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Movie reviews

MOVIE REVIEW: MEMORY – THE ORGINS OF ALIEN (Screening as part of Revelation Film Festival)

MOVIE REVIEW: MEMORY – THE ORGINS OF ALIEN (Screening as part of Revelation Film Festival)

| 10 September 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: MEMORY – THE ORGINS OF ALIEN (Screening as part of Revelation Film Festival) Directed by Alexandre O Philippe Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 77% If ever a film deserved a deep analysis of its roots, it is Ridley Scott’s Alien, released in 1979. Written by Dan O’Bannon, the story of a relentless alien creature […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: THE GREAT BUSTER (Screening as part of Revelation Film Festival)

MOVIE REVIEW: THE GREAT BUSTER (Screening as part of Revelation Film Festival)

| 10 September 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: THE GREAT BUSTER (Screening as part of Revelation Film Festival) Written & directed by Peter Bogdanovich Starring Peter Bogdanovich, Buster Keaton Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 100% I have to admit that I cannot recall ever watching a full Buster Keaton movie. For the record, yes, I am suitably ashamed and will endeavour to […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: TUMBBAD (Screening as part of Revelation Film Festival)

MOVIE REVIEW: TUMBBAD (Screening as part of Revelation Film Festival)

| 10 September 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: TUMBBAD (Screening as part of Revelation Film Festival) Directed by Rahi Anil Barve with Creative Director Anand Gandhi & co-director Adesh Prasad Written by Mitesh Shah, Adesh Prasad, Rahi Anil Barve & Anand Gandhi Starring Sohum Shah, Jyoti Malshe, Anita Date, Ronjini Chakraborty, Deepak Damle Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 84% Imagine a God […]

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Interviews

A Dirty Dozen with MYTH OF CREATION – September 2019

A Dirty Dozen with MYTH OF CREATION – September 2019

| 15 September 2019 | Reply

  According to the band bio: “Myth of Creation is a Metal band hailing from Colorado. Formed in early 2013 as a small project, they quickly gained recognition in their hometown, winning a Bronze award for “Best Band” in the same year. Their debut album, Trials, was produced by Scott Wilson, formerly of the Grammy nominated band Tantric, and sound engineer […]

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A Dirty Dozen with COLTEN BELL of TESTAROSSA – September 2019

A Dirty Dozen with COLTEN BELL of TESTAROSSA – September 2019

| 15 September 2019 | Reply

  According to the band bio: “Charlotte, NC Hard Rock Band TESTAROSSA has released the official music video for their newest single, “Rock-N-Roll.” “Rock-N-Roll” is available to download / stream via The Label Group / INgrooves. Testarossa is a hard rock party band. We bring five guitars to the show and only play two, just because it looks cool. Our stage […]

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A Dirty Dozen with KITTY & ERIS of THE 2019 MICHIGAN BURLESQUE FESTIVAL – September 2019

A Dirty Dozen with KITTY & ERIS of THE 2019 MICHIGAN BURLESQUE FESTIVAL – September 2019

| 14 September 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “The Michigan Burlesque Festival started in 2012 with the intent to bring some of the world’s most unique performers to Detroit in hopes of reuniting the traditional concepts of original burlesque theater, where dancers and vaudevillians shared a stage to provide well rounded and entertaining sexy comedic show. […]

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Music reviews

MUSIC REVIEW: ALICE COOPER – Breadcrumbs [EP]

MUSIC REVIEW: ALICE COOPER – Breadcrumbs [EP]

| 13 September 2019 | Reply

  Label: earMUSIC Release Date: September 13, 2019 Rating: 98% Leaning into his garage band / punk rock roots as well as paying homage to his Detroit roots, Alice Cooper has pulled together a kick ass six-track EP that let’s him show off a slightly different sound and vibe than most of his musical fare.  Disc […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: CROBOT – Motherbrain

