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Orion Music + More 2013: Deftones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against (And Metallica)

Orion 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. Check out the full lineup below, and for information on tickets and such just head to this link.

Orion Music + More 2013:


Red Hot Chili Peppers



Rise Against

Dropkick Murphys

Gogol Bordello


Silversun Pickups

Foals, Tomahawk


the Joy Formidable

Datsik, Borgore


Dillon Francis

Adventure Club

12th Planet

Death Grips

The Dillinger Escape Plan

The Dirtbombs

Fu Manchu

the Bronx


All Shall Perish

the Orwells





Check Out this photo gallery from last years festivities below:

Riot Fest 2012 Hits The Road: Philly(PPD), Toronto, Brooklyn And Dallas

Riot Fest 2012 Hits The Road: Philly(PPD), Toronto, Brooklyn & Dallas

As previously reported here at Concert Confessions, Riot Fest in Chicago has a pretty sweet line up and prices.  But fear not, for the festival will lend itself to a few other cities leading up(and past) to the Sept 14th-16th main event at Humboldt Park and the Congress Theatre.

There will be these mini-festivals leading up to Riot Fest (and one following it). 1st one is on July 19th @ Festival Pier at Pen’s Landing in Philly. The lineup offers up Refused, OFF!, The Promise Ring, Hirs, and more (All can be found at the Festival’s Official Website)

Update(As Of 7/13): Riot Fest Philly has been postponed. In a statement released the festival has this to say:  “We are truly sorry for those of you who were planning on coming out. This one hurts, but, a rescheduled show is in the works. More information about the new date will be made available soon.”

Refunds are now available at the point of purchase, and you should hold on to that doe, in case the reschedule sooner rather than later.

Then, a few months later the city this writer used to call home, Brooklyn will get it’s own taste of the festival. “Riot Fest Brooklyn”  will take place on September 8th at Williamsburg Park and some of the highlights there include Descendents, Hot Water Music, Gogol Bordello, The Bronx and  Screaming Females.

September 9th , Riot Fest will take itself to Toronto,  with the home towners Fucked Up leading the way along with Descendents, Hot Water Music, NOFX, and Andrew W.K. at a place called Fort York: Garrison Commons.

September 14th to 16th will be Chicago of course. The full lineup can be found here

Then,  finally on September 22nd, “Riot Fest Dallas” will welcome Rise AgainstDescendents, The Gaslight Anthem, The Sword, Andrew W.K., Fever Dreamer,Less Than Jake,Messengers,Mouth Of The South,Municipal Waste,Not In The Face,Off With Their Heads,Teenage Bottlerocket,The American Heist,The News Can Wait,The Sword,Venomous Maximus  and others to the Gexa Energy Pavilion.

And of course as previously mentioned, you can check out our original post with the full Chicago line up here. Any other inquires about the festival or the mini-festivals, head over to the OFFICIAL RIOT FEST WEBSITE here

Mumford & Sons Announce Four North American ‘Gentlemen of the Stopover’ Dates

Mumford & Sons Announce Four North American ‘Gentlemen of the Stopover’ Dates

In a day and age where every major metropolitan area seems to be launching a new destination festival, Mumford & Sons are putting a unique twist on the American concert going experience here in the 21st century.

With their new album set to drop in September, Mumford &  Sons will spend each weekend in August hosting the Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers mini festival tour.  Joining Mumford and Sons will be the likes of St. Vincent, Grouplove, Gogol Bordello and many more.

Line ups and locations are down below. All tickets will go on sale June 1st, except for the Dixon show which will go on sale June 9th.


August 4

Gentlemen of the Road Stopover In Portland, ME

~ The Eastern Promenade ~

Line-up: Mumford & Sons + St. Vincent, Dawes, The Maccabees, Apache Relay, Simone Felice, Haim

Tickets on sale Friday, June 1 at 10am local time at gentlemenoftheroad.com.
August 11 

Gentlemen of the Road Stopover In Bristol, VA

~ four square blocks between Moore and MLK Boulevard ~

Line-up: Mumford & Sons + Dawes, JEFF The Brotherhood, The Very Best, Apache Relay, Simone Felice, Haim

Tickets on sale Friday, June 1 at 10am local time at gentlemenoftheroad.com.
August 18 

Gentlemen of the Road Stopover In Dixon, IL

~ Page Park ~

LIne-up: Mumford & Sons + Gogol Bordello, Dawes, Abigail Washburn, The Very Best, Apache Relay, Haim

Tickets on sale Saturday, June 9th at 10am CT at gentlemenoftheroad.com.
August 25 

Gentlemen of the Road Stopover In Monterey, CA

~ Monterey County Fairgrounds ~

Line-up: Mumford & Sons + Gogol Bordello, The Very Best, Apache Relay, Haim

Tickets on sale Friday, June 1 at 10am local time at gentlemenoftheroad.com.







