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  • I’m Throwing My Arms Around Baltimore: Morrissey to play the Meyerhoff in June

    February 14, 2014
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    I’m Throwing My Arms Around Baltimore: Morrissey to play the Meyerhoff in June

    Former Smiths frontman and master of mope Morrissey has given the best Valentine’s Day gift of all to his forlorn fans in Charm City: a headlining show at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on June 10. Tickets go on sale Feb. 21 at noon through Ticketmaster and box offices at both the 9:30 Club and...
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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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  • Peter Walker plays the Windup Space Feb. 8

    February 7, 2014
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    Peter Walker plays the Windup Space Feb. 8

    About a minute and a half into the song “Me and My Lady,” the solitary acoustic guitar powering it starts producing notes that sound like they’re tripping over each other in a torrid rush. This pulse-fluttering sound is a striking counterpoint to the lyrics of this sprightly folk song, which opens with the cloyingly...
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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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