Riot Fest 2014′s Mega Lineup Unleashed

Categories: Festivals

The plan here was to post the pic of all the bands and just name a handful of ones that us here at Concert Confessions are fans of and stuff like that. Then, as I kept reading into the poster containing the lineup for the 2014 Riot Fest in Chicago, this thing just has so much one would want to check out. Your top billing is The Cure, Jane's Addiction, The National, Rise Against and Weezer while The Flaming Lips, Social Distortion, Slayer, ... Read More

Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival 2013 Reveals Lineup and Dates

Categories: Festivals, News, Tour Dates

Good news for fans of Metal everywhere, The 2013 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival has announced the artists and dates that will keep heads swinging on both ends of the country this summer. Rob Zombie will headline and play along side Amon Amarth, Mastodon, Five Finger Death Punch while Children of Bodom, Behemoth, Battlecross and Machine Head will occupy the rest of your festival day. Check out the dates below, along with a announcement video that every festival seems to be doing these ... Read More

2012: A Music Odyssey, or the Best Live Acts I Saw This Year (Part 2: #10-1)

Categories: Reviews

2012: A Music Odyssey Part 2 Words by Jakob Ross 10. Opeth When the Heritage Hunter tour was announced, I knew I had to go. Opeth was the band on the tour that I was the least familiar with, and upon fully immersing myself in their challenging brand of progressive metal, I knew I'd be in for a fantastic show. Combining light, almost beautiful song structures with the louder, heavier sounds of common heavy metal (and a touch of dry, awkward humor from frontman Mikael ... Read More

Mastodon, Opeth, and Ghost Tag-Team and Terrorize Atlanta

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Mastodon, Opeth & Ghost 05/12/12 Masquerade  Music Park/Atlanta, GA Words by JakobRoss424 Millions of years ago, before civilization existed outside of Mexico, the Aztecs (because screw the Mayans) predicted that one day, a tour would come along that would relentlessly and brutally destroy any town in its path. This tour would be known as the Heritage Hunter tour, featuring Opeth and Mastodon touring in support of their respective 2011 releases, Heritage and The Hunter. Opening for them would be the mighty Ghost, who hail from ... Read More

An Open Letter To Feist and Mastodon

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An Open Letter To Feist and Mastodon Dear Feist & Mastodon, So there I was in the dentist chair this morning getting my face drilled once again (let this be a friendly reminder that not having dental insurance for a decade is no excuse for skipping your bi-annual cleanings) when I had what I would like to believe is a genius idea. To distract you from what is going on inside your mouth, my dentist has this big monitor where her victims patients can ... Read More

Ghost & Mastodon 04/26/12: Gibson Amphitheatre – Universal City, CA

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Ghost & Mastodon 04/26/12 Gibson Ampitheatre - Universal City, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito Universal Studios Hollywood is always a bizarre place to see a heavy metal show. As you make the long walk from your car to the Gibson Amphitheatre it’s hard not to laugh as metal fans stuff their faces with food court fair as tourists walk past and modern day Madonna songs blast upon the jumbotron. I actually thought it was an odd place for the Heritage Hunter Tour to be stopping ... Read More

2012 Ottawa RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest Announces Lineup

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2012 Ottawa RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest Announces Lineup We get a ton of email daily from Canadian citizens crying over the lack of festivals in their nation. Okay that is a giant lie I don’t think anyone from Canada has ever seen the site. That is also a lie. Regardless, another hour has passed and we have another festival to share with you. This one is in Ottawa which is in Canada and it lasts twelve days. It used to be called the ... Read More

Mastodon Release Live Video For Dry Bone Valley

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Mastodon Release Live Video For Dry Bone Valley As you know by now, most of us are fans of Mastodon. We are pumped for the bands upcoming North American trek with Ghost (a band you should really check out if you have not yet heard them) and Opeth and will be confessing about stops in Los Angeles, Atlanta and hopefully Seattle. To get you in the mood, Mastodon has just released a live video for the track Dry Bone Valley which you can ... Read More

Rock On The Range 2012 Lineup Revealed

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Rock On The Range 2012 Lineup Revealed Check Out The Lineup For The 2013 Rock On The Range Festival By Clicking Here! Most events held at Crew Stadium in Columbus are trash. I say that because we all know that Ohio State Football is a joke. What is not a joke (minus a few bands) is the lineup for the 2012 Rock on the Range concert. To be held on May 18th and 19th, highlights of the line up include, The Darkness, Down, Megadeth, ... Read More

Mastodon, Opeth & Ghost Team Up For North American Tour

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Mastodon, Opeth & Ghost Team Up For North American Tour Mastodon and Opeth have just released the dates for their monstrous “Heritage Hunter” North American Tour. The trek (which will feature Ghost performing the opening duties) will kick off April 4th in Portland, ME and wrap May 12th in Atlanta Georgia. Mastodon and Opeth will rotate the headliner spot depending on what market they are playing. Dates for the tour are listed below. Likewise if you do hit this show, don't miss Ghost. ... Read More

