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

Neil Young and Crazy Horse at Key Arena, Seattle WA – 11/10/12

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Neil Young and Crazy Horse Key Arena, Seattle WA - 11/10/12 Videos by Phishbeard  Concert Confessions contributor Phishbeard hits tons of shows. Actually, tons is probably an understatement. The guy hits so many shows that he's usually on his way to the next one before he can share any info with us about the show he just left. But the videos continue to upload. This week, our buddy Phishbeard was lucky enough to catch Neil Young & Crazy Horse at The Key Arena in Seattle. ... Read More

Dinosaur Jr. Delivers a Show of Epic Proportion @ The WOW Hall

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 Dinosaur Jr -  10/11/2012 The WOW Hall  -  Eugene, OR Words/Video  -  Phishbeard Well folks, I bring to you another review from Phishbeard’s crazy 2012 concert tour hellride. This tale is about how I was able to take a very important band off my bucket list of must see shows. I had wanted to see Dinosaur Jr. play live, since the Where You Been album was released in 1993, but whenever the opportunity arose, I was always busy doing something else. I now know that ... Read More

Watch Caroline Bauer Live At Cozmic Pizza

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Caroline Bauer is a singer/songwriter based out of Eugene Oregon. Last week she performed a live set in her home town at Cozmic Pizza. Thanks to our pal Phishbeard you can watch the entire performance below. We hope you enjoy. To check out Caroline's website by clicking here.     Read More

Watch LeBron James Perform With LMFAO

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Watch LeBron James Perform With LMFAO For the past few weeks behind the scenes at Concert Confessions, both Phishbeard and thenaturalstoner have been gushing over LeBron James like 13 year old girl swoons for Justin Bieber. While we can’t knock them for wanting their former team the Seattle Supersonics to be crushed in the finals, these guys believe their king can do no wrong. Heck one look at thenaturalstoner’s Avett Brothers post last night should prove that. Oh and knowing how much Phishbeard ... Read More

The Avett Brothers Rocking Out on Conan 06/21/12

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The Avett Brothers on Conan 6/21/12 Hey mofos, while we are all celebrating the Miami Heats triumphant NBA Finals Victory tonight the world famous Avett Brothers were hitting the sauce extra hard with a Lebron James sized rager in their pants on cable tv's Conan show.  They came out and slammed everyone in the face with a Conan-erific version of Murder in the City wowzering all in attendance.  Concert Confessions favorite Phishbeard really likes these dudes (as does DarbySTL), so strap on a ... Read More

Photo Gallery: 2012 Sasquatch Music Festival

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You could use a ton of clichés to describe our pal Phishbeard. Let’s just say homeboy marches to the beat of his own drum. A nomad, a free spirit, someone who shoots first and asks questions later. Homeboy spent Memorial Day weekend at the Gorge enjoying the 2012 Sasquatch Music Festival. He took no less than 1200 photos. Here are the best ones. We hope you enjoy. [gallery order="DESC" columns="4"] Read More

Roger Waters 05/22/12: Rose Garden Arena – Portland, OR

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Earlier this week, Roger Waters' current North American Tour made a stop in beautiful Portland Oregon. While we can’t confirm that Waters stopped by Voodoo Doughnuts, we do know he built The Wall at the Rose Garden Arena. Our pal Phishbeard was in the house and you can watch the complete fan filmed experience down below.     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

Split Livers Announce Debut Tour (Danny Barnes/Wayne Gottstine)

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Danny Barnes and Wayne Gottstine Announce New Project, SPLIT LIVERS; Set To Take Midwest By Storm Bluegrass Fans - UNITE! It’s not everyday that you get the chance to see a man who changed the way an instrument is played team up with the mandolin player from one of the most unusual and diverse bands in the genre. Well boys and girls, the time has come for two masters of their craft, and two men with influences ranging from country to metal to ... Read More

Danny Barnes 05/12/12: Cozmic Pizza – Eugene, Oregon

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With our pal Phishbeard always on the road it is hard for this avid concert documentation artist to post reviews. This is why we are introducing a new feature here at Concert Confessions. Phishbeard's Video Corner is where you can come to watch full (or near full) performances from artists from all walks of life. First up is a performance from Danny Barnes who recently rocked Cozmic Pizza in Eugene Oregon. We hope you enjoy.   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

Screen Door Porch Makes Their First Appearance in Oregon

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Well folks, Phishbeard once again is falling behind on reviews for his 2012 concert tour hellride. I am just running into the issue of lack of time, especially when I hit more than 3 shows in the same week. There is something in the early stages though friends at ConcertConfessions.com, which will be a link to featured whole shows that I film. I may not be able to get all my reviews out in a timely fashion, but I will always have ... Read More

Meat Loaf Announces Summer 2012 North American Tour Dates

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Meat Loaf Announces Summer 2012 North American Tour Dates One of us likes Meat Loaf. Perhaps Phishbeard or maybe it was the Porkster I forget which one. I had a Meat Loaf phase in like 9th grade when he made his first come back. Did you know that Meat Loaf now has 11 albums under his belt? I sure as hell didn’t, but yeah his latest is called Hell In A Handbasket. Anyways you don’t really care what I say here you just ... Read More

