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Category: Live Reviews

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LIVE: Bullet For My Valentine – October 12, 2013 (Detroit, MI)

LIVE: Bullet For My Valentine – October 12, 2013 (Detroit, MI)

| 16 October 2013 | Reply

Venue: The Fillmore City: Detroit, MI Date: October 12, 2013 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (http://www.toddstarphotography.com/) Monster Outbreak and HardDrive Live tour brought headliners Bullet For My Valentine back to Detroit and they hit the stage at the Fillmore with a vengeance.  Padge, Matt, Moose, and Jay took their spots and continued to […]

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LIVE: Five Finger Death Punch – October 8, 2013 (Detroit, MI)

LIVE: Five Finger Death Punch – October 8, 2013 (Detroit, MI)

| 10 October 2013 | Reply

Venue: The Fillmore City: Detroit, MI Date: October 8, 2013 Review and Photographs by: Chris Balow (www.vitalradar.com) Five Finger Death Punch’s fans have organized into a small army over the past couple years. Their catchy metal riffs combining the fine guitar work of Jason Hook and Zoltan Bathroy, anthem lyrics, and vocalist Ivan Moody’s genuine, […]

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LIVE: Thirty Seconds To Mars – October 5, 2013 (Sterling Heights, MI)

LIVE: Thirty Seconds To Mars – October 5, 2013 (Sterling Heights, MI)

| 8 October 2013 | Reply

Venue: Freedom Hill Amphitheater City: Sterling Heights, MI Date: October 5, 2013 Review and Photographs by: Todd Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) As part of the first annual Chill On The Hill radio show, Thirty Seconds To Mars brought their Love Lust + Dreams tour to Michigan on a not so chilly Saturday evening in October.  With openers New […]

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LIVE: Saxon – September 20, 2013 (Flint, MI)

LIVE: Saxon – September 20, 2013 (Flint, MI)

| 3 October 2013 | Reply

Venue: The Machine Shop City: Flint, MI Date: September 20, 2013 Reviewer: Sean Goscinski Photographs of the show HERE: Jeff Mintline (www.mintypics.com) SAXON.  The name conjures up visions of English Warriors marching into battle… and that’s precisely what hit The Machine Shop in Flint, MI Friday on September 20.  Bassist Nibs Carter, guitarist Doug Scarratt, longtime drummer […]

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LIVE: PROGPOWER USA – September 5-7, 2013, Atlanta, GA @ USA Center Stage

LIVE: PROGPOWER USA – September 5-7, 2013, Atlanta, GA @ USA Center Stage

| 2 October 2013 | Reply

Reviewed by: Robert Kitay Photos by: Esa Ahola, Ken Lackner, Stephen Schmidt, Allen Ross Thomas, and Jim Wilkinson I’ve wanted to attend a ProgPower USA concert for years, but being on the opposite coast the money or timing was never there when the lineup was irresistible. Well, as soon as the lineup was announced last […]

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Live – The Cult, Perth, 28 September 2013

Live – The Cult, Perth, 28 September 2013

| 1 October 2013 | Reply

Metro City, Perth, Western Australia Saturday 28 September 2013 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photography by Maree King The Cult hit the stage half an hour late after a rumoured backstage tantrum, and deliver the first few tracks from their seminal 1987 album Electric slightly clinically, but they warm up quickly and let the fire into […]

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Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour by Cirque du Soleil, Perth 19 September 2013

Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour by Cirque du Soleil, Perth 19 September 2013

| 22 September 2013 | Reply

Perth Arena, Thursday 19th September Reviewed by Trulie Pinnegar 5 Michael Jacksons kick off the Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL Cirque du Soleil World Tour – all from different eras of his long life in the spotlight – performing a medley whilst swinging on trapeze ropes and graffiti-ing a computer generated (Off The) Wall. It’s a […]

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CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

| 22 September 2013 | Reply

Crown Theatre, Perth, Western Australia Starring David Hobson, Rachael Beck, Shane Bourne, Jennifer Vuletic, Peter Carroll, Tyler Coppin, George Kapiniaris, Todd Goddard, Tony Farrell Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Based on the book by James Bond creator Ian Fleming, 2013’s incredible theatre run of the much loved children’s classic CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG is re-interpreted from […]

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Stonefield, Live in Perth – 31 August 2013

Stonefield, Live in Perth – 31 August 2013

| 8 September 2013 | Reply

Amplifier Bar, Perth, Saturday 31 August 2013  Review & photography by Shane Pinnegar First published in X-Press Magazine’s 4th September 2013 issue – read it HERE Mr & Mrs Findlay back in rural Victoria’s Darraweit Guim must be pretty proud right now, with four daughters rocking stages around the country in advance of the October […]

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Ash, Live in Perth – 27 August 2013

Ash, Live in Perth – 27 August 2013

| 31 August 2013 | Reply

with Love Junkies and The Emperors The Rosemount Hotel, Perth, Western Australia Tuesday 27th August 2013 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photography by Maree King Ash’s 1996 album 1977 (yeah, it’s like that) touched hearts the world over with it’s raunchy, wall of guitars pop, and took the Irish teens round the world and back. Almost […]

