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This New Guitar Is Very, Very Baltimore

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The Reverend JW1
The Reverend JW1

One of Baltimore’s favorite guitar players just got a signature model that doubles as an art piece.

Baltimore Supergroup’s “Football Instructional Song” Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know for Sunday

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Jenn Wasner of Beatbabies
Jenn Wasner of Beatbabies

With the Super Bowl two days away, Ravens fever is running high, and its even infected those of us who know almost nothing about how football is actually played. If this Sunday will be the first time you tune into the Super Bowl — or at least the first time you earnestly attempt to follow the game — then you’ll want to listen to Beatbabies’ (Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak, Chris Freeland of Oxes, and Jon Ehrens of White Life) 10-minute “Football Instructional Song.”

Sick with 1,000 Fevers: The Music Videos of Ben O’Brien and Showbeast

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Ben with puppet Kasey Tang ca. 2007.

Ben O’Brien has never let the fact that he doesn’t play an instrument or write songs keep him out of the music scene. In college, this meant his brother (that’s me) had to devise a band with two lead singers, one of whom could sort of growl along. Post-college, it meant making a slew of music videos that tie into his puppet-and-green-screen-heavy video series¬†Showbeast, which Ben describes as “a kids-TV-show style series of short films that come out irregularly for adults.”

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