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.
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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.
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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.
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The Lumineers played their biggest show on their tour yet at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Friday night. The crowd ate up every minute. The quintet kicked off with Submarines and finished up with Big Parade. Click below for more pics from the show.
And a reminder they will be appearing on The Colbert Report on Monday night on Comedy Central.
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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.
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Posted Jul 12, 2013 by Mr. Stinkhead
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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!
Posted Jun 12, 2013 by Mr. Stinkhead
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Folk superstars Of Monsters and Men performed at the Merriweather Post Pavilion last night to an enthusiastic crowd. They kicked off with Dirty Paws, and because they have just one (full-length) album, the crowd knew all of their songs. Other favorites were Six Weeks, King and Lionheart, Lakehouse and of course Little Talks. Bonus points for not closing with that one, and for getting straight to the encores without any BS.
This was an amazing show, and the energy was pure and bountiful.
Click below for a bunch of pics!
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The Candlebox show at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis, MD gave fans the opportunity to see a rock band in a unique setting. It is a small, intimate venue with seated tables, more conducive to a jazz trio than a five member rock band. What could have been a drawback shaped a rare experience. Fans got to watch the band close up and with a more direct connection. Lead singer, Kevin Martin, used the intimacy to share stories about the the band and many of their songs.
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Third Eye Blind provided an exclusive performance for the fourth annual Ryan Zimmerman Night at the Park benefiting his ziMS Foundation for MS research and awareness. This one evening at the Nationals Stadium alone raised over $300,000 for the foundation. Several Nationals players were on hand to see the concert and mingle with the crowd.
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Posted May 23, 2013 by Mr. Stinkhead
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We had two photographers in attendance, so we have a double serving of KORN photos for you. Two of our photographers, Mr. Stinkhead and Joshua Hoover, got their faces melted off in the pit at the Fillmore Silver Spring on Tuesday night. It was great seeing the return of Brian “Head” Welch after his extended absence. With the energy and togetherness on the stage no one could tell that Head had been missing from the band for several years. KORN played for almost two hours, and the (all ages) crowd was eating it up. Seriously, there was a seven year old kid in cornrows.
Starting off the show with some old school Korn tracks such as Blind and Ball Tongue got the crowd pumping from the first cymbal taps. From that point on the building was a seething mass of anger, pain, excitement, heat, and joy. This was Korn at their best. The setlist also featured many favorites like Freak on a Leash, Falling Away from Me and Got the Life, but a sweet surprise was the Floyd cover Another Brick in the Wall. It’s been too long since KORN was touring in the area, and this show proved that they had the drive, as well as the fans to take the ride.
Did you miss this show, but still need a dose of metal in your veins? You can still get tickets to the Marilyn Manson/Alice Cooper/GWAR show at Merriweather.