My Concert Collection

I am a concert junkie. Some shows I wrote down in my book but can’t remember the location! Other shows I remember sporadically. Sadly, Jackson’s entire rock scene has been closed due to the our only rock station being bought out and replaced with a Christian channel. I only listen to Octane now-a-days and have to travel far away to see a good show. If you have any questions about my experiences, feel free to ask in the comment section below.

My preferred metal genres: NuMetal, Industrial Metal, Alternative Metal, Groove Metal, Metalcore, and Thrash.

In no particular order:

  • ZZ Top (11th grade, Jackson Coliseum)
  • Lynard Skynard (11th grade 1998 or 1999, Jackson Coliseum and at the crash site in Gilsburg, MS)
  • Ray Charles (McComb Iron Horse Festival) – The man was a genius.
  • Creed (Mississippi Gulf Coast) – They actually kicked ass. Sorry to disappoint.
  • Finger 11 (Mississippi Gulf Coast)
  • Days of The New (Mississippi Gulf Coast)
  • No Doubt (Voodoo Fest, New Orleans) – Loved the show! Gwen Stefani brought a fan on stage and hopped on his back while singing a song.
  • 311 (Voodoo Fest, New Orleans)
  • Green Day (Voodoo Fest, New Orleans)
  • Garbage (fantastic! Shirley Manson sang “I’m only happy when it rains” when it actually began to rain!)
  • Fuel (Voodoo Fest, New Orleans)
  • Staind (Voodoo Fest, New Orleans) – Kinda boring…
  • Ludacris – (Voodoo Fest, New Orleans) and Jubilee Jam, I think
  • Snoop Dogg (5/2009 Miller Lite Crawfish Boil) – “M…I…crooked letter, crooked letter…I…crooked letter, crooked letter, I…P…P…I” – He was awesome.
  • Mushroom Head (twice.. 10/2010, 2011 Club Fire, Jackson Ms) – Kicked all kinds of ass. I got a picture with Jeffery Hatrix.
  • Evan’s Blue (Club Fire, Jackson Ms..with Kevin Matisyn) – Amazeballs.
  • Sevendust (Club Fire, Jackson; House of Blues, New Orleans, LA; UPROAR Fest, Mississippi Gulf Coast) I think 4 times now.. maybe 5..Once on New Years Eve 2009 when Lajon Witherspoon proposed to girlfriend
  • Dark New Day (House of Blues, New Orleans) – Got a picture with Brett Hestla. They rocked.
  • Chevelle (4/2009 Club Fire, Jackson; 2013 CPR Fest, Mississippi Gulf Coast; 9/24/16 Texas Mutiny, Fortworth, TX)  got an autographed CD
  • 3 Days Grace (Club Fire, Jackson, MS)
  • Deftones (5/2011 Minglewood Hall, Memphis, TN; 11/14/2012 Palladium Ballroom, Dallas, TX; 9/24/16 Texas Mutiny, Fortworth, TX ) Top 5 shows
  • The Dillinger Escape Plan (2011 Minglewood Hall, Memphis, TN) – stinky…really stinky. And angry.
  • Le Butcherettes  (2011 Minglewood Hall, Memphis, TN) – strange…
  • Tool (7/2010 New Orleans, LA) – Very trippy and I wasn’t on any drugs. Their lights and displays were crazy cool. Top 5 shows
  • Avenged Sevenfold (UPROAR Fest, Mississippi Gulf Coast; 9/24/16 Texas Mutiny, Fortworth, TX)
  • Flyleaf (5/2009 Miller Lite Crawfish Boil, Jackson, MS) – The music was good but Lacey Sturm spent too much time talking about Jesus..
  • Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (5/2009 Miller Lite Crawfish Boil, Jackson, MS)
  • Better Than Ezra – I’ve see them probably 4 times and met them once at a doctor’s house at an after party.
  • Seether (2/2009 Club Fire, Jackson, MS; UPROAR Fest, Mississippi Gulf Coast) – I think I saw them twice
  • 12 Stones (2/2010, 9/2012 Club Fire, Jackson, MS) – I got a picture w/them
  • Papa Roach (Club Fire, Jackson, MS)
  • Red (4/2009; 6/2011 Club Fire, Jackson, MS) – Got a picture w/them
  • Bury Your Dead (4/2009 Music As A Weapon Tour, New Orleans) – Got a picture w/them.
