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June 30, 2011

IFC show featuring Baltimoreans, including Dan Deacon, to premiere Friday

"Young, Broke and Beautiful," the IFC travel show that filmed an episode in Baltimore in March, will broadcast that episode Friday.

An IFC spokeswoman said that while host Stuart Schuffman - aka Broke-Ass Stuart - was in town, he went  "to see singer Landis Expandis’ boom box collection, gets a taste of crabs, parties with the locals, listens in on a rhyme fest  with Ms Streamz (sic), visits Mink Stole at the American Visionary Museum, attends a live hypnotherapy performance and moves his body at a live show with Dan Deacon."

In March, Schuffman  taped a semi-secret performance at the Bell Foundry that featured Deacon, Jimmy Joe Roche, Ed Schrader, the Santa Dads, and keyboard-and-trumpet duo The Creepers. They also taped a Double Dagger show.

Billed as IFC's answer to Vice's travel series,  the show "infiltrates the underground of American cities to find the hidden, cheap and carefully guarded secrets that aren't in any guidebooks," according to the network, which has ordered six episodes. Upcoming episodes are built around Detroit and Memphis, among others. 

The show has already been criticized for promoting poverty tourism.

The Baltimore episode will air Friday on IFC at 11 p.m.

Photo: Schuffman peddling one of his $15 t-shirts (via)

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Posted by Erik Maza at 12:04 PM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Local music


I watched last weeks episode, which took place in San Diego. I thought the show was pretty lame...could have been much better - it really doesn't work as a 30 minute show.

This is big joke. IFC came here and set all this up from the DD show to the night at the Bell Foundry. Everyone was encouraged to "dance!" look like you're having fun.
the lead singer for DD was REALLY ticked off. I went to the BF show and left after about 10 minutes.
Very sad. All my friends parading like puppets for this network. And the Wham City people were all but pulling the strings.

It certainly wasn't semi-secret. They let the world know because they needed a crowd and a lot of the DIY community wasn't happy about poverty tourism/acting like puppets.

Looks like IFC promised a lot and ended up delivering only ridiculousness, making us all look like fools.

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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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