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CUSTARD go transcontinental… touring Australia in September 2018

CUSTARD go transcontinental… touring Australia in September 2018

| 13 July 2018 | Reply

CUSTARD go transcontinental… touring Australia in September 2018 From the gritty heart of their recent tropical sojourn to the northern quarters of Queensland in May this year… comes a transcontinental flight with contiguous dates running east to west across these sweeping plains. One more time. Custard formed in Brisbane in 1990 and spent a decade […]

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CAST OF TWIN PEAKS TO TOUR AUSTRALIA

CAST OF TWIN PEAKS TO TOUR AUSTRALIA

| 13 July 2018 | Reply

CAST OF TWIN PEAKS TO TOUR AUSTRALIA MELBOURNE – Palais Theatre – Saturday August 25 BRISBANE – Eatons Hill – Sunday August 26 ADELAIDE – Thebarton Theatre – Wednesday August 29 SYDNEY – International Convention Centre – Saturday September 1 PERTH – Astor Theatre – Sunday September 2 In an Australian first, five stars of […]

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JAMES TO GET ‘LAID’ AGAIN IN AUSTRALIA THIS NOVEMBER

JAMES TO GET ‘LAID’ AGAIN IN AUSTRALIA THIS NOVEMBER

| 13 July 2018 | Reply

JAMES TO GET ‘LAID’ AGAIN IN AUSTRALIA THIS NOVEMBER After selling out their first ever trip to Australia in 2016, James are preparing for a triumphant return in 2018, this time sporting a brand-new album ‘Living in Extraordinary Times” as well as all their swag of British classics. James’ 1993 hit ‘Laid’ became the soundtrack […]

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Interviews

INTERVIEW: SHANNON LARKIN of GODSMACK – July 2018

INTERVIEW: SHANNON LARKIN of GODSMACK – July 2018

| 17 July 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “This summer, rock fans across the country should be prepared to be rocked hard when the GODSMACK/SHINEDOWN co-headlining tour comes their way. Produced by Live Nation, the six-week outdoor amphitheater tour stops locally in DETROIT on SUNDAY, JULY 22 at DTE ENERGY MUSIC THEATRE. The two multi-platinum rock groups are touring in support of their new […]

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INTERVIEW: JON SPENCER – July 2018

INTERVIEW: JON SPENCER – July 2018

| 13 July 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “JON SPENCER, THE BLUES EXPLOSION MAN who put the BELLBOTTOMS on BABY DRIVER! The Top Cat who spread the Secret Sauce in BOSS HOG! The Rockabilly Right-Hook from Heavyweight Outlaws HEAVY TRASH! The Swank-Fucking Master of PUSSY GALORE! Jon Spencer is back! Often imitated, never duplicated, the original NYC underground-rock legend returns from […]

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Q+A – AMY TAYLOR, AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS

Q+A – AMY TAYLOR, AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS

| 12 July 2018 | Reply

Q+A – AMY TAYLOR, AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS By Shane Pinnegar It’s not unfair to say that in one sense, Amyl & the Sniffers are the least likely Aussie band to be currently ‘making it’ around the world. Three young dudes and one lady sporting mullets straight out of a ‘70s documentary and playing a […]

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Music

MUSIC REVIEW: MY INDIGO – My Indigo

MUSIC REVIEW: MY INDIGO – My Indigo

| 17 July 2018 | Reply

Label: Indigo Music under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management GmbH Release Date: April 20, 2018 Rating: 9.5/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur As a huge fan of Within Temptation, I was floored to hear about this release from Sharon den Adel and couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.  From the first time I put […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: THE MELVINS – Pinkus Abortion Technician

MUSIC REVIEW: THE MELVINS – Pinkus Abortion Technician

| 11 July 2018 | Reply

Label: Ipecac Recordings Release Date: April 20, 2018 Rating: 8.5/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur The Melvins have always found a way to stand out in the musical crowd, whether releasing solo style album ala KISS, or incorporating a multitude of guitarists or drummers on different releases.  On their 27th studio album – Pinkus Abortion […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: TESSERACT – Sonder

