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Interviews

10 Quick Ones with JAKE DAVIES of OF LIMBO – June 2018

10 Quick Ones with JAKE DAVIES of OF LIMBO – June 2018

| 21 June 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Brothers Jake and Luke Davies were raised in Melbourne, Australia. Growing up on rock ’n’ roll, they developed a passion for playing music together, one that would lead them to Long Beach, California, where in 2014 they formed Of Limbo. With the addition of Herbie Brady on bass and Anthony Aguilar on drums, they released their self-titled, […]

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10 Quick Ones with ALAN SACHA LASKOW of EVERY HOUR KILLS – June 2018

10 Quick Ones with ALAN SACHA LASKOW of EVERY HOUR KILLS – June 2018

| 21 June 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Progressive Metal band EVERY HOUR KILLS has released a new single, “Illusorian,” off of their upcoming EP, Fragile Machine. Originally premiered on Gear Gods, “Illusorian” features Andrew Ivashchenko (Shokran) and Mattias IA Eklundh.  The new EP titled Fragile Machine to be released on July 6th, 2018, explores the questions of what comes next in human evolution. What […]

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10 Quick Ones with PETER KNORN of FARGO – June 2018

10 Quick Ones with PETER KNORN of FARGO – June 2018

| 20 June 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Things might have turned out differently. For example if Peter ´Fargo-Pedda` Knorn hadn’t written a book about his life as a musician, band manager and label boss, bringing back  memories of his first band Fargo. The group, that’s the conclusion following the publication of ‘Bis hierhin und so weiter, […]

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Music

MUSIC REVIEW: THE AMORETTES – Born To Break

MUSIC REVIEW: THE AMORETTES – Born To Break

| 20 June 2018 | Reply

Label: Steamhammer / SPV Release Date: April 6, 2018 Rating: 8.5/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur The Amorettes have released a new disc… who am I kidding, I had never heard of them until this disc came out, but I am so glad I know who they are now.  This twelve track disc has been […]

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MUSIC: THE LAZYS – Tropical Hazards

MUSIC: THE LAZYS – Tropical Hazards

| 16 June 2018 | Reply

MUSIC: THE LAZYS – Tropical Hazards Golden Robot Records February 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 They may be Lazys, but they sure ain’t slack. Album #3 for the Toronto quintet is as energetic and in yer face a slab of riff rock as you’re likely to hear this year. Opener Nothing But Trouble makes […]

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MUSIC: GROOM EPOCH – Solar Warden

MUSIC: GROOM EPOCH – Solar Warden

| 15 June 2018 | Reply

MUSIC: GROOM EPOCH – Solar Warden Golden Robot Records April 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 Richard Ploog – once drummer for The Church, now writer, producer, director – embraces his former band’s esoteric, tripped out, lysergically stoned sound on this swirling, esoteric and other-worldly album. Ploog has enlisted a couple of Died Pretties, a […]

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Live

LIVE: BAD WOLVES – June 8, 2018

LIVE: BAD WOLVES – June 8, 2018

| 20 June 2018 | Reply

Venue: The Machine Shop City: Flint, MI Date: June 8, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Mirak Habbiyyieh ” order_by=”pid” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] BAD WOLVES LINKS: OFFICIAL SITE FACEBOOK TWITTER

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LIVE: THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS – June 12, 2018

LIVE: THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS – June 12, 2018

| 16 June 2018 | Reply

Venue: DTE Energy Music Theatre City: Clarkston, MI Date: June 12, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Thirty Seconds To Mars is touring America supporting their latest disc… America.  Jared and Shannon Leto recruited a great set of opening bands to kick each performance off, including their show this week in Detroit.  […]

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LIVE: POISON – June 8, 2018

LIVE: POISON – June 8, 2018

| 13 June 2018 | Reply

Venue: DTE Energy Music Theatre City: Clarkston, MI Date: June 8, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Not many bands roll through town on a summer tour that blow me away with a lineup, but when Poison’s Nothin’ But A Good Time Tour 2018 hit Detroit, I couldn’t wait to see three […]

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Books

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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BOOK REVIEW: Clutter Intervention – How Your Stuff is Keeping You Stuck by Tisha Morris

BOOK REVIEW: Clutter Intervention – How Your Stuff is Keeping You Stuck by Tisha Morris

| 22 May 2018 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Clutter Intervention – How Your Stuff is Keeping You Stuck by Tisha Morris Llewellyn Publications, U.S. February 2018 Paperback, $35.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction / Mind, Body, Spirit 5.5/10 Writer, Benjamin Law once described his childhood home as like a “Lasagne of shit.” There are a lot of homes waging a war […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Memory Chamber by Holly Cave

BOOK REVIEW: The Memory Chamber by Holly Cave

| 21 May 2018 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: The Memory Chamber by Holly Cave Quercus February 2018 Paperback, $29.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Fiction/Speculative/Mystery 3/10 YOU ARE GOING TO DIE.  YOU CAN PRESERVE A HANDFUL OF SPECIAL MEMORIES FOREVER.  WHICH ONES WOULD YOU CHOOSE? True death is a thing of the past. Now you can spend the rest of eternity reliving […]

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Movies

REV FILM FEST REVIEW: OUR NEW PRESIDENT

REV FILM FEST REVIEW: OUR NEW PRESIDENT

| 7 June 2018 | Reply

REV FILM FEST REVIEW: OUR NEW PRESIDENT Directed by Maxim Pozdorovkin Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 Bizarre, hilarious and jaw-droppingly WTF in turns, Our New president is a challenging new documentary from Maxim Pozdorovkin which cobbles together Russian State Television footage and YouTube/home movie-sourced snippets and songs from Russian people to tell the story of […]

