Category: Live Shows

City and Colour – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – February 1, 2023

City and Colour – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – February 1, 2023

Sometimes I want to just write a review that simply says “that was magic” and leave it at that. This is one of those shows I’d happily do that for, but that wouldn’t do it the justice it deserves of me rambling on about it for a bit. So I now give you my review of the magical City and […]

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Glam Fest – The Factory Theatre, Sydney – January 28, 2023

Glam Fest – The Factory Theatre, Sydney – January 28, 2023

OK so normally I write my reviews at the gig, take in everything that happened as you know but for this one I needed the day, I needed to watch and enjoy and live it and I’m so glad I did because what a day it was… Silverback Touring, who put this on need to be commended as this was […]

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The Offspring with Sum 41 – The Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – December 11, 2022

The Offspring with Sum 41 – The Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – December 11, 2022

A big sold out crowd on a Sunday night in Sydney, well done! This is going to be a fun night with an awesome pairing of two great bands, The Offspring and Sum 41. A tour a long time coming and tonight it’s finally here. The lights go down and as ‘TNT’ by AC/DC blares through the speakers the crowd […]

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Buckcherry / Fozzy – The Manning Bar, Sydney – December 3, 2022

Buckcherry / Fozzy – The Manning Bar, Sydney – December 3, 2022

Who’s ready for a night of rock and roll? Me, that’s the answer, I am… oh and a whole lot of other people that are filling The Manning Bar tonight. See tonight we have an amazing double bill of Buckcherry and Fozzy, the first time their back on the same stage in Australia since 2013. This is going to be […]

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D-A-D – The Manning Bar, Sydney – November 18, 2022

D-A-D – The Manning Bar, Sydney – November 18, 2022

Thirty two years is a long time. It’s also the amount of time it’s been since D-A-D have been in Australia, but they have most certainly not been sleeping their days away (that was terrible and I’m not sorry), they’ve been out there releasing music and playing that whole time. So tonight Sydney gets to see what they have for […]

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Hanson – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – November 9, 2022

Hanson – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – November 9, 2022

It’s been only a few years since Hanson graced Australian shores on their String Theory tour, but after the last couple of years it feels like forever since we’ve seen them. So tonight it’s a pleasure to be stepping back into The Enmore Theatre to see Hanson, a place they have played before, and a place they own when they […]

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H.E.A.T – The Manning Bar, Sydney – September 8, 2022

H.E.A.T – The Manning Bar, Sydney – September 8, 2022

H.E.A.T are in Australia… that’s so awesome to say. Wow, thinking about it, the most exciting thing for not only us here at The Manning Bar, but also and maybe especially for the band as it is their first time in Australia but further to that, this is their first show so you just know they are ready, maybe even […]

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KISS – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – August 26, 2022

KISS – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – August 26, 2022

It has been a long time since KISS have been to Australia as this tour was scheduled to happen back in 2019 (feels like twenty years ago) but finally these larger than life characters have returned to Sydney one last time… yes, believe that, this is The End of The Road… The Poor had the honour of supporting tonight and […]

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Short Stack – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – July 16, 2022

Short Stack – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – July 16, 2022

Well… It’s been just over three years since I’ve been to The Metro. That is just beyond comprehension to me… so as I step foot back into my favourite venue in Sydney I’m ready for a stack attack as Short Stack return to Sydney after a while away. Those Who Dream open the show tonight and this two piece of […]

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Under The Southern Stars – The Big Top, Sydney – March 23, 2022

Under The Southern Stars – The Big Top, Sydney – March 23, 2022

Hi my name is Troy and it’s been 782 days since my last concert review… wow, what a crazy run. I hope I still remember how to do this. What a ride it’s been for Under The Southern Stars, postponements, line up changes, more postponements, venue changes, yet here we are, FINALLY! The first full international tour to hit Australia […]

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Jeff Martin – Global Live – November 14, 2020

Well, this is different, and yes it’s very easy to say that 2020 has been for everyone, but many would say none more so than musicians. With the inability to tour the world, their country, or even their hometown it has left many artists thinking well how will I survive? Enter the internet, where you can reach the masses with […]

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Billy Idol – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – February 1, 2020

Billy Idol – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – February 1, 2020

RIGHT!!! Let’s do this. Lights go down as the band walk on stage under red lighting and then as Steve Stevens walks on stage the crowd cheers and they kick into ‘Cradle of Love’ as Billy Idol bounds onto the stage and the place goes nuts. This takes me back and that’s what I’m hoping tonight is all about, a […]

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Good Things Festival – Centennial Park, Sydney – December 7, 2019

Good Things Festival – Centennial Park, Sydney – December 7, 2019

It’s back for its second year, Good Things festival has found a new home in Sydney in that of Centennial park, so in this smoked out city let’s hope that everything is all ok today for the bands and the festival goers. Making my way in effortlessly, The Bennies are the first band up today and those who were eagerly […]

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Halestorm – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – December 6, 2019

Halestorm – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – December 6, 2019

Halestorm were here earlier in the year at Download Festival but they’re back now for a headline run to promote their newest album ‘Vicious’. Can’t wait to see what they do tonight! Villainy who stepped in for Black Stone Cherry are opening the night and ‘Wannabe’ opened their set with some big riffs and sets the scene for their set. […]

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U2 – SCG, Sydney – November 22, 2019

U2 – SCG, Sydney – November 22, 2019

It’s been almost a decade since U2 have been in Australia and tonight hopefully not in the rain, they’re back and here celebrating thirty years of The Joshua Tree. They’re two years into this celebration tour and I know I and the thousands of others here tonight are looking forward to seeing it and hearing the album in full. Running […]

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One Electric Day – Cockatoo Island, Sydney – November 9, 2019

One Electric Day – Cockatoo Island, Sydney – November 9, 2019

The day couldn’t be more perfect weather wise, and the ferry on the way over to Cockatoo Island was a great start to what I’m sure will be a great day, an electric one if you pardon the pun. Today we are set for some Aussie Rock greatness, with Southern Sons reforming after 25 years apart, Vanessa Amorosi, Jon Stevens, […]

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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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