Category: Live Shows

Muse – Allphones Arena, Sydney – December 13, 2013

Muse – Allphones Arena, Sydney – December 13, 2013

Muse are back in Australia, tonight Sydney, and I’ve only seen Muse once before and it was at the Big Day Out back in 2007. I was so far back that all I saw were little dots on stage and lasers, even then I was hooked, they sounded tight and some six now close to seven years on since then […]

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Steel Panther – The Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – December 7, 2013

Steel Panther – The Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – December 7, 2013

Tonight is going to be fun, plain and simple… Fozzy who take the award for the creepiest intro music ever with a version of ‘Incy Wincy Spider’ that would give anyone nightmares but those nightmares turn into a dream as the always energetic band make their way to the stage and instantly make out like they’re playing in front of […]

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Vans Warped Tour – Barangaroo, Sydney – December 1, 2013

Vans Warped Tour – Barangaroo, Sydney – December 1, 2013

Vans Warped Tour has returned to Australia after twelve years away and those here have come in droves, some for the first time and some who are revisiting the brand once again, yet my plan of arriving early was thwarted by the thousands of punters who had the same idea as me on this balmy summer morning. The line to […]

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City and Colour – The State Theatre, Sydney – November 24, 2013

City and Colour – The State Theatre, Sydney – November 24, 2013

After wowing Australian audiences in July with a couple of acoustic solo shows, Dallas Green is back with his band City and Colour to showcase what this sold out crowd obviously has been waiting for. So, this being my first time seeing City and Colour I’m looking forward to what the fuss is all about, I mean of course love their […]

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Baby Animals – The Metro, Sydney – November 9, 2013

Baby Animals – The Metro, Sydney – November 9, 2013

Australian rock legends The Baby Animals are back in Sydney tonight in support of their newest album ‘This Is Not The End’ and on the first leg of their ‘Feed The Birds’ tour… and now seeing Baby Animals before, numerous times actually, I’m looking forward to hearing the new material tonight at The Metro and also, being a part of […]

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James Reyne – ‘A Crawl To Now’ – The Basement, Sydney – November 1, 2013

James Reyne – ‘A Crawl To Now’ – The Basement, Sydney – November 1, 2013

In what is somewhat of a special evening and a test, Australian music legend James Reyne is here to perform the first of his two ‘A Crawl to Now’ shows which will see James split his show into two sets, a set of his solo material and a set of Australian Crawl songs, some of which haven’t seen the light […]

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Wednesday 13 – The Metro, Sydney – October 31, 2013

Could it be any more of a perfect night for this show? The answer is no. Wednesday 13 on Halloween in the year of his name… You almost get the feeling that tonight will be something a little different and hopefully something special. Judging by the number of people already here, this is going to be a pretty cool night. […]

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Limp Bizkit – Sydney Entertainment Centre – October 26, 2013

Limp Bizkit – Sydney Entertainment Centre – October 26, 2013

This is the surprise tour announcement of the year for me. After their amazing appearance at Soundwave 2012 I thought we’d never see Limp Bizkit in Australia again, but here we are… So can this band that I secretly, hell it’s not even a secret, that I love, recreate what I saw in 2012 or for that matter 2001 when […]

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Fall Out Boy – Sydney Entertainment Centre – October 25, 2013

Fall Out Boy – Sydney Entertainment Centre – October 25, 2013

For the second time in a year, Fall Out Boy are back in Australia. Their last trip was a promotional jaunt that saw them play a show in Sydney and Melbourne prior to the release of their newest album ‘Save Rock and Roll’ and this time they’re back to showcase it in this live environment exactly seven months since their […]

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The Butterfly Effect – The Annandale Hotel, Sydney – October 19, 2013

The Butterfly Effect – The Annandale Hotel, Sydney – October 19, 2013

To think, it was only around eighteen months ago that I was at the ‘farewell’ shows for The Butterfly Effect, but how quickly things change as tonight we get to see the band with a new front man in the guise of Paul Galagher who steps into the shoes of Clint Boge who had left the band, so it’s such […]

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Bring Me The Horizon, Of Mice & Men and Crossfaith – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – October 6, 2013

