Outside Lands 2013 w/ Sir Paul, Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers And More

Categories: Festivals, News

San Francisco decided to jump into the festival mix early Tuesday, when the lineup for the sixth annual Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival was announced.  Sir Paul McCartney will headline along side Nine Inch Nails and the Red Hot Chili Peppers the weekend of August 9th through the 11th at Golden Gate Park. Other notable acts include Phoenix, Willie Nelson, Kurt Vile and The Violators, Gary Clark Jr (shocker), Young The Giant, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Band Of Horses, Fishbone and Grizzly Bear.   No ... Read More

The Lineup For Beale Street Music Festival 2013 Has Been Revealed

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Here we go folks, another day another festival announcement. The 2013 version of the Beale Street Music Festival released its lineup this morning. Taking place at Tom Lee Park during the Memphis In May International Festival May 3rd through the 5th. Serving as your headliners are The Black Keys, Alice In Chains, The Flaming Lips and The Smashing Pumpkins, ZZ Top, Deftones, Patti Smith, Gary Clark Jr., The Joy Formidable, Heartless Bastards, AWOLNATION, Cracker and The Wallflowers round out the list of ... Read More

Inaugural Shaky Knees Music Festival Unveils Stellar Lineup

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This May, Atlanta will be host to a brand new music festival. Dubbed  'Shaky Knees Music Festival', the festivities will all be going down in  Masquerade Music Park and the Historic Fourth Ward Park this May 4th and 5th . It's a two-day swing, and the  festival features 28 bands spanning over three outdoor stages. Word around the water cooler is that local food trucks, artisans and vendors will also be available. The lineup for Shaky Knees includes everything from up-and-comers The Orwells to "Best New Artist" Grammy nominees The Lumineers, with ... Read More

Gary Clark Jr. Announces Maverick Music Festival

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How cool is Gary Clark Jr? Familiar with the festival circuit, the man has launched his own music festival: Maverick Music Festival. So far a one day event, on March 23rd Maverick Plaza in San Antonio will be taken over by the likes of The Toadies, Girl In A Coma, Arum Rae, Henry & The Invisibles along w/ obviously the curator of this shin dig, Gary Clark Jr.  Take a look at the Festival trailer below and hit up the official website for more information. ... Read More

Governors Ball 2013 Reveals Star Studded Lineup (And Lame Headliners)

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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

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2013 Brings Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel, Dave Matthews Band & More

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Its a big week for festival lineup announcements as this afternoon gave us the big names that will star at this years New Orleans Jazz Fest. From April 25th to Cinco De Mayo the Fair Grounds Race Course will be graced will festival goers looking to check out their favorite acts, and there's a little bit of everything in this one. Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel, Dave Matthews Band and The Black Keys lead the way while other notables include Widespread Panic, Hall & ... Read More

Mountain Jam 2013 Initial Lineup Announced

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Unlike the girlfriend of Manti Te'o, the lineup for the 2013 Mountain Jam Festival is totally real. And it's totally sweet. Hunter Mountain, which is usually home to skiing, hot cocoa and Cumbaya will be occupied with awesome musicians from June 6th to 9th this summer. The headliners like Phil Lesh & Friends, Widespread Panic and Gov't Mule will play two sets, while you'll have only one set's chance to catch the awesomeness that is Primus, Gary Clark Jr and Dispatch. For those choosing ... Read More

Gary Clark Jr Invades Conan (Televised Performance + Web Exclusive)

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  Gary Clark Jr. stopped by Conan on TBS Tuesday Night to bring some soul to basic cable. Not only that, but he brought it to the web as the fine folks at Team Coco have a web exclusive that is now live on their website. It's a sweet performance of "Ain't Messin' Around". A video of that can be viewed below. Also, check out  video of the performance of "Numb" that aired on TBS. Gary Clark Jr. "Ain't Messin' Around" Gary Clark Jr. "Numb" Read More

The Top Five Jay Porks Concert Experiences of 2012

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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

2012: A Music Odyssey, or the Best Live Acts I Saw this Year (Part 1: #20-11)

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Written by Jakob Ross 2012: A Rock Odyssey, or the Best Live Acts I Saw this Year Introduction: It's been over two months since I've contributed anything to the site. Don't worry all, I haven't abandoned you. But I have moved from northeastern Georgia to southern Germany; a huge move for me. So, I haven't had much time to write anything up, let alone make any trips for concerts. Well, so far. But 2012 has been an amazing year in concerts, even though I didn't expect ... Read More

Gary Clark Jr Rocks Out The Late Show w/ David Letterman

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Gary Clark Jr Rocks Out The Late Show w/ David Letterman Gary Clark Freaking Jr! This guy is seriously all kinds of awesome.  Last night on Thanksgiving Eve, one of the last survivors of soul stopped by the Ed Sullivan Theater (where every night is a night of good music according to David Letterman) to perform on Late Night.  In between Hurricane Sandy relief shows in New York City the past couple of weeks, Mr. Clark Jr and his band played  the gut-wrenching ... Read More

Gary Clark Jr Performs on Jimmy Fallon

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Gary Clark Jr Performs on Jimmy Fallon Gary Clark Jr is the man. You wanna know how cool dude is? His rhythm guitarist plays a double neck 18 string piece. This looks like the same guitar that blew my own mind at Orion Music + More festival earlier this year. Anyway, last night Gary Clark Jr and his cool ass band hit Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon to play a song called "Numb" off the new record 'Black And Blu'. They also performed ... Read More

