War On Women @ Admiral Analog’s – December 9, 2018

Two-fifths of War On Women (Shawna Potter and Brooks Harlan) performed a rocking acoustic set at Admiral Analog's (Sheperdstown, WV) grand re-opening. If you haven't been to the store, you have to check it out; so much diversity in the vinyl/cassette/CD selection as well as buttons/pins, patches, shirts & more. Just like the owners of … Continue reading War On Women @ Admiral Analog’s – December 9, 2018

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Mr. Jon & Friends @ Dublin Roasters – December 9, 2018

Mr. Jon & Friends is a super fun live act. Mr. Jon dresses quirky and acts silly; encouraging children and adults alike to make animal noises, clap their hands and stomp their feet. This was my first time seeing Mr. Jon but he's played all around Frederick this year: Carroll Creek, C. Burr Artz Library … Continue reading Mr. Jon & Friends @ Dublin Roasters – December 9, 2018

Baby Razors/Little Lungs/Mess @ Guidos – December 7, 2018

Baby Razors - Sans vocalist, they encouraged any volunteers to sing. Sadly no one took them up on the opportunity. The band combines fierce power chord rock and hard hitting drums with melodic bass; distortion is a sidekick. Punky 90s nirvana-like alt jams result in spastic pitch-bending guitar solos. Throw in some mild Pixies influence … Continue reading Baby Razors/Little Lungs/Mess @ Guidos – December 7, 2018

Frederick Jams @ New Spire Arts (Luna, Stitch Early, Blue Heaven) – December 6, 2018

This was a very cool lineup of artists among different genres and looks like what we'll be seeing more of from New Spire Arts. Their upcoming "New Spire Stages" has its grand opening in January and Daniel Singh spoke a bit at Frederick Jams to let everyone know that Luna and Stitch Early will be … Continue reading Frederick Jams @ New Spire Arts (Luna, Stitch Early, Blue Heaven) – December 6, 2018

David Haynes'(Jim Shorts) Top 10 Records 2018

by David Haynes It truly has been a hell of a year for music. All my friends (and some strangers) are making great records, and it’s been difficult to keep track of all the amazing music released this year. Here are some I returned to over and over again: Commander Keen – Dying In The … Continue reading David Haynes'(Jim Shorts) Top 10 Records 2018

It’s A Wonderful Life/It’s A Wonderful Walk & Mayne’s Tree Farm

On Saturday I visited Mayne's Tree Farm: a family tradition for numerous years now... I also attended the showing of "It's A Wonderful Life" at Weinberg Center for the Arts. "It's A Wonderful Life" (hosted by Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs) @ Weinberg Center for the Arts The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs … Continue reading It’s A Wonderful Life/It’s A Wonderful Walk & Mayne’s Tree Farm