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By Michael Dresser | June 2, 2014
Gov. Martin O'Malley's band will open for one of the nation's best-known and most political Celtic rock bands Saturday in Baltimore, the governor's political action committee has announced. O'Malley's March will play at what is billed as the last Baltimore concert of Black 47 as the New York-based band conducts its final tour after 25 years as one of the most influential bands of its kind. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. at the Baltimore Soundstage at Market Place. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, but a two-person package is also available for $71.50 that includes preferred seating and a credit toward a food purchase.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
When O.A.R. sold out New York's Madison Square Garden in 2006, it was the culmination of years of touring for the Rockville quintet. The grass-roots approach to building a fan base worked for a rock band whose albums have never reached higher than No. 12 on the Billboard 200. But for singer Marc Roberge, the band's living-on-the-road reputation had an unsettling undercurrent to it. "I remember one poster we had that says, 'O.A.R.: Always on...
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2012
"Rock 'n' roll will never die," sang Neil Young in 1979. Lately, though, it seems to be in a coma. How else to describe the sad state of rock? The Billboard charts are filled with pop acts, rappers and country singers. Even sugary boy-bands have re-emerged. But search for a rock band - the kind that peels the paint off garage walls and leaves ears ringing - and you won't find many. One of the only exceptions is the Black Keys, the blues-rock duo of Ohio natives Dan Auerbach (guitar, vocals)
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By Michael Dresser | June 2, 2014
Gov. Martin O'Malley's band will open for one of the nation's best-known and most political Celtic rock bands Saturday in Baltimore, the governor's political action committee has announced. O'Malley's March will play at what is billed as the last Baltimore concert of Black 47 as the New York-based band conducts its final tour after 25 years as one of the most influential bands of its kind. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. at the Baltimore Soundstage at Market Place. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, but a two-person package is also available for $71.50 that includes preferred seating and a credit toward a food purchase.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | August 19, 1999
Ed Roland doesn't have much patience for people who only look before they leap to conclusions about Collective Soul.Because his band hails from Stockbridge, Ga., and boasts not one, not two, but three guitar players, many people in the music press have therefore deduced that Collective Soul is a Southern rock band. Therefore, the music Collective Soul plays is very much in the mold of such multi-guitar outfits as Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers Band.Guess again, says Roland."I think a lot of those people weren't listening to the records," says the singer and guitarist, over the phone from a tour stop in New York City.
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By Michael R. Driscoll and Michael R. Driscoll,Staff writer | April 10, 1992
Musically speaking, Anne Arundel County is a very small pond, amply stocked with some pretty big fish.Three of the larger fish -- jazz singer Sue Matthews, the rock band Edge City and the traditional folk trio known as Ceoltoiri (pronounced "kyultory") have released new albums that are wonderful examples of the top-notch, widely varied music available in the area.The Edge City album is called "Great Expectations," an indicationthat the band still hopes for the Break after years of plugging awayin the region's bars and clubs.
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By Kim TraversoJ. D. Considine and Kim TraversoJ. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | September 16, 1991
For months now, Guns N' Roses has seemed like nothing less than a rock-and-roll freak show, a traveling carnival of gossip and hype, rumor and recrimination.Their faces have been everywhere, from MTV and Rolling Stone to Newsweek and CNN, and their exploits -- the riot in St. Louis, the tantrum in New York, the ongoing feuds with everyone from the singer in Motley Crue to the publisher of Spin -- have become the stuff of "Tonight Show" monologues. So completely has this band become consumed by its bad-boy role that many have forgotten what made it matter in the first place.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 25, 2005
The rock band Motley Crue is joining efforts to find Tracey Gardner-Tetso, a 32-year-old Baltimore County woman who has been missing since March 6 when she failed to meet friends for the group's concert in Washington. The heavy metal band will match an earlier reward of up to $10,000 to increase publicity about the woman's disappearance, said Katie McNeil of 10th Street Entertainment, Motley Crue's management company. "We hope our involvement helps bring more attention to this case, and anyone with information will step forward," Nikki Sixx, the group's bass player, said in a statement.
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By Paul Adams and Paul Adams,SUN STAFF | August 19, 2004
The title of Van Halen's 1988 hit, "Finish What Ya Started," could double as the header for a breach-of-contract lawsuit the rock band has filed against the Baltimore Orioles. Van Halen contends in a suit recently filed in federal court in Los Angeles that the baseball team sought to have it perform the first-ever concert inside Camden Yards next month and then backed out of the deal. The band's touring company is suing the team for "at least" $2 million in damages, saying it rearranged its schedule and lost other opportunities to perform in Baltimore.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 17, 1995
First Night, the explosion of the arts that has redefined the New Year's Eve party for so many of us, is known for its diverse programming.This year, First Nighters will be able to enjoy avant-garde theater, visual art, rock music, jazz, puppetry, Indian rhythms, Irish whistles, classical piano and zany comedy at the same time without leaving Key Auditorium.Annapolis, say hello to Squonk Opera.On the simplest level, Squonk Opera is a musical quintet that consists of keyboards, Irish woodwinds, electric bass, drums and a vocalist.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2013
No matter what happens the rest of the NFL season, Baltimore will be represented Super Bowl weekend in the New York region.  While it remains to be seen if that includes the Ravens competing on the field, Baltimore-bred rock quartet J. Roddy Walston and the Business will take part in the festivities. The band will join Red Hot Chili Peppers, MS MR, Basic Vacation and New Politics for WFAN's "Big Hello to Brooklyn" concert at the Barclays Center on Feb. 1, the night before Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey.
