Live Review: Mudhoney @ Baltimore Soundstage — 10/18/19

Mudhoney9Mudhoney blew the doors off the Baltimore Soundstage on Oct. 18, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)

Thirty years is a long time for anything, but for being in a band it can be a lifetime. That often means beating the odds and then some. But that’s just how long Mudhoney has been making some of the best garage rock ever put to plastic. The band took some of that great music to the stage at Baltimore Soundstage on Friday.

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Live Review: Pasadena @ Baltimore Soundstage — 8/3/19

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Joe Harkum (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

Baltimore’s reputation has taken a hit over the past year or so due to a recent spike in violence and crime in the city. Friday night, I got to witness first-hand how music can bring people together and help us to be bigger than our problems at Baltimore Soundstage thanks to Maryland’s own Pasadena.

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Live Review: HATE @ Baltimore Soundstage — 6/4/19

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Hate performs at Baltimore Soundstage on June 4, 2019. (Photo by Jamie Langley)

The Polish death metal group from Metal Blade Records graced Baltimore’s grungy streets recently, and I was all for it. They stopped by Baltimore Soundstage as a part of the Devastation on the Nation Tour and ravaged their way through a grueling set. It was a perfect way to set the tone for the rest of the bands on this tour, including Incantation, Belphegor, and Dark Funeral. Continue Reading

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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Live Review: Combichrist @ Baltimore Soundstage — 4/22/19

Combichrist 12 Combichrist performs at Baltimore Soundstage on April 22, 2019. (Photo by Andy Jillson)

The powerful electro-industrial metal band Combichrist stopped at Baltimore Soundstage recently while on their  “One Fire World Tour,” and I was there taking photos and rocking out. Combichrist, led by Norwegian vocalist Andy LaPlegua, played an intense set of songs consisting of hard-hitting male aggro-infused industrial beats, electronic mastery, and plenty of punk rock attitude and nightmarish theatrics.

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