Category: Live Shows

Danko Jones – Crowbar, Sydney – September 7, 2019

Danko Jones – Crowbar, Sydney – September 7, 2019

It’s been far too long since Danko Jones has graced Australian shores, and finally after six years they return and are ready to melt some faces! Intro plays as the band take to the stage and within seconds this three piece band get things rockin’. ‘I Gotta Rock’ starts things off and if this is what sets the scene for […]

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The Struts – The Factory Theatre, Sydney – August 24, 2019

The Struts – The Factory Theatre, Sydney – August 24, 2019

Sydney, tonight you are in for a treat. The Struts are back and well, if you saw them last time you know what we’re in for, if it’s your first time this is going to be fun. J3 comes out to warm up the crowd and opens with the Bon Jovi classic ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ which is a surprise […]

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Deaf Havana – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney – August 23, 2019

Deaf Havana – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney – August 23, 2019

The last time Deaf Havana were in Sydney they played pretty much my favourite Gig of 2017. Tonight here on their first headlining tour of Australia Deaf Havana are back in support of their newest album ‘Rituals’ and I can’t wait to see these guys back on the stage! Made it in to catch the last few songs from Closure […]

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Avantasia – Metro Theatre, Sydney – May 12, 2019

Avantasia – Metro Theatre, Sydney – May 12, 2019

Another first for Australia gets ticked off the list tonight as Tobias Sammet finally makes it Down Under with Avantasia! Here with a who’s who of rock and metal and this is going to be nothing short of Avantamazing, no wait, Amazitasia, nope, ooh Avamazia, better but just read on. As the seven piece band take to the stage, and […]

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Jack Jones – Sydney Opera House Studio Theatre, Sydney – May 3, 2019

Jack Jones – Sydney Opera House Studio Theatre, Sydney – May 3, 2019

In the ‘never thought this would happen’ files, tonight here we are to see Jack Jones perform the songs of his former band, Southern Sons. I know right? So teenage Troy is ready to relive the songs of my youth and listen to arguably one of the best voices in the country deliver them. ‘More Than Enough’ opens the show […]

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Sevendust – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – April 26, 2019

Sevendust – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – April 26, 2019

Gotta love a bit of Sevendust. They’re back in Australia as a part of their ‘All I See Is War’ tour and tonight Sydney gets to witness one of the best live bands out there today.  Reliqa playing to a pretty big crowd which was awesome and delivering some songs that with some work and some more touring experience they […]

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Bring Me The Horizon – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – April 12, 2019

Bring Me The Horizon – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – April 12, 2019

Australia loves Bring Me The Horizon, and tonight off the back of their new album ‘amo’ they’re back in Sydney and they’ve brought some friends along for the ride. It’s a bit of a UK invasion tonight and it’s gonna be a damn good time! Trophy Eyes are bang on time and with a bevy of huge vocal backing tracks […]

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Pop Evil – The Metro, Sydney – April 6, 2019

Pop Evil – The Metro, Sydney – April 6, 2019

What I love about Pop Evil is that they’ve been releasing music for over fifteen years, we’ve followed them from the start, and are stoked they have finally made their way out of the trenches and are in Australia thanks to Silverback Touring who continue to impress with the bands they’re willing to bring to us. So tonight, it may […]

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Motor Ace – The Factory Theatre, Sydney – April 5, 2019

Motor Ace – The Factory Theatre, Sydney – April 5, 2019

I’m a big fan of a reformation show and especially when it’s a band I never got to see when they were in their heyday. So here we are tonight twenty years on since Motor Ace released their amazing debut album ‘Five Star Laundry’ then going on to release two more albums before calling it a day. Tonight they are […]

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John Mayer – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – March 29, 2019

John Mayer – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – March 29, 2019

Surprisingly I’ve never seen John Mayer before. I feel like he’s someone I thought I had, but regardless of that I’m ready and set to enjoy an evening with John tonight. He’s going to be entertaining us with two sets this evening so it’s gonna be a whole lotta Mayer going on. Running a little late but the lights finally […]

