Thirteenth Step: A Perfect Circle @ The Gibson Amphitheater

Thirteenth Step: A Perfect Circle @ The Gibson Amphitheater

I didn’t think it could get any better than the three November Avalon shows. After hearing each album in it’s entirety, I went into this show feeling like it might be a bit anticlimactic.  I got to see the near original line up in a fairly intimate venue play every song….now what? But what I […]

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 Superunknown: Soundgarden, The Mars Volta @ The Forum, 7/22/11

Superunknown: Soundgarden, The Mars Volta @ The Forum, 7/22/11

You never have a relationship with an album like you do when you’re young. As you get older, everything you encounter is compared to what you experienced before it. There’s this sweet spot in every music lover’s life when they make a transition from things their parents or siblings listen to, to seeking out things […]

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 HardRockChick interviews Acrassicauda

HardRockChick interviews Acrassicauda

July 13, 2011 | I spoke with Faisal and Firas of Acrassicauda at their rehearsal space in Anaheim a couple days before they embarked on the second leg of their U.S. tour. They talked about their favorite road food, progress on their upcoming album, and how they REALLY need to get a new drum set!

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 Keys On Fire: Neil Daniels’ All Pens Blazing Volumes 1 & 2

Keys On Fire: Neil Daniels’ All Pens Blazing Volumes 1 & 2

“Rock ‘n’ roll is an attitude, it’s not a musical form of a strict sort. It’s a way of doing things, of approaching things. Writing can be rock ‘n’ roll, or a movie can be rock ‘n’ roll. It’s a way of living your life.” — Lester Bangs There’s a moment in every music lover’s […]

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 HardRockChick interviews Steven Adler

HardRockChick interviews Steven Adler

July 1, 2011 | Steven Adler took some time to chat with me via phone the afternoon before his Adler’s Appetite show in San Francisco. He told me about his favorite gift to receive from fans, lessons learned from Dr. Drew, and his own definition of the word “groupie.” Catch Adler’s Appetite at The Key […]

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 HardRockChick interviews Spindrift

HardRockChick interviews Spindrift

June 30, 2011 | I talked to Kirpatrick Thomas and Sasha Vallely of Spindrift before their show at Bordello in Downtown LA. Topics included their partnership with IFC and most recent video for ‘Hellbound’, the allure of the American West, the state of psychedelic music, and writing in the Gram Parsons room in Joshua Tree.

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 When I Was Free: Spindrift, RT & The Standards @ Bordello, 6/30/11

When I Was Free: Spindrift, RT & The Standards @ Bordello, 6/30/11

I had what most might deem an unusual childhood. In a world of Disneyland vacations, Girl Scout troops, and summer camp as normal childhood touchstones, I did things that would make teachers raise eyebrows during show and tell. I was raised in the back of my family’s store, and building that business completely dominated my […]

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