Aug 8, 2013
As many times as I've seen Halestorm over the past three years, they never disappoint, they always put on an amazing show. Lzzy Hale continues to defy the rock greats with vocal abilities that stand out time after time.
Halestorm was doing a solo tour this time around, made a stop at the Deluxe Room at the Old National Center in Indianapolis Indiana, to a sold out show. Halestorm started back in 2009 and I think I've been seeing them live since 2011, ... Read More
Mar 26, 2013
Returning to Brooklyn taking place in Prospect Park May 17th through the 19th will be The Great GoogaMooga Festival. And the price is right: the Saturday and Sunday of this event can easily cost you Zero dollars if you choose to register between April 1st and 3rd with winners being selected on April 10th. You get to rock out to acts like The Darkness, The Flaming Lips, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sharon Van Etten, Matt & Kim and many many more. There's a good ... Read More
Mar 8, 2013
The Darkness are coming back to America! Well, for a seven date swing anyway. This May the band will make their way through North Carolina, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and Upstate New York before closing the small leg of shows in Montreal (that's Canada). If you're not good at reading flyers, check the dates below. And below that, check out sweet photos of past Darkness concerts we've covered for you here at Concert Confessions.
The Darkness May 2013 North America Tour Dates:
5/10 Raleigh, NC // Lincoln ... Read More
Jan 23, 2013
No matter what year it actually is right now, this Rock On The Range lineup for 2013 is indeed super awesome. Upon a Google search trying to see Soundgarden's set list from last night in New York City, we stumbled upon this line up of past, present and future heroes and wondered how exactly one would bring themselves to actually go to Ohio. Headliners include Soundgarden, Alice In Chains and Smashing Pumpkins. Some may say “What is it 1993 or something?”, but ... 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
Dec 31, 2012
In 2012 I exchanged maxing out my credit card with Ticketmaster and instead maxed it out on diapers. In June I became a first time father which meant my sleepless nights were spent with an infant in my arms instead of next to the PA. Despite the life change I still managed to see some great gigs.
10) Baroness/Meshuggah 05/05/12
Nothing say Cinco De Mayo on the Sunset Strip like the double shot of Baroness and Meshuggah. The House of Blues was sold out ... Read More
Dec 27, 2012
thenaturalstoners Top 10 Shows of 2012
Hello again dear readers, how are ya?!? 2012 was a pretty interesting year for me... saw lots of great shows, my dogs turned 5 (fucking 5!!) years old, and my house flooded while I was in Canada, displacing me from my home for over a month. All of these experiences are what life is all about though, and this list below details some of these adventures in my top 10 musical sets of the year. Besides ... Read More
Dec 3, 2012
The Jagermeister Tour rolled into Pops Saturday night in Sauget, IL, and it was pretty good for a sold out show.
As usual I get to the venue way to early, and I knew that Halestorm had VIP that they offered for sale on there fan club website, but I also knew in the past that venues made the VIP's come back out, but this wasn't the case at Pops, so therefore my waiting in line for ten hours was in vain, but ... Read More
Nov 26, 2012
Rock City Studios - Cararillo, CA
Words/Photos by Misael
The melodic death metal band, Unearth made an unusual appearance at the Rock City Studios in Camarillo, California following a cancellation of one of their shows. They were out in support of their new album, Darkness in the Light. The opening bands were all local bands that I’ve never heard of. Once Unearth came on, even though the venue was a tiny place, the place went crazy. The only way to be safe from ... Read More
Nov 7, 2012
The Darkness Set To Return To North America In 2013
The Darkness will return to the U.S. in 2013, and it will be for more than two dates. This morning the band shared with a list of Tour Dates they've mapped out for next year. We're in America, so we'll focus on the North American dates, which bring LA and NYC no love, but rather headed up the east coast through FL to Minnesota with stops Atlantic City, Boston and Atlanta along the way before ... Read More
Oct 30, 2012
Bob Mould Performs "Keep Believing" on Conan
Last night, while most of New York City was in darkness and cars were under water, Burbank was dry and enjoying the crunchy riffs of Bob Mould performing on Conan. The song is called "Keep Believing" and it's off his new record Silver Age. You can view the video below courtesy of the fine folks at Team Coco
Bob Mould - Keep Believing
Oct 22, 2012
The Darkness (w/ The Dirty Pearls & Sweatheart) - 10/21/2012
Terminal 5 - New York City
Words/Photos/Video - Jay Porks
Well, today was another case of me being on my way to a bitchin' rock show while one of my professional sports teams loses in heartbreaking fashion. Thursday was the Yankees, and before tonight's show kicked off the Jets had lost in overtime. Speaking of the show- Hello everyone, and welcome to the 80th edition of the Jay Porks Never Ending Concert Series (I'm told ... Read More
Sep 19, 2012
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators with Foxy Shazam - 09/18/2012
Manhattan Center's Hammerstein Ballroom - New York City
Words/Photos/Video - Jay Porks
“The essence of “cool” that is Slash cannot be matched”. That's a phrase typed by this very music fan posing as a journalist in a social media world, after walking out on the band currently touring under the moniker of Guns N' Roses during their encore at Izod Center last November. Well, after tonight that phrase cannot sing any more true ... Read More
Aug 26, 2012
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
Aug 13, 2012
OFF! Unveil Fall North American Dates
Keith Morris's latest vehicle in which to create punk rock, the band OFF! have done nothing but please the likes of folks who've been lucky enough to catch them live. Well, this October begins your chance to catch them live ad the band has announced some dates that kick off October 16th in New York City's Irving Plaza and includes a Halloween stop in Kansas City and ends at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin. Check out the dates ... Read More
Aug 6, 2012
The Darkness Announce Two Fall 2012 North American Shows
After two successful tours of the United States earlier this year, The Darkness are set to return for two nights this fall. With the band en route to South America, the hard rockers will play in the major media markets known as New York and Los Angeles. As you can see in the above poster, tickets go on sale later this week.