Video: Gary Clark Jr Takes Over The Tonight Show

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Gary Clark Jr Takes Over The Tonight Show If you're looking for that one website who doesn't enjoy Gary Clark Jr., then you're going to have to keep surfing the internet.  No need to get intellectual or anything, the dude is a beast.  Wrecked shit up at just about every festival this year, and his new record Black and Blu is critically acclaimed by every online music publication you respect. So why not check out his appearance last night on The Tonight Show with Satan Jay Leno playing "Ain't ... Read More

Jack White, Guns N Roses, The Flaming Lips & More For 2012 Bridge School Benefit

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Jack White, Guns N Roses, The Flaming Lips & More For 2012 Bridge School Benefit  So Neil Young's annual  Bridge School Benefit(Oct. 20-21 at the  Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View) has announced it's lineup via a Youtube video. Performing will be of course Neil Young & Crazy Horse along with Jack White, The Flaming Lips, Steve Martin and the Sleep Canyon Rangers, Gary Clark Jr., Sarah Mclachlin, Foster The People, k.d. Lang and, oh yeah, the band currently touring under the moniker of ... Read More

Wakarusa 2012 Photo Gallery and Recap

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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

Orion Music + More Festival Day Two Recap 6/24/12

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Orion Music + More Festival (Day  2) - 06/24/12 Bader Field - Atlantic City, NJ Words/Photos  by Jay Porks Orion Music + More Festival Day Two Recap 6/24/12 Orion Music + More Festival- Day Two: Running later than yesterday because the alarm didn't go off it was just a mere coincidence  to have drank enough fluids on Day One that a built in  intestinal alarm clock  was installed as a back up. That was a dodged bullet there wasn't it? That could have been so much worse. Maybe not wake ... Read More

Must See Acts, Set Times for Orion Music + More Festival

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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

Bonnaroo Part III: Return of the Jedi

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Bonnaroo Part III: Return of the Jedi Chapter 1: Sunday Morning On the morning of my final day at Bonnaroo, I was prepared for what would certainly be our most relaxing day. With only four acts to check out (and the first one not going on until 1:00), I was ready to chill and maybe have a beer with BeeZnutz.   It had rained the whole night and well into the morning, but by the time we left our tent at about 9 or so, the ... Read More

The Flaming Lips To Play 8 Shows In 24 Hours

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The Flaming Lips To Play 8 Shows In 24 Hours So two days in a row we've got ourselves cool bands doing record breaking tours. The Flaming Lips today announced they've mapped out the itinerary of their attempt to break the Guinness World Record of  most concerts in one day, 8. They kick things off down south,  in Memphis, Tennessee June 27th @ 7:30 ET and plan to end in New Orleans exactly 24 hours later. Between that they’ll hit 5 cities in Mississippi and ... Read More

Bonnaroo Preview 2012: The Top 12 Must-See Acts to Catch at the Farm

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Bonnaroo Preview: The Top 12 Must-See Acts to Catch at the Farm If you know me in any way, then you probably know that I am attending this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. It is repeatedly called "Best Festival of the Summer" by many music-based magazines and websites,and tens of thousands head out to Manchester every year to catch acts big and small. So here are my Top 12 acts of this year's installment of Bonnaroo! Honorable mentions: Skrillex, Superjam ... Read More

Wakarusa Preview: 11 Must-See Artists

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  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

The Austin City Limits 2012 Line Up Released

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So to save some time, we'll tell you who's playing at Austin City Limits in one word: EVERYBODY. Every single act(besides Jay-Z and Pearl Jam.. so far at least) is on this list. From headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The Black Keys and Jack White to Iggy and The Stooges(in which Mike Watt Plays Bass) and Florence + The Machine. Weezer has come out of hiding for this one as well. Childish Gambino continues to take over ... Read More

Jay-Z Set To Curate Made In America Music Festival

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Jay-Z Set To Curate Made In America Music Festival Jay-Z has a lot of stuff. He has a basketball team, he has 99 Problems, an album with Kanye West and of course a baby with Beyonce. Now Jay-Z has a music festival.  This two day music event will take place in Philadelphia on September 1st and 2nd and will feature a diverse lineup spread across three stages. Some of the highlights include D’Angelo, Dirty Projectors and Pearl Jam. It will be known as ... Read More

Voodoo Music Experience 2012 Announces Details and Initial Artists

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Voodoo Music Experience 2012 Announces Details and Initial Artists  Last year we had a blast when we headed out to Voodoo Festival on a sunny Saturday afternoon in New Orleans. It’s a shame we can’t make it back this year as it appears the festival could be the best edition yet. Green Day and Neil Young and Crazy Horse have been announced as two of the headliners for the party in City Park. Also on the bill will be Justice, Tomahawk, AWOLNATION, K'naan ... Read More

Coachella Music Festival 04/13/12: Empire Polo Fields – Indio, CA

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Coachella Music and Arts Festival 04/13/12 Empire Polo Fields - Indio, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito There was a reason I have always avoided Coachella and that reason is the sun. Fact is my white ass doesn’t do so well out in the middle of the desert. So it is fitting that my first trip to Coachella felt more like my hometown of San Francisco versus the Palm Desert. Strong winds, sporadic showers and thick fog were a downer for everyone but me. But enough ... Read More

Lollapalooza 2012 Line-Up Unveiled

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Lollapalooza 2012 Line-Up Unveiled  According to the Chicago Sun Times,  we officially have a list of the performers that will take the stage for Lollapalooza 2012. After cancelling numerous tour dates earlier this year due to illness of Tony Iommi, Black Sabbath will headline the festival that takes place in Chicago August 3rd-5th alongside Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Black Keys. Don't worry folks, everybody's favorite reunited band At The Drive In will be there too, along with Avicii, Florence and The Machine, ... Read More