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February 19, 2008

Last night at Joe Squared

I was drinking some delicious dark rum with friends at Joe Squared last night when local beat boxer Kenny the Bow-Legged Gorilla caught us by surprise.

All of the sudden crazy rhythms started coming out of the stage speakers.

Most of the people in the place paused for a second and sized him up.

Even though some people see beat boxing as a gimmick, a good beat boxer can win over a crowd instantly.   

Kenny's darn good, too. 

Ambidextrous doesn't even begin to describe him. 

At one point, he was beat boxing, playing an acoustic guitar with an egg beater and squeezing a small accordion with his feet all at once

(Photo by Kim Hairston/Sun Photographer) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 2:54 PM | | Comments (5)
Categories: Bars & Clubs, Local music


how does this relate to anything remotely involving Fed Hill, Ropewalk, Max's or Fells Point. This is a hipster joint. And you're not a hipster.....right?

JMG, I was there as a silent observer of hipsters, not a participant.

Maybe I'm wrong on this but I don't think Joe Squared is a hipster joint. Depending on the entertainment for the night you might get some hipsters but all and all it's just a decent bar with great food.

Hey Sam, I have a video of this guy on my phone. I was walking to lunch on the Towson campus last spring and he was doing his set on a bench so I had to just sit down and watch. The guy is incredible.

thanks for writing about me man im defenintly not a hipster

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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 Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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