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LIVE: BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND – January 9, 2019

LIVE: BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND – January 9, 2019

| 17 January 2019 | Reply

Venue: Huntington Center City: Toledo, OH Date: January 9, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Bob Seger is a Michigan legend – and that legendary status spilled over across the border and into Ohio when Seger brought The Silver Bullet Band to Toledo’s Huntington Center on when is being billed as his […]

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LIVE: RED HOT SUMMER TOUR (Barnes, Jett, Living End, Diesel & more), Perth – 13 Jan, 2019

LIVE: RED HOT SUMMER TOUR (Barnes, Jett, Living End, Diesel & more), Perth – 13 Jan, 2019

| 15 January 2019 | Reply

LIVE: RED HOT SUMMER TOUR, Perth – 13 Jan, 2019 Featuring Jimmy Barnes, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, The Living End, Diesel, Richard Clapton & Chocolate Starfish Sandalford Winery, Perth – Sunday, 13 January, 2019 Reviewed by Karl Infirri Photography by Isabelle Haubrich On Sunday I had the opportunity to check out the Red Hot […]

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LIVE: Falls Festival Fremantle – 5 and 6 Jan, 2019

LIVE: Falls Festival Fremantle – 5 and 6 Jan, 2019

| 15 January 2019 | Reply

LIVE: Falls Festival Fremantle – 5 and 6 Jan, 2019 Parry Street Oval, Fremantle Reviewed by Melanie Scrafton Photography Day One by Stuart McKay Photography Day Two by Adrian Thomson This year’s event, boasting two main stages, two marquee stages and an indoor DJ stage was SOLD OUT and HOT! Some of the festival punters […]

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Music

MUSIC: PAUL McCARTNEY – EGYPT STATION

MUSIC: PAUL McCARTNEY – EGYPT STATION

| 20 December 2018 | Reply

MUSIC REVIEW: PAUL McCARTNEY – EGYPT STATION Capitol September 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9 /10 Paul McCartney seems in a very happy place at the moment, and it shows in his music. Egypt Station is his second album of original material since he met third wife Nancy Shevell in 2007 (they married in 2011), […]

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EP REVIEW: SCARLET DRIVE – ECHOES OF APPREHENSION

EP REVIEW: SCARLET DRIVE – ECHOES OF APPREHENSION

| 20 December 2018 | Reply

EP REVIEW: SCARLET DRIVE – ECHOES OF APPREHENSION Independent September 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 Any band who defy convention and deliberately straddle multiple genres, boldly going where few have gone before, are a joy to listen to – though a nightmare to write about. Scarlet Drive are different. This isn’t four-on-the-floor […]

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EP REVIEW: LEGS ELECTRIC – TWO SIDES

EP REVIEW: LEGS ELECTRIC – TWO SIDES

| 13 December 2018 | Reply

EP REVIEW: LEGS ELECTRIC – TWO SIDES Independent July 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 /10 The riff for Dark Paradise opens this second EP for Perth rockers Legs Electric, rolling in like a tidal wave to spell out their mission statement: to rock, which they do with retro style and modern power. Drummer Kylie […]

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Books

BOOK REVIEW: THANKS A LOT MR KIBBLEWHITE by Roger Daltrey

BOOK REVIEW: THANKS A LOT MR KIBBLEWHITE by Roger Daltrey

| 15 January 2019 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: THANKS A LOT MR KIBBLEWHITE by Roger Daltrey Allen & Unwin November 2018 Paperback, rrp $24.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Autobiography 90% Legendary frontman of The Who, Roger Daltrey, delivers a hugely entertaining autobiography, named as a middle finger raised to his dismissive old school teacher, Mr Kibblewhite. Kibblewhite wasn’t the only one […]

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BOOK REVIEW: KILLER T by Robert Muchamore

BOOK REVIEW: KILLER T by Robert Muchamore

| 20 December 2018 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: KILLER T by Robert Muchamore Bonnier August 2018 Paperback, $19.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Speculative scientific thriller 7/10   Robert Muchamore’s futuristic thriller Killer T has a love story at its heart, one that spans ten years and ample tragedy. Along the way he deftly raises serious practical and philosophical questions about genetic […]

