Oct 2, 2015
Earlier this week, thenaturalstoner and I had what we would consider to be a perfect day in Seattle. We were in town to catch Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell at Benaroya Hall, a stop on his solo acoustic tour. After driving across the state of Washington that morning, we spent the afternoon in downtown Seattle doing all the typical tourist stuff like buying Hawks gear at the Seattle Seahawks Pro Shop, snapping photos in front of the Space Needle while making obscene gestures, ... Read More
Jul 20, 2013
Last night (7/19/13) at Safeco Field in Seattle, WA, Sir Paul McCartney was joined by the remaining members of Nirvana and treated fans to "Helter Skelter," "Cut Me Some Slack," and "Get Back."
Video credits: Trent Moorman
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Jul 13, 2013
Thenaturalstoner is in Seattle this weekend for Sub Pop's Silver Jubilee, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sub Pop Records. As a pre-festival warm up, our lovable pal headed over to the Showbox Sodo last night to catch punk legends Rancid.
"Rancid was loud and full of energy," says thenaturalstoner. "Everyone was pumped, and the room was packed. It fuck'n rocked."
The second night, of a two-night run in Seattle, Rancid delivered a massive set-list, opening with Roots Radicals and closing with Time Bomb. Radio kicked ... Read More
Nov 15, 2012
Neil Young and Crazy Horse
Key Arena, Seattle WA - 11/10/12
Videos by Phishbeard
Concert Confessions contributor Phishbeard hits tons of shows. Actually, tons is probably an understatement. The guy hits so many shows that he's usually on his way to the next one before he can share any info with us about the show he just left. But the videos continue to upload.
This week, our buddy Phishbeard was lucky enough to catch Neil Young & Crazy Horse at The Key Arena in Seattle. ... Read More
Sep 28, 2012
Showbox Sodo - Seattle, WA
September 26, 2012
I have loved Garbage since the days of the mixed tapes in high school. I remember blasting, “Only Happy When it Rains” from the tape deck in my parent’s car as I drove around town like some kind of suburban bad ass (which I wasn’t). I found last night that the 90’s alternative rock sound is still alive and rocking venues.
Opener: I hated Screaming Females. They live up to their name. I am not a fan ... Read More
Sep 3, 2012
Bumbershoot Music Festival 09/01/12 - Seattle, WA
Editor's Note: Emily is a life long friend of Reverend Justito's wife. For years she has threatened to confess and on this Labor Day 2012 she finally has.
The first day of the annual Seattle labor day tradition of Bumbershoot was on a perfect late summer/crisp early fall in the air, sunny, Northwest afternoon and night. Crowds were still plenty thick even with the Huskies home opener, and PAX in town. You have to love music festivals ... Read More
Aug 22, 2012
Sir Mix-A-Lot Tells Cougs to Put 'em on the Glass - Pullman, WA - 08/22/12
Grammy award winning rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot performed on the Washington State University campus in Pullman, Washington. The Seattle native was part of the lineup for WSU's annual CougFest—additional acts included DJ 100 Proof, Fresh Espresso, and Hoodie Allen.
The hour-long set included hits such as "Posse on Broadway," "My Hooptie," and (of course) "Baby Got Back."
Mix-A-Lot puts on a great show, and knows how to get the crowd going. ... Read More
May 8, 2012
2012 Bumbershoot Music Festival Lineup Announced
Long before the wheel was invented and fire was discovered, Seattle has hosted a massive labor day weekend music festival known as Bumbershoot. The lineup for the 2012 edition has just been announced and it is nothing short of fantastic.
Jane’s Addiciton, AWOLNATION, M. Ward, The Jayhawks, The Hello Sequence, City and Colour, The Heavy, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, King Khan & The Shrines, Heartless Bastards, Oberhofer, Thee Satisfaction, Damien Jurado, JC Brooks and the ... Read More
Apr 17, 2012
Words by Mr. Sparkly
Photos by Shanda Sheldon
Foxy Shazam (9:50 to 11 p.m.)
Less than 24 hours in the Emerald City and a 600-mile drive across the state of Washington and back. That's a small price to pay to see Foxy Shazam, one of the most entertaining bands today.
