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ROB BRYDON TOURING AUSTRALIA FOR FIRST TIME WITH HIS LIVE SHOW I AM STANDING UP

ROB BRYDON TOURING AUSTRALIA FOR FIRST TIME WITH HIS LIVE SHOW I AM STANDING UP

| 21 July 2018 | Reply

ROB BRYDON TOURING AUSTRALIA FOR FIRST TIME WITH HIS LIVE SHOW I AM STANDING UP ROB BRYDON, charming Welshman, and cult comedy television superstar from hits The Trip, Gavin and Stacey and Would I Lie To You?, is bringing his brand new live show, I Am Standing Up, to Australian theatres in March 2019. The […]

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HORNOGRAPHY PERTH METAL CLUB – OPENING NIGHT!

HORNOGRAPHY PERTH METAL CLUB – OPENING NIGHT!

| 21 July 2018 | Reply

HORNOGRAPHY PERTH METAL CLUB – OPENING NIGHT! SATURDAY 25TH AUGUST – 8PM TIL 2AM – THE BOSTON, 205 JAMES ST NORTHBRIDGE 6 HOURS OF METAL / 6 DOLLAR ENTRY / 6 DOLLAR BEERS The opening night of Hornography is here! A Perth Metal Club embracing and reviving the local metal scene. In this first edition […]

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BETH HART ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN TOUR

BETH HART ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN TOUR

| 21 July 2018 | Reply

BETH HART ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN TOUR Grammy-nominated singersongwriter, 2018 International Blues Award Instrumentalist / Vocalist and 2017 European Blues Awards For Best Female Vocalist Beth Hart returns to Australia this February for a special run of shows around the country. No stranger to our shores, Hart is a regular visitor to Bluesfest and has a loyal […]

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Interviews

A QUICK DOZEN with TIM HENWOOD, PALACE OF THE KING

A QUICK DOZEN with TIM HENWOOD, PALACE OF THE KING

| 20 July 2018 | Reply

A QUICK DOZEN with TIM HENWOOD, PALACE OF THE KING By Shane Pinnegar Palace Of The King have released their third full length album, Get Right With Your Maker, through Golden Robot Records, as they get set to head to Europe. Described as their coming of age Get Right With Your Maker was recorded in […]

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A QUICK DOZEN (almost) WITH KEITH ANDERSON, FRIPPS & FRIPPS

A QUICK DOZEN (almost) WITH KEITH ANDERSON, FRIPPS & FRIPPS

| 20 July 2018 | Reply

A QUICK DOZEN (almost) WITH KEITH ANDERSON, FRIPPS & FRIPPS By Shane Pinnegar Cronulla four-piece garagey pop n’ roll outfit Fripps & Fripps released their new single recently, so drummer Keith Anderson threw down a Quick Dozen (almost) for us. Here we go… Tell us a little about your latest release. Are there any hidden […]

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A QUICK DOZEN with MICHAEL BRIGANTE, ATTONBITUS

A QUICK DOZEN with MICHAEL BRIGANTE, ATTONBITUS

| 20 July 2018 | Reply

A QUICK DOZEN with MICHAEL BRIGANTE, ATTONBITUS By Shane Pinnegar Michael Brigante, singer/guitarist of Adelaide art-rock trio Attonbitus, took time out to throw down a Quick Dozen for us. They released their latest single recently, Next Time Around, and have their debut album David Street releasing on 27 July. Next Time Around was written by […]

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Music

MUSIC REVIEW: MY INDIGO – My Indigo

MUSIC REVIEW: MY INDIGO – My Indigo

| 17 July 2018 | Reply

Label: Indigo Music under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management GmbH Release Date: April 20, 2018 Rating: 9.5/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur As a huge fan of Within Temptation, I was floored to hear about this release from Sharon den Adel and couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.  From the first time I put […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: THE MELVINS – Pinkus Abortion Technician

MUSIC REVIEW: THE MELVINS – Pinkus Abortion Technician

| 11 July 2018 | Reply

Label: Ipecac Recordings Release Date: April 20, 2018 Rating: 8.5/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur The Melvins have always found a way to stand out in the musical crowd, whether releasing solo style album ala KISS, or incorporating a multitude of guitarists or drummers on different releases.  On their 27th studio album – Pinkus Abortion […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: TESSERACT – Sonder

