Baltimore’s Music Legacy, For Better or Worse

The Uniform. Short songs big on melody, this veteran band is still cranking out 40-second songs for ten years running.
Motor Morons. Combining rock and power tools – literally. Band members employ drills, grinders and saws to complement the instrumentation.
SisQo. Yes, that SisQo. Originally from the R&B outfit Dru Hill (named after the neighbourhood where they grew up, Druid Hill) and former Fudgery employee, SisQo is responsible for “Thong Song,” which still beats anything Usher ever did.
Toni Braxton. Still one of the best soul singers out there.
All Mighty Senators. A mix of funk and pop, these guys are veterans of the scene and have had anywhere from three to eleven members at any given time.
Kelly Bell Band. Considered by many to be Baltimore’s best blues band, and they always put on a great show.
David Byrne. The guy who wore the giant suit in the Talking Heads documentary “Stop Making Sense” is still making good music as a solo act.
Skizz. Skizz is a music personality who first made a name for himself in the 90s with the band Berserk and today has a band called the Jennifers. If Berserk is any indication, the Jennifers should promise good things.
Jimmy’s Chicken Shack. Another veteran band, their style is psychedelic rock with punk accents. Their last big hit was “What Do I Do” in 1999.
The Phil Cunneff Trio. Experimental jazz outfit led by trumpet virtuoso Ben Frock that employ very mellow and sometimes disturbing compositions.
With the exception of Byrne, Braxton and Sisqo, you can see when and where any of these musicians will be playing next at www.citypaper.com.

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