2015 Phases of the Moon Festival in Arkansas is Cancelled

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As of 12:15PM, it has been announced that Phases of the Moon is officially CANCELLED.  The festival is citing a number of unforeseen obstacles including road closures.  See below for more info.    Here are some of our favorite replies on the official Phases of the Moon Facebook page:   BELOW IS OUR ORIGINAL POST PRIOR TO OFFICIAL WORD COMING OUT FROM THE PEOPLE AT PHASES OF THE MOON.  All it took was one post.  One post to stop productivity in workplaces across the Midwest for hungry ... 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

Yonder Mountain String Band Spring Tour Begins This Week!

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It has been just about one year since the Yonder Mountain String Band and former front-man/mandolin player Jeff Austin played their final show together.  Austin went on to form the Jeff Austin Band, touring and releasing an album in less than twelve months.  Yonder Mountain String Band have also remained incredibly busy... picking up Allie Kral (formerly of Cornmeal) to shred the fiddle and add a bit of estrogen to the tour bus, as well as master of the mandolin Jacob Jolliff.  The ... 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

PREVIEW LouFest 2014 – Sept 6 & 7 – Feat. Outkast, Arctic Monkeys, Cake, Grouplove and More!

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On September 6 & 7 the LouFest Music Festival will return to the beautiful Forest Park in St. Louis for a fifth straight year. LouFest is growing yet again, with a rumored FOURTH stage now being added after a third being brought into the mix last year. It was estimated that the 2013 version brought in more than 15,000 people each day, more than double the previous year. The last five years have provided concert goers with a very eclectic mix of ... Read More

TOUR DATES: Yonder Mountain String Band Spring Dates / Lineup Summer Festival Schedule

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Yonder Mountain String Band Set To Hit Road for Spring Trek / Announce Festival Plans.  As the calendar turned to 2014 and the members of the Yonder Mountain String Band set out for their Winter tour... they forgot to pick up one quarter of the band on their way to the first stop. Actually Jeff Austin decided to sit this one out and instead spend a few months of quality time with his wife and recently born baby girl.  The other three members ... 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

PREVIEW: YMSB Harvest Music Festival: 13 Bands Not To Miss Next Weekend!

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Thirteen Bands Not To Miss at YMSB's Harvest Festival 2013 Words by Bradley Darby  Its that magical time of year… when you turn the calendar over to October just as the leaves begin to turn beautiful shades of brown, orange and yellow. You replace your jorts with overalls and your pogo balls for rakes. Autumn is upon us... as you turn your calendar you may notice October 17-19 highlighted or circled with the word HARVEST scrawled across those dates. If that is you, this post ... 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

YMSB Harvest Festival 10/17-19 (feat. Tedeschi Trucks Band, Les Claypool, Railroad Earth) Stage Schedule Released

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YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND's Harvest Music Festival When: October 17-19, 2013 Where: Mulberry Mountain, Ozark AR How Much: 3 Day Pass $145. Day Passes Also Available Here We are just weeks away from the 8th Annual Yonder Mountain String Band Harvest Music Festival taking place at the most beautiful festival site I have ever stepped foot on, Mulberry Mountain. While Mulberry Mountain has now become the home to three total major music festivals, Harvest Festival still stands out as "THE" festival for many folks. Harvest keeps the ... 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

LOUFEST 2013 Lineup Unveiled! Feat. The Killers, Wilco, Alabama Shakes, The National, Jim James, MORE! / Sept 7-8 / St. Louis

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LouFest returns for its 4th annual Summer festival taking place in Central Fields of Forest Park in St. Louis, MO. This year they have pushed the date back a few weeks from late August to early September, meaning we may luck out with highs near 95 instead of 106. But it is St. Louis, so there is also a chance of snow and somehow even a hurricane. This year we can also welcome the idea of expanding the festival to take up ... Read More

HELP WANTED: Dirtfoot Takes to Kickstarter to Fund New Album

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Shreveport, Louisiana gypsy, punk, country, grumble, boogie band Dirtfoot are taking to the fans to help fund their newest album, literally being recorded as this is being typed at Blade Studios in Shreveport and being produced by Brady Blade. Dirtfoot is currently in an incredibly exciting evolution stage... it actually began when Nathan Woods joined in 2011 and added electric bass to the mix. Then last Summer longtime drummer Lane Bayliss retired and they picked up a rock drummer by the name of ... Read More

The Floozies Winter Tour 2013 and Festival Dates

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The Floozies Embark on Tour to Conquer EDM Scene... One Town at a Time There are two brothers from a little town called Lawrence, Kansas that are well on their way to take over a music venue near you with their take on the ever so popular EDM sound that has garnered so much attention over the last few years. The Floozies, consisting of brothers Matt and Mark Hill, have a fresh approach that gives you more than just the UNTZ and drops that many ... Read More

