Category: Live Shows

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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Zac Brown Band – The Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – April 1, 2015

Zac Brown Band – The Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – April 1, 2015

After enduring the world’s seventeenth longest line to get into the venue, this country loving crowd have turned out in droves to catch one of the best live bands I’ve ever seen in the Zac Brown Band. Now the last time we saw ZBB back in 2013 I was blown away so tonight I’m looking forward to seeing the band in […]

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Switchfoot – The Hi-Fi, Sydney – April 1, 2015

Switchfoot – The Hi-Fi, Sydney – April 1, 2015

Review by: Gwendolyn Lee Arriving at The Hi-Fi once doors opened, I was met with the longest line I’ve ever seen at the venue, especially this early into the night, travelling all the way down the side of the venue and across to the car park. Tonight was going to be a great night to see Switchfoot live once again, […]

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David Ellefson – The Factory Theatre, Sydney – March 26, 2015

David Ellefson – The Factory Theatre, Sydney – March 26, 2015

They always say that there’s a first time for everything, so here I am at The Factory Theatre in Sydney to see not only a spoken word tour, but my first experience in seeing one. So a pretty good way to start is with David Ellefson, Megadeth’s co-founder and bass player, but more on him shortly… Carbon Black open proceedings […]

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Europe / Black Star Riders – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London – March 21, 2015

Europe / Black Star Riders – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London – March 21, 2015

This was the second of two nights in London, and the last night of the 15 date UK tour for this cracking double bill, and on early arrival at the venue, there were already two long lines of people queuing for the doors – 40 minutes prior to them opening. Despite the competition from the 6 nations rugby, this was […]

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Night Ranger – O2 Academy Islington – London – March 12, 2015

Night Ranger – O2 Academy Islington – London – March 12, 2015

Turning up at the O2 Academy Islington half an hour before the doors opened, I was surprised to find a couple of hundred people already in the queue….many of the potential audience would already have gone off to North Wales for HRH AOR, so it was excellent to walk in to find the 800 capacity venue pretty well full. There […]

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Soundwave – Day 2 – Olympic Park, Sydney – March 1, 2015

Soundwave – Day 2 – Olympic Park, Sydney – March 1, 2015

It’s weird, it’s come around so quick that I feel like I was only just at Soundwave yesterday… oh wait… that’s right, welcome to Day 2 of the Soundwave extravaganza… now after yesterday I’m sore and weary but that doesn’t stop me getting in nice and early and already losing about 15kgs from sweat in the most ridiculous heat possible, […]

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Soundwave – Day 1 – Olympic Park, Sydney – February 28, 2015

Soundwave – Day 1 – Olympic Park, Sydney – February 28, 2015

Well here we are again, trusty old Soundwave… This will be our sixth time covering the festival and we get to do it twice… Yeah in 2015 Soundwave is one louder taking on a two day monster. Today obviously is day 1… As I sit here on the train I reminisce, how many times have I done this Journey thinking […]

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Incubus / Antemasque / Le Butcherettes – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – February 27, 2015

Incubus / Antemasque / Le Butcherettes – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – February 27, 2015

As I caught the Incutrain on my way to Incubus tonight I was thinking how I’d never seen them before and that somewhat confused me, as I’ve always been a fan of what they’ve done but have no idea why I haven’t. So tonight, that changes… Le Butcherettes are on nice and early and although there’s only no word of […]

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Lamb of God / Killer Be Killed – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – February 26, 2015

Lamb of God / Killer Be Killed – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – February 26, 2015

Gotta love a week where we cover Roxette and the next night we’re all about the METALLLLLL at Lamb of God and Killer Be Killed for their Sidewave… As the show isn’t even close to starting, many people behind me are clearly peaking to early, they are pumped. It’s actually quite cute as they are shouting out lyrics and getting […]

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Roxette – ‘On The Steps’, Sydney Opera House – February 25, 2015

