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Bad Seed Rising not the average 'kid group'

Bad Seed Rising not the average 'kid group'

Huddled around a conference table on a recent Friday afternoon, four best friends joked around as teenagers do.

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After years of inactivity, Silks off to a strong restart

After years of inactivity, Silks off to a strong restart

For years, Silks was a mysterious eyesore in Canton.

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Baltimore album reviews [Pictures]

Album review: Sun Club, 'Dad Claps at the Mom Prom'

If there is an appropriate record to celebrate spring's anticipated arrival in Baltimore, it must be this instantly engaging six-track EP.

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The Brewer's Art to rename Ozzy beer

The Brewer's Art to rename Ozzy beer

Co-owner Tom Creegan put rumors -- swirling for weeks after a cease-and-desist letter from Ozzy Osbourne's camp -- to rest Wednesday.

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The Wonder Years leads pop-punk forward

The Wonder Years leads pop-punk forward

When the Wonder Years formed in 2005, the pop-punk band from Philadelphia had a singular objective: Make themselves laugh.

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Shotti's Point adds touch of Ocean City to Riverside

Shotti's Point adds touch of Ocean City to Riverside

In early December, a Facebook post announced a change had come to a Riverside haunt: “Hey guys. It's no longer Paul's bar ... we are under new ownership but not much else is going to change.”

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Higher-profile acts on tap as WTMD's First Thursdays moves

Higher-profile acts on tap as WTMD's First Thursdays moves

Since last June, the Towson radio station has upgraded its studio, its satellite reception and now adds the headliners of First Thursdays, its free concert series, to the list.

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Horse With No Name and Baltimore Bar Arcade in Canton now closed

Horse With No Name and Baltimore Bar Arcade in Canton now closed

First it was Dark Horse Saloon, then it was The Horse With No Name and now it's closed.

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Brandy, Johnny Gill to perform at 2014 African American Festival

Brandy, Johnny Gill to perform at 2014 African American Festival

Mint Condition, Monifah and Jacob Latimore are also scheduled to take the stage.

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Torrent looks and sounds good, so what's the problem?

Torrent looks and sounds good, so what's the problem?

Just before 11 p.m., the night's first dancer entered the floor.

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War On Women: A co-ed feminist punk band for all

War On Women: A co-ed feminist punk band for all

As the lead singer of War On Women, Shawna Potter occasionally encounters brash harassment from men in the crowds.

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Future Islands and Baltimore captured by Yours Truly in mini-doc

Future Islands and Baltimore captured in excellent mini-doc

The latest piece from San Francisco's Yours Truly shows the Baltimore trio in the lead-up to the release of "Singles."

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Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Festival returns in April

Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Festival returns in April

Grammy-winning dobro player Jerry Douglas and renowned banjoist Noam Pikelny will perform at the second Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Festival.

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Jane's Addiction, Rise Against to headline Shindig Music Festival

Jane's Addiction, Rise Against to headline Shindig Music Festival

Baltimore-based acts J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Charm City Devils and Bad Seed Rising will also perform.

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Ozzy beer still on shelves after Brewer's Art receives cease-and-desist letter

Ozzy beer still on shelves after Brewer's Art receives cease-and-desist letter

Ozzy Osbourne has endorsed soda, a cellphone and even imitation butter spread, but the local beer named Ozzy is not on the list.

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For King Los, a liberated but uncertain future without Bad Boy

For King Los, a liberated but uncertain future without Bad Boy

"It's like LeBron without a team," Shade 45 host Sway Calloway said before introducing "one of the hottest in the game right now."

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Abbi Jacobson, from MICA to 'Broad City'

Abbi Jacobson, from MICA to 'Broad City'

If you are one of the 1.2 million viewers the Comedy Central series "Broad City" attracts on average each week, you might have noticed a nod to Baltimore in the recent episode "Stolen Phone."

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Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival signals start of spring in Baltimore

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival signals start of spring in Baltimore

More than 60 beers, 40 bourbons to wet your whistle.

