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Live reviews

LIVE: TOTO – October 5, 2019

LIVE: TOTO – October 5, 2019

| 12 October 2019 | Reply

Venue: Soaring Eagle Casino City: Mt Pleasant, MI Date: October 5, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) There are few bands that have been out playing hits for their legions of fans as long as Toto has been doing this.  With more than 40 years under their belts and a pair of albums […]

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LIVE: BUCKCHERRY with HARDCORE SUPERSTAR & BAD MOON BORN – Perth, 8 Oct 2019

LIVE: BUCKCHERRY with HARDCORE SUPERSTAR & BAD MOON BORN – Perth, 8 Oct 2019

| 9 October 2019 | 1 Reply

LIVE: BUCKCHERRY with HARDCORE SUPERSTAR & BAD MOON BORN – Perth, 8 Oct 2019 The Rosemount Hotel, North Perth, Western Australia Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photography by Pete Gardner It was a trickle to start with, perhaps due to the early kickoff (and late doors opening) for this balls to the wall night of rock […]

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LIVE: SHINEDOWN – September 29, 2019

LIVE: SHINEDOWN – September 29, 2019

| 8 October 2019 | Reply

WSGS – PAPA ROACH, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, SAVAGE AFTER MIDNIGHT Venue: Huntington Center City: Toledo, OH Date: September 29, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Shinedown decided to tack on a date at Toledo’s Huntington Center and I couldn’t wait to check out the show.  Traveling with the band on this routing were openers […]

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Interviews

A Dirty Dozen with KAREN JONAS – October 2019

A Dirty Dozen with KAREN JONAS – October 2019

| 13 October 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Fredericksburg, VA-based award-winning Americana artist Karen Jonas released a new album, Lucky, Revisited, on July 19, 2019.  Wide Open Country partnered with Jonas to premiere the first single, “Ophelia,” on June 14, 2019, and to announce the new album.  Lucky, Revisited is Jonas’s fourth studio album and features new, stripped-down, acoustic recordings of nine songs released on her first […]

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A Dirty Dozen with RYAN GRIM from AMERICAN GRIM – October 2019

A Dirty Dozen with RYAN GRIM from AMERICAN GRIM – October 2019

| 13 October 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Challenge the status quo. Shake up the culture of fake outrage. Break free from the bonds  of  self-defeating  ignorance. There’s no reason to despair within this dystopia; we have the power to escape mindless obedience. This is the primal punk-style message at the heart of AMERICAN GRIM, a heavy music […]

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INTERVIEW: TOM KEIFER – October 2019

INTERVIEW: TOM KEIFER – October 2019

| 12 October 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “TOM KEIFER’s highly anticipated album RISE with #keiferband–Savannah Keifer, Tony Higbee, Billy Mercer, Kendra Chantelle, Jarred Pope, Kory Myers—has garnered impressive debuts on various Billboard charts thanks to devoted fans who “rose to the occasion” with their ongoing support and devotion to the man who’s been releasing music for over three decades. It was released September […]

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Music reviews

MUSIC REVIEW: FLYING COLORS – Third Degree

MUSIC REVIEW: FLYING COLORS – Third Degree

| 15 October 2019 | Reply

Label: Music Theories Recordings Release Date: October 4, 2019 Rating: 91% I have always dug what came out of recording sessions from the collective five guys known as Flying Colors, and the bands latest effort is no different.  From the first notes of disc opener “The Loss Inside” you can tell you are about to hear something […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: GRAHAM GREENE – A Ripple In Time

MUSIC REVIEW: GRAHAM GREENE – A Ripple In Time

| 4 October 2019 | Reply

MUSIC REVIEW: GRAHAM GREENE – A Ripple In Time Self released September 2019 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 96% No-one gets to choose where they’re brought into this world, and all too often the tyranny of geography dictates many of the twists and turns our lives take. In Graham Greene’s case, an upbringing in remote rural […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: LULU* – Some Motherfuckers

MUSIC REVIEW: LULU* – Some Motherfuckers

| 4 October 2019 | 1 Reply

MUSIC REVIEW: LULU* – Some Motherfuckers NUB Music September 2019 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 85% Note that asterix – this isn’t British ‘60s pop starlet Lulu, this is low fi, very now, quirky and aggressively individualistic West Australian DIY electrofolkn’roller Lulu*. She’s been around for a while, rocking out with her old outfit Wiked Fury, […]

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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

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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WINNERS OF THE 2019 AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARDS ANNOUNCED

WINNERS OF THE 2019 AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARDS ANNOUNCED

| 12 October 2019 | Reply

WINNERS OF THE 2019 AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARDS ANNOUNCED JOY McKEAN, CHRISTINE ANU, MOJO JUJU, ALICE SKYE, CAROLINE ALMONTE ANGE McCORMACK and KATIE NOONAN are among the winners of the 2019 AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARDS. In only its second year, AWMA has become a beacon of women’s contributions and achievements across all areas […]

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COLD CHISEL ANNOUNCE FIRST EVER AUSTRALIAN OUTDOOR SUMMER TOUR

COLD CHISEL ANNOUNCE FIRST EVER AUSTRALIAN OUTDOOR SUMMER TOUR

| 12 October 2019 | Reply

COLD CHISEL ANNOUNCE FIRST EVER AUSTRALIAN OUTDOOR SUMMER TOUR SPECIAL GUESTS ON “BLOOD MOON TOUR 2020” INCLUDE PAUL KELLY, HOODOO GURUS, BIRDS OF TOKYO, KASEY CHAMBERS, TROY CASSAR-DALEY, MAGIC DIRT AND MORE There’s nothing more Australian than hot sun, warm waves and Cold Chisel. The band’s classic songs like Khe Sanh, Flame Trees, Bow River, […]

