Night City: The Sword, Dixie Witch @ Emo’s, 4/21/12

Night City: The Sword, Dixie Witch @ Emo’s, 4/21/12

There’s something special about the hometown show. On Saturday night, Emo’s was filled with Texas metalheads- some who had driven many hours- there to support Austin’s very own The Sword. Swilling cheap beer and there in packs, the vibe was like Saturday Night Lights; it had the enthusiasm of a hometown playoff game. Dixie Witch […]

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 Odyssey: Kyuss Lives, The Sword @ The Fox Pomona, 10/8/11

Odyssey: Kyuss Lives, The Sword @ The Fox Pomona, 10/8/11

As I made my way to pick up my copilot to venture to the outskirts of LA, I passed something very fitting: “Exhale”…oh green pharmacies and their clever names. Pomona is a world away from LA; it was my first time out there and in typical small town fashion there was a street fair going […]

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Metallica, Lamb of God, The Sword @ Oracle Arena, 12/20/08

In 1992, when I was 12 years old, I asked my parents if I could go see the Metallica and Guns ‘n Roses show (which was supposed to be supported by Nirvana) in Houston. They told me, “sure, if you wear a football helmet”. I said, “no problem”. They rescinded the offer. Fast forward to […]

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The Sword @ Slim's, 10/10/08

I walked into Slim’s just in time to see The Sword come on stage, wriggling my way through the very dude-heavy, black clad, beard wearing crowd to get a spot where those damn posts didn’t obstruct my view. A banner sporting the band’s name hung behind them, in the fantasy metal style that any cool […]

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