Came Back Haunted: Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, Cold Cave @ Hollywood Bowl, 8/25/14

It’s March 9th, 1994: my 14th birthday. I am sitting in my bedroom and it’s dark outside. My room is indicative of a girl in transition… exploring. A large stuffed lion adorns a bed with black satin sheets. Glow in the dark stars litter the ceiling. Posters decorate the walls: Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Jimi […]

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One: What it’s like to be in the pit on music’s biggest night, The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards @ Staples Center, 1/26/14

I’ve said “this is a once in a lifetime opportunity” to myself an uncountable number of times in my life over the past decade; as the quote in that movie goes, I’ve done twice the things I’ve said I did. But it was still hard to wrap my head around the fact that this would […]

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Survivalism: Nine Inch Nails @ The Joint at the Hard Rock Las Vegas, 11/15-16/13

Well, I finally got to write about my favorite band for! I left the unedited article before, as a lot of words had to come out of it for that piece. I remember looking forward to this weekend in Vegas for 6 months, and it’s hard to believe it’s over. But I left this […]

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Hesitation Marks: Nine Inch Nails @ AT&T Center San Antonio 11/5/13 and Staples Center LA 11/8/13

Well… this feels weird. It was 3:30am on a drizzly Tuesday morning in San Antonio, TX, and I was standing at the checkout counter in front of an umbrella, a poncho, and a box of wine. The cashier looked at me and said, “Ma’am, you can’t buy that after 2am.” It takes me a second […]

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The Wake Up: How To Destroy Angels, DIIV @ The Fox Pomona, 4/10/13

As I maneuvered traffic on the way to Pomona, my head was still abuzz with Black Sabbath riffs, and it didn’t hit me I was about to see my number one musical hero until I drove past The Fox and saw the line. I’m pretty sure this is the latest I’ve ever arrived to something […]

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How Music Works: LA Library Aloud Series presents a Discussion with David Byrne and Trent Reznor @ Japanese American Cultural Center, 10/14/12

I think I had maybe been living in LA for two days when this event popped up. There’s no better validation for moving to LA than the sudden one-off opportunity to see your music hero (even though he is a big meanie and has put my favorite band on hiatus) for the first time in […]

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You're Invited! The Official Bay Area Screening of the NIN Fan-Made Concert DVD- Another Version of the Truth

Many of you know that NIN is very near and dear to my heart. I’m happy to be able to host the official Bay Area screening of the fan-made NIN concert DVD, Another Version of the Truth, Who: NIN fans! What: From On 5th May, 2008, Nine Inch Nails released “The Slip” for free […]

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The Day That NIN Went Away: Nine Inch Nails, Io Echo @ The Wiltern, 9/10/09

Let’s just say that Nine Inch Nails has been like my lover…perhaps my best friend….for a long time. NIN has been there with me through a lot. It has comforted me when I was sad; it has turned me on; it has introduced me to new people; it has given me inspiration. The break up […]

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Just Like I Imagined: Nine Inch Nails, HEALTH @ Henry Fonda, 9/8/09

It was one of the craziest decisions I’ve ever made. I had decided to not go to the rescheduled NIN show at the Henry Fonda Theater. I had a ticket, but it was as someone’s plus one that would be waiting in line and going in early. I knew there was no way that I […]

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And All That Could Have Been: Nine Inch Nails, HEALTH @ Echoplex, 9/6/09

With the amount of shows I travel to, it was bound to happen at some point. Canceled. The C word. The final Nine Inch Nails shows that people had traveled from all over the world for- two of the last three were canceled and then rescheduled for the following week. Trent was sick and had […]

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