For those living in baltimore (or even a lot outside) wham city isn’t as unknown as they used to be, but i still thought this short mini documentary of the baltimore art collective was worth posting, and gives a more insider look than a lot of people might have previously had. Their whartscape this year was unsurprisingly amazing, and we look forward to whatever they have plans for in the future (whartcape or not).
Future Islands and Ed Schrader’s Music Beat put together a split 7″ for Less Artists More Condos, which will be released next week, with all proceeds going to charity in honor of the late LAMC founder Ariel Panero.
For each LAMC split 7” (label) Famous Class asked one of their favorite bands to provide them with an unreleased track for the A-side. They were then asked to pick their favorite emerging artist to provide a track for the B-side.
Both tracks are solid and the future islands track, unsurprisingly, sounds like something just as good as anything on their previous two albums. Check em out below. and Pre-order it here.
Whartscapes 5th year looks to be pretty epic:
WHAM CITY is proud to present WHARTSCAPE 2010! JULY 22-25, 2010. the events will he held at various to be announced locaitons through out BALTIMORE, MD
THIS IS THE 5TH ANNUAL WHARTSCAPE! OVER THE 4 DAYS THERE WILL BE OVER 120 MUSIC, THEATER AND VIDEO PERFORMANCES.
THE FESTIVAL IS 100% VOLUNTEER ORGANIZED AND RUN, 100 % CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP FREE
this is not the final list of performers, we will announce more acts soon. tickets will be on sale june 15th at whamcity.com and the TRUEVINE record store
Massive :Lineup after the jump
Tags: , Beach House , dan deacon , double dagger , ed schrader , future islands , health , no age , ponytail , sick weapons , the convocation , video hippos , wham city , whartscape , wye oak , xiu xiu
(Note: If your reading this in RSS, there are pictures from the show in the post)
We somehow mustered the energy to go out on a cold Monday night to catch Video Hippos and HEALTH at Sonar on Monday night, although it was tough to peel myself off the warm comfort of my couch. There were 2 other “bands” beforehand including Smart Growth, a Girl-Talk’ish DJ from Baltimore, and Ed Schrader, something that I can’t really describe (punk spoken word tribal comedy – punspworbaldy?). When the night ended I don’t think anyone left disappointed.