Phish 08/06/11: Gorge Amphitheatre – George, WA

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Phish 08/06/11 Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito Note: As with part one, this was written on the trek from Spokane to Los Angeles. Pardon any and all typos.  For night two we decided to start the first set up on the lawn so I could see the sun set/get a different appreciation for the venue. Phish came out just as the sun snuck behind the ridge and played the worst set of the weekend much to my delight. It's not that the music ... Read More

Phish 08/05/11: Gorge Amphitheatre – George, WA

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Phish 08/05/11 Gorge Amphitheatre - George, WA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito Where I usually write reviews from my computer, we will make an exception and type this from gate B5 at the Spokane Int'l Airport (That's my way to say excuse typos/grammar cause I typed this on an iphone). You see, this is not a typical Reverend Justito confession. This is a dream come true because I can now say I have seen Phish throw down at the Gorge. 99% of the time you hit the ... Read More

Phish Friday 10 June 2011 @ Camden, NJ

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Phish usually stops by Camden to lay down some killer jams and funky grooves.  Last Friday night was, at times, no exception.  The band delivered a stellar first set and finished with a somewhat lackluster second. The first set opened with Rocky Top, but not before Trey plucked out the Rocky theme song while the others assembled themselves.  Rocky Top is a countrified lamentation of the simple life in a small town in Tennessee, originally from the banjo-slinging, beard-wearing ... Read More

Win Free Music By Checking Out Our Plans for Summer 2011

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Win Free Music By Checking Out Our Plans for Summer 2011   It’s going to be an action packed summer for us all at Concert Confessions and to get everyone fired up for some great coverage from Coast to Coast we are giving away a $50 iTunes gift card. Before we tell you how to win the gift card, allow us to share with you some of the shows you will see covered here at Concert Confessions Kicking things off is our man Jay Porks. ... Read More

Phish Finally Returns To The West Coast (and Chicago)

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Phish Finally Returns To The West Coast (and Chicago) Yes, we are a tad late in posting, but with most of us out West we had to get our plans together. It’s finally going down – Phish is returning to the West Coast. Many of your favorite members of Concert Confessions plan to hit The Gorge, Hollywood Bowl and Outside Lands, so look for plenty of coverage right here. We ask that you don’t click here and request mail order tickets for the tour, ... Read More

Arcade Fire, Muse & Phish Top 2011 Outside Lands Lineup

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Arcade Fire, Muse & Phish Top 2011 Outside Lands Lineup Returning for its fourth year, Outside Lands is set to rock San Francisco for three glorious days in August. Headlined by Concert Confessions favorites Muse, Arcade Fire and Phish, the initial lineup also includes such beloved artists as The Black Keys, MGMT and STS9. Check out the full lineup below, as well as a sweet YouTube trailer put together by the festival. For all other information, including ticket details – check out the festivals ... Read More

Phish Set To Rock Watkins Glen July 4th Weekend

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It's official pholks - more East Coast love from Phish Phish "Super Ball IX" A Three-Day Festival from Phish on Vimeo. The best part of the video of course is 2010 NL Rookie of the Year/2010 World Champion Buster Posey from the San Francisco Giants brief cameo. Official Press Release: Sensational. Mind-blowing. Fantabulous.  These are all words with the same amount of letters as SUPER BALL IX.  It's Phish's biggest. Ball. Ever. So big we can't. Contain it. In one sentence. Super Ball IX, Phish's ninth festival, will take ... Read More

Mike Gordon 03/05/11: McDonald Theater – Eugene, OR

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Mike Gordon 3/5/11 The McDonald Theatre, Eugene, OR Words by thenaturalstoner Since this would be my third Mike Gordon show in a few months, you would think I would know what to expect heading into the venue. Problem is the last two Mike shows I saw were like Jekyll and Hyde. I had a blast at the Portland (Aladdin Theatre) show in November, while my expectations for the next night in Seattle fell a bit flat (the Crocodile Cafe sucked that night). ... Read More

Trey Anastasio 03/04/11: Music Box @ Fonda – Hollywood, CA

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Trey Anastasio Band 03/04/11 Music Box @ Fonda - Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito The only thing more shocking then a rare appearance from Trey Anastasio on the West Coast is where Anastasio decided to play on the West Coast. With the ability to sell out Air Force Bases with his day job known as Phish, Anastasio booked the intimate Music Box for the Southern California stop on his Acoustic/Electric 2011 Winter Tour. Usually reserved for up and coming hipster acts, the 1300 seat ... Read More

Phish 2011 Summer Tour – Round 1

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Phish 2011 Summer Tour - Round 1 We will get excited once Phish announces their “additional Summer plans” but for now, here is a video that lets you know all the shit holes (Detroit, Cleveland and Jersey) Phish plans to visit during the first leg of their 2011 Summer tour.   Phish Summer 2011 Tour from Phish on Vimeo. Phish also mentions via their Vimeo page that “following the summer, the band has no touring plans for the remainder of the year.” PHISH SUMMER TOUR 2011 5/27/11 Bethel ... Read More

Trey Anastasio Takes On Outkast In Maine

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Trey Anastasio Takes On Outkast In Maine The ginger Jedi himself – Trey Anastasio kicked off his 2011 Winter Acoustic/Electric Tour last night at the State Theater in Portland, Me. The Phish front man closed out his acoustic set with a cover of the Outkast smash hit “Hey Ya.” A healthy looking Anastasio was all smiles as he led his band through the Grammy ® award winning number. Check out some great footage of the song below, as well as a complete setlist ... Read More

