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My Musical Adventures

Still Reborn: Ghoul, Black Anvil @ The Roxy, 9/...14283

I have to say I was a little perplexed when I saw that Skeletonwitch, Ghoul, and Black Anvil would be...

September 24, 2014
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How Long: Charles Bradley @ Santa Monica Pier, ...14270

It goes without saying that 9/11 will always be a sobering day; one where my generation will discuss in solemn...

September 12, 2014
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Bedlam: Elvis Costello & The LA Philharmon...14266

I’m pretty sure that the first time I became aware of Elvis Costello was from the movie 200 Cigarettes (which...

September 9, 2014
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Came Back Haunted: Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden...14256

It’s March 9th, 1994: my 14th birthday. I am sitting in my bedroom and it’s dark outside. My room is...

August 27, 2014
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California Sun: 10th Anniversary Johnny Ramone ...14254

I wrote about this awesome, unique show for GRAMMY.com, which you can read here!

August 26, 2014
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Sweet Emotion: Aerosmith, Slash @ The Forum, 7/...14246

There’s nothing in the world like the big rock show. From the first sight of bootleg t-shirt sellers, to paying...

July 31, 2014
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Must-Visit Music Destinations14242

GRAMMY.com has a piece up that I wrote regarding my years of music-focused travel. Since it had to be edited...

July 25, 2014
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Prayer of Transformation: Wolves in the Throne ...14240

I’m running down a dark alley with a look of fear on my face. It’s just stopped raining, so I...

July 21, 2014
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Higgs Boson Blues: Nick Cave & The Bad See...14237

“I saw Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and The Who there” my father-in-law said about the Shrine Auditorium earlier that day....

July 12, 2014
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12,542: 20,000 Days on Earth Screening and Solo...14234

“My biggest fear is losing my memory because memory is what we are.” ~Nick Cave, 20,000 Days on Earth Within...

July 11, 2014
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High Ball Stepper: Jack White @ The Fonda, 6/10/1414230

I peeled the package open with anticipation. I clutched the contents in my hands, grazing them with my fingertips for...

June 12, 2014
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Madness of an Architect: Scion Rock Fest in Pom...14222

You can read my recap of the great Scion Rock Fest on GRAMMY.com! I also did some interviews with Orchid,...

May 20, 2014
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Diary of a Madman: 10th Annual MusiCares MAP Fu...14216

This was my 4th year attending this event, and it is a surreal, cool one-off show made even better because...

May 16, 2014
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Luminous: The Horrors, Toy @ First Unitarian Ch...14212

It was May Day, and as the sun set on this sizzling day- the kind of day which reminds you...

May 16, 2014
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Into the Void: Black Sabbath, Reignwolf @ Holly...14204

Well, it wasn’t the last time! How could a band that is missing their original drummer and played the same...

April 29, 2014
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Sad Vacation: The Dandy Warhols, The Warlocks @...14199

Walking into The Roxy, I became enveloped in the familiar wave of reverb. The floor was packed with slightly swaying...

April 29, 2014
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Blackjazz Rebels: Dillinger Escape Plan, Trash ...14192

When the lineup of Dillinger Escape Plan, Trash Talk, Retox, and Shining showed up in my inbox, I wept for...

April 28, 2014
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Christbait Rising: Godflesh @ The Fonda, 4/22/1414189

This show was supposed to happen right before Halloween last year, with NAILS opening, but it was postponed. I was...

April 28, 2014
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No More Mr. Nice Guy: Super Duper Alice Cooper ...14187

“I was thinking of coming out here with powdered sugar all over my face”, Alice Cooper, star of the documentary...

April 28, 2014
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6th Annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards @ Club N...14184

Read about the show on GRAMMY.com here, and see my Black Carpet interviews, where I asked tons of artists about...

April 25, 2014
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Record Store Day 201414182

My GRAMMY.com coverage for Record Store Day!

April 22, 2014
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Telepathy: Crosses †††, Spirit in the Roo...14176

It’s felt like Groundhog Day as I walked into The Roxy for the 3rd time in 4 days. I walked...

April 17, 2014
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Colours to Life: Temples, Drowners, Bo Ningen @...14170

“Dawn of creation blessed in devotion Love, lust, spaces in time bringing colours to life Spectrums defy us left to...

April 16, 2014
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Spill Your Guts: Ghoul, Iron Reagan @ The Roxy,...14166

“Where are you going?” “What is The Roxy?” “Would you like a piece of gum?” “Would you like to hear...

April 14, 2014
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I Know How To Die: Motörhead, Graveyard @ Club...14163

Ugh, that dreaded sound… 8 years into this, and I made a rookie mistake of showing up to the gig...

April 13, 2014
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Metal Alliance Tour: Behemoth, Goatwhore, 1349,...14160

Once again, I got to bring an extreme metal piece to the masses on GRAMMY.com! A side note: The night...

April 7, 2014
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Break on Through: Rock Against MS @ Whisky-A-Go...14152

It was a night that could only exist in LA. The infamous stage at the Whisky-A-Go-Go played host to a...

March 30, 2014
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