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Conquer All: Behemoth, Watain, The Devil’s Blood, In Solitude, Ides of Gemini @ House of Blues Sunset, 4/25/12

Sometimes things just magically fall into place. Two of what I’m sure to be my favorite tours of the year on back to back nights in LA? What are the chances? Schedules worked out so that I could experience both tours in TX and LA, a perfect aligning of the stars. As I stood there […]

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Night City: The Sword, Dixie Witch @ Emo’s, 4/21/12

There’s something special about the hometown show. On Saturday night, Emo’s was filled with Texas metalheads- some who had driven many hours- there to support Austin’s very own The Sword. Swilling cheap beer and there in packs, the vibe was like Saturday Night Lights; it had the enthusiasm of a hometown playoff game. Dixie Witch […]

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I Feel the Dark: Opeth, Mastodon, and Ghost @ Backstage Live San Antonio, 4/20/12

Every year, as the sun starts shining more, there comes the long awaited part of the year that live music fans lust for: concert season. And the crown jewels of the season are the carefully crafted package tours, where bands that you never thought you’d see together share the stage, uniting fans, sometimes for better […]

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The Bit: Melvins, UNSANE @ Mohawk, 4/19/12

Once upon a time, about an hour and a half away from here, there was a 13 year old girl who had a bedroom decorated with posters and magazine clippings of Kurt Cobain. Growing up in small town Texas in the early ’90s, the only music that made it down to me was what was […]

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The Dope Show: The 2012 Revolver Golden Gods Awards @ Club Nokia, 4/11/12

It had been two years since I last went to the Revolver Golden Gods Awards. This time around, I would be there as the rock blogger for the GRAMMYs, since the awards show coincided with the opening of the GRAMMY Museum’s new exhibit Golden Gods: The History of Heavy Metal. See below for links to […]

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