LIVE REVIEW: Anvil – Perth, November 14th 2017

  The legend that is Anvil, a band that has truly seen the ups and downs of a career in the music industry returned to Perth on not only the final show of the Australian […]

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Blue October - Irving, Texas 2017 | Photo Credit: Cherri Bird - The Birds Nest

LIVE REVIEW: Blue October – Irving, Texas October 22nd 2017

  BLUE OCTOBER has been around since their inception in 1995 and I have see this band come up in rank and file. Yet even after seeing them play a gazillion times, tonight was the […]

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Third Eye Blind - Asbury Park, New Jersey 2017 | Photo Credit: Kimberly Ann of Garden State Band Connection

LIVE REVIEW: Third Eye Blind – Asbury Park, New Jersey October 19th 2017

  The All American rock band Third Eye Blind took the stage at Asbury Park Convention Hall in New Jersey on Thursday October 19, 2017. The band was nearing the end of their Fall of […]

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Incursion - Halloween 2017 | Photo Credit: Outback Bob Photography

LIVE REVIEW: The Last Incursion: Halloween – Perth, October 28th 2017

  As I approached the long queue of wet and excited party goers waiting outside Gilkison Dance Studio on Saturday night, an earie thought confronted me. The sudden onset of wind and rain seemed to […]

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Gemini Syndrome - Dallas, Texas 2017 | Photo Credit: Cherri Bird

LIVE REVIEW: Gemini Syndrome – Dallas, Texas October 23rd 2017

  THOSE THAT WALK AMONG US When you have a band that often draws out some pretty deep or to say the least, buried emotions, you know that connection is more than just rockin’ out […]

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LIVE REVIEW: W.A.S.P. – Manchester UK, October 21st 2017

Whatever your views on the early 80’s Metal and Rock scenes and whatever your take on ‘theatrical rock’ of that period there’s little doubt that back in the day W.A.S.P. were a force to be […]

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Sebastian Bach - Adelaide Australia 2017

LIVE REVIEW: Sebastian Bach – Adelaide, October 22nd 2017

  It’s 9pm on a Sunday night in the city of churches… Adelaide, Australia… which for some strange, unknown reason seems to have become the preferred timeslot for touring acts that choose to include Adelaide […]

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Northlane - Perth Australia 2017 | Photo Credit: Andre Avila, Redwood Visions

LIVE REVIEW: Northlane – Perth, October 21st 2017

  Following the surprise release of Northlane’s latest studio LP: Mesmer, Australia’s leading metalcore giants have embarked on their ‘Mesmer Tour’ across Australia with some of the biggest names in metalcore. Taking the stage at Perth’s […]

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Sebastian Bach - Perth Australia 2017

LIVE REVIEW: Sebastian Bach – Perth, October 21st 2017

Over the years Sebastian Bach has become an ever more frequent visitor to Australia, usually with a new album for us when he arrives. This time though his latest release has been his Autobiography ’18 […]

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Mayday Parade - Perth Australia 2017 | Photo Credit: Andre Avila, Redwood Visions

LIVE REVIEW: Mayday Parade / This Wild Life – Perth, October 18th 2017

  2017 marks the 10 year celebration of Mayday Parade’s release of their debut album A Lesson In Romantics. Younger and older audiences from across Perth rejoiced at Metro City to relive some the most […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Alice Cooper with Ace Frehley, 17th October 2017

Now this is the sort of bill Rock fans dream of: not only do we get one of Rock’s all-time great showmen, but we also get a nice side-order of Kiss’ original guitarist Ace Frehley, […]

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The Dillinger Escape Plan - Perth 2017

LIVE REVIEW: The Dillinger Escape Plan – Perth, October 15th 2017

  We knew it was coming for some time now but you can never really prepare yourself for such a thing. The final time we will ever get to see The Dillinger Escape Plan (pending […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Me First And The Gimme Gimmes – Perth, October 12th 2017

  The star studded Punk cover act Me First And The Gimme Gimmes returned to Perth on Thursday night at the tail end of a whirlwind Australian tour, the last time in the country was […]

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Halestorm - Louder Than Life Festival 2017

LIVE REVIEW: Louder Than Life Festival 2017 – Louisville, Kentucky

  Produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, America’s premier production company for rock music festivals, Louisville’s Louder Than Life features a selection of award-winning bourbons, whiskey, spirits, craft beer, the best food Louisville has to offer, […]