Mike Gordon Announces Spring 2011 Tour Dates

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Mike Gordon Announces Spring 2011 Tour Dates Phish bassist Mike Gordon has just announced dates for his 2011 Spring Tour.  In support of his recent solo release Moss, Gordon will once again tour from coast to coast.  Gordon returns with the same five-piece lineup as his fall tour which featured Scott Murawski on guitar, Craig Myers on percussion, Tom Cleary on keyboards and drummer Todd Isler. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased by clicking here: For a sneak peak as to what ... Read More

Trey Anastasio Announces Winter 2011 Tour Dates

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Trey Anastasio Announces Winter 2011 Tour Dates Phish mastermind Trey Anastasio has announced dates for his 2011 Winter tour.  The trek kicks off February 18th in Portland, ME and will feature Anastasio using the acoustic set/electric set format for the first time since 1999.  The electric set will feature the same players from his last solo outing in 2010.  Anastasio will be joined by Tony Markellis on bass, Russ Lawton on drums, Ray Paczkowski on keyboards and a horn section that includes Jennifer ... 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

SaucerfulofSecrets Top 11 Shows of 2010

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Photos and words by: Bradley Darby Anymore it seems though every average Joe has to come up with their Best Of... list for the end of the year. Well, I’m no exception! This list started at 21 shows and I was able to knock it down to 10. I then decided I couldn’t make this list without including Split Lip Rayfield. So 11 it is! 2010 was a great year for me in terms of live shows. It all started off in February where ... 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

Reverend Justito Presents: The Top 5 Concerts of 2010

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Reverend Justito Presents His Top 5 Concerts of 2010   I have been attending concerts non-stop since 1996.  2010 has been a wonderful year of music.  Not that I have the time to keep track of such a statistic, but I do believe that I have seen more shows in 2010 than any other year of my life.  It was not easy to narrow down my top five shows from this year, and chances are this list would be different if you asked me ... Read More

Confessions of Phishing Barney

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The Adventures of Phishing Barney 2010 Words/Photos by Barney the Purple Dinosaur (and his ghost writer Reverend Justito) For those who are not a member of my immediate family, allow me to give you a brief history on the family tradition that is Barney the purple dinosaur.  I was in my early teens at the height of Barney-mania.  As a gag gift, my parents threw a Barney Doll (marching band outfit, filled with bubble mix) into the stockings of my brother and I.  My ... Read More

Mike Gordon – The Crocodile Cafe, Seattle, WA – 11-10-10

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Mike Gordon at the Crocodile Cafe, Seattle, WA 11-10-10 Review and photos by thenaturalstoner When I first planned my current week long vacation, I was excited by the thought of coming home and writing a great review about the Mike Gordon show at the Crocodile Cafe in Seattle last night. Unfortunately things do not always go as planned, and I will have to shift my main focus towards the PACKED venue instead of the musical act in this write-up. I hope last night was an ... 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

Mike Gordon – The Aladdin Theatre – Portland, OR 11-8-10

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Mike Gordon at the Aladdin Theatre, Portland, OR 11-8-10 Mini-Review and Photos by thenaturalstoner   Mike Gordon at the Aladdin Theatre in Portland was a truly great experience for those lucky enough to get a ticket to the sold out performance.  From the Andelman’s Yard opener to a raging cover of Cities to the Takin’ it to the Streets encore the tiny Aladdin Theatre was bouncing and shaking all night long.   I didn’t know what to expect at my first Mike Gordon solo show, I had ... Read More

Mike Gordon 11/06/10: Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA

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Mike Gordon 11/06/10 Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito/concertconfessions.com As some of you may recall, I wrote a rather nasty open letter to Phish a few months back.  It’s not easy being a fan of the band in the Pacific Time Zone and I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that my coast has been largely overlooked.  So when news broke that Phish bassist Mike Gordon would kick off his own fall tour at the tiny Troubadour in West Hollywood, ... Read More

Fuck Our Face For Once: An Open Letter To Phish

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Dear Phish, On behalf of your West Coast fans, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my rotten heart for once again dicking us over. I get it, you have families, you want the easy paycheck, but for the love of God would it kill you to give the West Coast a little love? If my count is right, at the end of this fall tour, Phish Version 3.0 will have played 125 shows. Of those 125 shows, only 9 ... Read More

Phish 08/07/10: Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA

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Phish 08/07/10 Greek Theatre - Berkeley, CA Words/Photos/Videos by Reverend Justito/concertconfessions.com Before we really get going, I need to thank a few people for making this entire weekend possible.  I was shut out via mail order and ticketmaster.  Chad and Eric came to my rescue with one ticket for each night and I didn’t have to pay a cent for it.  You guys are incredible.  I would also like to thank James and Kelly for letting me crash for two nights.  You guys rule and ... Read More

Phish 08/06/10: Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA

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Phish 08/06/10 Greek Theatre - Berkeley, CA Words/Photos/Videos by Reverend Justito/concertconfessions.com Note:  This is the second review I wrote while taking BART from Berkeley to the penninsula.  I wrote this on my iPod, and as I edit/put this together on Sunday I think it holds up rather well given the condition I was in.  Special thanks to Katy Perry for some inspiration on this one. I tried an experiment tonight.  What would happen if I rocked my Lakers/Lizards t-shirt and $4.99 Lakers cap at a Phish ... Read More