Nine Inch Nails 11/19/13 Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA – With Explosions in the Sky

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Nine Inch Nails with Explosions in the Sky 11/19/13 - Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, Spokane, Washington Review by thenaturalstoner Pictures by thenaturalstoner and Mouph Breaver For a Tuesday night at the start of winter in Spokane, Washington, tonight ended up being about as good as it can get.  A smaller than expected "sold-out" crowd (much smaller, maybe 2,500 to 3,000 people) made their way to the Spokane Arena through decent weather to see two really great bands play 3 hours of music. Starting promptly at 7:30, ... Read More

Dir en grey kick off U.S. leg of Ghoul in Dallas – 11/3/13 – Trees, Dallas, TX

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Dir en grey w/ Dagoba - 11/3/13 Trees - Dallas, TX Words/Photos by Steven Anthony It's been almost two years since the last time Japan's Dir en grey touched down here in the United States. After vocalist Kyo was sidelined by a throat injury last spring, Dir en grey was forced to scrap an entire U.S. tour while allowing him time to recuperate. Luckily he did so with no real problem, and last night the band finally hit America once more, kicking off their 2013 ... Read More

Camp Freddy – 10/26/13 @ The 9:30 Club in Washington DC

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  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

Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones & Ghost 10/23/13: Chesapeake Energy Arena, OKC, OK

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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

Meat Puppets @ Brooklyn Bowl 10/12/13

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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

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

Local H Say Good-Bye to Brian In New York City – 10/5/13 – Santos Party House

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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

Fountains of Wayne, Soul Asylum & Evan Dando – Webster Hall, New York City 10/05/13

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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

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

Violent Femmes @ Central Park in New York City 09/12/13

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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

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

Ted Nugent 8/25/2013: Diamond Ballroom, OKC, OK

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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

Three Days Grace – Old National Center – Indianapolis, IN – 08-10-2013

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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

Natalie Stovall and the Drive – Three shows – 8/8, 8/11, 8/15/2013

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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

Alice In Chains, Jane’s Addiction & Coheed @ Uproar Festival – PNC Bank Arts Center 08/17/13

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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

Crowdsourced Video: Bon Jovi Performing Wanted Dead or Alive

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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. Read More

Halestorm – Deluxe Room at Old National Center – Indianapolis, IN – 08-06-2013

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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

Fountains Of Wayne Hitting The Road w/ Soul Asylum and Evan Dando

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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

An Evening with CAKE – Sandpoint, Idaho – 8/2/13

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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

Avenged Sevenfold, Ghost and Deftones Hitting the Road Together

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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

Phish Lay Out Fall Tour Dates

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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

The Postal Service Celebrate 10 Years Of ‘Give Up’ In Los Angeles

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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

One Republic – Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, MO – 7-20-2013

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  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

Watch Sir Paul McCartney Jam with Nirvana at Safeco Field

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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 Read More