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  • Matic Remixes Brenmar and Sasha Go Hard’s ‘Super Fly’

    June 2, 2014
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    Matic Remixes Brenmar and Sasha Go Hard’s ‘Super Fly’

    Earlier this year, Brenmar, who has always had his ear open to Bmore club (he was an early, outside-the-city proponent of Mighty Mark and TT the Artist) teamed up with Matic808, best known for Yeezus: The Baltimore Club Edition, on a shapeshifting refix of the-Dream’s “High Art.” And now, Brenmar has reached out to...
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  • Station North’s ‘Dance to Keep From Crying’: Packed, Well-Curated, Twerky, Awesome

    June 2, 2014
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    Station North’s ‘Dance to Keep From Crying’: Packed, Well-Curated, Twerky, Awesome

    On Friday evening in Station North, you could hear the “Ha” from a few hundred feet away, at least. That stop-start-and-drop vocal sample from Masters of Work’s “The Ha Dance,” a song snippet that has gone on to define vogue-house, yammered from the Ynot Lot at the corner of Charles Street and North Avenue....
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  • “Queers on Film”: LGBT Film Festival at the Creative Alliance

    May 29, 2014
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    “Queers on Film”: LGBT Film Festival at the Creative Alliance

    May 29-June 1, 2014 When KJ Mohr arrived in Baltimore in January 2011 to run the film program at the Creative Alliance, she was surprised to learn that despite Baltimore’s growing reputation as a center for creative endeavors of all kinds, as well as a vibrant queer community, we did not have queer film...
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  • Deathscape Trolls Maryland Deathfest, MDF Attendees Troll Back

    May 27, 2014
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    Deathscape Trolls Maryland Deathfest, MDF Attendees Troll Back

    Over the weekend, near the gates of Maryland Deathfest’s Edison Lot, a few scantily clad women stood, holding signs that read, “Maryland Deathscape, 25 Bands, No Cover, $3 Beers, All Ages, Open Til 2AM, Sonar,” presumably making a few MDF attendees do a double take. Yes you read it correctly. That’s Deathscape, not Deathfest....
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  • MICA Commencement Exhibition

    May 23, 2014
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    MICA Commencement Exhibition

      Over 400 seniors graduated from MICA on Monday, and their accompanying thesis exhibitions overtook every free space on campus in a tangle of cacophonous galleries. The huge volume of work was hard to process in a single weekend, but there I could see, in varying degrees, the transition of students into professional artists....
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  • Moonrise Festival returns to Baltimore, at the new hub for EDM: Pimlico Race Course

    May 21, 2014
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    Moonrise Festival returns to Baltimore, at the new hub for EDM: Pimlico Race Course

    Following last year’s botched launch, Moonrise Festival, filled with producers, DJs, and other EDM stalwarts that was supposed to fill the shoes of the troubled Starscape, is taking a second crack at it, this year moving to Pimlico Race Course on Aug. 9 and 10. A press release says phase one of the lineup...
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  • Wye Oak announces July Baltimore show

    May 21, 2014
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    Wye Oak announces July Baltimore show

    Back in January, when they announced a Baltimore-to-Washington party bus to their May gig at the 9:30 Club, local duo Wye Oak promised to soon play a show in their hometown. True to their word, the band today announced a July 26 concert with Matmos and Wume at the Charles Street Parking Lot adjacent...
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  • Steel Panther and their “Fanthers”: On the Prowl

    May 19, 2014
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    Steel Panther and their “Fanthers”: On the Prowl

    The heavy metal band Steel Panther played the Fillmore in Silver Spring on Friday night, May the 16, 2014. I was invited to the show with a group of friends, and only after agreeing to go did I then watch a few YouTube videos of the band. That is when I realized what I had...
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  • Darkroom Productions Drops new Firearmz Video

    May 13, 2014
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    West Baltimore rapper Firearmz aka Willy Murch collaborated with Darkroom Productions on his new single “Firearmz Is The Illest.” Firearmz is working on a new EP titled Razor on a Plate with Darkroom, who are known for the seminal mixtapes Hamsterdam volumes one and two and producing music for The Wire. As an important...
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  • 954 artists think Baker Award jurors are idiots—but no one knows for sure

    May 2, 2014
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    954 artists think Baker Award jurors are idiots—but no one knows for sure

    Three artists are extremely happy with the anonymous jurors of the  2014 Mary Sawyer Baker and b grants. Those three, Todd Marcus, Brent Crothers, and Chris Bathgate, each won a $25,000 Mary Sawyers Baker Prize. In the estimation of these artists, surely, the judges have the best taste in town. Three other artists disagree,...
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