Jul 8, 2012
Aaron Freeman Cancels North Carolina Show - Is The Entire Tour Next?
I am pretty sure I can safely say that every Concert Confessions regular took the Ween break up rather hard. We have posted reviews of the band in both major markets like Los Angeles and New York as well as small towns like Bend and Missoula. While it is not our place to judge, the entire Gene Ween becoming Aaron Freeman and breaking up the band via Rolling Stone while allegedly ... Read More
Jun 6, 2012
The Top Five Covers Phish Needs To Bust Out This Summer
In a few hours, Phish will return to the stage for the first time since the early hours of January 1st 2012. Keyboardist Page McConnell has already shared with Rolling Stone that the band has approximately 200 songs that they could bust out at any time. Never being one to shy away from a cover jam, we have come up with five songs that the boys from Vermont absolutely need to bust ... Read More
Dec 29, 2011
As 2011 reaches a close, we take a look back at the year in concerts. In volume, I probably attend the least amount of total shows per year if you pool all of the contributors here at Concert Confessions. But never the less, by years end I will have reached 23 concerts, eclipsing last years total of 20. My only personal goal is to always get out to more shows then the year before. We did that in 2011, and here's hoping ... Read More
Dec 29, 2011
Reverend Justito's Top Ten Shows of 2011
#10 Rammstein 05/20/11 – The Forum - Inglewood, CA
Oh those crazy German’s. I truly assumed I would never catch these guys again after the Great White fiasco, but there I was on the floor of the sold out Forum watching the band’s first North American tour in nearly a decade. It was all you could want from a Rammstein show – pulverizing riffs, shock value galore and lots and lots of fire.
#9 Chris Cornell 05/04/11 – ... Read More
Dec 21, 2011
thenaturalstoner's Top 10 Shows of 2011
2011 was undoubtedly my finest concert going year on record (out of 31!). I saw over 80 bands, did several awesome road trips, brought in visitors from around the country to come to the Gorge Amphitheatre, and almost all my shows were at least ‘decent’. Obviously some rise to the top, and some fall to the bottom... so here is my list of best concerts of 2011.
10) Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings 05/30/11 - The Gorge ... Read More
Nov 1, 2011
Happy HalloWEEN!! The greatest night to walk around in New York City-people in costumes everywhere; Lions and tigers and bears oh my. And most importantly, the female version of every Halloween costume-something straight out of the Victoria's Secret catalog. Wasn't a hard decision at all to make the 58th edition of the Jay Porks Never Ending concert series “An Evening with Ween” at Manhattan Center's Hammerstein Ballroom. The “An Evening” billing means there are no openers for me to offend, so it's ... Read More
Jul 6, 2011
Les Schwab Amphitheater - Bend, OR
Words/Photos by PhishBeard
July 2nd, 2011, there was a meeting of the minds from the great states of OR, WA, and ID and they all gathered in Bend, OR. Their sole purpose was to make Bend their bitch and own that town as if it were theirs. Oh and they also came to see the band with an awesome sound… Ween. The weather was perfect and having the Les Schwab Amphitheater as the venue, made for a ... Read More
May 15, 2011
Now that's what I call a punk rock show-It's just continuous awesomeness for the Jay Porks Never Ending Concert Series, in which the 47th installment brings us out to Asbury Park, NJ to the Stone Pony “SummerStage” for Social Distortion, a band I've been dying to see forever, but especially since I missed them last year. And since I'm rolling with Pam, the “Pam-Van” is in full effect picking me up from work and headed out to the ... Read More
May 2, 2011
Win Free Music By Checking Out Our Plans for Summer 2011
It’s going to be an action packed summer for us all at Concert Confessions and to get everyone fired up for some great coverage from Coast to Coast we are giving away a $50 iTunes gift card. Before we tell you how to win the gift card, allow us to share with you some of the shows you will see covered here at Concert Confessions
Kicking things off is our man Jay Porks. ... Read More
Jan 31, 2011
Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA
Words/Photos by Reverend Justito/concertconfessions.com
Before we discuss the final night of Ween’s winter west coast run at the Wiltern; we need to discuss Virgin America flight 150 from SFO to LAX (or as we re-named it AIR BOOGNISH). The party started at the Firewood Cafe (ok, perhaps the party started in the TSA scanner where I did my best Ravishing Rick Rude crotch thrust as photos of my junk were willingly taken) where over-priced cocktails were downed with great enthusiasm. ... Read More
Jan 30, 2011
Fox Theater - Oakland, CA
Words/Photos by Reverend Justito
I’ll spare you the details of $18 Red Bull & Vodka and delayed flights, the whirlwind 8 minute stop at my parents’ house to get a hug and say hello and all the beer consumed over multiple cities on the Peninsula. Instead we will start this epic two night tale of Boognish worship at the doors of the Fox Theater in that loveable shithole known as Oakland, CA. Dean and Gene Ween had already ... Read More
Dec 29, 2010
The Jay Porks Top Four Shows of 2010
Words/Photos by Jay Porks of the Jay Porks Experience
I swear I'll eventually learn how to cut down on the length of posts.. Just not quite yet. That said, it was a lot harder than I thought it would be to determine shows would make the cut in my Top 5 of 2010. I mean, what does one exactly judge specifically when it comes to this type of list. The criteria is vague to say the ... Read More
Nov 8, 2010
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
Sep 18, 2010
Stop what you're doing right now and Google “Ween”. Then check and see when they're coming to your town, or contact them and beg them to come to your town, because if you don't see Ween live in concert, then you just don't know what living is about. What goes on... Lets get into the 35th edition of the Jay Porks Never Ending Concert Series and the completion of our “Three Nights of Weirdness” tour, which brings us ... Read More
Jun 1, 2010
The Wilma Theatre - Missoula, MT
Words/Photos by TheNaturalStoner
Personally I had a lot of inner hype built up upon entering The Wilma Theatre to see Ween perform in Missoula, Montana. The show, long sold out, proved to be a hard ticket to find. After trading my Sasquatch Festival tickets for two Ween Wilma tickets, I was very much looking forward to some fun Weenness out in Big Sky Country. The band, city and venue did not disappoint.
The Wilma Theatre is an old ... Read More
May 26, 2010
Photo Credit - TheNaturalStoner
While I hope to have a full review (or even two) from this show next week, I found this article today from Nickell's Blog. Turns out Ween coming to Montana is a pretty big deal. So big that Missoula’s Big Dipper Ice Cream shop is preparing 5 flavors in the bands honor.
For the full story - click here.