Don’t look now, but a world-class opera singer is living in Baltimore.
The sounds of tuning violins, deliberate piano notes, and operatic singing bounce through the corridors of Peabody’s Leakin Hall on a Monday afternoon. The singing comes from a spacious, high-...
A party at the Creative Alliance celebrates the legacy of Bob Marley.
When Andre Mazelin was growing up in Montego Bay, Jamaica, he went to school with Ziggy Marley and remembers his father, Bob, waiting to pick him up in the courtyard. Fast forward years later and...
Our extended interview with Dave Heumann of Arbouretum.
What do you think of Thrill Jockey signing all these Baltimore bands, including Arbouretum, over the past few years? It's fine with me. We've always had good bands here, but I think it took the...
For a band that makes such heavenly music, Beach House is incredibly down to earth.
Walking through Beach House’s Fells Point rehearsal space is like visiting an island of misfit musical toys. Dozens of keyboards and amps, with cables snaking between them, line the floor, and some...
The “Highway to Nowhere” cuts a wide path through West Baltimore, six lanes across and little more than a mile long. The notorious stretch of Route 40 was once part of a grand plan for an east-west...
We talk to Animal Collective’s Brian Weitz (Geologist) about reconvening with his old Park School friends to record a new album and embark on a fall tour.
The band returned to Baltimore to write material for the new disc. Why did you do that and how’d it go?We’ve been living in different cities and, for the past few records, we’ve been putting together...
Downtown gets its own outdoor music festival.
Sure, there are plenty of music festivals around Maryland. But on September 15, we’ll have one right in our own backyard: the Charm City Music Festival.
“I’ve been a promoter here for 15 years and...
Arrangements: Peabody Jazz Alumni
Gary Thomas has been director of Peabody’s jazz department for 10 years now, leading his students in the Peabody Improvisation and Multimedia Ensemble (PIME). In May...
A local group of performers redefines the rock opera.
The term rock opera usually conjures up images of earnest classic rock pieces like The Who’s Tommy or Pink Floyd’s The Wall.
But the performers in Baltimore Rock Opera Society—with amusing acronym...
<p>A Hampden gallery proves hippie posters are works of art.</p>
Mesmerized, Glen Trosch gazed at—and on some level into—a Grateful Dead concert poster.
To Trosch, then a 20-year-old Baltimorean in San Francisco to see his favorite band perform on New Year’s Eve...