Umphrey’s McGee Add Dates To Their 15th Anniversary Spring Tour

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Umphrey's McGee have added eight new dates to their Spring Tour. The 15th anniversary of the band, the boys will roll through the south of the US in these newly added dates, with three nights in Flordia, a Georgia pit stop before two night stints in Arkansas and Texas-ending on National “Smoke 'em If Ya Got 'em” day also known as 4/20. Check out the dates below.     Umphrey's McGee Newly Added Spring Tour Dates: 04/11 (Freebird Live) Jacksonville Beach, FL 04/12 (Plaza Live) Orlando, FL 04/13 ... Read More

2012: A Music Odyssey, or the Best Live Acts I Saw This Year (Part 2: #10-1)

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2012: A Music Odyssey Part 2 Words by Jakob Ross 10. Opeth When the Heritage Hunter tour was announced, I knew I had to go. Opeth was the band on the tour that I was the least familiar with, and upon fully immersing myself in their challenging brand of progressive metal, I knew I'd be in for a fantastic show. Combining light, almost beautiful song structures with the louder, heavier sounds of common heavy metal (and a touch of dry, awkward humor from frontman Mikael ... Read More

Wakarusa 2012 Photo Gallery and Recap

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Words/Pictures/Video by Bradley Darby   Wakarusa was back in full force for the 9th straight year bringing music and nature together in Northwest Arkansas. This was their 4th straight year at Mulberry Mountain and for the 4th straight year the crowd seemed to get even bigger... the camping has been expanded to include three different offsite auxiliary campgrounds due to demand. I made the trek down to the Wakarusa Festival for the 5th straight year and made it my mission to see some new ... Read More

Umphrey’s McGee Announce A Plethora Of Tour Dates For 2012

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Umphrey's McGee Announce A Plethora Of Tour Dates For 2012 By now you probably know we have some serious hardcore Umphrey’s Mcgee fans writing for Concert Confessions. We have covered the band everywhere from New Year’s runs to Bonnaroo. For those looking to catch these hard working road warriors live through the end of the year. Stops include an appearance at the sold out 2012 Austin City Limits Festival, performances in Mexico as part of the Mayan Holidaze Festival and a multi-night run ... Read More

Bonnaroo 2012 Part I: Fellowship of the Ring

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Bonnaroo 2012 Part I: Fellowship of the Ring  Prologue 'Twas mid-November 2011. I had finally come to terms with the morbid fact that I, Jakob Ross, would be forced to move to Grovetown, Georgia, which (unless you've not read my more recent articles) you probably know by now. Around this time I had made the decision to do the one thing that would make the move worth it. I'm not talking about humidity, rednecks, or seeing more back sweaters than real sweaters. I'm talking ... Read More

Bonnaroo Preview 2012: The Top 12 Must-See Acts to Catch at the Farm

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Bonnaroo Preview: The Top 12 Must-See Acts to Catch at the Farm If you know me in any way, then you probably know that I am attending this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. It is repeatedly called "Best Festival of the Summer" by many music-based magazines and websites,and tens of thousands head out to Manchester every year to catch acts big and small. So here are my Top 12 acts of this year's installment of Bonnaroo! Honorable mentions: Skrillex, Superjam ... Read More

Wakarusa Preview: 11 Must-See Artists

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  This week marks the 9th installment of the Wakarusa Music Festival in Ozark, Arkansas.... well, the 4th installment in Arkansas, but the 9th Wakarusa overall. This will also mark my fifth straight visit to Waka, and along the way I have learned many valuable things. One of the most important things I have realized is that your schedule very well may not be followed as you planned, and you will certainly find yourself at stages for bands you didn’t plan to catch. ... Read More

The Austin City Limits 2012 Line Up Released

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So to save some time, we'll tell you who's playing at Austin City Limits in one word: EVERYBODY. Every single act(besides Jay-Z and Pearl Jam.. so far at least) is on this list. From headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The Black Keys and Jack White to Iggy and The Stooges(in which Mike Watt Plays Bass) and Florence + The Machine. Weezer has come out of hiding for this one as well. Childish Gambino continues to take over ... Read More

Bonnaroo Debuts Exciting New YouTube Channel

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Bonnaroo Debuts Exciting New YouTube Channel The fine folks behind the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival have once again done something that is totally bad ass. They have launched a new YouTube channel called Bonnaroo 365. We will spare you the painfully unfunny ribbon cutting ceremony from Flight of the Concords star Rhys Darby. Instead we will just feature some great past performances from some of our favorite artists. But before we do, remember that the 2012 edition of Bonnaroo is about a ... Read More

WAKARUSA 2012 5/31-6/3 Full Stage Schedule & Final Price Increase!

