My Last Attack: Holy Grail @ Sound Bite Studios, 10/28/11

My Last Attack: Holy Grail @ Sound Bite Studios, 10/28/11

Remember that Halloween where we dressed up as vikings and named ourselves Hellga, Amartha, and Thorhalla and went to this studio in Silverlake and drank vodka crans out of plastic cups amongst a bunch of interestingly painted mannequin busts and watched Holy Grail play and the singer was a zombie and the guitarist was Carlos […]

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 One Man Revolution: The Nightwatchman, Stoll Vaughan @ The Troubadour, 10/25/11

One Man Revolution: The Nightwatchman, Stoll Vaughan @ The Troubadour, 10/25/11

Once upon a time, I was a very politically-minded individual. Throughout school I was heavily into activism, whether it be letter writing for anti animal experimentation in the cosmetics industry, being on the winning debate team for legalizing marijuana and in support of Kevorkian’s assisted suicide, and various pro-choice campaigns and efforts in support of […]

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 I’m Your Biggest Fan (part 2)

I’m Your Biggest Fan (part 2)

Read Part 1 here. How do you consume music from your artist? What format (CD, MP3, vinyl), where do you buy, do you buy singles/full albums/special editions, do you pre-order/buy first day of release/use a streaming service? “I used to buy every release and past release on cd’s, now, with technology evolving, it’s a big […]

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 I’m Your Biggest Fan (part 1)

I’m Your Biggest Fan (part 1)

Something I always try to keep in mind when writing my site is that I always wanted to capture what it feels like to be at a show from a fan’s perspective. There are few roles in life that I’ve identified with as much as being a fan of music; it has defined me in […]

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 Majesty and Decay: Immolation, Jungle Rot @ Chain Reaction, 10/22/11

Majesty and Decay: Immolation, Jungle Rot @ Chain Reaction, 10/22/11

This was one of those nights where there were just too many options for shows to go to…Judas Priest in San Bernadino…Anthrax in downtown LA…Primus at the Wiltern. After weighing the options, I decided on the less obvious one: Immolation at Chain Reaction in Anaheim. Sometimes you just want to take the road less traveled; […]

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 Still Life: Opeth, Katatonia @ Mayan Theater, 10/19/11

Still Life: Opeth, Katatonia @ Mayan Theater, 10/19/11

I will be the first to admit that a) I am not an audiophile as people expect me to be and b) I don’t have the greatest taste in music. It took me a long time to ‘get’ Opeth. I had heard of them for years, but every time I tried to listen, I found […]

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 Ground: Enslaved, Alcest, Junius @ The Troubadour, 10/14/11

Ground: Enslaved, Alcest, Junius @ The Troubadour, 10/14/11

“Caught in a spiral of need Act without the choice Choose not to act Caught in a spiral of need Desperate and alone in a whole Striving for higher ground Carrying someone else’s fears for tomorrow Stay behind the line Or eat from the bowels of reality Grind the thorns to stardust Gliding slowly across […]

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 The Pretender: Foo Fighters @ The Forum, 10/13/11

The Pretender: Foo Fighters @ The Forum, 10/13/11

I wasn’t supposed to be here. My summer in LA was supposed to end in August; but I was having so much fun pretending to be an LA resident that I extended it two months. The problem with that is that I missed out on buying tickets to some of Rocktober’s big shows, and Foo […]

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 Boo! Halloween Horror Nights @ Universal Studios, 10/9/11

Boo! Halloween Horror Nights @ Universal Studios, 10/9/11

I can remember hearing about Rob Zombie’s curated Halloween scares for a long time, and finally I was able to go to Universal Studios to check it out. Halloween Horror Nights is not cheap, especially because there is no way in hell I would recommend anyone go without purchasing the Front of Line pass. You […]

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 Odyssey: Kyuss Lives, The Sword @ The Fox Pomona, 10/8/11

Odyssey: Kyuss Lives, The Sword @ The Fox Pomona, 10/8/11

As I made my way to pick up my copilot to venture to the outskirts of LA, I passed something very fitting: “Exhale”…oh green pharmacies and their clever names. Pomona is a world away from LA; it was my first time out there and in typical small town fashion there was a street fair going […]

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 Red Reflection: Spindrift @ Harvard & Stone, 10/6/11

Red Reflection: Spindrift @ Harvard & Stone, 10/6/11

It’s a time of intense personal reflection for me. There are times in life when you are busy just ‘doing’. You’ve got things to do, and you do them, and you wake up the next day and do it again. Then there are times when there’s a shake up, a shut down, a finish line. […]

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 HardRockChick Interviews Chrysta Bell

HardRockChick Interviews Chrysta Bell

The films of David Lynch have fascinated, entertained, and inspired me since I was 12 years old. A part of this has been the way music works in his films; from the scores of Angelo Badalamenti to the soundtracks featuring Trent Reznor to casting musicians such as David Bowie, Sting, Chris Isaac, Henry Rollins, and […]

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