Dinosaur Jr & Friends – Terminal 5 New York City 12/01/12

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Dinosaur Jr + Special Guests - 12/01/2012 Terminal 5 - New York City Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks In two weeks, Dinosaur Jr's second studio record “You're Living All Over Me” will turn 25 years old-why wait til then to start the celebration? Tonight, in the 81st Edition of the Jay Porks Never Ending Concert Series we return to Terminal 5 in New York City (610 West 56th Street) for what is billed as “Dinosaur Jr's 25th anniversary of "You're Living All Over Me" with Very ... Read More

Dinosaur Jr. Delivers a Show of Epic Proportion @ The WOW Hall

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 Dinosaur Jr -  10/11/2012 The WOW Hall  -  Eugene, OR Words/Video  -  Phishbeard Well folks, I bring to you another review from Phishbeard’s crazy 2012 concert tour hellride. This tale is about how I was able to take a very important band off my bucket list of must see shows. I had wanted to see Dinosaur Jr. play live, since the Where You Been album was released in 1993, but whenever the opportunity arose, I was always busy doing something else. I now know that ... Read More

Dinosaur Jr. To Hit The Road This Fall In Support Of ‘I Bet On Sky’

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Dinosaur Jr. To Hit The Road This Fall In Support Of 'I Bet On Sky' Hey Jay Porks we have some good news and some bad news for you. The good news is that Dinosaur Jr. is going to drop a new record on September 18th called I Bet On Sky. The bad news is that the tour in support of the new record is not coming to New York City. Perhaps you can hit it up somewhere else like Philadelphia or one ... Read More

Dinosaur Jr. Bring Bug To The West Coast

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Dinosaur Jr. Bring Bug To The West Coast Earlier this year, you may remember our man Jay Porks catching Dinosaur Jr. rocking their album Bug from front to back in New York City. You may also remember our man Jay Porks catching Henry Rollins having a heart to heart with Dinosaur Jr. before they rocked Bug from front to back. With a successful East Coast run in the rearview mirror, the team of Dinosaur Jr. and Henry Rollins plan to bring the show ... Read More

Dinosaur Jr, Henry Rollins, OFF!, Fucked Up 6/23/11 Terminal 5

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The 50th installment of the Jay Porks Never Ending Concert Series takes us back to the famed Terminal 5 (610 West 56th street 11th ave in NYC) to see a special Dinosaur Jr show tonight.. Well of course all Dinosaur Jr shows are special, but the band isn't really on a tour right now-they're playing a handful of dates, one of them happens to be tonight.. opening bands are 'Fucked Up' and 'OFF!' (a new Keith Morris outfit) along with another added ... Read More

FROM THE VAULT: Meat Puppets/Dinosaur Jr 9/25/2008

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Meat Puppets/Dinosaur Jr 09/25/08 Terminal 5 - New York, NY Words by Jay Porks   An old review from the first time I ever saw the Meat Puppets back in September of 2008 at Terminal 5 in New York City.. This review is so old that there aren't even any pictures and I had left the show before headliner Built to Spill even came on. By reading, this seems to be the first time I was ever front row standing room and this is also the ... Read More

Dinosaur Jr. 02/23/10: Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA

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Dinosaur Jr. 02/23/10 The Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos/Videos by Justin/concertconfessions.com I must be honest with everyone for a moment.  I own one compact disc by the band Dinosaur Jr.  It has their big hit “Feel the Pain” on it and I picked it up at a garage sale a few years back.  I don’t even know the name of it, nor most of the song titles.  I’ve always enjoyed the band and their loud, fuzzy alt-rock jams (they were rated 4 starts on ... Read More

Dinosaur Jr Live @ The Brooklyn Bowl Jan 18th 2010

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Must say it was the most interesting place I've seen a show. I'm Jay Porks, and Welcome to the twenty second installment of the Jay Porks Never ending concert series for Dinosaur Jr!!!!... tonight takes us to Williamsburg, to the Brooklyn Bowl, which I know- sounds like a bowling alley. It actually IS a bowling alley, along with being a pseudo-fancy restaurant, it's equipped with16 bowling lanes(each lane with a big screen on the end, showing a movie) to the right of ... Read More

Lineups Announced for Riot Fest 2013 (all three of them!)

