| Dec 13, 2012
| 5:44 PM
(UPDATE: "Jimmy Kimmel Live" begins at midnight, not 11:35 p.m. Thanks for heads up, Alex.)
Dan Deacon, arguably Baltimore's best known electronic musician, will make his national TV debut tonight on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
He will perform the "America"...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Dan Deacon and his ensemble were confined to the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" stage last night, a rarity for the acclaimed Baltimore electronic musician. (If you've been to a Deacon show, you likely know he prefers the floor, with the crowd by his side.)...
| May 21, 2013
| 11:58 AM
At last month's Academy of Country Music Awards, Brad Paisley performed his single, “Beat This Summer,” alongside John Mayer. The audience held up cell phones — the modern version of the lighter at concerts — that displayed bright,...
| May 3, 2013
| 6:50 AM
If you're in need of a jolt and your Friday morning coffee isn't doing the trick, watch this video for Ed Schrader's Music Beat's song "Radio Eyes." The song comes from "Sub Pop 1000," the Record Store Day compilation from the famous Seattle record label....
| May 3, 2013
| 7:16 AM
When it comes to festival season in Baltimore, no festival captures the city's eccentric, impossible-to-box-in arts scene like the Transmodern Festival, which kicked off Thursday night. This is Transmodern's 10th year, and like many of the artists...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 11:17 AM
The turning point for the Wham City Comedy Tour came at a gig in Buffalo, N.Y. And, in typical Wham City fashion, it took some unexpected chaos and quick improvisation to reach it.
On Monday, the tour — which consists of six comedians from the...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 12:11 PM
When Tim Paggi is asked if he has ever experienced ghost phenomena, he will always say yes.
"They are around us all the time," the 30-year-old Seton Hill resident said. "The only way you'll see them, though, is with an open imagination."
Paggi is a tour...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 4:22 AM
Dan Deacon is obsessed with the apocalypse.
From a dilapidated couch in his Station North practice space, the city's most well known electronic musician and composer quickly rattles off grim crises: the United States' "growing military stronghold," drone...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:48 PM
In the past few years, Height, aka Dan Keech, has become the biggest white rapper in Baltimore — both musically and physically (he's a pretty large guy, hence the name). He has a plodding, deliberate cadence that begs a closer listen. You might call...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 8:44 AM
Baltimore's music scene is undeniably one of the country's best, and a good deal of credit for that goes to Thrill Jockey, a Chicago-based indie record label.
In the past several years, Thrill Jockey has signed a dozen current or former Baltimore bands,...
| May 31, 2012
| 6:54 AM
Late last night, Baltimore noise-maestro Dan Deacon took to Twitter to point fans to "Lots," the first song from his forthcoming album, "America," due Aug. 28 on Domino.
Deacon, the most recognizable face of Baltimore's Wham City art collective, has been...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 3:54 AM
Rock 'n' roll has never had a rulebook. Dylan Baldi, the 20-year-old Clevelander responsible for indie-rock buzz band Cloud Nothings, is the latest songwriter to take preconceived notions of his music and flip it on its head.
Cloud Nothings began as a...