Category: Live Shows

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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Kiss, Mötley Crüe and Thin Lizzy – Allphones Arena, Sydney – March 10, 2013

Kiss, Mötley Crüe and Thin Lizzy – Allphones Arena, Sydney – March 10, 2013

On the second night of their Sydney jaunt, we see Kiss, Mötley Crüe and Thin Lizzy back to take on Allphones Arena, after what I was told was a monster show the night prior it will be interesting to see how tonight plays out. Diva Demolition are on early to a small yet receptive crowd with some minimal crowd participation […]

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The Offspring – Enmore Theatre, Sydney – March 8, 2013

The Offspring – Enmore Theatre, Sydney – March 8, 2013

A sold out crowd at the Enmore tonight for the last of the Soundwave Sidewaves in Sydney sees The Offspring in Australia for the first time in five years, here to play their 1992 ‘Ignition’ album in full as well as some hits, and judging by the eager crowd here tonight, we are already in for a great show. As I watch […]

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Journey & Deep Purple – Sydney Entertainment Centre – March 2, 2013

Journey & Deep Purple – Sydney Entertainment Centre – March 2, 2013

Tonight, a night of old school classic rock with two bands that really are miles apart in terms of style so it will be quite interesting to see how the balance is tonight and not only with the bands but also for the fans that will be here tonight. I personally am more excited for Journey; I mean I have a ‘Dont Stop […]

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Motion City Soundtrack, Early November, Deaf Havana – The Factory Theatre, Sydney – February 28, 2013

Motion City Soundtrack, Early November, Deaf Havana – The Factory Theatre, Sydney – February 28, 2013

Sydney. Thank you for your amazing last day of summer and your ridiculous rain that currently sees me in a cab stuck in traffic on my way to the Factory Theatre to catch Motion City Soundtrack, The Early November and hopefully Deaf Havana, but that all depends on how fast Mr Cab Driver can get me there. Ok. I made […]

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Bullet For My Valentine - Photo by Inside Edge Photography

Bullet For My Valentine, Cancer Bats, Miss May I – The Hi-Fi, Sydney – February 27, 2013

Tonight, it’s time to get a little heavy in my Sidewave week, so it seemed like the right thing to do to go and check out the perfectly matched trio of Miss May I, Cancer Bats and Bullet For My Valentine for a night of loud, just loud… Miss May I make their way to the stage and ambitiously call […]

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Linkin Park and Stone Sour – Sydney Entertainment Centre – February 26, 2013

Linkin Park and Stone Sour – Sydney Entertainment Centre – February 26, 2013

Oh another Sidewave? Don’t mind if I do… This time we’re heading up to Soundwave headliner status with Linkin Park, and along for the ride tonight on this awesomely paired show is Stone Sour. This is shaping up to be a big night and I for one can’t wait to see both of these monster bands who I have had […]

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Loaded - Photo by Peter Coates

Loaded, Danko Jones & Fozzy – The Manning Bar, Sydney – February 25, 2013

The wrath of Soundwave continues. In the midst of Sidewave week here we are at The Manning Bar in Sydney tonight to see Danko Jones, Fozzy and Loaded and I’m set for what I know will be a rockin’ night. Danko Jones are up first tonight, this three piece from Canada are in Australia for the first time and doing […]

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Soundwave Festival – Olympic Park, Sydney – 24 February, 2013

Soundwave Festival – Olympic Park, Sydney – 24 February, 2013

Here we are again this time, this year Soundwave is bigger and better than ever before as headlining you have the one and only Metallica. In an amazing turn of events the day before it was torrential rain but today is absolutely marvelous! I know, right, so let’s keep our fingers crossed that the day remains perfect. In with absolutely […]

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Blink-182 – Allphones Arena, Sydney – February 20, 2013

Blink-182 – Allphones Arena, Sydney – February 20, 2013

As I walk through Sydney Olympic Park tonight there are many a barrier, food van and ride sitting there in preparation, readiness for Soundwave on Sunday, but as we keep walking and the crowd start making their way in to Allphones Arena tonight they are off to see a show nine years in the making. Yes, it has been nine […]

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Keith Urban – Allphones Arena, Sydney – January 30, 2013

