REVIEW: Blitzen Trapper at Old Rock House 9.18.2013 – St. Louis, MO

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Blitzen Trapper at Old Rock House 9.18.2013 - St. Louis, MO Words / Pictures / Videos by Bradley Darby (@DarbySTL) Quick story for you... I've been contributing posts to Concert Confessions for something like four years now. Throughout this entire period, our founding father Reverend Justito had continuously told me that I need to listen to this band called Blitzen Trapper. He told me once... he told me twice... hell, he even told me thrice. And I heard him, but I didn't listen to ... Read More

Jerry Joseph and Scott Law play one for the ages at Mississippi Studio’s Bar Bar Apartment

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On a beautiful evening last June, we visited the Bar Bar Apartment at Mississippi Studios to see Jerry Joseph and Scott Law. This particular day, Thursday, June 23rd, happened to be one of the nicer days of our summer in the Portland metro area. During a normal summer, a clear, warm day in June wouldn’t really stand out… But this year… Well, if you were living in the northwestern US, then you know what I mean; This day was one of the ... Read More

Roger Waters 05/22/12: Rose Garden Arena – Portland, OR

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Earlier this week, Roger Waters' current North American Tour made a stop in beautiful Portland Oregon. While we can’t confirm that Waters stopped by Voodoo Doughnuts, we do know he built The Wall at the Rose Garden Arena. Our pal Phishbeard was in the house and you can watch the complete fan filmed experience down below.     Read More

Red Fang Announce Benefit Concert For Grant High Art Department

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Red Fang Announce Benefit Concert For Grant High Art Department It’s always nice to see musicians give back to the folks who helped them along the way. This is exactly what the fine men of Red Fang are doing next month. With Portland schools struggling to various art classes afloat, the boys will be hosting “A Benefit For Grant High Art Department.” The gig will take place May 25th at the Hawthorne Theatre in Portland Oregon and will feature Red Fang joined by ... Read More

Railroad Earth Came Tearing Down the Tracks for a Two Day Stop in Portland, OR

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The newest addition to Phishbeard’s 2012 concert tour hellride took place in Portland, OR for a two night run of Railroad Earth and Poor Man’s Whiskey. I must admit that I have only seen Railroad Earth a small handful of times, so I was excited to get a double header at the Crystal Ballroom. That weekend for me will be forever stored in that resonated filing cabinet that I call my memory. The adventure may have had it’s ups and downs, but ... Read More

Help the March Fourth Marching Band Come Visit You This Summer!

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By Bradley Darby (Photos courtesy MarchFourthMarchingBand.com)   MarchFourth Marching Band (M4 to its fans) is a kaleidoscope of musical and visual energy that inspires dancing in an atmosphere of celebration. M4 is a group of as many as 20-something members that tours the country acting the part of a full on marching band, complete with a percussion corps, 7 piece brass section, not to mention stilt walkers and dancers. Theres only one problem... their tour bus, Razzle Dazzle, which was made in 1984 and has somewhere around ... Read More

Fruition Shares the Love on Valentine’s Day at Their Intimate Formal

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Valentine’s Day, 2012 was extra special for Phishbeard this year. I attended a formal house party of approximately 50 people, where there was a potluck and Fruition played 2 sets of music. Rocking fancy clothes is something I rarely do, so dressing up for this party was actually fun for me. The show took place at a house located in the Belmont District of Portland, Oregon. The folks in attendance that night were mostly friends of the band and hardcore fans. It ... Read More

moe. 01/28/12: Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR

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As promised, I am trying to get my 2012 reviews out in a more timely fashion, so here is the latest addition to my 2012 hellride. This adventure begins in the wonderful city of Potland, OR. The rain let up once I arrived down town, which is always a rarity during Portland’s winter months. I found a parking garage with ease that was close to the venue with plenty of cheap late night parking available, a definite blessing as well. After a ... Read More

Jane’s Addiction Announce Tour W/ Black Box Revelation

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Jane's Addiction Announce Tour W/ Black Box Revelation   In non-Coachella and non-Radiohead related news, Jane's Addiction has announced some 2012 tour dates as well. In support of their latest effort "The Great Escape Artist", the band will hit 18 cities, bringing along The Black Box Revelation as support (who have been opening for all your favorite cool bands like The Meat Puppets and Beady Eye) "Starting February 22, this special run of North American shows—called “Theatre of the Escapists”--will bring the band to intimate ... Read More

They Might Be Giants Rocks Portland’s Face!

