LIVE RECAP & PHOTOS: September Mourning – 03/15/19 – Fish Head Cantina – Baltimore, Maryland

Review and photos by Greg Maki-----The crowd that came out for a rock show on a Friday night at Baltimore’s Fish Head Cantina wasn’t quite ready for music/art project September Mourning. The bill on this stop of Smile Empty Soul’s “Oblivion of Souls” tour featured five straight-up rock bands—bands that are about music and nothing... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Corrosion of Conformity – 02/18/19 – Ottobar – Baltimore, Maryland

LIVE PHOTOS: Corrosion of Conformity, Crowbar, The Obsessed, Mothership-----Review by Greg Maki-----There’s nothing better in music than a good, heavy guitar riff. And this winter, there’s no better place to get all the heavy riffs you want—and more—than Corrosion of Conformity’s U.S. tour, also featuring New Orleans sludge-meisters Crowbar, Texas heavy rockers Mothership and, on... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Sevendust & Tremonti – 02/10/19 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, Maryland

LIVE PHOTOS: Sevendust, Tremonti — Review by Greg Maki — Sevendust’s set list on this night was more notable for what it didn’t include than for what it did. The band ostensibly is on the road supporting its 12th studio album, “All I See Is War,” released last year, yet the set featured only one... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Tenacious D – 11/07/18 – The Anthem – Washington, D.C.

LIVE PHOTOS ----- Review by Greg Maki ----- Tenacious D—i.e. Jack Black and Kyle Gass—has been out of the spotlight for awhile, having just released its first new work in six years—the animated film “Post-Apocalypto” and accompanying album of the same name. But the long-running comedy-rock duo’s fans came out in force on a Wednesday... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP & PHOTOS: Tremonti – 09/18/18 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, Maryland

Review and photos by Greg Maki ----- Technically, Tremonti was supporting Seether on its “Poison the Parish” tour on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Baltimore’s Rams Head Live. But from the moment guitarist/vocalist Mark Tremonti and his bandmates took the stage and throughout their nearly hour-long set, it was the clear they were a big draw... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Lamb of God – 07/30/18 – The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, Maryland

LIVE PHOTOS: Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament, Napalm Death ----- Review by Greg Maki ----- It turns out that when you remove Slayer from the bill of its farewell tour, you’re still left with one of the best metal shows imaginable. On a scheduled day off for the thrash legends, Lamb of God stepped up... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Halestorm/In This Moment – 07/31/18 – UMBC Event Center – Catonsville, Maryland

LIVE PHOTOS: Halestorm, In This Moment, New Years Day ----- Review by Greg Maki ----- Spurred on by the #MeToo movement, women are making major noise in every aspect of our society in 2018, including in the world of rock music. There’s no better representation of that than the Halestorm/In This Moment co-headlining tour that’s... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Foo Fighters – 07/06/18 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, Maryland

Review by Greg Maki ----- Is there anything better than a big, outdoor rock ‘n’ roll show on a Friday night in the summer? It’s even more appealing when the evening finally brings relief from a sweltering heat wave that’s been roasting the area for the past week. When the headliner is a little act... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP & PHOTOS: BABYMETAL at Rock on the Range – 05/20/18

Review and photos by Greg Maki ----- I’m a lifelong fan of hard rock and metal, and I’ve been one of two people running Live Metal since early 2006. So I’ve seen and heard a lot when it comes to heavy music, and it’s become increasingly rare to see something truly unique. That’s where BABYMETAL... Continue Reading →

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