Category: Live Shows

Spread Eagle – The Bowery Electric, New York City – 22 April 2012

Spread Eagle – The Bowery Electric, New York City – 22 April 2012

Reviewed by: Paul Miles Date: 22 April 2012 Venue: The Bowery Electric, New York City, USA Website: Spread Eagle Facebook Full Photo Gallery (click link): http://rockshots.paul-miles.com/ As heavy rain and gusty winds buffeted New York City all day, a crowd of rockers ignored a flood watch warning and ventured down to The Bowery Electric in Manhattan’s East Village to see […]

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Cold Chisel – Hordern Pavilion Sydney – April 18

Cold Chisel – Hordern Pavilion Sydney – April 18

Welcome to the wettest night in possibly the last 100 years in Sydney which sees an entirely drenched crowd filling the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney with definite plans to see the legendary Cold Chisel tonight. Trust me, not even the flame trees can dry these dripping punters… (I know, bad pun, but they get better.) Lanie Lane was our support […]

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New Found Glory, Taking Back Sunday, The Maine, This Time Next Year – The Big Top – April 7

New Found Glory, Taking Back Sunday, The Maine, This Time Next Year – The Big Top – April 7

It’s always something pretty cool when you get a four band line up that you’re pumped to check out, all the bands tonight complement each other and I can tell we’re in for a good night. This Time Next Year hit the ground running and didn’t slow down. Their energetic pop punk sound had the crowd pumped up in no […]

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Andrew W.K. – Webster Hall, New York City

Andrew W.K. – Webster Hall, New York City

  Reviewed by: Paul Miles Date: 02 April 2012 Venue: Webster Hall, New York City, USA Website: www.andrewwk.com Full Photo Gallery (click link): http://rockshots.paul-miles.com/ People have been partying to the upbeat, high-energy of Andrew W.K. for a decade now. To celebrate this anniversary of his chart-topping debut album I Get Wet, he led tonight’s sold-out crowd through a chaotic rock’n’roll workout that featured all […]

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Blitzen Trapper

Blitzen Trapper – Prince Bandroom, Melbourne

After having the opportunity to interview Marty Marquis from USA alternative country, classic rockers Blitzen Trapper a few weeks ago, I headed off to this show with some mighty high expectations for one thing and pleasingly, that very high expectation was met.  It was simply that tonight would feature cowbell and lot’s of it, but we’ll talk about that more […]

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Evanescence – Convention Centre, Brisbane

Reviewed by: Andrew Treadwell Evanescence seemed to almost become the band that time forgot, with an extended break from music and touring, but if the crowds judgement was anything to go by, no one forgot them, but they did certainly miss them, and made sure they showed their appreciation, throughout the set. Supporting on this tour was Blaqk Audio, which […]

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G3 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne

G3 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne

G3, for the uninitiated is the essentially the brainchild of Joe Satriani.  Since it’s inception in 1996, the G3 lineup has been bringing to life and stages around the world, a trio of guitar playing combinations many probably only imagined possible in their wildest dreams.  With Satriani and Vai being “G1” and “G2” for the majority of G3 performances over […]

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Marilyn Manson / Coal Chamber / Wednesday 13 / Motionless In White – The Enmore Theatre – Sydney – February 29

Marilyn Manson / Coal Chamber / Wednesday 13 / Motionless In White – The Enmore Theatre – Sydney – February 29

Rain rain go away. Seriously. Go away. It is awful tonight in Sydney yet people have come out in droves for yet another Sidewave. This time it’s Marilyn Manson, Coal Chamber, Wednesday 13 and Motionless In White. I walked in the door three seconds before Motionless In White started to see the crowd at almost three quarters capacity which is […]

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Dashboard Confessional / Jack’s Mannequin / Relient K – Manning Bar, Sydney – February 27

Dashboard Confessional / Jack’s Mannequin / Relient K – Manning Bar, Sydney – February 27

The sold out crowd tonight at Sydney’s Manning Bar are here to see one of the most perfect line ups on a sidewave yet, consisting of Relient K, Jack’s Mannequin and Dashboard Confessional. What to expect?!?! I unfortunately missed Relient K, hey, Soundwave week is busy, don’t yell at me… I was upset too… BUT, Jack’s Mannequin what can I […]

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Soundwave Festival 2012 – Sydney – 26 February

