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May 6, 2008

Talking Head Club moves into Sonar

Saw this on the City Paper's blog last night, and confirmed it with promoter Adam Savage this morning. 

Effective immediately, the Talking Head Club is moving into Sonar's lounge space. ...

Savage is keeping the old name, staff and some of the old decor and building a new stage at Sonar. 

In the near future, he also hopes to build a separate entrance through the alley next to Sonar.

There are a few reasons Savage decided to move. Most of them involve the Talking Head Club's run down digs.

"We can't really deal with that building any more," Savage said.

But the move to the new space will be bittersweet for Savage, and a lot of local music fans. The old  address, 203 Davis St., has been home to live music for 20 or 25 years.

"That room was one of the first places I went when I moved to Baltimore when I was 17. I've been going there for 10 years. It's a great room for music and everybody loves it. But at the same time, theres a lot of advantages to the new place that I'm looking forward to."

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 1:30 PM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Bars & Clubs, Local music


Is anything going to happen to that club on Davis street or is it finally done?

There's an old compilation CD from the days when it was Chambers. After that it was that Ottobar, and then finally The Talking Head. Did I leave any clubs out?

While it definitely sucks to lose the Talking Head on Davis St. (it may have looked like a hole-in-the-wall, but few venues in town could come close to the sound in that room), at least we're not losing another venue altogether. Baltimore definitely needs Adam to keep going because alot of the shows he books, really don't fit in well with other clubs (except maybe The Ottobar).

As for the Lo Fi, I hope Neil gets his [stuff] together and gets that club on it's feet (can't really say "back on it's feet" since it's never really felt like the club was set).

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