Feb 9, 2013
It's no secret around the water cooler that Foxy Shazam is one of a handful of bands around these days who can blow your mind. In 2013, The Church Of Rock & Roll continues it's travels, though brief, spreading the gospel into North and South Carolina in March, as well as a Lancaster, PA date in April. As readers know by now, most of us here at Concert Confessions are hoping this is only a prelude to an extensive Foxy tour schedule this year. ... Read More
Jan 1, 2013
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
Dec 31, 2012
In 2012 I exchanged maxing out my credit card with Ticketmaster and instead maxed it out on diapers. In June I became a first time father which meant my sleepless nights were spent with an infant in my arms instead of next to the PA. Despite the life change I still managed to see some great gigs.
10) Baroness/Meshuggah 05/05/12
Nothing say Cinco De Mayo on the Sunset Strip like the double shot of Baroness and Meshuggah. The House of Blues was sold out ... Read More
Dec 27, 2012
thenaturalstoners Top 10 Shows of 2012
Hello again dear readers, how are ya?!? 2012 was a pretty interesting year for me... saw lots of great shows, my dogs turned 5 (fucking 5!!) years old, and my house flooded while I was in Canada, displacing me from my home for over a month. All of these experiences are what life is all about though, and this list below details some of these adventures in my top 10 musical sets of the year. Besides ... Read More
Oct 22, 2012
The Darkness (w/ The Dirty Pearls & Sweatheart) - 10/21/2012
Terminal 5 - New York City
Words/Photos/Video - Jay Porks
Well, today was another case of me being on my way to a bitchin' rock show while one of my professional sports teams loses in heartbreaking fashion. Thursday was the Yankees, and before tonight's show kicked off the Jets had lost in overtime. Speaking of the show- Hello everyone, and welcome to the 80th edition of the Jay Porks Never Ending Concert Series (I'm told ... Read More
Oct 17, 2012
UR1 Music Festival Lineup led by Kanye West, Lou Reed and Jane's Addiction
So it seems we've run out of creative names for festivals, but it doesn't hurt to have an almost endless line up. That seems to be the case with UR1 Festival , which takes place in December 8th and 9th a Bayfront Park in Miami. Headliners include the likes of Kim Kadashian's newest squeeze Kanye West, The Offspring, and that guy who ruined Metallica, Lou Reed.
Of course we kid about Lou ... Read More
Oct 4, 2012
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators Rock Out On Conan
Myles Kennedy is feeling better, and after cancelling last nights gig and the Wiltern, Slash and Co. bounced back in Burbank on Basic Cable rocking out to "Standing in the Sun" on Conan. Video Below courtesy of The Audio Perv. Slash DESTROYS in this by the way, in case you needed someone to tell you that something like that would occur in this performance.
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators "Standing In The ... Read More
Sep 19, 2012
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators with Foxy Shazam - 09/18/2012
Manhattan Center's Hammerstein Ballroom - New York City
Words/Photos/Video - Jay Porks
“The essence of “cool” that is Slash cannot be matched”. That's a phrase typed by this very music fan posing as a journalist in a social media world, after walking out on the band currently touring under the moniker of Guns N' Roses during their encore at Izod Center last November. Well, after tonight that phrase cannot sing any more true ... Read More
Jul 30, 2012
Dead Sara/Offspring/Neon Trees North American Tour Dates
Now continuing in a year of cool tours, Dead Sara is set to be joined on the road with The Offspring and Neon Trees. Dead Sara begins their trek August 11th and will be combining forces with The Offspring and Neon Trees August 31st at the Fillmore in Detroit. September stops at the Stone Pony in NJ and Terminal 5 in NYC may lead to a review ending up on this very website. We shall see.
All ... Read More
Jun 14, 2012
I love our local record store, Vintage Vinyl. They are what every music scene needs, a place to check out new music, find old stuff you forgot about, and most importantly to turn you onto new and emerging bands. Just two years ago, I saw Foxy Shazam play here for free and now they are off doing big things and everyone is digging them. So as a rule of thumb, if I am off and you play a instore at Vintage Vinyl. ... Read More
May 17, 2012
Best Coast Play "The Only Place" On Letterman
I walked in from a night of Foxy Shazam and the first thing on TV when I walked in was Best Coast on Letterman. Funny, because we at Concert Confessions were just discussing the other day about how Best Coast are playing Orion Music + More Festival (that Metallica thing in Atlantic City) and how it's not going to take long for this chick (the singer in this band) get hit in the face with ... Read More
May 17, 2012
Foxy Shazam- 05/16/2012
Bowery Ballroom -New York City
Words/Photos By Jay Porks
Usually for me, the opening bands at shows are a time for me to get annoyed-quickly. Yet somehow back in February when I saw The Darkness, there was just something about Foxy Shazam. Something about them that made me want to learn more. How long have I been missing out on this? Then, the band headlined there own tour and hit the places like Seattle, and Utah where I was able to read ... Read More
May 15, 2012
Willie Nelson Covers Pearl Jam On Jimmy Fallon
It's been almost a year since I saw Willie Nelson in Spokane. The legend himself in person. Hard to believe that weekend even happened. So every time he's on TV or something I feel like I have to check it out, to sort of relieve the memories a little bit. So he stopped by 'Late Night', promoting his latest effort Heroes among other things. Hell I would go see him again in NJ tomorrow night ... Read More
May 8, 2012
2012 Bumbershoot Music Festival Lineup Announced
Long before the wheel was invented and fire was discovered, Seattle has hosted a massive labor day weekend music festival known as Bumbershoot. The lineup for the 2012 edition has just been announced and it is nothing short of fantastic.
