Anti Folk Revival Tour in Drop D – Filter, Helmet, Local H – Newport, Kentucky – 8/13/2014

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If a show is within driving distance from my home, it's more then likely I'm going to make the trip. I usually map quest it to see how far it is, and then decide from there. So, four hours for a band I love is no problem whatsoever. Newport Kentucky is just over the river (literally) and through the woods to the Thompson House I went. The Anti Folk Revival Tour in Drop D was hitting up Newport Kentucky and I made the ... Read More

Anti-Folk Revival Tour in Drop D with Filter, Helmet and Local H – 7/29/2014 St. Louis, MO.

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When a band appreciates their fans as much as Filter does, you tend to want to return that appreciation, in the form of Chocolate Chip Cookies. That's just what I did, I baked Filter some home made chocolate chip cookies, and in the process feel like I've made friends for life, Richard is like my big brother who happens to sing in a band. I've been a fan of Filter since the beginning, but there current album "The Sun Comes Out Tonight" is ... Read More

Watch Helmet’s Ferocious KEXP Session

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It’s crazy to think that Helmet has been cranking out tasty heavy metal jams for over twenty years. With no new album to support, hardcore 49ers fan Page Hamilton and the gang ventured into the enemy territory known as Seattle for a few gigs with Wire. During their stop in the Emerald City, the band took time to record a quick session for local radio powerhouse KEXP. You can enjoy Helmet performing with headphones on down below. To read past Helmet confessions from ... 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

Toadies and Helmet Announces Fall 2012 West Coast Tour Dates

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Toadies and Helmet Announces Fall 2012 West Coast Tour Dates I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a bit bummed when the Toadies and Helmet skipped the left coast on their 2012 Summer co-headline extravaganza. Thankfully the duo have added a fall west coast leg. This particular leg kicks off October 18th in Tucson and will wrap a few weeks later in Lubbock Texas. Dates for the tour are down below. Tickets for most dates go on sale August 4th. Main support ... Read More

Toadies and Helmet Team Up For Co-Headline Tour

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Toadies and Helmet Team Up For Co-Headline Tour We have been excited for this one for a while. This summer, Toadies and Helmet are hitting the road for a co-headline tour of the United States. The trek will kick off July 20th in Houston Texas and both bands will be playing full headline sets. UME will serve as the opener and the tour is set to wrap up August 14th in Denver Colorado. To check out the latest single from the Toadies Summer ... Read More

Helmet Set To Headline The Inaugural Metalliance Tour

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Helmet Set To Headline The Inaugural Metalliance Tour Underappreciated heavy metal heroes Helmet are set to headline the inaugural Metalalliance tour.  Sharing the bill with Page Hamilton and company are the equally underappreciated Saint Vitus and Crowbar.  The tour will kick off St. Patty’s Day in Dallas Texas, and will feature Helmet performing their 1992 album “Meantime” from front to back. Tickets for the 2 ½ week run are on sale now.  For those with plenty of disposable income, Artist Arena has announced a ... Read More

Helmet 11/05/10: Key Club – West Hollywood, CA

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Helmet (w/ Open Hand & Intronaut) 11/05/10 Key Club - West Hollywood, CA Words/photos by Reverend Justito - It took me 15+ years to see my first Helmet concert.  I only had to wait 40 days for round two with the criminally underappreciated metal band.  A lot has changed in 5 ½ weeks since I watched Helmet destroy Redondo Beach.  I was correct in my prediction to Helmet main man Page Hamilton that the 49ers would have won at least one game in that ... Read More

Helmet 09/26/10: BriXton South Bay – Redondo Beach, CA

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Helmet (with MX Machine & Bison b.c.) 09/26/10 BriXton South Bay - Redondo Beach, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito/ Ever since I watched a ridiculous MTVnews interview with Helmet (you know, the one where they make a big deal about a metal band with short hair) I have been obsessed with seeing the band live.  OK, perhaps obsessed is the wrong word, but I have been a fan now for over half my life and somehow always manage to miss the band when they swing ... Read More

