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March 11, 2010

Let's give a warm welcome to Party On It

j-roddy walston and the business knows how to rawk.Big things are happening for local rockers J-Roddy Walston and the Business.

They signed a record deal. They're working on a new album.

And now, drummer Steve Colmus has a blog, called Party On It. Dig it here.

Steve's first entry posted yesterday.

It's about their record deal, gearing up for the music festival South by Southwest and being picked as one of Spin's 50 Must Hear Bands of SXSW ...

He writes:

For the four last four years, I’ve played drums in a band called J Roddy Walston & the Business.  Don’t wrack your brain – unless you’ve come to one of our shows or work at the Weis my mother shops at, you probably haven’t heard of us.  But there’s a king-hell load of someone else’s money that says it won’t be that way for long.  (Just kidding, Vagrant.  Keep it coming.)

Pretty cool reading, all around. 

Party On It is one of a number of new blogs on Charm City Current, one more weapon in the Baltimore Sun's ever-expanding digital armada. Load cannons!

So let's give a warm round of applause (and mouse clicks) to Steve and Party On It.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:37 AM | | Comments (5)
Categories: Local music


Oh J. Roddy Walston & The Business... they make me believe in music. Also-- I heart some leg kicks during the play of bass. I heart some flipping over pianos. Maybe I will enjoy some "Steve the Sleeve" blog-styles? Thanks Sam.

Thanks for posting the link.

Big congrats to J Roddy Walston & the Business! Makes me smile when a rockin' local band gets recognized on the national level. There have been a fair number of them in the last 6 months...ain't that GRAND.

Glad to read they're included in a "best pick" at SXSW. There are so many bands (1,800+/-) that they could easily get lost in the list.

They sound great, I will have to catch them if they come around, thanks for the heads up

Why do they all have bearsd? :(

Fellas are playing a show in DC in a few days I believe?? Good luck in Austin!

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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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