Feb 24, 2013
Sigur Rós Live at Zenith in Munich, Germany
February 23, 2013
Words by Jakob Ross
Sigur Rós Induces Munich Into a State of Euphoria
On June 7, 2012, I received the news that at the end of the summer I would be moving from Anus Pimple, Georgia to an army base in Germany. I immediately felt feelings of fear, excitement, nervousness, and anxiety, mostly because I had no idea what to expect. And although this move has come with a lot of stress and quite a ... Read More
Feb 4, 2013
Swedish Rockers Ghost are going to bless North America with a lengthy tour this spring leading up to their appearance at the Rock On The Range Festival in Ohio. Lots of major cities getting hit, like Seattle, Portland, San Fran and New York City. It's a Concert Confessions guarantee that this band is not one you want to miss. Check out their slew of dates below, along with a video of the band being introduced at Orion Music + More Festival and kicking off ... Read More
Dec 28, 2012
Written by Jakob Ross
2012: A Rock Odyssey, or the Best Live Acts I Saw this Year
It's been over two months since I've contributed anything to the site. Don't worry all, I haven't abandoned you. But I have moved from northeastern Georgia to southern Germany; a huge move for me. So, I haven't had much time to write anything up, let alone make any trips for concerts. Well, so far.
But 2012 has been an amazing year in concerts, even though I didn't expect ... Read More
Dec 28, 2012
2012: A Music Odyssey Part 2
Words by Jakob Ross
When the Heritage Hunter tour was announced, I knew I had to go. Opeth was the band on the tour that I was the least familiar with, and upon fully immersing myself in their challenging brand of progressive metal, I knew I'd be in for a fantastic show. Combining light, almost beautiful song structures with the louder, heavier sounds of common heavy metal (and a touch of dry, awkward humor from frontman Mikael ... Read More
Dec 3, 2012
RIP Das Racist: The Weirdos of Hip Hop
A Tribute by Jakob Ross
In 2008, one of the most fascinating hip hop songs to ever go viral was released on YouTube. It was titled "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell," and it was released by then-unknown Brooklyn trio Das Racist. This song got immediate attention from blogs and created buzz all around the internet. Who were these weird sounding dudes singing about a fast food restaurant? And why is it so interesting?
When Das Racist ... Read More
Oct 8, 2012
Watch The Wallflowers Sing Songs About Cars On Leno
Some things will never change. The Wallflowers continued their run of the Late Night circuit tonight. After hitting Letterman on Friday with a new jam, "Reboot The Mission" they decided to go back to doing what they do best on The Tonight Show with Satan's Little Slut Jay Leno tonight-and that was sing songs about cars. So below check out the video for Jakob Dylan and Co. performing "First One In The Car" on Leno. ... Read More
Oct 6, 2012
The Wallflowers Return To David Letterman
Let's hit you with some honesty. This writer has a day job that has one of the "Muzak" radio things blasting the Expressions station all day long. It's brutal. Elevator music along with Adele ruining songs I used to like. Anyway, I get only slightly over four minutes of relief, and that's when The Wallflowers "6th Avenue Heartache" comes on and I start ignoring customers who want a refill on (what they believe is) Ginger Ale. That ... Read More
Aug 26, 2012
Phish - Aaron's Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA - 8/25/12
Words/Photos by Jakob Ross
Phish Drop Bombs and Blow Minds in Atlanta
The last time I was truly blown away by a band was when I saw Phish for the first time at Bonnaroo. They played what Reverend Justito refers to as a "greatest hits set", playing songs like Down With Disease, Sample In a Jar, Cavern, and Tweezer. While that set was great for a beginner such as myself, some hardcore phans probably wouldn't give it ... Read More
Aug 19, 2012
Jason Mraz - 8/18/12 - Aaron's Amphitheatre, Atlanta
Words by Jakob Ross
"Tour Is a Four Letter Word"
Jason Mraz Invites Atlanta to Keep Calm and Wear Fedoras
Pop music comes and goes. Some songs stand the test of time, others go away after a few months or, in some cases, after a few weeks. That's just the way it goes in the crazy business of music. One of the most popular songs of the past decade or so is 2008's "I'm Yours," which you can ... Read More
Jun 26, 2012
Childish Gambino - 6/25/12
Central Park Summerstage - New York City
Words/Photos/Video By Jay Porks
Damn, I wish I could keep this streak going of hitting epic shows every freaking night. What goes on people , welcome yourselves to the 73rd episode of the Jay Porks Never Ending Concert Series. After two days in Atlantic City at the Orion Music + More festival, it was time to get back in the New York groove as they say with a visit to Central Park, for Childish ... Read More
Jun 25, 2012
Orion Music + More Festival (Day 2) - 06/24/12
Bader Field - Atlantic City, NJ
Words/Photos by Jay Porks
Orion Music + More Festival Day Two Recap 6/24/12
Orion Music + More Festival- Day Two: Running later than yesterday because the alarm didn't go off it was just a mere coincidence to have drank enough fluids on Day One that a built in intestinal alarm clock was installed as a back up. That was a dodged bullet there wasn't it? That could have been so much worse. Maybe not wake ... Read More
Jun 18, 2012
Bob Dylan Announces Summer 2012 North American Tour Dates
Earlier this year we shared with you dates for The Wallflowers and made a joke about Jakob being Bob’s favorite song. Well, Dad has just announced some North American Tour Dates for 2012. Papa Dylan hits the road in August in beautiful Alberta Canada and will wrap the quick trek on September 1st in Big Flats, NY. Check out the dates down below.
