Integrity performs at Metro Gallery in Baltimore on Jan. 11, 2019. (Photos by Rashad Polk)
Hardcore legends Integrity, originally based in Cleveland, established a loyal following by releasing influential metalcore albums and consistently putting on memorable shows since the 1980s. Over the weekend, Integrity stopped by Metro Gallery for two sold-out headlining shows. The turnout on night one of the all-ages shows proved that Integrity continues to draw new fans.
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.
Nothing brings the noise at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Sept. 7, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)
Nothing, the Philadelphia-born band led by Domenic “Nicky” Palermo (former hardcore punk vocalist for Horror Show), is the story of a band and a man who has gone through a constant string of adversity but who perseveres in spite of (or perhaps because of) it. That perseverance was evident at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Friday.
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.
Ho99o9 perform at Baltimore Soundstage on April 8, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)
Rap-punk duo Ho99o9 collaborated with 3Teeth to release two songs recently — “Time’s Up” and “Lights Out.” The two Los Angeles bands then teamed up for the Lights Out America Tour, which played at Baltimore Soundstage on Sunday!
American Nightmare (Photo by Amy Lee)
Boston hardcore band American Nightmare released a self-titled third album on Feb. 16 via Rise Records, the same day they launched a North American Tour. That tour hits Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore, Maryland, on Friday, March 2.
Anti-Flag perform in Austin, Texas, on Feb. 1, 2017. (Photo by Clark Terrell for Do512)
I anticipated the concert by Anti-Flag at U Street Music Hall on Saturday would be a nostalgia trip. Boy, was I wrong.