Tag: Baltimore music

Q&A: Ratscape organizer Josh Schleupner talks reviving the festival, the need for new practice spaces and more

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A t-shirt design by Daniel Calhoun.

When I met Josh Schleupner for coffee earlier this week, the music festival he’s helping to organize, Ratscape, was “starting to morph,” he told me. Last-minute confirmations from bands were still rolling in, and he was waiting for some vendors to sign on.

Weekend Fun in the Fishbowl
April 12 – 15

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Photo Credit: Instagram user @beth_steel_125

It looks like spring will make an appearance this weekend (about time Mother Nature). Take advantage of the weather and head out to discover Maryland with family and friends. Want us to feature your event? Send us an email at [email protected]

Future Islands Dishes on Baltimore Music Scene to The New York Times

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Future Islands plays in Hamburg, Germany, in 2012. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Future Islands is buzzing again, thanks to the pending release of the synth-pop band’s fifth album, “The Far Field.” In a short piece published yesterday in The New York Times, two of the band’s three members shared some of their buzz by touting some of their Baltimore musical peers.

Future Islands Have Some New Music Coming Out in 2017

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Future Islands

One of the beloved Baltimore bands to get national buzz is set to drop a new album this year.

New Music Guaranteed at High Zero Festival

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High Zerocatch of the day fish (2)What’s heard at a live performance of music only happens once. In that sense, it only exists in that moment. But the songs at a typical concert are often recorded, and played by a group that’s touring. So while they’ll never sound the specific way they sounded the time you saw them on that amazing night, you still have them. At High Zero Festival, the music is truly of the moment.

Early Lineups Out For First Thursdays, Fields Festival

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Looking out on the harbor from Canton Waterfront Park.
Looking out on the harbor from Canton Waterfront Park.

catch of the day fish (2)Now that baseball season is here, it’s almost time to sit outside and listen to some music. As such, the lineup announcements have started for local festivals. Here’s a look at the early word on three spring and summer events that are either in town, or close enough for a comfortable road trip:

Rams Head Live Sold to Entertainment Giant AEG Live

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via TripAdvisor
via TripAdvisor

Maryland’s Rams Head Group sold its concert venue in downtown Baltimore to a concert conglomerate.

Dan Deacon, Future Islands to Headline Pier Six

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Future Islands
Future Islands

catch of the day fish (2)The only bad part about Baltimore bands blowing up is that they don’t actually play Baltimore very often anymore. For a trio of Baltimore-based indie acts, however, visiting home has its perks. Now, they can get a show at Pier Six.

Beach House Set to Release New Album, Depression Cherry

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beachhouse-depressioncherry-web-covercatch of the day fish (2)Here’s one more way to Beach House on the brain as summer starts. For the first time in three years, Beach House — the band — are set to release a new album. The swooning starlets of Baltimore’s music scene will release Depression Cherry on August 28, via Sub Pop Records.

The List of Songs with ‘Baltimore’ in the Title is a Long One

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via zeroto180.org
via zeroto180.org

Ever wonder how many songs were written about Baltimore? The blog Zero to 180 gets close, by pulling together a list of the songs with ‘Baltimore’ in the title, and there are a lot of them.

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