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Live reviews

LIVE: BREAKING THE CHAINS – Jaime Page’s Dark Universe, Black Steel & Triple Engine 22 Aug ‘20

LIVE: BREAKING THE CHAINS – Jaime Page’s Dark Universe, Black Steel & Triple Engine 22 Aug ‘20

| 26 August 2020 | Reply

LIVE: BREAKING THE CHAINS – Jaime Page’s Dark Universe, Black Steel & Triple Engine 22 Aug ‘20 The Civic Hotel, Perth, Western Australia – Saturday, 22nd August, 2020 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photography by Pete Gardner For many of the 100 present tonight this was our first live music since the world shut down due […]

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LIVE: HOWARD JONES wsg RACHAEL SAGE – March 11, 2020

LIVE: HOWARD JONES wsg RACHAEL SAGE – March 11, 2020

| 1 April 2020 | Reply

Venue: Saint Andrews Hall City: Detroit, MI Date: March 11, 2020 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) 80’s icon Howard Jones is out touring and putting an interesting twist on his set by featuring a three-man acoustic set featuring hits and favorites fro throughout his catalog.  Before the headliner took to the stage, we […]

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LIVE: Tony Hadley – Perth, 2 March, 2020

LIVE: Tony Hadley – Perth, 2 March, 2020

| 12 March 2020 | Reply

LIVE: Tony Hadley – Perth, 2 March, 2020 The Astor Theatre, Perth, Western Australia Photography by Damien Crocker After a well-received opening set by local Tim Nelson, a man with music running through his veins as much as anyone ever had, it was ex-Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley’s turn to tread the historic boards of […]

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Interviews

INTERVIEW: RYAN HAMILTON from RYAN HAMILTON & THE HARLEQUIN GHOSTS – September 2020

INTERVIEW: RYAN HAMILTON from RYAN HAMILTON & THE HARLEQUIN GHOSTS – September 2020

| 18 September 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts will release their new album Nowhere To Go But Everywhere on September 18th via Wicked Cool Records. The follow up to 2019’s This Is The Sound (which won an Independent Music Award for ‘Best Indie Album’), Nowhere To Go But Everywhere was written by Ryan during a long road trip across the USA with his […]

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A Dirty Dozen with VICTORIA BAILEY – September 2020

A Dirty Dozen with VICTORIA BAILEY – September 2020

| 18 September 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Huntington Beach, CA-based classic country singer-songwriter Victoria Bailey is set to release her new album, Jesus, Red Wine & Patsy Cline, on September 18, 2020, via Rock Ridge Music. Grounding Bailey’s timeless country music palette is her crystalline voice; an inviting warm tone with the occasional flutter that transports you back in time […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ALEXANDER WREN – September 2020

A Dirty Dozen with ALEXANDER WREN – September 2020

| 18 September 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “A Ft. Wayne, Indiana native, Alexander Wren grew up under the influence of an Epiphone-playing wedding-singer mother and a Hank Williams-loving father, churchgoing ‘salt of the earth’ people who taught him to follow his heart. They raised him right, introducing him to the glories of Ray Charles, Blind Willie […]

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Music reviews

MUSIC REVIEW: THE ON AND ONS – Menacing Smile

MUSIC REVIEW: THE ON AND ONS – Menacing Smile

| 3 September 2020 | Reply

MUSIC REVIEW: THE ON AND ONS – Menacing Smile Citadel Records May 2020 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 80% Clocking in at 18 glorious minutes, The On And Ons third release is a six-track mini-album of sublime power pop greatness which will delight fans of everything from garage rock to psych rock to Oz rock to […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: NICOLE – Forever And A Day

MUSIC REVIEW: NICOLE – Forever And A Day

| 29 August 2020 | Reply

MUSIC REVIEW: NICOLE – Forever And A Day Independent 2020 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 70% Long gestating, Nicole Warner’s debut solo album is, if I had to sum it up in one simple word, nice. She’s long been singing backing vocals for Aussie legend (and husband) Dave Warner, not to mention raising a family, but […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: YOMI SHIP – Pyramids of Yonaguni EP

MUSIC REVIEW: YOMI SHIP – Pyramids of Yonaguni EP

| 20 August 2020 | Reply

MUSIC REVIEW: YOMI SHIP – Pyramids of Yonaguni EP Nala Music August 2019 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 80% A prog rock instrumental EP themed around the mystical sunken pyramid of Yona-guni off Taiwan may not be everyone’s idea of easy listening, but Yomi Ship’s third release is not your average prog rock instrumental EP. It […]

