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Live reviews

LIVE: WA Day State of the Art Festival 2019

LIVE: WA Day State of the Art Festival 2019

| 12 June 2019 | Reply

LIVE: WA Day State of the Art Festival 2019 Burswood Park, Monday, 3 June, 2019 Review & photos by Peter Gardner The annual state of the art festival in celebration of WA day is always an eclectic mix of Music, showcasing the best of WA’s homegrown talent. This free of charge, all ages event is […]

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LIVE: PALAYE ROYALE – May 23, 2019

LIVE: PALAYE ROYALE – May 23, 2019

Venue: The Masquerade City: Atlanta, GA Date: May 23, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Rachel Craig (https://www.rachelcraigphotos.net/) The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA was packed with a diverse group of the biggest Palaye Royale fans for this stop on The Funeral tour. The band has a huge following of young fans eager to keep the love for […]

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LIVE: JACKYL – June 01, 2019

LIVE: JACKYL – June 01, 2019

Venue: The Machine Shop City: Flint, MI Date: June 01, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Jackyl is a band that has had a storied career over the last 25+ years of recording and touring.  These road dogs traverse the country throughout the year and The Machine Shop in Flint, MI is […]

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Interviews

A Dirty Dozen with NATHAN SPADES of DARK STATION – June 2019

A Dirty Dozen with NATHAN SPADES of DARK STATION – June 2019

| 13 June 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Dark Station has released a haunting new video for their single “Heroes” off of their anticipated debut album Down In The Dark set to release in 2019. “”Heroes” was one of the first songs we wrote with our producer Gus Cryns. I was really happy with how the instrumentals turned out, and once the […]

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INTERVIEW: GARY PIHL of ALLIANCE – June 2019

INTERVIEW: GARY PIHL of ALLIANCE – June 2019

| 13 June 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Alliance is one of the best melodic hard rock bands you’ve probably never heard of even though the band has collaborated together for nearly 30 years and counting. Featuring longtime and current Boston guitarist Gary Pihl (a Boston member since 1985 who’s performed on the band’s last four studio […]

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A Dirty Dozen with CHRISTIAN LILJEGREN of NARNIA – June 2019

A Dirty Dozen with CHRISTIAN LILJEGREN of NARNIA – June 2019

| 12 June 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Today, Swedish metal band, Narnia, release the single “A Crack in the Sky,” which is the first track of the coming studio-album From Darkness to Light. To follow up the release, touring begins in September, where the band looks forward meeting old and new fans. The album-release will be followed up with […]

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Music reviews

MUSIC REVIEW: LEELA JAMES & THE TRUTH – Are You Ready?

MUSIC REVIEW: LEELA JAMES & THE TRUTH – Are You Ready?

| 11 June 2019 | Reply

Label: 4/4 Sound & Entertainment One U.S., LP Release Date: April 12, 2019 Rating: 88% Since seeing her open for another artist a few years ago, I have been a fan of Leela James and her blend of soul and R&B.  With a new venture in the form of a funk / soul / R&B / rock fusion […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: A NEW REVENGE – Enemies & Lovers

MUSIC REVIEW: A NEW REVENGE – Enemies & Lovers

| 11 June 2019 | Reply

Label: Golden Robot Records Release Date: March 29, 2019 Rating: 93% Super groups are getting more commonplace in the music industry, but why wouldn’t they?  As Kerri Kelli explained to us in an earlier interview, these guys are all friends and colleagues and enjoy playing together outside of their “day jobs.”  The latest such group […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: RYAN HAMILTON AND THE HARLEQUIN GHOSTS – This Is The Sound

MUSIC REVIEW: RYAN HAMILTON AND THE HARLEQUIN GHOSTS – This Is The Sound

Label: Wicked Cool Records Release Date: May 31, 2019 Rating: 100% The recently released This Is The Sound from Ryan Hamilton And The Harlequin Ghosts crossed my email and then my mailbox and I am so glad it did – the disc is full of rock nuggets that swirl some of my favorite sounds and vibes.  […]

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Book reviews

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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Movie reviews

MOVIE REVIEW: ROCKETMAN

MOVIE REVIEW: ROCKETMAN

| 6 June 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: ROCKETMAN Written by Lee Hall, Directed by Dexter Fletcher Starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 80% The world of this ultra-musical-theatre biopic of Elton John is a fantastical magical reality version of reality where young Reggie Dwight conducts an orchestra from his bed and breaks into a full […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ALADDIN

MOVIE REVIEW: ALADDIN

| 6 June 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: ALADDIN Written by John August & Guy Ritchie Directed by Guy Ritchie Starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 70% The poster for this ultramegabudget live action do-over of Aladdin tells us a lot about this movie: an earnest lad, a charming girl, and a cheeky blue dude – […]

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MOVIE: JOHN WICK 3 – PARABELLUM

