11th Annual Maryland Independent Label Festival (M.I.L.Fest)


Forged from the bone-metal of ancient dragons, Megosh rises, and the gods tremble...

Baltimore's Megosh has been toiling behind the scenes for some time brewing up a catalog of high-energy intelligent rock. Their music is melodic with post-progressive elements and frequent forays into the territory of alternative metal, but they manage to maintain an overriding pop sensibility. Megosh somehow fuses these eclectic ingredients into a surprisingly cohesive stew, a sound that is clearly their own. Impressively complex instrumental material will certainly appeal to the musician but, with Megosh, songcraft still reigns- creative use of rhythm and catchy melodies are certain to captivate a wide audience. On top of all this, the front line serves up tasty three-part harmonies- something rarely heard on today's rock scene.

Bond and Bentley

The boys have tirelessly performed over 175 shows each year since 2009 in a nationwide effort to unite fans from Florida to Canada and Maryland to California. The group has also had the pleasure of playing alongside popular national acts such as: Citizen Cope, G. Love, Robert Randolph and The Family Band, Cake, Jimmies Chicken Shack, Fitz and the Tantrums, Matt & Kim, Wax, J Roddy Walston and the Business, Moe, Kellar Williams, Tea Leaf Green, Ballyhoo and Rachel Platten. Bond & Bentley is poised to break even further onto the national music scene with their inexhaustible work ethic, soul stirring melodies and unforgettable live performances!

Bridge To Divide

Bridge to Divide is a band from Westminster, Maryland. Beldning aspects of metal, funk, rock and progressive music ranging from melodic to brutally heavy. This is Bridge to Divide's home on Facebook. Here you'll find out all the things you can stand about the band. New song snippets, show schedules/announcements. Anything and everything BTD related.

Survival Of The Sickest

Originally forming in 2011 with remaining members, Neal Dyer on guitar and vocals, Brad Holbrook on guitar and vocals, and Jeff Vellines on lead vocals, Survival of the Sickest has recently added Jayslow on drums and brought back Bob Owens on Bass. This is a band dedicated to pushing the limits of creating music and performing the best live show a fan could ask for. Keep an eye out for new music, shows and everything to follow the new changes as S.O.S prepares to climb higher and do bigger things.

Fire In Elysium

Fire in Elysium is a five piece hard rock band based out of Baltimore, Maryland. Each member brings their own unique style and musical passion; when collaborated, far exceeds the boundaries of today's hard rock genre. This high-energy group provides listeners with their power originals that stands apart from today's field of cookie-cutter rock bands and is a true feast for the senses.

From Nothing

We are a 3 pc hard rock band from Baltimore MD
after a few years hiatus 2 former members of SWIRL got together are decided to write again and one thing lead to another and with the addition of Rob Landon decided its time to take it to the next level
we played live in the music scene for 12 years and now want to continue with this new project

Fast As Lightning

Blank Point Method

Robert McFreshington *
Aaron Hooper *
John "MacG" McGowan *
Tom McAteer *
Geoff Burroughs *

Joint Operation

We are a touring reggae/rock band based out of Baltimore, MD. We play a little bit of everything, and love to give our fans a party at every show! Check us out!

The Upstarters

The Upstarters consists of two young musical entrepreneurs - Kanika & Ryan I. Raines. Kanika currently devotes her time as the executive producer and host of popular TV talk show, The Talk Lounge. The Talk Lounge airs on the Fox This TV Network, Comcast, and online, reaching over 1 million viewers in the MD, DC, VA, GA regions. She has also serves as co-host on "That's the Reality of It", a weekly show airing on TV to over 90,000 viewers. Recognizing the new online media trend, Kanika is the co-founder of online TV network, Her Style TV, an online network for women. Her Style TV has successfully launched a very popular Her Style TV Blog and weekly Her Style TV Blog Talk Radio Show.

Kanika has performed at the historic Apollo Theatre in New York City and has opened for National recording artists Kem, Kindred the Family Soul, and Kevin Michael. She has appeared in concert with artists such as Frankie Beverly and Maze, Fantasia, Mario and Chuck Brown. Kanika is the lead singer of pop/rock band, The UpStarters, and is debuting her solo project, entitled "My Own Sound", featuring hit single, RUNWAY GIRL.

Ryan Raines has been teaching piano, bass, and guitar to classes of 20 and privately since 2006 and has founded bands that performed on national TV (WBFF FOX 45) and Radio broadcasts (WMBC). Ryan performs alongside legendary artists Angelo "Dr Madd Vibe" Moore of FISHBONE and Paul "H.R." Hudson of BAD BRAINS in Baltimore and Washington DC in a band called the "Dr Madd Vibe Late Bloomer Experience" (see the videos section to check these performances out).

"During my college years I have participated in activities that helped cultivate a balanced, cultured, and productive professional disposition. While being enrolled, I was Vice President of the international club. Studying business, I began using the tactics of academia in the real world -- building a multifaceted music career. My internship at WBAL / WIYY 98 Rock has served as a great conclusion to my college experience."

Ryan and Kanika recorded their debut album completely D.I.Y.


We are a Maryland-based band, writing and performing original content almost exclusively.

Leo & Cygnus

Born from the original music of Daniel Alvarez, Nicole Blickenstaff and Alex Barnett, the music is given life through the work and views of the entire band. Drawing from different influences like Bon Iver, Frank Zappa, Ingrid Michaelson, and world music like Samba, Soca, and Jazz they have created an all original sound. Members include: Daniel Alvarez - vocals and rhythm guitar, Nicole Blickenstaff - vocals and keyboard, Alex Barnett - Lead guitar and backing vocals, Kelsey Price - Drums and percussion, Christopher Au - bass.

Leo & Cygnus began in early October, 2013. Originally called Daniel & The Lion (Alex Barnett), the rest of the gang joined through the need for more voices and many more sounds. The name Leo & Cygnus was created by lead guitarist and songwriter Alex Barnett. Translated from latin, it means "Lion & Swan." In 2014 they have had a big year playing at Frozen Harbor Music Festival, Jam at the Dam, and Artscape. They are currently recording an album to be released in early 2015.

$17.00 - $20.00


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