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Reunited Guns N' Roses re-enforce rock-canon status in Washington

Despite only releasing one album of original material in the past two and a half decades, Guns N’ Roses has changed significantly in the last few years. When the band came to the Fillmore Silver Spring in 2012, frontman Axl Rose and his eccentric cast of replacement players were touring theatre-sized...

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  • Sofar Sounds and its secret, pop-up concerts to debut in Baltimore on Thursday

    Sofar Sounds and its secret, pop-up concerts to debut in Baltimore on Thursday

    When Christen B, a Randallstown-based singer-songwriter, heard about Sofar Sounds — a network of musicians and fans who organize small-scale pop-up concerts in unique venues in nearly 400 cities around the world — she was immediately intrigued. She applied to be a Sofar artist, and began performing...

  • Musician Dean Rosenthal: An Annapolis staple since 1975

    Musician Dean Rosenthal: An Annapolis staple since 1975

    Dean Rosenthal is about as local as you can get. The roots musician and guitar player has been gigging in area clubs and other venues since 1975, when he lost a “Gong Show” talent contest to a belly dancer. The long-gone City Dock club Papillon hired him back to play a regular gig. As for Little...

  • Baltimore middle school choir's emotive 'Rise Up' performance goes viral

    Baltimore middle school choir's emotive 'Rise Up' performance goes viral

    A couple weeks ago, when Baltimore choir director Kenyatta Hardison hit record on her phone, she simply wanted to broadcast the progress her young singers at Cardinal Shehan School had made on the Andra Day song “Rise Up.” “During the rehearsal, I added a few parts to it, and then I said, ‘Let...

  • Eminem savages Trump in a new rap

    Eminem savages Trump in a new rap

    Tell us how you really feel, Eminem. The Detroit-born rapper unleashed a torrent of criticism at President Donald Trump in a new rap he debuted at the televised BET awards on Tuesday night. The four-minute freestyle "The Storm" delivers more blows than even the most scathing talking-head could...

  • AMFM hosts Tom Petty Tribute at Union Jacks in Annapolis

    AMFM hosts Tom Petty Tribute at Union Jacks in Annapolis

    Tom Petty occupied a place as one of rock’s most beloved figures, respected by both peers and fans. He had an everyman quality that he brought to songs like “Don’t Do Me Like That,” “Free Fallin’ ” and “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around.” It’s that legacy that the Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians...

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