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Category: Live Reviews

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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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Live – Deep Purple with Journey, Perth, 7 March 2013

Live – Deep Purple with Journey, Perth, 7 March 2013

| 18 March 2013 | Reply

Perth Arena, Western Australia Review by Gazman Campbell Photography by Mandy Av, Awakening Vixen Photography My first encounter with the new Perth Arena & also AOR legends Journey. To be quite honest, I didn’t know much about this band from San Francisco formed by past members of Santana & some other long defunct groups. I […]

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LIVE – P!NK, Auburn Hills, MI, March 5, 2013

LIVE – P!NK, Auburn Hills, MI, March 5, 2013

| 7 March 2013 | Reply

  Venue: The Palace of Auburn Hills City, Auburn Hills, MI Reviewed by: Chris Balow P!NK’s ‘The Truth About Love” tour raises the bar for pop genre artists! Lady Gaga has been watching from the bench with a bad hip, hoping to get off injured reserve and back in the game. In her absence, Pink […]

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LIVE – KISS, Monster Tour with Motley Crue, Thin Lizzy & Diva Demolition – Perth, 28 February 2013

LIVE – KISS, Monster Tour with Motley Crue, Thin Lizzy & Diva Demolition – Perth, 28 February 2013

| 6 March 2013 | Reply

Perth Arena, Perth, Western Australia Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar It was touted as “the biggest and best show on Earth” – and KISS’s Monster tour made good on the hype, delivering an epic night of decade-straddling classic rock n’ roll that left fans exhausted and hoarse from cheering and shouting along. It wasn’t all nostalgia […]

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LIVE – Bob Seger: Rock And Roll Never Forgets Tour, February 27, 2013

LIVE – Bob Seger: Rock And Roll Never Forgets Tour, February 27, 2013

| 5 March 2013 | Reply

Venue: Huntington Center City: Toledo, OH, USA Date: February 27, 2013 Photographer: Todd Jolicoeur – www.toddstarphotography.com Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band brought their Rock And Roll Never Forgets tour to Toledo, OH and what an exciting and energetic show it was.  It this tour opener is any indication, this should be a great […]

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LIVE – Rush, San Jose, CA, November 15, 2012

LIVE – Rush, San Jose, CA, November 15, 2012

| 28 February 2013 | Reply

Venue: HP Pavilion City: San Jose, California Reviewed by: Robert Kitay Rush is one of my all time favorite bands and I never miss a Rush concert.  I’ve seen them so many times that I always have a pretty good idea of what to expect. Sure they usually dust off one or two deep cut gems that […]

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LIVE – Tom Keifer, Ferndale, MI, February 24, 2013

LIVE – Tom Keifer, Ferndale, MI, February 24, 2013

| 27 February 2013 | Reply

Venue: The Magic Bag City: Ferndale, MI, USA Reviewed by: ToddStar Photos by: Todd Jolicoeur – www.toddstarphotography.com Photos of the Show When a lead singer announces a solo album and tour, you often don’t know what you are going to get.  With Tom Keifer of Cinderella, you know exactly what you are going to get. […]

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LIVE – Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band –Perth, 21 February 2013

LIVE – Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band –Perth, 21 February 2013

| 27 February 2013 | Reply

Challenge Stadium, Perth, Western Australia Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photography by Maree King There are many things that Ringo Starr is NOT. He’s not the best singer in the world, nor the best drummer.  He was never the most talented Beatle, nor the most successful solo artist of those four world changing artists. What he […]

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LIVE – Joanne Shaw Taylor – Perth, 19 February 2013

LIVE – Joanne Shaw Taylor – Perth, 19 February 2013

| 27 February 2013 | Reply

Perth Blues Club, The Charles Hotel, Perth, Western Australia Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar It takes a bit to get Perth folks out at the best of times, let alone on a Tuesday night. Tonight’s Perth Blues Club star attraction is rising UK blues guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor – and the punters came in their droves, […]

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LIVE – Black Veil Brides, Pontiac, MI, February 22, 2013

LIVE – Black Veil Brides, Pontiac, MI, February 22, 2013

| 26 February 2013 | Reply

Venue: The Crofoot City: Pontiac, MI Reviewed by: ToddStar Photos by: Todd Jolicoeur – www.toddstarphotography.com Photos of the Black Veil Brides from the Show The Church of the Wild Ones Tour rolled through Pontiac, MI on a cold snowy day.  The crowd was lined up for hours around the building waiting to see the Black […]

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LIVE – Jimmy Barnes & Jon Stevens – Perth, 15 February 2013

LIVE – Jimmy Barnes & Jon Stevens – Perth, 15 February 2013

| 26 February 2013 | Reply

Venue: Perth Zoo Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photography by Maree King The green grassed field in the centre of Perth Zoo is a surprisingly relaxed and dignified venue for a rock n’ roll show, though it seems the incumbent animals prefer artists of a “certain vintage” – tonight’s show featuring former Noiseworks singer Jon Stevens […]

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LIVE – Tremonti, Pontiac, MI, February 21, 2013

LIVE – Tremonti, Pontiac, MI, February 21, 2013

| 26 February 2013 | 1 Reply

Venue: The Crofoot City: Pontiac, MI Date: February 21, 2013 Reviewer: ToddStar Photos by: Todd Jolicoeur – www.toddstarphotography.com Photos from the Show Mark Tremonti decided to come home and treat the fans to a packed show this past Thursday.  He pulled out all the stops and played every song off of his debut release, ‘All […]

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LIVE – Testament, San Francisco, CA, January 30, 2013

LIVE – Testament, San Francisco, CA, January 30, 2013

| 14 February 2013 | Reply

Venue: The Fillmore City: San Francisco, California Date: January 30, 2013 Reviewer: Robert Kitay This was the opening night of what will be one of the top thrash metal packages of the year. Unfortunately, Flotsam and Jetsam wasn’t on the bill for this show like they are for most of the tour, but a hometown show for […]

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LIVE – Sabaton, San Francisco, CA, February 9, 2013

LIVE – Sabaton, San Francisco, CA, February 9, 2013

| 12 February 2013 | Reply

Venue: Thee Parkside City: San Francisco, CA Date: February 9, 2013 Reviewed by: Robert Kitay I have seen Sabaton a couple times before, but this was the first time as a headliner and the first with the new lineup.  Sabaton is probably the fastest rising star in the power metal scene, and I have been looking […]

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ROCK FOR DOC, featuring Mr Damage, with Krank, Ragdoll & Big Guns – 28 Jan 2013

ROCK FOR DOC, featuring Mr Damage, with Krank, Ragdoll & Big Guns – 28 Jan 2013

| 11 February 2013 | Reply

The Charles Hotel Monday 28 January 2013 By Shane Pinnegar With news that The Angels iconic lead singer Doc Neeson is battling cancer – just as he was about to head out on the road with a new incarnation of The Angels, dubbed 100% and featuring Bob Spencer, Jim Hilburn, James Morley and Buzz Bidstrup […]

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LIVE – EVENING ON THE GREEN feat Elvis Costello & The Sunnyboys – 6 February 2013

LIVE – EVENING ON THE GREEN feat Elvis Costello & The Sunnyboys – 6 February 2013

| 6 February 2013 | Reply

With Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons and Stephen Cummings Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia Wednesday 6 February 2013 By Shane Pinnegar / Photography by Maree King Evenings don’t get much more glorious than this, sipping champagne on the lush green grass as the sun shone brightly late afternoon as Stephen Cummings took to his […]

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