A Warm Place: Nine Inch Nails @ Webster Hall, 8/23/09

Last night, the unthinkable happened. When Trent Reznor told us that there would be special guests and surprises on this final mini-tour, I don’t think any of us guessed this. I’ve been hearing Bowie rumors, making rare song wishlists….but The Downward Spiral in it’s entirety??? It’s as if TR reads what we guess and goes […]

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My Life According to NIN

1992: I’m twelve years old, and I’m sneaking MTV late at night. My parents did not like me watching MTV- not because it was ‘the devil’- they aren’t religious freaks- but because it was part of the liberal media machine. Maybe it was Headbanger’s Ball…I can’t remember, but the video for ‘Wish’ came on. I […]

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Mini Review: Oxbow, Negative Trend @ Eagle Tavern, 9/20/09

When I say I’m a live music addict, I’m not fucking around. So when my friend asked me if I wanted to go check out this band at the Eagle Tavern yesterday, of course I said yes! Plus, this little writeup in SF Weekly intrigued me. I had never been to the Eagle Tavern before…it’s […]

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Hot Blooded Reptiles: Crocodiles @ The Rickshaw, 8/19/09

The Rickshaw is an out of sight, out of mind venue for me. I’ve seen some phenomenal shows here: M.I.A., Goblin Cock….but it’s generally the epicenter for the hip young crowd where scene is first and music is second. Which means HRC only goes there for must see shows. I walk in to the venue […]

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You Should Check Out: Sylosis

Name: Sylosis From: Reading, UK Shares DNA With: Metallica, Lamb of God, Meshuggah, Pantera Feels Like: A bunch of my favorite metal bands put in a blender and made into something extra delish. Key to Success: Well crafted songs + well produced = WIN. Plus I’ve heard they are excellent live. And accents. HRC loves […]

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Tongue and Mic: Pissed Jeans, Mi Ami @ BOTH, 9/18/09

Bottom of the Hill. The venue oozes with offbeat charm, which is promptly eaten up by it’s hipster frequenters. Tonight, the hooded, skinny-jeaned, purposefully unkempt tastemakers greet me at the corner with their too-cool-for-school clan stares. I snarl in return and go inside. Mi Ami, locals who attract this type, are onstage. Their electro rock […]

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Mayhem in the Heart of Texas, AT&T Center, 8/14/09

I couldn’t resist. I was going back home to Texas for a wedding, and I *happened* to see that Mayhem would be in San Antonio while I’m there. So even though I’d seen the show twice already, I tried my luck and was able to get set up to photograph and review the festival. I […]

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Top 5 Songs Featuring My Name

I was recently reminded of a song featuring my real name. I got to thinking, it’s odd that there are songs talking about girls with my name since it’s generally a boy’s name- I get mail addressed to ‘Mr.’ all the time. So I decided to compile them into a Top 5 list. Vanity. My […]

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Until The Light Takes Us

It’s no secret that I’ve been on a black and death metal kick lately: Enslaved… Behemoth… Mayhem…I mean, I’ve always liked it, but I’ve been REALLY into it lately. So, I was excited to see this pop up on The Roxie’s calendar. Tonight, I took myself on a hot date to see it, and emerged […]

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