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Jemina Pearl at the G-Spot Nov. 2

October 30, 2009
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Jemina Pearl at the G-Spot Nov. 2

For four years and two albums Nashville’s Be Your Own Pet tore through garage punk with the sort of brashness that only teenagers can deliver. The quartet delivered everything at the frenetic clip of young people trying to live before they got old or the Jolt cola ran out—whichever came first. The blonde-haired personality...
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Q&A: Twig Harper on Baltimore’s Dreamworld Portals, Tape Loops, and the Human Instrument

October 29, 2009
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When we chewed the fat with sonic collagist James “Twig” Harper about his latest compositions recently, the Nautical Almanac co-captain and HereSee co-operator had a great deal to tell us-more than we could cram into the print version of our recent story. In the full-length interview below, Harper clues us in on his unusual...
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A Baltimore Jazz Homecoming: the Josh Ginsburg Quartet at An die Musik, Oct. 23

October 28, 2009
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Josh Ginsburg was just a skinny, fledgling musician when he started playing bass as a teenager around his Baltimore hometown in the early ’90s. On Friday he returned home for a concert at An Die Musik as the 32-year-old leader of the Josh Ginsburg Quartet. He brought along three top colleagues from New York,...
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Show the Dirty Marmaduke Flute Squad Your Boobs (Also, Buy Them A Beer)

October 20, 2009
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Show the Dirty Marmaduke Flute Squad Your Boobs (Also, Buy Them A Beer)

The Dirty Marmaduke Flute Squad put on what has to be, by some distance, one of the oddest rock shows in Baltimore. Its members don outfits, such as a Mexican wrestling mask and a paper-mâché horse head, and perform under names such as Captain Mediocrity and Prof. Doktor Von Science, which are just the...
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Noise In Brief, Oct. 16: All The Baltimore Music News That Isn’t Fit To Print

October 16, 2009
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Noise In Brief, Oct. 16: All The Baltimore Music News That Isn’t Fit To Print

Ace Baltimore MC E Major is hyping a new scratch-happy track off his forthcoming mixtape. Listen to “You Send Me” here. Under Sound Music, E Major’s label/collective, also has a new weekly event Tuesdays at Red Maple. Aural States is hosting/releasing a remix album from MC Height with new takes of last summer’s Baltimore...
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The Third Man Reigns: Han Bennink at the Windup Space, Oct. 14

October 16, 2009
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Avant-garde jazz can sometimes be a dour, cerebral exercise but not when Han Bennink plays it. The Dutch drummer may be 67, his hair gone silver beneath his bright red headband, his Amsterdam home full of Europe’s top jazz prizes, but at the Windup Space on Wednesday, he played with sheer abandon and infectious...
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Not With a Bang, Not With a Whimper: Big Bang Party

October 14, 2009
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Booked at the Depot, but moved at the last minute to after-hours spot 1722 a couple of doors down, and then ended early by 1722, this past Saturday’s installment of Senari’s Big Bang was all about keeping everybody, from those in attendance to the talent to promoter Puja Patel herself, off-balance. At least part...
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The Club Beat with DJ Patrick

October 8, 2009
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The Club Beat with DJ Patrick

DJ Patrick is perhaps one of the most unsung heroes of Baltimore club music’s early days. Just about any DJ that was active in the the late ’80s and early ’90s is likely to name-check him, but he’s rarely received much press coverage himself. So when I finally got to track down the local...
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Taking it to the Tweets: Mos Def one night; Amanda Blank the next

October 2, 2009
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Taking it to the Tweets: Mos Def one night; Amanda Blank the next

Whosane So an odd thing happened to me Sept. 16: I had my first real-time Twitter-based interface with a performing artist. Maybe that’s not that weird for some critics, but it was new to me. I was at Sonar for the Baltimore leg of Mos Def’s Ecstatic Tour, and I had been there since...
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Beau Velasco Memorial, Viewing This Weekend

October 1, 2009
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From the Death Set’s Johnny Siera: “R.I.P. my dear brother, friend and band mate Beau Velasco. We are all so devastated that I will keep this short. We love you and you will be missed. You affected us all so much in the most positive ways. Our lives would not be as is, if...
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