Sin City Presents Magazine September 2018 Volume 5 Issue 08 - Page 18

Summertime in Sin City! Let me start with this! You need to drink water! That is the number one tip for surviving a summer in this desert. Wear light colors and light weight clothing and take frequent breaks in a cool place when working outside.

It’s hot! Don’t tell me it’s a dry heat if you are not here to experience it. Yes, it’s a drier than say Florida but it’s frickin’ hot! Like an oven! Just getting in to your car can be a challenge! By the time you’ve burned your hand on the door handle, scorched your buttocks on the seat and placed your hands on the steering wheel of fire in the 160-degree hotbox you’re exhausted. Using a sun shade in your windshield will help reduce the heat; they are inexpensive and are worth the investment!

Take time now to do some preventative maintenance on your car. You’ll save yourself some time and grief by having your battery tested and replaced now if needed. Don’t go by that 7-year warranty plastered on your label you’re lucky to get 2 years out of a battery in this desert. Check your tires the heat plays havoc on them. Other items to check on are your coolant, air filter, and replace your wiper blades now. Yes, I said windshield wiper blades! It’s Monsoon season! It’s also a good time to clean out the car. Items in your vehicle can melt or even explode in some cases. Do not leave any type of aerosol can in a vehicle, especially in direct sunlight. Other items, such as video tapes or CDs/DVDs can be damaged. Small electronic equipment such as cell phones, cameras, DVD players and IPods can be damaged because of the heat, which can reach as high as 160 degrees in a vehicle.

Take some blue ice packs with you when you go to the grocery store. Keep those electric bills at by deciding on a comfortable temperature for your thermostat at and don’t mess with it! You’ll save a ton of money by just maintaining an even temperature in your home.

Don’t leave your children alone in parked cars in the heat or any other time for that matter. If you see a child or pet unattended in a parked car, you should call 9-1-1 and alert authorities. LEAVE YOUR PETS AT HOME! They don’t need to go to the store with you! Speaking of pets, plan your dog walking for the cooler parts of the day, early morning or after sundown. That concrete is hot on their tootsies. Lastly, make sure to check on the elderly during periods of extremely high heat.


tom keifer Anaheim House of blues

Dimmu Borgir at The Joint @HRH 8-19-18

Photo’s: Leah Burlington

The Sinister Minister review of Dimmu Borgir at Psychofest Las Vegas

On Sunday, August 19th, Vegas felt the burn of Hell.... And not from the summer heat... We were treated to an amazing show from one of the leading Symphonic Black Metal bands on the planet... Dimmu Borgir! And this Minister was fortunate enough to get a killer last minute hookup from my good friend and Rock Photographer extraordinaire, Leah Burlington...

Just before the show I was able to join Leah in DB's dressing quarters and got to meet (Guitarist) Silenoz! He was very cool and accommodating he was good enough to sit down and grant me a quick interview for The Black Mass on Loaded Radio! We had a beer during and chatted about the bands immediate plans... Awesome stuff! Then we moved to a different room and shortly after, in walks (Singer) Shagrath... Nearly made up for the performance and I got to say a quick hello... It was really awesome to finally meet this band I have so admired since 1996! After the show, we got to hang at the center bar at the Hard Rock with Silenoz for pretty much the remainder of the evening... And a great time we had! On to the performance… Well, what can be said aside of, 'you had to be there', cuz you kinda did! But if you weren't, let's just say you missed a show of absolute epic proportions! And this was technically a warm up show for Dimmu, they're gearing up for their own world tour in support of the new album, 'Eonian' I can imagine how killer the entire production is gonna be! I've seen Dimmu in full force with the Symphony and it's amazing what they can do in full effect... So, it kinda goes without saying that if you have the opportunity to witness this spectacular spectacle of Metal... By all means in Hell and on Earth, Don't miss it!