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Napalm Death - Photo Credit: Molotov Photography

LIVE REVIEW: Napalm Death, Brujeria, Lock Up, Black Rheno – Perth, October 8th 2017

  Campaign For Musical Destruction is the appropriate title for a tour that consists of some of heavy music’s most brutally compounding and chaotic bands to walk the earth and seemingly only fitting that Australia […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Kingswood- Metros Fremantle, October 6th 2017

Kingswood are on of those very few Australian Rock bands that stand in that exciting ‘no mans land’ between the real shot at the big leagues and homegrown hugeness and ‘rest of the world’ mild […]

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Wage War - Dallas, Texas 2017

LIVE REVIEW: Wage War – Dallas, October 4th 2017

  First introduced to this band at Rocklahoma back in May, it was completely obvious to me that this Metalcore group from Ocala, Florida was (or has been) on the fast track from the moment […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Blood Sweat and Beers the Concert, Ravenswood Hotel, WA Australia

Tonight a sold out crowd in the sleepy town of Ravenswood WA was treated to something rather special. Australian Rock Royalty was in town to kick off a Saturday night celebrating the very best of […]

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Septillion - Photo credit: Molotov Photography

LIVE REVIEW: Septillion, Wardaemonic, Solum, Deadspace – Perth, October 6th 2017

  Black Metal Lords Septillion summoned a great congregation of Kings and Queens at Amplifier Bar last night to celebrate the launch of new merchandise and unleash some of Perth’s most devastating Black Metal bands […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Dichotomy at TheSixty30, Perth, Australia

There’s a new or rather a re-kindled Rock venue North of the River in Perth – ‘TheSixty30’ a venue named after its postcode and which despite its limited capacity has a greats sound to it […]

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Return To Roots 2017

LIVE REVIEW: Max & Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots – Perth, September 26th 2017

  The Return To Roots Australian tour ended in fashionable metal style on Tuesday night in Perth at the always lovely Astor Theatre to a sold out crowd who were more than keen to see […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Glenn Hughes performs classic Deep Purple Live in Concert

When you read a show billed as ‘Glenn Hughes performs classic Deep Purple Live in Concert’ preceded by ‘For the first time in 40 years’ you are immediately hit by the sheer history of what […]

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Make Them Suffer - Perth 2017 | JV Photo & Film

LIVE REVIEW: Make Them Suffer / Wage War – Perth, September 24th 2017

  Back in their hometown for night of pure heaviness at The Rosemount Hotel, Make Them Suffer have returned for the final show of their Worlds Apart Australian Tour in recognition of their latest LP […]

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Dream Theater - Melbourne 2017 | Photo Credit: Inside Edge Photography

LIVE REVIEW: Dream Theater – Melbourne, September 20th 2017

  I remember clearly buying Dream Theater’s much-anticipated first album When Dream & Day Unite when it was released in 1989, and being astounded at the levels of musicianship, harmony and melody, and sheer power […]

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Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians

LIVE REVIEW: Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians – Deep Ellum, Texas September 16th 2017

  Spur of the moment, I went to shoot EDIE BRICKELL & THE NEW BOHEMIANS playing with THE OLD 97’S at THE BOMB FACTORY on Saturday night. It was that, or stay in and finish […]

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AFI - Perth 2017

LIVE REVIEW: AFI – Perth, September 14th 2017

  AFI have returned for their Australian tour in recognition of their latest self-titled LP AFI (The Blood Album) and performed last night at Perth’s Metro City, alongside supports from Basement, and Introvert. This four-piece […]

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Jason Richardson - Dallas 2017

LIVE REVIEW: Jason Richardson – Dallas, September 10th 2017

  It’s right here in black and white. Emerging artists. There is a lot that can be said about this segment of musicians. It seems like new bands are multiplying like rabbits, so much so […]

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Jac Dalton - Adelaide 2017

LIVE GALLERY: Jac Dalton – Adelaide, September 10th 2017

  “Jac Dalton is a fierce, no quarter crusade of balls-to-the-wall, no-holds-barred classic rock experience that engages the listener with a sonic safari of badass attitude mixed with a decidedly modern shape and color” Jac […]

