Death To All @ House of Blues – Hollywood, California 4-13-13

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Death To All is a tribute tour to Chuck Schuldiner, frontman for the band Death who passed away in 2001 due to brain cancer. He is the the father of the metal genre we now know as "Death Metal". He is one of the greatest guitarists of all time as well as one of the biggest icons/names in metal and has influenced many guitarists that came after him. This show helps keep his memory alive. The tour is also a benefit show ... Read More

Municipal Waste/Napalm Death 11-14-12: House of Blues – West Hollywood, Ca

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Municipal Waste/Napalm Death 11/14/12 House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Misael Municipal Waste and Napalm Death was a night of non-stop metal. They rocked us out to a jam-packed venue at the world-famous House of Blues on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California. The opening bands were Attitude Adjustment, the death metal band Exhumed, and the hardcore punk band, The Dwarves. All opening bands did a great job in keeping the crowd wild and intense. After them came up the 32 year veteran ... Read More

Coheed and Cambria 10/04/12: Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA

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Coheed and Cambria w/ Aeges 10/04/12 Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justitio I would be lying if I said I didn’t throw a mini temper tantrum when I was shut out of the Coheed and Cambria Troubadour on-sale because TicketFly assumed I was a scalper. It was after all only one of my all-time favorite bands playing in the best club in Southern California. Yet as it turns out the universe was on my side. I decided to check out the Troubadour ... Read More

Local H 09/24/12: Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA

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Local H w/ Ambassadors 09/24/12 Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito Back in early August I received an e-mail with a download link for the latest Local H record Hallelujah! I’m A Bum. Over the next few weeks the latest concept record from the pride of Illinois has been blasted into my head over and over and over again. In my cubical, sitting in traffic on the 101 and working out in the yard the 17 songs found on the double album ... Read More

Watch Deftones Play New Song “Roller Derby” at the Troubadour (7/27)

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Watch Deftones Play New Song "Roller Derby" at the Troubadour (7/27)  Last night the Deftones hit the Troubadour for a 20 song barn burning set in West Hollywood. Earlier this week they premiered a new song called "Rosemary", and a few hours ago that wasn't the only new song they played. Below, You can view the fan filmed footage for "Rosemary" and well as the song they premiered last night called "Roller Derby". Happy Sunday to you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDujn6VeJ5I&feature=player_embedded http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT4Th_ICWeE&feature=player_embedded Read More

UPDATED: Initial Artists Announced For The 2012 Sunset Strip Music Festival

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Initial Artists Announced For The 2012 Sunset Strip Music Festival The Sunset Strip Music Festival is set to return to the streets of West Hollywood on August 16-18th 2012. The 2012 Honoree will be Sunset Blvd legends The Doors. The festival will also feature its annual outdoor concert smack dab in the middle of the Sunset Strip. Below is the entire lineup as of June 28th 2012. THURSDAY, AUGUST 16 SSMF Celebrates The Doors at House of Blues Sunset Strip The Roxy Theatre Peter Murphy Ours Viper Room Future Villains Lady Sinatra The ... Read More

Toadies 05/19/12: The Roxy – West Hollywood, CA

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Toadies w/ USELESS KEYS and Blank Faces 05/19/12 The Roxy - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito With thoughts of Tyler in a Paper Dress dancing in my mind, I knew it was going to be a good night when I entered the Roxy as Club Foot by Kasabian played over the sound system. I hit the bar and filled my cargo short pockets with cans of Does Equis before grabbing myself a spot right up against the stage. As soon as I cracked ... Read More

Meshuggah 05/05/12: House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

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Meshuggah w/ Decapitated and Baroness 05/05/12 House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito It was not just any Saturday night on the Sunset Strip, it was Cinco de Mayo. America’s version of El Día de la Batalla de Puebla or as alcoholics prefer to call it Amateur Night. You can always tell it is going to be a good night when vomit is flowing down the boulevard long before sun sets upon Sunset. There is a good energy in Los Angeles ... Read More

