LIVE RECAP: Ghost – 10/24/19 – Giant Center – Hershey, Pennsylvania

Live photo galleries: GHOST, NOTHING MORE-----Review by Greg Maki-----With reasonable certainty, I can say I was a witness to the first time anyone, anywhere, asked the following question: “Hershey, do you like to have your assess wobbled?!” Same goes for this one: “Hershey, do you like to have your taints tickled?!” CARDINAL COPIA (TOBIAS FORGE)... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Jinjer – 09/29/19 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, Maryland

LIVE PHOTOS: Jinjer, Sumo Cyco, Silence the Requiem-----Review by Greg Maki-----Early this year, I pegged Jinjer as the next metal band primed for an international breakout. With 2019 featuring a slew of high-profile festival appearances and sold-out headline shows around the world, I’d say that prediction was on the money. The fans were out in... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Alter Bridge & Skillet – 09/22/19 – MECU Pavilion – Baltimore, Maryland

LIVE PHOTOS: Alter Bridge, Skillet, Dirty Honey-----Review by Greg Maki-----Night one of the “Victorious Sky” tour, featuring co-headliners Alter Bridge and Skillet, took place at the MECU Pavilion in Baltimore, Maryland. Though it was the last day of summer, the season refused to release its grip on the area, although the hot day gave way... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: KISS – 08/21/19 – Hersheypark Stadium – Hershey, Pennsylvania

LIVE PHOTO GALLERY-----Review by Greg Maki-----Not to be confused with its "farewell tour" of 2000, KISS brought its "End of the Road World Tour" to Hersheypark Stadium and said goodbye to the region as only the "hottest band in the world" can. Forty-six years after forming in New York City, KISS filled a hot, humid... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Static-X – 06/28/19 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, Maryland

LIVE PHOTOS: Static-X, Wednesday 13, Raven Black-----Review by Greg Maki-----It was the early 2000s all over again, as the reconstituted Static-X, celebrating the 20th anniversary of its debut album “Wisconsin Death Trip” and the life of the late Wayne Static, led a bill featuring DevilDriver, fronted by ex-Coal Chamber vocalist Dez Fafara; Dope, also marking... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Epicenter – Day One – 05/10/19

Review and photos by Lizzy Davis-----Hard rock and metal fans in the Carolinas were caught by surprise late last year when independent festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents announced Carolina Rebellion was to be replaced in 2019. Plenty of questions and speculation arose, but DWP was quick to show it was devoted to creating a new... Continue Reading →

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 →

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