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The Avant-Garde DIY Heartbeat of Strange Times People Band

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Photos by VJP Photography

The Baltimore DIY scene suffered a blow recently when one beloved underground warehouse space, Bell Foundry, was shuttered in the wake of the Ghost Ship fire for not meeting Baltimore City Fire Dept’s code. Singer Caroline Marcantoni lived in the Bell Foundry during its early days, and over time she became a consistent contributor to the Baltimore underground arts community as both a dance teacher and record store clerk at the True Vine record store. She’s also an inspired writer and teacher of feminist ideology, and has travelled all over the world in the improvised avant-garde group Strange Times People Band.

We spoke with Marcantoni about her obsession with Betty Davis, how Ghost Ship and Bell Foundry’s fates affected her personally, and why she may be bringing Strange Times People Band to an end.

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