Editor’s note: This is a long overdue report from the show’s first engagement. Thankfully, it is more relevant now than ever since a second weekend of Gründlehämmer performances is fast approaching 2640 Space on the weekend of Feb 19th-21st (Fri – Sat @ 7pm, Sun @ 5pm). And this time, you’ll be able to take a part of it home with the 2-disc studio album packed with songs of heroic deeds and villainous mischief.
If you are feeling particularly generous, drop by and show your support Jan 28th @ the Brewer’s Art-hosted fundraiser.
All photos: Andy Cook
- MP3: Baltimore Rock Opera Society – Vengeance & Guide My Hand
- MP3: Baltimore Rock Opera Society – Hear Ye (rough mix) * preview track, the final version will be available along with the album, at the show dates.
When the four founders of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society talked up an epic production, they spoke every bit of truth. Epic is undoubtedly the best word to describe Gründlehämmer, the 3-hour long, debut rock opera from the creative quartet of director Aran Keating, music coordinator & actor Dylan Koehler, band director John DeCampos, and propmaster & floor manager Eli Breitburg-Smith. Read the rest…
MP3: Lizz King – Til’ They Do
Still have faith in the rock opera format, even after the Decemberists’ valiant but failed attempt at validating and reigniting interest in the genre earlier this year? Well, maybe Aran Keating, the AK from AK Slaughter, has the recipe for you in the form of Grundlehammer, a full-on and homegrown rock opera by the Baltimore Rock Opera Society.
Tonight’s show at the LOF/T in Load of Fun features AK Slaughter, Lizz King, Macgregor Burns, Wild Bonerz, and a host of others in a variety show benefit for the BROS production of Grundlehammer. Get in on it.