PHOTO GALLERY: LouFest 2012 feat. Flaming Lips, Dawes, Girl Talk, Son Volt and More / Aug 25-26 / Forest Park, St. Louis MO

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LouFest 2012 Photo Gallery All Pictures and Video by Bradley Darby (DarbySTL on Facebook/Twitter) CLICK HERE TO SEE MY LOUFEST 2012 VIDEO PAGE ON YOUTUBE   I present you with my 2012 LouFest photo gallery. This was one of my favorite smaller festivals I have attended and I look forward to what the future LouFest's will bring now that they seem to be coming into their own in their third year. Enjoy the pictures in this gallery as much as I enjoyed shooting them and go ... Read More

Girl Talk and STS9 Added to North Coast Music Festival Lineup

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  Girl Talk and STS9 have been confirmed (via Consequence of Sound) for the 2012 North Coast Music Festival. The North Coast Music Festival is August 30 - September 2, 2012 at Union Park in Chicago, Illinois. The event features the world's electronic, indie, hip hop, jam and rock and roll artists. Here is the complete lineup so far:   ALESSO ARTS OF LIFE BAND ATMOSPHERE AUTO BODY AXWELL BIG BOI BOOMBOX BUHAY CHUCKIE COM TRUISE DAN DEACON DIGITAL TAPE MACHINE DIGITALISM DJ SOLO EOTO EXCISION FAMILY GROOVE COMPANY FELIX DA HOUSECAT FUTURE ROCK GENTLEMEN HALL GIRL TALK [NEW!] JAMIE LONO KID COLOR KING KHAN AND THE SHRINES KNIFE ... Read More

Sonic Youth w/Talk Normal and Grass Widow 07/31/10 Prospect Park

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Sonic Youth w/ Talk Normal and Grass Widow 07/31/10 Prospect Park - Brooklyn, NY Words/Photos/Videos by Jay Porks/concertconfessions.com   When you get a chance to see art at it's purest form- live and in person, you can't miss out on the opportunity..The thirty first edition of the Jay Porks Never Ending concert series brings us to The Prospect Park Bandshell to Celebrate Brooklyn with Sonic Youth! With supporting acts Talk Normal and Grass Widow.. The price for this show is definitely right: Free w/ a $3 ... Read More

PREVIEW LouFest 2014 – Sept 6 & 7 – Feat. Outkast, Arctic Monkeys, Cake, Grouplove and More!

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On September 6 & 7 the LouFest Music Festival will return to the beautiful Forest Park in St. Louis for a fifth straight year. LouFest is growing yet again, with a rumored FOURTH stage now being added after a third being brought into the mix last year. It was estimated that the 2013 version brought in more than 15,000 people each day, more than double the previous year. The last five years have provided concert goers with a very eclectic mix of ... Read More

Firefly Music Festival Reveals Massive 2014 Lineup

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For the third year in a row, Firefly Music Festival in Delaware is delivering another stellar lineup. Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters and Outkast lead the big names while Cage the Elephant, Weezer, Childish Gambino, Jack Johnson, Sleigh Bells, Young The Giant, Girl Talk, Chance The Rapper, Local Natives, Portugal. The Man, The Lumineers, Kaiser Chiefs, Grouplove and Pretty Lights round out the list of acts you may have heard of off the top of our heads looking at the list of over 100 acts. Firefly ... 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

LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT: 10th Annual WAKARUSA / May 30-June 2, 2013 / Ozark, AR

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WAKARUSA / May 30-June 2, 2013 / Ozark, AR For the 10th straight year the Wakarusa Festival will return bringing 4 days of music, camping, and all around shenanigans to Mulberry Mountain. Starting in Lawrence, Kansas way back in 2004 before relocating to the paradise that is Mulberry Mountain Resort in Ozark, Arkansas in 2009, Wakarusa has become one of the premiere festivals out there and they have certainly found their little slice of heaven in the Northwest corner of the state just ... Read More