Cornmeal and Hot Buttered Rum: Take 2

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Cornmeal and Hot Buttered Rum 03/14/12 Wow Hall - Eugene, OR Words/Photos by Phishbeard   Here we go again my fellow readers, round two of Phishbeard’s Cornmeal and Hot Buttered Rum adventure. Another fine addition to my 2012 concert tour hellride. After a most wonderful night of being hammered and dancing my ass off in Bend, I knew that the WoW Hall in Eugene was in store for some good times on the night of 3/14/12. I was pretty hung over during the day while driving ... Read More

Hot Buttered Rum and Cornmeal: The Cure All to Dance Deprivation

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Ok folks, once again I will start out with an apology about the tardiness of my review, but nobody’s perfect right? Life always has a way of changing one’s plans and I get sidetracked enough as it is. The adventure that this review will cover is about another stop in Bend, Oregon for Phishbeard’s 2012 concert tour hellride to see Cornmeal and Hot Butter Rum play at the Goodlife Brewing Company. I have seen Hot Buttered Rum a handful of times over ... Read More

Yonder Mountain String Band Announce Massive US Tour

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Yonder Mountain String Band Announce Massive US Tour Good news for our pals Darby and Phishbeard. Yonder Mountain String Band have just announced a ton of US tour dates that will take the group to both of their home towns. Kicking off at the Suwannee Spring Fest in Live Oak Florida on March 24th, the tour will take the group all over the lower 48 states. Highlights include two nights in San Francisco, St. Louis and a lengthy run in Telluride. Check out ... Read More

Deborah Henson-Conant Serenaded Eugene with her Elegant Music

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There are many times during Phishbeard’s 2012 concert tour hellride that I get the opportunity to experience a local adventure, instead of hitting the road to fuel my addiction of live music. The night of 3/7/12, Deborah Henson-Conant blessed the fans at Jaqua Concert Hall in Eugene, Oregon with her ever so wonderful music. The night prior, I arrived at the venue right as the show was supposed to start. I was running late because I was waiting for my friend's from ... Read More

Trey Anastasio 03/10/12: Walt Disney Concert Hall – Los Angeles, CA

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Trey Anastasio w/ the Los  Angeles Philharmonic 03/10/12 Walt Disney Concert Hall - Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito Back in 2010 I wrote an open letter to Phish and the Los Angeles Philharmonic begging them to team up for a performance at the Hollywood Bowl. While we finally got to see Phish at the Bowl last summer, it was your typical two set balls to the wall affair with no sign of the Phil in sight. Thankfully my wish somewhat came true in ... Read More

Railroad Earth Came Tearing Down the Tracks for a Two Day Stop in Portland, OR

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The newest addition to Phishbeard’s 2012 concert tour hellride took place in Portland, OR for a two night run of Railroad Earth and Poor Man’s Whiskey. I must admit that I have only seen Railroad Earth a small handful of times, so I was excited to get a double header at the Crystal Ballroom. That weekend for me will be forever stored in that resonated filing cabinet that I call my memory. The adventure may have had it’s ups and downs, but ... Read More

Fruition Shares the Love on Valentine’s Day at Their Intimate Formal

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Valentine’s Day, 2012 was extra special for Phishbeard this year. I attended a formal house party of approximately 50 people, where there was a potluck and Fruition played 2 sets of music. Rocking fancy clothes is something I rarely do, so dressing up for this party was actually fun for me. The show took place at a house located in the Belmont District of Portland, Oregon. The folks in attendance that night were mostly friends of the band and hardcore fans. It ... Read More

moe. 01/29/12: McDonald Theater – Eugene, OR

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Eugene, Oregon definitely was blessed with a wonderful night of music when moe. came to town on 1/29/12 to play my favorite local venue, the McDonald Theatre. This was my second consecutive night of getting the pleasure of being at a moe. concert and after the previous show in Portland, I was oozing with eagerness to see the band throw down another bitchin’ night of great tunes. I showed up early in hopes of snagging the best seat in the house to ... Read More

moe. 01/28/12: Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR

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As promised, I am trying to get my 2012 reviews out in a more timely fashion, so here is the latest addition to my 2012 hellride. This adventure begins in the wonderful city of Potland, OR. The rain let up once I arrived down town, which is always a rarity during Portland’s winter months. I found a parking garage with ease that was close to the venue with plenty of cheap late night parking available, a definite blessing as well. After a ... Read More

Brandi Carlile shines down upon Eugene, OR

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Well folks, I have encountered this question many times in the last couple months, “Hey Phishbeard, why do you go to so many shows, but haven’t posted reviews to everything you have seen?”. My answer to that question is hard to truly justify. I have been without my laptop for some time now and often I am on the road for numerous days before I even get a chance to sit down at a computer. Coupled with my ... Read More

The Top 10 Jay Porks Experiences of 2011

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As 2011 reaches a close, we take a look back at the year in concerts. In volume, I probably attend the least amount of total shows per year if you pool all of the contributors here at Concert Confessions. But never the less, by years end I will have reached 23 concerts, eclipsing last years total of 20. My only personal goal is to always get out to more shows then the year before. We did that in 2011, and here's hoping ... Read More

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