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Well we are getting close to that time again. Love it or hate it Artscape 2016 is coming soon. The lineup has a serious reggea vibe this year. I for one and pumped for Burning Spear. I have not seen them since 1990 at Sunsplash in Montego Bay.

 

http://www.artscape.org/performing-arts/performance-arts-detail/3

 

Wyclef Jean

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Jah Works

Burning Spear

Aztec Sun

Not much else that I have heard of but maybe I am just old. Anyone else see any bands worth seeing?

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I just perused the schedule. They generally do a good job in generating a diverse schedule of acts, but this one appears to be a little light on national acts (at least on the rock and roll side of things). I understand the summer festival circuit has grown substantially the past 10 or so years, and I presume that presents a challenge for them in booking acts.

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I suspect there was a change in booking agents

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I haven't seen the Bosstones in close to 20 years, looking forward to that.

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I may come down for that. Wish they were the same night as Burning Spear

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didn't the northern Mt Royal stage (the one closer to North Ave) use to have major acts also?  I remember I saw Blues Traveler on it years back

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Yes. I was there for that show. I think O'Malley played right before.

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National acts attract tourists. Regional & Local acts don't. Artscape knew in 2014 that there would be an Artscape 2016. Poor planning. Blue Six is a prime example of a cutting-edge, international act that would attract cosmopolitan tourists. So is the Thievery Corporation...if they would book the entire group.

 

Baltimore wants to think big with little people calling the shots.

 

I just perused the schedule. They generally do a good job in generating a diverse schedule of acts, but this one appears to be a little light on national acts (at least on the rock and roll side of things). I understand the summer festival circuit has grown substantially the past 10 or so years, and I presume that presents a challenge for them in booking acts.

 

I suspect there was a change in booking agents

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Yes. I was there for that show. I think O'Malley played right before.

 

 

last one I saw on that stage was rev Horton Heat (was good), it's been sorta downhill since then

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I know I saw drive-by truckers on that stage. I don't remember seeing the good Reverend there that would be a rocker

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Thievery Corporation is really just 2 guys from DC.  They play around here all the time.

 

I agree though that the talent has gone down over the years. But it does cost a lot of money to put on the largest free festival around.

 

Bands I've seen at Artscape over the years include:

Cake

Rusted Root

Mike Doughty

Michael Franti

Robert Randolph

etc.

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This photo is Thievery Corporation's full entourage - more than just 2 guys. See photo. They are a Washington, D.C. based recording artist and DJ collective, but have an international reputation. I have been following them since the '90's.

Studio albums (Peak Billboard Positions)
    Sounds from the Thievery Hi-Fi (2006) [#12, Billboard Top Electronic Albums]
    The Mirror Conspiracy (2000) [#49, Billboard Top Independent Albums]
    The Richest Man in Babylon (2002) [#2, Billboard Top Electronic Albums]
    Babylon Rewound (2004) [#5, Billboard Top Electronic Albums]
    The Cosmic Game (2005) [#1, Billboard Top Electronic Albums]
    Versions (2006) [#7, Billboard Top Electronic Albums]
    Radio Retaliation (2008) [#1, Billboard Top Electronic Albums]
    Culture of Fear (2011) [#3, Billboard Top Electronic Albums] - [#25, Billboard Top Digital Albums]

    Saudade (2014) [#2, Billboard Top Electronic Albums]

Compilation albums
    Dubbed Out in DC (1997)
    Covert Operations (1998)
    Abductions and Reconstructions (1999)
    Jet Society (1999)
    Rare Tracks: 18th Street Lounge (1999)
    DJ-Kicks: Thievery Corporation (1999)
    Thievery Corporation and Revolution Present: Departures (2000)
    Sounds from the Verve Hi-Fi (2001) [#3, Billboard Top Jazz Albums]
    Modular Systems (2001)
    Den of Thieves (2003)
    The Outernational Sound (2004) [#3, Billboard Top Electronic Albums]
    Frequent Flyer: Rio De Janeiro (2004)
    Babylon Rewound (2004)
    Frequent Flyer: Kingston Jamaica (2005)
    Red Hot + Latin: Silencio = Muerte Redux (2006)
    Changed To Lo-Fi (2006)
    Warning Shots: Digibox Set (2007)
    It Takes a Thief (2010) [#10, Billboard Top Electronic Albums]

Singles [released on ESL Music, unless noted]
    "The Foundation" (1996)
    "Shaolin Satellite" (1996)
    "2001 Spliff Odyssey" (1996)
    "ESL Dubplate" (1996)
    "Encounter in Bahia" (1997)
    "Lebanese Blonde" (4AD 1998)
    ".38.45" (A Thievery Number)" (4AD 1998)
    "Halfway Around the World" (1998)
    "So Com Voce" (1998)
    "Incident at Gate 7" (1998)
    "DJ-Kicks EP / It Takes a Thief" (Studio !K7, Rough Trade, 1999)
    "Focus on Sight" (2000)
    "The Lagos Communiqué" (2000)
    "Focus on Sight" (2000)
    "Sound File 001" (4AD 2000)
    "Sound File 002" (4AD 2000)
    "Shadows of Ourselves" (4AD 2000)
    "DC 3000" (2000)
    "Thievery Corporation Vs Nicola Conte - Bossa Per Due" (2001)
    "The Richest Man in Babylon" (2003)
    "The Heart's a Lonely Hunter" (2005)
    "Revolution Solution" (2005)
    "Warning Shots" (2005)
    "The Time We Lost Our Way" (2005)
    "Sol Tapado" (2005)
    "Originality (2006)
    "Supreme Illusion (2007)
    "Radio Retaliation Extras" (2008)
    "Sound the Alarm / La Femme Parallel (Sonik Magazine 2009)
    "Vampires" (2011)
    "Culture of Fear" (2011)

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You can see them at Hot August this year in Hunt Valley

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This photo is Thievery Corporation's full entourage - more than just 2 guys. See photo. They are a Washington, D.C. based recording artist and DJ collective, but have an international reputation. I have been following them since the '90's.

