Jun 23, 2015
Meat Puppets / Soul Asylum – 06/22/2015
Bowery Ballroom - New York City
Words/Photos/Videos – Jay Porks
The last time I walked into the Bowery Ballroom to see the Meat Puppets they went on after 11PM, Shandon was standing atop a part of his drum kit after kicking it over near 1AM as the band was shredding a rare bust out of Attacked By Monsters to close out the night. Tonight, excitement is at new levels as The Meat Puppets are co-headlining this tour with Soul Asylum; ... Read More
Nov 1, 2014
Meat Puppets & Cass McCombs - 10/31/2014
Rough Trade - Brooklyn, NY
Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks
Ladies and Gentleman welcome to one of the newer venues to hit the Tri-state area: Rough Trade Records in Williamsburg.
And here I thought we were headed to some basement shack with 6 foot ceilings and a stack of 50 records that the band stands on and plays. Absolutely not. New York City now has it's Amoeba, it's Vintage Vinyl . If only the stage was located inside this extremely well ... Read More
Oct 25, 2014
Meat Puppets, Cass McCombs
The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, MO
words/video/photo by Boombox Photo
I have been going to concerts since 1996 when I was 13, somehow I have missed seeing the Meat Puppets despite a few chances to do so. Sadly after this evening of blistering loud rock and roll I was kicking myself the entire 50 minute ride home. I was thankful to be able to go to this show, things have been a little tight as of late but ... Read More
Apr 4, 2014
Hanging with folks this week who have fond memories of the Meat Puppets opening for Ween at Red Rocks some years back. So of course the amazing Red Rocks Amphitheater was part of the day's sight seeing tour, along with a walk on campus at University of Colorado where I sat in on a Psych class for no reason whatsoever. Tonight we're in Boulder at The Fox Theater, and it's a tad later show. Doors at 8:30.
Moistboyz at 9 and the Meat ... Read More
Apr 3, 2014
Exactly one year after taking a road trip down to Pennsylvania to catch The Meat Puppets in Ween Country for two nights, tonight we kick off another double dip of the Meat Puppets, this time with The Moistboyz in the great state of Colorado. Always a good time when you could get me off the east coast. Last time I crossed time zones was Soundgraden at The Gorge Amphitheater in Washington in 2011. Now it's Denver's turn to have me inside of ... Read More
Oct 13, 2013
Meat Puppets - Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn,NY - 10/12/13
Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks
You know what they say, 13th time is a charm right? This is going to be a great one, The Meat Puppets are back in New York tonight! At the Brooklyn Bowl no less, in the hipster capital of the world known as Williamsburg. How could you not love the Brooklyn Bowl? If I had any money I'd have dinner, the menu looks amazing. It's a bowling alley, and people do bowl during ... Read More
May 28, 2013
The Meat Puppets recently released their 14th studio album, Rat Farm in April. This cruised through the east coast, destroying cities like Lancaster, New Hope and New York City just to name the ones we covered for you. The band just played Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona and as rumblings of a fall west coast swing fill the grapevine, we can officially report at least 10 shows happening in middle America this July. For all the announced dates scroll down below, or feel ... Read More
Apr 5, 2013
Meat Puppets - 04/04/13
Mercury Lounge - New York City
Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks
Back to places familiar to this guy as the Meat Puppets graced the Mercury Lounge tonight completing a back to back stint in New York City. If you've been following us here at Concert Confessions, you've read the documented tales of the band ripping through Lancaster and New Hope. Who would have thought that those shows wouldn't have even began to prepare me on what was going to take place here ... Read More
Apr 3, 2013
Meat Puppets- 04/02/2013
John And Peters - New Hope, Pennsylvania
Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks
We're gonna put this in the first 25 words because it's that important: John and Peters in New Hope is the most amazing place in the world! This little place on a little street in a little town, the perfect way to dive into our 2nd night of seeing the Meat Puppets. It's this tiny bar with a sliding door leading 3 steps down to the basement in the back with ... Read More
Apr 2, 2013
Meat Puppets - 04/01/2013
Chameleon Club - Lancaster, PA
Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks
Opening Day. Fresh cut grass, blue skies and Baseball. It is indeed the foundation of America. Today is a different kind of Opening Day for this guy, as it's the first of four consecutive nights to be spent with my desert punk legend buddies, The Meat Puppets. They've got a new record coming out, Rat Farm, this month and all reports are that the first few shows of this Rat Farm tour ... Read More
Jan 25, 2013
This Spring, the Meat Puppets will release their 14th studio album: Rat Farm. Not only bringing us the joy of new music in 2013, but the band will also bring us the gift of live music as they'll be hitting the road in the US this March and April. The only major city hit is New York City with the Mercury Lounge getting a back to back. We'll have the full coverage of those two shows without a doubt. To see if ... Read More
Oct 7, 2012
Meat Puppets 10/06/12
Track 16 - Santa Monica, CA
Words/Photos by Reverend Justito
It was a little over three years ago when I moved from West Hollywood to Santa Monica. Sure the temperature in this part of town is a bit lower but so are the number of quality live performances. So you can imagine my delight when our resident Meat Puppets groupie Jay Porks kicked down the knowledge that his favorite band was coming to town.
