Modest Mouse, The National, & More Set For Shaky Knees Festival 2014

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  Atlanta will suck a little less during the weekend of May 9th through 11th as the Shaky Knees Music Festival will hit the cities Atlantic Center. The National, Modest Mouse, and a third headliner to be announced will be making appearances in the ATL. Highlights from lower down on the card include Blitzen Trapper, Cold War Kids and Jason Isbell. For all information on Shaky Knees 2014, head to the official website.   Read More

Modest Mouse Announce Summer 2012 US Tour Dates

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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

From The Vault: Modest Mouse Support R.E.M. at The Hollywood Bowl

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(First published by MTVnews in 2008)   I am looking forward to the George W. Bush tax rebate check that I still have not received. $600 bucks to inject back into the economy. Being a good American, I have decided to take that chunk of change and spend it. I live within walking distance from the Hollywood Bowl, and I really wanted that money to go back into my community. Tonight I was rewarded for the first donation I made with a chance to ... Read More

Hangout Music Festival 2014: The Black Keys, The Killers, Outkast, QOTSA and More

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If at any point you were under the impression that this festival fever is a game, then you were sadly mistaken. Next up on a big week for festival announcements is the Hangout Music Festival, which takes place on a beach in Alabama.  The headliners are solid and include The Black Keys coming out of hiding alongside The Killers and Outkast. Other notables include Queens Of The Stone Age (who should be headlining ALL these festivals with their stellar work in 2013),Modest Mouse, The ... Read More

Coachella Announces 2013 Lineup Information

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It is a lot like Christmas in January. The 2013 Coachella lineup is here. Feel free to disagree, but while the headliners leave a lot to be desired this lineup has some great acts. From the reunions of Jurassic 5 and the Violent Femmes to Concert Confessions favorites like Modest Mouse, Ghost and Dinosaur Jr there is plenty of great music to be heard out in Indio this April. Check out the complete lineup down below. Read More

The Top Five Jay Porks Concert Experiences of 2012

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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

Dinosaur Jr & Friends – Terminal 5 New York City 12/01/12

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Dinosaur Jr + Special Guests - 12/01/2012 Terminal 5 - New York City Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks In two weeks, Dinosaur Jr's second studio record “You're Living All Over Me” will turn 25 years old-why wait til then to start the celebration? Tonight, in the 81st Edition of the Jay Porks Never Ending Concert Series we return to Terminal 5 in New York City (610 West 56th Street) for what is billed as “Dinosaur Jr's 25th anniversary of "You're Living All Over Me" with Very ... Read More

Watch Highlights From The Inaugural Firefly Music Festival

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Watch Highlights From The Inaugural Firefly Music Festival Sadly we were unable to make it out to Delaware for the Inaugural Firefly Music Festival. However that won't prevent us from sharing highlights from some of our favorite artists including The Flaming Lips, Cake, Modest Mouse and GROUPLOVE. Check them out down below. John Legend Covers Bob Marley: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUUZNXW3S58 A Double Shot of Jack White: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2B0TCfA5F8 The Killers Rocking On Saturday Night: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGZECqg5FOU Two Solid Jams From Modest Mouse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Hdtw941C9Y Silversun Pickups Take Us Back To 2007: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebfNDU2mL_k GROUPLOVE Plays The Hits: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdTASXSQEhI The Fabulous Flaming ... 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

Orion Music + More Festival Day One Recap 6/23/12

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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

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

Sasquatch! Festival 2012 Preview – A Letter to You From thenaturalstoner

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Dear concert going friends, I know you and I go way back (hope all is well!) and it has been a long time since we have talked, but there is just something extremely exciting that has built inside of me about what is going to happen this weekend at THE GORGE for the 2012 version of the Sasquatch! Festival that I must tell you about.  Last years Festival set the stage for a year of great memories and the need to “go back ... Read More

Firefly Music Festival To Be Held In Delaware

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Editors Note: This is The 2012 Lineup. For the 2013 Lineup, Click Here Firefly Music Festival To Be Held In Delaware  Delaware, welcome to the world of States that have sweet Music Festivals. The news broke last night, that the three day  ’Firefly Music Festival’, will be headlined by The Killers, The Black Keys and Jack White .  Solid, right? I mean, sure The Killers aren’t in the stratosphere of musical relevance circa 2012 as the The Black Keys and Jack White are; but hey, they could have went with the Beach ... Read More

Metallica Set To Launch Orion Music + More Festival

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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

Phishbeard’s Top 10 Concert Review of 2011

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Well folks, it is that time of year, when all the crew at Concert Confessions take our best concert memories of 2011 and sum them up into the 10 best shows of the year. I must say, I have been dragging my feet on this one, even more than my tardiness of the 20 plus reviews I still must write. 2011 has been a year of many ups and downs for me and can be considered a fucking hellride ... Read More

thenaturalstoner’s Top 10 Shows of 2011

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thenaturalstoner's Top 10 Shows of 2011 2011 was undoubtedly my finest concert going year on record (out of 31!).  I saw over 80 bands, did several awesome road trips, brought in visitors from around the country to come to the Gorge Amphitheatre, and almost all my shows were at least ‘decent’.  Obviously some rise to the top, and some fall to the bottom... so here is my list of best concerts of 2011. 10) Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings 05/30/11 - The Gorge ... Read More

