Category: Live Shows

Fuel – The Manning Bar, Sydney – December 8, 2017

Fuel – The Manning Bar, Sydney – December 8, 2017

Reviewing one of your favourite bands is tough, even more so when you have their logo tattooed on your wrist but tonight I have accepted the mission to review the return of Fuel to Sydney after a very, very long time away while they’re here to celebrate 20 years since ‘Sunburn’. Hurst open up the show with a good selection […]

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Ugly Kid Joe – The Manning Bar, Sydney – December 3, 2017

Ugly Kid Joe – The Manning Bar, Sydney – December 3, 2017

I dig these album anniversary tours, especially when it’s an album I grew up with and this one was a part of that and twenty five years on we’re all here to celebrate ‘America’s Least Wanted’ hitting a quarter of a century, and this show even more special as it’s the first of this run. So how it’ll play out, […]

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The Temper Trap – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – November 22, 2017

The Temper Trap – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – November 22, 2017

It’s been a while since The Temper Trap have graced home shores and tonight on the opening night of their tour the sold out Metro tells me we’re in for a good night. “It’s good to be back home, thanks for coming out, guys” is the greeting that leads into ‘Fader’ and as the crowd joins in for the chorus […]

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Stevie Nicks with special guests The Pretenders – ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney – November 7, 2017

Stevie Nicks with special guests The Pretenders – ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney – November 7, 2017

Two legends join forces tonight, so many years of experience and so many songs that the world knows and love. Tonight Stevie Nicks and The Pretenders grace the stage of the ICC for what is sure to be a night of classics and just a damn good time. The Pretenders take to the stage and Chrissie Hinde looks fabulous in […]

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Tonight Alive – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney – November 2, 2017

Tonight Alive – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney – November 2, 2017

Let’s get back to beginnings, sound like a good idea? Great, because tonight in Sydney we will see the long awaited return of Tonight Alive to the stage. This sold out room is filling up early as Yours Truly start things off and a very receptive crowd start clapping along to the opener, you know when you can tell that […]

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Pennywise & The Bronx – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – October 29, 2017

Pennywise & The Bronx – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – October 29, 2017

Approaching the famous Enmore Theatre on a very hot Sunday night I was immediately surrounded by hundreds of guys looking like they were straight out of a NOFX or New Found Glory video clip, this was 100% a very anticipated punk rock show. Beerwolf – Sydney based punk rock band were first up and delivered a solid show embossed with a […]

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Sebastian Bach – The Manning Bar, Sydney – October 27, 2017

Sebastian Bach – The Manning Bar, Sydney – October 27, 2017

It’s been a couple of years but he’s Bach in Sydney and tonight a sold out Manning Bar is ready to Bach and Roll all Nite. OK no more Bach puns. Let’s get to the show! Oh wow this is different. Wait. Where’s the kaboom?! This is ‘Little Wing’ holy shit, but as the arms start waving and with a […]

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Everclear – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – October 3, 2017 

Everclear – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – October 3, 2017 

The last time Everclear were in Australia was in celebration of ‘Sparkle and Fade’ and here we are tonight celebrating ‘So Much For The Afterglow’. Man it is packed in here so as we all get ready to go back twenty years to revisit an album that cemented Everclear’s place in music let’s sit back, relax and enjoy what is […]

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You Me At Six – The Big Top, Sydney – September 23, 2017

You Me At Six – The Big Top, Sydney – September 23, 2017

Now I’ve seen You Me At Six a few times now and I had to make sure I was here tonight as they certainly are a band that you don’t want to miss live and with their newest album ‘Night People’ out and with them here in support of it I can’t wait to see how the band has and […]

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Max & Iggor Cavalera Return to Roots – The Big Top, Sydney – September 22, 2017

Max & Iggor Cavalera Return to Roots – The Big Top, Sydney – September 22, 2017

I do love an album celebration tour, this one though is a little different as Max and Iggor Cavalera return to Australia and to their ‘Roots’ for a special night where they’ll play the classic Sepultura album ‘Roots’ in full. This is going to be insane! Skindred make their way to the stage to the Imperial March and we’re ‘Under […]

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Dashboard Confessional – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – September 16, 2017

Dashboard Confessional – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – September 16, 2017

