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Lonely Girl: My Week at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards

This year marked my fourth year covering GRAMMY week as part of the Recording Academy’s Community Blogger program. With last year’s GRAMMYs being the most social event of the year, the stakes were higher for our team this year. It’s been very cool to be a part of this ongoing effort to make an awards […]

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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 […]

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Slippery When Wet: Bon Jovi @ Paramount Backlot, 12/1/12

I braved the rain for my first GRAMMY event of the season….Bon Jovi at the Paramount Backlot. You can read about it here.

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Dirty Diamonds: Alice Cooper, Kill Devil Hill @ The Orpheum, 11/29/12

I have a piece up on GRAMMY.com about the Alice Cooper show. I am forever challenged to keep my writing about bands to their small word limit, and this show in particular I could have gone on gushing forever. It was cool to see opener Kill Devil Hill, featuring Rex Brown from Pantera and Vinnie […]

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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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Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us: The Darkness @ Club Nokia, 10/24/12

I wrote about The Darkness for the GRAMMY site…you can see the edited version of what’s below here. Haha. I’m standing at the front of Club Nokia shrouded in darkness. Thin Lizzy’s “The Boys are Back in Town” is blasting over the speakers. The lights go up, and 4 tall lanky British figures emerge on […]

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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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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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