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Hayes Carll at the Sheldon Concert Hall – St. Louis, MO – 3/18/12

Words/Pictures by Bradley Darby

The Texas based singer/songwriter stopped through St. Louis and brought along Lost Highway label mates HoneyHoney to support him. We arrived to catch the last few songs of HoneyHoney’s set and I was certainly left wanting more. Suzanne Santo switches between the banjo and fiddle and sings while Ben Jaffe plays guitar and provides backing vocals. There were 2 other guys in the touring band on drums and bass respectively, but I was unable to get their names. The highlight of their set was the last song, a haunting tune called “Ohio” that featured Santo dancing around on banjo while singing haunting vocals. They left the stage to a well deserved standing ovation and I certainly hope they come back to St. Louis soon. I would suggest checking them out, catch them this summer at Sasquatch Music Festival, Coachella Festival and Newport Folk Festival as well as many other dates around the country. Check out a live version of “Ohio” below.

Hayes Carll is touring in support of his most recent album KMAG YOYO, which stands for Kiss My Ass Guys, You’re On Your Own and was hailed by many publications as one of the Best of 2011.  After a brief set change, he took the stage right at 9PM and the first few songs featured just Hayes and his guitar. The set was heavy on songs from the newest album, but didn’t leave his prior catalog unscathed. All fans of the Houston born singer songwriter were able to leave happy as he covered songs spanning across all 10 years of his career and hitting all 4 albums.

After acoustic versions of “Live Free and Die” and “Grateful for Christmas”, Snider introduced us to his backing band, The Poor Choices consisting of Scott Davis on guitar, Travis Linville on pedal steel and dobro, Cody Phillips on the bass, and playing only his 4th show with The Poor Choices was Josh Burns on the drums.

After band intros it was into two tracks from 2005, “Good Friends”  followed by the title track from the album that song appears on, “Little Rock.” We then got to hear a story from Hayes about how he got to make his first television appearance on Leno. He talked about the excitement he had to finally get a shot at performing live on TV, even though it was Jay Leno, and how psyched he was to get there and meet some big shot celebrity that was the guest on the show… the top guest on the bill that particular night ended up being Kathy Lee Gifford. He then told us that they received word that he was in consideration for a spot on David Letterman months later, and made it as far as to fly into New York only to find out when getting there they were going with another act. Upon watching the show that evening in their motel room, they found out the other guest on the show that night was all 14 of the Sports Illustrated swim suit models. Like most folk style singer songwriters, the stories told by Hayes Carll is one of the best aspects of his shows.

A crowd favorite and unreleased song called “One Bed, Two Girls, Three Bottles of Wine” followed, before which Carll told us how this was a song about every boys fantasy. You can check out a performance of him doing this song live in St. Louis last June at The Pageant across town below. I hope this song is on his next album, as it is one of my personal favorites.

“Drunken Poets Dream”  led into a rocking version of “KMAG YOYO” and a stripped down rendition of “Bad Liver and a Broken Heart” that was not at all like the version that appears on 2008’s Trouble in Mind.  Carll then told us that it was time for the closest thing they had to a St. Patrick’s Day song and Scott Davis rocked the accordion for “Bottle in My Hand”, a song on the new album that features guest vocals from the legendary Todd Snider. Hayes then sent the band away as fans began to shout suggestions at him. He took one from a guy right down front and said it was one of the first songs he had written, and also one of his longest. He was referring to “Easy Come Easy Go” from his 2002 debut album Flowers and Liquor.

We were then treated to a duet with Hayes performing both the male and female parts for “Another Like You”, a song that proves that “theres not a lot we cant overcome with a little attraction and a lot of alcohol” according to Carll. Instead of leaving the stage, Hayes chose to just stay out and perform one last song, “Long Way Home” from Little Rock. It sounded like he mentioned something about the band coming back out for the song, but that never happened. Unsure if I had misheard that, or if the band wasn’t paying attention. Either way, after Hayes received a standing ovation as he walked towards the door, it took less than a minute before the rest of the boys came out for a true encore.

