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Published: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 17:35:59 GMT

Last Build Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 17:35:59 GMT

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New York's Sunflower Bean aims to keep guitar music surprising

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 17:28:00 GMT

In the Sunflower Bean song "2013," a haunting Julia Cumming sings, "Won't you tell me what's on your mind? / In the year 2013."

Occupying the minds of many indie-rock musicians in Brooklyn, N.Y., that year — and still today — was a specific brand of droning, fuzzy shoegaze, devoid of classic rock...




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Judge denies Kesha's request to sever contract with Dr. Luke

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 14:47:34 GMT

Watching tearfully from a courtroom audience, pop star Kesha lost a bid Friday to be freed from her contract with a top record producer she says drugged, sexually abused and psychologically tormented her.But the ruling doesn't end the platinum-selling singer's clash with hitmaker Dr. Luke, who...




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30 songs turning 30 in 2016

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 14:47:33 GMT

Welcome to Part 3 in a four-part series looking back at songs hitting significant milestones this year. This week, we're looking at 30 tracks hitting the big 3-0 in 2016. Here are some of the biggest hits released in 1986, the sounds that take you right back to that big year. (You can find Part...


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Tate Kobang releases new single, 'Oh My'

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 14:47:31 GMT

With the release of his new single "Oh My" on Wednesday, Baltimore rapper Tate Kobang could be revealing his strategy: Pick beats that sound like nothing else on the radio. Produced by Atlanta's Honorable C Note, "Oh My" is Kobang's first official solo release since his "Bank Rolls (Remix)" caught...


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Armed with a washing machine, Matmos breaks typical sound barriers

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 14:47:29 GMT

A Matmos composition can come from anywhere, even the most ordinary corners.

Standing inside the basement in his Charles Village home, M.C. Schmidt runs his index and middle fingers under a running faucet, and then vigorously rubs the top of his washing machine. On a computer nearby, his partner,...




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20 songs turning 20 in 2016

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 14:47:27 GMT

Welcome to Part 4 in a four-part series looking back at songs hitting significant milestones this year. This week, we're looking at 20 tracks hitting the big 2-0 in 2016. Here are some of the biggest hits released as singles in 1996, the sounds that take you right back to that big year. (You can...


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All Good Music Festival organizers announce event's retirement

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 14:47:26 GMT

The All Good Music Festival — the multiday jam-band event that began in Prince George’s County in 1997 and most recently relocated Summit Point, W.Va. — will no longer take place, organizers announced online today.

A letter to fans posted on the festival’s website and social media accounts described...




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Sweetlife Festival to feature The 1975 and Grimes, return to one day

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 14:47:24 GMT

Celebrated Canadian singer-songwriter Grimes, British alt-rockers The 1975 and electro-pop singer-songwriter Halsey will headline this year’s Sweetlife Festival, now in its seventh year, at Merriweather Post Pavilion on May 14, the Columbia venue announced in a news release.

A two-day event last...




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50 years after its premiere, Rod Roddenberry on the bold future of 'Star Trek'

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 14:47:23 GMT

Rod Roddenberry, the son of Gene Roddenberry, the legendary writer-producer of the TV series "Star Trek" (1966-1969) and "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987-1994), has lent his name to "Star Trek": The Ultimate Voyage 50th Anniversary Concert.

The concert, which melds an orchestral performance...




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Django Jazz Fest, featuring Baltimore's Ultrafaux, celebrates guitar innovator

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 14:47:20 GMT

Jean "Django" Reinhardt became one of the 20th century's most important guitarists out of unfortunate circumstance.

After suffering life-altering burns as a teenager in a 1925 fire, the French musician retaught himself the guitar — using only his index and middle finger for solos. The unorthodox...




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Country artists condemn LGBT laws, but labels silent

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:29:00 GMT

Several country music artists and songwriters have condemned proposed laws that critics say discriminate against LGBT people, but anyone looking for reaction from the record labels and production companies on Nashville's Music Row has heard only the sound of silence. New laws in North Carolina...




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Catonsville, Arbutus record shops celebrate resurgence in sales of vinyl

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:00:00 GMT

Big crowds expected for Record Store Day on April 16


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Nick Mosby appears on stage at rapper Tate Kobang's concert

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 16:58:00 GMT

For Nick Mosby, the mayoral campaign trail made a stop Thursday night at the homecoming concert for one of Baltimore’s most popular rappers.

Midway through Tate Kobang’s headlining set at Baltimore Soundstage, the East Baltimore rapper -- best known for his Baltimore-referencing song “Bank Rolls...




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Kanye West's chaotic, unconventional 'The Life of Pablo' is now No. 1

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 18:27:00 GMT

Since its debut, Kanye West’s “The Life of Pablo” has eschewed conventional boundaries of an album release.

And West’s rollout of his seventh album — one that is chaotic, perplexing, exhausting and exhilarating — has continued to break the mold. Two months after its unconventional release the album...




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Brothers Osborne earn two ACM Awards nominations

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 18:21:43 GMT

Good news continues to find Brothers Osborne, the Nashville-via-Anne Arundel County country duo.

Last month's awaited release of their debut album, "Pawn Shop," followed a Grammy nomination. And now, they can add ACM Awards nominations to their growing list of accomplishments. Brothers Osborne...




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Cast of Broadway's 'Hamilton' to perform at Grammy show

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 18:21:41 GMT

The Grammy Awards this year will have a little Broadway sparkle: The cast of "Hamilton" will perform live via satellite from the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

It will be the first time the Grammys have made room for a Broadway show since "American Idiot" in 2010.

The cast will be part of huge list of...




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DJ Jazzy Jeff, Thomas Dolby among headliners set for inaugural Light City Baltimore festival

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 18:21:39 GMT

DJ Jazzy Jeff, Thomas Dolby and Dan Deacon headline the music lineup announced Tuesday morning for spring's inaugural Light City Baltimore festival.

Organizers also announced the 50 attractions and performances that will be set up harborside for the "BGE Light Art Walk," along the Pratt and Light...




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40 songs turning 40 in 2016

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 18:21:36 GMT

Welcome to Part 2 in a four-part series looking back at songs hitting significant milestones this year. This week, we're looking at 40 tracks hitting the big 4-0 in 2016. Here are some of the biggest hits released in 1976 (happy 200th, America!), the sounds that take you right back to that big...


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For Morgan State University Choir, a worldwide voice

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 18:21:33 GMT

Under the leadership of director Eric Conway, the Morgan State University Choir has reached many milestones, from performing at Carnegie Hall to singing "Happy Birthday" to Nelson Mandela in South Africa.

But the highlight of Conway's career came last April, when Michelle Obama invited the choir...




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Jenn Wasner, other Baltimore musicians to perform at BWI Airport

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 18:21:31 GMT

At airports, baggage claim is often a mindless waiting game. Baltimore musicians will change that soon.

A partnership between Towson University radio station WTMD and the Baltimore-Washington International Airport will bring musicians Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak, Flock of Dimes), Dave Heumann (Arbouretum)...




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