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LIVE: DEAD DAISIES – August 23, 2014 (Clarkston, MI)

LIVE: DEAD DAISIES – August 23, 2014 (Clarkston, MI)

| 3 September 2014 | Reply

Venue: DTE Energy Music Theatre City: Clarkston, MI Date: August 23, 2014 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Super bands come and go, based on the star power within the band.  Along comes the latest such band, The Dead Daisies.  What have these guys got that others didn’t?  well, they all have stars […]

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LIVE: James Reyne, Perth 23 Aug 2014

LIVE: James Reyne, Perth 23 Aug 2014

| 2 September 2014 | Reply

LIVE: James Reyne, Perth 23 Aug 2014 James Reyne The Astor Theatre, Perth, Western Australia Saturday 23 August, 2014 Review & photography by Maree King James Reyne is back, and finally – although reluctantly – making the link between his youthful success with Australian Crawl and his subsequent long and proficient solo career. Reyne has […]

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LIVE: The Dandy Warhols, Perth – 21 Aug 2014

LIVE: The Dandy Warhols, Perth – 21 Aug 2014

| 2 September 2014 | Reply

LIVE: The Dandy Warhols, Perth – 21 Aug 2014 The Dandy Warhols with New Pollution The Astor Theatre, Perth, Western Australia Thursday 21 August, 2014 Review & photography by Maree King Two decades in and The Dandy Warhols showed us that they’ve still got that swagger and edge with a twist of the neo-psychedelic that […]

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LIVE: KISS – August 23, 2014 (Clarkston, MI)

LIVE: KISS – August 23, 2014 (Clarkston, MI)

| 29 August 2014 | 1 Reply

Venue: DTE Energy Music Theatre City: Clarkston, MI Date: August 23, 2014 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) When your concert day begins with an acoustic set from Kiss then a quick Meet & Greet to shake hands and get your favorite memorabilia signed, you know the day is headed in the right […]

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LIVE: THE APE with KISStake and The Painkillers, Fremantle, 23 Aug 2014

LIVE: THE APE with KISStake and The Painkillers, Fremantle, 23 Aug 2014

| 29 August 2014 | Reply

LIVE: THE APE with KISStake and The Painkillers, Fremantle, 23 Aug 2014 THE APE with KISStake and The Painkillers Saturday, 23 August 2014 – Mojo’s Bar, Fremantle, Western Australia Review & Photos by Shane Pinnegar Tex Perkins assembled a line-up of old mates to celebrate the first visit West of his newest outfit The Ape, […]

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LIVE: King Buzzo, Perth, 26 Aug 2014

LIVE: King Buzzo, Perth, 26 Aug 2014

| 28 August 2014 | Reply

LIVE: King Buzzo, Perth, 26 Aug 2014 The Astor Theatre – Tuesday 26th August 2014 Reviewed by Kevin Curran Photography by Stuart McKay An intimate crowd gathered at the Astor Theatre to catch King Buzzo (aka The Melvins Buzz Osbourne) play his first ever acoustic tour. Buzz mentioned early that he didn’t know what he […]

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LIVE: THE MAN IN BLACK, Perth, 26 August 2014

LIVE: THE MAN IN BLACK, Perth, 26 August 2014

| 27 August 2014 | Reply

LIVE: THE MAN IN BLACK, Perth, 26 August 2014 Starring Tex Perkins, Rachel Tidd & The Tennessee Four The Regal Theatre, Perth, Western Australia Tuesday 26 August 2014 Reviewed by Tony Pinnegar From the moment that Tex Perkins strode onto the stage and launched into the classic I Walk The Line he had us Johnny […]

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LIVE: DEEP PURPLE – August 21, 2014 (Windsor, Ontario, Canada)

LIVE: DEEP PURPLE – August 21, 2014 (Windsor, Ontario, Canada)

| 25 August 2014 | Reply

Venue: The Colosseum at Caesar’s Windsor City: Windsor, Ontario, Canada Date: August 21, 2014 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) To quote a good friend of mine, any show that starts with “Highway Star,” “Into The Fire,” and “Hard Lovin’ Man” is going to be legendary.  Hell, the guys from Deep Purple could […]

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LIVE: SPIDERBAIT, Perth – 15 Aug 2014

LIVE: SPIDERBAIT, Perth – 15 Aug 2014

| 25 August 2014 | Reply

LIVE: SPIDERBAIT, Perth – 15 Aug 2014 Spiderbait with Axe Girl, The Astor Theatre Friday, 15 August 2014 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photography by Maree King Spiderbait hold a special place in the hearts and minds of the Aussie rock fan – from the early ‘90s they stormtrooped the indie music charts and Triple J […]

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LIVE: Courtney Love, Perth 13 August 2014

LIVE: Courtney Love, Perth 13 August 2014

| 14 August 2014 | 2 Replies

LIVE: Courtney Love, Perth 13 August 2014 Courtney Love with The Tommyhawks, Metro City, Perth, Western Australia Wednesday 13th August 2014 Reviewed by Kevin Curran Photography by Stuart McKay A Predominately female audience came out to see one of rock’s ballsiest front women visit Perth for the first time in 14 years. Local opener, all […]

