Oblivion: Mayhem Fest featuring Mastodon, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Machine Head, Scorpion Child, Motionless in White, Battlecross, Attika 7, and Huntress @ San Manuel Amphitheater, 6/29/13

You can read my piece on Mayhem Fest on the GRAMMY site (with awesome photos), or see the unedited version below. This would be my sixth time attending Mayhem Fest over the past five years; the annual summer event has been the place to catch emerging, current, and classic acts from all corners of the […]

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A New Beginning: Children of Bodom, Eluveitie, Revocation, Threat Signal @ Emo’s East, 2/21/12

“I’m falling away from this artificial life Omit treason cast upon thee My revelations Beginning a new life” ~”A New Beginning”, Threat Signal I’m standing outside Emo’s East kind of dreading to walk in. This would be my first time at the new Emo’s. I grew up going to 6th and Red River….I even went […]

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House of Black: Childen of Bodom, Devin Townsend Project, Obscura, Septicflesh @ House of Blues Sunset, 6/24/11

I paid someone to walk all over me. It was much better than the kind that you don’t pay someone to do to you. Living in close proximity to Thai Town and it’s plethora of $30/hour massages has it’s advantages. But I didn’t get a happy ending….what the hell….girls like happy endings, too! Earlier that […]

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Funeral Bell: Black Label Society, Clutch, Children of Bodom @ Stubb's, 11/2/10

“Drinking, drugged up, completely shot to hell Left behind, ain’t nothing left to sell Oh, ain’t nothing left to sell The hatred of your blood So tortured, so insane Dead ends, lost hope Keep running through your veins Oh, running through your veins Ohhhhhhhh So high, and then I fell Ohhhhhhhh Can’t stop the ringing […]

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Something for Everyone: Children of Bodom, The Black Dahlia Murder, Austrian Death Machine, Skeletonwitch @ The Regency Center, 10/9/09

Let’s start this review with a case study example of why bands should use twitter. I follow Skeletonwitch. I’m planning on going to the show by 8pm to catch their set. At approximately 5pm, they tweet that they go on at 7pm. I replied, saying that the website said differently, and they responded: Twitpic: Now, […]

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