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2011’s Most Unforgettable Musical Adventures

2011: the year of weird. I went to NAMM, had my second year at GRAMMY week, tackled SXSW, and conquered Austin Psych Fest. I talked my way into Ex-Helvete in Oslo, got my nose pierced while visiting Evile in the UK, and got a tattoo from one of the drummers in Combichrist. I saw shows […]

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Top 10 New Albums I Listened to A Lot in 2011

There’s one word to describe my 2011: WEIRD. I didn’t really have a home; I spent more nights in hotels rooms and on planes than I can count. 2 months outside the country, 5 in LA, not to mention a lot of domestic travel for music; all of this means that my eyes weren’t on […]

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HRC's Top 10 New Albums of 2010

I was kinda light on discovering new music this year. But, this is an honest list (last.fm keeps me honest – behavioral analytics FTW) that is schizo as hell but very, very me. I still refuse to write record reviews because I’m terrible at them, so it’s not a coincidence that I saw every act […]

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HRC's Top 10 Shows of 2010

Out of my 112 adventures this year….these were the 10 that rose to the top. How do I decide? I just went with the first shows that popped into my head. Generally, these are the shows that were the best stories for me. Sometimes it was because I had a lot of fun, or because […]

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HRC's Top Comfort Tunes

Most of the music I listen to would not be deemed as comforting. Sometimes life just gets to me. I get annoyed with everything, and that includes my usual music. Like a warm blanket, these are the songs that I turn to when nothing else works. They’re like old friends that I don’t see very […]

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Top 5 It Starts the Same Songs

These are some songs that come up on shuffle and I have to take a double take at the beginning….not that it’s a bad thing…..good things get recycled. Nightclubbing & Closer 1,000,000 & Know Your Enemy Lust For Life & Are You Gonna Be My Girl My Sharona & The Beginning of the End Mountain […]

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2009 In Review: Other Rockin' Opinions

OK, I think I’m done with my 2009 lists. It’s good to take a look back at the year, realize what was good (a lot), and what wasn’t (surprisingly little!). But these are just my opinion- so I wanted to include lists from my fellow music blogger and photographer friends. Sometimes there’s crossover, and sometimes […]

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HRC's Top 10 Standout Musicians of 2009 That Aren't Household Names (Yet)

I was able to see some amazing musicians this year: the fabulous front people: Trent Reznor, Maynard James Keenan, Chris Cornell, Scott Weiland, Perry Farrell, Satyr, Nergal, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Anton Newcombe, Karen O, and Alison Mosshart; the great guitar gods: Tom Morello, John 5, Jerry Cantrell, Kirk Hammett, Dave Navarro, Robin Finck, Brent […]

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HRC's Top 10 Bands to Watch in 2010

These were the openers. The ones who I went to the show not knowing well, and left loving. The ones that had short little sets that made big impressions. These are the 10 bands to go see in 2010. Click on the band’s name for my review of their show 10. Nihilist Part of the […]

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HRC's Top 5 Craziest Concert Moments of 2009

It’s a questions I’m frequently asked: “So, HRC….I bet you see some crazy stuff at all those wild shows you go to….what’s the craziest thing you saw?” Well, here you go: 5. Bloody tambourine battle at NIN/JA Santa Barbara where my hair tried to intervene. LMAO at the comment. 4. Psyclon Nine set their drums […]

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