Death To All @ House of Blues – Hollywood, California 4-13-13

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Death To All is a tribute tour to Chuck Schuldiner, frontman for the band Death who passed away in 2001 due to brain cancer. He is the the father of the metal genre we now know as "Death Metal". He is one of the greatest guitarists of all time as well as one of the biggest icons/names in metal and has influenced many guitarists that came after him. This show helps keep his memory alive. The tour is also a benefit show ... Read More

Testament and Overkill: 2/2/13 – House of Blues – Hollywood, California

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On Saturday February 2nd, the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, California was completely demolished by 2 of the biggest thrash metal bands, Testament and Overkill. The crowd reacted really well to both bands as there were non-stop mosh pits and there were crowd surfers the whole night. In one area people would be moshing, and somewhere else there’d be people crowd surfing. I’m sure security had their hands full with everyone on the floor as they had to continuously grab crowd ... Read More

Municipal Waste/Napalm Death 11-14-12: House of Blues – West Hollywood, Ca

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Municipal Waste/Napalm Death 11/14/12 House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Misael Municipal Waste and Napalm Death was a night of non-stop metal. They rocked us out to a jam-packed venue at the world-famous House of Blues on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California. The opening bands were Attitude Adjustment, the death metal band Exhumed, and the hardcore punk band, The Dwarves. All opening bands did a great job in keeping the crowd wild and intense. After them came up the 32 year veteran ... Read More

Tenacious D Cuts Vegas Show Short After Fan Is Stabbed

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Tenacious D Cuts Vegas Show Short After Fan Is Stabbed What the fuck is going on people? Another weird act of violence has occurred in public here in the United States. Tenacious D were performing in Las Vegas last night (07/28/12) when someone was stabbed during their set. Details are sparse but the Las Vegas Review-Journal has shared that the stabbing took place at the stage right bar. The D cut were forced to cut their set short by 30 minutes. You can watch ... Read More

UPDATED: Initial Artists Announced For The 2012 Sunset Strip Music Festival

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Initial Artists Announced For The 2012 Sunset Strip Music Festival The Sunset Strip Music Festival is set to return to the streets of West Hollywood on August 16-18th 2012. The 2012 Honoree will be Sunset Blvd legends The Doors. The festival will also feature its annual outdoor concert smack dab in the middle of the Sunset Strip. Below is the entire lineup as of June 28th 2012. THURSDAY, AUGUST 16 SSMF Celebrates The Doors at House of Blues Sunset Strip The Roxy Theatre Peter Murphy Ours Viper Room Future Villains Lady Sinatra The ... Read More

Volbeat 05/29/12: House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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Volbeat @ House of Blues Lake Buena Vista, Florida 05/29/12 With Eye Empire and Gorillafight Words by Ronman Up until just several weeks ago, I had no idea who Volbeat was. No clue. A friend of mine turned me onto this Danish Metal act. This friend of mine has been absolutely geeking out on this band, so I had to give them a listen. As it turned out, their song, "Warrior's Call", has been getting some serious air time on WJRR, our local rock station. I had heard the ... Read More

Meshuggah 05/05/12: House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

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Meshuggah w/ Decapitated and Baroness 05/05/12 House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito It was not just any Saturday night on the Sunset Strip, it was Cinco de Mayo. America’s version of El Día de la Batalla de Puebla or as alcoholics prefer to call it Amateur Night. You can always tell it is going to be a good night when vomit is flowing down the boulevard long before sun sets upon Sunset. There is a good energy in Los Angeles ... Read More

Nile/The Black Dahlia Murder 04/05/12: House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

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The Black Dahlia Murder w/ Nile, Skeletonwitch & Hour of Penance 04/05/12 House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito I don’t know about you, but I can’t think of a better way to spend Good Friday Eve then with a quadruple shot of detuned death metal action. The line for the sold out House of Blues Sunset show wrapped around the block long before the doors opened with fans ready to mosh the night away. Once doors opened, the building buzzed ... Read More

The Darkness 02/19/12: House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

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The Darkness (w/ Crown Jewel Defense and Fox Shazam) 02/19/12 House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito I have a shocking confession to make. For a brief period in time I lied and claimed I had seen The Darkness when they played at The Roxy. It was silly I know, but I just wanted to be cool. By dumb luck I was out of town when The Darkness returned and played the Fonda and then they broke up and my dream ... Read More

O.A.R. 01/27/12: House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

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O.A.R. (w/ Parachute) 01/27/12 House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito I have talked a lot of shit about O.A.R. By a lot of shit, I mean trolled the message boards known as O.A.R. fans for years. Most of my shit talking took place in off topic forums, but I made my distaste for the group’s music well known. So when I say I talked a lot of shit about O.A.R., I am talking years of trolling.  In an odd yet ... Read More

Anthrax & Testament Set To Terrorize North America in 2012

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Anthrax & Testament Set To Terrorize North America in 2012 With a successful trek across North America under their belts in 2011, (check out our coverage of the  Orlando stop) thrash metal legends Testament and Anthrax have just announced dates for quick run across the continent in early 2012. Death Angel will once again join the duo on the road and more dates will be added to the trek soon. Anthrax w/ Testament and Death Angel 2012 Tour Dates 01/22 – House of Blues – Las ... Read More

Anthrax with Death Angel and Testament: House of Blues – Orlando, FL 11/01/11

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Anthrax with Death Angel and Testament House of Blues, Orlando Florida 11/01/11 Words/Photos by Ron Man I'm not going to bore you with the history of Anthrax. For that you can go to Wikipedia. I will say that after the departure of lead singer, Joey Belladonna in '92, I was really no longer a fan. For me, it was kind of like when David Lee Roth was out of Van Halen, the magic was gone. The difference being, Van Halen went on to be an even ... 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

