Wesley Case

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Wesley Case is a features reporter and critic for the Baltimore Sun. A South Jersey native who moved to Baltimore in 2008, he regularly writes about pop music, bars, nightlife and the alcohol industry. He studied English at the University of Delaware.

Recent Articles

  • Moonrise Festival: a strong lineup amid the sensory overload

    Moonrise Festival: a strong lineup amid the sensory overload

    Each year, Pimlico Race Course hosts the Preakness Infieldfest, an all-day music event that has added a concert-like atmosphere to the Triple Crown weekend. It is but a tame warm-up to the Moonrise Festival, a weekend-long celebration of electronic dance music where sheer volume and youthful exuberance...

  • Flux Pavilion waves flag for inspired dubstep at Moonrise Festival

    Flux Pavilion waves flag for inspired dubstep at Moonrise Festival

    Joshua Steele has suffered through plenty of bad dubstep sets. As the English DJ and producer Flux Pavilion, Steele has helped grow the electronic dance music subgenre’s popularity around the world. He’s also watched dubstep get watered down by newcomers more interested in the partying and celebrity...

  • Trevor Noah skewers Baltimore police for alleged drug-planting videos

    Trevor Noah skewers Baltimore police for alleged drug-planting videos

    With his tongue placed firmly in his cheek, “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah floated a theory about Baltimore’s black-market economy on Thursday night’s episode on Comedy Central. “I’m starting to wonder if the entire drug business in Baltimore is just cops buying drugs to plant them,” Noah said....

  • Cocktail bar the Elk Room opens in Harbor East

    Cocktail bar the Elk Room opens in Harbor East

    The Elk Room, a speakeasy-inspired cocktail bar in Harbor East, is now open, said general manager and managing partner David Goodman. The 50-seat establishment opened in the former Ten Ten American Bistro space on Monday. “What we really wanted to do was just try to create something … that didn’t...

  • At Baltimore bars, tiki cocktails get a craft makeover

    At Baltimore bars, tiki cocktails get a craft makeover

    Until recently, tiki-cocktail culture — which began on the West Coast in the 1930s as nuanced and complex rum-based drinks — seemed redefined by sugary, plastic-bottle mixes of pre-blended Mai Tais and blue-hued hurricanes. “When I first started bartending, someone asked, ‘What’s in a Mai Tai?...

  • Ottobar celebrates 20th anniversary with J Roddy Walston and the Business residency

    Ottobar celebrates 20th anniversary with J Roddy Walston and the Business residency

    Remington music venue the Ottobar will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a three-night residency from rock quartet J Roddy Walston and the Business on Aug. 24-26. The band, which formed in Baltimore and is now located in Richmond, Va., announced an upcoming tour recently in support of their fourth...

  • Greek food by Mr. Souvlaki arrives at Mount Vernon Marketplace

    Greek food by Mr. Souvlaki arrives at Mount Vernon Marketplace

    An option for Greek food like gyros and baklava arrived at Mount Vernon Marketplace this week. The food truck Mr. Souvlaki began operating at the Mount Vernon food hall on Monday, according to the Marketplace’s website. The menu features gyros, roasted vegetables, Greek desserts and chicken and...

  • Paulie Gee's back bar graduates from best-kept secret status

    Paulie Gee's back bar graduates from best-kept secret status

    You’d be forgiven for overlooking the back bar at Paulie Gee’s. With a couple of eye-catching, wood-burning ovens located in the center of the Hampden restaurant, acting as its beating heart, it’s easy to stick to the front half and its plentiful seating. Neapolitan-style pizza is the main draw...

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