Parquet Courts, Sal Bando @ Ottobar Tonight

Like most people over 30, the Chop has a very certain and specific taste in music. We know exactly what we like and recognize it when we hear it. Now, we could do what most of our parents’ generation does and just put it on cruise control and listen to Pavement and the Vaselines and […]

Friend Collector, Lady Piss @ Ottobar Tonight

And now we come to the Blogger’s Paradox. The Blogger’s Paradox holds that the more a band does, sometimes the less there is to write about them. As a music fan, we love it when our favorite bands play all the time. Getting to see a band you love twice a month is great. Who […]

Andrew Jackson Jihad @ Ottobar Tonight

We don’t really like folk punk. The last time we went to a folk punk show it was maybe the worst show we’ve ever been to and we ended up demanding our money back after 90 minutes of horseshit and a headliner that didn’t show up. That’s what you get with most folk punk- whiny […]

Lemuria, Nightbirds @ Charm City Art Space Tonight

Man, were we glad when December was over, because honestly all that Christmas mumbo jumbo is kind of boring. The thing about it is that when people schedule things well in advance, they all tend to do the same thing… look at the calendar and say “Oh well let’s pencil in something after New Year’s.” […]

Ted Leo, Heks Orkest @ The G-Spot Tonight

We can’t lie to you Baltimore, we’re getting old. At least in scene terms, 30 is no spring chicken. This is why it’s been a good long time since the Chop has seen Ted Leo and the Pharmacists live. Seems like there was a time when we couldn’t help seeing Ted Leo play live. We’d […]