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Live reviews

LIVE: JIMMY BARNES – Perth, 12 June 2024

LIVE: JIMMY BARNES – Perth, 12 June 2024

| 13 June 2024 | Reply

LIVE: JIMMY BARNES – Perth, 12 June 2024 Supported by Taylor Sheridan, The Regal Theatre, Subiaco Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photography by Luke Baker It’s the first show of Barnesy’s Hell Of A Time tour, and Taylor Sheridan is beside himself at scoring the support slot. So much so, in fact, that standing up there […]

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LIVE: UNLEASH THE ARCHERS – Perth, 10 June 2024

LIVE: UNLEASH THE ARCHERS – Perth, 10 June 2024

| 13 June 2024 | Reply

LIVE: UNLEASH THE ARCHERS – Perth, 10 June 2024 With SILENT KNIGHT & FIRESTORM, Amplifier Bar, Perth Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photography by Pete Gardner No matter how into music you are, there’ll always be the odd act that flies under your radar. Such was the case when the add-on Perth show for Canadian power […]

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LIVE: SHINEDOWN – June 7, 2024

LIVE: SHINEDOWN – June 7, 2024

| 11 June 2024 | Reply

Venue: Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort City: Mount Pleasant, MI Dates: June 7, 2024 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Venturing a couple hours across Michigan, I found myself at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mount Pleasant on a Friday night for what was to be another amazing show, but we will […]

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Interviews

A Dirty Dozen with TIM MONTANA – June 2024

A Dirty Dozen with TIM MONTANA – June 2024

| 13 June 2024 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Rock singer / guitarist / songwriter TIM MONTANA recently announced SAVAGE, his debut rock album, which arrives July 12. On Savage, Montana gets in touch with his undeniable rock ‘n’ roll roots. Armed with grit, guitars, and a hunger for glory, Montana has been endorsed by Dave Grohl and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, booked by David Letterman, and had his […]

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A Dirty Dozen with WESTLY BENJUNAS from SUNDAY MORNING – June 2024

A Dirty Dozen with WESTLY BENJUNAS from SUNDAY MORNING – June 2024

| 10 June 2024 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Hailing from New Haven, CT Sunday Morning consists of Westly Benjunas, Erik Stanzel, Dom Barone, Jason Moriarty, and Mike Verrastro. The band began in 2018, opening for artists such as Microwave, Boston Manor, Can’t Swim, and The Plot in You. Sunday Morning’s refined hardcore infused alternative sound is what sets them apart from […]

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A Dirty Dozen with GABRIELLE BRYANT from BLACK NOTE GRAFITTI – June 2024

A Dirty Dozen with GABRIELLE BRYANT from BLACK NOTE GRAFITTI – June 2024

According to a recent press release: “In the span of their career, Black Note Graffiti have produced several albums, appeared on internationally distributed compilations and have been placed in national TV shows and films. This can be attributed to their infectious appeal and years of consistent touring from Hollywood to New York City. With the […]

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Music reviews

MUSIC REVIEW: PAIGE STARK – Good At Love [EP]

MUSIC REVIEW: PAIGE STARK – Good At Love [EP]

Label: Blonde Dog Release Date: June 7, 2024 Rating: 92% Reviewer: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur Not everything in my listening cycle has to rock in the way most people interpret the word.  A new EP dropping soon rocks without creating the need to headbang or play air guitar and drums.  The four-track release from Paige Stark […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: DEVON THOMPSON – Skin [EP]

MUSIC REVIEW: DEVON THOMPSON – Skin [EP]

| 19 March 2024 | Reply

Label: Exquisite Feline Release Date: March 27, 2024 Rating: 96% Reviewer: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur I have been digging EPs lately… never thought I would, but a lot of times they are easy on the time available to listen to new music and allow an artist to put forth their best few songs.  Don’t get me […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: ACE FREHLEY – 10,000 Volts

MUSIC REVIEW: ACE FREHLEY – 10,000 Volts

| 22 February 2024 | Reply

Label: MNRK Heavy Release Date: February 23, 2024 Rating: 95% Reviewer: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur It’s no secret to ANYONE who knows me that I am a huge KISS fan.  There isn’t much the band does that I don’t dig, and this carries to former lead guitarist Ace Frehley who is releasing his 10th solo album […]

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News

THE MIGHT! THE POWER! THE GLORY! HAMMERFALL ANNOUNCE FIRST EVER AUSTRALIAN TOUR

THE MIGHT! THE POWER! THE GLORY! HAMMERFALL ANNOUNCE FIRST EVER AUSTRALIAN TOUR

| 7 June 2024 | Reply

THE MIGHT! THE POWER! THE GLORY! HAMMERFALL ANNOUNCE FIRST EVER AUSTRALIAN TOUR ‘’It’s a spectacular show and encapsulates just how and why HammerFall have become such a beloved band across the world.’’ Headbanging Life The GODS have listened, and they have heeded your call, Sweden’s Power Metal overlords, the mighty HammerFall will set sail for […]

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Cold Chisel announce 50th Anniversary Tour – “The Big Five-0”

