Thursday, September 4, 2014

Joey Cape/Chris Cresswell/Brian Wahlstrom

When: Thursday, September 4, 2014
Where: Constellation Room, The Observatory, Santa Ana
Accompanied by: Kathryn
Genre: Punk goes Acoustic

Wind In Your Sail

It's negative
I wish you the worst dear
To feel the greatest pain
A positive
You say it's all in vain
I know I felt and I won't feel again
I know you

Hours of madness
Years of dysfunction
The deepest embitterment
No will to strive or achieve
Finale in breakdown
Perpetual fall on your knees
As you crawl back to me

It ends like this
I can hope for bliss
If you fail again
'Cause I'm right here
To witness every step
And when you trip
I will cherish it

Hours of madness
Years of dysfunction
The deepest embitterment
No will to strive or achieve
Finale in breakdown
Perpetual fall on your knees
As you come back to me

I live to watch you fail [x3]
I am the wind in your sail

I wish you the worst dear
To feel the greatest pain
'Cause I'm right here
To retrieve all you stole
Every tear and everything you own
I wish you

Hours of madness
Years of dysfunction
The deepest embitterment
No will to trust
This is how I lived
This is how you left me blue
As I crawl back to...

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Offspring/Bad Religion/Pennywise

When: Saturday, August 30, 2014

Where: Sleep Train Amphitheater, Chula Vista
Accompanied by: Cody
Genre: Punk/Rock

Long ass drive. Totally worth it. A great night with my boy, Cody...and an excellent way to round out another amazing birthday month!!  

Life is good. What more can I say? Music shared with friends is love.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Soundgarden/Nine Inch Nails

When: Monday, August 25, 2014

Where: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles
Accompanied by: Kathryn Knox
Genre: Industrial Rock

Soundgarden Set List: Searching With My Good Eye Closed, Spoonman, Gun, Outshines, Jesus Christ Pose, The Day I Tried to Live, My Wave, Fell on Black Days, A Thousand Days Before, Rusty Cage, Black Hole Sun, Beyond the Wheel

Nine Inch Nails Set List: Copy of A, Sanctified, Came Back Haunted, 1,000,000, March of the Pigs, Piggy, Terrible Lie, Closer, Gave Up, Disappointed, Find My Way, The Great Destroyer, Eraser, Wish, The Hand That Feeds, Head Like a Hole

Encore: Hurt

Those who know me, know that I like to milk my birthday pretty much through the entire month of August...and what better way than a bus ride with one of my favorite girls, KnoxyMama?!?  And this girl knows how to pack a picnic - cheese, crackers, sparkling wine, and best of all, birthday cupcake complete with birthday candle to make a wish upon!!  The love I feel from my friends knows no bounds!!

Sadly, this ends my NIN excursions for the year. And while it's sad to say goodbye (for the moment) to a band that changed my world, it will be nice to have some time to let my heart heal. NIN emotionally exhausts me.

Until next time..."You were never meant to see, All those things inside of me,  Now that you've gone away,  I'm just tryin' to find my way..."

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Helio Sequence/Liam Finn

When: Saturday, August 16, 2014
Where: The Roxy, Hollywood
Accompanied by: Tiffany, Karen & Lisa
Genre: Rock

The Helio Sequence & Liam Finn @ The Roxy - article and photos from L.A. Record

A night out to celebrate my final moments of 45...spent with 3 of my girls, at the Roxy, drinking cocktails and listening to live music. It's moments like this that make my heart and soul so very happy. 

No set list.

My only complaint is that Liam didn't play longer. And that I wasn't so drunk that I could remember the conversation I had with him a little better...but I'm sure if was something along the lines of:

Me: "You're great."
Liam: "Thank you."
Me: "pfftt, ummm, It's my birthday."
Liam: "Happy Birthday."

End scene.

Otherwise a most perfect night.

Fingers crossed that Liam comes back around in 2015...ideally another night like the one Tiffany and I had on May 20, 2014.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Arctic Monkeys

When: Thursday, August 7, 2014
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles
Accompanied by: Anthony
Genre: Alt Rock

*Thanks KROQ for 5th row tickets!!

Friday, August 1, 2014

The Hold Steady

When: Friday, August 1, 2014
Where: Constellation Room @ The Observatory, Santa Ana
Accompanied by: Tiff, Lisa, & Dion
Genre: American Rock

Set List:  Positive Jame, Stuck Between Stations, As Her for Adderall, Saddle Shoes, Sequestered in Memphis, The Swish, You Can Make Him Like You, Big Cig, Rock Problems, Magazines, Almost Everything, Spinners, The Ambassador, The Weekenders, Chips Ahoy!, Stay Positive, Your Little Hoodrat Friend

Encore: Constructive Summer, Hot Soft Light, Southtown Girls

And this is how we celebrate Lisa's birthday!! With her favorite band, The Hold Steady...who I had never heard of and ended up being a band I would totally go see again!!

I don't have any photos from the evening...but found this fan made video of "You Can Make Him Like You" that is thoroughly entertaining... enjoy.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


When: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Where: The Forum, Los Angeles
Accompanied by: Tiff
Genre: Rock

Thanks KLOS for the tix!!

Opening Band: Slash featuring Miles Kennedy

Slash Set List: You're a Lie, Nightrain, Standing in the Sun, Back from Cali, World on Fire, You Could Be Mine, Anastasia, By the Sword, Sweet Child O' Mine, Slither, Paradise City

Aerosmith Set List: