Sign up for our newsletters    

Baltimore City Paper home page.

Telesma’s Ian Hesford Suffers a Heart Attack On-Stage (Donation Link Within)

April 30, 2012
By
Telesma’s Ian Hesford Suffers a Heart Attack On-Stage (Donation Link Within)

Just over a week ago, Telesma, the Baltimore-based “psychedelic tribal modern world dance music” band, was playing a headlining show at Ram’s Head Live, and gearing up to release its second studio album, Action/in/Inaction, due out later this spring. But band member Ian Hesford, who plays a diverse array of instruments including didgeridoo and...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in News | 7 Comments »

A Posthumous Collection of Valium Eel Songs Hits Band Camp

April 27, 2012
By
A Posthumous Collection of Valium Eel Songs Hits Band Camp

The Maryland music community has lost some well-known figures in April, including Child’s Play frontman Brian Jack and Music Monthly publisher Susie Mudd. One passing that flew under the radar, however, was Vivek Muralidhar, who recorded songs under the band name Valium Eel, and died earlier this month. I first heard Valium Eel last...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Listen, News | 703 Comments »

Lady Gaga Meets Christ: The Lyric Blows the Dust Off Faust

April 20, 2012
By
Lady Gaga Meets Christ: The Lyric Blows the Dust Off Faust

Provocative, profane, and occult is how critics described a version of Faust so daring that only one copy remains, safely hidden away in the Royal Denmark library. Lyric Opera Baltimore stays true to form with their new take on Gounod’s Faust (in partnership with Arizona Opera) at the Lyric on April 20 and 22nd....
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Preview | 2 Comments »

University of Maryland Celebrates Dominick Argento With Week-Long Series

April 19, 2012
By
University of Maryland Celebrates Dominick Argento With Week-Long Series

The March 30 opening night of a new series honoring Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Dominick Argento offered an approach to opera that was accessible to a variety of audiences. Beautifully crafted sounds combined with familiar plots, moving scenes, and humor helped new listeners understand the performance. And it didn’t hurt that it was...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Classical | 1 Comment »

RIP Susie Mudd, Tireless Booster of Maryland Music

April 12, 2012
By
RIP Susie Mudd, Tireless Booster of Maryland Music

Susie Mudd, a fixture in the Baltimore music media for over two decades, passed away on April 4. In 1984, she began covering local music for Maryland Musician, and three years later acquired ownership of the publication, which she renamed Music Monthly. She published the free magazine until 2007, when she was sidelined by...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in News | 730 Comments »

Bossman Reinvents Himself as Travis Davon, Pays Tribute to Jay-Z

April 9, 2012
By
Bossman Reinvents Himself as Travis Davon, Pays Tribute to Jay-Z

Last year was probably the quietest year in Bossman’s career since before 2004, when he became one of the best-known rappers in Baltimore. He may have been laying low after a busy, tumultuous 2010, which included the release of his second album The Re-Up and a brief, pointless beef with Wale. In any event,...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Listen, News | 696 Comments »