Wakarusa 2012 Photo Gallery and Recap

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Words/Pictures/Video by Bradley Darby   Wakarusa was back in full force for the 9th straight year bringing music and nature together in Northwest Arkansas. This was their 4th straight year at Mulberry Mountain and for the 4th straight year the crowd seemed to get even bigger... the camping has been expanded to include three different offsite auxiliary campgrounds due to demand. I made the trek down to the Wakarusa Festival for the 5th straight year and made it my mission to see some new ... Read More

S.S. Coachella Sets Sail This December

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S.S. Coachella Sets Sail This December Good news for folks who want to appreciate the Coachella brand but hate going to the desert. You can now get seasick with Coachella instead. That's right, the S.S. Coachella will set sail twice this December. Assuming you can't read the above poster, the likes of Pulp, Warpaint, Girl Talk and Sleigh Bells will cruise from Miami to both the Bahamas and Jamaica. All the details including price is available from the official S.S. Coachella website which ... Read More

Treasure Island Music Festival Returns To San Francisco This October

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Treasure Island Music Festival Returns To San Francisco This October The Treasure Island Music Festival is set to return for a 6th year. Located on the island that connects the Bay Bridge between San Francisco and Oakland the festival will once again feature a first day of EDM jams (with a side serving of hip hop from the likes of Public Enemy and The Coup) and a second day filled with all of all your favorite indie rock darlings. Tickets are set to ... Read More

Sasquatch! Festival 2012 Preview – A Letter to You From thenaturalstoner

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Dear concert going friends, I know you and I go way back (hope all is well!) and it has been a long time since we have talked, but there is just something extremely exciting that has built inside of me about what is going to happen this weekend at THE GORGE for the 2012 version of the Sasquatch! Festival that I must tell you about.  Last years Festival set the stage for a year of great memories and the need to “go back ... Read More

2012 Ottawa RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest Announces Lineup

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2012 Ottawa RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest Announces Lineup We get a ton of email daily from Canadian citizens crying over the lack of festivals in their nation. Okay that is a giant lie I don’t think anyone from Canada has ever seen the site. That is also a lie. Regardless, another hour has passed and we have another festival to share with you. This one is in Ottawa which is in Canada and it lasts twelve days. It used to be called the ... Read More

Pearl Jam And The Foo Fighters Headline Yet Another Festival

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Pearl Jam And The Foo Fighters Headline YET Another Festival So, in a week where "Bands Jay Porks Hates" is the Lunchtime Jam of the Day theme it's just fitting that a festival with this line up would be announced. There are so many things I'd rather be doing right now then reporting on yet another festival headlined by Pearl Jam and The Foo Fighters. Cutting myself, putting my mouth on the exhaust of a parked car and voting Republican top the list, but you know ... Read More

Coachella Music Festival 04/15/12: Empire Polo Fields – Indio, CA

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Coachella Music and Arts Festival 04/15/12 Empire Polo Fields - Indio, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito For the final day of my first Coachella weekend I arrived to the Empire Polo Fields much later than I had the first two days. I could tell by the time that I was to the Beats Antique tent that the energy had changed. You could see the exhaustion on the collective face of the crowd, sick and tired of having to walk into a cage to get a ... Read More

The Top 12 Must See Acts of Coachella 2012

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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

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

Firefly Music Festival To Be Held In Delaware

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Editors Note: This is The 2012 Lineup. For the 2013 Lineup, Click Here Firefly Music Festival To Be Held In Delaware  Delaware, welcome to the world of States that have sweet Music Festivals. The news broke last night, that the three day  ’Firefly Music Festival’, will be headlined by The Killers, The Black Keys and Jack White .  Solid, right? I mean, sure The Killers aren’t in the stratosphere of musical relevance circa 2012 as the The Black Keys and Jack White are; but hey, they could have went with the Beach ... Read More

Beale Street Music Festival Announces All-Star Lineup

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Beale Street Music Festival Announces All-Star Lineup Every year, something glorious happens on the legendary Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee. That glorious happening is Beale Street music festival, an affordable way to spend the first weekend of May. Like heavy metal? Like alternative rock? Like pop music? Like rap? Like country? Almost every existing genre of music is represented at Beale St., thus making it that much more appealing to a music fan. This year's festival will be headlined by Jane's Addiction, My Morning Jacket, ... Read More

Hangout Festival Returns to Gulf Shores for 2012 with Stellar Lineup!

