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Intimate Noise: Snacks and Microkingdom at the Golden West Café May 24

May 30, 2008
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Intimate Noise: Snacks and Microkingdom at the Golden West Café May 24

Microkingdom | Image by Raven Baker While the likes of Rolling Stone and New York magazine have christened the Golden West Café as Baltimore’s premiere post-show hangout–a rather perplexing claim as it closes by midnight–the restaurant’s own events have been overlooked. This past Saturday, during the slothful frenzy of Memorial Day weekend, Golden West...
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Chick Corea gets intimate at Hopkins

May 22, 2013
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Chick Corea gets intimate at Hopkins

“I want to take you into my practice room,” Chick Corea told the audience at the Hopkins Club on the Johns Hopkins University campus Monday night. He wanted to take us away from the big stages where he performs on a battery of electric and acoustic keyboards with Return to Forever or his other...
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The Governors Ball NYC Music Festival: We Probably Should’ve Just Gone to Ladyfest

June 10, 2014
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The Governors Ball NYC Music Festival: We Probably Should’ve Just Gone to Ladyfest

“Dance so it won’t be awkward.” If only the crowd attending The Governors Ball would’ve taken witty Odd Future word-bender Earl Sweatshirt’s advice. There was a notable lack of dancing at the three day festival that took place on Randall’s Island, New York and a noticeable surplus of talking. Attendees just stood around and...
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Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne coming to the Sound Garden next week

February 3, 2014
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Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne coming to the Sound Garden next week

It’s pretty cool that a band as out there as the Flaming Lips can headline a place as big as Merriweather Post Pavilion, but such a venue doesn’t exactly scream “intimate setting.” So if you’ve ever wanted to get a bit more up close and personal with consummate weirdo, Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, you’ll...
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Art Basel Wrap Up, Part One

December 9, 2013
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Of all the hurdles to get there- scrutinous press registration, despotic bouncers, strict dress codes, and a transit system that makes Baltimore look like Tokyo- escaping the airport is always the most frustrating. Labyrinthine warrens of moving sidewalks lead to shuttles to trains to buses. The terminal is packed with departing locals openly agape...
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Lionel Loueke at the Hopkins Club

October 22, 2013
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Lionel Loueke at the Hopkins Club

Most attempts at forging fusions between jazz and third-world music founder because one party (sometimes both) doesn’t understand the other—or, even worse, think they do and impose their misunderstanding on the collaboration. The concert by the Lionel Loueke Trio at the Hopkins Club Saturday night was a welcome exception, because Loueke is a one-man...
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Album Review: Blurred Lines, by Robin Thicke

July 24, 2013
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Album Review: Blurred Lines, by Robin Thicke

Blurred Lines is Robin Thicke’s sixth solo album, and fifth with Star Trak Records, the label founded by hitmaking producer Pharrell Williams. Curiously, the title track, which has been topping charts and ruling radio all summer, is only the second actual collaboration between Thicke and Williams. Indeed, for most of his career, Thicke has...
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Theater Review: The Beaux’ Strategem at the Everyman

June 21, 2013
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Theater Review: The Beaux’ Strategem at the Everyman

THE BEAUX’ STRATAGEM By George Farquhar, Thornton Wilder and Ken Ludwig Through June 30 at the Everyman Theatre Jack Archer, the leading character in The Beaux’ Stratagem, has a habit of stepping out of the action, strolling to the front of the stage and talking to us in the audience about the show we’re...
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Future Islands, Phoebe Jean, Guttahball, and a new dance night at Lith Hall

May 30, 2013
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Future Islands, Phoebe Jean, Guttahball, and a new dance night at Lith Hall

Back in the Saddle Greetings day walkers! It’s been a minute since the last While You Were Sleeping, but as the summer heats up so do my nights and it’s back to biz as usual next week. So, about the week that WAS? It’s Wednesday night, when my weekends usually start, and I’m stumbling...
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The bizarre brains behind “Suspect Device” and “Henry & Glenn”

May 24, 2013
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The bizarre brains behind “Suspect Device” and “Henry & Glenn”

Josh Bayer, mastermind behind Suspect Device, and Mark Rudolph, illustrator of the latest installment of Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever, came to Atomic Books this week and we stopped by to check it out. Suspect Device is an anthology in which  Bayer, who teaches comics/drawing classes at the 3rd Ward in Brooklyn, encourages...
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Toots Hibbert talks bottle-throwing incident at The Hamilton

May 23, 2013
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Toots Hibbert talks bottle-throwing incident at The Hamilton

