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? […]

Cass McCombs, Arbouretum @ Ottobar Saturday

Cass McCombs is dad-rock. We mean that in the best possible way. We hesitate to describe anything we like as dad-rock, but when your latest record is interspersed with a four year old playing a left-wing version of ‘Kids Say the Darndest Things’ you’ve crossed at least a little into dad-rock territory. But perhaps dad-rock […]