Ryan Adams Hits The Late Show after Live On Letterman Webcast 12/5/11

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This writer is one of the few for Concert Confessions who is undoubtedly late to the Ryan Adams party, but am joining it none the less. The dude can cover Iron Maiden on one hand and on the other have me walking into Starbucks to his jolly Christmas tune-that was reason enough to tune into the Late Show w/ David Letterman last night It's a good way to wake up eh? Read More

Puppets Take Manhattan: Meat Puppets 11/4/11 Le Poisson Rouge

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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

Weird Al Yankovic 10/23/11 Beacon Theatre

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With a combination of being an avid fan of comedy, and seats; how could the 57th installment of the Jay Porks Never Ending Concert Series land us anywhere but the Beacon Theater tonight to witness Weird Al Yankovic on the Apocalypse tour? How can you pass up a night of parodied hits? Wouldn't be able to live with myself starring at that Amish Paradise CD that sits on my shelf.. Doors are at 6pm and the show is at 7pm. I was ... Read More

Lemonheads Redeem Themselves @ Bowery Ballroom, 10/10/11

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There is a HUGE side bar to tonights 56th edition of the Jay Porks Never Ending Concert Series taking place in the Bowery, actually at the Bowery Ballroom to be precise . It's the second of a back to back stint here for the Lemonheads, who are touring performing “It's a Shame About Ray”. The aforementioned side bar being that of Evan Dando. In the past week or two since this tour kicked off it's been nothing but terrible reviews. ... Read More

My Morning Jacket Announce December US Tour

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My Morning Jacket Announce December US Tour My Morning Jacket will sneak across the US for a quick tour this December. The band is out in support of the recently released album “Circuital.” The trek will kick off in scenic Universal City, CA on December 1st and wrap with the bands triumphant return to Madison Square Garden on December 14th. Acts set to join Jim James and crew on the tour include Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Delta Spirit and Band of Horses. ... Read More

Meat Puppets Taking North America ‘Up on the Sun’ This Fall

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"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

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

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

Mary Magdalan DIGI.N3RV Tour at Webster Hall, NYC July 26th

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Mary Magdalan featuring OLOM, Young London, and FreeSol Webster Hall-New York, NY Words/Photos by LexC   Knowing this show was at Webster Hall I decided to pregame a little bit. Their prices are ridiculous and even if I had the money I wouldn’t pay for drinks. Even a bottle of water is about five dollars. I also needed to waste some time because ended up in the city earlier than planned. So I stopped off at my favorite bar downtown, a little Irish place named Biddy ... Read More

Dinosaur Jr, Henry Rollins, OFF!, Fucked Up 6/23/11 Terminal 5

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The 50th installment of the Jay Porks Never Ending Concert Series takes us back to the famed Terminal 5 (610 West 56th street 11th ave in NYC) to see a special Dinosaur Jr show tonight.. Well of course all Dinosaur Jr shows are special, but the band isn't really on a tour right now-they're playing a handful of dates, one of them happens to be tonight.. opening bands are 'Fucked Up' and 'OFF!' (a new Keith Morris outfit) along with another added ... Read More

Joe Budden @ Irving Plaza 6/17/2011

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I always wondered what it would be like when I saw that show I was extremely unfulfilled with. I've never left a show thinking “I'm gonna trash the sh*t out of this thing”.. Well, let me try not to give away the ending here as the 49th edition of the Jay Porks Never Ending concert series is sort of a continuation from where we left off last time. A few weeks ago we endured Slaughterhouse (Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Royce Da ... Read More

Local Metal Showcase – Live @ Fontanas 05/28/11

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Alekhines Gun, Edge of Existence, Eyes Like Cyanide, Feats of Valor & Lesser Being Fontanas - New York, NY 05/28/11 Words/Photos by LexC [caption id="attachment_7048" align="aligncenter" width="386" caption="Alekhines Gun"][/caption] I'm not a big fan of  hitting up local band shows. Or to use a cliche I don't "support the local metal scene." There are many reasons including the fact that I am poor and have to choose my events carefully. I've had times that after paying a $10 cover was disappointed. This is not always the ... Read More

Slaughterhouse(Joe Budden, Royce Da 5’9”, Joel Ortiz, Crooked I) SOB’s 5/25/11

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Well, we decided to do something a little different here for the 48th installment of the Jay Porks Never Ending Concert Series-we're going rouge on this one. We're headed out to a club called SOB's in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City teetering on the borderlines of the Lower East Side, catching an “impromptu” show featuring the Hip Hop super-group known as “Slaughterhouse”(recently signed to Eminem's Shady Records label), consisting of rappers 'Joe Budden', 'Joel Ortiz', 'Royce Da 5'9'' and ... Read More

Bad Religion/Rise Against @ Terminal 5 in NYC 5/6/11

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And the love-hate relationship with this awesome yet dreadful venue continues. As Jim Nantz would say “Hello friends”, and take a seat aboard a train head down the tracks of the 46 installment of the Jay Porks Never Ending Concert Series.. Tonight Me and fellow Jay Porks Experiencer Pam are heading out to meet Terminal 5 in NYC, this time for Rise Against w/ Bad Religion. Now, call me, Pam and my father a few of the crazy ones-but ... Read More

