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LIVE: KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – May 15, 2019

LIVE: KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – May 15, 2019

Venue: The Fillmore City: Detroit, MI Date: May 15, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Having arrived at the venue into the first song, I decided against fighting my way through the packed venue to the photo pit and opted for a spot at the soundboard to enjoy the visuals and the […]

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LIVE: ARCHITECTS – May 2, 2019

LIVE: ARCHITECTS – May 2, 2019

Venue: Buckhead Theatre City: Atlanta, GA Date: May 7, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Rachel Craig (https://www.rachelcraigphotos.net/) Architects’ North American Holy Hell tour stopped by the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta, giving fans a stunning show full of some of the best talent in metal from England and Australia. While She Sleeps kicked off the show, getting […]

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LIVE: DANCE GAVIN DANCE – May 2, 2019

LIVE: DANCE GAVIN DANCE – May 2, 2019

Venue: Marathon Music Works City: Nashville, TN Date: May 2, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Rachel Craig (https://www.rachelcraigphotos.net/) Dance Gavin Dance’s Artificial Selection tour is winding down, and the band brought their impressive lineup to Marathon Music Works in Nashville. This is a venue I haven’t had a chance to see yet, and it was a great […]

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Music

CD REVIEW: BOB SPENCER – Saints + Murderers

CD REVIEW: BOB SPENCER – Saints + Murderers

| 2 May 2019 | Reply

CD REVIEW: BOB SPENCER – Saints + Murderers Independent October 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 82% When sidemen go solo the results are not always an unmitigated success – sometimes even the best co-writer or musician can be an also-ran when the full glare of the spotlight hits them, Twenty Feet From Stardom style. It’s […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: MARK MORTON – Anesthetic

MUSIC REVIEW: MARK MORTON – Anesthetic

| 27 April 2019 | Reply

Label: WPP Records / Spinefarm Records Release Date: March 1, 2019 Rating: 93% I have always enjoyed watching and listening to Lamb Of God, so was excited to see what guitarist Mark Morton had cultivated when he announced a solo release featuring himself on guitar and a lot of his musical friends and counterparts on […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: LAST IN LINE – II

MUSIC REVIEW: LAST IN LINE – II

| 26 April 2019 | Reply

Label: Frontiers Music srl Release Date: February 22, 2019 Rating: 86% Last In Line – three of the members of Dio’s band that recorded the album of the same name – have grown into their own after a debut disc and suffering some of of life’s pitfalls, including the death of bassist Jimmy Bain.  After […]

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Books

BOOK REVIEW: Hemingway’s Havana – A Reflection of the Writer’s Life in Cuba by Robert Wheeler and América Fuentes

BOOK REVIEW: Hemingway’s Havana – A Reflection of the Writer’s Life in Cuba by Robert Wheeler and América Fuentes

| 11 March 2019 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Hemingway’s Havana – A Reflection of the Writer’s Life in Cuba by Robert Wheeler and América Fuentes Skyhorse Publishing March 2018 Hardcover, $37.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction / Travel & Holidays / Travel Writing 70% Rocking The acclaimed author Ernest Hemingway has been the subject of many books. The famous writer has […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Peach by Emma Glass

BOOK REVIEW: Peach by Emma Glass

| 8 March 2019 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Peach by Emma Glass Bloomsbury Circus January 2018 Hardcover, $24.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Literary Fiction / Surrealism 5/10   ‘An immensely talented young writer’ – George Saunders Slip the pin through the skin. Start stitching. It doesn’t sting. It does bleed. White thread turns red. Red string. Going in. Going out. I […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Selfie Generation by Alicia Eler

BOOK REVIEW: The Selfie Generation by Alicia Eler

| 7 March 2019 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: The Selfie Generation by Alicia Eler Skyhorse Publishing November 2017 Hardcover, $37.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction / Society & Social Sciences 60% Rocking Selfies are a maligned subject because it’s easy to dismiss them as narcissistic rubbish. Alicia Eler knows this isn’t true and has written many articles about this social phenomena. […]

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Movies

MOVIE REVIEW: THE AFTERMATH

MOVIE REVIEW: THE AFTERMATH

| 3 April 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: THE AFTERMATH Written by Joe Shrapnel , Anna Waterhouse & Rhidian Brook  Directed by James Kent Starring Keira Knightly, Jason Clarke, Alexander Skarsgård Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 45% In the devastated wasteland of Hamburg just five months after the cessation of formal hostilities against the Germans in 1945, piles of rubble and bodies […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: SHAZAM!

MOVIE REVIEW: SHAZAM!

| 3 April 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: SHAZAM! Written by Henry Gayden & Darren Lemke from the D.C. comics created by Bill Parker & C C Beck Directed by David F Sandberg Starring Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Djimon Hounsou, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 92% Apart from Wonder Woman and Aquaman, D.C. Comics’ efforts to match […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

MOVIE REVIEW: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

| 2 April 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Written by Terry Gilliam & Tony Grisoni Directed by Terry Gilliam Starring Jonathan Pryce, Adam Driver, Stellan Skarsgård, Olga Kurylenko Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 70% Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote comes bundled with a crushing weight of expectation. Long held up as an example […]

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News

SWEDEN’S TREPANERINGSRITUALEN ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2019

SWEDEN’S TREPANERINGSRITUALEN ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2019

| 2 May 2019 | Reply

SWEDEN’S TREPANERINGSRITUALEN ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2019 UMACollective and ALT Events are honoured to welcome Trepaneringsritualen to Australian shores for the first time as main headliner for both UMACFEST lineups, + 2 special performances in Perth and Melbourne. Trepaneringsritualen was initiated in Götheborg, Göta Länder on August 23rd 2008. Since then artefacts have been issued through […]

