Jan 22, 2013
Every year New York City's Randall's Island hosts it's annual Governors Ball and this afternoon the 2013 line up was was announced, and it's not short on the large names. Headlining is our first adventure, which has slots slated for Kanye West, Kings of Leon and a "mystery" headliner (See Update Below). In the "acts that don't suck" category we have ourselves Nas, Dinosaur Jr., The Avett Brothers, Gary Clark Jr., Death From Above 1979, Japandroids, Of Monsters And Men, Young The ... Read More
Jan 1, 2013
Top Five Jay Porks Experiences of 2012
The end of the year brings us empty wallets, fat stomachs and most importantly larger egos than we had the year before. It's because of these egos that people like me put together these year end "best of" lists. Although as you know, here at Concert Confessions we do things a little differently then other sites. We don't have a Top Albums list, Top Artist list, Male and Female Rookies of the year list we do ... Read More
Jul 17, 2012
Fucked Up Hitting The West Coast This Fall
Did you know that there's an award called the 'Polaris Prize' for the best album to come out of Canada? Well, there is, and Toronto Odd-Core band Fucked Up has been nominated this year for their record "David Comes to Life". The band captured the crown in 2009, and are hoping to beat out night club bottle chucker Drake's 'Take Care" among other records to come out of the birthplace of Hockey.
For the more immediate future, ... Read More
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
Jun 24, 2012
Orion Music + More Festival (Day 1)- 06/23/12
Bader Field - Atlantic City, NJ
Words/Photos by Jay Porks
Orion Music + More Festival Day One Recap 6/23/12
Editor's Note: Jay Porks is so bad ass, he wrote this review during the festival. We hope you enjoy.
Welcome to the Jay Porks Day One Re-Cap of Orion Music + More Festival here in Atlantic City, NJ. For those who weren't aware, this is the festival curated by Metallica, containing a bunch of acts you raise eyebrows to when ... Read More
Jun 18, 2012
FYF Fest 2012 Returns To L.A. State Historic Park Labor Day Weekend
We called it last week when we assumed Refused would headline FYF Fest 2012. The festival returns to the L.A. Historic State Park with arguably the best lineup yet. Other highlights include a reunited Quicksand as well as Concert Confessions favorites Sleigh Bells, Dinosaur Jr., Baroness, Against Me! and Warpaint. Weekend passes start at $77 and all the additional details you need for this ever-expanding end of summer festival can be found ... Read More
Jun 18, 2012
Must See Acts, Set Times for Orion Music + More Festival
Bader Field - Atlantic City, NJ June 23rd & 24th
On Saturday June 23rd, Atlantic City's own Bader Field will be taken over by the legion of Metal-Heads as Metallica's Orion Music + More Festival will kick off. You may have heard over the weekend that Phish just did 3 nights at this same "field".
When you hear someone say "Hey, I'm going to that Metallica festival" it's immediately interrupted as something that would be ... Read More
Apr 9, 2012
Fucked Up, The Firebird, St. Louis, Mo 04/08/2012
Words.Photos.Videos by BzNtz
After a rather normal and uneventful Easter I sat at home going over my options. One was to stay at home and watch movies alone, or two was go see a band I had only heard about briefly alone. I chose the show and I am glad I did. I left rather late for this show leaving my house at 8:50 p.m and racing downtown to The Firebird. The Firebird is ... Read More
Feb 7, 2012
Metallica Set To Launch Orion Music + More Festival
For months, Phish fans have been on the ball in regards to the band hosting a festival later this summer at Bader Field. In various reports, it was known that Phish, Kenny Chesney and Metallica would be holding events at the airport. While we still wait for details on the Phish bash, Metallica has announced details for the inaugural Orion Music Festival. Chances are, you won’t believe what you are about to read.
Metallica will ... Read More
Dec 29, 2011
As 2011 reaches a close, we take a look back at the year in concerts. In volume, I probably attend the least amount of total shows per year if you pool all of the contributors here at Concert Confessions. But never the less, by years end I will have reached 23 concerts, eclipsing last years total of 20. My only personal goal is to always get out to more shows then the year before. We did that in 2011, and here's hoping ... Read More
Jun 24, 2011
The 50th installment of the Jay Porks Never Ending Concert Series takes us back to the famed Terminal 5 (610 West 56th street 11th ave in NYC) to see a special Dinosaur Jr show tonight.. Well of course all Dinosaur Jr shows are special, but the band isn't really on a tour right now-they're playing a handful of dates, one of them happens to be tonight.. opening bands are 'Fucked Up' and 'OFF!' (a new Keith Morris outfit) along with another added ... Read More