Furthur Announce Fall 2011 Tour Dates

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Furthur Announce Fall 2011 Tour Dates Furthur – the band featuring former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh have added additional dates to their US Fall Tour. The trek which is set to kick off September 23rd in Eugene, Oregon will now wrap a few days before Thanksgiving in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mail order will run through October 7th. General public tickets will go on sale via the regular corporate outlets beginning September 16th. Dates For Furthur as of 09/09/11: Fri, Sep 23rd, Cuthbert ... 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

Photo Gallery – Red Hot Chili Peppers Rock For The Silverlake Conservatory of Music

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Red Hot Chili Peppers w/ Theolonius Monster 08/24/11 Club Nokia - Los Angeles, CA Photos by Reverend Justito Last night Reverend Justito got a last minute invite to shoot 1 1/2 songs of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The band hit the stage at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles as hosts of a benefit concert for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. A truly magical place where young children are able to learn an instrument (often for free) we encourage everyone to check out their ... Read More

Phish 08/08/11: Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA

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Phish 08/08/11 Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito I witnessed my first performance at the Hollywood Bowl in 2003. Sitting there under the stars, I knew that the historic venue would be the perfect place to see Phish work their magic. I’ve even discussed for this very website how great it would be to see Phish perform at the venue with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Having spent two days at the Gorge with the boys, I pulled into the venue with ... Read More

L.A. Rising 07/30/11: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum – Los Angeles, CA

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L.A. Rising 07/30/11 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum - Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito I moved to Los Angeles just shy of a decade ago. Before moving down here I was as Bay Area as it comes. The use of the word hella was still our thing. I didn’t eat meat, enjoyed public transportation and went green back in the late 80’s. I knew I was moving to a whole new world, but nothing could have prepared me for that first 18 months living ... Read More

Dolly Parton 07/23/11: Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA

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Dolly Parton 07/23/11 Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito Every year I make it a goal to catch a living legend at the Hollywood Bowl. In past years I have seen artists including Willie Nelson, Neil Diamond and Aretha Franklin. This year my living legend of choice is Dolly Parton. I could fill this entire post with her accomplishments both on and off the stage, so let’s just talk about the action. For those outside of Los Angeles, for most of the ... Read More

Widespread Panic 07/13/11: Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

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Widespread Panic 07/13/11 Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito It’s not that I had planned to have an 8 year and 354 day gap between Widespread Panic shows, but it just kind of happened that way. There were some shows I couldn’t make due to previous obligations. There were times when a $35 ticket with $23 in Ticketmaster fees was simply too high for my wallet. Then for a while, I just didn’t care about jam bands. So when I heard that ... Read More

Queens of the Stone Age 04/12/11: Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

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Queens of the Stone Age 04/12/11 Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito When Queens of the Stone Age announced they were hitting the road in support of the re-release of their self-titled debut album, I knew I couldn’t miss it. After all, I am one of the few who can say they saw Joshua Homme and friends when they originally supported the debut album over a decade ago. It was a hot August night in San Francisco, and the band “opened” for ... Read More

Meat Puppets To Hit The Road In Support Of Lollipop

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Meat Puppets To Hit The Road In Support Of Lollipop It was our very own Jay Porks who assisted in giving away a free Meat Puppets song a few weeks ago, but today it’s our turn to pay some much needed attention to the psychedelic cow-punkers from Phoenix. With their latest disc dropping today, the brothers Meat are about to hit the road for the first round of dates in support of their 13th studio effort – Lollipop. Dates for the trek are listed ... Read More

Plácido Domingo Celebrates Opening Day 2011

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San Francisco Giants Opening Day 2011 w/ Plácido Domingo Dodgers Stadium - Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito   As a lifelong Giants fan living in Los Angeles, there was no way in hell I was missing the 2010 defending champs kick off their title defense at Chavez Latrine. While I wish the final score had been more favorable, the one bright point of the game is that we can now add a Plácido Domingo tag to Concert Confessions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVaa2Bc5ebk&feature=channel_video_title   So here is video and a few ... 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

Ween 01/29/11: Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

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Ween 01/29/11 Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito/concertconfessions.com Before we discuss the final night of Ween’s winter west coast run at the Wiltern; we need to discuss Virgin America flight 150 from SFO to LAX (or as we re-named it AIR BOOGNISH). The party started at the Firewood Cafe (ok, perhaps the party started in the TSA scanner where I did my best Ravishing Rick Rude crotch thrust as photos of my junk were willingly taken) where over-priced cocktails were downed with great enthusiasm. ... 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

Boobs4Food To Host Los Angeles Benefit Bash

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Boobs4Food To Host Los Angeles Benefit Bash For those in Southern California, we would like to share with you an upcoming show that is a benefit for a great cause.  Founded in 2009, Boobs4Food is a volunteer supported organization committed to bridging passion for food & the passion to fight hunger.  On January 27th, the non-profit organization will host the “Together We Can” benefit concert at The Mountain Bar in Los Angeles, CA.  Featuring live performances from Hanni El Khatib and White Arrows, ... Read More

Phish vs. The Philharmonic – Another Open Letter To Phish

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Dear Phish, On Monday I had to go to the dentist and get my teeth cleaned which resulted in me taking a different route to work.  Along that route was The Troubadour where I was lucky enough to see Mike Gordon just shy of 48 hours earlier.  However, it was another legendary Southern California venue that not only caught my eye but gave me an amazing idea that I think you are going to like.  Because after all, I know you guys don’t ... Read More

