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

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Lajon Witherspoon fronts Sevendust at Rams Head Live on Feb. 10, 2019. (Photo by Chris Smyth)

It may look difficult to pull off a major stage show on the intimate confines of the Rams Head Live stage in Baltimore, but don’t try telling that to Sevendust, who put on a display that could counter any arena act. With exquisite lighting and smoke machines put to use with purpose, the guys in Sevendust brought a major stadium feeling into the club recently.

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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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Live Review: Walk the Moon @ Rams Head Live — 2/4/19

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Walk the Moon performs at Rams Head Live on Feb. 4, 2019. (Photo by Shantel Breen)

On Monday, Walk the Moon successfully delivered a performance that made everyone at Rams Head Live forget that the week had only just started! Fans did not waste any time getting to the show either as the venue filled in nicely very shortly after the doors opened. The vibe was like that of a weekend show — and by the time Walk the Moon took the stage, the show had sold-out.

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Snapshots: Lake Street Dive @ Rams Head Live — 1/3/19

LakeStreetDive Rachael Price fronts Lake Street Dive at Rams Head Live on Jan. 3, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Lake Street Dive kicked off 2019 on the right foot recently with a sold-out show at Baltimore’s Rams Head Live. The show continued the band’s successful Free Yourself Up Tour, begun last summer in support of its most recent album of the same name, released in May 2018 via Nonesuch Records.

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Best of the Year: Top 10 Concerts of 2018 by Kyle

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Gruff Rhys performs at DC9 on Oct. 11, 2018, in one of the best shows of the year. (Photos by Kyle Gustafson)

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.

Kyle Gustafson provided us his Top 10 concerts of the year — most of which he shot personally! Check out Kyle’s Top 10 shows.

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Best of the Year: Top 10 Concerts of 2018 by Shantel

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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!

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Live Review: Old 97’s @ Rams Head Live — 12/8/18

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The Old 97s bring their Holiday Extravaganza to Rams Head Live on Dec. 8, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)

The year 2018 was a busy one for the Dallas, Texas band the Old 97’s. Right on the heels of the critically acclaimed Graveyard Whistling, the band put together their first Christmas album; frontman Rhett Miller released his seventh solo album, The Messenger; and they celebrated 25 years as a band — a major milestone. All of that came together in a terrific concert at Rams Head Live on Saturday.

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