Category Archives: Music Video

Crack the Sky Cracks the Video Market (1982)

By Tom Basilan (Baltimore Sun, July 2, 1982) The hour was late. The auditorium lights in Painters Mill Star Theater were dimmed while the stage lights gleamed. The 1982 model Crack the Sky, fully equipped with a horn section and … Continue reading

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“Shakedown” — Late-Night Baltimore Dance TV Show

WJZ revives dance show (The Baltimore Sun, 4/15/1992) Almost 160 local dancers aged 18 to 25 will get at least one chance to star on local television as WJZ-Channel 13 brings back to the airwaves the dance program “Shakedown.” The … Continue reading

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Pumped-Up Kix: Baltimore’s hard-rock heroes play the hits while considering a new album

By Al Shipley (Baltimore City Paper, 12/26/2012) In 1995, Kix decided they’d had a good run. After forming as the Shooze in Frederick, Md., in the late ’70s, ruling Baltimore’s hard-rock scene throughout the ’80s, and eventually scoring Top 40 … Continue reading

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Brandon Walker – “Chinese Food On Christmas”

An oldie but goodie from the Baltimore Or Less Christmas archives. Happy Holidays! Brandon Walker wrote “Chinese Food On Christmas” for a college songwriting class and then decided to turn it into a music video that accrued over 2 million views, … Continue reading

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