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 sold... 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 at... 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 2002... 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 will... 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 to... 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 band... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Atreyu – 11/17/21 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, Maryland

LIVE PHOTOS: Atreyu, Crown the Empire, Tetrarch, Saul, Defying Decay-----Review by Greg Maki-----Live music officially is back, and it would appear to be a difficult task to find a group of people more tickled by that prospect than the five members of Atreyu. The band’s “Baptize” tour brought it to Baltimore’s Rams Head Live on... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Myles Kennedy – 10/02/21 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, Maryland

LIVE PHOTOS-----Review by Greg Maki-----Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy closed his latest U.S. solo tour in fine fashion on a Saturday night in Baltimore. The word that keeps coming to mind as I think about his typically awe-inspiring performance is “genuine.” Gracious and thankful to be on tour after many months of uncertainty and for... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Black Stone Cherry & Pop Evil – 08/29/21 – Shiley Acres, Inwood, West Virginia

LIVE PHOTOS: Black Stone Cherry, Pop Evil, Tommy Vext, Zero 9:36, Like Machines, Lansdowne-----Review by Greg Maki-----For better or worse, live music is back. At my first show in about 21 months, at a converted farm in middle-of-nowhere, West Virginia, you would have had no idea that the COVID-19 pandemic still is in full swing... Continue Reading →

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 →

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