Ostensibly this blog is supposed to be about local music that has been recorded here in Baltimore. Admittedly, I've done little of that for a while now, and plan on getting back to it soon. In the meantime, a few other tapers have been busy uploading clips of the local music scene for those of us not getting out to enjoy. Here's a smattering of some below. I chose one video from each contributor, but each is worth taking a look at for more.
Dennis Ovich, a frequent fan of venues such as the Red Room and anything held in a warehouse, posted some performances from STR8 Cavin' recently. The performance below is of Holy Ghost Party, from February 2nd. Catch them tonight at the Bell Foundry with Weekends, Woodsman and Each Other.
Tom Kessler, who patrols clubs and galleries looking for his latest fix of Baltimore's biggest names in music, caught the Big in Japan show (Katrina Ford accompanied for some later stuff in the evening) at the Creative Alliance. The event was their annual residents open house and was on the 25th of February,
Sam Shea, a member of the Copycat Theater Troupe and the organizer of the Boombala Video Cabaret (which is this Sunday at the 5th Dimension), caught this Zomes performance with the Effervescent Collective dancing along at the Soft House. This performance was also from the 25th, which was a crowded night of events indeed.
That night at the Soft House was graced by Greg St. Pierre, who has been defining himself as the premier video-environment-designer in Baltimore. Incidentally, he also did the lighting the rest of the night. A short video, once again by Sam Shea, focuses on the sculptural video work of Greg's from that evening. Catch it below.