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May 29, 2008

I'm off to Non-Comm

For the next few days, I'll be live blogging from the Non-Commventon up in Philly.

What's Non-Comm, you say? Funny you should ask.

Every year, folks from triple-a radio stations like WTMD and WXPN get together with industry types to talk about emerging artists.

There are live showcases, interviews and meet and greets.

Here are some posts from last year's convention.

This year, I'll be seeing some performances from people like Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Jakob Dylan (pictured), The Watson Twins and a dozen more.

Of course, I'll also keep doing normal nightlife stuff like Fab Five Friday.

Are you ready? I know I am. Bring it on!

(Photo by Getty Images) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:27 AM | | Comments (8)
Categories: Non-Commvention



Just make sure you see Back Door Slam. They are incredible live. Get in the front row to see Davy Knowles guitar wizardry and facial expressions. Have fun!!

Sam, enjoy the Comm!! There is always great bands up there every year (Coldplay, Barenaked Ladies, etc) That's a good line-up this year too. I've been a Wallflowers fan since the beginning. Sharon Jones is a real talent. Looking forward to seeing her at V-fest.

I saw a great show last night @ the 8 by 10. Old Man Brown opened up for Dumpstafunk- which includes Ivan and Ian Neville- the next generation of musicians from that famous New Orleans music family.

Both bands had a funk sound to them and were well matched in playing together. Keep an eye out for Old Man Brown playing around here locally, and definitely catch Dumpstafunk next time they are in town!

Don't miss Alejandro Escovedo. His new single is Little Steven's "Coolest song in the world" this week!!

jakob dylan's mellower, almost-country sound, is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. have fun . . . looking forward to your blogs!

Mather, Old Man Brown was actually my first guest on Baltimore Unsigned back in the fall of 06. You're right -- they're great players.

Jakob, in the above photo, looks much like father Bob Dylan circa 1968

he does. i think it's the hat.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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