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Shiiiit button brings the Wire’s Clay Davis to your desktop

June 12, 2013
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Shiiiit button brings the Wire’s Clay Davis to your desktop

We came across the Wire-inspired website shiiiit.com today. It has a “Shiiiit Button” beside a picture of  Clay Davis, the fictional and corrupt state senator on David Simon’s show. Below it is the “patented shiiiit counter.”  When you push the botton with your cursor, Davis says “shiiiit.” The Wire continues to inspire.
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On the Download: Kil’s Through the Wire

February 17, 2011
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On the Download: Kil’s Through the Wire

Kil, a beatmaker and a former host of Strictly Hip Hop, has put together a surprisingly non-shticky concept album based around The Wire. On his Bandcamp page—where Through the Wire can be downloaded for free—Kil calls the tape “a perfect marriage between two of my loves, making beats and the HBO television series The...
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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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Electric Wire Hustlers

March 4, 2008
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Electric Wire Hustlers

It’s been exciting to watch HBO’s The Wire use more and more music from the city it depicts, culminating in the January release of the album Beyond Hamsterdam: Baltimore Tracks From The Wire, in conjunction with the beginning of the show’s fifth and last season. At the same time, however, it’s been frustrating to...
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Darkroom Productions Keeps the Good News Coming

February 15, 2008
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We get a number of boastful e-mails from local hip-hop labels, and trust us when we say they’re not all newsworthy. But pretty much anytime Juan Donovan, who along with Jamal Roberts makes up Darkroom Productions, sends out an e-mail blast, he’s got something genuinely exciting to tell us. Every few weeks there’s another...
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A Silent Auction With Loud Music

January 25, 2008
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With the fifth and final season of HBO’s The Wire in full swing, a number of official events have been happening lately in and out of Baltimore to comemorate the city’s most famous current cultural export. And this week, that included a silent auction of Wire-releated merchandise at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. In...
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