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February 16, 2011

Concert news: Rihanna, Cee Lo Green, Wye Oak, Lower Dens

Take our your ratty agenda books, here's some just-announced shows:

Wye Oak, on tour with new album "Civilian," will play a mini-set at Sound Garden on March 8. 

The band had previously announced a full set at Washington's Black Cat with Lower Dens.

That foursome - who just released a seven-inch, "Batman/Dear Pretty Baby" (hear it here) - also announced a show of their own. They will perform at the Ottobar on March 6. 

Wye Oak tickets are $12, and Lower Dens are $8. Both are on sale now. 

In other concert news, Rihanna announced today that Cee Lo Green would open for her on the Loud tour, including the 1st Mariner show on June 4. Those tickets start at $69.75.

And Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae, fresh off their performance at the Grammys - the one segment I actually saw - announced a joint tour, to be called Hooligans in Wondaland. No dates have been announced yet.

Below: Wye Oak performing at a recent show.  

Wye Oak performing a show at Brooklyn's The Rock Shop:

Wye Oak performs Civilian at The Rock Shop, Brooklyn from on Vimeo.

Photo: Wye Oak "Civilian" cover (Merge)

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Posted by Erik Maza at 11:30 AM | | Comments (9)
Categories: Local music, Music News


stop writing about concerts in dc, this is supposed to be about baltimore

While we're adding things to our "agenda books", there will be a Music and Memorial gathering tonight for Ray Schuler, lead singer of The Mayan Factor, tonight. Ray passed away in the last few weeks.

It will be at The Point in Fell's Point at 6pm on with local musicians playing around 9pm.

Hey Maza, the CityPaper had a write up on Pumpernickel Pumpernickel. I thought you had exclusive Woodward and Bernstein rights to her!!!

dear myopic @stop, all these shows are in baltimore.

Where can we find Eutaw st. history?

All the Eutaw Street History lives in my head and spans the years of 1997-2004(ish) and includes entries on The Bank/Funnel/Bank/Vault, Da "B" Spot, The Tunnel, The Whole, The Source of Uncertainty, several volumes of the food found at Massey's, the 7-11 and subsequent fake 7-11, and many volumes of the many bands the lived in the H&H building, and the other spots around there.

Oh, I have some of that we did shows in the B Spot, H&H, and some other part of that multiplex the Tunnel/B was in I can't recall the name. Jay Benjamin? spot

Sad news about Ray Schuler. RIP

Do you know what caused his death at such a young age? Or is that question too personal?

Ray Ray lost a long battle with drug addiction, unfortunately.

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About Erik Maza
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.

Midnight Sun covers Baltimore music, live entertainment, and nightlife news. On the blog, you'll find, among other things, concert announcements, breaking news, bars closings and openings, up-to-date coverage of crime in nightlife, new music, round-the-clock coverage of Virgin Mobile FreeFest, handy guides on bars staying open past 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve and those that carry Natty Boh on draft. Recurring features include seven-day nightlife guides, Concert News, guest reviews of bars and concerts, Wednesday Corkboard, and photo galleries, as well as reader-submitted photos. Thanks for reading.

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