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Beneath a Black Sky: Six Feet Under, Dying Fetus, Revocation @ Scout Bar Houston, 6/27/12

As I approached the sprawling metropolis of the place of my birth, I began to feel weird. Partially because I’d been going nonstop, partially because I had just driven three hours to see a show, and partially because I was exiting the freeway to take a trip down memory lane. The house I grew up […]

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Through The Never: Orion Music + More / Metallica, Eric Church, The Sword, Baroness, Landmine Marathon, Ghost, A Place to Bury Strangers, Kyng, and more @ Bader Field in Atlantic City, 6/23-24/12

Hi. I’ve already got a piece up on GRAMMY.com about this…but it had to be edited down and there was just too much to say about this weekend. So here’s more. 1. Traveling to Atlantic City takes too long for people who live in most of the world. Also, Atlantic City is evil, and not […]

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Woman of Constant Sorrow: Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys @ Emo’s, 6/20/12

I wasn’t going to write about this, but I had a lot to say… I never thought I’d say I saw Ralph Stanley play Emo’s…and I never thought I’d say I went with my dad to Emo’s. I’d seen Ralph Stanley twice before in the giant free festival love fest setting that is Hardly Strictly […]

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Red Days: Landmine Marathon, Night Seige @ Red 7, 6/9/12

It was ROT Rally weekend in Austin, and as the loud roar of bikes could be heard across downtown…none of those sounds could compare to the growl coming from within Red 7. In a weekend where my body detracted from months of pushing itself to it’s limits, and reflecting on all that had occurred, I […]

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She Sings, I Kill: Scorpion Child @ Lovejoy’s, 6/7/12

I can remember my friends in Gypsyhawk asking me if I knew Scorpion Child last summer when they found out I was from Austin. They’ve been on my ‘to hear’ list since then…and as I sit here and write this, I’m kicking myself for taking almost a year to experience ‘The Child’. Steeped in work […]

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Requiem: Holy Grail @ Beerland, 6/4/12

I thought it was going to be a quiet week, but as I was preparing for a vegan metalhead potluck to close out Chaos in Tejas at HRC HQ…I heard through the grapevine that Holy Grail would be in town that night. There was a healthy crowd of Chaos remnants among others out to enjoy […]

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Headbanger Face Rip – Chaos in Tejas: Municipal Waste, St. Vitus, Midnight, Toxic Holocaust, A Place to Bury Strangers, Ghoul @ RED RIVER CORRIDOR, 6/1-3/12

24 hours prior to starting Chaos in Tejas weekend I was on the red carpet in LA. Now we were surrounded by crust punkers, smelling something awful, covered in sweat, and getting spit on. Both types of events are ok in my life. I would spend the next three days and nights sweating it out […]

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