Papa Roach, Seether – Milwaukee and Chicago – 01/24/2015 – 01/25/2015

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Nothing like a good concert weekend to make your life complete, especially when you have VIP for one band that you have been wanting to meet for over ten years, it was a Papa Roach weekend for sure. Saturday started out cold, to be exact it was freezing in Milwaukee, but having VIP for both shows we were suppose to arrive at the venue at 3:15pm, which we did and around 3:15 or so they came out to get us for the Papa ... Read More

FILTER – H.O.M.E Bar, Arlington Heights, Illinois – 8/21/2014

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What more could a Filter fan ask for then a two hour non-stop rocking set. Oh, I know, have it happen on your Birthday of all things. It was by far the best birthday ever, and I should have known something was up, when Richard tweets that "special" things are going to go down at this show, and everyone should come, well those that didn't, missed an epic night of live music. It was only Filter a the H.O.M.E Bar, which stands for House ... Read More

Riot Fest 2014’s Mega Lineup Unleashed

Categories: Festivals

The plan here was to post the pic of all the bands and just name a handful of ones that us here at Concert Confessions are fans of and stuff like that. Then, as I kept reading into the poster containing the lineup for the 2014 Riot Fest in Chicago, this thing just has so much one would want to check out. Your top billing is The Cure, Jane's Addiction, The National, Rise Against and Weezer while The Flaming Lips, Social Distortion, Slayer, ... 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

She & Him – Aragon Ballroom – 06-29-2013 – Chicago, IL

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Going into this concert I really wasn’t sure who Zooey Deschanel was, nor had I seen her on TV or any of the movies that she starred in, but I will say that Zooey does have an appeal to her, and a voice that ranks up there with the best. She & Him made their way to Chicago, Saturday night to play the Aragon, which was a lovely setting for Zooey’s voice, which has a harmoniousness soothing tone to it when she sings. We ... Read More

How to Destroy Angels – The Vic Theater – Chicago, IL – 04-23-2013

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It has been roughly ten years or more since I seen Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails, it was one of the most memorable concert experiences I had. I nearly died in that pit and it felt like I was fighting for my life every second, overall it was one of the worst pits I've ever been in, would I do it again, you bet I would. Trent Reznor hasn't changed much physically in those ten years, but musically he has. His side ... Read More

Deftones 10/23/12: Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL

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Deftones w/ Scars on Broadway 10/23/12 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL Words/Photos by concertchk I managed to get a Personal Day off from work so I knew there would be nothing getting in my way as I traveled north to Chicago to catch Deftones. A friend of mine was traveling from Michigan and had stayed the night up in Chicago, so she was already there, just not at the venue yet, I managed to get to Chicago around 11:30am or so, roughly that time, and low ... Read More

Lollapalooza 08/04/12: Grant Park – Chicago, IL

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Lollapalooza 08/04/12: Grant Park - Chicago, IL Lollapalooza needs no introduction. The once great touring festival now goes down once a year at Grant Park in Chicago. One year I will manage to make it to all three days of the fest but for 2012 free tickets to Saturday is nothing to complain about. This will be a short review as I didn't get to do all I wanted to do at Lollapalooza this year, first off I don't think my friend that I ... Read More

Tom Waits Shows Off Mousetraps, Performs on Letterman

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Tom Waits Shows Off Mousetraps, Performs on Letterman If the name Tom Waits isn't enough to get your panties wet as a fan of music, then I don't know what will. He stomped upon the Letterman stage for his interview to a huge ovation, and him and Dave spoke about a number a topics, Waits had props with him. An item that appeared to be a very expensive Rat torturing device, an “antique” I guess, from the 1600's or something. All this can seen ... Read More

Riot Fest 2012 Set To Hit Chicago September 14-16

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Riot Fest 2012 Set To Hit Chicago September 14-16 This actually sounds really cool. It is called the Riot Fest and it is going down September 14-16 in Chicago. While the lineup tends to be rather heavy, one can’t notice such diverse acts as The Jesus and Mary Chain and Elvis Costello.  The event will take place at Humboldt Park and the Congress Theatre. The best part is that tickets start at $18 a day. Below is the full line up (as of ... Read More

The Robert Glasper Experiment & Bilal @ Chicago’s Double Door – March 10, 2012

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Last weekend I had the pleasure of finally witnessing The Robert Glasper Experiment do their thing. Although drummer Chris "Daddy" Dave wasn't on this tour, replacement Mark Colenburg more than held his own. (As I knew he would after I saw him play with The Robert Glasper Trio last month in St. Louis. Don't miss my audio recording of that here.) On this chilly Chicago night, special guest Bilal joined the Experiment for 3 tunes: the David Bowie cover, Letter To Hermione, the ... Read More

Bison b.c. Hit The Road In Support of Dark Ages

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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

Meat Puppets Taking North America ‘Up on the Sun’ This Fall

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"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

Mastodon Announce 2011 North American Tour Dates

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Mastodon Announce 2011 North American Tour Dates With their new album The Hunter due to hit shelves at the end of this month, Mastodon have announced dates for a North American Headline tour. In addition to an appearance at the Voodoo Music Experneice in New Orleans on Saturday October 29th the band will be performing in most major markets during the five week run. Coming along for the tour will be Red Fang and Dillinger Escape Plan. You can check out the first ... Read More

Anthrax Teams With Testament and Death Angel For US Tour

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Anthrax Teams With Testament and Death Angel For US Tour With a new album entitled Worship Music set to hit shelves on September 13th, Anthrax has announced dates for an American tour. The trek kicks off October 14th in Grand Rapids Michigan and will cover most of the nation over five weeks. While Anthrax will close all shows, the tour will feature co-headliners Testament while Death Angel will cover the opening duties. The American tour follows a hometown appearance for Anthrax at Yankees Stadium ... Read More

The 2011 Summer Slaughter Tour Dates Announced

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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

Rammstein To Tour North America in 2011

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Rammstein To Tour North America in 2011 Our prayers have been answered. Various outlets are reporting that with the success of their Madison Square Garden appearance last fall, Rammstein will once again hit North America for a brief tour. The trek will kick off May 5th in beautiful New Jersey before wrapping up a few days before Memorial Day in Las Vegas, NV. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kskvCigf4U Tickets for the Live Nation tour are scheduled to go on sale next week. The dates for the tour are listed ... Read More

Suicidal Tendencies Postpone North American Tour

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Suicidal Tendencies Postpone North American Tour According to a post on Blabbermouth – Suicidal Tendencies have been forced to cancel the remaining dates on their North American Tour.  The band has released the following statement: "Sunday night SUICIDAL TENDENCIES played New York City to 2000 old- and new-school Cycos! It's always great to hit the East Coast and catch up with a lot of our friends, bands and family. Unfortunately, the New York City show will be the last show of this tour. Sadly, ... Read More

Phish 3D – Early 4:20 Screenings Coming To A Town Near You

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This past Halloween I was lucky enough to experience the return of my all time favorite band - Phish.  In April 2010, that experience will be shared in glorious 3D at a movie theatre near you. While the film will hit theatres nationwide on April 30th, select markets will get an early screening on April 20th. Check out the trailer below for a sneak peak of all the action. PHISH 3D - IN THEATERS APRIL 30TH from Phish on Vimeo. Early 4:20 screening cities will ... Read More