Third Eye Blind 02/11/2018 @ Xcite Center (Parx Casino) Bensalem, PA

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Third Eye Blind - February 11th 2018 Xcite Center @ Parx Casino - Bensalem, PA Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks + Mrs. Porks Every day there are more states legalizing gambling in some form or another. With new casinos opening up, that leaves many an opportunity for glorious concert venues to open inside said casinos. This weekend, an early Valentines Day celebration brought my girlfriend and I to the Xcite Center inside Parx Casino in Bensalem, PA for Third Eye Blind. I'd never write in a post ... Read More

Avatar, The Brains & More Visit The Regent Theater

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Swedish melodic death metal band Avatar released their seventh studio album Avatar Country on January 12, 2018. Avatar wasted no time in announcing a North American tour in support of the album. Along with them, they brought psychobilly band The Brains and a freakshow act known as Hellzapoppin. This show at the Regent Theater in Los Angeles would be extra special because this was the first time that Avatar would be performing a headlining set in Los Angeles. The show started the Hellzapoppin performing magic tricks that had the audience gasping and wowing. After them, psychobilly ... Read More


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An Evening w/ Third Eye Blind @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center 10/8/17

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An Evening w/ Third Eye Blind - 10/8/2017 Sands Bethlehem Event Center - Bethlehem, PA Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks This summer, we covered Third Eye Blind as they trekked through America on the 'Summer Gods' tour. That tour was in support of a record that is actually still being worked on. Fast forward to the Eve of Indigenous Peoples Day and the boys are back in my area. Well sort of my area. The Sands Bethlehem Event Center is tonight's swanky venue where my girlfriend ... Read More

Sublime w/ Rome & The Offspring @ PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel 9/12/2017

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Sublime w/ Rome & The Offspring - 09/12/2017 PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ Photos/Videos/Words - Jay Porks   School has begun, the leaves are changing and as we wind down to the first days of Autumn we take a step back to enjoy the remaining hours of the Summer. You know what spells Summertime? PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ. Sublime w/ Rome and The Offspring. The lawn is where the party is at tonight and thanks to that crazy Schlesinger v. Ticketmaster ... Read More

Third Eye Blind w/ Silversun Pickups 6/25/2017 Festival Pier @ Penns Landing, Philly

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Third Eye Blind w/ Silversun Pickups – 06/25/2017 Festival Pier @ Penns Landing – Philadelphia, PA Words/Photos/Video – Jay Porks The Summer Gods Tour rolls on into Philly in what was an almost perfect Sunday for the beach. This tour came through the PNC Bank Arts Center on Friday and for a video heavy recap you can just hover over this sentence and click to check it out. That venue that's been featured in several concert confessions. Tonight it's Festival Pier @ Penns Landing in Philly. Penns Landing is ... Read More

Third Eye Blind w/ Silversun Pickups 06/23/2017 @ PNC Bank Arts Center

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Third Eye Blind w/ Silversun Pickups - 06/23/2017 PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks Third Eye Blind have kicked off a tour in celebration of 20 years since the release of their self titled debut record. Billed as The Summer Gods Tour, Stephan Jenkins and Co. have enlisted very special guests the Silversun Pickups. Roughly two weeks into the trek, the tour makes a stop off in Dirty Jersey at the PNC Bank Arts Center. Silversun Pickups went on early. We barely were ... Read More

MMRBQ 2017: Godsmack, Live, Bush, The Pretty Reckless @ BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ

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WMMR 93.3 FM is Philly is a rarity in this time: A terrestrial radio station with a rock format. Every year they put on the MMRBQ, a summer show in Camden, NJ. This year's lineup features Godsmack, LĪVE, Bush, The Pretty Reckless, The Struts, Zakk Sabbath, Rival Sons and Dinosaur Pileup. It's an all day event, with doors opening at 12 I believe. Excuse my tardiness tonight as there isn't a bus that goes the full three hours from Staten Island to ... Read More

Meat Puppets w/ Mike Watt + The Jom & Terry Show and Grant Hart – Brooklyn Bowl 05/10/2017

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Meat Puppets, Mike Watt + The Jom & Terry Show w/ Special Guest Grant Hart Brooklyn Bowl - 05/10/2017 Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks In 1985 label mates at SST Records embarked on the road in what was dubbed "The Tour" and it featured the likes of Husker Du, the Minutemen, Meat Puppets, Saccharine Trust, and SWA. Fast forward to 2017 and we have some of the ol' gang hitting the road together again as The Meat Puppets have embarked on 'The Tour Tour Two' co-headlining dates ... Read More

