Posts by Peter

Vintage Trouble – The Factory Theatre, Sydney 31/03/16

Vintage Trouble – The Factory Theatre, Sydney 31/03/16

Vintage Trouble have supported many of the great rock and roll bands of our generation, from AC/DC and Bon Jovi, through The Rolling Stones to The Who, and have toured extensively around Europe and the USA in the past 3 or 4 years. They headlined the Montreal Jazz Festival in 2014 to 100,000 people, and blew away the Glastonbury crowd in the same year when […]

Peter

April 2nd, 2016

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Fat Freddy’s Drop @ The Hordern Pavilion, Sydney 26/02/16

Fat Freddy’s Drop @ The Hordern Pavilion, Sydney 26/02/16

Support acts Thomas Oliver on steel guitar, and late replacement Sampa The Great did their respective things to the cavernous Hordern Pavilion, with increasing numbers of the incredibly diverse and eclectic audience dragging themselves away from the bar and the balmy summer evening outside on the Hordern concourse.   The stage set was akin to a speakeasy club, with a huge neon “Freddy’s” as the […]

Peter

February 29th, 2016

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BLACK ACES – SHOT IN THE DARK (Album Review)

BLACK ACES – SHOT IN THE DARK (Album Review)

Love it or hate it, when a decent slab of Oz-Rock hits you in the chest, you can’t ignore the effect. . Black Aces have been working hard touring their home country and in Europe for the past years, and have worked with producer Craig Harnath (Airbourne, The Living End, Dallas Crane and others) to deliver 10 blistering tracks which should get them noticed on […]

Peter

January 24th, 2016

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The Radio Sun – Heaven Or Heartbreak (Album Review)

The Radio Sun – Heaven Or Heartbreak (Album Review)

As a long-term fan of the melodic rock genre, and in a band for many years in the UK that tried to pass itself off as such a band, it is something of an in-joke for me for an album to open with an accapella Caught Between Heaven And A Heartbreak – being two of the critical AOR keywords of 1980s melodic rock music, delivered […]

Peter

December 8th, 2015

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One Night Stand: Cold Chisel – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne – 19/11/15 (Live Review)

One Night Stand: Cold Chisel – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne – 19/11/15 (Live Review)

An interesting choice of support for part of the One Night Stand tour – Lismore’s grown-up punks,  Grinspoon hit the stage in front of a massive banner, and proceeded to hammer home the fact that they are one of the best bands to come out of Australia in the past 20 years. Run then Ready 1 brought some energy to the swelling crowd, before Hard Act […]

Peter

November 23rd, 2015

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The Screaming Jets – The Entrance Leagues Club – 07/11/15 (Live Review)

The Screaming Jets – The Entrance Leagues Club – 07/11/15 (Live Review)

My first show at my new “local” venue in Bateau Bay, which is a decent room and stage at the Leagues Club, on a dreadful wet night on the Central Coast. – – Local four-piece The Radics opened the show to a fairly healthy crowd, and impressed with a solid set of heavier pop rock, with more than a nod to the likes of Matchbox […]

Peter

November 9th, 2015

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Dellacoma – South of Everything (Album Review)

Dellacoma – South of Everything (Album Review)

I first came across Dellacoma fronting a classy little rock band at a mass-band festival at UNSW sometime in early 2012, and thought there was much to like about Sunset Riot and their excitable, enthusiastic front-man! Since then, there were a few Sydney shows, including a memorable night at the Annandale, and lots of social media updates as the band embarked on a massive cross-country […]

Peter

November 7th, 2015

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Imagine Dragons + British India – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne – 02/09/15

Imagine Dragons + British India – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne – 02/09/15

The first night of the Imagine Dragons tour of Australia saw local boys British India opening up to a pretty full Margaret Court Arena. Never having seen them live, I was anticipating a less restrained performance, perhaps restricted by staging instructions from ID (Do not put a foot in front of the monitors!), but delivered a tight set of danceable and occasionally grungy indie rock […]

Peter

September 4th, 2015

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LORD – What Tomorrow Brings (EP Review)

LORD – What Tomorrow Brings (EP Review)

It’s somewhat unique for a band to release an EP, which turns out to be one 25½ minute epic, another original track, and 4 assorted covers – but then LORD‘s Tim Grose AKA LORD TIM has never pretended to follow the well-trodden paths through his rock career to date. – – Harnessing the talents of Tim Yatras on the drums for this one, joining Andy Dowling […]

Peter

August 7th, 2015

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Nickelback – Adelaide Entertainment Centre – 18 May 2015

Nickelback – Adelaide Entertainment Centre – 18 May 2015

Every musical genre and generation seems to present a band that the critical world appears to hate, despite the multi-platinum sales and stadium tours that the public world supports – and Nickelback have been lumbered with this tag for longer than I can remember.   I have not followed any of the public threads which might provide the reasoning behind this and while I will […]

Peter

May 20th, 2015

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