To check out our extensive coast to coast coverage of The Darkness from earlier this ... Read More
Jul 30, 2012
Saint Vitus Announces US Tour Dates With Sourvein and Weedeater
Saint Vitus has just announced dates for their Fall 2012 US Tour. The band will be joined on most dates by Weedeater and Sourvein. The trek kicks off in Little Rock, AK on September 14th and hits such exotic locations as West Virginia, Idaho and Kansas before coming to a close on October 19th in San Antonio, TX. You can check out all the dates for yourself down below.
9/14 Little Rock, AK @ ... Read More
Jul 9, 2012
Epicenter Returns to Irvine, Announces 2012 Lineup
Epicenter has returned for a fourth year to sunny Southern California. For the second year it will be held in Irvine California at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Past lineups include Tool, Linkin Park, Alice in Chains in 2009 (You can read our review here); Kiss, Eminem, Blink-182 in 2010; and the greatly disappointing Limp Bizkit, Staind, Papa Roach triple "threat" in 2011.
This year's lineup appears to be a major improvement from 2011, with some of the most ... Read More
Jul 9, 2012
It was a hot day for a rock concert, and the name of the venue sort of fit the weather. With the temps in the 100's and the Twisted Spoke Saloon located out in a field you can imagine the tumbleweeds rolling by and the desert music playing. seriously it was that remote of a location.
Halestorm took the stage promptly at 10pm, when they walked in the door they immediately went "oh my gosh it's hot in here" and it was, I had ... Read More
May 17, 2012
Foxy Shazam- 05/16/2012
Bowery Ballroom -New York City
Words/Photos By Jay Porks
Usually for me, the opening bands at shows are a time for me to get annoyed-quickly. Yet somehow back in February when I saw The Darkness, there was just something about Foxy Shazam. Something about them that made me want to learn more. How long have I been missing out on this? Then, the band headlined there own tour and hit the places like Seattle, and Utah where I was able to read ... Read More
Apr 10, 2012
The Darkness To Open For Lady Gaga On European Tour
Talk about an odd way to wake up.
As per their official website, The Darkness will open for Lady Gaga for a slew of dates in Europe.
"The Darkness are honoured to announce their addition to the bill as main support for Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way Ball’ tour 2012." -TheActualDarkness.Com
Now those dates are only in Europe, so we won't be getting that show on this side of the pond. Quite frankly not sure how many people ... Read More
Mar 27, 2012
The Darkness Add A Few More US Tour Dates
The Darkness are favorites of most of the writers here at Concert Confessions. We have reviews from New York City, California, Seattle-all shows blowing our collective minds along with opening the world up to the epicness that is Foxy Shazam, who opened for them.
So we're glad to report that as per the Darkness Website, they've added 8 more U.S. dates, included stops at the Infield Festival, Rock On The Range, and Rocklohoma. Here are ... Read More
Mar 8, 2012
Middle Class Rut Announce West Coast Headline Tour
Update 04/17/12: As you can see with the above photo, the band is expanding to a four piece and performing all the songs from their album No Name No Color on the trek.
Earlier this year we shared with you all about Middle Class Rut’s plans to support Chevelle on the road east of the Mississippi (okay, a few locations were west of the mighty river but you get the idea). Now we get to share with ... Read More
Feb 29, 2012
Foxy Shazam Lines Up 2012 Spring US Tour Dates
The Church of MOTHER FUCKING ROCK AND ROLL is heading back out on the road. Fresh off a US tour with The Darkness which featured sold out balls to the wall full on ass kicking shows in New York, St. Louis, West Hollywood and Seattle, Foxy Shazam has lined up tour dates that bring the band from coast to coast. Joining the Cincinnati Ohio based rockers on the trek will be Maniac & Cadaver ... Read More
Feb 26, 2012
The Darkness w/ Crown Jewel Defense & Foxy Shazam 02/25/12
Neptune Theater - Seattle, CA
Words/Photos by Thenaturalstoner & Mr Sparkly
If you're a regular visitor to Concert Confessions, you may have noticed a recurring theme throughout February. On our website, individual Twitter feeds, and the official Concert Confessions facebook page, there has been a lot of talk about The Darkness, the UK rockers who hit the scene in 2003 with the infectious tune "I Believe in a Thing Called Love." So here you go, ... Read More
Feb 24, 2012
There's a venue in New York City located at 204 Varick Street called S.O.B.'s that will probably not show up in any more Jay Porks Experiences... We're here for DMX's Return To New York City Presented by Ghetto Metal ( Twitter: @ghettometal) tonight. The SOLD OUT S.O.B.'s I should say, as the tickets for this 400 person capacity venue are gone. I remember in High School circa 2000 when I was introduced to DMX in ... Read More