MUSIC REVIEW: TESSERACT – Sonder

Label: KSCOPE Release Date: April 20, 2018 Rating: 8.5/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur One of the bands out there that always seems to avoid labeling in my opinion is Tesseract.  With elements of different genres all thrown into the proverbial mix, thee guys lean into the modern rock while adding prog nuances and grooves […]

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Live

LIVE: MICHAEL BOLTON – Perth, 24 June, 2018

LIVE: MICHAEL BOLTON – Perth, 24 June, 2018

| 12 July 2018 | Reply

LIVE: MICHAEL BOLTON – Perth, 24 June, 2018 Perth Concert Hall Reviewed by Karl Infirri Photography by Damien Crocker On Sunday evening I ventured to the Perth Concert Hall to see Michael Bolton perform. I was intrigued to see how it would go, a man that has sold over 75 million records worldwide, at 65 […]

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LIVE: BARENAKED LADIES – June 21, 2018

LIVE: BARENAKED LADIES – June 21, 2018

| 27 June 2018 | Reply

Venue: Ruoff Music Center City: Noblesville, IN Date: June 21, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett (www.jeffrey-everett.com) The summer weather wasn’t cooperating for Barenaked Ladies. First, the venue was changed from the outdoor Lawn in downtown Indy to Ruoff Music Center which provided a cover to accommodate ticket holders. A downpour and lightning then pushed […]

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LIVE: RICHARD MARX – June 21, 2018

LIVE: RICHARD MARX – June 21, 2018

| 26 June 2018 | Reply

Venue: Sound Board inside MotorCity Casino City: Detroit, MI Date: June 21, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Richard Marx has brought along an acoustic guitar the last couple times he visited the Motor City, but this year, he brought his band with him and cranked up the energy and volume.  I […]

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Books

BOOK REVIEW: KILL THE ANGEL by Sandrone Dazieri

BOOK REVIEW: KILL THE ANGEL by Sandrone Dazieri

| 11 July 2018 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: KILL THE ANGEL by Sandrone Dazieri Simon & Schuster, rrp $29.99 March 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Paperback, Crime thriller 8 ½ /10 Book 2 in Sandrone Dazieri’s series sees Deputy Police Commissioner Colomba Caselli making a cautious return to work after the abuse she received in previous book Kill The Father, and […]

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BOOK REVIEW: After the Fall by Dan Santat

BOOK REVIEW: After the Fall by Dan Santat

| 26 June 2018 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: After the Fall by Dan Santat Lothian Children’s Books June 2018 Paperback, $16.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Picture Book 8/10 Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened after?  Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat’s poignant tale follows Humpty Dumpty, an avid bird watcher […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Folk by Zoe Gilbert

BOOK REVIEW: Folk by Zoe Gilbert

| 22 May 2018 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Folk by Zoe Gilbert Bloomsbury March 2018 Hardcover, $35.00 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Short Stories / Speculative Fiction 8/10 Every year they gather, while the girls shoot their arrows and the boys hunt them out. The air is riddled with spiteful shadows – the wounds and fears and furies of a village year. […]

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Movies

MOVIE: NINE

MOVIE: NINE

| 19 July 2018 | Reply

MOVIE: NINE Shock Entertainment, June 2018 Directed by Rob Marshall Starring Daniel Day Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Fergie, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6/10 Based on the popular Broadway show by Mario Fratti (translated into English by Arthur Kopit and Maury Weston), Rob Marshall aims very high […]

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MOVIES: DARKMAN I – II – III

MOVIES: DARKMAN I – II – III

| 19 July 2018 | Reply

MOVIES: DARKMAN I – II – III Shock Entertainment, July 2018 Directed by Sam Raimi – Bradford May – Starring Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Colin Friels – Larry Drake, Arnold Vosloo, Kim Delaney – Jeff Fahey, Arnold Vosloo, Darlanne Fluegel Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ – 5 ½ – 6 ½ After the runaway […]

