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  • Q&A: Caitlin Rose

    Q&A: Caitlin Rose
    Growing up, Dallas-born, Nashville-raised singer-songwriter Caitlin Rose initially rebelled against her country roots. Well, maybe "rebellion" is too strong a term. "As a teenager I'd tell my parents, 'I'm going to play in a punk club and y'all stay...
  • Made some noise: The year in popular music

    Made some noise: The year in popular music
    As always with my top 10s, this one includes only studio albums of new recorded music. That means no compilations, no live albums, no archival records, no reissues, and so on. This year, those rules meant the exclusion of some great recordings: reissues...
  • Raffa and Rainer and you

    People often assume Raffa Jo Harris and Rainer Davies are romantically involved. Maybe it’s the harmony of their first names, Raffa and Rainer. Maybe it’s how comfortable they seem with one another onstage. Or maybe it’s the way they...
  • Local Songs: Rain o'er me

    Jimi Hendrix sang about lying back and grooving in “Rainy Day Dream Away,” and in “Rains On Me,” Tom Waits growls about how it rains on him everywhere he goes. Rain, an apparently irresistible metaphor for love, sadness, hard times...
  • Lake Worthy

    Lake Worthy
    It's been called swamp rock, folk punk, streetgrass, steampunk rock and a dozen other names as writers and sundry other music enthusiasts have sought to describe the sound emanating from Lake Worth. In an article a couple of weeks ago, I called it “...
  • Pop Culture 101: Final Exam 2011

    Pop Culture 101: Final Exam 2011
    Were you paying attention to the pop culture in 2011? It was certainly an eventful year, with pop stars and talk show hosts grabbing headlines and a colorful cast of Republican presidential hopefuls jockeying for position. Here's a little test to make...
  • Q&A: Mia Wasikowska on corsets, Chicago love and why her 'Jane Eyre' doesn't have vampires

    Q&A: Mia Wasikowska on corsets, Chicago love and why her 'Jane Eyre' doesn't have vampires
    “Jane Eyre” star Mia Wasikowska is very excited about being in Chicago for the first time and has something somewhat surprising she’d want to do if she had time. “I would totally do a drive-by [of] Kevin’s house from ‘...
  • Historical home studio

    Historical home studio
    Like most professional musicians these days, singer-songwriter-guitarist Joe Henry has a home studio where he produces records for himself as well as other artists, which — unlike most at-home recordings — include recent Grammy-winning...
  • Best week ever: Baltimore events, music, movies and more

    Best week ever: Baltimore events, music, movies and more
    Looking for something to do this week? Check out our list of everything going on from 12/5-12/11. MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change) New Year’s Eve The Sitter NOTABLE TV MONDAY The Young Turks (series debut; 7 p.m.; Current) Gossip...
  • Like/dislike: Nick Prevas

    Like/dislike: Nick Prevas
    Nick Prevas is truly an “artist of all trades.” The 30-year-old Charles Village resident writes and directs films, works on graphic design projects, plays guitar and sings in the band White Lodge. He even handles communications and media for...
  • Hamell on Trial returns to Hampton Taphouse Friday, Aug. 5

    Hamell on Trial returns to Hampton Taphouse Friday, Aug. 5
    At Hampton's Taphouse, owner-operator Peter Pittman has built relationships with many of the best Americana live music acts playing the Eastern Seaboard club circuit. That means many of the bands that play his cozy upstairs room in downtown Hampton come...