HardRockChick: 2007-2015

From Joan Jett to Jimmy Page, it is time to close the doors on this 8 year adventure. In it’s simplest form, it was a blog about going to see live music. At it’s most complex, it was about my life through the lens of live music. It captured the feeling of being at nearly […]

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 20th Century Boy: Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts @ The Troubadour, 11/3/14

20th Century Boy: Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts @ The Troubadour, 11/3/14

It’s 6:30pm and I’m ravenously eating my first meal of the day. Sitting at the bar at the famous Dan Tana’s, I’m squeezed between an awkward Seeking Arrangement-type date, old music industry execs gossiping about the same show we were about to go to, hanging onto what’s left of the dream, and Little E. Remember […]

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 Something: George Fest @ The Fonda Theater, 9/28/14

Something: George Fest @ The Fonda Theater, 9/28/14

I got locked out of the sale for these coveted George Fest tickets not once but twice as the show got moved from the El Rey to The Fonda to make more room for fans. But after perusing secondary market sites and getting sticker shock, I tried the site one last time on a random […]

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 Heaven: Heart @ LA County Fair, 9/26/14

Heaven: Heart @ LA County Fair, 9/26/14

Hell is traffic going East on the 10 on a Friday at 5p. You’d think there was a tsunami coming and everyone was fleeing inland. A pit stop to pee at In N Out made it seem like it’s the only place on Earth left to grab a burger. It’s not that great and it’s […]

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 In My Time of Dying: Led Zeppelin 2 @ House of Blues Sunset, 9/26/14

In My Time of Dying: Led Zeppelin 2 @ House of Blues Sunset, 9/26/14

As we get older, we inevitably experience more death. The world around me seems to change at a pace that I can’t keep up with, things are being reinvented that don’t need to be, torn down that shouldn’t be, and reimagined completely incorrectly. If only I still had my Contempo Casual threads to show kids […]

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 Still Reborn: Ghoul, Black Anvil @ The Roxy, 9/24/14

Still Reborn: Ghoul, Black Anvil @ The Roxy, 9/24/14

I have to say I was a little perplexed when I saw that Skeletonwitch, Ghoul, and Black Anvil would be going on tour together. Regardless, I found myself standing under the glowing, rocking ‘R’ with a line that snaked down the block. Perhaps it was feeling thankful the weird stage banter of the opener, called […]

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 HardRockChick Interviews Phil Pirrone, curator of Moon Block Party

HardRockChick Interviews Phil Pirrone, curator of Moon Block Party

On the tail of my interview with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s Peter Hayes, I was also able to interview the curator of the Moon Block Party (and performer) Phil Pirrone. Check it out below and get your tix here. HardRockChick: Can you give me a little history of the Moon Block Party, and your top […]

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 HardRockChick Interviews Peter Hayes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

HardRockChick Interviews Peter Hayes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has been revving my musical engine for years. I’ve seen ’em a lot, know all their records. In anticipation of seeing them again at the upcoming Moon Block Party, I present to you my interview with BRMC’s Peter Hayes. HardRockChick: You’ll be playing the upcoming Moon Block Party with some familiar […]

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 HardRockChick Interviews Led Zeppelin 2

HardRockChick Interviews Led Zeppelin 2

Yes, yes- I’ll be cliche and say Led Zeppelin is one of my favorite bands. And since I’m all about live music and I can’t see Led Zeppelin, I go in search of other means. One of those has been Led Zeppelin 2. When I saw them before, it was such a poignant show/time in […]

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 How Long: Charles Bradley @ Santa Monica Pier, 9/11/14

How Long: Charles Bradley @ Santa Monica Pier, 9/11/14

It goes without saying that 9/11 will always be a sobering day; one where my generation will discuss in solemn voices where they were and how they felt until our end of days. So I spent this one with the ultimate underdog story… because isn’t that what we all love, as Americans? I have certain […]

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 Sweet Emotion: Aerosmith, Slash @ The Forum, 7/30/14

Sweet Emotion: Aerosmith, Slash @ The Forum, 7/30/14

There’s nothing in the world like the big rock show. From the first sight of bootleg t-shirt sellers, to paying way too much for parking, to the littered excess of tailgaters strewn about the lot, to standing in the merch line careening your head in anticipation of paying way too much for a piece of […]

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 Must-Visit Music Destinations

Must-Visit Music Destinations

GRAMMY.com has a piece up that I wrote regarding my years of music-focused travel. Since it had to be edited down for length (I’ve been to a lot of places!), here are the places not covered there. Los Angeles, CA LA is arguably the center of the music universe. There is an overwhelming amount of […]

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