Earlier this year, I saw Saving Abel, Seether and Nickelback live. My wife is a Nickelback fan, and I honestly thought I was taking one for the team by going to see this show. My wife goes to see quite a few bands that she doesn’t care for, so I definitely owe her a bunch.
I like Saving Abel and Seether well enough. In fact, I saw Seether just a few days prior to this show. This was my first time to see Nickelback live, and I must say, I was pretty surprised by their show. It was like an old school 80′s rock concert. This band often takes a bad rap, but I enjoyed their show, and wouldn’t hesitate to go see them again.
I was able to capture a few clips from the show, including Nickelback’s performance of the Filter song,”Hey Man Nice Shot” with Seethers, Shaun Morgan.
Enjoy the clips below!
It is Christmas Eve day, and I prefer to think of some place warm, on this day before Christmas. I can’t think of a better warm place than Australia, and judging from the EP’s I have listened to by Sydney’s Hell City Glamours, they are about to heat up the music scene in a big way.
This band has had a big year in 2007, supporting acts like Alice Cooper, Rose Tattoo and Paul Stanley.
Unlike a few of the other acts coming out of Australia, Hell City Glamours is no AC/DC clone, but I can certainly hear a little bit of that band’s influence on the tunes here.
The Hey Man EP is a cross of hard rocking tunes with a punk rock vibe. It is a sound that works, and does not feel a carbon copy of other bands that I have listened to.
The song Hey Man is instantly catchy, and will have you singing along on the very first listen. It is the simplicity of the lyrics that works for this song.
Another Cigarette has all of the swagger of a Guns ‘N Roses tune while maintaining a punk edge. This is cool stuff!
No Love has a bluesy edge, and is the hardest tune on this disc. I enjoyed the guitars on this song, although it isn’t my favorite tune on Hey Man.
Pretty Far From Perfect is a great tune flavored with acoustic guitars. It is an upbeat rock song that has a Violent Femmes type of style about it. I Love it!
Based on what I can hear on this disc, Hell City Glamours are going to be the next band to break out of Australia, and make it big. Hey Man has some cool tunes, and I am looking forward to the band’s first full length disc, to be released in 2008.
Hell City Glamours are:
Oscar McBlack – Vocals & Guitar
Mo Mayhem – Guitar and Background Vocals
Jono – Bass and Background Vocals
Robbie Potts – Drums and Background Vocals