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 →

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 →

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