Food Fridays: Tapas Adela

May 18th, 2012 by The Professor

If you are tired of the same old dinner date, why not try something that brings you and you date closer together? Tapas Adela’s dining experience in downtown Baltimore is a great way to bring couple together. Everything on the menu is smaller portions and meant to be shared. Experience Tapas Adela and enjoy award-winning Executive Chef Patrick Morrow’s exciting tapas menu presented in the Spirit of Sharing. Adela celebrates the art of Spanish cuisine with an eclectic array of savory tapas drawing on cultural and culinary influences from across the country. Further indulgence is to be found with their signature cocktails and their extensive wine list, featuring the best from Spain and South America.

For more information, visit http://www.tapasadela.com/



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Tourism Tuesday: Preakness 2012

May 15th, 2012 by The Professor

Following the Kentucky Derby, the annual Preakness Stakes is run the third Saturday in May at Baltimore’s Pimlico race course with a weeklong celebration leading up to the running.

Preakness Celebration has become a tradition for people of all ages since its inception in 1988. Also known as The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans, this series of special events celebrates the annual running of the Preakness Stakes, Baltimore’s “Super Bowl” and the 2nd jewel in thoroughbred racing’s prestigious Triple Crown.

The biggest party in the mid-Atlantic, Preakness InfieldFest, is back with two epic headliners Grammy Award winners Maroon 5 and multi-platinum rapper Wiz Khalifa! The Beer Garden Jägermeister Stage welcomes Nashville-based country band, Little Big Town, British rockers, The Darkness, and regional favorites, Mr. Greengenes. It all takes place May 19th from 12am-12pm.



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Times Square Residency: Mick Taylor Live

May 15th, 2012 by The Professor

Renowned guitarist Mick Taylor flirts his fascination with the Blues

– by Radio RockonTour host Timothy Tilghman

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Ace guitarist Michael Kevin Taylor triumphantly hosted a series of twelve performances in Times Square delivering fierce blues jams across six consecutive nights. As luck would bless those in attendance, a consensus of critical commentary has identified the first blistering set held on Saturday, May 12, 2012, as the outstanding overall appearance from MKT’s extended residency at the Iridium Jazz Club.

Taylor’s collection of stage musicians forming the musical muscle of his incendiary blues band included Jeff Allen on drums, Wilbur Bascomb on bass guitar, Arno Hecht on Saxophone, Max Middleton on keyboards, and Hamish Stuart as second guitarist. Almost half of Taylor’s choice in live material came from his excellent second studio album A Stone’s Throw issued in 2000.

No two setlists out of the twelve concerts were carbon copies of one another. Taylor decisively mixed up his selection in songs that he played for each individual show. The early Saturday crowd was treated to an impromptu rendition of “Alabama” off his self-titled debut solo album from 1979. However, Taylor’s unanticipated rearrangement of the 1968 Brian Jones bottleneck classic “No Expectations” as his singular encore was a surprise indeed.

Taylor got an early start as a star guitarist playing for John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers, assuming a lead guitarist position vacated by Eric Clapton who left to form Cream in 1966. By the summer of 1969, Brian Jones was ill-suited to continue rolling with the Stones and with Mick Jagger itching to tour the USA, a decision was reached between Jagger & Richards to replace Jones as guitarist in the R&B group.

Jagger turned to Mayall for advice on what to do and whom to choose. Mayall offered up his own 20 year old guitarist Mick Taylor as a replacement for Brian Jones. The change in Stones personnel was announced in June 1969. An unbelievable rumor suggests that Jagger phoned Ronnie Laine asking if Ron Wood would like to join The Rolling Stones with Laine responding in an affirmative ‘No’. Woody would not actually begin rolling with the Stones until their 1975 U.S. tour.

The Stones are presently idle having reached 50 years as a British Rock & Roll institution. Their cluster of albums released from 1969 through 1972: Let It Bleed, Get Your Ya-Ya’s Out, Sticky Fingers, and Exile On Main Street all featuring the fancy fret work of Mick Taylor, are considered to be the recording peak during The Rolling Stones five decade career. Many Stones fans continue to argue Taylor over Wood as the Stones better lead guitarist.

Mick Taylor appearing live in performance was an exceedingly welcome experience. Taylor’s guitar playing was both fluid and masterful. His scorching bottleneck blues jams alone were worth the price of admission to enjoy in an intimate venue. Mick’s voice was in fine form as well. Taylor exhibited exponential potential for his future musical career endeavors. Hopefully, Taylor is sufficiently encouraged to undertake a full-scale U.S. roadtrip to display his guitar gifts before an expanded American audience.

Mick Taylor, Iridium Jazz Club, New York May 12, 2012 setlist: Secret AffairTwisted SisterLate At Night * Fed Up With The Blues * AlabamaCan't You Hear Me Knocking * Encore: No Expectations (2nd set: Losing My Faith * Blind Willie McTell)



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Food Fridays: Acqua Restaurant

May 11th, 2012 by The Professor

If you are sick of the same old inner harbor and Towson resturants, then take a trip over to Acqua Restaurant. Acqua is located adjacent to the Hilton BWI hotel. Acqua invited local residents and visitors alike to come together to celebrate the essence of the Chesapeake. Executive Chef Roman Cristali brings new energy to the kitchen, providing twists to traditional dishes that excite and entice its guest.  A relaxed setting, solid wine list and interesting food (check out the Manhatten vs. New England Clam Chowder combo). For more information and a full menu, visit: www.acquabwi.com



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Portugal. The Man Interview

May 11th, 2012 by The Professor

Interviewed by John Herbmuto ’12

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Please Bear With Us :)

May 11th, 2012 by The Professor

We’ve got a lot of reconstruction to do and it might take some time. The current Centsable Finance shows and recent archive are up – more to follow. Our Award-Winning Both Feet In show archive section is also being restored. Sorry it’s all such a mess but hang in there, server crashes suck. Our Explore Baltimore section is coming next…

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Manchester Orchestra Interview

May 10th, 2012 by The Professor

Interview by Eric Loose ’13

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Matt and Kim Interview

May 10th, 2012 by The Professor

Following a killer performance at Loyolapalooza 2011, Matt and Kim sat down with Ryan Nisley ’11 for a chat.

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Negative Space Interview 10.15.08

May 10th, 2012 by The Professor

Interview by Rich Rodrigues ’10 on 10/15/08

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BeastMakeBomb Interview

May 10th, 2012 by The Professor

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