Formed in 2004, indie rockers, Cold War Kids, from Long Beach California, are still going strong. Following an appearance at the Firefly Festival, Cold War Kids stopped by Rams Head Live in Baltimore on Sunday, and Shantel Breen went to check out the show.
Kali Uchis performs at Rams Head Live on June 7, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)
Radiating Selena-esque vibes, Kali Uchis recently took to the stage at Rams Head Live, and she started her show with “Speed,” “Rush,” and my personal favorite “Nuestra Planeta” (which translates to “Our Planet” in English). She blends soul/psychedelic with reggaeton vibes and adds a sprinkle of pop. Her voice can perfectly blend all those genres and she makes it work.
The Afghan Whigs have been playing their brand of rock channeled through a heavy dose of dark soul for over 30 years. In fact, 2018 saw the 30-year anniversary of their debut Big Top Halloween. So, it’s a testament to their longevity that last year they released one of their best albums, In Spades, in their extensive catalog. Maybe it’s due to the steadfast style Greg Dulli (vocals/guitar/keys) and company — which also includes John Curley (bass), Rick G. Nelson (guitar/keys/violin), Jon Skibic (guitar), and Patrick Keeler (drums) — haven’t tried to change that unique style.
In a great show at Rams Head Live in Baltimore on Friday, The Afghan Whigs gave that style its due.
Brooklyn industrial trio The God Bombs — consisting of Justin Symbol, Jabbath Roa, and Edrick Supervi — opened Ministry on their latest North American tour, which just wrapped Saturday. The tour stopped at Rams Head Live on Monday, April 23, and we previously brought you shots of Ministry and pix of Chelsea Wolfe. Jason Nicholson was there to shoot the action, and now here are some pictures of The God Bombs as well.
Justin Hawkins is one of the most charismatic frontmen working the stage today. Surely, he would be easily as comfortable as a silver-tongued guest at the upcoming nuptials of Prince Harry or a freewheeling interloper in the seediest of bars. The singer and his band The Darkness deserve a lot of credit for a revived international interest in hard glam rock in the early years of this century, and they demonstrated their irrepressible talent in a brilliant show at Rams Head Live in Baltimore on Tuesday.
There is nothing subtle about Ministry. From the start of their show at Rams Head Live in Baltimore on Monday, frontman Al Jourgensen and his motley crew took straight aim at President Donald Trump with songs from new album AmeriKKKant, released in March via Nuclear Blast. The resulting 15 songs of industrial metal satisfied the black-clad crowd in attendance to seek a salve to unspoken wounds.