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Category: Live Reviews

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LIVE: MINDI ABAIR – April 3, 2021

LIVE: MINDI ABAIR – April 3, 2021

| 8 April 2021 | Reply

Venue: Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre City: Clearwater, FL Date: April 3, 2021 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) With a greatest hits release that dropped the day before, Mindi Abair and her band were ready to rock the night away with a sold out and socially distanced crowd at Clearwater’s Bilheimer […]

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LIVE: COLT FORD – March 26, 2021

LIVE: COLT FORD – March 26, 2021

| 30 March 2021 | Reply

Venue: The Stockyard City: Holiday, FL Date: March 26, 2021 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Slowly but surely, the world is allowing touring to resume, even if just for occasional shows here and there on the calendar.  A favorite of mine had a show scheduled near me and I did everything I […]

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LIVE: SAMANTHA FISH – March 6, 2021

LIVE: SAMANTHA FISH – March 6, 2021

| 8 March 2021 | Reply

Venue: Jannus Live City: St. Petersburg, FL Date: March 6, 2021 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) On an overcast Saturday evening in Florida, I made my way to Jannus Live along with a SOLD-OUT crowd to witness the first of two shows this evening from Samantha Fish.  After getting in and set up, […]

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LIVE: JERROD NIEMANN – March 5, 2021

LIVE: JERROD NIEMANN – March 5, 2021

| 7 March 2021 | Reply

Venue: Dallas Bull City: Tampa, FL Date: March 5, 2021 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) The venue for tonight’s show is mentioned in the opening lines of arguably the biggest hit from Jerrod Niemann and after witnessing his performance there last night, I understand why.  The energy of the place was undeniable […]

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LIVE: BLACKBERRY SMOKE wsg NICK PERRI & THE UNDERGROUND THIEVES – February 27, 2021

LIVE: BLACKBERRY SMOKE wsg NICK PERRI & THE UNDERGROUND THIEVES – February 27, 2021

| 3 March 2021 | Reply

Venue: Jannus Live City: St. Petersburg, FL Date: February 27, 2021 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Live music was alive and well in St Petersburg, FL on a warm Saturday evening.  Nick Perri & The Underground Thieves kicked off the final show of a short run supporting Blackberry Smoke at Jannus Live.  […]

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LIVE: KEB’ MO’ – February 10, 2021

LIVE: KEB’ MO’ – February 10, 2021

| 12 February 2021 | Reply

Venue: Ruth Eckerd Hall City: Clearwater, FL Date: February 10, 2021 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) With no opener to warm up the crowd, Keb’ Mo’ took over Ruth Eckerd Hall on a Wednesday night to a socially distant capacity crowd.  With guitars in hand, Keb’ came with one intention… to entertain […]

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LIVE: ALLIE COLLEEN wsg CARLY ROGERS – January 29, 2021

LIVE: ALLIE COLLEEN wsg CARLY ROGERS – January 29, 2021

| 31 January 2021 | Reply

Venue: The Stockyard City: Holiday, FL Date: January 29, 2021 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) With only one show shot and reviewed in the last 10+ months, I was excited to find myself camera in hand at a venue witnessing live music once again.  The venue was a cool little country joint […]

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LIVE: SMITH & MYERS – October 17, 2020

LIVE: SMITH & MYERS – October 17, 2020

| 21 October 2020 | Reply

Venue: Crofoot Festival Grounds City: Pontiac, MI Date: October 17, 2020 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Let’s be honest… after more than seven months without a concert, I would have gone to see just about anyone to get back in a photo pit and enjoy the atmosphere of a live show.  Luckily, I […]

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LIVE: BREAKING THE CHAINS – Jaime Page’s Dark Universe, Black Steel & Triple Engine 22 Aug ‘20

LIVE: BREAKING THE CHAINS – Jaime Page’s Dark Universe, Black Steel & Triple Engine 22 Aug ‘20

| 26 August 2020 | Reply

LIVE: BREAKING THE CHAINS – Jaime Page’s Dark Universe, Black Steel & Triple Engine 22 Aug ‘20 The Civic Hotel, Perth, Western Australia – Saturday, 22nd August, 2020 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photography by Pete Gardner For many of the 100 present tonight this was our first live music since the world shut down due […]

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LIVE: HOWARD JONES wsg RACHAEL SAGE – March 11, 2020

LIVE: HOWARD JONES wsg RACHAEL SAGE – March 11, 2020

| 1 April 2020 | Reply

Venue: Saint Andrews Hall City: Detroit, MI Date: March 11, 2020 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) 80’s icon Howard Jones is out touring and putting an interesting twist on his set by featuring a three-man acoustic set featuring hits and favorites fro throughout his catalog.  Before the headliner took to the stage, we […]

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LIVE: Tony Hadley – Perth, 2 March, 2020

