REVIEW: Dave Rawlings Machine at The Sheldon Concert Hall – St. Louis 6/25/14

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Dave Rawlings Machine at The Sheldon Concert Hall - St. Louis 6/25/14 The five piece Americana string quintet put together by folk singer/songwriter David Rawlings is something really special. Rawlings has assembled an all-star cast of musicians that includes his partner in crime for the last 20 years Gillian Welch, former Old Crow Medicine Show member Willie Watson, and Punch Brothers bassist Paul Kowert. He also found this guy they call John Paul Jones that used to play bass in a little band ... Read More

SWOLLEN MEMBERS, MADCHILD SWINGS THE BATTLE AXE MOVEMENT THROUGH POP’S ST. LOUIS 05/18/2014

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Swollen Members, Madchild, Sozay Pop's Concert Venue, St. Louis, MO 05.18.2014 Words/Photo/Video @beeznutzstl I remember around 2002, I ran with a bunch of skateboarders who also did graffiti. All of us were all big into the underground rap and hip hop music that inspired our lifestyles. We would ride around St. Louis and get into all types of shit listening to music. It was good times and, that style of music marks a era of my life that I wouldn't trade for anything. ... Read More

Leverage Models Invade Vintage Vinyl, 03/18/14

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Leverage Models Vintage Vinyl, St. Louis, MO 03/18/14 By BzNtzSTL I just can't stay away from Vintage Vinyl and, its for good reason too. The special events/instores they frequently host are just too good to pass up. On a nice, chilly Tuesday night in St. Louis, the Leverage Models from New York stopped by the give everyone reason to funk it up. Earlier in the week I won a Twitter contest put on by Vintage Vinyl for ZZ Ward concert tickets. I had ... Read More

The Lonely Wild Live From Vintage Vinyl 03.06.14

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The Lonely Wild Vintage Vinyl 03.06.14 by bzntzstl Before thier show later that evening at The Old Rock House, The Lonely Wild came to Vintage Vinyl in The Delmar Loop for a intimiate performance. I was lucky enough to of caught the instore put on by Royal Teeth earlier that day so I hung around the famous loop and grabbed a bite to eat. It was a bright, very sunny day in St. Louis the perfect weather for getting out of the house for some ... Read More

Arctic Monkeys Invade The Pageant in St. Louis 2/15/2014

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Arctic Monkeys Invade The Pageant in St. Louis 2/15/2014 Words and Pictures by Bradley Darby (Follow @DarbySTL / LIKE DarbySTL)   105.7 The Point has done a great job over the past 21 years bringing some of the biggest names in modern rock to town to celebrate Halloween, Christmas, and their Birthday by playing shows across St. Louis. When this one was announced back in the Fall it was no question that this would sell out. The Arctic Monkeys have played at The Pageant before ... Read More

††† (Crosses) Kicks Off 2014 In St. Louis

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††† Crosses Opens 2014 Tour in St. Louis Words by Bradley Darby (FOLLOW on Twitter/ LIKE on Facebook) In 2011 Deftones front man Chino Moreno got together with childhood friend and fellow musician Shaun Lopez, who plays guitar for Far, as well as Chuck Doom to form a new group that Moreno said would “be minimal and soothing…. kinda like the stuff I listen to when I’m not screaming my head off.” From their vision, Crosses was born. Technically its listed like this, †††… ... Read More

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

4th Annual LouFest Music Festival Comes To A Close – Day 1 Review

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4th Annual LouFest Music Festival Comes To A Close - Day 1 Recap Words and Pictures By Bradley Darby Follow Me on Twitter / Like Me on Facebook The Fourth Annual LouFest Music Festival has come to an end. This year’s installment featured the addition of a third stage and expanded festival grounds in the beautiful and seemingly never ending Forest Park in St. Louis. The stacked lineup mixed some of the hottest up and comers with some grizzled veterans that have many large shows ... Read More

INTERVIEW: 15 MINUTES IN TRAFFIC WITH JEFF AUSTIN

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15 MINUTES IN TRAFFIC WITH JEFF AUSTIN (of Yonder Mountain String Band)  Interview by Bradley Darby @DarbySTL / DarbySTL on Facebook  Jeff Austin, who you may know as the mandolin man and one fourth of the jamgrass powerhouse that is the Yonder Mountain String Band, recently took some downtime with Yonder to hit the road with a few close friends. Austin’s current project, Jeff Austin and The Here & Now, consists of banjo picker extraordinaire Danny Barnes, as well as the husband and wife / ... Read More

