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Palace Music

October 30, 2007
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Three days after the Bmore Luv Festival and about four blocks away, we found ourselves at yet another hip-hop bill in Fells Point: the Latin Palace’s “From Da Streets 2 Da Stage.” And, for whatever reason, that early Sunday evening show turned out to be a much more festive affair. It might’ve been the...
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Heartless Bastards Rip Off 2640 Space

October 26, 2007
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Heartless Bastards Rip Off 2640 Space

Excuse the headline editorializing, but what happened Monday night at 2640 Space, home to everything from punk shows to lectures, is clearly a double-asshole move. According to collective member An Byrne and 2640′s web site, sometime between 5 p.m. Monday and noon Tuesday, about $2,000 worth of sound equipment—purchased by 2640 with money borrowed...
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Glenn Danzig Takes a Spill

October 25, 2007
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Glenn Danzig Takes a Spill

Of all the nights to stay home with a mug of peppermint tea, it just had to be the one for Glenn Danzig to have an onstage meltdown. Damn. Word from online music mag Rock and Roll Experience is that Danzig (the dude, not the whole band) fell off the stage at last night’s...
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Anything But Rock: Rocktoberfest

October 23, 2007
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Fells Point’s Fletcher’s is a venue that’s by no means off the beaten path. But it’s not exactly the usual spot to catch a local rap show—the last one we can remember seeing there was an Ogun release party a couple years ago. So it was something of an odd choice for local rapper...
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Nas Rips Local MC?

October 23, 2007
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Nas Rips Local MC?

Two rappers working off the same sample is business as usual, but we had to do a double take on this one. Last week local MC Wordsmith brought to our attention that a new Nas cut, “Surviving the Times,” is—intentionally or not—a pretty close rip of his own track “As the Art Fades Away.”...
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The Club Beat With King Tutt

October 19, 2007
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After naming King Tutt the best club producer of the year in last month’s Best of Baltimore issue, we decided to pay a visit to the man himself and hear what he’s been working on. As it turns out, our award may have been premature; not that he hasn’t proven himself with killer tracks...
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Because It’s Usually a Bad Sign if You Have to Put “Fun” in the Title

October 12, 2007
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For someone who’s lived in Fells Point on and off for half his life, the Fells Point Fun Festival has always been a good excuse to spend the weekend outside one last time before the weather gets cold, although I’ve always just called it the “Fells Point Festival.” Like Artscape and any number of...
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A Current Affair

October 12, 2007
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Last weekend, at the same time that the Fells Point Fun Festival was taking over one side of the harbor, there was another, much smaller fest happening downtown. Current Gallery is an anomalously artsy little venue on Calvert Street that’s been around for almost three years now, despite living in the shadow of obsolescence:...
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Here, Theremin, and Everywhere

October 4, 2007
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The High Zero Festival of Experimental Improvised Music is one of modern Baltimore’s great cultural treasures. Now in its ninth year, the fest is gradually earning institution status. And it’s in the festival’s painstakingly scheduled and organized structure that the inherent chaos of the music is allowed to thrive. But four consecutive nights of...
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Thurston Moore Parties Till He Pukes

October 2, 2007
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Usually if Thurston Moore is playing a club show sans Sonic Youth, it’s a low-key noise improv gig, maybe joined by some free-jazz friends. But Saturday night’s show at Washington’s Rock and Roll Hotel, supporting Moore’s recent singer-songwriter solo album, Trees Outside the Academy, was an exception. His brief current tour doesn’t include a...
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