Meat Puppets @ Wythe Hotel 08/05/2016 Brooklyn, NY

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Meat Puppets - 08/05/2016 Wythe Hotel - Brooklyn, NY Words/Photos/Video - Jay Porks Some people get a clown at their birthday party. Some people get bouncy houses and face painters. If you're a special kind of cool, you get the Meat Puppets. A private party in Williamsburg featuring the Meat Puppets at the luxurious Wythe Hotel across the street from the Brooklyn Bowl. The spread was phenomenal- some of the best burger sliders I've had in some time. Open bar. I have no idea what has ... Read More

High Road Tour w/ Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa @ PNC Bank Arts Center 08/02/2016

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High Road Tour Featuring Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa - 08/02/2016 PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks Another day, another awesome concert courtesy of Curt Schlesinger and Peter Lo Re v. Ticketmister lawsuit. That's right, The Jay Porks Experience rolls through yet another show free of charge from that list of shows you all complained had nothing but terrible shows. The High Road Tour with Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa rolled through Dirty Jerz at the PNC Bank Arts Center Tuesday ... Read More

Sublime W/ Rome & Dirty Heads @ PNC Bank Arts Center 07/08/2016

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Sublime w/ Rome & Dirty Heads - 07/08/2016 PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks Back in the swing of things tonight at the glorious PNC Banks Arts Center to catch Sublime w/ Rome and Dirty Heads tear up dirty Jerz on a Friday night.  Doors scheduled for 6:30 but a thunderstorm rolled through so we waited it out in the car and walked in shortly before 8. That was after an extensive search at the door, which included metal detectors, ... Read More

Jewel @ Borgata’s Music Box 04/16/16 Atlantic City

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Jewel - April 16th 2016 Music Box @ The Borgata - Atlantic City, NJ Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks Atlantic City is known for many things. Casinos, Casinos that closed down, Buffets double stocking trays of food in fear of visits from the Governor,  people wondering when new Casinos are going to open and lots and lots of folks walking down the street grubbing cigarettes. Tonight Atlantic City has one thing happening worth my time, and that's an evening with Jewel at the Borgata. Before the night ... Read More

Ween @ Terminal 5 New York City 04/14/16

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An Evening w/ Ween - April 14th 2016 Terminal 5 - New York City Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks For the first time since 2011, Ween is back in the Big Apple and they'll be slaying the stages of Terminal 5 for the next couple days. Ween is back are words that I wasn't sure I'd ever have the opportunity to type again but after almost 5 full years the hiatus is over and the boognish has yet again risen. These Terminal 5 shows are listed with ... Read More

The Darkness Announce Back To The USSA Tour

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This April the US gets a taste of something that's been missing from it's pallet for a while and that folks would be The Darkness returning to America! It's no secret we here at Concert Confessions are HUGE fans of the UK's own mythological rock gods as we've covered them  most recently here along with reviews happening here , here, and of course here. They're too much fun to miss when they come to town. “If music and good times are in your soul, come see ... Read More

Chris Cornell @ Beacon Theater New York City 10/19/2015

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Chris Cornell w/ Special Guest Hemming - October 19th 2015 Beacon Theater - New York City Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks        A question often floated in my direction is "Well you go to a lot of concerts, what's the best show you've ever been to?" For a while now I've been saying the same thing: Chris Cornell Solo Acoustic Songbook tour that I saw at Town Hall a few years back. There, I saw one man with a guitar put on the best show I've ... Read More

Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson @ PNC Bank Arts Center 07/29/15

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Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson - 07/29/2015 PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks If you're somebody looking to get all the bang out of your concert buck that you can, may I be the first to suggest checking out the End Times Tour with Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson currently trekking across the country when it hits your town. On a toasty July hump day, End Times came to PNC Bank Arts Center. And it was phenomenal. Let's just say this, ... Read More

Meat Puppets / Soul Asylum @ Bowery Ballroom – New York City 06/22/15

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Meat Puppets / Soul Asylum – 06/22/2015 Bowery Ballroom - New York City Words/Photos/Videos – Jay Porks The last time I walked into the Bowery Ballroom to see the Meat Puppets they went on after 11PM, Shandon was standing atop a part of his drum kit after kicking it over near 1AM as  the band was shredding a rare bust out of Attacked By Monsters to close out the night. Tonight, excitement is at new levels as The Meat Puppets are co-headlining this tour with Soul Asylum; ... Read More

