Jul 12, 2012
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals 'Never Go Back' To Jimmy Kimmel Live
We here at Concert Confessions have a lot of lust love for Grace Potter. Tonight she brought her backing band The Nocturnals to Hollywood Blvd for a late night performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Thanks to our pal The Audio Perv, you can watch the Vermont natives rock the song Never Go Back down below.
To check out our various coverage of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, click here.
Jul 11, 2012
Fun Fun Fun Fest Releases 2012 Lineup
Judging by the name this should be a good time. Fun Fun Fun Fest is set to return to Austin Texas from November 2-4th 2012. The lineup is pretty incredible seeing as how it is topped by a reunited Run-D.M.C. One must assume with the 10 year anniversary of the death of Jam Master Jay the ground-breaking rap group may be going the hologram route much like Dre and Snoop did with 2Pac at Coachella 2012.
The ... Read More
Jul 6, 2012
Watch Blur Perform Two New Songs Live
Old news perhaps but when you are awake at 5:00 am and you can't go back to sleep for a little while one must do something. Earlier this week, Blur debuted two new songs. I know what you American's are thinking WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO can we get a new Gorillaz album instead? Regardless for those who care and/or have yet to see these, here are 'Under The Westway' and 'The Puritan."
Here is where we predict that Blur will ... Read More
Jul 2, 2012
RIP Girls: A Tribute To The Best Band You've Never Heard
One of my favorite discoveries of 2011 is a San Francisco based two-piece band simply titled Girls. Their music can be sort of described as garage rock/indie pop with some San Franciscan psychedelia thrown in for good measure. They've received high praise for their two albums, 2009's Album and 2011's Father, Son, Holy Ghost. Now, according to a recent string of tweets by lead singer/songwriter Christopher Owens, he's left the band. Meaning, of course, ... Read More
Jun 26, 2012
Watch GROUPLOVE Cover Andrew W.K.
This is pretty bad ass. By now, you know we dig GROUPLOVE (in more ways than you know). We also had a blast earlier this year giving away tickets to see Andrew W.K. live in Hollywood. So when we discovered that GROUPLOVE covered Party Hard by Andrew W.K. for A.V. Club we just had to share it here with you. We hope you enjoy this as much as we do.
Jun 26, 2012
Childish Gambino - 6/25/12
Central Park Summerstage - New York City
Words/Photos/Video By Jay Porks
Damn, I wish I could keep this streak going of hitting epic shows every freaking night. What goes on people , welcome yourselves to the 73rd episode of the Jay Porks Never Ending Concert Series. After two days in Atlantic City at the Orion Music + More festival, it was time to get back in the New York groove as they say with a visit to Central Park, for Childish ... Read More
Jun 19, 2012
GROUPLOVE Make Jay Leno All Kinds of 'Tongue Tied'
Greetings from the left coast. Reverend Justito here sitting on the bed watching my second favorite baseball team kick the crap out of my all-time favorite baseball team. I can’t hear the Angels play by play team discuss the ass kicking the boys in red are putting upon my Giants because I am listening to GROUPLOVE live on Leno. I can’t lie, I still have not made my mind up on this band despite ... Read More
Jun 14, 2012
Bonnaroo Part III: Return of the Jedi
Chapter 1: Sunday Morning
On the morning of my final day at Bonnaroo, I was prepared for what would certainly be our most relaxing day. With only four acts to check out (and the first one not going on until 1:00), I was ready to chill and maybe have a beer with BeeZnutz.
It had rained the whole night and well into the morning, but by the time we left our tent at about 9 or so, the ... Read More
Jun 13, 2012
Watch Kasabian Drive From Coachella to Santa Monica
We are posting this video of Kasabian driving from Coachella to Santa Monica for three reasons.
1) Reverend Justito had a blast with Kasabian at Coachella
2) Reverend Justito is obsessed with Kasabian
3) Kasabian basically drives past Reverend Justito’s home in this video and he had no clue they were staying a few blocks away. Clearly he slacked in his stalking duties back in April. That said, stalking Reverend Justito (who is writing this and feels like ... Read More
Jun 13, 2012
Refused Announce August 2012 West Coast Tour Dates
It seems like it was just yesterday when Reverend Justitio was standing out in the rain watching Refused perform at Coachella. The reunited legends have added a few more dates to their reunion tour. The dates focus on the left side of North America kicking off August 22nd in Denver and wrapping August 31st in San Francisco. While nothing is confirmed at this time, we are just going to take a guess that the band ... Read More
Jun 11, 2012
Blitzen Trapper & The Head and the Heart Team Up For Fall 2012 US Tour
I think we all officially love Blitzen Trapper. It started with Rev who saw them at a poorly attended festival at Universal Studios back in 1998 (he has since seen the band at the Hollywood Bowl and last year in Hollywood). Then he started to get fellow Concert Confession family members hooked. The Northwest chapter took in their performance this past Memorial Day weekend at Sasquatch and he ... Read More
Jun 11, 2012
Devo & Blondie Team Up For 'Whip It To Shreds' US Tour
Holy 80’s new wave nostalgia Batman, Blondie and Devo are teaming up for a tour of the US later this year. The co-headline trek entitled Whip It To Shreds is currently set to kick off September 7th in Washington and wrap on the 26th of September in Chicago. You can check out the dates below.
