Rockumentaries: Metallica: Some Kind of Monster

Yesterday I rewatched Metallica: Some Kind of Monster after listening to the episode of a podcast I listen to- 60 Songs That Explain the 90s– focused on “Enter Sandman”, reminded me of it. The first time I watched it was 2005. I had recently landed in San Francisco… I was on Metallica’s turf… the world […]

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Rockin’ Videos: EXPTV.org

I’m going to resurrect an OLD category here since we are all at home nowadays, presumably with more free time to watch things. Back in the early days of HRC, I used to scavenge YouTube for awesome videos to post, back when YouTube was new and amazing gems were being uploaded every day. Now we […]

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Bonded by Blood: Disruption in the Live Music Industry

I’ve crossed over some of my “real” work and my “fun” work here before with my “I’m Your Biggest Fan” series, and I can’t help myself from doing it again with some thoughts that have been banging around my head since this whole pandemic started. Let’s begin with Naomi Klein’s Shock Doctrine. Stick with me […]

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Fantastic Voyage: Mike Garson’s Bowie Celebration “Just For One Day” 1/9/21

“We’re learning to live with somebody’s depressionAnd I don’t want to live with somebody’s depressionWe’ll get by, I supposeIt’s a very modern world, but nobody’s perfect” I haven’t done a lot of livestreams, but Mike Garson’s Bowie Celebration “Just For One Day” was inescapable. I mean, they advertised the shit out of it to me. […]

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You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory

“Feel so restless, I am,Beat my head against a poleTry to knock some sense,¬†Down in my bones.” Supposedly Bob Dylan said he wished he’d written that Johnny Thunders song. Thunders OD’ed, or it was ‘foul play’, somewhat prematurely at the age of 38. Dylan, who many consider to be the world’s greatest songwriter, is still […]

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Psycho Holiday

It’s been over five years since I’ve written in this space… boy does time fly when you’re having fu….hmmm. Anyway, we all know what’s happening right now, so no need to recap that dirty five-letter word that has destroyed everything that resembles normalcy regarding day-to-day life. I’ve been paying close attention to what has been […]

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HardRockChick: 2007-2015

From Joan Jett to Jimmy Page, it is time to close the doors on this 8 year adventure. In it’s simplest form, it was a blog about going to see live music. At it’s most complex, it was about my life through the lens of live music. It captured the feeling of being at nearly […]

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 20th Century Boy: Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts @ The Troubadour, 11/3/14

20th Century Boy: Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts @ The Troubadour, 11/3/14

It’s 6:30pm and I’m ravenously eating my first meal of the day. Sitting at the bar at the famous Dan Tana’s, I’m squeezed between an awkward Seeking Arrangement-type date, old music industry execs gossiping about the same show we were about to go to, hanging onto what’s left of the dream, and Little E. Remember […]

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 Something: George Fest @ The Fonda Theater, 9/28/14

Something: George Fest @ The Fonda Theater, 9/28/14

I got locked out of the sale for these coveted George Fest tickets not once but twice as the show got moved from the El Rey to The Fonda to make more room for fans. But after perusing secondary market sites and getting sticker shock, I tried the site one last time on a random […]

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 Heaven: Heart @ LA County Fair, 9/26/14

Heaven: Heart @ LA County Fair, 9/26/14

Hell is traffic going East on the 10 on a Friday at 5p. You’d think there was a tsunami coming and everyone was fleeing inland. A pit stop to pee at In N Out made it seem like it’s the only place on Earth left to grab a burger. It’s not that great and it’s […]

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 In My Time of Dying: Led Zeppelin 2 @ House of Blues Sunset, 9/26/14

In My Time of Dying: Led Zeppelin 2 @ House of Blues Sunset, 9/26/14

As we get older, we inevitably experience more death. The world around me seems to change at a pace that I can’t keep up with, things are being reinvented that don’t need to be, torn down that shouldn’t be, and reimagined completely incorrectly. If only I still had my Contempo Casual threads to show kids […]

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 Still Reborn: Ghoul, Black Anvil @ The Roxy, 9/24/14

Still Reborn: Ghoul, Black Anvil @ The Roxy, 9/24/14

I have to say I was a little perplexed when I saw that Skeletonwitch, Ghoul, and Black Anvil would be going on tour together. Regardless, I found myself standing under the glowing, rocking ‘R’ with a line that snaked down the block. Perhaps it was feeling thankful the weird stage banter of the opener, called […]

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 HardRockChick Interviews Phil Pirrone, curator of Moon Block Party

HardRockChick Interviews Phil Pirrone, curator of Moon Block Party

On the tail of my interview with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s Peter Hayes, I was also able to interview the curator of the Moon Block Party (and performer) Phil Pirrone. Check it out below and get your tix here. HardRockChick: Can you give me a little history of the Moon Block Party, and your top […]

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