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By Anthony Landi, The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2013
Although he spent the majority of 10 years on the road, Cris Jacobs still feels a strong connection to the stage where it all started. "The 8x10 is my homebase, my backyard. I love it and the people who own it, Abigail [Janssens] and Brian [Shupe]. I think I've played it 150 times or more. Probably more," said the 35-year-old singer-songwriter, who played the venue last Thursday. "Some of my fondest musical memories were made there. " Jacobs made his name in Baltimore as the guitarist and singer in the Bridge, the popular rock band that took its members across the country and Europe.
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By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | July 4, 2013
As antique cars rolled along Rogers Avenue in the 14th annual Mount Washington Spirit of Independence Day parade, one stuck out more than any other. It looked like a fancy soap box derby car, and its owner, Dan Meisner said it was "manufactured right here in Mount Washington. " The car, with Meisner's 3-year-old daughter, Ethna, riding in the passenger seat, was a homemade Lotus 7. The real thing sells for around $50,000, Meisner said, but he bought blueprints for a 1959 Lotus 7 for about $2,000 in 2001 and spent several years building it with a body made of aluminum and a frame made of steel tubing.
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Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2013
Looking for St. Paddy's day plans? Gov. Martin O'Malley's Irish rock band, O'Malleys March, has already sold out the early show for Saturday night in Baltimore, and by Thursday they'd sold three-fourths of the 200-person floor space in the Creative Alliance for the late show, the venue said. Earlier in the day, his political action committee O'Say Can You See sent out an invitation to the St. Patrick's Day show, which costs $25 a head.  Proceeds benefit the Creative Alliance, which advertised the show as " some Celtic fury.
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By Sam Sessa, The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2012
About six years ago, the Baltimore rock band Arbouretum played at a club in Chicago for an audience of almost no one. You could count the members of the crowd on one hand, singer/guitarist David Heumann recalled, but one of them happened to be Bettina Richards, the founder of indie record label Thrill Jockey. She liked what she heard. "There literally was nobody there but me," Richards said. "It was great. I totally was hooked. " Richards signed Arbouretum to Thrill Jockey.
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By Jake Fewster and Midnight Sun contributor | August 13, 2012
Recently reunited band Planes Mistaken for Stars played Red Palace in Washignton on Saturday night. Intern Jake Fewster had this report: For some, the idea of a reunion show conjures up images of a geriatric, arena rock band way past their prime. This was not at all the case on Saturday night when Planes Mistaken For Stars took the stage at the Red Palace in Washington D.C. Far from geriatric and even further from arena rock, Planes performed a masterful set that left my ears ringing, in the best way possible, late into Sunday night.
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | June 7, 2005
In the media blitz preceding the release of their hotly anticipated new album, X&Y, the guys of Coldplay have made their mission quite clear: They want to be the best and biggest rock band in the world. And, for better or worse, the British quartet (Chris Martin on vocals and piano, Jonny Buckland on guitar, Will Champion on drums and Guy Berryman on bass) may be well on its way to realizing that goal. In only two albums, the highly acclaimed Parachutes (2000) and A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002)
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2013
No matter what happens the rest of the NFL season, Baltimore will be represented Super Bowl weekend in the New York region.  While it remains to be seen if that includes the Ravens competing on the field, Baltimore-bred rock quartet J. Roddy Walston and the Business will take part in the festivities. The band will join Red Hot Chili Peppers, MS MR, Basic Vacation and New Politics for WFAN's "Big Hello to Brooklyn" concert at the Barclays Center on Feb. 1, the night before Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey.
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By Jon Meoli, jmeoli@tribune.com | July 29, 2012
For Towson rock musician Mike Ruocco, there's only one thing to do when your next list of upcoming tour dates is announced: You see when you're coming home. "When you tour as extensively as I've done over the past 10 or so years, and you see the particular tour you're jumping on stops in Baltimore, everyone gets super excited," said Ruocco, 29. "There's nothing better than getting to come home, see your friends and family, and play a show for the community that's supported you from the very beginning.
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By Olivia Ignacio | July 11, 2012
It's the second night of the live quarterfinals in New York. Twelve acts will perform tonight, but only four will move on to the next round. We'll find out who advances in tomorrow's results show. Tonight, we just sit back and enjoy the show -- or not. We're already off to a rough start with the first act, LionDanceMe, a martial arts line dance studio. Basically, a bunch of guys jump around on pegs of varying heights, under traditional multi-person Chinese dragon costumes.
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