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January 23, 2010

Some interesting weekend reading

Since it's the weekend, and since I'm in New York City (more on that later), I thought I'd link to a couple cool pieces from other local blogs. They're a little on the long side, but they're both great reads. 

Gutter Magazine dug up a historical profile of the old North Avenue disco scene. The piece, written by a University of Baltimore student, profiles 1515 and Odell's from the perspective of someone who just missed the disco era.

Quarterlife Party, a blog run in part by Midnight Sunner ryan97ou, just published its Top 10 Albums of 2009 list. Unlike many other lists I've seen this year, Quarterlife's descriptions are geared toward music fans -- not music snobs.


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 1:08 PM | | Comments (4)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


How about a discussion on the mayoral/commish stroll through Federal Hill on Friday night?

Uh oh - looks like SRB and Billie Cole are double-crossing their bar owner pals near Cross Street market... Who would have imagined since McComas claims to be so so "wired" in Annapolis?

Guess you guys will have to match the developers dollar for dollar or face the prospect of cops actually enforcing the laws and hauling your miscreant customers off to the lock-up when they get out of line????

Enjoy the shake-down boys - you've more than earned it!

Last time I checked it wasn't against the law to drink in Baltimore City.

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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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