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The Fifth Annual Baltimore Rap Round Robin Announces Fresh New Lineup

June 21, 2011
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The Fifth Annual Baltimore Rap Round Robin Announces Fresh New Lineup

For the last four summers, the Rap Round Robin has been one of the most exciting events in Baltimore music, combining the city’s burgeoning, offbeat hip-hop underground with the surprisingly durable novelty of having several acts in one room taking turns playing one song at a time. And it just got a little more...
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Meet Broke-Ass Stuart, Guardian of the Poor

March 25, 2011
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Meet Broke-Ass Stuart, Guardian of the Poor

In which the white, privileged phenomenon known as “playing poor” reaches its establishment apogee. Broke-Ass Stuart is in town right now filming a television show for IFC, apparently to do with the “broke and beautiful” concept explored on “broke-ass stuart’s goddamn website” via such items as “Are Rock “Gods” Really That Bone-able?” and how...
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Whartscape 2010: It’s Going to be a Doozy

May 27, 2010
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Whartscape 2010: It’s Going to be a Doozy

In an e-mail this afternoon, the Wham City collective announced the lineup for this summer’s fourth edition of Whartscape, Baltimore’s celebration of everything underground. This year’s events happen July 22-25 at a list of venues yet to be determined; tickets go on sale June 15 at whamcity.com. Organizers emphasize that, again, this festival will...
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Zodiac Closing at the End of May

May 4, 2010
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The Station North Wham City performance space, formerly the Club Charles’ dining adjunct, is closing at the end of this month, curator/booker Adam Endres confirms via e-mail. Featuring bands ranging from Beach House to Wavves and events ranging from game nights to lectures to comedy, the small room was a comfortable home for the...
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Q&A: Height On Working With Friends, Schoolly D, and Keeping It Brief

January 16, 2009
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Q&A: Height On Working With Friends, Schoolly D, and Keeping It Brief

Height With Friends This week Baltimore rapper Height dropped his fourth full-length, Baltimore Highlands, one of the first releases from the Wham City label. In light of the new record, the release party at Zodiac this Friday, and my review in this week’s paper, I sat down with Height in his Hampden rowhouse to...
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The Baltimore Round Robin Tour Goes An Extra Round At Home

December 29, 2008
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The Baltimore Round Robin Tour 2008 is one of the more brilliant ideas to come out of the Wham City collective in its past few years. Not only did the two-night traveling show give exposure to dozens of local acts while pulling respectable crowds across the midwest and East Coast with the buzz of...
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Whartscape 2008 Kicks Off at the Charles: Whartscape, Charles Theatre, July 17

July 18, 2008
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Wham City’s alternative to Artscape is only in its third year, but already it’s starting to feel like an institution. So much attention, in the indie press and online, was lavished on last year’s festival and the advance hype for this year’s installment that you get the feeling there are a good number of...
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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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About Damn Time: Wham City Starts a Label

February 28, 2008
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About Damn Time: Wham City Starts a Label

Noise caught up with the ever-touring Dan Deacon, currently warping young minds in Australia, and psychotronic DJ/video artist Mark Brown for the scoop on Wham City’s latest venture. The collective’s brand-new, more-than-just-music label debuted earlier this month with Wham City Box #1, a multimedia compilation featuring a CD and DVD, along with hawt-couture goodies...
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