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OOH’s Yo Slick Alias Releases An 11-Minute “Short Music Film”

August 27, 2012
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OOH’s Yo Slick Alias Releases An 11-Minute “Short Music Film”

photo by Rarah Earlier this year, rapper OOH of the group Brown F.I.S.H. launched a new chapter of his solo career with the release of the first single by his alias Yo Slick. But the line between his two names has remained blurry, and his site DamnYoSlick.com recently premiered an epic video for “Let...
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Jordan Baird Wins The Baltimore Round of CW’s The Next

August 24, 2012
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Last month we reported the news that The CW network’s new music talent search reality show, The Next: Fame Is At Your Doorstep, was in town to shoot an episode showcasing a few Baltimore singers. And that episode, the second in the series, aired on Thursday night, featuring four local artists performing in front...
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Dwele brings his new album to Baltimore

August 22, 2012
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Dwele brings his new album to Baltimore

Next week, Detroit-based R&B singer Dwele will release his fifth album, Greater Than One, on E1 Music, and his promotional tour will bring him through Maryland for multiple local appearances on Wednesday, August 29th. At 3p.m. he’ll make an in-store appearance at Kemp Mills Music in Temple Hills. Later that evening, Gypsy Soul will...
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New Pussy Riot song (with translation of lyrics)

August 20, 2012
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After three of its members were sentenced to two years in prison for the crime of  hooliganism, Pussy Riot, the Russian feminist punk band, released a new single “Putin Lights up the Fires” (above in the Guardian‘s great video montage). The song shows that the women in Pussy Riot are not only revolutionary–they also...
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Guantanamo Baywatch

August 20, 2012
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Guantanamo Baywatch

A couple months ago, Baltimore lost one of its iconic nightclubs in Sonar. While it may still yet rise from the dead, it’s hard not to get a little misty-eyed at the prospect of Sonar being gone for good. Thankfully, everyone’s favorite dysfunctional music venue had a solid sendoff thanks to the portmanteau loving...
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Free Pussy Riot

August 17, 2012
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A Russian judge sentenced three members of the punk feminist band Pussy Riot to two years in prison today for the crime of “hooliganism.” A dozen others were arrested by riot police after the verdict was announced. The charges stem from February, when the band entered Moscow’s main church and performed a “punk prayer”...
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Mission of Burma, Unsound

August 17, 2012
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Mission of Burma, Unsound

Mission of Burma, who will be playing the Black Cat in D.C. next month, is amazingly still not tired, but they might be getting there. Their fifth album, Unsound, shows off the same noisy, amped-up band that puts punkers half their age to shame, but it doesn’t expand on their other post-reunion releases. It’s...
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Brian Ennals Chainsmokes in Severn

August 16, 2012
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Brian Ennals Chainsmokes in Severn

Severn, Maryland-based rapper Brian Ennals released a solid mixtape, Untitled, in 2009, but it may have been hard for him to grab much attention without a flashy rapper name or even a title for his tape. But his upcoming project Candy Cigarettes deserves to build considerably more buzz, if the first single “Newport Music”...
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Jane’s Addiction at the Lyric

August 15, 2012
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When I was 16, my middle-aged uncle and his younger wife came to stay with us one night because the Rolling Stones Steel Wheels tour was in town. This was the late 1980s, 20 years after the Stones’ heyday. It seemed so strange that these old people (as they seemed to me at the time)...
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Jack White, Skrillex, Nas to Headline FreeFest

August 13, 2012
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Jack White, Skrillex, Nas to Headline FreeFest

At long last, the line-up for the Virgin Mobile FreeFest, scheduled for October 6 at Merriweather Post Pavilion, has been announced: Jack White, Skrillex, M83, Nas, ZZ Top, Santigold, Alabama Shakes, Ben Folds Five, The Dismemberment Plan, Allen Stone, Trampled by Turtles, Portugal. The Man, Das Racist, Future Islands and Justin Jones will play...
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Mike Apichella pens epic love letter to the ’90s Baltimore County scene

August 9, 2012
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Mike Apichella pens epic love letter to the ’90s Baltimore County scene

A few days ago, local musician and writer Mike Apichella launched a new website, Towson Glen-Arm Freakouts, with an incredibly dense 10,000 word timeline of the DIY scene among a cabal of Baltimore County teenagers from 1992 to 1997. The story goes up to around the time of the foundation of the storied all...
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Passion in the Pits

August 8, 2012
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Passion in the Pits

Modernist writers like Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Faulkner touched primarily on the darker aspects of American life: war, deceit, and incest. Post-modernism hasn’t been all buttercups and rainbows either, with writers like David Foster Wallace discussing themes of rape, inequality, and the frustration with the mundane. So where does all this fit in an album...
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Si-Notes Gets On The Bus

August 3, 2012
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 Local female rapper Si-Notes has kept busy since winning a Best of Baltimore award a couple years ago, and this summer her top priority has been the single “Go Dumb” and its recent video, directed by Finesse Da Great and edited by fellow femcee TT The Artist. To go along with the song title’s...
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