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Chicago's Riot Fest is expanding yet again this year, heading to Toronto and Denver and those lineups have been announced, but that's not even the big news here. Everyone hates surprise headliners including this guy, but  when your festival announced that The Replacements are that surprise then it most certainly lives up to the hype.  So in order, let's go over how this is all going down in a few months. As you can see in the above poster, Riot Fest Toronto is ... Read More

Primavera Sound Festival 2013: Day 1

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Primavera Sound Festival, Day 1, May 23, 2013 Words by Jakob Ross, Pictures/Videos by Scott Ross "The day has finally come," I thought upon waking up in my hotel room on Thursday, May 23. Washed up, grabbed breakfast, got dressed, etc., etc. You know how it is. Next thing I knew, my father and I were riding a very dirty feeling subway train from our hotel to Parc del Fòrum—that's Forum Park for those non-Portuguese speakers out there—where I'd take part in three straight days ... Read More

LOUFEST 2013 Lineup Unveiled! Feat. The Killers, Wilco, Alabama Shakes, The National, Jim James, MORE! / Sept 7-8 / St. Louis

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LouFest returns for its 4th annual Summer festival taking place in Central Fields of Forest Park in St. Louis, MO. This year they have pushed the date back a few weeks from late August to early September, meaning we may luck out with highs near 95 instead of 106. But it is St. Louis, so there is also a chance of snow and somehow even a hurricane. This year we can also welcome the idea of expanding the festival to take up ... Read More

Kurt Vile Reveals Spring US Tour Dates

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Kurt Vile I pretty awesome. If you have no idea what I speak of no need to fear, the man has a new record coming out called “Walkin' On A Pretty Daze” due to hit stores April 9th. Also, he plans to support that effort with a tour of the US between the times of Coachella and Primavera Sound Festivals. You can view those tour dates below, and underneath that check out some visual imagery (videos). Kurt Vile & The Violators opened for Dinosaur ... Read More

Johnny Marr Bringing ‘The Messenger’ On The Road This Spring

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A few different folks in the above photo, but if you look to the far left next to J Mascis you'll see Johnny Marr-the non wuss part of the Smiths. Well supporting his solo debut “The Messenger”, Mr. Marr will hit the road in America this April. After Coachella this trek heads east hitting The Metro in Chicago, Washington D.C.'s 9:30 Club, The Magic Stick in Detroit and Irving Plaza in New York City to name a few before wrapping in Boston ... Read More

Black Francis Playing East Coast Dates In February

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Black Francis also known as Frank Black also known as awesome will play east coast dates over the next month of 2013. February will bring Black to upstate New York,  Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Tennessee  before wrapping up in New Jersey on the 22nd. For all those dates scroll below, and if you go down the page a little further you can watch Black and Dinosaur Jr. rip through "Tame" at Terminal 5 this past December. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwSNAd3Xx2o Read More

Coachella Announces 2013 Lineup Information

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It is a lot like Christmas in January. The 2013 Coachella lineup is here. Feel free to disagree, but while the headliners leave a lot to be desired this lineup has some great acts. From the reunions of Jurassic 5 and the Violent Femmes to Concert Confessions favorites like Modest Mouse, Ghost and Dinosaur Jr there is plenty of great music to be heard out in Indio this April. Check out the complete lineup down below. Read More

Governors Ball 2013 Reveals Star Studded Lineup (And Lame Headliners)

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Every year New York City's Randall's Island hosts it's annual Governors Ball and this afternoon the 2013 line up was was announced, and it's not short on the large names. Headlining is our first adventure, which has slots slated for Kanye West,  Kings of Leon and a "mystery" headliner (See Update Below). In the "acts that don't suck" category we have ourselves Nas, Dinosaur Jr.,  The Avett Brothers, Gary Clark Jr., Death From Above 1979, Japandroids, Of Monsters And Men, Young The ... Read More

The Top Five Jay Porks Concert Experiences of 2012

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Top Five Jay Porks Experiences of 2012 The end of the year brings us empty wallets, fat stomachs and most importantly larger egos than we had the year before. It's because of these egos that people like me put together these year end "best of"  lists. Although as you know, here at Concert Confessions we do things a little differently then other sites. We don't have a Top Albums list, Top Artist list, Male and Female Rookies of the year list we do ... Read More

Built To Spill to Spend February in the Pacific Northwest

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Built To Spill to Spend February in the Pacific Northwest  The first time I ever saw the best band still touring, The Meat Puppets, it was at Terminal 5 and the headliner was some band called Built To Spill . I didn't know til after that show that this band was around for that long. Anyway, if you're in the Pacific Northwest the first two weeks in February, I'd suggest go checking this band out. The tour dates lay below, and underneath that we ... Read More

