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Category: Live Reviews

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LIVE: GHOST – May 12, 2018

LIVE: GHOST – May 12, 2018

Venue: The Fillmore City: Detroit, MI Date: May 12, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Ghost is a favorite of mine and has been since their debut release.  Out with new vocalist Cardinal Copia, the band is out recruiting fans on their current Rats On The Road tour, which stopped in Detroit […]

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LIVE: IMAGINE DRAGONS with Temper Trap, Perth – 12 May, 2018

LIVE: IMAGINE DRAGONS with Temper Trap, Perth – 12 May, 2018

| 15 May 2018 | Reply

LIVE: IMAGINE DRAGONS with Temper Trap, Perth – 12 May, 2018 Perth Arena, Western Australia – Saturday, 12 May, 2018 Reviewed by Kevin Curran Photography by Damien Crocker Imagine Dragons were in Perth for the very first time in support of their latest record Evolve, bringing Perth out in droves to jam pack the Arena. […]

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LIVE: DITA VON TEESE – May 10, 2018

LIVE: DITA VON TEESE – May 10, 2018

Venue: The Fillmore City: Detroit, MI Date: May 10, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) The ability to review and photograph a legend is always fun, regardless of the genre.  When that genre is Burlesque and that legend in none other than Dita Von Teese, you cannot help but get excited considering […]

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LIVE: AVATAR – May 5, 2018

LIVE: AVATAR – May 5, 2018

Venue: The International City: Knoxville, TN Date: May 5, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Rachel Craig (http://www.rachelcraigphotos.net/) Knoxville is now a part of Avatar Country. The Swedish band brought their recent tour to The International along with the Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue, instead of the traditional choice of an opening band. However, this was the perfect […]

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LIVE: IHSAHN, Perth – 9 May, 2018

LIVE: IHSAHN, Perth – 9 May, 2018

| 14 May 2018 | Reply

LIVE: IHSAHN, Perth – 9 May, 2018 Amplifier Bar, Perth – Wednesday, 9 May, 2018 Reviewed by Melanie Scrafton Photos by JV Photo & Film Norway’s Ihsahn finishes up his Australian tour here in Perth at Amplifier, supported by Perth’s Bolt Gun and Snorri. Ihsahn and his band hit the stage and wowed the crowd […]

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LIVE: In The Pines: 25th Anniversary, Perth – 29 Apr 2018

LIVE: In The Pines: 25th Anniversary, Perth – 29 Apr 2018

| 10 May 2018 | Reply

LIVE: In The Pines: 25th Anniversary, Perth – 29 Apr 2018 Sunday, 29 April, 2018 Review by Brian Dunne and Tim Gallagher In The Pines, RTR FM’s annual fundraising gig, is the biggest day of the year for the local music community. This year’s event was the 25th such gig and it may well have […]

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LIVE: SQUEEZE, Perth – 1 May, 2018

LIVE: SQUEEZE, Perth – 1 May, 2018

| 8 May 2018 | Reply

LIVE: SQUEEZE, Perth – 1 May, 2018 With Dr John Cooper Clark The Astor Theatre, Perth, Western Australia; Tuesday, 1 May, 2018 Review & photography by Peter Gardner Over the last half a century there have been some iconic song writing partnerships – several roll off the tongue easily, like Lennon/McCartney, Jagger/Richards, Strummer/Jones, Andersson/Ulvaeus. Included […]

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LIVE: STEREOPHONICS, Fremantle – 5 May, 2018

LIVE: STEREOPHONICS, Fremantle – 5 May, 2018

| 8 May 2018 | Reply

LIVE: STEREOPHONICS, Fremantle – 5 May, 2018 Fremantle Arts Centre, Western Australia – Saturday, 5 May, 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photography by Damien Crocker A sellout crowd at The glorious Freo Arts Centre was knee deep in Welsh flags when the Taffy lads came to town celebrating twenty years of The Stereophonics’ recording career […]

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LIVE: CHRIS YOUNG wsg Kane Brown & Morgan Evans – May 4, 2018

LIVE: CHRIS YOUNG wsg Kane Brown & Morgan Evans – May 4, 2018

Venue: Huntington Center City: Toledo, OH Date: May 4, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Friday May 4, 2018 was an example of something that may not be perceived as rock TOTALLY rocking it… 100% to be exact.  This blustery Friday night Chris Young and his Losing Sleep tour rolled through Toledo, […]

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LIVE: TRIVIUM – May 1, 2018

LIVE: TRIVIUM – May 1, 2018

Venue: The International City: Knoxville, TN Date: May 1, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Rachel Craig (http://www.rachelcraigphotos.net/) Trivium brought one of the best metal shows to The International’s stage last week. They came as support for Bullet For My Valentine’s latest tour, which is a lineup that has been highly anticipated. Frontman Matt Heafy is also […]

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LIVE: Jaime Page’s Dark Universe, Perth – 28 Apr 2018