I had never heard of Track 16 before this ... Read More
Aug 7, 2012
From The Vault: The Meat Puppets Guest Host '120 Minutes' (1995)
While the band spends these days in the studio working on their 14th studio album, here we are at another Jay Porks "From The Vault" piece that has everything to do with the Meat Puppets. Hey, if they're gonna go with reruns most of this week on all the late night shows then we're going to continue to search the web for cool stuff that has been seen on TV, whether it ... Read More
Aug 3, 2012
From The Vault: Meat Puppets Perform on The Late Late Show w/ Craig Kilborn (2000)
Who says the As Seen On TV section here at Concert Confessions must be relegated to stuff that aired this week.. or this decade for that matter.
A few weeks ago, we shared with you a 'From The Vault' piece that contained video of the Meat Puppets performing on the pilot episode of Beverly Hills 90210. We can all agree that it was an awesome nugget of history to ... Read More
Jun 5, 2012
Meat Puppets On Beverly Hills 90210 Pilot
The Meat Puppets have a book out, an oral history to be precise. Titled "Too High To Die: Meet The Meat Puppets" It features interviews with Flea, Peter Buck, Henry Rollins, Ian MacKaye, Kim Thayil, Dave Pirner and Scott Asheton, among the immensely long, epic guest list. Waiting for my copy in the mail, you can order yours by going to the bands official website. And there in lies the reason we're here. Figured we'd add a little ... Read More
Feb 11, 2012
Anyone in the mood for Pizza? Well you will be in a few minutes.
Last year, the Meat Puppets put out their 13th Studio Album 'Lollipop', made stops at SXSW, played the Minehead All Tomorrow's Parties Festival in the United Kingdom curated by Animal Collective along with some other dates overseas, opened for Soundgarden on a few dates in the US and Canada-Including the Gorge Amphitheater, then finished up the year strong with over 25 shows running up and down the ... Read More
Dec 29, 2011
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
Dec 27, 2011
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
Nov 7, 2011
It would've been Doug Sahm's 70th Birthday today, and what better place to start the 60th edition of the Jay Porks Never Ending Concert Series the trekking out Teaneck, NJ and Mexicali Live for another shot of the Meat Puppets! They fried hearts and minds this past Friday at Le Poisson Rouge in the city, and upon purchasing the tickets I figured this venue was a lot closer than it was-so how can I turn up this up? 15 bucks? Then to ... Read More
Nov 5, 2011
The Meat Puppets return to NYC in this edition( the 59th) of the Jay Porks Never Ending Concert Series which takes us to "Le Poisson Rouge" at 158 Bleecker St. Doors are at 6:30- show's suppose to start at 7. The deal is, there is a "dance party" scheduled at this same venue at 11PM. Lets see how this plays out.
Never been to this venue before. Found the place at almost 7 and headed in to check the room out. You walk ... Read More
Oct 29, 2011
This past Friday night in Fayetteville, Arkansas The Meat Puppets kicked off the second leg of their 2011 U.S. tour at George's Majestic Lounge.
What you may not know is that the Pups are holding contests for ticket holders in 6 of the 15 different cities (St.Louis, NYC, Teaneck(NJ), Boston, Chicago And Des Moines) they hit before year's end, with giveaways of all sorts of cool stuff like:
Color vinyl LP's of the new album 'Lollipop', exclusive tee shirts, and limited addition posters. The ... Read More
Sep 13, 2011
"After this year brought the release of "Lollipop"; The Meat Puppets 13th studio album, the boys are still in the swing of releasing things, and are set to reissue of their classic 1985 album "Up on the Sun" Today (September 13th). And no need to start calling up your local record stores to see if they have it, The Meat PuppetsOFFICIAL WEBSITE has a whole web store set up where you can pre-order and purchase all of your 'Up on the ... Read More
Aug 2, 2011
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
Jul 31, 2011
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
May 5, 2011
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!
Full tour itinerary (Please ... Read More
Apr 12, 2011
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