Aural States

February 15, 2009 at 9:22 pm (Research)

Sam Sessa’s blog, The Midnight Sun, clued me into an interesting event that I missed out on by just a few weeks. The Aural States Fest 2009 featured local musicians on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009 and Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009. The event was hosted by the blog of the same name.

Friday night showcased indie rock musicians at Sonar and The Talking Head and Saturday night’s activity was a dance party at The Whole Gallery. Tickets were only 10 dollars and if you got there early enough, you got free stuff.

The Aural States blog has photos and downloadable audio of the sets from the shows. Additionally, it’s got reviews, introductions, features and such of D.C. and Baltimore-based musicians (of the unsigned variety). Granted, that’s not all of the content (national musicians take their place, too), but it’s a nice majority. Reviews and photos from locally played shows are no strangers to the blog’s pages.

Beneath the staff list is a recommended album and a list of interviews which can also be found on the blog.

A staff of 11 works on the blog, all of whom are centrally located in Baltimore, which updates a few times each day. It’s claimed to be written “by music geeks for music geeks,” but I sure hope everyone else is invited to read, too..

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