Industrial Strength: Psyclon Nine, Imperative Reaction, Dismantled, We Got This Far @ DNA Lounge, 9/29/09

“You’re not on the list”. Not the way I like to start a show. Someone at Metropolis dropped the ball, but….it happens. So I bought a ticket. It’s 8:30…and when I walk inside, locals We Got This Far are already on stage. I saw them open for 16volt earlier this year, and really liked their […]

Continue Reading →

Rain When I Die ~ An Evening with Alice in Chains @ The Fillmore, 9/28/09

If Nine Inch Nails has been the soundtrack to my life, Alice in Chains has tried to be the soundtrack to my death on multiple occasions. It all started off well – my first real kiss was while listening to the SAP EP. Then, when I was 14 years old, one day after school I […]

Continue Reading →

HRC's Musings: Coming Soon

Quite a few people have asked me what I’m going to do now that the NIN shows are over. The immediate answer is ‘I don’t have a clue’. A lot of HRC’s real estate went to NIN news and shows. It feels sad all on its own, and it makes me sadder when people feel […]

Continue Reading →

Top 5 Dream Songs

I’ve been having really intense dreams lately. I’ve also been having pretty serious insomnia issues- so perhaps my elongated naps are making for these crazy dreams. Dreams are always a mystery- what do they mean? Sometimes I don’t want to know. Alas….I bring you dream themed songs: Dream On / Aerosmith Dreams / Fleetwood Mac […]

Continue Reading →

You Should Check Out: Dirt Communion

Name: Dirt Communion From: Reno, NV Shares DNA With: Down, Goatwhore, The Sword Feels Like: A dirty communion on the banks of the Mississippi River Key to Success: I don’t know about you, but I generally never tire of the heavy, southern metal sound. Needs To Work On: Some of the vocals could use a […]

Continue Reading →

Shock and Awe w/ Five Finger Death Punch, Shadows Fall, otep @ The Regency Ballroom, 9/22/09

The ‘Shock and Raw‘ tour got off to an interesting start. After tour headliners Five Finger Death Punch’s record release party in Las Vegas last weekend, lead guitarist Zoltan Bathory went missing. After a couple days of speculation, and a fast approaching first day of the tour, he surfaced; unscathed and with little explanation. I […]

Continue Reading →

Top 5 Serial Killer Songs

I’ve always been a little obsessed with serial killers….well, ever since I went to see Silence of the Lambs when I was 10 years old. I have no idea how my parents let me see that, but that’s beside the point. I went on to study Abnormal Psychology in college, but decided against pursuing a […]

Continue Reading →

Like in the Nineties: Meat Puppets, Dead Confederate @ Slim's 9/19/09

It felt a bit odd as I walked down 11th Street past the Repulsion show at DNA Lounge, where a sea of metalheads in black took a cigarette break. I looked at them, wide eyed with a sense of longing. I really need a good metal show in my life right now. But I kept […]

Continue Reading →

Mini Review: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, YACHT @ Fox Theater, 9/9/09

I honestly had no business being at this show. It was initially supposed to be part of my ‘getting me through my post-NIN depression’ schedule. But instead, it became sandwiched between 2 NIN shows that I was flying in and out of LA for. But! I loves me some Karen O. I consumed mass amounts […]

Continue Reading →

NIN

The Day That NIN Went Away: Nine Inch Nails, Io Echo @ The Wiltern, 9/10/09

Let’s just say that Nine Inch Nails has been like my lover…perhaps my best friend….for a long time. NIN has been there with me through a lot. It has comforted me when I was sad; it has turned me on; it has introduced me to new people; it has given me inspiration. The break up […]

Continue Reading →

Page 1 of 212