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Final Thoughts From Double Dagger on Shoe-Licking, Being Pissed Off, T-Shirt Smuggling, and More

October 21, 2011
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Final Thoughts From Double Dagger on Shoe-Licking, Being Pissed Off, T-Shirt Smuggling, and More

So it is that today, Oct. 21, 2011, marks the last-ever show for Baltimore’s own Double Dagger. City Paper has done an appreciative feature and a do-it-yourself six-panel poster, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t offer some more words from the band. In researching the former, I sat down with lead singer Nolen...
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Rome Cee Gets Back in the Ring

October 19, 2011
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Rome Cee Gets Back in the Ring

Earlier in the year, up-and-coming Baltimore rapper Rome Cee coiled as many dope rhymes as he could into the one-minute “Rap Messiah Freestyle” that served as both an announcement of his signing to Under Sound Music and a warning shot for his latest album, The Extra Mile. Not one to rest on his laurels,...
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Reina Williams Takes On Simon Cowell and The X-Factor

October 11, 2011
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Reina Williams Takes On Simon Cowell and The X-Factor

Though we picked her as the city’s best solo artist in last year’s Best of Baltimore awards, singer/songwriter/rapper/producer/guitarist Reina Williams is the kind of uncategorizable musical talent that you tend not to see on reality TV talent shows like American Idol. But Simon Cowell’s latest show, the U.S. edition of The X-Factor on FOX,...
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Trans Am Revisits The Future At Sonar

October 7, 2011
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Trans Am Revisits The Future At Sonar

Trans Am, the post-rock trio founded in Bethesda, Maryland in the mid-’90s that has since spread its members across the country, recently reissued its 1999 album Futureworld. Currently the band is on tour, jumping on the ever-more-crowded bandwagon of acts playing one of their best known albums in its entirety in concert. But then,...
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