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  • J. Roddy Walston and the Business At Bonnaroo: Drunk, Weird, and Very Bonnaroo

    June 17, 2014
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    J. Roddy Walston and the Business At Bonnaroo: Drunk, Weird, and Very Bonnaroo

    At any music festival, the shared love of music provides a basis for unity. But Bonnaroo, the four-day festival just outside of Manchester, Tennessee, is particularly interested in cultivating a sense of community. Everyone wishes each other “Happy Bonnaroo”; people walk around with free hug signs; and weed is essentially communal. Even the festival...
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  • Strictly Hip-Hop Broadcasts For 24 Hours This Weekend

    June 13, 2014
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    Strictly Hip-Hop Broadcasts For 24 Hours This Weekend

    Every year, the long-running weekly WEAA 88.9 FM program Strictly Hip-Hop holds a special all day broadcast, from midnight Friday, June 13 to midnight Saturday, June 14. This year, the 24-hour marathon is especially appropriate because the show is celebrating its 24th anniversary. The theme of this year’s broadcast will be “The DJ: Record...
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  • Dan Deacon, Matmos, and the Rest of Baltimore Music and Arts Community Play August’s Fields Festival

    June 13, 2014
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    Dan Deacon, Matmos, and the Rest of Baltimore Music and Arts Community Play August’s Fields Festival

    Holy cow, have you seen the lineup for Fields Festival going on in Darlington the weekend of August 22-24? This three-day event features damn near every out music-maker that matters in the city: Dan Deacon, Matmos, Flock of Dimes, Horse Lords, Nautical Almanac, Zomes, Microkingdom, DJ Dog Dick, Abdu Ali, Chiffon, Ghost Life, Lizz King,...
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  • Jeff Tweedy and Son Bring “Dad Rock” to the Meyerhoff

    June 12, 2014
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    Jeff Tweedy and Son Bring “Dad Rock” to the Meyerhoff

    When one thinks of father-son duos, there are certain pairs which always come to mind: Bart and Homer Simpson, Vito and Michael Corleone, Abraham and Isaac, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. Comedic or criminal, galactic or biblical, all of them are notoriously troubled relationships. It was therefore a refreshing change of pace, at last...
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  • Schwarz’s “The Infamous and Famous Miss Tony” Mix

    June 11, 2014
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    Schwarz’s “The Infamous and Famous Miss Tony” Mix

    To accompany the article, “Miss Tony Stands Alone” on the life of the legendary club vocalist Miss Tony featured in this week’s “Queer Issue,” we reached out to experimental club producer and Miss Tony fan Schwarz to create a mix of his favorite Tony tracks and Tony tributes. Along with Tony’s classics and a...
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  • The Governors Ball NYC Music Festival: We Probably Should’ve Just Gone to Ladyfest

    June 10, 2014
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    The Governors Ball NYC Music Festival: We Probably Should’ve Just Gone to Ladyfest

    “Dance so it won’t be awkward.” If only the crowd attending The Governors Ball would’ve taken witty Odd Future word-bender Earl Sweatshirt’s advice. There was a notable lack of dancing at the three day festival that took place on Randall’s Island, New York and a noticeable surplus of talking. Attendees just stood around and...
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  • Dr. Francis Nunez Cardozo and Baltimore’s struggle for Civil Rights

    June 10, 2014
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    Dr. Francis Nunez Cardozo and Baltimore’s struggle for Civil Rights

    One hundred years ago, the Maryland General Assembly wrapped up its annual session in a lively debate over whether or not to racially segregate streetcars in Maryland. HB 904, sponsored by George Arnold Frick (D) from the 3rd District of Baltimore, would have required all operators of electric railways in Maryland to establish segregated...
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  • Kaskade, Bassnectar, Carnage to play Moonrise Festival At “Club Pimlico”

    June 6, 2014
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    Kaskade, Bassnectar, Carnage to play Moonrise Festival At “Club Pimlico”

    Local EDM lovers rejoice. The Moonrise Festival has released “Phase 1″ of its lineup, announcing over 50 acts set to perform, with “Phase 2″ coming soon. Last year, Moonrise was set to take place at Sun Park but was cancelled last minute due to permit issues. This year, the festival will be held at...
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  • Musician, teacher, activist Derrick “OOH” Jones dies at 38

    June 6, 2014
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    Musician, teacher, activist Derrick “OOH” Jones dies at 38

    Derrick Jones, a musician, teacher and community activist who had an indelible impact on his city, fell ill at his home in Baltimore on Sunday, June 1 and passed away soon after. A cause of death has not yet been released. He had celebrated his 38th birthday just a few days earlier. Jones, better known as...
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  • Summer movie schedule

    June 5, 2014
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    Applause roars as a crowd—high on buttery popcorn fumes and enough sugar to get a giant radioactive lizard buzzed, if it was into that kind of thing—watch the last breaths of the giant Claymation monster bubble up from the depths of the ocean and the Japanese, who have been tormented the whole time, cry...
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