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LIVE: Twenty One Pilots – Perth, 7 Dec, 2018

LIVE: Twenty One Pilots – Perth, 7 Dec, 2018

| 18 December 2018 | Reply

LIVE: Twenty One Pilots – Perth, 7 Dec, 2018 RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia – 7th December 2018 Review & photography by Damien Crocker A band known for their relentless touring, it’s only just over 18 months since the nonconforming duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, better known as Twenty One pilots, were last […]

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LIVE: Dead Letter Circus – Perth, 1 Dec 2018

LIVE: Dead Letter Circus – Perth, 1 Dec 2018

| 18 December 2018 | Reply

LIVE: Dead Letter Circus – Perth, 1 Dec 2018 Reviewed by Melanie Scrafton Photography by Karen Lowe Saturday December 1st sees the band conclude the WA part of this tour. Their national tour is the first since the release of self-titled album Dead Letter Circus in September 2018. Supported at Capitol by locals St James […]

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LIVE: KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – December 1, 2018

LIVE: KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – December 1, 2018

| 7 December 2018 | Reply

Venue: The Signal City: Chattanooga, TN Date: December 1, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Rachel Craig Killswitch Engage’s short November/December tour made a stop at The Signal in Chattanooga, with fans nearly selling out the room. The band brought along support from several unique bands that represent different subgenres of metal. The show kicked off […]

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Music

EP REVIEW: LEGS ELECTRIC – TWO SIDES

EP REVIEW: LEGS ELECTRIC – TWO SIDES

| 13 December 2018 | Reply

EP REVIEW: LEGS ELECTRIC – TWO SIDES Independent July 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 /10 The riff for Dark Paradise opens this second EP for Perth rockers Legs Electric, rolling in like a tidal wave to spell out their mission statement: to rock, which they do with retro style and modern power. Drummer Kylie […]

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MUSIC: THE JANGLE BAND – The Guy Who Used To Care/Now That’s Over [single]

MUSIC: THE JANGLE BAND – The Guy Who Used To Care/Now That’s Over [single]

| 13 December 2018 | Reply

MUSIC: THE JANGLE BAND – The Guy Who Used To Care/Now That’s Over [single] Egomaniac Records August 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 You can’t go wrong with a band who so succinctly describe their very ouvre in their name: The Jangle Band. Purely distilled, gorgeously harmonic, jangly power pop with a nod to The […]

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MUSIC: PALACE OF THE KING – Get Right With Your Maker

MUSIC: PALACE OF THE KING – Get Right With Your Maker

| 13 December 2018 | Reply

MUSIC: PALACE OF THE KING – Get Right With Your Maker Golden Robot Records March 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Palace Of The King open album #3 with a track worthy of Guns n’ Roses – the mighty I Am The Storm. Laden with epic aspirations, LA Woman keys and a searing lead guitar, […]

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Books

BOOK REVIEW: BON: The Last Highway by Jesse Fink

BOOK REVIEW: BON: The Last Highway by Jesse Fink

| 9 December 2018 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: BON: The Last Highway by Jesse Fink Ebury Australia $34.99 Paperback, biography November 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 4/10 Jesse Fink has written about AC/DC before, with his book The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC being published in twenty countries across ten languages, and it seems to have been successful enough for […]

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BOOK REVIEW: THE LEGO BOOK [New Edition]

BOOK REVIEW: THE LEGO BOOK [New Edition]

| 17 November 2018 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: THE LEGO BOOK [New Edition] DK Books October 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Updated for the first time since 2012, The Lego Book has been re-released to coincide with the sixtieth birthday of Lego itself, and the fortieth birthday of the much-loved Lego mini-figures. Containing a wealth of fascinating information The Lego […]

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BOOK REVIEW: MICHAEL. MY BROTHER, LOST BOY OF INXS by Tina Hutchence with Jen Jewel Brown

