Category: Live Shows

The Tea Party w/ Sydney Youth Orchestra – The Star Event Centre, Sydney – April 21, 2017

The Tea Party w/ Sydney Youth Orchestra – The Star Event Centre, Sydney – April 21, 2017

If you’ve ever read one of my reviews before you’d know that I like to review in the moment and give a play by play of everything that happens, but for this show I knew it was going to be something special, something different that I needed to actually be in the moment for and not writing while at the […]

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Alter Bridge – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – April 4, 2017

Alter Bridge – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – April 4, 2017

Australia loves Alter Bridge and tonight the band we love so much are here on the back of their newest album ‘The Last Hero’ and ready to turn the volume up, way up to show us how it’s done tonight in Sydney. Like A Storm open their set with a didgeridoo and take us into ‘Chaos’ with a big heavy […]

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The Dixie Chicks – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – March 29, 2017

The Dixie Chicks – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – March 29, 2017

They’re back! After far too long away, modern country trio The Dixie Chicks are back in Australia and the sold out crowd tonight here in Sydney are in for a treat! Made it in to catch Avalanche city who as a three piece of two guitars and keys are delivering a set of catchy folk rock type tunes that have […]

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The Living End – Twilight at Taronga, Taronga Zoo, Sydney – March 4, 2017

The Living End – Twilight at Taronga, Taronga Zoo, Sydney – March 4, 2017

This is new for me, I haven’t had the opportunity to check out a show at Taronga Zoo during their Twilight at Taronga series, but boy howdy, this setting of the stage with the entire Sydney city behind it in the distance, I’m worried I’ll spend more time looking at the city than the stage… but The Living End are […]

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Yellowcard – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – February 19, 2017

Yellowcard – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – February 19, 2017

It always makes me a little sad when bands are on farewell tours because there’s always a sense of sadness but the other side of that will be a band that want to go out on a high. Tonight, Yellowcard are in Sydney for the last time and to make it even more special tonight they’ll be playing their landmark […]

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Underoath – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – February 11, 2017

Underoath – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – February 11, 2017

After two and half years being broken up, Grammy nominated, Florida post-hardcore outfit Underoath returned in 2016 with an enormous US tour. Last week the band hit Australian shores with a chain of “Rebirth” shows. Despite weekend heatwave in Sydney, Enmore Theatre seemed to be pretty packed on a Saturday night. With crowds of post-hardcore fans who couldn’t hide their […]

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Panic! At The Disco – The Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – January 27. 2017

Panic! At The Disco – The Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – January 27. 2017

As ‘Rosanna’ by Toto plays over the speakers before Panic! At The Disco make their return to a Sydney stage I feel like this is a test. I look around and see maybe three other people enjoying it and singing along. Definite age gap here tonight at this all ages sold out show at the Hordern. Panic! Return to Australia […]

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Alexisonfire – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – January 19. 2017

Alexisonfire – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – January 19. 2017

After seeing fans around the country stoked to hear that Alexisonfire, had been announced mid last year as a headliner for Australia’s heavy rock fest, UNIFY Gathering 2017, it was only right that they announce their own string of shows down under too, which is what this gig’s all about! First up were Canadian rock trio The Dirty Nil who […]

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Jimmy Eat World – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – January 18, 2017

Jimmy Eat World – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – January 18, 2017

It’s not even been a couple of years since Jimmy Eat World have been in Australia, but every time they are it’s evident that their fan base in Australia is strong. Here on the first of their ‘Integrity Blues’ shows we’re back in Sydney to a great crowd and I for one can’t wait to see what one of my […]

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Icehouse – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – January 14, 2017

Icehouse – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – January 14, 2017

Forty years, Happy Birthday, Icehouse! Normally we’d throw you a party but tonight on night two of their Sydney shows they’re giving us a party, a show that will cover their career and give us all the songs we know and more. I know I can’t wait! A video package sets up the scene as the band make their way […]

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Airbourne – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – January 13, 2017