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Switchfoot, Eli Young Band to play Preakness' second stage

Switchfoot, Eli Young Band to play Preakness' second stage

Sundy Best and Go Go Gadjet will also perform on the Jagermeister Stage.

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The Neighbourhood at Rams Head Live [Pictures]

The Neighbourhood at Rams Head Live [Pictures]

California rock act The Neighbourhood performed to a sold-out Rams Head Live crowd on Wednesday.

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The Gold Bar marks another great addition to Station North

The Gold Bar marks another great addition to Station North

The creative drinks menu matches its wide-range of nightly entertainment.

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For Casting Crowns singer, message outweighs art

For Casting Crowns singer, message outweighs art

Mark Hall's resume makes it safe to say that he's a bona fide rock star.

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Sonar nightclub owner sentenced to 10 years in $14.5 million marijuana operation

Sonar nightclub owner sentenced to 10 years in $14.5 million marijuana operation

The owner of Baltimore's Sonar nightclub was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for his role in supervising a drug dealing and money laundering operation, federal prosecutors announced.

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Silopanna Music Festival to return this year

Silopanna Music Festival to return this year

After taking 2013 off, the Silopanna Music Festival will take place in Crownsville this summer.

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Voltage granted 30-day reprieve on revoked liquor license

Voltage granted 30-day reprieve on revoked liquor license

A Baltimore judge on Friday allowed the Voltage nightclub to continue serving alcohol for 30 days pending appeal of a decision a day earlier to revoke the club's license, according to the city liquor board chairman.

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With Tavern Room, Fleet Street Kitchen opens more casual side

With Tavern Room, Fleet Street Kitchen opens more casual side

The restaurant's rebranded half aims for approachability, but change is hard to notice.

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Dwele celebrates a decade of 'Subject'

Dwele celebrates a decade of 'Subject'

Ask Dwele his favorite song from “Subject,” his 2003 debut album, and the soul singer will hem and haw a bit before narrowing the options to two.

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Sweetlife Festival's food to include Spike Gjerde, Shake Shack

Sweetlife Festival's food to include Spike Gjerde, Shake Shack

Food has always played a significant role in the Sweetlife Music + Food Festival, but this year's lineup of chefs, food trucks and more could arguably rival the music talent.

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Counting Crows, The Fray to play Black-Eyed Susan Day

Counting Crows, The Fray to play Black-Eyed Susan Day

Counting Crows, The Fray and Annie Bosko will perform at Pimlico Race Course's Black-Eyed Susan Day on May 16, the Maryland Jockey Club announced this morning.

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Skrillex to bring Mothership Tour to Pimlico

Skrillex to bring Mothership Tour to Pimlico

Skrillex likely won't play the Preakness InfieldFest this year, but the electronic dance musician will still take a stage at Pimlico Race Course this spring.

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Cockey's a strong post-dive bar in Upper Fells Point

Cockey's a strong post-dive bar in Upper Fells Point

“Sit at the bar. It's more fun,” greeted our bartender, slightly smirking on a recent Tuesday night in Upper Fells Point.

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Pains of Being Pure at Heart owes Baltimore for return to form

Pains of Being Pure at Heart owes Baltimore for return to form

Last April, Kip Berman was in Baltimore, playing his first-ever set without his indie-pop band The Pains of Being Pure at Heart behind him.

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Inspired by rap, ZZ Ward forges her own lane

Inspired by rap, ZZ Ward forges her own lane

Singer-songwriter headlines Rams Head Live this weekend.

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ABOUT THE BLOGGER


Wesley Case is a features reporter for the Baltimore Sun and b. Since October 2008, he's covered Baltimore's burgeoning music and arts scene, including b cover stories on Dan Deacon, Beach House and Rome Cee. Between March and August 2011, he launched and wrote a pop music blog for b called Louder Now. He now handles the Midnight Sun nightlife blog.

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