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  • We the Builders prints 3D bust of George Washington

    February 6, 2014
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    We the Builders prints 3D bust of George Washington

    In November of last year, there was a bit of a fuss raised about moving a bust of George Washington 1/5th of a mile, from the Washington Monument down the street to the Walter’s Art Museum. Granted, moving a 3,000 pound portrait bust that has been resting in the same place for 179 years...
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  • Lorde to headline Preakness InfieldFest

    February 5, 2014
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    Lorde to headline Preakness InfieldFest

    Lorde, the 17-year-old New Zealand pop singer best known for the anti-materialistic hit song “Royals,” will headline this year’s Infield Fest at Preakness, held May 17 at Pimlico Race Course during the second leg of the Triple Crown. “Royals” racked up two Grammy awards for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance,...
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  • Vacant View: New Documentary to detail city’s problem with vacants

    February 5, 2014
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    Vacant View: New Documentary to detail city’s problem with vacants

    Filmmakers Tarek Turkey and Julia Pitch are deep into Baltimore’s vacant housing problem. When we wrote about Wallhunters: The Slumlord Project, filmmakers Turkey and Pitch were always around, talking to street artists, activists, and residents. Turkey says he got interested in the issue when he was a senior in high school and started filming...
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  • BrokeAss Gourmet gets a TV show

    February 4, 2014
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    BrokeAss Gourmet gets a TV show

    Gabi Moskowitz, whose BrokeAss Gourmet is a regular feature in CP, (she also shared her early experiences with waxing for last year’s Sex Issue) is moving from the pixels of the internet to the small screen of network TV. ABC Family has announced production of Young & Hungry which is based on, as Moskowitz...
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  • The Pains of Being Pure at Heart to headline second Baltimore Popfest

    February 3, 2014
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    The Pains of Being Pure at Heart to headline second Baltimore Popfest

    Last year, in its inaugural edition, the Baltimore Popfest got The Pains of Being Pure at Heart’s lead singer, Kip Berman, to play a solo set. For the 2014 show, the full band (pictured) will top a bill that also includes Eternal Summers, Literature, Sapphire Mansions, and locals Wildhoney and Expert Alterations, whose drummer,...
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  • Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne coming to the Sound Garden next week

    February 3, 2014
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    Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne coming to the Sound Garden next week

    It’s pretty cool that a band as out there as the Flaming Lips can headline a place as big as Merriweather Post Pavilion, but such a venue doesn’t exactly scream “intimate setting.” So if you’ve ever wanted to get a bit more up close and personal with consummate weirdo, Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, you’ll...
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  • Want to see Wye Oak in D.C.? There’s a party bus for that.

    January 31, 2014
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    Want to see Wye Oak in D.C.? There’s a party bus for that.

    With no hometown date scheduled yet for an upcoming tour in support of their new album, Shriek, out April 29, local duo Wye Oak (now featuring less guitar) is instead giving Baltimore fans the option of riding a party bus to and from their May 6 gig at the 9:30 Club. A few quick...
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  • Live Review: Shooter Jennings

    January 28, 2014
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    Live Review: Shooter Jennings

    Cancun Cantina West is a country disco in Hagerstown with black lights and tanned twenty­somethings twirling on the bar tops. The waitresses walking around with whistles and trays of shots reminded me of Tijuana, that other southern mecca of sun and sleaze. I frequented TJ during my brief stint as a San Diegan, but...
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  • R.I.P. Pete Seeger

    January 28, 2014
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    R.I.P. Pete Seeger

    Last May, I had the chance to spend a couple hours talking to Pete Seeger at George’s in the Peabody Court hotel. He was in town to speak at Peabody’s commencement. Later that night, I happened to be back in George’s. A man approached me. “Who was that man you were talking to this...
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  • Live Review: All-Star Tribute to Gene Clark at Floristree

    January 24, 2014
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    Live Review: All-Star Tribute to Gene Clark at Floristree

    After last year’s gig at the Lyric, we didn’t think we’d ever see Beach House perform in a warehouse space like Floristree again, so we were psyched when they announced a show there, part of a small tour with musicians from Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, Lower Dens, Celebration, Wye Oak, and more. They had...
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