This May, Atlanta will be host to a brand new music festival. Dubbed ‘Shaky Knees Music Festival’, the festivities will all be going down in Masquerade Music Park and the Historic Fourth Ward Park this May 4th and 5th . It’s a two-day swing, and the festival features 28 bands spanning over three outdoor stages. Word around the water cooler is that local food trucks, artisans and vendors will also be available.
The lineup for Shaky Knees includes everything from up-and-comers The Orwells to “Best New Artist” Grammy nominees The Lumineers, with an eclectic lineup that includes Band of Horses, Jim James, (here’s a shocker) Gary Clark Jr., Welsh rockers the Joy Formidable, Kurt Vile & the Violators and more. Curated by longtime Atlanta promoter Tim Sweetwood, the fest offers live music fans two days of music in an urban outdoor setting.
Two-day general admission tickets as well as VIP passes went on sale on yesterdayat Ticketmaster. For additional info check out the festival’s official website by clicking here
But we here at Concert Confessions don’t just give you the highlights, we give you the whole enchilada. So below, you can view the endless list of acts that will be taking the stage in Austin at Zilker Park October 12-14. Check out the festival’s website here, for on sale dates and prices and all that jibber jabber.
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Neil Young and Crazy Horse
The Black Keys
Jack White(I hear some folks are into this guy)
Florence + The Machine
The Avett Brothers
Iggy & The Stooges
Gotye (is it pronounced ‘Goat-Tee’ or ‘Got-Ya”???)
The Civil Wars
Tegan and Sara
Two Door Cinema Club
The Afghan Whigs
Gary Clark Jr.
Band of Skulls
Randy Rogers Band
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra
The War On Drugs
Bombay Bicycle Club
Trampled by Turtles
The Devil Makes Three
Asleep at the Wheel
First Aid Kit
Lee Fields & The Expressions
Father John Misty
Dry the River
The Boxer Rebellion
Soul Rebels Brass Band
Thundercat(Really!! There’s a band named Thundercat?! That’s awesome!)
According to the Chicago Sun Times, we officially have a list of the performers that will take the stage for Lollapalooza 2012.
After cancelling numerous tour dates earlier this year due to illness of Tony Iommi, Black Sabbath will headline the festival that takes place in Chicago August 3rd-5th alongside Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Black Keys.
Don’t worry folks, everybody’s favorite reunited band At The Drive In will be there too, along with Avicii, Florence and The Machine, Justice and The Shins. And I guess it wouldn’t be a festival if Childish Gambino wasn’t involved.
Inaugural River’s Edge Music Festival Set To Rock St. Paul This Summer
Another day, another festival. This one is in Minnesota where we hear they have lots of mosquitoes. Personally we prefer mojitos but hey sometimes you need to sacrifice a lil blood to enjoy the likes of Dave Matthews Band and Tool.
Also appearing at the two day River’s Edge Music Festival on Harriet Island in scenic Saint Paul Minnesota over the weekend of June 23rd and 24th will be The Flaming Lips, Puscifer, Coheed and Cambria, Brand New, Delta Spirit, Mutemath, Dilpo, Polica, Gardens & Villa, Scissor Sisters, Kinky, Civil Twilight, Mexican Institute of Sound, Motion City Soundtrack, Kids These Days, K-flay, An Horse, and Yuna.
It is our understanding that two day passes will set you back $99 and will go on sale via Live Nation on April 10th.
Initial Artists Announced for the 2012 High Sierra Music Festival
The initial artist announcement for the 22nd annual High Sierra Music Festival has been announced. The event will once again be held at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds in Quincy California from July 5th through July 8th. Some of the highlights of this long running festival include Ben Harper, Railroad Earth and STS9. For the complete lineup (as of 03/08/12) either watch the nifty video below OR skip past the video and read them for yourself. For additional information, please check out the official webpage for High Sierra by clicking here.
2012 High Sierra Music Festival Lineup (As of March 8th, 2012)
Fact is our founder would not be married if it was not for some serious DMB trolling back in the day. So let’s just list out every bad stereotype about the band and their fans before we give you the dates that we copied/pasted from Consequence of Sound.
Drunk Frat Boys
Drunk Sorority Sisters
Terrible at Operating ATV’s
Frisbees, Open Toed Shoes and Hacky Sacks
Underage Kids Vomiting
Ugly People Making Out
People Talking Loud On The Lawn Drowning Out A Tasty Acoustic Jam
Chocolate Chocolate Chewy Chewy
That said here are the dates and support acts for DMB’s massive 2012 Summer Tour:
05/18 – Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *
05/19 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion *
05/20 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
05/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Ampitheatre at Lakewood ^
05/23 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre ^
05/25 – Hartford, CT @ Comcast Theatre %
05/26 – Hartford, CT @ Comcast Theatre $
05/28 – Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain $
05/29 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center $
06/02 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Ampitheatre ~
06/03 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center ~
06/05 – Manfield, MA @ Comcast Center $
06/06 – Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center $
06/08 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center !