Whip It To Shreds 2012 US Tour Dates:
09/07/12 Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery/ Woodinville, WA
09/08/12 Sleep Country Amphitheater/Ridgefield, ... Read More
Jun 4, 2012
Fitz and the Tantrums announce 2012 Tour Dates/New Album Coming
Post by thenaturalstoner
I may be the only "regular" to Concert Confessions that gives any sort of shit, but I don't care about that because I am excited to bring you the news that Fitz and the Tantrums have posted some new tour dates and have also announced a new (yet to be titled) album to come out in Mid-October. YES!
Sadly I will miss that Seattle Capitol Hill Block Party gig by one day ... Read More
Jun 3, 2012
Bonnaroo Preview: The Top 12 Must-See Acts to Catch at the Farm
If you know me in any way, then you probably know that I am attending this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. It is repeatedly called "Best Festival of the Summer" by many music-based magazines and websites,and tens of thousands head out to Manchester every year to catch acts big and small. So here are my Top 12 acts of this year's installment of Bonnaroo!
Honorable mentions: Skrillex, Superjam ... Read More
May 31, 2012
Gotye Announces 2012 North American Tour Dates
Common people of North America – we know you like to keep things simple. You hate full albums and you enjoy taking in one or two shows a year. You like to text and sing along and drink $12 cups a beer. For 2012, your soundtrack is Gotye and we know that all you really want to hear is Somebody That I Used To Know. Here is where you can hear the dude play it*
Gotye 2012 ... Read More
May 21, 2012
Dear concert going friends,
I know you and I go way back (hope all is well!) and it has been a long time since we have talked, but there is just something extremely exciting that has built inside of me about what is going to happen this weekend at THE GORGE for the 2012 version of the Sasquatch! Festival that I must tell you about. Last years Festival set the stage for a year of great memories and the need to “go back ... Read More
May 14, 2012
Coachella Announces 2013 Dates and Presale Information
Remember last Friday when we posted that image that the Coachella folks asked us to pass along? Not shocking at all, the announcement was that the 2013 festival will once again be two weekends. Those weekends will be April 12-14 and April 19-21 2013. Pre-sale tickets will go on sale on May 17th 2012 at 10 am PST. Click here to check out the official Coachella site for more pre-sale information.
May 14, 2012
The Black Keys Fall 2012 West Coast Tour Dates
Having successfully rocked two weekends of Coachella last month, arena rockers The Black Keys will return to the West Coast this fall. The short trek will kick off in the meth infested central valley hotbed known as Fresno and will wrap in beautiful Las Cruses New Mexico a few days later. From there Patrick and Dan head off to the land down under. No word on who will support Tegan and Sara will support ... Read More
May 11, 2012
Coachella asked us to pass this on, so we are doing just that. But what does it all mean?
May 7, 2012
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Announce Fall 2012 US Tour Dates
Last month when Reverend Justito was running around Coachella like a mad man, he took a moment to check out a band he had only heard in name before. That band is known as Godspeed You! Black Emperor and they have decided to keep the reunion tour flowing into the fall. After performing at the ATP gig in September, the group will perform two weeks’ worth of dates that focus on the Eastern ... Read More
May 3, 2012
Kasabian Share Their Coachella Experience With The World
Coachella was a life changing experience for our founder Reverend Justito. A big part of that experience was the chance to finally see his heroes in Kasabian perform live. The band has put together a mini-movie of their Coachella experience and we would like to share it with you. We hope you enjoy this as much as we do. To read a bit more about the band’s experience, check out this great article over at ... Read More
Apr 27, 2012
Win Tickets To See James Morrison Live In Hollywood
In September of 2011, James Morrison released his third full length studio album The Awakening. To celebrate the release, Morrison is about to kick off a tour here in the United States and will be performing at Avalon in Hollywood on Thursday May 3rd 2012. You can purchase tickets here or you can try your luck and win them from your friends at Live Nation LA and Concert Confessions.
Opening for Morrison will be Honeyhoney. ... Read More
Apr 25, 2012
In late 2008, Reverend Justito started a Myspace page with the idea that fans could share their concert tales with other fans. Out of the gate the page was an instant success to the point that Myspace could no longer support the beast. A few months later Justito was in a garage in Santa Maria California creating this very website – Concert Confessions.
Over the past few years, this site has featured 100% fan submitted reviews from artists ranging from the timeless ballads ... Read More
Apr 24, 2012
Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine has certainly enjoyed a whirlwind of success in her early career. Florence gained quick recognition on the 2008 festival circuit from fans and critics alike, even catching the BBC's eye at SXSW, consequently landing a spot BBC Introducing in September 2008. Florence was even nominated for the 2009 Mercury Music Prize, an honorary award for new UK artists, before the release of her debut album Lungs. As a fan, I too was just as ... Read More
Apr 24, 2012
HARD Summer Returns To A Dirt Lot Near Downtown Los Angeles
Editors Note: In case you could not tell our pal Reverend Justito likes to say heck no to techno. If this offends you then we did our job right.
Good news for E-tards in Southern California and beyond. The HARD Summer Festival is returning to that craptastic dirt lot adjacent to downtown Los Angeles. LA Weekly has broken the lineup and really you would have to be on HARD drugs to enjoy most ... Read More
Apr 20, 2012
Bud Lite Concert Stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live - Hollywood, CA
Words/Photos by Reverend Justitio
There is a line from the Kasabian song “Days Are Forgotten” that has been running through my head since I awoke this morning. Perhaps this line is here because I heard the band sound check the song no less than six times yesterday; perhaps it is there because of a deeper meaning? Hell, it is possible it is there for both reasons. The line is as follows:
“Cos I’m ... Read More