Feb 27, 2013
There's a Festival Called “Free Press Summer Fest” that's going to go down this year at Eleanor Tinsley Park in Houston, Texas June 1st – 2nd, has just released it's 2013 lineup.
The upper tier names on the bill are The Postal Service, Iggy And The Stooges (Featuring Mike Watt on Bass) and TV On The Radio but the undercard isn't bad either. Bands that don't suck on the lower half of the bill include Arctic Monkeys, Japandroids, Of Monsters Of Men, Baroness, ... Read More
Feb 27, 2013
The Ottawa Bluesfest has announced it lineup for the 2013 shindig. Over the course of 10 days (July 4th through the 14th), festival goers will have their chance to see acts like B.B. King, Weezer, Rush and fun. Other notables include Wu Tang Clan, Grace Potter And The Nocturnals, Tegan & Sara, The Joy Formidable, Killer Mike,Dixie Chicks, Belle & Sebastian, Flogging Molly, Sharon Van Etten and Atlas Genius.
If you're into the "trance life", then Skrillex gives you your fix, and other ... Read More
Jan 3, 2013
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
Jul 12, 2012
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals 'Never Go Back' To Jimmy Kimmel Live
We here at Concert Confessions have a lot of lust love for Grace Potter. Tonight she brought her backing band The Nocturnals to Hollywood Blvd for a late night performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Thanks to our pal The Audio Perv, you can watch the Vermont natives rock the song Never Go Back down below.
To check out our various coverage of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, click here.
Jun 22, 2012
Metric Bring "Youth Without Youth" Jimmy Kimmel
People are into Metric. So as I was packing for Orion Festival and Mr. Sparkly mentioned to me that they performed on Kimmel last night, I felt it was a good opportunity to check out a band I haven't heard before(I've heard OF, just not knowingly HEARD).
Having missed it live I checked out the Jimmy Kimmel Live YouTube page and found a video of them performing "Youth Without Youth" . The first few seconds when the shot was ... Read More
Jun 11, 2012
It was a fingers crossed type of evening. There I was, just waking up from another poorly timed nap. The LA Kings were hoisting Lord Stanley's Cup at the Staples Center, the Yankees had reclaimed a piece of 1st place in the AL East and all I was wishing for was for Grace Potter and the Nocturnals to not suck on Conan.
Opening for Kenny Chesney on tour with a new album out "The Loin The Beast The Beat" and a new bass ... Read More
Jun 6, 2012
The Flaming Lips To Play 8 Shows In 24 Hours
So two days in a row we've got ourselves cool bands doing record breaking tours. The Flaming Lips today announced they've mapped out the itinerary of their attempt to break the Guinness World Record of most concerts in one day, 8.
They kick things off down south, in Memphis, Tennessee June 27th @ 7:30 ET and plan to end in New Orleans exactly 24 hours later. Between that they’ll hit 5 cities in Mississippi and ... Read More
May 10, 2012
Bonnaroo Debuts Exciting New YouTube Channel
The fine folks behind the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival have once again done something that is totally bad ass. They have launched a new YouTube channel called Bonnaroo 365. We will spare you the painfully unfunny ribbon cutting ceremony from Flight of the Concords star Rhys Darby. Instead we will just feature some great past performances from some of our favorite artists. But before we do, remember that the 2012 edition of Bonnaroo is about a ... Read More
Apr 24, 2012
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
Apr 15, 2012
Coachella Music and Arts Festival 04/14/12
Empire Polo Fields - Indio, CA
Words/Photos by Reverend Justito
I had three goals for Coachella on Saturday. See as many acts as possible while getting inebriated enough to enjoy Radiohead after having my Kasabian live cherry popped. All I have to say is Mission Fucking Accomplished.