Summer Slaughter 07/22/11: House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

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The Summer Slaughter Tour 07/22/11 House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito If I ever have a moment where my life flashes before my eyes, I look forward to revisiting July 22nd, 2011. I ran into Grace Potter on the streets of Hollywood. I got a bunch of great vinyl from Amoeba Records and I was lucky enough to score a ticket to the kickoff of the 2011 Summer Slaughter Tour. Yes, July 22nd was much better than the ... Read More

Amon Amarth 04/24/11: House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

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Amon Amarth 04/24/11 House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito On Easter Sunday, the line to enter the House of Blues in West Hollywood, CA stretched well beyond the Best Western down the street. Rumor has it that by the time doors finally opened, the last person in line was standing outside of Pinches Tacos. A quick trip to Google maps tells you that the line was almost ½ a mile long and that the walk alone will take you 8 ... 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

Trey Anastasio Announces Winter 2011 Tour Dates

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Trey Anastasio Announces Winter 2011 Tour Dates Phish mastermind Trey Anastasio has announced dates for his 2011 Winter tour.  The trek kicks off February 18th in Portland, ME and will feature Anastasio using the acoustic set/electric set format for the first time since 1999.  The electric set will feature the same players from his last solo outing in 2010.  Anastasio will be joined by Tony Markellis on bass, Russ Lawton on drums, Ray Paczkowski on keyboards and a horn section that includes Jennifer ... Read More

The Jay Porks Final Four: Top Experiences of 2010

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The Jay Porks Top Four Shows of 2010 Words/Photos by Jay Porks of the Jay Porks Experience I swear I'll eventually learn how to cut down on the length of posts.. Just not quite yet. That said, it was a lot harder than I thought it would be to determine shows would make the cut in my Top 5 of 2010. I mean, what does one exactly judge specifically when it comes to this type of list. The criteria is vague to say the ... Read More

GWAR 11/16/10: House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

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GWAR w/ The Casualties 11/16/10 House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito Oh the House of Blues on Sunset Blvd.  Where a tall boy of Bud Light is $11 and video cameras are not welcomed because it looks bad when fans videotape security guards beating the shit out of fellow fans.  While you won’t catch me paying for a ticket to the venue that the late great George Carlin declared needed to be burnt down, I have no issue checking out ... Read More

Unearth 10/16/10 – House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

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Unearth/All That Remains/Asking Alexandria 10/16/10 House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA Words & Photos by Reverend Justito/concertconfessions.com When a last minute invite came my way to check out the next to last Unearth show of 2010, I knew I couldn’t turn it down.   Having just celebrated my beloved San Francisco Giants beating the Phillies in game one of the 2010 NLCS, I made it inside the venue just in time to catch the massive Massachusetts metal band perform way too early on a bill ... Read More

moe. To Ring In 2011 With Multi-Night Beantown Run

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moe. To Ring In 2011 With Multi-Night Beantown Run moe. the upstate NY jam rockers have released their New Years plans.  The five piece band plans to close out their 20 year Anniversary celebration with two nights (Dec 30th & 31st) at House of Blues Boston. The bands official website reports that special $75 2-show ticket packages will go on sale Saturday, 7/31 at 11am EST through moe.ticketing. The 12/30 show is all ages, but the 12/31 show is 18+. Therefore, to buy this ... Read More

Ratt @ The House Of Blues Downtown Disney July 15, 2010

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  I had no intention of even going to this concert until I found out that my friend's band was the opener. I got free tickets!    Ratt. They were big in the 80's. I was a huge fan of their "Out of The Cellar" LP. "Round And Round", "Lack Of Communication", "Back For More", "Wanted Man", all great tunes. That was 1984. Their next effort, "Invasion Of Your Privacy" was a bit light for my tastes as I had since discovered Anthrax and Metallica. ... Read More

The Flaming Lips Live at the House of Blues: Atlantic City, NJ July 4th 2010

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Did you hear? Lady Gaga is playing a show in AC tonight.. If you want to hear all about that-then exit this site and go somewhere else. As for the rest of us-all signs point to this night being crazy. Jay Porks here to welcome all of you to the 29th edition of the Jay Porks Never Ending Concert Series for the Flaming Lips at the House of Blues in Atlantic City. I'm coming to you live from my hotel, the Trump ... Read More

The Final Steel Panther Sunset Strip Shakedown of the First Decade of the 21st Century

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Steel Panther (with Delta Rose & TARSHA) 12/28/2009 House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos/Videos by Justin/concertconfessions.com Racist, Homophobic and degrading to women, one would think that a band like Steel Panther would never survive liberal West Hollywood, CA. Yet the band once known as Metal Skool has used Monday nights on the Sunset Strip to organically grow their mock metal musical onslaught from underground buzz to worldwide domination. Having not seen the boys since their name change/major label record deal, a co-worker and ... Read More

Lazarus AD, Unearth & Testament Thrash West Hollywood

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Lazarus AD, Unearth & Testament 06/11/09  House Of Blues - West Hollywood, CA  Words/Photos By Reverend Justito/concertconfessions.com  (NOTE: All photos taken with an iphone as House Of Blues does not allow cameras)     Standing up against the bar alongside stage left inside Hollywood’s House Of Blues Thursday night, I was distracted from the on stage action by a young man who fit the exact description of a heavy metal stereotype:  A young Latino with long fluffy hair, black denim jeans, a faded leather jacket and 1980’s white ... Read More