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Diva Satanica: Arch Enemy, DevilDriver, Skeletonwitch, Chthonic @ Club Nokia, 9/27/11

This was just “one of those nights”. Sometimes that’s a good thing; tonight that was not the case. In fact, it kind of became a comedy of errors by the end of it. I should have know when, right before I left my place, I went to cut a tag off my shirt, and cut […]

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Bad Girl: Rapewhistle, GIMME UM @ Cheetah’s, 9/25/11

I was born ‘the good girl’. I got really good grades. Some may have even called me ‘teacher’s pet’. I was terribly shy and never got in trouble. I blushed frequently. I had promising talent as a ballerina- the ultimate good girl activity…I asked to dance to hip hop, and the teachers laughed and told […]

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I Am Morbid: Morbid Angel @ House of Blues Sunset, 9/23/11

There was one week back in June when you couldn’t NOT talk to a metalhead and have them bitch about the new Morbid Angel album. I’m not saying it’s good, but you can’t deny the influence of this band. I’ve never believed the whole ‘you’re only as good as your last work’ thing- which is […]

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Music History Lesson in Nash Vegas & Memphis

As the one year anniversary of my mother’s death approached, I knew I needed to do something to distract me. When a trip to go see the bestie in NYC fell through, a conversation that took place while purchasing a commemorative bottle of Motley Crue Jack Daniels at the Sunset Strip Music Festival resulted in […]

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Moving Further Away: The Horrors, The Stepkids @ El Rey, 9/15/11

I had seen the show 48 hours before, but it couldn’t have been more different. The bands were the same. The setlists were the same. The clothes were the same. But that was where it ended. It was my first time at the El Rey, and I fell in love with it immediately. Standing on […]

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Still Life: The Horrors, The Stepkids @ Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa 9/13/11

“Under a sky, no one sees Waiting, watching it happening Don’t hurry, give it time Things are the way they have to be. Slow down, give it time. Still life, you know I’m listening The moment that you want is coming If you give it time When you wake up, when you wake up, You […]

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Heart is a Beating Drum: The Kills @ The Wiltern, 9/10/11

I’m the eternal third wheel to my friend and her boyfriend these days. After an adventurous meal at an Oaxacan restaurant where I was the only gringa in the place, we strolled up to The Wiltern for an evening with The Kills. I like The Kills…but I’m really there because I girlcrush on Alison Mosshart. […]

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HardRockChick interviews Holy Grail

September 8, 2011 | I spoke with Luna and Eli from Holy Grail before their set at DiPiazza’s in Long Beach. We discussed things they miss about home, what makes a great live show, and working with Danny Lohner.

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The Blackest Night: Holy Grail @ DiPiazza’s Long Beach, 9/8/11

As I gathered my things to make the trek to Long Beach, I read the news about a widespread blackout in Southern California. Long Beach could be included in that…would that mean tonight’s show would be canceled? I’ve had about 5 failed attempts at seeing Holy Grail. The last time, I walked in as they […]

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Love Bites: Def Leppard and Heart @ Gibson Amphitheater, 9/7/11

“I don’t wanna touch you too much baby ‘Cos making love to you might drive me crazy I know you think that love is the way you make it So I don’t wanna be there when you decide to break it No! (Love bites, love bleeds) It’s bringin’ me to my knees (Love lives, love […]

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