The Old Days: Days of the New, Nova @ Avalon Santa Clara, 4/28/10

“The shelf in the room has been so true I can hide in the shelf in the room” I remember hearing this song on the radio in 1998, when I was a senior in high school. There was something about it that haunted me. I probably had to hear it several more times to catch […]

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Hot Topic: H.I.M., We Are The Fallen, Dommin @ The Regency Ballroom, 4/20/10

Once upon a time, there was a teenage girl who was into rock music. Her room’s centerpiece was a stereo system, otherwise decorated with Rolling Stone magazines and posters of musicians on the wall. She hand-painted her converse, wore hand-me-down clothes, and had self-dyed hair. While she was friendly with the jocks, the preps, the […]

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HardRockChick Interviews Evile

Evile. EVILE! EVILE!!! Ever since I started listening to Evile last year, I have been unable to say the word evil anymore. It has been replaced by the word evile for the indefinite future. What started as a one on one with Ol ended up being a full band interview before their set at the […]

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Accessory to Murder: Killfest| Overkill, Vader, God Dethroned, Warbringer, Evile, Woe of Tyrants @ The Regency Ballroom, 4/18/10

“There is a correlation between hotter weather and more murders in nearly every US city.” It was the warmest day San Francisco had seen in 2010. On my way to the venue, an unusual number of shady characters catcalled and said unrepeatable things to me. I was filled with murderous intentions. Upon entering the venue, […]

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Post-Punk: Public Image Ltd. @ The Regency Ballroom, 4/17/10

I started watching MTV when I was 8 or 9 years old, when it was in it’s prime. While I played instruments, I always kinda knew I wanted to do something in music that didn’t involve actually playing the music. I just took about a 10 year detour before re-realizing that and starting this site. […]

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Faster, Slower: Earth, Wolves in the Throne Room @ Slim's, 4/16/10

It was the kind of day where the music addict in me took over, tried to do multiple crazy things, and failed to get it’s fix. On Thursday, it was leaked that Soundgarden would be doing a secret show Friday night in Seattle. I was thisclose to hopping on a plane with no idea of […]

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Death & Taxes: The Dead Weather, The Ettes @ The Fillmore, 4/15/10

It was love at first sound. Last time I saw The Dead Weather, on the chilly third day of last summer’s Outside Lands, I went from skeptical to smitten in about 60 seconds. It was that. good. Alison. Jack. Dean. Jack. Three normal sounding names for four not very normal people. The kind of chemistry […]

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Confessions of a Casual FNM Fan: Faith No More, White Trash Debutantes, Neil Hamburger, and the El Camino High School Cheerleaders @ The Warfield, 4/14/10

I went to this show afraid. Very, very afraid. I’ve always heard people talk about Faith No More, and Mike Patton in particular, with a certain tone in their voice, a particular look in their eyes. For people who know music- live music- this is one of those bands. The kind that resemble a religion, […]

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Viking Swords and Blast Beats: Fear Factory, Amon Amarth, Eluveitie @ The Regency Ballroom, 4/9/10

Running on fumes after last night’s whirlwind Golden Gods trip, it’s a wonder that in the 10 minutes I had at home between work and this show, I remembered to remove the gum and pen from my bag before embarking to The Regency Ballroom. The security situation at this place makes me laugh every time. […]

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Avenue of the Giants: The 2010 Revolver Golden Gods Awards @ Club Nokia, 4/8/10

I’m high in the sky above California. On the JetBlue TV in front of me, a Behind the Music: Judas Priest, which leads into One Hit Wonders: Alternative Edition. Temple of the Dog’s ‘Hunger Strike’ and Luscious Jackson’s ‘Naked Eye’ play before my eyes, along with mentions that 16 years ago today, the body of […]

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