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

Electric Six 10/07/11: Key Club – West Hollywood, CA

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Electric Six 10/07/11 Key Club - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito I believe it started with a tweet, but perhaps it was a text. Regardless of tweet versus text it was a threat declaring that my ass was expected to be at the Key Club in West Hollywood on Friday night. If I was not at the Key Club, there would be serious consequences and repercussions of my action. While this may sound rather harsh, it was for my own good as my ... Read More

Bison b.c. Hit The Road In Support of Dark Ages

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Bison b.c. Hit The Road In Support of Dark Ages Last fall we caught a band called Bison b.c. open for the mighty Helmet in Redondo Beach, CA. The boys from Bison b.c. plan to spend fall 2011 on the road in North America supporting their phenomenal 2010 release Dark Ages (one of Reverend Justito's Top 10 records of 2010). In addition to their current dates with Weedeater, Saviours and Fight Amp, the Vancouver natives plan a headline trek across their native land. ... Read More

Hate Eternal 06/20/11: Key Club – West Hollywood, CA

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Vital Remains & Hate Eternal 06/20/11 Key Club - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito I’d be lying if I didn’t say I felt like a bit of a douche today as I stare at a blank word document. If you have followed Concert Confessions over the past 2+ years, then you know that we are dedicated to providing live concert reviews of the bands we love. Any jerk off can head out to a show because he gets a free ticket and make ... Read More

Helmet 11/05/10: Key Club – West Hollywood, CA

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Helmet (w/ Open Hand & Intronaut) 11/05/10 Key Club - West Hollywood, CA Words/photos by Reverend Justito - concertconfessions.com It took me 15+ years to see my first Helmet concert.  I only had to wait 40 days for round two with the criminally underappreciated metal band.  A lot has changed in 5 ½ weeks since I watched Helmet destroy Redondo Beach.  I was correct in my prediction to Helmet main man Page Hamilton that the 49ers would have won at least one game in that ... Read More

Heathen & Exodus 06/11/10: Key Club – West Hollywood, CA

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Exodus (w/ Special Guests Heathen) 06/11/10 Key Club - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos/Videos by Reverend Justito/concertconfessions.com Growing up in the 1990's, I spent many hours rocking out in the various muscle cars of Concertconfessions webmaster, Mattchee.  We were the second generation of Bay Area thrash metal fans; the kids who were in Junior High when The Black Album ruled the rock world.  Metallica opened the doors and turned us onto a whole world of bands who played the fast paced melodies which made us wonder why ... Read More

FROM THE VAULT – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Save Rock & Roll One Hipster At A Time

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 01/24/08 Key Club - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito/concertconfessions.com (Note: The review was first published by MTV news) It takes a gang of bad asses to name their band after Marlon Brando’s motorcycle gang in his 1953 film The Wild One. Thankfully, the three men who make up Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (often referred to as BRMC) are not only bad enough to fit the bill, but somehow tender enough that you could bring them home to your mother. Formed ... Read More

King’s X 06/05/09: Key Club – West Hollywood, CA

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King's X 06/05/2009 Key Club - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito   It is a well known fact to musicians that King’s X are the Rodney Dangerfield of Rock & Roll. For 20+ years this three piece has toured the world bringing their muscular mix of metal, gospel, funk and blues to anyone willing to listen. From stealing the show Friday night at Woodstock ‘94 to playing every club/bar across the world King’s X always brings their A game when they take the stage. ... Read More

Forbidden But Certainly Not Forgotten!

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It had been a decade and a half since the classic Bay Area thrashers Forbidden played live in Los Angeles. The City of Hollywood got the long awaited taste of some infamous thrash metal at the Key Club March 26th and surely did not disappoint! Los Angeles was the first stop on a very short California tour that would end up meeting quite a few loyal fans that have awaited a long while to see a piece of metal history. Right beside ... Read More

Armored Saint fans find the Fountain of Youth

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The Key Club in Hollywood is always (in our opinion) the best place to see a Metal show. The Security is cool, the food and drink is delectable (though they recently shortened and changed their dinner menu) and there isn’t a bad spot to stand in to see the mayhem that takes stage. Matt & I have been here many, many times and it’s usually busy. Rarely have there been shows that have been light in attendance. The show for Armored Saint ... Read More