Nile/The Black Dahlia Murder 04/05/12: House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

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The Black Dahlia Murder w/ Nile, Skeletonwitch & Hour of Penance 04/05/12 House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito I don’t know about you, but I can’t think of a better way to spend Good Friday Eve then with a quadruple shot of detuned death metal action. The line for the sold out House of Blues Sunset show wrapped around the block long before the doors opened with fans ready to mosh the night away. Once doors opened, the building buzzed ... Read More

The Darkness 02/19/12: House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

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The Darkness (w/ Crown Jewel Defense and Fox Shazam) 02/19/12 House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito I have a shocking confession to make. For a brief period in time I lied and claimed I had seen The Darkness when they played at The Roxy. It was silly I know, but I just wanted to be cool. By dumb luck I was out of town when The Darkness returned and played the Fonda and then they broke up and my dream ... Read More

Ghost 02/02/12: The Roxy – West Hollywood, CA

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Ghost (w/ Ancient VVisdom and Blood Ceremony) 02/02/12 The Roxy - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito There is a moment when a concert junkie realizes that what they are about to witness is not a typical show as much as it is a special moment with great historical magnitude. That moment hit me as I crossed Sunset Blvd en route to The Roxy Theatre. I watched as a young man in a Manowar T-shirt handed a scalper no less than five $20 bills ... Read More

O.A.R. 01/27/12: House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

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O.A.R. (w/ Parachute) 01/27/12 House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito I have talked a lot of shit about O.A.R. By a lot of shit, I mean trolled the message boards known as O.A.R. fans for years. Most of my shit talking took place in off topic forums, but I made my distaste for the group’s music well known. So when I say I talked a lot of shit about O.A.R., I am talking years of trolling.  In an odd yet ... Read More

Electric Six 10/07/11: Key Club – West Hollywood, CA

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Electric Six 10/07/11 Key Club - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito I believe it started with a tweet, but perhaps it was a text. Regardless of tweet versus text it was a threat declaring that my ass was expected to be at the Key Club in West Hollywood on Friday night. If I was not at the Key Club, there would be serious consequences and repercussions of my action. While this may sound rather harsh, it was for my own good as my ... Read More

Bison b.c. Hit The Road In Support of Dark Ages

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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

Summer Slaughter 07/22/11: House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

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The Summer Slaughter Tour 07/22/11 House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito If I ever have a moment where my life flashes before my eyes, I look forward to revisiting July 22nd, 2011. I ran into Grace Potter on the streets of Hollywood. I got a bunch of great vinyl from Amoeba Records and I was lucky enough to score a ticket to the kickoff of the 2011 Summer Slaughter Tour. Yes, July 22nd was much better than the ... Read More

Hate Eternal 06/20/11: Key Club – West Hollywood, CA

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Vital Remains & Hate Eternal 06/20/11 Key Club - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito I’d be lying if I didn’t say I felt like a bit of a douche today as I stare at a blank word document. If you have followed Concert Confessions over the past 2+ years, then you know that we are dedicated to providing live concert reviews of the bands we love. Any jerk off can head out to a show because he gets a free ticket and make ... Read More

She Wants Revenge w/ Nico Vega 05/23/11: Roxy – West Hollywood, CA

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She Wants Revenge (w/ Nico Vega 05/23/11) Roxy - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by God Frank About 5 years ago I was in a bar and saw the music video for These Things by She Wants Revenge. I’m not ashamed to say that I absolutely loved it and after streaming a couple more songs off their self-titled debut album I ran to Best Buy to add the disc to my collection. I’ve been a fan ever since even buying their sophomore release This is Forever ... Read More

Amon Amarth 04/24/11: House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

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Amon Amarth 04/24/11 House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito On Easter Sunday, the line to enter the House of Blues in West Hollywood, CA stretched well beyond the Best Western down the street. Rumor has it that by the time doors finally opened, the last person in line was standing outside of Pinches Tacos. A quick trip to Google maps tells you that the line was almost ½ a mile long and that the walk alone will take you 8 ... Read More

