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NAMM Pre Parties: Burning Rain and S.U.N. @ The Key Club 1/19/13, Robb Flynn Acoustic Set @ On the Roxx 1/21/13, NAMM Metal Jam @ The Whisky-A-Go-Go 1/13/13

Burning Rain & S.U.N. I was mostly here to hang with friends and this was my first night out after being down almost 2 weeks with the flu and a head injury….so this is all I got. I even left before Richie Kotzen played. I know. Robb Flynn acoustic set We walked in and right […]

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A Great Mass of Death: Septicflesh, Krisiun, Melechesh, Ex Deo, Inquisition @ Key Club, 10/28/12

Emerging from a grim locale in the…Hollywood Hills, two girls in corpse paint crawled into a menacing….camaro and drove in the bleak…..broad daylight to the tune of Gorgoroth. We had been looking forward to this Inquisition set for months; and every source told us it would begin at 5:50pm. Being that the Key Club has […]

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Graveyard Mosh: Ghoul, Dr. Know @ The Key Club, 10/12/12

“Where’s the rest of your troublemakers?” OK, you know you go to The Rainbow too much when The Bouncer recognizes your car and wonders where the rest of your crew is when you get out of it alone. No trouble for me tonight. I scurried off to the long line outside the Key Club, where […]

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Chopped in Half: Obituary, Broken Hope, Jungle Rot @ Key Club, 9/27/12

As I got dressed for this show, I discovered that Decrepit Birth had to drop off the tour due to their van being broken into in San Francisco. America’s best city? Hmmmm… While waiting in line to get in…which took forever….I discovered that the Key Club has this new policy that forces photographers to pay […]

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Fight: Kyng, One-Eyed Doll, 9 Electric, Gemini Syndrome @ The Key Club, 10/10/11

I stood in LACMA staring at Andy Warhol’s Rorschach. What do I see? A guitar! It made no sense for me to drive home and then to the Sunset Strip, where’d I’d be seeing two shows that evening. So I did something I hadn’t done in a long time….I changed clothes in my car! Safely […]

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Severed Reality: Warbringer, Lazarus A.D., Landmine Marathon @ Key Club, 9/3/11

“Descending! Into madness Sanity falling away Nothing remains from the world you have known Enter the realms beyond the gate” For as long as I can remember I’ve been really into genealogy and the idea of nature versus nurture. Before the internet and Ancestry.com, I used libraries to do research on where I came from. […]

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…And Justice For Y’all: Weedeater, Saviours, Bison B.C., Fight Amp @ Key Club, 10/2/11

It would be the beginning of Rocktober and the night that marked the start of my last month in LA. While I haven’t been here long enough to really get completely comfortable anywhere, I’d have to say metal shows at the Key Club have become the closest thing. It was a Sunday night, and it […]

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Appetite For Destruction: Adler’s Appetite @ The Key Club, 7/16/11

“When you’re high, you never ever wanna come down…” I will perhaps spend my whole life seeing pieces of the bands I love the most, because I never got to see them in their prime. I’m at ground zero for the music scene I first fell for, deep in the Sunset Strip under the fading […]

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Tempting Time: Animals As Leaders, Intronaut, Dead Letter Circus, Last Chance to Fate, Evan Brewer @ Key Club, 7/10/11

“How did you get into metal music?” This is a frequently asked question, and my usual answer is that I always have been. But I think it’s more interesting to analyze specifically how the obsession started and how it morphed into what it is today, as I stood in front of a three piece playing […]

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Staring from the Abyss: Origin, Hate Eternal, Vital Remains, Abysmal Dawn @ Key Club, 6/20/11

I’ve spent the majority of the last 4 and a half years going to metal shows by myself. And while danger can find you anywhere, I’ve definitely been to a few shows that, as a female, I probably shouldn’t have been at alone. This would be my first non-mainstream metal show in LA, and I […]

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