Sasquatch! Festival Top 10 Review

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Review and picture by thenaturalstoner   Prior to the Sasquatch! Festival I had created a preview for this site, and a couple of days later I am ready to look back and see how I did. Lots of moving and shaking going on in the table below. It appears that the biggest surprise of the weekend for me was Major Lazer and the biggest drops were The Flaming Lips and Iron and Wine.   Preview Top 10 Post-Fest Top 10 1. The Foo Fighters 1. Modest Mouse 2. The Flaming ... Read More

Sasquatch! Festival – Monday 5/30/11 – The Gorge Amphitheatre

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Sasquatch! Festival – Monday 5/30/11 – The Gorge Amphitheatre Review, pictures and video from thenaturalstoner   Monday morning was a little bittersweet.  Of course we started with a morning drink, but Mr. Sparkly was already gone for a couple days and Phishbeard was unable to stay for one last blow out, so I rocked Monday at the Gorge solo.  I had company from our neighbors of course, and the day turned out to be a total success.  I got to meet an artist I really ... Read More

Sasquatch! Festival – Sunday 5/29/11 – The Gorge Amphitheatre

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Sasquatch! Festival – Sunday 5/29/11 – The Gorge Amphitheatre Review, pictures and video from thenaturalstoner and Phishbeard   Sunday morning started off much like Saturday, with a whiskey and coke.  We battled wind the night before and made it through unscathed, but Sunday night would be an entirely different beast.  The shows Sunday were great, possibly the best day musically, but the aftermath was about as lame as it gets. Read on…. We had a tough decision to make in the afternoon, and it was unfortunate, ... Read More

Sasquatch! Festival 2011 Preview – The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA

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Sasquatch! Festival 2011 Preview By thenaturalstoner It’s hard to believe that out of over 100 bands performing at this years Sasquatch! Music Festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre, I have only seen two.  I go to a lot of concerts, and like a lot of these bands, so it’s really freaking odd to me that I have only seen the Old 97’s (at an old Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, approx. 10 years ago) and Sharon Jones, although I didn’t see her with the Dap-Kings, ... Read More

Sasquatch Festival 2011 Set To Rock George, WA

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Sasquatch Festival 2011 Set To Rock George, WA As we reported late last year, the Sasquatch Music Festival is set to return to the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA. As we already reported, Foo Fighters will be headlining one of the four nights. Also on the bill are Modest Mouse, Death Cab For Cutie, The Flaming Lips and a lot more. Four day passes are on sale now and single day tickets will go on sale on Feb 14th.. For all the details on ... Read More

Fiction Plane w/ The Globes @ Mercury Lounge NYC 11/15/10

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Tonight seemed like a 'coming out party' of sorts as Fiction Plane proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that it's not just the band that feature Sting's son. So people, what goes on? Welcome to the 39th edition of the Jay Porks Never Ending Concert Series which brings us to the Mercury Lounge in New York City to see the band 'Fiction Plane' (Joe Sumner-Bass/Vocals, Seton Daunt-Guitar, Pete Wilhoit-Drums). And there's an interesting sidebar story with tonight's proceedings as it's ... Read More

Listen to Blitzen Trapper at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival For Free

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Listen to Blitzen Trapper Live at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival For Free A little over two years ago, a network that was once known for playing music videos sent me out to a day long music festival at Universal Studios Hollywood.  They had one mission for me – take as many photos of an up and coming band based out of Portland Oregon.  That band was Blitzen Trapper.  My initial reaction to the group was Bob Dylan backed by Modest Mouse covering Wilco.  A ... Read More

Weezer @ Williamsburg Waterfront 7/16/10

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Weezer 07/16/10 Williamsburg Waterfront - Williamsburg, NY Words/Photos by Jay Porks Tonight we embark on the 30th edition of the Jay Porks Never Ending concert series, where we go to Brookyln, NY- The Williamsburg WaterFront for Weezer ( try saying that 5 times fast). Here we have ourselves a newer venue in the hipster town of Williamsburg- home to a few cool places to see shows such as 'Brooklyn Bowl' and the 'Music Hall Of Williamsburg'.. Bands booked at the Williamsburg Waterfront this summer are ... Read More

Brand New 10/17/09: Palladium – Hollywood, CA

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Brand New w/ Manchester Orchestra/The Builders & The Butchers 10/17/2009 - The Palladium: Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito It is pure dumb luck that I ever gave Brand New a chance.  Sent on assignment to check in on the emerging y’alt rock hipster scene coming out of Portland, OR, I ended up watching Brand New steal a poorly planned festival gig from two veteran alt rock bands.  With an outstanding new album called Daisy I headed into my old stomping grounds to finally experience ... Read More

I Only Have One Thing To Tell You About The KCRW World Music Festival

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Blitzen Trapper/Jenny Lewis/Ray LaMontagne w/ The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Hollywood Bowl: Los Angeles, CA 07/12/09 Words/Photos/Videos by Reverend Justito/concertconfessions.com There are a million things I could write about the KCRW World Music Festival at the Hollywood Bowl (featuring Blitzen Trapper/Jenny Lewis & headliner Ray LaMontagne w/ The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra). I could write all about how it will be the last show I be able to walk to at the historic venue (as we are about to move across town from Hollywood closer to the ... Read More