Sabaton, Kreator, Exmortus: The Wiltern – Los Angeles, Ca – 2/9/18

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Swedish power metal band Sabaton released their newest album The Last Stand in 2016. Their name is a reference to a knight's foot armor. Since the release of the new album, Sabaton has been actively on tour in support of it. They treated their US fans by announcing a tour and their return since they last came in 2017. They didn't come alone, tho. They brought with them German thrash metal legends Kreator and Los Angeles-based thrash metal band, Exmortus. A bill ... Read More

Fountains of Wayne, Soul Asylum & Evan Dando – Webster Hall, New York City 10/05/13

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Fountains Of Wayne, Soul Asylum and Evan Dando - 10/05/2013 Webster Hall - New York City Words/Photos/Videos- Jay Porks Sometimes I write these things feeling the need to put H.G. Wells in the byline because I really have a knack for taking folks through a time machine from time to time. And that happens again tonight. What goes on people? Welcome back to another Jay Porks Experience. Big night for shows in New York City that this guy would attend, as we have Local H ... Read More

Ume Announce String Of Summer East Coast Tour Dates

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Austin rock trio Ume are hitting the road this summer. With shows featuring And You Will Know Us By The Trail of The Dead, The Vandelles and Wild Flag depending on what date you decide to hit. The band kicks things off at Spaceman Ballroom in Hamden, CT  on July 10th and finishes up in DC just 17 days later.  You can view all the dates below, and if you're looking for advance tickets, look no further than this link. Ume Summer East Coast ... Read More

Primavera Sound Festival 2013: Day 2

Categories: Festivals, Reviews

Primavera Sound Festival, Day 2, May 24, 2013 Words by Jakob Ross, Pictures/Videos by Scott Ross I woke up at noon. I ate breakfast. I showered. I brushed my teeth. I was dressed. My morning routine was not necessarily in that order, but who cares? You just want to hear about all the cool bands I saw on Day 2 of Spain's preeminent music festival. Bands I'd seen so far: 8 Hours of sleep since festival started: 6 Now we've got that out of the way, let's get this ... Read More

Meshuggah Announce 2013 North American Tour With Animals As Leaders & Intronaut

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Meshuggah Announce 2013 North American Tour With Animals As Leaders & Intronaut Back in May we caught Meshuggah on the first round of North American touring behind Koloss. Now the band is coming back and bringing Animals as Leaders and Intronaut (who we have also caught in the past) with them. Here is where you can see the bands in early 2013. Meshuggah Winter 2013 North American Tour Dates: 02/11/13  Beacham Theatre – Orlando, FL 02/12/13  Center Stage – Atlanta, GA 02/13/13  The Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, ... Read More

Saltines & Peanut Butter: Life On The Road With Ume

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Saltines & Peanut Butter: Life On The Road With Ume When not taking phone calls from Perry Ferrell, Ume has spent the past few weeks tearing up the road with the Toadies and Helmet in support of their 2011 release Phantoms. Hailing from Austin Texas, this power trio has found a way to mix thrash metal riffs with 90’s shoegaze sensibilities. We recently caught up with lead guitarist/front woman Lauren Larson to talk about life on the road for the up and coming ... Read More

Initial Details Announced For Dia De Los Toadies 2012

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Initial Details Announced For Dia De Los Toadies 2012 The initial details for the 2012 Dia De Los Toadies have been announced. The 5th annual music festival put on by the Toadies will take place August 31st-September 1st at the Whitewater Amphitheatre in New Braunfels Texas. For the first time ever, Dia De Los Toadies will feature artists who don’t call Texas home. Those artists include Helmet (who will share co-headlining duties with the Toadies this summer) and Mariachi El Bronx. Other artists set ... Read More

