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Listen: The Death Set, “I Miss You Beau Velasco”

February 9, 2011
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Listen: The Death Set, “I Miss You Beau Velasco”

When a band releases its first album after something big and terrible has happened, like the death of a band member, it’s inevitable and natural, if a little morbid, to want to comb through that album listening for clues to how that event informed the music. But the Death Set, whose co-founding member Beau...
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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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Who Needs FreeFest? Just Look at this Baltimore Weekend

September 22, 2010
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Who Needs FreeFest? Just Look at this Baltimore Weekend

It’s pretty impressive, and FreeFest free tickets have been gone for a long time. We got late notice about this show so it’s not in today’s print edition, but Sleigh Bells performs Sunday, Sept. 26, at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $12. An unofficial...
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Beau Velasco, R.I.P.

September 28, 2009
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Beau Velasco, R.I.P.

Brooklyn Vegan reports that Beau Velasco, one of the founding members of the Death Set, has passed away. No other details are available at this time, but the band’s MySpace page has this posted: “R.I.P. Our Dear Brother, We love you.”
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SXSW: Sorry We Missed Your Band

March 20, 2008
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SXSW: Sorry We Missed Your Band

| Image by joshsisk.com In principle, the South by Southwest festival is as much a trade show as New York’s massive CMJ Music Marathon, which sort of made us throw up in our mouths a little last fall. The difference is that SXSW is cloaked in the best/biggest party any lover of music, Tex-Mex...
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