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Noise In Brief, Nov. 20: All The Baltimore Music News That Isn’t Fit To Print

November 20, 2009

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Chicago’s venerable Thrill Jockey label continues its march toward a Baltimore music monopoly: Future Islands are the latest signing. The synth-pop trio is also finally getting some good national buzz–with a little help from beatscaper Jones and Beach House’s Victoria LeGrand. [Pitchfork]

Sonar holds a benefit show for the family of Kevin Hannigan, the drummer of Baltimore sludge band Wake Up on Fire, who passed away last week. Participating bands include Magrudergrind, Vincent Black Shadow, Pilgrim, Surroundings, Oak, and more.

The Baltimore Scene held its Baltimore Crowd awards earlier this month, with Mully Man taking home Hip Hop Artist of the Year. Find all of the winners here. [Government Names]

Baltimore MC Height released a brand new EP, Swiss Chard Vol. 1 on the sly via Splice Today. Grab it here.