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The Time to Kill is Now: Summer Slaughter- Cannibal Corpse, Between the Buried and Me, The Faceless, Periphery, Veil of Maya, Job for a Cowboy, and Goatwhore @ White Rabbit, 7/27/12

It began as one of those days where I couldn’t bear to hear another piece of bad news; every ding of a text, ring of a call, or chime for an email led to a disappointment. And on top of that, In two days time I’ll be doing the most goth thing I’ve ever done: […]

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HardRockChick Interviews Wayne and Tera Static of Static-X

I talked to Wayne and Tera before the Static-X show at Backstage Live in San Antonio, TX on July 21, 2012. Topics include Joshua Tree, being a vegetarian, new Static-X members, thoughts on venue security, the future of industrial metal, blaming crime on music, and what to look for from them in the future.

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Cold: Static-X, Davey Suicide, 9 Electric @ Backstage Live, 7/21/12

The evening began early, as I finally got to meet the Backstage Bear and then interviewed Wayne and Tera Static on the bus hours before the show. Then, after killing time at a local Mexican restaurant where I savored margaritas and guacamole and tres leches cake until my tummy hurt, we stumbled into the show. […]

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Weakened By Power: Prey For Sleep, DepriVation, Casket of Cassandra @ Dirty Dog, 7/15/12

A Texas thunderstorm had ceased the elevators in my building from working, and as I pulled on a hoodie in the 85 degree weather to protect myself from the continuing drizzle, I caught bewildered stares from the few other souls braving the streets as lightning still threatened the sky. Along my walk, I thought about […]

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Roses: One-Eyed Doll @ Club 606, 7/14/12

The steamy Club 606 reflects the hot, post-rain summer night. The occasion; One-Eyed Doll‘s record release for Dirty. A glance around the room shows the fans are dressed for it; a mix of guys and gals in gypsy punk attire, painted skeleton faces, and anticipatory grins. The misfits have come together to unite for one […]

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Turn It On, Turn It Up, Turn Me Loose: Dwight Yoakam, Sons of Fathers @ ACL Moody Theater, 7/13/12

Friday the 13th. This one was particularly special, as I spent the afternoon headbanging for about 5 hours straight to the same song over and over again for the sake of a short film called Black Metal. And I looked like this: So it felt a little off to come home and quickly change costumes […]

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Caught In A Mosh: Mayhem Fest: Slipknot, Slayer, Motörhead, Anthrax @ Gexa Energy Pavillion Dallas, 7/10/12

You can find my show review on the GRAMMY site. On top of that, I’d like to crown Dallas, Texas with the award for scariest metal crowd I’ve encountered in a long time. More photos:

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The Dark Eternal Night: Dream Theater, Crimson ProjeKct @ Moody Theater, 7/7/12

“Drifting beyond all time Out of a churning sky Drawn to the beckoning light Of the dark eternal night Trapped in a hellish dream Spinning past worlds unseen And frightfully vanishing Into the dark eternal night” It is perhaps a product of the fact that I spend a lot of time alone that I often […]

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Funny How Time Slips Away: Willie Nelson & Family @ Riverbend Center, 7/1/12

I think that I’ve known Willie Nelson and his music since I was so young that I’ve looked at him like an extended member of the family. I’ve probably seen him more than I’ve seen some of my real family members! I’ve reached that time where I’m working through things I want to do in […]

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Home of the Grave: Black Breath, Martyrdöd, Burning Love, Enabler, Power Trip @ Red 7, 6/28/12

You know how sometimes you just need a show to get completely lost in because the week has so totally fucked your mind that you can’t do anything else? Maybe that’s just me. Dallas’ Power Trip really took me by surprise; they reminded of of Austin’s now defunct Iron Age. Great energy carried their hooky […]

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