Category Archives: Meghan Player

Live Review : Refused + Sick Of It All + High Tension at Enmore Theatre, Sydney – 21 January 2017

Review and Photos by Meghan Player
Refused at Enmore Theatre, Sydney - 21 January 2017 Photographer: Meghan Player
With a line up this solid, there’s no hesitation in turning up early and supporting Melbourne locals, High Tension. I’ve witnessed these legends tear up the stage a few times now, and I never fail to be impressed by the intensity of their performance.
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Live Review : Unwritten Law + Mixtape For The Drive at Manning Bar, Sydney – 10 December 2016

By Meghan Player
Unwritten Law at Manning Bar, Sydney - 10 December 2016 Photographer: Meghan Player

Noting a strange sense of deja vu, Mixtape For The Drive are back for another supporting slot, albeit on a slightly confined stage. What they lack in stage size, they make up for with catchy pop-punk tunes that have, in the past, been likened to genre heroes, Blink-182.
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Interview with Scott Russo of Unwritten Law

Interview by Meghan Player
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Unwritten Law are in Australia for their ‘Elva’ 15th Anniversary tour (December 2016). We caught up with the Scott Russo (vocals) for a chat…

You’re no stranger to Australian shores – what are you looking forward to most about coming back?

We love Australia! I’m a beach kid, I grew up on the beach, so I wanna be close to the beach. If there’s surfing and we are close to the beach, it’s perfect. So for me, Australia is perfect!
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Live Review : Mariachi El Bronx – Manning Bar, Sydney – 2nd November 2016

By Meghan Player
Mariachi El Bronx at Manning Bar, Sydney - 2 November 2016 Photographer: Meghan Player
It’s been a pretty rad few days for fans of LA punks, The Bronx; who, having been added to the hectic bill of Violent Soho, Luca Brasi and Tired Lion – are currently doing a big old lap of our shores.
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Live Review : The Kills at Enmore Theatre, Newtown – 26 July 2016

Reviewed by Meghan Player
The Kills - Photo Credit Kenneth Cappello
This time of year in Australia always heralds an influx of phenomenal bands gracing our shores for Splendour in the Grass; which ultimately means, killer sideshows.

For those that choose The Kills as their priority tonight, there is little doubt that the right decision has been made.
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Live Review : Birds of Tokyo + Dustin Tebbutt at Spectrum Now Festival – The Domain, Sydney – 11 March, 2016

Reviewed by Meghan Player
Birds of Tokyo at Spectrum Now Festival - The Domain, Sydney - 11 March, 2016 Photographer:  Meghan Player

Spectrum Now Festival has been playing to its strengths in 2016, with a vast array of music, entertainment, talks and exhibitions being held across various locations in Sydney. The creation of the Big Top in The Domain has been one such highlight, showcasing some of the finest Australian acts for each night of the festival.
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Live Review : Cold Chisel + Grinspoon – Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney – 15th December 2015

Review and photos by Meghan Player
Cold Chisel - Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney
When you think of Australia, you think of sun-drenched beaches, ice-cold beers, koalas, AC/DC, Vegemite and Crocodile Dundee. We are the lucky country, and that certainly applies to the bands we’ve produced over the years; with tonight being but a mere sample of how strong the Australian rock scene was and still is.
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Live Review : Unwritten Law + Grenadiers + Mixtape For The Drive at The Metro Theatre, Sydney – December 11, 2015

Review and photos by Meghan Player
Unwritten Law at The Metro, Sydney
Sometimes a gig will come along that sets expectations high, long before the doors of the venue are opened. Tonight is one of the those gigs; setting to combine some front-runners in the Australian pop-punk and rock scenes, with one of California’s best exports.
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Live Review : Mumford & Sons | Gentlemen Of The Road | The Domain, Sydney – November 14, 2015

Photos and review by Meghan Player
Mumford & Sons  | Gentlemen Of The Road | The Domain, Sydney

It’s been a long-time between drinks for Australian fans of Mumford & Sons, and with today’s Gentlemen of the Road stopover rolling into town, the festival has pulled out some of the most impressive acts of recent times for one big day of music.

Thankfully, the less than ideal weather does little to dampen the early punters enthusiasm, with Brisbane’s, Art of Sleeping first up on the bill.
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