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August 25, 2008

Is a House of Blues coming?

house of bluesI've heard more than a few rumors about a House of Blues coming somewhere on the Westside.

Exactly where seems to be everyone's guess.

But in my experience, hearing the same rumor from several different sources usually means it's at least semi-true.

So, assuming it is at least half true, this could be a big thing for Baltimore. (In case you don't know, House of Blues is a national live music club chain.)

They could bring in the same caliber of musicians you see now at Rams Head Live. And not only does that make my job more fun, it gives you more choices. So, I say, the more, the merrier.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 9:51 AM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Awesome! This would be great for Baltimore and the West Side. Should be interesting to see how that area develops.

I'm not a big fan of this idea. I'd rather them put a House of Blues out in Columbia (which has virtually *no* venues of this size) than in Baltimore, where it would be competing with Rams Head Live!.

Cool, can we get some of the whitest of the white washed up actors to put on some RayBans and play the harmonica at the grand opening?

Rams Head Live! with competition, ain't it a free market [fool].

a change of word changed the mean. it now sounds like Mr. T.


if it's half as good as our Rams Head venue here in Baltimore, then more power to it. the less i have to go to venues like the 9:30 club, or god forbid, the Nation, the better.

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