HRC Goes to Europe

HRC Goes to Europe

Dearest Readers, A couple of years ago I decided that one of my goals for HRC was to go to some international shows. Despite a lot of domestic travel lately, I haven’t been outside the US since 2004, and when I used to do more international travel as a student, I never went to a […]

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 SXSW Day 4: Naam, eyehategod, Pentagram @ Scoot Inn, 3/19/11

SXSW Day 4: Naam, eyehategod, Pentagram @ Scoot Inn, 3/19/11

My final show at SXSW would end at the same place it began. A perfect circle. I walked over to the Scoot Inn, my calves quivering from traversing West, South, and now East on this day alone. I heard the low murmur of doom as I approached, but I did not feel it. $10 later, […]

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 SXSW Day 4: Rival Sons @ Front Gate Tickets, 3/19/11

SXSW Day 4: Rival Sons @ Front Gate Tickets, 3/19/11

Rival Sons know how to harness the power of Twitter. They read my love tweets about their Jackalope set, informed me about another show they were doing in the afternoon, and the next thing I know I’m in a pedicab/chariot on my way to South Congress….my favorite area in Austin. When I arrive at what […]

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 SXSW Day 4: A Place to Bury Strangers @ Rumbler Lounge, 3/19/11

SXSW Day 4: A Place to Bury Strangers @ Rumbler Lounge, 3/19/11

I had to speed walk back to the main part of Sixth Street once my friends reminded me that APTBS were playing a free show at Rumbler Lounge. By the time I arrived, they were heavy into their tiny set already. I stood at the back at first, but when the usual amount of unprepared […]

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 SXSW Day 4: Chapel Club @ Waterloo Records, 3/19/10

SXSW Day 4: Chapel Club @ Waterloo Records, 3/19/10

Chapel Club were another must see band for me. I’d had one unsuccessful attempt already….a BADGE ONLY show….but this time they were playing their final SXSW set in the parking lot of Waterloo Records for free. I can remember the moment I heard about Chapel Club. I had just arrived at our condo for Sundance, […]

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 SXSW Day 4: Rival Sons @ Jackalope, 3/19/11

SXSW Day 4: Rival Sons @ Jackalope, 3/19/11

I’d been receiving press releases for Rival Sons for a couple months, and was really digging their classic rock ‘n roll sound. I was very excited that they were playing several shows at SXSW, and they were one of the bands I HAD TO see. And after two misfires- one trek to the wrong venue […]

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 SXSW Day 3: The Vacant Lots, The Vandelles @ Hotel Vegas, 3/18/11

SXSW Day 3: The Vacant Lots, The Vandelles @ Hotel Vegas, 3/18/11

It was a very frustrating evening that had me completely rethinking my no badge/no wristband/no problem policy. I had intended on seeing the Metalliance tour which was making a SXSW stop: St. Vitus, Helmet, Kylesa, and Howl…who I even interviewed that evening. But they were playing at this tiny place called Dirty Dog, which had […]

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 HardRockChick Interviews Howl

HardRockChick Interviews Howl

March 18, 2011 | Howl spoke with me over the weekend at SXSW after playing a set earlier in the day for the Metalliance Tour. Topics included the Rhode Island metal scene, their own creative inspirations, and the best and worst (sometimes smelly!) parts of being touring musicians.

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 HardRockChick Interviews The Click Clack Boom

HardRockChick Interviews The Click Clack Boom

I did a lovely video interview with The Click Clack Boom at Rachael Ray’s Green House at SXSW, but Eminem was playing so loudly in the background that Team HRC decided to shelve the video due to quality control issues. So instead, I spent a lovely Friday night transcribing every word for you! Here’s what […]

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 SXSW Day 3: Red Fang, Havok, Kvelertak @ Headhunter’s, 3/18/11

SXSW Day 3: Red Fang, Havok, Kvelertak @ Headhunter’s, 3/18/11

I’ll be damned if I was going to miss this show….so I made a point to go look at the schedule posted outside the venue to make CERTAIN no one did any little switcheroo this time and saw Kvelertak slotted for 5:15pm. I ran around some more before going back extra early to check out […]

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 SXSW Day 3: The New Regime @ Rusty Spur, 3/18/11

SXSW Day 3: The New Regime @ Rusty Spur, 3/18/11

Day 3. The fatigue showed itself in the following manner: I did my now usual park my car at a garage at 10:30am and work in Starbucks until 12:30p routine. Then I was going to try to catch a bit of Rival Sons, my #3 band I HAD TO SEE before heading over to see […]

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 HardRockChick interviews Tate Wittenberg of ‘Raisin’ Cain’

HardRockChick interviews Tate Wittenberg of ‘Raisin’ Cain’

March 17, 2011 | I talked to Tate Wittenberg at SXSW, where he was promoting his upcoming documentary ‘Raisin’ Cain.’ Wittenberg’s film chronicles the storied Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a live music venue that saw the birth (or conception, as he says) of rock & roll and still is standing to tell the tale. […]

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 HardRockChick interviews Ilan Rubin of The New Regime

HardRockChick interviews Ilan Rubin of The New Regime

March 17, 2011 | I caught up with The New Regime’s Ilan Rubin on St. Paddy’s Day at SXSW, where he was set to play a few shows. We talked about his days touring as the drummer for Nine Inch Nails, making music now as a “one-man band,” and being ambushed by strippers on his […]

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 SXSW Day 2: The Funeral Pyre @ Emo’s, 3/17/11

SXSW Day 2: The Funeral Pyre @ Emo’s, 3/17/11

The day started off with an interview and much glaring at the additional people in green descending upon downtown Austin to celebrate St. Patrick’s day. We made our way over to Emo’s, and as we joined the small line to get into the inside stage, I heard familiar notes wafting through the door. Kvelertak were […]

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 SXSW Day 1: The Click Clack Boom @ Speakeasy, 3/16/11

SXSW Day 1: The Click Clack Boom @ Speakeasy, 3/16/11

I had seen The Click Clack Boom at last year’s SXSW and taken a liking to their lighter than what I’m usually into rock and roll. So when I saw how many shows they would be playing at this year’s fest, I made a point to catch one. It was a rap/rock showcase at the […]

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 SXSW Day 1: Dark Castle, Gay For Johnny Depp @ Scoot Inn, 3/16/11

SXSW Day 1: Dark Castle, Gay For Johnny Depp @ Scoot Inn, 3/16/11

As I parked my car and reached the 6th street masses to begin this year’s SXSW adventure, I felt a pain. Last year, my mom had been an integral part of my SXSW experience. Looking back, I think it was probably when she started feeling off, before she got really sick and we discovered she […]

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