Brandon Weigel


Watch the video for Pale Spring’s ‘Proud of Your Poison’

Image by Megan Lloyd.

In its round-up of the best local music from 2017, the Baltimore Beat (R.I.P.) praised the second release from Pale Spring for singer and multi-instrumentalist Emily Wenker’s use of “dreams and nightmares, foggy moods, and gothic literature.” The video for “Proud of Your Poison” is a pretty good illustration of that.

Listen to the new War On Women song ‘Lone Wolves’

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With the April 13 release date for “Capture the Flag” fast approaching–don’t let the snow outside fool you–local hardcore group War On Women has put out another track, “Lone Wolves,” from their forthcoming album.

Baltimore Brigade season is back on after labor dispute

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Following a labor dispute that literally saw the Arena Football League and the executive director of the players’ union going back and forth on Twitter, the league and players last Friday reached a four-year collective bargaining deal.

Yesterday, Ted Leonsis, the owner of the Baltimore Brigade and Washington Valor, as well as the NBA’s Washington Wizards and NHL’s Washington Capitals, announced that the season was back on for his two teams, meaning they would have to throw together rosters, ticket sales and more within the next three weeks.

Franchot vows to fight on after committee rejects beer bill

Comptroller Peter Franchot hoists a beer with Maryland brewers. Image courtesy of Comptroller Peter Franchot/Facebook.

Last Friday, Comptroller Peter Franchot’s bill to loosen regulations on the state’s craft brewers, the Reform on Tap Act, failed to escape the House Committee on Economic Matters. And it wasn’t close, with the vote going 17-4 against.

But the committee did pass another measure establishing a task force to see if the comptroller’s office should maintain oversight of the state’s alcohol industry. The House of Delegates passed that bill yesterday by a vote of 128-10.

The Sun newsroom to undergo reorganization, but some details remain unclear

The Sun’s N. Calvert Street headquarters. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

The newsrooms in the Baltimore Sun Media Group are going through a company-wide reorganization that will integrate teams of reporters, photographers and social media personnel, according to a memo released today and obtained by the Baltimore Fishbowl.

Animal Collective announces ‘Sung Tongs’ tour, including D.C. date

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After playing their acclaimed outsider folk album “Sung Tongs” to mark the 21st anniversary of the music site Pitchfork, Animal Collective members Dave Portner and Noah Lennox are taking the show on the road.

Event Pick: Torrey Smith hosts a charity basketball game at RoFo Arena

Image via the Torrey Smith Family Fund.

Wide receiver Torrey Smith doesn’t play for the Baltimore Ravens anymore, but his connections to the city run deep. As he told the Ravens’ website in 2017: “Our roots in the community are bigger than football. I meet people here and they feel like I’m their nephew or their grandson or something. I don’t know why it is. I can’t really explain it. It’s always been amazing, and it’s home for us.”

Jubilee Arts, #MadeInBaltimore to take part in MICA Store grand opening

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The Maryland Institute College of Art is celebrating the opening of its new, expanded school store by inviting young artists with the Jubilee Arts’ Youth in Business program to discuss their wares and offering special discounts on locally made goods.

Event Pick: Do a bar crawl with the help of the Charm City Circulator

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Bar crawls typically involve a stroll, and then later a stumble, through a particular neighborhood or along a certain street. Ridemore Mass Transit, whose purpose is just as the name sounds, and Wine.Dine.Repeat have plotted a boozy journey through the heart of central Baltimore using the city’s free bus, the Charm City Circulator. It’ll start in Remington and end at Federal Hill, using the Purple Line to go from one to the other and two stops in between.

Rapper DDm releases ‘The Price is Right’-inspired track ‘Come on Down’

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With the project Bond St. District, rapper DDm reveled in calling back to the Baltimore of his youth, whether rapping about his childhood dreams of being a star or naming a song after the Nickelodeon cartoon “Hey Arnold.”

He takes it to another level with “Come on Down.”