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A Q&A With Here Comes Trouble

Well, here’s something different. The Summerfest Family Theatre. Do you know what we’re talking about? On Thursdays in June, July and August, events aimed at kids will go down in the Baker Park Bandshell. It’s free. It’s fun. It’s for the family. Up next is a set from area kids-act Here Comes Trouble on July 9. We recently caught up with Kelly Donohue and Jon Babu, who also happen to be lawyers, about their latest record, “Goo On My Shoe,” what it’s like to juggle two careers, and what lawyer-y things they can apply to being in a band. There’s a lot of interesting stuff in here, friends. Have a look:

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Video Of The Day: Walker’s Run’s ‘My Name Is Daniel Leek’

Well, the Weather Channel says that “occasional thunderstorms are likely to begin at 1:45 p.m.” here in Frederick, but come hell or high water (as some of us learned last week) the Levitt Amp concert series will go down, if not along the creek, then at 15 Square, right across the street from the Weinberg. Some of us introduced Mary Ann Redmond last week (and even got some laughs … until the crickets came), and this week, Walker’s Run is going to bring their awesomeness to town. The show is free, remember. And shoot – even if it’s indoors, you can bring a chair to recreate that Carroll Creek feel. Or something. Either way, enjoy!

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World Premiere: Seaknuckle’s ‘Shake Shake Shake’

Hey, you! Yes, you! You’ve heard all about Saturday, July 11, right? Beer pong. Music. Food. The big, ol’ opening of 200 East. Creed will be there, kicking off their reunion tour …

… OK. That’s not funny.

Seaknuckle, though. Those dudes will be releasing their first full-length set, “Get Over It.” You want to know what the insides of this brand new concert venue/playhouse/art house/building du jour look like? Pay attention to a few of the shots in this video. Oh, and about this video … it’s the world premiere of Seaknuckle’s “Shake Shake Shake”! The dudes filmed this over a weekend a handful of weeks ago, and now, finally, as we get less than two weeks away from 7/11, we can share the whole thing with the universe! Dig what you hear? Stop by the Saturday after next and support these fine young lads down at 200 East Patrick Street, along with Silent Old Mtns. and Rozwell Kid. The anticipation is reaching an all-time high.

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Photo Of The Day: Alive@Five

Well, we weren’t here on Thursday. Sorry about that. No Weekend Playlist. No Video Of The Day. Did you notice? Doubtful. Either way, to make it up to you, we thought we’d share this photo of the Alive@Five crowd from the series’ first week, if only to represent Thursday somehow. Does that makes sense? It’s a stretch, isn’t it? Anyway. We’ll be back in a few hours with an awesomely awesome treat for a Monday. Don’t count us out just yet! Photo by Graham Cullen. He’s great. You can follow him on Twitter here.

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A Q&A With Marzy Maddox

Friday night. Carroll Creek. What do you have going on? There is a free – free! – concert taking place at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater. It features Marzy Maddox, Samuel Powers and Kennedy. It also serves as Marzy Maddox’s EP release party, and who doesn’t want to party on a Friday night? Duh. “The Tragic Fate Of Arthur Volunte” is the name of the set, and you’ll be able to pick it up for what is presumed to be a reasonable price. And if it’s not – so what! The show is free! Anyway, we recently caught up with the band to talk about where they like to play the most, who some of their influences are, and what it was like to open for Alien Ant Farm. Enjoy!

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Photo Of The Day: Marzy Maddox

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Today’s photo features a press shot of the fine lads in Marzy Maddox, who will hold an EP release party on Friday down along the creek. For those under the impression that the show was going to be at The Faux School … well, it’s not. Instead, the event is still going down – for free – at Carroll Creek Amphitheatre and it will also feature Samuel Powers and Kennedy. Free music. A Friday night. An EP Release. What more could you want? We’ll be back in a few hours to post a Q&A with the band.

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A Q&A With Mary Shaver

Oysters, Blues & Brews. Have you heard of it? The event is going down Saturday at Barley And Hops. It benefits Mission Of Mercy. The entertainment? Ms. Mary Shaver, who knows a thing or two about a thing or two when it comes to the blues. We recently caught up with her to talk about her connection to The Nighthawks, the importance of playing at Blues Alley and, of course, who some of her favorite local artists are. She begins rolling and rocking around 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon. You’ll be there, right? I mean, for a $30-for-all-you-can-eat day … what are you waiting for? You can learn more about Shaver here.

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Video Of The Day: Mary Ann Redmond Performing ‘Crossroads’

Well, it’s only 10 a.m., but the hourly forecast for tonight says, bluntly, “scattered strong storms.” Still, the second installment of the Levitt Amp summer concert series is tonight along the creek and it’s scheduled to feature Mary Ann Redmond. The fun kicks off at seven and there will indeed be a volunteer who hasn’t shaved his face in far too long running around. There is a rain venue for the series, but, because memories only last so long, you’ll have to stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter pages as the day progresses to find out more information, should we have to move the venue. Got all that? Good. Now, happy Tuesday!

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Photo Of The Day: Mechanical River

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Welp. Did you make it out to Flying Dog’s front lawn on Saturday? We did (along with the fine young men in Seaknuckle). And even though the fun kicked off a half-hour early, the impending monsoon/apocalypse/end of days kept Hurray For The Riff Raff off the stage, sadly. Still, before the storm rolled in, Mechanical River were able to take the stage and get in their opening set. And thus … this photo. We’ll be at the next Flying Dog show on July 18 with Surfer Blood. That day’s forecast? A 100 percent chance of awesome. Photo courtesy of Cassandra Mullinix. For more of her photos, visit https://www.facebook.com/bucketofrock.

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The Weekend Playlist: 06/18/15

Holy moly, is it raining! Yet by all accounts Alive@Five is still set to go down in about an hour (assuming this nonsense blows through quick before making way for a sunset at some point). Ashley Forrest is up this week. She’s a country music artist. She also has 4,418 likes on Facebook. So, there’s that. Elsewhere this weekend … well, it’s going to be a busy one for some of us. Why is that? Because the fine people at Flying Dog are kicking off their Summer Sessions concert series Saturday night on their front lawn! The artists? Hurray For The Riff Raff (above) and Mechanical River. You know we’ve been giving away tickets, right? If you’re the lucky winner, we’ll be in touch (strange to think it’s been nearly a year since we last typed that sentence about a Flying Dog show). You won’t want to miss it. Tickets, as they say, are still on sale. And in case you’re looking for something extra to digest Saturday, you can start your day early by heading over to the Urbana Music Festival. We spoke with everyone involved earlier this week. That ends at 6 p.m. Flying Dog’s concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Is it fate? We think so. Elsewhere, Feufollet will be zydeco-ing all over Shepherdstown tonight (and if you listened to the Local Playlist last week, you could have won yourself some tickets! AKA, tune in tomorrow). There’s going to be a jazz festival at Elk Run Vineyards, so that’s pretty great. There’s Bleeding Black. There’s the Positive Vibration Reggae Band (and some of us are in desperate need of whatever that’s about). There’s Triple Lindy. There’s Piranhas. There’s Driftwood Soldier. There’s Black Masala. And, then, of course, there’s Twenty Dollar Prophet. Come for the Bendt Fendyr. Stay for the Tomy “One M” Wright. We have brand new beer koozies with a brand new color and we’re in the giving mood. Help us out and make sure we walk away from this weekend with nary a koozie to be found. Sound like a plan? Good. Viva la Father’s Day.

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