Live Review: Tremonti @ Rams Head Live — 2/10/19

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Mark Tremonti fronts Tremonti at Rams Head Live on Feb. 10, 2019. (Photo by Chris Smyth)

With an opening machine gun of a riff, Tremonti started the night with “Cauterize,” the title track off of their 2015 album. The band, created by and named after lead singer and guitarist, Mark Tremonti, brought their brand of melodic, yet aggressive heavy metal back to Rams Head Live in Baltimore this past Sunday to open Sevendust.

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Snapshots: Vertical Horizon @ City Winery — 1/18/19

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Vertical Horizon performs at City Winery on Jan. 18, 2019. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)

Vertical Horizon released a new album, The Lost Mile, last year, but it wasn’t really on the mind of frontman Matt Scannell when the band performed at DC’s City Winery recently. Instead, the concert spanned the career of Matt’s band, founded originally in DC, with a big focus on Everything You Want, its 1999 hit album, Everything You Want, according to Setlist.fm.

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Live Review: Maryjo Mattea @ DC9 — 1/11/19

Maryjo Mattea @ DC9 Washington DC, 11/01/2019 Maryjo Mattea performs at DC9 on Jan. 11, 2019. (Photo by Paivi)

Willowy and chirpy, Maryjo Mattea did not at first seem like a performer who might draw comparisons to post-grunge women of the ‘90s. But once Maryjo started singing, she sang with gutsy fervor, eliciting smiles and dances as tunes tumbled out of her guitar and into our ear at DC9 recently.

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Music Park: Garbage @ Lincoln Theatre — 10/21/18

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Shirley Manson fronts Garbage at the Lincoln Theatre on Oct. 21, 2018. (Photos by Paivi; Words by Matt Fortwengler)

Garbage played to a sold-out crowd at the Lincoln Theatre Sunday, gracing us with the first of two nights of the Version 2.0 20th anniversary tour. This tour celebrates the multi-platinum selling and Grammy-nominated album that saw Garbage as one of the top alternative rock bands in the world.

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