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Live reviews

LIVE: SLEATER-KINNEY – November 4, 2019

LIVE: SLEATER-KINNEY – November 4, 2019

| 8 November 2019 | Reply

Venue: The Majestic Theatre City: Detroit, MI Date: November 4, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Sleater-Kinney recently dropped a killer disc with eleven great tracks and announced a tour to support the effort.  I was excited at the opportunity to see this band bring all the fun, energy, and great songs to […]

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LIVE: FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY – October 29, 2019

LIVE: FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY – October 29, 2019

| 5 November 2019 | Reply

Venue: The End City: Nashville, TN Date: October 29, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Rachel Craig (https://www.rachelcraigphotos.net/) The End in Nashville, TN is easily one of my favorite venues. I’ve had the chance to see plenty of Nashville locals there and it’s a great spot to showcase the underrated metal scene in a city dedicated to […]

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LIVE: TOOL – November 2, 2019

LIVE: TOOL – November 2, 2019

| 4 November 2019 | Reply

Venue: Banker’s Life Fieldhouse City: Indianapolis, IN Date: November 2, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett (http://www.jeffrey-everett.com/) “Good things come to those who wait” just about sums up Tool’s latest release Fear Inoculum and its supporting tour. Their first album in 13 years was one of the most highly anticipated in recent music history. It […]

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Interviews

A Dirty Dozen with DOMINIC RUIZ from REMEMBER THE MONSTERS – November 2019

A Dirty Dozen with DOMINIC RUIZ from REMEMBER THE MONSTERS – November 2019

| 12 November 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Marking their official emergence in 2016, Remember the Monsters quickly gained significant attention from the release of their single, “The Pieces Remain.” The release, to date, has seen over 5 MILLION streams across Spotify, iTunes, and YouTube through the promotion of fan-crafted videos and tremendous underground support! Shortly after their initial release, the band found themselves in need of a new frontman. Through a friend’s introduction, they […]

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A Dirty Dozen with EVA X – November 2019

A Dirty Dozen with EVA X – November 2019

| 12 November 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Canadian synthpop artist EVA X proudly presents her new digital-only EP, Electrowoman. Electrowoman was recorded and produced by Gaby Marie. It was mixed by Shane Stephenson and Chris Lacroix, and mastered by Chris Lacroix.  EVA X is delighted to present two remixes as well, one of “Virtualsexua” l by Edmonton’s Virtual Terrorist, and one of “Subsume” by […]

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A Dirty Dozen with MEGAN MERRICK from IRON KINGDOM – November 2019

A Dirty Dozen with MEGAN MERRICK from IRON KINGDOM – November 2019

| 12 November 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Inspired by legendary pillars of heavy metal such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, The Scorpions, and Rush, Iron Kingdom is well known for their energetic and electrifying stage presence, as well as intricate musical melodies that bring listeners back to a time when the genre was in its […]

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Music reviews

MUSIC REVIEW: ALTER BRIDGE – Walk The Sky

MUSIC REVIEW: ALTER BRIDGE – Walk The Sky

| 5 November 2019 | Reply

Label: Napalm Records Release Date: October 18, 2019 Rating: 98% Alter Bridge releases killer material time after time and the latest studio offering from the band – Walk The Sky – is no different, as they seem to raise their own bar every time out.  Disc opener “One Life” is an interesting piece, as they use a droning […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: KITTEN – Goodbye Honeymoon Phase [EP]

MUSIC REVIEW: KITTEN – Goodbye Honeymoon Phase [EP]

| 31 October 2019 | Reply

Label: RED Music Release Date: October 18, 2019 Rating: 88% Disc opener “Memphis” is a catchy track that marries a darker pop sensibility with a cool rock vibe, without veering too far into either territory.  The lyrics are fun and the musical components of the song are fun.  The cadence of the track sets the pace […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: ECLIPSE – Paradigm

