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Live reviews

LIVE: KID CONGO & THE PINK MONKEY BIRDS – Perth, 21 April 2024

LIVE: KID CONGO & THE PINK MONKEY BIRDS – Perth, 21 April 2024

| 22 April 2024 | Reply

LIVE: KID CONGO & THE PINK MONKEY BIRDS – Perth, 21 April 2024 With Little Things, Rosemount Hotel, Perth – Sunday 21st April, 2024 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photos by Linda Dunjey Little Things start the night with a swirling, trance-like song that brings to mind a less druggy Velvet Underground, guitars, drums, violin all […]

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LIVE: SWANS – April 16, 2024

LIVE: SWANS – April 16, 2024

| 22 April 2024 | Reply

Venue: The Blue Room City: Nashville, TN Date: April 16, 2024 Review and Photographs by: Jacob Smith (www.jhs-photo.com) This intimate 250 person space was sold out and everyone was ready for the sonic brilliance that Swans deliver. Being one of the loudest shows one can ever see live; this small space helped make it the loudest […]

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LIVE: PANDEMONIUM FESTIVAL – Melbourne, 20 April 2024

LIVE: PANDEMONIUM FESTIVAL – Melbourne, 20 April 2024

| 21 April 2024 | Reply

LIVE: PANDEMONIUM FESTIVAL – Melbourne, 20 April 2024 Alice Cooper, Blondie, Psychedelic Furs, Wheatus, Wolfmother, Cosmic Psychos, Aimee Francis By Shane Pinnegar Photos to come shortly – check back soon To be honest, it’s a miracle Pandemonium Rocks Festival went ahead, beleaguered as it was almost from the start. In fact, the initial announcement and […]

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Interviews

A Dirty Dozen with STEFANO CASANICA from FELDSPAR – April 2024

A Dirty Dozen with STEFANO CASANICA from FELDSPAR – April 2024

| 17 April 2024 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Italian rock band FELDSPAR has signed with TTK Records, for a worldwide release of the band’s forthcoming debut album, due out later this year. The debut single from the album, “Cobblestones,” is set to at the end of May, with a music video to follow. The track heralds the start of a collaboration with Nick Terry, […]

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INTERVIEW – KID CONGO POWERS, April 2024

INTERVIEW – KID CONGO POWERS, April 2024

| 17 April 2024 | Reply

INTERVIEW – KID CONGO POWERS, April 2024 By Shane Pinnegar Chief Pink Monkey Bird himself, Kid Congo Powers, kicks off his Australian tour tomorrow night in support of their great new album That Delicious Vice, the title of which came from a tangential translation into Spanish of the title of his 2022 memoir Some New […]

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A Dirty Dozen with WILL HUBERT of ELEKTRIC ANIMALS – April 2024

A Dirty Dozen with WILL HUBERT of ELEKTRIC ANIMALS – April 2024

| 16 April 2024 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Denver based duo Elektric Animals – comprised of Nick Sanders and Will Hubert – have today shared their earnest new single “Ready To Go”, taken from their forthcoming EP A Bear And The Bull. The song showcases the collaborative spirit of Elektric Animals, with additional guitars by Lincoln Parish (formerly Cage The Elephant) and vocals by Chandra Desantis. The song was recorded in […]

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Music reviews

MUSIC REVIEW: DEVON THOMPSON – Skin [EP]

MUSIC REVIEW: DEVON THOMPSON – Skin [EP]

| 19 March 2024 | Reply

Label: Exquisite Feline Release Date: March 27, 2024 Rating: 96% Reviewer: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur I have been digging EPs lately… never thought I would, but a lot of times they are easy on the time available to listen to new music and allow an artist to put forth their best few songs.  Don’t get me […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: ACE FREHLEY – 10,000 Volts