One Republic – Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, MO – 7-20-2013

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  This was my first time seeing One Republic live, I've heard all their songs, got all the albums, but still hadn't had a chance to see them perform. They were amazing to say the least. One Republic is a pop rock band that comes from Colorado Springs. They're composed of Ryan Tedder (lead singer), Zach Filkins (guitar) , Drew Brown, Eddie Fisher and Brent Kutzie all of which make up one awesome live performance. They have two sets of drums on stage alongside a piano, cello, and a ... Read More

Flyleaf – Pops Nightclub – Sauget, IL – 07-11-13

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This was the first time that I have seen Flyleaf, so I can't judge on who is the better singer Lacey or Kristen, but I do know that Kirsten can fill Lacey's shoes and did an amazing job singing old songs, and brand new ones.   Anyone that is a fan of Flyleaf knows the story, although I think several at the show last night did not. One girl made the statement, "that's not flyleaf, you are some chick" well that "chick" is "Kristen ... Read More

ROAD TO PAID DUES TOUR ST. LOUIS, THE GRAMOPHONE 03/05/13

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Road To Paid Dues, The Gramophone, 03/05/13 Photo's/Words : BeezNutzSTL Paid Dues is a independent hip hop festival held annually in Pomona, California. This week some of my favorite artist came out to rock The Gramophone in St. Louis on The Road To Paid Dues tour. Thanks to my good friends Kathy and Curtis, I have known about and been a fan of Prof for years now. My friends Kathy, Curtis and I all decided to meet up and ride downtown together. That way we ... Read More

The Rouge Pays St. Louis A Visit 02/10/2013

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The Rouge The Firebird 02/10/2013 Words/Photos/Video By BeezNutzStl There is a funny story about how I discovered this band. I work at a famous restaurant in St. Louis, and back during the Myspace days I met this band traveling to and from Nashville to record. They all were very nice and I added them on myspace. Over the years I had served them about 3-4 times and they were always cool. Fast forward to the Facebook era, I saw they had booked a ... Read More

Soul Asylum Kicks Off 2013 Tour With a Party In St. Louis!!!

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Soul Asylum The Old Rock House 1/30/13 Words/Photos By BeezNutzStl I have always liked Soul Asylum, they remind me of good times in my childhood. I never got to see them during the 90's and missed them every time since. They had just came out with a new album last year. When I heard they were coming to one of my favorite places in St. Louis, I jumped on the chance to go. The Old Rock House is the perfect place for a band ... Read More

Reel Big Fish Heats Up St. Louis 01/15/2012 The Pageant.

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Reel Big Fish, The Pageant 01/15/13 St. Louis, Mo Photo's and Words By BeezNutzSTL I have been lucky enough to call myself a Reel Big Fish fan for many years. They always make me laugh, their shows are high energy and most of all they are FUN. So with a show announced for the first month of 2013 in my hometown. I had no choice in the matter. During the weeks leading up, I kept suggesting that my girlfriend come out and see the ... Read More

Chevelle – Pop’s Nightclub – Sauget, IL 12-7-12

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I'm really not sure how many times I've actually seen Chevelle, I know I've seen them many, as I was seeing them when they first came out and Joe there other brother was the bassists, so regardless of how many times.. they never disappoint. I love standing there and singing every word. I tend to think of the time when I actually heard the song on the Cd, or why Pete wrote the lyrics for that certain song, it's memories in your ... Read More

Bush 12/06/12: Pop’s – Sauget, IL

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It had been ten years or more since I first seen Gavin Rossdale and Bush live, I still remember the event, as he left the stage that night and came up close to where I was sitting, an unknown band at the time called Muse opened up for them, and that's all I remember really, couldn't tell you anymore, just remembered the event in my head. So I was slightly excited to see Bush again, since it had been so long and I ... Read More

ZZ Ward Stops In Vintage Vinyl For Instore Performance 12/02/12

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ZZ WARD VINTAGE VINYL 12/02/12 PHOTOS/VIDEOS/WORDS by BzNtz Before Vintage Vinyl posted a event called " ZZ Ward Instore Performance " on Facebook. I had never heard of this young rising star. I had the night off work because, I was going to see Coheed and Cambria later in the evening. So my girlfriend and I decided to hit the local record store for some free tunes first. So coming into this show, my knowledge of ZZ was extremely limited. I knew she had ... Read More