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DVD: THE SOLOIST

DVD: THE SOLOIST

| 28 May 2018 | Reply

DVD: THE SOLOIST Directed by Joe Wright Starring Robert Downey Jr, Jamie Foxx, Catherine Keener Shock Entertainment 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6 ½ /10 Jamie Foxx delivers a striking performance as Nathaniel Ayers, a homeless man ‘discovered’ playing 2-string violin on the sidewalk by LA Times columnist Steve Lopez. Based on a true story, […]

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DVD REVIEW: DEADLY BLESSING

DVD REVIEW: DEADLY BLESSING

| 28 May 2018 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: DEADLY BLESSING Directed by Wes Craven Written by Glenn M Benest, Matthew Barr & Wes Craven Starring Maren Jensen, Sharon Stone, Susan Buckner, Ernest Borgnine, Michael Berryman Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 Ernest Borgnine is at his creepy and malicious best in this Wes Craven effort from 1981, which also features a young […]

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News

INTERVIEW: JOHN CORABI of THE DEAD DAISIES – June 2018

INTERVIEW: JOHN CORABI of THE DEAD DAISIES – June 2018

According to a recent press release: “THE DEAD DAISIES are returning to North America!  After a Sold-Out Tour across the UK & Europe, the band are looking forward to rocking out with their US & Canadian fans! Their current single “RISE UP” is climbing the US-Active Rock Charts and being used extensively in NASCAR promotional […]

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LENNON THROUGH A GLASS ONION WEST AUSTRALIAN SHOWS

LENNON THROUGH A GLASS ONION WEST AUSTRALIAN SHOWS

| 7 June 2018 | Reply

LENNON THROUGH A GLASS ONION WEST AUSTRALIAN SHOWS “A deeply felt reflection of the man. Savour every minute” – NEW YORK TIMES “Lennon’s spirit shines through……” – NEW YORK POST It’s been 25 years since John Waters and Stewart D’Arrietta first performed LENNON – LOOKING THROUGH A GLASS ONION on the small stage at Sydney’s […]

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Black Stone from the Sun ‘Dreamalysis’ album launch

Black Stone from the Sun ‘Dreamalysis’ album launch

| 7 June 2018 | Reply

Black Stone from the Sun ‘Dreamalysis’ album launch “ooofft! this one hits you right where it hurts and then makes you come back for more. I’m a big fan of this.” Nick Findlay, triple j After storming stages this month in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, grunge-punk duo Black Stone from the Sun will be […]

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INTERVIEW: DEEN CASTRONOVO of THE DEAD DAISIES – June 2018

INTERVIEW: DEEN CASTRONOVO of THE DEAD DAISIES – June 2018

| 17 June 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “THE DEAD DAISIES just shot a music video for the band’s next single “DEAD AND GONE” at Black Box Music (Rammstein, 30 Seconds To Mars, Linkin Park, Marilyn Manson) in Berlin.  Their album BURN IT DOWN has entered the charts around the world! Led by a #6 in the US Billboard Heatseekers Chart, #10 in the […]

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INTERVIEW: RICKY PHILLIPS of STYX – June 2018

INTERVIEW: RICKY PHILLIPS of STYX – June 2018

| 16 June 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “STYX is giving their loyal fans a new release in July. The highly anticipated reissue of their critically acclaimed first new studio album in 14 years, THE MISSION, on July 27 via Alpha Dog 2T/UMe. The two-disc package will include a CD of the original album, as well as a Blu-ray […]

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MUSIC: CRYSTAL SHAWANDA – Voodoo Woman

MUSIC: CRYSTAL SHAWANDA – Voodoo Woman

| 15 June 2018 | Reply

MUSIC: CRYSTAL SHAWANDA – Voodoo Woman New Sun Records November 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 With the perfect balance of warm syrup, raw grit, life & love experience and blues power, Crystal Shawanda has what it takes to take her blues from Canada to the world. It sure doesn’t hurt that her […]

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MUSIC: BITZER – Pedigree Mongrel

MUSIC: BITZER – Pedigree Mongrel

| 15 June 2018 | Reply

MUSIC: BITZER – Pedigree Mongrel Independent June 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 There is arguably no better rhythm section in Oz Rock – scratch that: worldwide Rock – than Steve King and Mick O’Shea. They’ve already released the best damned original rock EP of the year with The Rose Carleo Band (Battle Scars – […]

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10 Quick Ones with FAREWELL TO FEAR – June 2018

10 Quick Ones with FAREWELL TO FEAR – June 2018

| 15 June 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Farewell to Fear released their new album, entitled Voices. The album is available through Pavement Entertainment and can be downloaded and streamed digitally, as well as purchased in select independent record stores. Farewell to Fear was born out of the huge black hole that mainstream rock radio left during the absence of […]

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LIVE: EXTREME & MR BIG – Perth, 8 June 2018

LIVE: EXTREME & MR BIG – Perth, 8 June 2018

| 12 June 2018 | Reply

LIVE: EXTREME & MR BIG – Perth, 8 June 2018 Metropolis City, Perth, Western Australia Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photography by Isabelle Haubrich Extreme and Mr Big share a lot in common: ‘80s hit makers with both hair metal and acoustic mega-ballads, both boast a virtuoso guitarist and neither have toured the whole of Australia […]

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