Archive for 2018

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MUSIC: SCORPIONS – Born To Touch Your Feelings – Best of Rock Ballads

MUSIC: SCORPIONS – Born To Touch Your Feelings – Best of Rock Ballads

| 25 April 2018 | Reply

MUSIC: SCORPIONS – Born To Touch Your Feelings – Best of Rock Ballads Sony November 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 Not to be confused with 1995 compilation album of the same name, this Born to Touch Your Feelings is a new compilation of ballads spanning Scorpions’ career and including a few alternate and new […]

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MUSIC: THUNGUR – No Going Back

MUSIC: THUNGUR – No Going Back

| 25 April 2018 | Reply

MUSIC: THUNGUR – No Going Back Independent November, 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 Armed with this year’s best press release (“We are Thunger… and we rock”) and a modern rock sound that is both referential and individual, Finland’s Thungur made a late 2017 splash with this debut, and if you can imagine elements of […]

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MUSIC: COSMIC PSYCHOS – Loudmouth Soup

MUSIC: COSMIC PSYCHOS – Loudmouth Soup

| 25 April 2018 | Reply

MUSIC: COSMIC PSYCHOS – Loudmouth Soup Go The Hack Records April 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 They’re not labelled the “blokes you can trust” for nothin’. The Cosmic Psychos brand of monstrously heavy punk riffs, bludgeoning bottom end and beer-soaked larrikinism is as reliable from record to record as the sun coming up tomorrow, […]

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WAM’s Song of the Year 2017-18 Nominees and Awards Party Revealed!

WAM’s Song of the Year 2017-18 Nominees and Awards Party Revealed!

| 25 April 2018 | Reply

WAM’s Song of the Year 2017-18 Nominees and Awards Party Revealed! WA’s biggest songwriting competition continues to deliver the goods; with WAM Song of the Year again recognising and uncovering the absolute cream of WA’s rich songwriting crop, and providing even greater opportunities and rewards for successful nominees than ever before! With judging complete, it’s […]

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10 Quick Ones with TB of A GATHERING OF NONE – April 2018

10 Quick Ones with TB of A GATHERING OF NONE – April 2018

| 24 April 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “A Gathering of None are a quintet comprised of musicians from all over the north, southeast, and southwest United States. AGON began as a one-man project, with TB (formerly of horror punk underground icons Blitzkid) recording the 2013 EP Purging Empty Promises entirely on his own, performing all instruments as […]

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LIVE: GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY – April 19, 2018

LIVE: GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY – April 19, 2018

| 24 April 2018 | Reply

Venue: The Mill & Mine City: Knoxville, TN Date: April 19, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Rachel Craig (http://www.rachelcraigphotos.net/) The Austin-based electronic rock duo Ghostland Observatory took over the Mill & Mine with their blend of pulsing beats, laser lights, and demanding vocals. Judging from the fans’ reactions, this is one of those bands that you […]

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CD REVIEW: INNER CORE – Soultaker

CD REVIEW: INNER CORE – Soultaker

| 24 April 2018 | Reply

CD REVIEW: INNER CORE – Soultaker Echozone April 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 Inner Core’s epic Eurometal is lifted to stellar heights by Artur Schall’s neo-classical keyboards, giving the album a proggy feel from the opening salvo of the eight-minute title track. If there’s any question as to whether keyboards belong in […]

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CD REVIEW: JIMI HENDRIX – Both Sides Of The Sky

CD REVIEW: JIMI HENDRIX – Both Sides Of The Sky

| 24 April 2018 | Reply

CD REVIEW: JIMI HENDRIX – Both Sides Of The Sky Legacy Recordings March 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 It’s easy to be cynical about every ‘new’ Jimi Hendrix album – almost fifty years after his death his estate are still releasing ‘new’ material from his scant recording career. Our first question surely must be, […]

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CD REVIEW BATS – Truthless Faithless

CD REVIEW BATS – Truthless Faithless

| 24 April 2018 | Reply

CD REVIEW BATS – Truthless Faithless Independent November 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 BATS gather up a barrowful of influences for this debut album and spew it out like post-modernist art. Elements of Britpop and ‘90s alt-rock vie with modern psyche and noise-rock touches to produce a sound which is simultaneously fresh and retro. […]

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10 Quick Ones with HADES of GODZ – April 2018

10 Quick Ones with HADES of GODZ – April 2018

| 24 April 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “GODZ have come to save the human race with their distinct brand of hard rock/symphonic metal and their various mythological influences. A few of the Greek gods have left Mount Olympus and taken human vessels to form a new powerful pantheon on Earth in order to bring humanity something that equals […]

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LIVE: Reverb Festival – Perth, 13 April, 2018

