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The Undertow: Lamb of God, Decapitated, ANCIIENTS @ The Grove, 5/29/13

It took me two fuckin’ hours to get from Hollywood to The Grove, but I was still early. The days where I get really excited about a show have grown few and far between; but that morning I had gotten that old yet familiar tingle in my tummy that caused me to get my ass […]

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In Flames / Photo Credit: Dirt Junior

Walk With Me In Hell: Lamb of God, In Flames, Hatebreed, Sylosis @ Hollywood Palladium, 10/31/12

It was Halloween, and I was Lydia Deetz: I’ve already written about this Lamb of God set for the GRAMMY site, but here are a few words and photos about the openers. Back in 2009, I used to write posts about new bands I found, and Sylosis was one of them. “Shares DNA with Lamb […]

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Something To Die For: Lamb of God, Five Finger Death Punch, Hatebreed, 3 Inches of Blood @ Sunken Garden, 8/15/10

15 years ago, at age 15, I went to my first rock show sans parental supervision at Sunken Garden in San Antonio. It was to see Bush, The Toadies, and Hum. I remember waiting in line to get in and feeling like the youngest person there. I recall how people were dressed – frayed flannel […]

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18 and Life: Mayhem Fest: Korn, Rob Zombie, Lamb of God, Five Finger Death Punch, Hatebreed, Chimaira, 3 Inches of Blood @ Shoreline Amphitheater, 7/11/10

Dear 18 year old me, I’m writing you from 12 years in the future, where everything and nothing is the same, and your life is about to come to one of those defining full circle moments. You’re about to graduate high school and leave that small town you hate. I’m about to move back there. […]

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Metallica, Lamb of God, The Sword @ Oracle Arena, 12/20/08

In 1992, when I was 12 years old, I asked my parents if I could go see the Metallica and Guns ‘n Roses show (which was supposed to be supported by Nirvana) in Houston. They told me, “sure, if you wear a football helmet”. I said, “no problem”. They rescinded the offer. Fast forward to […]

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