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The Man With the Hand Comes Around

September 10, 2009
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The Man With the Hand Comes Around

Comp | Image by City Paper Digi-Cam Five years ago, Comp was looking like Baltimore hip-hop’s best mainstream hope, with a Def Jam contract, songs on movie and video game soundtracks, a guest spot with Ghostface Killah, and a single in rotation on 92Q. Since then, he’s gone independent as his music has become...
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Q&A: Jana Hunter on Exxon, Band Changes, and the Changing Future of Humans (Part Two)

May 10, 2011
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Q&A: Jana Hunter on Exxon, Band Changes, and the Changing Future of Humans (Part Two)

At the time of this interview, which was arranged and conducted in the span of several hours after it was announced that Will Adams was leaving Lower Dens on April 25, there was a growing local controversy surrounding an ExxonMobil commercial touting oil-sands technology. The reason: the oil company licensed the opening guitar chords...
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Bedrock Comes Out Of The Vault

October 31, 2008
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Bedrock Comes Out Of The Vault

McCracken | Image by City Paper Digi-Cam™ Wednesday night was my first time checking out the downtown venue Bedrock since it started booking music in recent months, though I remember going to shows in the same building years and years ago, when it was called the Vault. Not much has changed since then, both...
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When Black Friday Comes to the Ottobar

November 30, 2007
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The day after Thanksgiving has almost as many connotations as the day itself: making leftover turkey sandwiches, shopping, or going back to work for one more day and spending a mellow night out among whatever other stragglers haven’t left town for a long weekend. This year a good show happened on Black Friday: the...
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Peter Walker plays the Windup Space Feb. 8

February 7, 2014
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Peter Walker plays the Windup Space Feb. 8

About a minute and a half into the song “Me and My Lady,” the solitary acoustic guitar powering it starts producing notes that sound like they’re tripping over each other in a torrid rush. This pulse-fluttering sound is a striking counterpoint to the lyrics of this sprightly folk song, which opens with the cloyingly...
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Art Basel Wrap-Up: Part Two (NSFW)

December 10, 2013
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This year, there was some new public art (for the benefit of those stuck in traffic on the I-395 Causeway) by Miami artists Jim Drain and Bhakti Baxter. “VIP Party” is a fake party in cargo containers at the Port of Miami, complete with searchlights and parked luxury cars. It’s so exclusive, no one...
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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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TV Review: Low Winter Sun

August 13, 2013
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TV Review: Low Winter Sun

AMC Sundays at 10 pm AMC’s newest show, Low Winter Sun, based on the British miniseries of the same name, opens on the head of Detective Frank Agnew (Mark Strong). The camera stays tight as it pans around, and only his face is revealed, the space dimly lit behind him. His gaze is down,...
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Avant jazz, nature films, and sweet cocktails at Station North’s new bar, The Crown

June 26, 2013
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Avant jazz, nature films, and sweet cocktails at Station North’s new bar, The Crown

When my friend Robbie Horwitz (of MICA admissions) drove me to see her friend’s band Jazz Lunch play at the brand new bar and music venue The Crown (1910 N. Charles St.), I never expected so many strange coincidences (nor all the hoopla) in one spot. I’d had an idea to ride my bike...
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Book Review: The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

June 21, 2013
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Book Review: The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

Long before tragic starlets became ubiquitous figures in American pop culture, there was Louise Brooks. Those who were alive when the world was still in black and white regard her as one of the most captivating leading ladies of silent film. Younger generations, meanwhile, unknowingly worship her many cultural vestiges, such as the bobbed...
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Review: The Reluctant Fundamentalist, opening today at the Charles

May 17, 2013
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Review: The Reluctant Fundamentalist, opening today at the Charles

The Reluctant Fundamentalist Directed by Mira Nair Opens at the Charles Theatre May 17 We know what the American Dream is, but what is the Pakistani Dream? This is the question Changez, the protagonist of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, asks himself as we see him transition from an up-and-coming Wall Street business analyst to what...
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Jazzfest Day Three: Old-school zydeco (coming to MD soon)

