Fond memories of Club Charles.
A snapshot of a possible future.
Remembering those who passed.
It's like I never knew you.
Maya Martinez curates “Emotionally Unavailable, But Like Not?”
It’s time for Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to leave.
On the recent Baltimore protests.
The city isn’t what’s portrayed in the media.
My home town is burning.
Speed-dating on a dance floor.
A historic Baltimore destination needs some fixing up.
It’s time to legalize drugs here, but the government will never let that happen.
The city is jittery and fearful.
Hope is no longer alive in the city.
Baltimorean Rafael Alvarez’s Holy Land.
Residents should stop living in fear and actively fight the decay.
The Mayor’s had little impact since her election.
I’ve wondered about what it means to truly be at home.
The world’s largest Christmas garden is closed and shuttered.
John Waters taught me how to be politically and religiously incorrect.
"You've Got Sunshine," with weatherman Bob Turk.
A day-long festival in Baltimore's Druid Hill Park, featuring The Travelin' McCourys, The Seldom Scene, Letitia VanSant and many more. The offical Del Fest pre-party. This Saturday, April 25. Get all the info at their official website.
Splice contributor Mike Apichella releases the Towson-Glen Arm Freakouts Compilation Vol. 1, celebrating the music of the north Baltimore DIY scene during the mid-to-late 90s. You can check out the original essay/timeline from last summer here. Or you can read the press release. Listen to the full, 43-song compilation on Bandcamp, and if you download it for $8 you'll be helping some very worthy causes (Music4More and Grass Roots Crisis).
You can donate (and get some info about the spring season) at indiegogo.
Bloom is out now on SubPop. Watch the band kick it in the Lone Star State below. Pitchfork (and Pink Floyd's Live at Pompeii) made the film possible. More at the band's official website.
An appropriately-timed video from Beach House's fourth album, Bloom, out now on SubPop. The video compiles footage from the band's recording session at Sonic Ranch Studios in Tornillo, Texas. More at their official website.