Baltimore musicians' living spaces [Pictures]
Baltimore is home to some of the country's best art and music. And the places where these artists live are as diverse as the scene itself. We invited ourselves into five Baltimore musicians' and artists' living spaces, and asked them to share the stories behind some of their favorite stuff. The items range from unexpected (a freezer full of ground beef) to otherworldly (an altar which dispels ghosts). Come on in.
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Ami Dang( J.M. Giordano, Photo for The Baltimore Sun / December 26, 2012 )
Electronic musician Ami Dang was sharing a two-bedroom apartment in Hampden when she emailed Britton Powell, of the band Humes, about booking a show together.
Powell invited Dang over to his place in the old Coward Shoe Building downtown on Howard Street, and mentioned he had a room or two to rent there. Curiosity piqued, Dang and her roommate decided to move in last May. There, Dang has her own bedroom, and shares a kitchen, living area and rehearsal spaces. As a whole, the living space is large and sparsely decorated, but Dang's bedroom is a burst of color.
"It's been an adjustment to live in a warehouse, but it's really nice to have all this space," Dang said. "It's a step up from living in a stuffy, carpeted two-bedroom apartment. Then again, I'm living with six other people and sharing a kitchen. We only have one shower with hot water. That actually hasn't been so bad. We don't actually fight for the bathroom, which is really good."