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  • 92Q’s DJ Angelbaby gets pumped again with new club mix album

    January 9, 2014
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    92Q’s DJ Angelbaby gets pumped again with new club mix album

    DJ AngelBaby opens her second Baltimore club mix album with one of her on-air colleagues from 92Q, Pork Chop, hyping up the new disc. “Now last year, we hit you in the head with Get Pumped, right?” he hollers. “It was like the biggest club CD ever to hit the planet earth.” He’s exaggerating,...
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  • Future Islands set to release new album in March

    January 8, 2014
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    Future Islands set to release new album in March

    Local synth-pop trio Future Islands have a new album, titled Singles, due out March 25, according to a post on Pitchfork. The band has left the Chicag0-based, Baltimore-supporting label Thrill Jockey to release the album on the venerable outfit 4AD. You’re sure to catch a lot of these new tunes at the group’s Floristree...
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  • Live Review: Warren Wolf and Christian McBride

    January 6, 2014
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    Live Review: Warren Wolf and Christian McBride

    When a visiting jazz star says nice things about the local musicians he’s playing with, that doesn’t mean much; he’s just being polite. But when that star breaks into a spontaneous grin during the locals’ solos, that does tell you something. That happened again and again when poll-topping bassist Christian McBride played with Baltimore’s...
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  • Los Collaborates With Mark Battles and Wale On New Mixtape

    January 2, 2014
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    Los, Baltimore hip-hop’s rising star on Bad Boy Records, released his last solo mixtape, Becoming King, only 8 months ago, but he didn’t let 2013 end without dropping some more new music. In the last weekend of the year, Los and another up-and-coming MC, Indianapolis’s Mark Battles, put out their collaborative mixtape Broken Silence,...
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  • 2013 Top Ten Stage

    December 17, 2013
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    1. RED (Everyman Theatre) Bruce Nelson and Eric Berryman are revelatory as Mark Rothko and his assistant, respectively, in John Logan’s play, which deals more seriously with visual art than most visual artists. Donald Hicken’s direction was superb and especially brilliant in staging the “fourth wall” as the paintings Rothko is working on, for...
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  • 2013 Top Ten Local Folk and Country Releases

    December 17, 2013
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    1. Mole Suit Choir, Campfire Spacesuit (Ehse) 2. Sterling Sisters, Songs for the Donors (self-released) 3. The Country Devils, The Quick and the Don’t Get Any (self-released) 4. June Star, Kill the Lights (self-released) 5. Her Fantastic Cats, Florida (self-released) 6. D.T. Huber, Scorched Earth (self-released) 7. Boister, Your Wound Is Your Crown (self-released)...
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  • 2013 Top Ten Folk and Country Releases

    December 17, 2013
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    1. Jason Isbell, Southeastern (Southeastern) 2. Valerie June, Pushin’ Against a Stone (June Tunes) 3. Son Volt, Honky Tonk (Rounder) 4. Brandy Clark, 12 Stories (Slate Creek) 5. Guy Clark, My Favorite Picture of You (Dualtone) 6. Robbie Fulks, Gone Away Backward (Bloodshot) 7. Guy Clark, Live from Dixie’s Bar and Bus Stop (May6)...
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  • 2013 Top Ten local Experimental and Avant-Garde Albums

    December 17, 2013
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    1. Locrian, Return to Annihilation (Relapse) 2. J. Graf, The Future Is a Faded Song (Juneau Palace) 3. Zomes, Time Was (Thrill Jockey) 4. Liz Meredith and John Somers, The Disposition of Vibrant Forms (self-released) 5. Baklavaa, Spiral Cramp (self-released) 6. Matmos, The Marriage of True Minds (Thrill Jockey) 7. Salvia Plath, The Bardo...
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  • 2013 Top Ten Experimental and Avant-Garde Albums

    December 17, 2013
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    1. Jenny Hval, Innocence Is Kinky (Rune Grammofon) 2. Young Fathers, Tape Two EP (Anticon) 3. Black Host, Life in the Sugar Candle Mines (Northern Spy) 4. Okkyung Lee, Ghil (Ideologic Organ) 5. Matana Roberts, COIN COIN Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile (Constellation) 5. Dead C, Armed Courage (Ba Da Bing) 6. The Thing, Boot...
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  • 2013 Top Ten Local Heavy Albums

    December 17, 2013
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    1. Locrian, Return to Annihilation (Relapse) 2. Noisem, Agony Defined (A389) 3. Roomrunner, Ideal Cities (Fan Death) 4. Pig Destroyer, Mass & Volume EP (Relapse) 5. Full of Hell, Rudiments of Mutilation (A389) 6. Old Lines, If You See Something, Say Something EP (Reptilian) 7. Cemetery Piss, Such the Vultures Love EP (Cricket Cemetery)...
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