06/09 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center !
06/12 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre #
06/13 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre #
06/16 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live +
06/17 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live +
06/22 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center +
06/23 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center >
06/26 – Camden, MA @ Susquehanna Bank Center ?
06/27 – Camden, MA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
06/29 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
06/30 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts >
07/03 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center ?
07/06 – E. Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Center
07/07 – E. Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Center ?
07/10 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Center ?
07/11 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre ?
07/13 – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion &
07/14 – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion &
07/18 – Tampa, FL @ 1-800-Ask-Gary Ampitheatre /
07/20 – W. Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Ampitheatre /
07/21 – W. Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Ampitheatre /
08/31 – George, WA @ The Gorge Ampitheatre ()
09/01 – George, WA @ The Gorge Ampitheatre ()
09/07 – Chula Vista, WA @ Cricket Wireless Ampitheatre <
09/08 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre <
09/09 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Ampitheatre <
* = w/ Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
^ = w/ The Head and the Heart
% = w/ Mariachi El Bronx
$ = w/ Carolina Chocolate Drops
~ = w/ Blind Pilot
! = w/ Lettuce
# = w/ Fitz and the Tantrums
+ = w/ Gary Clark Jr.
> = w/ Delta Spirit
? = w/ Brandi Carlie
& = w/ SOJA
/ = w/ Tower of Power
() = w/ The Avett Brothers
< = w/ Allen Stone
As always the lineup for the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester Tennessee is nothing short of impressive. Headlined by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead and Phish, the festival is set to take place June 7th-10th, 2012. Other highlights on the bill include Alice Cooper, St. Vincent and a reunited Ben Folds Five.
With the first two price levels already sold out, you best get your tickets soon as this annual event almost always sells out. If you have a little bit of extra cash after buying your ticket, perhaps you can send some to our youngest Concert Confessions family member Jakob who is trying to make it to his first Bonaroo. Click here to help him out.
For more information on everything Bonnaroo, please check out the official site by clicking here. Check out some past footage of Bonnaroo from our pal BeeZnutZbelow.
As of 03/12/2012 Bands added to the Festival’s lineup include: Danzig Legacy, Puscifer, Santigold, The Temper Trap, fun., and The Cave Singers
Why: Hangout 2011 featured a diverse lineup including Paul Simon, The Foo Fighters, Primus, The Black Keys, Girl Talk, Avett Brothers, Widespread Panic, and The Flaming Lips.
Well the folks planning the only festival featuring white sandy beaches and palm trees out there have done it again with a fantastic early 2012 lineup coming out in waves via Facebook this evening.
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Dave Matthews Band •Jack White
String Cheese Incident (performing two sets)
Wilco •Skrillex •The Flaming Lips perform Dark Side of the Moon
Dispatch •Steve Winwood •CHRIS CORNELL •STS9
Gogol Bordello •Michael Franti & Spearhead •Mac Miller •Flogging Molly
Coheed & Cambria •Paul Oakenfold •G. Love and Special Sauce
Randy Newman •Dr. Dog •Young The Giant •Cage the Elephant •Dawes •Alabama Shakes
M. Ward •YelaWolf •Switchfoot •Julian Marley •Zeds Dead •Mavis Staples •Shpongle •Gary Clark JR •Rebelution Allen Stone •Big Freedia •The Devil Makes Three •Paper Diamond •Futurebirds •Hey Rosetta! •Sleeper Agent THE LUMINEERS •ARCHNEMESIS •Tribal Seeds •Rich Aucoin •Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin’ Cajuns
My Morning Jacket will sneak across the US for a quick tour this December. The band is out in support of the recently released album “Circuital.” The trek will kick off in scenic Universal City, CA on December 1st and wrap with the bands triumphant return to Madison Square Garden on December 14th. Acts set to join Jim James and crew on the tour include Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Delta Spirit and Band of Horses. Dates for the tour are below the nifty viral video the band has produced to support their latest journey across America.
12-02 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic #
12-06 Tulsa, OK – Brady Theatre ^
12-07 Dallas, TX – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie ^
12-08 Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theatre ^
12-10 Boca Raton, FL – Sunset Cove Amphitheatre ^
12-11 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live ^
12-12 Greensboro, NC – War Memorial Auditorium ^
12-14 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden *
# with Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
^ with Delta Spirit
* with Band of Horses
When it was announced in May that My Morning Jacket would be playing at The Pageant, the feeling that immediately came to me was jubilation. This is a band that I had been dying to see since I first watched the Okonokos DVD and caught a glimpse of what a MMJ show was like. Only problem was, tickets went on sale while I was away at Wakarusa seeing My Morning Jacket. Luckily a friend that is in the right place was able to help me out and secure me tickets. I vowed to get their early to obtain a premium spot, as their set at Wakarusa not only was the highlight of the weekend, but was nothing short of amazing.