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10CC – The Things We Do for Love 2020 Australian tour

10CC – The Things We Do for Love 2020 Australian tour

| 12 October 2019 | Reply

10CC – The Things We Do for Love 2020 Australian tour Following on from their sold out shows across the UK, 10cc have just announced they are returning to our shores. They will play all the hits that have singled them out as one of the most inventive and influential bands in popular music. 10cc […]

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YEASAYER Announce First Australian Headline Tour in 7 Years

YEASAYER Announce First Australian Headline Tour in 7 Years

| 12 October 2019 | Reply

YEASAYER Announce First Australian Headline Tour in 7 Years Brooklyn’s finest experimental rockers, YEASAYER, are returning to Australia for their first headline tour in over seven years, performing fan favourites from their stellar discography as well as tracks from their latest album, ‘Erotic Reruns’. Led by singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Chris Keating, Anand Wilder and bassist […]

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VIOLENT FEMMES AUSTRALIA 2020

VIOLENT FEMMES AUSTRALIA 2020

| 12 October 2019 | Reply

VIOLENT FEMMES AUSTRALIA 2020 Rumour has it that upon enrolment into Australian university students receive a copy of the Violent Femmes eponymous debut. Ten tracks and 36 minutes long, the album features the universal themes of alienation, isolation, sexual frustration and angst – perfect early adult fodder – via songs such as Gone Daddy Gone, […]

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Support Act announces fundraising campaign in support of Ausmusic T-Shirt Day 2019!

Support Act announces fundraising campaign in support of Ausmusic T-Shirt Day 2019!

| 12 October 2019 | Reply

Support Act announces fundraising campaign in support of Ausmusic T-Shirt Day 2019! Save the Date: Friday, 15 November Do you love Australian music? And care about the people who create it? Thanks to Ausmusic T-Shirt Day, each and every one of us can show how much we love and care. Ausmusic T-Shirt Day is a […]

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WET WET WET TO TOUR AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND IN MAY 2020

WET WET WET TO TOUR AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND IN MAY 2020

| 12 October 2019 | Reply

WET WET WET TO TOUR AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND IN MAY 2020 After 25 years Wet Wet Wet are finally returning to Australia and New Zealand on the back of a hugely successful run of European summer festival appearances and a sold out UK tour. The tour kicks off at the Crown Theatre Perth, before […]

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THE ANGELS & BABY ANIMALS TEAM UP FOR SPLIT SINGLE & CO-HEADLINE TOUR

THE ANGELS & BABY ANIMALS TEAM UP FOR SPLIT SINGLE & CO-HEADLINE TOUR

| 12 October 2019 | Reply

THE ANGELS & BABY ANIMALS TEAM UP FOR SPLIT SINGLE & CO-HEADLINE TOUR It’s a great trivia question: what was Baby Animals’ first release? It was a song called Break My Heart, released as a B Side on The Angels’ single Dogs Are Talking in 1990. Following the release of the single, Baby Animals went […]

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WAMFEST ANNOUNCE FULL LINE UP AND SCHEDULE FOR 2019 PLUS DIGITAL EXHIBITION SHOWCASING 100 YEARS OF WA MUSIC ANNOUNCED

WAMFEST ANNOUNCE FULL LINE UP AND SCHEDULE FOR 2019 PLUS DIGITAL EXHIBITION SHOWCASING 100 YEARS OF WA MUSIC ANNOUNCED

| 12 October 2019 | Reply

WAMFEST ANNOUNCE FULL LINE UP AND SCHEDULE FOR 2019 PLUS DIGITAL EXHIBITION SHOWCASING 100 YEARS OF WA MUSIC ANNOUNCED WAMFEST PRESENTED BY ACT-BELONG-COMMIT LAUNCH AT FORREST LIVE | FRIDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2019 SCARBS BEACH PARTY | SUNDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2019 PERTH CITY & NORTHBRIDGE | FRIDAY 1ST & SATURDAY 2ND NOVEMBER 2019 MULTIPLE STAGES & […]

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POP WILL EAT ITSELF Announce 2020 Australian Tour

POP WILL EAT ITSELF Announce 2020 Australian Tour

| 12 October 2019 | Reply

POP WILL EAT ITSELF Announce 2020 Australian Tour Pioneering genre-blenders POP WILL EAT Itself aka PWEI return to play their classic album “This Is the Day…This Is the Hour…This Is This!” in FULL plus an Encore of Classics – Ich Bin Ein Auslander, Everything’s Cool, There is no Love Between Us Anymore, Their Law, Dance […]

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THE STRANGLERS ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2020

THE STRANGLERS ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2020

| 12 October 2019 | Reply

THE STRANGLERS ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2020 WED 5 FEB – ASTOR THEATRE, PERTH FRI 7 FEB – THE FORUM, MELBOURNE SAT 8 FEB – ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY SUN 9 FEB – THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE TUE 11 FEB – THE GOV, ADELAIDE Provocateurs and ultimate purveyors of Brit-punk THE STRANGLERS have announced their February 2020 return […]

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