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January 31, 2008

New promoters at Sonar

Lisa Chaplin Suit, the founder of the Baltimore Music Conference, and Chad Moore of northern Virginia-based Give Productions have partnered with Sonar (pictured) to book at least two shows a month at the warehouse venue on East Saratoga Street.

They will focus on electronic dance music and local acts, Suit said.

Lonnie Fisher and LG Concannon originally founded Sonar as an electronic dance space, but when the two split about five years ago, Fisher focused more on nationally touring indie rock and hip-hop acts.

Fisher left Sonar last June, and Dan McIntosh took over managing the club. 

Now, Suit wants to help bring back electronic music to the venue.

"It really did start that way, and that's why I want to make sure it stays there," Suit said.

(Photo by Kenneth K. Lam/Sun Photographer) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:14 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Local music


What's the deal with this place? Ever since its been taken over it's gone downhill. They got rid of the large bar which makes getting a drink problematic during the FEW days that they even seem to be open. They have been closed multiple weekends in a row which is absurd. They should at least be bringing in local acts for the smaller of the two rooms. They are developing a reputation for have unreliable operation hours and losing many of us, that would go each and every weekend. I see a 'closed for good' sign on the door of this establishment in the near future.

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