Goldenvoice Adds Coachella Week Shows For Southern California

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Goldenvoice Adds Coachella Week Shows For Southern California Goldenvoice just posted information on which Coachella 2012 bands will be playing shows in/around the greater Los Angeles Area during the week between each festival. Highlights include Kasabian at the Fonda, Refused at the Glass House and Pulp at the Fox Theatre. Check out the above poster to see which of your favorite Coachella Artists are playing in Southern California this April. As always, check out the official Goldenvoice page for up to the minute ... Read More

Win Tickets To See Andrew W.K. Perform I Get Wet In Hollywood

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Win Tickets To See Andrew W.K. Perform I Get Wet In Hollywood It’s hard to believe that Andrew W.K. released his debut album I Get Wet over a decade ago. To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of this classic recording, the man with the bloodied face is about to hit the road for his first headline trek in nearly seven years. The tour kicks off March 3rd in Vancouver, B.C. and will feature Andrew and his backing band performing I Get Wet in ... Read More

Die Antwoord Invited Back to Television

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About two weeks ago, South African rave-rap trio Die Antwoord performed their new single "I Fink U Freeky" on the Letterman stage in New York. Last night, however, they two songs from their new album "Ten$ion"—including "Freeky"—in Los Angeles on the Jimmy Kimmel stage. And if the song titles—"I Fink U Freeky" and "Fatty Boom Boom"—and the lyrics aren't proof enough that the members of this group are clinically insane, then just check out this interview they did with an online Seattle magazine. So ... Read More

Fishbone Brings the Crazy to Jimmy Kimmel

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In two weeks' time, I'll be journeying to Atlanta to witness influential reggae/ska/funk kings Fishbone playing live, mostly to support their most recent documentary "Everyday Sunshine," which you can purchase on iTunes. Before they set out on a short tour of the south, the 'Bone rocked the stage at JKL, first with classic track "Everyday Sunshine" off their 1991 album "The Reality of My Surroundings." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk7s7FtCGSI Then they broke into their most recent hit "Crazy Glue," which was quickly prefaced by the hook/chorus from their ... Read More

Nada Surf 01/30/12: Amoeba Music – Hollywood, CA

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Nada Surf 01/30/12 Amoeba Music - Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito As far as Monday’s go, I can think of many that were way worse than this particular one. Sure, I will never know the outcome of the one armed man who may or may not have beaten his wife and my nifty traffic phone app totally lied to me. But none of that really matters when you end your busy Monday in Hollywood, CA enjoying a free in-store performance from Nada Surf. With ... Read More

Grouplove Pay Jimmy Kimmel Live A Visit

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Grouplove Pay Jimmy Kimmel Live A Visit We here at Concert Confessions have been trying to see Grouplove for a while. As you may recall, our founder Reverend Justito attempted to catch the band on the Pan Handle stage at the 2011 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival. However with a massive crowd assembled at the solar powered stage, he couldn’t even get close enough to hear the band let alone see them. Then our youngest and quite possibly brightest contributor Jakob Ross caught ... Read More

Death Cab For Cutie Pay Jimmy Kimmel Live A Visit

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Death Cab For Cutie Pay Jimmy Kimmel Live A Visit Fresh off their West Coast tour of corporate radio station holiday festivals, Death Cab For Cutie paid a visit to the Jimmy Kimmel Live show last night (12/13/11). The sons of Seattle performed two songs from their latest effort Codes and Keys. You can watch the videos below. Death Cab For Cutie will kick off 2012 with a brief tour of Australia.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e17Ck_wo8cE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPKihQyIkM4&feature=channel_video_title Read More

Girls 12/06/11: Music Box at Fonda – Hollywood, CA

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Girls 12/06/11 Music Box at Fonda - Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito Before we begin, we must give a major shout out to both Girls and Vacation Vinyl in Silver Lake, CA. I don’t know who had the idea to give away a free ticket to the Girls show with the purchase of Father, Son, Holy Ghost on vinyl, but I am sure glad they did. We here at Concert Confessions truly can’t express just how wonderful the folks at Vacation Vinyl are. They ... Read More

