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Hammerjacks history: What to know about the past, present and future of the storied Baltimore music venue

Hammerjacks history: What to know about the past, present and future of the storied Baltimore music venue

Hammerjacks, Baltimore’s storied rock-music venue, is getting closer to making its return. On Wednesday, the business partners behind the relaunch said demolition at the site begins in April, and they expect construction to take just under a year.

For many music fans — especially those nostalgic for those rock ‘n’ roll glory days of decades past — this is a big deal. Here’s why:

What was Hammerjacks?

In the 1980s and ’90s, Baltimore was a hotbed for hard-rock and its stylized variants — hair-metal, glam, punk and...

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