Zoso: Jimmy Page in Conversation with Chris Cornell @ Theater at the Ace Hotel, 11/12/14

I stood under the bold, bright lights of the marquee clutching my ticket. Dressed up and wishful, this was a night my imagination couldn’t have created on it’s own. Lots of familiar and famous faces lingered nearby, but all were equalized as fans, with the fervor of energy an undecipherable pitch. I don’t think anyone […]

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Gun: Soundgarden @ The Fonda Theater, 11/27/12

First I had Henry Rollins tickets, and then Dethklok/Machine Head was announced. Got those, and then Soundgarden was announced. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to a concert going girl’s good problems. SG tickets were obtained, my Murmaider costume a distant memory. My love for SG runs long and deep; last year I nearly died at their […]

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The Day I Tried To Live: Soundgarden, Queens of the Stone Age, Mastodon, Meat Puppets @ The Gorge, 7/30/11

By the end of it I decided that I will never do rail at a big show again. After years in the front lines of rock and metal shows all over the country, I have never had as trying an experience as I did when Soundgarden, Queens of the Stone Age, Mastodon, and Meat Puppets […]

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Superunknown: Soundgarden, The Mars Volta @ The Forum, 7/22/11

You never have a relationship with an album like you do when you’re young. As you get older, everything you encounter is compared to what you experienced before it. There’s this sweet spot in every music lover’s life when they make a transition from things their parents or siblings listen to, to seeking out things […]

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Chris Cornell Makes Me Scream @ The Grand, 5/1/09

I said I wouldn’t do it. I was going to pass up seeing Chris Cornell this time around because my experience with last year’s Fillmore Scream set was slightly traumatizing. I really tried to be open minded about this Timbaland album, but I just can’t do it. I don’t know if that makes me a […]

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