Husbands: Savages, Johnny Hostile @ El Rey, 7/23/13

Husbands: Savages, Johnny Hostile @ El Rey, 7/23/13

The venue is like a supporting cast member that makes or breaks a show for me, and when I walk into the sexily lit El Rey, my heart flutters. I love it here. The slowly filling space reverberated with anticipation as the sold out crowd of tastemakers awaited this buzz band. But first, one man […]

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 Future Warrior: Palms, Crypts @ The Troubadour, 7/12/13

Future Warrior: Palms, Crypts @ The Troubadour, 7/12/13

Since I’ve scaled back to going to about one show a week, I’ve recaptured some of the magic of entering a venue and feeling the thrill of what’s to come. And this was especially the case this night, since the venue was the classic Troubadour, and the band at hand would be a brand new […]

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 Oblivion: Mayhem Fest featuring Mastodon, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Machine Head, Scorpion Child, Motionless in White, Battlecross, Attika 7, and Huntress @ San Manuel Amphitheater, 6/29/13

Oblivion: Mayhem Fest featuring Mastodon, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Machine Head, Scorpion Child, Motionless in White, Battlecross, Attika 7, and Huntress @ San Manuel Amphitheater, 6/29/13

You can read my piece on Mayhem Fest on the GRAMMY site (with awesome photos), or see the unedited version below. This would be my sixth time attending Mayhem Fest over the past five years; the annual summer event has been the place to catch emerging, current, and classic acts from all corners of the […]

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