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My Musical Adventures

The Man-Machine: Kraftwerk @ Disney Concert Hal...14147

Check out my piece for the GRAMMY setlist!

March 24, 2014
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Mind Control: Truckfighters, Crobot @ The Satel...14141

I am constantly on the search for the right vibe. Once upon a time, when I was in elementary school,...

March 19, 2014
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Bad Reputation: Joan Jett & The Blackheart...14138

I was sitting at my computer on Valentine’s Day when I got an alert that Joan Jett & The Blackhearts...

March 16, 2014
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Lay Your Ghosts to Rest: Between the Buried and...14134

I knew I needed 2 things: 1) to get out of town 2) to immerse myself in a metal show...

March 13, 2014
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Glamorama: Hammered Satin @ Viper Room, 3/6/1414130

My closet is organized like a record store. The metal section is vast: black, spiky, leathered ensembles which, upon close...

March 10, 2014
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Bourgeois Blues: The Last Internationale @ Saye...14128

The velvet rope, sniffling doorman with a clipboard club scene has never been my thing; that said, I have randomly...

March 5, 2014
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Dream On: Draw the Line Aerosmith Tribute Band ...14126

I spend a lot of time thinking about what it means to be a fan. Between Deadheading it around the...

March 4, 2014
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Death in the Eyes of Dawn: Amon Amarth, Enslave...14119

“I followed all the paths Righteous in my heart Slept without the dreams Got lost within myself” ~”Death in the Eyes...

February 17, 2014
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Steady at the Wheel: Shooter Jennings & Fr...14116

There comes certain junctures in life where parts of your past becomes a stranger, sometimes a welcome one; at other...

February 16, 2014
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Awaken the Serpent: Toxic Holocaust, Exhumed @ ...14111

It is a strong testament to the power of music that I summoned enough energy to attend this show; not...

January 31, 2014
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One: What it’s like to be in the pit on m...14096

I’ve said “this is a once in a lifetime opportunity” to myself an uncountable number of times in my life...

January 30, 2014
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Rockin’ In the Free World: 7th Annual Pro...14083

My music education growing up was nearly non-existent.  A little Willie, a little Waylon, and a whole lot of western...

January 22, 2014
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Hoax the System: Corrections House, Werckmeiste...14073

LA on a quiet night can seem oddly discordant, like the dull underbelly of a bright bug.  As I drove...

January 7, 2014
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Fertile Green: High on Fire, Kvelertak @ the El...14064

It was a cold December day, and I was standing on a step at the corner of the El Rey’s...

December 16, 2013
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Survivalism: Nine Inch Nails @ The Joint at the...14055

Well, I finally got to write about my favorite band for GRAMMY.com! I left the unedited article before, as a...

November 19, 2013
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Hesitation Marks: Nine Inch Nails @ AT&T C...14048

Well… this feels weird. It was 3:30am on a drizzly Tuesday morning in San Antonio, TX, and I was standing...

November 11, 2013
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It Ain’t Like That: Alice In Chains, Walk...14037

You can read my post on GRAMMY.com. …and the next morning I flew home on Southwest and Duff and his...

October 29, 2013
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Necrophiliac: Slayer, Gojira, 4arm @ The Joint ...14038

If only all shows could be this easy. Exit plane. Take cab to hotel. Thrown bags in room. Take cab...

October 28, 2013
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I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times: Muscl...14032

“Sometimes I feel very sad Sometimes I feel very sad (Can’t find nothin’ I can put my heart and soul...

October 21, 2013
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Default: Atoms For Peace @ The Hollywood Bowl, ...14029

You can read my piece on GRAMMY.com!

October 17, 2013
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Sheena Is A Punk Rocker: Marky Ramone’s B...14027

You can read my piece on GRAMMY.com!

October 16, 2013
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Long Gone: Kylesa, Pinkish Black @ Echoplex, 10...14022

It was Monday night, at that time of year where hot and cold battle each other in the air, and...

October 15, 2013
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3 Shades of Black: Hank Williams III @ The Obse...14016

“3 shades of black We all like metal and Whiskey! Livin’ Hard and chasin’ down Hell. We’ll never give up...

October 10, 2013
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Halo of Ashes: Mark Lanegan, Sean & Zander...14010

“She wears a halo of ashes Specter on the wind Waits on me so patiently I no longer can pretend...

October 5, 2013
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Fragile Dreams: Anathema, Alcest, Mamiffer @ El...14007

“SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!” This is what I wanted to yell at people through about 67.75% of this show; reminding...

October 4, 2013
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No Love Lost: Carcass, Exhumed @ The Troubadour...14003

“Sensual awakening Numbing feeling’s dead Conception’s romanticised Synthesized broken hearts to bled” ~”No Love Lost”, Carcass I was holding tickets...

September 29, 2013
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Never Let Me Down: Depeche Mode, Crystal Castle...14000

You can read the edited version of my piece on GRAMMY.com, or the unedited version below! I have always been...

September 24, 2013
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