Ami Dang

Electronic musician Ami Dang was sharing a two-bedroom apartment in Hampden when she emailed Britton Powell, of the band Humes, about booking a show together.<br>
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Powell invited Dang over to his place in the old Coward Shoe Building downtown on Howard Street, and mentioned he had a room or two to rent there. Curiosity piqued, Dang and her roommate decided to move in last May. There, Dang has her own bedroom, and shares a kitchen, living area and rehearsal spaces. As a whole, the living space is large and sparsely decorated, but Dang's bedroom is a burst of color.<br>
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"It's been an adjustment to live in a warehouse, but it's really nice to have all this space," Dang said. "It's a step up from living in a stuffy, carpeted two-bedroom apartment. Then again, I'm living with six other people and sharing a kitchen. We only have one shower with hot water. That actually hasn't been so bad. We don't actually fight for the bathroom, which is really good."

( J.M. Giordano, Photo for The Baltimore Sun / December 26, 2012 )

Electronic musician Ami Dang was sharing a two-bedroom apartment in Hampden when she emailed Britton Powell, of the band Humes, about booking a show together.

Powell invited Dang over to his place in the old Coward Shoe Building downtown on Howard Street, and mentioned he had a room or two to rent there. Curiosity piqued, Dang and her roommate decided to move in last May. There, Dang has her own bedroom, and shares a kitchen, living area and rehearsal spaces. As a whole, the living space is large and sparsely decorated, but Dang's bedroom is a burst of color.

"It's been an adjustment to live in a warehouse, but it's really nice to have all this space," Dang said. "It's a step up from living in a stuffy, carpeted two-bedroom apartment. Then again, I'm living with six other people and sharing a kitchen. We only have one shower with hot water. That actually hasn't been so bad. We don't actually fight for the bathroom, which is really good."

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