MUSIC REVIEW: ACE FREHLEY – 10,000 Volts

| 22 February 2024 | Reply

Label: MNRK Heavy Release Date: February 23, 2024 Rating: 95% Reviewer: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur It’s no secret to ANYONE who knows me that I am a huge KISS fan.  There isn’t much the band does that I don’t dig, and this carries to former lead guitarist Ace Frehley who is releasing his 10th solo album […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: HONEYMOON SUITE – Alive

MUSIC REVIEW: HONEYMOON SUITE – Alive

| 14 February 2024 | Reply

Label: Frontiers Music s.r.l. Release Date: February 16, 2024 Rating: 98% Reviewer: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur There are bands from my ‘youth’ that never really got their due and one of those bands I feel were overlooked through my formative years was Honeymoon Suite.  I cut my melodic rock teeth on songs like “New Girl Now,” […]

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News

AUSTRALIAN ROAD CREW ASSOCIATION (ARCA) ANNOUNCE  TOUR OF DUTY LIVE AT NATIONAL STADIUM SET FOR APRIL 25 RELEASE

AUSTRALIAN ROAD CREW ASSOCIATION (ARCA) ANNOUNCE TOUR OF DUTY LIVE AT NATIONAL STADIUM SET FOR APRIL 25 RELEASE

| 23 April 2024 | Reply

CHRISTMAS CONCERT FOR THE TROOPS, EAST TIMOR DEC 21, 1999 FEATURING LIVE PERFORMANCES FROM JOHN FARNHAM, KYLIE MINOGUE, DOC NEESON, GINA JEFFREYS, JAMES BLUNDELL AND THE LIVING END Australian Road Crew Association (ARCA) has today announced Tour of Duty, the star-studded live album of 1999’s Christmas benefit concert for the troops, featuring performances from John […]

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BRIGHTSIDE Music Festival Debuts April 27 With Sublime, 311, & More Plus Craft Beer Sampling At Central Florida Fairgrounds In Orlando

BRIGHTSIDE Music Festival Debuts April 27 With Sublime, 311, & More Plus Craft Beer Sampling At Central Florida Fairgrounds In Orlando

| 18 April 2024 | Reply

Brew Ha Ha Productions has announced the initial music lineup for the first-ever BRIGHTSIDE Music Festival, presented by WJRR-FM, on Saturday, April 27 at Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, Florida.   Summer comes early with the good-time vibes of the BRIGHTSIDE music lineup that includes Sublime, 311, Goldfinger, Story of the Year, Face To Face, Save Ferris, Unwritten Law, Zebrahead and […]

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OHMS RELEASES WHIMSICAL NEW SINGLE BIMBO’S INFERNO

OHMS RELEASES WHIMSICAL NEW SINGLE BIMBO’S INFERNO

| 12 April 2024 | Reply

A fantastical journey welding art rock, progressive rock, synth pop and more, the brand new single Bimbo’s Inferno out today from boundless Melbourne creative Ohms is an intricate and unpredictable ride that marks a first single ahead of a, yet to be announced, full length album. Peeling layers of oscillating genres and foreboding yet playful […]

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Book reviews

BOOK REVIEW: VEGEMITE by Jamie Callister

BOOK REVIEW: VEGEMITE by Jamie Callister

| 18 March 2024 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: VEGEMITE by Jamie Callister Allen & Unwin Australia May 2023 Paperback – RRP AUD$32.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 95% Jamie Callister’s grandfather, Cyril Callister, invented Vegemite – and if that isn’t a claim to fame, then I don’t know what is. Involved in munitions development in the UK during the Great War, Cyril […]

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BOOK REVIEW: THE INCREDIBLE TAIL OF LITTLE ROO by Ross Knight & Matt Weston with Lluis Fuzzhound

BOOK REVIEW: THE INCREDIBLE TAIL OF LITTLE ROO by Ross Knight & Matt Weston with Lluis Fuzzhound

| 5 March 2024 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: THE INCREDIBLE TAIL OF LITTLE ROO by Ross Knight & Matt Weston with Lluis Fuzzhound Love Police Books December 2022 Hard cover – RRP AUD$24.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 95% Ross Knight is more often seen rocking out with his seminal band Cosmic Psychos than writing children’s stories, but here he and (band […]

