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Silent Hedges: Peter Murphy @ Troubadour, 6/29/11

He struts in place, the goth lord amongst a small contingency of his followers. The Troubadour has housed many icons past, present, and future; I felt in awe to finally be within it’s walls, even if they took my gum away as I walked in…I thought that only happened in San Francisco! But I will […]

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Holy Mountain: Sleep, Harvey Milk, and Premonition 13 @ The Wiltern, 6/26/11

They say that smell triggers memories….but since my nose doesn’t work very well, for me it is sound. I get mail occasionally about some of the stuff I write being depressing; life’s been very heavy for me, and this is my therapist. But personally, my most depressing piece to me would be what I wrote […]

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On the Prowl: Huntress, Dreaming Dead @ Three Clubs, 6/24/11

“Don’t cause any trouble now, Texas”. Two and a half weeks in and I already have haunts….this was my second time this week to Three Clubs, and I’d been to the Rainbow twice this week, too. I guess I’m still on the welcome wagon/new to LA trip; plus my friend and I were looking for […]

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House of Black: Childen of Bodom, Devin Townsend Project, Obscura, Septicflesh @ House of Blues Sunset, 6/24/11

I paid someone to walk all over me. It was much better than the kind that you don’t pay someone to do to you. Living in close proximity to Thai Town and it’s plethora of $30/hour massages has it’s advantages. But I didn’t get a happy ending….what the hell….girls like happy endings, too! Earlier that […]

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Moving Pictures: Rush @ Gibson Amphitheater, 6/23/11

My first memory of Rush went something like this: I was spending the night at one of my best friends’ houses in elementary school. I believe we were wildly dancing around to Bon Jovi when her 4 or 5 year older brother passed by with a friend and made a rare acknowledgement of our existence. […]

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Staring from the Abyss: Origin, Hate Eternal, Vital Remains, Abysmal Dawn @ Key Club, 6/20/11

I’ve spent the majority of the last 4 and a half years going to metal shows by myself. And while danger can find you anywhere, I’ve definitely been to a few shows that, as a female, I probably shouldn’t have been at alone. This would be my first non-mainstream metal show in LA, and I […]

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Black Liner Run: She Wants Revenge, Nico Vega @ Canyon Club, 6/19/11

“She never leaves her home but she’s real sweet Got her own style, leaves the windows real wide Crosses her fingers after so many years Mascara runs through the tracks of her tears Run run run would you wear that black liner baby” ~’Black Liner Run’, She Wants Revenge I just deleted an entire paragraph […]

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X-Plorato: Volto @ The Baked Potato, 6/18/11

This would be my first of hopefully many ‘this only happens in LA’ shows; the type of thing you can generally only see if you live here. Danny Carey of Tool plays in a jazz fusion band called Volto, and they would be playing this tiny place in Studio City called The Baked Potato. It’s […]

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Take The World: She Wants Revenge, Nico Vega @ House of Blues Anaheim, 6/17/11

There are some bands I will always associate with the early days of HardRockChick, and She Wants Revenge is one of them. Their music continues to inspire me, and I continue to see them every chance I get. It would be the first time I would set foot in a Disney park, and the hordes […]

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HardRockChick Interviews Adam Bravin of She Wants Revenge

June 17, 2011 | I talked to Adam Bravin of She Wants Revenge before their show at the House of Blues Anaheim (right outside of Disneyland!). Topics included his most personal song, the band’s parallels to the hip-hop genre, and the completely different approach they took to writing their new album ‘Valleyheart.’ The video goes […]

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