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LIVE: GOGOL BORDELLO – March 31, 2019

LIVE: GOGOL BORDELLO – March 31, 2019

| 4 April 2019 | Reply

Venue: Marathon Music Works City: Nashville, TN Date: March 31, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Jacob Smith (http://www.jhs-photo.com/concert-work-current) Playing to a packed house. The beginning of the evening started with Nu-Folk Rebel Alliance taking the stage. This Clash tribute band tapped into a very Mescaleros vibe and got the party started early. Their covers of Janie […]

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LIVE: WE CAME AS ROMANS – March 12, 2019

LIVE: WE CAME AS ROMANS – March 12, 2019

| 28 March 2019 | Reply

Venue: The Cowan City: Nashville, TN Date: March 20, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Rachel Craig (https://www.rachelcraigphotos.net/) We Came As Romans made a stop in Nashville on the second day of their tour. This comes just six months after the death of the band’s co-vocalist Kyle Pavone, with Dave Stephens now taking over all lead […]

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LIVE: AMANDA PALMER – March 21, 2019

LIVE: AMANDA PALMER – March 21, 2019

| 27 March 2019 | Reply

Venue: The Cathedral @ Masonic Temple City: Detroit, MI Date: March 21, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Every photographer has a few unicorns that sit on their bucket list forever.  For me, Amanda Palmer is one of those artists that I have wanted to cover since I was first made aware […]

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Music

MUSIC REVIEW: MÖTLEY CRÜE – The Dirt Soundtrack

MUSIC REVIEW: MÖTLEY CRÜE – The Dirt Soundtrack

| 1 April 2019 | Reply

Label: Masters 2000, Inc. / Eleven Seven Music Release Date: March 22, 2019 Rating: 98% Mötley Crüe’s The Dirt has been in the coming for so long most fans wondered if it was ever coming out.  The movie and accompanying soundtrack dropped March 22, 2019 and while there is a lot of chatter about the movie […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: LULLWATER – Voodoo

MUSIC REVIEW: LULLWATER – Voodoo

| 31 March 2019 | Reply

Label: The Label Group Release Date: February 22, 2019 Rating: 98% I have listened to Lullwater since their debut and these guys are absolutely on fire with the eleven track opus they call Voodoo.  This disc is full of rockers that take their sound to the next level, starting with the opening track “Curtain Call” […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: KANE ROBERTS – The New Normal

MUSIC REVIEW: KANE ROBERTS – The New Normal

| 30 March 2019 | Reply

Label: Frontiers Music s.r.l. Release Date: January 25, 2019 Rating: 88% Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur I still remember the first time I ever saw Kane Roberts – he was the lead guitarist in Alice Cooper’s band back in 1986 when Cooper came through Detroit.  After that, my next exposure (other than his work 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 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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MOVIE REVIEW: SHAZAM!

MOVIE REVIEW: SHAZAM!

| 3 April 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: SHAZAM! Written by Henry Gayden & Darren Lemke from the D.C. comics created by Bill Parker & C C Beck Directed by David F Sandberg Starring Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Djimon Hounsou, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 92% Apart from Wonder Woman and Aquaman, D.C. Comics’ efforts to match […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

MOVIE REVIEW: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

| 2 April 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Written by Terry Gilliam & Tony Grisoni Directed by Terry Gilliam Starring Jonathan Pryce, Adam Driver, Stellan Skarsgård, Olga Kurylenko Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 70% Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote comes bundled with a crushing weight of expectation. Long held up as an example […]

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News

BON BUT NOT FORGOTTEN NATIONAL TOUR 2019

BON BUT NOT FORGOTTEN NATIONAL TOUR 2019

| 12 April 2019 | Reply

BON BUT NOT FORGOTTEN NATIONAL TOUR 2019 Bon But Not Forgotten is the closest you will ever get to AC/DC in the 70’s! This show brings together some of the world’s greatest rockers to pay tribute to the legend behind one of the world’s greatest ever bands, AC/DC, and their iconic singer Bon Scott who […]

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Eskimo Joe to play exclusive hometown gig playing Black Fingernails Red Wine in full

Eskimo Joe to play exclusive hometown gig playing Black Fingernails Red Wine in full

| 12 April 2019 | Reply

Eskimo Joe to play exclusive hometown gig playing Black Fingernails Red Wine in full Eskimo Joe’s third studio album ‘Black Fingernails Red Wine’ was a defining collection of songs which catapulted Fremantle indie rock darlings to large scale success. Now, 13 years later, the band are proud to announce they will be performing an exclusive, […]

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Here´s the brand new video from Norwegian punk rockers Sugar Louise

Here´s the brand new video from Norwegian punk rockers Sugar Louise

| 12 April 2019 | Reply

Here´s the brand new video from Norwegian punk rockers Sugar Louise The band celebrates their 10th anniversary in 2019, and this is still just the beginning. The song I Don´t Wanna Be was released on the compilation record “2018: Pønk i Norge” (2018: Punk in Norway) on Fucking North Pole Records last Fall, and though […]

