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Category: Live Reviews

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Dragon Live in Perth, 31 May 2013

Dragon Live in Perth, 31 May 2013

| 7 June 2013 | Reply

The Astor Theatre, Mount Lawley, Perth Review & photos by Maree King Dragon have reformed for their 40th Anniversary tour, which is not only a celebration of 40 years since their inception but also a homage to the near 40 members that have come and gone over the years, and they’re also here to promote […]

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Bob Evans LIVE Perth, 3 May 2013

Bob Evans LIVE Perth, 3 May 2013

| 7 June 2013 | Reply

3 May 2013, The Bakery Review & photos by Maree King Bob Evans aka Kevin Mitchell returns to Perth on this leg of his Familiar Stranger tour to promote his fourth solo album and it’s a long time on from the 2003 release of Suburban Kid. Playing amongst the industrial/retro design of The Bakery in […]

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Hoodoo Gurus/Flamin Groovies Live at The Astor, 28 April 2013

Hoodoo Gurus/Flamin Groovies Live at The Astor, 28 April 2013

| 7 June 2013 | Reply

Sunday, 28 April 2013 Review & Photos by Maree King The Hoodoo Gurus launched the multi-band, Dig It Up invitational mini festival last year with such a successful response they have returned this year with a new line up and ready to rock their Mars Needs Guitars album in its entirety and they did not […]

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ROSE TATTOO – Live, Perth, 31st May 2013

ROSE TATTOO – Live, Perth, 31st May 2013

| 7 June 2013 | Reply

With The John Meyer Band, Wayne Green & The Phantoms The Charles Hotel, North Perth, Western Australia By Shane Pinnegar Photography by Mandy Av | Awakening Vixen The church of Rose Tattoo is in session, brothers n’ sisters, the Reverend Angry Anderson presiding. Today’s sermon is all about looking after each other, loving each other, […]

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BLACK SABBATH Live in Perth – 4th May 2013

BLACK SABBATH Live in Perth – 4th May 2013

| 7 May 2013 | Reply

BLACK SABBATH with Shihad Perth Arena, Western Australia Saturday 4th May 2013 By Shane Pinnegar | Photography by Maree King Originally published in Xpress Magazine’s 8th May 2013 issue – read it HERE   Set List – Shihad: Factory Screwtop You Again My Mind’s Sedate The General Electric Comfort Me Set List – Black Sabbath: War […]

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LIVE – Raiding The Rock Vault, April 29, 2013

LIVE – Raiding The Rock Vault, April 29, 2013

Venue: LVH City: Las Vegas, NV Date: April 29, 2013 Reviewer & Photographer: Todd Jolicoeur – www.toddstarphotography.com I hear supergroup and cringe.  Don’t get me wrong, some of them have been phenomenal  but others I thought were big flops.  This show is less a supergroup and more a super show with members from different groups committed to a common […]

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LIVE – CLIFF RICHARD, Perth – 23 Feb 2013

LIVE – CLIFF RICHARD, Perth – 23 Feb 2013

| 1 May 2013 | Reply

Reeling and a Rocking Sandalford Winery, Perth, Western Australia 23rd February 2013 By Iain Taylor For his age (approaching 73) this man is incredible. He exudes a voice and energy that belies his age. The appearance of his old sparring partner Hank Marvin was something to behold. He is a man that makes a telecaster […]

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LIVE – The Midwest Rock N Roll Express, April 21, 2013

LIVE – The Midwest Rock N Roll Express, April 21, 2013

| 26 April 2013 | Reply

Venue: Huntington Center City: Toledo, OH Date: April 21, 2013 Reviewer & Photographer: Todd Jolicoeur – www.toddstarphotography.com REO Speedwagon is one of those bands that everyone seems to know some of their songs, but this night in Toledo, it seemed EVERYONE knew their songs.  The crowd was on its feet from opening note to the closing […]

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Thin Lizzy with Diva Demolition, Live, Melbourne – 4 March 2013

Thin Lizzy with Diva Demolition, Live, Melbourne – 4 March 2013

| 23 April 2013 | Reply

Billboards, Melbourne By Shayne McGowan Diva Demolition open the night, and to be completely honest, I was not impressed. I personally think that they are trying way too hard to cater towards main stream radio by writing pop rock songs, with not much to say. Obviously somebody has seen something in this band, how else […]

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Scott Ian/Chris Jericho spoken word show, Melbourne – 27 Feb 2013

Scott Ian/Chris Jericho spoken word show, Melbourne – 27 Feb 2013

| 23 April 2013 | Reply

Live at The Toff, Melbourne By Shayne McGowan It is safe to say that I had no idea what to expect from this show. Scott Ian is the guitarist for metal masters Anthrax, and Jericho is best known as the tight wearing WWE wrestler, or frontman for Fozzy, so why are they doing a spoken […]

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Duff McKagan’s Loaded, Melbourne, 28 Feb 2013

