LIVE RECAP: Wednesday 13 – 09/22/22 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, Maryland

LIVE PHOTOS—By Greg Maki—The crowd was on the small side for Wednesday 13 on a Thursday night in Baltimore, but those who were there were treated to an exceptional, career-spanning performance from the one and only Duke of Spook. With no theatrics beyond the band members’ makeup and a few minor costume changes, the focus... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Blue Ridge Rock Festival – Day 2 – 09/09/22

By Greg Maki Still a relatively young event, the Blue Ridge Rock Festival has grown quickly to become one of the biggest rock festivals in the United States. Hosted by a new venue in 2022, the Virginia International Raceway, the festival featured a massive lineup of more than 180 acts performing on six stages across four full days... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Anthrax & Black Label Society – 08/18/22 – The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, Maryland

LIVE PHOTOS: Anthrax, Black Label Society, Hatebreed—By Greg Maki—If someone arrived here from another planet without a clue as to what metal is, I can think of no better way to explain it than to simply drop them into the middle of the crowd at this show. Each veteran act offers a different flavor—from the... Continue Reading →

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 →

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