Banger and Thrash

  • What's up with heavy music

    Spring brings changes, and this year's changes start with the news that local record store Celebrated Summer is expanding in May. Residing in the back of Atomic Books in Hampden, the store will move next door when Atomic Books itself expands into an adjacent storefront. The additional floor space...

  • What's up with heavy music

    Oct. 4, Italian prog gods Goblin, known for scoring Dario Argento's best films, play the Ottobar with Secret Chiefs 3. This is an extremely rare performance that many in the U.S. have literally been waiting their entire lives for. Tickets are sold out, but check the internet? If you can't score...

  • What's up with heavy music

    August brings a lot of stellar shows, starting this weekend with Austin's Ancient VVisdom, Bloody Hammers, and Ilsa Aug. 9 at the Sidebar. The following night, Ghastly City Sleep-featuring Brandon Evans of Pg. 99, Kilara, and City of Caterpillar-closes out its summer tour at Club K with Thee Lexington...

  • What's up with heavy music

    The first round of Maryland Deathfest 2013 band announcements is out-even though, with Sonar shuttered, a venue remains TBD. Highlights so far include Venom, the return of Carcass, Pentagram, Pagan Altar, Pig Destroyer, and a couple dozen more (head to marylanddeathfest.com). Speaking of Pig Destroyer,...

  • What's up with heavy music

    Even though we managed to survive another Deathfest, the summer has plenty more heavy-music blowouts to offer. First up is the stoner rock/doom festival Moving the Earth, which is being held at the Windup Space on June 22 and 23. Headlining two days of fuzzed-out and tuned-down bands are the Convocation,...

  • What's up with heavy music

    January and February offer an incredible variety of shows. Of course, there is A389 Fest at the Ottobar, the Sidebar, and the Charm City Art Space, from Jan. 17-20. Among a long list of bands performing, the standouts include the Left for Dead reunion, Lack of Interest, Integrity, and Despise You,...

  • What's up with heavy music

    Co-ed feminist-hardcore band War On Women headlines Charm City Art Space's Rally for Marriage Equality in Maryland on Nov. 2 with Adults and Widow's Watch. As of last week, A389 Records has its entire discography up on Bandcamp, available for free streaming, entering the ranks of many awesome local...

  • What's up with heavy music

    Baltimore's two most notable heavy-music record stores are ending the year with shows. Celebrated Summer (3620 Falls Road) is throwing the Haunt of Forty, a 40th birthday bash for owner and forever-young hardcore kid Tony Pence (of Deep Sleep, Wargames, Never Enough, etc.) Dec. 14 at the Ottobar...

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