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The Zombies
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 20:00:00 +0000

The Zombies are now in their 52nd year and are cited as being one of the most influential UK pop/rock bands of all time. Aside from the Beatles and perhaps the Beach Boys, no mid-'60s rock group wrote melodies as gorgeous as those of the Zombies. Dominated by Colin Blunstone's breathy vocals, choral backup harmonies, and Rod Argent's shining jazz- and classical-influenced organ and piano, the band sounded utterly unique for their era. To this day, they're known primarily for their three big hit singles, "She's Not There", "Tell Her No", and "Time of the Season", however they have released multiple albums in recent years, both in the studio and live.

When: Aug 9, 2014 8:00:00 PM in Annapolis, Maryland
Cost: $75.00

Get Pop-Cultured: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:30:00 +0000

Get Pop-Cultured: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Children's Event, Special Event
Aug 07, 2014 10:30 AM

Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Towson Circle
1 East Joppa Road Suite 100

When: Aug 7, 2014 10:30:00 AM in Towson, Maryland

Taking Back Sunday
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:00:00 +0000

with The Menzingers, Modern Chemisty
Taking Back Sunday are a band who truly need no introduction. Since forming in Long Island in 1999, the group have sold millions of albums, evolved from a scrappy punk act into seasoned songwriters and continued to forge a successful career. That spirit of resilience and innovation is dripping all over the band's sixth full-length Happiness Is (which is also their first release for Hopeless Records). As you can guess from the title the album addresses some heady concepts, but it simultaneously showcases a new musical and conceptual leap for this band of mainstream misfits that's certain to endear them to fans both new and old.The group's second album since reviving the classic lineup of vocalist Adam Lazzara, guitarist/vocalist John Nolan, guitarist Eddie Reyes, bassist Shaun Cooper and drummer Mark O'Connell was written over a two year period with no involvement from a record label for the first time since their legendary 2002 debut Tell All Your Friends. "The last record [2011's Taking Back Sunday] was us feeling each other out and learning how to work together again and on this one everybody was a little more comfortable and free to express themselves," Lazzara explains. "At this point in the game we all know each other's strengths and weaknesses so well that it has made writing music together a bit easier," O'Connell confirms. "Don't get me wrong, there are still arguments but we are older and wiser and with that comes less fighting."Co-produced by longtime collaborators Mike Sapone in Long Island and Marc Jacob Hudson in Michigan, and mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer, the album sees the band expanding their musical palette and stretching out sonically in ways they've never done before by utilizing each producer's strengths. "Recording with Marc was great because we've been working together for a decade on the road so we are so relaxed around him," Lazzara says, adding that the fact the studio was located in a remote wooded area in the Midwest helped free the band from external distractions during the recording process. "When it comes to Mike that's like our second home and it helped make those sessions feel so familiar since we actually recorded our very first demos there.""We had a month off between the two recording sessions which I think was really important because we'd never had that before and it helped us take a step back and reassess things once we were halfway through," Nolan explains. In that spirit the soaring choruses and tender verses of the opening salvo "Flicker, Fade" is a perfect illustration of how that fresh perspective helped these songs achieve their full potential. "I'm very proud of that song in particular because in some ways it's exactly what you would expect from Taking Back Sunday but it also manages toincorporate all of these completely new elements in it such as the orchestral flourishes," Nolan explains. "I'm also extremely proud of the last song 'Nothing At All' because we've had acoustic songs before but we've never had anything acoustic that builds into such a gigantic climax and I think fans are going to be pleasantly surprised with that.""I tried to be a little more loose; I was more focused on being myself than trying to sound perfect or anything," Lazzara responds when asked how he approached Happiness Is. "We also played around a lot with arranging the harmonies and playing with layers and I think that makes these songs a lot more rich." Correspondingly "Stood A Chance" alternates between melodic moments and moody breakdowns in a way that's so seamless that you'll hardly notice it's happening until it's all over while "Better Homes And Gardens" is catharsis set to a driving drumbeat. The band also clearly weren't afraid to let these songs truly take on their own spirit as evidenced by the ambient ballad "It Takes More," which started out as an upbeat rocker before organically becoming into the atmospheric masterpiece that it evolved into.Fans of Taking Back Sunday will also rejoice at the fact that Happiness Is sees the band's enigmatic frontman at his most personal. "Through the years I've tried to stay pretty cryptic because often times it's easier not to have to explain yourself but on this record I was very direct in the sense I tried to use the simplest way to get an idea across," Lazzara explains. "In the past I don't think I ever would have let a song like 'Like You Do' go on an album because it's so heartfelt in a simple way and I also think it's actually one of the first love songs we've ever written." The band also agree that performing in the Middle East at places like Kuwait were the inspiration for "We Were Younger Then"and lines like, "I remember when comfort was not an option" illustrate how far these five guys have come along from playing basements in Long Island in the late nineties.Ultimately this search for meaning and pursuit of progress lies at the core of why the band have managed to retain a fervent fanbase over the years and survive numerous passing trends. But it's also important to note that none of the band members take any part of this experience for granted. "In the past when we were on a major label there would be A&R people giving us suggestions but with this album it was just us pushing ourselves," Lazzara summarizes, sounding even more hopeful than he did over a decade ago. "There is no question to me that Happiness Is is the best unfiltered representation of what happens when the five of us get in a room together and that makes me really happy. Nolan confirms this sentiment by adding, "this album really is a testament to each of the members talents because it's just us."In other words, prepare yourself because it's time to fall in love with Taking Back Sunday all over again.