Pixies 11/19/11: Music Box @ Fonda – Hollywood, CA

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Pixies 11/19/11 Music Box @ Fonda - Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito Ever since the Pixies reunited back in 2004 I have been trying to catch them live. Typically one of three things happen that prevent me from seeing the band. If I am not out of town, I already have tickets for another show and if I happen to have a ticket for the Pixies show (10/23/04 to be exact) then my car breaks down and I never actually make it to the ... Read More

Blitzen Trapper 11/17/11: Music Box at Fonda – Hollywood, CA

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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

Primus Bring Green Naugahyde To Jimmy Kimmel Live

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Primus Bring Green Naugahyde To Jimmy Kimmel Live Fresh off their sold out appearance at the historic Art Deco Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, Primus paid the Jimmy Kimmel Live show an appearance. The trio rocked the late night shows outdoor stage for two televised numbers. As we mentioned in our review of the Wiltern show, Claypool and boys were debating performing “Lee Van Cleef” for a national television audience and as you can see below they did. The Bay Area natives also ... Read More

St. Vincent 10/18/11: Music Box at Fonda – Hollywood, CA

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 St. Vincent 10/18/11 Music Box at Fonda - Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito It was towards the end of the set when someone in the crowd screamed “You are a really good guitar player.” I was thinking the exact same thing, yet was not drunk enough to scream it out at Annie Erin Clark, better known as St. Vincent. To be honest, I am not even sure how I ended up at the Music Box in Hollywood for a sold out performance by St. ... Read More

Dinosaur Jr. Bring Bug To The West Coast

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Dinosaur Jr. Bring Bug To The West Coast Earlier this year, you may remember our man Jay Porks catching Dinosaur Jr. rocking their album Bug from front to back in New York City. You may also remember our man Jay Porks catching Henry Rollins having a heart to heart with Dinosaur Jr. before they rocked Bug from front to back. With a successful East Coast run in the rearview mirror, the team of Dinosaur Jr. and Henry Rollins plan to bring the show ... Read More

Death From Above 1979 09/04/11: Music Box at Fonda – Hollywood, CA

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Death From Above 1979 (w/ Funeral Party) 09/04/11 Music Box at Fonda - Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito Just my luck, I was introduced to Death From Above 1979 right before they decided to call it quits. For years I heard epic tales of their live shows and watched hours of footage on the internet. In my personal opinion the reunion of Death From Above 1979 is the most important musical reunion of 2011. When the band announced a post FYF Fest show at ... Read More

ECHO PARK RISING 08/27/11

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ECHO PARK RISING 2011 Words/Photos by Reverend Justito I am not one of the individuals who remember the Sunset Junction as a small community gathering of Silver Lake locals. I know Sunset Junction as a gathering of inebriated individuals from all over Southern California looking to enjoy some music and overpriced churros in the hot summer sun. It had been a few years since I participated in the all day bash, and I was very much looking forward to the 2011 edition. USELESS KEYS, ... Read More

Chris Cornell 05/04/11: John Anson Ford Amphitheatre – Hollywood, CA

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Chris Cornell 05/04/11 John Anson Ford Amphiteatre - Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito For this particular review, before we talk about the music, it is important to discuss the venue. Typically booked for plays and movies, the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre is a truly beautiful venue tucked away in the Hollywood Hills. The beauty ends with the setup as the venue as well as the promoters should truly be ashamed of themselves. Our group had a disabled individual with us. With the understanding that ... Read More

The Flaming Lips Live at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery

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The Flaming Lips Live at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery The following just came across the Twitter feed of The Flaming Lips: Making a poster for 2 nights at Hollywood Forever in June..First night Soft Bulletin second Darkside!!! http://t.co/YL41bvN While we can’t find any additional information on the web at this time, it appears this may be the coolest Flag Day Hollywood has ever seen. Update 05/03/11: Tickets for these shows will go on sale on May 6th at 2pm PST. Tickets for each night will run ... Read More

Trey Anastasio 03/04/11: Music Box @ Fonda – Hollywood, CA

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Trey Anastasio Band 03/04/11 Music Box @ Fonda - Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito The only thing more shocking then a rare appearance from Trey Anastasio on the West Coast is where Anastasio decided to play on the West Coast. With the ability to sell out Air Force Bases with his day job known as Phish, Anastasio booked the intimate Music Box for the Southern California stop on his Acoustic/Electric 2011 Winter Tour. Usually reserved for up and coming hipster acts, the 1300 seat ... Read More

