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The Wham City Collective Brings Its Crazy Genius

The dimly lit basement of Baltimore's Bell Foundry building is out ofan early '80s hardcore show. Pocked concrete walls tagged everywhereand with everything -- "kill…
Michael Byrne / November 12, 2010

After 25 Years, Vaselines’ Return Worth the Wait

The Vaselines are one-quarter jokesters, another quarter dry sarcastic wit, and all the rest, rough-hewn indie-pop gold -- some imperfect alloy of garage, twee, and…
Michael Byrne / October 4, 2010

Chromeo Launch New Album Tour in D.C.

"Oooh, Oh, Chrome-ee-oh, Oooh, Oh, Chrome-ee-oh," a sold-out room of fans at Washington D.C.'s 9:30 Club chant-sang Monday night as a bank of lights to…
Michael Byrne / July 27, 2010

The Dead Weather Kick Off Club Tour in D.C.

It was a full-on pagan rock'n'roll ritual. The altar: one of the best rock venues in the country, Washington's D.C.'s 9:30 Club. Onstage, four stuffed…
Michael Byrne / July 14, 2010

Of Montreal Kick Off East Coast Tour

"We hope you like all the rock'n'roll versions of these songs," said frontman Kevin Barnes, three songs into Of Montreal's 80-minute set at Baltimore's Rams…
Michael Byrne / January 26, 2010

Animal Collective’s Deacon Makes Solo Debut

Baltimore's Ottobar is a cozy space, its walls lacquered with black paint, yellowing punk posters, water stains, and rock history -- the last of which…
Michael Byrne / January 4, 2010

The Cranberries Reunite After Six Years

Numerous bouquets of flowers made their way from audience to stage Thursday night in Baltimore as the Cranberries played their first U.S. concert in more…
Michael Byrne / November 13, 2009

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Numerous bouquets of flowers made their way from audience to stage Thursday night in Baltimore as the Cranberries played their first U.S. concert in more…
Michael Byrne / November 13, 2004