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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
Following the deaths of two concert goers in Columbia earlier this month, promoters of a traveling music festival have banned a number of items including bright, decorative, chunky bracelets known as "kandi," which is popular among electronic dance music fans but some say is linked to the drug culture. Tyler Fox Viscardi, 20, of Raleigh, N.C., and Daniel Anders, 17, of Woodbridge, Va., both died after attending the Mad Decent Block Party music festival on Aug. 1 at Merriweather Post Pavilion.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
Following the deaths of two concert goers in Columbia earlier this month, promoters of a traveling music festival have banned a number of items including bright, decorative, chunky bracelets known as "kandi," which is popular among electronic dance music fans but some say is linked to the drug culture. Tyler Fox Viscardi, 20, of Raleigh, N.C., and Daniel Anders, 17, of Woodbridge, Va., both died after attending the Mad Decent Block Party music festival on Aug. 1 at Merriweather Post Pavilion.
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By Colin Campbell and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2014
A 17-year-old Woodbridge, Va., boy died Sunday evening of an apparent overdose, the second drug fatality following a Merriweather Post Pavilion concert on Friday, Howard County police said. The teen, whom police did not identify at the request of his family, was one of 20 hospitalized after the "Mad Decent Block Party" music festival at the Columbia venue. Authorities identified the man who died Saturday as Tyler Fox Viscardi, 20, of Raleigh, N.C. Police do not believe the two knew each other.
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By Colin Campbell and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2014
A 17-year-old Woodbridge, Va., boy died Sunday evening of an apparent overdose, the second drug fatality following a Merriweather Post Pavilion concert on Friday, Howard County police said. The teen, whom police did not identify at the request of his family, was one of 20 hospitalized after the "Mad Decent Block Party" music festival at the Columbia venue. Authorities identified the man who died Saturday as Tyler Fox Viscardi, 20, of Raleigh, N.C. Police do not believe the two knew each other.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | August 8, 1991
HAVANA -- The only club golf professional in Cuba has a 7 handicap and wears black sneakers, faded blue jeans and a blue-and-white sport shirt on the job.He wedges himself behind a desk in his office that doubles as the pro shop at the Diplo Club. He can sell you a set of Dunlop clubs for $475, a dozen balls for $32, a hat for $1.50. He can sign you up for greens fees: 18 holes for $30, rental equipment for $10, the caddie's tip for an additional $10. He has all day to sit and chat because business is slow, very slow.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case | March 10, 2011
Recently, new R&B artists have been flirting with the Pitchfork-set. Armed with a bedroom mic set-up and Pro Tools, acts such as Odd Future affiliate Frank Ocean and R. Kelly-meets-murky-lo-fi dude How To Dress Well have made names in the blogosphere for their unique takes on traditional love jams. Even buzz-act Toro Y Moi ditched his signature chillwave sound for a funky album of disco-groove R&B. All three artists have succeeded to an extent, but they lack the cohesion to make their discs essential.
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By Ellie Kahn and For The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2014
Midnight Sun contributor Ellie Kahn saw Skrillex headline Pimlico Race Course on Sunday night. This was her take: The sky opened up Sunday evening at Pimlico Race Course, and a UFO touched down at the edge of the Infield, one that highly resembled a soundboard, a laptop, bright lights and a stringy-haired nerd with a half-shave: The DJ known as Skrillex, had landed, and docked his mothership for the night. His stop - part of his larger tour “The Mothership Tour” and featuring artists Milo & Otis, What So Not and Dillon Francis marked his 11th in North America; Baltimore was his first destination after the three-day Governor's Ball Music Festival in New York City and second-to-last warm-up before this weekend's four-day Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tenn.
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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2011
The Death Set's upward rise in the last five years, as electric and spazzoid as its own music, was zapped two years ago when founding member Beau Velasco died of a drug overdose. But Johnny Siera, the group's other founder, still pressed ahead. In March, the Death Set released a new album, "Michel Poiccard," that was inspired by Velasco's death. "It's trying to celebrate his presence and his life rather than mourn it," said Siera, who performs two shows Saturday at the Windup Space with drummer Jahphet Landis and guitarist Dan Walker.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2011
Washington D.C. is getting its own Starscape. Called Fall Massive, the indoor electronic music festival, billed as DC's largest, is set for November 26 at RFK Stadium and boasts dozens of top DJs, including Moby, Diplo, Martin Solveig and Baltimore's own Scottie B. The one-day festival, which starts at 4 p.m. and ends at 2 a.m., is from Steez Promo and Ultraworld, the promoters behind Starscape, which just celebrated its 13th year....
