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My Musical Adventures

The Number of the Beast: The Battle of San Bern...13997

My piece for GRAMMY.com can be found here. A few more things: -This was ‘musical adventure’ number 666 for me…on...

September 16, 2013
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All Pigs Must Die: Death in June @ The Vex, 9/1...13993

It had been a while since I had made the voyage eastward to the dingy but somewhat charming Vex. As...

September 13, 2013
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Blues Hand Me Down: Vintage Trouble @ El Rey, 9...13985

Sometimes you wake up in LA and the city suffocates you. Beyond the smog, we’re a city of passionate people,...

September 8, 2013
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Sabbath Bloody Sabbath: Black Sabbath @ LA Spor...13983

Check out my piece on GRAMMY.com. I will also never return to this venue if I can help it.

September 5, 2013
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You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet: Lisa Ma...13981

This year has been an educational one, as I have expanded my music horizons beyond my already diverse and unpredictable...

September 2, 2013
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Last Caress: Danzig & Doyle, Scar the Mart...13978

I had spent the last week in the crystal blue waters and vibrant green rainforests of Hawaii, and less than...

September 1, 2013
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Twisted Light: The Black Angels, The Black Ryde...13973

Sometimes there’s just something in the air, something with the moon, something with us that makes a show….weird. That would...

August 24, 2013
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Mistral Wind: Heart, Jason Bonham Led Zeppelin ...13971

Check out my piece on GRAMMY.com!

August 23, 2013
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Sentenced to Life: Power of the Riff w/ The Obs...19787

The Power of the Riff shows have become something I look forward to every year; it is my taste of...

August 12, 2013
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Stitches: Sunset Strip Music Festival: Linkin P...19786

After near email, outdoor advertising, and social media harassment from multiple angles advertising this festival, I decided to go. It...

August 4, 2013
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La Grange: ZZ Top @ Pacific Amphitheater, 8/1/1319785

I wrote about this show for GRAMMY.com…but a few points in addition: A paragraph deleted in editing: At one point,...

August 2, 2013
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I Love Rock ‘N Roll: Joan Jett & The...19812

The scent of fried food. The whirr of machinery intermingling with screams of elation. The sight of eye-bulging over-saturation and...

July 28, 2013
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Husbands: Savages, Johnny Hostile @ El Rey, 7/2...19811

The venue is like a supporting cast member that makes or breaks a show for me, and when I walk...

July 25, 2013
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Future Warrior: Palms, Crypts @ The Troubadour,...19809

Since I’ve scaled back to going to about one show a week, I’ve recaptured some of the magic of entering...

July 13, 2013
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Move Me: Last American Buffalo, The Crazy Squee...19808

I ripped off whatever band shirt I had slept in the night before and slunk into some black jeans. As...

July 2, 2013
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Oblivion: Mayhem Fest featuring Mastodon, Amon ...19807

You can read my piece on Mayhem Fest on the GRAMMY site (with awesome photos), or see the unedited version...

July 1, 2013
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Rock and Roll: Robert Plant and the Sensational...19753

“It’s been a long time since I rock and rolled It’s been a long time since I did the stroll...

June 28, 2013
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Demon Cleaner: Joshua Tree19746

I have spent my entire life as a wanderer without a map. Born with a restless hum to tirelessly search...

June 28, 2013
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Nietzsche: The Dandy Warhols, The Shivas @ The ...19742

“Without music, life would be a mistake.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche I was still on a desert high as I walked into...

June 16, 2013
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Search & Destroy: Ink-N-Iron: Iggy and The...13859

It had been six long years since I last saw Iggy and The Stooges. While his headlining slot was what...

June 10, 2013
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Dark Matter: Björk @ The Palladium, 6/5/1313856

“When your eyes Pause on the ball That hangs on the third branch from a star, You remember why it...

June 6, 2013
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American Girl: Tom Petty & The Heartbreake...13853

You can read my post about the show on GRAMMY.com. This was probably my first exposure to Tom Petty haha:

June 6, 2013
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Fire Walker: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Thene...13850

I am living amidst a state of emotional discontent. This is mostly derived from a self-induced goth summer, where I...

June 4, 2013
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Wicked Garden: The Ninth Annual MusiCares MAP F...13848

This was my third year covering this event for GRAMMY.com. You can see my piece about the event here. And...

June 2, 2013
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The Undertow: Lamb of God, Decapitated, ANCIIEN...13838

It took me two fuckin’ hours to get from Hollywood to The Grove, but I was still early. The days...

May 30, 2013
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World Eater: Bolt Thrower, Autopsy, Benediction...13833

It was perhaps the most anticipated show of the year for many people I know. I ended up eating my...

May 28, 2013
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Angel of Death: Jeff Hanneman Memorial Service ...13825

I will never forget the sinking feeling in my stomach as I approached the black carpet for the Golden Gods...

May 24, 2013
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