Gig Reviews

Halestorm confirm modern rock star status in Baltimore

On a warm, summer Sunday evening, Lzzy Hale and Halestorm dropped a 16-song set like a bomb on the crowd of Metalheads at the MECU Pavilion in Baltimore, MD. Photo: @oddrockerphotography @halestormrocks

The Pretty Reckless, The Warning, and Lilith Czar rock Baltimore

The Pretty Reckless, The Warning, and Lilith Czar. MECU Pavilion, Baltimore. Sunday 17 July 2022. Mick Sprouse reports on three excellent bands, with Halestorm. @lilithczar @oddrockerphotography

The Struts continue their ride to the top

Concert Review. The Struts / Cardinal Black. Shepherd's Bush Empire. 14 July 2022. The Struts are an offering and have a claim to true rock' n' roll good times.Photography: @robert_sutton_photography Words: @monty_sewell @thestruts @thecardinalblack @o2sbe

Vulvodynia, Pintglass, Emerald Eyes and Abuse at The Junction, Plymouth

Vulvodynia, Pintglass, Emerald Eyes, Abuse. The Junction, Plymouth. 9 July 2022. Jools Green reports on a night of live Death Metal. Photography: @keithconlinphotography @vulvodyniaslam

Autograph, Vixen and Slaughter lead Enfield’s Fourth of July party

In the town of Enfield, CT, on 9 July 2022, rock fans made their way down to the Fourth of July Town Celebration lead by Slaughter, Vixen and Autograph.Words and Photography: @taylorcamphotos @vixen_band

Jerry Cantrell Brightens London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Jerry Cantrell, Shepherd's Bush Empire. 7 July 2022. Tonight was a stunning trip through Alice In Chains and Cantrell's solo standouts.@sarajanehardingtvproducer Photography: Stuart Garneys @jerrycantrell @aliceinchains

Tremonti turn up the heat to a volcanic level in Shepherd’s Bush

Gig review. Mark Tremonti, Shepherd's Bush Empire – 29 June 2022. Tonight was a community, happy to be back together again with Mark Tremonti the perfect host.Photo: @rock_pixs Words: @pmonkhouse1 @markttremonti @officialalterbridge

The Raven Age and HAWXX pour their all into sweat-drenched, visceral performances

Concert review. The Raven Age, HAWXX. Shepherd’s Bush Empire – 29 June 2022. These are musicians pouring their all into sweat-drenched, visceral performances.Photography: @rock_pixs Words: @pmonkhouse1 @hawxxmusic @theravenage

Hyde Park / The Rolling Stones still the cream of the crop

The Rolling Stones – Hyde Park. 3 July 2022. 'The World's Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band,' are back and showing exactly why they're still the cream of the crop.Photo: @robert_sutton_photography Words: @pmonkhouse1 @therollingstones @mickjagger @ronniewood @officialkeef

Hellfest 2022 / Metallica close a truly legendary festival in rock and Metal history

Sunday morning begins at Hellfest 2022 with a sense of anticipation in the air and long lines at merch stands for Metallica EU '22 tour shirts.Photo: @aggieanthimidou @metallica @kahmel_farahani @hellfestopenair #hellfest

Hellfest 2022 / all eyes and ears await Guns N’ Roses on Saturday night

Following a week of superb performances from so many bands, Saturday night at Hellfest 2022, all eyes and ears await Guns N' Roses. Hellfest 2022 - 25 June 2022@hellfestopenair #hellfest @kahmel_farahani

Rival Sons are writing their own story, epic chapter by epic chapter

Rival Sons. Norwich UEA. 27 June 2022. Live concert review. Words: @pmonkhouse1 Photography: @rock_pixsThere seems no intention to do anything but carrying on their march towards legendary status. @rivalsons

The Black Crowes – Shake Your Money Maker 30th Anniversary tour hits Vienna, VA

Gig/Concert review. The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker 30th Anniversary tour. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts - Vienna, VA. 23 June 2022 @theblackcrowes Photo: Mike Sprouse

Dirty Honey / Norwich witness the future of proper rock

Dirty Honey, Norwich UEA. 27 June 2022. How Dirty Honey got this good, this is a mystery that only they know, but they're headed towards arenas, their name soon to be twenty feet high on billboards and marquees. Words: @pmonkhouse1 Photography: @rock_pixs @dirtyhoneyband @uniofeastanglia

Myles Kennedy, the true gent of rock, leaves us wanting more at Hellfest 2022

Review. Myles Kennedy, Hellfest 2022. The sun is high in the sky as if to match the effervescent performance of Alter Bridge star frontman Myles Kennedy.Photo: @aggieanthimidou @officialmyleskennedy @hellfestopenair #hellfest @danybass18 @officialalterbridge @myleskennedybelgium

Hellfest Week Two – Live updates: Bring Me The Horizon, Pentagram

Hellfest 2022, Week two. MetalTalk live updates from Hellfest, Clisson, France. Bring Me The Horizon, Pentagram@helloweenofficial @danybass18 @hellfestopenair #Hellfest

Hellfest / Baroness convey a transfixing experience from start to finish

Delivering an intense Hellfest set, loaded with incredible dynamics and as tight as they come, the stage presence of every single member of Baroness is simply electrifying. @danybass18 reports. @yourbaroness @hellfestopenair #hellfest Photo: @ya_cheng_photography

Airbourne come into their own in front of a massive Hellfest crowd

After closing down the main stage last week, this time, the hard-rocking Aussies are playing to an absolutely packed crowd in the afternoon sun. Photo: @aggieanthimidou @airbourne @hellfestopenair @kahmel_farahani #hellfest
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