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Some Things are the Same Everywhere [BRUISER Field Report] May 13, 2024 Music the bruiser-in-chief attends a punk gig in Osaka, Japan. Review: Semibegun's Shitty Music on Tape and I Loved You a Lot Apr 4, 2024 Music & Criticism Jordan Barger dives into the new cassette from Heather Mease's multifaceted Semibegun project Review: Greetings from Marquette: Music from Joe Pera Talks With You Season 2 by Skyway Man Mar 8, 2024 Music & Criticism A gentle soundtrack to an underrated tv show, reviewed by Christian Best Suffer Well, Rejoice Better with Bruce Springsteen, Pt. II [Praise Music for a Secular Life] Feb 21, 2024 Music & Criticism & Columns In this continuing rumination on The Boss, Lish Ciambrone sets her sight on 1992's Lucky Town. Suffer Well, Rejoice Better with Bruce Springsteen, Pt. I [Praise Music for a Secular Life] Feb 14, 2024 Music & Criticism & Columns Lish Ciambrone spends Valentine's Day ruminating on the Boss's less-appreciated autobiographical work, starting with his 1987 album Tunnel of Love Review: Ticket to Fame by Decisive Pink Jan 5, 2024 Music & Criticism Christian Best highlights a 2023 favorite BRUISER's 2023 Music Selections Dec 28, 2023 Music Here at BRUISER we don’t much care for ranked year-end lists, but a great deal of excellent music came out in 2023 and it’d be a shame to not shine December Shows at the Compound Dec 18, 2023 Music Post-COVID, only a few Baltimore DIY venues remain, and the Compound is one of the best. Moving forward, we’ll be sharing their monthly event The Brink by Janel Leppin [BRUISER APPROVED] Oct 20, 2023 Music DC cellist Janel Leppin's new solo album "I've Got Mine: Notes on Neil Young's 'Motion Pictures (For Carrie)'" by Johanna Sommer Sep 29, 2023 Music & Criticism In 1974 Neil Young was at the tail end of his relationship with actress Carrie Snodgress. “Motion Pictures (for Carrie)” is just one song regarding Review: Carpet Cocoon by Iceblink Sep 27, 2023 Music & Criticism Christian Best of Smoke Bellow revisits a 2020 favorite Mold Omen - Worse for the Where CS [Baltimore Sound Document] Jul 27, 2023 Music Mold Omen's new cassette is a thoughtful, challenging and endearing approach to improvisational noise music Mental Gymnastics by Perhaps Hand [Baltimore Sound Document] Apr 27, 2023 Music A new project from Wing Dam's Austin Tally My Mother Was Science Fiction by Mosaic Runes [Baltimore Sound Document] Apr 20, 2023 Music Mosaic Runes' first album explores a fictional universe Review: MINCE'S CANE VHS by Science Man Apr 18, 2023 Music & Video a blistering cinematic experience from the Buffalo punks Knife by Mast Year [Baltimore Sound Document] Apr 7, 2023 Music Baltimore’s Mast Year is a clanging, swaggering behemoth, covering noise rock, doom, black metal and post-hardcore in loping strides. A mature Limbo CS by SLOT [Baltimore Sound Document] Mar 30, 2023 Music Baltimore’s SLOT, the duo of Abby Chapple and Max Detrich (also of local standouts Dosser and Gloop) traffics in a driving, industrial-inflected Music Video: "The Moth" by Mucho Mungo (video by WJ.AV) Mar 24, 2023 Music & Video Music video created by Baltimore video artist WJ.AV for “The Moth,” a 9-minute experimental piece by the Spanish psych band Mucho Mungo. “We made Video "Planet" by Greg Hatem [Baltimore Sound Document] Mar 16, 2023 Music BRUISER is excited to premiere the music video for Baltimore musician Greg Hatem’s “Planet,” the first single from his forthcoming album, Sure Tilly by Denny Kemps [Baltimore Sound Document] Feb 9, 2023 Music Working from his home studio in the small town of Alstead, New Hampshire, Denny Kemps is letting his music breathe. Reflex of Purpose by Ugly Urges [Baltimore Sound Document] Feb 2, 2023 Music Scene stalwart June Jollay's solo effort digs deep Grimdark Invocations Against the Demons of Reality by Tim Paggi [Mixtape] Jan 26, 2023 Music & Mixtapes A collection of howling hymns to get you through the bleak midwinter Bronze Opportunity EP by Weird Artifacts [Baltimore Sound Document] Jan 12, 2023 Music Jason Aud's home recording project collects odds and ends from previous album sessions. Tear Sponsor CS by Tear Sponsor [Baltimore Sound Document] Jan 6, 2023 Music A new cassette from the burgeoning synth punk duo Better Watch Out by DJ Hummingbird Feeder [Mixtape] Dec 21, 2022 Music & Mixtapes As BRUISER signs off for the holidays, we’d like to leave you with a xmas mixtape from Baltimore’s mix master DJ Hummingbird Feeder, recorded For a Fox in the Womb by John Somers [Baltimore Sound Document] Dec 21, 2022 Music Baltimore sound designer John Somers' 225-minute ambient work delicately backgrounds the everyday. Songs for Tāra by Dominique Diglio [Baltimore Sound Document] Dec 15, 2022 Music Baltimore-based songwriter Dominique Diglio explores freak folk, meditative spiritual music, and grimy Elephant 6 pop on her first solo release. Fruits of the Decision Tree by Overcalc [Baltimore Sound Document] Dec 8, 2022 Music Prolific Baltimore guitarist Nick Skrobisz (Multicult, the Wayward) allies with an army of synthesizers on this intense electronic album. Attic Room by Small Sur [Baltimore Sound Document] Dec 1, 2022 Music In this new section, BRUISER will feature new music releases from Baltimore artists. Video: "Capybara" by Weird Artifacts Oct 5, 2022 Music Found footage video collage and music by Jason Aud Bandcamp: weirdartifacts.bandcamp.com IG: @weirdartifacts Review: Tongue of Silver by Lathe Sep 22, 2022 Music & Criticism A wild, stark, and wise album from Baltimore doom-country instrumentalists Lathe. Reviewed by Steve Johnson of 20/20 Records. Review: Desire by Mope Grooves Sep 19, 2022 Music & Criticism Christian Best of Smoke Bellow returns to one of his favorite post-punk releases of the last 5 years.