Soundwave Festival 2012 – Sydney – 26 February

After my mistake of not heading to last year’s Soundwave and the bruises from kicking myself, I was in no way missing Soundwave 2012. My biggest problem was how to split myself in to five people to be able to catch all the bands on this unbelievable bill. Seriously, what a line up. The trains were packed early and the […]

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Madison Violet – Notes in Newtown – 23 February

Madison Violet – Notes in Newtown – 23 February

Thursday night and on the bill tonight is something a little different in Canadian folk rock duo Madison Violet. First support act Jordan Miller was as smooth as a single barrel scotch, with songs so easy to listen to and a killer voice to boot he entertained the small crowd that began to grow with each song sang. This cat […]

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Screaming Bikini – The Beresford – February 11th

Screaming Bikini – The Beresford – February 11th

Sydney, never really renowned for coming out and supporting live music, well tonight I sit corrected as I’m here at the Beresford to see Screaming Bikini, the newest band lead by one of Australia’s best rock front women in Sarah McLeod who has formed and been doing the rounds with for a number of months now. In the midst of […]

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Seether – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – February 5th

Seether – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – February 5th

It’s been almost four years since the South African rockers Seether have graced our shores and judging by the line to get into the Metro thirty minutes before the doors opened that was stretched half way up the block, these people were extremely eager to  get their dose of Seether. Support Numbers Radio were an interesting choice for the opening […]

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The Big Day Out 2012 – Sydney – 26 January

The Big Day Out 2012 – Sydney – 26 January

My day began with the noisiest train trip I’ve ever been on as the capacity carriages were filled with people of all ages (me clearly the oldest at this point) headed to the 2012 Big Day Out. Packed with their water and hydrating liquids you can tell these concert goers are getting ready for their own personal Big Day… We […]

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The Getaway Plan – Metro Theatre – November 25

The Getaway Plan – Metro Theatre – November 25

The rain didnt deter the concert goers tonight who were here to see ‘The Getaway Plan’, a band that have been out of the spotlight completely for the last couple of years, but off the back of their new album ‘Requiem’ they were back and ready to show everyone that they mean business once again. Now obviously when a band […]

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These Kids Wear Crowns – The Lair, Sydney – November 6th

These Kids Wear Crowns – The Lair, Sydney – November 6th

A very very balmy night in Sydney tonight sees a moderate number of fans of Canadian band These Kids Wear Crowns happily fill the fan cooled Lair at the Metro theatre for a night of what can only be described as fun pop punk music. Opening band Wake The Giants involved lots of jumping, spinning and a mix of screamo […]

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King Cannons – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney – November 4th

King Cannons – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney – November 4th

Friday night in Sydney and The Oxford Art Factory was ready to rock and if it wasn’t ready it was very soon going to have to be ready as this onslaught of great Australian rock was about to engulf it. The Strums kicked of the night to a slowly filling room and got the crowd going with their catchy rock […]

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Shannon Noll / Tim Chaisson – The Basement, Sydney – October 14

Shannon Noll / Tim Chaisson – The Basement, Sydney – October 14

Today was the day that Shannon Noll releases his fourth album ‘A Million Suns’ and to celebrate this he is doing a run of what he’s calling preview shows in support of it.  He couldn’t have picked a better venue than that of The Basement in Sydney which tonight was packed to see Mr Noll.  More on him shortly… Supporting […]

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Simple Plan – The Enmore Theatre – October 1

Simple Plan – The Enmore Theatre – October 1

Canadian pop punk rockers Simple Plan always put on a fun show, and tonight’s SOLD OUT gig at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney was no exception but more on them later… The first of two supports, Sydney’s ‘New Empire’ got the crowd warmed up with their amazingly friendly rock music and within seconds of opening with hopefully the next single  […]

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Panic! At The Disco – Take 40 Live Lounge

Panic! At The Disco – Take 40 Live Lounge

It was a cool Tuesday evening when Panic! At The Disco and couple of hundred of their closest friends filled the Take 40 Live Lounge in Sydney to warm everyone up and give us a special night of acoustic spins on some of their biggest hits which was a complete turn around from two days earlier at their full blown […]

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Eskimo Joe – The Enmore Theatre – September 24

Eskimo Joe – The Enmore Theatre – September 24

Now I’ve never seen Eskimo Joe before so I was hoping from everything I’d ever heard about them being a great live band was true, guess there was only one way for me to find out and that was to head to The Enmore on a rainy Saturday night in Sydney and check out these boys from WA… Opening band […]

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