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December 25, 2010

The week, reviewed Christmas edition: Dec. 18 - Dec. 25

Ah, the holidaze are here. Merry Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanza and, whatever it is that Wiccans celebrate, to all. Let's take a quick reindeer sparkulator ride through the last seven days of news. Maryland became the only state where a fake Willow Smith concert was sold. The Waterfront Hotel said it would switch management next year, but will keep its name. We found out Beach House plays for Team Coco. The MTA offered free public transportation on New Year's Eve until 2 a.m.; too bad many bars will stay open 'til 4 a.m. Wale flipped out on 92Q over D-list rapper Bossman's disses. I checked in with Midway Bar, the Block's only bar, to see how they were coping after the fire. Verdict? Just ok. 2640 will host not just Celebration, but Future Islands and Arbouretum next year. Flying Dog ended up not dumping Wild Goose, just selling it to the highest bidder, a small DC brewery that doesn't even have a website. Trombone Shorty spoke about David Simon and Lenny Kravitz. The Baltimore Bass Connection Xmas party was reviewed.  After 30 years in business, it was time to reappraise Rodos. Yep, still a frat house. The Virgin Mobile FreeFest topped the list of the best Baltimore live music shows of the year, despite M.I.A. Lessons were learned at the first DuClaw beer brunch. R&B singer Mario made his first appearance since his mother dropped criminal charges against him.  I looked for the best Wiz Khalifa tweets. Now, go back to ignoring your relatives and stuffing yourself with Christmas food. 


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Posted by Erik Maza at 7:00 AM | | Comments (2)
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these 'week in review' posts are another series I just don't get, they are always met to silence and seem to be the very definition of 'Filler Blogs'

they are filler, but they also provide links to previous posts so they can add some more page hits to the total.

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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 erik.maza@baltsun.com. 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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