Bring Me The Horizon, Of Mice & Men and Crossfaith – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – October 6, 2013

It was only February when we saw all three of these acts grace our shores for the Soundwave Festival, but tonight we are in for a treat with what is sure to be a loud, metal filled evening when Bring Me The Horizon, Of Mice & Men and Crossfaith team up for one hell of a bill. Crossfaith were the […]

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The Cult – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – October 4, 2013

The Cult – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – October 4, 2013

1987 was a great year for music… just putting it out there… and tonight in Sydney we see the return of The Cult, who are here to perfrom their 1987 classic ‘Electric’ in full as well as some other tracks off their extensive body of work. I did see The Cult a few years back when they toured and I […]

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Anberlin, The Maine & William Beckett – The Hi Fi, Sydney – September 7, 2013

Anberlin, The Maine & William Beckett – The Hi Fi, Sydney – September 7, 2013

Happy double digits to Anberlin, as tonight marks the tenth visit to Australian shores for these Florida natives who may as well call Australia home as they are so loved here. Tonight is special as they have brought along some friends in the form of former The Academy Is… singer William Beckett and The Maine, both who have graced our […]

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ASH – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – August 20, 2013

The ‘Nostaglia’ tour seems to be the flavour of the, well, last few years actually… bands are heading back into their catalogue and dusting off the usually never touched album tracks and giving fans a taste of generally their favourite album in a start to finish live experience. I love these things; I do, and often get excited when I […]

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Flyleaf – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – August 17, 2013

Flyleaf – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – August 17, 2013

In their return to Australia since their last time here for Soundwave in 2007, and this time with new singer Kristen May who replaced original vocalist Lacey Sturm last year, it’s always daunting to try and get a new voice to fans that are used to what they know. Now, Flyleaf’s newest album aptly titled ‘New Horizons’ did feature Lacey […]

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The Miss Adventures tour – Diva Demolition and Bellusira – The Factory, Sydney – August 2, 2013

The Miss Adventures tour – Diva Demolition and Bellusira – The Factory, Sydney – August 2, 2013

Tonight in Sydney, we’re set for a night of Aussie rock and chick rock power reigning supreme as we have Diva Demolition and Bellusira taking the stage on the first night of their ‘Miss Adventures’ tour… Now the last time I saw tonight’s openers Bonney Read was when they won their heat of the Hard Rock Cafe battle of the […]

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Airbourne – The Hi-Fi, Sydney – July 27, 2013

Airbourne – The Hi-Fi, Sydney – July 27, 2013

Aussie rock is alive and well, even if it may not always be at the top of the charts or all over mainstream radio (well not the new stuff anyway, you’re safe if you released a song before 2000) so when Airbourne are back in Australia, you know you’re in for a show that is loud, heavy and a damn […]

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Gilby Clarke – Hermanns Bar, Sydney – July 6, 2013

Gilby Clarke – Hermanns Bar, Sydney – July 6, 2013

Guns N’ Roses are one of those bands that has cult status back in the day and as each member formed their own personality within the band, a guy like Gilby Clarke had his perfect place within the band and has gone on to still be prominent in the industry even almost twenty years after leaving GnR. He was only […]

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Diesel / Tim Chaisson – The Vanguard, Newtown, Sydney – May 18, 2013

Diesel / Tim Chaisson – The Vanguard, Newtown, Sydney – May 18, 2013

Diesel has been a part of the Australian music scene for over twenty years now and tonight we get to see a special side of him was he gives us a solo & select show, and part of it involving a tailored set allowing the crowd to choose the set via fliers filled out before the show where you select […]

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Funeral For A Friend – The Manning Bar, Sydney – May 11, 2013

Funeral For A Friend – The Manning Bar, Sydney – May 11, 2013

With a new sense of life injected into the band with new drummer Pat, Funeral For A Friend are in Australia to promote their new album ‘Conduit’ and from all accounts so far, they are ready to put on a show for us tonight in Sydney. A small yet completely attentive crowd tonight welcome these Welsh lads to the stage […]

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Baby Animals – The Standard, Sydney – April 24, 2013