The 2011 Summer Slaughter Tour Dates Announced

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The 2011 Summer Slaughter Tour Dates Announced Dates for the fifth annual Summer Slaughter tour have been announced. The month long trek will kick off in West Hollywood, CA on July 22nd before wrapping on August 21st in Dallas, TX. Concert Confessions favorites The Black Dahlia Murder and Whitechapel are set to headline the package tour. Also included in the trek are Darkest Hour, Six Feet Under, Dying Fetus, As Blood Runs Black, Oceano, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Powerglove. Dates and venues are listed below. ... Read More

Plan B Hops the Pond & Rocks the Troubadour

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Plan B 1/13/11 Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA Words and photos by God Frank Okay, I’ll admit it. I knew absolutely nothing about Ben Drew and Plan B until Tuesday of this week. Having built up an obscene amount of Rockaholics points on the 98.7fm website I traded in my points for a bunch of contest entries for a bunch of different bands/contests. Just my luck, the one contest I won was for the one band I knew nothing about. But hey, I’m not gonna ... Read More

Warpaint 12/10/10: Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA

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Warpaint 12/10/10 Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito/concertconfessions.com There is a moment in life and if you blink you very well may miss it.  It’s that moment when a mother bird pushes her offspring from the nest and watches as the youngster fully spreads its wings and flies away.  On the first full weekend of December 2010, Los Angeles watched local favorites Warpaint make the first leap of what appears to be a very long and successful flight with two sold out ... Read More

Allegaeon 11/20/10: Cat Club – West Hollywood, CA

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Allegaeon (w/ The Kingsford Run & Jameson) 11/20/10 Cat Club - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito There are times in your life, when you stand in a small room and watch a band outgrow the venue within moments of taking the stage.  You have that rush that comes across your body when you realize you are in on the secret long before the rest of the world.  I had those feelings last night at the smallest of Sunset Strip venues – the Cat ... Read More

GWAR 11/16/10: House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

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GWAR w/ The Casualties 11/16/10 House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito Oh the House of Blues on Sunset Blvd.  Where a tall boy of Bud Light is $11 and video cameras are not welcomed because it looks bad when fans videotape security guards beating the shit out of fellow fans.  While you won’t catch me paying for a ticket to the venue that the late great George Carlin declared needed to be burnt down, I have no issue checking out ... Read More

Over the Rhine 11/12/10: The Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA

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Over the Rhine (w/ Lucy Wainwright Roche) 11/12/10 The Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito/concertconfessions.com In the 20 months since I have started concertconfessions.com, I have received numerous last minute invites to concerts.  This past Thursday, I got perhaps the most unexpected and yet rewarding invite of all.  It was a message from my Mother who lives 400 miles away in the Bay Area.  She asked if I wanted to check out Over the Rhine with her at The Troubadour in West ... Read More

Mike Gordon 11/06/10: Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA

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Mike Gordon 11/06/10 Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito/concertconfessions.com As some of you may recall, I wrote a rather nasty open letter to Phish a few months back.  It’s not easy being a fan of the band in the Pacific Time Zone and I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that my coast has been largely overlooked.  So when news broke that Phish bassist Mike Gordon would kick off his own fall tour at the tiny Troubadour in West Hollywood, ... Read More

Helmet 11/05/10: Key Club – West Hollywood, CA

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Helmet (w/ Open Hand & Intronaut) 11/05/10 Key Club - West Hollywood, CA Words/photos by Reverend Justito - concertconfessions.com It took me 15+ years to see my first Helmet concert.  I only had to wait 40 days for round two with the criminally underappreciated metal band.  A lot has changed in 5 ½ weeks since I watched Helmet destroy Redondo Beach.  I was correct in my prediction to Helmet main man Page Hamilton that the 49ers would have won at least one game in that ... Read More