Meat Puppets @ Wythe Hotel 08/05/2016 Brooklyn, NY

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Meat Puppets - 08/05/2016 Wythe Hotel - Brooklyn, NY Words/Photos/Video - Jay Porks Some people get a clown at their birthday party. Some people get bouncy houses and face painters. If you're a special kind of cool, you get the Meat Puppets. A private party in Williamsburg featuring the Meat Puppets at the luxurious Wythe Hotel across the street from the Brooklyn Bowl. The spread was phenomenal- some of the best burger sliders I've had in some time. Open bar. I have no idea what has ... Read More

High Road Tour w/ Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa @ PNC Bank Arts Center 08/02/2016

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High Road Tour Featuring Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa - 08/02/2016 PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks Another day, another awesome concert courtesy of Curt Schlesinger and Peter Lo Re v. Ticketmister lawsuit. That's right, The Jay Porks Experience rolls through yet another show free of charge from that list of shows you all complained had nothing but terrible shows. The High Road Tour with Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa rolled through Dirty Jerz at the PNC Bank Arts Center Tuesday ... Read More

Sublime W/ Rome & Dirty Heads @ PNC Bank Arts Center 07/08/2016

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Sublime w/ Rome & Dirty Heads - 07/08/2016 PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks Back in the swing of things tonight at the glorious PNC Banks Arts Center to catch Sublime w/ Rome and Dirty Heads tear up dirty Jerz on a Friday night.  Doors scheduled for 6:30 but a thunderstorm rolled through so we waited it out in the car and walked in shortly before 8. That was after an extensive search at the door, which included metal detectors, ... Read More

Jewel @ Borgata’s Music Box 04/16/16 Atlantic City

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Jewel - April 16th 2016 Music Box @ The Borgata - Atlantic City, NJ Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks Atlantic City is known for many things. Casinos, Casinos that closed down, Buffets double stocking trays of food in fear of visits from the Governor,  people wondering when new Casinos are going to open and lots and lots of folks walking down the street grubbing cigarettes. Tonight Atlantic City has one thing happening worth my time, and that's an evening with Jewel at the Borgata. Before the night ... Read More

Ween @ Terminal 5 New York City 04/14/16

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An Evening w/ Ween - April 14th 2016 Terminal 5 - New York City Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks For the first time since 2011, Ween is back in the Big Apple and they'll be slaying the stages of Terminal 5 for the next couple days. Ween is back are words that I wasn't sure I'd ever have the opportunity to type again but after almost 5 full years the hiatus is over and the boognish has yet again risen. These Terminal 5 shows are listed with ... Read More

The Darkness Announce Back To The USSA Tour

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This April the US gets a taste of something that's been missing from it's pallet for a while and that folks would be The Darkness returning to America! It's no secret we here at Concert Confessions are HUGE fans of the UK's own mythological rock gods as we've covered them  most recently here along with reviews happening here , here, and of course here. They're too much fun to miss when they come to town. “If music and good times are in your soul, come see ... Read More

Chris Cornell @ Beacon Theater New York City 10/19/2015

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Chris Cornell w/ Special Guest Hemming - October 19th 2015 Beacon Theater - New York City Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks        A question often floated in my direction is "Well you go to a lot of concerts, what's the best show you've ever been to?" For a while now I've been saying the same thing: Chris Cornell Solo Acoustic Songbook tour that I saw at Town Hall a few years back. There, I saw one man with a guitar put on the best show I've ... Read More

Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson @ PNC Bank Arts Center 07/29/15

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Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson - 07/29/2015 PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks If you're somebody looking to get all the bang out of your concert buck that you can, may I be the first to suggest checking out the End Times Tour with Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson currently trekking across the country when it hits your town. On a toasty July hump day, End Times came to PNC Bank Arts Center. And it was phenomenal. Let's just say this, ... Read More