MOVIE: JOHN WICK 3 – PARABELLUM

| 21 May 2019 | Reply

MOVIE: JOHN WICK 3 – PARABELLUM Directed by Chad Stahelski Starring Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Lawrence Fishburne, Asia Kate Dillon, Anjelica Huston Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 91% If the second instalment of the ultra-violent fan favourite John Wick franchise expanded on the mythology of the murky underworld of assassins living by a strict […]

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News

MOVIE REVIEW: ROCKETMAN

MOVIE REVIEW: ROCKETMAN

| 6 June 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: ROCKETMAN Written by Lee Hall, Directed by Dexter Fletcher Starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 80% The world of this ultra-musical-theatre biopic of Elton John is a fantastical magical reality version of reality where young Reggie Dwight conducts an orchestra from his bed and breaks into a full […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ALADDIN

MOVIE REVIEW: ALADDIN

| 6 June 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: ALADDIN Written by John August & Guy Ritchie Directed by Guy Ritchie Starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 70% The poster for this ultramegabudget live action do-over of Aladdin tells us a lot about this movie: an earnest lad, a charming girl, and a cheeky blue dude – […]

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MOVIE: JOHN WICK 3 – PARABELLUM

MOVIE: JOHN WICK 3 – PARABELLUM

| 21 May 2019 | Reply

MOVIE: JOHN WICK 3 – PARABELLUM Directed by Chad Stahelski Starring Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Lawrence Fishburne, Asia Kate Dillon, Anjelica Huston Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 91% If the second instalment of the ultra-violent fan favourite John Wick franchise expanded on the mythology of the murky underworld of assassins living by a strict […]

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A Dirty Dozen with NOKO of AM I DEAD YET? – June 2019

A Dirty Dozen with NOKO of AM I DEAD YET? – June 2019

| 13 June 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Retro-Cinematic, Noir Electronic duo AM I DEAD YET?, made up of POP WILL EAT ITSELF and GAY BYKER ON ACID frontman MARY BYKER with APOLLO 440 and MAGAZINE guitarist and long-time collaborator NOKO, has released their stunning, debut, self-titled LP. Out Now via Wire-Sound and worldwide via Cargo, the 11 track LP introduces audiences to the pair’s hauntingly unique sonic universe.” We get guitarist […]

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MARGARET RIVER GUITAR FESTIVAL STRINGS ATTACHED ANNOUNCED

MARGARET RIVER GUITAR FESTIVAL STRINGS ATTACHED ANNOUNCED

| 13 June 2019 | Reply

MARGARET RIVER GUITAR FESTIVAL STRINGS ATTACHED ANNOUNCED Set in Margaret River – well known for its wine and fine arts – Strings Attached: The West Australian Guitar Festival is launching 11-13 October 2019. This one-of-a-kind event will attract guitar makers, distributors, players and enthusiasts from around the country to Margaret River to celebrate and learn […]

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IAN MOSS MATCHBOOK 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2019

IAN MOSS MATCHBOOK 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2019

| 12 June 2019 | Reply

IAN MOSS MATCHBOOK 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2019 WITH SPECIAL GUESTS MARK WILKINSON (ALL DATES) & LACHLAN EDWARDS (SYDNEY, MELBOURNE & NEWCASTLE ONLY) 1989. Bob Hawke is still Prime Minister, Canberra and Hawthorn are NRL and VFL Premiers, the Berlin Wall came down and Bart Simpson became a TV superstar. Tim Burton’s Batman […]

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LED ZEPPELIN MASTERS TO ROCK PERTH WITH PERTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA!

LED ZEPPELIN MASTERS TO ROCK PERTH WITH PERTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA!

| 12 June 2019 | Reply

LED ZEPPELIN MASTERS TO ROCK PERTH WITH PERTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA! Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Crown Perth Following packed houses across the recent UK and European tour, the world’s biggest Led Zeppelin show comes to Perth. For 3 decades the Zep Boys have flawlessly dedicated their careers to the Led Zeppelin catalogue and their intoxicating […]

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DIESEL ANNOUNCES SUNSET SUBURBIA TRILOGY + AUSTRALIAN TOUR

DIESEL ANNOUNCES SUNSET SUBURBIA TRILOGY + AUSTRALIAN TOUR

| 12 June 2019 | Reply

DIESEL ANNOUNCES SUNSET SUBURBIA TRILOGY + AUSTRALIAN TOUR Australian hit machine Diesel has today announced the Sunset Suburbia project: a trilogy of EPs leading into an album in 2020. And to coincide with the release of new music, Diesel will hit the road once again this October. With his powerhouse band, Diesel will showcase songs […]

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MATTY T WALL – 3 International Blues Award nominations and upcoming gigs

MATTY T WALL – 3 International Blues Award nominations and upcoming gigs

| 12 June 2019 | Reply

MATTY T WALL – 3 International Blues Award nominations and upcoming gigs The global acclaim keeps coming for WA blues-rock purveyor, Matty T Wall, with the news that he has been nominated in three categories in the US-based 2019 Independent Blues Awards. Wall gained nominations for ‘Best Modern Roots Album’ (Sidewinder), ‘Best Blues Rock Band’ […]

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