A stagehand stepped out to grab Legrand’s keyboard and accidentally kicked a bass pedal across the floor, waking up the front row, who started sobbing angrily.
The stage was illuminated with soft lights, the shadow of a spinning mobile cast on top of the band.
I could make out sheeps, rockets, and smiley faces twirling in the light.
Did you ever imagine, at any point, that Baltimore would become this beacon of pop-cultural cool? There has been a little more activity, of recent, but there’s always been music in Baltimore, there’s always been cool stuff going on.
But I think the era of everybody getting so obsessed with Baltimore’s cheapness has let it thrive.
I saw him pick up a critic from The Valley Voice and gently rock him back to sleep.
Baltimore-based duo Beach House were born in 2004, when guitarist Alex Scally met vocalist/organist Victoria Legrand.There were different plant-names, Wisteria, that kind of thing. But, once we stopped trying, it just came out, it just happened.And it just seemed perfect.”Does the name mean something to you now?The entire floor of the venue was lined with napping bodies cocooned in pillow forts, blankets, and Beach House-branded Snuggies.Playing the final notes of “Sparks”, Legrand and Scally bowed and quietly tippy-toed offstage.It’s a place where people can make music intensely, because you don’t have to make much [money] to live here.”Are there beaches in Baltimore?