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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2012
Let's quickly highlight the notable shows I'm not choosing: blissed-out dude G. Love & Special Sauce play Rams Head Live on Friday, the metal/hardcore-fest Ice Jam takes place over two days at Sonar, indie-darlings Cults play D.C.'s Black Cat on Saturday and nu-reggae-for-potheads Rebelution play Fillmore Silver Spring on Sunday. And those are just some of your options. But why not Anthony Green? He's the lead singer of Circa Survive, one of the few remaining bands from the golden emo-as-pop-punk era. His solo stuff has touches of Bright Eyes and Panda Bear, or where confessional songwriting intersects with the atmospheric and experimental.
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Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2014
Just before 11 p.m., the night's first dancer entered the floor. A young woman dressed in a white top and black pants earnestly bopped her blonde hair back and forth while motioning to some nearby friends to join her. By the bar, a couple of guys smoked e-hookahs and e-cigarettes as a relentlessly propulsive house song boomed from the speakers. This was the new Torrent Nightclub on a recent Thursday night. If anyone wondered how recognizable the former Recher Theatre would be after nearly a year of construction and renovation to the old rock venue, the answer was plain to see: Not at all. Since the February 2013 announcement of the new Torrent, there has been much debate over whether or not the Recher family's decision to shift from alternative-rock hall to electronic dance music nightclub was sound, and how much the move was driven by trend-hopping in the name of survival.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2012
The Baltimore County liquor board has scheduled an Oct. 29 hearing for the Recher Theatre in Towson following a weekend event that drew a raucous crowd. The business was charged under a regulation that says "all licensees shall operate their establishments in such a manner as to avoid disturbing the peace, tranquility, safety, health, and quiet of the neighborhood where located. " Seven people were charged in incidents related to the event on accusations that included disorderly conduct and assault.
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By Jon Meoli, jmeoli@tribune.com | February 11, 2014
Nearly a year of construction and renovation come to an end this Valentine's Day weekend when Torrent Lounge, the nightclub replacing the Recher Theatre on York Road in Towson, opens to provide a thumping heartbeat for Baltimore's electronic music scene. "There hasn't been anything like this in Maryland, ever, from what we've been told by people in the scene," Brian Recher, co-owner of Torrent Lounge, said. The Recher family has owned the former Towson Theatre space since 1959, Brian Recher said.
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By Jon Meoli, jmeoli@tribune.com | February 11, 2014
Nearly a year of construction and renovation come to an end this Valentine's Day weekend when Torrent Lounge, the nightclub replacing the Recher Theatre on York Road in Towson, opens to provide a thumping heartbeat for Baltimore's electronic music scene. "There hasn't been anything like this in Maryland, ever, from what we've been told by people in the scene," Brian Recher, co-owner of Torrent Lounge, said. The Recher family has owned the former Towson Theatre space since 1959, Brian Recher said.
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Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2013
The Recher Theatre, a Towson concert venue that opened in 1996, will soon become the Torrent Nightclub, according to co-owner Brian Recher. The Rec Room, an adjoining bar and restaurant, will also become part of the nightclub. The move drew immediate criticism from Baltimore County Councilman David Marks. He defended the Recher Theatre last fall after a downtown-Towson melee and said Wednesday that he was unaware and "extraordinarily disappointed" that the concert venue was switching its format.
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By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2013
Deep in the cellar beneath the Recher Theatre , Buddy Hilsberg curates a museum of sorts. He's got boxes filled with the silly rider demands of every band that's headlined the Towson club. He's saved pieces of wall signed by everyone from Paul Reed Smith to the English Beat to Dick Dale. He's even got the autographs of bus drivers who brought all these musicians to play. "It's history to me," said the silver-haired manager who's been with the York Road concert hall since it opened 17 years ago. And it's history for everyone else now, too, as the Recher, one of Maryland's smallest but best known live music venues, held its last concert Sunday.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2013
On Sunday, Towson's Recher Theatre will host its final concert, a charitable show titled "The Last Hurrah!" Fittingly, the venue will host more than 15 local bands for the all-day event. Bands scheduled to play include The Hint, American Diary, Thin Dark Line, Dropout Year, All Mighty Senators , Warren Boes/Andy Belt, Burning Rosewood, Shane from Valencia, Evan Michael, The Everlove/Adelphi, Hectic Red, Technicolor Minivan, Oh the Story, Brighter Shades, Rob Fahey & Pieces, Monday Night Social Club Band, Serena Miller & Riot, The Regal Begals and Ashes Remain.
