Yesterday, former MTV VJ Dave Holmes made a fool out of himself on his new web series, “Indie Across America,” by saying Baltimore doesn’t have much of a music scene. According to Holmes, bands from Baltimore often move to D.C. because “there is a kind of a scene in D.C. which Baltimore has tended to lack.”
“I looked into Baltimore and I couldn’t find a lot about Baltimore’s music scene,” Holmes said on the show.
After coming under fire from me (Sam Sessa), City Paper, WTMD, Dan Deacon, Beach House, Wye Oak, Lower Dens and Double Dagger on Twitter, Holmes apologized. But to keep this kind of ignorance from happening again, I wanted to offer a quick guide to Baltimore’s music scene.