Category: Live Shows

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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KISS – Allphones Arena, Sydney – October 10, 2015

KISS – Allphones Arena, Sydney – October 10, 2015

It’s time once again for the band that will never go away, and I say that in the nicest way, even after farewell tours, KISS can’t stay away and continue to draw crowds of dedicated followers, an army if you like, so tonight we’re here as a part of their 40th anniversary and as always I’m sure it’ll be a spectacle… […]

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Sebastian Bach – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – September 23, 2015

Sebastian Bach – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – September 23, 2015

Everything is running a little late tonight, but as I had the chance to wait before doors opened I was able to chat to a number of fans doing the same and it was evident how much people were pumped for the show tonight and just how much there is a love for straight up rock and roll. So all […]

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Walk The Moon – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney – September 13, 2015

Walk The Moon – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney – September 13, 2015

Now I hear you thinking what the hell is MTRBWY doing here?! I know, right! What you have to remember is that we cover every genre of rock music, even pop rock (which we have a not so secret love for) also remember that Walk The Moon were up for ‘best rock video’ at the recent MTV awards. So regardless […]

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HELLYEAH – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – August 27, 2015

HELLYEAH – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – August 27, 2015

It’s been three years since Hellyeah have hit Aussie shores, and with a new album ‘Blood For Blood’ in tow, I’m sure tonight is gonna be off the hook, the chain and anything else things can be off. So get ready… Carbon Black opened the show to a nice little crowd that grew ever so slightly after each song. These […]

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Seether – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – July 3, 2015

Seether – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – July 3, 2015

It’s been two and a half years since Seether have graced our shores and tonight they’re back in a big way, with a new album out they’re ready to Isolate and Medicate Sydney tonight and everyone is ready. I made it in to catch the last few tracks from Glass Ocean, now they were good but maybe in a different […]

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Nickelback – Allphones Arena, Sydney – May 22, 2015

Nickelback – Allphones Arena, Sydney – May 22, 2015

You should all know by now that May The Rock Be With You is a Nickelback friendly zone, that won’t change, and this will be my hmm… Maybe 10th or 11th time seeing Nickelback since 2001 and they’ve always delivered an amazing live show and I’m expecting tonight to be no different. Here off the back of their newest album […]

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Mötley Crüe / Alice Cooper – Allphones Arena, Sydney – May 16, 2015

Mötley Crüe / Alice Cooper – Allphones Arena, Sydney – May 16, 2015

In my twenty eight or so concert going years I’ve been to a few ‘farewell’ tours, KISS and John Farnham the most notable, but as both of those artists continue to tour, tonight we’re here to say goodbye to Mötley Crüe, this one you can guarantee will be it, because as they say, ‘All bad things must come to an […]

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Everclear – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – May 10, 2015

Everclear – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – May 10, 2015

It’s time for another celebration album, I love these things, I love when bands take the time to remember and relive a landmark album for them, and tonight we get to feel a little old as we celebrate an album twenty years old… man… that’s over half my life… but it’s time to feel 19 again… I made it in […]

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Peace – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney – May 8, 2015

Peace – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney – May 8, 2015

Man this place filled up! I was worried for a while when I got here that the turn out wasn’t going to be the best but I stand corrected as the band hit the stage and it’s a jam packed floor that are ready for some Peace.  Here for Groovin’ The Moo, we are lucky to get them in a […]

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You Me At Six – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – May 6, 2015

You Me At Six – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – May 6, 2015

You Me At Six or maybe tonight it’s You May The Sixth ha ha… man it’s the small things that amuse me sometimes. So here we are again at The Metro, I’ve found myself a perch at the back of the venue to be able to see everything and everyone, and judging by the length of the line to get […]

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Opeth – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – May 3, 2015

Opeth – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – May 3, 2015

Ok so I’ve never seen Opeth before and I’ve been told this will be an experience so I’m looking forward to this. Having recently spoken to Mikael, I’ve been looking forward to this for a while now, so let’s go! An excited Sleepmakeswaves tick something off their bucket list tonight as they open for Opeth, now in seeing these guys […]

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Karnivool – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – May 2, 2015

Karnivool – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – May 2, 2015

Ten years is a long time. Two Olympic Games are held in that time, even three depending on when you start the count, and usually in a decade some bands come and go. That isn’t the case for Karnivool, a band still going strong to this day and here we are tonight celebrating a momentous occasion, a decade since their […]

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The Script – Allphones Arena, Sydney – May 1, 2015

The Script – Allphones Arena, Sydney – May 1, 2015

The Script are back in Australia, seems they’re here a lot and why not when you’re at the stage where you’re playing arenas! They’re here off the back of their new album ‘No Sound Without Silence’ and it’ll be great to hear some of these newer songs in this big room tonight… Colton Avery lit up Allphones Arena (literally) as […]

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Ace Frehley – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – April 30, 2015

Ace Frehley – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – April 30, 2015

There are a few iconic guitarists in the world, you can name them, but one that I’ll name is Ace Frehley. You know him from KISS, yeah, that band, but without the makeup Ace is still as iconic and he’s back in Australia for the first time in a while to treat us to his live show in support of […]

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Counting Crows – The State Theatre, Sydney – April 9, 2015

Counting Crows – The State Theatre, Sydney – April 9, 2015

Counting Crows have been a household name since they burst onto the scene back in 1993 with their monster album ‘August & Everything After’… and 22 years on, they’re still going, still making music and now off the back of their newest album ‘Somewhere Under Wonderland’ they’re back in Australia and here we go… Support act Ben Salter made his […]

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