With the sudden onslaught of temperatures reminiscent of winter and intermittent chilling rain nobody was sticking around outside Auckland’s Powerstation last night to wait for friends. As always, the door staff – who were braving the elements – made entry as easy as possible and more importantly quick! However, I was more impressed to see them picking up rubbish during their not so busy periods. It’s the small things like that, that make me appreciative of the staff and the effort that they make.
While most venues won’t even open the doors before 8pm, this show was all ages and therefore had an earlier start time. It wa...
I’ll be honest: I wasn’t particularly expecting to enjoy Fozzy. I’m not a huge metal fan, and a metal band fronted by a pro wrestler seemed like the kind of thing that would push my limits. Despite this, I maintained an open mind when I went to see them at Galatos, and I’m glad I did.
Opening the show was NZ band Checaine, who wasted no time launching into their set with Down The Line. Despite a relatively unresponsive crowd and cramped stage space, Fraser Coombes (vocals) maintained strong energy and stage presence, and didn’t hit a wrong note once. In Symbols, a highlight of the set,
Ask yourself; what does it take to make a good rock show? Venue, band and possibly a few drinks beforehand. But what does it take to make a great rock show?
The answer is Fozzy.
Rolling into town for their first ever New Zealand appearance, Fozzy – headed by the one and only Chris Jericho – delivered a show that their fans won’t soon forget. But every great rock show needs some local talent to get the fans salivating for more and tonight the walls of Auckland’s Galatos were shaken by not one but three impressive bands.
Hailing from Hamilton and led by vocalist Fraser Coombes, Checaine began the night on a high with their u...