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Interviews

10 Quick Ones with DAVE COHEN of CHUGGERNAUT – August 2018

10 Quick Ones with DAVE COHEN of CHUGGERNAUT – August 2018

| 17 August 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Hailing from Boston Massachusetts, ‘regressive metal’ quartet Chuggernaut puts a modern twist on classic riff-driven metal songwriting, blending elements of doom, thrash, groove and post-hardcore into a massive, organic sound all their own. The band are now ready to unleash their new EP Kodiak on August 24th. Formed in 2013 […]

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9 Quick Ones with SIMA – August 2018

9 Quick Ones with SIMA – August 2018

| 17 August 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Rock / Pop artist SIMA has released the official music video for her single, “Head Over Heels.” Sima’s currently working on a new project called ‘Broken Wings.’ ‘Broken Wings’ is an inspirational documentary/musical project bridging Israeli-Palestinian differences through the healing powers of music. Sima feels that her extraordinary journey is just the beginning; however […]

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10 Quick Ones with STEPHEN BISHOP of THUNDER HORSE – August 2018

10 Quick Ones with STEPHEN BISHOP of THUNDER HORSE – August 2018

| 17 August 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Slow, Low, and Brutally Truthful; Thunder Horse gives Southern Sludge Metal a new twist. Thunder Horse is an in your face project of long time touring veterans and seasoned musicians. All four members have a long history of friendship with a chemistry that was right to break ground on something new. An eclectic […]

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Live

LIVE: BOB DYLAN – Perth, 8 August, 2018

LIVE: BOB DYLAN – Perth, 8 August, 2018

| 9 August 2018 | 2 Replies

LIVE: BOB DYLAN – Perth, 8 August, 2018 Perth Arena – Perth, Western Australia Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar It’s hard to imagine anyone not loving Bob Dylan’s tour de force performance at Perth Arena tonight – but there were a few. They’re the ones who perhaps came wanting to hear 50-plus year old songs just […]

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LIVE: Vans Warped Tour 2018: Final Full Cross Country Tour – July 30, 2018

LIVE: Vans Warped Tour 2018: Final Full Cross Country Tour – July 30, 2018

| 8 August 2018 | Reply

Venue: PNC Music Pavilion City: Charlotte, NC Date: July 30, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Rachel Craig (www.rachelcraigphotos.net) After driving 4 hours from Knoxville, TN to the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte, I finally arrived at the festival I have been wanting to see in person since I was an angsty pre-teen. Fifteen years ago, I […]

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LIVE: STYX – August 2, 2018

LIVE: STYX – August 2, 2018

| 8 August 2018 | Reply

Venue: Centennial Terrace City: Sylvania, OH Date: August 2, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Once Styx’s tour with Joan Jett and Tesla ended, I was disappointed I wouldn’t get to see the band this year (I was out of town when they landed at a local venue), but was elated to […]

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Books

BOOK REVIEW: The Court Reporter by Jamelle Wells

BOOK REVIEW: The Court Reporter by Jamelle Wells

| 17 August 2018 | 1 Reply

BOOK REVIEW: The Court Reporter by Jamelle Wells ABC Books February 2018 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction / Biographies & True Stories / True Crime 9/10 For the majority of us who don’t work in jobs related to the criminal justice system or who haven’t chosen to become court watchers in our spare […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Ponti by Sharlene Teo

BOOK REVIEW: Ponti by Sharlene Teo

| 16 August 2018 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Ponti by Sharlene Teo Picador April 2018 Paperback, $29.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Fiction / Contemporary / Literary 6/10 One day I will learn to be as expertly cruel as she is. She finds the weakness she wants behind the eyes, tucked within crow’s feet and worry lines, all that fear and blind […]

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BOOK REVIEW: How to Buy a Home – From Debt to a Deposit by Emily Power

BOOK REVIEW: How to Buy a Home – From Debt to a Deposit by Emily Power

| 15 August 2018 | 1 Reply

BOOK REVIEW: How to Buy a Home – From Debt to a Deposit by Emily Power Random House Australia May 2018 Paperback, $29.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction / Accounting & Finance / Property & Real Estate 6/10 Home ownership has long been considered the great Australian dream. But when you’re a first home buyer […]

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Music

MUSIC: GRAHAM GREENE – RAGE OF THE INNOCENTS

MUSIC: GRAHAM GREENE – RAGE OF THE INNOCENTS

| 15 August 2018 | Reply

MUSIC: GRAHAM GREENE – RAGE OF THE INNOCENTS Independent 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 10/10 Let’s bring the unenlightened of you up to speed: Many moons ago Graham Greene was the hotshot guitarist in Perth bands such as Flash Harry and Ice Tiger, playing a mix of covers and original hard rockers to packed houses […]

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MUSIC: DANGEROUS CURVES – So Dirty Right

MUSIC: DANGEROUS CURVES – So Dirty Right

| 9 August 2018 | Reply

MUSIC: DANGEROUS CURVES – So Dirty Right Independent April 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 “Dangerous Curves”: The very name conjures images of teased haired babes grinding to Bon Jovi and Poison videos in the spandex years – so they nailed that, sound wise. These latest cock-rock revivalists do it with style, referencing a bunch […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: LORDS OF ACID – Pretty In Kink

MUSIC REVIEW: LORDS OF ACID – Pretty In Kink

| 7 August 2018 | Reply

Label: Metropolis Records Release Date: May 18, 2018 Rating: 8/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur On their latest – and 6th studio offering – Lords of Acid have demonstrated that they stick to what they love, what they know, and they can be consistent disc after disc.  Disc opener “Break Me” comes pushing through the […]