Airbourne – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – January 13, 2017

It’s a hot one in Sydney tonight!! So the air conditioning in The Metro is a welcome friend as we head in to check out a night of Aussie rock and roll with Airbourne! The crowd is peaking too early! The chants have started, the people are restless and there’s still twenty five minutes before they’re on stage! Now with […]

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Halestorm – The Factory Theatre, Sydney – January 11, 2017

Halestorm – The Factory Theatre, Sydney – January 11, 2017

The last time I remember a band returning to Australia within a year and on the same album cycle was Matchbox 20 back in 1997/98 and well they did OK ha ha, so today as Halestorm return to Sydney for the second time on their ‘Into The Wild Life’ album cycle the room is packed and ready for some straight […]

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Keith Urban  w/ Carrie Underwood – ICC Sydney Theatre,Darling Harbour, Sydney – December 14, 2016

Keith Urban w/ Carrie Underwood – ICC Sydney Theatre,Darling Harbour, Sydney – December 14, 2016

It’s a bit of a special night in Sydney as tonight the first show at the new ICC ‘Entertainment Centre’ or Sydney Theatre is happening, and it’s one I get to be at with Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood taking the stage it’s somewhat exciting to not only see two great artists but to also be a part of history […]

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Garbage – The Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – December 2, 2016

Garbage – The Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – December 2, 2016

Would you believe I’ve never seen Garbage before?! Yeah I know right… so tonight upon their return to Sydney I finally get my chance and am looking forward to hearing these songs that I’ve heard for a number of years. Opening with ‘Supervixen’ Shirley Manson graces the stage in her dress full of fringes looking like she stepped straight out […]

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L7 – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – October 15, 2016

L7 – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – October 15, 2016

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen L7 in Australia, over twenty years in fact, so when they were announced as part of Soundwave 2016 people were excited, unfortunately that didn’t eventuate, nor did their first scheduled tour, but third time lucky as they say and here I am with a whole lot of people at The Metro tonight […]

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Bring Me The Horizon – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – September 17, 2016

Bring Me The Horizon – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – September 17, 2016

Two years ago I was heading to the Hordern Pavilion to see Bring Me The Horizon and they put on one hell of a show then, so I’m going in with anticipation as I absolutely loved ‘That’s The Spirit’ so I can’t wait to hear these new songs tonight… Well thank you to the AFL and Sydney Swans as traffic […]

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Steel Panther / Black Stone Cherry – Big Top, Luna Park, Sydney -June 17, 2016

Steel Panther / Black Stone Cherry – Big Top, Luna Park, Sydney -June 17, 2016

The first night of the 2016 Steel Panther Tour Down Under was a sold-out show at the Big Top, Luna Park, and the venue filled up pretty fast as the doors opened. Deep south rockers Black Stone Cherry, who had rescheduled their own dates to join this tour as the sole support act rolled out on to the stage to […]

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Coheed and Cambria – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – May 5, 2016

Coheed and Cambria – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – May 5, 2016

It’s been a few years since Coheed and Cambria graced our shores but tonight off the back of their newest album ‘The Color Before The Sun’ they’re back. I’m actually a little ashamed to admit that this will be my first Coheed headline show, so to say I’m looking forward to it is an understatement… Closure In Moscow opened the […]

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Sevendust – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – March 19, 2016

Sevendust – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – March 19, 2016

Sevendust are finally back in Australia for a headline tour, that of which ends tonight in Sydney and the sold out crowd here are all up in my grill and ready to block my view of the stage to witness one of the best live bands I’ve ever seen. With a couple of supports tonight in Tensions Arise and Horrorwood […]

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Buckcherry – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – March 18, 2016

Buckcherry – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – March 18, 2016

Buckcherry are just straight up rock and roll and judging by the crowd here at The Metro tonight that’s exactly what the people here need and are waiting for. Alas, we must wait just a little bit longer as we have two supports tonight… Electrik Dynamite are up first and delivered a set worthy of their 80’s style which of […]

