Feb 25, 2013
We here at Concert Confessions would like to that Orion Music + More for putting together an awesome lineup in year TWO. Coming to the lovely Detroit this year, the festival features the like of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones and Rise Against headlining along side festival curators Metallica. Other notables include Japandroids, Silversun Pickups, the FLAG version of Black Flag (How many years have people wanted Black Flag to tour now that they finally do there's TWO of them?) and Death Grips. ... Read More
Jul 17, 2012
Watch Metallica Perform 'Blackened' From Orion Music + More
Our pal Jay Porks did an outstanding job of covering the first Orion Music + More Festival last month. His first and second time seeing the mighty Metallica was no doubt a life changing event. Speaking of Metallica the band has just released a pro-shot video of their performance of the song Blackened from the 06/24 performance out at Bader Field. You can check it out for yourself down below.
Feb 7, 2012
Metallica Set To Launch Orion Music + More Festival
For months, Phish fans have been on the ball in regards to the band hosting a festival later this summer at Bader Field. In various reports, it was known that Phish, Kenny Chesney and Metallica would be holding events at the airport. While we still wait for details on the Phish bash, Metallica has announced details for the inaugural Orion Music Festival. Chances are, you won’t believe what you are about to read.
Metallica will ... Read More
Dec 5, 2011
Metallica Offers Free Concert Downloads
Just in time for the holiday season, Metallica have opened their vaults. Fans of the band can now download 24 unique Metallica concerts recorded between 1982 and 2009. Some of the highlights include a 1982 appearance at the Old Waldorf in San Francisco and a 1992 appearance at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum featuring John Marshall on rhythm guitar.
To download these shows – please click here.
As previously reported, Metallica will perform four nights at the Fillmore in San ... Read More
Jul 27, 2011
Metallica Celebrate 30 Years With Intimate San Francisco Shows
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To celebrate their 30th anniversary, Metallica have booked four shows at the Fillmore in San Francisco. From their official website:
Thirty years of Metallica... can you believe it? We think it's cause for a major celebration! You've been asking for a while now "just what the hell are you going to do to mark 30 years as a band?" closely followed by "why don't we have ... Read More
Mar 16, 2009
The Forum: Inglewood, CA 12/18/08
It was somewhere during their second song during their second night in Los Angeles (ok, Inglewood) that I realized – I have never actually seen Metallica live. Sure, this was my 5th Metallica concert, but every time I have been in the back of the arena/stadium/amphitheatre. Not this time however, as I lucked into a below market value pit ticket for the greatest heavy metal band on the planet. I hoped into my car and after two hours ... Read More
Jan 10, 2016
Steel Panther has been making themselves widely known these past couple of years. The release of their third album All You Can Eat has raised them in popularity to where you've heard their name, but may not be familiar with their music. Steel Panther is a glam metal band whom are known for their profane and humorous lyrics involving drugs, sex, women, celebrities, and hookers. All in true 1980's lifestyle. It might sound a bit odd to have lyrical things like that, ... Read More
Nov 2, 2015
The metal fest known as Knotfest hit the desert plains of San Bernardino, California for two days of non-stop metal devastation! Someof the biggest names in metal were in attendance as well as some newer band and the Coldcock Whisky winners. I was fortunate enough to get access to both days of the festival and photograph bands to my metal heart's desire with the exception of both day's headliners Judas Priest and Slipknot. The festival also saw many attractions besides bands which ... Read More
Oct 20, 2015
Chris Cornell w/ Special Guest Hemming - October 19th 2015
Beacon Theater - New York City
Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks
A question often floated in my direction is "Well you go to a lot of concerts, what's the best show you've ever been to?" For a while now I've been saying the same thing: Chris Cornell Solo Acoustic Songbook tour that I saw at Town Hall a few years back. There, I saw one man with a guitar put on the best show I've ... Read More
Nov 14, 2014
Theatrical performances, costume changes, heavy guitar riffs, and a beautiful lead singer that can scream with the best of them, what more could you ask for, for an amazing night of music.
In This Moment brought their Black Widow Tour to Peoria Illinois last Saturday and what a tour it was. This was my seventh or eighth time seeing these folks, and they never disappoint when it comes to putting on an amazing rock show.
The stage set up has changed for this tour ... Read More
May 7, 2014
There are few bands in this world that you could look at or see their name and think, “What are they supposed to be?” One of those bands is the band known as, Metalachi. So who is Metalachi? They are 5 men that do a fusion of rock and metal covers using mariachi instruments as well as play classic mariachi music. Their costumes take after a classic mariachi look mixed in with KISS, Gwar, and Rob Zombie. Sounds a bit odd at ... Read More
May 6, 2013
The 5th annual Golden Gods Awards hit the Club Nokia in Los Angeles on May 2nd. This was an award show specifically for rock and metal alike. Basically what the Grammys should be, but aren't. This was my 1st time attending an awards show so it was definitely interesting and something new. The show was dedicated to Slayer co-founder and guitarist Jeff Hanneman that had passed away earlier that day.
