Deathbed: Combichrist and Ivardensphere @ White Rabbit, 5/28/11

Deathbed: Combichrist and Ivardensphere @ White Rabbit, 5/28/11

“I killed you in me, I’m willing to live to start over, No sign of love, it’s obsolete, I still feel lust in power, I’m still on the run, I’m still running away from you, And in this shadow I wait for you, Strip for you In white light, my fearless mind, Falling through again, […]

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 Rapture: Rammstein and Combichrist @ Thomas & Mack, Las Vegas, 5/21/11

Rapture: Rammstein and Combichrist @ Thomas & Mack, Las Vegas, 5/21/11

photography and video by capital_m Five months earlier, I sat down in my seat at Madison Square Garden after seeing Rammstein for the first time, trying to process what I had just witnessed. Now I was standing at the rail with three of my girlfriends holding ‘I Survived First Row With Rammstein’ stickers covered in […]

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Combichrist, Black Light Burns, Dommin @ DNA Lounge, 1/25/09

Meow. Tonight was my night- one of those shows that makes me wish I had a rewind button so I could do it all again because it made me feel really good. “It’s apparent he’s the industrial Elvis.” I walked into DNA shortly after Dommin’s set had started. Girls are screeching. Roses are being strewn […]

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Rock Out SF: cattle decapitation, black light burns, combichrist

Thursday/January 22: wooden shjips @ the eagle tavern Friday/January 23: thunderheist @ 103 harriet Saturday/January 24: cattle decapitation @ thee parkside Sunday/January 25: combichrist/black light burns @ dna Monday/January 26: tera melos @ BOTH Tuesday/January 27: xxxxxxx Wednesday/January 28: xxxxxxx

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 Cold: Static-X, Davey Suicide, 9 Electric @ Backstage Live, 7/21/12

Cold: Static-X, Davey Suicide, 9 Electric @ Backstage Live, 7/21/12

The evening began early, as I finally got to meet the Backstage Bear and then interviewed Wayne and Tera Static on the bus hours before the show. Then, after killing time at a local Mexican restaurant where I savored margaritas and guacamole and tres leches cake until my tummy hurt, we stumbled into the show. […]

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 2011’s Most Unforgettable Musical Adventures

2011’s Most Unforgettable Musical Adventures

2011: the year of weird. I went to NAMM, had my second year at GRAMMY week, tackled SXSW, and conquered Austin Psych Fest. I talked my way into Ex-Helvete in Oslo, got my nose pierced while visiting Evile in the UK, and got a tattoo from one of the drummers in Combichrist. I saw shows […]

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 Keys On Fire: Neil Daniels’ All Pens Blazing Volumes 1 & 2

Keys On Fire: Neil Daniels’ All Pens Blazing Volumes 1 & 2

“Rock ‘n’ roll is an attitude, it’s not a musical form of a strict sort. It’s a way of doing things, of approaching things. Writing can be rock ‘n’ roll, or a movie can be rock ‘n’ roll. It’s a way of living your life.” — Lester Bangs There’s a moment in every music lover’s […]

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 Moving Pictures: Rush @ Gibson Amphitheater, 6/23/11

Moving Pictures: Rush @ Gibson Amphitheater, 6/23/11

My first memory of Rush went something like this: I was spending the night at one of my best friends’ houses in elementary school. I believe we were wildly dancing around to Bon Jovi when her 4 or 5 year older brother passed by with a friend and made a rare acknowledgement of our existence. […]

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HRC's Top 10 New Albums of 2010

I was kinda light on discovering new music this year. But, this is an honest list (last.fm keeps me honest – behavioral analytics FTW) that is schizo as hell but very, very me. I still refuse to write record reviews because I’m terrible at them, so it’s not a coincidence that I saw every act […]

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HRC's Top 10 Shows of 2010

Out of my 112 adventures this year….these were the 10 that rose to the top. How do I decide? I just went with the first shows that popped into my head. Generally, these are the shows that were the best stories for me. Sometimes it was because I had a lot of fun, or because […]

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Hot Topic: H.I.M., We Are The Fallen, Dommin @ The Regency Ballroom, 4/20/10

Once upon a time, there was a teenage girl who was into rock music. Her room’s centerpiece was a stereo system, otherwise decorated with Rolling Stone magazines and posters of musicians on the wall. She hand-painted her converse, wore hand-me-down clothes, and had self-dyed hair. While she was friendly with the jocks, the preps, the […]

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Noise Pop Film Fest: The Heart is a Drum Machine @ Viz Cinema, 2/25/10

When I had my serendipitous run-in with the filmmakers of Blood Into Wine, they mentioned that I should stay after that screening to check out their other film, The Heart is a Drum Machine. I’m really, really glad I did. Obviously, I love music. But sometimes I don’t see the forest for the trees. I’m […]

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