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COOKBOOK REVIEW: GUGA – BREAKING THE BARBECUE RULES by Gustavo Tosta

COOKBOOK REVIEW: GUGA – BREAKING THE BARBECUE RULES by Gustavo Tosta

| 5 March 2024 | Reply

COOKBOOK REVIEW: GUGA – BREAKING THE BARBECUE RULES by Gustavo Tosta Penguin Random House Australia April 2023 Hardcover, $49.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 89% Ol’ mate Guga – Brazilian American YouTube personality and cook Gustavo Tosta – likes nothing better than breaking the rules, ESPECIALLY the barbecue rules, and he encourages the reader to do […]

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Movie & Theatre reviews

MOVIE REVIEW: IMAGINARY

MOVIE REVIEW: IMAGINARY

| 10 March 2024 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: IMAGINARY Directed by Jeff Wadlow Starring DeWanda Wise, Taegan Burns, Pyper Braun Reviewed by Tia Pinnegar 60% Imaginary is a 2024 Blumhouse horror movie about a stepmum who moves her new family into her childhood home, only to find that her stepdaughter has found the imaginary friend – in the shape of a […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: THE HUNGER GAMES: THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS & SNAKES

MOVIE REVIEW: THE HUNGER GAMES: THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS & SNAKES

| 20 November 2023 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: THE HUNGER GAMES: THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS & SNAKES Directed by Francis Lawrence Starring Rachel Zegler, Tom Blyth, Viola Davis, Peter Dinklage Reviewed by Tia Pinnegar 85% The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes (from here on referred to as TBOSAS) is the fifth movie in the Hunger Games series. This prequel is set […]

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THEATRE REVIEW: EVERY BRILLIANT THING

THEATRE REVIEW: EVERY BRILLIANT THING

| 26 August 2021 | Reply

THEATRE REVIEW: EVERY BRILLIANT THING Black Swan Theatre, Perth, Western Australia – 25th August, 2021 Written by Duncan MacMillan with Jonny Donahoe Starring Luke Hewitt By Shane Pinnegar We cried true tears last night – equally from laughter, compassion and respect – as we experienced Luke Hewitt performing the one-handed play Every Brilliant Thing in […]

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LIVE: MISSY HIGGINS – Perth, 18 April 2024

LIVE: MISSY HIGGINS – Perth, 18 April 2024

| 20 April 2024 | Reply

LIVE: MISSY HIGGINS – Perth, 18 April 2024 Perth Concert Hall Review & Photos by Luke Baker The Perth Concert Hall was filled to the brim with eager fans, all gathered to witness Missy Higgins kick off her highly anticipated “The Second Act” tour, celebrating the 20th anniversary of her iconic album “The Sound of […]

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A Dirty Dozen with MATT KUPKA of SOUTHTOWNE LANES – April 2024

A Dirty Dozen with MATT KUPKA of SOUTHTOWNE LANES – April 2024

| 16 April 2024 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Southtowne Lanes has today shared another new single from forthcoming album Take Care, out May 10th via Dog Knights Productions. “Witness” is a punchy track about trying to find the light in life’s darkest moments. Southtowne Lanes is an emotive hardcore band from Eugene, OR. They have garnered a dedicated following over a decade of playing together, due to […]

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INTERVIEW: DON AIREY, DEEP PURPLE – March 2024

INTERVIEW: DON AIREY, DEEP PURPLE – March 2024

| 15 April 2024 | Reply

INTERVIEW: DON AIREY, DEEP PURPLE – March 2024 By Shane Pinnegar Sadly, rock legends DEEP PURPLE have been dropped from the revised lineup for next week’s PANDEMONIUM FESTIVAL, but we’re not going to let that waste this interview with keyboard legend DON AIREY. Airey is in fine spirits at 8am on a brisk Cambridge morning, […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ANDREAS CLARK from SELF DECEPTION – April 2024

