The Venue

Eight by Ten Club


September 29, 2005|By SAM SESSA

Formerly the Funk Box, the club is still in transition. Business owner Tim Walther hopes the new band schedule will skew more indie, inching away from its one time lineup of mostly jam bands.

Where -- 8-10 E. Cross St. / 410-625-2000

Web site -- eightbyten

Notable -- The spring-loaded floor adds a noticeable bounce to a packed dance floor, and the upper and lower levels have large bars, considering the size of the place. During the next few weeks, Walther is planning to add a new sign and an awning outside and a new lighting rig inside.

Vibe -- Barely any bad sight lines and a killer sound system make for an intimate experience. Audience size hovers around 400, which is somewhat small, considering some of the bands the club books.

What to wear -- Jeans are the norm for men and women most of the year, paired with all kinds of shirts and shoes, depending on the person.

Crowd -- Grass-roots ilk and all-around music lovers, though you may start to see more hipsters soon.

Music -- The Eight by Ten Club's lineup for the next month mixes it up pretty good. Look for Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, local act the Bridge, a Frank Zappa tribute band, Brothers Past, Freakwater, Lotus and others.

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