Baby Animals – The Standard, Sydney – April 24, 2013

Here at the Standard tonight in Sydney for a ‘secret’ show from the Baby Animals who have told us they’re going to showcase not only some of their new material but hopefully a slurry of hits from the albums that made them a name, and as the band take the stage with ‘Got It Bad’ which has been floating around […]

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Stone Music Festival – ANZ Stadium, Sydney – April 20 & 21, 2013

Stone Music Festival – ANZ Stadium, Sydney – April 20 & 21, 2013

“Woke up to the sound of pouring rain…” Literally. It is terrible outside this morning, of all days… This could make for a very interesting day… As the mentioned rain delayed my arrival at the inaugural Stone Music Festival at ANZ Stadium, this is a festival that really hasn’t been accepted as much as it should’ve, I mean and who […]

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Newton Faulkner – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – April 9, 2013

Newton Faulkner – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – April 9, 2013

In my final Bluesfest sideshow I’m here at the Metro for a nice chilled out night of acoustic rock in the guise of Newton Faulkner, a performer I’ve not seen before and am looking forward to doing so as I’ve been a fan of his work for quite some time, always intrigued by the one man band aspect of his […]

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The Script – Sydney Entertainment Centre – April 7, 2013

The Script – Sydney Entertainment Centre – April 7, 2013

So it seems like it was only a few months ago that I saw The Script at The Metro and it was, actually it was September. At that time I was surprised by their return so soon for this arena tour in April, but as I enter the Entertainment Centre tonight I am blown away by how many people are […]

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Counting Crows – Hamer Hall, Melbourne, Australia – March 30, 2013

Counting Crows – Hamer Hall, Melbourne, Australia – March 30, 2013

Going way back over a decade, I caught the Counting Crows here in Australia on the back of their new release at the time, Hard Candy.  I walked away having witnessed a show that I ranked as one of the best live performances I had seen, a feeling that’s still stuck with me here in 2013.  So tonight heading into […]

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Dropkick Murphys, Frank Turner & Swingin’ Utters – The Big Top, Sydney – April 1, 2013

Dropkick Murphys, Frank Turner & Swingin’ Utters – The Big Top, Sydney – April 1, 2013

Easter Monday, and with yet another Bluesfest sideshow hitting Sydney. This time it’s an all-out party with the likes of The Dropkick Murphy’s, Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls and the Swingin’ Utters. I’ve made it here in time to catch The Swingin’ Utters, as has the moderate crowd, so let’s see how they go! Immediately the band inflict their […]

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Robert Plant presents Sensational Space Shifters – Sydney Entertainment Centre – March 28, 2013

Robert Plant presents Sensational Space Shifters – Sydney Entertainment Centre – March 28, 2013

There are few bands and few voices that have made an impact on lives than a band like Led Zeppelin. Tonight here as part of Bluesfest, we have the voice of said Zeppelin, Mr Robert Plant. Playing For Change are the openers tonight and wow, what a concept and I won’t go into it now but check it out at the […]

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Santana and Steve Miller Band – Sydney Entertainment Centre – March 27, 2013

Santana and Steve Miller Band – Sydney Entertainment Centre – March 27, 2013

Here I am again at the Sydney Entertainment Centre for more Bluesfest side show love and this time for the combination of two artists who have been making music longer than that piece of string that no one knows the length to! This is sure to be s pretty special night of music. The giant Space Cowboy sheet covers the […]

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Jason Mraz and Zac Brown Band – Sydney Entertainment Centre – March 26, 2013

Jason Mraz and Zac Brown Band – Sydney Entertainment Centre – March 26, 2013

In my first Bluesfest sideshow (which I’m excited about in the absence of my attendance at the actual festival) I’m once again inside the lovely Sydney Entertainment Centre to see Mr A-Z himself, Jason Mraz and for their first time in Australia, The Zac Brown Band. So this will indeed be a nice mix of rockin’ country and whatever style […]

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Fall Out Boy – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – March 25, 2013

Fall Out Boy – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – March 25, 2013

It’s been four years since Fall Out Boy have been in Australia and just over three since the band went on a hiatus, but now Fall Out Boy are back and in Australia on a whirlwind promotional tour to promote their forthcoming album ‘Save Rock and Roll’ and tonight, we’ll see if they can in fact do just that… Now […]

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