| Sep 21, 2012
| 2:31 PM
With only two songs but clocking in at nearly 38 minutes, the self-titled debut from rising Baltimore instrumental quartet Horse Lords requires fortitude and patience from listeners.
Like any worthwhile journey, it has moments of ecstatic outbursts ...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Friday Update: Filming is going to be delayed until further notice, Spike TV spokesman Salil Gulati said.
Another nightlife cable show is coming to Baltimore. After IFC's "Young, Broke & Beautiful" and HDNet's "Drinking Made Easy," the Spike TV show...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 12:52 PM
Dan Deacon is obsessed with apocalypse.
From a dilapidated couch in his Station North practice space, the city's best-known electronic musician and composer quickly rattles off a list: the United States' "growing military stronghold," drone warfare,...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 9:45 AM
For some people, the concert news of the day has already run, and no one's gonna top it.
They'll read these names below and say, Are any of these guys VAN HALEN??? Do they wear shiny leather pants and vaguely Middle Eastern scarves and a pinstripe vest...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 7:50 AM
This clip from last month's Head 2 Head Transmodern Festival is mostly typical Dan Deacon live fare — sped-up, indistinguishable vocals, sweaty kids participating in a dance-off, enough energy to make a bull's heart stop. But it's also sweet in an...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 3:28 PM
When Walter Hill was flipping through the first 40 pages of the science fiction/horror script that became "Alien," he considered it turgid, a snooze.
"I thought it was just terrible," said Hill, who co-wrote and co-produced the movie with his partner,...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 3:57 AM
Halfway through their recent show at 2640 Space, Celebration parted the sky.
Giant white orbs already hovered over the crowd, and lightning-like flashes bathed the stage in red and purple and back to red again.
But now clouds bounced from side to side,...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 2:28 PM
It's Thursday afternoon, and downtown is awash in live music. Guitar solos shriek through the air, and the crisp snap of snare drums echoes from inside live music clubs. Hundreds of bands are crammed into every nook and cranny, vying to impress the tens...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 8:58 AM
The trailer for the Dan Deacon-scored, Francis Ford Coppola movie "Twixt" has premiered.
Michael Sragow has the trailer over at Gets Reel.
Coppola first heard Deacon on National Public Radio last year, and said in an interview he was drawn to Deacon's...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 6:23 AM
This year's High Zero Festival will take place between September 22 and 25, organizers said earlier this week.
That gives it an entire weekend of its own, unlike last year, which coincided with Virgin Mobile FreeFest.
The 13th edition of the...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 9:04 AM
It's a crowded week. There are two music festivals (Silopanna and the Baltimore Independent Music), and several concerts with two headliners on the bill: Maroon 5 and Train; Sheryl Crow and Kid Rock; Dan Deacon and Future Islands. Elsewhere: Chuck Brown...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 4:00 PM
How did everyone fare over the weekend? Did Irene leave any Midnight Sun readers without electricity? Did it make you cancel any plans? In local music, the Silopanna Music Festival had to be canceled and Journey and Jimmy Buffett concerts both had to be...