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Slash Ft Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators Touring Australia & New Zealand 2019!

Slash Ft Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators Touring Australia & New Zealand 2019!

| 19 October 2018 | Reply

Slash Ft Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators Touring Australia & New Zealand 2019! Grammy Award-winning, American rock guitarist Slash returns to Australian shores in January/February 2019 with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators in tow. The Australian Tour will support the release of Slash’s fourth solo album, Living The Dream released on Slash’s own label Snakepit […]

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Sexual Assault Resource Centre BENEFIT CONCERT announced for Fremantle

Sexual Assault Resource Centre BENEFIT CONCERT announced for Fremantle

| 18 October 2018 | Reply

Sexual Assault Resource Centre BENEFIT CONCERT announced for Fremantle A benefit for Sexual Assault Resource Centre Featuring Felicity Groom, Moonlighter, Dan Howls, Sealamb, Pukka (DJ) A massive lineup of local bands have put together put together a special benefit show for S.A.R.C (Sexual Assault Resource Centre). These people are an amazing agency that support victims […]

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Support Act fundraising campaign for Ausmusic T-Shirt Day

Support Act fundraising campaign for Ausmusic T-Shirt Day

| 17 October 2018 | Reply

Support Act fundraising campaign for Ausmusic T-Shirt Day Support Act is appealing to all those who love Australian music – and who care about the people who make it – to join them on Friday 16 November for Ausmusic T-Shirt Day to raise funds for artists and music workers who are experiencing financial hardship, ill […]

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Movies

TV REVIEW: DOCTOR WHO – THE WOMAN WHO FELL TO EARTH

TV REVIEW: DOCTOR WHO – THE WOMAN WHO FELL TO EARTH

| 8 October 2018 | Reply

TV REVIEW: DOCTOR WHO – THE WOMAN WHO FELL TO EARTH Written by Chris Chibnall Directed by Jamie Childs Starring Jodie Whittaker, Philip Abiodun, Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill, Tosin Cole, Sharon D Clarke Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 The BBC have edged towards a more open-minded, modern world view in recent years, peppering […]

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MOVIE: THE FLIP SIDE

MOVIE: THE FLIP SIDE

| 30 August 2018 | Reply

MOVIE: THE FLIP SIDE Directed & Co-written by Marion Pilowsky Starring Eddie Izzard, Emily Taheny, Vanessa Guide, Luke McKenzie Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 5/10 You don’t see a lot of movies set in Adelaide, and you don’t see an abundance of great Aussie rom-coms either. The Flip Side is the former, and although it tries […]

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BLURAY: FRANK ZAPPA SUMMER ’82 – When Zappa Came To Sicily

BLURAY: FRANK ZAPPA SUMMER ’82 – When Zappa Came To Sicily

| 29 August 2018 | Reply

BLURAY: FRANK ZAPPA SUMMER ’82 – When Zappa Came To Sicily MVD Visual December, 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Fans of the late, great Frank Zappa will know that in 1982 a concert in a soccer stadium in Palermo, Sicily was disrupted by fans rioting against heavy handed armed police present, and the concert […]

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Music

MUSIC: THE SCREAMING JETS – Gotcha Covered

MUSIC: THE SCREAMING JETS – Gotcha Covered

| 18 September 2018 | Reply

MUSIC: THE SCREAMING JETS – Gotcha Covered Dinner For Wolves July 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Australia – and, let’s be fair, New Zealand – have produced an astonishing amount of world class music since rock n’ roll was a bubba, and The Screaming Jets are well aware of that, hence their eighth studio […]

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SINGLE REVIEW: KEVIN CURRAN – Wake The Living Dead

SINGLE REVIEW: KEVIN CURRAN – Wake The Living Dead

| 18 September 2018 | Reply

SINGLE REVIEW: KEVIN CURRAN – Wake The Living Dead Independent September 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 100% ROCK contributor and frontman of West Australian rockers Hailmary, Kevin Curran, this week released his debut solo single, Wake The Living Dead. The song is a mid-paced burner with an acoustic undercurrent and a catchy AF melody, […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: PEARL – Heartbreak And Canyon Revelry

