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Album Review: Adam Lempel and the Heartbeats

October 11, 2013
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Album Review: Adam Lempel and the Heartbeats

Nostalgia seems to be everywhere these days. Roomrunner and Dungeonesse evoke the early ’90s with their respective grunge and dance-pop stylings, Pearl Jam are due to play 1st Mariner Arena later this month, and the Grand Prix brought the nearly forgotten alt-rockers Live to Baltimore. Continuing the trend, Adam Lempel and the Heartbeats’ self-titled...
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Album Review: 00-00 by Unspecified Services

September 3, 2013
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Album Review: 00-00 by Unspecified Services

Unspecified Services is psychedelic folkie Brian Adam Ant’s new, curiously blank moniker, and to go with it is the even more empty album title 00-00. However, the album is anything but blank, filled with guitars, sound collages, creepy Twilight Zone samples, and Lou Barlow-esque indie rock. Often these disparate elements all happen within the...
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Live Review: Holy Ghost Party and Raindeer at the Crown

July 12, 2013
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Live Review: Holy Ghost Party and Raindeer at the Crown

Station North’s newest bar-cum-venue, The Crown, is very red and very warm. Even the uncharacteristically mild Baltimore summer evening is no match for a second floor venue without air conditioning. Fortunately The Crown is hip to the heat and serve generous portions of ice water in large to-go soup containers. I am, of course,...
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Conventions Untied

April 8, 2013
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The idea of presenting modern and contemporary art music in more informal spaces is not a new one, neither nationally or locally. However, it seems that the forward-thinking organizers always manage to import one or two stuffy holdovers from academia. Not so on Saturday night, April 6 at the Coward Shoe for the premier...
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