Well, we survived Doomsday. I pulled into valet at The Rainbow, taking the last spot available. After dropping by the Key Club to catch Bonded By Blood and Midnight with some friends, I traipsed down the Strip in my goth Barbie attire to an entirely different, yet equally as familiar scene: Camp Freddy‘s annual holiday […]
“You’re dyin’ alone, you should’ve known It be cold yeah, cold yeah, cold yeah Now you know you’re alone, you’re a screaming gun, yeah Gun yeah, gun yeah, gun yeah” ~”Screaming Gun”, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club After spending last year catching bits and pieces of the BRMC I fell in love with at weird benefit […]
Death Becomes You: Power of the Riff w/ Sunn O))), High on Fire, Corrosion of Conformity, and Black Breath @ The Fonda Theater, 12/20/12
“People usually complain that music is so ambiguous; that it is so doubtful what they ought to think when they hear it; whereas everyone understands words. With me it is entirely the converse…. The thoughts which are expressed to me by a piece of music which I love are not too undefinite to be put […]
Laughing Gas: Randy Rhoads: The Quiet Riot Years Documentary World Premier @ Skirball Cultural Center, 12/12/12
I took a wrong turn and am flying around the hills in an unfamiliar part of LA blasting “Over the Mountain”. I’m on my way to the world premier of the documentary about Randy Rhoads’ years in Quiet Riot, dressed in a bright red blazer and shoes with little bows on them in a tribute […]
December 11, 2012 | I spoke to 3 Inches of Blood guitarist Shane Clark before their gig at the Whisky-A-Go-Go in Hollywood. Topics include LA audiences, fan reception of their last album, Doomsday, New Year’s Resolutions (and glassblowing!), and wish list bands to tour with. Show review here.
I had fun on the boat, but, boy, did it feel good to be seeing a show on solid ground again. After interviewing 3 Inches of Blood guitarist Shane Clark before the show, grabbing some sushi, and buying my 3IOB bootie shorts from merch…I settled in to a fun night of feel-good metal. First up, […]
Slaughter of the Soul: Barge to Hell: Behemoth, Enslaved, Exodus, Mayhem, At the Gates, Napalm Death, Municipal Waste, Nachtmystium, Brujeria, Sepultura, and many more, Caribbean, 12/3-7/12
I have this thing where I’m really attracted to stuff that both excites me and freaks me out. So when, this summer, my friends and I decided to go on this metal cruise called Barge to Hell….to my friends all dropping out….to months passing with little thought of it or announcements of new bands on […]
I asked Free a few questions about Kickstarter, the process and what to expect. Free’s Kickstarter for VOLCANO+THE SEA Ends at 1:11 p.m. on January 1, 2013. Contribute to her Kickstarter here:
I braved the rain for my first GRAMMY event of the season….Bon Jovi at the Paramount Backlot. You can read about it here.
Mad House: Metal Blade 30th Anniversary Party featuring Armored Saint, Sacred Reich, Gypsyhawk and more @ House of Blues Sunset, 11/30/12
As I worked on preparing all of my coworkers for me to be incommunicado for a full week, vacation brain started to lay itself on top of my already hazy mind. But I shook it off to get dressed for what would surely be an entertaining night celebrating 30 years of Metal Blade Records at […]