Outside Lands/Sunday: Cage the Elephant – Atmosphere – The Dead Weather – M.I.A.

The last day of Outside Lands was a cold one. It went from 85 degrees the day before to around 60. Brrrr…… I thought I was early again, but walking up to the giant crowd at the Twin Peaks stage proved me wrong. The crowd had come early for buzz band Cage the Elephant, from […]

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Outside Lands/Saturday: The Dirtbombs – Street Sweeper Social Club – Mastodon – TV on the Radio – The Mars Volta @ Golden Gate Park, 8/29/09

I said I wouldn’t go. I absolutely hated last year’s festival. I didn’t care for any of the headliners this year, but they kept adding ‘my’ bands to the supporting roster…and then I decided to try my luck at getting a press pass, and I scored. A festival is much easier for me to cope […]

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Mini Review: Marilyn Manson, September Mourning @ The Warfield, 8/28/09

The last time I saw Manson at The Warfield, it was epic affair. In the past 2 months, I’ve somehow managed to see Manson 4 times. Since this fourth show fell in between my final NIN shows, I had been referring to it as a Manson sandwich; to which everyone collectively replied “ewww!”. But, hey, […]

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Mini Review: Early Graves, The Funeral Pyre @ Annie's Social Club, 8/26/09

I rolled out of the apartment at 10:30p…that should be enough time to catch half of the middle act and headliner of a 3 band billing that starts at 9pm, right? WRONG. HRC fail, Annie’s Social Club- or as I like to call it, the Anti-Social Club- fail- they switched the order of the bands. […]

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HardRockChick Interviews Carl Restivo aka The Wizard from Street Sweeper Social Club

Carl Restivo might think I’m stalking him. First, I saw him play in Satellite Party. Then, The Justice Tour. And then, I went to one or two or six NIN/JA(SSSC) shows. And then there’s Outside Lands this weekend…. Carl was gracious enough to take time out of his busy schedule to let me ask him […]

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A Warm Place: Nine Inch Nails @ Webster Hall, 8/23/09

Last night, the unthinkable happened. When Trent Reznor told us that there would be special guests and surprises on this final mini-tour, I don’t think any of us guessed this. I’ve been hearing Bowie rumors, making rare song wishlists….but The Downward Spiral in it’s entirety??? It’s as if TR reads what we guess and goes […]

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The Beginning of the End: Nine Inch Nails, The Horrors @ Bowery Ballroom, 8/22/09

I decided to approach this show like I was going to see any other band. I went to dinner, and went to the show shortly after the doors opened. It felt weird to not wait in line all day, but it was one of the best decisions I’ve made in a while. I just wanted […]

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My Life According to NIN

1992: I’m twelve years old, and I’m sneaking MTV late at night. My parents did not like me watching MTV- not because it was ‘the devil’- they aren’t religious freaks- but because it was part of the liberal media machine. Maybe it was Headbanger’s Ball…I can’t remember, but the video for ‘Wish’ came on. I […]

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Mini Review: Oxbow, Negative Trend @ Eagle Tavern, 9/20/09

When I say I’m a live music addict, I’m not fucking around. So when my friend asked me if I wanted to go check out this band at the Eagle Tavern yesterday, of course I said yes! Plus, this little writeup in SF Weekly intrigued me. I had never been to the Eagle Tavern before…it’s […]

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Hot Blooded Reptiles: Crocodiles @ The Rickshaw, 8/19/09

The Rickshaw is an out of sight, out of mind venue for me. I’ve seen some phenomenal shows here: M.I.A., Goblin Cock….but it’s generally the epicenter for the hip young crowd where scene is first and music is second. Which means HRC only goes there for must see shows. I walk in to the venue […]

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