Oct 27, 2013
The date: Saturday, October 26, 2013.
The text from my best friend: “BTW just found out that Zakk Wylde is playing with Camp Freddy tonight at the 9:30 club.”
Me: HOLY SHIT?! I wasn’t sure who Camp Freddy was so I had to be schooled a little bit and I found out it was a band of rockers who get together every so often and do cover songs of other bands: Dave Navarro, Billy Morrison, Matt Sorum (but this night he wasn’t there, it ... Read More
Oct 24, 2013
Avenged Sevenfold w/ Deftones and Ghost - 10/23/13
Chesapeake Energy Arena - Oklahoma City, OK
Words/Photos by Steven Anthony
Everyone's got an opinion regarding Avenged Sevenfold. Lots of people hate them, calling them derivative/wannabe rock stars. At the other end of the spectrum, you have the band's fans, eating up everything the band releases including their latest album Hail to the King which recently topped the Billboard's Top 100. Touring in support of that record, Avenged Sevenfold stopped at Oklahoma City's Chesapeake Energy Arena last ... Read More
Oct 13, 2013
Meat Puppets - Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn,NY - 10/12/13
Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks
You know what they say, 13th time is a charm right? This is going to be a great one, The Meat Puppets are back in New York tonight! At the Brooklyn Bowl no less, in the hipster capital of the world known as Williamsburg. How could you not love the Brooklyn Bowl? If I had any money I'd have dinner, the menu looks amazing. It's a bowling alley, and people do bowl during ... Read More
Oct 8, 2013
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
Oct 8, 2013
I know I’ve only written a few reviews and one of them was a Local H review, but I just have to do another one after catching them in New York. This was a big trip for me for three reasons. One, I had never been to New York and it was on my bucket list of things to do before I turn 40 (which is funny because I’m only 3-4 hours away). Two, this was one of the last shows that Brian would ... Read More
Oct 6, 2013
Fountains Of Wayne, Soul Asylum and Evan Dando - 10/05/2013
Webster Hall - New York City
Words/Photos/Videos- Jay Porks
Sometimes I write these things feeling the need to put H.G. Wells in the byline because I really have a knack for taking folks through a time machine from time to time. And that happens again tonight. What goes on people? Welcome back to another Jay Porks Experience. Big night for shows in New York City that this guy would attend, as we have Local H ... Read More
Sep 24, 2013
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
Sep 15, 2013
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
Sep 12, 2013
Violent Femmes - Central Park Summerstage
New York City - 09/12/2013
Words/Photos/Videos: Jay Porks
A day before Friday the 13th, something out of sorts happened in Central Park. It was the Violent Femmes returning to the city that never sleeps for the first time in nine years, 2/3's fully reunited, for a one night only (excluding Riot Fest appearances)event presented by Livenation and Josh Wood Productions. Who ever thought these dudes would tour again? Even if it's only two of the originals. The band has ... Read More
Sep 9, 2013
4th Annual LouFest Music Festival Comes To A Close - Day 1 Recap
Words and Pictures By Bradley Darby
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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
Sep 3, 2013
15 MINUTES IN TRAFFIC WITH JEFF AUSTIN (of Yonder Mountain String Band)
Interview by Bradley Darby
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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
Aug 25, 2013
Ted Nugent - 08/25/13
Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK
Words/Photos by Steven Anthony
After a handful of decades in the music industry, Ted Nugent has still not stopped. He continues trucking on, bathing in whatever spotlight he can find by drumming up political controversy, spouting out the kind of quotables that make news editors daydream of potential headlines. At his show in Oklahoma City last night, however, the Motor City Madman didn't spend too much time preaching his beliefs, instead choosing to power through ... Read More
Aug 20, 2013
Three Days Grace has had their fair share of ups and downs over the course of the last year, but they have risen above it all and came out on top to put together a solid performance.
If you are a die-hard fan of the band, you know the whole story and how it unfolded over social media (in the event you are not a fan, vocalist Adam Gontier left the band), it was a knock down drag out affair, but in the end ... Read More
Aug 19, 2013
If anyone knows me they know I'm not much of a "country" music fan, but if you play a fiddle and can rock out with the best rock bands out there, I'm probably going to like you. Natalie Stovall is a fiddle playing genius, she ranks right up there with the great Charlie Daniels, and even does a mean remake of "Devil went down to Georgia" on the fiddle.
Natalie has toured tons of college campuses, and in 2012 was named the 2012 ... Read More
Aug 18, 2013
Alice In Chains, Jane's Addiction & Coheed And Cambria @ Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival
PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ 08/17/2013
Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks
It's been way too long folks, way too long. But your favorite self absorbed snob of an author is back to bring you the trials and tribulations of yet another Jay Porks Experience. Life kicks your ass sometimes, and at times it can keep you away from awesome shows for a four month span. But today that all ends ... 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 8, 2013
As many times as I've seen Halestorm over the past three years, they never disappoint, they always put on an amazing show. Lzzy Hale continues to defy the rock greats with vocal abilities that stand out time after time.
Halestorm was doing a solo tour this time around, made a stop at the Deluxe Room at the Old National Center in Indianapolis Indiana, to a sold out show. Halestorm started back in 2009 and I think I've been seeing them live since 2011, ... Read More
Aug 7, 2013
Summerland, part three?
Not exactly, but your chances to find out if Stacy's Mom still has it going on just got a bit better as Fountains of Wayne will be hitting the road with Soul Asylum and Evan Dando this fall. As of right now this tour seems to focus East Coast heavy, but we are told that future dates and without a doubt in the works. So prepare yourself for one more night of 90s nostalgia and check out the dates below ... Read More
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 24, 2013
Avenged Sevenfold is hitting the road in support of their new record, Hail To The King, due out August 27th. Fans of the band are more than thrilled. You know who else is thrilled? Fans of Deftones as well as fans of Ghost, both bands who will be on tour with A7X this fall, hitting arena's in major markets not named New York or California. To check out where to catch this gig, take a look at the dates below. Head over ... Read More
Jul 24, 2013
Coming to an end of another summer tour that contained no shortage of weather surprises and set stoppages, the Phish from Vermont have announced east coast shows for this upcoming fall. Multi-night stints planned for Hampton, Worchester and the finale begins on Halloween in Atlantic City at Boardwalk Hall. Phans invading casinos, I'm sure the high rollers at the blackjack tables can't wait.
Always a lottery of some sort, because too many of you want these. You can go here to enter yourself ... Read More
Jul 24, 2013
At the ripe age of 34, I have seen the music industry reinvent itself on more than one occasion. While I was fortunate enough to begin my musical identity right as Nirvana was taking off, it is my honest opinion that there are only a few perfect records created. One of these perfect albums just so happened to be released as I entered my second decade of musical snobbery. That album is called Give Up and as it now enters its second ... Read More
Jul 22, 2013
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
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 15, 2013
With Scott Weiland and the band currently suing one another, Stone Temple Pilots won't let that stop them from hitting the road this Fall with Chester Bennington (of Linkin Park fame) taking over frontman duties. The band will be supported by Filter, who oddly enough served as the opening band for STP at the infamous PNC Bank Arts Center show in New Jersey where Weiland came out an hour late just days into the band's reunion tour. Chances are, that won't happen ... Read More
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