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Beach House leads an all-star group of local and national musicians in a performance of Gene Clark’s No Other

December 3, 2013
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Beach House leads an all-star group of local and national musicians in a performance of Gene Clark’s No Other

Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally of Beach House have put together an all-star, Last Waltz-but-indie lineup for a limited run of four performances of Gene Clark’s  solo album No Other in its entirety, with a show scheduled for January 23 at Floristree. A founding member of the Byrds, Clark released the album in 1974 to...
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A list of songs by Baltimore artists tangentially related to Preakness

May 17, 2013
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This Saturday is the Preakness, and the InfieldFest this year features noted Bud Light spokesman Pitbull and those “Thrift Shop” dudes Macklemore and Ryan Lewis as the headliners, which we’re not too psyched about. Especially since there are plenty of artists with Baltimore ties who have written songs that kinda, sorta relate to the...
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Spend Thanksgiving With Friends Records’ New Holiday Comp

November 23, 2011
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Spend Thanksgiving With Friends Records’ New Holiday Comp

Well, the economy is still in the shitter, Congress appears to be out of fucks to give, and there’s all of the police-state insanity surrounding the Occupy movement, but, hey, we’ve all got something to be thankful for. Here in Baltimore, we can give thanks for good local music, and we can be thankful...
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Closing Bang: The Nels Cline Singers and the Rova Saxophone Quartet, the Windup Space, Feb. 27

February 28, 2011
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Closing Bang: The Nels Cline Singers and the Rova Saxophone Quartet, the Windup Space, Feb. 27

It was quite a weekend for jazz in Baltimore. Friday night began with a concert by Baltimore pianist Lafayette Gilchrist, New York bassist William Parker, and Baltimore reed player John Dierker at the University of Baltimore. Later that same night, New York’s Matthew Shipp Trio held forth at An Die Musik. The next night...
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Video Roundup: New Sounds/Pictures From the Death Set, Celebration, and Dog Leather

January 21, 2011
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Video Roundup: New Sounds/Pictures From the Death Set, Celebration, and Dog Leather

First up, the first new song in years from erstwhile Baltimore spazz-punk band the Death Set. And it’s probably the heaviest, most breaking-things track the band’s ever done—Johnny Siera stops shrieking just long enough for a weird mechanical sampled chorus to cut in, backed by a guitar that seems almost metal. Punishing and kinda...
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Big In Japan Winds Down Its Windup Space Residency

September 1, 2009
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Big In Japan Winds Down Its Windup Space Residency

| Image by City Paper Digi-Cam Big In Japan began more than a decade ago as a kind of low-key offshoot of Lake Trout, a chance for three of the band’s five members to do small club gigs of groove-based improvisation. Over the last year or two, though, it’s become a more consistently active...
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Video: Beach House and Celebration Live, August 7

August 28, 2009
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Earlier this month, Beach House and Celebration played a outdoor double-bill show next to the Metro Gallery that included a one-off collaborative set. If you were, say, enjoying the summer out at some panhandle swimming hole, here’s your (chance to see what was missed. The video comes courtesy of Guy Werner, who adds on...
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Extended Q&A: Celebration

April 3, 2009
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Extended Q&A: Celebration

About a year and a half ago, Celebration slipped, mostly, from the public’s radar, going into a sort of creative hibernation. Last month, the band re-emerged with a plan to release its new songs via an interactive, multi-media web site, the Celebration Electric Tarot. In advance of the site’s unveiling, we sat down with...
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