The Sound of Muzak: Porcupine Tree @ Sunset Station, 8/18/10

The first time I had even heard of Porcupine Tree was almost exactly one year ago. It was the final Nine Inch Nails show, and because I went straight from the airport to waiting in line, a guy near me let me put my things in his car. While getting my things after the show, […]

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Something To Die For: Lamb of God, Five Finger Death Punch, Hatebreed, 3 Inches of Blood @ Sunken Garden, 8/15/10

15 years ago, at age 15, I went to my first rock show sans parental supervision at Sunken Garden in San Antonio. It was to see Bush, The Toadies, and Hum. I remember waiting in line to get in and feeling like the youngest person there. I recall how people were dressed – frayed flannel […]

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Nonconformist: Corrosion of Conformity, Righteous Fool, Iron Age, Dixie Witch @ Emo's, 8/13/10

It didn’t dawn on me that it was Friday the 13th until it was too late. With the way things in my life are going, I would have stayed at my middle of nowhere family compound had I realized that it was the infamous day of bad luck. But I had a full day booked […]

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Just Another Manic Monday: Black Cobra, Howl, Eagle Claw @ Emo's, 8/9/10

While this is technically my second show to write about after moving back to Texas, it was my first metal show in what will become my new scene. My new scene…. I really kind of hate that phraseology, but that’s what it is. And while I spent a lot of time kind of dancing around […]

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