MUSIC REVIEW: ECLIPSE – Paradigm

| 31 October 2019 | Reply

Label: Frontiers Music s.r.l. Release Date: October 11, 2019 Rating: 97% Eclipse seems to knock it out of the park with each release and their latest, Paradigm, is no exception.  This collection of eleven tracks is full of killer rockers and some cool ballads.  Disc opener “Viva La Victoria” kicks off with a few seconds of […]

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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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Movie & Theatre reviews

MOVIE REVIEW: JUDY

MOVIE REVIEW: JUDY

| 10 October 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: JUDY Directed by Rupert Goold Written by Tom Edge, based on the play End Of The Rainbow by Peter Quilter Starring Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Rufus Sewell, Finn Wittrock, Michael Gambon Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 80% Six months before her tragic death aged only 47, faded child star Judy Garland is almost unhirable […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: AD ASTRA

MOVIE REVIEW: AD ASTRA

| 19 September 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: AD ASTRA Written by James Gray, Ethan Gross Directed by James Gray Starring Brad Pitt, Tommy lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, Liv Tyler Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 80% If ever a film was desperately crying out for future cult status, it’s Ad Astra. My apologies, but there are a few minor spoilers ahead. Director […]

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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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News

LIVE: TOOL – November 2, 2019

LIVE: TOOL – November 2, 2019

| 4 November 2019 | Reply

Venue: Banker’s Life Fieldhouse City: Indianapolis, IN Date: November 2, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett (http://www.jeffrey-everett.com/) “Good things come to those who wait” just about sums up Tool’s latest release Fear Inoculum and its supporting tour. Their first album in 13 years was one of the most highly anticipated in recent music history. It […]

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Black Aces new EP and video!

Black Aces new EP and video!

| 14 October 2019 | Reply

Black Aces new EP and video! Drawing from the history pages of Aussie rock come Victorian four-piece Black Aces! Never Change is the name of their new single and also the title track of their new EP and Tour. Driven by dirty slide guitar, and a driving tempo, the title track is a catchy and […]

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AMANDA PALMER BRINGS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ‘THERE WILL BE NO INTERMISSION’ WORLD TOUR DOWN UNDER – A NIGHT OF PIANO, PAIN & LAUGHTER

AMANDA PALMER BRINGS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ‘THERE WILL BE NO INTERMISSION’ WORLD TOUR DOWN UNDER – A NIGHT OF PIANO, PAIN & LAUGHTER

| 12 October 2019 | Reply

AMANDA PALMER BRINGS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ‘THERE WILL BE NO INTERMISSION’ WORLD TOUR DOWN UNDER – A NIGHT OF PIANO, PAIN & LAUGHTER The unapologetic front-woman of The Dresden Dolls brings her critically acclaimed one-woman show Down Under Singer, songwriter, playwright, pianist, author, director, blogger and ukulele enthusiast Amanda Palmer will return to Australia in 2020, […]

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A Dirty Dozen with JASMINE CAIN – November 2019

A Dirty Dozen with JASMINE CAIN – November 2019

| 12 November 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Nashville based Alternative Pop / Rock artist JASMINE CAIN has released the official lyric video for “Let it Go.” The first single off of her upcoming, seventh studio album, SEVEN, “Let it Go” is available to stream / download via The Label Group / INgrooves. Multi-Award winning, Sturgis, SD, native, Jasmine Cain moved to Nashville […]

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A Dirty Dozen with MAGGIE MCCLURE and SHANE HENRY from THE IMAGINARIES – November 2019

A Dirty Dozen with MAGGIE MCCLURE and SHANE HENRY from THE IMAGINARIES – November 2019

| 12 November 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Oklahoma husband / wife duo, The Imaginaries, Shane Henry (guitar, vocals) and Maggie McClure (keys, piano, vocals), announce holiday album Hometown Christmas just in time for their 25-date tour with The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s “Christmas Rocks! Tour,” which begins November 15 at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN – purchase tickets HERE.  The album features 13 tracks (track listing below) of originals, including the title […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ROXXI DOT from THE SAVIOR COMPLEX – October 2019

