Calling Preakness "a very special event," van Buuren said the greatest challenge will be whittling down his normally expansive sets. In his scheduled one-hour InfieldFest set, he hopes to fit in 15 to 20 tracks.
Prince's concert followed a tumultuous time in Baltimore in the weeks since 25-year-old Freddie Gray died after sustaining a spinal cord injury in police custody. Prince wanted to play as "catalyst for pause and reflection following the outpouring of violence that has gripped Baltimore and areas throughout the U.S.," according to his announcement.
Alt-country trio The Lone Bellow and the worldbeat-influenced indie-poppers Rubblebucket -- two bands from Brooklyn, N.Y. -- will play WTMD's next First Thursdays concert on June 4, according to Scott Mullins, the station's program director.
Last week, while still processing the death of Freddie Gray and the unrest in Baltimore that followed, Bob Elder and his bandmates in the local quintet Joy Classic felt -- like many here -- the need to contribute in some way to the city¿s recovery.
Sitting at the bar of Belvedere Square's Grand Cru on a recent Friday evening, a middle-aged woman described the changes her favorite bar had recently undergone. Service and food had improved, and drinks were cheaper.
Nearly five years after an honorary bust of his father was installed outside a Highlandtown library, Dweezil Zappa is still working to change the perception of Frank Zappa's characterization-defying, decades-spanning musical legacy.
'90s hard-rockers Godsmack and the relatively less aggressive Stone Temple Pilots will headline this year' Shindig Music Festival at Carroll Park on Sept. 19, according to a press release from organizer 24-7 Entertainment.
As the city deals with the complex, ongoing after-effects of Freddie Gray's death, Vicens and other members of Baltimore's eclectic visual arts and music communities are finding their own ways -- from protest songs to paper art and more -- to express their many emotions
A chance encounter recently reminded Jack Barakat how far he and his band, the pop-punk quartet All Time Low, have come since their days as Baltimore County high school students more than a decade ago.
The return of Future Islands, the Baltimore-based synth-pop act, to the "Late Show With David Letterman" would have been noteworthy enough, given the impression singer Sam Herring and the group famously made on the mercurial host last year.
Strand of Oaks, the indie-rock vehicle for Indiana singer/songwriter Tim Showalter, Pennsylvania alt-country rockers Marah and Nashville six-piece Kopecky are set to perform May 7 at Canton Waterfront Park, radio station WTMD announced on Tuesday, for the season's opening First Thursdays concert.
Now, six months removed from the release of OK Go's fourth album, "Hungry Ghosts," Damien Kulash said this current tour ¿ which stops at Rams Head Live on Sunday ¿ finally reflects the group's multifaceted approach to video-making.
In late December, the Idle Hour -- a celebrated corner bar in Riverside for more than a decade -- closed unexpectedly due to a structural issue involving a buckling wall behind the back bar. Safety concerns for staff and patrons led bar owners Brendan Finnery and Randal Etheridge to no other choice.
President Barack Obama, arguably the most famous fan of HBO's "The Wire," spoke to the series' creator David Simon about issues within the country's criminal justice system, the man who inspired the character of Omar Little ("my favorite character," Obama said) and more in a one-on-one conversation from earlier this week.
In a music climate where acts of all sizes have lowered expectations of what "success" means, the members of Monster Museum -- a Baltimore indie-rock trio headlining the Ottobar on Friday -- simply want to leave the city once in a while.
The start of Iggy Azalea's "Great Escape Tour" was postponed from next month to mid-September today due to "tour production delays," but according to a press release from tour producer AEG Live, the May 13 Baltimore date at Royal Farms Arena was canceled and will not be rescheduled.
Progressive trance DJ Armin van Buuren and actor-turned-rapper Childish Gambino will headline this year's 2015 Preakness InfieldFest concert on May 16, Pimlico Race Course general manager Sal Sinatra told The Sun on Thursday.
In the months leading to his Fells Point bar's 2003 opening, One-Eyed Mike's owner Mike Maraziti knew he needed a hook -- something to turn new customers into loyal regulars -- to stand out in the crowded neighborhood.
The news reads like it is a good time to be Wale, but during a frank phone conversation last week, the rapper -- who headlines Baltimore Soundstage on Friday -- sounded defeated, unhappy and uncertain about his future in music.