Joseph Arthur 01/23/14: McCabe’s Guitar Shop – Santa Monica California

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With a smorgasbord of musicians spread across Southern California for the annual NAMM convention, Joseph Arthur once again found himself west of the 405 freeway for a night of hilarious comedy. Did I say comedy? I meant music. To be fair the intimate late night set at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica was a 50/50 split of both, much to the delight of those who politely turned off their phones  and turned their focus onto the man who had recently returned ... Read More

RNDM Make Their Network Television Debut On Jimmy Fallon

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RNDM Make Their Network Television Debut On Jimmy Fallon Some of us here at Concert Confessions are huge Joseph Arthur fans, we'll follow all his side projects around as long as he has them. The latest band to feature the talents of this awesome guitarist is RNDM, which features Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament and Richard Stuverud on drums.  You can check them out making their network Television debut on Jimmy Fallon last night, performing "Modern Times" and "Ain't Got No Mag 7". The ... Read More

RNDM Announce November 2012 Tour Dates

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RNDM Announce November 2012 Tour Dates Don’t feel bad if you have not heard of RNDM. They are a new band. Now you should feel bad if you don’t know the members of the band as RNDM features Joseph Arthur, Richard Stuverud and Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament. The band is set to release their debut album (recorded in Ament’s Montana studio) Acts on October 30th. A tour will kick off three days later in Brooklyn and you can check out the dates ... Read More

Joseph Arthur Hits The Road In Support Of ‘Redemption City’

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Joseph Arthur Hits The Road In Support Of 'Redemption City' The fact is if he needed it, Reverend Justito would probably give Joseph Arthur a kidney. He loves the man and his art that much. Earlier this year, Arthur released the incredible double disc effort Redemption City and as we just discovered he hits the road today in Philly to support it. You can check out our extensive coverage of past Arthur shows by clicking here. You can check the dates for his ... Read More

Joseph Arthur Rocks The Late Show With David Letterman

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Joseph Arthur Rocks The Late Show With David Letterman In the day and age of embedded video, it is rare I ever tune into late night Television to catch a musical artist. However the moment I heard that Concert Confessions favorite Joseph Arthur would be a guest of David Letterman, I made sure to sit my ass down on the couch around 12:15 am PST to catch one of the brightest artists to emerge over the past 25 years. Supporting his just released FREE ... Read More

Reverend Justito’s Top Ten Shows of 2011

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Reverend Justito's Top Ten Shows of 2011   #10 Rammstein 05/20/11 – The Forum - Inglewood, CA Oh those crazy German’s. I truly assumed I would never catch these guys again after the Great White fiasco, but there I was on the floor of the sold out Forum watching the band’s first North American tour in nearly a decade. It was all you could want from a Rammstein show – pulverizing riffs, shock value galore and lots and lots of fire. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogbZvtBesgw #9 Chris Cornell 05/04/11 – ... Read More

Joseph Arthur/James Maddock The Bowery Electric 12/17/11

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The 62nd Edition of the Jay Porks Never Ending Concert Series is a special one indeed for a couple of reasons. One, we're heading out to the Bowery Electric (Joey Ramone Pl & 3rd St) down in the East Village for a charity event benefiting the Toys for Tots Foundation( ) featuring the musical styling of Joseph Arthur (and opener James Maddock). Never a bad thing to gain some good karma. Second reason this is special, it's because I've officially taken a ... Read More

Joseph Arthur 04/14/11: Venice Sound Stage – Venice, CA

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Joseph Arthur 04/14/11 Venice Sound Stage - Venice, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito Just the other day, I was outnumbered by my older (and dare I say slightly out of touch) co-workers. #Twitter is useless they all claimed. Well, had it not been for that useless social media outlet, I would have never known that Joseph Arthur would be playing a last minute show less than five miles from my home. With plans of an early bed time thrown away, I headed down to a ... Read More

Joseph Arthur 03/01/11: Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles, CA

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Joseph Arthur 03/01/11 Bootleg Theater - Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito While millions sat glued to their television sets on a Tuesday night, I once again found myself entering the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles, CA. Sure, perhaps Charlie Sheen was WINNING the ratings war for ABC, but for those tightly packed into the warehouse turned music venue, the real victory was watching Joseph Arthur close his triumphant month long run. I actually entered the venue about 62 minutes before Sheen took the airwaves ... 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

Joseph Arthur 02/15/11: Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles, CA

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Joseph Arthur 02/15/11 Bootleg Theater - Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito As the rain began to fall on the South Land, I once again headed east towards downtown Los Angeles for a night with Joseph Arthur. A lack of sleep, a stressful week at the day job and the fact I was fresh out of business cards wasn’t going to stop me from missing night two of Arthur’s month long run at Bootleg Theater. While some may argue that GENTRIFICATION from Echo Park ... Read More

Joseph Arthur 02/08/11: Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles, CA

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Joseph Arthur 02/08/11 Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito I had heard only bad things about Bootleg Theater. Adjacent to downtown Los Angeles, from the lack of parking in an undesirable neighborhood to the venues stale atmosphere my expectations were rather low. Oh, and who can overlook the fact that the name is Bootleg Theater, yet the art of bootlegging is highly frowned upon? I have always told myself that if an artist is worth being stabbed, shot or mugged for, then ... Read More

Joseph Arthur Set For Month-Long Los Angeles Residency

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Joseph Arthur Set For Month-Long Los Angeles Residency According to tweets from his Lonely Astronaut Records (@lonastrorecords) singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur is set to perform a month long residency at the Bootleg Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.  Arthur will be performing every Tuesday from February 8th through March 1st. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdgjPQL-2kQ Each of the four tweets will take you to a Facebook RSVP page for each show.  As of posting, there is currently no information regarding pre-sale tickets for these shows.  Per the Bootleg Theater, tickets will ... Read More