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What: Hangout Music Festival 2012 Where: Gulf Shores, Alabama When: May 18 - 20 Why:  Hangout 2011 featured a diverse lineup including Paul Simon, The Foo Fighters, Primus, The Black Keys, Girl Talk, Avett Brothers, Widespread Panic, and The Flaming Lips. Well the folks planning the only festival featuring white sandy beaches and palm trees out there have done it again with a fantastic early 2012 lineup coming out in waves via Facebook this evening. Red Hot Chili Peppers Dave Matthews Band •Jack White String Cheese Incident (performing two ... Read More

Sasquatch 2012 Lineup Announced!

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Sasquatch 2012 Lineup Announced!   Sasquatch is one of Washington's most widely regarded music festivals. Held annually at the beautiful Gorge Amphitheater, Sasquatch is known for hosting big name acts like Jane's Addiction, Kings of Leon, Bjork, and Flaming Lips. Well this year, they've got a treat for you. Here is the full lineup in order as it says on the website: Jack White, Beck, Bon Iver, Pretty Lights, Tenacious D, The Shins, Beirut, Girl Talk, The Roots, Portlandia, Feist, Silversun Pickups, Metric, The Head and ... Read More

Reverend Justito’s Top Ten Shows of 2011

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Reverend Justito's Top Ten Shows of 2011   #10 Rammstein 05/20/11 – The Forum - Inglewood, CA Oh those crazy German’s. I truly assumed I would never catch these guys again after the Great White fiasco, but there I was on the floor of the sold out Forum watching the band’s first North American tour in nearly a decade. It was all you could want from a Rammstein show – pulverizing riffs, shock value galore and lots and lots of fire. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogbZvtBesgw #9 Chris Cornell 05/04/11 – ... Read More

Voodoo Music Experience 10/29/11: City Park – New Orleans, LA

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Voodoo Music Experience 10/29/11: City Park - New Orleans, LA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito There is something to be said for having an adventure thousands of miles from home. My latest just happened to be a Saturday spent at City Park in New Orleans, LA. For years I have heard of the Voodoo Music Experience yet living 2000 miles away it’s not the easiest festival to attend. While my original plans for all three days fell through, I was able to at least take in ... Read More

Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival Day 2: 08/13/11 – San Francisco, CA

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Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival 08/13/11 Golden Gate Park - San Francisco, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito With plenty of bands I wanted to catch spread across Golden Gate Park for the Saturday section of the 2011 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, you could compare my experience to that of a pinball. I bounced from stage to stage (and porta-potty to porta-potty) all day catching bits of performances from as many artists as I could. The Greyboy All Stars The All-Stars were rocking the main ... Read More

L.A. Rising 07/30/11: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum – Los Angeles, CA

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L.A. Rising 07/30/11 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum - Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito I moved to Los Angeles just shy of a decade ago. Before moving down here I was as Bay Area as it comes. The use of the word hella was still our thing. I didn’t eat meat, enjoyed public transportation and went green back in the late 80’s. I knew I was moving to a whole new world, but nothing could have prepared me for that first 18 months living ... Read More

Hate Eternal 06/20/11: Key Club – West Hollywood, CA

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Vital Remains & Hate Eternal 06/20/11 Key Club - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito I’d be lying if I didn’t say I felt like a bit of a douche today as I stare at a blank word document. If you have followed Concert Confessions over the past 2+ years, then you know that we are dedicated to providing live concert reviews of the bands we love. Any jerk off can head out to a show because he gets a free ticket and make ... Read More

WakaRooJamCamp: A Summer Music Festival Preview

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Words and Photos by Bradley Darby It is an interesting time in the music world right now. Concert ticket sales are way down, yet prices seem to be up. Massive tours have been forced to cut dates due to slow ticket sales. With the music industry in disarray and the future leaning towards digital music (and quite possibly the return of the vinyl!!) the multi-day music festival made famous by Woodstock has made a strong return. There is something unique about being able to ... Read More