Category Archives: Meghan Player

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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Live Review: Birds of Tokyo + Ecca Vandal at The Metro Theatre, Sydney – 7th June 2015

Reviewed by Meghan Player
Birds of Tokyo at The Metro Theatre, Sydney - June 7, 2015
Ecca Vandal is first on the bill tonight, and it’s easy to see why she has been causing a stir of late. From the moment the band step on stage, they demand your immediate attention – blurring the lines between hip-hop, hardcore punk and an 80s rave.
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Live Review : You Me At Six + Luca Brasi at The Metro Theatre, Sydney – May 6, 2015

By Meghan Player
You Me At Six at The Metro Theatre, Sydney

With Groovin’ The Moo steadily making its way around the country – it’s only natural that a string of sideshows crop up in its wake. Most notably is tonight’s winning combination of punk rock meets pop rock.
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Live Review : Smashing Pumpkins + Gerard Way + One OK Rock – The Big Top, Luna Park – Sydney – 25 February 2015

By Meghan Player
The Smashing Pumpkins at The Big Top - Luna Park, Sydney
It’s the most glorious time of the year; Soundwave time. Where Australia goes into a frenzy of anticipation for, not only the festival itself, but the promise of sidewaves in between.

Tonight, Japan’s stadium rock icons One OK Rock kick off a triple-threat billing at the Big Top.
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Interview – Guy Pearce

Interview by Meghan Player
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Following the release of his debut album ‘Broken Bones’ and with an upcoming tour with Powderfinger’s Darren Middleton kicking off on in January 2015, Guy Pearce took time out to chat with LifeMusicMedia.com

First of all, congratulations on the successful release of your debut album – Broken Bones. Is it a relief to, not only have the album out but see so many people enjoying it as well?

Thank you! Yes, absolutely . ‘Tis quite weird too as I’ve been making music my whole life really on some level or other.

Are you happy with the response the album has received?

Yes I think so. I know there are lots of people though, who still cringe at another actor releasing music so I still have to face that but generally the response has been one of positive surprise
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Live Review | Guy Pearce – The Basement, Sydney – November 19, 2014

By Meghan Player
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There is a certain level of cringing that is associated with actors becoming musicians, and vice-versa. For the most part, the “music” feels dishonest, an attempt at another cash-grab – that feels about as genuine as a snake oil merchant.

For Guy Pearce, tonight is quite the test. Not only launching his debut album, Broken Bones, but also preparing to break down the boundaries of being pigeon-holed as an actor.
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Live Review: Apocalyptica @ The Hi-Fi, Sydney – 31 August 2012

Review by Meghan Player
It’s been a long time coming for fans of Finnish band Apocalyptica to finally catch the band on Australian soil for the first time in their 16+ year career – and it was well worth the wait.

As the band take to the stage to a roar from the local crowd, the first thing you must remember is to forget everything you know about ‘traditional’ metal bands and their sound. Apocalyptica not only redefines what makes a great metal band, but the manner in how the sound is achieved.

Arming themselves with cellos [yes, cellos], the band whip through melodic frenzies of gorgeous noise – willing the crowd into an incredible sense of awe. The head banging, hair twirling spectacle doesn’t cease through the bands entire set – never disengaging, never boring, never predictable.
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