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News

LIVING COLOUR Announce Australian Tour

LIVING COLOUR Announce Australian Tour

| 15 August 2018 | Reply

LIVING COLOUR Announce Australian Tour LIVING COLOUR return to Australia to perform highlights from their debut album ‘Vivid’ in plus they will be armed with all their other classic tunes. The ground-breaking American rock band from New York City, formed in 1984. Led by guitarist Vernon Reid, the bands lineup solidified in the mid-80’s w/ […]

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Download 2019 Dates and Venues Announced

Download 2019 Dates and Venues Announced

| 15 August 2018 | Reply

Download 2019 Dates and Venues Announced “Saturday’s event packed in the fans and sent them home happy…Download was the festival Melbourne’s hard-rock tribes had been waiting three years for.” The Age “Consider Download’s first trip Down Under a success. Same again in 2019 please.” Kerrang! In late March 2018, nearly 30,000 heavy music fans descended […]

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ESKIMO JOE’S KAV TEMPERLEY – NEW SINGLE, DEBUT SOLO ALBUM + NATIONAL TOUR

ESKIMO JOE’S KAV TEMPERLEY – NEW SINGLE, DEBUT SOLO ALBUM + NATIONAL TOUR

| 14 August 2018 | Reply

ESKIMO JOE’S KAV TEMPERLEY – NEW SINGLE, DEBUT SOLO ALBUM + NATIONAL TOUR Best known as the frontman of the Australian rock n roll luminaires, Eskimo Joe, acclaimed songwriter Kav Temperley is stepping out solo. The first taste of his upcoming album dropped today in the form of new single, Pollyanna – an ominous reflection […]

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Movies

MOVIE: CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

MOVIE: CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

| 15 August 2018 | Reply

MOVIE: CHRISTOPHER ROBIN Directed by Marc Forster Starring Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, Mark Gattiss, Jim Cummings Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 It might be the adults in the cinema who relate more to this delightfully adorable Disney offering, rather than the youngsters present. After all, we’re the ones who’ve grown up with A […]

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MOVIE: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT

MOVIE: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT

| 26 July 2018 | Reply

MOVIE: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT Written & Directed by Christopher McQuarrie Starring Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to suspend belief for a sliver short of two-and-a-half hours and follow Ethan Hawke and his IMF crew as they yet again […]

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MOVIE: NINE

MOVIE: NINE

| 19 July 2018 | Reply

MOVIE: NINE Shock Entertainment, June 2018 Directed by Rob Marshall Starring Daniel Day Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Fergie, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6/10 Based on the popular Broadway show by Mario Fratti (translated into English by Arthur Kopit and Maury Weston), Rob Marshall aims very high […]

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BOOK REVIEW: One Way by S. J. Morden

BOOK REVIEW: One Way by S. J. Morden

| 14 August 2018 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: One Way by S. J. Morden Gollancz April 2018 Paperback, $29.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Science Fiction / Mystery 8/10 “This isn’t a pardon. You’ll remain guilty of second-degree murder. This isn’t commuting your sentence. You’ll serve the rest of your hundred and twenty years. This isn’t parole. You’ll be at all times […]

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10 Quick Ones with IMAGES OF EDEN – August 2018

10 Quick Ones with IMAGES OF EDEN – August 2018

| 14 August 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Images of Eden is a fearless concept band that brings together familiar, well-loved elements of metal and rock combined with their own unique vision, message and delivery. The result is a distinct musical hybrid that speaks directly to the struggles and tribulations of the listener. Musically, Images of Eden draws […]

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INTERVIEW: GARRY PETERSON of THE GUESS WHO – August 2018

INTERVIEW: GARRY PETERSON of THE GUESS WHO – August 2018

| 14 August 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “The Guess Who is responsible for countless rock classics, which still retain a major presence on rock radio – “American Woman,” “No Time,” “These Eyes,” etc. The band is set to return on September 14th with their latest album, The Future IS What It Used To Be, released via […]

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INTERVIEW: JENNIFER HABEN of BEYOND THE BLACK – August 2018

INTERVIEW: JENNIFER HABEN of BEYOND THE BLACK – August 2018

| 14 August 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Just one month remains until BEYOND THE BLACK will release their brand-new album Heart Of The Hurricane out on August 31 via Napalm Records (GSA via Airforce1). BEYOND THE BLACK celebrate a true story of success! Their debut album Songs Of Love And Death (2015) immediately scored #12 on the German album charts. Only one year later […]

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INTERVIEW: SKYWARD STORY – August 2018

INTERVIEW: SKYWARD STORY – August 2018

| 14 August 2018 | Reply

INTERVIEW BY RACHEL CRAIG Baltimore’s pop-rock trio Skyward Story hit the Full Sail University stage for a few dates at the Vans Warped Tour this summer. They recently released a new song called “New Beginnings” to announce their signing to a record label and possibly hint at their successful future as an upcoming force the […]

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INTERVIEW: NATHANIEL MOTTE of 3OH!3 – August 2018

INTERVIEW: NATHANIEL MOTTE of 3OH!3 – August 2018

| 14 August 2018 | Reply

INTERVIEW BY RACHEL CRAIG 3OH!3 was one of the biggest names on this year’s final cross-country run of the Vans Warped Tour. Many people will recognize them for their late 2000s electro-pop hits like “Starstrukk,” “My First Kiss,” and “Don’t Trust Me” – which had an edgy line that captured most middle-schoolers in my generation: […]

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