A Dirty Dozen with ROXXI DOT from THE SAVIOR COMPLEX – October 2019

| 4 November 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Based in Las Vegas, The Savior Complex is a stand-out band that will be making waves in the music industry before you know it. Creators Anthony X (also known as the Sinister Minister) and Jay Gordon have shaped The Savior Complex to bring a unique sound with an avant-garde feel to listeners. Gordon […]

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INTERVIEW: DAVE BRENNER from THEORY OF A DEADMAN – October 2019

INTERVIEW: DAVE BRENNER from THEORY OF A DEADMAN – October 2019

| 31 October 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Multi-platinum band Theory Of A Deadman has announced the release of their seventh studio album, Say Nothing, out January 31st via Atlantic Records. Lead single “History Of Violence” – which turns the tables on a story of domestic violence – is out now along with the gripping music video. Directed by Sam Sulam, the visual for “History Of Violence” illustrates a searing snapshot of a woman enduring an abusive husband as she plans to fight back, eventually ending up in jail but free of her abuser. Say Nothing is available for pre-order […]

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LIVE: MATT AND KIM – October 26, 2019

LIVE: MATT AND KIM – October 26, 2019

| 31 October 2019 | Reply

Venue: Egyptian Room at Old National Centre City: Indianapolis, IN Date: October 26, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett (http://www.jeffrey-everett.com/) Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino are out on tour celebrating 10 years since the release of their breakout album Grand.  The album, recorded in Matt’s childhood Vermont home, received critical acclaim and launched them into […]

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A Dirty Dozen with JAMISON FRIESEN from ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN – October 2019

A Dirty Dozen with JAMISON FRIESEN from ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN – October 2019

| 31 October 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Canadian Metal Band ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN has announced that they will be joining IN FLAMES and RED for their 2019 Fall / Winter Tour. Launching November 2nd in Wichita, KS, the tour winds throughout the US and Canada, ending December 20th in Dallas, TX. The group will be touring in support of their new album, Harbinger, which is available […]

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Almost A Dirty Dozen with JB from BROTHER HAWK – October 2019

Almost A Dirty Dozen with JB from BROTHER HAWK – October 2019

| 31 October 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Four piece Atlanta band BROTHER HAWK released a new single and video, Like Water, through the cultural commentary pros over at pop matters. With raging riffs and huge hooks, their music has been described as, “the sunset that the hero rides into.” Combining Southern and post-rock influences, this […]

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A Dirty Dozen with SCOTT MARTIN – October 2019

A Dirty Dozen with SCOTT MARTIN – October 2019

| 31 October 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “New York City based singer/songwriter/gutarist Scott Martin has released a new guitar driven single titled “Bringing Hollywood Back to Life” that will be released directly to vinyl. In addition, Scott has released an accompanying video that was filmed LIVE at Leesta Vall Sound Recordings in Brooklyn, New York.” We get Scott to discuss new music, influences, and much more… […]

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INTERVIEW: KARYN CRISIS from GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES – October 2019

INTERVIEW: KARYN CRISIS from GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES – October 2019

| 30 October 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “KARYN CRISIS’ GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES are now streaming the entirety of their new album Covenant. The album was released October 25th via Aural Music. Karyn commented “Covenant is about the chthonic and celestial realms of the divine feminine, about liminal spaces where goddesses pull people deep into the earth’s fire, into astral travel and dreamy places […]

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A Dirty Dozen with JESSE DEGROOT from BENEATH THE HOLLOW – October 2019

A Dirty Dozen with JESSE DEGROOT from BENEATH THE HOLLOW – October 2019

| 29 October 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Chicago based Heavy Metal Band BENEATH THE HOLLOW has released both a lyric and live video for their newest single, “Spellbound,” available NOW via The Label Group / INgrooves.” We get guitarist Jesse to discuss new music, influences, and much more… 1. Tell us a little about your latest release. What might a fan or listener […]

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