BOOK REVIEW: MICHAEL. MY BROTHER, LOST BOY OF INXS by Tina Hutchence with Jen Jewel Brown

| 17 November 2018 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: MICHAEL. MY BROTHER, LOST BOY OF INXS by Tina Hutchence with Jen Jewel Brown Allen & Unwin September 2018 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Biography 8 ½ /10 up to the end… 5/10 for the end As sister to Michael Hutchence, Tina Hutchence’s memoir of her brother’s life is exactly the peek […]

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Movies

MOVIE REVIEW: ROBIN HOOD

MOVIE REVIEW: ROBIN HOOD

| 22 November 2018 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: ROBIN HOOD Written by Ben Chandler, David James Kelly Directed by Otto Bathurst Starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson, Jamie Dornan, Tim Minchin Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 5/10 for the confused plot, 9/10 for the action adventure, 1/10 for non-token representation, 0/10 for historical accuracy and we could go on […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: BOOK WEEK

MOVIE REVIEW: BOOK WEEK

| 19 November 2018 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: BOOK WEEK Written & directed by Heath Davis Starring Alan Dukes, Tiriel Mora, Susan Prior, Airlee Dodds, Thuso Lekwape Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 Alan Dukes leads the cast of Book Week with a delightfully shabby performance as miserable novelist-turned English teacher Nick Cutler, a character who anyone familiar with the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: THE NUTCRACKER & THE FOUR REALMS

MOVIE REVIEW: THE NUTCRACKER & THE FOUR REALMS

| 19 November 2018 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: THE NUTCRACKER & THE FOUR REALMS Written by Ashleigh Powell from the ballet by Marius Petipa, based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffman, adapted by Alexandre Dumas Directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston Starring Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightly, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Jayden Fowora-Knight, Richard E Grant Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6 […]

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News

Swiss speed punks, Bad Mojos, fight the law and beat it on the video for “Commit A Crime”

Swiss speed punks, Bad Mojos, fight the law and beat it on the video for “Commit A Crime”

| 19 December 2018 | Reply

Swiss speed punks, Bad Mojos, fight the law and beat it on the video for “Commit A Crime” The final addition to the Voodoo Rhythm Records catalog for 2018 will be its most chaotic sounding yet. Bad Mojos will release their debut LP, I Hope You OD, on the Voodoo Rhythm Records label on December […]

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THE HEARTACHE STATE featuring Nick Barker release video For Airstrike

THE HEARTACHE STATE featuring Nick Barker release video For Airstrike

| 19 December 2018 | Reply

THE HEARTACHE STATE featuring Nick Barker release video For Airstrike Melbourne band, The Heartache State, fronted by Nick Barker, have released a new track and video from their 2017 album, Last of the Buffalo.   The second album from the band, which is made up of band members Nick Barker and Justin Garner who’ve been […]

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PERTH’S SLAYFEST 2019 ANNOUNCED FOR MARCH

PERTH’S SLAYFEST 2019 ANNOUNCED FOR MARCH

| 18 December 2018 | Reply

PERTH’S SLAYFEST 2019 ANNOUNCED FOR MARCH SATURDAY 23 MARCH – CAPITOL & AMPLIFIER – PERTH – 1 NIGHT – 3 STAGES – 15 BANDS – NO REGRETS Following on from a massively successful return in 2018, SLAYFEST is proud to announce its saddling up again in 2019 with a massive 15 band line-up to deliver […]

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Interviews

10 Quick Ones with MAYA CRAVY of WEATHER KING – December 2018

10 Quick Ones with MAYA CRAVY of WEATHER KING – December 2018

| 11 December 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Fresh off a successful tour throughout Texas, an EP that garnered widespread play on digital and terrestrial radio, and numerous awards, including winner of the WILDFLOWER FEST! Battle of the Bands, Best Guitarist (Trent Cruickhshank), and Best Bassist (Jack Zukoski), 40,000+ spins on Spotify, and airplay on numerous radio […]

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A Dirty Dozen with of BLAINE CARTWRIGHT of NASHVILLE PUSSY – December 2018

