An Evening w/ Third Eye Blind @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center 10/8/17

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An Evening w/ Third Eye Blind - 10/8/2017 Sands Bethlehem Event Center - Bethlehem, PA Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks This summer, we covered Third Eye Blind as they trekked through America on the 'Summer Gods' tour. That tour was in support of a record that is actually still being worked on. Fast forward to the Eve of Indigenous Peoples Day and the boys are back in my area. Well sort of my area. The Sands Bethlehem Event Center is tonight's swanky venue where my girlfriend ... Read More

Third Eye Blind w/ Silversun Pickups 6/25/2017 Festival Pier @ Penns Landing, Philly

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Third Eye Blind w/ Silversun Pickups – 06/25/2017 Festival Pier @ Penns Landing – Philadelphia, PA Words/Photos/Video – Jay Porks The Summer Gods Tour rolls on into Philly in what was an almost perfect Sunday for the beach. This tour came through the PNC Bank Arts Center on Friday and for a video heavy recap you can just hover over this sentence and click to check it out. That venue that's been featured in several concert confessions. Tonight it's Festival Pier @ Penns Landing in Philly. Penns Landing is ... Read More

Third Eye Blind w/ Silversun Pickups 06/23/2017 @ PNC Bank Arts Center

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Third Eye Blind w/ Silversun Pickups - 06/23/2017 PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks Third Eye Blind have kicked off a tour in celebration of 20 years since the release of their self titled debut record. Billed as The Summer Gods Tour, Stephan Jenkins and Co. have enlisted very special guests the Silversun Pickups. Roughly two weeks into the trek, the tour makes a stop off in Dirty Jersey at the PNC Bank Arts Center. Silversun Pickups went on early. We barely were ... Read More

Meat Puppets w/ Mike Watt + The Jom & Terry Show and Grant Hart – Brooklyn Bowl 05/10/2017

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Meat Puppets, Mike Watt + The Jom & Terry Show w/ Special Guest Grant Hart Brooklyn Bowl - 05/10/2017 Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks In 1985 label mates at SST Records embarked on the road in what was dubbed "The Tour" and it featured the likes of Husker Du, the Minutemen, Meat Puppets, Saccharine Trust, and SWA. Fast forward to 2017 and we have some of the ol' gang hitting the road together again as The Meat Puppets have embarked on 'The Tour Tour Two' co-headlining dates ... Read More

High Road Tour w/ Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa @ PNC Bank Arts Center 08/02/2016

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High Road Tour Featuring Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa - 08/02/2016 PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks Another day, another awesome concert courtesy of Curt Schlesinger and Peter Lo Re v. Ticketmister lawsuit. That's right, The Jay Porks Experience rolls through yet another show free of charge from that list of shows you all complained had nothing but terrible shows. The High Road Tour with Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa rolled through Dirty Jerz at the PNC Bank Arts Center Tuesday ... Read More

Jewel @ Borgata’s Music Box 04/16/16 Atlantic City

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Jewel - April 16th 2016 Music Box @ The Borgata - Atlantic City, NJ Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks Atlantic City is known for many things. Casinos, Casinos that closed down, Buffets double stocking trays of food in fear of visits from the Governor,  people wondering when new Casinos are going to open and lots and lots of folks walking down the street grubbing cigarettes. Tonight Atlantic City has one thing happening worth my time, and that's an evening with Jewel at the Borgata. Before the night ... Read More

Chris Cornell @ Beacon Theater New York City 10/19/2015

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Chris Cornell w/ Special Guest Hemming - October 19th 2015 Beacon Theater - New York City Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks        A question often floated in my direction is "Well you go to a lot of concerts, what's the best show you've ever been to?" For a while now I've been saying the same thing: Chris Cornell Solo Acoustic Songbook tour that I saw at Town Hall a few years back. There, I saw one man with a guitar put on the best show I've ... Read More

Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson @ PNC Bank Arts Center 07/29/15

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Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson - 07/29/2015 PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks If you're somebody looking to get all the bang out of your concert buck that you can, may I be the first to suggest checking out the End Times Tour with Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson currently trekking across the country when it hits your town. On a toasty July hump day, End Times came to PNC Bank Arts Center. And it was phenomenal. Let's just say this, ... 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

Foxy Shazam at Bowery Ballroom NYC 05/16/12

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Foxy Shazam- 05/16/2012 Bowery Ballroom -New York City Words/Photos By Jay Porks Usually for me, the opening bands at shows are a time for me to get annoyed-quickly. Yet somehow back in February when I saw The Darkness, there was just something about Foxy Shazam. Something about them that made me want to learn more. How long have I been missing out on this? Then, the band headlined there own tour and hit the places like Seattle, and Utah where I was able to read ... Read More

