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

DIZZY WRIGHT BRINGS THE SMOKE OUT COVERSATION TO ST. LOUIS

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Dizzy Wright, Fubar St. Louis, MO 08/02/12 Words/Photos/Videos by BeezNutz Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to go check out a up and coming rapper Hopsin. Had I missed that show, I would of almost certainly missed this one. I feel blessed I caught both of them. Funk Volume is shaping up to be a independent force to be reckoned with. They are already boasting a strong roster, and are some of the best promoters in the game. After hearing so much and ... Read More

My Morning Jacket Soars Into Peabody Opera House with Band of Horses – STL 8/8/12

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2012.08.08 - My Morning Jacket Soars Into Peabody Opera House with Band of Horses Words by: Bradley Darby / Photos by: Aaron Barton [caption id="attachment_30471" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Photo Credit: Aaron Barton [/caption] For the second time in as many years St. Louis was treated to a live show from My Morning Jacket.  This year the Louisville indie rockers brought along Band of Horses and stopped by the beautiful Peabody Opera House to a packed crowd on a Wednesday night. Last year's show at The Pageant, fresh ... Read More

PONDEROSA THROWS A POOL PARTY AT VINTAGE VINYL ST. LOUIS 07/29/12

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Ponderosa, Vintage Vinyl, 07/29/12 St. Louis, MO Words/Photos/Video By BeezNutz This year my birthday fell on a lazy Sunday summer afternoon. My girlfriend and I decided to make the most of the beautiful day and head down to Vintage Vinyl for some free music. We arrived early and walked the block stopping in for some frozen drinks to ease our summer walk. We got to Vintage Vinyl a bit early and made sure to say hello to the always friendly staff. They gave me ... Read More

Sebastian Bach – 7-21-12 – Pop’s – Sauget, IL

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Sebastian Bach we all know the name from the days when Skid Row ruled the world (and perhaps girls of a certain age remember him from the hit TV show Gilmore Girls). I have never seen Sebastian Bach or Skid Row  perform live but I remember the hits like “ I Remember You” like it was yesterday . This show was another free concert as my friend and I got free tickets when we were at Pops two weeks ago. One of ... Read More

The Offspring–7-20-2012 St. Louis Fair-Downtown

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Free concert? Why yes I shall travel the miles to see “The Offspring” for free as they were one of the bands on the concert series at the St. Louis Fair at Soldiers Memorial Park this past weekend. Getting there was easy, considering there was tons of events going on in St. Louis and surrounding areas, but thankfully my friend has an uncle who works at the hotel that is adjacent to the House of Blues and he hooked us up with ... Read More

Heartache and Charm: Ingrid Michaelson Live at The Pageant 7-16-2012

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It should not come as a surprise to anyone that in the last two years I have become a tremendous fan of Ingrid Michaelson.  Not only does her particular brand of songwriting tend to hit all of the right notes for me (both when she is upbeat and cheerful as well as when she is channeling heartache and pain), but anyone who is familiar with my musical preferences is fully aware that I have a huge soft spot for the female singing-songwriting-piano-playing ... Read More

BLACK GIRLS PAYS ST. LOUIS A VISIT ON THEIR TRIP BACK HOME!

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I love our local record store, Vintage Vinyl. They are what every music scene needs, a place to check out new music, find old stuff you forgot about, and most importantly to turn you onto new and emerging bands. Just two years ago, I saw Foxy Shazam play here for free and now they are off doing big things and everyone is digging them. So as a rule of thumb, if I am off and you play a instore at Vintage Vinyl. ... Read More

Split Lip Rayfield – Old Rock House in St. Louis 5/26/12

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  Words/Pictures/Video by Bradley Darby   Everyone's favorite bluegrass band that features a gas tank bass invaded the Old Rock House stage in St. Louis once again for yet another stellar show. Split Lip Rayfield, the 3 piece touring machine from Kansas, brought their blend of punk and metal inspired bluegrass music back to the Old Rock House stage. The last time they stopped in was last fall with the Legendary Shack Shakers and Mountain Sprout, one of my favorite shows of 2011, also at the Old Rock House. Jeff Eaton, ... Read More

Baroness Plays New Songs At The Firebird in St. Louis 04/26/12

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BARONESS ST. LOUIS 04/26/12 THE FIREBIRD WORDS/VIDEO/PHOTOS: BEEZNUTZSTL I had not had the greatest of weeks, so instead of stay at home alone. I decided to go out. While sitting around cruising facebook looking for something to do. I went to The Firebird's website and checked the show listings. I wasn't searching for anything really just something cheap, fun and a excuse to go out. I needed it. So when I read about Baroness I was interested. Then I went to their facebook page ... Read More

Evanescence 4-25-12: The Pageant – St. Louis, MO

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Evanescence w/ Killer Me, Killer You and Weave The Fate 04/25/12 The Pageant - St. Louis, MO Words/Photos by concertchk Ten years ago during the Nintendo Tour, Evanescence front woman Amy Lee walked out on stage in a wedding dress. At this point they were the headlining act, and she was at her prime (or at least she should have been). Yet I wasn't that impressed as I just stood there like and was like really.. a wedding dress? Please. Fast forward to the year 2012 ... Read More

FUCKED UP TEARS THROUGH ST. LOUIS ON EASTER SUNDAY 04/08/12

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Fucked Up, The Firebird, St. Louis, Mo 04/08/2012 Words.Photos.Videos by BzNtz After a rather normal and uneventful Easter I sat at home going over my options. One was to stay at home and watch movies alone, or two was go see a band I had only heard about briefly alone. I chose the show and I am glad I did. I left rather late for this show leaving my house at 8:50 p.m and racing downtown to The Firebird. The Firebird is ... Read More