MUSIC REVIEW: TESSERACT – Sonder

Label: KSCOPE Release Date: April 20, 2018 Rating: 8.5/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur One of the bands out there that always seems to avoid labeling in my opinion is Tesseract.  With elements of different genres all thrown into the proverbial mix, thee guys lean into the modern rock while adding prog nuances and grooves […]

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Live

LIVE: MICHAEL BOLTON – Perth, 24 June, 2018

LIVE: MICHAEL BOLTON – Perth, 24 June, 2018

| 12 July 2018 | Reply

LIVE: MICHAEL BOLTON – Perth, 24 June, 2018 Perth Concert Hall Reviewed by Karl Infirri Photography by Damien Crocker On Sunday evening I ventured to the Perth Concert Hall to see Michael Bolton perform. I was intrigued to see how it would go, a man that has sold over 75 million records worldwide, at 65 […]

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LIVE: BARENAKED LADIES – June 21, 2018

LIVE: BARENAKED LADIES – June 21, 2018

| 27 June 2018 | Reply

Venue: Ruoff Music Center City: Noblesville, IN Date: June 21, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett (www.jeffrey-everett.com) The summer weather wasn’t cooperating for Barenaked Ladies. First, the venue was changed from the outdoor Lawn in downtown Indy to Ruoff Music Center which provided a cover to accommodate ticket holders. A downpour and lightning then pushed […]

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LIVE: RICHARD MARX – June 21, 2018

LIVE: RICHARD MARX – June 21, 2018

| 26 June 2018 | Reply

Venue: Sound Board inside MotorCity Casino City: Detroit, MI Date: June 21, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Richard Marx has brought along an acoustic guitar the last couple times he visited the Motor City, but this year, he brought his band with him and cranked up the energy and volume.  I […]

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Books

BOOK REVIEW: KILL THE ANGEL by Sandrone Dazieri

BOOK REVIEW: KILL THE ANGEL by Sandrone Dazieri

| 11 July 2018 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: KILL THE ANGEL by Sandrone Dazieri Simon & Schuster, rrp $29.99 March 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Paperback, Crime thriller 8 ½ /10 Book 2 in Sandrone Dazieri’s series sees Deputy Police Commissioner Colomba Caselli making a cautious return to work after the abuse she received in previous book Kill The Father, and […]

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BOOK REVIEW: After the Fall by Dan Santat

BOOK REVIEW: After the Fall by Dan Santat

| 26 June 2018 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: After the Fall by Dan Santat Lothian Children’s Books June 2018 Paperback, $16.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Picture Book 8/10 Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened after?  Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat’s poignant tale follows Humpty Dumpty, an avid bird watcher […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Folk by Zoe Gilbert

BOOK REVIEW: Folk by Zoe Gilbert

| 22 May 2018 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Folk by Zoe Gilbert Bloomsbury March 2018 Hardcover, $35.00 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Short Stories / Speculative Fiction 8/10 Every year they gather, while the girls shoot their arrows and the boys hunt them out. The air is riddled with spiteful shadows – the wounds and fears and furies of a village year. […]

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Movies

MOVIE: STOOGE (as part of Revelation Film Festival 2018)

MOVIE: STOOGE (as part of Revelation Film Festival 2018)

| 11 July 2018 | Reply

MOVIE: STOOGE (as part of Revelation Film Festival 2018) Written & directed by Madeleine Farley Starring Robert Partiger, Iggy Pop Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 Shot over several years, Madeleine Farley’s documentary follows obsessed Stooges fan Robert Partiger as he attempts to meet his hero Iggy Pop. In search of some kind of redemption after […]

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MOVIE: THE LAST DETAIL (as part of Revelation Film Festival 2018)

