The Arkells Get Their Thrill At Blueberry Hill – 11/04/2017

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  To be honest here I really don't know a lot about the Arkells and it's too early and I'm too lazy to google stuff to add here. What I do know is this, they played Lollapalooza last year, they are getting some radio air time, and they were playing a 300 person capacity room. When you can find a band who is playing major festivals, getting air time, and playing a small venue do yourself a favor and GO! As I told ... Read More

Hard Working Americans at Old Rock House in St. Louis 8/25/2015

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Sometime during the year 2013 folk singer-songwriter Todd Snider was talking with one of his good buddies Dave Schools, who also happens to play bass in a band called Widespread Panic, about his love for jam music and wanting to do something like that one day. Snider says he never expected it to come to fruition, but Schools said he was interested. Snider contacted keyboardist Chad Staehly from Great American Taxi and told him that Dave Schools was on board. By the ... Read More

REVIEW / PHOTOS: 6/1/2015 Tame Impala at The Pageant – St. Louis

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Tame Impala Psyches Out The Pageant  Words and Photos by Bradley Darby   Australian psych-rockers Tame Impala stopped by The Pageant on Monday night and somehow found a way to convey your Uncle Mark’s acid flashbacks from the 60’s and 70’s through a live music experience. When it comes to recorded music, Tame Impala is Kevin Parker.  Parker writes all of the songs and creates the textured and dynamic music himself while playing every instrument and using techniques such as reverb and fuzzing to melt your mind.  However, the ... Read More

Sixth Annual LouFest Music Festival Lineup Released / Sept 12 – 13 / St. Louis, MO

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  For the sixth year in a row, beautiful Forest Park in St. Louis, MO will be turned into a small town of its own when more than 35,000 people descend on the Central Fields for the LouFest Music Festival.  This year the festival is set to take place on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13. Previous LouFest lineups have brought the best of both major headlining acts like The Flaming Lips, Wilco, Arctic Monkeys, Cake, Outkast and The Killers to smaller up ... Read More

Spose, MC Lars and mc chris bring The Ghost Hunter tour to The Firebird, St. Louis, MO 10/19/2014

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The Ghost Hunters Tour 2014 The Firebird 10/19/2014 St. Louis, MO Words/Photos 2014 Boombox Photo Right now mc chris is on tour of our fine country and is bringing along a few other rappers I have a massive respect for. Spose, MC Lars and mc chris are midway through a cross country trek hitting almost every city with a zipcode in the continental United States. This tour is packed with talent from start to finish. So get there early, dress up in costume and ... Read More

Weezer – Plush St. Louis, MO – 10-19-2014

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What can you say about a personal concert for 750 people in a small venue downtown St. Louis. Weezer who seemed to just fly in right before the show, put on an amazing concert. The acoustics where fabulous in fact Rivers said it didn't sound like 750 people it sounded like 20,000 and he was right, what a night for a Weezer fans that attended. This wasn't a scheduled tour date by know means, it was a charity event, put on by Rungevity ... Read More

REVIEW: Dave Rawlings Machine at The Sheldon Concert Hall – St. Louis 6/25/14

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Dave Rawlings Machine at The Sheldon Concert Hall - St. Louis 6/25/14 The five piece Americana string quintet put together by folk singer/songwriter David Rawlings is something really special. Rawlings has assembled an all-star cast of musicians that includes his partner in crime for the last 20 years Gillian Welch, former Old Crow Medicine Show member Willie Watson, and Punch Brothers bassist Paul Kowert. He also found this guy they call John Paul Jones that used to play bass in a little band ... Read More


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Swollen Members, Madchild, Sozay Pop's Concert Venue, St. Louis, MO 05.18.2014 Words/Photo/Video @beeznutzstl I remember around 2002, I ran with a bunch of skateboarders who also did graffiti. All of us were all big into the underground rap and hip hop music that inspired our lifestyles. We would ride around St. Louis and get into all types of shit listening to music. It was good times and, that style of music marks a era of my life that I wouldn't trade for anything. ... Read More

Leverage Models Invade Vintage Vinyl, 03/18/14

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Leverage Models Vintage Vinyl, St. Louis, MO 03/18/14 By BzNtzSTL I just can't stay away from Vintage Vinyl and, its for good reason too. The special events/instores they frequently host are just too good to pass up. On a nice, chilly Tuesday night in St. Louis, the Leverage Models from New York stopped by the give everyone reason to funk it up. Earlier in the week I won a Twitter contest put on by Vintage Vinyl for ZZ Ward concert tickets. I had ... Read More

