Friday June 8th I had the opportunity to go see NELW, Guilty By Association, Guttermouth & TSOL at the Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas. My ticket was free, but freedom isn’t free sooo there was most definitely a price to be paid. I should add as a disclaimer that I am not a huge punk rock … Continue reading Opinionated Metalhead: Creepo Depot
There are a lot of misconceptions about metal heads and what happens at metal shows. So I am here to clear the air with the fragrant joy of my vanilla and patchouli body oil. There are not enough Dwight Meme's to infer how false some of these are. 1. We are Violent and Rude: FALSE…. Let me … Continue reading Opinionated Metalhead: Common Misconceptions (Part 1)
This playlist is was originally made for someone who came and went in my life. He isn't a big metal or hard-rock fan. If you didn't get it already, clearly this person is a fan of the band Cake. Don't worry, I don't plan to make playlists for ALL the men that come in and out of my … Continue reading Playlist of the Week: Here’s Your F***ing CAKE Patrick!!!
I'm often asked why metal? Why hard rock? Why punk? Do you listen to other genres of music? And then I am told that I should be open to all types of music. This just happened to me again. This time at a nail salon I visit to buff out the scuff marks on my nail … Continue reading Opinionated Metalhead: Explaining Metal to the Un-Enlightened
80's and 90's hair metal bands were notorious for the number of groupies they collectively had. The scantily clad women with masks of make-up for war paint going into battle to catch the eyes of rock-stars. Attention hungry fame starved wanna be models and actresses willing to do anything to catch and maintain their own temporary … Continue reading Opinionated Metalhead: The Age of the Groupie…..is DEAD…Or at least I wish it was…
Feature Piece on new local metal band Silence Speaks
Feature piece with local underground metal band Mynas
If you have never been in a pit you may be unaware of the etiquette that the classy punks and metal-heads live by when entering the wall of death. When simultaneously raging and circling the pit there are a few common sense things to keep in mind.
The Dive Bar is an adventurous place to catch some great live music. Known more for being a "biker bar"; This not so hidden gem is one of the best small venues in town to see a good punk or metal show without the usually barring from moshing. They don't really close down. Which is a … Continue reading Las Vegas Metal: First Night @ The Dive Bar…Bruises for Days
Most avid concert go-ers have this struggle when they get injured. Do you go to these concerts or do you stay home and heal and miss out on another potentially epic experience? If you go, you’re going to have to take it easy. No wading through the crowd to right in front of the stage. No thirst … Continue reading Opinionated Metalhead: Injured Metalhead-Resisting the Pit