Cold Chisel announce 50th Anniversary Tour – “The Big Five-0”

| 6 June 2024 | Reply

Cold Chisel announce 50th Anniversary Tour – “The Big Five-0” ‘Best Of’ Celebrations to be staged under a huge circus big top in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane In a surprising – but apt – move, this golden anniversary party will kick off on Saturday, 5 October in Armidale, where Cold Chisel based themselves back in […]

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SARAH MILLICAN AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2025

SARAH MILLICAN AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2025

| 6 June 2024 | Reply

SARAH MILLICAN AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2025 Award-winning comedian and writer Sarah Millican announces her all new Australian tour in 2025. When Sarah Millican was a bairn, she wouldn’t say boo to a goose. Quiet at school, not many friends, no boobs til she was 16! Now? NOW she is loud, with good friends, a cracking rack […]

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Book reviews

BOOK REVIEW: VEGEMITE by Jamie Callister

BOOK REVIEW: VEGEMITE by Jamie Callister

| 18 March 2024 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: VEGEMITE by Jamie Callister Allen & Unwin Australia May 2023 Paperback – RRP AUD$32.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 95% Jamie Callister’s grandfather, Cyril Callister, invented Vegemite – and if that isn’t a claim to fame, then I don’t know what is. Involved in munitions development in the UK during the Great War, Cyril […]

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BOOK REVIEW: THE INCREDIBLE TAIL OF LITTLE ROO by Ross Knight & Matt Weston with Lluis Fuzzhound

BOOK REVIEW: THE INCREDIBLE TAIL OF LITTLE ROO by Ross Knight & Matt Weston with Lluis Fuzzhound

| 5 March 2024 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: THE INCREDIBLE TAIL OF LITTLE ROO by Ross Knight & Matt Weston with Lluis Fuzzhound Love Police Books December 2022 Hard cover – RRP AUD$24.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 95% Ross Knight is more often seen rocking out with his seminal band Cosmic Psychos than writing children’s stories, but here he and (band […]

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COOKBOOK REVIEW: GUGA – BREAKING THE BARBECUE RULES by Gustavo Tosta

COOKBOOK REVIEW: GUGA – BREAKING THE BARBECUE RULES by Gustavo Tosta

| 5 March 2024 | Reply

COOKBOOK REVIEW: GUGA – BREAKING THE BARBECUE RULES by Gustavo Tosta Penguin Random House Australia April 2023 Hardcover, $49.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 89% Ol’ mate Guga – Brazilian American YouTube personality and cook Gustavo Tosta – likes nothing better than breaking the rules, ESPECIALLY the barbecue rules, and he encourages the reader to do […]

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Movie & Theatre reviews

MOVIE REVIEW: IMAGINARY

MOVIE REVIEW: IMAGINARY

| 10 March 2024 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: IMAGINARY Directed by Jeff Wadlow Starring DeWanda Wise, Taegan Burns, Pyper Braun Reviewed by Tia Pinnegar 60% Imaginary is a 2024 Blumhouse horror movie about a stepmum who moves her new family into her childhood home, only to find that her stepdaughter has found the imaginary friend – in the shape of a […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: THE HUNGER GAMES: THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS & SNAKES

MOVIE REVIEW: THE HUNGER GAMES: THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS & SNAKES

| 20 November 2023 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: THE HUNGER GAMES: THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS & SNAKES Directed by Francis Lawrence Starring Rachel Zegler, Tom Blyth, Viola Davis, Peter Dinklage Reviewed by Tia Pinnegar 85% The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes (from here on referred to as TBOSAS) is the fifth movie in the Hunger Games series. This prequel is set […]

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THEATRE REVIEW: EVERY BRILLIANT THING

THEATRE REVIEW: EVERY BRILLIANT THING

| 26 August 2021 | Reply

THEATRE REVIEW: EVERY BRILLIANT THING Black Swan Theatre, Perth, Western Australia – 25th August, 2021 Written by Duncan MacMillan with Jonny Donahoe Starring Luke Hewitt By Shane Pinnegar We cried true tears last night – equally from laughter, compassion and respect – as we experienced Luke Hewitt performing the one-handed play Every Brilliant Thing in […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ROSINA BULLEN – June 2024

A Dirty Dozen with ROSINA BULLEN – June 2024

According to a recent press release: “Rosina Bullen is writing her musical memoir one song at a time. On Trip to Tikal, her second EP, the U.K.-born / Brooklyn-based singer / songwriter draws inspiration from the confessional songwriting of Elliott Smith and Phoebe Bridgers, the tight pop of Fleetwood Mac and Kate Bush, and the […]

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Old Mervs announce How The Fark Are Ya? national tour

Old Mervs announce How The Fark Are Ya? national tour

| 6 June 2024 | Reply

Old Mervs announce How The Fark Are Ya? national tour And their own specially curated ‘Old Mervs Live at Freo Arts Centre’ event Making their way to cities across Australia and NZ this Spring Australia’s fastest rising indie-rock duo Old Mervs are set to play the biggest shows of their career when they embark on […]

