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Artscape, Whartscape, and Other Scapes

July 24, 2007
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Artscape is a feast for the senses, a delectable melting pot of different cultures and flavors–but enough about the food. On Saturday, as we wandered from vendor to vendor stuffing our faces with jerk chicken and souvlaki, the musical portion of the afternoon got off to a great, unexpected start when we stumbled upon...
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“Post-Release Party” Just Doesn’t Have the Same Ring to It

July 20, 2007
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“Post-Release Party” Just Doesn’t Have the Same Ring to It

Thursday night was a release party for Ogun’s B-more Hero mixtape at Sonar, albeit in name only; the CD has been available at shows and in stores for going on four months now. Pointing out the slight name discrepancy is not a knock, mind you. So many local MCs hype their upcoming releases, only...
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The View of Pier Six From Pier Seven

July 17, 2007
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Pier Six Pavillion is the best free concert venue in Baltimore–but not by design. Plenty of people pay for admission to the open-air pavillion, but there’s not much point when you can sit on an adjacent pier and hear and see the band just as well as the people who paid for the cheap...
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The Club Beat With Say Wut

July 6, 2007
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The Club Beat With Say Wut

Although he’s been making Baltimore club tracks since the late ’90s, producer Say Wut–alternately known as Nigga Say What or NSW–didn’t really make a name for himself until he came up with a catchy way to say it. “I was like, ‘Man, nobody really knows who I am, I need to put my name...
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Sports and Classic Rock (Unfortunately Not the Huey Lewis Kind)

July 3, 2007
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During the summer, 98 Rock supplements its Monday night local music series at Fletchers with a second weekly concert, this one downtown and outdoors, at the pier in front of ESPN Zone at the Inner Harbor. And it was something of a relief to attend last Wednesday’s show and find the exact kind of...
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All That, uh, Jazz

July 2, 2007
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We here at Baltimore’s Most Silent Tongues- and Creative Orchestra Music 1976-Loving Alternative Weekly freely admit we play fast and loose with the term “jazz,” that spicy nounverbadjective that insouciantly alludes, describes, and/or identifies our distinctly American music. We might apply it to people who don’t want it, musicians who would prefer anything more...
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