The Rockwell and Jack Barakat

News Article #3

Jack Barakat, guitarist of All Time Low(ATL), is now in the bar business? He hasn’t left the band and All Time Low is still going strong, but Jack just picked up a part-time job. It doesn’t make much sense for a guitarist of a pop-punk band to join the bar business. Their fans know that ATL are no strangers to a good party. So for Jack to join the bar-scene is no surprise.

According to Brittany Moseley, “Barakat recently became the co-owner of the Rockwell, located in Baltimore’s historic Fell’s Point neighborhood. Along with co-owner Bryan Burkert, the two are offering something new to the area: a purely rock ’n’ roll bar.”

Most clubs play a lot of hip-hop, pop, and mainstream music that you’ll normally hear on the radio. Some people don’t leave their genre of music, so to have a purely rock bar would be the ideal place to go for other rock bands coming to play at Baltimore. Having pure rock clubs all around the states would be a great place for those who want to find people in their own music group. As Barakat states: “It could be one of those things that sounds like a good idea on paper and ends up being a shit show, but I think it’s gonna be pretty fun.”

It’s just one of those things that’s worth a shot and if it works, it works. If it doesn’t, well no one can say that he didn’t try.



  1. I’m not sure why this is news. Is it a big deal when a semi-famous
    person buys a business? I guess. The style of the story — ver batim
    interview — may provide some hint. Barakat gave AP an interview,
    and if there wasn’t any thing music-worthy to ask questions about,
    this is what was left. Don’t forget to discuss journalistic qualities
    of the article.

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