Grrl P0w3r: otep, Bury Your Dead @ DNA Lounge, 3/30/10

I walked into DNA Lounge to the growls of Through the Eyes of the Dead. Past the busy pit action, I made my way to a perch in the balcony. I had seen the prominent display of two members of this band wearing Meshuggah and Behemoth shirts on their MySpace page photo and set a […]

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Sludge Factory: Weedeater, Black Tusk, The Gates of Slumber, Struck By Lightning @ Elbo Room, 3/27/10

On Friday night, I was supposed to be in Oakland seeing Air, a French duo who makes electronic pop/rock music. Instead, I sat at home nursing the end of a week long flu-like illness and a bruised ego. In the last 7 days, I’ve been called “bat shit crazy“, “sexist”, and told to “get my […]

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Deoxyribonucleic Acid: Pentagram, Ludicra, Slough Feg, Orchid @ DNA Lounge, 3/24/10

“I think I can, I think I can…” I stood in front of the bathroom mirror giving myself a pep talk before departing for DNA. I reapplied my eyeliner extra thick so that no one could see the sickness in my eyes. There was no way I was missing this show, which was essentially part […]

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SXSW '10: Venomous: Black Cobra, Rwake @ Encore, 11pm, 3/20/10

I took my last stroll down Sixth Street, taking in the spectacle of people around me. I arrived at my final destination, Encore, a bit before 11p. I was supposed to be on the list for tonight’s show, but when I went to check in, they told me that list was actually for the previous […]

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SXSW '10: Not So Minipop @ Aces Lounge, 10pm, 3/20/10

I trotted down 6th street in a cold stupor, quickly sobering up from my Irish coffees. I walked in just in time to see Minipop begin their set. Minipop is from SF, but I came all the way to Austin to see them for the first time. Their psych pop is slightly out of my […]

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SXSW '10: The Oath: Street Sweeper Social Club, Diane Birch @ Billboard.com Bungalow, 9pm, 3/20/10

Before going back out again, my mom took me to a nice dinner since I had been so busy that I hadn’t eaten much more than a bag of peanuts since breakfast the previous day. Having family close to an event like this kinda ruled. At dinner, I decided it would be a good idea […]

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SXSW '10: Ice Cold Metal: Liturgy, Touche Amore, Howl, Iron Age @ Red 7, 1pm, 3/20/10

What the hell, Texas. You give me sunshine and 70 degree weather for two days and you decide to make my final day terrible by waking me up to a rainstorm at 5am, and then becoming so cold and windy that you blow my motel door open while I’m brushing my teeth in my underwear. […]

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SXSW '10: Ain't No Easy Way: Vagrant Records Showcase: J-Roddy Walston and The Business, School of Seven Bells, Murder By Death, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ La Zona Rosa, 8pm, 3/19/10

It was about 6pm when we got out of the Spin Party, and next up we had a mission. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club was playing at La Zona Rosa, and although it was a badge/wristband only show, we were going to go early and try our luck. When we arrived, we followed a sign telling […]

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SXSW '10: Head Like a Hole: Spin Party: Rogue Wave, Fucked Up, Miike Snow, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Hole @ Stubb's, 1pm, 3/19/10

The Spin Party at SXSW is generally one of the most coveted events to get into. When I heard that Hole would be playing the U.S for the first time in over a decade here, and Fucked Up were on the bill, I really wanted to go, but knew it would be impossible. However, due […]

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SXSW '10: Late Night w/ Goatwhore @ Headhunters, 1:30am, 3/18 (19?)/10

I’m speedwalking down the street, gingerly stepping around the intoxicated mix of musicians, attendees, and industry folks meandering around the street trying to decide if they should end their nights or not. I was not…..I still had one more in me, but since it was 1:20am and the set I had intended on seeing started […]

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