Showing posts from March, 2009

Vinylmore 2 Tiny Town

mowedbycows, originally uploaded by sugarfreak. Opening this Friday is Vinylmore 2: Tiny Town!

Starts at 8pm. It's First Friday in Hampden!

Weekend Sewing

This afternoon from 4 - 6pm, author Heather Ross of Weekend Sewing will be doing a sewing demo in the store.

Come by and hang out and get some ideas for quick projects for easy Spring or Summer pieces!

Money For Nothing

We've got to MOVE these refrigerators, originally uploaded by thatnolenguy. Be in a Double Dagger video!

New Ugly Dolls

newuglydoll, originally uploaded by sugarfreak. They are your friends.

Frances Milstead RIP

March Baltozine Round-Up, Part 2

Keeping track of new magazines that come in that talk about Baltimore stuff. For more on, by, or about area artists, check out the following issues below.

Blurt #1
Dan Deacon - BromstScore: 8 out of 10
"... On Bromst Deacon makes neither pure electronic music nor experimental noise rock. But his ability to reference both of these niches without being completely at home in either is what keeps his work so interesting." -Jonah Flicker

Pontiak - MakerScore: 7 out of 10
"... it's clear that Pontiak diverge from their psych-rock contemporaries in their ability to drape volume-dealing trippiness atop tightly wound aggression. Classic rock bangs up against free-noise chaos, homespun folkiness is rendered hostile by maxed-out reverb and fuzz, and, by teh time the epic title track closes out the disc, a thorough brain-scrubbing has been delivered alongside a brutal ass-whupping." -Jason Ferguson

Maximum Rocknroll #311
China Martens - The Future Generation #16
"But overall,…

Bar Bacon Comedy

barbaconcomedy, originally uploaded by sugarfreak. Tonight at the Golden West Cafe! 11pm!! Oh, the comedy.

Your Zine In Our Store

consignmentmail, originally uploaded by sugarfreak. So, you've made a zine or something, and you're wondering how to get it on our shelves.

Here's everything you need to know.


Ladies and Gentlemen, I present you with a new project of mine - Beardymore.

Hampden Cab Stand

For visitors' convenience, we now have a brand new cab stand in Hampden.

It's located on the northeast corner of Roland Ave. at the intersection of Roland and W. 36th St. by the Royal Farm Store.

So if you need a cab in Hampden, which in the past hasn't been the easiest thing to get, you now have a starting point to find one.

It's just been installed and taxi companies are just now being informed of it so that they can check frequently to see if anyone needs a ride.

Spring Events

VINYLMORE POSTER, originally uploaded by sugarfreak. We have a bunch of events and Atomic Books sponsored events happening. Check it out!

Closed Caption Comics #8 Release Party

Friday, March 13, 2009
$5. 10PM. The Annex. 4th Fl. Copycat Bldg.
Baltimore. 419 E Oliver StOur friends at Closed Caption Comics collective are having a release party to celebrate their newest issue, Closed Caption Comics #8.

It's a night of bands, puppets, and humiliation featuring a horde of human disgrace...
Witch Hat
Hitty Titty
Ra Khuit Noor
Brendan Sullivan
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Pre Lay
Dead Journal

New Movie Screen

"I'm going to need a bigger tape measure." , originally uploaded by Can't get enough of that wonderful Huff. Our friend, Joe, helped us install a new movie screen at the store in mere minutes! Atomic Movie Club coming soon! And by "movies", we mean video games.

This was my original shot. Our friend Scott spruced it up a bit with his topical humor.

Anyone else want to take a shot?

Let's Hang Zipper Pulls

letshang, originally uploaded by sugarfreak. How can you not smile at a double scoop ice cream cone with such sweet staches?

What's So Baltimore About It?

It's always nice to read a positive article about Baltimore, especially when it starts with us.

There I was, a Washingtonian in the middle of Charm City, minding my own business as I browsed through the offerings at Atomic Books, when what to my wondering eyes should appear but . . . another Washingtonian.
This Story

"Elliott?" I said.

My friend lives in Dupont Circle, so it was a bit of a shock to run into him 35 miles from home, in a Baltimore shop specializing in comics, art books, 'zines and art toys.

"What are you doing here, man?" I managed to stammer.

"Hanging out," Elliott answered. And then: "I'll tell you something. They don't have anything like this in D.C."

New York Times Bestselling "Graphic Books"

The NYTimes has started three new bestseller lists for comic books, which they've decided to call "graphic books".

Seen On The Ave

LOST, originally uploaded by sugarfreak.

March Baltozine Round-Up

Since this year promises to be a big one for Baltimore arts, I'll try and keep track of new magazines that come in that talk about Baltimore stuff. For more on, by, or about area artists, check out the following issues below.

Giant Robot #58
Flash Back
"Lungfish - A lot of bands would come out with a new record and tour every year. Not Lungfish. I wish I had followed them around a little more when they finally came out." -Ben Clark

Paste #51
My Generation: A Guide To Girly Band Names
In an article that associates Barbie Dolls with bands based solely on their names, they bring in local band Ponytail...
"The Barbie They Deserve - For the obvious: Ponytail Barbie #850 in original swimsuit." -Henry Freedland

Venus Zine #39
She Said, He Said: Beach House vs. Wavves by Noreen Sobczyk
"I think after being quite psychedelically drunk one night in Buffalo, I threw up in the Niagara Falls in front of a group of Japanese tourists on a bridge. There was nowhere else to turn. I …

No Logo - March Reading Club Pick

This month for Reading Club, we're reading No Logo by Naomi Klein.

Discussion will be the last Wednesday of the month, here at Atomic, 7-9pm!