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Text & Photos: Bobby Cochran Blow-up chickens with Trump hair and x’d out swastikas on their bellies.  Giant video screens showing ridiculous political animations and visual narrations of song lyrics.  Masked youth waving anarchist flags and marching to and fro across the stage.  A six-piece band featuring a giant longhaired

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Text & Photos: Charles Nickles So I’ve been a bit of a weirdo lately what with the swelling and the sloughing from whatever in the sweet fuck followed me back from the woods of Maryland. I haven’t seen my friends. I haven’t exercised. I missed Have a Nice Life and

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The last of Chelsea Wolfe’s Southeastern tour dates was a sold-out show in Atlanta’s Little Five Points. Half an hour before the doors opened, the line was already wrapped around the building and far into the parking lot… In the green room, the two bands were preparing for the night.

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The line outside Nashville’s famous Exit/In foreshadowed the show would be a sell-out, or near enough. The walls backstage were plastered with the names of genre-spanning musicians from every corner of the planet; tonight, California’s Youth Code and Chelsea Wolfe would make their mark on the establishment. At all of

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Text and Photos: Bobby Cochran   The plan was for me to connect with Cult Leader at their show in Reno, a small town just across the California/Nevada border not necessarily known for its thriving music scene.  Word came down they’d been having trouble with their van just outside Salt Lake City and

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Day Eight of the Chelsea Wolfe and Youth Code Fall Tour took everyone to Houston. Looking at the crowd, it was obvious already that this was going to be a more relaxed show than the formal theatre had hosted the night before. I made my way to the green room by

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