King Diamond: The Wiltern – Los Angeles, Ca – 10/31/14

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King Diamond made his triumphant return to the USA after an 11 year absence. What better way to celebrate Halloween than to spend it with The King himself. With the Wiltern in Los Angeles sold out months advance, fans showed up in costumes and waited for the beloved falsetto-singing Danish heavy metal legend.     At 10:30pm, the lights turned off, the crowd roared with excitement, and an eerie intro came upon us as the curtains lifted up and revealed the stage to have 2 ... Read More

Jack White 05/31/12: Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

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Jack White 05/31/12 Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito There I was last night standing in the beer section of the Whole Foods where they shot that viral hit about it getting real in the parking lot when my phone honked with a new text message. The message simply said “Wanna go see Jack White in like an hour?” Should Whole Foods rename their store Whole Paycheck -  Fuck yeah I want to see Jack White in an hour. I quickly finished ... Read More

Elvis Costello’s ‘Spectacular Spinning Songbook’ Rolls On Into 2012

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Elvis Costello's 'Spectacular Spinning Songbook' Rolls On Into 2012 Some things are just too fun to stop-which seems to be the case with Elvis Costello & the Imposters with The “Spectacular Spinning Songbook” themed tour. Trouncing through several cities over the course of 2011, Spring 2012 brings the wheel of hits back out to (at least) 7 more lucky venues. If you didn’t catch the review of the New York City show the band played at United Palace Theater October 1st 2011, it consists of the ... Read More

Beady Eye 12/03/11: Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

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Beady Eye w/ Ican Abrahamn and Black Box Revelations 12/03/11 Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito It’s always nice to spend Saturday night with good friends. On the first Saturday in December, I did exactly that at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. I was lucky enough to find free parking. One of my pals ran into an old friend who he had not seen in 17 years. There was an exchange of Christmas gifts where I gave the gift of Insane Clown Posse ... Read More

Primus 10/22/11: Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

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Primus 10/22/11 Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito Walking into the Wiltern, it had been nearly five years since my last live Primus experience. It pained me to skip their 2010 appearances in Los Angeles but as anyone who has read my words here know it takes an act of congress to get me through the doors of the cell phone venues downtown. That’s why I made sure to jump on tickets the second it was announced the band would pay Korea ... Read More

Mastodon Announce 2011 North American Tour Dates

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Mastodon Announce 2011 North American Tour Dates With their new album The Hunter due to hit shelves at the end of this month, Mastodon have announced dates for a North American Headline tour. In addition to an appearance at the Voodoo Music Experneice in New Orleans on Saturday October 29th the band will be performing in most major markets during the five week run. Coming along for the tour will be Red Fang and Dillinger Escape Plan. You can check out the first ... Read More

Widespread Panic 07/13/11: Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

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Widespread Panic 07/13/11 Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito It’s not that I had planned to have an 8 year and 354 day gap between Widespread Panic shows, but it just kind of happened that way. There were some shows I couldn’t make due to previous obligations. There were times when a $35 ticket with $23 in Ticketmaster fees was simply too high for my wallet. Then for a while, I just didn’t care about jam bands. So when I heard that ... Read More

Queens of the Stone Age 04/12/11: Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

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Queens of the Stone Age 04/12/11 Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito When Queens of the Stone Age announced they were hitting the road in support of the re-release of their self-titled debut album, I knew I couldn’t miss it. After all, I am one of the few who can say they saw Joshua Homme and friends when they originally supported the debut album over a decade ago. It was a hot August night in San Francisco, and the band “opened” for ... Read More

Ween 01/29/11: Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

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Ween 01/29/11 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

Porcupine Tree/Coheed and Cambria Kick Off US Tour In Koreatown

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Porcupine Tree/Coheed and Cambria 08/12/10 Wiltern: Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito/concertconfessions.com Nothing says a party like a Thursday night in Korea Town.  While many gathered to drink Soju and sing Karaoke, I entered the doors of the historic Wiltern Theatre for a night of progressive rock and roll.  With Porcupine Tree and Coheed and Cambria joining forces for a two week tour across the states, what better place to kick off a summer tour than frigid Southern California? Sadly, I missed The Deer Hunter ... Read More

STS9 02/12/10: Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

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STS9 w/ Nalepa Dub Orchestra 02/12/10 The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos/Videos by concertconfessions.com The teams seemed to be about even.  On one side of the Art Deco Wiltern Theatre stood 1,000 E-tarded electronica kids in Ed Hardy shirts, dark sunglasses and black high top sneakers with bright flourescant shoelaces.  On the opposite side, 1,000 dirty E-tarded wooks in patchwork pants and hooded sweatshirts, declaring their favorite microbrews and waiting in anticipation.  Somehwhere between my pal (who has requested to only be known as ... Read More