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Nucleust

LIVE REVIEW: Nucleust w/ This Other Eden, At Depths & St James Sirens – Perth, September 8th 2017

  Perth flaunted its everlasting musical talent yet again last night as four upcoming local acts hit the stage at Badlands Bar to showcase a healthy blend of the finest and most diverse heavy music […]

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Kreator

LIVE REVIEW: Kreator / Vader – Perth, September 5th 2017

  If extreme aggression is what you want, then look no further than the double bill of German thrashers Kreator and Polish death metalers Vader who team up for an Australian tour of biblical proportions. […]

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The Getaway Plan

LIVE REVIEW: The Getaway Plan – Perth, September 1st 2017

  The first show of Melbourne alternative, post-hardcore band: The Getaway Plan’s Other Voices, Other Rooms Australian Tour kicked off last night at The Rosemount Hotel. They performed two sets, one comprising of their 2008 […]

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Hawthorne Heights Perth 2017

LIVE REVIEW: Hawthorne Heights – Perth, August 28th 2017

  The Hawthorne Heights Australian tour kicked off last night at Amplifier Bar with a fantastic debut show. The beloved pop-punk legends played through the entirety of their first two albums: The Silence In Black […]

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Make America Great Again - Scott Stapp

LIVE REVIEW: Make America Rock Again – Scott Stapp, Trapt, Sick Puppies, Drowning Pool: August 15th 2017

  You know, I was a little hesitant when the announcement came down the wire and I received a press release email with all the details about reviewing this show. Why? Well, I like the […]

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Grinspoon Australia tour

LIVE REVIEW: Grinspoon – Perth, August 25th 2017

In celebration of 20 years since the release of their debut album ‘A Guide To Better Living’, Grinspoon put on a massive show at Perth’s Metro City on Friday night. They were backed up by […]

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Lifehouse - New Jersey 2017

LIVE REVIEW: Lifehouse – Asbury Park, New Jersey: August 10th 2017

  Fans of all ages were treated to a stellar performance by Lifehouse at the Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Lifehouse is an American band based out of Los Angeles. The […]

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Trophy Eyes - Perth 2017

LIVE REVIEW: Trophy Eyes – Perth, August 18th 2017

  Sydney anthemic punk-rock band Trophy Eyes began their debut Aussie tour last night in Perth, at Amplifier Capitol. This show was a fantastic start to the tour, setting the tour off on an excellent […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Blondie and Garbage – Orlando, August 9th 2017

  BLONDIE & GARBAGE LAUNCH TAKEOVER OF ORLANDO’S HARD ROCK LIVE When we read about pioneers, we typically associate the word with those that are long since gone, as pioneers are part of our collective […]

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311 - Dallas Texas 2017

LIVE REVIEW: 311 – Dallas, Texas August 8th 2017

  Let’s just say that what I have to write about seeing 311 has probably been said in some form or fashion in a show review at some point, and that’s not because of anything […]

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Stop The Violence Minifest 3

LIVE REVIEW: Stop The Violence Minifest 3 – Bunbury, July 29th 2017

  This was the third edition of the Global Metal Machine in support of domestic violence and the cowards punch and what a line up was this. 9 bands that brought their unique blend of […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Maverick – Firebird Album Launch, Perth

I always look forward to Friday nights and finishing the working week with a dose of live original music and last Friday was no different with Maverick’s CD launch at Badlands clearly in our sights.  […]

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Ill Nino

LIVE REVIEW: Ill Nino / Terror Universal – Perth, August 2nd 2017

  It was a cold night in Perth on Wednesday night but it didn’t feel cold inside the old Capitol Theatre in Perth during the first show of the tour with Ill Nino and Terror […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi Tribute) – 29th July 2017

Before I start I would like to state for the jury that I am not a huge fan of tribute acts. I have seen many that have tried valiantly and failed miserably, but to have […]

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Thy Art Is Murder - Live Perth 2017

LIVE REVIEW: Thy Art Is Murder – Perth, July 27th 2017

  Aussie metal giants Thy Art Is Murder rolled into Perth on the first date of their ‘Death Sentence’ Australian tour on Thursday night, a sold out show and a packed crowd meant this was […]

