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 […]

Hop Along @ MICA Tonight

When we were in Nashville this Summer, poking around in all the shrines to country music we noticed a funny little phrase that kept popping up on plaques and descriptions over and over again: “old time family band.” Which is what it sounds like- you have a bunch of kids and teach each one a […]