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Wesley Case, Justin George, Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
Does the EDM scene have a drug problem? The question, which has followed the increasingly mainstream electronic dance music genre for years, is being raised again in the wake of the deaths of two males, ages 20 and 17, who attended an all-day EDM show last weekend in Columbia. Nineteen other people were sent to hospitals from Friday's Mad Decent Block Party at Merriweather Post Pavilion, which featured artists such as Diplo, Flux Pavilion and Dillon Francis. The concerns come as Baltimore prepares for the first-ever Moonrise Festival, which will take place Saturday and Sunday at Pimlico Race Course and feature genre heavyweights Kaskade and Bassnectar.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Ellie Kahn and For The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2014
Midnight Sun contributor Ellie Kahn saw Skrillex headline Pimlico Race Course on Sunday night. This was her take: The sky opened up Sunday evening at Pimlico Race Course, and a UFO touched down at the edge of the Infield, one that highly resembled a soundboard, a laptop, bright lights and a stringy-haired nerd with a half-shave: The DJ known as Skrillex, had landed, and docked his mothership for the night. His stop - part of his larger tour “The Mothership Tour” and featuring artists Milo & Otis, What So Not and Dillon Francis marked his 11th in North America; Baltimore was his first destination after the three-day Governor's Ball Music Festival in New York City and second-to-last warm-up before this weekend's four-day Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tenn.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2011
Washington D.C. is getting its own Starscape. Called Fall Massive, the indoor electronic music festival, billed as DC's largest, is set for November 26 at RFK Stadium and boasts dozens of top DJs, including Moby, Diplo, Martin Solveig and Baltimore's own Scottie B. The one-day festival, which starts at 4 p.m. and ends at 2 a.m., is from Steez Promo and Ultraworld, the promoters behind Starscape, which just celebrated its 13th year....
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2011
The Death Set's upward rise in the last five years, as electric and spazzoid as its own music, was zapped two years ago when founding member Beau Velasco died of a drug overdose. But Johnny Siera, the group's other founder, still pressed ahead. In March, the Death Set released a new album, "Michel Poiccard," that was inspired by Velasco's death. "It's trying to celebrate his presence and his life rather than mourn it," said Siera, who performs two shows Saturday at the Windup Space with drummer Jahphet Landis and guitarist Dan Walker.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case | March 10, 2011
Recently, new R&B artists have been flirting with the Pitchfork-set. Armed with a bedroom mic set-up and Pro Tools, acts such as Odd Future affiliate Frank Ocean and R. Kelly-meets-murky-lo-fi dude How To Dress Well have made names in the blogosphere for their unique takes on traditional love jams. Even buzz-act Toro Y Moi ditched his signature chillwave sound for a funky album of disco-groove R&B. All three artists have succeeded to an extent, but they lack the cohesion to make their discs essential.
SPORTS
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | August 8, 1991
HAVANA -- The only club golf professional in Cuba has a 7 handicap and wears black sneakers, faded blue jeans and a blue-and-white sport shirt on the job.He wedges himself behind a desk in his office that doubles as the pro shop at the Diplo Club. He can sell you a set of Dunlop clubs for $475, a dozen balls for $32, a hat for $1.50. He can sign you up for greens fees: 18 holes for $30, rental equipment for $10, the caddie's tip for an additional $10. He has all day to sit and chat because business is slow, very slow.
ENTERTAINMENT
By SAM SESSA | March 30, 2006
Stern stuff The lowdown -- Two oddball guests from the Howard Stern radio show will be in town Saturday for a night of stand-up comedy. The Rev. Bob Levy won Stern's "Meanest Listener Contest" in 2002, and Yucko the Clown came in second. Yucko also appeared in MTV2's Stankervision. If you go -- Tracey's at the Bowman hosts Yucko the Clown and the Rev. Bob Levy at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15. The club is at 9306 Harford Road in Carney. Call 410-665-8600. CD release for `Adultery' The lowdown -- Tomorrow night, Baltimore-based Dog Fashion Disco throws a release party for its new album, Adultery, which tells the story of a man spiraling into self-destruction.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2011
The week before Thanksgiving is always light on the nightlife and entertainment fronts. And while that's true again this year, there are a bunch of Thanksgiving Eve special events planned. And, on the Saturday following the holiday, there's Fall Massive , an indoor electronic and dance music festival at RFK Stadium in Washington. Among the performers? Moby, Armand Van Helden, Diplo and other dance music marquee names. Promoters have billed it as Washington's answer to Starscape.
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