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July 14, 2010

Get out: Mates of State tonight at The Ottobar

mates of stateGood news, everybody -- Mondays-Thursdays starting today, I'm going to be picking my favorite event of the day and plugging it on Midnight Sun. I'm calling this new feature Get Out.

It could be a sweet, sweet happy hour, or a concert. Or maybe a free movie screening. Originally, I was going to pick the showing of "The Hangover" on the pier in Fells Point, but I figured the inclement weather (whoa, big words) would probably put the kibosh on it.

Instead, I'm going with Mates of State at The Ottobar. Have you seen these guys before? ...

They're a husband-and-wife duo (he plays drums and sings, she plays keyboards and sings).

I've followed Mates of State for the past six or seven years, and have been pleasantly surprised with their past few albums. They were a breath of fresh at at last year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest, amidst all the rock bands on the main stage. Good stuff.

Tonight's show starts at 8 p.m. and only costs $15. Free Energy is also going to be there. They're great too.

You take the good, you take the bad, you take 'em both and then you have ... today's Get Out.

(Photo by Crackerfarm)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:39 AM | | Comments (2)


Do any local bars have deals (or the capability) to host Fantasy Football Drafts? BW3s has a promo they're running, but I'd rather support a local, non-chain type place.

I'll be there. Free Energy should be a toe-tapper.

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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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