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October 8, 2010

Septimius the Great added to Friday Marmaduke Flute Squad show

Baltimore Beer Week continues today with a series of events that starts off with a German beer breakfast at Metropolitan in Federal Hill, rare cask ale tastings at the Wharf Rat and way too many other shindigs to mention.

But some big news on the musical front: the mysterious Septimius the Great has been added to the Dirty Marmaduke Flute Squad show at Windup Space

Tonight, Towson's (only?) costume band will release their latest, "Boneslinsky." It's only marginally a beer week event because the release party is sponsored by local brew Raven Beer.

Bobby E. Lee & The Sympathizers and The Go Pills will also play, but Septimius was a last minute addition. He will perform his quasi-hit, "I am fashion," after Marmaduke, though he would probably call it, "I AM FASHION."

"In many ways, he is our encore or we are his opening act," said a confused Nikc Miller, a Marmaduke band member.

Septimius last performed at Artscape, where he was decked out in a white cape and accompanied by three backup dancers. His debacle performance here.

At Windup space, doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10, with "Boneslinsky" included.

Raven Beer will be plugging and selling their brew for $6 a pop. 

FindLocal: Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave.

Photo: Robert Mercer Jr. Photograpy


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Posted by Erik Maza at 8:58 AM | | Comments (28)
Categories: Music News


$6 gets you your first pint of Raven in a pint glass you get to keep.

Refills are $2.

I was gonna say...

$6 for Raven is pretty awful, because the beer is pretty awful.

How can we trust anything maza writes?

Baltimore Chop is correct! $6 for the first beer, you keep the glass, and $2 refills.

Also on the bill are The Rock N Roll Freakshow, who will thrill and delight by hanging irons, bricks, and bowling balls from their testicles. Seriously.

Im all for supporting local beer, but I also belive in supporting GOOD local beer, no reason to support a company you dont think represnts Baltimore well. Unless we want to be known for overpriced crap beer.

Actually, anonymous, the beer is extremely tasty. I'd liken it to Paulaner. It consistently wins awards and competitions against other similar lagers.

Just because it's not a hop monster or a 10% knock-you-on-your ass brew doesn't mean it's not an excellent beer. It's a high quality session brew, meaning you can drink it all night, not get wasted or sick of the taste after 1 or 2, and not wake up with a massive hangover.

Beacsue all 10% knock you on your ass brews are excellent?

Ive had it, I dont enjoy it, and it has nothing to do with its lack of hops or Alc %, it just isnt pleasent to drink, for me. Id liken it to Yuengling made with dishwater.

But I understand that some people do like it.

"Beacsue all 10% knock you on your ass brews are excellent?"
--No, certainly not. But high-gravity, high-hop beers are all the rage now. My statement was that just because it's not part of this trend doesn't mean it's not a good beer.

Of course, everyone likes different types of beers and you're certainly entitled to your opinion. I don't like Belgians (gasp!) but I realize that they're not "crap". They're just not to my liking. It's undeniable that Raven Special Lager is a high-quality brew, whether it's to your liking or not.

How can we trust anything Anonymous (or "anon" for short) writes?

Because Im not a shill for the company that is supporting my event. Nothing wrong with backing those supporting you ... but I'd love to know your opinion if it was Heavy Seas selling $6 Pint Glasses.

Gentlemen, we are missing the greater picture here, which is that FREAKING SEPTIMIUS THE GREAT IS IN THE HOOOOOOOOUSE tonight!

I don't think any company would get behind an "Anonymous" commenter, just doesn't make good marketing sense.

I'd gladly pay the $6 ($2 refills) for Raven or Heavy Seas. Great beers, great deals. Plus the Poe pint glasses are pretty sweet. Sue us for trying to make a fun event even better with a great beer special.

And yes Sam, the real point is that SEPTIMIUS IS FASHION which means FASHION IS IN THE F***IN HOUSE TONIGHT!

We are psyched.

Who are you a shill for then, Anonymous?

Anyway, I'd be thrilled if there was a Heavy Seas $6 pint night with $2 refills at a show I was attending! That's a great deal for any microbrew!

I wasn't clear- Heavy Seas, great local beers, duh. I meant if Raven wasnt sponsoring, would you still have this much love for them. The world may never know.

I am a shill for

Great! Come out tonight Anonymous! First Raven is on me!

Sorry Flute Squad, I just lost respect for you. Why would waste time and share lame jokes to an anonymous commentor....ouch..

"Also on the bill are The Rock N Roll Freakshow, who will thrill and delight by hanging irons, bricks, and bowling balls from their testicles. Seriously."

Now I know this has turned into am middle school blog.

$20 says "j" is the same person as "Anon" and "Anonymous."

This [deleted] is too funny! Ok, seriously I doubt "Anonymous" "j" or whatever will take me up on the offer for a free Raven beer and pint glass, so the first person to hit me up at will get their first beer tonight for free.

i would actually, not in town tonight. No reason to belive me, dont care. i am not j. just your usual anon troll doofus who doesnt like raven beer. But does like the Ravens.

A sincere thank you for your opinion on an event you wouldn't be able to attend anyway.

I would go but one of Septimus the Great's henchman might rattle my cage for laughing too hard

An even more sincere You're Welcome.

Tell me where I can pick up my $20 Private Eye KGM80

you bet your ******* i'll be there

Packed house, great vibes, and Septimius killed it! Video will be up early next week.

I must say the crowd was packed and the atmosphere was "out of this world"

Loved DMFS - your new cd rocks !!!!!!! These give a real show.

Freaked out and Amazed by Rock N Roll Freakshow - where are you next.

From team Septimius The Great - can't wait to work with these guys again.

Maza and Sessa, you didn't end up coming out to what might of been THE event of the year!

Where were you?! Since you weren't at the DMFS/Septimius show, we expect a full report of your hopefully awesomely fun-filled weekend activities. I imagine you were attending a show much more exciting than the DMFS/Septimius show! We can't wait to hear about it!

But luckily Evan was there to cover the happenings, and he stuck around all night. Even if we get a bad review from him at least we know he took the time to show up and see what was going on.

Where were the rest of you nighlife fuc**ers?!

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About Erik Maza
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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