MOVIE: THE LAST DETAIL (as part of Revelation Film Festival 2018)

| 11 July 2018 | Reply

MOVIE: THE LAST DETAIL (as part of Revelation Film Festival 2018) Written by Robert Towne from the novel by Richard Ponsican Directed by Hal Ashby Starring Jack Nicholson, Otis Young, Randy Quaid, Carol Kane Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Hal Ashby’s 1973 film The Last Detail shines an illuminating light on an America in a […]

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MOVIE: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP

MOVIE: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP

| 11 July 2018 | Reply

MOVIE: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP Written by Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Paul Rudd, Andrew Barrer, Gabriel Ferrari Directed by Peyton Reed Starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Doulas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Bobby Cannavale, Hannah John-Kamen, Walton Goggins Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 The years and nineteen mega-squillion-dollar blockbusters later, and the bottom shows no […]

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BELINDA CARLISLE – 2019 AUSTRALIAN TOUR

BELINDA CARLISLE – 2019 AUSTRALIAN TOUR

| 13 July 2018 | Reply

BELINDA CARLISLE – 2019 AUSTRALIAN TOUR CELEBRATING 30 YEARS SINCE THE RELEASE OF RUNAWAY HORSES. Abstract Entertainment announces the return of Belinda Carlisle to Australia in 2019 as she celebrates the 30th anniversary since the release of her smash hit album Runaway Horses. Tuesday 19 February Astor Theatre, Perth Wednesday 20 February The Gov, Adelaide […]

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BLOC PARTY PERFORMING SILENT ALARM – AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2018

BLOC PARTY PERFORMING SILENT ALARM – AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2018

| 13 July 2018 | Reply

BLOC PARTY PERFORMING SILENT ALARM – AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2018 An instant classic on release and still sounding as vital and emotionally resonant as it did back in 2005, Bloc Party’s mammoth debut record Silent Alarm will be performed live and in full for the first time in Australia with hotly anticipated shows in Perth, Melbourne, […]

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MOVIE: BROTHERS’ NEST

MOVIE: BROTHERS’ NEST

| 11 July 2018 | Reply

MOVIE: BROTHERS’ NEST Written by Jaime Brown with Chris Pahlow Directed by Clayton Jacobsen Starring Shane Jacobsen, Clayton Jacobsen, Kym Gyngell Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 The Jacobsen brothers team up for the first time since 2006’s Kenny to produce this darker-than-dark comedy thriller about two brothers attempting murder. On a misty country morning brothers […]

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A QUICK DOZEN OR SO with REBECCA CALLENDAR – RACKETT

A QUICK DOZEN OR SO with REBECCA CALLENDAR – RACKETT

| 11 July 2018 | Reply

A QUICK DOZEN OR SO with REBECCA CALLANDER – RACKETT By Shane Pinnegar Sydney ‘riot pop’ quartet and currently feted buzz band RACKETT make their debut Western Australian visit this weekend supporting Amyl & The Sniffers at Mojos in Fremantle on Friday, 13 July, and again at The Rosemount on Saturday, 14 July as part […]

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9 Quick Ones with SAM HARMON of VOID VATOR – July 2018

9 Quick Ones with SAM HARMON of VOID VATOR – July 2018

| 10 July 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Los Angeles, CA based heavy metal rock band VOID VATOR has announced their SOUTHWEST 2018 TOUR. Launching July 19th in Las Vegas, the tour will wind through Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico before winding down Phoenix on July 28th. The band has also released the official music video for “Until it’s Gone,” […]

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10 Quick Ones with WILL THOMAS REED – July 2018

10 Quick Ones with WILL THOMAS REED – July 2018

| 10 July 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Nashville based country music artist WILL THOMAS REED’s single “Home Is Where the Bar Is” had originally premiered in Country Music News and is continuing to be well received.Nashville-based, Virginia Native, Will Thomas Reed has been cutting his teeth in the music industry since the age of 13. Being a lover of all […]

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