Jakob’s Top 10 Concerts of the Year

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Jakob's Top 10 Concerts of the Year   I've been to a ton of concerts this year, thanks in part to my awesome Dad for putting up with my concert-going needs. Well out of the many I've been to this year, here are my top 10. I am not doing top 10 live bands, but the top 10 shows. So here we go. 10. Social Distortion 02/12/11 - Showbox SoDo - Seattle, WA Although I didn't write a review of this show (I hadn't discovered CC ... Read More

Primavera Sound Festival 2013: Day 3

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Primavera Sound Festival, Day 3, May 25, 2013 Words by Jakob Ross, Pictures/Videos by Scott Ross Back to Spain we go for the final day of the Primavera Sound Festival. Today we will conclude with me recapping the five acts I saw for that day, and then we'll open up the floor for a Q&A session. The sea breeze turned into some pretty harsh winds that blew garbage and hats throughout the festival grounds, but that didn't stop the festival goers, including myself, from having ... Read More

Primavera Sound Festival 2013: Day 2

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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

Primavera Sound Festival 2013: Day 1

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Primavera Sound Festival, Day 1, May 23, 2013 Words by Jakob Ross, Pictures/Videos by Scott Ross "The day has finally come," I thought upon waking up in my hotel room on Thursday, May 23. Washed up, grabbed breakfast, got dressed, etc., etc. You know how it is. Next thing I knew, my father and I were riding a very dirty feeling subway train from our hotel to Parc del Fòrum—that's Forum Park for those non-Portuguese speakers out there—where I'd take part in three straight days ... Read More

Sigur Rós Induces Munich Into a State of Euphoria

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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

Ghost Will Tour North America This Spring

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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

2012: A Music Odyssey, or the Best Live Acts I Saw this Year (Part 1: #20-11)

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Written by Jakob Ross 2012: A Rock Odyssey, or the Best Live Acts I Saw this Year Introduction: 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

2012: A Music Odyssey, or the Best Live Acts I Saw This Year (Part 2: #10-1)

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2012: A Music Odyssey Part 2 Words by Jakob Ross 10. Opeth 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

RIP Das Racist: The Weirdos of Hip Hop

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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

Watch The Wallflowers Sing Songs About Cars On Leno

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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

The Wallflowers Return To David Letterman

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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

Phish Drop Bombs and Blow Minds in Atlanta

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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

Jason Mraz Invites Atlanta to Keep Calm and Wear Fedoras

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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

Childish Gambino @ Central Park Summerstage 06/25/12

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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

Orion Music + More Festival Day Two Recap 6/24/12

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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

Bob Dylan Announces Summer 2012 North American Tour Dates

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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

Must See Acts, Set Times for Orion Music + More Festival

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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

Bonnaroo Part II: Electric Boogaloo

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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

Bonnaroo 2012 Part I: Fellowship of the Ring

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Bonnaroo 2012 Part I: Fellowship of the Ring  Prologue '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

Dead Sara Rock ‘Weatherman’ For Jimmy Kimmel Live

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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

Bonnaroo Preview 2012: The Top 12 Must-See Acts to Catch at the Farm

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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

Lil Wayne Pulls Record Label Out of Summer Jam At the Last Second

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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

The Flaming Lips Blow A Thousand Minds at Atlanta’s Party In The Park

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PARTY IN THE PARK feat. Flaming Lips w/ Young the Giant and AWOLNATION Words by Jakob Ross, Videos by Jakob and Scott Ross 5/19/12 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

Mastodon, Opeth, and Ghost Tag-Team and Terrorize Atlanta

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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

Rocking Out With Mom – A Tribute To The Women Who Raised Us

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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. Alexis (LexC666) When this "assignment" first got posted I thought, God people actually go ... Read More

The Wallflowers Announce A Few Tour Dates, New Record

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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