Meat Puppets & Cass McCombs @ Rough Trade Records – Brooklyn, NY 10/31/14

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Meat Puppets & Cass McCombs - 10/31/2014 Rough Trade - Brooklyn, NY Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks Ladies and Gentleman welcome to one of the newer venues to hit the Tri-state area: Rough Trade Records in Williamsburg. And here I thought we were headed to some basement shack with 6 foot ceilings and a stack of 50 records that the band stands on and plays. Absolutely not. New York City now has it's Amoeba, it's Vintage Vinyl . If only the stage was located inside this extremely well ... Read More

Kasabian @ Terminal 5 – New York City 09/27/14

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Kasabian - 09/27/2014 Terminal 5 -New York City Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks On this seasonably warm Saturday evening New York City is lucky enough to be graced with the presence of Kasabian tonight in the Hell's Kitchen section of Manhattan. Back in March 2012 the band was here in this very venue and the night was almost as magical as Derek Jeter's final home game. Tonight we're hoping for some of the same, as we'll be 3,000 deep in the sold out Terminal 5. Bo ... Read More

The Offspring & Bad Religion @ Stone Pony Summerstage 08/01/14

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The Offspring & Bad Religion - 08/01/2014 Stone Pony Summerstage - Asbury Park, New Jersey Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks If the  'Summer Nationals' Tour is doing anything correctly, it's giving us to chance to catch The Offspring and Bad Religion on the same bill. Unfortunately, the only date of  this tour that I can make it to is the one at the Stone Pony Summerstage in Asbury Park down the shore of the Dirty Jerz. As mentioned in the past,  The small, indoor  actual Stone Pony ... Read More

Summerland 2014 @ Irving Plaza NYC

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Summerland 2014 - Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6 & Spacehog Irving Plaza - New York City Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks On this day 20 years ago my hometown New York Knicks won Game 5 of the NBA Finals while O.J. Simpson was on TV, well at least his white bronco was.. being chased by police down the freeway. Those were good times. So it's most certainly fitting to attend the only  throwback 90s concert tour worth seeing tonight: Summerland 2014. Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6 ... Read More

Foxy Shazam @ Bowery Ballroom – New York City 05/30/14

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Foxy Shazam - 05/30/2014 Bowery Ballroom - New York City Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks The day had finally come. Foxy Shazam have returned to New York City. You know that we here at Concert Confessions are devout members of the Church of Rock & Roll, myself being baptized three times in 2012. One of the best shows I saw in 2012 was Foxy Shazam at the Bowery Ballroom, so when a show was announced happening in May at the very same Bowery Ballroom it was my ... Read More

Riot Fest 2014’s Mega Lineup Unleashed

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The plan here was to post the pic of all the bands and just name a handful of ones that us here at Concert Confessions are fans of and stuff like that. Then, as I kept reading into the poster containing the lineup for the 2014 Riot Fest in Chicago, this thing just has so much one would want to check out. Your top billing is The Cure, Jane's Addiction, The National, Rise Against and Weezer while The Flaming Lips, Social Distortion, Slayer, ... Read More

Local H @ Mercury Lounge – New York City 04/21/2014

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Local H w/ Crook and Pony - 04/21/2014 Mercury Lounge - New York City Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks "I have an idea: Why don't you just enjoy the show" says Scott Lucas to one of his biggest fans who happened to be wielding a camera in the front row on Monday night. That lucky fan was this very writer. It's not surprising at all to spot a dude named Porks sporting a gigantic smile out front Mercury Lounge an hour before doors open for the ... Read More

Jack White Touring North America

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During times that legendary musicians aren't stopping by Third Man Records to record things in every way besides typical, Jack White does indeed fancy himself a live musician. Besides a handful of Festival dates, the pale faced guitar beast has scheduled a bakers dozen of dates across North America, kicking off in Tulsa on May 29th. Fox Theater in St. Louis AND Detroit are happening, as well as two nights in Chicago before the tour "closer" at the Air Canada Centre in ... Read More

