Soul Cannon labels its genre as “Experimental/Hip-Hop (from the future),” and that’s pretty apt, with the band’s sound melding hip-hop, jazz, avant-garde music, indie rock and much more. Among other accolades, they’re one of the only bands in town that can count a current city councilman, Ryan Dorsey, as a former member. On Instagram, MC Eze Jackson is promising some new material, so it’ll be interesting to see the band’s latest concoction.
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Local post-punk group Post Pink put out one of the best records of 2016, the brisk eight-song “I Believe You, OK.” Packed with exuberant grooves, skittish guitar riffs and Angie Swiecicki’s raw vocals, “I Believe You, OK” was praised by national sites like Pitchfork and BrooklynVegan and Pitchfork, as well as the now-defunct alt-weekly City Paper.
Seeking to utilize more parks in South Baltimore, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts today announced a new music series that will bring jazz, R&B, soul and other genres of music to places like Middle Branch Park and Carroll Park this summer.
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.
FOMO is a very real thing, but so, too, is wanting to stay the heck inside by yourself or rolling up to a bar to just kind of be.
These feelings are all captured in Micah E. Wood’s “Club Song,” probably the only song that warns the listener to head home if they hear it played at the club.
The city’s indie rock, hip-hop and club music scenes garner plenty of national press, and deservedly so. But jazz in Baltimore doesn’t seem to get as much love. With such luminaries as Cab Calloway, Cyrus Chestnut, Chick Webb, Eubie Blake and Ella Fitzgerald calling Baltimore home at one point or another, and the Peabody Institute continuing to draw top young talent, the city’s jazz bona fides are well established.
Sonically speaking, tonight’s performance at the Peabody Institute’s Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall will be about as unconventional as you can find.
Local duo Beach House released another track, “Dark Spring,” off the forthcoming release “7,” and it’s yet another example of the band pushing its sound.
Local writer Lawrence Burney has been a great advocate for local artists at Vice’s music site, Noisey, where Burney is a staff writer. Recently he’s done features on Abdu Ali, Lor Choc and Young Moose, whose raps about the Baltimore Police detailed the misdeeds of Gun Trace Task Force member Daniel Hersl before everything was presented in open court.