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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2012
Rumors surrounding the downtown music venue Sonar circulated online Monday, but we now can confirm it: Sonar closed "for real this time" on Sunday night, according to former general manager Jesse Griffin. The last show at Sonar - which, over the years, has built a reputation for its wide array of shows and performers, both local and international - was Sunday, according to Griffin. California's the Millionaire$ headlined. "Sonar is closed, very much so," Griffin said.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2014
The owner of Baltimore's Sonar nightclub was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for his role in supervising a drug dealing and money laundering operation, federal prosecutors announced. Daniel Gerard McIntosh, 38, of Sparks, was part of a large drug operation busted by the Drug Enforcement Agency when it seized more than 80 pounds of marijuana and $30,000 in cash from the group's headquarters in the 3500 block of Hickory Ave., in Hampden. The agency also found 30 cell phones, documentation of a plane purchased for $450,000, books showing more than $14.5 million in marijuana sales, money counters and fake IDs in the sting.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | April 13, 2012
Raekwon, arguably the Wu-Tang Clan's most relevant rapper at the moment, brings his "Unexpected Victory" tour to Sonar on Friday. As long as the 42-year-old rapper - who remains a gritty and gifted storyteller years after most MCs hit their creative expiration dates - performs songs from his classic album, "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx," this is a no-brainer. Rae operates as a living legend, but he's not grasping for relevancy like many of his forgotten peers. The Staten Island native also known as the Chef can hop on a Justin Bieber remix with Kanye West, and still pump out the slick-talking gangsta stories like the ones found on his mixtape from earlier this year, "Unexpected Victory.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2013
Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police were searching on the Pocomoke River near Snow Hill on Sunday for the body of a 63-year-old Salisbury man who is presumed dead, according to DNR spokeswoman Candy Thomson. The search was called off at about 7 p.m. after it became too dark to search for the man, Thomson said. The search is expected to resume at around 7 a.m. on Monday. Otto Paul Lynch was participating in a two-day bass tournament when fisherman noticed his 19-foot long boat was empty and adrift on the Pocomoke, and called the DNR at 1:12 p.m Saturday.
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January 6, 2011
The New York rappers Das Racist made a career out of a one-note joke. A couple of years ago, they became Internet demi-celebrities for a song that consists of a variations of a simple verse on loop: "I'm at the Pizza Hut (what?)/I'm at the Taco Bell (what?)/I'm at the combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. " It was a perfect Internet meme, easy to describe in 140 characters, practically made to go viral on YouTube. And it did. Dan Deacon talked about it on an online music magazine, and soon after, the multiracial duo of Victor Vazquez and Himanshu Suri — along with hype man Ashok Kondabolu — were being interviewed in The New York Times and discussed in the New Yorker.
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By Wesley Case | July 29, 2011
Tyler, the Creator took to Twitter late last night to quietly (weird for him, huh?) announce Odd Future's fall touring schedule. For Baltimore/D.C. fans of the much-maligned, much-beloved rap group, I have good news: OFWGKTA will play Sonar Oct. 24. (Sonar's website doesn't have the show listed but we'll take Tyler's word. He seems trustworthy.) If that sells out (and it likely will), you'll have a chance to see them in D.C. the night before at the 9:30 Club. Be prepared for the mosh.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2011
Dan McIntosh, one of the owners of Sonar, has been named in a federal indictment alongside some 14 individuals for participating in a cross-country drug distribution ring, City Paper reported today citing court documents filed in Florida in December. Over the phone, McIntosh responded to the charges by saying he intends on pleading "not guilty," and that Sonar, which closed temporarily in May, is not in any danger of shutting down again. The drug ring lasted for eight years and involved distributing California-grown marijuana in Maryland, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2014
The owner of Baltimore's Sonar nightclub was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for his role in supervising a drug dealing and money laundering operation, federal prosecutors announced. Daniel Gerard McIntosh, 38, of Sparks, was part of a large drug operation busted by the Drug Enforcement Agency when it seized more than 80 pounds of marijuana and $30,000 in cash from the group's headquarters in the 3500 block of Hickory Ave., in Hampden. The agency also found 30 cell phones, documentation of a plane purchased for $450,000, books showing more than $14.5 million in marijuana sales, money counters and fake IDs in the sting.
FEATURES
November 1, 2005
The cast and the crew of the television series The Wire and Associated Black Charities host a concert to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina tonight. Performers include New Or leans bands the subdudes, the Rebirth Brass Band and The Iguanas. The concert will take place at Sonar, 407 E. Saratoga St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50. Call 410-537-6567.
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By Lisa Wiseman | March 13, 2003
Internationally acclaimed DJs and mixmasters Ali "Dubfire" Shirazinia and Sharam Tayebi make a rare appearance in Baltimore tonight, at Sonar nightclub, 407 E. Saratoga St. Shirazinia and Tayebi, whose joint stage name is Deep Dish, got their start in the early '90s spinning records and mixing tracks at Washington nightclubs. Today, the duo have forged a worldwide following for their intense style of dance music - an eclectic blend of DJ music standards such as house, techno and trance, along with any other musical genre they might bring into the mix. They are best known for their stellar ability to remix music.
