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Wye Oak (music group)
Another great, eclectic year for Baltimore music
Another great, eclectic year for Baltimore music

If we distilled the Baltimore music scene's year to one video clip, the result would be Future Islands' network TV debut on "The Late Show with David Letterman" in March. As of now, the YouTube video has more than 3.1 million views, and it's easy to see why. Performing "Seasons (Waiting on You)" from this year's "Singles," frontman Sam Herring delivered the impassioned performance Baltimore fans have come to expect. But to a national audience, including an amused Letterman, Herring's soulful singing and captivating dance moves announced a cutting-edge band's arrival. We knew better, but it was still beautiful to witness hometown...