Duff McKagan’s Loaded, Melbourne, 28 Feb 2013

| 23 April 2013 | Reply

With Danko Jones The Espy, Gershwin Room, Melbourne By Shayne McGowan I Missed Danko Jones. I’m a little disappointed with myself for running late and missing it, but sometimes it happens. By all reports, Danko played a fantastic set, which only rubs the salt into my wounds a little more. Having met Duff in Melbourne […]

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STONE MUSIC FESTIVAL – DAY ONE, Sydney – 20 April 2013

STONE MUSIC FESTIVAL – DAY ONE, Sydney – 20 April 2013

| 23 April 2013 | Reply

ANZ Stadium, Sydney Saturday 20 April, 2013 By Shane Pinnegar   STONE MUSIC FESTIVAL, named after Sandy Harbutt’s seminal 1974 Australian biker movie Stone, hasn’t had an easy birth: First there was the rival promoters who bagged them out, warning the public to be wary of unproven outfits. Then there was the consumer reticence to […]

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LIVE – Glenn Frey with the WASO – Perth, 24 February 2013

LIVE – Glenn Frey with the WASO – Perth, 24 February 2013

| 23 April 2013 | Reply

An Evening On The Green, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia With the WA Symphony Orchestra, Ross Wilson and John Paul Young Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photography by Maree King For a night of ‘peaceful, easy feelings’, this show was a world-beater. One of the originators of the laid back Californian ‘West Coast Sound’, founding member […]

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HOODOO GURUS with The Domnicks – Live on Rottnest Island, WA – Sunday 3rd March 2013

HOODOO GURUS with The Domnicks – Live on Rottnest Island, WA – Sunday 3rd March 2013

| 23 April 2013 | Reply

With The Domnicks The Rottnest Hotel, Rottnest Island, Western Australia By Shane Pinnegar Here’s a recipe for a great day out: Take a beautiful summery Sunday on a long weekend Stir in The Hoodoo Gurus, one of Australia’s biggest and best rock bands since the early Eighties Season with local rock n’ soul supergroup The […]

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WEST COAST BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL – DAY TWO, Fremantle, 24 March 2013

WEST COAST BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL – DAY TWO, Fremantle, 24 March 2013

| 23 April 2013 | Reply

Fremantle Park, Fremantle Sunday 24 March 2013 By Shane Pinnegar Photography by Maree King There’s little better than hearing amazingly talented artists playing their best songs on a beautiful sunny day in such a friendly, agro-free environment, and after such a flawless day of magnificent and moving music on Saturday, expectations were high for Day […]

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WEST COAST BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL – DAY ONE, Fremantle, 23 March 2013

WEST COAST BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL – DAY ONE, Fremantle, 23 March 2013

| 23 April 2013 | Reply

Fremantle Park, Fremantle Saturday 23 March 2013 By Shane Pinnegar Photography by Maree King They call it “The music lover’s festival”, and on this – West Coast Blues & Roots Festival’s tenth birthday – it’s easy to see why, as every band (all 34 of them) over a special two day bonanza, delivers a joyous […]

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LIVE – THE MARK OF CAIN, Perth, 17 March 2013

LIVE – THE MARK OF CAIN, Perth, 17 March 2013

| 11 April 2013 | Reply

Amplifier Bar, Perth, Western Australia Sunday, March 17, 2013 By Shane Pinnegar In fitting with THE MARK OF CAIN’s often militaristic lyrics, John & Kim Scott (guitar/vocals and bass, respectively) and new touring drummer (something like the 15th person to occupy that position!) Eli Green executed a blitzkrieg assault on the sardine-packed Amplifier Bar with […]

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SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL 2013 – Perth, 4 March 2013

SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL 2013 – Perth, 4 March 2013

| 11 April 2013 | Reply

Claremont Showgrounds, Perth – Monday 4 March 2013 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photography by J F Foto Additional pictures by Shane Pinnegar Soundwave Festival has long since overtaken The Big Day Out as not only the premier hard n’ heavy rock fest in Australia, but also the largest travelling musical circus fest in the country. […]

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Live – Guns n’ Roses, with ZZ Top and Rose Tattoo, Perth, 9th March 2013

Live – Guns n’ Roses, with ZZ Top and Rose Tattoo, Perth, 9th March 2013

| 10 April 2013 | Reply

Perth Arena, Western Australia Saturday 9th March 2013 By Shane Pinnegar Photography by Maree King Axl Rose and friends – aka Guns n’ Roses – surprised everyone (and not only in this town) by not only hitting the Perth Arena stage on time, but actually coming on half an hour EARLY, but what happened next […]

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LIVE – CrashDiet: The Savage Playground Tour, April 5 2013

LIVE – CrashDiet: The Savage Playground Tour, April 5 2013

| 10 April 2013 | Reply

Venue: The Pike Room City: Pontiac, MI Date: April 5, 2013 Reviewer & Photographer: Todd Jolicoeur – www.toddstarphotography.com CrashDiet brought their special blend of sleaze metal to Pontiac, MI on a chilly Friday evening.  The sound board fried before the openers hit the stage, so everything was pushed back, but after a cool interview with […]

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