Known simply as “Mike and Steve,” Mike Koehler and Steve Dooley had been serenading Baltimore for around five years before bringing in a feminine touch to the pair, currently in the form of Jessie Firey.
If you’re going to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Gala on Sept. 10 featuring violinist and Baltimore native, Hilary Hahn, you’re going to be looking for a place to keep the night going long after the music has stopped. We’ve put together a few places where you can wear your black tie clothing and still have a bit of fun.
Baltimore is proven to be one of the most interesting cities in the world to go out and experience live music, but what most people don’t know is that it’s also an excellent city to dig through and purchase records as well.
Everyone has their local pubs where they gather with friends for an after work tipple and a few words of conversation. Time to give the local a rest, meet new people and explore some of the city’s best happy hours that are hidden in plain sight.
The Baltimore Opera House may have closed its doors in 2009, but that hasn’t stopped Baltimore’s composers and performers from creating and performing noteworthy new productions.
The owner of “Seacrets” says he’s working with Baltimore developers to bring his Carribean-themed club to Charm City.
Now on their fourth release with the indie giant, Merge Records, Wye Oak are a young and budding duo from Baltimore, Md. Andy Stack and Jenn Wasner began several years ago under the moniker Monarch, but once they signed to Merge Records their name was changed to Wye Oak – Maryland’s state tree.
Every Tuesday night, musicians and audience members gather at the Windup Space on North to experience a little-known gem of the improvised music world. For seasoned audiences and newcomers alike, the Tuesday concerts have become a haven for the unexpected.
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.
Not a fan of the purple and black? Is it hard for you to pass through Birdland? If you root for out-of-town teams, there are plenty of sports bars in Baltimore that support rival teams.