Keith Urban – Allphones Arena, Sydney – January 30, 2013

Keith Urban has always been an amazing performer and has made a name for himself by working hard, putting in the years of effort and clawing his way to where he is as one of the most successful modern country artists out there today.  So of course on this tour of Australia it goes without saying that his fanbase has […]

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Weezer – Sydney Entertainment Centre – January 19, 2013

Weezer – Sydney Entertainment Centre – January 19, 2013

It’s been 16 long years since Weezer have graced Australian shores, so tonight already has its first win as there are many eager fans who I know have been waiting since 1996 to see the band again or in some aspects for the first time, and tonight will see the band perform not only a greatest hits / B-sides set […]

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The Big Day Out – Olympic Park, Sydney – January 18, 2013

The Big Day Out – Olympic Park, Sydney – January 18, 2013

Today, the word isn’t bird, it isn’t even Grease, it’s HEAT. It is a scorcher in Sydney today and as I sit here on this magnificent air conditioned train on my journey towards Olympic Park I sit and wonder how I’m going to make it through this tipped to be 40+ degree day? Will I ever get to see the […]

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Homebake – The Domain, Sydney – December 8, 2012

Homebake – The Domain, Sydney – December 8, 2012

So, this is my first Homebake, and in its inception since 1996 I stand here and I’m somewhat disappointed in myself that I’ve taken so long to come out and support this event which over its years has featuring some of Australia’s best acts. This year though is slightly different in the first International edition featuring US legends Blondie. So […]

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The Living End – Retrospective Tour – The Hi Fi Sydney – November 26 & 27 2012

The Living End – Retrospective Tour – The Hi Fi Sydney – November 26 & 27 2012

“Where many bands are ashamed of their old work and back catalogue, I commend The Living End for having the balls to come out and do what they’ve done and are doing on this Retrospective tour.” The packed crowd in the Hi Fi tonight are here for one reason as they have been for the last five nights to see […]

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Queenscliff Music Festival – 23 to 25 November

Queenscliff Music Festival – 23 to 25 November

  Photos: You can check out more photos of the live action right here….. http://lensofrock.photomerchant.net/galleries/queenscliff-music-festival For 16 years now, the tranquil 1850’s seaside settlement of Queenscliff in Victoria, Australia has been home to one of our premiere music festivals, the Queenscliff Music Festival.  Consistently assembling an amazing array of some of Australia’s biggest acts as well as the finest up and coming […]

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Nickelback – Allphones Arena, Sydney Australia – November 24 2012

Nickelback – Allphones Arena, Sydney Australia – November 24 2012

Here at MTRBWY, we are a Nickelback friendly zone and I personally do not understand the hatred towards the band. If they were so hated why would they be back playing arenas and here at the first of two nights in Sydney?  Oh yeah, they must be so awful, surely the 13,000 people here tonight feel that way too…  you […]

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Reckless Love – The Barfly, Camden, UK – 11 October 2012

Reckless Love – The Barfly, Camden, UK – 11 October 2012

Review and photos by Peter Coates.   Check out more rockin’ stuff from Peter right here… http://www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography There is nothing terribly original in what Finnish glam rockers Reckless Love offer up, but in a world of “Nobody’s Got Talent” and the “XXXX Factor”, and too many bland alt-folk bands filling up the airwaves, in a tight cramped sweaty venue like the […]

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The Trews – Notes at Newtown, Sydney – 25 October 2012

The Trews – Notes at Newtown, Sydney – 25 October 2012

In Summary: “If you’ve never seen The Trews before I implore you to do so at your earliest convenience as this is one of the best rock bands I’ve seen play in a long, long time.” The small crowd on a Thursday night in Newtown have gathered to see Canadian rockers The Trews on this their fourth visit to Australia […]

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Matchbox Twenty, INXS – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia

Matchbox Twenty, INXS – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia

After 5 years away from Australian shores, Matchbox Twenty are currently making their way around the country on what is surprisingly their sixth Australian tour.  Well it’s surprising to me, as I’m well and truly a Matchbox Twenty fan, but this was to be the first time I had seem the perform live.  Supporting them throughout these Aussie shows are […]

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Everclear – The Hi Fi, Sydney – 12 October 2012

