Posts Tagged ‘ metal ’

What I Remember About Westword Music Showcase, this time

June 20, 2011
What I Remember About Westword Music Showcase, this time

Last year’s Westword Music Showcase was a highlight in a year of great music.  It was a full day of fun in the sun.  Local bands on cramped stages in the corners of bars, DJs on rooftops, national acts on the main stage and 11,000 of your friends and neighbors.  This event really does...
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Acephalix @ Blast-O-Mat + Interview

June 7, 2011
Acephalix @ Blast-O-Mat + Interview

The clatter of the garage door rolling shut, the lights brought down to a dull blood red and the bald figure onstage beckoning us closer.  All nerves on the precipice of panic.  Beer buzz replaced by extreme claustrophobia.  This is Blast-O-Mat.  This is Acephalix. Just moments ago I was outside reflecting on teenage years...
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notes from the coast: another Scion Metal Matinee

May 20, 2011
notes from the coast: another Scion Metal Matinee

I like the Roxy but two days in a row? Seriously? Well, there’s a couple of reasons for this. First, I’m kinda sick like that. And second, FREE SHOW BY SCION!! (whom I’m beginning to seriously love!) This time around I got to see Lightning Swords of Death, Saviours and Midnight. You might be...
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notes from the coast: Diamond Lane @ the Roxy 5/13

May 19, 2011
notes from the coast: Diamond Lane @ the Roxy 5/13

Reviewing a band performance when you personally know someone in it can be a tricky situation. In order to come up with an unbiased view of the performance in question you have to be able to separate friendships from a serious opinion. Brandon Baumann is the singer of Diamond Lane and the younger brother...
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Sepultura Headline a Cross-Cultural Night of Metal at The Gothic Theatre

May 18, 2011
Sepultura Headline a Cross-Cultural Night of Metal at The Gothic Theatre

Monday night was somewhat of a test for me.  Would I be able to put my age and experience aside and enjoy a metal show headlined by one of the best thrash bands of my youth?  A band with a lineup that cannot even pretend to be the same as when I last saw...
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Between the Buried and Me @ Summit Music Hall

April 29, 2011
Between the Buried and Me @ Summit Music Hall

Before starting this review I decided to go back and check out the review I wrote the first time I saw Between the Buried and Me back in January of last year. I wanted to make sure I wasn’t repeating myself or anything. Turns out I didn’t have much to say back then, in...
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Metalliance on the Sunset Strip

April 17, 2011
Metalliance on the Sunset Strip

If there was one show I was sorry to have missed while in Asia, it was the Metalliance Tour at Summit Music Hall.  I don’t know anyone who made that show in Denver, but Genji (and Ian Mackaye) caught the House of Blues show on 4/5 and his review is like salt in the...
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Decibel bring Apostles of Darkness Tour to Hollywood

April 14, 2011
Decibel bring Apostles of Darkness Tour to Hollywood

This guest post comes from Genji from Los Angeles.  Look for more metal/punk posts from our California correspondent… On a slow Tuesday night in Hollywood, Decibel magazine decided to bring the Apostles of Darkness tour to the Key Club.  With a slew of bands on the bill including Lecherous Nocturne, Abigail Williams and Hate, this is one tour you should...
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Volbeat bring Heaven and Hell to Denver

April 14, 2011
Volbeat bring Heaven and Hell to Denver

While I was out running around SE Asia, my partner in ‘Mile High Metal crime’, Brian H, attended the Volbeat show at The Gothic Theatre.  What follows is Brian’s review of what sounds like an amazing performance from the ‘refuse to be catagorized’ Danish band. I will admit that I am a fairly recent...
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Doom to Drone to Diversity: A Profile of Los Angeles Extreme Experimental Label, Southern Lord Records

March 21, 2011
Doom to Drone to Diversity: A Profile of Los Angeles Extreme Experimental Label, Southern Lord Records

The words ‘southern lord‘, accompanied by an image of a horned creature with a hook and a pentagram, can’t help but dispatch the mind to the fiery netherworld of the fallen one; the scapegoat for all that is vile, revolting and just plain evil in this world, including the unholy sounds of heavy metal...
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The Secret Steal the Show @ Echo/Echoplex, 03/13/11

March 16, 2011
The Secret Steal the Show @ Echo/Echoplex, 03/13/11

This guest post comes from Genji from Los Angeles.  Look for more metal/punk posts from our California correspondent… Sunday evening I was at the Echo/Echoplex here in LA for a double feature of metal, two separate shows for the price of one, separated only by a small staircase.  The late show which would feature Red...
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