When: Aug 1, 2014 8:00:00 PM in Baltimore, Maryland
Cost: $5.00

Ekoostik Hookah
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 21:00:00 +0000

One of the most original and energetic acts around today, ekoostik hookah is the nucleus of a family drawn to its lucid, improvisational treatment of psychedelic rock n roll, blues, funk, jazz and bluegrass layered with rich harmonies. Born early in 1991 in a smoky basement bar, the band has been continually evolving, cultivating a sound that has perked the ears of contemporaries and attracted fans who travel miles to hear them play.The Ohio-based band began jamming during weekly open-mic nights when vocalist/keyboardist Dave Katz, lead guitarist Steve Sweney, bassist Cliff Starbuck and guitarist/vocalist John Mullins had full-time gigs with popular bands. The ensemble quickly found a following and began this odyssey when a stranger who heard them at a party bankrolled a trip to the studio to record Under Full Sail. By the end of recording, band members had committed themselves full-time to ekoostik hookah. Drummer Eric Lanese joined in 1993. Since then, the band has undergone a few changes in personnel, including the departure of Starbuck and the addition of bassist Phil Risko and the departure of John Mullins and addition of guitarist/singer/songwriter Eric Sargent in 2010. ekoostik hookah has always independently handled every aspect of its growth.ekoostik hookah has played in more than 30 states at venues including New Yorks Wetlands Preserve, Chicagos House of Blues, Clevelands Nautica Stage, Atlantas Variety Playhouse, Boulders Fox Theater, Columbus Promowest Pavilion, Clevelands House of Blues, LA's Whiskey a Go-Go and San Franciscos Great American Music Hall. In 1997 hookah was invited to play at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ekoostik hookah played its first international shows in June 1999 in Negril, Jamaica. Since then the band has traveled to the Netherlands in 2003 and back to Jamaica almost bi-annually, bringing their fans along each time.Though intense live energy fuels this band, hookah fans have snatched up more than 100,000 copies of its eight releases: Under Full Sail (1991), Dubbahbuddah (1994), an untitled, two-disc live set (1996), Where the Fields Grow Green (1998), Hookahville Spring 98 (1998), Sharp in the Flats (1999), Seahorse (2001) and Ohio Grown (2002).Hookahville, the bands home-thrown festival featuring two nights of music and camping in Ohios green hills, has been called by fans and critics the best music festival in the Midwest. The biannual happening began in 1994 as a camp-out in Dave Katz and band manager Jeff Spencers backyard. Growing steadily, it has since been held at different venues on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. The attendance for Hookahville Spring 00 exceeded 15,000. Hookahville allows the band to create its ideal "no hassles or bad attitudes" playing environment and share it with many fine live acts. Ratdog, David Crosby, Arlo Guthrie, David Grisman, Dickey Betts, Jazz Mandolin Project, The David Nelson Band, Willie Nelson, The Wailers, P-Funk, Robert Randolph, Little Feat, Ralph Stanley, Ricky Skaggs, Blues Traveler, Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon and many others have played on the Hookahville stage.

When: Nov 6, 2014 9:00:00 PM in Baltimore, Maryland
Cost: $12 Advance; $15 Day of

Horse the Band
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:00:00 +0000

with Octaves
HORSE the band is five stellar gods running from a haunted future they can't possibly forget. Formed on the mean streets of Los Angeles in 2027 A.D. the members of H the B began to create their exotic sound to recreate the future.HORSE the band consists of Nathan the tormented poet beast on vocals, David the hyper-intelligent lover on guitar, Erik the child-like wizard of keyboards, Daniel David Pouliot IV, a chicken farmer from France, and Jeremiah Bignell, the soft-spoken woman fucker.

When: Aug 8, 2014 9:00:00 PM in Baltimore, Maryland
Cost: $12.00 - $15.00

Maryland Terrapins vs. James Madison Dukes
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0000

NCAAF Football

When: Aug 30, 2014 12:00:00 PM in College Park, Maryland

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:00:00 +0000

ASIA was formed in 1981, a supergroup featuring John Wetton (former bassist/vocalist of such bands as King Crimson, Family, and UK), Steve Howe (guitarist of Yes), Geoff Downes (keyboardist of Yes and The Buggles) and drummer Carl Palmer (of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, and Atomic Rooster).In 2013, Howe retired from the band in order to pursue other projects, and was replaced by guitarist Sam Coulson, completing the current lineup.

When: Sep 30, 2014 8:00:00 PM in Annapolis, Maryland
Cost: $75.00

Sons Of The Radio
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 21:00:00 +0000

When: Aug 16, 2014 9:00:00 PM in Edgewater, Maryland

Dirty Dancing
Tue, 12 May 2015 20:00:00 +0000

When: May 12, 2015 8:00:00 PM in Baltimore, Maryland
Cost: 25.00 - 75.00

John Hiatt
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 20:00:00 +0000

When: Sep 24, 2014 8:00:00 PM in Annapolis, Maryland
Cost: $85 (regular) or $165 for u.p.p., includes dinner, unlimited drinks + more call 410-268-4545.