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Live: Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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January 23, 2008, Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, Maryland Everyone remembers Ladysmith Black Mambazo for their contributions to Paul Simon’s Graceland, but the group, formed in the late 1950s in South Africa, has had a prolific recording career to which many people are oblivious. As an a capella group playing traditional African music, there isn’t a huge market for their… Read more »

Live: Niki Barr Band, Action Action, The Cult

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November 12, 2007, Rams Head Live!, Baltimore Maryland Surprises at a show are a mixed bag. Most often they’re of the unpleasant sort when the band you go to see doesn’t live up to your (often over-hyped) expectation. Every now and then though, there’s a good one. On Monday night at Rams Head Live, I got three of them. The… Read more »

Live: De Novo Dahl, Bedouin Soundclash and Hot Hot Heat

October 15, 2007, Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, Maryland I hadn’t heard of De Novo Dahl prior to seeing them on the bill for this show. Other than a few tracks I sampled to get an idea of what to expect, this show was my first exposure. That being said, I don’t think there was much that could have prepared me… Read more »

Live: Deep Sleep, Liars Academy, Loved Ones and Strike Anywhere

May 16, 2007, The Ottobar, Baltimore, Maryland First, this show was a benefit for a great cause. J. Robbins has given an awful lot to the music community over the years between his own bands and those he produced. Now, J.’s family is in need. His son Callum has Spinal Muscular Atrophy and his care requires more than insurance will… Read more »

Live: Orange, Heart Attacks, Time Again, Necromantix

May 4, 2007, The Ottobar, Baltimore, Maryland Last night, Ray and I caught the Necromantix show at the Ottobar. Since the Necromantix have a decided retro feel, I kind of expected that there would be some degree of nostalgia to the evening, but it wasn’t all what I expected. As it turned out, with varying success, each band was a… Read more »