Although it’s only been four years in between albums and only three years since I saw them perform last, I really missed Lower Dens. They covered the gap recently in a show at Ritual in Baltimore.
Baltimore’s reputation has taken a hit over the past year or so due to a recent spike in violence and crime in the city. Friday night, I got to witness first-hand how music can bring people together and help us to be bigger than our problems at Baltimore Soundstage thanks to Maryland’s own Pasadena.
Sometimes, nothing feels better than returning home. After opening for Wolfmother on their tour of the east coast, Montgomery County, Maryland’s Lionize got to finish the tour in front of their hometown fans at the 9:30 Club recently.
Neil Young & Crazy Horse. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. Nils Lofgren has achieved iconic status — and induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — playing with these legendary acts, but as he came out a house of fire on “Walkin’ Nerve,” he left no doubt that he is one hell of a rock star in his own right. The Maryland native made a recent homecoming among family, friends, and a packed house, on the first of two nights at The Birchmere.
The award-winning Charm City Bluegrass Festival will take over Baltimore’s Druid Hill Park for a seventh annual celebration of bluegrass, folk, and Americana, headlined by The Bridge, Deer Tick, Steep Canyon Rangers, and Jeff Austin Band, for two days on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27.