| 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...
| Dec 11, 2011
| 12:55 PM
What's happening in town 12/12-12/18. You know, when you're not shopping.
MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone
Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol
| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:00 AM
Dan Deacon, Celebration and Matmos are playing the Ottobar Friday.
The show was posted on the Ottobar's website in late October, but Friends Records' tumblr clarified Monday that the show would mark the debut of a new Dan Deacon ensemble.
| 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...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 12:36 PM
The four lifelong friends of Animal Collective had spent years living apart.
Scattered across the globe, from Los Angeles to Portugal, they'd collaborate through emails and phone calls, coming together only for tours.
So when it came time to write...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 10:32 AM
Baltimore bands Lower Dens and Beach House are both on the lineup for this year's Pitchfork Music Festival, organizers announced today.
The three-day festival, run by the popular website, is a high watermark for the indie music world. It takes place July...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 7:52 AM
Every summer, there is one song that's insidious. (How many times did you unconsciously hum along toLMFAO's"Party Rock Anthem" last summer?)
But if this year's seasonal favorite seems particularly inescapable, there's good reason. Carly Rae Jepsen's...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 10:02 AM
Here's a tip to everyone making music videos: involve puppets*. Somehow. Sock puppets even. If the new Muppets movie taught us anything - and it taught us a lot - is that puppets can improve even Jason Segel vehicles. Puppets could make Skrillex music...
| 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,...