The Lonely Wild Live From Vintage Vinyl 03.06.14

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The Lonely Wild Vintage Vinyl 03.06.14 by bzntzstl Before thier show later that evening at The Old Rock House, The Lonely Wild came to Vintage Vinyl in The Delmar Loop for a intimiate performance. I was lucky enough to of caught the instore put on by Royal Teeth earlier that day so I hung around the famous loop and grabbed a bite to eat. It was a bright, very sunny day in St. Louis the perfect weather for getting out of the house for some ... Read More

Arctic Monkeys Invade The Pageant in St. Louis 2/15/2014

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Arctic Monkeys Invade The Pageant in St. Louis 2/15/2014 Words and Pictures by Bradley Darby (Follow @DarbySTL / LIKE DarbySTL)   105.7 The Point has done a great job over the past 21 years bringing some of the biggest names in modern rock to town to celebrate Halloween, Christmas, and their Birthday by playing shows across St. Louis. When this one was announced back in the Fall it was no question that this would sell out. The Arctic Monkeys have played at The Pageant before ... Read More

††† (Crosses) Kicks Off 2014 In St. Louis

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††† Crosses Opens 2014 Tour in St. Louis Words by Bradley Darby (FOLLOW on Twitter/ LIKE on Facebook) In 2011 Deftones front man Chino Moreno got together with childhood friend and fellow musician Shaun Lopez, who plays guitar for Far, as well as Chuck Doom to form a new group that Moreno said would “be minimal and soothing…. kinda like the stuff I listen to when I’m not screaming my head off.” From their vision, Crosses was born. Technically its listed like this, †††… ... Read More

REVIEW: Blitzen Trapper at Old Rock House 9.18.2013 – St. Louis, MO

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Blitzen Trapper at Old Rock House 9.18.2013 - St. Louis, MO Words / Pictures / Videos by Bradley Darby (@DarbySTL) Quick story for you... I've been contributing posts to Concert Confessions for something like four years now. Throughout this entire period, our founding father Reverend Justito had continuously told me that I need to listen to this band called Blitzen Trapper. He told me once... he told me twice... hell, he even told me thrice. And I heard him, but I didn't listen to ... Read More

4th Annual LouFest Music Festival Comes To A Close – Day 1 Review

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4th Annual LouFest Music Festival Comes To A Close - Day 1 Recap Words and Pictures By Bradley Darby Follow Me on Twitter / Like Me on Facebook The Fourth Annual LouFest Music Festival has come to an end. This year’s installment featured the addition of a third stage and expanded festival grounds in the beautiful and seemingly never ending Forest Park in St. Louis. The stacked lineup mixed some of the hottest up and comers with some grizzled veterans that have many large shows ... Read More


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15 MINUTES IN TRAFFIC WITH JEFF AUSTIN (of Yonder Mountain String Band)  Interview by Bradley Darby @DarbySTL / DarbySTL on Facebook  Jeff Austin, who you may know as the mandolin man and one fourth of the jamgrass powerhouse that is the Yonder Mountain String Band, recently took some downtime with Yonder to hit the road with a few close friends. Austin’s current project, Jeff Austin and The Here & Now, consists of banjo picker extraordinaire Danny Barnes, as well as the husband and wife / ... Read More

One Republic – Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, MO – 7-20-2013

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  This was my first time seeing One Republic live, I've heard all their songs, got all the albums, but still hadn't had a chance to see them perform. They were amazing to say the least. One Republic is a pop rock band that comes from Colorado Springs. They're composed of Ryan Tedder (lead singer), Zach Filkins (guitar) , Drew Brown, Eddie Fisher and Brent Kutzie all of which make up one awesome live performance. They have two sets of drums on stage alongside a piano, cello, and a ... Read More

Flyleaf – Pops Nightclub – Sauget, IL – 07-11-13

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This was the first time that I have seen Flyleaf, so I can't judge on who is the better singer Lacey or Kristen, but I do know that Kirsten can fill Lacey's shoes and did an amazing job singing old songs, and brand new ones.   Anyone that is a fan of Flyleaf knows the story, although I think several at the show last night did not. One girl made the statement, "that's not flyleaf, you are some chick" well that "chick" is "Kristen ... Read More