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BOOK REVIEW: BON: The Last Highway by Jesse Fink

BOOK REVIEW: BON: The Last Highway by Jesse Fink

| 9 December 2018 | 5 Replies

BOOK REVIEW: BON: The Last Highway by Jesse Fink Ebury Australia $34.99 Paperback, biography November 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 4/10 Jesse Fink has written about AC/DC before, with his book The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC being published in twenty countries across ten languages, and it seems to have been successful enough for […]

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Movies

DVD REVIEW: FUN WITH DICK & JANE

DVD REVIEW: FUN WITH DICK & JANE

| 15 January 2019 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: FUN WITH DICK & JANE Shock Entertainment, October 2018 Written by David Giler, Jerry Belson, Mordecai Richler, Gerald Gaiser Directed by Ted Kotcheff Starring George Segal, Jane Fonda, Ed McMahon Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 You may be surprised to know that this 1977 comedy isn’t the bedroom farce it looks like at […]

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DVD REVIEW: THE INTERNATIONAL

DVD REVIEW: THE INTERNATIONAL

| 15 January 2019 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: THE INTERNATIONAL Shock Entertainment, October 2018 Written by Eric Warren Singer Directed by Tom Tykwer Starring Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Ulrich Thomsen Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6 ½ /10 An impressive international cast gets involved in a chase around the world in this fictional expose of a bank on the cutting […]

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DVD REVIEW: THE GREAT OUTDOORS

DVD REVIEW: THE GREAT OUTDOORS

| 15 January 2019 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: THE GREAT OUTDOORS Shock Entertainment, October 2018 Written by John Hughes Directed by Howard Deutch Starring Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Annette Bening, Stephanie Faracy Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 5/10 Written by John Hughes, writer of many classics from the ‘80s and ‘90s (Breakfast Club, the Vacation series, Pretty In Pink, Uncle Buck, Planes […]

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News

PERTH’S SEVENTH ANNUAL FRINGE FESTIVAL OPENS TOMORROW

PERTH’S SEVENTH ANNUAL FRINGE FESTIVAL OPENS TOMORROW

| 17 January 2019 | Reply

PERTH’S SEVENTH ANNUAL FRINGE FESTIVAL OPENS TOMORROW By Shane Pinnegar Festival Director Amber Hasler welcomed media representatives to a special preview performance today showcasing several of the acts featuring in the 2019 Fringe Festival, opening in Perth tomorrow, Friday 18 January. Declaring the festival was set to become “the happiest place in Perth” with over […]

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$1 million grants program just announced for WA artists!

$1 million grants program just announced for WA artists!

| 28 December 2018 | Reply

$1 million grants program just announced for WA artists! Left to right: Luke Riches (The Struggle Kings), Suzie Tuilali (aka Hyclass), Jordi Davieson (San Cisco), Minister David Templeman, Phoebe Gunson (Your Girl Pho), Carla Geneve, Ofa Fotu (aka Odette Mercy), and Scarlett Stevens (San Cisco) Christmas has come early for WA artists with The McGowan […]

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Swiss speed punks, Bad Mojos, fight the law and beat it on the video for “Commit A Crime”

Swiss speed punks, Bad Mojos, fight the law and beat it on the video for “Commit A Crime”

| 19 December 2018 | Reply

Swiss speed punks, Bad Mojos, fight the law and beat it on the video for “Commit A Crime” The final addition to the Voodoo Rhythm Records catalog for 2018 will be its most chaotic sounding yet. Bad Mojos will release their debut LP, I Hope You OD, on the Voodoo Rhythm Records label on December […]