One of my top twelve bands to see at Coachella, I made it to the stage about ½ through the Flower Punkers set. I saw no barfing; I saw no guitars being ... Read More
Apr 14, 2012
Coachella Music and Arts Festival 04/13/12
Empire Polo Fields - Indio, CA
Words/Photos by Reverend Justito
There was a reason I have always avoided Coachella and that reason is the sun. Fact is my white ass doesn’t do so well out in the middle of the desert. So it is fitting that my first trip to Coachella felt more like my hometown of San Francisco versus the Palm Desert. Strong winds, sporadic showers and thick fog were a downer for everyone but me. But enough ... 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
Feb 28, 2012
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
Jan 20, 2012
Joseph Arthur Rocks The Late Show With David Letterman
In the day and age of embedded video, it is rare I ever tune into late night Television to catch a musical artist. However the moment I heard that Concert Confessions favorite Joseph Arthur would be a guest of David Letterman, I made sure to sit my ass down on the couch around 12:15 am PST to catch one of the brightest artists to emerge over the past 25 years.
Supporting his just released FREE ... Read More
Aug 29, 2011
Words & Pictures by Brad Darby
For the fourth consecutive year I made the trek to the Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival to enjoy four days of music and camping in a setting that they call “Where Music Meets Mother Nature.” With acts ranging from My Morning Jacket and Ben Harper to the Budos Band and Dark Star Orchestra to STS9 and Bassnectar, a total of over 100 bands spread out across six stages, with on-site camping, showers, and even a grocery store ... Read More
Jul 26, 2011
Potter. No, not Harry, not this time. This time it's all about Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. The group and accompanying artist Rayland Baxter made their way back to Utah to treat us with a set list that the fans themselves requested. A large crowd packed into downtown Salt Lake's newly remodeled outdoor venue, The Gallivan Center on a very hot Saturday evening(07/16/11). For some reason, the venue kept looping one song, over and over until Rayland Baxter took the stage and ended the madness. ... Read More
Jul 23, 2011
The Summer Slaughter Tour 07/22/11 House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito
If I ever have a moment where my life flashes before my eyes, I look forward to revisiting July 22nd, 2011. I ran into Grace Potter on the streets of Hollywood. I got a bunch of great vinyl from Amoeba Records and I was lucky enough to score a ticket to the kickoff of the 2011 Summer Slaughter Tour. Yes, July 22nd was much better than the ... Read More
Jul 19, 2011
On 06/28/11, The Civil Wars returned to Utah. They brought along a young man named Rayland Baxter as the opening act. He is a quiet, humble man who simply plays his guitars and sings songs that you know are his own stories. Rayland has a very simple and sweet manner about him. He made jokes and told tales about each song. Rayland makes his music mold to you, and as a singing storyteller he teaches you that the best things in life ... Read More
May 16, 2011
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
May 7, 2011
And the love-hate relationship with this awesome yet dreadful venue continues. As Jim Nantz would say “Hello friends”, and take a seat aboard a train head down the tracks of the 46 installment of the Jay Porks Never Ending Concert Series.. Tonight Me and fellow Jay Porks Experiencer Pam are heading out to meet Terminal 5 in NYC, this time for Rise Against w/ Bad Religion. Now, call me, Pam and my father a few of the crazy ones-but ... Read More
Jan 28, 2011
Words by: Bradley Darby
Photos by Bradley Darby & Music VS Man
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals (commonly referred to as GPN) have received quite a bit of publicity lately, and for good reason. Their newest self-titled album made many Best Of 2010 lists, they stole the show last month at the VH1 Divas Salute the Troops, a show that also featured Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Keri Hilson, Paramore and Sugarland. Not to mention ... Read More
Jan 4, 2011
Photos and words by: Bradley Darby
Anymore it seems though every average Joe has to come up with their Best Of... list for the end of the year. Well, I’m no exception! This list started at 21 shows and I was able to knock it down to 10. I then decided I couldn’t make this list without including Split Lip Rayfield. So 11 it is!
2010 was a great year for me in terms of live shows. It all started off in February where ... Read More