Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW
April 6th, 2019
Supports: Bad Moon Born and Department of Gloom
T’was a warm Saturday night in Sydney and American rockers Pop Evil are playing their first ever show in Australia since forming in 2001. Opening the evening to a smallish, but growing crowd are Sydney based rockers Department Of Gloom, having seen these 4 guys before I knew what to expect, but I’m sure most of the audience didn’t and I’m pretty positive they were not disappointed the end of their set. With an album in the pipeline and a solid live performance that sees nearly all members sharing the lead vocals, these gents know how to put on a great, no-nonsense performance of pure rock.
Next up one of my favourite Sydney bands Bad Moon Born who have just released a new EP War Is One and are no strangers to the big stage. Their flawless performance and stage presence is well-honed in on. Pulling off a cover of Motley Crue’s “Dr Feelgood” is not an easy task, let alone to do it swapping guitarist and drummer mind you. By the end of their set, the room had filled nicely all eagerly awaiting the headliners Pop Evil.
Hitting the stage with energy to burn bass player Matt DiRito launched into a whirlwind of windmill headbanging. The energy on and off the stage was electric during the entire set with vocalist Leigh Kakaty leading the way, having the crowd right where he wanted them all set, closing the night with ‘Trenches‘, Leigh made his way off the stage and through the crowd to the back of the room to shake a few hands and left us with Peace, Love and Pop Fucking Evil!!!
Deal With The Devil/Bodies
Torn to Pieces
Last Man Standing/Eye Of The Tiger
Crime To Remember
Ways To Get High
Take It All
100 In A 55
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Dept Of Gloom
Bad Moon Born