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LIVE: SCREAMING JETS with The Poor, Perth – 18 May, 2019

LIVE: SCREAMING JETS with The Poor, Perth – 18 May, 2019

| 21 May 2019 | Reply

LIVE: SCREAMING JETS with The Poor, Perth – 18 May, 2019 The Astor Theatre, Perth, Western Australia Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photography by Damien Crocker If ever there was a band which personified the ethos of a band of brothers on a hellraising larrikin rock n’ roll rampage, it was The Screaming Jets. For thirty […]

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LIVE: KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – May 15, 2019

LIVE: KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – May 15, 2019

Venue: The Fillmore City: Detroit, MI Date: May 15, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Having arrived at the venue into the first song, I decided against fighting my way through the packed venue to the photo pit and opted for a spot at the soundboard to enjoy the visuals and the […]

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LIVE: ARCHITECTS – May 2, 2019

LIVE: ARCHITECTS – May 2, 2019

Venue: Buckhead Theatre City: Atlanta, GA Date: May 7, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Rachel Craig (https://www.rachelcraigphotos.net/) Architects’ North American Holy Hell tour stopped by the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta, giving fans a stunning show full of some of the best talent in metal from England and Australia. While She Sleeps kicked off the show, getting […]

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Music

MUSIC REVIEW: BUCKCHERRY – Warpaint

MUSIC REVIEW: BUCKCHERRY – Warpaint

Label: Red Music Release Date: March 8, 2019 Rating: 94% Buckcherry has been one of the most consistent bands over the years, from the first disc and Timebomb to the platinum disc 15 and 2015’s ballsy / bluesy Rock ‘n’ Roll.  The band has also weathered some personnel changes, but continues to crank out killer rock and roll […]

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CD REVIEW: BOB SPENCER – Saints + Murderers

CD REVIEW: BOB SPENCER – Saints + Murderers

| 2 May 2019 | Reply

CD REVIEW: BOB SPENCER – Saints + Murderers Independent October 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 82% When sidemen go solo the results are not always an unmitigated success – sometimes even the best co-writer or musician can be an also-ran when the full glare of the spotlight hits them, Twenty Feet From Stardom style. It’s […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: MARK MORTON – Anesthetic

MUSIC REVIEW: MARK MORTON – Anesthetic

| 27 April 2019 | Reply

Label: WPP Records / Spinefarm Records Release Date: March 1, 2019 Rating: 93% I have always enjoyed watching and listening to Lamb Of God, so was excited to see what guitarist Mark Morton had cultivated when he announced a solo release featuring himself on guitar and a lot of his musical friends and counterparts on […]

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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: JOHN WICK 3 – PARABELLUM

MOVIE: JOHN WICK 3 – PARABELLUM

| 21 May 2019 | Reply

MOVIE: JOHN WICK 3 – PARABELLUM Directed by Chad Stahelski Starring Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Lawrence Fishburne, Asia Kate Dillon, Anjelica Huston Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 91% If the second instalment of the ultra-violent fan favourite John Wick franchise expanded on the mythology of the murky underworld of assassins living by a strict […]

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MOVIE: 25kmh

MOVIE: 25kmh

| 21 May 2019 | Reply

MOVIE: 25kmh Directed by Markus Goller Starring Lars Eidinger, Bjarne Mädel, Franka Potente Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 78% Workaholic lawyer Christian and sullen carpenter Georg are an odd couple with thirty years of bitterness between them in this family reunion film with loads of heart. They’ve been estranged for three decades but are reunited awkwardly […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: THE AFTERMATH

MOVIE REVIEW: THE AFTERMATH

| 3 April 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: THE AFTERMATH Written by Joe Shrapnel , Anna Waterhouse & Rhidian Brook  Directed by James Kent Starring Keira Knightly, Jason Clarke, Alexander Skarsgård Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 45% In the devastated wasteland of Hamburg just five months after the cessation of formal hostilities against the Germans in 1945, piles of rubble and bodies […]

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News

OPETH Announce December 2019 Australian Tour

OPETH Announce December 2019 Australian Tour

| 21 May 2019 | Reply

OPETH Announce December 2019 Australian Tour There are few bands that can or will match Sweden’s Opeth. Since forming in the tiny Stockholm suburb of Bandhagen in 1990, the Swedes have eclipsed convention, defiantly crushed the odds, and, most importantly, crafted 12 stunningly beautiful, intrinsically intense albums, to become one of the best bands on […]

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STIFF LITTLE FINGERS Announce 41 Years Of Inflammable Material Australian and NZ Tour

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS Announce 41 Years Of Inflammable Material Australian and NZ Tour

| 21 May 2019 | Reply

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS Announce 41 Years Of Inflammable Material Australian and NZ Tour With Sold Out shows on their last Australian & New Zealand Tour, SLF return in February to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of their seminal debut album – Inflammable Materia thanks to DRW Entertainment and Metropolis Touring. “They still dish out those timeless […]

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GOMEZ SELL OUT BRISBANE, MELBOURNE AND PERTH – NEW SHOWS ANNOUNCED!