Reverend Justito Presents: The Top 5 Concerts of 2010

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Reverend Justito Presents His Top 5 Concerts of 2010   I have been attending concerts non-stop since 1996.  2010 has been a wonderful year of music.  Not that I have the time to keep track of such a statistic, but I do believe that I have seen more shows in 2010 than any other year of my life.  It was not easy to narrow down my top five shows from this year, and chances are this list would be different if you asked me ... Read More

Confessions of Phishing Barney

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The Adventures of Phishing Barney 2010 Words/Photos by Barney the Purple Dinosaur (and his ghost writer Reverend Justito) For those who are not a member of my immediate family, allow me to give you a brief history on the family tradition that is Barney the purple dinosaur.  I was in my early teens at the height of Barney-mania.  As a gag gift, my parents threw a Barney Doll (marching band outfit, filled with bubble mix) into the stockings of my brother and I.  My ... 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

Fistful of Mercy Team With Tom Morello To Rock Conan

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Fistful of Mercy Team With Tom Morello To Rock Conan Our founder and spiritual guru Reverend Justito wrote a recap of Fistful of Mercy's appearance on the late night TBS talk show Conan earlier today for the fine folks at Antiquiet who would never, ever in a trillion years allow him to write such a tacky and horrific run on sentence such as the one you are about to finish reading right about ummmmmmmmm now.  With Tom Morello in tow, the posse of guitar ... Read More

Fistful Of Mercy Stops Traffic In Seattle

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  Fistful of Mercy's Live Debut Stops Traffic You have to check this out.  As some of you may know, Joseph Arthur, Ben Harper and Dhani Harrison (honorable mention to the lovely Jessy Greene on violin) have formed a brand spankin' new band called Fistful of Mercy.  The band performed their first "gig" last night at Easy Street Records in Seattle (fine store I may add) and let's just say things got a bit out of control.  How out of control you ask?  Check out ... Read More

Joseph Arthur, Ben Harper & Dhani Harrison Form Fistful of Mercy

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Joseph Arthur, Ben Harper & Dhani Harrison Form Fistful of Mercy OK fine, so Rock it Out! Blog and Antiquiet beat us on posting this, but ConcertConfessions favorite Joseph Arthur (along with Ben Harper and Dhani Harrison) have formed a brand new band called Fistful of Mercy.  They have posted a vimeo video for a track that shares a name with the band that you can view below.  The trio’s debut album is due October 5th and rumor has it a tour shall follow ... Read More

Joseph Arthur Puts A Stronghold On Venice – Pt 3: The Fairy-Moans Final Friday PHreakout

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Joseph Arthur & The Fairy-Moans (w/ Chris Joyner) 04/23/10 The Stronghold - Venice, CA Words/Photos/Videos by concertconfessions.com To say my life has been flipped upside down this week would be a colossal understatement.  With my mind somewhere far away, I stood against the brick building that is The Stronghold unaware that Joseph Arthur was about to invade my personal thoughts and help sooth some very mixed emotions.  Standing outside on yet another chilly spring night, the entertainment started long before the doors opened.  Patron after ... Read More

Joseph Arthur Puts A Stronghold on Venice Pt 2 – Turning Lemons Into Lemonade

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    Joseph Arthur & Friends (with  The Dough Rollers, Penelope Fortier and Harper Simon) The Stronghold - Venice, CA 04/16/10 Words/Photos/Video by concertconfessions.com While most Southern California music fans flocked to the desert for Coachella, I mooched yet another ride to Venice off my wonderful wife.  Sure, it would be fun to see the likes of DJ Lance Rock and Jay-Z amongst the lush green polo fields and towering palm trees; but when it comes to Friday nights in April there is no place I would rather ... Read More

Joseph Arthur Puts A Stronghold On Venice – Part 1

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Joseph Arthur & Friends (w/ MK & the Gentlemen & "Juan" Y) 04/09/10 The Stronghold - Venice, CA words/photos/videos by Reverend Justito/concertconfessions.com   Updated 06/28/11: The channel that hosted nearly 700 videos for Concert Confessions was removed from YouTube earlier this month. In re-uploading these videos, I discovered a video of “Juan.” As it turns out, “Juan” is actually “Y”. For those who have read my 2011 reviews of Joseph (which you can read here, here, here and here) you know it took me weeks to ... Read More

Joseph Arthur Wraps West Coast Run at the Troubadour

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Joseph Arthur 01/23/10 The Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos/Videos by Reverend Justito/concertconfessions.com As I shared here recently as a FROM THE VAULT post, the last time I saw Joseph Arthur, we didn't really connect.  In the weeks and months that passed after that warm summer night, I actually began to get angry.  What was wrong with me?  I have listened to this man and his music time and time again and I allowed weird vibes and distractions ruin our brief time together.  Not permitting ... Read More

FROM THE VAULT: Joseph Arthur vs. The 79th MLB All Star Game

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Joseph Arthur 07/15/2008 The Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Justin (note, this review was first published at MTVnews.com.  I have shared it From The Vault as I will be paying Mr. Arthur a return visit at The Troubadour this Saturday Night.) The teams were supposed to be even - 3 straights and 3 gays. However, at the last minute one flip flopped and we found ourselves with the upper hand at 4-2. As we sat open, pillow-filled booth down the street from the Troubadour ... Read More