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Category: Live Reviews

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LIVE: TODD RUNDGREN – May 14, 2016 (Saginaw, MI)

LIVE: TODD RUNDGREN – May 14, 2016 (Saginaw, MI)

Venue: The Red Room City: Saginaw, MI Date: May 14, 2016 Review and Photographs by: Jeff “Minty” Mintline (http://www.mintypics.com/) Todd Rundgren is making his way across the US right now and this weekend he stopped at Dow’s Red Room in Saginaw, MI and we were lucky enough to have Jeff Mintline behind the lens shooting […]

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LIVE: IRON MAIDEN with The Raven Age – Perth, 14 May, 2016

LIVE: IRON MAIDEN with The Raven Age – Perth, 14 May, 2016

| 15 May 2016 | 1 Reply

LIVE: IRON MAIDEN with The Raven Age – Perth, 14 May, 2016 Perth Arena, Western Australia – Saturday, 14 May, 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photography by Stuart McKay From the moment Iron Maiden took to the Perth Arena stage on Saturday night, they owned it, and had the thousands in attendance in the palm […]

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LIVE: CYPRESS HILL – May 7, 2016 (Knoxville, TN)

LIVE: CYPRESS HILL – May 7, 2016 (Knoxville, TN)

Venue: The International City: Knoxville, TN Date: May 7, 2016 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett Knoxville was graced with a show by hip-hop legends Cypress Hill who are out on their 25th anniversary tour.  Considered one of the originators of west coast rap/hip-hop, the group has withstood the test of time and is still […]

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LIVE: THE SWORD – May 6, 2016 (Knoxville, TN)

LIVE: THE SWORD – May 6, 2016 (Knoxville, TN)

Venue: The Concourse City: Knoxville, TN Date: May 6, 2016 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett Austin’s metal rock band The Sword brought their act to Knoxville for a Friday night show. The venue changed to the Concourse, which is a smaller and more intimate setting. The small bar was packed for the show and […]

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LIVE: GHOST – May 4, 2016 (Knoxville, TN)

LIVE: GHOST – May 4, 2016 (Knoxville, TN)

Venue: Tennessee Theatre City: Knoxville, TN Date: May 4, 2016 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett Ghost returned to Knoxville for the first time in over 4 years and by the crowd’s response it was long overdo. Many were in costume, with face paint or ghoul masks. The theatre was full by the time the […]

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LIVE: BARRY MANILOW wsg Dave Koz – April 27, 2016 (Toledo, OH)

LIVE: BARRY MANILOW wsg Dave Koz – April 27, 2016 (Toledo, OH)

| 29 April 2016 | Reply

Venue: Huntington Center City: Toledo, OH Date: April 27, 2016 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) There is something about Barry Manilow that elicits a reaction from just about every music fan.  There are those that don’t understand and cannot appreciate his music because it isn’t blasted through speakers.  There are those that […]

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LIVE: CHASE BRYANT – April 23, 2016 (Port Huron, MI)

LIVE: CHASE BRYANT – April 23, 2016 (Port Huron, MI)

| 26 April 2016 | Reply

Venue: McMorran Place Theatre City: Port Huron, MI Date: April 23, 2016 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Chase Bryant is touring the country right now while finalizing his new release expected this fall.  One of the stops on his current trek brought him to Port Huron to help local country radio station […]

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LIVE: DAWES – April 22, 2016 (Knoxville, TN)

LIVE: DAWES – April 22, 2016 (Knoxville, TN)

| 26 April 2016 | Reply

Venue: Bijou Theatre City: Knoxville, TN Date: April 22, 2016 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett Dawes came to Knoxville on a Friday night and everyone was ready to party. Taylor Goldsmith said it was the first sellout on the current tour and they planned a few extra songs in appreciation. A short recording from Purple […]

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LIVE: CITY ROCK FEST – April 22, 2016 (Clyde, MI)

LIVE: CITY ROCK FEST – April 22, 2016 (Clyde, MI)

| 25 April 2016 | Reply

Venue: Hillside Wesleyan Life Center City: Clyde, MI Date: April 22, 2016 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) City Rock Fest 2016 is the latest installment of the annual traveling Christian Rock festival and it stopped in Michigan twice over the weekend, with the first of two shows taking place on the east […]

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LIVE: THE MELVINS – April 20, 2016 (Detroit, MI)

LIVE: THE MELVINS – April 20, 2016 (Detroit, MI)

| 22 April 2016 | Reply

Venue: Majestic Theatre City: Detroit, MI Date: April 20, 2016 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Celebrating almost 30 years as a recording entity and the release of two discs in 2016, The Melvins jumped on an interesting co-headlining tour with Napalm Death and have been traversing the country, with a stop in […]

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LIVE: GUNS N’ ROSES – April 16, 2016 (Indio, CA)

