Gun: Soundgarden @ The Fonda Theater, 11/27/12

First I had Henry Rollins tickets, and then Dethklok/Machine Head was announced. Got those, and then Soundgarden was announced. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to a concert going girl’s good problems. SG tickets were obtained, my Murmaider costume a distant memory. My love for SG runs long and deep; last year I nearly died at their […]

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HardRockChick Interviews Tales From the Stage Author Michael Toney

I love a great interview, and Michael Toney has compiled in-depth stories from a collection of figures in metal. He’s not afraid to ask things that other interviewers wouldn’t touch, and through his book I learned a lot about his subjects. While reading this (funny moment: reading at Bourgeois Pig when Tracii Guns mentions it […]

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Rosemary: Deftones @ Hollywood Palladium, 11/21/12

“Our minds bend And our fingers fall Entwined, we dream I know Time shifting We discover the entry To other planes Stay with me As we cross the empty skies Come sail with me We slow down As the engines stall Our eyes catch seen Explode” ~”Rosemary”, Deftones A little over a month ago, I […]

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Agenda Suicide: The Faint @ The Fonda Theater, 11/19/12

“As I lay to die the things I think Did I waste my time? I think I did I worked for life” ~Agenda Suicide, The Faint Once upon a time, I had seen The Faint more than any other band. Long story short, it was the only band that my ex-boyfriend and I could meet […]

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Sadistic Magician: Municipal Waste, Napalm Death, The Dwarves, Exhumed, Attitude Adjustment @ House of Blues Sunset, 11/14/12

I’m at the tail end of a long list of metal shows I threw on my calendar when I arrived in LA to immerse myself in the scene. I’m tired, I’m burned out, and oddly enough…I don’t have a lot to be pissed off at right now, so metal just doesn’t sound as good as […]

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I Lost You: A Place to Bury Strangers @ Troubadour, 11/6/12

At this point, there really isn’t much more I can write about A Place to Bury Strangers, except that, even though I’ve seen them many times over the past 5 years, I’m always enthralled. Previous APTBS posts

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In My Secret Life: Leonard Cohen @ Nokia Theater, 11/5/12

“I bite my lip. I buy what I’m told: From the latest hit, To the wisdom of old. But I’m always alone. And my heart is like ice. And it’s crowded and cold In My Secret Life.” ~In My Secret Life, Leonard Cohen “I’m sorry we started on time”, the man in the fedora at […]

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In Flames / Photo Credit: Dirt Junior

Walk With Me In Hell: Lamb of God, In Flames, Hatebreed, Sylosis @ Hollywood Palladium, 10/31/12

It was Halloween, and I was Lydia Deetz: I’ve already written about this Lamb of God set for the GRAMMY site, but here are a few words and photos about the openers. Back in 2009, I used to write posts about new bands I found, and Sylosis was one of them. “Shares DNA with Lamb […]

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Skeletonwitch / Photo Credit: Dirt Junior

The Desire to Kill: Skeletonwitch, Havok, Mutilation Rites @ Whisky-A-Go-Go, 10/30/12

“I Am The Night, A Silent As Shadow Bound By The Crave Of Human Flesh Blood Crazed, With Vicious Abandon Ripping Limbs From Bodies, Crushing Bones” ~This Horrifying Force (The Desire to Kill), Skeletonwitch It was night 3 of Halloween costume madness. On this night, we were Skeletonbitches: Nuzzled up to the stage for Mutilation […]

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