Marco Benevento shakes up The 8×10 on June 14, 2018. (Photo by Shantel M. Breen)
Editor’s Note: This year, we asked our bloggers to name their Top 10 shows of 2018 or choose their Top 10 photos of the year. We will run them over the course of mid-December as our Best of the Year posts.
This year has been a music filled year for me. I have managed to make it to over 80 shows in 2018 and some of these shows I had the pleasure of reviewing for Parklife DC. As I wrap up my concert calendar for this year, I started reflecting on my most memorable shows for 2018. I focused on shows that I felt were excited to photograph or the performance left an impression on me. In most cases, the shows in my Top 10 were the first time seeing the band perform and consequently, winning me over as a new fan. Listed in chronological order, my Top 10 will take you through 2018 and hopefully remind you of some great musical memories as well!
GWAR entertains eager fans at Baltimore Soundstage on Nov. 9, 2018. (Photo by Shantel Breen)
GWAR rocked the Baltimore Soundstage this past Friday as devoted fans crowded the front of the stage to take part in the theatrics! It was definitely a fun way to spend a Friday evening! Despite the passing of lead singer and front man, Dave Brockie in 2014, GWAR has carried on. This creative band continues to gather a devote fan base who come to their shows for not only the music, but to enjoy the show… the messy show!
Bent Knee (Photo by Chris Anderson)
Boston rock band Bent Knee popped in to Baltimore Soundstage recently for a quick set as they make their way around the United States on their latest tour. I got to see them a year ago, and I was looking forward to being surprised again.
Lee Ving fronts Fear at Baltimore Soundstage on Sept. 20, 2018. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)
Celebrating 40 years, hardcore punks Fear visited Baltimore Soundstage to rock irreverently in your face. Jason Nicholson got their faces on film.
Raymond Watts performs at Baltimore Soundstage on Sept. 10, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)
PIG rocked Baltimore Soundstage recently, opening Killing Joke on the goth pioneers’ 40th anniversary tour! Paivi snapped the show.
Killing Joke performs at Baltimore Soundstage on Sept. 10, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)
Killing Joke recently celebrated 40 years of trailblazing goth rock at Baltimore Soundstage. Paivi shot the band in action!
Fear (Photo courtesy Atomic Age Industries)
Hardcore punks Fear will celebrate the band’s 40th anniversary with a show at Baltimore Soundstage on Thursday, Sept. 20.