Preview of Sunday for 2013 Maryland Deathfest

Ah, the bittersweet last day of the 2013 Maryland Deathfest. Who will you be scrambling to see? There are a lot of good bands today, and if this was the only day you bought a ticket for, you have made a good choice. Entrances open at 1:15 pm Rumor has it that the members of …

Preview of Saturday for 2013 Maryland Deathfest

Are you ready for the longest day of you life? That's Saturday at the 2013 Maryland Deathfest. You've barely had a chance to recover from Friday night's mayhem and debauchery when, whoops!, the bands get going again at the crack of noon. Entrances open at 12:00 pm I don't know why the video of Baltimore's Asthma …

Preview of Friday for 2013 Maryland Deathfest

Friday at the 2013 Maryland Deathfest sees the beginning of outdoor stage shows at the Sonar Compound as well as the first night of punk, crust and hardcore shows at Baltimore Soundstage. The two venues are about a 5 minute walk from each other (or more like 7-8 minutes if you are me), so plan …

Preview of Thursday for 2013 Maryland Deathfest

Here's an audio-visual preview of what to expect at the 2013 Maryland Deathfest Thursday night. I will try to post live videos for all the previews, unless I just can't find one or the sound is horrible. Then you will get a studio recording. (Remember that Evoken has been moved to Friday.) Thanks to Carrie …

Musical genre map creates new work procrastination tool

As if I needed another distraction from whatever I am supposed to be doing, a friend posted this link on Facebook last week. Every Noise at Once is nearly every musical genre mapped with representative song samples. Chamber Pop? What the heck is that? Let's give a listen. The clip played is The National "Fake …

BROS ‘Murdercastle’ slays musically, emotionally

Going to the theatre is not typically something I ever do, but when the production involves metal, murder and new friends, my interest is definitely piqued.  So it was with great excitement and anticipation that I waited in line outside the Autograph Playhouse (9 W. 25th St. Baltimore) for the opening night of  “Murdercastle”, the …

Metallomusikum featured on WYPR’s The Signal

For the most part, I am behind the camera and behind the microphone in my lame attempts to capture my view of the metal world. But I recently stepped in front of the microphone for this story by Aaron Henkin of WYPR in Baltimore for the weekly show, The Signal. There are a few factual errors. …

Twisted Sister still make me wanna rock

The last act I caught at this weekend's M3 Rock Festival was Twisted Sister. It was what my husband and I had waited all day for,  and they didn't disappoint. There's not much to say. They put on a great show as always, and the fans loved them. I was very happy that Dee did …

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 …