2012 Edition of LouFest Music Festival Announced!

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WHERE: Forest Park, St. Louis, MO WHEN: Aug 25-26, 2012 HOW MUCH: $60-$70 (2 day pass) / $40 (single day) The 3rd Annual LouFest lineup has been announced, and boy oh boy is  it a good one! Previously LouFest has featured headliners such as She & Him, TV on the Radio, Broken Social Scene, Built to Spill and Jeff Tweedy of Wilco to name a few. Last year was supposed to feature The Roots, but their performance was cancelled just a few days prior to ... Read More

BEATS ANTIQUE STARTS TOUR IN ST. LOUIS AT OLD ROCK HOUSE 04/04/12

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Beats Antique The Old Rock House, St. Louis, MO 04/04/12 Words/Photos/Video by BzNtz Over the past few years I have heard a lot of things about this group called Beats Antique, but still years later I knew almost nothing about them. I heard they put on a great live show, I saw numerous friends like their facebook page. So on this cold and rainy St. Louis night I decided to see for myself. I started the night at work, when I asked my friend ... Read More

PHOTOS/SETLIST: Yonder Mountain String Band at The Pageant in St. Louis 3/30-31

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PHOTOS/SETLIST: Yonder Mountain String Band at The Pageant 3/30 & 3/31 Pictures/Words by Bradley Darby Last week in preparation for the two night Yonder Mountain String Band extravaganza at The Pageant in St. Louis, we brought you an interview with Jeff Austin and Dave Johnston where we were told that St. Louis crowds are typically pretty pumped up and that shows here are known to involve a heavy workload for the band. When they made their presence known at The Pageant around 8:45PM on ... Read More

CHIDDY BANG AND DIPLO INVADE ST. LOUIS FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY!

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Chiddy Bang/Diplo Axe Presents One Night Only The Firebird St. Louis, MO 03/30/12 Words/Photos/Videos By BzNtz Cruising around facebook, I found a event for a free Diplo/Chiddy Bang Show in my town. The shows are put on for free by Axe body spray in various college towns across America. The catch? The shows are only announced 24 hours in advance. I was lucky enough to be able to trade shifts and get out of work early. After getting to the Firebird, I ... Read More

Janus 03/29/12: Pop’s – Sauget, IL

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Janus/Deny The Gravity, Pop's Sauget, IL 03-29-12 Words/Photos/Videos by BzNtz My friend Mike called me very excited one day and told me that his band Deny The Gravity was picked to open a show for Janus. I was very happy for him and as I normally do with my friends bands if I am off work I will go. The tickets were only 10.57 thanks to our local alternative radio station, 105.7 The Point. The Point puts on a lot of great shows that I ... Read More

INTERVIEW: 20 Minutes with 1/2 of the Yonder Mountain String Band

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INTERVIEW: 20 Minutes with 1/2 of the Yonder Mountain String Band Interview & Photos By: Bradley Darby (http://about.me/darbystl)   As you may have seen previously here on Concert Confessions, the Yonder Mountain String Band will be heading out on a cross country trek beginning this week in Lawrence, KS at Liberty Hall and inevitably going all the way through their Harvest Music Festival in October. The tour hits my hometown of St. Louis this Friday and Saturday night and you can still pick up tickets to join ... Read More

LIGHTS BRINGS MUSIC AND GOOD TIMES TO VINTAGE VINYL ST. LOUIS 03/24/12

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LIGHTS, 03/24/2012 VINTAGE VINYL ST. LOUIS, MO Words/Photos/Videos/ By BzNtz First time I saw Lights was at the Van's Warped Tour. I was aimlessly walking around watching various acts when I stopped to watch this girl and her keytar rock the stage. She has been quite successful since the Warped days. The last show she played in St. Louis sold out. She was back in town for a show at The Firebird and to promote her new record " Siberia ". When our record store ... Read More

Lights 03/24/12: Firebird – St.Louis, MO

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Lights w/ The Ambassadors 03/24/12 Firebird - St. Louis, MO Words/Photos by concertchk   After hours in the car, we arrived in St. Louis at the Firebird. Thankfully despite a long line we were able to  get a good spot to the side of the stage, right on the edge so we could rock out with Lights on a Saturday night.  We even had a dad and his daughter standing next to me, he leaned over and said "if we were 10 years younger we would be up ... Read More

Hayes Carll at the Sheldon Concert Hall – St. Louis, MO – 3/18/12

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Words/Pictures by Bradley Darby The Texas based singer/songwriter stopped through St. Louis and brought along Lost Highway label mates HoneyHoney to support him. We arrived to catch the last few songs of HoneyHoney's set and I was certainly left wanting more. Suzanne Santo switches between the banjo and fiddle and sings while Ben Jaffe plays guitar and provides backing vocals. There were 2 other guys in the touring band on drums and bass respectively, but I was unable to get their names. The ... Read More

3/3/12 Dirtfoot Brings Some Gypsy Punk Country Grumble Boogie to STL

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Words/Videos/Pictures by Bradley Darby If you are a regular Concert Confessions reader, you probably already know about the only front porch, whiskey swillin, foot stomping, gypsy, punk, country, grumble, boogie band in the land... Dirtfoot. You may even remember that back in the Summer of 2011, it was Dirtfoot that brought 3 Concert Confessions contributors together for the first time. If you haven't yet heard the tale of Dirtfoot, well than you my friend are in for a treat. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFPVIzgh6BU&feature=related After postponing a few shows ... Read More