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Break on Through: Rock Against MS @ Whisky-A-Go-Go, 3/26/14

It was a night that could only exist in LA. The infamous stage at the Whisky-A-Go-Go played host to a night of musical collaborations from dark, dusty corners of different decades and eras of music. And it was all for a great cause: Rock Against MS. Multiple Sclerosis is something you probably have heard of […]

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Dream On: Draw the Line Aerosmith Tribute Band | AXS The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands @ Whisky-A-Go-Go, 3/3/13

I spend a lot of time thinking about what it means to be a fan. Between Deadheading it around the country for bands at times, or writing drivel for hours late into the night waxing poetic on the way a riff made me feel, or interviewing other hardcore fans of bands…the fan experience is still […]

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Stitches: Sunset Strip Music Festival: Linkin Park, Orgy, The Diamond Light, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Finch, Sad Robot @ Sunset Strip/Roxy/Whisky-A-Go-Go, 8/3/13

After near email, outdoor advertising, and social media harassment from multiple angles advertising this festival, I decided to go. It was within walking distance, and I didn’t really have anything else to do that day. I’m not into the whole festival thing, but the Sunset Strip Music Festival is pretty easily digestible. And 2 years […]

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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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NAMM Pre Parties: Burning Rain and S.U.N. @ The Key Club 1/19/13, Robb Flynn Acoustic Set @ On the Roxx 1/21/13, NAMM Metal Jam @ The Whisky-A-Go-Go 1/13/13

Burning Rain & S.U.N. I was mostly here to hang with friends and this was my first night out after being down almost 2 weeks with the flu and a head injury….so this is all I got. I even left before Richie Kotzen played. I know. Robb Flynn acoustic set We walked in and right […]

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Deadly Sinners: 3 Inches of Blood, Huntress, The Hookers @ Whisky-A-Go-Go, 12/11/12

I had fun on the boat, but, boy, did it feel good to be seeing a show on solid ground again. After interviewing 3 Inches of Blood guitarist Shane Clark before the show, grabbing some sushi, and buying my 3IOB bootie shorts from merch…I settled in to a fun night of feel-good metal. First up, […]

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The Desire to Kill: Skeletonwitch, Havok, Mutilation Rites @ Whisky-A-Go-Go, 10/30/12

“I Am The Night, A Silent As Shadow Bound By The Crave Of Human Flesh Blood Crazed, With Vicious Abandon Ripping Limbs From Bodies, Crushing Bones” ~This Horrifying Force (The Desire to Kill), Skeletonwitch It was night 3 of Halloween costume madness. On this night, we were Skeletonbitches: Nuzzled up to the stage for Mutilation […]

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The Ultra-Violence: Death Angel, Threat Signal @ Whisky-A-Go-Go, 10/19/12

I zipped into the Whisky and around the crowd to the corner of the stage just in time for Threat Signal to come on. It was Friday night, and this week was ROUGH so I was ready to blow off some steam, and couldn’t think of any better way than watching this group of dudes […]

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How To Look Naked: Black Light Burns, The Witch Was Right, Fartbarf @ Whisky-A-Go-Go, 10/1/12

“I have seen people bleed And I thought I’d seen it all But my own two eyes were proven wrong that day There are things that I have done Only seen by the sun And those thing will be buried in my grave The crows and the buzzards will pick your bones clean No name […]

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Shall We Take A Turn? Korpiklaani, Moonsorrow, Tyr @ Whisky A Go Go, 9/12/12

A couple of times a year for the past few years I’ve found myself amidst the multi-instrumental, festive, communal experience that is Folk Metal. It is still about as foreign to me as the lands from which these bands come from, but I find the whole song and dance really endearing. The historical Whisky A […]

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