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At Hersh's, drinks rightfully share spotlight with pizza

At Hersh's, drinks rightfully share spotlight with pizza

The Riverside bar and restaurant allows ingredients in its cocktails to shine.

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Adam Lambert a natural fit with Queen at Merriweather Post Pavilion

Adam Lambert a natural fit with Queen at Merriweather Post Pavilion

The former "American Idol" contestant was respectful in his approach to the material made famous by Freddie Mercury.

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Tired of being 'Broke,' Md. rapper Dunson releases new video

Tired of being 'Broke,' Md. rapper Dunson releases new video

The new single comes from the forthcoming project, "Outlier."

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Baltimore indie-rockers The Oranges Band to reunite for tour

Baltimore indie-rockers The Oranges Band to reunite for tour

The veteran indie-rock act plays Metro Gallery in September.

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After cancer battle, Sharon Jones emerges better than ever

After cancer battle, Sharon Jones emerges better than ever

The soul singer performs with the Dap-Kings at Artscape on Friday.

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Phillip Phillips moves beyond 'Idol'

Phillip Phillips moves beyond 'Idol'

The singer-songwriter co-headlines Merriweather Post Pavilion with O.A.R. this weekend.

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Justin Timberlake charms fans at Baltimore Arena

Justin Timberlake charms fans at Baltimore Arena

For the best showmen, connection to the crowd is paramount. To achieve it typically requires gestures both large and small.

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After breakthrough, Wye Oak follows unexpected path to 'Shriek'

Wye Oak follows unexpected path to 'Shriek'

Baltimore's Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack discuss their surprising new album, "The Walking Dead" and coming home.

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Anna Lunoe, Z Trip and more added to Moonrise Festival

Anna Lunoe, Z Trip and more added to Moonrise Festival

Waka Flocka Flame, Rusko and others will also perform at the two-day festival.

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Parts & Labor has engaged service, thoughtful drink selections

Parts & Labor has engaged service, thoughtful drink selections

While sitting at the L-shaped bar inside Remington's Parts & Labor on a recent Wednesday evening, it was easy to get distracted.

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For Neon Trees singer, honesty leads to confidence

For Neon Trees singer, honesty leads to confidence

For Tyler Glenn, frontman of the Provo, Utah-based pop-rock quartet Neon Trees, seeing a therapist was a breakthrough in more ways than one.

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Jay Z and Beyonce's love on full display at M&T Bank Stadium

Jay Z and Beyonce's love on full display at M&T Bank Stadium

The On the Run tour date delivered the type of expensive, finely calibrated spectacle one would expect from a Forbes power couple with a corporate sponsorship on Monday night.

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Beyonce, Jay Z at M&T Bank Stadium [Pictures]

Beyonce, Jay Z at M&T Bank Stadium [Pictures]

Beyonce and Jay Z brought their On the Run Tour to M&T Bank Stadium on July 7. See pictures from the show.

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Pigeons Playing Ping Pong on new album and headlining 9:30 Club

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong on new album and headlining 9:30 Club

In a recent Q&A, singer and guitarist Greg Ormont also discusses carrying the funk flag for Baltimore.

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Gastropub Brew House No. 16 to open this fall in Mount Vernon

Gastropub Brew House No. 16 to open this fall in Mount Vernon

Planned "gastropub" will focus on locally sourced Chesapeake-inspired cuisine, and also feature brewed-on-site beers.

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The Menzingers improve on all fronts

The Menzingers improve on all fronts

The Philadelphia punk band ends its 31-date summer run at the Ottobar on Sunday.

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White Oak Tavern impresses with craft beer selection

White Oak Tavern impresses with craft beer selection

When driving down Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City, it's easy for eyes to wander.

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Power Plant Live to host USA vs. Belgium Tuesday

Power Plant Live to host USA vs. Belgium Tuesday

The free watch party will feature a 20-foot projection screen, a DJ, drink specials and more.

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Vale Tudo changes name to The Rockwell

Vale Tudo changes name to The Rockwell

Other changes are coming to the Fells Point bar as well.

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Katy Perry brings 'Prismatic' spectacle to Verizon Center

Katy Perry brings 'Prismatic' spectacle to Verizon Center

The "Roar" singer headlined Washington for a second straight night on Wednesday.

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In Like Flynn Tavern now open after longer than expected wait

In Like Flynn Tavern now open after longer than expected wait

The Locust Point Irish pub opened in the former space of neighborhood favorite J. Patrick's earlier this month.

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Boathouse Canton is already a hit

Boathouse Canton is already a hit

The cocktails and service could be improved, but the setting at the former Bay Cafe is hard to beat.

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Vinny Vegas tames the 'Whale'

Vinny Vegas tames the 'Whale'

The Baltimore rock quintet celebrates the vinyl release of its debut album at Metro Gallery on Saturday.

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Outkast, Foo Fighters shine at Firefly Music Festival

Outkast, Foo Fighters shine at Firefly Music Festival

The huge fest also boasted appearances from Imagine Dragons, Arctic Monkeys.

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Brandy headlines Baltimore's African American Festival

Brandy headlines Baltimore's African American Festival

R&B singer and actress headlines this weekend's African American Festival.

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Dooby's adds versatility to city's coffee culture

Dooby's adds versatility to city's coffee culture

Inspired by Italian cafes, owner Phil Han has the right bar manager in place to execute his vision.

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Dan Deacon, Matmos to headline inaugural Fields Festival

Dan Deacon, Matmos to headline inaugural Fields Festival

The three-day event takes over Camp Ramblewood in Darlington in August.

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At Wolf Trap, the best All-Starr is Ringo

At Wolf Trap, the best All-Starr is Ringo

The sold-out crowd in Virginia left happy Thursday night, but it would have been nice for the former Beatle to command more of the spotlight.

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Lil Boosie to headline Baltimore Arena in August

Lil Boosie to headline Baltimore Arena in August

Released from prison in March, Lil Boosie will tour North America -- including Baltimore -- this summer.

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Cassadee Pope's transition to country

Cassadee Pope's transition to country

The former pop-punk frontwoman talks about the strides in her solo career, winning over country radio and more.

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Skrillex's 'Mothership' touches down at Pimlico

Skrillex's 'Mothership' touches down at Pimlico

The sky opened up Sunday evening at Pimlico Race Course, and a UFO touched down at the edge of the Infield.

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O.A.R. takes much-needed trip back to 'Rockville'

O.A.R. takes much-needed trip back to 'Rockville'

'The Rockville LP,' the rock group's 8th studio album and first since 2011, hits stores on Tuesday

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Derrick 'OOH' Jones, activist and rapper, dies at 38

Derrick 'OOH' Jones, activist and rapper, dies at 38

Derrick "OOH" Jones, aka Yo Slick and member of the influential Baltimore rap group Brown F.I.S.H., died Sunday. He was 38.

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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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