Death Clock: Portal, Sanguis Imperem @ Thee Parkside, 5/15/10

The walk from Slim’s to Thee Parkside was cold and windy, yet eerily quiet. To your average concert-goer, this would be seen as going from one metal show to another. But really, they were very, very different. From the speed at Slim’s, to the death/doom that awaited me at Thee Parkside, it seemed as if […]

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This Is Exile: Whitechapel, Son of Aurelius @ Thee Parkside, 5/13/10

“I haven’t seen you here in awhile” says the guy at the door. I’ve been neglecting shows at my neighborhood dive bar over the past month. Thee Parkside is about the closest thing I have to Cheers….except for maybe Slim’s….or DNA…..hmmm. I ran into my friend Thrasher Amy at the door, and we spent a […]

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Manic Metal Monday: SuidAkrA, Cormorant, Ashkira @ Thee Parkside, 3/15/10

I caught myself peeking out the window to see if it was dark yet. I spent all weekend in a self-imposed solitary confinement- on a strict diet of brown rice and veggies, no vices, and more than four hours a night of sleep- which is what I try to do between HRC binges (last week […]

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$8 Made Them Holler: Cannabis Corpse, Stormcrow, Voetsek, Wasteoid, Sorrower @ Thee Parkside, 2/28/10

$8. 5 bands. 4.5 hours. That’s $1.60 per band. Or $1.78 per hour. Thee Parkside might be SF’s premier dive venue that generally makes me want to take a shower as soon as I arrive and I would never ever under any circumstances ever use the restroom there, but that is cheap. And I just […]

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Dive Punk: Agnostic Front, Death By Stereo, Hightower @ Thee Parkside, 1/15/10

I live approximately 8 blocks from Thee Parkside, towards the top of Potrero Hill. It’s a weird neighborhood, man…I love it, everything is right there, but once it gets dark there is no one on the street. So my 9pm walk to the dive bar is completely silent. I’m having a moment, viewing the bay […]

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Fantastic Four: Secrets of the Moon @ Thee Parkside, 10/30/09

It was going to be a quick in/out. Germany’s best kept secret, black metalers Secrets of the Moon, would open the night at my local dive metal bar Thee Parkside. I planned to swoop in with my warm up Halloween costume, and duck out before Divine Heresy and Moonspell. At our precise 9pm arrival time, […]

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Last Minute Metal w/ Book of Black Earth, Landmine Marathon, Embers @ Thee Parkside, 8/11/09

Today was a weird fucking day. One major show canceled; another major one confirmed. And my new hairstylist called me the ‘G’ word. Luckily Umlaut reminded me of a metal show at Thee Parkside, which is now walking distance from my home. Metal therapy! When Thee Parkside uses the tagline ‘San Francisco’s Premier Dive Venue’, […]

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Cattle Decapitation, PSYOPUS, Book of Black Earth @ Thee Parkside, 1/24/09

Beyond the fact that I’ve burned out almost every person I know on accompanying me to see live music, offering up a band called ‘Cattle Decapitation’ at an event produced by ‘Whore for Satan‘ is a tough sell. So I went at this alone. Usually, this isn’t a big deal at the larger venues- I […]

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SHAT, The Doormats, 8 Bit Idiots @ Thee Parkside, 2/19/08

It was a rainy Tuesday evening at Thee Parkside, making the punky dive venue seem grungier than ever. It’s a night of 2 bands comprised of local game developers, kicking off the Game Developer’s Convention, and 1 band that had absolutely nothing to do with videogames. The night started with 8 Bit Idiots, who played […]

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