Low wows a sold-out show at the Metro Gallery on Sept. 11, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)
It may seem strange talking about a band that hails from Duluth, Minnesota, but there’s a feeling I get when I see them perform that makes it feel like they’re from here — Baltimore, that is. Possibly the first time I saw them was right across the street from the Metro Gallery, where they performed to a sold-out crowd Wednesday night.
Thunderpussy rocks the Metro Gallery on Aug. 11, 2019 (Photo by David LaMason)
I think it’s fair to say I was a fan before I’d even seen them. Through friends saying, “You have to see this band,” to amazing photos of their live shows, to (and most importantly) hearing that first song off their self-titled debut album, “Speed Queen,” I was hooked. But I hadn’t witnessed the force that is Thunderpussy a recent show at the Metro Gallery in Baltimore.
Sebadoh plays a sold-out Metro Gallery on June 19, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)
Back when I was in college, a friend and I drove down to the beach (about a three or four hour drive) at night straight to the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland; found a good spot; and proceeded to play (among other things) a stirring rendition of Sebadoh’s “Punch in the Nose” complete with clarinet solo and out of tune acoustic guitar. It was fun, sloppy, and exciting — much like the music that Sebadoh has been creating — off and on– for the last 30 years.
Skeletonwitch performs at Metro Gallery on May 5, 2019. (Photo by Andy Jillson)
Extreme metal masters Skeletonwitch pounded the crowd like a meat tenderizer, and proceeded to devour all radiant light at the Metro Gallery in Baltimore recently.
Actors perform at Metro Gallery on April 30, 2019. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)
Dark wave quartet Actors electrified the Metro Gallery in Baltimore recently, as the audience swooned over the intoxicating synthpop from frontman Jason Corbett and company. Paivi was there to take some pictures!
Actors (Photo by Kira Clavell)
From Vancouver, Canada, Actors bring their electrifying, modern take on post-punk and darkwave to Metro Gallery on Tuesday, April 30, in support of their debut full-length LP, It Will Come to You.
Adrianne Lenker mesmerizes at the Metro Gallery on Feb. 16, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)
Adrianne Lenker, front person for the band Big Thief, creates the kind of music that is both beautiful and heart breaking. It’s also easy to lose yourself in the stories she tells. And tell them she did at Metro Gallery in Baltimore recently.