Fantastic Four: Secrets of the Moon @ Thee Parkside, 10/30/09

It was going to be a quick in/out. Germany’s best kept secret, black metalers Secrets of the Moon, would open the night at my local dive metal bar Thee Parkside. I planned to swoop in with my warm up Halloween costume, and duck out before Divine Heresy and Moonspell. At our precise 9pm arrival time, […]

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Rob Zombie: Tour and Album updates….and HRC's one little question

So I got to participate in a teleconference with Rob Zombie yesterday. It’s kind of a weird concept- a bunch of interviewers call in and are allowed one question with the man himself. I get it- they want to kill a bunch of interviews with one stone, but I also kinda don’t- there’s no flow […]

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We Demand an Apology from Ms. Cheney

My quick letter to this organization that calls themselves ‘Keep America Safe‘ who recently said offensive things about two of my favorite rock stars, Trent Reznor and Tom Morello: To Whom It May Concern: I can distinctly remember when I heard that ‘March of the Pigs’ was used to torture prisoners at Gitmo. I was […]

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Doom & Art Room: UFOMAMMUT & Acid King @ Varnish, 10/24/09

Last night really couldn’t have been more different from Friday even though it was in the same genre. To get to Varnish, an art gallery nestled in the heart of SoMa, you have to maneuver one of SF’s shantytowns. The smell of urine abounds, shopping carts must be dodged, and tents and boxes line the […]

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Let Loose at Slipknot w/ Deftones @ San Jose Event Center, 10/23/09

There’s something exciting about rushing out of work right at 5 on a Friday, transforming into my metal attire, and hitting the road for the hour long trip to San Jose. I’m maximizing the weekend and I’m about to enter uncharted HRC territory: a new venue in a new city with bands I’d somehow never […]

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Otherworldy Dark Metal: Satyricon, Toxic Holocaust, Chthonic @ Slim's, 10/10/09

Last night, metal lovers from Taiwan, Portland, Norway, and San Francisco joined forces. My path into this show was bumpy….I was supposed to get in on the Bleeding Through guestlist (their PR firm actually responded to me….life of a small-time blogger…sigh), but they dropped off the tour Friday morning. That didn’t leave me any time […]

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HRC Giveaway: 2 tickets to Rockstar Karaoke at The Roxy in LA!

I’m giving away two tickets to Sunday night’s Rockstar Karaoke event in Los Angeles at The Roxy. The event, benefiting The Painted Turtle Camp– one of Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Camps for seriously ill children- features an all-star lineup of guest appearances: The event is sponsored by Wente Vineyards. To enter, email me […]

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I Don't Wanna Live Forever ~ Motörhead @ The Warfield, 10/5/09

There was something about going to a Motörhead show that inspired me to dress up a bit. So, I dusted off my skull-n-bones flashy cowboy boots, pulled out the bandana, and put on my six shooter tank top and necklace. I had neglected to think about the fact that my walk to The Warfield up […]

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