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MOVIE: BETTY DAVIS – THEY SAY I’M DIFFERENT (as part of Revelation Film Festival 2018)

MOVIE: BETTY DAVIS – THEY SAY I’M DIFFERENT (as part of Revelation Film Festival 2018)

| 19 July 2018 | Reply

MOVIE: BETTY DAVIS – THEY SAY I’M DIFFERENT (as part of Revelation Film Festival 2018) Written & Directed by Philip Cox Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Betty Davis was the high priestess of raunchy Seventies funk – a black woman who sang about sex and wrote some of the dirtiest, most outrageous music of the […]

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THE LIVING END ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM AND NATIONAL SPRING TOUR

THE LIVING END ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM AND NATIONAL SPRING TOUR

| 21 July 2018 | Reply

THE LIVING END ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM AND NATIONAL SPRING TOUR “The Living End sound as biting and vital as they did upon inception. There’s fun to be had with these new songs.” Junkee They say good things come in threes. Well today The Living End fans have been rewarded with a massive triple announcement. Hot […]

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TWENTY ØNE PILØTS ARE HEADED DOWN UNDER ON THEIR BANDITO TOUR

TWENTY ØNE PILØTS ARE HEADED DOWN UNDER ON THEIR BANDITO TOUR

| 21 July 2018 | Reply

TWENTY ØNE PILØTS ARE HEADED DOWN UNDER ON THEIR BANDITO TOUR TWENTY ONE PILOTS have shared two new tracks – “Jumpsuit” & “Nico And The Niners” – which are available today at all DSPs and streaming services. “Jumpsuit” is joined by an official music video, directed by longtime collaborator Andrew Donoho, streaming now on Twenty […]

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UB40 FEATURING ALI, ASTRO & MICKEY ANNOUNCE TOUR FOR THE ‘A REAL LABOUR OF LOVE – 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR’

UB40 FEATURING ALI, ASTRO & MICKEY ANNOUNCE TOUR FOR THE ‘A REAL LABOUR OF LOVE – 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR’

| 21 July 2018 | Reply

UB40 FEATURING ALI, ASTRO & MICKEY ANNOUNCE TOUR FOR THE ‘A REAL LABOUR OF LOVE – 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR’ UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey return down under for the 2019 ‘A Real Labour Of Love & 40th Anniversary Tour’. The legendary reggae band – who earlier this year released ‘A Real Labour Of Love’, […]

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INTERVIEW: GLENN TILBROOK, SQUEEZE – March 2018

INTERVIEW: GLENN TILBROOK, SQUEEZE – March 2018

| 20 July 2018 | Reply

INTERVIEW: GLENN TILBROOK, SQUEEZE – March 2018 By Shane Pinnegar Glenn Tilbrook brings Squeeze – best known in Australia for their 1979 hit Cool For Cats, released here under the moniker UK Squeeze – back down under for the first time since 1980, appearing at The Astor Theatre on Tuesday, 1st May with ‘punk poet’ […]

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INTERVIEW: VINCENT BUCHANON-SIMPSON, Terrible Signal/Hideous Sun Demon

INTERVIEW: VINCENT BUCHANON-SIMPSON, Terrible Signal/Hideous Sun Demon

| 20 July 2018 | Reply

INTERVIEW: VINCENT BUCHANON-SIMPSON, Terrible Signal/Hideous Sun Demon By Tim Gallagher with a little help from Brian Dunne Immediately after walking off stage at the recent In The Pines festival gig, Tim Gallagher interviewed Vincent Buchanon-Simpson from Terrible Signal/Hideous Sun Demon. Here’s what they said… Tim: What’s your thesis statement for Terrible Signal? Vincent: Haha! I […]

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MOVIE: TERROR NULLIUS (as part of Revelation Film Festival 2018)

MOVIE: TERROR NULLIUS (as part of Revelation Film Festival 2018)

| 19 July 2018 | Reply

MOVIE: TERROR NULLIUS (as part of Revelation Film Festival 2018) Written & Directed by Soda Jerk Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9 ½ /10 To call the Soda Jerk collective’s radical mashup of modern Australian film a rogue “unwriting of Australian national mythology” is to only tell part of the story. Literally hundreds of scenes from […]

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