Oct 2, 2015
Earlier this week, thenaturalstoner and I had what we would consider to be a perfect day in Seattle. We were in town to catch Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell at Benaroya Hall, a stop on his solo acoustic tour. After driving across the state of Washington that morning, we spent the afternoon in downtown Seattle doing all the typical tourist stuff like buying Hawks gear at the Seattle Seahawks Pro Shop, snapping photos in front of the Space Needle while making obscene gestures, ... Read More
Aug 8, 2013
Bon Jovi played London's Hyde Park last month (July, 5) and YouTube user 45BonJovi has combined fan footage and official live audio to create a video of the band performing "Wanted Dead or Alive."
Is this awesome or not? Watch the video below and judge for yourself.
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Aug 5, 2013
On an overcast August evening, on the bank of Lake Pend Oreille (pronounced: pond-o-ray) in Idaho, I came face-to-face with what I had considered to be my white whale. I was about to see a band that, for years, would play a few shows in the Pacific Northwest but, for some reason, those shows would fall on days that made it difficult for me to attend. This night, however, was my night. It was my night to check that band off my list, to ... Read More
Jul 20, 2013
Last night (7/19/13) at Safeco Field in Seattle, WA, Sir Paul McCartney was joined by the remaining members of Nirvana and treated fans to "Helter Skelter," "Cut Me Some Slack," and "Get Back."
Video credits: Trent Moorman
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Jul 13, 2013
Thenaturalstoner is in Seattle this weekend for Sub Pop's Silver Jubilee, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sub Pop Records. As a pre-festival warm up, our lovable pal headed over to the Showbox Sodo last night to catch punk legends Rancid.
"Rancid was loud and full of energy," says thenaturalstoner. "Everyone was pumped, and the room was packed. It fuck'n rocked."
The second night, of a two-night run in Seattle, Rancid delivered a massive set-list, opening with Roots Radicals and closing with Time Bomb. Radio kicked ... Read More
Jul 5, 2013
The Spokane Arena was rocking last Saturday night as fans packed the house to see the legendary Fleetwood Mac perform a nearly 2.5 hour-long set, which included hit after hit from their more than four decade-long career.
Prior to the show, the Spokane Arena posted to their facebook page that the band had requested that no one take photos or video during the show. But rules are made to be broken, right? So I placed my camera down low and tried to be ... Read More
May 21, 2013
Blitzen Trapper is awesome. If you haven’t been to one of their shows, what are you waiting for? On Sunday night the band ripped up The Kenworthy in Moscow, Idaho with their badass folk/alt country/indie rock jams that should make music lovers take note of this band’s greatness.
Earlier in the afternoon, I “hosted” the inaugural Concert Confessions Backyard Horseshoe Championship. I tweeted Blitzen Trapper an invite to join us in a game before the show. Unfortunately they couldn’t make it, but we ... Read More
May 17, 2013
MGMT played a sold-out show in Spokane on Tuesday, May 14, and thenaturalstoner and I were there (shaky cell phone camera and all) to brave a sea of skinny jeans and listen to some jams by the Grammy nominated band.
Prior to this show, the only MGMT songs I was familiar with were Time to Pretend and Kids (go ahead and roll your eyes). Not that I disliked the band, they just never made it on my musical radar.
Sometimes being unfamiliar with a ... Read More
Nov 19, 2012
Alice Cooper at the Northern Quest Casino - Airway Heights, WA - 11/17/2012
On Saturday night, The Natural Stoner (TNS) and I made our way over to the Northern Quest Casino in Airway Heights, WA to see the legendary Alice Cooper. I had wanted to see Cooper for years, but sadly never got around to going one of his shows before. Yeah, I know, I've only had more than thirty years to make that happen. However, after watching the stream of his 2012 ... Read More
Nov 15, 2012
Neil Young and Crazy Horse
Key Arena, Seattle WA - 11/10/12
Videos by Phishbeard
Concert Confessions contributor Phishbeard hits tons of shows. Actually, tons is probably an understatement. The guy hits so many shows that he's usually on his way to the next one before he can share any info with us about the show he just left. But the videos continue to upload.
This week, our buddy Phishbeard was lucky enough to catch Neil Young & Crazy Horse at The Key Arena in Seattle. ... Read More
Nov 15, 2012
PSY joined Madonna onstage to perform a Gangnam Style mash up at her Madison Square Garden show on Tuesday.
This begs the question: which attention-whore are you most tired off, PSY or Madonna?
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Aug 22, 2012
Sir Mix-A-Lot Tells Cougs to Put 'em on the Glass - Pullman, WA - 08/22/12
Grammy award winning rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot performed on the Washington State University campus in Pullman, Washington. The Seattle native was part of the lineup for WSU's annual CougFest—additional acts included DJ 100 Proof, Fresh Espresso, and Hoodie Allen.