It’s been five years since Dashboard have been in Australia and judging by the sold out show tonight it seems that they have been missed. So as I take my position at the back of the venue with the best vantage point to watch it all I know I’m ready! Far Away Stables open the night and do their best to warm […]

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Deaf Havana – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney – September 13, 2017

Deaf Havana – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney – September 13, 2017

They’re in Australia supporting Placebo but that’s not what this show is about tonight, this is a chance for UK band Deaf Havana to play for their audience, the people that know who the band are and maybe even some that saw them support Placebo and want more, and although the crowd is sparse I know for a fact those […]

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Stone Sour – The Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – August 26, 2017

Stone Sour – The Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – August 26, 2017

It’s been a few years since Stone Sour have been back to Australia, and tonight in Sydney and in support of their new album ‘Hydrograd’ the crowd are ready for some kick ass rock and roll the way Stone Sour deliver it every time. First up though to warm up the what feels like already warm crowd despite it actually […]

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Train – The State Theatre, Sydney – August 1, 2017

Train – The State Theatre, Sydney – August 1, 2017

Next stop, Sydney… Train are back in Australia and tonight they’re going to ‘Play That Song’ for us as well as hopefully a few others as otherwise we’re in for a very short show… A mix of disco and House of Pain lead us in as the train arrives at the State Theatre, seriously there’s train sounds and that is […]

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TRAPT – The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney – July 7, 2017

TRAPT – The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney – July 7, 2017

One of my favourite things is when a band hasn’t toured Australia before, well by that I mean there’s so much excitement, anticipation and uncertainty about what to expect. So tonight TRAPT make their debut in Sydney and let’s see if these songs fans have been listening to for years come across as good as we hope they will on […]

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Gavin DeGraw – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – July 4, 2017

Gavin DeGraw – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – July 4, 2017

I love an artist who isn’t scared to perform their songs in an acoustic form and tonight Gavin DeGraw in his first time back in Australia since 2004 takes on that challenge to deliver an acoustic set of his tunes to a very eager and attentive Sydney crowd. An extremely happy DeGraw walks on stage and sits down at the […]

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Hanson – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – June 21, 2017

Hanson – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – June 21, 2017

Twenty five years as a band is no mean feat, I mean I guess when you’re brothers you’re stuck with each other but in terms of making music Hanson continue to do it, and while here on this twenty fifth anniversary of their existence as a band and twenty years since the release of their debut album this ridiculously packed […]

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Apia Good Times Tour – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – June 9, 2017

Apia Good Times Tour – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – June 9, 2017

This is gonna be fun!! The Apia Good Times Tour is back for its fifth installment and tonight the line-up of The Black Sorrows with Vika and Linda Bull, Colin Hay, Deborah Conway and Mental As Anything are taking the stage to give us what we already know will be good times (it’s in the title). Deborah Conway kicks things […]

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Body Count – The Big Top, Sydney – June 3, 2017

Body Count – The Big Top, Sydney – June 3, 2017

It’s been twenty two years since Body Count were in Australia and tonight is something I know I’m looking forward to as are the many here! The crowds were a little sparse for Void of Vision and A.B. Original but both bands even with their completely differing styles did a great job warming up the Body Count hungry crowd and […]

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Ryan Adams – The Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – May 27, 2017

Ryan Adams – The Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – May 27, 2017

Ryan Adams is back in Australia only five months after a spectacular show in Sydney last year prior to the release of ‘Prisoner’ and now on a national tour he’s back in Sydney in a much larger venue which I’m hoping doesn’t detract from the show and the music at all but in saying that the sides are blocked off […]

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Living Colour – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – May 13, 2017

Living Colour – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – May 13, 2017

After their return to Australia in 2014, Living Colour showed Australian audiences how it was done. These ridiculous musicians are now back on a headline run and tonight in Sydney a sold out crowd are in for a treat. Massive are up there killing it at the moment opening the night and I’ll tell you what, this is great! Man […]

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The Darkness – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – May 10, 2017

The Darkness – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – May 10, 2017

The Darkness are back in Australia after what feels like a very quick turnaround from their last trip but the fans have come out in droves to catch this killer band and tonight I’m expecting nothing less than the amazingness that is a Darkness show, but more on that later… Rackett warmed the crowd up and themselves as they belted […]

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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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