  • Travis Tritt (Gilsburg, MS at the Lynard Skynard crash site)
  • Disturbed (4/2009 Music As A Weapon Tour, New Orleans) – over rated, boring
  • Chimara (4/2009 Music As A Weapon Tour, New Orleans)
  • Lacuna Coil (4/2009 Music As A Weapon Tour, New Orleans) – bad ass
  • Breaking Benjamin (twice..I think…maybe 3 times, great each time)
  • Nickleback (Jubilee Jam, Jackson, MS) – Sorry, but they were awesome! They played a kick ass cover of a Metallica song.
  • 3 Doors Down (Club Fire, Jackson, MS… I think…?)
  • Bullet for My Valentine (UPROAR Fest, Mississippi Gulf Coast)
  • Cold (4/2009. 4/2011 Club Fire, Jackson, MS) – Got a picture w/them
  • Papercut Massacre (4/2009 Club Fire, Jackson, MS) – Got a picture w/them
  • Halestorm (Club Fire, Jackson, MS) – Hale yeah!
  • Non Point (4/2011 Club Fire, Jackson, MS) – Got a picture w/Elias Soriano, twice. Saw them 3 times
  • All That Remains (Club Fire, Jackson, MS; CPR Fest; Mississippi Gulf Coast) – Awesome
  • Cage The Elephant (Club Fire, Jackson, MS) – sucked
  • Janus (4/2009 Club Fire, Jackson, MS) – great!
  • Norma Jean (Club Fire, Jackson, MS; 4/14/17 Sonic Unrest Tour II, Birmingham, AL)
  • 10 Years (4/2009 Club Fire and Voodoo, Jackson, MS) – Got a picture w/them(3 or 4 times)
  • Popevil (4/2009 Club Fire, Jackson, MS) – Got a picture w/Leigh Kakaty.. he was way too confident.
  • Lynam (Club Fire, Jackson, MS)
  • Hinder (Club Fire, Jackson, MS) – too many times to count
  • One Less Reason (2/2009 Club Fire, Jackson, MS) – Got a picture w/Cris Brown. saw a few times
  • Taproot (1/2009 M.J. Hooligan’s, Hattiesburg, MS; Club Fire, Jackson, MS) – love them!
  • Skindred (Club Fire, Jackson, MS) – Got a picture w/them
  • Spineshank (Music As A Weapon Tour, New Orleans)
  • Killswitch Engage (Music As A Weapon Tour, New Orleans) – Rocked my face!
  • A Perfect Circle (Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson, MS) – Maynard pretended he was jerking off on stage. Was a kick ass show otherwise.
  • Velvet Revolver (Voodoo Fest, New Orleans, LA)
  • Benji Davis Project (the fair in Tylertown, Ms, I think) – Loved them
  • Godsmack (Voodoo Fest, New Orleans, LA) – Awesome.
  • P.O.D (Voodoo Fest, New Orleans, LA) -mind blowin…fantastic show!! We sang with Sonny in the mic to “Youth of the Nation”!
  • Adema (Voodoo Fest, New Orleans, LA) – oh yeah.. nice.. Mark is sexy.
