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LIVE: LIGHT THE TORCH – March 12, 2019

LIVE: LIGHT THE TORCH – March 12, 2019

| 26 March 2019 | Reply

Venue: Open Chord City: Knoxville, TN Date: March 12, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Rachel Craig (https://www.rachelcraigphotos.net/) Howard Jones is considered one of the best metal vocalists performing today, and it was a unique experience seeing him with Light the Torch at their one-off show at Open Chord in Knoxville, TN. This venue has a […]

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LIVE: Max and Igor Cavalera – Fremantle, 18 March, 2019

LIVE: Max and Igor Cavalera – Fremantle, 18 March, 2019

| 19 March 2019 | Reply

LIVE: Max and Igor Cavalera – Fremantle, 18 March, 2019 With Depravity – Metropolis Fremantle Reviewed by Kevin Curran Photography by Damien Crocker The Cavalera Brothers returned to our shores, this time to revisit the Beneath The Remains and Arise albums of their back catalogue. It wasn’t that long ago the brothers were in town […]

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LIVE: WEST COAST HIGH featuring HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD and CYPRESS HILL – March 10, 2019

LIVE: WEST COAST HIGH featuring HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD and CYPRESS HILL – March 10, 2019

| 17 March 2019 | Reply

Venue: The Fillmore City: Detroit, MI Date: March 10, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) As a fan of Hollywood Undead from the first album, I was excited to hear they were hitting Detroit on their current co-headlining tour with Cypress Hill, dubbed the West Coast High Tour.  After a short set […]

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Music

CD REVIEW: BILLY F GIBBONS – The Big Bad Blues

CD REVIEW: BILLY F GIBBONS – The Big Bad Blues

| 26 February 2019 | Reply

CD REVIEW: BILLY F GIBBONS – The Big Bad Blues Concord Records October 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 73% Anyone who knows anything knows that The Reverend Willie G, Billy F Gibbons, is a dead set Texan legend, a man whose guitar work with The Moving Sidewalks and ZZ Top are unimpeachable. More recently, though, […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: DOM MARIANI & THE MAJESTIC KELP – Hi Seas

MUSIC REVIEW: DOM MARIANI & THE MAJESTIC KELP – Hi Seas

| 26 February 2019 | Reply

MUSIC REVIEW: DOM MARIANI & THE MAJESTIC KELP – Hi Seas Invisible Records 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 90% Dom Mariani is certainly one to follow his musical muse whichever way he fancies. From the jangly power pop of The Stems, through the garagey DM3, his ‘popsided guitar’ solo work, the Stonesy soul of The […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: THE BEATLES – THE WHITE ALBUM 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

ALBUM REVIEW: THE BEATLES – THE WHITE ALBUM 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

| 26 February 2019 | Reply

ALBUM REVIEW: THE BEATLES – THE WHITE ALBUM 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION EMI November 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 100% Giles Martin, son of original producer (and legend) George, oversaw the remastering of this revelatory 50th anniversary edition of The Beatles’ seminal self-titled (but forever better known as The White Album) double album, and describes the […]

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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: CAPTAIN MARVEL

MOVIE: CAPTAIN MARVEL

| 26 March 2019 | Reply

MOVIE: CAPTAIN MARVEL Written by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck & Geneva Robertson-Dworet Directed by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck Starring Brie Larson, Samuel L Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law, Annette Benning Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 92% In a culture which has been dominated far, far too long by toxic masculinity and sexism, Captain Marvel (and […]

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MOVIE: PET SEMATARY

MOVIE: PET SEMATARY

| 26 March 2019 | Reply

MOVIE: PET SEMATARY Written by Matt Greenburg & Jeff Buhler from the novel by Stephen King Directed by Kevin Kölsch & Dennis Widmyer Starring Jason Clarke, John Lithgow, Amy Seimetz, Jeté Laurence Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 82% It’s a precarious business, remaking a favourite – some may say classic – film from many people’s formative […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: HOTEL MUMBAI

MOVIE REVIEW: HOTEL MUMBAI

| 15 March 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: HOTEL MUMBAI Directed by Anthony Maras Written by John Collee & Anthony Maras Starring Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Jason Isaacs Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 93% Forget evil spirits and undead witches, true horror exists in this world in the shape of terrorism, an evil scourge whose fanatical perpetrators can strike anywhere […]

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News

DEVILDRIVER Return To Australia In August with very special guests All That Remains

DEVILDRIVER Return To Australia In August with very special guests All That Remains

| 17 March 2019 | Reply

DEVILDRIVER Return To Australia In August with very special guests All That Remains After what seems like an eternity, US metal icons Devildriver are finally returning to Australia to appease their rabid legions. It’s been five long years since the band last headlined here and Dez and the boys are primed and ready to make […]

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EAGLE-EYE CHERRY Announces September 2019 Australian Tour

EAGLE-EYE CHERRY Announces September 2019 Australian Tour

| 17 March 2019 | Reply

EAGLE-EYE CHERRY Announces September 2019 Australian Tour It’s been a long time coming, but the wait is finally over as EAGLE-EYE CHERRY finally announces his Australian tour. EAGLE-EYE CHERRY (so named because of his steely stare) is the son of the legendary jazz trumpeter Don Cherry, and half-brother of Neneh Cherry. Cherry almost considered giving […]

