Fire In The Sky: Hypocrisy @ DNA Lounge, 5/16/10

With 5 minutes to spare, I walked into the much more sparsely crowded, heavier atmosphere of the DNA Lounge to see Hypocrisy. I was supposed to see Hypocrisy last year with Ensiferum, but due to visa issues, they had to drop off the tour. They were actually supposed to do the tour with Children of […]

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Death Clock: Portal, Sanguis Imperem @ Thee Parkside, 5/15/10

The walk from Slim’s to Thee Parkside was cold and windy, yet eerily quiet. To your average concert-goer, this would be seen as going from one metal show to another. But really, they were very, very different. From the speed at Slim’s, to the death/doom that awaited me at Thee Parkside, it seemed as if […]

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HardRockChick interviews Black Breath

I spoke with members of Black Breath before they took the stage last night in SF, opening for Converge. Topics included their band name, Mexican tacos, an epileptic roadie, and their upcoming slot at Maryland Death Fest. HardRockChick interviews Black Breath from hardrockchick on Vimeo.

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This Is Exile: Whitechapel, Son of Aurelius @ Thee Parkside, 5/13/10

“I haven’t seen you here in awhile” says the guy at the door. I’ve been neglecting shows at my neighborhood dive bar over the past month. Thee Parkside is about the closest thing I have to Cheers….except for maybe Slim’s….or DNA…..hmmm. I ran into my friend Thrasher Amy at the door, and we spent a […]

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HardRockChick Interviews Dan And from Bison B.C.

Dan And of Bison B.C. stops by before their opening slot for Mastodon in Oakland (alongside BTBAM, High on Fire, Baroness, Priestess, Valient Thorr, and Black Cobra) to talk about touring, his creative process, and criticism for having “too many good riffs.” HardRockChick Interviews Dan And from Bison B.C. from hardrockchick on Vimeo. The Decibel […]

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HardRockChick Interviews Red Sparowes

The post-rock band Red Sparowes have been creating mind expanding soundscapes since the early 2000’s. From the basement dressing room of the Great American Music Hall, with a sleeping merch guy on a couch behind me, I chatted with 3/5 of the band about the beginning through the now. It was very much apparent that […]

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Hammer Smashed Face: Cannibal Corpse, 1349, Skeletonwitch @ Slim's, 5/5/10

“Mercury, the planet of communication, turns retrograde in Taurus on April 18, 2010. Usually Mercury retrograde means communication delays and mishaps. We need to prepare for glitches with computers, electronics, emails, files, and friends and business associates not responding promptly. There are often delays in getting contracts or agreements signed. It is a time to […]

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