A Dirty Dozen with ANDREAS CLARK from SELF DECEPTION – April 2024

| 14 April 2024 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Get ready to delve into the dark and twisted world of social media with Self Deception’s new single “Hysteria.” Following the success of their hit single “Matthew McConaughey,” Self Deception are back with a vengeance. This time, they’re shining a spotlight on society’s insatiable appetite for instant gratification and validation through social media. “Hysteria” confronts the […]

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LIVE: YOUNG FATHERS – April 8, 2024

LIVE: YOUNG FATHERS – April 8, 2024

| 14 April 2024 | Reply

Venue: The 9:30 Club City: Washington, D.C. Date: Apr 8,  2024 Review and Photographs by: Jacob Smith (www.jhs-photo.com) This show was a reschedule from August to a highly energized crowd. Everybody was ready and waiting for months for this performance. Young Fathers hit the stage in full force at The 9:30 Club  in Washington, D.C. […]

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A Dirty Dozen with MERCURY from PRIEST – April 2024

A Dirty Dozen with MERCURY from PRIEST – April 2024

| 14 April 2024 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “PRIEST released “JUST A GAME,” the second single off of their highly anticipated fourth studio album Dark Pulse set for release on May 31, 2024 via Label Blue Nine. “Just A Game” is a pulsating rave anthem delving into virtual realms and thrilling encounters. With intoxicating lyrics and a bassline harking back to 80’s EBM, it’s a […]

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SAMANTHA FISH & JESSE DAYTON SUPPORT ACTS ANNOUNCED

SAMANTHA FISH & JESSE DAYTON SUPPORT ACTS ANNOUNCED

| 11 April 2024 | Reply

SAMANTHA FISH & JESSE DAYTON SUPPORT ACTS ANNOUNCED With just five weeks to go until Samantha Fish & Jesse Dayton hit our shores for the Death Wish Blues tour, Gerrard Allman Events is delighted to announce some amazing Australian artists who will be opening the duo’s headline shows. SYDNEY: Three-time Australian Blues Music Award winners […]

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THE PANDEMONIUM AROUND PANDEMONIUM (FESTIVAL)

THE PANDEMONIUM AROUND PANDEMONIUM (FESTIVAL)

| 8 April 2024 | Reply

THE PANDEMONIUM AROUND PANDEMONIUM (FESTIVAL) Pandemonium Festival – The show WILL go on.  Despite shonky news reporting and uninformed keyboard warrior outcry, a revised version of the festival is confirmed to be all systems go. This press release from the organisers was issued a short while ago:   It will be Pandemonium this April! Recently […]

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LIVE: SIMPLE PLAN – Perth, Western Australia, 6 April 2024

LIVE: SIMPLE PLAN – Perth, Western Australia, 6 April 2024

| 8 April 2024 | Reply

LIVE: SIMPLE PLAN – Perth, Western Australia, 6 April 2024 With Jax, We The Kings & Boys Like Girls – Club Metropolis Review & Photography by Luke Baker Simple Plan kicked off their Australian tour at Metro City in Perth for the first of two back-to-back sold-out shows. It would seem that Pop Punk is […]

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LIVE: COMEBACK KID – April 3, 2024

LIVE: COMEBACK KID – April 3, 2024

| 7 April 2024 | Reply

Venue: The Park Theatre City: Winnipeg, MB Date: April 3, 2024 Review and Photographs by: Alejandro Penner (https://www.alejandropenner.ca/) Days in Winnipeg Manitoba are finally starting to feel like spring, and what better time to go watch one of Winnipeg’s very own, Comeback Kid. It was a night filled with nostalgia. Coming from a Hardcore Punk background myself, […]

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