A Dirty Dozen with of BLAINE CARTWRIGHT of NASHVILLE PUSSY – December 2018

| 7 December 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Pleased to Eat You is their seventh studio album and certainly another milestone recording by the band you’ll need to share with your mom: Bourbon, BBQ, horse farms, good people, and a great fucking record. Seriously, you’ll hardly find a band that manages to act so easy, so fast and yet so […]

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A Dirty Dozen with KEVIN GIORDANO – December 2018

A Dirty Dozen with KEVIN GIORDANO – December 2018

| 7 December 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “For decades, one of the most universally successful, influential, and beloved rock bands has been Queen. And as the band’s popularity is soaring once again due to the box office success of the blockbuster film Bohemian Rhapsody, singer/songwriter Kevin Michael Giordano has picked the perfect time to unveil his […]

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STEVE KILBEY RELEASES NEW VIDEO

STEVE KILBEY RELEASES NEW VIDEO

| 14 December 2018 | Reply

STEVE KILBEY RELEASES NEW VIDEO “Kilbey’s solo recordings are challenging & evocative…joyous and dreamy to saturnine and sardonic”. Ian McFarlane. Steve Kilbey, one of Australia’s most loved artists, released his new solo album, Sydney Rococo, on November 23 via Golden Robot Records. Kilbey has just wrapped up a massive tour with The Church celebrating the […]

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Roady4Roadies Australia

Roady4Roadies Australia

| 14 December 2018 | Reply

Roady4Roadies Live production crew are the unseen but essential backbone of the music events that we all enjoy, but these roles can often take their toll on those involved. An Entertainment Assist study, conducted by Victoria University in 2015, revealed shocking rates of mental health problems within the entertainment industry. Figures showed the rate of […]

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THE MONKEES FEATURING MIKE NESMITH & MICKEY DOLENZ TO TOUR AUSTRALIA

THE MONKEES FEATURING MIKE NESMITH & MICKEY DOLENZ TO TOUR AUSTRALIA

| 14 December 2018 | Reply

THE MONKEES FEATURING MIKE NESMITH & MICKEY DOLENZ TO TOUR AUSTRALIA Mike Nesmith And Micky Dolenz Will Tour As A Duo For The First Time Playing The Monkees Music Spanning More Than 50 Years – Over 2 hours of Monkees Magic! BRISBANE QPAC Wednesday June 12 MELBOURNE PALAIS THEATRE Saturday June 15 PERTH ASTOR THEATRE […]

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Divinyls Announce February & March 2019 Australian Tour

Divinyls Announce February & March 2019 Australian Tour

| 14 December 2018 | Reply

Divinyls Announce February & March 2019 Australian Tour Long is the time since billboards across the country have lit up with the name Divinyls. A brand synonymous with raw, exciting, and above all uncompromising rock ‘n’ roll. A band that won the heart of a nation and then eventually the world. That time has come […]

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Tropical F*ck Storm 2019 Announce Australian Tour

Tropical F*ck Storm 2019 Announce Australian Tour

| 14 December 2018 | Reply

Tropical F*ck Storm 2019 Announce Australian Tour “Fans of Shit-boring, macho, square music beware. These Aussies are here to freak up your Saturday Night.” Q Magazine “Tropical Fuck Storm is a torrid, messy, thoroughly irreverent and acidly funny project. There’s an unhinged and feral energy that pulses through these nine songs and goes beyond the […]

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MUSIC: VARIOUS ARTISTS – 80s H’ITS HUGE – RARE & RECYCLED

MUSIC: VARIOUS ARTISTS – 80s H’ITS HUGE – RARE & RECYCLED

| 13 December 2018 | Reply

MUSIC: VARIOUS ARTISTS – 80s H’ITS HUGE – RARE & RECYCLED Sony September 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Shitty compilation albums featuring the same blinkered track listings as FM Radio playlists are a dime a dozen, so it’s a real treat to find something assembled with heart and soul and more than a cursory […]

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