Author Archives: Dave Barnhouser

TVD Live: M3 Rock Festival at MPP, 5/10-11

May 10th and 11th marked the 4th annual M3 Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. People traveled from as far as Australia to relive the music of the decadent ’80s metal scene.

Boasting bands such as Ratt, Queensryche, Dokken, Great White, Warrant, Skid Row, Night Ranger, and Kix, M3 had something for everyone, from the hard rocking and guitar shredding classics to the slower, heartfelt bad boy ballads. Check out a sampling of some of the bands from the festival.

Photos by Dave Barnhouser, 13th Hour Photography

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TVD Live: Scott Weiland at the 9:30 Club, 12/19

Christmas came to the 9:30 Club in the form of a yuletide performance by former Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland.

The set consisted of Christmas classics is a very mellow style ala Bing Crosby and David Bowie, with some STP hits thrown in to jazz up the evening. Check out some of the photos of this holiday show.

Photos by Dave Barnhouser, 13th Hour Photography

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TVD Live: Twisted Sister at Best Buy Theater, 12/17

When it comes to down and dirty rock and roll, there is no band who defines the term bad boys of rock better than Twisted Sister. So why should a Christmas show be any different?

Playing songs from both their A Twisted Christmas album, as well as hits from their thirty-five-year career such as ”Destroyer,” ”I Wanna Rock” and “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” Twisted Sister knows how to give a crowd exactly what they want. And for a sold out crowd in New York’s Best Buy Theater in Times Square last Saturday, that was a lot.

The nearly two hour set included a Twisted Santa Claus factory, crazy elves, smoking hot reindeer, snow machines, a giant Ozzy Osbourne statue, and all five original members of Twisted Sister. Dee Snider dressed as Santa entered on a sleigh pulled by scantily clad reindeer, giving presents to all the naughty boys and girls in the audience, in the form of condoms and candy canes pulled from a big red sack.

They tore into their first number, “Silver Bells,” followed with almost no pause at all by “The Kids Are Back.” The set was an even mix between all the rock we have known and loved for the past thirty-five years and the amped-up Christmas tunes that would be the center of that day’s Twisted Christmas.

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