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Monthly archive May, 2011
Maryland Deathfest 2011: my photos and a first take

Maryland Deathfest 2011: my photos and a first take

Maryland Deathfest 2011, a set on Flickr. So much to chew on from my weekend in Baltimore. Talked to a lot of folks, got a decent look at a few local areas, did some record shopping, and became acquainted with National Bohemian beer, a.k.a. Natty Bo, the cheap beer of choice in Baltimore. Plus, I...

getting ready for Maryland Deathfest, part 2: scanning the schedule

Now, which bands to see?  I know a handful of the older ones from having listened to and seen them in concert 20 or more years ago.   Still, there’s much catching up to do, and I’ve been digesting all the preparatory material I can find: the Inverted Umlaut podcast, the Invisible Oranges program guide, the Baltimore City Paper cover...
getting ready for Maryland Deathfest, part 1: statement of intent

getting ready for Maryland Deathfest, part 1: statement of intent

Grades have been turned in, the school year is over, and now I turn to more important responsibilities — road trip! In eight days I’ll be attending Maryland Deathfest to experience the state of the art in extreme heavy metal. As the event’s website states, “With an emphasis on diversity, the festival brings together the very best death...