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Wesley Case | June 26, 2013
Is there any bar or nightclub in Baltimore worth a $20 cover charge? If so - and I'm not convinced there is - it certainly was not Paparazzi Nightclub on a recent Friday night. The dance club that replaced the concert venue Sonar in February describes itself on its website as "one of the top destinations to visit in Baltimore nightlife. " It was only a destination if someone were in search of a test of patience. Paparazzi is split into two rooms, just like Sonar . On this night, the smaller area held a "Ladies Night" hosted by 92Q's Konan.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2013
For those still searching for a valentine on this "holiday," Ronnie Ortiz-Magro - the hulking Ross to Sammi Sweetheart's Rachel on "Jersey Shore" - will be at the new Paparazzi Nightclub's (407 E. Saratoga St.) grand-opening party tonight. The Paparazzi Nightclub replaces the former concert venue Sonar. The flier on Paparazzi's Facebook page says there's an all-night open bar tonight for $20. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the 18+ event. The flier also mentions "Top 40," "Dance" and "Club" music will be spun.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2012
For months, music fans have wondered, "What's going to happen to the old Sonar?" Now, we might have the answer. Sonar's Twitter page (@Sonar_Baltimore) appears to have re-emerged late last week, rebranded as Paparazzi Club ( @paparazzibalt ). The Twitter bio reads, “New nightclub/concert venue coming soon to 407 E. Saratoga St.” Details remain scarce. When local R&B singer Von Tae' asked , “Hey, When Will The New Club Open Up ?” last Friday, Paparazzi Club replied, “gonna have the smaller side open for a few events in November.” Earlier today, the Paparazzi Club tweeted “JUST ANNOUNCED: REVOLUTION 11/15” and a link to a Facebook events page for an 18 and older “Baltimore rave” headlined by Bassdread, Wetsteppers, Confetti, DJ Black {Op}
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2012
Rumors surrounding the downtown music venue Sonar circulated online Monday, but we now can confirm it: Sonar closed "for real this time" on Sunday night, according to former general manager Jesse Griffin. The last show at Sonar - which, over the years, has built a reputation for its wide array of shows and performers, both local and international - was Sunday, according to Griffin. California's the Millionaire$ headlined. "Sonar is closed, very much so," Griffin said.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | July 6, 2012
David Correy, a 26-year-old singer from Annapolis, is struggling to find the words to describe the 2006 car accident that occurred after he fell asleep at the wheel. It nearly left him paralyzed. "I've never screamed so loud in my life. I remember crawling out of the car ... " Correy said before trailing off. He clears his throat and apologizes. "It's hard to talk about," he said. "People don't get it yet. Sixty-five staples and three plates in my hip. They thought I wouldn't walk again because my knee was so bent out of place.
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Wesley Case | May 23, 2012
Evan Harting can't pinpoint the exact time he realized Maryland Deathfest - the annual four-day celebration of metal and its many subgenres he created with his friend Ryan Taylor - was bigger than he imagined. Those brief, surreal moments tend to come when he's wandering the sea of sweat and hair, and least expecting it. "During certain times of the night when I'm walking around, I'm just like, 'Wow, this is really happening,'" he said. Harting, a 27-year-old from Parkville, has reason to be surprised.
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By Sarah Schaffer and Sarah Schaffer,SUN STAFF | October 2, 2003
Influential British DJ LTJ Bukem has crossed the pond once again and will be spinning tomorrow at Sonar. His breakbeat style and incredible talent have become legendary among the club set, both in London and across the globe. The Good Looking Records founder will take the decks after Makoto gets things moving. Doors open around 9 p.m., and the cover charge jumps from $10 to $15 after 10:30 p.m. Sonar is at 407 E. Saratoga St. Call 410-327-8333 or visit www. sonar.us. Grandaddy at 9:30 Grandaddy will rock out tonight at the 9:30 Club in D.C. The Modesto, Calif.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2012
Here's our round-up of the week's most notable concerts. For more shows, check out FindLocal . Ticket prices do not reflect any additional surcharges and taxes. On Monday, the avant-country act Lambchop plays Rams Head on Stage for the first time ( $20 ). On Tuesday, Detroit's the Black Dahlia Murder plays Rams Head Live ( $18 ). !!! and Shabazz Palaces will bring eclectic sounds to Sonar ( $13/$15 ). Promising pop-punk act the Wonder Years plays the Ottobar ( $13 )
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | April 13, 2012
Raekwon, arguably the Wu-Tang Clan's most relevant rapper at the moment, brings his "Unexpected Victory" tour to Sonar on Friday. As long as the 42-year-old rapper - who remains a gritty and gifted storyteller years after most MCs hit their creative expiration dates - performs songs from his classic album, "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx," this is a no-brainer. Rae operates as a living legend, but he's not grasping for relevancy like many of his forgotten peers. The Staten Island native also known as the Chef can hop on a Justin Bieber remix with Kanye West, and still pump out the slick-talking gangsta stories like the ones found on his mixtape from earlier this year, "Unexpected Victory.
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