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Kadman Sings Slower And Louder

May 29, 2009
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Kadman Sings Slower And Louder

Kadman | Image by City Paper Digi-Cam It’s only been a year since Baltimore shoegaze trio Kadman released its debut album, Sing to Me Slower, but the band has been quickly developing and changing since then. The only member left from that album’s lineup is founding singer/guitarist David Manchester, and the material being worked...
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Q&A: Double Dagger On Graphic Design Punk, Learning From T.I., and More

May 22, 2009
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Q&A: Double Dagger On Graphic Design Punk, Learning From T.I., and More

This month Baltimore punk staple Double Dagger releases its formidable Thrill Jockey debut, More. Well known as an unstoppable, confrontational live band, the album ups every ante on record, sharpening lyrical ideas, experimenting with quieter musical modes, melodies, and just how much you can do with a bass guitar. Earlier this week we sat...
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Jesus Saves at the Sidebar

May 22, 2009
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Jesus Saves at the Sidebar

Matrimonials | Image by City Paper Digi-Cam When a band plays behind a neon jesus saves sign in a punk-rock dive like the Sidebar, odds are it’s not going to sing any sincere odes to our lord and savior. So when local threesome the Matrimonials displayed their propensity for potty mouth lyrics with goofy...
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“The New Urban Beatnik presents Future Shock: Babylon Series” at the Nest, May 22

May 21, 2009
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“The New Urban Beatnik presents Future Shock: Babylon Series” at the Nest, May 22

| Image by from myspace.com/msmalachi Early deadlines for this week’s Sizzlin’ Summer issue meant that info e-mailed to us early this week didn’t make the print edition—such as this bill of spoken word and hip-hop. Hard-working spoken-word poet Talaam Acey comes to town, sharing a bill with Indelible’s David James, Carolyn Malachi, Labtekwon, Channel...
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Know Your Product: Ear Pwr, Super Animal Brothers III (Carpark)

May 14, 2009
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Know Your Product: Ear Pwr, Super Animal Brothers III (Carpark)

If a pop-techno album ever warranted its own Surgeon General’s warning, Super Animal Brothers III is it. Something along the lines of: “This disc contains high does of sacharrine and obnoxious cuteness, which may trigger diabetic comas in some listeners. Do not ingest more than once in a single 72-hour period.” What Ear Pwr‘s...
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Frodus Explodes Once Again

May 14, 2009
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Frodus Explodes Once Again

Frodus and fans | Image by Josh Sisk Not having grown up around these parts, it might be easy to look at a local favorite like Frodus—safe to say the core of Frodus affection is in the mid-Atlantic, no?—and wonder what exactly the big deal is. People love to soak in nostalgia, but why...
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The Gaslight Anthem Goes on a Road Trip to Baltimore

May 12, 2009
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The Gaslight Anthem has been one of rock’s best Cinderella stories in recent memory: a Springsteen-worshiping Jersey band goes from tiny punk shows to getting drafted to open for the boss himself within two years of its debut album’s release. The Gaslight Anthem’s sophomore album, The ’59 Sound, placed on numerous critics’ lists in...
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The Baltimore Taper Puts Together A Show Worth Recording

May 7, 2009
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The Baltimore Taper Puts Together A Show Worth Recording

Mongoloidian Glow | Image by City Paper Digi-Cam When Jeff Mewbourn puts together a bill, odds are good that it’s gonna be worth a look. Aka the “Baltimore Taper”, few people spend more time in local clubs finding good bands to spread the word about. And the show he presented last Friday at the...
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The Club Beat with James Nasty

May 1, 2009
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The Club Beat with James Nasty

“It surprises me sometimes, it’s like two different worlds 30 miles apart,” producer James Nasty says of Washington and Baltimore, two cities that the Maryland native has called home. Growing up closer to Washington with a passion for hip-hop and go-go music, the DJ became a hardcore Baltimore club fan while attending UMBC. “I...
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