The 2008 HardRockChick.com Awards

Best Shows: These 10 immediately come to mind as shows that really wowed me in 2008. 1. Nine Inch Nails, Deerhunter @ The Forum, 9/6/08 2. The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Bled @ BOTH, 4/7/08: 3. Marilyn Manson, Ours @ The Warfield, 2/20/08 4. Saul Williams, Dragons of Zynth @ Slim’s, 3/21/08 5. Black Rebel […]

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Trent Reznor: #1 Sexiest Male Atheist

My TR google alerts always reveal interesting things: from atheistmind.com Number 1: Trent Reznor (1965-) Career: American Singer and Producer for Nine Inch Nails Claim to Atheism: There are just some things that don’t seem very fair in the world, like this fucking hypocrisy of organized religion. I just don’t understand how people can blindly […]

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NYT Article: Songs From the Heart of a Marketing Plan

The New York Times recently featured an article discussing music licensing, and its potential effects on the creative process of creating new music in the future. You know, I’m really starting to get sick of the whining about the music industry not being what it used to be. It is what it is, and let’s […]

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It Was a Rockin' Year: 83 Shows, 211 Bands, Lots of Memories, and one tired Hard Rock Chick

Now I know why I have been walking around in a fog over the holidays- I went to 83 shows this year! I beat last year’s 54 shows by a pretty impressive margin. Can I beat this next year? We’ll see….but in the meantime I think the bio is going to need to change—> Here’s […]

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Metallica, Lamb of God, The Sword @ Oracle Arena, 12/20/08

In 1992, when I was 12 years old, I asked my parents if I could go see the Metallica and Guns ‘n Roses show (which was supposed to be supported by Nirvana) in Houston. They told me, “sure, if you wear a football helmet”. I said, “no problem”. They rescinded the offer. Fast forward to […]

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Pink is the New Blog's Reznor Interview

A very nice interview, Trent (both of you). This proves that bloggers do it better. ~Trent on New Wave, Band Camp, Malcolm Gladwell, Experiencing Music, and Coming Down off a Tour: Trent Reznor Interview, 12.13.08by trentisthenewpink

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An Evening with The Black Crowes @ The Fillmore, 12/19/08

I think I bought the tickets for this show six months ago. Many tickets have arrived and gone since then, but these had safely stayed in my ticket envelope as what would be one of my last shows of the year. Somehow The Black Crowes have always eluded me. I never quite understand how this […]

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Suck

At first I thought that one of my fave books You Suck, was being swept up in the current vampire craze (which I luv, BTW), but it might even be better:

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rock out SF: the black crowes, metallica, the sword

thursday/december 18: high on fire @ gamh friday/december 19: the black crowes @ the fillmore saturday/december 20: metallica/lamb of god/the sword @ oracle arena sunday/december 21: fall out boy @ gamh! (kidding) monday/december 22: -pass- tuesday/december 23: lil’ wayne @ oracle arena wednesday/december 24: jingle bells jingle bells

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My NIN Weekend: Nine Inch Nails, The Bug @ Arco Arena/Sacramento and Planet Hollywood/Las Vegas, 12/12-13/08

It is with great pleasure that I spent some of my final concert experiences of the year with NIN. Though the 48 hour period following them on the last two dates for Lights in the Sky in Sacramento and Las Vegas was rather grueling, it somehow made my year feel complete. Seeing the first and […]

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