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M3 Rock Festival @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, 6/19/10

A few weeks back a friend and I decided at the last moment to go to the “M3” Festival (what does it stand for? We didn’t know, or really care). I was sucked into it by the line-up of ’80s metal/hard rock bands that I loved in middle school years. Some of those bands I still love! Some, less so. It promised to be a good mix of both. We didn’t rush — it was a hot summer afternoon, and beer was destined to be consumed, so it seemed prudent to take it easy. This meant that we missed a lot of the ear…

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Judas Priest w/Kix, Merriweather Post Pavilion, 8/22/09

Judas Priest twice in one summer! And my hometown heroes Kix ! Ha! It’s always great to have old-school metal to fall back on when indie rock starts boring me to tears. Going to see Priest again was a pretty random, last-second decision, and I probably would not have gone except that an old friend was kinda interested, and I have always sort of wanted to see Kix. Priest had been on tour with Whitesnake for much of the summer, but I never really gave a damn about Whitesnake. So I was pretty excit…