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December 9, 2010

Andy Cook's new photography book chronicles past five years of Baltimore nightlife and music

andycook2.JPGAndy Cook has two new photography books out.

Cook is a Towson-born photographer who two years ago began a documentary series that profiled Americans who'd lost work during the recession. But, since before that, he'd also been chronicling local nightlife and music.

The new books, "Sound of Fire" and "In the Air," were released in October; I just got copies this week. The pictures in "Sound of Fire" are from the past five years, and feature Beach House, Dan Deacon, and Celebration, among others.

Both books were self-published through They can be purchased here.

After the jump, a preview:
Beach House and Sri Aurobindo (right) performing at the Baltimore Round Robin in 2008: andycookbeachhouse.JPG

The crowd at the Baltimore Round Robin at Sonar in 2008:


Wye Oak at Aural States Festival at Sonar in 2009: andycook3.JPG

Height with Friends performing in 2008:


All images courtesy of Andy Cook. 

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Posted by Erik Maza at 10:44 AM | | Comments (5)
Categories: Local music


Five years? Meh....

Man, look at all those white people.

These are sub-par at best. He's certainly no Josh sisk...

Funny how "Baltimore's Music & Night Life" is mostly the smaller genres of artists out there. Maybe if he checked out the punk & hip hop scenes and maybe this book would matter. Josh Sisk has more consistent work, but neither are extraordinary.

Blarf -- Double Dagger is probably the best punk band to come out of Baltimore in the past several years, and they're in the book.

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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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