Local H Rocks Mercury Lounge 4/21/11

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By the end of the night, we all forgot it was the “Early Show”..Hello people, What goes on as we enter the 45 installment of that ever so famous Jay Porks Never Ending Concert Series. Tonight we head back to the cozy confines of the Mercury Lounge to see one of my favorite bands still touring, Local H, who I've seen on two other occasions: first time they opened for Electric 6 (barf) and last time they rolled through Gramercy Theater the ... Read More

The 2011 Summer Slaughter Tour Dates Announced

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The 2011 Summer Slaughter Tour Dates Announced Dates for the fifth annual Summer Slaughter tour have been announced. The month long trek will kick off in West Hollywood, CA on July 22nd before wrapping on August 21st in Dallas, TX. Concert Confessions favorites The Black Dahlia Murder and Whitechapel are set to headline the package tour. Also included in the trek are Darkest Hour, Six Feet Under, Dying Fetus, As Blood Runs Black, Oceano, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Powerglove. Dates and venues are listed below. ... Read More

Chris Cornell @ Town Hall NYC 4/13/11

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Well I may never get a chance to see Soundgarden, but this sure as hell is a start! What goes on in those heads of yours people? Well whatever it is put it on pause because tonight 43rd edition of the Jay Porks Never Ending Concert Series takes us to Town Hall in the heart of NYC (West 43rd off Broadway) to witness a night of the 'Acoustic Songbook Tour' that Chris Cornell is currently on. There was a show here ... Read More

Bangin’ 7 Gram Rocks w/ Charlie Sheen 4/10/11 @ Radio City Music Hall!

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So the day has finally come upon us- Charlie Sheen on his "Violent Torpedo of Truth/ Defeat is not an option tour as it embarks on it's second night at Radio City Music Hall(1st night was Friday before a Saturday night stop in Washington, DC). Also bare with me, as this is not a rock concert yet I'm posting here, at a site devoted to sharing experiences with you from rock concerts. Simple math, if I put the words CHARLIE and ... Read More

Phish at Madison Square Garden 1.1.11

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Generally, I have found that shows will crescendo in energy level and song selection throughout the first set to set things up for a stellar second set.  I've really gotta hand it to these guys: Phish did not fall privy to such an archetype for their first show of the year.  The pleasure plateau sustained and remained, if you will. My Soul set the tone for a rockin' start to the evening, while Tube provided ... Read More

Phish at Madison Square Garden 12/30/10

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Last night began with a feeling of foreboding as the stereo system buzzed, popped, and crackled ten minutes before the band went on stage.  With luck on our side, however, the set began without trouble.  In fact, it wasn't until Camel Walk that there was a problem... but that's a story for later. Things kicked off with a nice bouncy Cities - appropriate for the fact that we were in the Big Apple!  The Chalkdust Torture that followed brimmed ... Read More

Phish – 12/30/10 Madison Square Garden, New York City – Webcast Review

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Phish 12-30-10 Madison Square Garden Webcast Review Review and screenshots by thenaturalstoner I wasn’t sure if the idea of writing a review of a webcast was a good one or not. But after some thought I said what the hell and decided to write this up.  I had a lot of fun tonight watching this stream. Thank you Phish. -------- Well I certainly was not planning on staying at home tonight and watching the first Phish webcast since 2000 all by myself.  However, when ... Read More

Ozzy Osbourne w/ Halford Storm Through Madison Square Garden 12/1/10

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Breaking News folks: Heavy Metal LIVES! Hello again people, what goes on? Well tons of stuff with myself, as Tonight the 41st edition of the Jay Porks Never Ending Concert Series takes us to the world's most famous arena: Madison Square Garden, to catch the legendary Ozzy Osbourne. A long overdue first time ever for me getting to see Ozzy, safe to say I'm a little stoked. Supporting Ozzy on this first leg of the tour is Halford, band fronted by Judas ... Read More

Fiction Plane w/ The Globes @ Mercury Lounge NYC 11/15/10

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Tonight seemed like a 'coming out party' of sorts as Fiction Plane proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that it's not just the band that feature Sting's son. So people, what goes on? Welcome to the 39th edition of the Jay Porks Never Ending Concert Series which brings us to the Mercury Lounge in New York City to see the band 'Fiction Plane' (Joe Sumner-Bass/Vocals, Seton Daunt-Guitar, Pete Wilhoit-Drums). And there's an interesting sidebar story with tonight's proceedings as it's ... Read More

Arcade Fire Pay A Visit to Saturday Night Live 11/13/10

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Arcade Fire Pay A Visit to Saturday Night Live 11/13/10 The Arcade Fire snuck into New York City to perform on Saturday Night Live.  In addition to performing two songs from their amazing new record “The Suburbs” the band managed to sneak into a rather funny digital short.  You can watch all three (assuming NBC does not take these down) below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT2nlMFFMfg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgxUeJZxYuw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM5OWunUxhI Read More

Gorillaz Escape From Plastic Beach hits the Garden!

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          Purchasing these tickets on Tuesday night for a Friday night show, I didn't expect premium seating.. Didn't need it at all.. What goes on people, thanks for stopping by and hoping on board the 38th Jay Porks Never Ending Concert Series which takes us back to the Mecca- Madsion Square Garden, for NY's taste of the Escape From Plastic Beach Tour with Gorillaz! Show is set to kick off at 8PM with N.E.R.D. billed as the opener.. ... Read More