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Interviews

10 Quick Ones with IMAGES OF EDEN – August 2018

10 Quick Ones with IMAGES OF EDEN – August 2018

| 14 August 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Images of Eden is a fearless concept band that brings together familiar, well-loved elements of metal and rock combined with their own unique vision, message and delivery. The result is a distinct musical hybrid that speaks directly to the struggles and tribulations of the listener. Musically, Images of Eden draws […]

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INTERVIEW: GARRY PETERSON of THE GUESS WHO – August 2018

INTERVIEW: GARRY PETERSON of THE GUESS WHO – August 2018

| 14 August 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “The Guess Who is responsible for countless rock classics, which still retain a major presence on rock radio – “American Woman,” “No Time,” “These Eyes,” etc. The band is set to return on September 14th with their latest album, The Future IS What It Used To Be, released via […]

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INTERVIEW: JENNIFER HABEN of BEYOND THE BLACK – August 2018

INTERVIEW: JENNIFER HABEN of BEYOND THE BLACK – August 2018

| 14 August 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Just one month remains until BEYOND THE BLACK will release their brand-new album Heart Of The Hurricane out on August 31 via Napalm Records (GSA via Airforce1). BEYOND THE BLACK celebrate a true story of success! Their debut album Songs Of Love And Death (2015) immediately scored #12 on the German album charts. Only one year later […]

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Live

LIVE: BOB DYLAN – Perth, 8 August, 2018

LIVE: BOB DYLAN – Perth, 8 August, 2018

| 9 August 2018 | 2 Replies

LIVE: BOB DYLAN – Perth, 8 August, 2018 Perth Arena – Perth, Western Australia Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar It’s hard to imagine anyone not loving Bob Dylan’s tour de force performance at Perth Arena tonight – but there were a few. They’re the ones who perhaps came wanting to hear 50-plus year old songs just […]

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LIVE: Vans Warped Tour 2018: Final Full Cross Country Tour – July 30, 2018

LIVE: Vans Warped Tour 2018: Final Full Cross Country Tour – July 30, 2018

| 8 August 2018 | Reply

Venue: PNC Music Pavilion City: Charlotte, NC Date: July 30, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Rachel Craig (www.rachelcraigphotos.net) After driving 4 hours from Knoxville, TN to the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte, I finally arrived at the festival I have been wanting to see in person since I was an angsty pre-teen. Fifteen years ago, I […]

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LIVE: STYX – August 2, 2018

LIVE: STYX – August 2, 2018

| 8 August 2018 | Reply

Venue: Centennial Terrace City: Sylvania, OH Date: August 2, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Once Styx’s tour with Joan Jett and Tesla ended, I was disappointed I wouldn’t get to see the band this year (I was out of town when they landed at a local venue), but was elated to […]

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Books

BOOK REVIEW: One Way by S. J. Morden

BOOK REVIEW: One Way by S. J. Morden

| 14 August 2018 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: One Way by S. J. Morden Gollancz April 2018 Paperback, $29.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Science Fiction / Mystery 8/10 “This isn’t a pardon. You’ll remain guilty of second-degree murder. This isn’t commuting your sentence. You’ll serve the rest of your hundred and twenty years. This isn’t parole. You’ll be at all times […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Weird Beard: Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies by Andrew Hansen and Jessica Roberts

BOOK REVIEW: The Weird Beard: Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies by Andrew Hansen and Jessica Roberts

| 13 August 2018 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies – The Weird Beard by Andrew Hansen and Jessica Roberts Walker Books Australia May 2018 Paperback, $14.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Children’s Fiction / Middle Grade / Action & Adventure 7.5/10 The Chaser’s Andrew Hansen, along with his designer/illustrator wife Jessica Roberts, joins a long list of Australian […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Book Ninja by Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus

BOOK REVIEW: The Book Ninja by Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus

| 12 August 2018 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: The Book Ninja by Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus Simon & Schuster Australia June 2018 Paperback, $29.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell General Fiction / Romance / Contemporary 7.5/10 Sometimes love means having to broaden your literary horizons. Frankie Rose is desperate for love. Or a relationship. Or just a date with a semi-normal […]

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Music

MUSIC: DANGEROUS CURVES – So Dirty Right

MUSIC: DANGEROUS CURVES – So Dirty Right

| 9 August 2018 | Reply

MUSIC: DANGEROUS CURVES – So Dirty Right Independent April 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 “Dangerous Curves”: The very name conjures images of teased haired babes grinding to Bon Jovi and Poison videos in the spandex years – so they nailed that, sound wise. These latest cock-rock revivalists do it with style, referencing a bunch […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: LORDS OF ACID – Pretty In Kink

MUSIC REVIEW: LORDS OF ACID – Pretty In Kink

| 7 August 2018 | Reply

Label: Metropolis Records Release Date: May 18, 2018 Rating: 8/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur On their latest – and 6th studio offering – Lords of Acid have demonstrated that they stick to what they love, what they know, and they can be consistent disc after disc.  Disc opener “Break Me” comes pushing through the […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: SHINEDOWN – Attention Attention

MUSIC REVIEW: SHINEDOWN – Attention Attention

| 26 July 2018 | Reply

Label: Atlantic Records Release Date: May 4, 2018 Rating: 10/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur On their sixth release, Shinedown has taken their game to the next level.  On Attention Attention, they have created a disc full of songs that weave together to create a theme and vibe, but also stand alone as strong tracks that […]

