Lay Your Ghosts to Rest: Between the Buried and Me, Deafheaven, Intronaut @ The Glass House, 3/12/14

I knew I needed 2 things: 1) to get out of town 2) to immerse myself in a metal show Pomona may have not been what I was thinking, but the metal show part definitely was. With the SXSW vortex in full effect, it is sometimes hard to believe that live music exists outside of […]

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The Time to Kill is Now: Summer Slaughter- Cannibal Corpse, Between the Buried and Me, The Faceless, Periphery, Veil of Maya, Job for a Cowboy, and Goatwhore @ White Rabbit, 7/27/12

It began as one of those days where I couldn’t bear to hear another piece of bad news; every ding of a text, ring of a call, or chime for an email led to a disappointment. And on top of that, In two days time I’ll be doing the most goth thing I’ve ever done: […]

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8 x 8: Mastodon, BTBAM, High on Fire, Baroness, Priestess, Valient Thorr, Black Cobra, and Bison B.C. @ The Fox Theater Oakland, 5/8/10

8 bands. 8 hours. Mastodon. Bison. Black Cobra. At the Fox Theater. Baroness. Priestess. Thor(r). Fire. And one other thing that didn’t fit. These are the kinds of connections my brain was making in the down time between sets at The Missing Link show. This one-off show, where two tours collided, was a monstrous metal […]

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Miscellaneous Metal: Between the Buried and Me, Cynic, The Devin Townsend Project @ Slim's, 1/18/10

I was ‘on call’ for this show. I have read so many love letters from my fellow bloggers about these three bands that I knew I needed to check them out. I’d seen Cynic before and disliked them, but that was a year ago, so I thought maybe things had changed. I tried to get […]

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