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Text and photos by Charles Nickles  What a perfect night for the old bad time… Dead Tenants I miss the skinny yip of nervous jerks that first thrilled me about Gold Standard Laboratories (and to a more bloodthirsty degree, Three One G). The metal choke of wretched six string, the

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All photos by Charles Nickles Almost an hour late from the original schedule,Emma and the rest of the band including the opening act Jaye Jayle’s lead vocalist and bass-player. enters the stage. The environment surrounding the band are perfect. Small venue, stripped stage backdrop and a public on the chop

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Text & Photos by Charles Nickles Sometimes, when shit gets weird, it’s good to go the metal show. Get hot. Get deaf. Get hit. Maybe iron some of those wrinkles out of your cranium. Other times, it leaves you wholly twisted on the very nature of your personal being. And

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Text & Photos: Charles Nickles On paper, I thought this gig was perfect. Loud/weird/weird/loud/loud/weird/LOUD! The idyllic place for weirdos to converge in homage to the inspirational diaspora of braying concrete and maybe it was or mostly it was or yeah, it totally was and while most folks who stumbled out of

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Text and Photos: Charles Nickles So, remember how I was going to take a break from heavy after Texas? You know, kick the doom-wah-diddy for a minute and let my mind go soft and breezy with major chords and clean singing because three days of terror is too much for

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Text & Photos by Charles Nickles It’ll be a dry heat,” they said. “You’re from New York,” they said. “It’s gonna be fine.” Bullshit. Texas is fucking hot, man. And not just DUH, IT’S TEXAS! WHAT THE FUCK DID YOU EXPECT?! hot. Hot like balls are a bane and boobs

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