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March 26, 2009

Gutter Magazine reviews all of Baltimore's nightlife bloggers

i like the night life babyI didn't even know some of these people existed. I mean, who is Sam Sessa?


Dig this sweet roundup Gutter Magazine did of all Baltimore's nightlife blogs. 

How did Midnight Sun rank? A modest 5/5. OH YEAH! OH YEAH!

What I like about this blog is the comments. Sessa, by I guess just writing consistently, has managed to be a real force in the local bar industry.

But the folks at Gutter also had some constructive criticism for Midnight Sun ...

They wrote: Yeah, I know it's got to be daily, but some of those micro entries are useless. I would like to see Sessa get back out there at night.

Duly noted, Gutter. Duly noted.

Anybody else have some comments to make about Midnight Sun, while we're on the topic? Anything else you'd like to see more of/see at all on Midnight Sun?

(Awesome Sun photo by Monica Lopossay)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:32 AM | | Comments (8)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


I used to live in Fed Hill, and only get up occasionally from DC. But the blog keeps me up on everything in Baltimore. Thanks for keeping me sort of connected with my hometown scene.

Where's that trivia night visit you were contemplating?

Rich -- funny you ask. I'm still planning on doing it. Give me time, man!

In all honesty, after reading all the comments about trivia nights, I almost didn't want to do one. I'm almost sick of the subject. Heh.

Where are the adventures?

Not to take anything away from my favorite blog, but let's be fair. Gutter magazine didn't review the Midnight Sun. Gutter simply posted the musings of a reader who's main intent was to slam Baltimore magazine's nightlife blog.

There can ONLY be ONE, Highlander!

@ tomato head. No. If you read them, there are likes and dislikes of every blog. Which in our book constitutes reviews. Granted, they weren't long winded, rambling personal reviews common today, but concise pros and cons. As an editor at G, we didn't want to run something that "slammed" anyone in particular. We said if he wanted to write something it had to be in context. So we sent him a list of all the ones we read weekly and let him go. Read the reviews, look at those blogs for yourself and be the judge. We have had a couple of ticked off e-mailers, but like editors told Ben Bradley in All the Presidents Men "They might not like it, but they didn't say we were wrong..."

less of the beard. i'm just sayin'.

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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.

Midnight Sun covers Baltimore music, live entertainment, and nightlife news. On the blog, you'll find, among other things, concert announcements, breaking news, bars closings and openings, up-to-date coverage of crime in nightlife, new music, round-the-clock coverage of Virgin Mobile FreeFest, handy guides on bars staying open past 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve and those that carry Natty Boh on draft. Recurring features include seven-day nightlife guides, Concert News, guest reviews of bars and concerts, Wednesday Corkboard, and photo galleries, as well as reader-submitted photos. Thanks for reading.

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