LIVE: GUNS N’ ROSES – April 16, 2016 (Indio, CA)

| 21 April 2016 | Reply

Venue: Empire Polo Club City: Indio, CA Date: April 16, 2016 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett Guns N’ Roses headlined Coachella 2016 as part of their re-introduction to the rock world.  As original members Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan came together in Indio, CA for one of the most anticipated performances of the […]

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LIVE: LUKE BRYAN wsgs Little Big Town & Dustin Lynch – April 14, 2016 (Toledo, OH)

LIVE: LUKE BRYAN wsgs Little Big Town & Dustin Lynch – April 14, 2016 (Toledo, OH)

| 19 April 2016 | Reply

Venue: Huntington Center City: Toledo, OH Date: April 14, 2016 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Arguably the biggest artist in Country music over the last few years is Luke Bryan.  Hitting different markets in advance of his huge stadium tour later this summer, Luke Bryan is traversing the country with Little Big Town […]

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LIVE: BLACK SABBATH with Rival Sons – Perth, 15 April, 2016

LIVE: BLACK SABBATH with Rival Sons – Perth, 15 April, 2016

| 18 April 2016 | Reply

LIVE: BLACK SABBATH with Rival Sons – Perth, 15 April, 2016 Perth Arena, Friday 15 April, 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photos supplied by tour photographer Ross Halfin* Black Sabbath. The End. We’ve seen so many acts use a “final” tour as a gimmick that it’s easy to be cynical about them, but with Ozzy […]

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LIVE: AVANTASIA – April 11, 2016 (Anaheim, CA)

LIVE: AVANTASIA – April 11, 2016 (Anaheim, CA)

| 14 April 2016 | Reply

Venue: House Of Blues City: Anaheim, CA Date: April 11, 2016 Review and Photographs by: Robert Kitay Finally, after years of waiting, Avantasia finally played their debut show in the USA.  This is probably one of the smallest venues they are playing on this tour, and it was packed with fans that traveled from far and wide […]

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LIVE: BRIAN WILSON – Perth, 7 April, 2016

LIVE: BRIAN WILSON – Perth, 7 April, 2016

| 8 April 2016 | Reply

LIVE: BRIAN WILSON – Perth, 7 April, 2016 Riverside Theatre, Perth, Western Australia – Thursday, 7 April, 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar If not for the sounds Brian Wilson heard in his head – gifted, perhaps, by some other-worldly muse – rock and roll would sound so very differently today. 1966’s Pet Sounds – a […]

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LIVE: THE SHINKICKERS, 25th Anniversary Tour – Perth, 3 April, 2016

LIVE: THE SHINKICKERS, 25th Anniversary Tour – Perth, 3 April, 2016

| 8 April 2016 | Reply

LIVE: THE SHINKICKERS, 25th Anniversary Tour – Perth, 3 April, 2016 The Carlisle Hotel, Perth, Western Australia – Sunday 3 April, 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Seeing The Shinkickers is a bittersweet experience these days. 25 years in, they remain amongst the cream of the blues rock crop to have emerged from Perth, but with […]

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LIVE: TAJ MAHAL – Perth, 3 April, 2016

LIVE: TAJ MAHAL – Perth, 3 April, 2016

| 8 April 2016 | Reply

LIVE: TAJ MAHAL – Perth, 3 April, 2016 The Astor Theatre, Perth, Western Australia – Sunday, 3 April, 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar He’s getting on a bit now, Taj Mahal, but the man who slowly shuffles on and off stage tonight is a very different cat to the one who sits there surrounded by […]

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LIVE: MELISSA ETHERIDGE – Perth, 1 April, 2016

LIVE: MELISSA ETHERIDGE – Perth, 1 April, 2016

| 2 April 2016 | Reply

LIVE: MELISSA ETHERIDGE – Perth, 1 April, 2016 Riverside Theatre, Perth – Friday, 1 April, 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar She had ‘em in the palm of her hand within the first minute of strolling onstage in front of her four-piece band as they grooved away: the antithesis of a diva, she was calm, chatty, […]

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LIVE: HOODOO GURUS – DAY ON THE GREEN, Perth, 19 March, 2016

LIVE: HOODOO GURUS – DAY ON THE GREEN, Perth, 19 March, 2016

| 1 April 2016 | Reply

LIVE: HOODOO GURUS – DAY ON THE GREEN, Perth, 19 March, 2016 With Violent Femmes, The Sunnyboys, Died Pretty Kings Park Botanical Gardens Review & photography by Maree King Although the Sun Gods were not shining on March 19, the wonderful organisers Mellen Events for the Day on the Green made sure the sell out […]

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LIVE: EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, Fremantle – 29 March, 2016

LIVE: EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, Fremantle – 29 March, 2016

| 31 March 2016 | Reply

LIVE: EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, Fremantle – 29 March, 2016 With All The Colours Metropolis Fremantle, Western Australia – Tuesday, 29 March, 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photography by Stuart McKay Rarely do we see a gig which evokes such mixed emotions, and such a contrast of highs and lows, as Eagles Of Death Metal’s […]

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