WAKARUSA Lineup #3 – Complete Lineup Unveiled! / May 30-June 2 / Ozark, AR

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Wakarusa lineup blast #3 has been released, giving us a final talley of who all will be on Mulberry Mountain this Summer. Get all the details and pick up your tickets now at www.wakarusa.com STS9 Black Crowes Snoop Lion Gogol Bordello GROUPLOVE Galactic Ozomatili EOTO Del the Funky Homosapien Los Amigos Invisibles GRiZ Felix Cartal Lyrics Born J Boog Zion I The Floozies Milo Greene Delta Rae Moon Taxi Langhorne Slim GAUDI Bluetech Minnesota DJ Solo Lance Herbstrong Kidnap Kid D.V.S Govinda Mingo Fishtrap ZZ Ward Flow Tribe Nahko and Medicine for the People Jon Wayne and the Pain Holy Ghost Tent Revival The Magic Beans Dumptruck Butterlips THe 1 Oz Jug   ------------------------------------------------ LAST WEEKS ANNOUNCEMENT: Dispatch Amon Tobin Umphreys McGee SOJA Shpongle presents The Masquerade Calexico Mutemath Totally Enormous Extinct ... Read More

WAKARUSA Lineup Announcement Round 2 (of 3) / May 30 – June 2 / Ozark, AR

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For the second consecutive Thursday, the Waka gods have graced us with the good word... of a partial lineup announcement. Last week we were given the 1st of three equally weighted lineups that included hippie legends Widespread Panic, modern day jamgrass pioneers Yonder Mountain String Band and the up and coming in every circle Of Monsters and Men as well as Wakarusa regulars such as Dirtfoot, Quixotic and Mountain Sprout. I constantly refreshed my browser, impatiently waiting for the 10AM Facebook post to unveil the ... Read More

LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT: 10th Annual WAKARUSA / May 30-June 2, 2013 / Ozark, AR

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WAKARUSA / May 30-June 2, 2013 / Ozark, AR For the 10th straight year the Wakarusa Festival will return bringing 4 days of music, camping, and all around shenanigans to Mulberry Mountain. Starting in Lawrence, Kansas way back in 2004 before relocating to the paradise that is Mulberry Mountain Resort in Ozark, Arkansas in 2009, Wakarusa has become one of the premiere festivals out there and they have certainly found their little slice of heaven in the Northwest corner of the state just ... Read More

Yonder Mountain String Band Release Winter/Spring 2013 Tour Dates

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It is no secret that Concert Confessions houses a few folks that love them some bluegrass/jamgrass/newgrass music... call it what you will, but like Keller Williams sings "when i hear that banjo crow, when I hear that fiddle play, when I hear that chuck of the mandolin man it just makes my day." It was a good week for bluegrass fans as one of the modern-day monsters of the genre announced this week that they will be back at it in early ... Read More

Thunder on the Mountain Country Music Festival / June 6-8 / Ozark, Arkansas; Features Toby Keith, Luke Bryan, and more!

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2013 will mark the first year for Thunder on the Mountain - a country music festival.  Thunder on the Mountain will take place June 6 - 8 on the magnificent Mulberry Mountain, near Ozark, AR. In addition to these world class country artists, Thunder on the Mountain will feature camping, amazing food & craft vendors, world-class river floats, fishing, waterfalls, hiking, premiere RV camping and much, much more!  Tickets for Thunder on the Mountain will go on sale at 10 AM (CST) Tuesday, Dec 11 at www.ThunderOnTheMountain.com. Follow Thunder on the Mountain ... Read More

Infamous Stringdusters Embark on Old Rock House – St. Louis 11/14/12

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An Evening with the Infamous Stringdusters - Old Rock House 11/14/2012 Words / Pictures by Bradley Darby   Described by some critics as "a future supergroup," "a phenomenon" "intricately improvisational," and "flawless", the Infamous Stringdusters have been tearing up the bluegrass circuit for the last five years, releasing four studio albums as well as a live album while garnering a Grammy nomination along with three International Bluegrass Association awards and playing to packed venues and festival tents. The Stringdusters were just in the home of ... Read More

Primus in 3D! Live at Peabody Opera House – STL 10/28

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Primus in 3D! Live at Peabody Opera House - St. Louis 10/28/12 Words and Pictures by Bradley Darby If you like your metal funky, your rock progressive, or just flat-out weird experimental jam music... then you were probably at the Peabody Opera House on Sunday night. If you weren’t, than you missed one of the greatest rock bands of the last 20 years as they took the stage for their touring 3D spectacle. Primus, who called it a day twelve years ago after releasing ... Read More

PHOTO GALLERY: LouFest 2012 feat. Flaming Lips, Dawes, Girl Talk, Son Volt and More / Aug 25-26 / Forest Park, St. Louis MO

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LouFest 2012 Photo Gallery All Pictures and Video by Bradley Darby (DarbySTL on Facebook/Twitter) CLICK HERE TO SEE MY LOUFEST 2012 VIDEO PAGE ON YOUTUBE   I present you with my 2012 LouFest photo gallery. This was one of my favorite smaller festivals I have attended and I look forward to what the future LouFest's will bring now that they seem to be coming into their own in their third year. Enjoy the pictures in this gallery as much as I enjoyed shooting them and go ... Read More