Its not a coincidence that some people consider My Morning Jacket to be one of the best live bands out there right now. The raw energy and emotion put into a performance by the Louisville, Kentucky five piece is something that is hard to express in words (luckily there is video evidence to help me out!) Since the release of their debut album The Tennessee Fire in 1999, MMJ has released five more studio albums with each one giving you a different vibe than the last. Talking with another fan after the show, we both agreed that upon the first listen of each album you are questioning what you just heard…. but give it a few more spins and you start to see what Jim James and the boys are trying to do, as no two albums sound alike.
The opening band was California indie rockers Delta Spirit, who were fantastic and spent their 45 minute set doing their best to convert each and every person in the room into a believer. By the near standing ovation they received after their set, I think they succeeded. The highlight of their set was the fact that on a few songs they initiated the duel drummer sequence and had two kits set up next to each other while percussionist Brandon Young and Kelly Winrich banged away with the fury of a honey badger as they rattled the bones in your body. I sadly cant give you any more info on their set, but I recommend you check them out.
My Morning Jacket took the stage at around 9:15 and came on to ominous green glows and haunting bass, both of which borrow from the theme of their most recent album Circuital, released just two months ago. The set kicked off with the opening track from that album, “Victory Dance”, a perfect song to start a set and get the crowd going. Near the end, vocalist Jim James belts out a primal scream and then seamlessly flowed into the second song and title track, “Circuital” before venturing into their prior catalog.
Front man James has a way for controlling a crowd as he bounces around the stage from side to side, using the monitors as stepping stones along the way while his mane of hair flows through the air like he’s floating above the rest of the world like some angel (shout out to American Dad!) But that’s only when he’s not busy shredding your face off on his flying V guitar and howling screams or soothing your soul with his soft spoken inside voice and acoustic guitar. He is joined by Tom Blankenship on the bass, Patrick Hallahan on drums, Bo Koster on keys and Carl Broemel on guitar.
Jim James Being All Angel Like
“I’m Amazed” from 2008’s Grammy nominated Evil Urges went into another new one, “First Light.” After James took a second to talk to the crowd by telling us about St. Louis being the “power center of the country” and talking about how great it was that there is a place where “the City Museum and the Arch can coexist” (if you dont know the City Museum, you should check this link out) they then went right into “The Way He Sings”, the only song from their 2001 album At Dawn that was played. The new album, Circuital, would make up a major part of the set list as it was only released two months ago. But its a fantastic album, so thats not a bad thing whatsoever. The remainder of the night featured a solid mix of their entire catalog and a total of 24 songs over two and a half hours.
One of MMJs more epic tunes, “Touch Me and I’m Going to Scream Pt. 2” went into “Dondonte”, a beautiful, yet deep song about long time friend of the band who took his own life, to end the set. That song is from 2005’s, Z, one of my favorite MMJ albums that actually played a heavy role in the night with 5 songs including “Dondonte” and the always amazing “Wordless Chorus” to kick off the encore. After a few more song James then again addressed the sold out rowdy crowd as he told us a story about visiting the City Museum earlier in the day, and how he was trapped in a door maze where he kept having the option of going through two doors, and they kept getting smaller as did the rooms until he was eventually just stuck in a tiny room. James then said that made him think of the next song as they then played “Holding On To Black Metal.” The set then ended with the crowd favorite and the always guaranteed to rock your socks off “One Big Holiday” from It Still Moves, their major label debut from 2003.
It had been five years since their last visit to St. Louis, and My Morning Jacket made up for it by keeping a sold out crowd happy for nearly three hours, and blowing the mothefucking roof off The Pageant. I took a friend along who had just gotten into them in the few days leading up to the show, and he was blown away as well. We both agreed that it was quite possibly the loudest concert we had ever attended, and both of us have seen many shows over our years. This show is in strong contention for Best of 2011, and it is going to be tough to top. Luckily I have Wilco at the soon to open Peabody Opera House to look forward too……..
1. Victory Dance (Circuital)
2. Circuital (Circuital)
3. The Dark (The Tennessee Fire)
4. I’m Amazed (Evil Urges)
5. First Light (Circuital)
6. The Way That He Sings (At Dawn)
8. Golden (It Still Moves)
9. Slow Slow Tune (Circuital)
10. Heartbreakin’ Man (The Tennessee Fire)
11. Off the Record(Z)
12. Mahgeetah (It Still Moves)
13. You Wanna Freak Out (Circuital)
14. Movin’ Away (Circuital)
15. Smokin’ From Shootin’ (Evil Urges)
16. Run Thru (It Still Moves)
17. Touch Me, I’m Going to Scream, Part Two (Evil Urges)