LIVE RECAP: John 5 & The Haxans – 05/15/22 – Rams Head on Stage – Annapolis, Maryland

LIVE PHOTOS: John 5, The Haxans—By Greg Maki—Rams Head on Stage, in downtown Annapolis, Maryland, is such a strange place for a rock show. With the audience seated at tables in a small room, it feels more like a comedy club than a concert venue. The night’s opener, The Haxans, leaned into the unusual setting,... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Sevendust – 05/13/22 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, Maryland

LIVE PHOTOS: Sevendust, All Good Things, Plush, Deepfall—By Greg Maki—Nov. 13, 2001, is a day I remember well. Working a late shift at my then-new job, I drove to the nearest Best Buy in the morning—about 40 miles away—to make an eagerly awaited CD purchase: “Animosity” by Sevendust, which over the course of its first... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Trinity of Terror Tour – 04/27/22 – Chartway Arena – Norfolk, Virginia

LIVE PHOTOS: Fame on Fire, Ice Nine Kills, Black Veil Brides, Motionless in White—By Greg Maki —Arguably the hottest metal/hard rock concert ticket of spring 2022, the Trinity of Terror Tour saved its most ambitious booking for last: the 9,000-seat Chartway Arena on the campus of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. And while not... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Shinedown – 04/20/22 – Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena – Catonsville, Maryland

LIVE PHOTOS: Shinedown, The Pretty Reckless, Diamante—By Greg Maki —It’s been a steady upward climb for Shinedown in the 19 years since the release of its debut album, “Leave a Whisper.” As the hits have piled up—current single “Planet Zero,” from the forthcoming album of the same name (July 1), is Shinedown’s 18th number one... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Jerry Cantrell – 04/08/22 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, Maryland

LIVE PHOTOS—By Greg Maki —A nearly packed house greeted Jerry Cantrell when a rare solo tour brought him to Baltimore’s Rams Head Live, and the Alice in Chains guitarist/vocalist/songwriter delivered an enthralling performance lasting nearly two hours. Mixing songs from his three solo albums (including five from 2021’s “Brighten,” though unfortunately just one from his... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Mammoth WVH & Dirty Honey – 04/01/22 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, Maryland

LIVE PHOTOS: Mammoth WVH, Dirty Honey —By Greg Maki—When it rolled through Baltimore on a Friday night, the “Young Guns” tour felt like a “remember when” kind of show. As in, years from now, when Mammoth WVH and Dirty Honey are two of the biggest rock bands in the world, the people who were there... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Underoath & Spiritbox – 03/18/22 – The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, Maryland

LIVE PHOTOS: Underoath, Spiritbox, Stray from the Path—Review by Greg Maki —It was the day after St. Patrick’s Day, but there were no hangovers in sight this Friday night at the sold-out Fillmore Silver Spring. The touring package underwent some last-minute shuffling following the break-up of Every Time I Die, with two acts stepping in... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators – 03/09/22 – The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, Maryland

LIVE PHOTOS: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators, Plush—By Greg Maki —Slash’s reunion with his “other” band in 2016 might have been the best thing his solo project, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators, could have asked for. Without Guns N’ Roses songs sprinkled liberally throughout the set list of live shows, the... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Ghost & Volbeat – 02/08/22 – Giant Center – Hershey, Pennsylvania

LIVE PHOTOS: Ghost, Volbeat, Twin Temple—By Greg Maki—Some things never go out of style, not completely—arena rock, die-hard devotion to your favorite band, the devil. In fact, Satan was nearly as big a star as any of three acts on the bill when the Ghost/Volbeat co-headline tour rolled through the sweet spot of Hershey, Pennsylvania.... Continue Reading →

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