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Bmore supergroup with members of Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors, and Ponytail to play surprise Metro Gallery show tonight

June 6, 2013
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Bmore supergroup with members of Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors, and Ponytail to play surprise Metro Gallery show tonight

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, the newest side project from Animal Collective’s Dave Portner, are playing a surprise show tonight at Metro Gallery. Not much is known about the group, which announced its formation in April and also includes Angel Deradoorian, formerly of Dirty Projectors, and Jeremy Hyman, formerly of Ponytail and the Dan Deacon...
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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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“Say Your Dream, Create a Sound” With Dustin Wong, or Just Watch This Video

January 13, 2012
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“Say Your Dream, Create a Sound” With Dustin Wong, or Just Watch This Video

For his new album, Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads–out Feb. 21 on Thrill Jockey–Dustin Wong has released a music video and started a contest. First, let’s get to the video, for the song “Diagonally Talking Echo.” The layers of swirling guitars we’ve come to love in Wong’s music are given a full color...
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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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Know Your Product: Ken Seeno, Invisible Surfer On An Invisible Wave (NNA Tapes)

March 15, 2011
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Know Your Product: Ken Seeno, Invisible Surfer On An Invisible Wave (NNA Tapes)

Ken Seeno's Invisible Surfer On an Invisible Wave might, at first, look like another contribution to that chillwave/glo-fi/whatever movement that’s still kicking around (beach-themed, cassette-released) but Seeno’s sound–patient, sophisticated, and pointedly clean–is more like a Fripp and Eno’s Evening Star on a budget. “Everything Is Changing All the Time,” pairs humble horns with gurgling,...
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Ponytail Teases New Album With Super-fun New Video

February 18, 2011
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Ponytail Teases New Album With Super-fun New Video

The band Ponytail isn’t dead. The beachy, squealy art-punk force-of-nature even has another album coming out, a long-awaited follow-up to 2008’s Ice Cream Spiritual, this April, Do Whatever You Want All the Time. Dig this teaser video, an ecstatic barf of found footage, reappropriated pop imagery, and kitties. Be more excited about the music...
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Confirmed: Ponytail Calls It Quits (For Now)

August 6, 2010
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Confirmed: Ponytail Calls It Quits (For Now)

The Bmore Musically Informed blog got confirmation from guitarist Dustin Wong yesterday that, “The set at Whartscape would probably be the last show in a while. Everybody is off going about their own endeavors, which is really exciting, I think. Ken’s writing his own music and Molly is on a journey to find...
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Fame: John Norris Loves Him Some Ponytail

January 29, 2009
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It’s worth clicking on the video below for one of the biggest WTF? moments in local music this month–squealcore quartet Ponytail making a cameo on the MTV show Detox (a program that appears to have something to do with bisexual twins). The interminably creepy John Norris also has a mid-length piece about the band...
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Fawning: Paper Magazine Reads Other Magazines

June 4, 2008
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Fawning: Paper Magazine Reads Other Magazines

Granted, this is a rather late entry into the Magazines With a Hard-On for Baltimore category, but we still thought you should know. (Given there’s probably plenty more of these to come, maybe it’s actually not that late.) Paper, a mag we last recall seeing in Whole Foods, gave a fairly similar Baltimore shout-out...
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The Wham City Wave

April 9, 2008
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The Wham City Wave

The new Wham City space could be any nondescript, ramshackle ghost of industry in the outskirts of the Station North Arts District. The only indication that a show was going on early last Saturday evening–the space’s first–were a man and woman standing outside and politely hurrying people in. Later, though, when the space was...
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Steaming Wolf Penis Not Playing SXSW? . . . But Baltimore Reps It Hard

February 8, 2008
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Steaming Wolf Penis Not Playing SXSW? . . . But Baltimore Reps It Hard

Based on the official South by Southwest lineup, released yesterday by festival organizers, it seems that Baltimore does in fact exist, repping nine bands, DJs, and others at the five-day Austin, Texas, festival. That’s not including off-campus performers, which could, like, double the number. Which would still be probably less than Portland, Ore.’s contribution...
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