MUSIC REVIEW: PEARL – Heartbreak And Canyon Revelry

| 15 September 2018 | Reply

Label: Station House Recordings Release Date: June 15, 2018 Rating: 10/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur Having fallen in love with Pearl Aday’s voice when she released her debut disc in 2010, I couldn’t wait to grab her latest disc (wish I had known sooner there WAS a latest disc) and check it out.  While […]

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Books

BOOK: THE CROWN: THE INSIDE HISTORY by Robert Lacey

BOOK: THE CROWN: THE INSIDE HISTORY by Robert Lacey

| 19 October 2018 | Reply

BOOK: THE CROWN: THE INSIDE HISTORY by Robert Lacey Allen & Unwin November 2017 Hardcover, $39.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Hardcover, TV tie-in, biography 10/10 In this official companion piece to the first series of Netflix original series The Crown, royal biographer Robert Lacey picks apart each episode, illuminating the real history being practically every […]

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BOOK: YOUR SECOND LIFE BEGINS WHEN YOU REALISE YOU ONLY HAVE ONE by Raphaëlle Giordano

BOOK: YOUR SECOND LIFE BEGINS WHEN YOU REALISE YOU ONLY HAVE ONE by Raphaëlle Giordano

| 19 October 2018 | Reply

BOOK: YOUR SECOND LIFE BEGINS WHEN YOU REALISE YOU ONLY HAVE ONE by Raphaëlle Giordano Penguin Random House July 2018 Hardcover, $29.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Self-help/ Fiction 10/10 In the spirit of Sophie’s World, The Alchemist and other novelised self-help books comes Raphaëlle Giordano’s wonderful Your Second Life Begins When you Realise You Only […]

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BOOK: SABRINA by Nick Drnaso

BOOK: SABRINA by Nick Drnaso

| 19 October 2018 | Reply

BOOK: SABRINA by Nick Drnaso Granta July 2018 Hardcover, $32.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Graphic Novel 8/10 We live in strange, disturbing times. The internet – the greatest explosion of knowledge sharing seen in our species existence, has turned in on itself to create a plethora of people who wilfully ignore facts and instead choose […]

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Interviews

INTERVIEW: FRANK SIDORIS, THE CONSPIRATORS – October 2018

INTERVIEW: FRANK SIDORIS, THE CONSPIRATORS – October 2018

| 19 October 2018 | Reply

INTERVIEW: FRANK SIDORIS, THE CONSPIRATORS – October 2018 By Shane Pinnegar Heading back to Australia in February with Slash, Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Las Vegas native Frank Sidoris says that despite the sarcasm inherent in the name of the band’s new album, he really is Living The Dream. “Yeah, I’m glad that you knew […]

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10 Quick Ones with LISA DANAË – October 2018

10 Quick Ones with LISA DANAË – October 2018

| 17 October 2018 | Reply

According to her bio: “Lisa Danaë – California native, Disney fanatic, and child of the 90’s – uses music as a platform to narrate her story of growth and empowerment. Her music is a combination of powerful pop hooks and heartfelt lyrics that draws inspiration from her past and how she intends to conquer her future. Breaking […]

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10 Quick Ones with KK FOSSOR of THEM – October 2018

10 Quick Ones with KK FOSSOR of THEM – October 2018

| 17 October 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “With an impressive concept that combines the most significant components of US power and thrash metal and songs that focus on lyrics about spooks and horror, Them are one of the most unusual new metal acts. Their debut album Sweet Hollow (2016) already more than hinted at the artistic potential of […]

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Live

LIVE: FOREIGNER ORCHESTRAL – Perth, 16 Oct 2018

LIVE: FOREIGNER ORCHESTRAL – Perth, 16 Oct 2018

| 18 October 2018 | Reply

LIVE: FOREIGNER ORCHESTRAL – Perth, 16 Oct 2018 Riverside Theatre, Perth, Western Australia Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photography by Damien Crocker “I want you to have a good time. I want you to feel free to get out of your mother fucking seats – let’s rock this place!” said lead singer Kelly Hansen in an […]

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LIVE: THE PRETTY THINGS with DATURA4 and The Rockin’ Hendys – Perth, 14 Oct 2018

