Rockbrat Live Review: Judas Priest – Budokan, Tokyo, Japan – Friday 17 February 2012

Tonight's show at the legendary Budokan saw the venue being covered with snow. Strangely enough, a heavenly setting indeed for one of the most iconic HM bands of my lifetime. Priest are on their farewell tour and deliver a greatest hits type package with a couple of rarities thrown in as well. From what I … Continue reading Rockbrat Live Review: Judas Priest – Budokan, Tokyo, Japan – Friday 17 February 2012

Rockbrat Live Review: Show-Ya, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan – Saturday 17 December 2011

Being a girl-band geek lifer, it was only a matter of time before I zeroed in on Show-Ya. Although I had picked up one of their CD's some years back, they had vanished from my rock n roll radar - until I relocated back to Japan about a year ago. There is much to like … Continue reading Rockbrat Live Review: Show-Ya, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan – Saturday 17 December 2011

Rockbrat Live Review: Aerosmith: Tokyo, Japan – Mon 28 November 2011

Who: Aerosmith Where: Tokyo  Dome, Bunkyo, Tokyo Japan When: Mon 28 November 2011 Y'know what folks, let's not kid ourselves here. In 2011 there is f**k all out there in the world of rock n roll which gets Mr Rockbrat fired up and rockin'. When you have Metallica doing experimental records with Lou Reed, Kiss … Continue reading Rockbrat Live Review: Aerosmith: Tokyo, Japan – Mon 28 November 2011

Rockbrat Live Review: Doc Neeson Band, Tuggeranong Festival, Canberra – 26 November, 2011

One week before summer and after months of organising, event organisers are expecting a big turnout to the Tuggeranong Festival in South Canberra, and to top it all off, they have nabbed Doc Neeson, the iconic ex - frontman of The Angels to close festivities. One problem – Canberra has decided to turn on its … Continue reading Rockbrat Live Review: Doc Neeson Band, Tuggeranong Festival, Canberra – 26 November, 2011

Rockbrat Live Review: Beady Eye: Tokyo, Japan – Mon 12 September 2011

Who: Beady Eye Where: Zepp Tokyo, Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan When: Mon 12 September 2011 The Gallagher's have been a part of the Rockbrat world for so long, they're like family. The last time I'd seen Liam and Co live was in the snowy setting of Sapporo in early 2009. But here I am a … Continue reading Rockbrat Live Review: Beady Eye: Tokyo, Japan – Mon 12 September 2011

Rockbrat Live Review: Michael Monroe: Tokyo, Japan – Fri 3 June 2011

Who: Michael Monroe Where: Studio Coast, Shin-kiba, Tokyo Japan When: Fri 3 June 2011 Mr Rockbrat's Heinekin-induced hangover has subsided, so it is now time to reflect on the Michael Monroe show from 24 hours ago in Tokyo. Kudos to Monroe, Ginger and Co. for touring here, because after the March 11th earthquake, many acts cancelled or … Continue reading Rockbrat Live Review: Michael Monroe: Tokyo, Japan – Fri 3 June 2011