Category Archives: Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis

Midnight Rider

Well hello everyone out there! It’s Gerard; aka “The Contract & Rider Connoisseur” here to once again burst your bubble surrounding the rock & roll lifestyle. Think about it.  You can really learn a lot about a person by the type of food they crave. It’s great to picture a certain country singer immensely enjoying his Oscar Meyer’s Lunchable, or that the only things listed on a certain punk band’s rider are the ingredients for Ants On A Log.  This is rock n’ roll, right?   My favorite part of reading through riders is finding specific items that can only be found in certain regions. It not only shows how much these artists travel but also demonstrates how something discovered on the road may really stick with them. Take this certain Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who released what… Read More >

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Pat Metheny Unity Group at Maryland Hall This Weekend!

Pat Metheny’s versatility is almost nearly without peer on any instrument. Over the years, he has performed with artists as diverse as Steve Reich to Ornette Coleman to Herbie Hancock to Jim Hall to Milton Nascimento to David Bowie.  Metheny’s body of work includes compositions for solo guitar, small ensembles, electric and acoustic instruments, large orchestras, and ballet pieces, with settings ranging from modern jazz to rock to classical. The year 2013 was a banner one for Pat Metheny. After being awarded his 20th Grammy, for Unity Band, and the release of his critically acclaimed recording of Tap: John Zorn’s Book of Angels, Vol. 20, Metheny received word that the readers of DownBeat magazine had voted to induct him into its Hall of Fame. Not only is Metheny the youngest member, but he is also only the fourth jazz guitarist… Read More >

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Rider Like the Wind?

Hello! I’m Gerard, just your friendly neighborhood Booking Assistant. You may know me by my random musical selections on the Friday playlist or my recent stint as the lead singer of KISS.  One of my main responsibilities is to review performers’ contracts and riders. As some of you already know, a rider is a list of just about anything an artist needs and deems necessary in order to perform to the best of their abilities. People always hear crazy stories about artist riders: only red peanut M&M’s with the peanut taken out or spring water only taken from the top of the Himalayas. Sorry to break it to you but it’s not as crazy as you would expect. Most things are pretty reasonable: six packs of a certain beer, Emergen-C, green tea, cookies. Sure there may be some exceptions, such… Read More >

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Ace Frehley of KISS on November 18 at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis!

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley invaded the 8-track machines and cassette decks of millions of teenagers and twenty-somethings as a member of what might be the most colorful — and wildly successful — rock n’ roll band ever. “Space Ace” will bring four decades of music wherewithal to Rams Head On Stage for a performance at 8 p.m. Nov. 18. Annapolis native Jimi Davies will open the show in support of Frehley. Frehley’s membership in KISS lasted nine years, from 1973-82. Following his tumultuous departure — he rejoined the band for a reunion tour in the mid-1990s and stayed through 2002 — Frehley continued making hard rock music with Frehley’s Comet, which originally included Anton Fig, then the drummer for the Paul Shaffer-led band on “Late Night with David Letterman.” “Space Invader” is Frehley’s newest album, released Aug. 19. Fans… Read More >

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