HRC's Top 10 New Albums of 2010

I was kinda light on discovering new music this year. But, this is an honest list (last.fm keeps me honest – behavioral analytics FTW) that is schizo as hell but very, very me. I still refuse to write record reviews because I’m terrible at them, so it’s not a coincidence that I saw every act […]

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HRC's Top 10 Shows of 2010

Out of my 112 adventures this year….these were the 10 that rose to the top. How do I decide? I just went with the first shows that popped into my head. Generally, these are the shows that were the best stories for me. Sometimes it was because I had a lot of fun, or because […]

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Requiem: Killing Joke @ The Wiltern, 12/18/10

“And the meaning of words When they cease to function When there’s nothing to say When will it start worrying you? Death – requiem” The last show of the year is always bittersweet. It holds a certain amount of weight; it’s the memory that will pervade the couple of weeks of silence filled with food, […]

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History Lesson: Nile, Ex Deo @ Emo's, 11/20/10

There really is no better story than real life. While a great piece of fiction can take you on a journey through things that defy the laws of reality, there’s often nothing greater than a true story. It’s relatable, even when it’s spun by one person or the other, the winner or the loser. The […]

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Gravity: A Perfect Circle / Thirteenth Step @ The Avalon, 11/9/10

Weak and powerless, I pull up to valet the Challenger in front of the venue. One too many champagne cocktails the night before, a meltdown when I woke up, a fantastic lunch with a dear friend, a coffee catch up with another…I’m on a non-stop rollercoaster, and I feel strung out. Black Sabbath’s Master of […]

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