Meat Puppets and The Moistboyz @ Fox Theater – Boulder, CO 04/02/14

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Hanging with folks this week who have fond memories of the Meat Puppets opening for Ween at Red Rocks some years back. So of course the amazing Red Rocks Amphitheater was part of the day's sight seeing tour, along with a walk on campus at University of Colorado where I sat in on a Psych class for no reason whatsoever. Tonight we're in Boulder at The Fox Theater, and it's a tad later show. Doors at 8:30. Moistboyz at 9 and the Meat ... Read More

Moistboyz and The Meat Puppets @ The Gothic Theater – Denver, CO 04/01/14

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Exactly one year after taking a road trip down to Pennsylvania to catch The Meat Puppets in Ween Country for two nights, tonight we kick off another double dip of the Meat Puppets, this time with The Moistboyz in the great state of Colorado. Always a good time when you could get me off the east coast. Last time I crossed time zones was Soundgraden at The Gorge Amphitheater  in Washington in 2011. Now it's Denver's turn to have me inside of ... Read More

Local H Add Spring Tour Dates For The East Coast

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Local H is currently on the inaugural tour with new drummer Ryan Harding, and by all indications things seem to be moving along smoother than a friction-less surface.  So after endless nights awake looking for shooting stars to pass along the sky it turns out the band has added more gigs to this trek. With a handful of shows left for March ending with a Scott Lucas solo spot in Forest Park, IL, the boys will head further east hitting towns Local ... Read More

Linkin Park Touring North America w/ 30 Seconds To Mars and AFI

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So with all that Stone Temple Pilots stuff on the back burner for now, it looks as if Linkin Park will dust off their gear and hit the road once again. Joined by a band fronted by a movie star 30 Seconds To Mars and special guests AFI, the trek will hit loads of outdoor venues and arenas beginning this August in Florida. They'll take things up the east coast and back across the country through Texas and wrapping up in California ... Read More

Primus Hitting The Road w/ Dean Ween Group This May/June

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Let's break it down for you. Les Claypool recently released a new record with  Duo De Twang titled Four Foot Shack. Also, the man known as Dean Ween is currently touring with the Moistboyz. Now forget the last two sentences, because if you're looking at this post you're here to find out tour dates for Primus and The Dean Ween Group (not to be confused with the Moistboyz), which kicks off May 1st through the 3rd at the Brooklyn Bowl's  Las Vegas location. ... Read More

Hangout Music Festival 2014: The Black Keys, The Killers, Outkast, QOTSA and More

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If at any point you were under the impression that this festival fever is a game, then you were sadly mistaken. Next up on a big week for festival announcements is the Hangout Music Festival, which takes place on a beach in Alabama.  The headliners are solid and include The Black Keys coming out of hiding alongside The Killers and Outkast. Other notables include Queens Of The Stone Age (who should be headlining ALL these festivals with their stellar work in 2013),Modest Mouse, The ... Read More

Governors Ball 2014: Jack White, Outkast, The Strokes and More

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Randall's Island in New York City rocks it with the Governors Ball annually. This year is no different. Outkast, Jack White, Vampire Weekend and The Strokes top the first tier of acts. Festival staples in 2014 Childish Gambino, Sleigh Bells. Chance The Rapper, The Naked And Famous and Foster The People can be seen along the likes of TV On The Radio, Skrillex, Interpol, Phoenix, Disclosure, Diarrhea Planet, Kurt Vile, Damon Albarn, Neko Case, along with the rap duo Run The Jewels ... Read More

Firefly Music Festival Reveals Massive 2014 Lineup

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For the third year in a row, Firefly Music Festival in Delaware is delivering another stellar lineup. Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters and Outkast lead the big names while Cage the Elephant, Weezer, Childish Gambino, Jack Johnson, Sleigh Bells, Young The Giant, Girl Talk, Chance The Rapper, Local Natives, Portugal. The Man, The Lumineers, Kaiser Chiefs, Grouplove and Pretty Lights round out the list of acts you may have heard of off the top of our heads looking at the list of over 100 acts. Firefly ... Read More

As Seen On TV: Sleigh Bells Dash Through Letterman

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Last time the guy typing this recalls checking out Sleigh Bells, this two were jumping around like nuts making all sorts of unmitigated noise. This morning, I decide to check out their Letterman performance from last night, and congrats Sleigh Bells because this "Young Legends" will be in my head for the rest of the day. Acoustic guitar and Sleigh Bells in the same sentence. Cool. Like half the artists in the artists in the world, they'll be appearing at this years Coachella ... Read More