LIVE: Reverb Festival – Perth, 13 April, 2018

| 23 April 2018 | Reply

LIVE: Reverb Festival – Perth, 13 April, 2018 G.O. Edwards Park, Burswood, Perth – Friday, 13th April 2018 Review & photography by Pete Gardner The Jezabels The Preatures Cloud Control E^ST Maddy Jane Sloan Peterson Day one of the inaugural Reverb festival promised an excellent line up of some great bands, headlined by two Aussie […]

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LIVE: Primus, Perth 14 April, 2018

LIVE: Primus, Perth 14 April, 2018

| 23 April 2018 | Reply

LIVE: Primus, Perth 14 April, 2018 Metropolis City, Perth, Western Australia Reviewed by Kevin Curran Photography by Stuart McKay The one and only Primus were in town in support of their new record The Desaturating Seven bringing along with them The Deen Ween Group. Perth came out in droves to Metro City and I would […]

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LIVE: COSMIC PSYCHOS – Perth, 14 April, 2018

LIVE: COSMIC PSYCHOS – Perth, 14 April, 2018

| 23 April 2018 | Reply

LIVE: COSMIC PSYCHOS – Perth, 14 April, 2018 With Dennis Commetti and The Southern River Band The Rosemount Hotel, Perth, Western Australia Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar The Cosmic Psychos aren’t just Australian punk rock icons, they’re the real deal, and in a time when society is being more and more homogenised, they may be the […]

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BOOK REVIEW: ANIMAL – A Beastly Compendium by Rémi Mathis and Valérie Sueur-Hermel

BOOK REVIEW: ANIMAL – A Beastly Compendium by Rémi Mathis and Valérie Sueur-Hermel

| 23 April 2018 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: ANIMAL – A Beastly Compendium by Rémi Mathis and Valérie Sueur-Hermel Bloomsbury November 2017 Hardcover, $54 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Art history 9/10 A fascinating collection of artistic renderings of animals real and mythical taken from the treasure trove of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France archives, it is debatable whether the true treasures […]

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BOOK REVIEW – The 50 Greatest Musical Places of the World by Sarah Woods

BOOK REVIEW – The 50 Greatest Musical Places of the World by Sarah Woods

| 23 April 2018 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW – The 50 Greatest Musical Places of the World by Sarah Woods Icon Books September 2017 Paperback, $25 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Music history 5/10 Sarah Woods is “the author of over a dozen travel books, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers.” […]

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COOKBOOK REVIEW: The BBQ Cookbook by Tim Ayliffe

COOKBOOK REVIEW: The BBQ Cookbook by Tim Ayliffe

| 23 April 2018 | Reply

COOKBOOK REVIEW: The BBQ Cookbook ABC Books November 2017 Paperback, $35 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Cookbook 6 ½ /10 Assembled to accompany the Australian family film The BBQ, the first thing to notice about this compilation of recipes and hints is how anonymous it is. Sure, it has Shane Jacobson on the cover, in his […]

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INTERVIEW: BEN WELLS, BLACK STONE CHERRY – April 2018

INTERVIEW: BEN WELLS, BLACK STONE CHERRY – April 2018

| 20 April 2018 | Reply

INTERVIEW: BEN WELLS, BLACK STONE CHERRY – April 2018 By Shane Pinnegar Black Stone Cherry are the real deal: childhood friends who worked their arses off building their band and honing their craft over seventeen years. They’re bloody nice guys as well, always giving friendly, polite and interesting interviews. With the release today of sixth […]

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10 Quick Ones with BRANDON GARRETT of 45 TO ARGOS – April 2018

10 Quick Ones with BRANDON GARRETT of 45 TO ARGOS – April 2018

| 19 April 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Southwest Michigan based, Alternative Rock trio 45 To Argos has released the Official Music Video for their uplifting single, “Dreamcatcher.” Directed by front-man Brandon Garrett and filmed by Chase Krueger, the video was shot in the garage of bassist Brandon Cromer, in Watervliet, MI over the course of about 7 hrs.”  We get Brandon Garrett to […]

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MUSIC: BLACK STONE CHERRY – Family Tree

MUSIC: BLACK STONE CHERRY – Family Tree

| 19 April 2018 | Reply

MUSIC: BLACK STONE CHERRY – Family Tree Mascot Label Group April 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 Black Stone Cherry are the truest type of grass-roots band: childhood friends who’ve honed their craft meticulously over seventeen years and six albums, slowly building up and nurturing an audience territory by territory, and getting better […]

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MUSIC: DAVE HOLE – Goin’ Back Down

MUSIC: DAVE HOLE – Goin’ Back Down

| 19 April 2018 | Reply

MUSIC: DAVE HOLE – Goin’ Back Down Only Blues Music April 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 Dave Hole’s guitar tone on Goin’ Back Down is to die for: ringing clear and pure, it’s a clarion call for the precision of his iconic blues slide playing, but rest assured he’s got plenty more […]

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