Will the scene lose steam?

How much longer can the Baltimore music scene keep expanding like it is now?

I was talking to Government Names blogger and City Paper writer Al Shipley yesterday. He's been covering the scene here for a few more years than I have, and we agreed: As far as the number of clubs and quality of bands, Baltimore's music community has grown by leaps and bounds lately.

Heck, in the past couple years, two clubs have opened for every one that's closed (don't quote me on that statistic, but if it's not exact, it's close). ...

Look at Station North, where several spots like the Windup Space (pictured) have opened in the past couple years alone.

But can Baltimore's scene keep growing like this? 

Doesn't it have to slow down or regress at some point? Or will we continue to see the city grow musically in the coming years?

(Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Sun Photographer) 

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