The week, reviewed: Jan. 23 - 29, Baltimore police sued, Natty Boh returned on draft, mini-snowpocalypse
The big news of the week? Snow and Natty Boh. And people complaining about the snow. Couldn't they just drink some Boh? Jeez. They were plenty of bars open. So here's what happened: Pabst Blue Ribbon, owner of Natty Boh, announced it would bring Boh on draft for the first time in 15 years in a bid to expand the brand's footprint in the region. The good news was only slightly tempered by the snowstorm that paralyzed Baltimore and much of the East Coast. The week kicked off with a big profile of up and coming Baltimore bands Lower Dens, Future Islands, Weekends and Lands & Peoples, some of which have been covered in Midnight Sun, and some totally new ones. On Monday, the Baltimore police department was sued for $420,000 by three men who allege they were arrested without cause. Early in the week there were also high profile concert announcements for the area: Elton John and Lil Wayne will both play 1st Mariner arena, though sadly not together. But the biggest of all was Lauryn Hill, who announced she would play Rams Head Live just two weeks before the show. Later in the week Taylor Swift, and indie acts the Mountain Goats and Hunx and his Punx also also announced upcoming shows. The Highway to Nowhere area got its own music festival. The Bacon Brothers were interviewed. No Rule celebrated 1 1/2 years at Metro Gallery. Robyn talked about her plans for future albums, and Girl Talk said his shows are as anarchic as ever. We'll have to see when he stops by Rams Head Live this Monday night.