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December 28, 2009

Emerging from the cookie coma

stoutOh goodness is it really Monday morning? That must mean it's time to put an end to Gorgefest '09 (aka Christmas feast).

I stuffed my face on meats and sweets (but not sweetmeats), and took a much-needed hiatus from work and the blog.

But now I'm back in business (and ain't it grand). Where were we?

Well, in case you haven't been around for the past few days, you missed this article about Stout, one of Baltimore's hardest-rocking, longest-running hard-core bands ...

Stout formed in the mid-'90s, making them about 15 years old. That's ages and ages in band years. I talked to lead singer Thaddeus "Tad" Stamps, who told me the band got the name Stout because they used to drink a ton of Guinness. Niiiiiiiice.

Stout is signed to a British record label, and plans to tour Japan next year. 

"We just want to keep playing music and enjoying life," Stamps said.

Rock on, Stout. Rock on.

(Photo courtesy of the band)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:29 AM | | Comments (4)
Categories: Bars & Clubs, Local music


Stout is signed to a British record label, and plans to tour Japan next year.

Great. Just don't get second billing to a puppet show.

still just as good as when i was 15, and seeing them at Cafe Tattoo.

hard-core or heavy metal bands ever do any new as they grow old, except act like an underachieving oldies band?

Owl Meat (Smell the)Glove - do you think these guys could hold their own against a puppet show?

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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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