Throughout an intimate acoustic performance with his band The Maytals Wednesday night at DC’s The Hamilton, 70-year-old reggae icon Toots Hibbert spoke of last week’s incident (see it at about the 2:25 mark in the video below) in Richmond, where a fan hurled a glass bottle at the singer’s head. Though still jovial and...
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Transmodern pigs, smoking cocks, and the brightest of the Bmore club scene

May 6, 2013
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Transmodern pigs, smoking cocks, and the brightest of the Bmore club scene

This week was all about Saturday Night. I think someone must have laced my Pabst with a hit of LSD at Transmodern fest ‘cuz after a KILLER night of performances by Dan Deacon, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, Snails, and OCDJ, I ended up talking to animals like a wasted shaman and dancing with the...
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Snarky Puppy bring skill, panache to the 8×10

April 18, 2013
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Snarky Puppy bring skill, panache to the 8×10

Appearing Wednesday night at Federal Hill’s 8×10 armed with an excess of technical talent, Texas based jazz/dance/fusion/world collective Snarky Puppy served clear notice in just how criminally unrecognized they are within the spectrum of popular music. Of course, meandering instrumental songs will never be as accessible as simplistic tracks with vocals, but in an...
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Alexis Tantau Performs Reynaldo Hahn’s Art Songs at An die Musik’s Sunday Salon, May 22

May 20, 2011
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Alexis Tantau Performs Reynaldo Hahn’s Art Songs at An die Musik’s Sunday Salon, May 22

On a balmy Baltimore night in May, the cream of local salon society crowded around Paul Cassedy’s table for another great night of what he calls “dinner and music.” It’s no mean feat for a Baltimore rowhouse. Cassedy introduced Alexis Tantau, the night’s singer, and her piano accompanist, Elizabeth Brown. He toasted them with...
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Q&A: Lower Dens’ Jana Hunter Talks Band Shake-ups, Bohemians vs. Robots, and Exxon (Part One)

April 28, 2011
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Q&A: Lower Dens’ Jana Hunter Talks Band Shake-ups, Bohemians vs. Robots, and Exxon (Part One)

In a flurry of tweets and Facebook status updates on Monday, Lower Dens announced that Will Adams would be leaving the band due to exhaustion. It was the second major lineup change since the start of the year, the first being the departure of drummer Abe Sanders in early January. As part of a...
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Stormtroopers Raid the BSO as BSO Goes to the Windup Space

January 18, 2011
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Stormtroopers Raid the BSO as BSO Goes to the Windup Space

Synchronicity enjoyed a sold-out, standing room only debut last week. The new partnership marks a new musical cooperation between the young Mobtown Modern and the solid symphonic sound that is the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Orchestras across the nation scramble to cater to listeners under 30, wherever they can be found. Mobtown Modern curator Brian...
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No Story to Tell: Cameron Blake, Sea Couch, Sine Jensen, and Adam Trice at the Golden West Café, Jan. 15

January 17, 2011
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No Story to Tell: Cameron Blake, Sea Couch, Sine Jensen, and Adam Trice at the Golden West Café, Jan. 15

Last weekend, Scenic Route Recordings hosted the third edition of the Songwriter Sessions, a monthly event in which local musicians showcase their work in a quiet, intimate setting, often but not necessarily solo. There’s apparently been enough confusion about that fairly straightforward format, however, that there have been running jokes on- and offstage about...
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Words And Guitar: Devin Ocampo at the Writer’s Center, Nov. 5

November 11, 2010
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For the last decade and change, Devin Ocampo has been widely regarded as one of the Washington, D.C., area’s most technically proficient musicians in the Dischord Records orbit, playing drums in Smart Went Crazy and Beauty Pill and singing and playing guitar in the short-lived Faraquet and now Medications, which released its second album...
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Q&A: Warpaint’s Jenny Lee on Billie Holiday, Exquisite Corpses, and Los Angeles

August 16, 2010
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Q&A: Warpaint’s Jenny Lee on Billie Holiday, Exquisite Corpses, and Los Angeles

The guitars of Emily Kokal and Theresa Wayman interlocking in sequin-sparkle shimmer or sinuous smolder; Jenny Lee Lindburg’s bass notes pacing thoughtfully at melody’s edge; Stella Mozgawa’s keyboards adding depth and texture to the whole even as her drumming propels it. This is the intoxicating sound of Warpaint , an Los Angeles-based foursome whose...
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Lush Life: Terell Stafford at An Die Musik, May 16

May 17, 2010
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Lush Life: Terell Stafford at An Die Musik, May 16

“Tonight we’re going to be doing the music of Billy Strayhorn,” Terell Stafford told the audience at An Die Musik Sunday night. “Last year, when it was his 100th birthday, we were commissioned by the city of Dayton, Ohio, where he was born, to prepare an album of his music. Bruce Barth did new...
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