Snapshots: In This Moment @ UMBC Event Center — 7/31/18

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In This Moment performs at the UMBC Events Center on July 31, 2018. (Photo by Chris Smyth)

In a spectacular display of visual and auditory stimulus, gothic metal band In This Moment brought its unforgettable show to the UMBC Event Center in Baltimore, opening Halestorm. In addition to the smoke and lights of a traditional concert, In This Moment used set changes, face and body paint, many different masks, costume changes, and a stage covered with multiple crosses to capture the attention of their fans.

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Music Park: Halestorm @ UMBC Event Center — 7/31/18

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Lzzy Hale fronts Halestorm at the UMBC Event Center on July 31, 2018. (Photo by Chris Smyth)

One of the most powerful voices in rock and metal today is owned by Lzzy Hale. On Tuesday night, she put that voice on full display for a crowd of excited fans at the UMBC Event Center at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

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Snapshots: Blackberry Smoke @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 7/22/18

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Blackberry Smoke performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on July 22, 2018. (Photo by Chris Smyth.)

Bringing a taste of Southern rock ‘n’ roll to The Fillmore Silver Spring recently, the guys of Blackberry Smoke performed a long set for their fans. Touring in promotion of their new album, Find a Light, released in April, Blackberry Smoke mixed numerous new songs into their set — “Medicate My Mind,” “Run Away from It All,” “Lord Strike Me Dead,” and “I’ll Keep Ramblin'” were all played as part of their 19-song performance.

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Snapshots: The Magpie Salute @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 7/22/18

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The Magpie Salute performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on July 22, 2018. (Photo by Chris Smyth)

The magpie is a type of bird that is a member of the crow family. So it is not a stretch that multiple former members of The Black Crowes decided to reform under a new moniker as The Magpie Salute. Led by Rich Robinson, The Magpie Salute performed at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sunday, and we got some pictures of the show.

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Snapshots: Cloves @ 9:30 Club — 7/20/18

Cloves Cloves performs at 9:30 Club on July 20, 2018. (Photo by Chris Smyth)

Opening for Greta Van Fleet, Australian artist Cloves started off the evening at the 9:30 Club, moving around the stage with a fluidity and sultriness that commanded the attention of those in attendance

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Music Park: Greta Van Fleet @ 9:30 Club — 7/20/18

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Greta Van Fleet performs at 9:30 Club on July 20, 2018. (Photo by Chris Smyth)

The energy was high upon entering the 9:30 Club on Friday night. Fans lined up for hours in advance of the 8pm doors to ensure a spot along the barrier at the front of the general admission crowd for an up-close view of Greta Van Fleet, a band who has not yet released a full-length album.

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Music Park: Tony Bennett (and special surprise guest Lady Gaga) @ Wolf Trap — 6/23/18

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Tony Bennett performs with Lady Gaga at Wolf Trap on June 23, 2018. (Photo by Lock & Company)

Just minutes before showtime at Wolf Trap, an extremely bright double rainbow spanned across the sky, centering the venue beneath its colorful glow. The setting couldn’t have been more perfect to welcome a living legend to the stage.

Introduced by a recording from his friend Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, dressed in gray pants, a blue blazer, and sporting a mustache, hit the stage and was welcomed with a standing ovation.

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