3Teeth (Photo courtesy the band)
Industrial powerhouse 3Teeth released Shutdown.exe in 2017, and rap-punk duo Ho99o9 released United States of Horror. After dropping their latest albums, the two bands teamed up to collaborate on two tracks and a tour — and that tour arrives at Baltimore Soundstage on Sunday, April 8.
Dingleberry Dynasty perform at Metro Gallery in Baltimore, Maryland, on July 27, 2017. (Photo by Shane Gardner)
Last December, self-proclaimed “poop punk” band Dingleberry Dynasty released their fourth studio album, Does Fecal Matter? And now, the six-man comedy band plays the new songs and the old as they open Steel Panther at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Friday, March 30.
Snail Mail (Photo courtesy Matador Records)
Brooklyn’s Lindsey Jordan is better known as Snail Mail, and she originally hails from Baltimore. She returns home to perform at Ottobar on Wednesday, March 21, in the buildup to the release of the debut full-length album.
Xylouris White entrances at the Creative Alliance on March 1, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)
Almost immediately after you see George Xylouris (laouto, Cretan lute) and Jim White (drums), you get the feeling they are two halves of the same whole. As the story goes, Jim met George back in 1990 in a bar in Australia but didn’t start recording and really touring together until 2013. And to a degree that friendship, built over decades, is the fuel for Xylouris White as we saw in a harmonious performance on Thursday at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson Theatre in Baltimore.
Samson Schmitt Quartet perform at 3rd Annual Charm City Django Jazz Fest at the Creative Alliance at The Patterson Theater in Baltimore, Maryland, on Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)
For aficionados of manouche, gypsy, or swing jazz, we know that the musical form inspired by Jean “Django” Reinhardt isn’t all flash and speed. Of course, there is that — but the music inspired by the French jazz master consists of highly accessible, melodic arrangements with an ebb and flow all their own. That accessibility was on full display Saturday night at Baltimore’s Creative Alliance at The Patterson Theater during the 3rd Annual Charm City Django Jazz Fest.
lespecial (Photo courtesy Hoplite Music)
After listening through lespecial’s latest album I was excited to see how the music translated to a live performance. Let me tell you, the performance did not disappoint. lespecial stopped by The 8×10 in Baltimore on Wednesday night and shared their music and abilities with the crowd.
lespecial (Photo courtesy the band)
Trio lespecial released cheen, their second studio album, last fall. The band are on tour with a stop at The 8×10 in Baltimore on Wednesday, Feb. 21.
Xylouris White (Photo courtesy Bella Union)
Greek singer and lute player George Xylouris and Australian drummer Jim White together are known as Xylouris White, and the duo released their third album, Mother, on Jan. 19 via Bella Union. The duo will soon tour the United States with a date in Baltimore at the Creative Alliance at The Patterson on Thursday, March 1.
Dave East performs at Baltimore Soundstage on Jan. 19, 2018. (Photo by Chris Castillo)
Rapper Dave East performed at Baltimore Soundstage last Friday, and in a way it was a homecoming for the artist who has made his name known from Harlem.
Cherry Glazerr shreds at Rams Head Live on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 (Photo by David LaMason)
Cherry Glazerr rocked like the band have been around for much longer than their years, as seen in an energetic show opening for Slowdive at Rams Head Live on Thursday.