Ween Announce January 2011 West Coast Run

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Ween Announce January 2011 West Coast Run Monday’s generally suck.  Monday’s at the dentist really suck.  Thankfully our very own thenaturalstoner hit me up with a text just before I hit the chair: Ween West Coast Dates Are Posted! That’s right folks; it’s going to be a brown January out west as Dean and Gene Ween are blessing the Pacific Time Zone with their unique blend of classic rock/alt rock/death metal/funk/jazz/punk/blues/country/polka/jam band/top 40 pop/reggae/dub-step/indie rock.  Tour dates are listed below, and you can bet your ass ... Read More

Arcade Fire 10/08/10: Shrine Auditorium – Los Angeles, CA

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Arcade Fire 10/08/10 Shrine Auditorium - Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito/concertconfessions.com I wouldn’t say that I hated the Arcade Fire. I just was never moved by their music. Hell there was a time in my life when I was tortured by them. Then out of nowhere like a silent ninja; the Arcade Fire snuck up and choked me into submission with their latest release “The Suburbs.” I know that it is no coincidence that the record landed in my lap hours after returning ... Read More

Muse @ Staples Center. 9/25/10

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Muse 09/25/10 Staples Center - Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos by Hullabalooza   Note - Hullabalooza hit up almost every video our own Reverend Justito posted from the Muse show this past Saturday night in LA.  He also hit Rev's review with a comment seconds after it was posted.  With the goal of the site being live music reviews by fans for fans, we asked Hullabalooza to share his T-shirt story.  We hope you enjoy.    Believe it or not. My story starts... I believe exactly on April 22. After ... Read More

Muse 09/25/10: Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA

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Muse 09/25/10 Staples Center - Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito/concertconfessions.com Over the past 15 years, I can think of a few times when I had an extra ticket to a sold out show and I gave that ticket to a random stranger for free.  In certain circles, this is called a miracle.  This week, karma came full circle and I got my miracle.  Although the show had been sold out for weeks, a good friend and a real big supporter of Concert Confessions ... Read More

Girls/Grizzly Bear/Phoenix: Hollywood Bowl 09/18/10

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Phoenix (W/ Girls and Grizzly Bear) 09/18/10 Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos/Videos by Reverend Justito/concertconfessions.com On a night where summer finally lost the battle to autumn, the Hollywood Bowl was beyond capacity and eager to get their drink on with French alt-rock superstars Phoenix. The sold out crowd was already at max capacity by the time San Francisco indie-popsters Girls kicked took to the stage. For 23 minutes, the up and coming act impressed with a mix of Beach Boys pop mixed with ... Read More

UPDATED: A Perfect Circle To Hit The Road This Fall

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A Perfect Circle To Hit The Road This Fall       I tell you, rock bands need to stop announcing tours when I am stuck in traffic.  As our friends at Antiquiet, COS and countless others have all pointed out – A Perfect Circle are gearing up for a tour of the left coast.  The band (that features the bald dude from Tool and the Asian dude from The Smashing Pumpkins) will play intimate venues for multiple nights.  Each night the band will perform one of ... Read More

USELESS KEYS & Dax Riggs 09/10/10: Spaceland – Silver Lake, CA

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USELESS KEYS/Dax Riggs 09/10/10 Spaceland - Silver Lake, CA Words/Photos/Videos by Reverend Justito/Concertconfessions.com My good pal hit me up a few weeks ago asking if I wanted to see Dax Riggs with her.  I will admit this off the bat: I had no idea who Dax Riggs was.  Turns out the dude was in an epic but short lived New Orleans sludge metal band called Acid Bath.  Of course, I had never heard  Acid Bath, but with no plans on that particular Friday night I ... Read More

Porcupine Tree/Coheed and Cambria Kick Off US Tour In Koreatown

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Porcupine Tree/Coheed and Cambria 08/12/10 Wiltern: Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito/concertconfessions.com Nothing says a party like a Thursday night in Korea Town.  While many gathered to drink Soju and sing Karaoke, I entered the doors of the historic Wiltern Theatre for a night of progressive rock and roll.  With Porcupine Tree and Coheed and Cambria joining forces for a two week tour across the states, what better place to kick off a summer tour than frigid Southern California? Sadly, I missed The Deer Hunter ... Read More

Barenaked Ladies Got to the Greek — July 22, 2010

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Barenaked Ladies (w/ Angel Taylor & Kris Allen) 07/22/10 Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos by Eringoboro   In the summer of 1998, the HORDE festival made a stop at Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Like any other teenager in upstate New York at the time, Blues Traveler was on my top ten list of favorite bands, and I was longing to get tickets, yet I didn't have a chance to go to the SPAC show as I was working at a summer camp. However, a ... Read More

MGMT 07/16/10: Greek Theater – Los Angeles, CA

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MGMT w/ Helios Creed & Francis and the Lights 07/16/10 Greek Theater - Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos by Revered Justito You know a song is rocking when it is stuck in your head after the first listen.  That was me a few summer’s back with “Time To Pretend” by MGMT.  Walking the halls at work trying not to mention shooting heroin in Paris as I walked past million dollar execs, I just knew there was something about this Brooklyn based duo.  I went to Target, ... Read More