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
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
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
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.
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
Apr 24, 2012
Modest Mouse Announce Summer 2012 US Tour Dates
Modest Mouse has announced details of a brief summer tour. After a one-off show at Stanford Universities Frost Amphitheatre on May 19th, the band will play shows back east to coincide with their appearance at the Orion Music and More Festival. You can check out the official Modest Mouse website for up to the minute information and links to purchase tickets.
Modest Mouse Summer 2012 US Tour Dates:
05/19/12: Frost Amphitheatre – Stanford, CA#
06/20/12: 9:30 Club – ... Read More
Apr 17, 2012
2012 Outside Lands Music Festival Announces Initial Artist Details
Last year our man Reverend Justito returned home to San Francisco where he enjoyed all three days of Outside Lands. Knowing this year he would not be able to make it, he was praying for a terrible lineup. Of course his prayers were not answered as Outside Lands is back with one of its best lineups yet. Headliners include beloved Bay Area natives Metallica and Neil Young and Crazy Horse. Also high up on ... Read More
Feb 8, 2012
With the pit stops on the Late Night shows from a week ago, and the release of a new album, you had to figure it'd be not before long until we had another edition of the All Starr Band hitting the road. A band of musicians where Ringo says "everybody on stage is a star in their own right".
As much as that may be the case, the 2012 version seems a bit weaker than past years. Here's who'll be joining the last ... Read More
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
Sep 6, 2011
Anthrax Teams With Testament and Death Angel For US Tour
With a new album entitled Worship Music set to hit shelves on September 13th, Anthrax has announced dates for an American tour. The trek kicks off October 14th in Grand Rapids Michigan and will cover most of the nation over five weeks. While Anthrax will close all shows, the tour will feature co-headliners Testament while Death Angel will cover the opening duties.
The American tour follows a hometown appearance for Anthrax at Yankees Stadium ... 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
Apr 24, 2011
The Forum - Inglewood, CA
Words/Photos by Reverend Justito
My phone was hounded by texts all day with people trying to figure out where I was at the Big 4 concert in Indio. As the resident metal head of Concert Confessions, it makes sense that I would be deep in the desert for Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer and Metallica. While I am sure the Big 4 was an amazing time, it simply wasn’t in the cards for me. Instead of seeing metal history, I ... Read More
Jan 31, 2011
Fourth Annual Rockstar Mayhem Festival To Hit North America This Summer
Dates and artist for the fourth annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival have been announced. The trek will kick off in San Bernardino, CA on July 9th and wrap August 14th in West Palm Beach, Florida. The tour will once again have dueling side stages featuring the likes of Suicide Silence, Kingdom of Sorrow and Unearth. The main stage will feature Trivium, In Flames, Machine Head, Megadeth, Godsmack and headliners Disturbed. Why ... Read More
Jan 25, 2011
The Big Four Come To Indio
By now I am sure you have heard that The Big Four are coming to Indio. That’s right, Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer and Metallica will be rocking the Empire Polo Fields on April 23rd, 2011. Tickets are on sale Friday January 28th at 10 am PST. Rumor has it this will be the only North American date for these four acts. For all the latest information on this once in a lifetime event, click here. If you want to ... Read More