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LIVE: AL DI MEOLA - Elegant Gypsy 40th Anniversary Tour – February 21, 2017 (Royal Oak, MI)

LIVE: AL DI MEOLA – Elegant Gypsy 40th Anniversary Tour – February 21, 2017 (Royal Oak, MI)

 Venue: Royal Oak Music Theatre City: Royal Oak, MI Date: February 21, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) To celebrate 40 years of Elegant Gypsy, Jazz fusion and Latin Jazz guitarist Al Di Meola packed up his band, the tour bus, and his catalog and headed out on a US tour that […]

LIVE: GUNS n' ROSES - Perth, 21 Feb, 2017

LIVE: GUNS n’ ROSES – Perth, 21 Feb, 2017

LIVE: GUNS n’ ROSES – Perth, 21 Feb, 2017 Domain Stadium, Perth, Western Australia Reviewed by Kevin Curran Photography by Stuart McKay Time has obviously healed old wounds, and in 2017 Guns n’ Roses are back playing with the main players from their heyday in Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan for the aptly titled […]

LIVE: Baby Animals with Legs Electric & Palace Of The King – Perth, 17 Feb, 2017

LIVE: Baby Animals with Legs Electric & Palace Of The King – Perth, 17 Feb, 2017

LIVE: Baby Animals with Legs Electric & Palace Of The King – Perth, 17 Feb, 2017 The Charles Hotel, Perth, Western Australia Reviewed by Metal Billy Baby Animals hit P Town on their One Word national tour at a sold out Charles Pub and 100% Rock were there to report. WA’s own hard rockin’ ladies […]

LIVE: AARON LEWIS - The Sinner Tour – February 17, 2017 (Detroit, MI)

LIVE: AARON LEWIS – The Sinner Tour – February 17, 2017 (Detroit, MI)

Venue: The Fillmore City: Detroit, MI Date: February 17, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Aaron Lewis rolled into Detroit with little pomp and circumstance, but a lot of killer songs and attitude.  As the time neared for him to take his place on stage and deliver a show that only he […]

LIVE: RICK SPRINGFIELD / RICHARD MARX – February 16, 2017 (Detroit, MI)

LIVE: RICK SPRINGFIELD / RICHARD MARX – February 16, 2017 (Detroit, MI)

Venue: Fox Theatre City: Detroit, MI Date: February 16, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) If you grew up in the 80’s you know the names Rick Springfield and Richard Marx.  While Springfield may have gotten a jump on Marx from a timing standpoint, both of them created songs that became components […]

LIVE: SWITCHFOOT / RELIENT K – February 14, 2017 (Knoxville, TN)

LIVE: SWITCHFOOT / RELIENT K – February 14, 2017 (Knoxville, TN)

Venue: The Mill & Mine City: Knoxville, TN Date: February 14, 2017 Review by Katie Everett and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett Performing for a full house this Valentine’s day, Switchfoot and Relient K put on a life-changing show—literally. The “Looking For America” tour features a partnership with CURE International, an organization that funds surgeries for […]

LIVE: SKYE & ROSS – PIAF2017, Chevron Festival Gardens, Perth, 12 Feb 2017

LIVE: SKYE & ROSS – PIAF2017, Chevron Festival Gardens, Perth, 12 Feb 2017

LIVE: SKYE & ROSS – PIAF2017, Chevron Festival Gardens, Perth, 12 Feb 2017 With Lilt, Elli Schoen and Benjamin Witt Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photos by Matsu Photography Despite a shaky start due to unseasonably stormy weather washing Friday night’s line-up out, the Perth International Arts Festival was well under way by Sunday, with a […]

LIVE: OPETH - SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, 6 Feb, 2017

LIVE: OPETH – SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, 6 Feb, 2017

LIVE: OPETH – SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, 6 Feb, 2017 Monday, 6 February, 2017 Review & Photography by Stuart McKay Something very peculiar happened tonight at Sydney Opera House. The venue was packed to capacity with an army of metalheads, clad in black shirts, here to see a progressive melodic death metal band from Sweden. When […]

LIVE: GO BETTY GO wsg The Roxy Gunn Project – January 28, 2017 (Las Vegas, NV)

LIVE: GO BETTY GO wsg The Roxy Gunn Project – January 28, 2017 (Las Vegas, NV)

Venue: Beauty Bar City: Las Vegas, NV Date: January 28, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) While hanging out in Las Vegas for some gambling, rest and relaxation, and checking out Santana, I discovered Go Betty Go were in town and playing a show at a local venue, the Beauty Bar.  After […]

LIVE: SIMPLE MINDS, THE B52s, THE MODELS – Perth, 2 Feb, 2017

LIVE: SIMPLE MINDS, THE B52s, THE MODELS – Perth, 2 Feb, 2017

LIVE: SIMPLE MINDS, THE B52s, THE MODELS – Perth, 2 Feb, 2017 A Day On The Green – Kings Park Botanic Park, Perth, Western Australia Thursday, 2 February, 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photography by Stuart McKay To quote The Models’ own Facebook page, A Day On The Green’s latest instalment played under “impossibly blue […]