  • Revis (Voodoo Fest, New Orleans, LA)
  • Smile Empty Soul (Voodoo Fest, New Orleans, LA)
  • Cowboy Mouth (Voodoo Fest, New Orleans, LA)
  • Beastie Boys (Voodoo Fest, New Orleans, LA) – wasn’t close enough to see much
  • Kid Rock (Voodoo Fest, New Orleans, LA) – trashy…
  • Pixies (Voodoo Fest, New Orleans, LA)
  • Shinedown (Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson, MS) – Amazing voice… singer #1
  • Black Stone Cherry
  • Hurt (Thali Maria Hall, Jackson, MS) – Got a picture w/J. Loren Wince
  • Theory of a Deadman
  • As I Lay Dying
  • Egypt Central (Headliners, Jackson, MS)
  • Soil
  • Puddle of Mudd (Jubilee Jam, Jackson, MS)
  • Trapt (Club Fire, Jackson, MS)
  • Otep (7/2010 Club Fire, Jackson, MS) – brutal and a little stinky
  • 7 Mary 3 (Club Fire, Jackson, MS)
  • Saliva (5/2010 Club Fire, Jackson, MS)
  • Psyclon Nine
  • Fair to Midland
  • Storage 24
  • Cleverform (5/2010 Club Fire, Jackson, MS)
  • Buckcherry (Club Fire, Jackson, MS)
  • Seasons After (CPR Fest, Mississippi Gulf Coast)
  • Since October (5/2010 Club Fire, Jackson, MS)
  • Sixx A.M. (CPR Fest, Mississippi Gulf Coast)
  • Allyria (CPR Fest, Mississippi Gulf Coast)
  • Evanescence (CPR Fest, Mississippi Gulf Coast)
  • Call Me Noone (CPR Fest, Mississippi Gulf Coast)
  • Cavo (CPR Fest, Mississippi Gulf Coast)
  • Bush (10/2012 House of Blues, New Orleans, LA; 5/4/17 Meet and Greet pass, Dallas, TX ) – top 5 shows
  • Prosevere (with Bush @ H.O.B New Orleans, LA)
  • HIM (CPR Fest Mississippi Gulf Coast)
  • Korn (10/18/2015  20th Anniversary Show, New Orleans, LA; 8/4/16 Return of the Dreads Tour, Dallas TX; 10/8/16 Nocturnal Underground Tour, Southhaven, MS; ALL V.I.P Passes) – fan-fucking-tastic, top 5 shows
  • Islander (10/2015 with Korn New Orleans, LA; 9/24/16 Texas Mutiny, Fortworth, TX; Life Lines Tour, Dallas, TX) – great show! Mikey sang over my head, literally
  • Suicidal Silence (10/2015 with Korn in New Orleans) – terrible… hated the entire show
  • Marilyn Manson (10/2015 Halloween Hard Rock Live, Mississippi Gulf Coast) – He’s getting old
  • 68 (5/2016 The Tabernacle, Atlana, GA) – impressive
  • Silver Snakes (5/2016 The Tabernacle, Atlana, GA; 10/8/16 & 10/9/16 Nocturnal Underground Tour – Southaven & Gulfport, MS)
  • Bring Me The Horizon (5/2016 The Tabernacle, Atlana, GA; 3/4/17 American Nightmare Tour, Atlanta, GA) – Top 5 shows
  • In This Moment (Return of the Dreads Tour 2016, Dallas TX)
  • Pierce The Veil (9/24/16 Texas Mutiny, Fortworth, TX)
  • Hellyeah (9/24/16 Texas Mutiny, Fortworth, TX)
  • Of Mice & Men (9/24/16 Texas Mutiny, Fortworth, TX)
  • Ghost (9/24/16 Texas Mutiny, Fortworth, TX)
  • Nothing More (9/24/16 Texas Mutiny, Fortworth, TX)
  • Starset (9/24/16 Texas Mutiny, Fortworth, TX)
  • Shaman’s Harvest (9/24/16 Texas Mutiny, Fortworth, TX)
  • Twelve Foot Ninja (9/24/16 Texas Mutiny, Fortworth, TX)
  • Avatar (9/24/16 Texas Mutiny, Fortworth, TX)
  • Motionless In White (10/8/16 & 10/9/16 Nocturnal Underground Tour – Southaven & Gulfport, MS)
  • Smashing Satellites (9/24/16 Texas Mutiny, Fortworth, TX) I met Sal and got a picture. Super nice guy.
  • I Prevail (2/26/17 Life Lines Tour, Dallas TX)
  • Wage War (2/26/17 Life Lines Tour, Dallas TX)
  • Underoath (3/4/17 American Nightmare Tour, Atlanta, GA)
  • Beartooth (3/4/17 American Nightmare Tour, Atlanta, GA)
  • Periphery (4/14/17 Sonic Unrest Tour II, Birmingham, AL)
  • Contortionist (4/14/17 Sonic Unrest Tour II, Birmingham, AL)
  • 30 Seconds to Mar (6/8/17 New Orleans, LA)
  • Muse (6/8/17 New Orleans, LA)
  • Pvris (6/8/17 New Orleans, LA)
  • Infinity Shred (4/14/17 Sonic Unrest Tour, Birmingham, AL)
  • My Jerusalem (5/4/17 Gas Monkey Live, Dallas, TX)
  • False (7/22/17 First Unitarian Universalist Church)
  • Thou (7/22/17 First Unitarian Universalist Church)
  • Cloud Rat (7/22/17 First Unitarian Universalist Church)
  • Moloch (7/22/17 First Unitarian Universalist Church)