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Road To Paid Dues, The Gramophone, 03/05/13 Photo's/Words : BeezNutzSTL Paid Dues is a independent hip hop festival held annually in Pomona, California. This week some of my favorite artist came out to rock The Gramophone in St. Louis on The Road To Paid Dues tour. Thanks to my good friends Kathy and Curtis, I have known about and been a fan of Prof for years now. My friends Kathy, Curtis and I all decided to meet up and ride downtown together. That way we ... Read More

The Rouge Pays St. Louis A Visit 02/10/2013

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The Rouge The Firebird 02/10/2013 Words/Photos/Video By BeezNutzStl There is a funny story about how I discovered this band. I work at a famous restaurant in St. Louis, and back during the Myspace days I met this band traveling to and from Nashville to record. They all were very nice and I added them on myspace. Over the years I had served them about 3-4 times and they were always cool. Fast forward to the Facebook era, I saw they had booked a ... Read More

Soul Asylum Kicks Off 2013 Tour With a Party In St. Louis!!!

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Soul Asylum The Old Rock House 1/30/13 Words/Photos By BeezNutzStl I have always liked Soul Asylum, they remind me of good times in my childhood. I never got to see them during the 90's and missed them every time since. They had just came out with a new album last year. When I heard they were coming to one of my favorite places in St. Louis, I jumped on the chance to go. The Old Rock House is the perfect place for a band ... Read More

Reel Big Fish Heats Up St. Louis 01/15/2012 The Pageant.

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Reel Big Fish, The Pageant 01/15/13 St. Louis, Mo Photo's and Words By BeezNutzSTL I have been lucky enough to call myself a Reel Big Fish fan for many years. They always make me laugh, their shows are high energy and most of all they are FUN. So with a show announced for the first month of 2013 in my hometown. I had no choice in the matter. During the weeks leading up, I kept suggesting that my girlfriend come out and see the ... Read More

Chevelle – Pop’s Nightclub – Sauget, IL 12-7-12

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I'm really not sure how many times I've actually seen Chevelle, I know I've seen them many, as I was seeing them when they first came out and Joe there other brother was the bassists, so regardless of how many times.. they never disappoint. I love standing there and singing every word. I tend to think of the time when I actually heard the song on the Cd, or why Pete wrote the lyrics for that certain song, it's memories in your ... Read More

Bush 12/06/12: Pop’s – Sauget, IL

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It had been ten years or more since I first seen Gavin Rossdale and Bush live, I still remember the event, as he left the stage that night and came up close to where I was sitting, an unknown band at the time called Muse opened up for them, and that's all I remember really, couldn't tell you anymore, just remembered the event in my head. So I was slightly excited to see Bush again, since it had been so long and I ... Read More

ZZ Ward Stops In Vintage Vinyl For Instore Performance 12/02/12

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ZZ WARD VINTAGE VINYL 12/02/12 PHOTOS/VIDEOS/WORDS by BzNtz Before Vintage Vinyl posted a event called " ZZ Ward Instore Performance " on Facebook. I had never heard of this young rising star. I had the night off work because, I was going to see Coheed and Cambria later in the evening. So my girlfriend and I decided to hit the local record store for some free tunes first. So coming into this show, my knowledge of ZZ was extremely limited. I knew she had ... Read More


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Blueprint, Mad Dukes, Mathias and The Pirates The Firebird 11/29/12 Words/Photos/Videos : BzNtz I must admit, I feel bad for sleeping on Blueprint for as long as I did. With some many choices in music these days, its easy for great artist be over looked. A few years back I saw a show he did with Atmosphere and he stole the show for me. He has so much depth, passion and great lyrics in his music. His beats are alive with his pulse, because he ... Read More

Twiztid Destroys East St. Louis With Help From Hed Pe and Lil Wyte 11/29/12

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TWIZTID/HED PE/LIL WYTE/POTLUCK POP'S SAUGET, IL 11/29/12 WORDS/PHOTOS/VIDEO by BzNtz Strangely I had not heard much of this tour until a few days before the show. Fate had giving both my girl and I the night off so we set out to make the most of it. After talking to my friend Steve, he invited us out to show and talked both of us into going. In exchage we talked Steve into giving us a ride out to Pop's in Sauget, IL. Pop's is ... Read More