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October 3, 2007

The next Fab Five Friday

This week's Fab Five Friday topic is the five best places to see rock bands in Baltimore.

Now, DIY venues like the Bank and Floristree Space don't count because they don't have their permits straight. We're talking bars and clubs around town.

So what are your suggestions? I'll give you mine on Friday. 


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 8:27 AM | | Comments (4)
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Sam,

Can you give us an entry on the new Aloha Tokyo bar on Fort Ave?

Thanks,

I think the 8x10 is the best venue for live music in the city. They have the best sound system, nicest employees, heavy handed bartender, a spring-loaded dance floor, and Resurrection on tap!

You can't beat the Ottobar.

Municiple Waste is playing next tuesday. Get ready for the beer bongs and circle pits.

The Hamilton Arts Collective (now legally doing shows) is rad. Intimate, BYOB, and full of couches, so you're more inclined to stay through all the bands.

The Ottobar, of course.

The Talking Head.

Sonar if there are people to absorb the sound - otherwise it bounces off the walls.

Mum's in South Baltimore: crowded, smoky, cheap beer, and surprisingly good sound.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at erik.maza@baltsun.com. Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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