NIN's Technology Magicians : Sudjam

Dear Sudjam guys, If you ever are looking for a cool girl with a master’s degree and tech experience to do some usability research on your stuff, please contact me at hardrockchick-at-hardrockchick-dot-com. Thanks! On a serious note, if you want to know more about NIN.com and NIN:Access, look no further than this youtube clip:

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Ladytron < The Faint @ The Fillmore, 4/29/09

It was the first night of The Faint and Ladytron’s two night mini residency at The Fillmore. As co-headliners, each band would take a turn closing (imagine that!). Guess which night I picked? The Faint’s closing night, because I just like them like that. It was to be my first time seeing Ladytron. I’ve skipped […]

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Autolux Rattled Eardrums @ GAMH, 4/25/09

My ears are still ringing. Last time I saw Autolux was a Noise Pop show in 2007 at The Independent. Their set was cut short due to some fried amps or something. I had to ditch my ticket at the last minute when they came around last year. This time, I wasn’t missing it. Autolux […]

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Help Support Slim's and GAMH! Save All Ages Venues!

from the GAMH/Slim’s weekly email: Slim’s and GAMH are under siege from the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) with regards to our All Ages licenses. We have had a great deal of legal expenses in the past year. Purchase of this shirt will go to support our ongoing legal bills and help to keep Slim’s and […]

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Record Recap: Fischerspooner ~ Entertainment

Fischerspooner, a Kraftwerk and Depeche Mode influenced ‘electro-clash’ duo from Brooklyn, is one of the more interesting live acts out there. A theatrical, high energy experience, their current tour is a must see. Fischerspooner’s third album, the somewhat generically titled Entertainment, is a more mellowed out version of their style. ‘The Best Revenge’ starts the […]

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Record Recap: IAMX ~ Kingdom of Welcome Addiction

What exactly is IAMX? Electronic? Rock? You really can’t accurately convey to someone what IAMX is; it has to be heard. And this is exactly the point of it. Kingdom of Welcome Addiction is the third album from Chris Corner’s IAMX. While the album stays consistent with past efforts in terms of its danceable qualities, […]

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Throbbing Gristle Was Tough to Swallow @ The Grand, 4/23/09

The show sold out almost immediately. Anyone who calls themselves an industrial fan has at least heard of Throbbing Gristle. But they’ve been so dormant for so long that my motivation for buying tickets were more about knowing I should be there than necessarily being a fan of the music. I decided to watch this […]

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Dark Matter w/ Dave Navarro

Dave Navarro, guitarist for Jane’s Addiction, has an internet radio show called Dark Matter on Indie 103.1, which airs Wednesdays from 10p-12a PST. In light of the upcoming NIN/JA tour, he’s been dedicating the shows, deemed ‘NIN/JA Wednesdays’, to all things NIN/JA related. With a strong twitter component, somehow….this happened: April 8th show: HRC logs […]

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Win an Autographed Guitar from a Real Hard Rock Chick!

My friends over at Lp33.tv are giving away a guitar signed by Pretender’s front woman Chrissie Hynde! If there’s one thing that legendary Pretender’s front woman Chrissie Hynde swears by, it’s a good Fender Telecaster. Now’s your chance to enter to win this one of a kind autographed guitar from LP33.tv and the Pretenders. You […]

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Turbonegro Gets It On @ Great American Music Hall, 4/17/09

I was supposed to see Turbonegro last year, but the tour was canceled when Euroboy, the guitarist, got sick. He was diagnosed with Hodgkins Disease, and underwent treatment and is currently all better. The show was a last minute sell out. The band was only doing a handful of West Coast shows before their Coachella […]

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Marilyn Manson: 'The High End of the Low' Artwork/Tracklist

via Blabbermouth 01. Devour 02. Pretty As A Swastika 03. Leave A Scar 04. Four Rusted Horses 05. Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon 06. Blank And White 07. Running To The Edge Of The World 08. I Want To Kill You Like They Do In The Movies 09. WOW 10. Wight Spider 11. Unkillable Monster 12. We’re From America […]

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Wine Tasting w/ Maynard Video

A Wine Library TV video with, albeit, an extremely annoying host, features a wine tasting with Maynard James Keenan of Tool/APC/Puscifer and winemaker Eric Glomski. Seriously, if the host drinks wine for a living should he be more mellow? ‘Part 1’ 1:15: “If you don’t know who I am by now…pshhh” 3:28: “He’s like Yoda” […]

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Ilan Rubin's Drum Channel Interviews

3 very nice video interviews with Ilan Rubin are up on Drum Channel. Granted they get pretty technical in the second video (though there is a discussion about the sticks he uses that I could have a LOT of fun with), it’s still a worthy watch for the fans. Video 1 Video 2 Video 3 […]

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Behemoth's Third Pre-Production Video

Can’t wait to see these guys at the Mayhem Tour. This one covers guitar and bass tracking. Key quotes: “I want Zakk Wylde (spelled Wildein the video) to sue us for these harmonics”. “I’m playing squealies of my life and you are not recording!”

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F*ck iTunes! Mastadon is Zune's Artist of the Month

Mastadon’s Crack the Sky is awesome- stay tuned for a live review on April 19. via press release: Mastodon Selected as Zune’s April Ignition Artist Grammy-nominated metal band Mastodon have been named Microsoft’s Zune Ignition artist for the month of April. As part of the Ignition program, Mastodon will release a series of exclusive features […]

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