolate through a By Bret McCabe 6/1/2011
Daytime: <em>Serendipity</em>, Co La Dial: <em>Dial Tone Earth</em>

Daytime: Serendipity, Co La Dial: Dial Tone Earth

Know Your Product: Daytime Serendipity Friends Co La Dial Tone Earth Friends Two tracks, 14-ish minutes apiece. The music is minimal—or even thin—ambience in one of its most pure states of softly waving, if not so much swelling, cool-sheet-pleasant sound, more By Bret McCabe 6/1/2011
Mopar Mountain Daredevils: <em>Mopar Bloody Mopar</em>

Mopar Mountain Daredevils: Mopar Bloody Mopar

Know Your Product: This hair-farming Baltimore quintet added a sticker to its 2009 debut EP to give it that extra special patina. By Bret McCabe 5/11/2011
Rapdragons: <em>Natural Born Chillers</em>

Rapdragons: Natural Born Chillers

Know Your Product: Note that chillwave isn’t the first subgenre of music to come into existence at least in some part as a punchline. By Michael Byrne 3/16/2011
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Know Your Product: Left turns, folk bliss, and an online do-it-yourself song kit By Michael Byrne 3/16/2011
Whoarfrost <em>Whoarfrost</em>

Whoarfrost Whoarfrost

Know Your Product: This is one of those amazing records that kind of just makes you sit back and go, What? By Michael Byrne 3/16/2011
IED-IUD <em>self-titled</em>

IED-IUD self-titled

Know Your Product: Fuck you IED-IUD. Yeah, looking directly at you Danny Propert, David Litz, and Ken Mars. These vets from such ear-bleed skeeze as the New Flesh (Propert), Sri Aurobindo (Litz), and various MT6 Records hoo-haws (Mars) wrappe By Bret McCabe 3/9/2011
Celebration: <em>Hello Paradise</em>

Celebration: Hello Paradise

Know Your Product: Celebration pulls infinite possibilities from its electric tarot deck By Michael Byrne 3/2/2011
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Know Your Product: The Bridge, Adventure, Raindeer By Michael Byrne 2/9/2011
Thank You: <em>Golden Worry</em>

Thank You: Golden Worry

Know Your Product: All bands have two faces—one live, one in the studio. By Bret McCabe 2/9/2011
Los: <em>Louis Vuitton Gift Pack</em>

Los: Louis Vuitton Gift Pack

Know Your Product: Los Louis Vuitton Gift Pack After Platinum Imagine if at the very bottom of the Hoover Dam, there was a spigot—like a bathroom faucet. You can open it just a little bit, and you’ll get a slow, easy trickle. But you can feel what’s behind it, the wei By Michael Byrne 1/26/2011
Femi “the DriFish” Lawal: <em>The Clown With No Circus</em>

Femi “the DriFish” Lawal: The Clown With No Circus

Know Your Product: Femi “the DriFish” Lawal The Clown With No Circus Stinkiface Music For the better part of the last decade, local spoken-word duo the 5th L has combined theatrical, heady wordplay with a hip-hop vibe and playfulness. The duo, Femi “the DriFish” Lawal By Bret McCabe 1/26/2011
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Know Your Product: The Woolly Moon “And I’m Afraid”, Lower Dens “Batman” 1/12/2011
Oak: <em>ii</em>

Oak: ii

Know Your Product: Even in our 2011 world of post-genre extreme metal Oak occupies alien territory. By Michael Byrne 1/12/2011
Jsoul: <em>Black Sinatra</em>

Jsoul: Black Sinatra

Know Your Product: Three albums into a solid solo career, Jsoul knows not to fix what ain’t broke. By Bret McCabe 1/12/2011
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Know Your Product: Singles mixer with 100 Grand Man and DJ Johnny Blaze By Michael Byrne 1/5/2011
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Know Your Product: Dirt Platoon scores with solid Baltimore hip-hop and Skipper Tracks lights music for bedrooms By Michael Byrne 12/29/2010
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Know Your Product: Microkingdom uncorks jazz-plus while Winks makes almost-human bedroom pop By Michael Byrne 12/22/2010
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Music: Singles mixer with Bossman, Wombatt55, Archer Twins, and E Major By Michael Byrne 12/15/2010
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Know Your Product: Dope Body shoves punk forward, Lowell drops a time capsule from the past By Michael Byrne 12/1/2010
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Know Your Product: A new Jade Fox record and a Dirty Marmaduke Flute Squad coda 11/24/2010
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Know Your Product: Labtekwon makes another album--and reaches for the world By Bret McCabe 11/10/2010
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Know Your Product: A country veteran and indie-rock traditionalist celebrate album releases this week By Michael Byrne 11/3/2010
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Know Your Product: Special head-trip edition, plus a bonus Singles Mixer By Michael Byrne 10/20/2010
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Know Your Product: New edge-riding Baltimore club, and introducing cat folk By Michael Byrne 10/13/2010
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Know Your Product: Celebration, “Shelter” A lovely organ fog, a guitar cut out of Psychocandy, and Katrina Ford belting/cooing effortlessly from the soul, “Shelter” is another latter-day Celebration song thick on atmosphere and mood—that mood being the sort that can make you fall back into your headspace for three minutes of comfort, if not bliss. By Michael Byrne 10/6/2010
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Know Your Product: Dustin Wong explores inner space while Rakkasan marries hooks to heaviness 9/29/2010
Dru Hill: <em>InDRUpendence Day</em>

Dru Hill: InDRUpendence Day

Know Your Product: Dru Hill can’t recreate its glory days By Al Shipley 8/25/2010
Rapdragons: <em>Featuring Baltimore</em>

Rapdragons: Featuring Baltimore

Know Your Product: Rapdragons make fun hip-hop out of indie Baltimore By Michael Byrne 8/25/2010

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