May 21, 2013
Blitzen Trapper is awesome. If you haven’t been to one of their shows, what are you waiting for? On Sunday night the band ripped up The Kenworthy in Moscow, Idaho with their badass folk/alt country/indie rock jams that should make music lovers take note of this band’s greatness.
Earlier in the afternoon, I “hosted” the inaugural Concert Confessions Backyard Horseshoe Championship. I tweeted Blitzen Trapper an invite to join us in a game before the show. Unfortunately they couldn’t make it, but we ... Read More
Jul 31, 2012
Words/Pictures/Video by Bradley Darby
Wakarusa was back in full force for the 9th straight year bringing music and nature together in Northwest Arkansas. This was their 4th straight year at Mulberry Mountain and for the 4th straight year the crowd seemed to get even bigger... the camping has been expanded to include three different offsite auxiliary campgrounds due to demand. I made the trek down to the Wakarusa Festival for the 5th straight year and made it my mission to see some new ... 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 10, 2012
You could use a ton of clichés to describe our pal Phishbeard. Let’s just say homeboy marches to the beat of his own drum. A nomad, a free spirit, someone who shoots first and asks questions later. Homeboy spent Memorial Day weekend at the Gorge enjoying the 2012 Sasquatch Music Festival. He took no less than 1200 photos. Here are the best ones. We hope you enjoy.
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May 27, 2012
This week marks the 9th installment of the Wakarusa Music Festival in Ozark, Arkansas.... well, the 4th installment in Arkansas, but the 9th Wakarusa overall. This will also mark my fifth straight visit to Waka, and along the way I have learned many valuable things. One of the most important things I have realized is that your schedule very well may not be followed as you planned, and you will certainly find yourself at stages for bands you didn’t plan to catch. ... Read More
May 8, 2012
2012 Bumbershoot Music Festival Lineup Announced
Long before the wheel was invented and fire was discovered, Seattle has hosted a massive labor day weekend music festival known as Bumbershoot. The lineup for the 2012 edition has just been announced and it is nothing short of fantastic.
Jane’s Addiciton, AWOLNATION, M. Ward, The Jayhawks, The Hello Sequence, City and Colour, The Heavy, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, King Khan & The Shrines, Heartless Bastards, Oberhofer, Thee Satisfaction, Damien Jurado, JC Brooks and the ... Read More
Apr 26, 2012
May 31 - June 3, 2012
Mulberry Mountain - Ozark, AR (About 1 Hr from Fayetteville and Fort Smith)
Updated: 1/19/12 with complete lineup
Updated: 4/26/12 with link to full stage schedule
Updated: 5/9/12 Final Price Increase Information Added
Wakarusa 2012 is only a few weeks away and Full Event Passes are moving quickly! Get your Full Event Passes today before the final price increase to Gate Price occurs on Saturday, May 19th at 11:59PM! Save yourself some $$ to buy that extra Boulavard beverage or two... ... Read More
Apr 24, 2012
2012 Ottawa RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest Announces Lineup
We get a ton of email daily from Canadian citizens crying over the lack of festivals in their nation. Okay that is a giant lie I don’t think anyone from Canada has ever seen the site. That is also a lie. Regardless, another hour has passed and we have another festival to share with you. This one is in Ottawa which is in Canada and it lasts twelve days. It used to be called the ... Read More
Apr 10, 2012
Wilco Summer 2012 US Tour Dates
Wilco is going on tour this summer. They are going to play with some great support acts like Blitzen Trapper, Lee Ranaldo and Dr. Dog. They will probably yell at you if you bring a camera, cause Jeff Tweedy hates that shit. This is why our founder Reverend Justito does go and see Wilco live. That and the fact he is still bummed about the whole Jay Bennett thing. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go and check them ... Read More
Feb 3, 2012
Sasquatch 2012 Lineup Announced!
Sasquatch is one of Washington's most widely regarded music festivals. Held annually at the beautiful Gorge Amphitheater, Sasquatch is known for hosting big name acts like Jane's Addiction, Kings of Leon, Bjork, and Flaming Lips. Well this year, they've got a treat for you.
Here is the full lineup in order as it says on the website:
Jack White, Beck, Bon Iver, Pretty Lights, Tenacious D, The Shins, Beirut, Girl Talk, The Roots, Portlandia, Feist, Silversun Pickups, Metric, The Head and ... Read More
Jan 13, 2012
Blitzen Trapper March 2012 Tour Dates
With their 2011 effort American Goldwing still fresh in our memories, Portland Oregon based Blitzen Trapper are about to head back out on the road for a quick west coast tour. The small club tour begins with a stop in Humboldt County on March 3rd and wraps 18 days later in the great state of Utah. Check out our review of Blitzen Trapper’s gig at the Music Box in Hollywood last fall and feel free to check ... Read More
Dec 9, 2011
Blitzen Trapper Live on the Late Show with David Letterman - 12/08/11
One of our favorite albums in 2011 was American Goldwing By Blitzen Trapper. Last night, band paid a visit to The Late Show with David Letterman where they performed the song “Might Find It Cheap.” You can watch the performance below. In the event you are in Hoboken, New Jersey tonight (12/09/11), make sure you check the band out at Maxwell’s.
While Blitzen Trapper currently have no tour dates planned for 2012 ... Read More
Nov 18, 2011
Blitzen Trapper 11/17/11
Music Box at Fonda - Hollywood, CA
Words/Photos by Reverend Justito
On the wild ride that is life as an amateur rock journalist, Blitzen Trapper has served as my training wheels for much of the journey. A long time ago (a little over three years to be exact) a major network in the Viacom family sent me to Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, CA to shoot the band. While I had taken plenty of photos at shows, I had never been sent ... Read More
Aug 3, 2010
Listen to Blitzen Trapper
Live at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival For Free
A little over two years ago, a network that was once known for playing music videos sent me out to a day long music festival at Universal Studios Hollywood. They had one mission for me – take as many photos of an up and coming band based out of Portland Oregon. That band was Blitzen Trapper. My initial reaction to the group was Bob Dylan backed by Modest Mouse covering Wilco.
A ... Read More
Jul 14, 2009
Blitzen Trapper/Jenny Lewis/Ray LaMontagne w/ The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Hollywood Bowl: Los Angeles, CA 07/12/09
Words/Photos/Videos by Reverend Justito/concertconfessions.com
There are a million things I could write about the KCRW World Music Festival at the Hollywood Bowl (featuring Blitzen Trapper/Jenny Lewis & headliner Ray LaMontagne w/ The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra). I could write all about how it will be the last show I be able to walk to at the historic venue (as we are about to move across town from Hollywood closer to the ... Read More