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John Corabi – Crowbar, Sydney – March 28, 2019

John Corabi – Crowbar, Sydney – March 28, 2019

I was 18 when MC94 was released and it’s an album that instantly resonated with me. The sheer force, the magnitude and the fact that it was just so heavy that it made me truly take note of a band I liked but didn’t love. This album made me LOVE Motley Crue. So tonight, 25 years on here we are […]

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Bryan Adams – ICC, Sydney – March 24, 2019

Bryan Adams – ICC, Sydney – March 24, 2019

Bryan Adams is back in Sydney, this time in the Autumn of 19. Doesn’t really have the same ring to it, but here in support of his newest album ‘Shine A Light’ I’m looking forward to seeing what he comes up with tonight. Mahalia Barnes opens the show tonight and her funky / soulful voice is off the charts along with […]

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Hanson – String Theory – Sydney Opera House – March 4, 2019

Hanson – String Theory – Sydney Opera House – March 4, 2019

I couldn’t think of a more iconic venue for Hanson to bring their ‘String Theory’ show to Australia, tonight we are in the Sydney Opera House. Hanson have always delivered live so in not looking at track listings or any footage from this String Theory tour tonight I am ready to immerse myself in a journey. Looks like the sold […]

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Nickelback – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – February 15, 2019

Nickelback – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – February 15, 2019

It’s time to feed the rock and roll machine! Nickelback are Nickelhere in Sydney tonight promoting their newest album ‘Feed The Machine’ and being a Nickelback friendly zone here at MTRBWY we never miss these guys when they’re in town, so tonight we’re ready once again! Warming up the crowd tonight Bad Wolves instantly hit it and hit it hard. […]

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Dee Snider – ‘Shouted’ – The Manning Bar, Sydney – February 1, 2019

Dee Snider – ‘Shouted’ – The Manning Bar, Sydney – February 1, 2019

Tonight we’re all here for the love of metal!!! It’s been thirty five years since Dee Snider has been in Australia and he’s back and I guess you could say we’re not gonna wait here anymore… As the band take the stage and Dee gets introduced they jump straight into ‘Lies Are A Business’ with some amazing guitar work and […]

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The Struts – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney – January 31, 2019

The Struts – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney – January 31, 2019

So, you may have seen that I gushed all over them as a support act when they blew me away with Greta Van Fleet earlier this week but tonight in their first and only headline show in Australia I’m ready to be doubly blown away, yeah that’s a thing. I remembered the fucking name. Here once again are The Struts… […]

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Greta Van Fleet w/ special guests The Struts – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – January 29, 2019

Greta Van Fleet w/ special guests The Struts – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – January 29, 2019

Tonight we’re going to get musical. Two amazing bands and let’s just get into it… “Get your hands in the air!” Luke yells as The Struts take the stage. The band jump straight into ‘Primadonna Like Me’ And this is fun, this is rock and roll. I shit you not I could go home now, that was an opener and […]

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Slash ft Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – January 28, 2019

Slash ft Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – January 28, 2019

It’s always a big night of rock when Slash and his band of merry men are in town, so tonight let us prepare for said rock!! Sirens ring as Devilskin take the stage and with a big riff and a big scream they kick things off. They rock through their set with tracks covering their two albums and as the […]

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Taking Back Sunday – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – January 14, 2019

Taking Back Sunday – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – January 14, 2019

Tonight is my first gig of the year, let’s do this! I haven’t seen Taking Back Sunday for many years, so tonight as they prepare for the first of two nights at The Metro I’m thinking we’re in for a fun, nostalgic night and I think TBS are going to make damn sure that happens. Young Lions from Brisbane are […]

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Good Things – Parramatta Park – December 8, 2018

Good Things – Parramatta Park – December 8, 2018

Let the good times, I mean things roll… welcome to the first ever Good Things Festival show in Sydney! This takes me back to the first Soundwave I went to in Technology Park back in 2007 but in the eleven years since then festivals almost run like a dream and after a pretty seamless entry and the usual wristband put […]