BLUEPRINT, MAD DUKEZ, AND MATHIAS AND THE PIRATES

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Blueprint, Mad Dukes, Mathias and The Pirates The Firebird 11/29/12 Words/Photos/Videos : BzNtz I must admit, I feel bad for sleeping on Blueprint for as long as I did. With some many choices in music these days, its easy for great artist be over looked. A few years back I saw a show he did with Atmosphere and he stole the show for me. He has so much depth, passion and great lyrics in his music. His beats are alive with his pulse, because he ... Read More

Twiztid Destroys East St. Louis With Help From Hed Pe and Lil Wyte 11/29/12

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TWIZTID/HED PE/LIL WYTE/POTLUCK POP'S SAUGET, IL 11/29/12 WORDS/PHOTOS/VIDEO by BzNtz Strangely I had not heard much of this tour until a few days before the show. Fate had giving both my girl and I the night off so we set out to make the most of it. After talking to my friend Steve, he invited us out to show and talked both of us into going. In exchage we talked Steve into giving us a ride out to Pop's in Sauget, IL. Pop's is ... Read More

Jagermeister Tour 2012: Pops – Sauget, IL 12-01-12

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The Jagermeister Tour rolled into Pops Saturday night in Sauget, IL, and it was pretty good for a sold out show.   As usual I get to the venue way to early, and I knew that Halestorm had VIP that they offered for sale on there fan club website, but I also knew in the past that venues made the VIP's come back out, but this wasn't the case at Pops, so therefore my waiting in line for ten hours was in vain, but ... Read More

BeezNutz Races Through St. Louis To Catch 3oh!3 11/02/12

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3oh!3 St. Louis, MO Rock N' Roll Marathon, 11/02/12 Words/Photos/Video: BzNtZ I can remember back to the 08' warped tour, and how 3oh!3 was on that tour. They had a new CD that was supposed to drop on that tour, it had leaked before the release date. Instead of bitching, 3oh!3 burnt copies of the new CD on CDR signed them and sold them for 5 bucks. My friend Steve has one of these, he was the one to introduce me to the band that ... Read More

Infamous Stringdusters Embark on Old Rock House – St. Louis 11/14/12

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An Evening with the Infamous Stringdusters - Old Rock House 11/14/2012 Words / Pictures by Bradley Darby   Described by some critics as "a future supergroup," "a phenomenon" "intricately improvisational," and "flawless", the Infamous Stringdusters have been tearing up the bluegrass circuit for the last five years, releasing four studio albums as well as a live album while garnering a Grammy nomination along with three International Bluegrass Association awards and playing to packed venues and festival tents. The Stringdusters were just in the home of ... Read More

Primus in 3D! Live at Peabody Opera House – STL 10/28

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Primus in 3D! Live at Peabody Opera House - St. Louis 10/28/12 Words and Pictures by Bradley Darby If you like your metal funky, your rock progressive, or just flat-out weird experimental jam music... then you were probably at the Peabody Opera House on Sunday night. If you weren’t, than you missed one of the greatest rock bands of the last 20 years as they took the stage for their touring 3D spectacle. Primus, who called it a day twelve years ago after releasing ... Read More

PHOTO GALLERY: LouFest 2012 feat. Flaming Lips, Dawes, Girl Talk, Son Volt and More / Aug 25-26 / Forest Park, St. Louis MO

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LouFest 2012 Photo Gallery All Pictures and Video by Bradley Darby (DarbySTL on Facebook/Twitter) CLICK HERE TO SEE MY LOUFEST 2012 VIDEO PAGE ON YOUTUBE   I present you with my 2012 LouFest photo gallery. This was one of my favorite smaller festivals I have attended and I look forward to what the future LouFest's will bring now that they seem to be coming into their own in their third year. Enjoy the pictures in this gallery as much as I enjoyed shooting them and go ... Read More

REVEREND PEYTON’S BIG DAMN BAND THROWS A BIG DAMN PARTY AT VINTAGE VINYL

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Reverend Peyton, 08/09/12 Vintage Vinyl, St. Louis, MO Words/Photo's/Video by Beez Nutz I have said over and over how I LOVE Vintage Vinyl, they do everything right for a record store. They are a real independent store, which is more and more rare in todays world. I always buy my new cds from there, but what sweetens the deal is when the band shows up to throw a record store party, and what better band to do this than the Big Damn Band. ... Read More