512 York Road, Towson 410-337-7178 For 17 years, the Recher Theatre was Towson's most prominent concert venue, hosting acts such as the White Stripes, Motorhead and Patti Smith. But that ended April 1, when the club closed and began its transformation from a dingy breeding ground for rock bands to an upscale lounge serving sushi and booking electronic dance music DJs. Co-owner Brian Recher plans to open the Torrent Lounge in September. He hopes the venue's new look and attitude will eventually win over the Towson residents who expressed concern over a nightclub replacing the beloved concert venue.
Steve Ruark / BALTIMORE SUN