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LIVE: SAMMY HAGAR – August 26, 2013, Detroit,MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater

LIVE: SAMMY HAGAR – August 26, 2013, Detroit,MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater

| 31 August 2013 | Reply

Sammy Hagar brought his Four Decades of Rock Tour through Detroit on a hot and humid Monday night.  The crowd was ramped up and full of anticipation regarding what Sammy and his band had in store.  The lights went out and a video recap of Sammy’s career to date played for a few minutes – […]

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LIVE: ZZ TOP – August 20, 2013, Detroit,MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater

LIVE: ZZ TOP – August 20, 2013, Detroit,MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater

| 31 August 2013 | Reply

ZZ Top brought a little bit of Texas to Detroit when they opened all eight of Kid Rock’s sold out shows at DTE Energy Music Theater in Clarkston, MI. Set list: Got Me Under Pressure – Waitin’ for the Bus – Jesus Just Left Chicago – Gimme All Your Lovin’ – Pincushion – I Gotsta Get Paid – Chartreuse – Sharp Dressed […]

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Dave Warner’s From The Suburbs, Live in Perth – 24 August 2013

Dave Warner’s From The Suburbs, Live in Perth – 24 August 2013

| 30 August 2013 | Reply

The Charles Hotel, Perth, Western Australia Saturday 24 August 2013 Reviewed & photographed by Shane Pinnegar He may now reside in Sydney and write screenplays and novels rather than songs, but to many in WA he will always be The Boy From Bicton, leader of The Suburban Army and the genius behind hilarious tales of […]

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Andrew Strong – Live in Fremantle, 22 August 2013

Andrew Strong – Live in Fremantle, 22 August 2013

| 30 August 2013 | Reply

Metropolis Fremantle, Western Australia Thursday 22 August 2013 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photography by Maree King Dux & Downtown opened the show with a blazing set inspired by Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – it may not have been a perfect fit with the headliner, but it sure did rock – Hell yeah!! Andrew Strong and […]

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Stereophonics, Live in Perth – 25 July 2013

Stereophonics, Live in Perth – 25 July 2013

| 30 August 2013 | Reply

Metropolis, Perth, Western Australia Thursday 25 July 2013 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photography by Maree King There’s no fuss as Kelly Jones and the Stereophonics lads stroll onstage at Perth’s Metropolis and start kicking arses and taking numbers with a set that leans heavily on their strongest two albums – 1999’s Performance And Cocktails and […]

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LIVE: Rockstar Uproar Festival – Detroit, MI  August 24, 2013

LIVE: Rockstar Uproar Festival – Detroit, MI August 24, 2013

| 27 August 2013 | Reply

Venue: DTE Energy Music Theater City: Clarkston, MI Date: August 24, 2013 Reviewer & Photographer: Todd Jolicoeur – www.toddstarphotography.com Rockstar Uproar made its third trip through Detroit this weekend and brought a ton of music for the masses.  The real winners were the fans, as favorites new and old were traveling together for this years trek. […]

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LIVE: KID ROCK – August 20, 2013, Detroit,MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater

LIVE: KID ROCK – August 20, 2013, Detroit,MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater

| 27 August 2013 | Reply

Kid Rock brought his $20 Best Night Ever Tour to Detroit for 8 sold out shows and we were there for the finale… With a set list that encompassed his hits and new tracks, along with a special guest during the encore, Kid tore Detroit up one side and down the other, leaving everyone satisfied […]

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STOMP – Live Perth, 13 August 2013

STOMP – Live Perth, 13 August 2013

| 14 August 2013 | Reply

Regal Theatre, Perth, Western Australia – Tuesday 13 August 2013 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Created in Brighton in 1991 by street performers Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, STOMP features intricately physically and musically choreographed set pieces that are played out amid a dystopian set of graffiti-strewn corrugated iron and urban detritus. Part percussive concerto, junkyard […]

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LIVE – Rockstar Mayhem Festival, July 28, 2013

LIVE – Rockstar Mayhem Festival, July 28, 2013

| 6 August 2013 | Reply

Venue: DTE Energy Music Theater City: Clarkston, MI Date: July 28, 2013 Reviewer & Photographer: Todd Jolicoeur – www.toddstarphotography.com The annual pilgrimage of metal made its way through Detroit once again.  The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival brought along three stages full of killer metal sure to please fans of all genres.  The main stage presented […]

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HOODOO GURUS – DIG IT UP INVITATIONAL, Sydney, 21 April 2013

HOODOO GURUS – DIG IT UP INVITATIONAL, Sydney, 21 April 2013

| 25 July 2013 | Reply

Featuring The Hoodoo Gurus, Blue Oyster Cult, The Flamin’ Groovies, The Buzzcocks, and many more The Enmore Theatre and surrounds, Sydney Sunday 21 April 2013 By Shane Pinnegar TUMBLEWEED take opening honours on the Enmore Theatre stage for this, the second annual instalment of Hoodoo Gurus/Feel Presents Dig It Up Invitational mini festival, which will […]

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