For an hour and ten minutes, Foxy Shazam delivered the kind of show that only Eric Nally and the boys can deliver. From the moment they started into Church of Rock and Roll until Nally was ... Read More
Apr 16, 2012
Foxy Shazam played an in-store performance at Silver Platters (Queen Anne Store) in Seattle on Saturday. Around 100 fans came out to see the band and were treated to a three-song set that included Holy Touch, Forever Together, and I Like it. The event was from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
I walked over to the store at 2:30 p.m., which was conveniently located across the street from my hotel, and expected the place to be packed. Surprisingly, there were about 30 people in the store when ... Read More
Feb 26, 2012
The Darkness w/ Crown Jewel Defense & Foxy Shazam 02/25/12
Neptune Theater - Seattle, CA
Words/Photos by Thenaturalstoner & Mr Sparkly
If you're a regular visitor to Concert Confessions, you may have noticed a recurring theme throughout February. On our website, individual Twitter feeds, and the official Concert Confessions facebook page, there has been a lot of talk about The Darkness, the UK rockers who hit the scene in 2003 with the infectious tune "I Believe in a Thing Called Love." So here you go, ... Read More
Feb 25, 2012
Sleigh Bells 2/24/12
The Showbox at the Market - Seattle, WA
Review and Photos from Mr. Sparkly and thenaturalstoner
Say what you want about Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss, the duo better known as Sleigh Bells; but if you're looking for a show that is loud with killer guitar shreds, this is the show for you. After a raucous pre-funk, we made our way into the Showbox at the Market in time to catch the last half of Black Bananas opening set. Seattle is always ... Read More
Dec 8, 2011
The End 107.7 Deck The Hall Ball
Key Arena - Seattle, WA
Words/Photos by Jakobross424
Seattle radio station 107.7 The End are known for holding events with high-caliber musicians. Past events held by The End have included Foo Fighters, 311, Black Keys, Muse, Bad Religion, Presidents of the USA, and many more. So when they announced this year's Deck the Hall Ball, I knew I would be in for a treat. After multiple failed attempts at winning tickets, my dad and I had to settle for ... Read More
Dec 2, 2011
Beady Eye w/ Black Box Revelation 11/30/11
Showbox at the Market - Seattle, WA
Words/Photos by JakobRoss424
The two musicians who have arguably made music headlines more than any other pair of musicians EVER are the brothers Gallagher: Liam and Noel. Oh and before you ask the obvious, no they are not related to the watermelon-smashing comedian. In 2009, Oasis—one of the biggest and best bands of the 90s—split... kind of. Song writer/guitarist Noel Gallagher left the band after a backstage fight with Liam. Liam and ... Read More
Nov 22, 2011
Neil Diamond Announces 2012 North American Tour Dates
All we have to say is this:
Neil FUCKING Diamond 2012 North American Tour Dates.
That’s right, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee (and not to mention living legend) is hitting the road next year for an arena tour that will hit markets including Hawaii, Las Vegas and Uncasville. Now before you doubt our love of the Diamond, check out our review of his 2008 appearance at the Hollywood Bowl.
Neil Diamond 2012 Tour Dates:
02/16/12 – ... Read More
Oct 7, 2011
Pepper w/ The Expendables and Ballyhoo! 10/06/11
Showbox SoD0 - Seattle, WA
Words/Photos by Jakobross424
After an extremely hectic concert week filled with late nights and let downs, I was proud to say that this is one reggae concert I would NOT be getting kicked out of. As Flavor Flav once famously said:
"[All ages show] boooyyyy!"
Well, kind of. Anyway, Hawaiian reggae power trio Pepper was going on tour for no reason except to have fun. After a short stint at this year's underwhelming Warped Tour, ... Read More
Sep 21, 2011
Nevermind Tribute Concert 09/20/11
Experience Music Project - Seattle, WA
Words/Photos by Jakobross424
20 years ago, one of the most iconic, influential, and groundbreaking album of all time was released: Nevermind. Some people know it as the album with the naked baby on the cover. Some know it as the album with that one song from Guitar Hero on it. But if you are like me, you know it for what it is - one of the greatest albums of all time. In order to ... Read More
Sep 17, 2011
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
Sep 16, 2011
Bush w/ Dead Sara 09/15/11
Neptune Theater - Seattle, WA
Words/Photos by Jakobross424
2011 seems to be the year for 90’s reunions and nostalgia. 20th anniversaries all around, whether it is Nirvana’s Nevermind, Lollapalooza, or Reel Big Fish. Great bands have made great comebacks: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blink-182, Soundgarden, and British post-grunge superstars Bush. Bush broke up in 2002 due to declining record sales and lack of support from their label, but they reformed last year and returned this year with their ballad heavy ... Read More
Sep 15, 2011
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
Sep 12, 2011
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
Sep 12, 2011
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
Sep 5, 2011
Bumbershoot Music Festival 09/04/11
Words/Photos by Jakobross424
Bumbershoot, Seattle's family friendly labor day weekend festival that usually hosts big names, decided that this year they would give local bands a chance to shine. Last year's headliners were Weezer, Bob Dylan, and Mary J. Blige. This year's headliners are Ray LaMontagne, Wiz Khalifa, and Hall and Oates. Since there were very few bands on the lineup that I actually wanted to see, I decided not to go this year. That all changed when I ... Read More
Jul 14, 2011
Wednesday the 13th started off like any normal day. Had breakfast, had guitar lessons, picked up my buddy Devin. You know, the usual.
Around 4:30, me, my dad, and Devin left for the Echo Movement show at Studio Seven in Seattle.
Echo Movement is an alternative reggae band who my dad and I first saw at Warped Tour 2010 and had come in contact with via Facebook. We were talking and got to know each other, and eventually my dad and I got put ... Read More
Jun 10, 2011
Sleeper Agent/Manchester Orchestra/cage The Elephant 06/09/11
Showbox - Seattle, WA
Words by jakobross424/Photos via Concert Confessions vault
Last night, I witnessed quite an amazing concert. I might as well just skip the drive to the show, so let's just say everything was happy and we got there with all of our limbs in the right places. Upon arriving at the Showbox, the doors had not opened yet. We waited in line for about 45 minutes and we were finally able to go in. Yay! I bought ... Read More
Jun 9, 2011
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