Live Review: Slayer @ Merriweather Post Pavilion — 5/14/19

Slayer 1 Slayer performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion on May 14, 2019. (Photo by Andy Jillson)

The almighty fast, aggressive, and nightmarish Slayer rained blood and fire during their recent performance at Merriweather Post Pavilion. The divine “Big Four” thrash metal gods fucking pummeled the audience with some of the most intense and moving music known to man. Continue Reading

Live Review: Jim James @ 9:30 Club — 5/17/19

Jim James @ 9:30 Club
Jim James and his band perform at the 9:30 Club on May 17, 2019. (Photo by Matt Ruppert)

Jim James has a totemic hold over the indie-rock scene — My Morning Jacket very much a universe unto itself (I bristle at the idea of calling them a jam band). Jim dropped by 9:30 Club for a pair of solo shows recently, and I caught the first of the two.

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Live Review: My Brightest Diamond @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 5/16/19

MyBrightestDiamond2My Brightest Diamond dances the night away at the Rock and Roll Hotel on May 16, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)

My Brightest Diamond, the creative vehicle for artist Shara Nova, has constantly evolved over the past decade. The evolution continued at Rock and Roll Hotel recently.

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Snapshots: Sevendust @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 5/15/19

Sevendust May 2019 14 Sevendust performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on May 15, 2019. (Photo by Chris Smyth)

Sevendust returned to the Baltimore-Washington area for the second time in 2019. In an opening slot ahead of In This Moment at The Fillmore Silver Spring, Sevendust continued on their All I See Is War Tour. We got some pictures of the band in performance.

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Snapshots: Nitzer Ebb @ Baltimore Soundstage — 5/15/19

nitzer_ebb-6_DS307810 Nitzer Ebb performs at Baltimore Soundstage on May 15, 2019. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)

The Baltimore Soundstage swelled to near capacity recently as Nitzer Ebb prepared to take the stage. And the crowd throbbed in time to the angry industrial dance that propelled Nitzer Ebb to the spotlight in the ‘80s and continues to sustain them.

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