Toadies 05/19/12: The Roxy – West Hollywood, CA

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Toadies w/ USELESS KEYS and Blank Faces 05/19/12 The Roxy - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito With thoughts of Tyler in a Paper Dress dancing in my mind, I knew it was going to be a good night when I entered the Roxy as Club Foot by Kasabian played over the sound system. I hit the bar and filled my cargo short pockets with cans of Does Equis before grabbing myself a spot right up against the stage. As soon as I cracked ... Read More

Bison b.c. Hit The Road In Support of Dark Ages

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Bison b.c. Hit The Road In Support of Dark Ages Last fall we caught a band called Bison b.c. open for the mighty Helmet in Redondo Beach, CA. The boys from Bison b.c. plan to spend fall 2011 on the road in North America supporting their phenomenal 2010 release Dark Ages (one of Reverend Justito's Top 10 records of 2010). In addition to their current dates with Weedeater, Saviours and Fight Amp, the Vancouver natives plan a headline trek across their native land. ... Read More


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ECHO PARK RISING 2011 Words/Photos by Reverend Justito I am not one of the individuals who remember the Sunset Junction as a small community gathering of Silver Lake locals. I know Sunset Junction as a gathering of inebriated individuals from all over Southern California looking to enjoy some music and overpriced churros in the hot summer sun. It had been a few years since I participated in the all day bash, and I was very much looking forward to the 2011 edition. USELESS KEYS, ... Read More

USELESS KEYS West Coast Tour Dates

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USELESS KEYS West Coast Tour Dates   Los Angeles locals USELESS KEYS are about to head out for a quick trip up the left coast. While the band is still working out details for a headline hometown show, here is where you can catch KROQ Locals Only regulars: June 24th Soda Bar - San Diego, CA June 25th Cellar Door - Visalia, CA June 26th Fulton 55 - Fresno, CA June 27th Kimo's - San Francisco, CA June 29th Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR June 30th Crocodile Café – ... Read More

Amon Amarth 04/24/11: House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

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Amon Amarth 04/24/11 House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito On Easter Sunday, the line to enter the House of Blues in West Hollywood, CA stretched well beyond the Best Western down the street. Rumor has it that by the time doors finally opened, the last person in line was standing outside of Pinches Tacos. A quick trip to Google maps tells you that the line was almost ½ a mile long and that the walk alone will take you 8 ... Read More

Confessions of Phishing Barney

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The Adventures of Phishing Barney 2010 Words/Photos by Barney the Purple Dinosaur (and his ghost writer Reverend Justito) For those who are not a member of my immediate family, allow me to give you a brief history on the family tradition that is Barney the purple dinosaur.  I was in my early teens at the height of Barney-mania.  As a gag gift, my parents threw a Barney Doll (marching band outfit, filled with bubble mix) into the stockings of my brother and I.  My ... Read More

2010 Vans Warped Tour – The Legends of Punk!

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2010 Vans Warped Tour Seaside Park - Ventura, CA 06/27/10 Words/Photos/Videos by Reverend Justito/ Over the past few days here at, we have discussed various styles of music found at the Warped Tour.  We discovered new music, we had a heavy metal showcase and we even gave 3OH!3 their own review.  For our final look at the 2010 Vans Warped Tour stop in Ventura , CA we want to cover the roots of the tour by taking a look at the “Legends” of Punk ... Read More

Joseph Arthur Puts A Stronghold on Venice Pt 2 – Turning Lemons Into Lemonade

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    Joseph Arthur & Friends (with  The Dough Rollers, Penelope Fortier and Harper Simon) The Stronghold - Venice, CA 04/16/10 Words/Photos/Video by While most Southern California music fans flocked to the desert for Coachella, I mooched yet another ride to Venice off my wonderful wife.  Sure, it would be fun to see the likes of DJ Lance Rock and Jay-Z amongst the lush green polo fields and towering palm trees; but when it comes to Friday nights in April there is no place I would rather ... Read More