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Interviews

INTERVIEW: KERI KELLI of A NEW REVENGE – April 2019

INTERVIEW: KERI KELLI of A NEW REVENGE – April 2019

| 20 April 2019 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Supergroup is a term that has been diluted over time. Throwing a bunch of people from other bands into a new project doesn’t automatically make them Super, but their bio’s will tell you otherwise. It’s time to seek revenge and reclaim that word! A New Revenge is the very definition of a supergroup. One who’s members have more than earned their legendary statuses but also remain humble […]

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A Dirty Dozen with CAMERON DOUTHAT of ALIVE IN BARCELONA – April 2019

A Dirty Dozen with CAMERON DOUTHAT of ALIVE IN BARCELONA – April 2019

| 20 April 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Hard Rock band, Alive In Barcelona, signed to Smartpunk Records, are celebrating the release of their full-length album, titled Alive In Barcelona which came out on February 22, 2019; produced by Paul Leavitt, Jesse Barton, and Jimmy Hill and mastered by Brad Blackwood. The album is highlighted by their […]

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A Dirty Dozen with LINDY GABRIEL and JAKE LACORE of GABRIEL AND THE APOCALYPSE – April 2019

A Dirty Dozen with LINDY GABRIEL and JAKE LACORE of GABRIEL AND THE APOCALYPSE – April 2019

| 20 April 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Minneapolis hard rockers Gabriel and the Apocalypse celebrate a worldwide release of their new album, Alpha Bionic, via Pavement Entertainment. Alpha Bionic is available to stream and download now on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon, while physical signed copies of the album are selling on the band’s official website.” We get vocalist Lindy and guitarist Jake to discuss new music, influences, […]

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A Dirty Dozen with EMILY HIGHFIELD of SULDUSK – April 2019

A Dirty Dozen with EMILY HIGHFIELD of SULDUSK – April 2019

| 4 April 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, SULDUSK – a new project led by other-worldly frontwoman Emily Highfield – weaves acoustic tones of dark folk with elements of doom, atmospheric black metal and post rock. SULDUSK is set to release her debut full-length album, entitled Lunar Falls, on April 12, 2019. […]

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A Dirty Dozen with SAHAJ TICOTIN of MEYTAL – April 2019

A Dirty Dozen with SAHAJ TICOTIN of MEYTAL – April 2019

| 4 April 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “MEYTAL recently premiered the video for their single “Armalite” off of their highly anticipated new album titled The Witness due out April 5, 2019. MEYTAL is an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, Ca in 2013. It was founded by YouTube sensation – drummer Meytal Cohen. Taking over vocal duties for […]

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A Dirty Dozen with LUKE RAUCH and KEITH RICH of DRUIDS – April 2019

A Dirty Dozen with LUKE RAUCH and KEITH RICH of DRUIDS – April 2019

| 3 April 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Des Moines, Iowa-based psychedelic/stoner metal trio DRUIDS recently announced that their new album, Monument, is scheduled for release on April 19, 2019 via The Company KC. The album is available to pre-order now via Bandcamp, with exclusive multi-colored vinyl also available via The Company KC. DRUIDS first laid their destructive groundwork over two releases […]

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MOVIE: DUMBO

MOVIE: DUMBO

| 1 April 2019 | Reply

MOVIE: DUMBO Written by Directed by Tim Burton Starring Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton, Eva Green, Alan Arkin, and the most adorable CGI elephant ever Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 78% Tim Burton and Walt Disney’s big-eared flying elephant prove a solid match in this rather simple but definitely enjoyable live action (read “CGI heavy”) […]

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A Dirty Dozen with WILHELMUS SAPANARO of VALENCE – March 2019

A Dirty Dozen with WILHELMUS SAPANARO of VALENCE – March 2019

| 31 March 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “New York-based progressive metal fusion quartet VALENCE recently announced the release of their upcoming album, Cognitive Dissidents, out April 12, 2019. Expertly fusing genres like metal, rock, jam, classical, jazz, and more, VALENCE’s varied yet cohesive influences offer every listener a passport to a new state of mind that is cerebral and […]

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A Dirty Dozen with SOPHIA ASLANIDES of SEASON OF GHOSTS – March 2019

A Dirty Dozen with SOPHIA ASLANIDES of SEASON OF GHOSTS – March 2019

| 28 March 2019 | Reply

  According to the bands bio: “Season of Ghosts is a spiritually groundbreaking, intergalactic music project, dedicated to the love for the unseen and film soundtracks. Combining massive riffs, harsh electronics and powerful, compelling vocals, through the eerie spectrum of a Sci-Fi, horror movie, Season of Ghosts has received enthusiastic reviews and critical acclaim for […]

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