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  • Virgin Mobile FreeFest not returning this year

    Virgin Mobile FreeFest not returning this year
    Virgin Mobile FreeFest, arguably the area's most prominent music festival for the past eight years, will not take place this year, organizers said Tuesday. Virgin Mobile did not explain what brought about the decision to cancel the concert at...
  • Wye Oak, Future Islands to represent Baltimore at Coachella 2014

    Wye Oak, Future Islands to represent Baltimore at Coachella 2014
    Did you ever think you could see Wye Oak and Outkast perform on the same day at the same show? Probably not, but in April, you can. The big rumor was finally confirmed yesterday: Outkast, arguably hip-hop's greatest duo ever, will reunite at this year's...
  • Firefly Music Festival announces Outkast-led lineup

    Firefly Music Festival announces Outkast-led lineup
    Firefly Music Festival, the most prominent multi-day summer music festival in the area, will return to the Woodlands at Delaware's Dover International Speedway for its third year on June 19-22. Reuinted rap duo Outkast leads the lineup, along with Foo...
  • The xx is still quiet, just not on stage

    The xx is still quiet, just not on stage
    Midway through the xx's set at April's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival in Indio, Calif., the London-based trio threw a cover song into its set: Aaliyah's smoldering 1997 single "Hot Like Fire." Solange, the R&B singer and friend of the xx,...
  • 'Harlem Shake' has Baltimore moving, too

    'Harlem Shake' has Baltimore moving, too
    Some guys gave flowers. Others candy. But smooth Rod Lopez, a man in touch with the cultural cutting edge, feted his lady love with a "Harlem Shake" video for Valentine's Day. In it, the 34-year-old owner of a Parkville production company, wearing...
  • TV on the Radio, Cee Lo Green, Black Keys to headline 2011 Virgin Mobile Freefest

    TV on the Radio, Cee Lo Green, Black Keys to headline 2011 Virgin Mobile Freefest
    TV on the Radio, Cee Lo Green, the Black Keys and Patti Smith are among the headliners at this year’s Virgin Mobile FreeFest, which returns to Merriweather Post Pavilion Sept. 10, organizers will announce today. The announcement follows months of...
  • Ellie Goulding tries to break through in America

    Ellie Goulding tries to break through in America
    There are so many big-voiced female British singers, it's hard to keep track of them. There's Adele, out with new album "21," and there's Duffy, of the ubiquitous "Mercy." Then there's Florence Welch and Elly Jackson, of La Roux, not to mention the ones...
  • The Black Keys, a rock band thriving in a world of pop

    The Black Keys, a rock band thriving in a world of pop
    "Rock 'n' roll will never die," sang Neil Young in 1979. Lately, though, it seems to be in a coma. How else to describe the sad state of rock? The Billboard charts are filled with pop acts, rappers and country singers. Even sugary boy-bands have re-...
  • Coachella 2012: Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre, The Black Keys, Santigold, and seven other must-watch acts

    Coachella 2012: Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre, The Black Keys, Santigold, and seven other must-watch acts
    Just as winter begins to bum everyone out with its dropping temperatures and dark-by-4:30-p.m. routine, the newly liberated Coachella lineup has us daydreaming of spring and a weekend trip to the west coast. Seemingly every year, Coachella sets the...
  • Artscape, 'Face Forward' installation defy drizzle

    Artscape, 'Face Forward' installation defy drizzle
    Three-year-old Elijah Thomas had just seen a face. And he couldn't have been more excited. "Look, look," Elijah implored, turning his head to his mother and pointing at a 15-foot metal face about 20 feet away, its mouth opening and closing as the...
  • Laguna drummers try to keep mellow vibe as growth creates spiritual tug-of-war

    Laguna drummers try to keep mellow vibe as growth creates spiritual tug-of-war
    As the daytime crowds at Aliso Beach packed up and the sun started its descent into the sea Sunday evening, the beat rose. Tucked into a corner of the beach, men with leathery skin and matted dreadlocks sat alongside chic blondes in lawn chairs around...
  • Nas to launch tour built around 'Illmatic' documentary, performance

    Nas to launch tour built around 'Illmatic' documentary, performance
    Nas hasn't finished celebrating the 20th anniversary of “Illmatic.” The prolific rapper will cap off a year of feting his game-changing debut album with a fall North American tour that will pair a screening of the documentary based on the...