While traveling the world exploring the science of what makes things funny, we stumbled on an important question: What makes a good comedy club? According to many of the comics we interviewed, a “good room” is one that’s dimly lit, densely packed, with hard chairs, low ceilings, a red curtain, and nothing at all that’s blue.
Baltimore has a vibrant local music scene. Charm City’s bars and clubs host shows and dance parties that showcase Baltimore’s unique flair. CBSBaltimore spoke with two Baltimore area music scene experts, musician Roy Retrofit and DJ Neska Lapicki to find out what’s going on in Baltimore’s music scene, what their favorite venues are, and what they consider a great night out in Baltimore’s music scene.
On any given night, there’s a good chance you’ll find Jeff at his favorite neighborhood hangout, the Dizz. That happens to be the same Remington bar that Duff Goldman and his fellow Charm City Cakes’ crew like to frequent after a long day at the bakery.
When Halloween rolls around, there are three guys who you can all but guarantee will bring the party. Music Bloggers Ryan Detter, Brent Hoffman and Tom Murray go out of their way to create costumes that turn heads with their attention to detail and originality. In short, they ARE the party wherever they go!
As anyone will tell you, Baltimore has one of the hottest music scenes in the country. From Dan Deacon to Beach House, the Baltimore scene is making waves across the country. Here in the city, Dana Murphy of Unregistered Nurse is one of the top bookers of new talent. Murphy, 24, works with the edgiest performers in town.
Thankfully, Baltimore, as small as it may seem to an outsider, has a pretty bumping bar scene. That comes in handy after you roll out from a downtown concert or show and are in the mood to dance or grab a drink with friends. All of the after party venues are within safe walking distance from your concert/theater venue and perfect for chatting it up with your fellow audience members.
The crack of wood on plastic, the ideal marriage of mallet and ball is what keeps Eugenia Wilkie in croquet.