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KINGSWOOD announce tenth anniversary of MICROSCOPIC WARS

KINGSWOOD announce tenth anniversary of MICROSCOPIC WARS

| 6 June 2024 | Reply

KINGSWOOD announce tenth anniversary of MICROSCOPIC WARS Touring Australia in August with special guests JACOB FITZGERALD & THE ELECTRIC CITY, MOLLY ROCKET, DEATH BY DENIM and for the first time, THE DELTA RIGGS Ten years ago, KINGSWOOD firmly staked their claim as one of Australia’s finest new voices in rock music with the release of […]

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THE ANGELS 50TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS CONTINUE WITH TOUR & NEW ALBUM

THE ANGELS 50TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS CONTINUE WITH TOUR & NEW ALBUM

| 6 June 2024 | Reply

THE ANGELS 50TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS CONTINUE WITH TOUR & NEW ALBUM 50 NOT OUT – NATIONAL TOUR KICKS OFF ON JUNE 28 FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST MI-SEX A TWO-SET DEEP DIVE INTO THEIR CLASSIC CATALOGUE OF UNFORGETTABLE HITS This is it, folks, a brand-new Angels album is on the way, a remarkable new record that sits […]

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THE ANIMALS – The Farewell Tour: The Final Encore – Massive 29 Date Tour

THE ANIMALS – The Farewell Tour: The Final Encore – Massive 29 Date Tour

| 6 June 2024 | Reply

THE ANIMALS – The Farewell Tour: The Final Encore – Massive 29 Date Tour THE ANIMALS – The Farewell Tour: The Final Encore is upon us. After selling out every show of their February / March tour just a few months ago, the demand was too hard to ignore so THE ANIMALS return for a […]

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DIRTY THREE AUSTRALIAN TOUR – ALL MELBOURNE AND SYDNEY SHOWS SOLD-OUT!

DIRTY THREE AUSTRALIAN TOUR – ALL MELBOURNE AND SYDNEY SHOWS SOLD-OUT!

| 6 June 2024 | Reply

DIRTY THREE AUSTRALIAN TOUR – ALL MELBOURNE AND SYDNEY SHOWS SOLD-OUT! Just like it says on the chip packet, all three Dirty Three shows for Rising Melbourne have sold-out! Add in a full house at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre and that’s an outstanding result two weeks ahead of the bands first national tour in 12 years. […]

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LIVE: PIXIES + MODEST MOUSE – June 2, 2024

LIVE: PIXIES + MODEST MOUSE – June 2, 2024

Venue: Ascend Amphitheater City: Nashville, TN Date: June 2, 2024 Review and Photographs by: Jacob Smith (https://www.jhs-photo.com) Playing to a nearly sold out and extremely enthused crowd at Ascend Amphitheater, Sunday June 2nd; Modest Mouse hit the stage to really get the mood set for the evening with a performance that had all the right vibes to […]

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RADICAL SON SHARES NEW SINGLE YULUWIRRI WANDABAA (THE RAINBOW DREAMING) FEATURING EMMA DONOVAN AND FRANK YAMMA NEW ALBUM BILAMBIYAL (THE LEARNING) DUE OUT JULY 11

RADICAL SON SHARES NEW SINGLE YULUWIRRI WANDABAA (THE RAINBOW DREAMING) FEATURING EMMA DONOVAN AND FRANK YAMMA NEW ALBUM BILAMBIYAL (THE LEARNING) DUE OUT JULY 11

| 5 June 2024 | Reply

A celebration of ceremony and culture, the brand new single Yuluwirri Wandabaa (The Rainbow Dreaming) out today from Kamilaroi and Tongan artist Radical Son combines powerful storytelling with driving delivery, with Radical Son also joined on this magnetic track by revered Indigenous Australian singer-songwriter Emma Donovan and Pitjantjatjara singer-songwriter Frank Yamma. Also set to feature […]

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A Dirty Dozen with TOMMY SENTER from PARADISE VULTURES – June 2024

A Dirty Dozen with TOMMY SENTER from PARADISE VULTURES – June 2024

According to a recent press release: “Los Angeles bass-and-drums duo Paradise Vultures creates a sound that can best be  described as dirty, doomy, desert disco.  Recently, the pair, comprised  of bassist and vocalist Tommy Senter and  drummer Matty Barreca, announced their single/video  “Catacombs,” ahead of a string of new content to come throughout 2024.” We get Tommy to discuss new music, […]

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CHUTNEY SHARES A CULTURAL COLLISION FOR THE AGES VIA  NEW SINGLE + VIDEO TOXIC MOONLIGHT

CHUTNEY SHARES A CULTURAL COLLISION FOR THE AGES VIA NEW SINGLE + VIDEO TOXIC MOONLIGHT

| 4 June 2024 | Reply

“Chutney have brought the sampled songs – born hundreds of years apart – together to make something excitingly modern” – Rolling Stone Britney Spears and Beethoven collide in dark and beautiful whimsy today in the hands of Sydney klezmer punk collective CHUTNEY. Teaming up with The Potbelleez vocalist Ilan Kidron on guest vocals to conjure […]

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