Photos and words by Joshua Hoover
They stood in the cold, long line that wrapped around the block, waiting to get in as soon as doors opened to snag the perfect view. The crowd lined the rails and zealously guarded their spots on the floor. All faces were aglow with excitement. They ranged from kids as young as 6 to the most hardcore of grandparents.
…continue reading Rob Zombie in DC
I finally got to see Gwar live, and shoot it from the pit. I brought protective covers for my camera and wore an old t-shirt. I got into the pit and looked at the other photographers and noticed they were relatively clean and didn’t have as much protection on their cameras. Maybe I won’t get messy? I thought, but then literally thirty seconds in, I was blasted right in the ear by a cold stream of Gwar goo. HELL YEAH!
Click below for some pics that will MELT YOUR FACE OFF
If you’re unfamiliar with Gwar, shame on you. They’ve been around for almost 30 years, and they’re still kicking ass and taking names. Performing as beasts from another planet, they’re here to consume us lowly humans, and make us their slaves. And rock our faces off. Elaborate set pieces, head banging music, and of course gallons of fake blood sprayed liberally on the audience, all make up for a one of a kind act.
I had an amazing time. The audience was very rowdy, but in an appropriate and fun way. They were moshing and crowd surfing, but people weren’t trying to fight or be an ass. The stage theatrics alone is worth the price of admission, but their music is catchy and worthwhile. I rode home on the metro like this, and I think the dried blood running down from my ear may have disturbed a few people. Who knows. Rock and roll.
I wanted to share some links. Gwar has a new album, Battle Maximus and now a brand new animated cartoon, starring GWAR and Weird Al! Check it out on Funny or Die!. I also recommend Oderus reading Goodnight Moon.
Check out my pics below.
…continue reading Gwar in DC
Pearl Jam performed at Baltimore Arena last week. After 23 years, this was their first stop in Baltimore, but they put on a great show. Click below for some awesome pics.
…continue reading PEARL JAM
Last week I got to shoot Nine Inch Nails at the Verizon center in Washington DC. Trent is looking amazing at 48 years old. Check out a ton more photos below.
…continue reading Nine Inch Nails
I had an amazing opportunity last weekend to shoot a private acoustic performance from Atlas Genius at the Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick Maryland. Then I got to accompany them on a tour of the brewery, and then swing by the Fillmore Silver Spring and shoot the main concert. Lots of photos below. …continue reading Atlas Genius
Posted Sep 23, 2013 by Mr. Stinkhead
Filed under Concert
Imagine Dragons had a sold out concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion near Washington DC this past Friday.
The Neighbourhood opened for Imagine Dragons at a sold out show on Friday at Merriweather Post Pavilion, and it was amazing. The weather had started to chill just a little but the crowd kept it cozy and the bands made it electrified. Click below for a lot more pics.
…continue reading Imagine Dragons at Merriweather
Posted Sep 8, 2013 by Mr. Stinkhead
Filed under Comics
My son and some friends and I hit the Baltimore Comic Con this past weekend at the Baltimore Convention Center. We were there for toys, comics, meet some artists, and enjoy some great cosplay. We had an amazing time, and there was tons of stuff for the young children to participate in. I have to say, it’s a whole lot more fun when you dress up. Click below for more!
…continue reading Cosplay photos from the 2013 Baltimore Comic Con
Tickets!! (there are different packages)
Costume Contest (and weapons policy)
The Baltimore Comic Con is next weekend and it’s not too late to get tickets! Millionaire Playboy is going (in costume!) and we’ll bring you all the best sights and cosplay. In the meantime, check this out:
Did I mention that Jay and Silent Bob will be there?!
Ben Folds Five and Barenaked Ladies kept their cool for the Last Summer on Earth Tour as it coasted into the Merriweather Post Pavilion on Monday night. Temperatures were still in the high 80s even after the sun went down, but that didn’t stop the wave of hits and old favorites. Click below for more.
…continue reading Ben Folds Five Barenaked Ladies (and it was pretty fun)
Posted Jul 12, 2013 by Mr. Stinkhead
Filed under Concert
I have been busy as of late, but for good reason. Sunday I’ll be providing coverage of Lynyrd Skynrd at Jiffy Lube Live. Then Monday I’ll be covering Barenaked Ladies and Ben Folds Five (with Guster) from Merriweather. Then on Wednesday I’m covering the Washington Kastles match. Tickets are still available to all of these events.
On top of that I’ve just received confirmation I’m covering the Olympic Media summit this fall, where I’ll get to meet and photograph each of the Team USA athletes heading to Sochi for the Winter Games. Stay tuned!