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Richard Marx – State Theatre, Sydney – December 4, 2018

Richard Marx – State Theatre, Sydney – December 4, 2018

Australia has been (right here) waiting for two and a half years for the dulcet tones of Richard Marx to return to Australia. Tonight at the iconic State Theatre he’s back and we’re getting ready for hopefully an endless summer night of amazing tunes. OK, enough Marx puns, as they could be considered a Hazard. Oops, sorry! Australian artist Matt […]

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Skillet – The Big Top, Sydney – November 15, 2018

Skillet – The Big Top, Sydney – November 15, 2018

It’s been seven long years since Skillet graced Australian shores and tonight with a growing catalogue in tow, they’re here for their faithful and seeing how long the line was for people waiting to get in, those faithful are ready to rock. RedHook are bang on time and first up tonight and for a newish band on the scene it’s […]

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Def Leppard – ICC, Sydney – November 10, 2018

Def Leppard – ICC, Sydney – November 10, 2018

Def Leppard‘s ‘Hysteria’ is an album that means a lot to me, in 1987 when I was eleven years old my dad brought home a cassette for me and said “I hear these guys are sort of like that Bon Jovi band you like so I thought you might like this” and handed me the cassette. It was a life […]

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Skid Row – The Manning Bar, Sydney – October 20, 2018

Skid Row – The Manning Bar, Sydney – October 20, 2018

Tonight I say hey man, there’s something you oughta know and I tell ya live at the Manning Bar, SKID ROW! Warming up the crowd tonight Dept. of Gloom take their place on the stage and in only seeing this band once before I was already hooked. These songs are just straight up catchy rock and roll tunes. I love […]

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Foreigner – Sydney Opera House – October 18, 2018

Foreigner – Sydney Opera House – October 18, 2018

If it feels like the first time tonight it actually is. This is my first time seeing Foreigner, that’s crazy right?! But what better way to start than by being at the Sydney Opera House to see them with an orchestra. The lights dim and the orchestra take their place on the stage as they make that ‘let’s all play […]

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Cheap Trick – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – October 17, 2018

Cheap Trick – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – October 17, 2018

The legendary Cheap Trick are back in Sydney and once again here to showcase their melodic brilliance through songs that have stood the test of time and songs that are very much part of people’s musical upbringing. Live they have always been a force so let’s see if tonight is no different! Dallas Crane have pulled the instruments back out […]

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – October 4, 2018

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – October 4, 2018

Lights go down and it’s all about the blues, baby. Kenny Wayne Shepherd and his band return to Australia after many years away and as take the stage they’re straight into it with ‘Somehow, Somewhere, Someway’, and with a solo that just looked effortless this band are on fire and some quality tambourine bashing make this the start you’d want […]

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William Ryan Key – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney – September 26, 2018

William Ryan Key – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney – September 26, 2018

Last time William then known as Ryan Key was in Australia was on the Yellowcard farewell tour in 2017, now he’s back and after stepping away from his band he’s here to show us what he can do as a solo artist. Alex Moses opened the night, you may or may not know him from his band Columbus. He’s up […]

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Gene Simmons – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – August 31, 2018

Gene Simmons – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – August 31, 2018

There’s a first for everything with KISS members and tonight is one of those here in Australia, not only is it Gene Simmons’ first solo tour of Australia he has his old friend and original KISS member Ace Frehley supporting him. Bet you never saw that coming! The earlier start meant I made it in just as Ace Frehley took […]

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Andrew W.K. – The Manning Bar, Sydney – August 26, 2018

Andrew W.K. – The Manning Bar, Sydney – August 26, 2018

It’s been a long time between tours for Andrew W.K. so tonight Sydney is ready to party, and dare I say Party Hard!!! Opening the show tonight, Bare Bones as always delivered a loud, tight, heavy set. These guys get better every time I see them and I look forward to hearing more as they continue to smash these kinds […]

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