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May 6, 2008

Metro Gallery update

Dropped by the Metro Gallery (1700 N. Charles St., pictured) Saturday to check out Videopolis and chat with gallery owner Sarah M. Williams.

In the coming weeks, she plans to install a new bar and stage. I'll keep you posted as things progress.

Little known fact: Over the years, Williams has developed a case of slight claustrophobia. She hates being wedged between concertgoers at clubs around town.

Instead, she brings bands she wants to see to the Metro Gallery.

Then, when the place is packed with patrons, she either hides behind the soundboard mixing levels or serves drinks from behind the bar.

"I can’t handle it," she said. "I have to corner myself off."

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:17 AM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Bars & Clubs, Local music


Next time I go to a show there, I'm gonna crowd her.

I am going to start asking everyone to chatter loudly near your mics. BAM!!! Hahaha just kidding!!

Went to the Thrushes cd release (with locals the Sonadors and Dead Leaf Echo from nyc) on Saturday night and had a great time. It's a nice change of pace from the crowded, big black boxes I'm used to seeing bands in around town. I hope that Sarah and Metro Gallery have much success in the space.

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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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