Riot Fest 2012 Set To Hit Chicago September 14-16

Riot Fest 2012 Set To Hit Chicago September 14-16

This actually sounds really cool. It is called the Riot Fest and it is going down September 14-16 in Chicago. While the lineup tends to be rather heavy, one can’t notice such diverse acts as The Jesus and Mary Chain and Elvis Costello.  The event will take place at Humboldt Park and the Congress Theatre. The best part is that tickets start at $18 a day. Below is the full line up (as of 05/14/12) and ticket are available by clicking here.


Riot Fest 2012 Line Up:

Rise Against, Iggy and the Stooges, The Offspring, Elvis Costello, A Day To Remember, Coheed and Cambria, Descendents, Gogol Bordello, Dropkick Murphy’s , NOFX, Alkaline Trio, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Gaslight Anthem, AWOLNATION, Slapstick, The Promise Ring, Chiodos, GWAR, August Burn Reds, Less Than Jake, Built To Spill, Frank Turner, Reverend Horton Heat, Fishbone, No Bunny, A Wilhelm Scream, Screaming Females, Teenage Bottlerocket, Off With Their Heads, Sister Crayon, Deals Gone Bad, White Mystery, Larry and His Flask, The Story So Far, Japanther

 Update #1 – GWAR posted this map on Facebook so we figured we would add it.

Primus Announces Spring 2012 North American Tour Dates

Primus Announces Spring 2012 North American Tour Dates

Concert Confessions favorite Primus have just announced details for a spring run across the United States and into Canada. The trek kicks off May 3rd in Columbia, MO and wraps June 23 in Santa Cruz, CA. Some evenings will be an evening with, while others will feature opening sets from Gogol Bordello and Fishbone. Other interesting notes, the May 5th date in New Orleans, LA is being billed as the latest edition of The Oddity Faire while 05/25, 05/26, 06/02 and 06/03 are festival appearances. A complete list of Primus tour dates can be found below.


Primus 2012 Spring Tour Dates:

05/03 – The Blue Note/Columbia, MD#

05/05 – The Sugar Mill/New Orleans, LA (Oddity Faire)

05/06 – Beale Street Music Festival/Memphis, TN*

05/19 – The Paramount/Huntington, NY#

05/20 – Landmark Theatre/Syracuse, NY#

05/22 – Stage AE/Pittsburgh, PA$

05/23 – LC Pavilion/Columbus, OH$

05/25 – Summer Camp Music Festival/Chillicothe, IL*

05/26 – Bella Music Festival/Geneva, MN*

05/27 – Eagles Ballroom/Milwaukee, WI#

05/29 – Ryman Auditorium/Nashville, TN#

05/30 – Brady Theater/Tulsa, OK#

06/01 – Gilloiz Theatre/Springfield, MO#

06/02 – Wakarusa Music Festival/Ozark, AR*

06/03 – Free Press Summer Festival/Houston, TX*

06/05 – Kiva Auditorium/Albuquerque, NM#

06/06 – Pepsi Amphitheatre/Flagstaff, AZ#

06/08 – Greek Theatre/Los Angeles, CA%

06/10 – Redding Convention Center/Redding, CA#

06/11 – Britt Pavilion/Jacksonville, OR#

06/12 – Cuthbert Amphitheater/Eugene, OR#

06/14 – Marymoor Park/Redmond, WA#

06/15 – Orpheum Theatre/Vancouver BC#

06/16 – Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox/Spokane, WA#

06/17 – Big Sky Brewing/Missoula, MT#

06/19 – The Rail Event Center/Salt Lake City, UT#

06/20 – Avalon Theatre/Grand Junction, CO#

06/22 – The Joint/Las Vegas, NV%

06/23 – Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium/Santa Cruz, CA%

06/24 – Modesto Center Plaza/Modesto, CA#



# An Evening With

$ With Gogol Bordello

% With Fishbone

*Festival Apperance


Hangout Festival Returns to Gulf Shores for 2012 with Stellar Lineup!

