Nonconformist: Corrosion of Conformity, Righteous Fool, Iron Age, Dixie Witch @ Emo's, 8/13/10

It didn’t dawn on me that it was Friday the 13th until it was too late. With the way things in my life are going, I would have stayed at my middle of nowhere family compound had I realized that it was the infamous day of bad luck. But I had a full day booked […]

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SXSW '10: Ice Cold Metal: Liturgy, Touche Amore, Howl, Iron Age @ Red 7, 1pm, 3/20/10

What the hell, Texas. You give me sunshine and 70 degree weather for two days and you decide to make my final day terrible by waking me up to a rainstorm at 5am, and then becoming so cold and windy that you blow my motel door open while I’m brushing my teeth in my underwear. […]

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Instru-metal: Baroness, Earthless, Iron Age @ Bottom of the Hill, 12/2/09

Let me begin with a quote from a recent thought/anger provoking article written by Stewart Voegtlin of the Village Voice: “A bizarre triangulation of that divide—a shameless glitz-and-tits approach to faux-anthemic blockbuster melodrama masquerading as elite-approved Art for Art’s Sake—plagues “metal” these days, as decidedly “un-metal” folks play “headbanger” by night in a host of […]

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