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Death of a Rock and Roll Club

July 9, 2012

Sonar, one of Baltimore’s most storied, and troubled, music venues is officially closed as of today.

The Huntington Beach, CA all female electro-sleaze pop trio the Millionaire$, Guantanamo Baywatch, and others played the last ever show at Sonar on Sunday, July 8. “Talking Dan” McIntosh, the venue’s principle owner, could not be reached for comment at this time. We reported in May that McIntosh was prohibited from attending Deathfest at Sonar because of the $30 mil­lion, cross–coun­try pot-conspiracy case, in which he is a defendant.

Photos of the show depict staff and regulars dousing each other with champagne and beer in bittersweet celebration.

War on Women played the last show at the attached Talking Head club, named after McIntosh’s previous venture which also closed in 2007.

Whatever other issues are involved (stay tuned for further reports), the closing is a big blow to lovers of live music in Charm City.