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Year: 2009

Happy New Year and Special Thanks!10529

Happy New Year, everyone! 2009 was quite the rollercoaster- so here’s to an awesome 2010! Make one of your new...

December 31, 2009
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2009 In Review: Other Rockin' Opinions10507

OK, I think I’m done with my 2009 lists. It’s good to take a look back at the year, realize...

December 31, 2009
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HRC's Top 10 Standout Musicians of 2009 Th...10468

I was able to see some amazing musicians this year: the fabulous front people: Trent Reznor, Maynard James Keenan, Chris...

December 30, 2009
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HardRockChick interviews Jeff Friedl from ASHES...10467

I first became aware of Jeff Friedl when I went to see Puscifer early last month, and was particularly moved...

December 26, 2009
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HRC's Top 10 Bands to Watch in 201010447

These were the openers. The ones who I went to the show not knowing well, and left loving. The ones...

December 23, 2009
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HRC's Top 5 Craziest Concert Moments of 200910440

It’s a questions I’m frequently asked: “So, HRC….I bet you see some crazy stuff at all those wild shows you...

December 23, 2009
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HRC's Top 5 'Better Luck Next Year�...10435

So you’d think that after catching 115 shows that I’d seen it all, right? WRONG! Here are the shows that...

December 23, 2009
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HardRockChick's Top 20 Shows of 200910404

I started to think about this list last month. How will I be able to choose my top shows? What’s...

December 21, 2009
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HardRockChick's Top 10 Albums of 200910394

It was actually a pretty easy process to pick my top 10 albums for 2009. All I had to do...

December 20, 2009
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Unknown Pleasures: Swann Danger, Guitar vs. Gra...10388

It was my 115th and probably final show of the year. After a year where I’ve been to shows big...

December 20, 2009
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Death Rattle: Black Cobra @ Annie's Social...10384

I was enjoying a rare evening out at a really nice restaurant in Woodside with friends and made it back...

December 19, 2009
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Top 5 Crying Songs10280

Guns ‘n’ Roses / Don’t Cry Aerosmith / Cryin’ Aerosmith – Cryin’ – Watch more Music Videos at Vodpod. Ozzy...

December 18, 2009
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Contemporary Live Music Photography10073

‘A picture’s worth a thousand words’. As a writer, this phrase always makes me a little sad…..but it is often...

December 18, 2009
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Speed Eraser: The Faceless, Dying Fetus, Beneat...10369

I could describe my final metal show of the year at DNA Lounge as one giant blur that sounded like...

December 14, 2009
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Fade To Black: Metallica, Machine Head, Volbeat...10362

It was at about 2pm when I got the call. As soon as the caller ID popped up that it...

December 13, 2009
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Metal Sludge: EYEHATEGOD, Stormcrow, Brainoil @...10354

It may be five days later, but we’re essentially picking up right where we left off. Cold. Rain. Slightly incapacitated...

December 12, 2009
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Cold As Death: Marduk, Nachtmystium, Mantic Rit...10348

The story really began Sunday afternoon when I purchased a drink at the airport and got back $6.66 in change:...

December 8, 2009
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Death Magnetic: Metallica / Machine Head / Volb...10343

It was through the kindness of someone who I met through my NIN pieces that allowed me to follow one...

December 7, 2009
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HRC's Commentary on the Alternative GRAMMY...10331

The Alternative category is a collection of misfits; artists who’s work doesn’t’ cleanly fit in one genre. Perhaps this is...

December 5, 2009
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HRC's Commentary on the Rock GRAMMY Nomina...10323

The Rock field for the GRAMMY awards incorporates a wide variety of musicians, bands, styles, and tastes. As a fan...

December 5, 2009
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Instru-metal: Baroness, Earthless, Iron Age @ B...10314

Let me begin with a quote from a recent thought/anger provoking article written by Stewart Voegtlin of the Village Voice:...

December 3, 2009
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Dazed and Confused: Zepparella, The Dave Rude B...10308

“Tribute bands often reflect what I like about rock ‘n’ roll more than the authentic bands they replicate” -‘Dude Rocks...

November 29, 2009
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The Teaches of Peaches: Peaches, Amanda Blank, ...10303

It was one of those nights that happens about once a month where I wanted to clone myself and attend...

November 28, 2009
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Far Beyond Driven: Vader, Decrepit Birth, Warbr...10297

‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving… I had anxiously been waiting for Vader- the other Polish metal band- to come to...

November 26, 2009
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Red, White, and Green: GWAR, Job For a Cowboy, ...10290

Back in 2006, when I was still new to SF, I went to see GWAR at The Warfield. I had...

November 25, 2009
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Made in Japan: Dir En Grey @ The Fillmore, 11/2...10285

Over the years, Dir En Grey has come up as a band I should check out. I had tried listening...

November 24, 2009
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The Greatest Show on Earth: KISS, Buckcherry @ ...10282

KISS may have very well been my first concert shirt. I have a vague memory of being a little kid,...

November 23, 2009
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