MUSIC REVIEW: CROBOT – Motherbrain

| 10 September 2019 | Reply

Label: Mascot Records Release Date: August 23, 2019 Rating: 91% Crobot is a band that always hits my radar and I am never disappointed.  The latest offering from the band takes a slight turn sonically from their last release, but it is still Crobot and it is damn good!  Disc opener “Burn” kicks things off in […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: THE NEW ROSES – Nothing But Wild

MUSIC REVIEW: THE NEW ROSES – Nothing But Wild

| 30 August 2019 | Reply

Label: Napalm Records Release Date: August 2, 2019 Rating: 98% Another day – another new music stream to check out.  I try to spin most of them to see if it hits my musical palate in order to write a review and share my opinions.  The latest from The New Roses is definitely one of those […]

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Book reviews

BOOK REVIEW: The Last by Hanna Jameson

BOOK REVIEW: The Last by Hanna Jameson

| 29 August 2019 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: The Last by Hanna Jameson Penguin | Viking February 2019 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Fiction / Mystery / Dystopia 65% Rocking For fans of high-concept thrillers such as Annihilation and The Girl with All the Gifts, this breathtaking dystopian psychological thriller follows an American academic stranded at a Swiss hotel as the world descends […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Emily Eternal by M.G. Wheaton

BOOK REVIEW: Emily Eternal by M.G. Wheaton

| 23 August 2019 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Emily Eternal by M.G. Wheaton Hodder & Stoughton April 2019 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Science Fiction / Artificial Intelligence / Oncoming Apocalypse 80% Rocking Meet Emily – she can solve advanced mathematical problems, unlock the mind’s deepest secrets and even fix your truck’s air con, but unfortunately, she can’t restart the […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Need by Helen Phillips

BOOK REVIEW: The Need by Helen Phillips

| 21 August 2019 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: The Need by Helen Phillips Penguin | Viking July 2019 Paperback, $29.99 AUD Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Fiction / Thriller / Speculative 80% Rocking Molly is exhausted, anxious, losing her grip on reality. Her husband is away and she is running between her children and her job, where things are unravelling. She’s a […]

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Live reviews

LIVE: LINGUA IGNOTA – September 10, 2019

LIVE: LINGUA IGNOTA – September 10, 2019

| 12 September 2019 | Reply

  Venue: Deluxx Fluxx City: Detroit, MI Date: September 10, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) With her latest disc – Caligula – recently released, Lingua Ignota is hitting the road to support the effort.  A lucky crowd that packed into Deluxx Fluxx in Detroit on a Tuesday night was able to catch […]

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LIVE: MARK KNOPFLER – August 27, 2019

LIVE: MARK KNOPFLER – August 27, 2019

| 29 August 2019 | Reply

Venue: Murat Theatre City: Indianapolis, IN Date: August 27, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett (http://www.jeffrey-everett.com/) Setlist: Why Aye Man – Corned Beef City – Sailing to Philadelphia – Once Upon a Time in the West – Romeo and Juliet – My Bacon Roll – Matchstick Man – Done With Bonaparte – Heart Full of Holes – Your Latest Trick – Postcards From Paraguay – On Every […]

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LIVE: TED NUGENT – August 27, 2019

LIVE: TED NUGENT – August 27, 2019

| 29 August 2019 | Reply

Venue: Lexington Village Theatre City: Lexington, MI Date: August 27, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) As his tour winds down, Ted Nugent decided to grace the quiet Lexington community with another show full of rock classics, riffs, and overall Motor City Mayhem.  Armed with guitars and his rhythm section of Greg Smith […]

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News

MOVIE REVIEW: MEMORY – THE ORGINS OF ALIEN (Screening as part of Revelation Film Festival)

MOVIE REVIEW: MEMORY – THE ORGINS OF ALIEN (Screening as part of Revelation Film Festival)

| 10 September 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: MEMORY – THE ORGINS OF ALIEN (Screening as part of Revelation Film Festival) Directed by Alexandre O Philippe Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 77% If ever a film deserved a deep analysis of its roots, it is Ridley Scott’s Alien, released in 1979. Written by Dan O’Bannon, the story of a relentless alien creature […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: THE GREAT BUSTER (Screening as part of Revelation Film Festival)

