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A guide to karaoke in Baltimore, from bars and rentable rooms to social leagues

A guide to karaoke in Baltimore, from bars and rentable rooms to social leagues

They looked like naturals, even as they jumbled the occasional lyric or flubbed a note, here or there.

At Max’s Taphouse last Friday night, the figurative spotlight turned to three friends — two with microphones in hand, the other there for moral support — and the drums and piano gained momentum through the speakers. After confidently making it through the first verse, Michael Allison took a slight step forward to seize his moment.

“Then like a sinner before the gates of heaven / I’ll come crawling on back to yooouuu,” Allison sang, raising a fist in the air and dropping to his knee as the crowd of roughly 35 people cheered.

Mark Bishop, longtime karaoke...

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