LIVE: THE PRETTY THINGS with DATURA4 and The Rockin’ Hendys – Perth, 14 Oct 2018

| 18 October 2018 | Reply

LIVE: THE PRETTY THINGS with DATURA4 and The Rockin’ Hendys – Perth, 14 Oct 2018 The Charles Hotel, Perth, Western Australia Photography by Damian Crocker Cult R&B legends The Pretty Things made their first and last visit to Perth on their final world tour with support from local boogie merchants Datura4 and The Rockin’ Hendys. […]

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LIVE: CHVRCHES – October 15, 2018

LIVE: CHVRCHES – October 15, 2018

| 17 October 2018 | Reply

Venue: Ryman Auditorium City: Nashville, TN Date: October 15th, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Jacob Smith (www.jhs-photo.com) The Ryman Auditorium was the stage for a powerful evening from beginning to end. The openers, Lo Moon, set the pace and tone for the evening’s event. Once Chvrches got onto the stage there was a full house, […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Implausible Story of Olive Far Far Away by Tony Alexandra

BOOK REVIEW: The Implausible Story of Olive Far Far Away by Tony Alexandra

| 18 October 2018 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: The Implausible Story of Olive Far Far Away by Tony Alexandra Harlequin Young Adult March 2018 Paperback, $19.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Young Adult 7/10   ‘Forget gypsy curses and invisibility. Forget stupid boys who are supposed to be my true love and then dump me. I’ve got one mission now – fun.’ […]

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LIVE: SNOW PATROL – October 10, 2018

LIVE: SNOW PATROL – October 10, 2018

| 17 October 2018 | Reply

Venue: Murat Theatre City: Indianapolis, IN Date: October 10, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett (http://www.jeffrey-everett.com) Snow Patrol brought their Wildness tour to Indy, supporting their latest album of the same name. Lead singer Gary Lightbody said the current effort was 5 years in the making. He told of his struggles with mental health and […]

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IAN MOSS ANNOUNCES NEW REGIONAL SOLO ACOUSTIC SHOWS!

IAN MOSS ANNOUNCES NEW REGIONAL SOLO ACOUSTIC SHOWS!

| 17 October 2018 | Reply

IAN MOSS ANNOUNCES NEW REGIONAL SOLO ACOUSTIC SHOWS! After sold out shows across Australia, guitar and rock legend Ian Moss has added more dates to his National Solo Intimate and Acoustic Regional Tour in 2019 including wrapping up the tour with a special show in his home town of Alice Springs. Respected as one of […]

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BRYAN FERRY RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA IN FEB & MAR 2019 WITH I’M TALKING, DIED PRETTY AND MODELS

BRYAN FERRY RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA IN FEB & MAR 2019 WITH I’M TALKING, DIED PRETTY AND MODELS

| 17 October 2018 | Reply

BRYAN FERRY RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA IN FEB & MAR 2019 WITH I’M TALKING, DIED PRETTY AND MODELS Since the release of his first record with Roxy Music in 1972, BRYAN FERRY has been internationally acclaimed as one of the most innovative and stylish musicians, songwriters and singers to emerge in pop and rock music. With […]

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THE MAGIC NUMBERS ANNOUNCE 2019 AUSTRALIAN TOUR & NEW ALBUM ‘OUTSIDERS’

THE MAGIC NUMBERS ANNOUNCE 2019 AUSTRALIAN TOUR & NEW ALBUM ‘OUTSIDERS’

| 17 October 2018 | Reply

THE MAGIC NUMBERS ANNOUNCE 2019 AUSTRALIAN TOUR & NEW ALBUM ‘OUTSIDERS’ UK indie royalty The Magic Numbers return to Australia for the first time since their 2010 Splendour in the Grass appearance and 2006 Big Day Out tour. Their critically acclaimed album ‘Outsiders’ will also be released in Australia for the first time on Friday, […]

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Nick Cave brings CONVERSATIONS WITH NICK CAVE speaking events to Australia & New Zealand

Nick Cave brings CONVERSATIONS WITH NICK CAVE speaking events to Australia & New Zealand

| 17 October 2018 | Reply

Nick Cave brings CONVERSATIONS WITH NICK CAVE speaking events to Australia & New Zealand Earlier this year in the US and Ireland, Nick Cave debuted a series of speaking events combining music and open discussion with the audience.Cave now brings these special evenings to Australia & New Zealand, where he will take questions from the […]

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