Dazed and Confused: Zepparella, The Dave Rude Band @ Bottom of the Hill, 11/28/09

“Tribute bands often reflect what I like about rock ‘n’ roll more than the authentic bands they replicate” -’Dude Rocks Like A Lady’, Chuck Klosterman IV The tribute band is an interesting thing. I always wonder how it feels for the original band, to know that their music has inspired such a thing, but also […]

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The Teaches of Peaches: Peaches, Amanda Blank, Wallpaper @ The Regency Ballroom, 11/27/09

It was one of those nights that happens about once a month where I wanted to clone myself and attend multiple shows: Cannibal Corpse at The Warfield, Norma Jean at Slim’s, and Peaches at The Regency Ballroom. I chose the least likely show, Peaches. It was one of the increasingly rare nights where The Hipsters […]

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Far Beyond Driven: Vader, Decrepit Birth, Warbringer, The Amenta, Augury @ DNA Lounge, 11/25/09

‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving… I had anxiously been waiting for Vader- the other Polish metal band- to come to town after becoming obsessed with Behemoth this summer. However, when the show was downsized last week from the Regency Ballroom to DNA Lounge, I began to expect a drive by performance- a small crowd, a […]

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Red, White, and Green: GWAR, Job For a Cowboy, The Red Chord @ The Regency Ballroom, 11/24/09

Back in 2006, when I was still new to SF, I went to see GWAR at The Warfield. I had always wanted to see them. However, I had spent most of the early 2000′s out of the metal scene, trying to learn to love hip hop and indie rock because that was what the guy […]

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Made in Japan: Dir En Grey @ The Fillmore, 11/23/09

Over the years, Dir En Grey has come up as a band I should check out. I had tried listening to them several times, and it just never stuck. But when I read this article that talked about fans lining up the night before to see these guys- I knew there had to be some […]

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The Greatest Show on Earth: KISS, Buckcherry @ Oakland Coliseum, 11/22/09

KISS may have very well been my first concert shirt. I have a vague memory of being a little kid, back before my family’s business became successful and I wore hand me down shirts from my uncle (my mom’s little brother and I are closer in age than they are). I can remember wearing this […]

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Go Forth and Die: Dethklok, Mastodon, Converge @ San Jose Event Center, 11/21/09

It was my fourth and final show of what was nicknamed the Mastoklok tour. From the first show of the tour in Portland, to two Texas shows last week, to tonight’s final show of the tour in San Jose, I’ve followed the local metal legends, one of the most polarizing hardcore bands, my heavy metal […]

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Totally Folking Metal : Ensiferum, Blackguard, Lazarus A.D. @ DNA Lounge, 11/19/09

My night, like this tour, didn’t start off well. While immigration issues forced Hypocrisy and Ex Deo off this tour, list issues almost had me turning around and going back home. When I was greeted with that look and “I’m sorry but you are not on the list”, I almost left. Two times this week […]

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Keep Austin Weird: Dethklok, Mastodon, Converge, High on Fire @ Austin City Music Hall, 11/13/09

Friday the 13th. Normally, I like this day- but this day was far from normal. My reason for being in Texas was mostly for family. So on my trek from Houston to Austin, I visited my grandfather in a nursing home for what would probably be the last time. Then I visited my grandmother’s grave […]

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Houston, We Have A Problem: Dethklok, Mastodon, Converge, High On Fire @ Verizon Wireless Theater, Houston, TX 11/12/09

As I’m walking to the Verizon Wireless Theater from my hotel, where I’ve just left my mom who frets like I’m still 16, I get to thinking…I was born about 10 miles away from here! I went to my first concert maybe 5 miles away, at a rodeo at the Astrodome, which may or may […]

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