What: Hangout Music Festival 2012

Where: Gulf Shores, Alabama

When: May 18 – 20

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

Added 03/12/12 – Kaskade, Umphrey’s McGee, Delta Spirit, Heartless Bastards, Greyboy Allstars & Givers


Tickets go on sale Friday, February 10th and start around $200 for 3 days. For complete details, visit http://www.hangoutmusicfest.com/

Jakob’s Top 10 Concerts of the Year

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 yet), this is the show that kicked off my 2011 concert season. Punk legends Social Distortion playing three sold out nights in a row in Seattle is just an outstanding feat. They played a great setlist and they were loud and crazy. Mike Ness and the boys may be kinda old, but they still put out great music and put on great shows (Photo from 10/29/11).

9. Matisyahu 07/28/11 – Oregon Zoo – Portland, OR

Two days before seeing Soundgarden at the Gorge, I was seeing Hassidic reggae/rapper Matisyahu at the Portland Zoo. Matisyahu put on an energetic, albeit short, concert to a mostly Jewish crowd (I think there was a Hebrew school field trip there). There was certainly more weed than I expected, but it was a cool show with great vibes. Oh and being Jewish makes it more of a rite of passage than a concert.

8. Bush 09/15/11 – Neptune Theater – Seattle, WA

I also had the pleasure of not only seeing but also being the youngest person seeing 90s post-grunge superstars Bush. After a decade-long breakup, the British band got back together for a tour that hit theaters and small clubs. Seeing them at the brand new venue The Neptune Theater just made it that much cooler, and Bush put on a brilliant show that rocked very hard. Gavin Rossdale sings better than I’ve ever heard him before.

7. Bumbershoot Music Festival 09/04/11 – Seattle, WA

Bumbershoot is an annual music/arts festival that takes place at the Seattle Center. While 2010’s festival sported big name acts like Weezer, Bob Dylan, Mary J. Blige, Meat Puppets, Hole, and Rise Against, this year’s festival was headlined by Wiz Khalifa, Presidents of the United States of America, Ray LaMontagne, and Hall and Oates. I was almost not gonna go until I won tickets for day 2 of the festival. I was able to see bands like The Kills (kind of), Butthole Surfers, Atari Teenage Riot, NoMeansNo, and internet comedy act The Gregory Brothers.

6. System of a Down 05/13/11 – Key Arena – Seattle, WA

The recently reunited alternative metal band System of a Down did a short west coast tour earlier this year, including Seattle’s own Key Arena. Not only that, but they chose gypsy punk collective Gogol Bordello to open for them, a band I happen to love. Both bands put on amazing shows, with SOAD playing a 29-song set. It was also my very first review. (Read with caution).

5. Echo Movement 07/13/11 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

Unfortunately, there are people out there unaware of Echo Movement’s mind-warpingly fantastic music. Lead singer Stephen Fowler and his brother, keyboardist, Dave, are the greatest songwriting duo since Lennon-McCartney. They inspire nothing but good vibes, and they are some of the nicest dudes ever. So take their motto to heart, and “listen to Echo Movement.”

4. Zeds Dead (12/9):

Say what you will about dubstep, I love it. The overall energy and feel of it just makes me want to get up and dance way more than Ke$ha ever will. Skrillex has more talent in his ridiculous glasses than Ke$ha does in her whole body. Well anyway, Toronto-based dubstep duo Zeds Dead (named after the famous Pulp Fiction quote) rocked the house with their rockin’ house music (see what I did there?). After numerous songs mashed into one (nonstop!), they encored with The Pixies‘ Where is My Mind?, and Weezer’s Say It Ain’t So. Long story short, see a dubstep show.

3. Deck the Hall Ball 2011 12/07/11 – Key Arena – Seattle, WA

After days of bugging my dad to get me tickets to this show, I had to settle with the upper seating area of Key Arena. It was ok, though. I had a great view of great bands such as Mumford and Sons, Death Cab for Cutie (blech), Cage the Elephant, Foster the People, Young the Giant, Two Door Cinema Club, and Grouplove. The show was almost overwhelming with its sheer beauty, and it may have been more of a Christmas show (I am Jewish), but it was still wonderful.