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Book reviews

BOOK REVIEW: WILD AND CRAZY GUYS by Nick De Semlyen

BOOK REVIEW: WILD AND CRAZY GUYS by Nick De Semlyen

| 11 September 2020 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: WILD AND CRAZY GUYS by Nick De Semlyen Picador June 2019 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Non fiction, movie, comedy 79% Nick De Semlyn catalogs the leap from Saturday Night Live’s iconic TV comedy stage to film stardom for many of its major players in the late ‘70s and ‘80s. John Belushi, […]

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BOOK REVIEW: FACE IT by Debbie Harry

BOOK REVIEW: FACE IT by Debbie Harry

| 31 August 2020 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: FACE IT by Debbie Harry Harper Collins Australia October 2019 Hardback, $45 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Autobiography 79% Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry delivers a fascinating memoir with Face It, but somehow, in all the retelling of her life and times, she still manages to retain her privacy and mystique. She’s an enigmatic figure, […]

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BOOK REVIEW: THE LIFE & TIMES OF MALCOLM MCLAREN by Paul Gorman

BOOK REVIEW: THE LIFE & TIMES OF MALCOLM MCLAREN by Paul Gorman

| 31 August 2020 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: THE LIFE & TIMES OF MALCOLM MCLAREN by Paul Gorman Hachette Australia May 2020 Paperback, $34.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Non fiction, movie, comedy 82% Most fans of the Sex Pistols and their one-and-only album – the explosive soundtrack to an entire movement detonating a hole in England’s social fabric – Never Mind […]

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Movie & Theatre reviews

MOVIE REVIEW: THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY

MOVIE REVIEW: THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY

| 11 September 2020 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY Written by Scott B Smith from Charles Willeford’s novel Directed by Guiseppe Capotondi Starring Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki, Donald Sutherland, Mick Jagger Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 64% Set in the rarified air of the high art world, The Burnt Orange Heresy is an intriguing tale with some hard-to-ignore flaws. […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: THE KING

MOVIE REVIEW: THE KING

| 30 January 2020 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: THE KING Written by Joel Edgerton, David Michôd Directed by David Michôd Starring Timothée Chalamet, Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris, Robert Pattinson Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 86% Set in the early fifteenth century, The King draws from a combination of accepted history, Billy Shakespeare’s plays, and modern dramatic licence to concoct a […]

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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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News

Australian Female-Fronted Trio Accidental President release Video for Warrior Soul

Australian Female-Fronted Trio Accidental President release Video for Warrior Soul

| 11 September 2020 | Reply

Australian Female-Fronted Trio Accidental President release Video for Warrior Soul Female-fronted alternative hard rockers Accidental President has released a new music video for their song Warrior Soul. The video was premiered yesterday at Rebel Noise. The band’s debut album is out now. The media has received the album very well: “This debut album certainly conveys […]

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PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS share twisted fairytale claymation video for Mr. Prism

PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS share twisted fairytale claymation video for Mr. Prism

| 11 September 2020 | Reply

PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS share twisted fairytale claymation video for Mr. Prism Second Perth show announced to meet demand! Following the release of ‘Mr. Prism’ earlier this month, their first single of 2020, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets today share an adventure-filled clay animation video for the song. Created by Oliver Jones, who the band have collaborated with […]

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NEW VIDEO FOR TITLE TRACK OF RAVEN’S FORTHCOMING METAL CITY ALBUM

NEW VIDEO FOR TITLE TRACK OF RAVEN’S FORTHCOMING METAL CITY ALBUM

| 4 September 2020 | Reply

NEW VIDEO FOR TITLE TRACK OF RAVEN’S FORTHCOMING METAL CITY ALBUM Famed as being one of the originators of speed metal, New Wave Of British Heavy Metal stalwarts and heavy metal legends, RAVEN are back with a new album, to be released on SPV/Steamhammer on 18th September. METAL CITY is a homage to the Gallagher […]

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A Dirty Dozen with AVAT – September 2020

A Dirty Dozen with AVAT – September 2020

| 18 September 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “AVAT — comprised of Roland Velazquez (vocals), Jonathan Rivera (bass), and Dimitri Anchipolovsky (guitar) — formed in 2015 and have continued to dole out charging riffs, bewilderingly catchy leads, and soaring vocals. The band was described by Revolver as “hard-hitting,” and fans of Killswitch Engage, Trivium, and Protest the Hero will find […]