The set was closed out with “Wild as a Turkey” from Trouble in Mind, followed by the opening track to KMAG YOYO and a rocking closer for a set, “Stomp and Holler”, in which we learn that Hayes Carll is “Like James Brown only white and taller” and tells us that all he wants to do is stomp and holler!

If you haven’t seen Hayes Carll, I would highly suggest you check him out. He is a true entertainer, and you will get to see elements of folk, southern rock, country and blues all incorporated into his show that clocked in at just over an hour and a half. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll want to go home and make babies, because these are after all true degenerate love songs



4/6 – Berkeley, CA – Freight & Salvage

4/7 – Winters, CA – The Palms

4/8 – Santa Cruz, CA – Kuumbwa Jazz Center

4/12 – Seattle, WA – The Triple Door

4/13 – Bainbridge Island, WA – Treehouse Cafe

4/14 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater

4/24 – Stephenville, TX – Larry Joes TX Music Festival

4/25 – Denton, TX – Dan’s Silverleaf

4/26 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge

4/27 – Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads

5/5 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live

5/12 – Canadian, TX – Canadian River Music Festival

5/23 – Columbia, MO – Mojo’s

5/26 – Dallas, TX – Homegrown Music Festival

6/9 – Bellows Falls, VT – Roots on the River


My Morning Jacket Announce December US Tour

My Morning Jacket Announce December US Tour

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.

My Morning Jacket December 2011 Tour Announcement! from My Morning Jacket on Vimeo.


Dates for the trek are as follow:

12-01 Los Angeles, CA – Gibson Amphitheatre #

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


Bison b.c. Hit The Road In Support of Dark Ages

Bison b.c. Hit The Road In Support of Dark Ages

Last fall we caught a band called Bison b.c. open for the mighty Helmet in Redondo Beach, CA. The boys from Bison b.c. plan to spend fall 2011 on the road in North America supporting their phenomenal 2010 release Dark Ages (one of Reverend Justito’s Top 10 records of 2010). In addition to their current dates with Weedeater, Saviours and Fight Amp, the Vancouver natives plan a headline trek across their native land. Dates for the tour are below and make sure to stop by Indiemerchstore.com for all your Bison b.c. goods. A complete list of tour dates are below.

BISON b.c.

Tour w/ Weedeater, Saviours, Fight Amp

09/15   Columbus, OH              Outland Live

09/16   Grand Rapids, MI          The Pyramid Scheme

09/17   Chicago, IL                   Reggies

09/18   Marquette, MI               Upfront and Co.

09/19   Minneapolis, MN           Triple Rock Social Club

09/20   Rock Island, IL              Rock Island Brewing Co.

09/23   Denver, CO                   Larimer Lounge

09/24   Salt Lake City, UT         Burt’s Tiki Lounge

09/26   Seattle, WA                  The Highline

09/27   Vancouver, BC              The Rickshaw Theatre

09/28   Portland, OR                 Branx

09/29   San Francisco, CA         The Independent

10/01   San Diego, CA               Soda Bar

10/02   Los Angeles, CA                        The Key Club

10/03   Tempe, AZ                    TBA

10/04   Albuquerque, NM          The Launchpad

10/06   Austin, TX                    Emo’s

10/07   Houston, TX                 Fitzgerald’s

10/08   New Orleans, LA           Siberia

10/09   Atlanta, GA                   The Earl

10/10   Athens, GA                   New Earth Music Hall

10/11   Tallahassee, FL             The Engine Room

10/12   Tampa, FL                    The Orpheum

10/14   Savannah, GA               The Jinx

End Tour

Canadian Headlining Tour

10/19   Ottawa, ON                  Café De Kcuf

10/20   Kingston, ON                The Mansion

10/21   London, ON                  Call The Office

10/22   Toronto, ON                  Bovine Sex Club w/ C’mon (final show), Burning Love, Miesha and the Spanks

