Posted in metal | music | venues on July 9, 2012

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

The Sonar compound during Maryland Deathfest 2012 (more by BBG)
Sonar

Greetings, everyone. In case the rumor hasn't made it to your ears, we can let you know that Sonar (the home of MDF since 2006) is closing. Why? That's not important.

What is important is that we've known about this situation for months, and we were already searching for a new location only a few days after MDF X ended. Currently, we have THREE locations to choose from, all of which would be in Baltimore. Once some more logistical and financial planning takes place, we can make a decision on next year's location. With a little luck, we'll reveal that info before the end of July. Worst case scenario, we'll let you know sometime in August.

In the meantime, we will be announcing the first round of confirmed bands for MDF XI very soon, maybe even as early as next week.
[Maryland Deathfest]

I guess its not really that much of a shock that Sonar in Baltimore is closing their doors, considering the troubles they had recently (they closed and reopened in 2011). That said, I'm sad to see it go, especially after years of Maryland Deathfest (pictures from 2012 are HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE) at the venue and recently, the A389 Anniversary shows (2012 in pictures are HERE and HERE). Goodbye Sonar, but thanks for all of the amazing memories.

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Comments (17)

So Maryland Death Festival died? Ironic.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 12:38 PM

It's already closed. Last night was the last night.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 12:44 PM

Apparently 12.38 doesn't bother reading the articles... That or he is a moron who tries to sound like a smart ass.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 12:45 PM

"Why? That's not important."


Like hell, it's not.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 12:46 PM

The closing of Sonar wouldn't have anything to do with the Federal charges the owner got hit with earlier this year, would it?

http://blogs.citypaper.com/index.php/2012/05/feds-name-drop-baltimores-sonar-nightclub-in-new-pot-conspiracy-indictment/

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 12:47 PM

12:45, ooooooh you soooooo scaweeeeee! Come over here so I can knock what's left of your teef outta yer mug, hillbilly boy.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 1:08 PM

^ Li'l pimple puss

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 1:14 PM

fun place. oh well.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 1:40 PM

I guess 12:38 and a half hour later is a hipster. Have fun getting pysched for the Dirty Projectors tonight.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 2:22 PM

^ show your face, cupcake. if your not a total coward. which I observe you are. a big, smelly puss.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 2:34 PM

It's actually "you're" and not "your", but that's okay... Btw, I think it's super-cute the way you typed "scaweeeeee!".

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 2:43 PM

baltimore vegan

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 3:15 PM

^there is some hummus in Charm City

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 3:28 PM

I enjoyed reading the comments more than the article....

Posted by Lindsey | July 10, 2012 8:29 AM

I love the little scrawny hipster attempting the tough guy talk. Maybe if you didn't make it obvious with the "hip" way you try to do it (much like trendies tend to do), you might get a chortle or something you little cunt scrape. Have a nice day!

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 9:50 AM

^ exactamundo

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 10:06 AM

everything is important in one degree.

Posted by jordon | July 27, 2013 3:25 PM

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