The week, reviewed: Dec. 26 - Jan. 1
Happy New Year Baltimore! And what a year it's a been. Just take a look at our most-read posts of the year. The whole week has been been building in anticipation of NYE. To help you out, Midnight Sun compiled a list of all the bars that were planning on staying open all night long Friday. (The expanded hours are possible because of a state law that's nearly 70 years old and that applies only to the city of Baltimore). Thanks to that list, some of you might have spent the whole night celebrating, the same ones that might still be nursing a hangover today. You could have also spent the night at one of the 11 events listed in our New Year's Eve guide. Among them was the party at Rams Head Live where J. Roddy Walston and the Business performed. In this interview, Walston talked about the influence of Leon Russell, and the benefits of recording on tape. Rapper Mickey Free, who's had a great year himself, opened for the band. If you didn't see him there, here's a video of him performing last month. Celebrating on New Year's was made easier by free public transportation thanks to a beer conglomerate, and to the Tipsy? Taxi! program, though that one may not have been as useful given the 45 minutes expected waiting time. Elsewhere this week, an electronic music showdown went down at Metro gallery, and we looked at some concerts coming up in the new year, Starscape festival, Liz Phair, and Asia, among them. Still unclear is who'll perform at Starscape, or who'll show up at Liz Phair's concert, the pop princess or the Keith Richards fan. Also unclear: did anyone actually use Tipsy? Taxi! How was it? Timely? Useful? And, the most important question of all, did Baltimore live up to its reputation as the 37th drunkest city in the country? Anyway, here's to a great 2011.