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January 22, 2011

The week, reviewed: Jan. 16 - 22: the return of Damian Bohager, free concerts, and 2011's first Midnight Sun Mixer

A short week meant a way too hectic week. But we survived. Meanwhile, a liquor board inspector was caught in a sticky situation after he admitted consulting for the club that might herald Damian Bohager's return. Sugarland was announced as Merriweather Post Pavilion's first headliner of the year. A little later in the week Katy Perry joined them. After much debate, the former Taps, and former Catherine's Pub, and already for sale Delia Foley's finally opened. Wonder how long it'll take before everyone stops calling it new Taps. Future Islands and Arbouretum announced a couple of free shows, on February 26 and February 13, respectively. Midnight Sun toured the Heavy Seas brewery for a print story on regional brewery tours. Dope Body performed at the Ottobar, and we had the pictures. Liz Phair's upcoming show was previewed. As was the one by Gainesville's very own Animaniacs, Less than Jake. And, after all that, the week thankfully culminated with beer and shots at the first Midnight Sun Mixer of the year, which, I also managed to survive none the worse for wear. Now all that's left is to pick the date for the next one. 

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Posted by Erik Maza at 9:00 AM | | Comments (6)
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Has anyone seen Second City at Centre Stage? They go in on The Sun SNL style with a skit on the Sun setting and being the size of a matchbok and turning into blogs that suck. *Ouch

Yes, a bunch of Sun folks went on press night several weeks ago. Here's Tim Smith's review of the production:,0,4367843.story

Anyone know where the 'secret' Stone Sour set was this weekend. 98 rock was tlaking about it all week.

The Stone Sour set was at Angels Rock Bar. Great set too. Hollywood Undead also came and hung out.

The Stone Sour set was at Angels Rock Bar. Great set too. Hollywood Undead also came and hung out.

This might be up your alley Erik (or people that watch this page.)

Just saw on Three Sheets/Drinking Made Easy page that they are looking for cities to shoot in. Baltimore is listed as an option. They are specifically asking:
"I'd love to hear your suggestions for establishments in any of these locations with a specific drink or drinking custom. Please feel free email me at"

Right now I can't think of a specific Baltimore drink or custom, but I am sure someone has one.

Link for the site is:

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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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