Baltimore hardcore band Turnstile edged out for Grammys
BALTIMORE -- Baltimore-based hardcore rock outfit Turnstile landed Grammy Award nominations for songs off of its latest album "Glow On."
However, the band didn't come home with any hardware, losing in all three categories.
The band was nominated for best rock performance (Holiday), best rock song (Blackout) and best metal performance (Blackout).
Brandi Carlile (Broken Horses) won best rock performance; Ozzy Osbourne (Degradation Rules) won best metal performance; and Brandi Carlile (Broken Horses) won best rock song.
The 65th Annual Grammy Awards were held at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Sunday. It aired on CBS and was streamed on Paramount+.
Turnstile has earned a dedicated following since its inception in 2010, and greater recognition outside of the hardcore genre in recent years as it blends pop, R&B and electronic sounds into its fast-paced tracks.
In an interview with GRAMMY.com last year, frontman Brendan Yates reflected on how Baltimore City shaped the band's innovative style and refusal to box itself in.
"...I think Baltimore being a small city where there's a lot of different kinds of music and art and people doing a lot of different things almost forces those things to overlap," Yates said. "You play shows together. I think that alone is always subconsciously a trick of how we approach it."
If you've given them a listen and aren't feeling it, the band's line in No Surprise might ring true: "you really gotta see it live to get it." Here's a recording of their "Glow On" record release show last year at Baltimore Soundstage by the YouTube channel hate5six.
Last year the band held a 30-date U.S. tour with two openers who have local ties of their own - rapper/producer JPEGMAFIA, who once called Baltimore home, and indie rock band Snail Mail, fronted by Lindsey Jordan of Ellicott City.
Turnstile is set to support Blink-182 this year, touring with the legendary rock band on the 32-date North America leg of its world tour. The show will stop in Baltimore on May 26, 2023.
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