Hammer Smashed Face: Cannibal Corpse, 1349, Skeletonwitch @ Slim's, 5/5/10

“Mercury, the planet of communication, turns retrograde in Taurus on April 18, 2010. Usually Mercury retrograde means communication delays and mishaps. We need to prepare for glitches with computers, electronics, emails, files, and friends and business associates not responding promptly. There are often delays in getting contracts or agreements signed. It is a time to […]

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Shuffle Your Feet: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Slim's, 3/10/10

Time won’t save our souls Time won’t save our souls Time won’t save my soul…no I’m walking down the street towards Slim’s, fully aware that a) I am exhibiting full blown addictive behavior and b) this absolutely certifies me as having BRMC stalker status. This would be my 3rd BRMC set in 30 hours. But […]

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Otherworldy Dark Metal: Satyricon, Toxic Holocaust, Chthonic @ Slim's, 10/10/09

Last night, metal lovers from Taiwan, Portland, Norway, and San Francisco joined forces. My path into this show was bumpy….I was supposed to get in on the Bleeding Through guestlist (their PR firm actually responded to me….life of a small-time blogger…sigh), but they dropped off the tour Friday morning. That didn’t leave me any time […]

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Dark Dance Pop w/ IAMX @ Slim's, 6/9/09

Last night, IAMX brought dark and dangerous pop music to Slim’s. It soothed my soul. It was a circus pants and heels kind of evening- I knew that Chris Corner would bring his deranged bell boy ensemble, so I felt compelled to match it. It was my second night in a row at Slim’s, but […]

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San Francisco Loves Patrick Wolf and Living Things @ Slim's, 6/8/09

I forgot this was a Nylon sponsored show. This means: up and coming music, young kids, fashion that must be so bad it’s good to someone, and, at this particular show, some of the most beautiful androgynous people I’ve ever seen. Living Things, from St. Louis, hit the stage shortly after my arrival. The lead […]

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Meshuggah, Cynic, The Faceless @ Slim's, 2/4/09

I’m standing in line outside Slim’s, hearing the low roar of The Faceless inside, and I’m getting frisked hard. The will call line and the entry line span the block in opposite directions. I already have my earplugs in as I enter the doors. I walk up the stairs and….the place is packed. Like heavy […]

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The Birthday Massacre, Tub Ring @ Slim's, 11/30/08

Last night I realized that I can divide all of the shows I go to into three groups: 1. Classic acts that influenced all the bands I grew up with, and therefore must see. 2. Bands that I grew up with and therefore love. 3. Bands that are influenced by bands I grew up with, […]

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OhGr @ Slim's, 11/21/08

Walking into Slim’s last night was like entering a black mass. A largely homogenous audience of goths and cyberpunks all staring in eerily silent stillness at a screen projecting black and white footage of images we’d all like to forget, while American Memory Project played concealed behind the screen. It was oddly hypnotic. It isn’t […]

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