NPR’s Korva Coleman at Hood College today at 5:30pm

I know I know, not music or film related but as a NPR news junkie, I was surprised to see a notice from Hood College about Korva Coleman giving a talk today at 5:30 on their campus (Whitaker Campus Center Commons).  But before delving into that, Skystage is looking awesome, more events on the way after opening last week, indie rock band Middle Kid is doing a show in DC on Friday nite and Cheshi has grand darkly plans for their Halloween show at the MET later in October, see this teaser poster:

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Skystage opens today + Landless Theater’s last stand at East St Arts Center

One alternative performing arts center comes alive; another alt venue starts winding down to a magnificent death – using artistic license to say the place is going dark.  Birth / death, cycles within the Frederick performing arts scene all happening in the span of a day.  Let’s start first with Landless’ Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, which looks like a hilarious take on the teen angst of the Peanuts gang following the death of Snoopy. From what I can tell, tonight (Sept 17th show) looks like the last hurrah event for the short lived East St Arts Center, the new-ish name for the space the Landless Theater has occupied since late June.   Continue reading Skystage opens today + Landless Theater’s last stand at East St Arts Center

Middle Kid EP show + Weekend of Cheshi + LEDA Kickstarter launch

Lots happening this weekend in Frederick including the In the Streets festival on Saturday -why don’t we start there with this update: Heavy Lights -who was listed in Thursday’s FNP to play the annual festival at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater – are not playing on Saturday.  The band had contacted In the Streets a while back that they would not be able to play, given Brian Weakly and Derek Salazar have moved (or at least are in process of moving) from Maryland.  That word apparently didn’t reach the FNP in time as their Thursday 72 Hr edition still listed HL playing in the afternoon right after Cheshi’s set…   Continue reading Middle Kid EP show + Weekend of Cheshi + LEDA Kickstarter launch

East Street Arts Center (aka Landless) about to go under + Middle Kid EP release!

I hate to merge these two topics, one is incredibly positive news about Frederick indie rockers Middle Kid and their much anticipated & brilliant album release today for the public to wraps its ear around  – the other a huge bummer, the brand new East Street Arts Center about to financially wipe out and go dark.  The two do have something in common: Middle Kid is hosting a fabulous EP release show at the East End Theater on September 11, along with Bested, Tina and Cheshi! Very killer lineup. One more in the positive category: this art show is opening today at Artist Angle sort of beneath Gravel & Grind.  Another? Luna and Goodloe Byron art at the Park. More on all that after the jump… Continue reading East Street Arts Center (aka Landless) about to go under + Middle Kid EP release!