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

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

KUBE 93 Summer Jam 2014 – June 6-7, 2014, The Gorge Amphitheatre. Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar, and more….

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KUBE 93 Summer Jam 2014 Review, photos and videos by thenaturalstoner I appreciate what Seattle’s KUBE 93 radio tried to do at the Gorge Amphitheatre this past weekend, however I am not quite sure this years Summer Jam worked out to its full potential. Moving the annual event to a two day format seemed to make some initial sense, you could book some old school rappers to fill out a classic Friday night and then bring out young guns for day two and (in ... 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

SWOLLEN MEMBERS, MADCHILD SWINGS THE BATTLE AXE MOVEMENT THROUGH POP’S ST. LOUIS 05/18/2014

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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

Paganfest Ft: Korpiklaani, Turisas, Chthonic – House of Blues – Hollywood, Ca 5-13-14

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The 5th annual Paganfest made its way to the House of Blues in Hollywood on May 13, 2014. The lineup of: Winterhymn, Varg, Chthonic, Turisas, and Korpiklaani all waited eagerly to wreak havoc on the sunset strip and on the many hungry fans that were in attendance.               Chthonic is a metal band from Taiwan; they came on-stage and immediately the fans started to go crazy as Chthonic doesn’t visit the USA on a regular basis so the fans easily got loud and crazy. There wasn't ... 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

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

Metalachi: Whisky a Go Go 5/4/14 Hollywood, Ca

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There are few bands in this world that you could look at or see their name and think, “What are they supposed to be?” One of those bands is the band known as, Metalachi. So who is Metalachi? They are 5 men that do a fusion of rock and metal covers using mariachi instruments as well as play classic mariachi music. Their costumes take after a classic mariachi look mixed in with KISS, Gwar, and Rob Zombie. Sounds a bit odd at ... Read More

Danny Brown Stops in Columbia, MO at The Blue Note 04/27/2014

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Danny Brown The Blue Note Words/Photos/Videos - BeezNutzSTL Last Sunday, the one and certainly only Danny Brown brought his " The Old Danny Brown Tour " through The Blue Note in Columbia, MO. Once again I made a short road trip from the suburbs of St. Louis to the college town of Columbia, Mo. Round Trip its a little under 3 hours. The Blue Note, is one of my favorite venues. I have been going here for a long time. It never disappoints me. ... Read More

Ghost: The Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, Ca 4-27-14

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Swedish Metalers, Ghost, made a second pass in Southern California to perform to a SOLD OUT  crowd at The Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, California. They were touring to continue support for their sophomore album Infestissumam. The Fonda Theater was packed to the max with both new and old fans of Ghost, hungrily waiting for Ghost to come on stage. But before them, we were given the opening band called, King Dude. Their music had a rock and a bluesy sound. The singer’s singing style reminded ... Read More

Snoop Dogg – 4/26/14 Beasley Coliseum, Pullman, WA

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Snoop Dogg - 4/26/14 Beasley Coliseum, Pullman, WA Review by Mouph Breaver and thenaturalstoner Videos by thenaturalstoner Photos by Phishbeard, thenaturalstoner, Mouph Breaver, Mr. Sparkly   The one and only Snoop D-O-double-G made an appearance very close to home last night. Beasley Coliseum on the campus of Washington State University in Pullman, Washington was the place. The venue was set up to house sixty-five hundred people and I would say that, sadly, it was only about two thirds full by the time old Snoop took the stage ... Read More

The Dandy Warhols 04/25/14: Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood, CA

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For years I have been trying to see The Dandy Warhols live. I have a few albums, some I like, and some make me wonder what the fuck I am listening to. Yet I just knew I had to catch the band live. That finally happened on the last Friday in April during the year of our Lord 2014. Nic Adler and The Roxy decided it was time the Sunset Strip was no longer a shadow of its former self and are ... 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

Shovels and Rope – 4/19/14 – The Bartlett, Spokane, WA

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Shovels and Rope with Parker Millsap 4/19/14 – The Bartlett, Spokane, WA Review, photos and video by thenaturalstoner   Shovels and Rope brought their fantastic husband and wife band to one of Spokane, Washingtons newest music venues tonight and had the sold-out crowd dancing and jumping and hootin’ and hoolerin’ along for a solid 90 minute release of folk-country-rock energy.  We got to The Bartlett around 7:30pm for the 8 o’clock show and opening act Parker Millsap and bandmates Michael Rose and Daniel Foulks came ... Read More

4/19/14 Local H @ DC9 in Washington, DC

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So I've written a handful of Local H reviews already and I feel like I can't possibly be creative anymore in my reviews for them. Of course I'm going to say they killed it! They always do! Of course I'm going to say they left me with a "high" that will be with  me for weeks, they always do! Of course I'm going to tell you that if you've never seen them live that you have to...The only new thing about tonight's ... Read More

Drive-By Truckers Rocks Columbia, MO – The Blue Note – 04-17-14

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Drive-By Truckers 04/17/2014 The Blue Note, Columbia, MO Words/Video/Photos by BeezNutzSTL First and foremost I want to say Thank you to The Blue Note for always running fun promotional contests via social media. Which is how I won these tickets to attend this awesome show. Do yourself a favor and go follow them, like them and LOVE them now and you can be the next winner. I found out I won these about 6:30 day of show. Its a 90 mile drive to Columbia, well ... Read More

Jerry Seinfeld and Larry Miller 4/12/14 – Beasley Coliseum, Pullman, WA

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Jerry Seinfeld and Larry Miller 4/12/14 – Beasley Coliseum, Pullman, WA Review, videos, and photos by thenaturalstoner   While Mom’s Weekend on the Washington State University campus is packed full of events every year, us “locals” typically hunker down and stay inside to avoid the massive influx of people and drunken carnage that comes along with the moms.  I have always heard that more booze, condoms, and morning after pills are purchased this weekend than any other in Pullman, Washington, and I believe that.  While ... 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

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

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

Royal Teeth Brings Their ” Glow ” to Vintage Vinyl 03.06.2014

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Royal Teeth 03.06.14 by bzntzstl On a beautiful, bright day in the Delmar loop in Saint Louis, MO. Royal Teeth, a five piece band from New Orleans, LA stopped by Vintage Vinyl for a stripped down acoustic performance before their show at the Demo later that evening. They are on the road promoting their latest release " Glow " which is on Dangerbird Records and features the single " Wild ". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLbdGZ2tAx8& It is always a wonderful feeling being at Vintage Vinyl, good ... Read More

Tool – 3/4/2014 Spokane Arena – Spokane, Washington

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Tool – 3/4/2014 Spokane Arena – Spokane, Washington Video and Words by thenaturalstoner, Photos by thenaturalstoner and Mouph Breaver   Full Concert Confessions Disclosure Intro: I am a Tool noob.  Not the biggest noob of all time mind you, but one nonetheless.  I know and enjoy most of the popular songs, but have not taken the time in my past to delve deep into their catalog.  This is a self-admitted mistake and something I hope to rectify down the line.  Regardless of my naivety, I ... Read More