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October 19, 2009

Check out No Rule at the Metro Gallery tonight

no rule at the metro gallery"Don't these people have jobs?"

That was the first thing that crossed my mind when I stopped by No Rule.

The free Monday night dance party, which has been at the Metro Gallery for a couple months now, doesn't really heat up until 11 p.m. or midnight. On a Monday.

After hitting up No Rule twice in the last month, I have to say: It's Baltimore's best Monday night dance party. Not that it has a lot of competition. But still ...

Cullen Stalin, who co-organizes No Rule along with Scottie B, consistently brings in talented DJs. And if you still haven't been to the Metro Gallery, you should check it out. It's a charming art gallery/bar/performance space that has helped anchor the growing Station North Arts and Entertainment District.

The two times I've been, most of the crowd has been chatting at the bar or lounging on the sofas and chairs scattered throughout the place. I haven't seen the dance floor packed yet. But the clientele is really mixed -- from b-boys to hipsters. I even ran into up-and-coming rap duo the Get 'Em Mamis there.

If you're looking for an interesting place to chill and maybe dance, definitely hit up No Rule.

(Photo by Josh Sisk)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 3:36 PM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Bars & Clubs, Local music


Muscially, No Rule is the city's best kept secret. Cullen and Scottie bring in international DJs to try out new stuff, old stuff and it's free. In any other city you'd be shelling out big for some the people they bring to town.

This is the main reason why my tuesdays are the new mondays.

When I saw the title my brain somehow scrambled the words into, "Check out the No Metro Rule at the Gallery Tonight."

I was about to post about how that's awesome that they wouldn't let any metrosexuals into the gallery, then I realized that my prejudice has just been searching for a reason to come to the surface.

Real men don't gel their hair.

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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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