MOVIE REVIEW: THE GREAT BUSTER (Screening as part of Revelation Film Festival)

| 10 September 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: THE GREAT BUSTER (Screening as part of Revelation Film Festival) Written & directed by Peter Bogdanovich Starring Peter Bogdanovich, Buster Keaton Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 100% I have to admit that I cannot recall ever watching a full Buster Keaton movie. For the record, yes, I am suitably ashamed and will endeavour to […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: TUMBBAD (Screening as part of Revelation Film Festival)

MOVIE REVIEW: TUMBBAD (Screening as part of Revelation Film Festival)

| 10 September 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: TUMBBAD (Screening as part of Revelation Film Festival) Directed by Rahi Anil Barve with Creative Director Anand Gandhi & co-director Adesh Prasad Written by Mitesh Shah, Adesh Prasad, Rahi Anil Barve & Anand Gandhi Starring Sohum Shah, Jyoti Malshe, Anita Date, Ronjini Chakraborty, Deepak Damle Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 84% Imagine a God […]

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A Dirty Dozen with TODD EVANS from MOBILE DEATHCAMP – September 2019

A Dirty Dozen with TODD EVANS from MOBILE DEATHCAMP – September 2019

| 14 September 2019 | Reply

  According to the band bio: “Three weathered war horses bangin’ out intense thrash metal with a heavy punk influence. Based in Southeast Michigan, MOBILE DEATHCAMP has been sawing clubs in half, and leaving crowds with their collective jaws on the floor since the band’s inception in 2008. Much like many other bands out there hitting it […]

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INTERVIEW: NIKKI MISERY of NEW YEAR’S DAY – September 2019

INTERVIEW: NIKKI MISERY of NEW YEAR’S DAY – September 2019

| 12 September 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “New Years Day announce their Fall headline tour today with support from DED. The tour starts September 19th in Fort Smith, AR and wraps on October 10th in Flint, MI. The band has been touring nonstop this year in support of their newest full length album, Unbreakable. They kicked off the year touring with Falling In […]

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A Dirty Dozen with LOTTIE A LA WEST of THE 2019 MICHIGAN BURLESQUE FESTIVAL – September 2019

A Dirty Dozen with LOTTIE A LA WEST of THE 2019 MICHIGAN BURLESQUE FESTIVAL – September 2019

| 11 September 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “The Michigan Burlesque Festival started in 2012 with the intent to bring some of the world’s most unique performers to Detroit in hopes of reuniting the traditional concepts of original burlesque theater, where dancers and vaudevillians shared a stage to provide well rounded and entertaining sexy comedic show. […]

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BLURAY: THE INVISIBLE MAN’S REVENGE

BLURAY: THE INVISIBLE MAN’S REVENGE

| 10 September 2019 | Reply

BLURAY: THE INVISIBLE MAN’S REVENGE Shock Entertainment, September 2018 Written by Bertram Millhauser & H G Wells Directed by Ford Beebe Starring Jon Hall, John Carradine, Leon Errol Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 52% Filmed eleven years after Claude Raines’ excellent 1933 turn on The Invisible Man, this one fails dismally to live up to the […]

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BLURAY: LIFE

BLURAY: LIFE

| 10 September 2019 | Reply

BLURAY: LIFE Shock Entertainment, September 2018 Written by Robert Ramsey & Matthew Stone Directed by Ted Demme Starring Eddie Murphy & Martin Lawrence Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 67% Eddie Murphy’s main problem is self-indulgence – as evidenced by the likes of Norbit and the Dr Doolittle and Nutty Professor films, which never came close to […]

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BLURAY: THE GUARDIAN

BLURAY: THE GUARDIAN

| 10 September 2019 | Reply

BLURAY: THE GUARDIAN Shock Entertainment, June 2018 Written by Dan Greenburg, Stephen Volk & William Friedkin Directed by William Friedkin Starring Jenny Seagrove, Dwier Brown, Carey Lowell Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 57% William Friedkin made his mark with The Exorcist, Cruising and To Live & Die In L.A., all gritty, highly original and striking films. […]

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