Natural viagra

The Chop is probably not your typical music fan in many ways. The great majority of our social life has revolved around music for twenty years now, yet we’ve never really bothered to pick up an instrument. Our record collection count stands at zero, yet we’ve never really embraced digital discovery either. Most of what’s […]

Hollywood, Hard Dads @ Windup Space Tonight

Perhaps the highest compliment that we can pay to HOLLYWOOD is to say that they’ve always been an underrated band. Sure, we could call them a ‘great’ band and say that they ‘totally rock’ and play an ‘awesome live set.’ That’s all true. But it’s also true of half the bands that played at Merriweather […]

No Cover: Why Passing the Hat Works for Everyone

When we visited Austin recently we were a little bit surprised at a lot of things. We knew we should expect food trucks, but we didn’t know we should expect whole trailer parks full of food trucks. We knew people wore stetsons and cowboy boots, but they wear them like to the grocery store. And […]

Tomorrow: Title Tracks, Sick Sick Birds @ Metro Gallery

It’s always a weird feeling when a holiday isn’t on or book-ending a weekend. It’s like a stutter-step, with most people not knowing whether they should be in full on weekend party mode or not. It’s also hard to know what’s open or closed, and of the things that are open most everybody wishes they […]

New Music in Baltimore: Spring 2013

You don’t have to listen to any Classic Rock radio station for very long before you realize that every single one of them is drawing from the same 200 song playlist every single day, and has been for the last 30 years. That’s because the Baby Boomer generation is all shitty people. Part of their […]