Reminiscing with W.A.S.P. at M3 Rock Fest

No, I did not hang out with Blackie Lawless. But the entire vibe of the W.A.S.P. performance at the M3 Rock Festival last night did have the feeling of being a career retrospective. I guess that's what you do when you have been around in spandex for 30 years. During most of the songs they …

INTERVIEW: Bad Seed Rising make your dad’s rock cool again

Most kids balk at their parents’ musical tastes. But the members of the Maryland group Bad Seed Rising have not only embraced their elders’ love for old school heavy metal, rock and glam, they are writing songs of their own. These young musicians, aged 11-15, will take the stage at 6 p.m., May 3 at …

Spikes and spandex at the M3 Rock Fest

Every year, I pick at least one festival I would not normally attend, go with an open mind and see what happens. This year that festival will be the M3 Rock Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on May 3-4 in Columbia, Md. What’s so special about M3? What’s the draw? For people who dig what’s …