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News

Download 2019 Dates and Venues Announced

Download 2019 Dates and Venues Announced

| 15 August 2018 | Reply

Download 2019 Dates and Venues Announced “Saturday’s event packed in the fans and sent them home happy…Download was the festival Melbourne’s hard-rock tribes had been waiting three years for.” The Age “Consider Download’s first trip Down Under a success. Same again in 2019 please.” Kerrang! In late March 2018, nearly 30,000 heavy music fans descended […]

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ESKIMO JOE’S KAV TEMPERLEY – NEW SINGLE, DEBUT SOLO ALBUM + NATIONAL TOUR

ESKIMO JOE’S KAV TEMPERLEY – NEW SINGLE, DEBUT SOLO ALBUM + NATIONAL TOUR

| 14 August 2018 | Reply

ESKIMO JOE’S KAV TEMPERLEY – NEW SINGLE, DEBUT SOLO ALBUM + NATIONAL TOUR Best known as the frontman of the Australian rock n roll luminaires, Eskimo Joe, acclaimed songwriter Kav Temperley is stepping out solo. The first taste of his upcoming album dropped today in the form of new single, Pollyanna – an ominous reflection […]

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GRIFF RHYS JONES bringing his live show adventure WHERE WAS I? to Australia this October

GRIFF RHYS JONES bringing his live show adventure WHERE WAS I? to Australia this October

| 11 August 2018 | Reply

GRIFF RHYS JONES bringing his live show adventure WHERE WAS I? to Australia this October GRIFF RHYS JONES, UK comedy great, actor and star of the iconic Not the Nine O’Clock News, is bringing his hilarious live show of stories, anecdotes and stand-up, Where Was I?, to Australian theatres this October. Griff will deliver an […]

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Movies

MOVIE: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT

MOVIE: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT

| 26 July 2018 | Reply

MOVIE: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT Written & Directed by Christopher McQuarrie Starring Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to suspend belief for a sliver short of two-and-a-half hours and follow Ethan Hawke and his IMF crew as they yet again […]

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MOVIE: NINE

MOVIE: NINE

| 19 July 2018 | Reply

MOVIE: NINE Shock Entertainment, June 2018 Directed by Rob Marshall Starring Daniel Day Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Fergie, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6/10 Based on the popular Broadway show by Mario Fratti (translated into English by Arthur Kopit and Maury Weston), Rob Marshall aims very high […]

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MOVIES: DARKMAN I – II – III

MOVIES: DARKMAN I – II – III

| 19 July 2018 | Reply

MOVIES: DARKMAN I – II – III Shock Entertainment, July 2018 Directed by Sam Raimi – Bradford May – Starring Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Colin Friels – Larry Drake, Arnold Vosloo, Kim Delaney – Jeff Fahey, Arnold Vosloo, Darlanne Fluegel Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ – 5 ½ – 6 ½ After the runaway […]

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INTERVIEW: SKYWARD STORY – August 2018

INTERVIEW: SKYWARD STORY – August 2018

| 14 August 2018 | Reply

INTERVIEW BY RACHEL CRAIG Baltimore’s pop-rock trio Skyward Story hit the Full Sail University stage for a few dates at the Vans Warped Tour this summer. They recently released a new song called “New Beginnings” to announce their signing to a record label and possibly hint at their successful future as an upcoming force the […]

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INTERVIEW: NATHANIEL MOTTE of 3OH!3 – August 2018

INTERVIEW: NATHANIEL MOTTE of 3OH!3 – August 2018

| 14 August 2018 | Reply

INTERVIEW BY RACHEL CRAIG 3OH!3 was one of the biggest names on this year’s final cross-country run of the Vans Warped Tour. Many people will recognize them for their late 2000s electro-pop hits like “Starstrukk,” “My First Kiss,” and “Don’t Trust Me” – which had an edgy line that captured most middle-schoolers in my generation: […]

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A QUICK DOZEN with JAMES REDMAN, THE LIMBS

A QUICK DOZEN with JAMES REDMAN, THE LIMBS

| 11 August 2018 | Reply

A QUICK DOZEN with JAMES REDMAN, THE LIMBS By Shane Pinnegar Perth band The Limbs have just released new single You Caught Me At A Bad Time. Singer James Redman got comfy to answer a Quick Dozen for us. 1. Tell us a little about your latest release. Are there any hidden nuggets the band […]

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Cash Savage and The Last Drinks announce Good Citizens National Tour 2018

Cash Savage and The Last Drinks announce Good Citizens National Tour 2018

| 11 August 2018 | Reply

Cash Savage and The Last Drinks announce Good Citizens National Tour 2018 With Special Guests Cable Ties (*aside from Freo) Tix on Sale Now from cashsavage.com.au “Next to Courtney Barnett, she is one of the most original and distinctively Australian voices to emerge in the last few years.” Daily Review “Savage is truly a rock […]

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CARAVÃNA SUN – NEW SINGLE, EP & TOUR

CARAVÃNA SUN – NEW SINGLE, EP & TOUR

| 11 August 2018 | Reply

CARAVÃNA SUN – NEW SINGLE, EP & TOUR Sun-soaked indies Caravãna Sun have today announced their spirited new single Come Back, set for release on August 17. Come Back is a heartfelt ode to a lost friend; a bridge between this world and the next. Come Back precedes Caravãna Sun’s sparkling new EP Silver Linings, […]

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ROCKWIZ REVUE TOUR 2018

ROCKWIZ REVUE TOUR 2018

| 11 August 2018 | Reply

ROCKWIZ REVUE TOUR 2018 Here they come again, looking better than anyone has the right to! The RocKwiz gang are going back out on the road bringing their unique brand of entertainment to a theatre near you this November and December! Not quite Christmas, not quite summer, but an end of year spectacular like no […]

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