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 […]

Tomorrow: Kill Yr 90′s Night @ Golden West

If we’re being honest, we’ve been suffering a bit of charity fatigue lately. It’s gotten so that we can’t check our email without hearing about some big-time weekend charity event for this or that cause. We can’t log onto the internet without someone asking us to kickstart this or indiegogo that. Want to watch the […]

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 […]

Modern Girls Record Release @ Windup Space Tonight

Back in May we did a post about new music in Baltimore featuring some of the more interesting bands putting out recordings in town right now. One of the bands we featured in it was Modern Girls, a down-tempo indie/electronic act who impressed us quite a bit when we found their Bandcamp site. Today Modern […]