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Rob Thomas – On The Steps – Sydney Opera House – February 24, 2016

Rob Thomas – On The Steps – Sydney Opera House – February 24, 2016

Rob Thomas most of you would know from his position as front man in Matchbox Twenty for the last twenty years, and he’s visited Australia many, many times since his first visit in 1997. Tonight he returns off the back of his newest solo album ‘The Great Unknown’ and he’s playing somewhat of an iconic venue, but more on that […]

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Halestorm – Manning Bar, Sydney – December 13, 2015

Halestorm – Manning Bar, Sydney – December 13, 2015

OK, it’s fitting that it’s my last show of the year because this is also my most anticipated gig of the year, mostly due to the fact that I’m a huge fan of Halestorm and have been for around six years now. So to say I’m a little excited is an understatement, just a warning… Bellusira back from LA for […]

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Chris Cornell – Sydney Opera House – December 11, 2015

Chris Cornell – Sydney Opera House – December 11, 2015

Before the show even starts I feel that this could be the show that I simply review this way… ‘Chris Cornell. Genius.’ But I’ll see what else I can come up with. David Le’aupepe from Gang of Youths opens the show solo tonight. Now I love this band and hearing him sing these songs tonight this way is an absolute […]

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The Maine – The Factory Theatre, Sydney – December 1, 2015

The Maine – The Factory Theatre, Sydney – December 1, 2015

I’ve been looking forward to this show, as a band like The Maine may not get the radio play or attention they deserve but there are plenty here tonight that know who they are and in the end that’s all that matters… With Confidence certainly know how to warm a crowd up as they with their way through a set […]

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Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society – The Roundhouse, Sydney – November 28, 2015

Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society – The Roundhouse, Sydney – November 28, 2015

Tonight Taylor Swift returns to Australia and wait… There’s another gig on in Sydney tonight and that’s exactly where we are… thankfully… It’s been a long time between tours for Zakk Wylde and his Black Label Society, so after almost six years they’re back, and as the merch says they’re ‘forged in iron and built to destroy…’ and we can’t […]

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Def Leppard – Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney – November 17, 2015

Def Leppard – Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney – November 17, 2015

Def Leppard are back in Australia, and what can you say about a band that has been doing it for almost forty years? Everything… but where to start? Let’s get to that after The Baby Animals and Live… The Baby Animals open with a newer one tonight. ‘Under Your Skin’ and it’s great hearing these guys in a big arena like […]

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The Tea Party – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – November 14, 2015

The Tea Party – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – November 14, 2015

Australia has always loved The Tea Party, and tonight they’re back and here for the twentieth anniversary of ‘The Edges Of Twilight’ and we’re getting it in full plus more. There’s also no support tonight just The Tea Party and I’m ok with that. Starting acoustically and with that unbelievable vocal, Jeff Martin sing a simple “you…” the crowd cheers and […]

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The Darkness – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – November 13, 2015

The Darkness – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – November 13, 2015

It’s been many a year since I caught The Darkness live on their ‘One Way Ticket’ tour and more importantly eleven years since I first saw them at their headline show at The Gaelic Club in Sydney in 2004 and man, that was one hell of a show then so I’m looking forward to checking out their live set circa […]

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Megadeth – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – October 18, 2015

Megadeth – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – October 18, 2015

Megadeth are back in Australia, this time with Children of Bodom, so we’re in for one extremely loud evening, and for a Sunday, that’s just what we need! I made it in just in time… as the lights already dark went darker and ready for Children of Bodom as they thrashed their way onto the stage bathed in green lights as […]

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Lifehouse – The Big Top, Sydney – October 16, 2015

Lifehouse – The Big Top, Sydney – October 16, 2015

Thirteen years is a long time between tours, and although they almost made it back in 2013 we had to wait another couple of years for it to actually happen, but here we are, Lifehouse have made it back to Australia… Stone Parade are here to entertain the early comers and they’re doing it quite well at present, even managing […]

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