2. Sasquatch 2011 Day 1 05/27/11 – Gorge Amphitheater – George, WA

Unfortunately, I only had the opportunity to see one night of the world-famous Sasquatch Festival. Fortunately, though, I was able to see Foo Fighters, one of the biggest bands in the galaxy. I also got the chance to see newly reunited garage rock duo Death From Above 1979, and new punk lords Against Me! The drive to the Gorge that day may have been difficult, but dancing to “Everlong” with strangers totally made up for it (Click here to read our review of Sasquatch Day 1 from our pals thenaturalstoner and Phishbeard.

1. Soundgarden w/ Queens of the Stone Age, Mastodon, and Meat Puppets 07/30/11 – The Gorge – George, WA

No doubt, this is the best show I’ve been to. Not only did I have the opportunity to see the newly reunited Gods of grunge metal, but I got to see them with alt-rock stoners Queens of the Stone Age, muscular man metal band Mastodon, and classic indie rockers Meat Puppets. PLUS: I got to see them at the beautiful and fantastic Gorge Amphitheater. Soundgarden played through their classics, and I left the Gorge feeling tired and sore. Twas an awesome show.

I hope you enjoyed my Top 10!

Here’s to another great year of concerts. *coughREDHOTCHILIPEPPERS*cough*TOOL*cough*NOELGALLAGHER*cough*BONNAROO*


System of a Down/Gogol Bordello 5/13/11 Key Arena, Seattle, WA

System of a Down w/ Gogol Bordello 05/13/11

Key Arena – Seattle, WA

Words by jakobross424

I woke up Friday, May 13 and thought: I am seeing System of a Down tonight.

Alternative-metal band SOAD went on hiatus in 2006 and are back for their triumphant return. Although most of their tour was scheduled for Europe, they still had time for the west coast of Canada and the U.S. I arrived at the Key Arena, and I was directed and redirected to different lines that would eventually take me to the front door.

I finally got in and I immediately found the merch booth where I purchased a SOAD shirt (the band’s logo on the top, a large picture of a tank, bottom says “Mine is bigger than yours!”) and a Gogol Bordello shirt. Gogol Bordello is a “gypsy punk” band composed of around 7-8 people, all of them from various countries (Ukraine, Russia, Ecuador, USA, China, etc.) Lead singer Eugene Hutz is the coolest man alive. Just sayin’.

At around 8:00 Gogol Bordello came on after an introduction by a Seattle radio host. Gogol raced through a 40-minute set and immediately won the crowd over with their ingenious combination of klezmer music and punk, as well as their energy that couldn’t even be matched by SOAD. Gogol played favorites from previous albums such as “Start Wearing Purple” but most of their songs came from their most recent album Trans-Continental Hustle. “Immigraniada (We Comin’ Rougher)”  and “Break the Spell” were two highlights of the new material.

When Gogol left the set, I was thirsty and in pain from all the jumping and singing I did. I was 2 rows from the front when I saw Gogol, and a lot farther back when I saw SOAD, unfortunately, because I lost my spot due to my need for water. A large screen covered the stage when Gogol left, and it was SOAD’s logo. The crowd waited for about 30 minutes, then we heard the opening riff to “Prison Song.” When the intro ended and the full band came in to start the first verse, the screen fell (on purpose) and the band was revealed.

On the left, the always unpredictable Daron Malakian, the guitarist. In the middle, bearded lead singer Serj Tankian. Behind him, calm-yet-articulate drummer John Dolmoyan. On the right, the braided bearded bass player Shavo Odijian. Together, they make Armenian-American political band System of a Down.

SOAD played a KILLER set, playing songs from all four of their major releases. Highlights included “War?”, “Toxicity”, “Cigar”, “Lonely Day” and many many more. The crowd sang along and moshed and jumped and had the best time. SOAD sounded great, although Serj’s mic made him sound like he had a high pitched voice. Oh, well. The boys ended their set with crowd-favorite “Sugar”, and left the stage after a 29-song set with no encore. All-in-all a phenomenal night. My ears rang like crazy, but it was worth it.

The 2010 Outside Lands Music Festival – Initial Artist Announcement

The 2010 Outside Lands Music Festival – Initial Artist Announcement

Every year I tell myself I shall travel back to the city of my birth and enjoy the Outside Lands Music Festival.  The first two years, I had selfish friends decided they would use that weekend to get married (heck, as an ordained minister, I actually married our webmaster during the inaugural year).  This year, I will sadly miss out as I will be in the Bay Area the week before for three nights of Phish at the Greek.  But just because I can’t make it, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check out this amazing event.  Check out the lineup video right here:

Outside Lands Golden Gate Park
August 14th through 15th
Tickets $125 2-Day

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