Bob Dylan Summer 2012 North American Tour Dates:
08/10/12 – Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds/Lloydminster, ... Read More
Jun 18, 2012
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
Jun 13, 2012
Bonnaroo Part II: Electric Boogaloo
Chapter 1: Saturday Morning
After three and a half hours of sleep, we woke up to the lovely sound of people chatting and cars driving on the road adjacent to our tent. Saturday would be definitely be our most exciting and energetic day, and it didn't even start until 1:45 in the afternoon.
With that, we ate breakfast, hung around, and decided that it probably wouldn't be a horrible idea to take a $7 shower. We got in line and ... Read More
Jun 12, 2012
Bonnaroo 2012 Part I: Fellowship of the Ring
'Twas mid-November 2011. I had finally come to terms with the morbid fact that I, Jakob Ross, would be forced to move to Grovetown, Georgia, which (unless you've not read my more recent articles) you probably know by now. Around this time I had made the decision to do the one thing that would make the move worth it. I'm not talking about humidity, rednecks, or seeing more back sweaters than real sweaters. I'm talking ... Read More
Jun 7, 2012
Dead Sara Rock 'Weatherman' For Jimmy Kimmel Live
Remember last fall when our teen sensation Jakob confessed about a pretty sweet act who just so happened to open for Bush? Then a few days later ground-breaking websites started posting about this four piece? Now the secret is out, Dead Sara kick all kinds of ass. The group has now made it to late night television as they rocked Jimmy Kimmel Live a few hours ago. Check out their performance of Weatherman courtesy of ... Read More
Jun 3, 2012
Bonnaroo Preview: The Top 12 Must-See Acts to Catch at the Farm
If you know me in any way, then you probably know that I am attending this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. It is repeatedly called "Best Festival of the Summer" by many music-based magazines and websites,and tens of thousands head out to Manchester every year to catch acts big and small. So here are my Top 12 acts of this year's installment of Bonnaroo!
Honorable mentions: Skrillex, Superjam ... Read More
Jun 3, 2012
Words by Jakob Ross & Jay Porks
Lil Wayne Pulls Record Label Out of Summer Jam At the Last Second
Author's note: I wanted to go with "Lil Wayne, For the First Time, Pulls Out" or "Lil Wayne Pulls Out at the Last Second" as alternate titles, but figured those were in bad taste. So I'll leave all the bad taste to the content of this article.
Well, Lil Wayne just did something douchey. Who'da thunk it?
Although we don't know the full details yet, it ... Read More
May 20, 2012
PARTY IN THE PARK feat. Flaming Lips w/ Young the Giant and AWOLNATION
Words by Jakob Ross, Videos by Jakob and Scott Ross
Throughout the past decade or so, one band has been singled out as the greatest live band of all time. Not Foo Fighters, not Rolling Stones, and not Cage the Elephant; I'm talking about The Flaming Lips.
The psychedelic/indie-space group who hail from Oklahoma have built up a reputation as a must-see band, either at festivals or at their own headlining gigs.
You're ... Read More
May 14, 2012
Mastodon, Opeth & Ghost 05/12/12
Masquerade Music Park/Atlanta, GA
Words by JakobRoss424
Millions of years ago, before civilization existed outside of Mexico, the Aztecs (because screw the Mayans) predicted that one day, a tour would come along that would relentlessly and brutally destroy any town in its path. This tour would be known as the Heritage Hunter tour, featuring Opeth and Mastodon touring in support of their respective 2011 releases, Heritage and The Hunter. Opening for them would be the mighty Ghost, who hail from ... Read More
May 13, 2012
Rocking Out With Mom - A Tribute To The Women Who Raised Us
A few months ago we had the bright idea to have some of your favorite confessors share tales of attending concerts with their Mother's. We hope you enjoy them and encourage you to share your own via the comment section. Happy Mother's Day to our Mom's and all the Mom's out there. Thank you for all that you do.
When this "assignment" first got posted I thought, God people actually go ... Read More
May 8, 2012
The Wallflowers Announce A Few Tour Dates, New Record
Bob's favorite son, Jakob Dylan is back with his band The Wallflowers, and they're set to release a new album in the Fall. They've also announced a few tour dates over the summer.
If I remember correctly, back when I was first writing up a post on the Firefly Music Festival that's going to be held in Delaware, I noted next to The Wallflowers name "who's absence from Summerland 2012 is Baffling ". Well I ... 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 3, 2012
Enter Shikari 4/1/12
The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
Words/Photos by Jakob Ross
Enter Shikari Let All Hell Break Loose in Atlanta
Enter Shikari are impossible to put into one genre. If music were a Linnaean system of classification, Enter Shikari would have its own Kingdom. They combine elements of post-hardcore groups like Refused and Every Time I Die with the political influence of Atari Teenage Riot and the electronic backbeat of The Prodigy with a little dubstep thrown in for good measure.
A few weeks ago, I ... Read More
Apr 1, 2012
Today is an exciting day for Concert Confessions: Today is our third anniversary of providing you, our dedicated readers, with the best fan-driven concert news and reviews on the internet.
For three years now, we - Reverend Justito, along with all of the writers and contributors of Concert Confessions - have worked tirelessly to bring you the most rich, detailed live music reviews possible of the bands and music we love. After all, this is a website by the fans and for the ... Read More
Feb 14, 2012
Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup Announced
As always the lineup for the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester Tennessee is nothing short of impressive. Headlined by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead and Phish, the festival is set to take place June 7th-10th, 2012. Other highlights on the bill include Alice Cooper, St. Vincent and a reunited Ben Folds Five.
With the first two price levels already sold out, you best get your tickets soon as this annual event almost always sells out. If you have a little ... Read More