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Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2014
Just before 11 p.m., the night's first dancer entered the floor. A young woman dressed in a white top and black pants earnestly bopped her blonde hair back and forth while motioning to some nearby friends to join her. By the bar, a couple of guys smoked e-hookahs and e-cigarettes as a relentlessly propulsive house song boomed from the speakers. This was the new Torrent Nightclub on a recent Thursday night. If anyone wondered how recognizable the former Recher Theatre would be after nearly a year of construction and renovation to the old rock venue, the answer was plain to see: Not at all. Since the February 2013 announcement of the new Torrent, there has been much debate over whether or not the Recher family's decision to shift from alternative-rock hall to electronic dance music nightclub was sound, and how much the move was driven by trend-hopping in the name of survival.
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September 21, 2006
Concert Godhead tour at Recher Theatre The Congress of Corruption Tour, featuring D.C.-based rock group Godhead, as well as Ill Nino and Ra, hits the Recher Theatre tonight. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10-$12. The Recher Theatre is at 512 York Road in Towson. Call 410-337-7178 or visit rechertheatre.com.
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By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2013
Deep in the cellar beneath the Recher Theatre , Buddy Hilsberg curates a museum of sorts. He's got boxes filled with the silly rider demands of every band that's headlined the Towson club. He's saved pieces of wall signed by everyone from Paul Reed Smith to the English Beat to Dick Dale. He's even got the autographs of bus drivers who brought all these musicians to play. "It's history to me," said the silver-haired manager who's been with the York Road concert hall since it opened 17 years ago. And it's history for everyone else now, too, as the Recher, one of Maryland's smallest but best known live music venues, held its last concert Sunday.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2013
On Sunday, Towson's Recher Theatre will host its final concert, a charitable show titled "The Last Hurrah!" Fittingly, the venue will host more than 15 local bands for the all-day event. Bands scheduled to play include The Hint, American Diary, Thin Dark Line, Dropout Year, All Mighty Senators , Warren Boes/Andy Belt, Burning Rosewood, Shane from Valencia, Evan Michael, The Everlove/Adelphi, Hectic Red, Technicolor Minivan, Oh the Story, Brighter Shades, Rob Fahey & Pieces, Monday Night Social Club Band, Serena Miller & Riot, The Regal Begals and Ashes Remain.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2013
A Towson law firm plans to challenge the renewal of the Recher Theatre 's liquor license in an effort to stop the establishment's plan to become a nightclub. The Charles E. Brooks Law Offices will file a petition with the county liquor board within the next week on behalf of residents and property owners, according to Jean Kosloski, an attorney with the firm. Liquor licenses in Baltimore County expire April 30. "We object to them becoming a nightclub," Kosloski said. "That type of usage in the center of Towson is kind of a disaster waiting to happen.
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Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2013
The Recher Theatre, a Towson concert venue that opened in 1996, will soon become the Torrent Nightclub, according to co-owner Brian Recher. The Rec Room, an adjoining bar and restaurant, will also become part of the nightclub. The move drew immediate criticism from Baltimore County Councilman David Marks. He defended the Recher Theatre last fall after a downtown-Towson melee and said Wednesday that he was unaware and "extraordinarily disappointed" that the concert venue was switching its format.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2012
A fight in downtown Towson early Sunday morning ended when five shots were fired from a handgun into a crowd of people near the Charles Village Pub, one striking a man in the hand, according to Baltimore County police. Francis Minsung Kang, 26, of the first block of Brook Farm Court in Cockeysville was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder and other offenses in the shooting — the third in the county seat and the second in its downtown bar district in recent months.
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Dan Rodricks | October 8, 2012
Jim Brochin, a state senator from Baltimore County, had a letter to the editor published in this newspaper last week. In it, he complained about a lack of facts in my recent column on the mob scene and brawl outside the Recher Theatre in Towson on Sept. 23. "Had Mr. Rodricks done his homework," Brochin wrote, "he would have found out that in fact, the overwhelming majority of the crowd and the violence that ensued came from Baltimore City. " This was Brochin's response to a comment I'd made about him. Last summer, he said his constituents "don't want to go to the city anymore" and called for the Maryland State Police to patrol downtown streets.
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October 3, 2012
I do not understand how anybody can hold the Recher Theatre or especially Brian Recher responsible for the melee that occurred outside of the Towson theater ("Kamenetz blames Recher for Towson melee," Sept. 26). We have been doing business with the Recher Theatre since our son (now age 29) was involved in the local band scene. I always found this theater to be on top of the drinking issue and even sending people out of the theater for taking a sip out of their parents' cups.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2012
The Baltimore County liquor board has scheduled an Oct. 29 hearing for the Recher Theatre in Towson following a weekend event that drew a raucous crowd. The business was charged under a regulation that says "all licensees shall operate their establishments in such a manner as to avoid disturbing the peace, tranquility, safety, health, and quiet of the neighborhood where located. " Seven people were charged in incidents related to the event on accusations that included disorderly conduct and assault.
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