Brown Wing Overdrive

Last month I saw Brown Wing Overdrive open for Black Pus (the solo project of Lightning Bolt's Brian Chippendale). The band—which formed in DC and relocated to NYC—uses electronics, found objects, banjos, duck calls, jaw harps and whatever else they can get their hands on to make jerky, syncopated, yelping noise. At times referencing shamanistic traditions, at others drawing from Kabuki, the band doesn't quite …

Cool Hunting Video Presents: Whartscape

An extension of Baltimore's Wham City, the annual Whartscape festival features bands like Ponytail, Double Dagger and Dan Deacon

Homegrown in Baltimore, Whartscape is a touring music festival featuring nearly one hundred bands, thousands of attendees and a lot of sweat. We were lucky enough to be there for the 3rd annual Whartscape and caught several performances including Ponytail, Double Dagger, Girl Talk and Dan Deacon, the festival’s co-founder and main impresario. In an interview with him conducted over iChat, he explains how the …

Cool Hunting Video Presents: Ponytail

We shine some light on the frenetic Baltimore art-rockers by observing their on-stage and omelet-making performances

Baltimore artrock heroes Ponytail have been blowing up basements from MICA to Pratt for a while now. We included them on our Memorial Day Muxtape (R.I.P.) back in May, but we wanted more. In this video, we spend a sweaty summer weekend with Ponytail at shows in Baltimore and Brooklyn and talk shop over homemade omelets at their house and practice space. We’re hoping to …