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LIVE: Bob Dylan, Perth 13 August 2014

LIVE: Bob Dylan, Perth 13 August 2014

| 14 August 2014 | Reply

LIVE: Bob Dylan, Perth 13 August 2014 Riverside Theatre, Perth, Western Australia Wednesday 13 August 2014 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Bob Dylan needs no introduction: his 50-year-strong catalogue is arguably the strongest cornerstone of modern music. His live shows over the years, however, have been patchy, and we saw a diabolically bad show a few […]

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LIVE: BOBBY VINTON – August 7, 2014 (Windsor, Ontario, Canada)

LIVE: BOBBY VINTON – August 7, 2014 (Windsor, Ontario, Canada)

| 14 August 2014 | Reply

Venue: The Colosseum at Caesar’s Windsor City: Windsor, Ontario, Canada Date: August 7, 2014 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Legends attain a certain status for a reason.  The legend of Bobby Vinton was obvious the minute he hit the stage for the second of two shows at The Colosseum inside Caesar’s Windsor. […]

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LIVE: BAD COMPANY / LYNYRD SKYNYRD – July 25, 2014 (Clarkston, MI)

LIVE: BAD COMPANY / LYNYRD SKYNYRD – July 25, 2014 (Clarkston, MI)

| 7 August 2014 | Reply

Venue: DTE Energy Music Theatre City: Clarkston, MI Date: July 25, 2014 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) There are singers and there are vocalists – then there is Paul Rodgers.  When Bad Company reunited a few years ago with the original lead singer, it was magic.  That magic was recreated once again […]

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LIVE: Kasabian – Perth, 5 August 2014

LIVE: Kasabian – Perth, 5 August 2014

| 6 August 2014 | Reply

LIVE: Kasabian – Perth, 5 August 2014 Kasabian & Delta Riggs live in Perth – Tuesday 5 August 2014 Metro City, Perth, Western Australia Review & Photography by Stuart McKay Kasabian have been consistent in their output since their self-titled debut album back in 2004 and the boys from ‘Les-tah’ have been a beacon for […]

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LIVE: SAMMY HAGAR – July 23, 2014

LIVE: SAMMY HAGAR – July 23, 2014

| 29 July 2014 | Reply

Venue: Freedom Hill Amphitheater City: Sterling Heights, MI Date: July 23, 2014 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Some performers amaze year after year and seem to get better with every show – Sammy Hagar is one of those performers.  Armed with a killer band (not his typical Wabos), Sammy is joined on […]

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LIVE: FASTER HORSES FESTIVAL (DAY 1) – July 18, 2014, Brooklyn, MI @ Michigan International Speedway

LIVE: FASTER HORSES FESTIVAL (DAY 1) – July 18, 2014, Brooklyn, MI @ Michigan International Speedway

| 25 July 2014 | Reply

Venue: Michigan International Speedway City: Brooklyn, MI Date: July 18, 2014 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Music festivals come and go, but the great ones live on.  Now in it’s second year, country music brought a three-day festival to Michigan in the form of Faster Horses.  With extra stages to give up-n-comers […]

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LIVE: ROCKSTAR MAYHEM TOUR – July 17, 2014, Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre

LIVE: ROCKSTAR MAYHEM TOUR – July 17, 2014, Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre

| 24 July 2014 | Reply

Venue: DTE Energy Music Theatre City: Clarkston, MI Date: July 17, 2014 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Arguably the biggest metal festival on Earth rolled through Detroit last week, as the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival dropped its stages in the parking lot of DTE Energy Music Theatre and took over the […]

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LIVE: VANS WARPED TOUR – July 18, 2014, Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace Of Auburn Hills

LIVE: VANS WARPED TOUR – July 18, 2014, Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace Of Auburn Hills

| 23 July 2014 | Reply

Venue: The Palace of Auburn Hills City: Auburn Hills, MI Date: July 18, 2014 Review and Photographs by: Mike Hubbard 2014 marks the 20th annual Vans Warped Tour, the punk/alternative music festival that has become as much a part of summer as 4th of July fireworks, days at the beach, and baseball.  Much has changed with VWT over […]

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LIVE: THE REPLAY AMERICA TOUR – July 20, 2014, Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery

LIVE: THE REPLAY AMERICA TOUR – July 20, 2014, Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery

| 23 July 2014 | Reply

Featuring: The Go-Go’s, Scandal with Patty Smyth, Martha Davis & The Motels and Naked Eyes Venue: The Mountain Winery City: Saratoga, CA Date: July 20, 2014 Review and Photographs by: Robert Kitay This year’s Replay ’80 Tour features four solid acts producing a night of hit song after hit song.  Originally, Cutting Crew was also scheduled to appear, but apparently […]

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LIVE: THE VOICE TOUR – July 15, 2014, Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple

LIVE: THE VOICE TOUR – July 15, 2014, Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple

| 16 July 2014 | Reply

Venue: Masonic Temple City: Detroit, MI Date: July 15, 2014 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (http://www.toddstarphotography.com) The Voice single handedly restored my faith in reality music/singer shows.  The premise that contestants make it past the “blind” auditions is refreshing, as the vocalists are judged only on their vocal abilities and the reaction of […]

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