Everclear – The Hi Fi, Sydney – 12 October 2012

“So as much as it’s been fourteen years away from Australia for the band, it’s been fourteen years of waiting by a lot of this eager crowd who loved every second of tonight’s show and I can tell you one thing it won’t be another fourteen before they’re back.” Sydney band ‘Ashes’ who won their place opening the night tonight […]

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Steel Panther – The Big Top at Luna Park, Sydney – 5 October 2012

Steel Panther – The Big Top at Luna Park, Sydney – 5 October 2012

“Tonight sums up what this band is all about, they’re metal, they’re bringing it back and if this crowd and those around the world have their way, it won’t be going away again in a hurry.” So, I’m pretty sure that the wigs outnumbered the real long haired males tonight but regardless, the fact that people have come in droves […]

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The Script – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – 24 September 2012

The Script – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – 24 September 2012

I remember seeing The Script back in 2008 when they came to Sydney on a promo tour in support of their debut album, playing in a small club to an attentive yet small crowd, just seeing them then you knew these guys had it. Now four years on and two albums and a couple of visits back since the debut […]

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Hanson – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia – September 16 2012

Hanson – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia – September 16 2012

In summary: Say what you will about Hanson, but if you’re prepared to dismiss them simply for being Hanson then that’s fine, but you have just missed out on an amazing night of great songs, musicianship and harmonies. Standing outside The Enmore Theatre in Sydney tonight and watching the crowd enter was fun for me, as the predominantly female audience […]

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1927 – The Palms @ Crown, Melbourne, Australia – 24 August 2012

It’s been over 23 ”ish” years since 1927 stormed the charts here in Australia in late 1988 with their 500,000 plus selling debut album …iSh.  Featuring smash hit singles That’s When I Think Of You, If I Could, You’ll Never Know and Compulsory Hero, ..iSH, remains one of the highest selling debut albums ever by an Australian band….and that’s a […]

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The Tea Party – The Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – July 21

The Tea Party – The Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – July 21

As the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney turned dark, and the stage immersed in purple lighting, the roar of the crowd was nothing short of deafening as the reformed Tea Party took the stage. Plain and simple, I’m pretty sure we’re in for something special tonight and as front man Jeff Martin opened his mouth for the first time the crowd […]

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Carrie Underwood – The Sydney Opera House – July 2

Carrie Underwood – The Sydney Opera House – July 2

Tonight I’m once again at the Sydney Opera House, an iconic venue I’ve been lucky enough to attend a number of concerts now, and every time the artists are more than ‘blown away’ (pun intended) by being able to have the opportunity to do play here. None more than tonight’s performer the gorgeous and extremely talented Carrie Underwood. With artists […]

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Train & Matt Nathanson – Sydney Opera House – June 7

Train & Matt Nathanson – Sydney Opera House – June 7

Sydney couldn’t have been more beautiful tonight, with the Vivid festival lighting up Circular Quay and people flocking to watch the lights covering the buildings, there were even more people in the area this evening to head in to the iconic Sydney Opera House to catch Train and Matt Nathanson in probably my favourite pairing of the year so far. […]

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Buckcherry – Paramount, Huntington, NY, USA – 18 May 2012

Buckcherry – Paramount, Huntington, NY, USA – 18 May 2012

Buckcherry – Paramount, Huntington, NY, USA 18 May 2012, by Paul Miles Photo Gallery:  http://rockshots.paul-miles.com/Music/Buckcherry-Long-Island-NY/23117936_PHWQFm As the train from Manhattan pulled out and headed towards the leafy town of Huntington on the north shore of Long Island, I cast my mind back to the previous times I had seen Buckcherry play: a few shows around Japan back in 2008, then the […]

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Calling All Cars, Strangers and Arts Martial – Hi Fi Bar, Melbourne – 11 May 2012

Calling All Cars, Strangers and Arts Martial – Hi Fi Bar, Melbourne – 11 May 2012

Being a hometown show for Calling All Cars, I rocked up to the Hi-Fi Bar on a wintery Melbourne, Friday night, expecting to be greeted by a reasonably packed house, so was somewhat amazed upon entry to find the Hi-Fi Bar pretty damn empty.  For those who turned up later on, shame on you for missing Perth band Arts Martial […]

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