Posts tagged "Concert Review"
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE BARELY CONTAINS THE DEMONIC EGO OF GENE SIMMONS

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE BARELY CONTAINS THE DEMONIC EGO OF GENE SIMMONS

Work the next morning couldn’t dull the excitement of Adelaide KISS fans who piled into the Entertainment Centre to revel in the glory of the Spaceman and The Demon—guitarist Ace Frehley and bassist Gene Simmons. The anticipation had been heightened by the show’s postponement from February to August—which aligned with the anniversary of all four...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] STRYPER BLESSES THE GOV

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] STRYPER BLESSES THE GOV

The Gov hosted a Sunday night sermon for all the faithful rockers out there. Californian Christian metal band Stryper was in town—their first time back in Australia since 2010—and they made it a big one. Supporting Stryper were two Adelaide bands, Sonic Divide and Rosemont, and they both did their best to warm up the...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] DETOUR 2018 ROCKS ADELAIDE AT ESTONIAN HALL

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] DETOUR 2018 ROCKS ADELAIDE AT ESTONIAN HALL

Courtesy of Axl Entertainment, this year’s Detour lineup delivered an assortment of alternative and progressive flavours that rocked the Estonian Hall on the weekend. Whether it was because of the music or the all-you-can-drink for four hours deal that was being offered, this event drew a crowd from alt-rockers to metalheads alike. With a promising...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] EXTREME AND MR. BIG AT THEBARTON THEATRE

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] EXTREME AND MR. BIG AT THEBARTON THEATRE

As the crowd hurried into Thebarton Theatre to escape the cold Adelaide winds, there was a strange feeling of fellowship amongst the mostly Gen Xers. Neither of the bands—nineties hard rock stalwarts Mr. Big or funk-metal masters EXTREME—had played in Adelaide before but the hefty wait had not dampened the enthusiasm of their cult following....
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] EXTREME AND MR. BIG AT FORUM THEATRE

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] EXTREME AND MR. BIG AT FORUM THEATRE

I’d love to open this by detailing precisely how Californian rockers Mr. Big took the stage and kicked off their first ever Melbourne show in a 30-year career. But, when the band played their opening song, I was unfortunately stuck outside in a massive line with many other punters trying to get into this sold-out...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] L.A. GUNS MAKE GLAM METAL MAGIC AT SYDNEY’S MAX WATT’S

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] L.A. GUNS MAKE GLAM METAL MAGIC AT SYDNEY’S MAX WATT’S

’80s glam rock legends L.A. Guns played their hotly anticipated Sydney show last night. Marking the first time classic members Phil Lewis and Tracii Guns have played in Australia together, the band has pulled no punches and taken nothing for granted. The band made sure the occasion was a memorable one for more than just...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] SEPULTURA AND DEATH ANGEL MELT FACES AT THE GOV

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] SEPULTURA AND DEATH ANGEL MELT FACES AT THE GOV

The Gov was host to some quality music on Wednesday night: Sepultura, Death Angel and Truth Corroded. For a weeknight, the turnout was impressive—as were the band shirts and the years’ worth of beards. There were baby boomers decked out in battle vests among younger faces, looking around 20-something in age. For a band that...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] SEPULTURA AT 170 RUSSELL

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] SEPULTURA AT 170 RUSSELL

Melbourne metalheads were treated to an enormous evening of neck-breaking thrash last night at the first Australian date of Sepultura’s worldwide Machine Messiah tour. Joined by local four-piece Harlott and American thrash legends Death Angel, the punters at 170 Russell no doubt left the show that night feeling like they got one hell of a...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] LEPROUS AT JIVE BAR

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] LEPROUS AT JIVE BAR

For years, Norway’s metal scene has been synonymous with church burnings, murders and extreme black metal music. However, Leprous, from Notodden in Norway’s south, blow that stereotype away. Leprous are currently touring Australia supporting their new album Malina, which is a different style from their earlier darker metal records. This new album brings a vocal...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] CLAIM THE THRONE AT ENIGMA BAR

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] CLAIM THE THRONE AT ENIGMA BAR

Enigma had a night packed full of metal on Thursday 25th: four bands over four hours, featuring Perth’s melodic/folk metal band Claim The Throne. And with another gig on next door at Jive, and Parkway Drive playing the same night, there were some dedicated fans filling the room and really feeling the metal. Shadow Realm...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] MISS MAY I SET ADELAIDE UNIBAR ABLAZE

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] MISS MAY I SET ADELAIDE UNIBAR ABLAZE

Miss May I were last here four years ago when they were nothing more than just boys. Today, they arrived back in Adelaide as men—men with an amazing back catalogue and an awesome stage performance. Men prepared to set Adelaide ablaze on a sultry Saturday night, as they tour their new album Shadows Inside. Before...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] MISS MAY I PUT ON EPIC SHOW WITH FIVE BAND LINEUP AT MAX WATT'S

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] MISS MAY I PUT ON EPIC SHOW WITH FIVE BAND LINEUP AT MAX WATT’S

Ohio natives Miss May I touched down in Australia for the first time in four years last week, intent on delivering a show their audiences down under would remember. Touring their latest release Shadows Inside, the metalcore outfit was accompanied by fellow American hardcore group Sylar. The evening kicked off with sets from local Melbourne...