Brandon Weigel


Premiere: Watch the Twisted Sister-referencing video for Santa Librada’s ‘Something to Say’


The local feminist/queer/trans-fronted punk band Santa Librada says its music touches on “feminism, transgender rights, love, sex and the surveillance state.” With the song “Something to Say,” the four-piece takes on that certain kind of obnoxious jerk who has to talk over everyone and weigh in on everything.

Event Pick: R. House hosts a benefit for Charles Village Pub


We told you recently about a local brewery, Peabody Heights, hosting a fundraiser for the staff of Charles Village Pub after the beloved bar had to close following a grease fire. Now another brewer, Union Craft, and the food hall R. House are stepping up to do the same tonight.

Dave Chappelle is coming to the Lyric this June


The legendary comedian Dave Chappelle has been firing on all cylinders since last year, releasing four stand-up specials on Netflix and, earlier this month, announcing a co-headlining tour with former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, from June 11 to June 24.

Copycat resident turns to Reddit for help opening a decades-old safe

An old safe found in the Copycat Building. Photo by Spencer Grundler.

Spencer Grundler’s reason for wanting a safe is, unfortunately, practical.

The freelance film and TV worker’s apartment in the Copycat Building was broken into while he was away camping. A safe, he thought, would be a great way to store some of his camera equipment, and he didn’t have to go far to find one.

“It’s been in the hallway there for as long as I can remember,” he said. “People have just ignored it.”

Event Pick: Sample some tequila at One World Cafe


The last week has been rainy and miserable, making everything wet and gross, and all of Baltimore deserves a drink. One World Cafe is doing its part with a tasting of the most potent kind: tequila.

Former postal worker in Pikesville pleads guilty to distributing drugs on the dark web

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Cory Skinner, a 32-year-old former postal worker from Pikesville, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin, cocaine and the opioid buprenorphine, fulfilling orders made through the dark web using the postal service, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Maryland announced today.

A recent history of Mount Vernon, according to The New York Times


On Tuesday, The New York Times published a real estate story about a Baltimore neighborhood on the come-up thanks to the elbow grease of determined residents banding together to save their patch of a woefully troubled city.

That neighborhood was Mount Vernon. No, that is not a typo.

Ravens slash concession prices, making some beers as cheap as $5 (!)

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Joining teams like the Atlanta Falcons and our very own Baltimore Orioles, the Baltimore Ravens announced today they are cutting prices on 21 food and beverage options at M&T Bank Stadium.

The move also includes 12 oz. cans of Bud Light and Miller Lite for the very reasonable price of $5. Domestic draughts and 16 oz. domestic cans go from $8.50 to $7, and premium brews of the same size go from $9.50 to $8. Spirits go down one dollar, to $9.

It’s still cheaper to tailgate of course, but think of it this way: It’s now easier on the wallet to keep riding your pregame buzz.

Q&A: Stronach Group’s Tiffani Steer talks changes at this year’s Preakness, the future of Pimlico and more

Pimlico Race Course on Preakness day. Photo by World Red Eye.

Calling earlier this week from the middle of the Pimlico Race Course, Tiffani Steer says the infield still looks like a bit of a construction site. There’s obviously a considerable amount of work that goes into putting on an event the size of the Preakness, happening Saturday, but this year the Stronach Group, owners of Pimlico and Laurel Park, among other tracks, is reconfiguring both the corporate village and the music festival area.