Oddfellows: Tomahawk, Retox @ Mayan Theater, 2/20/13

Oddfellows: Tomahawk, Retox @ Mayan Theater, 2/20/13

I’m so over the cold. Downtown LA is the perfect backdrop for a cold, rainy night. Shivering, I walked up to the Mayan theater, and I was quickly reminded of the coolness of its tribal motif. As I made my way to the front, I surveyed the crowd. This was definitely the metal scene elites; […]

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SHAT, Mystic Knights of the Cobra, Pacos Perro Locos @ Retox, 3/3/09

First, it was Fucked Up. Then, Goblin Cock. Now, SHAT. I’m on a downward spiral of perverse band names. And, seriously, SHAT is scraping the bottom of the bucket. Truth: I absolutely knew what I was getting myself into. I’ve seen SHAT before. I also know the venue- Retox- a weird basement that resembles the […]

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The New Centuries, White Pee @ Retox, 6/18/08

It’s 11:30p on a Tuesday, and I’m in the basement of a remote hipster bar far removed from mainstream SF. I’ve just been served a Corona by a pretty Eastern European bartender who barely knew a lick of English, and now I’m sipping it in the cabin of an airplane. Really, the airplane decor complete […]

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