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Trans Am Revisits The Future At Sonar

October 7, 2011
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Trans Am Revisits The Future At Sonar

Trans Am, the post-rock trio founded in Bethesda, Maryland in the mid-’90s that has since spread its members across the country, recently reissued its 1999 album Futureworld. Currently the band is on tour, jumping on the ever-more-crowded bandwagon of acts playing one of their best known albums in its entirety in concert. But then,...
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Sonar Closing Down?

May 4, 2011
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Sonar Closing Down?

Around 4 p.m. this afternoon Sonar–the club Lonnie Fisher co-opened in Canton in the summer of 2001, which opened at its 407 E. Saratoga St. downtown location October 2003–announced via its Twitter feed and Facebook page that it was shutting down immediately. The two messages–here and here–claim that the venue’s liquor license and corporate...
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Everything Is Illuminated: the xx, Class Actress at Sonar, April 23

April 29, 2010
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Everything Is Illuminated: the xx, Class Actress at Sonar, April 23

All personal irritation aside due to a certain individual fist pumping and view-blocking throughout much of the xx’s set at Sonar on Friday, this event, upon later reflection, says something important about the band’s music. Critically acclaimed artists are often relegated to dwindling album sales and the art-rock crowd, but the xx’s appeal is...
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This Carcass Doesn’t Rot

September 26, 2008
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Earlier this month, Baltimore got a rare mix of brutality as the Exhumed to Consume tour, honoring the much welcomed reunion of grind patriarch Carcass, made one of its few U.S. stops at Sonar. Seven bands gave fans the opportunity to experience the best and most intricate form of extreme metal, namely grindcore. The...
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Rage On: Virgin Fest Afterparty Tomorrow

August 8, 2008
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Rage On: Virgin Fest Afterparty Tomorrow

Though I can’t imagine what you’d want to do after hanging out at a racetrack for eight hours in mid-Atlantic August heat listening to “modern rock” besides bury your head in the sand, here’s a nice free option that involves air conditioning, toilets that flush, and drinks you can afford more than one of....
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Sonar Gets a Roommate, the Talking Head

May 5, 2008
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The space at 203 Davis Street is once again empty. Noise just got off the phone with Talking Head booker/manager Adam Savage, and official word is that the club is moving posthaste around the corner into Sonar’s lounge space. Details were unclear as to why, but whatever the reason, the move is sudden–Savage was...
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