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A Dirty Dozen with TOMMY MARZ – September 2020

A Dirty Dozen with TOMMY MARZ – September 2020

| 18 September 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Singer/songwriter Tommy Marz has released his new single “Summer Bummer” today, marking the first original song to be released off his forthcoming EP, Chasing Light, due out September 23rd. As summer has now unofficially come to an end, Marz decided to use the music video for the song as a commemorative sendoff by featuring footage from fans […]

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PERTH HARDCORE LEGENDS RATKING NEW VIDEO, EP and PERTH LAUNCH SHOW

PERTH HARDCORE LEGENDS RATKING NEW VIDEO, EP and PERTH LAUNCH SHOW

| 4 September 2020 | Reply

PERTH HARDCORE LEGENDS RATKING NEW VIDEO, EP and PERTH LAUNCH SHOW Perth hardcore legends Ratking have just released their highly anticipated EP ‘All Bite’, featuring the frenzied single ‘National Anthem Redux’ which you can view below. They have also announced that they will be playing an EP launch show on October 3rd. The EP is […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ALBORN – August 2020

A Dirty Dozen with ALBORN – August 2020

| 27 August 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Formed in 2016, Northern Illinois based alternative metal band Alborn consists of Justin Taylor (guitar/vocals), Alex Raser (drums/vocals), Zame Lewis (bass) and Nate Guske (guitar). Their sound has been compared to Deftones or a heavier version of Alice in Chains, but make no mistake, Alborn has created something unique, hard and melodic. In August 2020, the […]

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A Dirty Dozen with RYAN PARRISH from IN PARALLEL – August 2020

A Dirty Dozen with RYAN PARRISH from IN PARALLEL – August 2020

| 27 August 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Nashville, TN’s In Parallel have dropped another track off their upcoming new EP “Fashioner” mixed by Ken Andrews (Failure, Year Of The Rabbit) and out September 4th on Wiretap Records. The band, which consists of members of Celebrity & Hopesfall, released their debut album “Broken Codes” in 2018, which yielded seven songs – touching on themes of power, control, […]

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A Dirty Dozen with PADDY from NASTY – August 2020

A Dirty Dozen with PADDY from NASTY – August 2020

| 27 August 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Gnarly, metallic hardcore outfit NASTY have shared the video for “666AM.” “Back from hell on your train to damnation,” the band says about this clip. With their tireless work ethic and positive attitude, NASTY has become an international force, playing everywhere from Europe, USA, and Russia to Brazil, Japan, China, and Korea. They also joined in countless […]

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A Dirty Dozen with JESSE STOPNITZKY from CHASER – August 2020

A Dirty Dozen with JESSE STOPNITZKY from CHASER – August 2020

| 27 August 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “California skatepunk unit CHASER have unveiled a music video for their latest single “Look Alive.” Comprised of Mike LeDonne (singer), Jesse Stopnitzky (bassist/vocals), Bill Hockmuth (guitarist) and Davey Guy (drums), CHASER shares the same love for punk rock as the rest of us, hoping to make a difference. For the last two years, CHASER toured […]

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A Dirty Dozen with MARK ANDERSON from DITCHWATER – August 2020

A Dirty Dozen with MARK ANDERSON from DITCHWATER – August 2020

| 27 August 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Chicago’s hard rock band Ditchwater releases their seventh album, Never Say Never, via Pavement Entertainment. Ditchwater has recorded six independent albums over the years. With the release of Never Say Never, the band has focused on cultivating a sound all of their own with these ten tracks, while also providing a modern cover of […]

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A Dirty Dozen with BRENDAN SCHOLZ from MERCY MUSIC – August 2020

A Dirty Dozen with BRENDAN SCHOLZ from MERCY MUSIC – August 2020

| 27 August 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Las Vegas, NV punk/pop-punk trio Mercy Music have announced their forthcoming new album titled Nothing In The Dark out this September via Wiretap Records (US) and SBAM Records (EU). Mercy Music has described itself as “sad bastard power pop,” but anyone who has felt the weight of face-tattooed frontman Brendan […]

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A Dirty Dozen with STEEL ZARD from RISING STEEL – August 2020

A Dirty Dozen with STEEL ZARD from RISING STEEL – August 2020

| 27 August 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “French heavy metal merchants RISING STEEL have released the title track to their upcoming album, “Fight Them All” for your listening pleasure! This is fast and furious heavy metal akin to legends like Nevermore and Annihilator. If you like classic heavy and power metal with a touch of […]

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