LIVE: SANTANA – January 27, 2017 (Las Vegas, NV)

LIVE: SANTANA – January 27, 2017 (Las Vegas, NV)

Venue: House Of Blues City: Las Vegas, NV Date: January 27, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) There are legends that come with tons of fanfare and others that simply keep playing, touring, recording, and even landing lucrative residencies at particulars – Carlos Santana falls into the latter category.  With a short […]

LIVE: ANGRY ANDERSON BAND – Perth, 15 January, 2017

LIVE: ANGRY ANDERSON BAND – Perth, 15 January, 2017

LIVE: ANGRY ANDERSON BAND – Perth, 15 January, 2017 The Market City Tavern, Canning Vale, Perth, Western Australia Sunday, 15 January, 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Angry Anderson needs no introduction: Rose Tattoo frontman and mainstay, the pint-sized ball of energy assembled a great band for a short run of West Aussie dates. The rock […]

LIVE: NOUVELLE VAGUE, Perth, 22 January, 2017

LIVE: NOUVELLE VAGUE, Perth, 22 January, 2017

LIVE: NOUVELLE VAGUE, Perth, 22 January, 2017 The Rosemount Hotel, Perth Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar There’s as much cabaret in Nouvelle Vague’s re-jigging of new wave and punk classics into bossa nova lounge trip-outs – a ‘so Frenchy, so chic’ cabaret of irresistible coolness and more than a little cuteness. Hearing the likes of The […]

LIVE: ALTER BRIDGE - THE LAST HERO TOUR wsg Nonpoint – January 24, 2017 (Royal Oak, MI)

LIVE: ALTER BRIDGE – THE LAST HERO TOUR wsg Nonpoint – January 24, 2017 (Royal Oak, MI)

Venue: Royal Oak Music Theatre City: Royal Oak, MI Date: January 24, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Celebrating and promoting their latest release, Alter Bridge made a swing through Detroit on their The Last Hero Tour at The Royal Oak Music Theatre and everyone at the packed venue was ready for a […]

LIVE: P J HARVEY – Fremantle, 17 January, 2017

LIVE: P J HARVEY – Fremantle, 17 January, 2017

LIVE: P J HARVEY – Fremantle, 17 January, 2017 Fremantle Arts Centre Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photography by Stuart McKay You’ve got to have serious confidence in your latest album to play it – every song – to the detriment of many of your more well known tracks, but Polly Jean Harvey MBE is an […]

LIVE: THE MIND WARP PAVILION – A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE AND TIMES OF DAVID BOWIE

LIVE: THE MIND WARP PAVILION – A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE AND TIMES OF DAVID BOWIE

LIVE: THE MIND WARP PAVILION – A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE AND TIMES OF DAVID BOWIE Gate One Theatre, Claremont Showgrounds, Perth, Western Australia Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photography by Richard Watson Paying tribute to the stellar career of David Bowie was never going to be a one dimensional task, so the Mind Warp Pavilion […]

LIVE: Southbound Festival 2016, Busselton, Western Australia

LIVE: Southbound Festival 2016, Busselton, Western Australia

LIVE: Southbound Festival 2016 Sir Stewart Bovell Park, Busselton Wednesday 28 & Thursday 29 December, 2016 Reviewed by Daryl Emmet Photography by Paul Dowd ” order_by=”pid” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]Day 2 – Wednesday 28 January Arriving at Sir Stewart Bovell Park early in the morning on the second day of Southbound 2016, we got a little […]

TODDSTAR'S TOP 50 RELEASES OF 2016 + LIVE RECAP

TODDSTAR’S TOP 50 RELEASES OF 2016 + LIVE RECAP

As the year closes out… it is literally less than 62 hours from now until the end of 2016… I am faced with ranking all of the great material that surfaced over the last 12 months.  With the turning tides and changing face of the music industry and its landscape, I dug into some classic […]

LIVE: THE MONKEES – Perth, 13 December, 2016

LIVE: THE MONKEES – Perth, 13 December, 2016

LIVE: THE MONKEES – Perth, 13 December, 2016 Perth Concert Hall Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photography by Paul Dowd 50 years after hundreds of aspiring stars answered an ad seeking “four insane folk & roll musicians and singers” for a TV project, The Monkees are still treading the boards around the world. Only Micky Dolenz […]

LIVE: A DAY ON THE GREEN - Perth, 20 Nov, 2016

LIVE: A DAY ON THE GREEN – Perth, 20 Nov, 2016

LIVE: A DAY ON THE GREEN – Perth, 20 Nov, 2016 With You Am I, Spiderbait, Something For Kate and Jebediah Kings Park, Perth Photos by Paul Dowd You Am I headlined a killer ’90s all-Aussie line-up, which also featured Spiderbait, Something For Kate and local legends Jebediah. ” order_by=”pid” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

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