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WAKARUSA 2012 May 31 - June 3, 2012 Mulberry Mountain - Ozark, AR (About 1 Hr from Fayetteville and Fort Smith) Updated: 1/19/12 with complete lineup Updated: 4/26/12 with link to full stage schedule Updated: 5/9/12 Final Price Increase Information Added Wakarusa 2012 is only a few weeks away and Full Event Passes are moving quickly!  Get your Full Event Passes today before the final price increase to Gate Price occurs on Saturday, May 19th at 11:59PM!  Save yourself some $$ to buy that extra Boulavard beverage or two...  ... Read More

The Black Keys, TV on the Radio and Snoop Dogg To Headline Inaugural Catalpa Festival in NYC

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New York City brace yourselves, we finally got ourselves a good festival. It's called Catalpa , and taking place July 28th and 29th at Randall's Island Park in NYC. Who are the headliners you ask? The Black Keys, TV On The Radio, and Snoop Dogg (Performing 1993's Doggystyle in it's entirety). With a full announcement of artists to come soon, I'm pretty sure this is one all of us in the New York City area need to check out. Weekend Early Bird Passes start at $99. ... Read More

Mayan Holidaze To Celebrate The End Of The World with Jam Bands Galore

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Mayan Holidaze To Celebrate The End Of The World with Jam Bands Galore  Let’s just assume for a minute that the Mayans really were onto something and the world will end on December 21st, 2012. What better way to spend the last moments of your life than deep in Mayan country with some of your favorite jam bands? To be held at the Dreams Tulum Resort and Spa on the Mayan Riviera in Mexico, the Mayan Holidaze Music Festival will take place from ... Read More

Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup Announced

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Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup Announced As always the lineup for the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester Tennessee is nothing short of impressive. Headlined by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead and Phish, the festival is set to take place June 7th-10th, 2012. Other highlights on the bill include Alice Cooper, St. Vincent and a reunited Ben Folds Five. With the first two price levels already sold out, you best get your tickets soon as this annual event almost always sells out. If you have a little ... Read More

Hangout Festival Returns to Gulf Shores for 2012 with Stellar Lineup!

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What: Hangout Music Festival 2012 Where: Gulf Shores, Alabama When: May 18 - 20 Why:  Hangout 2011 featured a diverse lineup including Paul Simon, The Foo Fighters, Primus, The Black Keys, Girl Talk, Avett Brothers, Widespread Panic, and The Flaming Lips. Well the folks planning the only festival featuring white sandy beaches and palm trees out there have done it again with a fantastic early 2012 lineup coming out in waves via Facebook this evening. Red Hot Chili Peppers Dave Matthews Band •Jack White String Cheese Incident (performing two ... Read More

Umphrey’s McGee Celebrate NYE2011 at The Pageant – St. Louis, MO 12/29-31

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12.29/12.30/12.31 - Umphreys McGee at The Pageant - St. Louis, MO Words and Pictures By: Bradley Darby I sure as hell hope The Pageant’s insurance is up to date..... because following the three night-seven set weekend to close out 2011 and ring in 2012, there is no doubt that Umphreys McGee blew the roof off the place! If you have never seen Umphreys McGee, you should do yourself a favor and make it a point to catch a show. The band can’t be ... Read More

Preview: Umphreys McGee Rings in 2012 in STL; Readys Winter/Spring Dates

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Ring in 2012 with Umphreys McGee in St. Louis Words by Bradley Darby For the first time in their 13 plus year existence, Chicago progressive rockers Umphreys McGee take their end of the year party on the road and bring their annual New Years shindig to St. Louis to close out 2011 and ring in 2012 with a 3 night run at The Pageant. Last Halloween the boys spent two nights at The Pageant for their Monster Mashup, and many consider those shows (especially ... Read More

“I’ll Do It Tomorrow” – A Procrastinators Review of Wakarusa 2011

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Words & Pictures by Brad Darby For the fourth consecutive year I made the trek to the Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival to enjoy four days of music and camping in a setting that they call “Where Music Meets Mother Nature.” With acts ranging from My Morning Jacket and Ben Harper to the Budos Band and Dark Star Orchestra to STS9 and Bassnectar, a total of over 100 bands spread out across six stages, with on-site camping, showers, and even a grocery store ... Read More

Initial Artist Lineup For 2011 Wakarusa Music Festival Announced

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Initial Artist Lineup For 2011 Wakarusa Music Festival Announced Over three days in early June, the 8th annual Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival will once again take over Mulberry Mountain.  Located just outside of Fayetteville, Arkansas the festival will once again feature a top notch lineup of artists from both the electronica and jam bands scene.  In addition to some great music, the festival will feature disc golf, yoga, hiking and swimming in the Mulberry River.  Our very own Brad (aka SaucerfulofSecrets) will ... 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