Snapshots: Eli Lev @ DC9 — 2/28/20

Eli Lev performs at DC9, Feb. 28, 2020. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Local folk/Americana artist Eli Lev recently put in a performance at DC’s DC9 Nightclub. The Silver Spring, Maryland native, fresh off a three-week European tour that included stops in France, Spain, and Andorra, played the opening set for Hannah Jaye and the Hideaways who were hosting their debut album release party.

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Around Town: New Ownership @ The Record Exchange Silver Spring

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The Record Exchange in Silver Spring, Maryland (Photo by Andy Jillson)

The Record Exchange has been a part of Silver Spring in one form or another for over 20 years. More than just a place to buy quality vinyl records, the store focuses on buying, selling, and trading multiple formats of music, movies, and video games.

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Stars and Bars: Back in Business @ Quarry House Tavern, 4/20/15


Late at night on March 18, the Bombay Gaylord Indian restaurant (8401 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, Md.) caught on fire, and the resulting conflagration damaged the long-standing pub beneath it.

Now the Quarry House Tavern has temporarily relocated after being closed for the ensuing weeks. It’s new location (8402 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, Md.) is directly across the street from its old location. The Quarry House Tavern is temporarily occupying the space that once belonged to Piratz Tavern, which closed April 4 after struggling to stay in business for quite a few years.

The Quarry House Tavern relaunches operations today, Monday, April 20, with its regular half-price burger night. The tavern made the announcement on Facebook this afternoon:

“The rumors are true, we took over the old Piratz space as a temporary home. Join us tonight for friends and family (that’s you) at Quarry House Temporary. Opening doors around 6 ish. (Mostly) half priced burger night. Beer & whiskey list a work in progress. We can’t wait to see you. Come if you can and spread the word (Tonight is CASH only, no cc’s yet). Love, QHT.”

No word yet on the outlook for restoring and reopening the former basement location, beloved by many, but at least the #1 dive bar in Silver Spring is back in business in some form!