Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us: The Darkness @ Club Nokia, 10/24/12

Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us: The Darkness @ Club Nokia, 10/24/12

I wrote about The Darkness for the GRAMMY site…you can see the edited version of what’s below here. Haha. I’m standing at the front of Club Nokia shrouded in darkness. Thin Lizzy’s “The Boys are Back in Town” is blasting over the speakers. The lights go up, and 4 tall lanky British figures emerge on […]

Read More
 Baptism: Crystal Castles @ Palladium, 10/20/12

Baptism: Crystal Castles @ Palladium, 10/20/12

I’m walking from my place down Argyle, past the douchiest of douchey clubs. Hordes of women teetering on heels that they can’t walk in, wearing dresses that reveal their other hairstyle, draped on men that look shallower than a kiddie pool….it all grossed me out. The Palladium is a zoo. I love this place, and […]

Read More
 Volcano + The Sea: Free Dominguez @ Viper Room, 10/18/12

Volcano + The Sea: Free Dominguez @ Viper Room, 10/18/12

In the dark, cavernous space that is the Viper Room, I listened to the amazing guitar tones coming from Pelle Hillstrom, guitarist for Teleskopes. I’m aware of him from NIN alumnus Alessandro Cortini’s ModWheelMood. I’m digging the melodies, but it’s a real distraction when screens above your head and in your peripheral vision of the […]

Read More
 Graveyard Mosh: Ghoul, Dr. Know @ The Key Club, 10/12/12

Graveyard Mosh: Ghoul, Dr. Know @ The Key Club, 10/12/12

“Where’s the rest of your troublemakers?” OK, you know you go to The Rainbow too much when The Bouncer recognizes your car and wonders where the rest of your crew is when you get out of it alone. No trouble for me tonight. I scurried off to the long line outside the Key Club, where […]

Read More
 Express Yourself: Madonna @ Staples Center, 10/11/12

Express Yourself: Madonna @ Staples Center, 10/11/12

You will never understand what Madonna meant to a little girl unless you were born around 1980. What’s above is an admittedly embarrassing picture of me at either 6 or 7 years old wearing a 1987 “Who’s That Girl?” World Tour t-shirt that is much too big for me. I did not go to that […]

Read More
 Leathers: Deftones, Scars on Broadway @ Ventura Theater, 10/9/12

Leathers: Deftones, Scars on Broadway @ Ventura Theater, 10/9/12

“This is your chance… Revolt, Resist! Open you chest, look down, reach in. Shedding your skin, showing your texture. Time to let everything inside show. You’re cutting all ties now and forever Time to let everything outside you.” ~”Leathers”, Deftones I never thought I’d be spending so much time north of LA. I’m speeding up […]

Read More
 This Is The End: She Wants Revenge @ The Roxy, 10/6/12

This Is The End: She Wants Revenge @ The Roxy, 10/6/12

“This is the end, Though I saw it coming before we went to bed, No I never could be the one for you. This is the end, Though I saw it before we started, And no one’s gonna be broken-hearted here.” ~”This Is The End”, She Wants Revenge There are certain bands that I will […]

Read More
 Can’t Catch Me: Lita Ford @ Canyon Club, 10/4/12

Can’t Catch Me: Lita Ford @ Canyon Club, 10/4/12

“I been up, ‘n’ I been down I been messed up ‘n’ turned around I been a fool, ‘n’ I been wise I’ve seen shit ‘n’ paradise And I still got the aces up my sleeve Fast mover, ya can’t catch me Can’t catch me Can’t catch me Can’t catch me Can’t catch me Can’t […]

Read More
 Chopped in Half: Obituary, Broken Hope, Jungle Rot @ Key Club, 9/27/12

Chopped in Half: Obituary, Broken Hope, Jungle Rot @ Key Club, 9/27/12

As I got dressed for this show, I discovered that Decrepit Birth had to drop off the tour due to their van being broken into in San Francisco. America’s best city? Hmmmm… While waiting in line to get in…which took forever….I discovered that the Key Club has this new policy that forces photographers to pay […]

Read More