Roxette – ‘On The Steps’, Sydney Opera House – February 25, 2015

Roxette, you know the songs, you know the sound and you know ‘The Look’ (pun intended) but for 30 years the Swedish powerhouse have been making music and tonight here to showcase the hits of their career they couldn’t have picked a better place to do it than on the steps of the iconic Sydney Opera House. Boom Crash Opera […]

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Slash / Steel Panther – The Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – February 24, 2015

Slash / Steel Panther – The Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – February 24, 2015

What a pairing! This Sidewave is one for the rockers, when you take a band from day one of Soundwave and a band from day two of Soundwave and put them together, what have you got? Slash Panther! Well, that’s what I’m calling it… This one is going to be off the charts, so without further ado, it’s almost 7pm […]

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The Gaslight Anthem – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – January 31, 2015

The Gaslight Anthem – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – January 31, 2015

Now, If there’s a band that I’ve really attached to over the last few years it’s The Gaslight Anthem, particularly when an album like ‘Handwritten’ was my album of the year in 2012, so seeing them live only for the second time tonight is something I’ve been looking forward to, so let’s see how the last few years has been […]

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Catfish and The Bottlemen – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney – January 19, 2015

Catfish and The Bottlemen – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney – January 19, 2015

It’s always exciting to me when a band is touring Australia for the first time, there’s just that anticipation, not only from the concert goers, but I’d be assuming from the band, the questions of ‘oh my god, I wonder if anyone will turn up?’ and ‘Do people even know us there?’ and for the punters, ‘Man, I hope I’m […]

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Joe Satriani – The State Theatre, Sydney – November 6, 2014

Joe Satriani – The State Theatre, Sydney – November 6, 2014

OK, so I’ve never had the opportunity to review an instrumental show so tonight, what better way to pop my cherry than with arguably one of, if not the best guitarists you’ll ever hear. Joe Satriani. Within seconds of taking the stage, the entire audience is mesmerised, this cat can play, and I mean play. If this first song is […]

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The Tea Party – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – October 15, 2014

The Tea Party – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – October 15, 2014

In 2012 The Tea Party reformed, to a big Australian tour, recorded a live DVD and they were back. Went off to write and record an album and 1, 2, skip a few here we are two years on seeing The Tea Party again. This time in a theatre and I’m looking forward to seeing them here, as I feel […]

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The Script – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – October 14, 2014

The Script – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – October 14, 2014

If there’s one thing I love about these small exclusive type shows it’s that the lucky 1,100 or so here are here as fans, they know these songs, they love this band and compared to an arena where you’ll get the casual ‘oh I’ll go and check them out’ type person, here we have fans who snapped up these tickets […]

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Anberlin – The Final Tour – The Roundhouse, Sydney – September 7, 2014

Anberlin – The Final Tour – The Roundhouse, Sydney – September 7, 2014

It was exactly a year ago to the day that Anberlin were in Sydney on tour, and I was reviewing them at the Hi-Fi. Tonight for the final time, here I am at The Roundhouse to say goodbye to this band that Australia and myself loves so much. I managed to catch the last few songs from Breakaway who from […]

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You Me At Six & Tonight Alive – The Roundhouse, Sydney – September 6, 2014

You Me At Six & Tonight Alive – The Roundhouse, Sydney – September 6, 2014

Even well before the doors open at The Roundhouse tonight there are so many people lined up, eagerly waiting to get inside to this sold out show staring the perfect pairing of You Me At Six and Tonight Alive. I know that I’ll be standing at the back tonight as there’s no way I’m getting anywhere near this pit tonight. […]

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Biffy Clyro – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – September 5, 2014

Biffy Clyro – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – September 5, 2014

After their amazing run in February for Soundwave, Biffy Clyro have returned to our shores twice in one year to give those that may have missed them then the chance to marvel at one of the most amazing live bands I’ve ever witnessed. Calling All Cars get the job of warming up the crowd tonight and doing their best to […]

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