Bosch’s Butt Music – When History, the Internet, and Metal Collide

The Internet is a strange and glorious place. A few weeks ago blew up with the transcription of music written on a man’s butt in the depiction of hell in Hieronymus Bosch’s painting, The Garden of Earthly Delights. Well, at least in our circle of musician and history buff friends it did. It made it’s way around Tumblr, Gawker, Buzzfeed, and the music history student responsible for the original transcription, and the choral adaptation of the piece were featured on Anderson Cooper’s Ridiculist. Within a few days of the news, our own Kent Heberling took it upon himself to create an orchestral metal version of the tune, because what else would you do with a sinner’s hymn written on a man’s butt in a renaissance depiction of hell?


Those Who Dig Presents: The Ballroom Thieves

Hold on to your socks Baltimore because we are doing it again. Those Who Dig is proud to present The Ballroom Thieves live this Friday March 1st at Liams Flynn's Ale House (22 W. North Avenue) starting at 8:30. There is no cover charge for this show but any and all support for our traveling troubadours is appreciated by way of tip or purchase of their merchandise. You can RSVP for the concert by stopping by our facebook event page and then when you're at the show please tweet Those Who Dig and the band your thoughts and/or photos with the hastag #twdpresents. We always love to hear from the Dig Nation.

You may remember The Ballroom Thieves from an article I wrote here last year but just in case you missed it they are comprised of Martin Earley (Guitar/Vocals) Devin Mauch (Percussion/Vocals) and Rachel Gawell (Cello/Vocals). This fly by night indie folk trio has been successfully romping around the country by way of Boston for over two years now and it's high time that they broke into town for their Baltimore debut.

The Ballroom Thieves are not to be missed. With three part harmony, thoughtful songwriting, ripping cello solos, and a relentlessly engaging live persona The Ballroom Thieves bring energy and talent together in their music. Their debut EP The Devil & The Deep is a five song tour of the band's wide emotional pallet and sonic potential. Read on for the full article as well as a video performance of their song Down By The River.

See you Friday night Baltimore!


Those Who Dig & EMP Collective Present: Home Brew Hullabaloo

Those Who Dig & the EMP Collective are teaming up to present a party of epic proportions. The Home Brew Hullabaloo is a home brew competition and concert featuring the music of Norm Sherman, Inca, and the Chris Pumphrey Sextet. There will also be performances from the good folks at Sticky Buns Burlesque including Paco Fish, Shortstaxx, and Ruby Rockafella.

Any and all local home brewers are encouraged to bring their work to share. Please RSVP for space by emailing The Home Brew Hullabaloo is sponsored in part by the Maryland Homebrew Store and Nepenthe Homebrew Store so the evening's winners will be receiving a gift certificate to the stores. Additionally, pizza will be provided by Homeslyce in Baltimore who has also graciously co-sponsered the event to help feed you hungry beer drinkers.

The party is happening at the EMP space on 307 West Baltimore St Baltimore MD 21201 at 8:00 pm. Suggested donations for the party are $10 and the event is most definitely 21 and older.  All attendees are also the judges for the home brew competition so don't forget to practice your beer tasting between now and then.

Mark your calendar, gather up your friends, and come on out because we got it all going on. Brews, Tunes, and Partially Nudes – It's the Home Brew Hullabaloo! Read on for the complete information, RSVP options, and images of the performers.