Mike Watt + The Missingmen “2nd heepin’ helpin’ of 3rd Opera US Tour 2012″

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Mike Watt + The Missingmen "2nd heepin' helpin' of 3rd Opera US Tour 2012" Back on May 2nd in New York City, Mike Watt came through with J Mascis and Murph from Dinosaur Jr, Thurston Moore and Steve Shelley from Sonic Youth, Kurt Vile, Sharon Van Etten and other guests graced the stage at Le Poisson Rouge with their presence and played Stooges songs all night in support of the Mike Watt book 'On And Off Bass". A great night of music was ... Read More

OFF! Unveil Fall North American Dates

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OFF! Unveil Fall North American Dates  Keith Morris's latest vehicle in which to create punk rock,  the band OFF! have done nothing but please the likes of folks who've been lucky enough to catch them live. Well, this October begins your chance to catch them live ad the band has announced some dates that kick off October 16th in New York City's Irving Plaza and includes a Halloween stop in Kansas City and ends at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin. Check out the dates ... Read More

Toadies/Helmet & Ume @ Webster Hall 08/02/12

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Toadies/Helmet (w/ Ume) 08/02/2012 Webster Hall – New York City Words/Photos/Videos By Jay Porks I can honestly say that I've been waiting to see the Toadies again since Sept 2010, the 1st and only time I saw them live. So when news broke right here at Concert Confessions that they were to co-Headline tour with Helmet I was more than stoked. Helmet too? It's impossible for one not to be pumped for something like this, and a promise that can hopefully be fulfilled in these ... Read More

Orion Music + More Festival Day One Recap 6/23/12

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Orion Music + More Festival (Day  1)- 06/23/12 Bader Field - Atlantic City, NJ Words/Photos  by Jay Porks Orion Music + More Festival Day One Recap 6/23/12  Editor's Note: Jay Porks is so bad ass, he wrote this review during the festival. We hope you enjoy.  Welcome to the Jay Porks Day One Re-Cap of Orion Music + More Festival here in Atlantic City, NJ. For those who weren't aware, this is the festival curated by Metallica, containing a bunch of acts you raise eyebrows to when ... Read More

FYF Fest 2012 Returns To L.A. State Historic Park Labor Day Weekend

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FYF Fest 2012 Returns To L.A. State Historic Park Labor Day Weekend We called it last week when we assumed Refused would headline FYF Fest 2012. The festival returns to the L.A. Historic State Park with arguably the best lineup yet. Other highlights include a reunited Quicksand as well as Concert Confessions favorites Sleigh Bells, Dinosaur Jr., Baroness, Against Me! and Warpaint. Weekend passes start at $77 and all the additional details you need for this ever-expanding end of summer festival can be found ... Read More

Must See Acts, Set Times for Orion Music + More Festival

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Must See Acts, Set Times for Orion Music + More Festival  Bader Field - Atlantic City, NJ June 23rd & 24th On Saturday June 23rd, Atlantic City's own Bader Field will be taken over by the legion of Metal-Heads as Metallica's  Orion Music + More Festival will kick off.  You may have heard over the weekend that Phish just did 3 nights at this same "field". When you hear someone say "Hey, I'm going to that Metallica festival" it's immediately interrupted as something that would be ... Read More

Mike Watt & Friends 05/02/12: Le Poisson Rouge, NYC

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Mike Watt & Friends 05/02/2012 Le Poisson Rouge -New York City Words/Photos By Jay Porks Tonight is going to be a treat to say the least. “Tonight 'Three Rooms Press' presents: May Day 2: Mike Watt + Friends w/ Mike Watt + J Mascis + Murph , Appomattox , Dead Trend and the NYC Launch of Mike Watt: On and Off Bass + very special guests”. How could I not go to this?? Especially since I got the Flu (which I'm still laboring from) at ... Read More

2012 Edition of LouFest Music Festival Announced!

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WHERE: Forest Park, St. Louis, MO WHEN: Aug 25-26, 2012 HOW MUCH: $60-$70 (2 day pass) / $40 (single day) The 3rd Annual LouFest lineup has been announced, and boy oh boy is  it a good one! Previously LouFest has featured headliners such as She & Him, TV on the Radio, Broken Social Scene, Built to Spill and Jeff Tweedy of Wilco to name a few. Last year was supposed to feature The Roots, but their performance was cancelled just a few days prior to ... Read More