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January 8, 2009

Local stuff I'm listening to

avocado happy hourI'm thinking about starting an occasional feature where I talk a bit about Baltimore bands that I've been listening to a lot.

One of the most recent ones is the Avocado Happy Hour, an instrumental duo who released a six-song EP last year.

They start off with a simple riff on the electric piano or glockenspiel and slowly build it up into a swirling, layered mix.

This is the kind of music that could easily be the background to a commercial.

Listen to it here.


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:57 AM | | Comments (3)
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Wow that's good stuff. Thanks for posting -- looking forward to more of these features.

So mellow. I dig it.

I like this too. Now thinking of checking them out with the Rosebuds at Talking Head next week.

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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 erik.maza@baltsun.com. Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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