HardRockChick Interviews Peter Hayes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has been revving my musical engine for years. I’ve seen ‘em a lot, know all their records. In anticipation of seeing them again at the upcoming Moon Block Party, I present to you my interview with BRMC’s Peter Hayes. HardRockChick: You’ll be playing the upcoming Moon Block Party with some familiar […]

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HardRockChick Interviews Led Zeppelin 2

Yes, yes- I’ll be cliche and say Led Zeppelin is one of my favorite bands. And since I’m all about live music and I can’t see Led Zeppelin, I go in search of other means. One of those has been Led Zeppelin 2. When I saw them before, it was such a poignant show/time in […]

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How Long: Charles Bradley @ Santa Monica Pier, 9/11/14

It goes without saying that 9/11 will always be a sobering day; one where my generation will discuss in solemn voices where they were and how they felt until our end of days. So I spent this one with the ultimate underdog story… because isn’t that what we all love, as Americans? I have certain […]

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Bedlam: Elvis Costello & The LA Philharmonic @ Hollywood Bowl, 9/5/14

I’m pretty sure that the first time I became aware of Elvis Costello was from the movie 200 Cigarettes (which is great, by the way). But I spent the time between then and almost now thinking “not for me”. It was my third time to the Bowl in a week and a half, after seeing […]

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Came Back Haunted: Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, Cold Cave @ Hollywood Bowl, 8/25/14

It’s March 9th, 1994: my 14th birthday. I am sitting in my bedroom and it’s dark outside. My room is indicative of a girl in transition… exploring. A large stuffed lion adorns a bed with black satin sheets. Glow in the dark stars litter the ceiling. Posters decorate the walls: Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Jimi […]

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Sweet Emotion: Aerosmith, Slash @ The Forum, 7/30/14

There’s nothing in the world like the big rock show. From the first sight of bootleg t-shirt sellers, to paying way too much for parking, to the littered excess of tailgaters strewn about the lot, to standing in the merch line careening your head in anticipation of paying way too much for a piece of […]

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Grand Ole Opry

Must-Visit Music Destinations has a piece up that I wrote regarding my years of music-focused travel. Since it had to be edited down for length (I’ve been to a lot of places!), here are the places not covered there. Los Angeles, CA LA is arguably the center of the music universe. There is an overwhelming amount of […]

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Prayer of Transformation: Wolves in the Throne Room @ Echoplex, 7/20/14

I’m running down a dark alley with a look of fear on my face. It’s just stopped raining, so I slip and fall. I clamor to get up, and continue to run into a giant panoramic of a creepily-lit, post-apocalytic, gritty Los Angeles. Somewhere within my first few minutes of listening to Celestite, this is […]

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Higgs Boson Blues: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds @ Shrine Auditorium, 7/11/14

“I saw Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and The Who there” my father-in-law said about the Shrine Auditorium earlier that day. I sighed. It had been the same sigh that escaped my lips when I bought pit tickets months ago. I just didn’t want to sit in a seat for this show. As I entered the […]

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