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Double Dagger “reunites” at the Ottobar

June 24, 2013
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Double Dagger “reunites” at the Ottobar

Baltimore post-punk group Double Dagger “reunited” at the Ottobar last night, insofar as the three bands with former members of Double Dagger played on the same bill at the site of their final show as a band. There was an appearance from all three, playing the same stage, one final time, in the form...
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Artforum swoons over the Maryland Film Festival

June 3, 2013
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Artforum swoons over the Maryland Film Festival

In a post about the Maryland Film Festival called “Weird and Wonderful,” Artforum magazine all but swooned over Baltimore’s weirdness. The author, Nick Pinkerton, noted that “Baltimore’s fest is as welcoming as its slate is challenging, and its motto, ‘Film for everyone,’ is no put-on. Screenings were almost uniformly well-attended by Baltimoreans from all...
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Double Dagger documentary has a release date

February 21, 2013
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The makers of the documentary on the final days of Baltimore post-punk heroes Double Dagger revealed the film will be released on April 20, Record Store Day. It appears the title has changed from Double Dagger Is Dead to If We Shout Loud Enough, a phrase borrowed from the lyrics of More track “Vivre...
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Final Thoughts From Double Dagger on Shoe-Licking, Being Pissed Off, T-Shirt Smuggling, and More

October 21, 2011
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Final Thoughts From Double Dagger on Shoe-Licking, Being Pissed Off, T-Shirt Smuggling, and More

So it is that today, Oct. 21, 2011, marks the last-ever show for Baltimore’s own Double Dagger. City Paper has done an appreciative feature and a do-it-yourself six-panel poster, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t offer some more words from the band. In researching the former, I sat down with lead singer Nolen...
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Double Dagger To Call It Quits

September 14, 2011
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Double Dagger To Call It Quits

The local post-hardcore heroes Double Dagger are calling it quits, according to a statement on the band’s site. “As the band got older and grew and changed, the people in it did too, and our individual lives are pulling us towards other pursuits,” the statement, signed by all three members, reads. “With this in...
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Meet Broke-Ass Stuart, Guardian of the Poor

March 25, 2011
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Meet Broke-Ass Stuart, Guardian of the Poor

In which the white, privileged phenomenon known as “playing poor” reaches its establishment apogee. Broke-Ass Stuart is in town right now filming a television show for IFC, apparently to do with the “broke and beautiful” concept explored on “broke-ass stuart’s goddamn website” via such items as “Are Rock “Gods” Really That Bone-able?” and how...
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Video: Double Dagger “No Allies” (Directed by Matt Porterfield)

May 10, 2010
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Video: Double Dagger “No Allies” (Directed by Matt Porterfield)

As in, what happens when great bands and great directors get together.  Matt Porterfield (Hamilton, Putty Hill) directed this low-budget, overdue video for Double Dagger‘s riot anthem “No Allies,” a simple treatment of creatively edited “live” footage featuring the Charm City Art Space and probably one of your friends. The embed code on this...
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Q&A: Double Dagger On Graphic Design Punk, Learning From T.I., and More

May 22, 2009
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Q&A: Double Dagger On Graphic Design Punk, Learning From T.I., and More

This month Baltimore punk staple Double Dagger releases its formidable Thrill Jockey debut, More. Well known as an unstoppable, confrontational live band, the album ups every ante on record, sharpening lyrical ideas, experimenting with quieter musical modes, melodies, and just how much you can do with a bass guitar. Earlier this week we sat...
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Double Dagger on Sophisticated Urban Living

August 5, 2008
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Double Dagger on Sophisticated Urban Living

| Image by Nancy Froelich Baltimore’s revered post-hardcore trio Double Dagger floored even its most enthusiastic fans with last year’s explosive Ragged Rubble. This week, DD releases two 7-inch EPs that pair new versions of the band’s best-loved songs with previously unreleased material. Sophisticated Urban Living (Terra Firma Limited) features an extended version of...
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There Goes the Neighborhood

March 7, 2008
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There Goes the Neighborhood

This past Tuesday, word was that Rolling Stone was in town. During the day, its envoy had been spotted at Hampden’s Golden West Café and Normals Books and Records. Later that night, the mag’s representatives headed over to the Floristree warehouse space for a lineup of hometown acts Ecstatic Sunshine and Double Dagger, along...
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