The Top 10 Jay Porks Experiences of 2011

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As 2011 reaches a close, we take a look back at the year in concerts. In volume, I probably attend the least amount of total shows per year if you pool all of the contributors here at Concert Confessions. But never the less, by years end I will have reached 23 concerts, eclipsing last years total of 20. My only personal goal is to always get out to more shows then the year before. We did that in 2011, and here's hoping ... Read More

Jakob’s Top 10 Concerts of the Year

Categories: Reviews

Jakob's Top 10 Concerts of the Year   I've been to a ton of concerts this year, thanks in part to my awesome Dad for putting up with my concert-going needs. Well out of the many I've been to this year, here are my top 10. I am not doing top 10 live bands, but the top 10 shows. So here we go. 10. Social Distortion 02/12/11 - Showbox SoDo - Seattle, WA Although I didn't write a review of this show (I hadn't discovered CC ... Read More

Soundgarden 07/30/11: Gorge Amphitheater – George, WA

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Soundgarden w/ QOTSA, Mastodon & Meat Puppets 07/30/11 The Gorge - George, WA Words/Photos by PhishBeard Ok folks, I first must once again apologize for the severe tardiness of my reviews. I have had a very eventful summer to say the least and my lazy ass never got motivated enough to post my reviews. I did however post 95% of all the videos I recorded this summer on Youtube.com. Now it is time to kick back and enjoy the hellride of a summer that I ... Read More

Voodoo Music Experience 10/29/11: City Park – New Orleans, LA

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Voodoo Music Experience 10/29/11: City Park - New Orleans, LA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito There is something to be said for having an adventure thousands of miles from home. My latest just happened to be a Saturday spent at City Park in New Orleans, LA. For years I have heard of the Voodoo Music Experience yet living 2000 miles away it’s not the easiest festival to attend. While my original plans for all three days fell through, I was able to at least take in ... 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

Jay Porks Heads Out West for Soundgarden, QOTSA, Mastodon & The Meat Puppets! 7/30/11

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Spent much of this weekend just staring around in amazement, repeating the phrase “Holy freaking God” over and over again. This is a special 53rd installment of the Jay Porks Never Ending Concert Series as it took us to Newark Airport, where I hopped on a plane and came out to Washington State(Home of the Cougs) to meet up with some of the Northwest chapter of Concert Confessions: thenaturalstoner ,Mr Sparkly (Who Are Hosting Me) and possibly another 3 as at last check ... Read More

Soundgarden/Queens of the Stone Age/Mastodon/Meat Puppets at the Gorge!!! 7/30/11

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Soundgarden/Queens Of The Stone Age/Mastodon/Meat Puppets 07/30/11 Gorge Amphitheater - George, WA Words/Photos by Jakobross424 On July 30, two epic concerts graced the west coast. One of them was LA Rising, which featured Rage Against the Machine, Muse, and Rise Against. The other was at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington. The bands included Soundgarden, Queens of the Stone Age, Mastodon and Meat Puppets. Many other Concert Confessions writers were there that night, so here was one side to the same story. My dad and I ... Read More

Soundgarden Announces Remaining Summer Tour Dates

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Soundgarden, one of Seattles great all time bands, has announced the remainder of their 2011 Summer Tour.  Spanning from July 2 through July 30, Soundgarden will hit up parts of Canada, the East Coast, Chicago and some West coast spots (Sorry to those of you in the South!).  Guests opening random shows of the tour include Coheed and Cambria, Queens of the Stone Age, Mastodon, The Mars Volta and the Meat Puppets.  These will be shows NOT to be missed!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWxrFv-5LJE Full tour itinerary (Please ... Read More

Epic Fail – BlackDiamondSkye Hits Southern California

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Blackdiamondskye Featuring Mastodon, Deftones & Alice in Chains 10/11/10 - Gibson Amphitheatre - Universal City, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito/concertconessions.com When rumors of a Mastodon/Deftones/Alice in Chains fall arena trek began to gain steam earlier this year, I found myself very excited.  All great bands on both record and stage crisscrossing our nations arenas, what could go wrong?  Well as it turns out, lots could go wrong with Blackdiamondskye as I found out first hand at Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA. In the weeks leading ... Read More

BLACKDIAMONDSKYE AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN 09/24/10

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I felt the same way that I feel when I'm going to see any of my teams play at the Garden-there's half as many people as capacity and everyone's drunk and loud, only the product in front of us all tonight weren't a bunch of sad losers! What goes on people, welcome into the 36th installment of the Jay Porks Never Ending Concert series (I'm dead serious about the “Never Ending” part of that if you didn't know by now) which has ... Read More

Mastodon/Dethklok 11/20/09: Palladium – Hollywood, CA

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Mastodon & Dethklok 11/20/09 The Palladium - Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito On the night of Sunday, November 15th, 2009 I was sitting on the floor of my bathroom puking into my recently cleaned toilet when the unthinkable happened.  With no warning at all, warm liquid poop flowed right out of my bottom and straight into my underwear.  As I sat with vomit dripping from my beard and pants full of feces, I knew that it could only get better.  No matter how rotten I ... Read More