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Anders Osborne optimistic about Soundstage show

October 31, 2012
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Hoping to appear at Baltimore Soundstage Friday as part of Magic Hat’s Participation mini-tour, Anders Osborne and Ian Neville’s Dumpstaphunk are dealing with changes to initial travel arrangements caused by Hurricane Sandy. Local guitarist and vocalist John Kadlecik, who has been co-opted by the post-Grateful Dead project Furthur, is also slated to appear as...
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Teddy Douglas and DJ Exclaime talk this weekend’s Respekt party at Paradox

October 26, 2012
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Teddy Douglas and DJ Exclaime talk this weekend’s Respekt party at Paradox

Back in February, long-running Baltimore club The Paradox reopened, after months of renovations, with Respekt, a party that brought together hometown dance music icons like Teddy Douglas and Karizma with DJ Exclaime and DJ Fleg, who’d been making noise in recent years with the Four Hours Of Funk party at the Windup Space. The...
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Ai Weiwei covers “Gangnam Style”; Times won’t say “Fuck your mother”

October 26, 2012
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 As has been widely reported by now, Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei (who has a show at the Hirshorn in Washington D.C. Oct. 7-Feb. 24) put out a cover version of South Korean artist PSY’s ubiquitous pop song “Gangnam Style.” The New York Times says “the artist, who mimics the mock horse-riding dance...
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Moss Icon to play U+N Fest

October 25, 2012
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Unregistered Nurse  just announced that the “secret headliner” for the second day of U+N Fest on Nov. 10 will be the legendary punk band  Moss Icon. For more information visit: http://unbooking.tumblr.com/
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McCarthyism Records to release Sick Weapons Debut

October 25, 2012
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McCarthyism Records to release Sick Weapons Debut

Two of Baltimore’s best, formerly-defunct musical ventures come back to life as McCarthyism Records (run by frequent CP photographer Josh Sisk) releases Sick Weapons’ long-awaited debut album Birthday Gift. Sick Weapons are finally releasing Birthday Gift in conjunction with their first show since they called it quits a couple years ago. They’ll be playing...
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Pigtown Festival Schedule 10/20/12

October 20, 2012
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This year’s Pigtown Festival has an incredible line-up of music, featuring the legendary HR, Landis, and headliner Jenny Owen Youngs. 12 pm Karter Jaymes 1 pm HR and The Scotch Bonnets 2 pm Savannah Valentino Band 3 pm The Funky Bass + Beat Known as “F” 4 pm Margot MacDonald 5 pm Bombadil 6...
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The 10 Most Popular Baltimore Musicians on Twitter

October 12, 2012
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The 10 Most Popular Baltimore Musicians on Twitter

In my latest Rap Sheet column for the City Paper, I ran down a list of Baltimore rappers who’d amassed over 10 thousand followers on Twitter, as an attempt to measure the online fanbases of hometown MCs. But that raised the question, who are the most popular Baltimore musicians on Twitter in general? So...
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THE VIRGIN MOBILE FREEFEST

October 8, 2012
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THE VIRGIN MOBILE FREEFEST At the Merriweather Post Pavilion, October 6 Perhaps it’s no longer sufficient to call the Alabama Shakes the year’s best new rock ‘n’ roll band. Maybe we should just call them the year’s best band. Period. When the Alabama Shakes took the stage at the Merriweather Post Pavilion stage at...
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The Emperor Returns

October 5, 2012
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By Michael Shank It’s been nearly a decade since Godspeed You! Black Emperor last came through town. The cult band weathered a six year hiatus that ended in 2010. Times have changed since Godspeed played the Masonic Temple back in 2003, but despite post-rock’s recent dormancy they still drew a large crowd. The apocalyptic...
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