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Interviews

A Dirty Dozen with MADAME MAYHEM – January 2019

A Dirty Dozen with MADAME MAYHEM – January 2019

| 17 January 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “MADAME MAYHEM released her new single “BROKEN”! The single was co-written with Keith Wallen of Breaking Benjamin and features Ray Luzier of Korn on drums, as well as Billy Sheehan of David Lee Roth, Mr. Big and others on bass. Those who yearn for the electric catharsis of loud guitars, driving rhythms, hypnotic hooks, and the strength of shared experience have a new muse in Madame Mayhem. The […]

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A Dirty Dozen with GUNNY of O.D.D. – January 2019

A Dirty Dozen with GUNNY of O.D.D. – January 2019

| 16 January 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “O.D.D. partners with Pavement Entertainment to bring you the worldwide release of their EP, The Disorder, available now. The band has carved a niche that lurks somewhere between hard rock and metal. Melodic vocals paired with heavy guitar riffs, pulsating bass, and thunderous drums complete the experience. Born from the […]

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INTERVIEW: NICK PERRI of THE UNDERGROUND THIEVES – December 2018

INTERVIEW: NICK PERRI of THE UNDERGROUND THIEVES – December 2018

| 9 January 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Following a series of social media teasers, The Underground Thieves — Nick Perri’s new, eclectic band — released its sixth single, “Fall,” today, with accompanying music video. This release follows Perri and The Underground Thieves’ heavy summer and fall touring schedule that saw them supporting acts like Slash, Greta Van Fleet, and Black Stone […]

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OPINION: Why punk rock legends Hard-Ons have no case to answer for touring with Rose Tattoo

OPINION: Why punk rock legends Hard-Ons have no case to answer for touring with Rose Tattoo

| 15 January 2019 | Reply

OPINION: Why punk rock legends Hard-Ons have no case to answer for touring with Rose Tattoo By Shane Pinnegar A national joint tour featuring two legendary Australian bands was teased last week, igniting armchair warriors around the world into apoplectic furor even ahead of this week’s official announcement. “How dare Hard-Ons agree to hit the […]

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LIVE: GRETA VAN FLEET – December 29, 2018

LIVE: GRETA VAN FLEET – December 29, 2018

| 5 January 2019 | Reply

Venue: Fox Theatre City: Detroit, MI Date: December 29, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Frankenmuth, MI rockers done good, Greta Van Fleet scheduled a Detroit show to help close out 2018… and when that quickly sold out another was added… and then a third.  It seemed they could have gone on […]

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LIVE: STYX – December 27, 2018

LIVE: STYX – December 27, 2018

| 5 January 2019 | Reply

Venue: Soaring Eagle Casino City: Mount Pleasant, MI Date: December 27, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Some bands pack their setlist with hits that demand you see them perform time and tie again.  Styx is one of those bands… even if it means driving two hours to catch a second show […]

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INTERVIEW: JONATHAN JOURDAN of TO WHOM IT MAY – December 2018

INTERVIEW: JONATHAN JOURDAN of TO WHOM IT MAY – December 2018

| 4 January 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “With an increasing number of up-and-coming rock bands becoming easier to categorize, the Galveston, Texas-based trio, To Whom It May, serves as a much-welcomed arrival – as heard throughout their recently-released full-length debut, The Great Filter (G4L Records), which has already charted on iTunes Metal at #10 and Billboard Heatseekers […]

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LIVE: BRET MICHAELS – December 26, 2018

LIVE: BRET MICHAELS – December 26, 2018

| 4 January 2019 | Reply

Venue: SoundBoard – MotorCity Casino City: Detroit, MI Date: December 26, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Bret Michaels and the BMB made their seemingly annual stop at SoundBoard inside Detroit’s MotorCity Casino and as always, they brought the capacity crowd nothing but a good time…  With precision, the man and his band […]

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LIVE: JACKYL – December 14, 2018

LIVE: JACKYL – December 14, 2018

| 3 January 2019 | Reply

Venue: The Machine Shop City: Flint, MI Date: December 14, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Jackyl made a stop at The Machine Shop to help kick off the holiday season with their ‘Annual Christmas Family Reunion’ show mid December and we were there to witness the fun and games that is […]

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