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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Noise Pop Film Fest: Blood Into Wine @ Viz Cinema, 2/25/10

I’m a huge Maynard fan. Unfortunately, while my fandom for Reznor, Cantrell, and Cornell have taken me all over the place for shows….Maynard has been as elusive to me, personally, as he has been to the media. I’ve had conflicts galore, family emergencies, all sorts of things prevent me from ever seeing him much. Result: […]

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Noise Pop Film Fest: Echotone @ Roxie Theater, 2/24/10

Echotone means ‘tension in ecologies’, when there’s an overlap. Specifically to this film, it means the development of downtown Austin and it’s longstanding position as the Live Music Capital of the World. I lived in Austin for 7 years- from the day after I graduated high school (I hated my small town that much) to […]

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Diary of a Madman: I am Ozzy Book Signing @ Book Passage, 2/21/10

Diary of a madman Walk the line again today Entries of confusion Dear diary I’m here to stay ~Diary of a Madman When I entered teen-dom in the mid nineties, Ozzy had a stellar solo career. It was only after singing along to ‘No More Tears’ and ‘Crazy Train’ and ‘Mama, I’m Coming Home’ for […]

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HardRockChick Interviews Chris Reifert of Abscess, Autopsy, and Death

It’s not every day that I’m given the opportunity to interview someone who is considered a founder of one of my core genres. Chris Reifert played drums on Death’s debut album, and has since gone on to form Autopsy and Abscess, among others (like the lovingly titled side project Eat My Fuk). I was supposed […]

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HardRockChick Interviews Threat Signal

If you haven’t heard of Threat Signal yet, well, you can thank me later. I chatted with them last night before their set opening for Epica. From mustard yellow couches in the sticker filled dressing room downstairs at Slim’s, the guys shared their thoughts on filming their recording process, dealing with the music business, the […]

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Another Galaxy: ASHES dIVIDE @ The Galaxy Theater, 2/12/10

I was pretty excited when the first ASHES dIVIDE show in over a year was announced on a date that nicely coincided with my Alice in Chains LA trip. I mean, it was perfect- fly into the OC, my friend’s place is 15 minutes in one direction and the concert venue is 15 minutes in […]

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HardRockChick Interviews Creature with the Atom Brain

When the opening band for the Alice in Chains tour was announced, I immediately checked them out since I’d be seeing them a couple of times on the tour. Creature with the Atom Brain was not what I expected, but they fall neatly into my psychedelic rock bands: The Black Angels, Jesus & Mary Chain, […]

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Mic Check: Eyedea & Abilities, Dosh @ Bottom of the Hill, 2/10/10

You know you’re a live music junkie when a large factor that played into choosing your apartment was it’s proximity to the venues you often frequent. Bottom of the Hill is the second closest to me, and while I love it, I’ve been finding shows to go to there less and less frequently. I got […]

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Top 5 It Starts the Same Songs

These are some songs that come up on shuffle and I have to take a double take at the beginning….not that it’s a bad thing…..good things get recycled. Nightclubbing & Closer 1,000,000 & Know Your Enemy Lust For Life & Are You Gonna Be My Girl My Sharona & The Beginning of the End Mountain […]

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Living the Dream: Anvil, Attitude Adjustment @ The Fillmore, 2/6/10

The story on Anvil has been inspiring music lovers for a year now. We’ve seen this Cinderella play out in front of our very eyes….from the moment they walk onstage in Japan to a sold out crowd at the end of the film…..to two sold out screenings/appearances at the Bridge Theater…..to now playing at the […]

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HRC Happy Hour: Black Cobra @ Amoeba SF, 2/5/10

Some people go out for drinks after work on Friday. I prefer to go see one of SF’s loudest bands for free at one of the best record stores in the world. I had never been to one of Amoeba’s in store performances before. I was really interested in how this worked logistically, especially with […]

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The How, What, and Why of HRC at the GRAMMYs

I was sitting in my room at my parent’s house in Texas writing this review at about 2am when an email popped up from someone from the Recording Academy. She said she wanted to speak with me about my site and a program they are putting together for the 52nd Annual GRAMMYs. My thought: they […]

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The 2010 Alternative GRAMMY Winner – HRC's Reactions

The Best Alternative Music Album went to Phoenix, who were one happy little bunch of Frenchmen going up to accept their award. I’ve never thought as much about what Alternative music is so much in my life since I took on this gig. Now that I’ve kind of wrapped my head around it…Alternative = Miscellaneous….did […]

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