Kix, Baltimore's best-known "hair metal" band, kicks off the M3 Fest at Merriweather Post Pavilion this evening. WASP co-headlines tonight's show, while Bret Michaels, Twisted Sister, Great White, and many others are on tomorrow's bill. Although Kix got lumped with all the hair metal groups in the 1980s, that wasn't entirely fair, because Kix had enough punk intensity, Stones swagger, and good humor to transcend that limited genre. The band's new Live in Baltimore CD/DVD convincingly drives home that point, and you can check out my review in our May issue. The M3 Fest also promises two days of amazing people watching!
Photo: Courtesy Kix