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Plague: Crystal Castles @ Hollywood Palladium, 4/26/13

“Virgin cells to penetrate Too premature to permeate They can’t elucidate Never thought I was the enemy I am the plague” ~”Plague”, Crystal Castles This year I have really gotten off on going to things that aren’t my usual. I’ve spent years in the frontlines of every metal band that has toured in the past […]

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Living Dead Girl: Mayhem Fest Press Conference @ Palladium->Sunset Strip->Whisky-A-Go-Go, 3/18/13

I was about to make my first adult decision in a long time. I was contacted about providing some very exclusive coverage of the Mayhem Fest press conference, but it just so happened to be at the same time I was supposed to be across the country doing ethnography sessions for a finance brand. Decision: […]

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Rosemary: Deftones @ Hollywood Palladium, 11/21/12

“Our minds bend And our fingers fall Entwined, we dream I know Time shifting We discover the entry To other planes Stay with me As we cross the empty skies Come sail with me We slow down As the engines stall Our eyes catch seen Explode” ~”Rosemary”, Deftones A little over a month ago, I […]

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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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Baptism: Crystal Castles @ Palladium, 10/20/12

I’m walking from my place down Argyle, past the douchiest of douchey clubs. Hordes of women teetering on heels that they can’t walk in, wearing dresses that reveal their other hairstyle, draped on men that look shallower than a kiddie pool….it all grossed me out. The Palladium is a zoo. I love this place, and […]

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Diamond Eyes: Deftones, The Dillinger Escape Plan @ The Hollywood Palladium, 6/10/11

“To the edge Till we all get off I will take You away with me Once and for all.” ~Diamond Eyes You have no idea how good it feels to live here. It was the easiest move of my life; the day I left I hadn’t even packed yet. I just threw my clothes and […]

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HollyWould?: Alice in Chains, Creature with the Atom Brain @ Hollywood Palladium, 2/13/10

There are moments in life that you don’t fully understand and appreciate until after they occur, when you gain perspective. And then there are moments where you can feel the significance right then and there. Both happened to me last night. It was a unique day, spent recovering from Friday night’s show basking in the […]

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Halloween in Hollyweird: Rob Zombie, Nekromantix, Captain Clegg @ The Palladium, 10/31/09

It would be the perfect Halloween: a Saturday night, daylight savings time ended and gave us an extra hour, a full moon, and Rob Zombie. HRC decided to roadtrip to LA by herself for a whirlwind 36 hour adventure. Perhaps I had better start from the beginning. White Zombie was my first metal show. Rob […]

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