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August 10, 2009

A look at the week ahead

How was everyone's weekend? I made the rounds Friday, sampling some drinks for a piece about cocktails with weird herbs in them. More on that later. Then I hit up the Beach House/Celebration show at the Metro Gallery (review here) and closed out the night at the Idle Hour (201 E. Fort Ave.). Busy night ...

Classic Hipster Animal Karaoke, which involves hipsters but not animals, has moved from Joe Squared to The Ottobar and Fletcher's. The Ottobar is hosting it on Friday, and the drink specials ain't bad: No cover charge and $2 drinks until 10 p.m. After that, the cover is only $3 for people 21+ and $5 for the 18-20 crowd.

Saturday, Phish comes to Merriweather Post Pavilion. This was the fastest sellout in the history of Merriweather, officials say. All the tickets went in a mere two minutes. Wow. I wonder if the band is going to note that in their set.

Also, Elizabeth Large is looking for some good sangria suggestions, and Jess Blumberg dug the new Blue Hill Tavern.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 8:43 AM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Bars & Clubs, Random stuff


Also, there's a really great new band coming to town this Saturday night at Ottobar. They're called The Low Anthem, and they just played Lollapalooza this past weekend, and Bonnaroo before that.

A cover charge for karaoke? Is this live band karaoke? If not--pass.

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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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