There were lots of surprises this night as well as the awards themselves. ... Read More
Mar 5, 2013
So by now, we shouldn't have to explain to you how hard Japandroids rock. On the heels of last week's blazing performance of “The Nights Of Wine And Roses” on Conan(Video of which you can check out here), the band has announce headlining dates in the US this Summer surrounding their various festival appearances. Supporting the band on tour will be Cloud Nothings in April and A Place To Bury Strangers for six dates in May and June. You can view the ... Read More
Jan 8, 2013
If you've never heard of them(and you probably haven't), Metalachi is the world's first and only metal mariachi band where the member do covers of mostly rock/metal songs using mariachi instruments and take their stage outfits from the likes of GWAR, Rob Zombie, and KISS. When I first heard about this band in 2011, I didn't wanna believe it until I saw YouTube videos for myself. Upon seeing a few videos of them, I was instantly hooked and saw them for the first time ... Read More
Jan 1, 2013
Top Five Jay Porks Experiences of 2012
The end of the year brings us empty wallets, fat stomachs and most importantly larger egos than we had the year before. It's because of these egos that people like me put together these year end "best of" lists. Although as you know, here at Concert Confessions we do things a little differently then other sites. We don't have a Top Albums list, Top Artist list, Male and Female Rookies of the year list we do ... Read More
Oct 17, 2012
UR1 Music Festival Lineup led by Kanye West, Lou Reed and Jane's Addiction
So it seems we've run out of creative names for festivals, but it doesn't hurt to have an almost endless line up. That seems to be the case with UR1 Festival , which takes place in December 8th and 9th a Bayfront Park in Miami. Headliners include the likes of Kim Kadashian's newest squeeze Kanye West, The Offspring, and that guy who ruined Metallica, Lou Reed.
Of course we kid about Lou ... Read More
Jul 23, 2012
Sebastian Bach we all know the name from the days when Skid Row ruled the world (and perhaps girls of a certain age remember him from the hit TV show Gilmore Girls). I have never seen Sebastian Bach or Skid Row perform live but I remember the hits like “ I Remember You” like it was yesterday . This show was another free concert as my friend and I got free tickets when we were at Pops two weeks ago. One of ... 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 24, 2012
Orion Music + More Festival (Day 1)- 06/23/12
Bader Field - Atlantic City, NJ
Words/Photos by Jay Porks
Orion Music + More Festival Day One Recap 6/23/12
Editor's Note: Jay Porks is so bad ass, he wrote this review during the festival. We hope you enjoy.
Welcome to the Jay Porks Day One Re-Cap of Orion Music + More Festival here in Atlantic City, NJ. For those who weren't aware, this is the festival curated by Metallica, containing a bunch of acts you raise eyebrows to when ... 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
May 30, 2012
Volbeat @ House of Blues Lake Buena Vista, Florida 05/29/12
With Eye Empire and Gorillafight
Words by Ronman
Up until just several weeks ago, I had no idea who Volbeat was. No clue. A friend of mine turned me onto this Danish Metal act. This friend of mine has been absolutely geeking out on this band, so I had to give them a listen. As it turned out, their song, "Warrior's Call", has been getting some serious air time on WJRR, our local rock station. I had heard the ... Read More
May 17, 2012
Best Coast Play "The Only Place" On Letterman
I walked in from a night of Foxy Shazam and the first thing on TV when I walked in was Best Coast on Letterman. Funny, because we at Concert Confessions were just discussing the other day about how Best Coast are playing Orion Music + More Festival (that Metallica thing in Atlantic City) and how it's not going to take long for this chick (the singer in this band) get hit in the face with ... Read More
May 7, 2012
Red Fang Announce June 2012 US Tour Dates
A few weeks back we shared with you details on a benefit concert Red Fang were hosting for a high school in their native Portland Oregon. Today we are sharing with you a few dates that the band has announced around the same time. Some of the shows find the band headlining while others find them serving as main support for The Sword. Check out where you can catch Red Fang for yourself down below.
"A ... Read More
Apr 24, 2012
Red Fang Announce Benefit Concert For Grant High Art Department
It’s always nice to see musicians give back to the folks who helped them along the way. This is exactly what the fine men of Red Fang are doing next month. With Portland schools struggling to various art classes afloat, the boys will be hosting “A Benefit For Grant High Art Department.” The gig will take place May 25th at the Hawthorne Theatre in Portland Oregon and will feature Red Fang joined by ... Read More