 

Studio albums (Peak Billboard Positions)

    Sounds from the Thievery Hi-Fi (2006) [#12, Billboard Top Electronic Albums]

    The Mirror Conspiracy (2000) [#49, Billboard Top Independent Albums]

    The Richest Man in Babylon (2002) [#2, Billboard Top Electronic Albums]

    Babylon Rewound (2004) [#5, Billboard Top Electronic Albums]

    The Cosmic Game (2005) [#1, Billboard Top Electronic Albums]

    Versions (2006) [#7, Billboard Top Electronic Albums]

    Radio Retaliation (2008) [#1, Billboard Top Electronic Albums]

    Culture of Fear (2011) [#3, Billboard Top Electronic Albums] - [#25, Billboard Top Digital Albums]

    Saudade (2014) [#2, Billboard Top Electronic Albums]

Compilation albums

    Dubbed Out in DC (1997)

    Covert Operations (1998)

    Abductions and Reconstructions (1999)

    Jet Society (1999)

    Rare Tracks: 18th Street Lounge (1999)

    DJ-Kicks: Thievery Corporation (1999)

    Thievery Corporation and Revolution Present: Departures (2000)

    Sounds from the Verve Hi-Fi (2001) [#3, Billboard Top Jazz Albums]

    Modular Systems (2001)

    Den of Thieves (2003)

    The Outernational Sound (2004) [#3, Billboard Top Electronic Albums]

    Frequent Flyer: Rio De Janeiro (2004)

    Babylon Rewound (2004)

    Frequent Flyer: Kingston Jamaica (2005)

    Red Hot + Latin: Silencio = Muerte Redux (2006)

    Changed To Lo-Fi (2006)

    Warning Shots: Digibox Set (2007)

    It Takes a Thief (2010) [#10, Billboard Top Electronic Albums]

 

Singles [released on ESL Music, unless noted]

    "The Foundation" (1996)

    "Shaolin Satellite" (1996)

    "2001 Spliff Odyssey" (1996)

    "ESL Dubplate" (1996)

    "Encounter in Bahia" (1997)

    "Lebanese Blonde" (4AD 1998)

    ".38.45" (A Thievery Number)" (4AD 1998)

    "Halfway Around the World" (1998)

    "So Com Voce" (1998)

    "Incident at Gate 7" (1998)

    "DJ-Kicks EP / It Takes a Thief" (Studio !K7, Rough Trade, 1999)

    "Focus on Sight" (2000)

    "The Lagos Communiqué" (2000)

    "Focus on Sight" (2000)

    "Sound File 001" (4AD 2000)

    "Sound File 002" (4AD 2000)

    "Shadows of Ourselves" (4AD 2000)

    "DC 3000" (2000)

    "Thievery Corporation Vs Nicola Conte - Bossa Per Due" (2001)

    "The Richest Man in Babylon" (2003)

    "The Heart's a Lonely Hunter" (2005)

    "Revolution Solution" (2005)

    "Warning Shots" (2005)

    "The Time We Lost Our Way" (2005)

    "Sol Tapado" (2005)

    "Originality (2006)

    "Supreme Illusion (2007)

    "Radio Retaliation Extras" (2008)

    "Sound the Alarm / La Femme Parallel (Sonik Magazine 2009)

    "Vampires" (2011)

    "Culture of Fear" (2011)

Garza and Hilton make up Thievery Corporation. They put together a band when they hit the road.

 

Thanks for the update. I know them all too well though.

 

And yes, they are here August 20th. Go check them out.

 

I think I've seen them about 200 times.

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The only one of the (living) early Reggae artists that I would be more excited to see would be Lee Scratch Perry.

 

 

 

(Great documentary if you ever have the time)

 

 

 

 

 

 Maybe "Red" era Black Uhuru, but they are not all living.  Both of them are on tour but don't get closer than NYC.

 

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@naive You have a good reason to not want to see them again. You've almost seen them as much as they've seen each other! lol
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Also, I sent an email to the Hot August Festival organizers last Friday:
[info@hotaugustmusicfestival.com]

 

Will the festival feature Thievery Corporation's “recording artist and DJ collective” or just the DJ duo? Thanks in advance for the reply.

 

I have yet to receive a reply. That's not "good for business".

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Brad Selko is the guy who runs Hot August.  I'll ask him

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Thanks demo.

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Looks great. Enjoy! :)

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Thievery will have a fantastic group of musicians supporting them onstage at Oregon Ridge on the 20th.

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Thievery will have a fantastic group of musicians supporting them onstage at Oregon Ridge on the 20th.

I am told 1218 musicians

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I am told 1218 musicians

This is a big headline event for them! They'll bring plenty of friends and put on a great set!

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They need to do an indie type festival. I mean, if Dover can pull it off, certainly Baltimore can. And B-more has so much more going for it. Start small and let it grow into something big Think of a festival in Patterson park. When bands are finished playing earlier in the day they can play smaller clubs around town in the evening (thinking Fells point, Canton, Fed Hill establishments). All it takes is city leaders with vision. 

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