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Sorta-Local Musicians Prank Judge Judy

February 23, 2010
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Sorta-Local Musicians Prank Judge Judy

Well, no, we’re not likely to get confirmation that this is actually a prank but, come the fuck on, just watch it. In which Kate Levitt, of Teeth Mountain fame, and Jonathan Coward, aka Shams, parody art-hipster culture via a case about a dead cat for a daytime television audience that could probably give...
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Know Your Product: DJ Class, Blue Lava (ClassHeat Records)

February 18, 2010
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Know Your Product: DJ Class, Blue Lava (ClassHeat Records)

Not Actually the Cover 2009 was a whirlwind year for DJ Class. The veteran Baltimore club producer’s breakout single “I’m The Ish” got him signed to Universal Records, sent him on tours across the country, and spun off remixes featuring superstars such as Kanye West and Lil Jon. But as the year came to...
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A Brief Lesson In Scoring PR From Fan Death Records

February 17, 2010
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A Brief Lesson In Scoring PR From Fan Death Records

| Image by Josh Sisk Fan Death is a punk label run by Sean Gray and the Baltimore-based Chris Berry that’s put out swell music from the likes of Drunkdriver, Rosemary Krust, Clockcleaner, and Ringo Deathstar, among others. Fan Death is also largely responsible for the now-mammoth DNA Test Fest, which moves to Baltimore...
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Apologies: This Week’s Short List Is Effed

February 17, 2010
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Apologies: This Week’s Short List Is Effed

Not totally, but due to an editing mishap a few notable shows are listed under the wrong day in the print version of Wednesday’s paper (Feb. 17). Specifically, the Golden West dates are one day early, and the Chrisette Michele show at Rams Head Live was one day late. City Paper regrets the error....
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Considered: The Hexagon Goes ASCAP Free

February 3, 2010
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Considered: The Hexagon Goes ASCAP Free

| Image by Michaelus Byrnicus Until last week, the only thing particularly unique about the Hexagon’s decision to ditch ASCAP and the other performing rights organizations (PROs), was the public nature of it. It’s difficult to say how many venues, restaurants, and other businesses currently operate without PRO licenses, while playing or performing copyrighted...
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Snow Apocalypse 2010: Lafayette Gilchrist and Louis Moholo-Moholo Performance Moved Up

February 3, 2010
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Snow Apocalypse 2010: Lafayette Gilchrist and Louis Moholo-Moholo Performance Moved Up

Louis Moholo-Moholo | Image by Jazzway 6004 Given that we’re all going to die an icy death Friday night and into Saturday morning as an apparently sure-shot nor’easter pounds the Mid-Atlantic, Jazzway 6004 has moved up rather than postpone its very exciting collaborative performance between local jazz powder keg Lafayette Gilchrist and South African...
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Twig Harper Goes Really on the Record: Andrew WK, Steev Mike, Vast Conspiracies, Heavy Doses of Acid, More

February 2, 2010
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Twig Harper Goes Really on the Record: Andrew WK, Steev Mike, Vast Conspiracies, Heavy Doses of Acid, More

| Image by Carly Ptak Context: Twig Harper is Baltimore’s resident out-of-body traveler, mystic, and noise celebrity. He’s also at or near the nexus of a swirl of rumors and accusations surrounding Andrew WK—pop musician and cult figure formerly of Michigan’s noise scene—some of which have Harper as being the “mastermind” behind the mythical...
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