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'68 - Adelaide 2017

LIVE REVIEW: ’68 – Adelaide, July 20th 2017

  The rock duo known simply as ’68 made the long trek to Australia this week for a run of shows as part of their tour in support of “Two Parts Viper” which was released […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Bay City Rollers – July 16 2017

The Seventies was of course the best decade for music ever, when even the bad stuff was good and all of the really important forms of popular music either burned briefly and died or were given […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Silent Knight / Taberah / Mason / Remission – July 14th 2017

  Another stellar lineup from the Aussie metal scene rocked the Amplifier Bar on Friday night in Perth which featured local boys Remission open up with Victorian thrashers Mason, Tassie’s rock gods Taberah and Perth’s […]

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Disentomb

LIVE PHOTOS: Disentomb / Iconoclast / Grotesque / Unravel – July 7th 2017

  Queensland death metal titans Disentomb returned to Perth after a 3 year absence to lay waste to the West Aussies on Friday night at Badlands Bar along with support from local metallers Iconiclast, Grotesque […]

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Trapt - Perth Australia 2017

LIVE PHOTOS: Trapt – July 4th 2017

  American rockers Trapt kicked off their Australian tour this week in Perth before heading to Adelaide and then the rest of the country. Check out some great shots of Trapt with support from Ragdoll […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Icarus Lives / Silent Knight – June 24th 2017

There are few things in life that compare to the excitement of rugging up in your most obscure band hoodie and hitting the town to enjoy the fruits of your hard working music scene. Needless […]

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Dragonforce - Perth Australia 2017

LIVE REVIEW: Dragonforce – June 20th 2017

  After an absence of almost 10 years, UK power metal heroes Dragonforce finally returned to Perth to kick off their Australian tour which happens to be one of the first countries in the world […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Rocklahoma 2017

The Rockpit has been traveling to the Rocklahoma Festival since it’s inception in 2007 and over the years though music has changed musically you could argue that this year the balance is just right between […]

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LIVE REVIEW: The Ultimate Eagles – Perth Crown Theatre, June 7th 2017

Australia was of course once the spiritual home of the ‘cover band’ – a land so far away from where everything was happening that even our greatest assets decamped overseas, and those that made it […]

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Killing Heidi - Astor Theatre, Perth 2017

LIVE REVIEW: Killing Heidi – June 2nd 2017

  Aussie rock legends Killing Heidi returned to Perth on Friday night to kick off their national tour around Australia, the first time in more than a decade after a long absence from the spotlight. […]

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Boris The Blade Perth show

LIVE REVIEW: Boris The Blade – June 2nd 2017

  Melbourne deathcore stalwarts Boris The Blade returned to Perth on Friday night for some metal action along with fellow Melbourne buddies BLKLST and Perth’s own Havoc and The Arcadian. It was a prelude to […]

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Rock On The Range 2017

LIVE REVIEW – Rock On The Range Festival 2017

  The 11th annual Rock on The Range has come and gone leaving most of us with mixed feelings. The festival has always been a huge success with some of the most incredible line ups […]

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Devin Townsend Project - Perth 2017

LIVE REVIEW: Devin Townsend Project – May 26th 2017

  The machine known as The Devin Townsend Project featuring none other than the maniacal and entertaining Devin Townsend himself rolled into Perth to a much welcome embrace considering they missed this side of the […]

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LIVE REVIEW: The Music of Cream 50th Anniversary – Perth, May 26th 2017

It’s a kind of odd concept to think of the sons and nephew of members of Rock’s first ‘Supergroup’ getting together to honour the music of their  fathers – after all isn’t each successive generation under […]

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Thunder Down Under Australia tour 2017

LIVE REVIEW: Thunder Downunder – Bruce Kulick, Four By Fate and Sisters Doll – Perth, May 22nd 2017

It’s not often you get a triple bill as good as this making its way down to Australia but tonight in Perth we were treated to a night of Rock that will take some real […]

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Voyager

LIVE REVIEW: Voyager / The Algorithm – May 19th 2017

  Perth prog masters Voyager and French Djent progressive rockers The Algorithm joined forces on Friday in Perth as part of their duel Australian tour with Voyager launching their brand new album “Ghost Mile”. Our […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Groovin The Moo – Bunbury

When I first started attending festivals things were simple – you’d plan for a year with your mates, wait patiently for line up announcements in the music papers, listen to the bands on the media […]

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