Posts Tagged ‘Helmet’

It was the early ’90s. Seemingly out of nowhere, a little grunge band called Nirvana began outselling massive commercial artists like Michael Jackson. This immediately caught the attention of the giant record companies. These small underground bands branded as “alternative” or “post-punk” went from being inconsequential to being potential behemoths in record sales—and the hunt began.

Hungrily sweeping for the next Nirvana, a buying frenzy ensued as small indie labels were bought out by the commercial labels on a never before seen scale. A&R execs would see random alt-rock bands perform in a bar and appear after their set offering unheard of financial offers and immediate global exposure. It seemed these band members were set for life. So what happened?

Verity is revealed in Underground Inc.: The Unsung Story of Alternative Rock, an upcoming documentary on the alternative punk and metal scene in the ’90s. Told by the artists who pioneered a sonic subculture, this feature-length documentary tells the real story of the ’90s, exposing viewers to a catalog of the era’s rarities and buried treasures, while reliving the struggles, triumphs and tragedies, as well as the debauchery. Underground Inc. will dig beneath the manufactured truth to explore what really happened, exploring a time unlike any other in the music industry. (more…)

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Shindig Music Festival. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

Set times for this year’s Shindig Music Festival, set for Saturday, Sept. 19, in Baltimore’s Carroll Park and featuring headliners Godsmack and Stone Temple Pilots, have been announced. The event will feature two stages with live music from 1 to 11 p.m. and no overlapping sets.

Gates will open at noon. Set times are as follows. (more…)

Sully Erna of Godsmack

Sully Erna of Godsmack

This year’s Shindig Music Festival, set for Saturday, Sept. 19, in Baltimore’s Carroll Park, will feature headliners Godsmack and Stone Temple Pilots.

The lineup also includes Anthrax, Chevelle, Helmet, Reverend Horton Heat, Nothing More, Crobot and another band that will be announced after May 16. Local acts Silvertung, Black Angel Down and More to Monroe fill out the bill. (more…)

Rob Zombie

Rob Zombie

Saturday, May 22

Monster Stage:
GODSMACK, THREE DAYS GRACE, RISE AGAINST, DEFTONES, PAPA ROACH, PUDDLE OF MUDD, DROWNING POOL, SEVENDUST

Kicker Stage:
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SKILLET, HALESTORM, ADELITA’S WAY, VIOLENT SOHO, RICHY NIX

Jagermeister Stage:
HELMET, NONPOINT, JANUS, TADDY PORTER, LIKE A STORM

Sunday, May 23

Monster Stage:
LIMP BIZKIT, ROB ZOMBIE, SEETHER, SLASH, THEORY OF A DEADMAN, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, APOCALYPTICA

Kicker Stage:
MASTODON, COHEED AND CAMBRIA, ANBERLIN, CIRCA SURVIVE, AIRBOURNE, SHAMAN’S HARVEST

Jagermeister Stage:
MUSHROOMHEAD, TAPROOT, YEAR LONG DISASTER, NOISE AUCTION, STATE YOUR CAUSE (more…)

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Rock on the Range 2010. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)