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The last time that I decided to attend a concert by myself at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR was back in 1999, when I saw an epic Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Flogging Molly show. I finally came to the conclusion that I really needed another show at the Ballroom while flying solo. November 10, 2011 was as good as time as any for that to happen and what better way to enjoy myself, than to attend a show ... Read More

Echo Movement Announce Fall Tour!

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Echo Movement Announce Fall Tour   Remember earlier this year when we shared with you all the dirt on Echo Movement's Seattle show? Wish you could've been there? Don't worry! The Jersey-reggae band are going back on tour this October to support their brand new album Music Played On. Here are the dates: 9/23/11: Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's 9/28/11: St. Louis, MO - The Firebird (All Ages) 9/29/11: Denver, CO - Cervantes Other Side (All Ages) 10/1/11: Boise, ID - The Reef (TBA) 10/2/11: Seattle, WA - Nectar Lounge ... Read More

Bison b.c. Hit The Road In Support of Dark Ages

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Bison b.c. Hit The Road In Support of Dark Ages Last fall we caught a band called Bison b.c. open for the mighty Helmet in Redondo Beach, CA. The boys from Bison b.c. plan to spend fall 2011 on the road in North America supporting their phenomenal 2010 release Dark Ages (one of Reverend Justito's Top 10 records of 2010). In addition to their current dates with Weedeater, Saviours and Fight Amp, the Vancouver natives plan a headline trek across their native land. ... Read More

Dinosaur Jr. Bring Bug To The West Coast

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Dinosaur Jr. Bring Bug To The West Coast Earlier this year, you may remember our man Jay Porks catching Dinosaur Jr. rocking their album Bug from front to back in New York City. You may also remember our man Jay Porks catching Henry Rollins having a heart to heart with Dinosaur Jr. before they rocked Bug from front to back. With a successful East Coast run in the rearview mirror, the team of Dinosaur Jr. and Henry Rollins plan to bring the show ... 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

Matisyahu at the Oregon Zoo, Portland, OR, 7/28/11

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Matisyahu 07/28/11 Oregon Zoo - Portland, OR Words/Photos by jakobross424   Jewish reggae singer/rapper Matisyahu's show at the Oregon Zoo was a show that I didn't even plan on going to. I was a fan of Matisyahu, don't get me wrong, but the two tickets were for my mom and dad. When my mom was in too much pain to attend the show, it was my turn to step up. The drive to the zoo was about 2 and a half hours including Portland rush hour traffic, but ... Read More

USELESS KEYS West Coast Tour Dates

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USELESS KEYS West Coast Tour Dates   Los Angeles locals USELESS KEYS are about to head out for a quick trip up the left coast. While the band is still working out details for a headline hometown show, here is where you can catch KROQ Locals Only regulars: June 24th Soda Bar - San Diego, CA June 25th Cellar Door - Visalia, CA June 26th Fulton 55 - Fresno, CA June 27th Kimo's - San Francisco, CA June 29th Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR June 30th Crocodile Café – ... Read More

Jerry Joseph 05/15/11: Laurelthirst Public House – Portland, OR

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Jerry Joseph 05/15/11 Laurelthirst Public House - Portland, OR Words/Photos By Gr8ful Cougar   On Sunday, May the 15th, oft-local rocker Jerry Joseph paid a visit to the Laurelthirst Pub in Portland, Oregon. Now, before we get started, it should be noted that this was our first time seeing Jerry Joseph and that there was no setlist available at the time of writing this review. So, song placement mentioned is approximate in cases and we didn't catch all the names either. We're there to have fun and ... 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

Heartroot: Coming Full Circle In Spite of the Snow

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Heartroot concerts and snow in Utah are highly correlated.  The Heartroot duo, featuring Mindy Dillard and Eric McEuen, was on my follow up list from the first time I saw them back in November.  The first two attempts were thwarted by severe snow and snow packed (not plowed) roads.  The third time was the charm. Heartroot's concert at the Holladay United Church of Christ began with the exquisite "Teach Me to Love You," sung a capella.  Thereafter, the "typical" configuration was Mindy on ... 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

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