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Devin Townsend Announces An Evening With Australian Acoustic Solo Tour

Devin Townsend Announces An Evening With Australian Acoustic Solo Tour

| 2 May 2019 | Reply

Devin Townsend Announces An Evening With Australian Acoustic Solo Tour Canadian progressive heavy music genius, Devin Townsend, is pleased to announce a very special Australian ‘An Evening With’ solo acoustic tour. The intimate evenings will feature Devin performing tracks from across his catalogue, as well as taking part in a Q&A where fans will get […]

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SUZI QUATRO ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN TOUR

SUZI QUATRO ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN TOUR

| 2 May 2019 | Reply

SUZI QUATRO ANNOUNCES ‘IT’S ONLY ROCK N’ ROLL’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR PERTH REGAL THEATRE Sunday October 27, Monday October 28 ROCKHAMPTON GREAT WESTERN HOTEL Wednesday October 30 GOLD COAST THE STAR Friday November 1 TOOWOOMBA EMPIRE THEATRE Saturday November 2 MELBOURNE PALAIS THEATRE Monday November 4 NEWCASTLE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE Friday November 8 SYDNEY ENMORE THEATRE Sunday […]

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Interviews

A Dirty Dozen with TRIP 6 of GEARS – May 2019

A Dirty Dozen with TRIP 6 of GEARS – May 2019

  According to a recent press release: “Miami based hard/heavy rock act GEARS isn’t your average start-up garage band. Despite being confronted with a near disastrous setback at the cusp of their debut, headlining tour, jarring line-up changes, and financial challenges, the band has persevered and rebuilt. Founded in February 2014, Trip 6 (Urban Rebel), […]

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A Dirty Dozen with FALLING THROUGH APRIL – May 2019

A Dirty Dozen with FALLING THROUGH APRIL – May 2019

  According to a recent press release: “Charlotte, NC Alternative Rock Band FALLING THROUGH APRIL has released the official music video for their single, “Recover // Relapse.” Directed by Alex Hieder, “Recover // Relapse” originally premiered on Substream Magazine.” We get members of the band discuss new music, influences, and much more… 1. Tell us a little about your latest release.  What might […]

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A Dirty Dozen with DEE JAY SILVER – May 2019

A Dirty Dozen with DEE JAY SILVER – May 2019

  According to a recent press release: “Groundbreaking DJ / remixer / producer / radio host DEE JAY SILVER, who recently released his new single “Getaway Driver” featuring country duo Waterloo Revival (4/26), is on the road with Jason Aldean for his 10th tour as the country superstar’s resident DJ, entertaining the crowds between sets by Aldean, Kane Brown […]

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A Dirty Dozen with VINCENT TORRES of AWAKE AT LAST – May 2019

A Dirty Dozen with VINCENT TORRES of AWAKE AT LAST – May 2019

  According to a recent press release: “Both as a band and as individuals, Awake At Last continue to stand for positivity, spirituality, self-help and making an impact every single day. Returning with their debut full-length release, The Change, they have never sounded more confident, more energized, or been more determined to reach out to […]

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A Dirty Dozen with JOHN SCHREINER of SCHREINER – May 2019

A Dirty Dozen with JOHN SCHREINER of SCHREINER – May 2019

  According to a recent press release: “They say that art is often borne from adversity. With his new album, ​Kingdom From​ – released April 20 – ​John Schreiner​ demonstrates how even the most perilous period in one’s life can result in some of the most moving and compelling music imaginable. “There are plenty of reasons […]

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A Dirty Dozen with CARL CANEDY of THE RODS – May 2019

A Dirty Dozen with CARL CANEDY of THE RODS – May 2019

  According to a recent press release: “Legendary US metal act The Rods have released the first single and lyric video for the song “Louder Than Loud” today. The song is taken from the forthcoming studio album Brotherhood Of Metal. Drummer Carl Canedy says: ” ‘Louder than Loud’ was the first song written for the new album. It was also the […]

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A Dirty Dozen with MICAH PUESCHEL of IRATION – May 2019

A Dirty Dozen with MICAH PUESCHEL of IRATION – May 2019

  According to a recent press release: “Reggae-influenced alternative rock band Iration officially kicked off their “Live From Paradise!” tour in Albuquerque, NM, bringing the aloha spirit and good vibes across the country this spring and summer. The 43-date outing, featuring special guests Pepper, Fortunate Youth and Katastro, marks the group’s largest tour to date […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ANATOLII ZHALNIN of MOTANKA – May 2019

A Dirty Dozen with ANATOLII ZHALNIN of MOTANKA – May 2019

  According to a recent press release: “Ukrainian Wacken Metal Battle 2018 winners MOTANKA have released a stunning and dramatic seven minute official video for their first single “Verba” (Ukrainian for “willow tree”) from their upcoming self-titled debut album. The video underlines the strong connection of the Mystic Metal four-piece to mystical nature and ancient traditions. MOTANKA will release […]

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A Dirty Dozen with FRANZ and GUITARFOX of SCHULTZ – May 2019

A Dirty Dozen with FRANZ and GUITARFOX of SCHULTZ – May 2019

  According to a recent press release: “FSCHULTZ presents his new album Shot of Pain available the 06th May 2019 on the legendary label BLC Productions (Agonoize, Alien Vampire). This new album is a real change in the career of the artist, who has so far composed albums more oriented Harsh, Noise or Industrial Rhythmic before […]

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