LIVE: Tony Hadley – Perth, 2 March, 2020

| 12 March 2020 | Reply

LIVE: Tony Hadley – Perth, 2 March, 2020 The Astor Theatre, Perth, Western Australia Photography by Damien Crocker After a well-received opening set by local Tim Nelson, a man with music running through his veins as much as anyone ever had, it was ex-Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley’s turn to tread the historic boards of […]

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LIVE: The Darkness with The Southern River Band – Perth, 11 March, 2020

LIVE: The Darkness with The Southern River Band – Perth, 11 March, 2020

| 12 March 2020 | Reply

LIVE: The Darkness with The Southern River Band – Perth, 11 March, 2020 Metropolis Fremantle, Western Australia Review and photography by Damien Crocker Out on tour in support of their latest release Easter is Cancelled, the Darkness hit Perth to kick off the six date Australia/New Zealand leg of their world tour. Locals The Southern […]

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LIVE: THE NAKED MAGICIANS – March 7, 2020

LIVE: THE NAKED MAGICIANS – March 7, 2020

| 12 March 2020 | Reply

Venue: Music Hall City: Detroit, MI Date: March 7, 2020 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) I get it… why would a music photographer and reviewer check out a live show from The Naked Magicians?  Quite simply put, I was intrigued and wanted to see something I had never seen before as well as […]

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LIVE: STEVE HACKETT – March 4, 2020

LIVE: STEVE HACKETT – March 4, 2020

| 10 March 2020 | Reply

Venue: The Fillmore City: Detroit, MI Date: March 4, 2020 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Steve Hackett is a guitarist that a lot of people know by name, but even know more by catalog and history – he is the guitarist that put Genesis on the map back in their infancy and inception.  […]

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LIVE EVENT: HIGHWAY TO HELL at The Perth Festival, Sunday 1 March, 2020

LIVE EVENT: HIGHWAY TO HELL at The Perth Festival, Sunday 1 March, 2020

| 5 March 2020 | Reply

LIVE EVENT: HIGHWAY TO HELL at The Perth Festival, Sunday 1 March, 2020 Canning Highway, Perth to Fremantle, Western Australia Review & photos by Shane Pinnegar It was a case of Location, Location, Location for The Highway To Hell extravaganza event celebrating the life of adopted local legend Bon Scott and the band he led […]

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LIVE: THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA – Perth Festival, 29 Feb 2020

LIVE: THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA – Perth Festival, 29 Feb 2020

| 5 March 2020 | Reply

LIVE: THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA – Perth Festival, 29 Feb 2020 Chevron Lighthouse, Perth, Western Australia Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photographs kindly provided with permission by Jessica Wyld and Perth Festival Perth Festival’s popup venue Chevron Lighthouse has done a magnificent job staging a takeover of the Concert Hall grounds and surrounds for this […]

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LIVE: BRANTLEY GILBERT – February 27, 2020

LIVE: BRANTLEY GILBERT – February 27, 2020

| 2 March 2020 | Reply

Venue: Huntington Center City: Toledo, OH Date: February 27, 2020 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Brantley Gilbert is out supporting his most recent release, Fire’T Up, and the tour included a stop at Toledo’s Huntington Center.  With opening sets from Dylan Scott and Brandon Lay, the venue was amped up and ready to […]

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LIVE: THE SHIVAS – February 24, 2020

LIVE: THE SHIVAS – February 24, 2020

| 28 February 2020 | Reply

Venue: Trumbellplex City: Detroit, MI Date: February 24, 2020 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Portland’s The Shivas are out touring to support their latest – Dark Thoughts – released October 25 2019.  To help spread the word about the new disc and the musical love, the band stopped in Detroit and headlined a show at Trumbellplex […]

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LIVE: QUEEN & ADAM LAMBERT – Perth, 23 Feb, 2020

LIVE: QUEEN & ADAM LAMBERT – Perth, 23 Feb, 2020

| 24 February 2020 | Reply

LIVE: QUEEN & ADAM LAMBERT – Perth, 23 Feb, 2020 Optus Stadium, Perth, Western Australia Reviewed by Melanie Scrafton Photography by Damian Crocker The Rhapsody Tour In 2018 the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody won massive international critical acclaim – one would have to have lived under a rock to escape this knowledge. Whilst Queen […]

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LIVE: Stiff Little Fingers – Perth, 15 Feb, 2020

LIVE: Stiff Little Fingers – Perth, 15 Feb, 2020

| 20 February 2020 | Reply

LIVE: Stiff Little Fingers – Perth, 15 Feb, 2020 Supported by The Spurts and Stumped Punx Rosemount Hotel, Perth, Western Australia – Saturday, 15th February, 2020 Review & photography by Pete Gardner Saturday night and the Rosemount is jam packed to the rafters with Perth punks, a large majority of whom are well into their […]

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