Posts tagged "Live Music Review"
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] GENE SIMMONS LEADS A NIGHT OF KILLER TUNES AT MELBOURNE’S FESTIVAL HALL

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] GENE SIMMONS LEADS A NIGHT OF KILLER TUNES AT MELBOURNE’S FESTIVAL HALL

Last night saw superstars Ace Frehley and Gene Simmons take to the stage of Festival Hall for a double bill that left the KISS fans of Melbourne giddy with excitement. Ace kicked off the evening with a slew of crowd-pleasing KISS covers, including ‘Parasite,’ ‘Love Gun,’ and ‘Shock Me.’ The Spaceman was notably low on...
[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] BURNING BRIDGES TUNE SACK EP LAUNCH

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] BURNING BRIDGES TUNE SACK EP LAUNCH

The Crown and Anchor Hotel was cranking last night as local bands New Damage, Blonde Doctor and Jettison took to the stage to support the launch of Burning Bridges’ EP, Tune Sack. It’s always a thrill to watch up and coming bands live, but it’s even better when the mood is right and the crowd...
[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] DREAM ON, DREAMER AT FOWLER’S LIVE

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] DREAM ON, DREAMER AT FOWLER’S LIVE

Fowler’s Live was filled with epic music on Friday 15th courtesy of: Days of Deceit, Valhalla, Ocean Sleeper and headliners, Dream On, Dreamer. Oh man, was it a treat! Dream On, Dreamer are fresh out of the studio with their fourth record It Comes and Goes and they’ve been taking a whole bunch of bands...
[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] ADELAIDE’S COBRA PLAYS SECRET GIG

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] ADELAIDE’S COBRA PLAYS SECRET GIG

Have you ever been to a gig so underground it was upstairs in an office building? We have—last Saturday—and it was a red haze of musical goodness. Adelaide experimental band, Cobra, always puts on a good show—but this time, it was scaled down and intensified. A small office room doubling as the band’s rehearsal studio,...