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Black Forest/Black Sea

By Bret McCabe | Posted 8/18/2004

WEDNESDAY: Singer/songwriter Lisa Cerbone graces the Mojo Room with Robert Deeble and Winter Blanket. Ambulance Ltd. drops in on Fletcher's (see Music). San Francisco's Lionheart Mirth hits the True Vine (co-owned by City Paper contributor Ian Nagoski) with Caleb Johnston, CP contributor Lexie Maachi, Max Eisenberg, and the Lum and Abner of Morocco. The Mae Shi shakes the Charm City Space with Rapider Than Horsepower and Human Host. Brand Nubian raises the Ottobar roof with Brother Ali.

THURSDAY: Electro-rock trio Enon litters in the glitter of the Supreme Imperial with the Bellmer Dolls. Television Hill gets pastoral at the Talking Head with the Ants and Gary Epstein and the LPs. They're the Queers and you suck at the Ottobar with Ten Foot Pole. Impulse and Tommy Ryan get juiced at Sonar Lounge. Gomez still sounds like watered-down experimental Brit-rock at Towson's Recher Theatre. Liberty, fraternity, and really great outfits: New York's Les Sans Culottes orally fixate on Washington's Black Cat with Asobi Seksu.

FRIDAY: Plucky New York singer/songwriter Sam Shaber makes it up to you at the Mojo Room with Liquid Core Radio. Local saxophonist Al Maniscalco bring his Quartet--featuring the impeccable piano taste of John Hicks--to An die Musik. The Liars Academy plays a CD-release show at the Ottobar with Channels and Bear vs. Shark (see No Cover, page 30). Regional duo Judd and Maggie have buildings and cars at the Talking Head. Experimental mentalists Ben Furgal and Dan Deacon hit the True Vine. Ghouls and Ghosts play a benefit for/at the Charm City Space with Make Way, the Muddles, and Wail Sounds. The Ken Clark Organ Trio plays the New Haven Lounge. Pete Belasco and Groove Stu hit the Royal.

SATURDAY: Flutist Jane Rigler is joined by drummer Paul Neidhardt and saxophonist John Berndt at the Red Room at Normals Books and Records. New York dance-punk band the Flesh sweetly defeats at the Talking Head. Von Stella rocks the Royal with Condition K and Ruby Minor. Punkcore combo Finch burns the Ottobar with Recover. Scientifically Speaking With Irene Moon brings all kinds of crazy to the True Vine with 3-Legged Race and Crystal Cock. The Jazz Caravan plays in the Baltimore Museum of Art's sculpture garden. Junglist Dieselboy makes Sonar move with Actual Fact. The Ken Clark Organ Trio plays a second night at the New Haven. Locals Devil's Radio and Japan 4 hit the Vault. LandSpeedRecord crashes into the Mojo Room with the Soma Solution, Ketman, Jessie Hughes, and Sylvan Screen.

SUNDAY: Risk Relay gets loud at the Mojo Room with Wail Sounds and the Economist. It ain't easy for old-school soul man Ricky Fanté at Fletcher's. Entrance war whoops at the True Vine with Arbouretum.

MONDAY: Reeds player Brian Eubanks hits the True Vine with Gregory Reynolds.

TUESDAY: The Wrens' Charles Bissell goes solo at the Talking Head. Dog Fashion Disco plays a CD-release show at Fletcher's with Tub Ring and Bad Acid Trip. Black Forest/ Black Sea--Providence, R.I.'s milky, dreamy duo of guitarist Jeffrey Alexander and cellist Miriam Goldberg--gets radiant at the True Vine. The Water Street Band plays the Mojo Room with Two Gallants. John Eddie hits the Funk Box with Roger Clyne.

WEDNESDAY: The rock-qua-country musical co-op Early Day Miners bring garlands to the Talking Head with Arbouretum.

IN THE WINGS: Burning Brides set fire to Fletcher's Sept. 4. (For more information, call [410] 558-1889 or visit www.fletchersbar.com.) MCs Height and Bow 'N' Arrow hit the Mojo Room Sept. 2. (For more information, call [410] 325-7427 or visit www.mojobalto.com.) The Red Room squeezes three always-expanding improvisational vocabularies into its performance space Sept. 4 with vocalist Carol Genetti, bassist Andrew Lafkas, and reeds player Jack Wright. (For more information, visit www.redroom.org.) Fertile Ground and Lafayette Gilchrist tag-team the Funk Box Sept. 5. (For more information, call [410] 625-2000 or visit www.thefunkbox.com.)

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