Mike Watt & Friends 05/02/12: Le Poisson Rouge, NYC

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Mike Watt & Friends 05/02/2012 Le Poisson Rouge -New York City Words/Photos By Jay Porks Tonight is going to be a treat to say the least. “Tonight 'Three Rooms Press' presents: May Day 2: Mike Watt + Friends w/ Mike Watt + J Mascis + Murph , Appomattox , Dead Trend and the NYC Launch of Mike Watt: On and Off Bass + very special guests”. How could I not go to this?? Especially since I got the Flu (which I'm still laboring from) at ... Read More

Local H Prep US Tour/Win Ticket to NYC Stop

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Local H Prep US Tour/Win Ticket to NYC Stop! You can't make this stuff up. Just as we were prepping this ticket give away, Local H dropped a whole bunch of US tour dates on us.  We here at Concert Confessions would like to thank Local H for their superb timing. Tour dates are at the bottom of this post, but if you're in the New York City area April 15th, and you dig Local H, you may want to read about a ... Read More

Kasabian Destroy Terminal 5 NYC 3/22/12

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They have finally returned to America! That's where Episode 66 of the Jay Porks Never Ending Concert Series kicks off, bringing us to Terminal 5 in New York City to see the one and only Kasabian. This is a special night for all of us fans out there who've waited for this band to return to the United States. Facebook groups have been started, Twitter accounts have been created, all in efforts to get this band back to U.S. Soil ... Read More

Jack White To Tour U.S. And Beyond In 2012

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Fresh off storming through SXSW, Jack White get's set to hit the road in 2012 in support of his solo debut "Blunderbuss". For those without tickets to Sasquatch or Hangout Music Festival never fear, we've got all the tour dates for you here so you can catch him in a town near you. The supporting act will be Alabama Shakes Tickets go on sale Friday 3/23/12 at 1PM at Ticketmaster. That's right, not the usually 10AM or 12PM but 01:00pm. No idea what ... Read More

Watch: Kasabian Perform ‘Goodbye Kiss’ On Graham Norton Show

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A few months back when the Rev Justito was telling us all at the Concert Confessions family about this band known as Kasabian I didn't really do much but a Wikipedia quick peak, and move on. I mean this was coming from a fan of the Electric Six , how could I take him seriously? Truth be told, Kasabian has went from "Band I'll see to review for Concert Confessions" to "Band I can't f%&king wait to see because they are f%&king ... Read More

Elvis Costello Contributes to Bruce Week On Fallon

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As tribute week to Bruce Springsteen continues, it was Elvis Costello's time to step up to the plate on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.. The Roots served as the back up band as we got Elvis's own interpretation on "Brilliant Disguise".. Maybe a Springsteen cover makes it on the Spectacular Spinning Wheel when Costello hits the road in April The real news came when I awoke this morning to discover a "web exclusive" version of another Bruce cover, "Fire". We got some video ... Read More

Heartless Bastards Take The Late Show Stage

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Truth be told, around 2008 I worked at a Chinese Take Out place doing the phones and serving as the English speaking member of the staff. The work attire was "wear whatever the hell you want", so I'd alternate band tee shirts and such hoping that customers caught on. Anyway, this dude comes in and notices either my Sonic Youth Or Dinosaur Jr shirt and he suggested I take a listen to the Heartless Bastards. The name was bad ass enough, and ... Read More

Weird Al Yankovic 10/23/11 Beacon Theatre

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With a combination of being an avid fan of comedy, and seats; how could the 57th installment of the Jay Porks Never Ending Concert Series land us anywhere but the Beacon Theater tonight to witness Weird Al Yankovic on the Apocalypse tour? How can you pass up a night of parodied hits? Wouldn't be able to live with myself starring at that Amish Paradise CD that sits on my shelf.. Doors are at 6pm and the show is at 7pm. I was ... Read More

Lemonheads Redeem Themselves @ Bowery Ballroom, 10/10/11

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There is a HUGE side bar to tonights 56th edition of the Jay Porks Never Ending Concert Series taking place in the Bowery, actually at the Bowery Ballroom to be precise . It's the second of a back to back stint here for the Lemonheads, who are touring performing “It's a Shame About Ray”. The aforementioned side bar being that of Evan Dando. In the past week or two since this tour kicked off it's been nothing but terrible reviews. ... Read More

Dinosaur Jr Live @ The Brooklyn Bowl Jan 18th 2010

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Must say it was the most interesting place I've seen a show. I'm Jay Porks, and Welcome to the twenty second installment of the Jay Porks Never ending concert series for Dinosaur Jr!!!!... tonight takes us to Williamsburg, to the Brooklyn Bowl, which I know- sounds like a bowling alley. It actually IS a bowling alley, along with being a pseudo-fancy restaurant, it's equipped with16 bowling lanes(each lane with a big screen on the end, showing a movie) to the right of ... Read More