Meat Puppets / Soul Asylum @ Bowery Ballroom – New York City 06/22/15

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Meat Puppets / Soul Asylum – 06/22/2015 Bowery Ballroom - New York City Words/Photos/Videos – Jay Porks The last time I walked into the Bowery Ballroom to see the Meat Puppets they went on after 11PM, Shandon was standing atop a part of his drum kit after kicking it over near 1AM as  the band was shredding a rare bust out of Attacked By Monsters to close out the night. Tonight, excitement is at new levels as The Meat Puppets are co-headlining this tour with Soul Asylum; ... Read More

Meat Puppets & Cass McCombs @ Rough Trade Records – Brooklyn, NY 10/31/14

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Meat Puppets & Cass McCombs - 10/31/2014 Rough Trade - Brooklyn, NY Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks Ladies and Gentleman welcome to one of the newer venues to hit the Tri-state area: Rough Trade Records in Williamsburg. And here I thought we were headed to some basement shack with 6 foot ceilings and a stack of 50 records that the band stands on and plays. Absolutely not. New York City now has it's Amoeba, it's Vintage Vinyl . If only the stage was located inside this extremely well ... Read More

Kasabian @ Terminal 5 – New York City 09/27/14

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Kasabian - 09/27/2014 Terminal 5 -New York City Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks On this seasonably warm Saturday evening New York City is lucky enough to be graced with the presence of Kasabian tonight in the Hell's Kitchen section of Manhattan. Back in March 2012 the band was here in this very venue and the night was almost as magical as Derek Jeter's final home game. Tonight we're hoping for some of the same, as we'll be 3,000 deep in the sold out Terminal 5. Bo ... Read More

The Offspring & Bad Religion @ Stone Pony Summerstage 08/01/14

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The Offspring & Bad Religion - 08/01/2014 Stone Pony Summerstage - Asbury Park, New Jersey Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks If the  'Summer Nationals' Tour is doing anything correctly, it's giving us to chance to catch The Offspring and Bad Religion on the same bill. Unfortunately, the only date of  this tour that I can make it to is the one at the Stone Pony Summerstage in Asbury Park down the shore of the Dirty Jerz. As mentioned in the past,  The small, indoor  actual Stone Pony ... Read More

Summerland 2014 @ Irving Plaza NYC

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Summerland 2014 - Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6 & Spacehog Irving Plaza - New York City Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks On this day 20 years ago my hometown New York Knicks won Game 5 of the NBA Finals while O.J. Simpson was on TV, well at least his white bronco was.. being chased by police down the freeway. Those were good times. So it's most certainly fitting to attend the only  throwback 90s concert tour worth seeing tonight: Summerland 2014. Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6 ... Read More

Foxy Shazam @ Bowery Ballroom – New York City 05/30/14

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Foxy Shazam - 05/30/2014 Bowery Ballroom - New York City Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks The day had finally come. Foxy Shazam have returned to New York City. You know that we here at Concert Confessions are devout members of the Church of Rock & Roll, myself being baptized three times in 2012. One of the best shows I saw in 2012 was Foxy Shazam at the Bowery Ballroom, so when a show was announced happening in May at the very same Bowery Ballroom it was my ... Read More

Riot Fest 2014’s Mega Lineup Unleashed

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The plan here was to post the pic of all the bands and just name a handful of ones that us here at Concert Confessions are fans of and stuff like that. Then, as I kept reading into the poster containing the lineup for the 2014 Riot Fest in Chicago, this thing just has so much one would want to check out. Your top billing is The Cure, Jane's Addiction, The National, Rise Against and Weezer while The Flaming Lips, Social Distortion, Slayer, ... Read More

Local H @ Mercury Lounge – New York City 04/21/2014

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Local H w/ Crook and Pony - 04/21/2014 Mercury Lounge - New York City Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks "I have an idea: Why don't you just enjoy the show" says Scott Lucas to one of his biggest fans who happened to be wielding a camera in the front row on Monday night. That lucky fan was this very writer. It's not surprising at all to spot a dude named Porks sporting a gigantic smile out front Mercury Lounge an hour before doors open for the ... Read More

Jack White Touring North America

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During times that legendary musicians aren't stopping by Third Man Records to record things in every way besides typical, Jack White does indeed fancy himself a live musician. Besides a handful of Festival dates, the pale faced guitar beast has scheduled a bakers dozen of dates across North America, kicking off in Tulsa on May 29th. Fox Theater in St. Louis AND Detroit are happening, as well as two nights in Chicago before the tour "closer" at the Air Canada Centre in ... Read More