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To the Beat of a Different Drummer: Little Feat at Rams Head Live, Jan. 12

January 12, 2011
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To the Beat of a Different Drummer: Little Feat at Rams Head Live, Jan. 12

Little Feat has endured its share of lineup changes over its 40 year history, but in the two years since I last saw the veteran cult band, there have been some pretty significant changes. Founding drummer Richie Hayward took a break from the road for health problems in 2009, and sadly passed away last...
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Songs from the Big ‘80s: Tears for Fears at Rams Head Live, Aug. 24

August 26, 2010
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It’s been 25 years now since British pop group Tears for Fears released its second album, the transatlantic blockbuster Songs From the Big Chair. And though the band’s core duo of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith have faced diminishing commercial returns with subsequent albums, split up, and then reunited again, it feels like their...
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This Club Won’t Drown: Steve Earle at Rams Head Live, July 20

July 21, 2010
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This Club Won’t Drown: Steve Earle at Rams Head Live, July 20

“I got to know this city over the past seven or eight years,” Steve Earle told his Rams Head audience Tuesday night. “I know all about lake trout now. I learned about Baltimore from some guys who grew up here and loved the city enough to turn it into some of the greatest art...
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Smiling Politely: Smashing Pumpkins at Rams Head Live, July 12

July 21, 2010
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We’re far enough out from the heyday of 1990s alternative rock that all of its big bands have experienced some combination of commercial decline, falls from grace, breakups, and reunions. But perhaps none have squandered its goodwill with fans quite as extravagantly as Smashing Pumpkins since Billy Corgan revived the band’s name in 2006,...
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Shirts Vs. Skins at Rams Head Live

July 14, 2009
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It’s an odd sensation to go see a familiar act, who you consider to pretty well known, open up for a band you’ve never heard of. Such was the case on Saturday night at Rams Head Live, when Ted Leo and the Pharmacists took second billing to State Radio, a jam band that, based...
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IMP to Book Rams Head Live

December 10, 2008
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Pardon if this sounds a little insider baseball, but, trust us, it’s potentially a big deal. IMP is the large company out of Bethesda that operates Washington’s 9:30 Club and Columbia’s Merriweather Post Pavilion. IMP used to have a promotional partnership with Sonar, and over the years has worked with other Baltimore clubs, such...
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