LIVE: Jaime Page’s Dark Universe, Perth – 28 Apr 2018

| 7 May 2018 | Reply

LIVE: Jaime Page’s Dark Universe, Perth – 28 Apr 2018 with Darkyra and Jackson Koke Badlands Bar, Perth – Saturday, 28th April, 2018 Review & Photography by Peter Gardner Jaime Page is a phenomenon: a brilliant rock guitarist with skills as good, if not greater than, most of her contemporaries. Her CV includes recording with […]

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LIVE: STORMRIDER FESTIVAL – Perth, 7 April, 2018

LIVE: STORMRIDER FESTIVAL – Perth, 7 April, 2018

| 7 May 2018 | Reply

LIVE: STORMRIDER FESTIVAL – Perth, 7 April, 2018 Badlands, Northbridge, Perth Reviewed by Clayton Mitchell Photography by Pete Gardner SENSIMILLIA www.facebook.com/Sensimillia.Perth Life Spell is upon U Afraid to Die The Trooper (Iron Maiden Cover) Straight out the gate, Sensimillia hit the early crowd with Life, a solid heavy grunge vibe reminiscent of the early nineties […]

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LIVE: SOULFLY – April 28, 2018

LIVE: SOULFLY – April 28, 2018

Venue: The International City: Knoxville, TN Date: April 28, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Rachel Craig (http://www.rachelcraigphotos.net/) Soulfly made their return to Knoxville after nearly 3 years on their From The Amazon To The Nile Tour. This show was full of brutal metal and energy. Knoxville-based Christian metal band Absent From The Body started the show. They got […]

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LIVE: THE SWORD – April 27, 2018

LIVE: THE SWORD – April 27, 2018

| 30 April 2018 | Reply

Venue: The International City: Knoxville, TN Date: April 27, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Rachel Craig (http://www.rachelcraigphotos.net/) Stoner doom metal rocks the International once again, bringing a variety of fans that all have a love for heavy metal that sounds like taking a time machine back to the 1970’s. The show began with only one supporting […]

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LIVE: ABBE MAY – Perth, 14 April 2018

LIVE: ABBE MAY – Perth, 14 April 2018

| 26 April 2018 | Reply

LIVE: ABBE MAY – Perth, 14 April 2018 Jack Rabbit Slims, 14th April 2018, with Tashi Hall, J.F.K., Jamilla Review & photography by Pete Gardner Abbe May never fails to disappoint. Bringing her Fruit tour back to Perth following her brilliant album launch at the Chevron Gardens as part of the Perth Festival, Abbe May […]

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LIVE: GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY – April 19, 2018

LIVE: GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY – April 19, 2018

| 24 April 2018 | Reply

Venue: The Mill & Mine City: Knoxville, TN Date: April 19, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Rachel Craig (http://www.rachelcraigphotos.net/) The Austin-based electronic rock duo Ghostland Observatory took over the Mill & Mine with their blend of pulsing beats, laser lights, and demanding vocals. Judging from the fans’ reactions, this is one of those bands that you […]

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LIVE: Reverb Festival – Perth, 13 April, 2018

LIVE: Reverb Festival – Perth, 13 April, 2018

| 23 April 2018 | Reply

LIVE: Reverb Festival – Perth, 13 April, 2018 G.O. Edwards Park, Burswood, Perth – Friday, 13th April 2018 Review & photography by Pete Gardner The Jezabels The Preatures Cloud Control E^ST Maddy Jane Sloan Peterson Day one of the inaugural Reverb festival promised an excellent line up of some great bands, headlined by two Aussie […]

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LIVE: Primus, Perth 14 April, 2018

LIVE: Primus, Perth 14 April, 2018

| 23 April 2018 | Reply

LIVE: Primus, Perth 14 April, 2018 Metropolis City, Perth, Western Australia Reviewed by Kevin Curran Photography by Stuart McKay The one and only Primus were in town in support of their new record The Desaturating Seven bringing along with them The Deen Ween Group. Perth came out in droves to Metro City and I would […]

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LIVE: COSMIC PSYCHOS – Perth, 14 April, 2018

LIVE: COSMIC PSYCHOS – Perth, 14 April, 2018

| 23 April 2018 | Reply

LIVE: COSMIC PSYCHOS – Perth, 14 April, 2018 With Dennis Commetti and The Southern River Band The Rosemount Hotel, Perth, Western Australia Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar The Cosmic Psychos aren’t just Australian punk rock icons, they’re the real deal, and in a time when society is being more and more homogenised, they may be the […]

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LIVE: BETTYE LAVETTE – April 15, 2018

LIVE: BETTYE LAVETTE – April 15, 2018

| 19 April 2018 | Reply

Venue: Jazz Cafe at Music Hall City: Detroit, MI Date: April 15, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Legend.  The term is thrown around by music fans regarding their love of a certain band, super group, genre, etc.  When I think of musical legends quite a few names come to mind, and […]

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