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Taster! Event Offers an Experimental Music Buffet (and Food, Too)

June 3, 2010
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Taster! Event Offers an Experimental Music Buffet (and Food, Too)

As organizer of the annual High Zero Festival and the experimental hive the Red Room, the High Zero Foundation (HZF) has been an integral part of the city’s arts community for more than a decade now, and a forerunner/sparkplug of Baltimore’s current arts explosion. But the HZ folks also understand that there are plenty...
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True Vine Grand Reopening Party

September 15, 2008
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The True Vine has a new home. Find the venerable Hampden record shop now around the corner on Hickory Street and minus one of its co-owners, Ian Nagoski, who’s on to full-time music making and the like. This all started several weeks ago, but it looks like the transition is complete–the shop is throwing...
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Singing With the Lexie Mountain Choir

April 29, 2008
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Singing With the Lexie Mountain Choir

“YELL AT ME IT’LL BE FUN AND EASY THANK YOU” Though it sounds like a kinky personal ad, the above enticement is lifted from a recent Lexie Mountain promotional e-mail. Another caps-heavy missive described her then-upcoming recording session, held last Monday at the Red Room at Normals Books and Records, as “HECKLE TIME USA.”...
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Sound Maps of Baltimore

April 25, 2008
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Sound Maps of Baltimore

Last Saturday, Baltimore hosted a wonderfully unlikely event that meshed music, art, and a gorgeous view of the city at twilight. 387 Feet Above, part of the Festival of Maps mania that has swept the city, is an art exhibit curated by Gary Kachadourian and hosted at the Top of the World observation level...
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Butt Stomach Make Noise, But Fail to Nauseate

April 10, 2008
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After it spent much of 2007 closed and in temporary limbo, I’d been neglecting to check out the Talking Head since it reopened early last fall. But I finally stopped by April 11, and the place was looking better than ever, with even the air inside the club much cleaner than it used to...
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Before Language

March 5, 2008
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Intrigued by sound artist Alessandro Bosetti‘s descriptions of Mask Mirror–his talking computer program–during a recent interview, Noise headed out to his Saturday performance at the Red Room at Normals Books and Records imagining some next-level, avant-garde Speak n’ Spell. Turns out, this thought was not too far off the mark, though Mask Mirror was...
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