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Know Your Product: ScholarMan, Free Spirit of a Troubled Soul (Soganic Music)

March 8, 2010
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Know Your Product: ScholarMan, Free Spirit of a Troubled Soul (Soganic Music)

ScholarMan may be the hardest working Baltimore rapper you probably haven’t heard of, with a thick discography that appears to grow every few months. His 2009 included a solo full-length and two collaborative EPs and, at the top of 2010, he came right back with a new album, Free Spirit of a Troubled Soul....
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Know Your Product: Nuclear Power Pants, Wicked Eats the Warrior (Wham City)

September 24, 2009
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Know Your Product: Nuclear Power Pants, Wicked Eats the Warrior (Wham City)

In the mid-1990s, Nuclear Power Pants would have been lucky to snag a third-string indie stage gig on selected Lollapalooza dates. In the late-’90s, they might’ve found themselves opening for the Make-Up, Olivia Tremor Control, or Love As Laughter. Today, at the twilight of the penny-pinching ’00s, this daffy, nomadic octet—formed in New York...
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Know Your Product: Abby Mott, Go West! Get East! (self-released)

September 18, 2009
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Know Your Product: Abby Mott, Go West! Get East! (self-released)

Four songs. That’s the problem with beguiling songstress Abby Mott’s new EP Go West! Get East!: it’s only four songs. Yes, a mere four tracks that don’t even crack the 20-minute mark in total running time from the supercute vixen with the golden pipes who wrote and recorded her 2007 debut Hearts a’Flutter all...
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Know Your Product: The Lyricists’, Transmittin’ Live! The Radio EP (Bmore Original)

February 26, 2009
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Know Your Product: The Lyricists’, Transmittin’ Live! The Radio EP (Bmore Original)

Although Bmore Originals released the Lyricists‘ full-length L3 last year, Transmittin’ Live is the Port Huron, Mich., underground act’ first musical collaboration with DJ Excel. Excel’s blueprint is the boom-bap you expect from a crew called the Lyricists, but one of Baltimore’s most ubiquitous beat makers grabs some of club music’s energy and avant...
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Know Your Product: Sam Lohman, Ed Wilcox, Jon Simler, and Vinnie Paternostro, Live At Electric Possible, (self-released)

January 13, 2009
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Know Your Product: Sam Lohman, Ed Wilcox, Jon Simler, and Vinnie Paternostro,  Live At Electric Possible, (self-released)

Electric Possible is an ongoing performance series curated by Tone Ghosting’s Jeff Bagato, a Washington D.C.-based musician who also operates out/noise/experimental label Panic Research Audio. Most of the musicians who appear on Live at Electric Possible issue CD-Rs via Panic. Jon Simler and Sam Lohman record together as go-go noiseniks Cash $lave Clique, while...
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