May 1, 2013
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Jazzfest Day Three: Old-school zydeco (coming to MD soon)

“Since they call me old-school,” C.J. Chenier told the Sunday afternoon crowd at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, “I’m going to do some real, old-school zydeco.” Chenier, who comes to Maryland’s Common Ground on the Hill Festival July 14, is touchy about the “old-school” tag, because he’s actually one of the more...
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SXSW: Billy Bragg plays songs from new album, plus one inspired by the Bible

March 15, 2013
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SXSW: Billy Bragg plays songs from new album, plus one inspired by the Bible

“The problem with most protest songs,” Billy Bragg said Wednesday afternoon, “is people spend all their time on the protest and not enough on the song.” The British singer, who has written more than a few protest songs of his own, was standing on the rooftop deck of the Hangar, enjoying the view of...
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Liveblogging Los’ New Mixtape With DJ Drama

December 9, 2011
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Liveblogging Los’ New Mixtape With DJ Drama

Earlier this week, I logged onto the popular mixtape hub DatPiff.com to listen to some of hip-hop’s latest underground releases, and was pleasantly surprised to see that the banner at the top of the site counting down the day’s big new release was from Baltimore’s own Los. The eagerly anticipated The Crown Ain’t Safe...
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Final Thoughts From Double Dagger on Shoe-Licking, Being Pissed Off, T-Shirt Smuggling, and More

October 21, 2011
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Final Thoughts From Double Dagger on Shoe-Licking, Being Pissed Off, T-Shirt Smuggling, and More

So it is that today, Oct. 21, 2011, marks the last-ever show for Baltimore’s own Double Dagger. City Paper has done an appreciative feature and a do-it-yourself six-panel poster, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t offer some more words from the band. In researching the former, I sat down with lead singer Nolen...
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The JACK Quartet Decodes Xenakis At Mobtown Modern Season Opener

September 16, 2011
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The JACK Quartet Decodes Xenakis At Mobtown Modern Season Opener

The name doesn’t come from the phrase: “You don’t know Jack!” It’s an acronym from the first letter of each player’s name. But these knockout young performers may relish the association. After all, they’ve made it their game to advocate challenging repertoire: stuff that’s hard to play and sometimes hard for audiences to take....
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Q&A: Local Composer David Smooke on the League of the Unsound Sound, March 20 at the Windup Space

March 17, 2011
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Q&A: Local Composer David Smooke on the League of the Unsound Sound, March 20 at the Windup Space

On Sunday night the latest experimental music endeavor with firm Baltimore roots makes it local debut. Co-organized and -founded by local composer and musician David Smooke, the League of the Unsound Sound is a loose ensemble dedicated not only to exploring new composed music and improvisation, but to advocating for both of those camps...
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SXSW: Spoon and Broken Bells, Stubbs, Austin, Texas, March 17

March 18, 2010
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SXSW: Spoon and Broken Bells, Stubbs, Austin, Texas, March 17

The microchip has changed rock’n'roll forever. It has added a whole new palette of sounds and a whole new level of precision that can be perfectly repeated forever. But there is danger in these new possibilities—danger that the otherworldly sonics might crowd out handmade noises, danger that perfectibility may obscure the imperfections that are...
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Cirque de la Symphonie and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, March 11

March 13, 2010
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One totally hairless gold man is supporting another hairless gold man entirely with his neck. No joke: Atop a platform placed front and center on the Meyerhoff stage, two male acrobats clad in goldish trunks and tinted with golden body paint, slowly move through a series of poses that this writer couldn’t pull off...
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Notes From A Peaceful Revolution: Insane Clown Posse at Sonar, Dec. 6

December 7, 2009
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Notes From A Peaceful Revolution: Insane Clown Posse at Sonar, Dec. 6

| Image by Josh Sisk If not a revolution, then at least a movement. The Juggalo “family,” fans of the Insane Clown Posse but much more, has the sort of unity and allegiance that doesn’t exist elsewhere in music. You’d be pressed to call it an aesthetic movement—there is something political and social to...
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