After a little more than a year of serving as creative leader of the Baltimore Arts Realty Corporation-owned Motor House arts space in Station North, Andre Mazelin has left his post as its artistic director.
An annual tradition celebrating Baltimore’s homemade goods returns tomorrow, with the opening of the Made in Baltimore pop-up shop in Station North. And in this go-round, the store will be open for nearly half a year.
Summer is over, and the Autumnal Equinox is ushering in all the trappings of fall—pumpkins and fake seasonal produce lining front porches, sweaters and flannel, etc.—as well as (no, it’s not too early) Halloween. The organizers of a party tonight at Joe Squared are celebrating the changing of the seasons with a funky masquerade party.
In the age of iTunes, Spotify and Amazon, a large retail space dedicated to physical music feels like an anachronism. And yet that’s just what we have in the Sound Garden, the Fells Point record store now celebrating its 25th year in business. During a tumultuous time for record stores, Sound Garden has adapted, bringing DVDs and Blu-Rays into the fold and growing its selection of vinyl as the format has come back in full force.
Event Pick: Antonio McAfee’s latest show reinterpreting African-American portraiture opens in Station North
It was 118 years ago that black sociological pioneers W.E.B. DuBois and Thomas Calloway presented a new face for the African-American to the world, showcasing a series of studio portraits of the black middle class from Georgia at the 1900 Paris World’s Fair. In the 21st century, local photographer Antonio McAfee is putting a new face on their time-honored work here in Baltimore through a series of transformations—first through colored holograms, and now through abstract collage.
There’s a lot going on right now for Animal Collective, the psych-pop band with roots in Baltimore County, as the group prepares the release of “Tangerine Reef,” an audiovisual album set to “slow pans across surreal aquascapes of naturally fluorescent coral.” Per Rolling Stone, it was recorded here in Baltimore, at a studio where Josh Dibb, aka Deakin, works.
There’s still about a month to go before five-piece indie rock outfit Super City drops the much-anticipated “Sanctuary,” the band’s successor to their 2015 debut album “Again Weekend.” But fans of the genre-melding group have already gotten a taste of what’s to come with the promising fuzzed-out, hypnotic title track.
With three months to go before Election Day, incumbent Gov. Larry Hogan is opening up a Baltimore campaign office at a prominent corner in Station North.
Just as quickly as it closed, the Baltimore Eagle reopened late last week under the same ownership, but new management. While the bar was back up and pouring drinks on Thursday, one day after its former operators, 4 Crazy Guys, abruptly packed up and shut it down, owner Ian Parrish says it wasn’t until Friday that they drew a small crowd.