Noah Rabinowitz and Lotfy Nathan have been travelling together on a mission to find the Twelve O’Clock Boyz, an urban tribe of bikers in the heart of Baltimore. This culture of bikers ride in large groups, sometimes huge, 100 member groups. They ride around urban neighborhoods, pulling stunts and paying no attention to traffic laws. […]
I just hung out at the Baltimore Free Farm, an ambitious and multi-faceted permaculture farm in the middle of Baltimore City. Most exciting is their plans to have a sustainable prawn-farming facility, where shrimp will consume compost and vegetable waste and provide fertilizers for the farm with their own waste and a healthy and delicious protein source for people.
I have some serious issues with the Occupy brand and culture these days, but I met some cool artist types through the movement, and we’re trying to do awesome stuff in Baltimore with a projector. Help us out.
A year ago, I stumbled onto the music of Tennis and fell in love. Their happy, sun-filled sound has a way of making my day begin well, even in winter, even when the sun doesn’t shine all that much. It has the promise of better, sunnier, happier days ahead.
A rare bootleg tape recording of Baltimore’s Romantic States has been released on Bandcamp, and is free to listen, download, and share. It is titled Come Over To My House, and features Jim Triplett and Ilenia Madelaire on various instruments. With minimal overdubs, the eleven tracks are raw and alive with a rough but happy […]
People are often skeptical when I tell them Baltimore is one of the best cities in America, mainly because they only know the city via The Wire and John Waters movies. Maybe this will convince them: the country’s largest pinball museum will open in Charm City by the end of the year.
Beth Hoeckel, a Baltimore-based artist, has created some wildly experimental and wonderfully psychedelic works over her career. Her figures tend either directly challenge or ignore the viewer, referencing themes of identity and perception. Bright and bold, these are insistent images. Do they remind anyone else of Run, Lola, Run?
Driving through the idyllic Maryland countryside after a few hours swimming at the Pretty Boy Reservoir, we listened to Baltimore band Lands & Peoples. Their ethereal sound was abstract, yet harmonious enough to fit perfectly with our endorphin highs as the setting sun cast a golden glow over everything.
With its countless abandoned buildings and neglected public space, Baltimore is the perfect city for wheat-paste artists. Gaia has set up shop here, and now pieces by Nanook have been popping up around town.
I’m a wheat-free guy, and though I’ve never been into sweets, I love Sweet Sin, the only gluten-free bakery in Baltimore. Aside from their wheatless treats, they also serve a wide range of savory meals such as snapper, goat, and greens.
I don’t really get the point of this article in the Baltimore Sun. Since when have the hot new indie artists of the moment gotten a mention at the Grammys? Does anyone not doing overblown top-40 music even want a Grammy these days?
Shameless self-promotion: Baltimore artists Jordan Bernier and John Bohl are working on a silkscreen book that will feature art by an array of other Baltimore artists, including yours truly. Each copy of the book will also come with a limited edition silk-screened poster.
I’m surrounded by really amazing people here in Baltimore. One of them is Bethany Dinsick who does ethereal loop-pedal folk (I posted about her before). The other night, she performed with the Baltimore Experimental Dance Collective. It was really amazing. Check it out in the above video.