10/24   Thunder Bay, ON          Jack’s

10/26   Winnipeg, MB               The Zoo

10/27   Regina, SK                    The Exchange

10/28   Saskatoon, SK              Amigos

10/29   Edmonton, AB               Starlite Room

10/31   Calgary, AB                   Commonwealth

11/01   Fernie, BC                     The Northern

11/02   Kamloops, BC                Pogue Mahone

Meat Puppets Taking North America ‘Up on the Sun’ This Fall

“After this year brought the release of “Lollipop”; The Meat Puppets 13th studio album, the boys are still in the swing of releasing things, and are set to reissue of their classic 1985 album “Up on the Sun” Today (September 13th). And no need to start calling up your local record stores to see if they have it, The Meat PuppetsOFFICIAL WEBSITE has a whole web store set up where you can pre-order and purchase all of your ‘Up on the Sun’ related gear. Whether you dig the grooves on your vinyl, compactness of your discs, or the speed of your digital downloads-TheMeatPuppets.Com has all of those goodies for you ready to ship out. All sorts of packages including ‘Up on the Sun’ themed posters and tee shirts(Even I don’t have THAT shirt!) are available there for you.. Great gifts for all occasions, send your child back to school wearing a band tee that shows he or she has some taste! And for readers on the east coast who have patient waited reading concert reviews in anticipation: The next leg of the Meat Puppets US touring kicks off this Wednesday September 14th in Louisiana at Chelsea’s. All confirmed Meat Puppets tour dates are listed below highlighted with links where you can find yourself some tickets, most shows are ranging in price from $12-$15/ticket. I’m already confirmed for two of these dates, as I’ll be at the NYC show 11/4 and Teaneck, NJ on 11/6.. There’s a show in Philly I’m trying to swing as well, but not sure if thats doable via public transportation in 24 hours. Either way, get your face melted this Fall with the brothers Meat.

Follow the Meat Puppets on twitter ‘@TheMeatPuppets’ and check out their official website TheMeatPuppets.Com, and ‘Like’ the Meat Puppets on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/meatpuppets And tell the boys Jay Porks sent ya!

09/14 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Chelsea’s

09/15 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s

09/16 – Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder

09/17 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar-Ybor City

09/18 – Orlando, FL @ The Social

09/20 – Raleigh, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

09/21 – Charlotte, NC @ Visulite

09/22 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle

09/23 – Knoxville, TN @ Barley’s Tap Room

09/24 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

09/25 – Athens, GA @ The Melting Pot

09/27 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge

09/28 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree

09/29 – Little Rock, AR @ Stickyz Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicken Shack

09/30 – Fort Worth, TX @ Will Rogers Auditorium

10/01 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn

10/02 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s

10/28 – Fayetteville ,AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge

10/29 – Memphis,TN @ Hi Tone Cafe

10/30 – St. Louis, MO @ The Old Rock House

11/01 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel

11/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

11/04 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge

11/05 – Boston, MA @ Middle East

11/06 – Teaneck, NJ @ Mexicali Live

11/08 – Akron, OH @ Musica

11/09 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Blind Pig

11/10 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme

11/11 – Chicago, IL @ The Double Door

11/12 – St Paul, MN @ The Turf Club

12/31 – Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse “

Mastodon Announce 2011 North American Tour Dates

Mastodon Announce 2011 North American Tour Dates

With their new album The Hunter due to hit shelves at the end of this month, Mastodon have announced dates for a North American Headline tour. In addition to an appearance at the Voodoo Music Experneice in New Orleans on Saturday October 29th the band will be performing in most major markets during the five week run. Coming along for the tour will be Red Fang and Dillinger Escape Plan. You can check out the first single from Mastodon’s new album here. Dates for the trek can be found below.

