Don’t Miss: Hand Habits @ Ottobar, 4/20/18

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Hand Habits (Photo courtesy the artist)

Singer-songwriter Meg Duffy, guitarist for Kevin Morby, launched Hand Habits, a solo project, a few years back, and last year she debuted a full-length album, Wildly Idle (Humble Before the Void), via Woodsist. Hand Habits is on tour now, opening for Kevin, and the show arrives at Ottobar in Baltimore on Friday, April 20.

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Music Park: Japanese Breakfast @ Ottobar — 4/2/18

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Japanese Breakfast plays to a sold-out Ottobar on April 2, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)

Japanese Breakfast, the creative vehicle for artist Michelle Zauner, released their most recent LP, Soft Sounds From Another Planet on Dead Oceans last year to well-deserved critical acclaim. She played those songs and more in a sold-out show at Ottobar in Baltimore on Monday.

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Snapshots: Snail Mail w/ Shame, Romantic States @ Ottobar — 3/21/18

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Snail Mail performs at the Ottobar on March 21, 2018. (Photo by Shantel Mitchell Breen)

Lindey Jordan returned to Baltimore with her band Snail Mail to play a sold-out show as the headlining act at the Ottobar Wednesday.  Despite a March snowstorm that came through the area earlier in the day, the Ottobar was packed with fans who braved the weather to enjoy the show!

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Don’t Miss: Japanese Breakfast @ 9:30 Club, 5/30/18

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Japanese Breakfast (Photo by Ebru Yildiz)

Michelle Zauner, better known as Japanese Breakfast, will perform at Ottobar on April 2. The show’s all sold out, but there’s good news: She’s already coming around again for a show at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, May 30.

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Don’t Miss: Snail Mail @ Ottobar, 3/21/18

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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.

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Music Park: Top 10 Concerts of 2017 by David

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Lee Ranaldo kicks off a year of great music at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Jan. 20, 2017. (Photo by David LaMason)

The year 2017 has been full of contradictions. For many, myself included, it was a year filled with uncertainty and frustration, but to a certain degree it also woke people up. And the music that was created was some of the best in years.

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Snapshots: Guided by Voices @ Ottobar – 8/31/17

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Guided by Voices play to a sold-out Ottobar on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Photo by David LaMason)

Bob Pollard at this point could rest soundly on his impressive laurels — 25 Guided by Voices albums as of this writing, spanning nearly 35 years and 100 albums in total for Pollard himself. But as Bob pointed out very clearly at the Ottobar in Baltimore Thursday night, he’s not about to just play the hits! Teamed with Kevin March (drums), Bobby Bare, Jr. (guitar), Mark Shue (bass), and Doug Gillard (guitar), and a sizable cooler filled with Miller Light and tequila, the band played a sweaty and fun set to this sold-out crowd.

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