The guy who I replaced in my apartment was a great multimedia artist who sadly committed suicide. It really affected my friends and everyone around me, and it was a great loss for the Baltimore art community. Nudashank Gallery recently had a retrospective and celebration of the life of Waltr Carpenter, who made some really kick-ass shit while he was still with us.
The Bolton Hill neighborhood of Baltimore is beautiful and kind of posh with its gorgeous 19th-century buildings, but there aren’t a lot of businesses there so I was surprised to find a good-looking farm-to-table bistro there — the restaurant scene in Baltimore is sparse and hit-or-miss anyway. Turns out, b – a Bolton Hill Bistro is great.
People may not realize the handclap that features prominently in most Baltimore club tracks isn’t vegan. In fact, it’s downright inhumane. Check out this video to Benga’s Baltimore Clap directed by Kristofer Strom.
Baltimore’s Wham City is about to go on tour with a comedy show. You should see it. It will be exceedingly funny. Be especially determined to catch April Camlin’s ventriloquist set and Alan Resnick’s motion-capture experiments. This really will be good! SEE IT!!!!!
Street artist Gaia has been so prolific here in Baltimore that I initially thought he was from here. Not so. The New York-born wheat-paster is quietly plastering the entire world with his stunning humanimals and stern-looking Native Americans.
My friend Andrew Liang just had a wildly successful solo show at the Wind-Up Space in Baltimore. He sold pretty much all of his crazy acrylic-on-wood characters on the first night. He’s definitely an artist to watch with his cute, roper-room-on-acid aesthetic.
When I first arrived in Baltimore, I was skeptical of the neon-and-spandex aesthetic of the local DIY culture, but this past weekend finally and completely changed my mind. Whartscape 2010 started off rather low-key, with some inspiring performances by local comedians, dancers, and theater troupes at the Charles Theatre, the highlights being the motion capture demonstration by Alan Resnick and the ventriloquism routine by April Camlin.
There are a lot of a bands called The Creepers, but by far the most unique is the keyboard and trumpet duo from Baltimore. Featuring Adam Endres from Blood Baby and his Wham City compatriot, Connor Kizer, the comedic outfit pens catchy and hilarious songs about love and dating, embodying the unabashedly trashy, underdog spirit of the city that John Waters calls home.
I had a chance to eat at Woodberry Kitchen the other night in the Woodberry neighborhood of Baltimore, and it definitely lived up to the hype. Located in one of the great old mill spaces in the Clipper Mill buildings, the spacious yet cozy restaurant specializes in regionally-sourced ingredients and serves good, satisfying dishes that are at once creative and simple.
Every weekend, the Book Thing opens its doors and people from all over Baltimore flood in to rummage through its vast and perpetually replenished selection of free books. The non-profit establishment accepts donations of unwanted books from the community and redistributes them to those that want them.
Normal’s Books and Records is a Baltimore institution, a point of convergence amongst the city’s artists, musicians, and literary buffs. Specializing in great used books — their art, design, science fiction, and literary sections are particularly good — the store also stocks local zines and hosts The Red Room, a weekly improvised jam session run […]
New Yorkers, and even Philadelphians, are spoiled with their abundance of fantastic Italian markets — Baltimoreans take what they can get. That said, Trinacria — tucked away in a weird little corner of downtown Bmore near the famed Lexington Market – is no joke.
Interior design website Apartment Therapy recently posted some amazing photos by Chris from Baltimore-based photography studio Studio Tempura from when he ventured into the abandoned Lebow Clothing Factory.