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Lana Del Rey and Foster the People to headline Sweetlife at Merriweather

February 11, 2014
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Lana Del Rey and Foster the People to headline Sweetlife at Merriweather

Sweetlife, the “music + food festival” founded by DC-based organic salad chain sweetgreen, returns to Merriweather Post Pavilion for the fourth time this year, headlined by pop singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey of the recent-ish hit “Summertime Sadness” and “Foster the People,” of the less-recent uber-hit “Pumped Up Kicks.” Bastille, 2 Chainz, and Chromeo are...
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Roomrunner nabs Baywatch babes, Billy Mays (not really) for awesome new video

October 11, 2013
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Roomrunner nabs Baywatch babes, Billy Mays (not really) for awesome new video

Roomrunner was already our favorite band. And now that we’ve seen the amazing video for “Wojtek,” they’re our even more favorite band. First off, it’s a typically awesome, noisy, catchy, thrashy tune, and it backs a collage of late-night TV tropes, from Baywatch to QVC, and way, way beyond. NPR interviewed the video’s director,...
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Vampire Weekend, Robin Thicke to headline Virgin FreeFest

July 29, 2013
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Vampire Weekend, Robin Thicke to headline Virgin FreeFest

The just-announced line-up for the 2013 Virgin Mobile FreeFest at Merriweather Post Pavilion September 21 includes Vampire Weekend, Robin Thicke, The Avett Brothers, MGMT, Pretty Lights and more than a dozen other bands. The full lineup is here. Vampire Weekend recently covered Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” so a collaboration’s not out of the question. General...
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Bengie’s makes national list of “cool” drive-ins

July 8, 2013
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Bengie’s makes national list of “cool” drive-ins

Business Insider has done one of those lists that everyone is so fond of, and in this case, it’s “15 Cool Drive-In Theaters Where You Can Watch A Movie Retro-Style,” and our very own Bengie’s Drive-In, winner of multiple City Paper Best of Baltimore awards, most recently “Best Outdoor Movie Watching Experience,” made the...
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Pearl Jam coming to 1st Mariner Arena

July 8, 2013
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Pearl Jam coming to 1st Mariner Arena

Today Pearl Jam announced plans for a Fall North American tour that will include a stop at 1st Mariner Arena on Sunday, October 27th. Tickets go on-sale Saturday, July 27 at 10:00 a.m. A pre-sale for current Pearl Jam Ten Club members begins today. The band’s website has full dates and details. Unless we’re...
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DDm drops raunchy “Bubble Butt (Remix)”

June 13, 2013
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DDm drops raunchy “Bubble Butt (Remix)”

A few hours ago, the irrepressible DDm posted a killer new track, “Bubble Butt (Remix)” on Soundcloud (below). Hysterical and seriously dirty, the track includes couplets like “Call your man on Skype and put my dick on screen / So he can see you givin’ head to a butch queen.” Don’t miss DDm’s show...
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J. Cole surprise show at Baltimore Soundstage tonight

June 13, 2013
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J. Cole surprise show at Baltimore Soundstage tonight

On this week’s Short List, we clued you in that North Carolina rapper J. Cole would be making a surprise stop on his “Dollar and a Dream” tour in town tonight, with the location to be disclosed. This morning, Baltimore Soundstage tweeted that it would be the location for the show. Tickets are $1...
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Atomic Books gets liquor license

June 6, 2013
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Atomic Books gets liquor license

On April 1st, when beloved Hampden bookstore Atomic Books announced plans to expand into the adjacent space vacated by Doubledutch Boutique to add a bar, we thought the whole thing might be an – admittedly not particularly funny – April Fools Day prank. It turns out they meant it! And today Atomic announced on...
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Artscape lineup announced

May 28, 2013
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Artscape lineup announced

Artscape’s organizers announced the line up for the festival’s Wells Fargo Main Stage at a press conference this morning. On Friday, July 19th, the festival kicks off with an all-R&B lineup, featuring Brittanie Thomas at 4:30, Bridget Kelly at 6, and Kem at 7:30. On Saturday, the 20th, contest winners iLyAIMY kick things off...
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Check out DDm’s new Nas-inspired track “Cold”

May 7, 2013
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Check out DDm’s new Nas-inspired track “Cold”

A couple hours ago, veteran local MC DDm tweeted a link to a killer new track, “Cold,” produced by Mateo Yeyo, adding that it was “inspired by Nas’ ‘Illmatic’.” Check it out.
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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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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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Check Out Dan Deacon’s Hypnotic New Video

July 19, 2012
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In this week’s cover story, we visited Dan Deacon’s studio, where he was shooting a video for his new single, “True Thrush.” He described it as “a video based on a game, that’s based on the game Telephone.” The video came out yesterday, and it’s pretty great: Frankly, we could watch this for hours....
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Gaslight Anthem Coming to Soundgarden

July 18, 2012
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New Jersey punks Gaslight Anthem are coming to Soundgarden on Friday at 1 p.m. to do a free acoustic set and sign copies of the CD booklet for people who pre-order their new album, Handwritten, which comes out next week. According to this, you can do your pre-ordering that day in the store.
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Fiona Apple last night at the Lyric

June 21, 2012
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Fiona Apple last night at the Lyric

The Lyric Opera House is a pretty snazzy place for a rock show – even a sorta non-rock rock show like a Fiona Apple show. Previous to this I’d seen Fiddler on the Roof and a John Waters Christmas show there. The only rock show I’d seen there was a gig by Milkshake, the...
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