Bringer of Death: Danzig, All Shall Perish @ The Regency Ballroom, 6/27/10

You could easily separate those leaving Pride from those going to Danzig as I walked along Van Ness. Once in line, I robotically told security as I let them examine my things ‘no, I don’t have any gum or pens or food’ when the guy looked at me and said, ‘I know, I’ve seen you […]

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I Know I'll See You: A Place to Bury Strangers @ The Blank Club San Jose, 6/25/10

What follows will not be my best effort writing about APTBS. For that, try this one. My mind keeps going “I’m ok I’m ok I’m ok….everything’s going to be ok“. But my body disagrees. I can’t really pinpoint what is wrong because it changes at every moment…..but it is surely from stress. But there was […]

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HardRockChick Interviews Oliver Ackermann of A Place to Bury Strangers

I can remember how hard I fell for A Place to Bury Strangers the first time I heard them a few years ago, and that was only magnified by the first time I saw them live. Since then, I’ve seen several more shows, and somehow my admiration grows every time. While the entire band is […]

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This is the End: The Psychedelic Furs, She Wants Revenge @ The Fillmore, 6/22/10

A last minute invite had me happily returning to The Fillmore for the second night in a row. As I entered the building, nodding at all of the familiar faces that work there, I thought about how I’m going to have to learn a whole new scene in Austin and San Antonio once I’m able […]

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Open Heart Surgery: Brian Jonestown Massacre, Federale @ The Fillmore, 6/21/10

I guess you could say that it’s somewhat poetic that the week of my return to San Francisco for the last time would be populated by shows from my most favorite bands. However, all I wanted to do is crawl under the covers and sleep. And I don’t usually sleep more than 4 hours a […]

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Mama I'm Coming Home

When I moved to San Francisco in August 2005, I made the decision to do so in about three weeks. My house in Austin sold and I turned in my final paper for my master’s degree. My mom and I flew to SF and found a cute apartment that fit in the living room of […]

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Clown Cult: Insane Clown Posse, Kottonmouth Kings, Coolio, Kittie @ The Warfield, 6/5/10

I was chatting with a friend of mine at a show on Monday, asking him what he had coming up this week. When he mentioned Insane Clown Posse, I wrinkled my nose. He proceeded to tell me about their live show, and in my partially inebriated state, I became intrigued. One thing led to another, […]

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HardRockChick Interviews Roxana Shirazi, author of The Last Living Slut: Born in Iran, Bred Backstage

This past holiday weekend, in between my own rock ‘n’ roll moments, I could not put down Roxana Shirazi’s newly released memoir, ‘The Last Living Slut: Born in Iran, Bred Backstage‘. After reading the press release and the intro, I expected the book to be one salacious story after the other. But very early on […]

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Melodic Metal Memorial Day: Dark Tranquillity, Threat Signal, Mutiny Within @ Slim's, 5/31/10

6:05pm: “Come to the back door.” 6:10pm: “Where is it?” 6:15pm: “It’s around the back, in an alley.” 6:16pm: “Off Folsom?” Ring ring. “Jamie- how do you not know where the backstage entrance is to Slim’s? Go around the side”. “Oh.” I walk up to the backstage door and am greeted by my friend Jeff […]

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