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FREO.GOLD! celebrating Fremantle music and the opening of Freo Social

FREO.GOLD! celebrating Fremantle music and the opening of Freo Social

| 17 March 2019 | Reply

FREO.GOLD! celebrating Fremantle music and the opening of Freo Social To celebrate the grand opening week of Freo Social, they’ve put together a special line up celebrating the heritage of music in Fremantle and the venue itself all in one night aptly titled Freo.Gold! 6th April! Legendary powerhouse Celtic band FLING are one of WA’s […]

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Interviews

A Dirty Dozen with ECHO 2 LOCATE – March 2019

A Dirty Dozen with ECHO 2 LOCATE – March 2019

| 26 March 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Alternative Rock Band ECHO 2 LOCATE has released the official music video for their single, “High.” We are an alternative rock band based out of Maryland that strives to bring those who feel alone, a place where they can feel at home.” We get the band to discuss new music, influences, and much more… 1. […]

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A Dirty Dozen with BRIAN VODINH of BRAVE THE ROYALS – March 2019

A Dirty Dozen with BRIAN VODINH of BRAVE THE ROYALS – March 2019

| 21 March 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “BRAVE THE ROYALS is a true departure for its creator.  Modern Alternative-Pop only begins to describe the direction of “Dreamer” and the inspired material that will follow.  The pop-bent, anthemic sing alongs, vintage synth stylings  and soaring guitars tap into a different kind of emotion than the material of Brian Vodinh’s‘other band’ – renowned rockers, 10 YEARS. Vodinh’s organic-meets-digital approach spawned not […]

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INTERVIEW: MICHELLE LEBLANC – March 2019

INTERVIEW: MICHELLE LEBLANC – March 2019

| 21 March 2019 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Nashville-based singer-songwriter Michelle LeBlanc is set to release a new single, “A Good Man,” on April 5, 2019.  “It’s a love song,” says LeBlanc. “It’s about how timing is divine, how the right one comes at the right time, and the beauty and protection in all of that.” Before […]

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BIG COUNTRY Announce 2019 Australian and NZ Tour

BIG COUNTRY Announce 2019 Australian and NZ Tour

| 17 March 2019 | Reply

BIG COUNTRY Announce 2019 Australian and NZ Tour Legendary Scottish indie rockers Big Country return down under to Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of their classic album Steeltown. As an added Bonus they will play an Encore of Greatest Hits (In A Big Country, Fields of Fire, Chance, Look Away, Wonderland and more) Big Country had […]

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THE BEATLES’ ABBEY ROAD LIVE: Bringing one of the greatest records of all time to life – live on stage

THE BEATLES’ ABBEY ROAD LIVE: Bringing one of the greatest records of all time to life – live on stage

| 17 March 2019 | Reply

THE BEATLES’ ABBEY ROAD LIVE: Bringing one of the greatest records of all time to life – live on stage Featuring: Kram (Spiderbait), Mark Wilson (Jet), Davey Lane (You Am I), Darren Middleton (Powderfinger) and Special Guests In celebration of Abbey Road’s 50th anniversary, some of Australia’s most respected musicians and members of iconic groups, […]

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ANBERLIN Announces May 2019 Australian Tour

ANBERLIN Announces May 2019 Australian Tour

| 17 March 2019 | Reply

ANBERLIN Announces May 2019 Australian Tour Australia holds a special place in the hearts of ANBERLIN and fans similarly embrace the band with open arms. This coming May 2019, the love affair continues with the band returning to play shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth for the first time since announcing their break […]

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AUGUST BURNS RED ANNOUNCE 10 YEARS OF CONSTELLATIONS 2019 AUSTRALIAN TOUR

AUGUST BURNS RED ANNOUNCE 10 YEARS OF CONSTELLATIONS 2019 AUSTRALIAN TOUR

| 17 March 2019 | Reply

AUGUST BURNS RED ANNOUNCE 10 YEARS OF CONSTELLATIONS 2019 AUSTRALIAN TOUR Pennsylvanian metalcore quintet August Burns Red will be returning to Australia this October to celebrate their 10 year anniversary of their third studio album ‘Constellations’ as part of their worldwide tour. The 10 Years Of Constellations 2019 Australian Tour will hit all major cities […]

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HERBIE HANCOCK – THE MASTER OF MODERN MUSIC ANNOUNCES HIS 2019 AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

HERBIE HANCOCK – THE MASTER OF MODERN MUSIC ANNOUNCES HIS 2019 AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

| 17 March 2019 | Reply

HERBIE HANCOCK – THE MASTER OF MODERN MUSIC ANNOUNCES HIS 2019 AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES HERBIE HANCOCK: “I haven’t heard anybody yet who has come after him” – Miles Davis “Herbie Hancock Is the emissary of an Art Form.” — New York Times One of the most revered figures in modern music – the ever-innovative and […]

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Australian Comedy Legend STEVE HUGHES Announces His Are You Serious? Tour – May 2019

Australian Comedy Legend STEVE HUGHES Announces His Are You Serious? Tour – May 2019

| 17 March 2019 | Reply

Australian Comedy Legend STEVE HUGHES Announces His Are You Serious? Tour – May 2019 Australian comedic legend Steve Hughes will return to the stage this May armed with his new show, Are You Serious? Known the world over for his hard hitting, take no prisoners comedy, Steve tells it like it is. At times confronting, […]

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