Keeping track of new magazines (etc.) that come in that talk about Baltimore stuff. For more on, by, or about Baltimore-area artists, check out the following issues below.
Arbouretum - Song Of The Pearl
"Presented in its own package, Song Of The Pearl, could be the new hipster obsession or the perfect birthday present for the crusty old psychedelic blues rock revivalist." -Jesse Raub
Edie Sedgwick - Things Are Getting Sinister And Sinisterer
"If you haven't been paying attention to this guy before, I highly suggest that you start. This is easily one of the best albums of 2008." -Joel Kopplin
The Utne Reader #153
Smile, Hon, You're In Baltimore! was nominated for Best Zine in Utne's Independent Press Awards for 2009.
High Times #401
This issue has an article about the Michael Phelps bong incident called "Bongs Away!" by David Bienenstock.
"Michael Phelps' multimillion-dollar toke proved even costlier for eight innocent bong-standers - but it may have also planted the seed of future reforms."
Dan Deacon - Bromst
"Nearly every song becomes its own epic. If 2007's Spiderman Of The Rings was the equivalent of one of Deacon's legendary Baltimore basement shows, Bromst is a more grown-up house party, encompassing the attic studio, the play room and everything else but the kitchen sink." -Alex Pasternack