Aug 26, 2012
Phish - Aaron's Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA - 8/25/12
Words/Photos by Jakob Ross
Phish Drop Bombs and Blow Minds in Atlanta
The last time I was truly blown away by a band was when I saw Phish for the first time at Bonnaroo. They played what Reverend Justito refers to as a "greatest hits set", playing songs like Down With Disease, Sample In a Jar, Cavern, and Tweezer. While that set was great for a beginner such as myself, some hardcore phans probably wouldn't give it ... Read More
Aug 19, 2012
Jason Mraz - 8/18/12 - Aaron's Amphitheatre, Atlanta
Words by Jakob Ross
"Tour Is a Four Letter Word"
Jason Mraz Invites Atlanta to Keep Calm and Wear Fedoras
Pop music comes and goes. Some songs stand the test of time, others go away after a few months or, in some cases, after a few weeks. That's just the way it goes in the crazy business of music. One of the most popular songs of the past decade or so is 2008's "I'm Yours," which you can ... Read More
Jul 23, 2012
311 Bring Unity to Atlanta With a Little Help From Their Friends
One band that I've been interested in seeing for a couple years now is 311. And I finally got that chance when I purchased tickets to this show with my own money. I'm fairly positive that this is the sixth installment of 311's Unity Tour, although I could be wrong. I know that last year's Unity Tour featured Sublime w/ Rome And Lambert which I missed because we were out of town ... Read More
May 20, 2012
PARTY IN THE PARK feat. Flaming Lips w/ Young the Giant and AWOLNATION
Words by Jakob Ross, Videos by Jakob and Scott Ross
Throughout the past decade or so, one band has been singled out as the greatest live band of all time. Not Foo Fighters, not Rolling Stones, and not Cage the Elephant; I'm talking about The Flaming Lips.
The psychedelic/indie-space group who hail from Oklahoma have built up a reputation as a must-see band, either at festivals or at their own headlining gigs.
You're ... Read More
May 14, 2012
Mastodon, Opeth & Ghost 05/12/12
Masquerade Music Park/Atlanta, GA
Words by JakobRoss424
Millions of years ago, before civilization existed outside of Mexico, the Aztecs (because screw the Mayans) predicted that one day, a tour would come along that would relentlessly and brutally destroy any town in its path. This tour would be known as the Heritage Hunter tour, featuring Opeth and Mastodon touring in support of their respective 2011 releases, Heritage and The Hunter. Opening for them would be the mighty Ghost, who hail from ... Read More
Apr 3, 2012
Enter Shikari 4/1/12
The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
Words/Photos by Jakob Ross
Enter Shikari Let All Hell Break Loose in Atlanta
Enter Shikari are impossible to put into one genre. If music were a Linnaean system of classification, Enter Shikari would have its own Kingdom. They combine elements of post-hardcore groups like Refused and Every Time I Die with the political influence of Atari Teenage Riot and the electronic backbeat of The Prodigy with a little dubstep thrown in for good measure.
A few weeks ago, I ... Read More
Mar 19, 2012
Atlanta Announces Initial Lineup For The New "Party In The Park" Festival
As you may or may not know, I'm living in Georgia now. I hate it here so much, but thankfully ATL has its perks, including a new festival that was just announced. Party in the Park is a one day show that will feature The Flaming Lips, Young the Giant, Awolnation, and Dawes. It's unclear whether more bands will be announced.
The show will take place Saturday May 19 at Olympic Centennial Park ... Read More
Feb 17, 2012
As you may or may not know, I love reggae and most of its sub-genres. Be it white-guy frat reggae (ok, maybe not that kind) or older black-gentlemen reggae, it's just fun music to listen to and get the spirits up. So one can imagine how psyched I was to see Fishbone, one of the most underrated live bands of the past century (Beethoven gets the number one spot for the past three centuries. Dude puts on a great show).
Fishbone have been ... Read More
Jan 10, 2012
Jane's Addiction Announce Tour W/ Black Box Revelation
In non-Coachella and non-Radiohead related news, Jane's Addiction has announced some 2012 tour dates as well. In support of their latest effort "The Great Escape Artist", the band will hit 18 cities, bringing along The Black Box Revelation as support (who have been opening for all your favorite cool bands like The Meat Puppets and Beady Eye)
"Starting February 22, this special run of North American shows—called “Theatre of the Escapists”--will bring the band to intimate ... Read More
Nov 22, 2011
Even if you don't think you do, you already know who Killer Mike is. He has been in the game since his debut on Outkast's 2000 release " Stankonia " and has yet to slow down. Most recently on the new single featuring T.I " Ready Set Go " . He has been in atleast 3 movies, including ATL and Idlewild.
Needless to say he has been and stayed busy the past 11 years. So when my friend Curtis called and said Killer ... Read More
Sep 15, 2011
Bison b.c. Hit The Road In Support of Dark Ages
Last fall we caught a band called Bison b.c. open for the mighty Helmet in Redondo Beach, CA. The boys from Bison b.c. plan to spend fall 2011 on the road in North America supporting their phenomenal 2010 release Dark Ages (one of Reverend Justito's Top 10 records of 2010). In addition to their current dates with Weedeater, Saviours and Fight Amp, the Vancouver natives plan a headline trek across their native land. ... Read More
Sep 13, 2011
"After this year brought the release of "Lollipop"; The Meat Puppets 13th studio album, the boys are still in the swing of releasing things, and are set to reissue of their classic 1985 album "Up on the Sun" Today (September 13th). And no need to start calling up your local record stores to see if they have it, The Meat PuppetsOFFICIAL WEBSITE has a whole web store set up where you can pre-order and purchase all of your 'Up on the ... Read More
Apr 21, 2011
The 2011 Summer Slaughter Tour Dates Announced
Dates for the fifth annual Summer Slaughter tour have been announced. The month long trek will kick off in West Hollywood, CA on July 22nd before wrapping on August 21st in Dallas, TX. Concert Confessions favorites The Black Dahlia Murder and Whitechapel are set to headline the package tour. Also included in the trek are Darkest Hour, Six Feet Under, Dying Fetus, As Blood Runs Black, Oceano, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Powerglove.
Dates and venues are listed below. ... Read More
Jul 5, 2010
Phish wrapped up the first leg of their 2010 summer tour with two smoking shows down south in Atlanta Georgia. Leg one of the recently reunited bands tour featured three key themes: Great new songs (Dr. Gabel is my favorite so far), crazy rare bust outs (including Alumni Blues/Letter To Jimmy Page and the first Fuck Your Face since 1987) and the craziest amount of random covers since 1988 (The Beatles, Neutral Milk Hotel and Tom Waits have all had their songs ... Read More