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Five Things We Learned From In The Street

So … did you see us? Did you see some guy with a weird hat and an un-needed blazer with a Frederick Playlist T-shirt underneath introduce some bands? Did you come say hi? Did we give you a beer koozie? Did you laugh? Did you cry? Did you … have an umbrella?

In The Street came and went this weekend, and we would be remiss if we didn’t bring it up. Bouncing around from stage to stage, making new friends while catching up with old ones, it was a hell of an afternoon (and a hell of an exhausting afternoon, but that’s neither here nor there). Because Five Things is pretty much our move these days, here’s what we learned:

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Do You Want To Win Two Tickets To See The Knolly Moles? Of Course You Do.

All right. You know the drill, friends. Like us on The Facebook. Follow us on The Twitter. Or answer our silly, little question below. Whichever you choose, you can win two tickets to see The Knolly Moles open up for Pasadena at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Friday. We shot a video for this, with the guys explaining how excited you should be about it … but they can’t seem to limit their language to anything other than specific four-letter words that we aren’t allowed to use on this particular website. As you know, if you’re chosen, we’ll be in touch. Good luck!
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Photo Of The Day: Brantley Gilbert

We just couldn’t resist posting this photo from Saturday night’s Brantley Gilbert show at the Great Frederick Fair. Why? 1) Because we know for a fact that the photographer could have gotten himself killed for this shot. 2) Look at that wheel! And 3) We’re pretty sure Mr. Gilbert did not want his picture taken professionally after bringing out the guns and his camouflage top. Oh, and the concert? You can read all about it here. Photo courtesy of Bill Green.

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The Weekend Playlist: 09/11/14

Well, we can’t list a full In The Street schedule here. Because, duh. But what we can do is link to the schedule on Celebrate Frederick’s website, and remind you that we have been posting photos and videos of the artists set to appear all week. We can also reiterate the fact that we will be floating around town, introducing various acts on various stages at various points. So, please be sure to come say hi, should you see some Frederick Playlist people chugging around town. And in addition to In The Street on Saturday, Frederick’s first Woodstock is set to take palce and it will feature Signs Point East, Adrienne Smith and a host of other artists. Because we are an equal-opportunity non-festival-lister, we will just offer up the link to where you can get all the information you need on the event, as well as buy tickets. Outside of those massive operations, there’s still some pretty great other stuff going on. For instance, we’ve got Donnie Wood performing tonight, right as this week’s Alive @ Five winds down with the Dixie Power Trio (above). Then, on Saturday night at Cafe Nola, the great guys in Seaknuckle and Blind Man Leading are set to take the stage for what should be a super-fun show. That doesn’t mean you should skimp on The Nola Friday, though, because the fabulous dudes in Jack Funk and Kabob-O-Taj are going to rock and roll all night (and presumably party every day). There are also some great shows at Guido’s, Bushwallers and pretty much everywhere around town. Check back next week, friends, because we’ll have the final Movie Night on the Creek on our plate, and there may or may not be some surprises surrounding it. Be good. And be safe.

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Twin Radio: ‘The Coast Of Indigo’

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Some people call it pop-punk, but that’s too narrow. Others refer to it as power-pop, but the sugar level of the material at hand is just low enough to evade such a categorization. You can go with post-hardcore or new-prog or alternative-metal, but to be fair, those labels might scare away would-be fans who prefer not to over-think the bands they adore.

Whatever you want to call it doesn’t really matter because you recognize it whenever you hear it. Angular guitar parts that crunch as much as they punch. Odd time-signatures that weave in and out of drum fills with precision and ease. Soaring, clean vocals that would risk being overrun by backing screams, had the harmonies been written, say, eight years ago. Warped Tour favorites. Alternative Press cover boys. Think Between the Buried and Me. Or Boys Night Out’s brilliant 2005 set “Trainwreck.” Shoot. You can even throw in a dash of semi-local-boys-done-good All Time Low.

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Video Of The Day: Jeremy McComb’s ‘This Town Needs A Bar’

We continue our de facto In The Street Week here at Frederick Playlist with a video from country-music artist Jeremy McComb and his “This Town Needs A Bar.” And we do it for two reasons: 1. How great of a song title is that?!? And 2. He will be at the WFRE free country Second Street Stage on Saturday at 3 p.m. Don’t know anything about him? Check out what the event’s website says: After managing the biggest comedy tour in the country (Larry the Cable Guy/Blue Collar Comedy Tour), writing movie soundtracks and songs that have appeared on projects selling over 6 million units including 3 Nationally Charting Hits “Wagon Wheel,” “This Town Needs a Bar” and “Cold,” Jeremy McComb is a performer who has seen it all and now is bringing all those experiences to the stage. So, there’s that. Click play and listen to one of those three nationally-charting hits, friends. And a Happy Thursday to all!

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Photo Of The Day: Shane Gamble

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Today’s photo is a courtesy photo, yes, and it doesn’t appear as though much is going on. But it’s Shane Gamble. And why is it Shane Gamble? Because he will be performing at 1:40 p.m. Saturday at the Going Green Block Beer & Wine Garden in the Carmack Jay parking lot as part of this year’s In The Street festival/event/traffic nightmare. As we said yesterday, we’ll be there, introducing some bands, handing out some stuff. So you should be there, listening to some bands and receiving some handed-out stuff. Right? Right.

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And Your Maryland Music Award Nominees Are …

… listed in the above video. Because you remember this, right? RIGHT?! Yeah, well, on Friday, the Powers That Be held a press conference (or at least something that kind of looks like it’s supposed to be a press conference) that was aimed at announcing who the finalists are. And then they then posted video of it on YouTube. Obviously.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear as though any Frederick bands/artists made the final cut. So, yeah. A Happy September 9th to you, too. Even so, we still thought we should follow up with nomination results and put them in a post. Because that’s what we do. Either way, there may or may not be some names in these lists that you will recognize, so you’ll want to carve out seven minutes to watch it, if for no other reason than to speculate on if most of the applause heard after every announcement was piped in digitally sometime after the fact. That’s a fun game.

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Video Of The Day: Jah Works’ ‘Shadow’

Well, a happy rainy Tuesday to you, too. This should brighten things up a bit: Check out Jah Works perform “Shadow” in February of 2013 in Baltimore. And then, after that brings some sunshine to your day, head on downtown this weekend to check out the band when they perform as part of In The Street during the Up The Creek Party at Carroll Creek Amphitheater. Yes, they are set to hit the stage at 5 p.m. And yes, you won’t want to miss it.

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Photo Of The Day: J Roddy Walston

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And what better way to start off the day after the first Sunday of the NFL season than to … well, than to look at J Roddy getting ready to take the stage for Flying Dog’s third Summer Session this summer. Right now would be a good time to remind you to check out our current playlist, which features Real Estate, who will be playing the final show of the season on the brewery’s front lawn on Sept. 27. Oh, and don’t worry, friends: Check back in a little while because we’ll be giving away tickets to the show much sooner rather than later. Photo courtesy of Cassandra Mullinix. For more of her photos, visit https://www.facebook.com/bucketofrock.

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