Scout Tries to Save Takoma Park’s Electric Maid
Joel Pomerantz, from the Friends of Old Takoma, the organization that runs non-commercial music space the Electric Maid , says the 8-year-old, 80 person capacity place, located at 268 Carroll Street NW, just across the line from Takoma Park, Maryland, is having trouble meeting its rent. So Saturday night, year-old D.C. pop-punk combo Club Scout is headlining an 8 p.m. benefit at the Maid along with A Born Idler and Oak Oak Okay. Scout is a speedy four-piece featuring three University of Maryland grads. Pomerantz is hoping for more than just a good turnout. He's seeking volunteers to help run the self-styled "community living room" that hosts movies and meetings in addition to music.