The hour-long set included hits such as "Posse on Broadway," "My Hooptie," and (of course) "Baby Got Back."
Mix-A-Lot puts on a great show, and knows how to get the crowd going. ... Read More
Jun 20, 2012
Girl Talk and STS9 have been confirmed (via Consequence of Sound) for the 2012 North Coast Music Festival. The North Coast Music Festival is August 30 - September 2, 2012 at Union Park in Chicago, Illinois. The event features the world's electronic, indie, hip hop, jam and rock and roll artists. Here is the complete lineup so far:
ARTS OF LIFE BAND
DIGITAL TAPE MACHINE
FAMILY GROOVE COMPANY
FELIX DA HOUSECAT
GIRL TALK [NEW!]
KING KHAN AND THE SHRINES
KNIFE ... Read More
Jun 19, 2012
Watch Chris Cornell Cover "A Day in the Life"
Everyone should know that Sir Paul McCartney celebrated his 70th birthday yesterday; and it turned out to be a great opportunity for musicians to celebrate one of the most influential songwriters of our time. See below for video of Chris Cornell covering "A Day in the Life" at London Palladium.
May 5, 2012
Childish Gambino 05/02/12
Kibbie Dome - Moscow, ID
Words/Photos by Mr. Sparkly
Usually I have to travel at least two hours to see a decent show, but sometimes my town surprises me. So when I heard Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) was performing for The University of Idaho's Finals Fest, there was no doubt that I had to catch this act that I have been hearing so much about.
I'll give credit where credit is due, Mr. Jay Porks has been praising Glover for more than a ... Read More
Apr 17, 2012
Words by Mr. Sparkly
Photos by Shanda Sheldon
Foxy Shazam (9:50 to 11 p.m.)
Less than 24 hours in the Emerald City and a 600-mile drive across the state of Washington and back. That's a small price to pay to see Foxy Shazam, one of the most entertaining bands today.
For an hour and ten minutes, Foxy Shazam delivered the kind of show that only Eric Nally and the boys can deliver. From the moment they started into Church of Rock and Roll until Nally was ... Read More
Apr 16, 2012
Foxy Shazam played an in-store performance at Silver Platters (Queen Anne Store) in Seattle on Saturday. Around 100 fans came out to see the band and were treated to a three-song set that included Holy Touch, Forever Together, and I Like it. The event was from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
I walked over to the store at 2:30 p.m., which was conveniently located across the street from my hotel, and expected the place to be packed. Surprisingly, there were about 30 people in the store when ... Read More
Feb 26, 2012
The Darkness w/ Crown Jewel Defense & Foxy Shazam 02/25/12
Neptune Theater - Seattle, CA
Words/Photos by Thenaturalstoner & Mr Sparkly
If you're a regular visitor to Concert Confessions, you may have noticed a recurring theme throughout February. On our website, individual Twitter feeds, and the official Concert Confessions facebook page, there has been a lot of talk about The Darkness, the UK rockers who hit the scene in 2003 with the infectious tune "I Believe in a Thing Called Love." So here you go, ... Read More
Feb 25, 2012
Sleigh Bells 2/24/12
The Showbox at the Market - Seattle, WA
Review and Photos from Mr. Sparkly and thenaturalstoner
Say what you want about Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss, the duo better known as Sleigh Bells; but if you're looking for a show that is loud with killer guitar shreds, this is the show for you. After a raucous pre-funk, we made our way into the Showbox at the Market in time to catch the last half of Black Bananas opening set. Seattle is always ... Read More
Aug 6, 2011
The Jay Porks Experience (Mr. Sparkly Edition)
It felt like 6:30 a.m. arrived earlier than usual at the Gorge Amphitheatre last Sunday. It didn’t help that some a-hole’s phone alarm was going off next to our tent (you know who I’m talking about). Thenaturalstoner, Jay Porks, and I got up, packed up our camping gear, and head off to Spokane, Washington to see Willie Nelson and Family at the Northern Quest Casino and Resort.
We arrived in Spokane around mid-morning. After hanging around downtown ... Read More
Jun 21, 2011
Until about a month ago, I had no idea who Starfucker (STRFKR) was. I have, however, learned two important lessons when it comes to discovering new music: (1) Never judge a band until you see them play live and (2) Always trust thenaturalstoner for music advice. So, I spent the past month listening to Starfucker’s self-titled debut album and their newest release, Reptilians, to prepare myself for this show.
I met TNS and a couple of other friends over in Pullman. We had ... Read More