Category: Live Shows

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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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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