Jane’s Addiciton, AWOLNATION, M. Ward, The Jayhawks, The Hello Sequence, City and Colour, The Heavy, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, King Khan & The Shrines, Heartless Bastards, Oberhofer, Thee Satisfaction, Damien Jurado, JC Brooks and the ... Read More
May 1, 2012
Foxy Shazam Summer 2012 US Tour Dates
You know we fucking love Foxy Shazam here at Concert Confessions. It is with great pleasure that we share the latest tour dates of these incredibly underrated rock and rollers. The trek (which goes on sale May 4th) starts June 15th in the sweet state of Indiana and wraps July 12th in the sweet state of Indiana.
To check out numerous Foxy Shazam reviews from every time zone in the continental United States, click here.
Foxy Shazam Summer ... Read More
Apr 18, 2012
What happens when you cram 200 people into a room the size of a living room and invite Foxy Shazam and friends over? I'll tell you. I had the pleasure of going to one of Utah's smallest venues, Kilby Court on 04/12/12 to check out a "revival". Foxy Shazam, the biggest little band you'll ever see, rolled through my town. They brought along support acts Cadaver Dogs and Maniac.
Cadaver Dogs.....this band is gritty, loud, and a lot of fun to watch. Frontman Mat, ... Read More
Apr 17, 2012
Words by Mr. Sparkly
Photos by Shanda Sheldon
Foxy Shazam (9:50 to 11 p.m.)
Less than 24 hours in the Emerald City and a 600-mile drive across the state of Washington and back. That's a small price to pay to see Foxy Shazam, one of the most entertaining bands today.
For an hour and ten minutes, Foxy Shazam delivered the kind of show that only Eric Nally and the boys can deliver. From the moment they started into Church of Rock and Roll until Nally was ... Read More
Apr 16, 2012
Foxy Shazam played an in-store performance at Silver Platters (Queen Anne Store) in Seattle on Saturday. Around 100 fans came out to see the band and were treated to a three-song set that included Holy Touch, Forever Together, and I Like it. The event was from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
I walked over to the store at 2:30 p.m., which was conveniently located across the street from my hotel, and expected the place to be packed. Surprisingly, there were about 30 people in the store when ... Read More
Apr 9, 2012
The Top 12 Must See Acts of Coachella 2012 According To Our Shit Talking Loud Mouth Founder Reverend Justito
My only trek to Indio for three days of music in the desert was nearly 2 ½ years ago. It featured one band performing 8 sets for 45,000 devoted fans. Truth be told, I am a bit scared of my first Coachella experience. I am not really the violent type, but the right mix of mind altering substances as well as the heat and ... Read More
Mar 27, 2012
The Darkness Add A Few More US Tour Dates
The Darkness are favorites of most of the writers here at Concert Confessions. We have reviews from New York City, California, Seattle-all shows blowing our collective minds along with opening the world up to the epicness that is Foxy Shazam, who opened for them.
So we're glad to report that as per the Darkness Website, they've added 8 more U.S. dates, included stops at the Infield Festival, Rock On The Range, and Rocklohoma. Here are ... Read More
Feb 29, 2012
Foxy Shazam Lines Up 2012 Spring US Tour Dates
The Church of MOTHER FUCKING ROCK AND ROLL is heading back out on the road. Fresh off a US tour with The Darkness which featured sold out balls to the wall full on ass kicking shows in New York, St. Louis, West Hollywood and Seattle, Foxy Shazam has lined up tour dates that bring the band from coast to coast. Joining the Cincinnati Ohio based rockers on the trek will be Maniac & Cadaver ... Read More
Feb 26, 2012
The Darkness w/ Crown Jewel Defense & Foxy Shazam 02/25/12
Neptune Theater - Seattle, CA
Words/Photos by Thenaturalstoner & Mr Sparkly
If you're a regular visitor to Concert Confessions, you may have noticed a recurring theme throughout February. On our website, individual Twitter feeds, and the official Concert Confessions facebook page, there has been a lot of talk about The Darkness, the UK rockers who hit the scene in 2003 with the infectious tune "I Believe in a Thing Called Love." So here you go, ... Read More
Feb 20, 2012
The Darkness (w/ Crown Jewel Defense and Fox Shazam) 02/19/12
House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA
Words/Photos by Reverend Justito
I have a shocking confession to make. For a brief period in time I lied and claimed I had seen The Darkness when they played at The Roxy. It was silly I know, but I just wanted to be cool. By dumb luck I was out of town when The Darkness returned and played the Fonda and then they broke up and my dream ... Read More
Feb 15, 2012
FOXY SHAZAM 02/13/2012 OFF BROADWAY, ST. LOUIS, MO
words/photos/videos/setlist by: BeezNutz
It had been almost 2 years since Foxy Shazam hit the wonderful streets of St. Louis and graced us with their presence. They have recently released a new album " Church Of Rock And Roll " on January 24th of this year. They are currently on tour with The Darkness.
They announced a headlining show at a great venue called Off Broadway in St. Louis. My friend Mike and I quickly requested off ... Read More
Feb 13, 2012
Slash Hits The Road In 2012
After seeing the band currently touring as Guns N' Roses in New Jersey a few months ago, it became clear that there was one thing missing from that stage. And that was someone who is indeed the embodiment of all things cool, that my friends was Slash.
Now it may not be the popular opinion, but this particular writer loved the last record to come from the Slash camp, featuring guest vocalists on each track Santana style.
Now, finishing up ... Read More
Feb 5, 2012
On the same evening that New York Jets Running Back Curtis Martin get's elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, can you believe that's only the second best thing that happened today? Well, The 64th installment of the Jay Pork Never Ending Concert Series may have had something to do with that. Tonight brings us to Irving Plaza in NYC for an epic evening with The Darkness! Along with Foxy Shazam (Which 'thenaturalstoner' praises for their latest stellar release), and I ... Read More