I will never forget the sinking feeling in my stomach as I approached the black carpet for the Golden Gods Awards. About an hour before, we had all found out that Jeff Hanneman had died. Not only was I in shock and mourning as a fan, but I began to empathize for those who I [...]
One Of Us Is The Killer: The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Faceless, Royal Thunder @ Chain Reaction, 5/20/13
There’s nothing like 5pm LA traffic to prepare you for a Dillinger Escape Plan show. There’s nothing like running into an old flame while walking into the venue alone to prepare you for a Dillinger Escape Plan show. There’s nothing like realizing you are probably going to be the oldest person there to prepare you [...]
I always wonder about, when I’m older, what bands I’ll look back on and know that I was there for the full trajectory of their career, to go from oblivion to importance. I’m pretty sure The Black Angels are one of those bands. I’ve spent the majority of my life living in the two hubs [...]
A Spectacle of Lies: Decibel Tour: Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, Immolation, Abysmal Dawn @ The Observatory, 5/16/13
When I first saw the lineup for The Decibel Tour, after thinking “must go” I also knew it was going to be a long night. It takes forever to get from Hollywood to Santa Ana, and on top of that, The Observatory has the slowest Will Call system. They rival the now defunct Key Club [...]
Check out my post on GRAMMY.com!
“If i could stick my pen in my heart And spill it all over the stage Would it satisfy ya, would it slide on by ya Would you think the boy is strange? ain’t he strange?” ~”It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It), The Rolling Stones It was Thanksgiving Day 2010. My dad [...]
The rare metal show at The Roxy is always an exciting thing, and as I walked up to buy a ticket that night at the door, I had a pleasant moment of luck as some guy who was very angry at The Roxy personnel for not letting him scalp it out front, gave me his [...]
“It’s been so lonely without u here Like a bird without a song Nothing can stop this lonely rage Tell me baby where did I go wrong” ~”Nothing Compares 2 U”, Prince To Prince or not to Prince was the question on my mind for months as this concert remained unconfirmed on my calendar. The [...]
Check out my review of the show on GRAMMY.com And here’s from the last time I saw Killing Joke.
I was lucky enough to be there for metal’s biggest night again this year. Check out my piece for GRAMMY.com, an my black carpet interviews below. RIP Jeff Hanneman. The last time I saw him play with Slayer was the day after my mom’s funeral. Here’s the last photo I took of him.