Two Shows in Baltimore Tomorrow

Here at the Baltimore Chop we love it when the people who book punk rock shows compete directly for our attention. The two shows happening tomorrow at Golden West and the Gold Bar are a classic case of this, and it’s a really tough decision to make picking between the two. If you’re having the […]

Friends With Benefits @ Windup Space This Saturday

When people think of Baltimore Music these days there are a few big names that jump immediately to mind. Dan Deacon, Beach House, Animal Collective, and increasingly Future Islands and Lower Dens. But when the Chop talks to outsiders in conversation about music we usually say that we like to see a lot of shows, […]

The Caribbean @ Church & Co. Tonight

After yesterday’s post it’s pretty clear that we aren’t as keen on live music as we once were. Fees for tickets and sold out rooms and tinnitus and that one guy who insists on playing pool seriously and intently even though the room is packed and everyone wants to dance. Bah humbug. Who needs it? […]

Okkervil River @ Ottobar Tonight

A while ago we said we were fed up with going to shows all the time and we were just going to sit home and listen Jens Lekman and a bunch of other stuff that wasn’t punk rock. And we meant it. That’s practically all we’ve done since. In fact we were so serious about […]