Mastodon 2011 Tour Dates:
10/25 – Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
10/27 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
11/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre
11/02 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/03 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
11/05 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
11/06 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
11/07 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
11/08 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
11/09 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
11/11 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
11/12 – Milwaukee, WI @ Rave Ballroom
11/13 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
11/14 – Kansas City, MO @ The Beaumont
11/16 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
11/17 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
11/19 – New York City, NY @ Terminal 5
11/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
11/21 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
11/23 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
11/25 – Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
11/26 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
11/27 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
11/28 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
11/29 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
12/01 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues

Anthrax Teams With Testament and Death Angel For US Tour

Anthrax Teams With Testament and Death Angel For US Tour

With a new album entitled Worship Music set to hit shelves on September 13th, Anthrax has announced dates for an American tour. The trek kicks off October 14th in Grand Rapids Michigan and will cover most of the nation over five weeks. While Anthrax will close all shows, the tour will feature co-headliners Testament while Death Angel will cover the opening duties.

The American tour follows a hometown appearance for Anthrax at Yankees Stadium as part of The Big Four with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth.

Pre-sale is underway via AnthraxArmy.com while public on sales begin Friday September 9th.  For more information, make sure you check out Anthrax.com. Complete tour dates are listed below.


2011 Anthrax American Tour Dates


14 Yankees Stadium – New York, NY

14 Orbit Room, Grand Rapids, MI
15 Congress Theatre, Chicago, IL
16 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
18 The Cotillion, Wichita, KS
19 Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO
22 Nokia LA Live, Los Angeles, CA
23 Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA
24 House of Blues, San Diego, CA
26 Sunshine Theatre, Albuquerque, NM
28 South Side Music Hall, Dallas, TX
29 Emo’s East, Austin, TX
30 Warehouse Live, Houston, TX

1 House of Blues, Orlando, FL
2 Revolution, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
4 House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, SC
5 Fillmore Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
6 The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD
8 Northern Lights, Clifton Park, NY
10 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA
11 Palladium, Worcester, MA
15 Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
17 Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
19 Rave, Milwaukee, WI


The 2011 Summer Slaughter Tour Dates Announced

The 2011 Summer Slaughter Tour Dates Announced

Dates for the fifth annual Summer Slaughter tour have been announced. The month long trek will kick off in West Hollywood, CA on July 22nd before wrapping on August 21st in Dallas, TX. Concert Confessions favorites The Black Dahlia Murder and Whitechapel are set to headline the package tour. Also included in the trek are Darkest Hour, Six Feet Under, Dying Fetus, As Blood Runs Black, Oceano, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Powerglove.

Dates and venues are listed below. As always keep your eyes on the official site as dates/venues may change.

Summer Slaughter TourDates:

Jul. 22 – West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
Jul. 23 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove
Jul. 25 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
Jul. 26 – Seattle, WA – King Cat Theatre
Jul. 28 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
Jul. 29 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Jul. 30 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
Jul. 31 – Scottsdale, AZ – The Venue Scottsdale
Aug. 02 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Aug. 04 – Louisville, KY – Expo Five
Aug. 05 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
Aug. 06 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Aug. 07 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
Aug. 08 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
Aug. 09 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
Aug. 10 – Montreal, QC – Olympia
Aug. 11 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Aug. 12 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Aug. 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
Aug. 14 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Aug. 16 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Aug. 17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Aug. 19 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues
Aug. 20 – San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
Aug. 21 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues


Phish 3D – Early 4:20 Screenings Coming To A Town Near You

This past Halloween I was lucky enough to experience the return of my all time favorite band – Phish.  In April 2010, that experience will be shared in glorious 3D at a movie theatre near you.

While the film will hit theatres nationwide on April 30th, select markets will get an early screening on April 20th. Check out the trailer below for a sneak peak of all the action.

PHISH 3D – IN THEATERS APRIL 30TH from Phish on Vimeo.

Early 4:20 screening cities will take place in the following cities:
Boston – National Amusements Revere
Burlington, VT – Majestic 10
Chicago – Muvico Rosemont 18 Theatre
Denver – Aurora Movie Tavern 10
Houston – Rave Motion Pictures 18
Los Angeles – The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center
New York – Pavilion Theatre
Raleigh/Durham, NC – Wynnsong 15
Washington, D.C./Fairfax, VA – Fairfax Corner 14

Keep checking concertconfessions.com for updates and a full review of Phish 3D

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