GOMEZ SELL OUT BRISBANE, MELBOURNE AND PERTH – NEW SHOWS ANNOUNCED!

| 21 May 2019 | Reply

GOMEZ SELL OUT BRISBANE, MELBOURNE AND PERTH – NEW SHOWS ANNOUNCED! PLAYING ‘LIQUID SKIN’ ALBUM ON NATIONAL AUSTRALIAN TOUR Beloved British band Gomez have smashed through ticket sales for their upcoming ‘Liquid Skin’ Australian tour, prompting Love Police to announce additional shows in Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth. Adelaide and Sydney tickets are also moving terrifically […]

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Interviews

A Dirty Dozen with ROBERT RANSON – May 2019

A Dirty Dozen with ROBERT RANSON – May 2019

  According to a recent press release: “Robert Ranson’s broad sweep of styles is evident at the outset, from the island groove and wistful melody that surges so sweetly to the islands. Blending blues, jazz, rock, reggae, afro-cuban and country all enter into his musical mix, echoes of Steely Dan, Pablo Cruise and Eric Clapton are […]

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A Dirty Dozen with JAN BRUGGEMAN of FRAGMENTUM – May 2019

A Dirty Dozen with JAN BRUGGEMAN of FRAGMENTUM – May 2019

  According to a recent press release: “The phrases “melodic” and “death metal” don’t necessarily go hand in hand, but Fragmentum are one of the few bands that take the unique approach of combining both factions together – as heard throughout their debut album, ‘Pugnacity,’ which was released on May 10, 2019 via Into Records.” We […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ROB VAN WAR of ATTIKA – May 2019

A Dirty Dozen with ROB VAN WAR of ATTIKA – May 2019

  According to a recent press release: “A metal cult classic, Attika’s ‘When Heroes Fall,’ was recently reissued via Pure Steel Records. Originally self-released on cassette in 1991, the album was then issued on CD a year later by Massacre Records out of Germany, before soon going out of print. But the album remained popular with […]

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INTERVIEW: JEFF SCOTT SOTO of SOTO – May 2019

INTERVIEW: JEFF SCOTT SOTO of SOTO – May 2019

  According to a recent press release: “SOTO, the modern Heavy Metal / Hard Rock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (ex Yngwie Malmsteen / Talisman / ex Journey, Sons Of Apollo, TSO, etc.), are soon to release their third album and InsideOutMusic debut Origami, May 24th, 2019. SOTO started in 2015 derived from the ideal of Jeff […]

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A Dirty Dozen with SHAWN PERRY – May 2019

A Dirty Dozen with SHAWN PERRY – May 2019

  According to a recent press release: “Country Rock Musician SHAWN PERRY has released the official music video for his pop-infused single, “LAWNCHAIR.” Shawn Perry is best known for his work on the MTV series MADE, his guitar and amp company VALKYRIE, and several past and on-hiatus music projects. Shawn also runs an independent recording studio (Rock City) and was a 2013 SCENE […]

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BUCKCHERRY announce Australian tour with Hardcore Superstar AND Bad Moon Born

BUCKCHERRY announce Australian tour with Hardcore Superstar AND Bad Moon Born

| 21 May 2019 | Reply

BUCKCHERRY announce Australian tour with Hardcore Superstar AND Bad Moon Born Stand by for a double shot of dirty, gritty, sleazy, street wise Rock ‘n’ Roll as Los Angeles’ notorious, multi-platinum-selling rock band BUCKCHERRY team up with special guests Sweden’s Kings of thrashy sleaze rock HARDCORE SUPERSTAR thanks to Silverback Touring. “I wanna have fun […]

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DAME EDNA EMERGES FROM RETIREMENT TO GRANT AN AUDIENCE TO HER AUSTRALIAN FANS WITH HER NEW SHOW… DAME EDNA MY GORGEOUS LIFE

DAME EDNA EMERGES FROM RETIREMENT TO GRANT AN AUDIENCE TO HER AUSTRALIAN FANS WITH HER NEW SHOW… DAME EDNA MY GORGEOUS LIFE

| 21 May 2019 | Reply

DAME EDNA EMERGES FROM RETIREMENT TO GRANT AN AUDIENCE TO HER AUSTRALIAN FANS WITH HER NEW SHOW… DAME EDNA MY GORGEOUS LIFE The grand dame of world theatre, Dame Edna Everage, has been forced out of retirement by the demands of her adoring “Precious Possums”, announcing a surprise tour of Australia in September and October. […]

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SNOW PATROL ARE BRINGING THEIR HITS DOWN UNDER – LIVE AND ACOUSTIC

SNOW PATROL ARE BRINGING THEIR HITS DOWN UNDER – LIVE AND ACOUSTIC

| 21 May 2019 | Reply

SNOW PATROL ARE BRINGING THEIR HITS DOWN UNDER – LIVE AND ACOUSTIC Irish rockers SNOW PATROL return to Australia this coming August 2019 on the ‘Live and Acoustic’ tour which visits Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne, and sees the band performing for the first time at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. My Live Nation members […]

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HAIR – the revolutionary rock musical that breaks all the rules – returns to Australian stages

HAIR – the revolutionary rock musical that breaks all the rules – returns to Australian stages

| 21 May 2019 | Reply

HAIR – the revolutionary rock musical that breaks all the rules – returns to Australian stages Starring HUGH SHERIDAN and PAULINI “The musical that changed theatre forever” BBC “A social and cultural phenomenon, a jubilant assertion of life and freedom” The Guardian HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE PERTH – 22 August to 1 September, 2019 A brand […]

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