Joseph Arthur Joins Twilight Singers on Jimmy Kimmel Live

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Joseph Arthur Joins Twilight Singers on Jimmy Kimmel Live Last night in Hollywood, Twilight Singers stopped by the Jimmy Kimmel Live program to promote their just released record Dynamite Steps. The Greg Dulli fronted band performed the song “On The Corner” with a little help from our good pal Joseph Arthur. You can watch the complete performance below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1yJekmjZMA This was not the first time Arthur has joined Twilight Singers on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Click here to check out a performance of “40 Dollars” and ... Read More

Social Distortion Makes National Television Debut

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Social Distortion Make National Television Debut With their new album “Hard Times & Nursery Rhymes” due out early next year, OC royalty Social Distortion made their national Television debut last night performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live.  The band used the Bud Light concert stage to perform the lead single from “Machine Gun Blues” - the lead single from Hard Times as well as a modern day classic.  Both clips are posted below (Well they were till Kimmel made them private). Social Distortion will perform as part of the ... Read More

Faith No More 12/01/10: Palladium – Hollywood, CA

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Faith No More (w/ Mariachi Los Toros & Redd Kross) 12/01/10 Palladium - Hollywood, CA Words/photos by Reverend Justito I am not sure why Live Nation added a second Faith No More show at the Hollywood Palladium.  Granted, I was shocked that the first show didn’t sell out in a matter of minutes, I personally thought two weeknight shows at the mid-size venue was too much in this harsh economy.  I of course was correct, and earlier this week Live Nation had a $20 gets ... Read More

Faith No More 11/30/10: Palladium – Hollywood, CA

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Faith No More (w/ The Creepy Creeps) 11/30/10 The Palladium - Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito/concertconfessions.com I had always assumed that I would get the chance to see Faith No More.  Sure, the band broke up long before I started seeing concerts on a regular basis, but I knew one day when I was fat, old and bald the time would be right and I would get my chance.  On the last day of November, 2010 this fat, old and balding freakshow got the ... Read More

Fistful of Mercy 11/13/10 (Early Show): Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery – Hollywood, CA

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Fistful of Mercy 11/13/10 (Early Show) Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery - Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito/concertconfessions.com The entire process of getting into the first of three sold out shows for Fistful of Mercy at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery could be a post on its own.  So instead of wasting three paragraphs allow me to thank Steve, Melina and the World Champion San Francisco Giants for not only a wonderful evening, but easily one of my top three shows of 2010.  Fact is ... Read More

MGMT Pay Jimmy Kimmel Live a Visit 10/18/10

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MGMT Pay Jimmy Kimmel Live a Visit 10/18/10 Fresh off a tour of Europe and an appearance at the Cypress Hill SmokeOut, MGMT stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to promote their latest release “Congratulations.”  Check out the bands performance (at least what aired) below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZmjIHMf_O4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6GAteO5eqo&feature=channel   MGMT Tour Dates (as of 10/19/10) 10.25.2010 Orlando, FL, US Hard Rock Live 10.26.2010 Miami Beach, FL, US Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater 10.29.2010 Asheville, NC, US Moogfest 10.30.2010 Oxford, MS, US The Lyric Oxford 10.31.2010 New Orleans, LA, US Voodoo Music Experience 11.02.2010 Atlanta, GA, US The Tabernacle 11.03.2010 Raleigh, NC, US Progress Energy Center ... Read More

Alain Johannes 10/05/10: Amoeba Records – Hollywood, CA

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Alain Johannes 10/05/10 Amoeba Records - Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justio On a night that felt more like Seattle than Hollywood, musical messiah Alain Johannes celebrated the release of his debut album Spark with an intimate set inside Amoeba Records.  Known for his work with Eleven, Queens of the Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures, the Cigar Box Guitarist managed to move both devoted fans and one plus-sized Asian girl whose only mission on a damp Tuesday night was to purchase the entire Seal ... Read More

Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs Spend Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel

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Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs Spend Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel Having performed two sold out nights at the Greek Theatre, the very talented Ray LaMontagne cruised down from the hills and into Hollywood to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night (09/09/10).  Backed by his new band – The Pariah Dogs, LaMontagne used his late night appearance to perform songs from his amazing new record God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise.  If you happen to grab an over-priced cup of yuppie ... Read More