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.