Tag: Ottobar

‘Rolling Stone’ names Ottobar one of the 10 best live music venues in America

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The Ottobar is one of the 10 best live music venues in the country, according to no less an authority than legendary rock magazine Rolling Stone.

Event Pick: Grab some free posters and cheap drinks at Ottobar

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Anyone’s who has ever taken a moment in the back room of the Ottobar has seen the old posters covering the tops of the walls. It’s an ever-growing monument to the Ottobar’s history and legacy as one of the best rock clubs in Baltimore. Well, apparently the venue has more posters than wall space, and it’s giving away some extras absolutely free (limit three per person).

Event Pick: Listen to Your Favorite Video Game Tunes at Itty Bitty Bit Gen 2


Fresh off the video game convention MAG Fest at National Harbor, Bit Gen Gamer Fest is coming to Ottobar in itty bitty form for a night of video game music that promises to warm you up “like an overheating PS2.”

Bit Gen, a Festival Wholly Devoted to Video Game Music, Returns at the Ottobar

Rare Candy plays at Bit Gen Gamer Fest in 2016. Photo courtesy of Bit Gen.

It’s a rare, special moment, John DeCampos explains: You’re immersed in a classic arcade game, drinking a nice, cold craft beer, when a live band across the room starts playing a high-energy, spot-on cover of a tune from the very game that’s captivated you.

Future Islands Dishes on Baltimore Music Scene to The New York Times

Future Islands plays in Hamburg, Germany, in 2012. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Future Islands is buzzing again, thanks to the pending release of the synth-pop band’s fifth album, “The Far Field.” In a short piece published yesterday in The New York Times, two of the band’s three members shared some of their buzz by touting some of their Baltimore musical peers.

Future Islands Adds Two More Nights of Ottobar Shows for ‘The Far Field’ Album Release

Future Islands performing in Germany in 2015. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Baltimore trio Future Islands has thrown a bone to hometown fans by adding two more shows at the Ottobar after the first one sold out.

Future Islands Will Perform Their New Album at the Ottobar on April 7

Still from a video for "Ran," a single off of The Far Field, via YouTube/Future Islands

The members of Baltimore-based synthpop trio Future Islands are making sure fans in their home city are the first to hear them play their new album live.

Second Saturday #[email protected] Show at the Ottobar



catch of the day fish (2)If you’re in the mood for a few good laughs (and we mean really good ones), save this Saturday and hit the Ottobar for a free evening of fantastic standup. Mike Quindlen is an amazingly funny guy who’s put together a monthly comedy night that will knock your socks off. The show starts early– doors are at 7pm, and comedy starts at 7:30.  There are also drink specials all night on beers from Monument City Brewing Company. It’s a great way to kick off your Saturday night– you’ll surely be chuckling to yourself long after the show is over.

Baltimore Rockers Liquor Bike Reunite and Recognize Their Impact

left to right, Colin Preston, David Koslowski, Eric Dixon, Michael Starr Gaitley, 2012 — photo by Sam Holden

David Koslowski, 45, and his Liquor Bike band mates don’t practice for a gig the way they did 20 years ago.