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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2012
As a massive, glowing "W" flashed behind them, the alternative-rock veterans Weezer wasted little time reminding the Charm City Music Festival crowd just how long they've been together. The group kicked off its consistently uptempo, 90-minute headlining set at the first-ever event with "My Name is Jonas," the opening track from the band's 1994 debut album. After the winking nod to their longevity, bespectacled frontman Rivers Cuomo, possessing a stronger voice than I expected, and his band ran through hit-single after hit-single, with little banter in-between.
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By Mary Clare Fischer, The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2012
Three years ago, pop punks All Time Low thought they were about to make it big. Riding the coattails of their successful studio album "Nothing Personal," which debuted in July 2009, they had just signed to major label Interscope Records. Finally, with a well-known label, they could break into mainstream radio and grow their fan base. Now, they know better. The only album they released through Interscope, "Dirty Work," was received by much of their longstanding fan base as too glossy and tongue-in-cheek, and sales were far lower than expected.
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By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,sam.sessa@baltsun.com | June 24, 2009
Rock bands Weezer, Blink-182 and Franz Ferdinand and hip-hop group Public Enemy will headline a downsized Virgin Mobile Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion, organizers announced Tuesday. The festival, formerly a two-day affair held at the sprawling Pimlico Race Course, has been scaled back to one day, Aug. 30, and moved to the smaller Columbia amphitheater. But in a surprising change of course for the four-year-old event, this year's festival will be free, officials said. "In a time of economic challenges and daily sacrifices, we wanted to throw a fantastic party so people could let loose and have a great time - on us," Richard Branson, founder and president of Virgin Group, said in a statement.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2012
As a massive, glowing "W" flashed behind them, the alternative-rock veterans Weezer wasted little time reminding the Charm City Music Festival crowd just how long they've been together. The group kicked off its consistently uptempo, 90-minute headlining set at the first-ever event with "My Name is Jonas," the opening track from the band's 1994 debut album. After the winking nod to their longevity, bespectacled frontman Rivers Cuomo, possessing a stronger voice than I expected, and his band ran through hit-single after hit-single, with little banter in-between.
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By Jim Abbott and Jim Abbott,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 15, 2002
Even if he had never written a decent song in his life, Rivers Cuomo would qualify as a rock hero for being a thorn in the side of the record industry's suffocating bureaucracy. Maladroit , the band's exceptional fourth album, is a home-grown masterpiece that Cuomo created with an intensely protective attitude toward Weezer's autonomy and vision. As the band's de facto manager for the past year, Cuomo took the initiative to mail unauthorized samplers to radio stations and media outlets (the CD was officially released yesterday)
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By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,sam.sessa@baltsun.com | August 27, 2009
When Weezer's self-titled debut album came out in 1994, it was a critical and commercial tour de force, catapulting the alt-rockers into the mainstream and eventually selling more than 3 million copies. Several albums and 11 years later, a whole new generation of fans were introduced to Weezer when the hit single "Beverly Hills" charged up the charts. These days, Weezer's fans seem to be split into two camps: The early fans, who like albums such as the first one, "Weezer" (also known as "The Blue Album")
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January 17, 2008
Rivers Cuomo -- Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo (Geffen) After Nirvana, Weezer might be the biggest disappointment of the alt-rock '90s. Whereas Kurt Cobain fell to the pressures of early success, leaving listeners to wonder what might have been, Weezer stuck around, earning itself a second generation of fans. In the past decade, the band has followed its stunningly original self-titled debut and cult-classic sophomore effort, Pinkerton, with a string of progressively slicker, spottier and less meaningful pop-punk albums.
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October 6, 2005
The Foo Fighters released its fifth studio album, the double CD titled In Your Honor, in June. Join the band as it celebrates this release with a stop in Fairfax, Va., on a nationwide tour. Rock group Weezer is also scheduled to perform. The concert will take place Monday in the Patriot Center at George Mason University in Fairfax. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the music starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $45 and can be purchased at 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.
