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Zombie Queen: Ghost B.C. @ El Rey, 4/16/13

$3 margaritas. That is not how I expected to start this piece…but after valeting, standing in a line in the cold wind for a few minutes, and admitting defeat…we found ourselves in a cantina with an impressive drink special. Next thing I knew, we were stumbling down Wilshire professing our love for Papa. We’re a […]

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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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The Octopus Has No Friends: Opeth, Mastodon, Ghost @ Gibson Amphitheater, 4/26/12

“Take your heart into your hand Always Take your heart into your hand Always I’m on my way back home I’m on my way back home” ~The Octopus Has No Friends, Mastodon Six days after seeing this tour in Texas, I woke up excited to do it all over again. There’s something about the possibility […]

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I Feel the Dark: Opeth, Mastodon, and Ghost @ Backstage Live San Antonio, 4/20/12

Every year, as the sun starts shining more, there comes the long awaited part of the year that live music fans lust for: concert season. And the crown jewels of the season are the carefully crafted package tours, where bands that you never thought you’d see together share the stage, uniting fans, sometimes for better […]

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Ritual: Ghost, Blood Ceremony, Ancient VVisdom @ The Roxy, 2/2/12

“Tonight we’re summoned for a divine cause” I can distinctly remember the first time I listened to Ghost‘s Opus Eponymous. It was after months of hesitation after hearing about it nonstop that I finally caved in. “Deus Culpa”…okay…”Con Clavi Con Dio”…hmmm, this wasn’t what I expected….”Ritual”…I was hooked. It was that natural feeling that I […]

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