Posts Tagged ‘venue’

Live Review: Train @ Enmore Theatre – Monday June 21, 2010


25 Jun

Lifemusicmedia.com have just uploaded my live review of the Train gig at the Enmore Theatre in Newtown (Sydney, Australia) on Monday night, June 12, 2010. Read the excerpt below and hit the links to read the full review and view the image galleries:

…Train are entertaining. Monahan refused to stand still; stalking the stage from one end to the other while smiling at the audience and taking photos of himself with fan’s cameras from the stage’s edge. Stafford swapped guitars between each song, cutting an imposing figure in his military-styled jacket and polished skull. They’re happy to get as close to their fans as they can, foregoing a crowd barrier as flailing arms and hungry hands grasp desirously from the dance floor below…

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httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tglSCIpaXPs

Live Review: Cassette Kids @ Oxford Art Factory


23 Jun

Lifemusicmedia.com have just published my review of the Cassette Kids gig at the Oxford Art Factory in Darlinghurst last Friday night, June 18, 2010. See the excerpt below and CLICK HERE or click the image below to read the full review:

…It was refreshing to see a pop-infused group like Cassette Kids displaying such an enthusiastic, energetic and believable stage presence. All four band members played with an obvious passion, no doubt fuelled by their crowd’s enthusiasm for what they were seeing and hearing – a reciprocating and perfect symbiosis…

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httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jleD6EeRKNY

Live Music Photography: Train @ Enmore Theatre


22 Jun

I went and saw American pop/rock group Train at the Enmore Theatre (Sydney) last night for lifemusicmedia.com. Again, not my kind of music, but they were consumate professionals who delivered a very slick performance to a relatively full house. The audience was made up of a lot of women, of all ages and apparent backgrounds. I suppose that’s because of their chart-friendly vibe – but don’t they realise they’re all old men?

I’ll be scribbling up a review of the show for LMM soon, but suffice it to say that the show seemed to mainly revolve around the singer and the bald guitarist, with the other musicians hiding in the shadows behind. It often reeked of cabaret, with a lot of banter to the audience, interaction and even a moment when the singer brought six young women onto the stage to sing along to one of their hits.

I’ve uploaded a selection of images that I took on the night to my flickr page. CLICK HERE to see more. A selection of images exclusive to lifemusicmedia.com will be online shortly.

 
 

Live Review: Jeff Martin @ The Basement – Friday May 7, 2010


15 May

Lifemusicmedia.com just uploaded my recent live review of Jeff Martin (The Tear Party/The Armada) at the Basement in Sydney on Friday May 7, 2010. Below is an excerpt from the review and the entire thing can be read by clicking the link below or the image:

There could be no questioning the benefit of decades of live experience when witnessing the marvellous cacophony these two created with little more than a 12-string Maton acoustic and electric bass. There was no awkward opening number and no mix trouble with Martin busting out of his chair with enthusiasm, his powerful baritone ringing loud and clear over the instruments.

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Live Review: Behemoth/Job for a Cowboy at The Metro Sydney


22 Apr

Lifemusicmedia.com just uploaded my review of the Behemoth and Job for a Cowboy gig at the Metro Theatre in Sydney on Friday April 16.

Singer/guitarist/ring leader, Nergal somehow manages to be Mr. Charisma and a soulless purveyor of all things evil at the same time. He’s a man possessed, working the crowd like a Pied Piper and creating a mosh that lasts the duration of the set. It’s truly a sight to behold and the sound mix is a devastating 100%.

Behemoth is evidence of Europe’s dark history and their ability to feed on it and create such intense music is awe inspiring. The band is muscular, regimented and disciplined. You can see it in every movement, every facial expression (or lack of)… it’s almost military precision taking musical form. It’s glorious theatre as only the Europeans seem able to pull off convincingly.

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