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The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2012
ON THE SITE... Job growth stumbles, raising pressure on Fed :  Job growth braked sharply in May and the unemployment rate rose for the first time in 11 months, to 8.2 percent. Weezer to headline Charm City Music Festival :  Baltimore, no stranger to niche festivals, finally gets its own all-day, major-headliner event: Alt-rock heroes Weezer will headline the first-ever Charm City Music Festival on Sept. 15 at Harbor Point. Summer-like heat made spring 2012 warmest on record :  Summer-like heat waves throughout the past three months have made it the warmest meteorological spring on record at BWI Marshall Airport.
TRAVEL
May 25, 2012
In 2003, the Borgata became the city's first new hotel property in 13 years. Now, the sleek casino-hotel is one of Atlantic City's most popular destinations. Casino hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Games to play: You'll find 3,475 slot machines and more than 250 table games spread across the 161,000 square-foot floor. The Borgata also hosts daily tournaments in its poker room, the largest in the city. Entertainment: Concerts and shows range from alt-rock gods Weezer (June 1)
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The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2012
ON THE SITE... Job growth stumbles, raising pressure on Fed :  Job growth braked sharply in May and the unemployment rate rose for the first time in 11 months, to 8.2 percent. Weezer to headline Charm City Music Festival :  Baltimore, no stranger to niche festivals, finally gets its own all-day, major-headliner event: Alt-rock heroes Weezer will headline the first-ever Charm City Music Festival on Sept. 15 at Harbor Point. Summer-like heat made spring 2012 warmest on record :  Summer-like heat waves throughout the past three months have made it the warmest meteorological spring on record at BWI Marshall Airport.
TRAVEL
May 25, 2012
In 2003, the Borgata became the city's first new hotel property in 13 years. Now, the sleek casino-hotel is one of Atlantic City's most popular destinations. Casino hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Games to play: You'll find 3,475 slot machines and more than 250 table games spread across the 161,000 square-foot floor. The Borgata also hosts daily tournaments in its poker room, the largest in the city. Entertainment: Concerts and shows range from alt-rock gods Weezer (June 1)
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By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,sam.sessa@baltsun.com | August 27, 2009
When Weezer's self-titled debut album came out in 1994, it was a critical and commercial tour de force, catapulting the alt-rockers into the mainstream and eventually selling more than 3 million copies. Several albums and 11 years later, a whole new generation of fans were introduced to Weezer when the hit single "Beverly Hills" charged up the charts. These days, Weezer's fans seem to be split into two camps: The early fans, who like albums such as the first one, "Weezer" (also known as "The Blue Album")
NEWS
By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,sam.sessa@baltsun.com | June 24, 2009
Rock bands Weezer, Blink-182 and Franz Ferdinand and hip-hop group Public Enemy will headline a downsized Virgin Mobile Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion, organizers announced Tuesday. The festival, formerly a two-day affair held at the sprawling Pimlico Race Course, has been scaled back to one day, Aug. 30, and moved to the smaller Columbia amphitheater. But in a surprising change of course for the four-year-old event, this year's festival will be free, officials said. "In a time of economic challenges and daily sacrifices, we wanted to throw a fantastic party so people could let loose and have a great time - on us," Richard Branson, founder and president of Virgin Group, said in a statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2008
Rivers Cuomo -- Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo (Geffen) After Nirvana, Weezer might be the biggest disappointment of the alt-rock '90s. Whereas Kurt Cobain fell to the pressures of early success, leaving listeners to wonder what might have been, Weezer stuck around, earning itself a second generation of fans. In the past decade, the band has followed its stunningly original self-titled debut and cult-classic sophomore effort, Pinkerton, with a string of progressively slicker, spottier and less meaningful pop-punk albums.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 6, 2005
The Foo Fighters released its fifth studio album, the double CD titled In Your Honor, in June. Join the band as it celebrates this release with a stop in Fairfax, Va., on a nationwide tour. Rock group Weezer is also scheduled to perform. The concert will take place Monday in the Patriot Center at George Mason University in Fairfax. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the music starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $45 and can be purchased at 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.
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