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LIVE: AMYL & THE SNIFFERS with C.O.F.F.I.N. & LAST QUOKKA, Perth – August 6th, 2022

LIVE: AMYL & THE SNIFFERS with C.O.F.F.I.N. & LAST QUOKKA, Perth – August 6th, 2022

| 9 August 2022 | Reply

LIVE: AMYL & THE SNIFFERS with C.O.F.F.I.N. & LAST QUOKKA, Perth – August 6th, 2022 The Charles Hotel, Perth Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photography by Pete Gardner A month ago they finished an English tour and played a bunch of European Festivals, including the legendary Glastonbury; before that they tore up North America, including playing […]

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LIVE: HARD-ONS with SEAWITCH and LEECHES, PERTH, August 5th, 2022

LIVE: HARD-ONS with SEAWITCH and LEECHES, PERTH, August 5th, 2022

| 8 August 2022 | Reply

LIVE: HARD-ONS with SEAWITCH and LEECHES, PERTH, August 5th, 2022 Amplifier Bar, Perth Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photography by Karen Lowe Entering the dank cave that is Amplifier, Leeches have already cranked their amps up to eleven for a set of short, sharp, shock hardcore that hits like a two-inch punch to warm the slowly […]

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INTERVIEW: TIM ROGERS, HARD-ONS – July 2022 & VIDEO PREMIERE

INTERVIEW: TIM ROGERS, HARD-ONS – July 2022 & VIDEO PREMIERE

| 3 August 2022 | Reply

INTERVIEW: TIM ROGERS, HARD-ONS – July 2022 By Shane Pinnegar Legendary Australian band Hard-Ons finally make their way back to Western Australia this week for the final leg of their national tour in support of latest album, the mighty I’m Sorry Sir, That Riff’s Been Taken. They’re bringing not only one of their best albums, […]

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AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES – AUGUST 2022

AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES – AUGUST 2022

| 29 July 2022 | Reply

AUSTRALIAN TOURS BEGINNING IN AUGUST 2022: HARD-ONS with TIM ROGERS WEST OZ DATES The Hard-Ons announce supports for the final leg of their I’m Sorry Sir, That Riff’s Been Taken tour The Hard-Ons kicked off their I’m Sorry Sir, That Riff’s Been Taken tour – their first tour with new singer Tim Rogers – in […]

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BOOK REVIEWS: GODDESS MAGIC by Aurora Kane & THE THRIFTY WITCH’S BOOK OF SIMPLE SPELLS by Wren Maple

BOOK REVIEWS: GODDESS MAGIC by Aurora Kane & THE THRIFTY WITCH’S BOOK OF SIMPLE SPELLS by Wren Maple

| 20 July 2022 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: THE THRIFTY WITCH’S BOOK OF SIMPLE SPELLS by Wren Maple Allen & Unwin Rrp $27.99 Paperback, 18 Jan 2022 And BOOK REVIEW: GODDESS MAGIC by Aurora Kane Allen & Unwin Rrp $24.99 Paperback, 01 Feb 2022 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Both 75% These review books landed upon me on consecutive days, from the […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Match by Harlan Coben

BOOK REVIEW: The Match by Harlan Coben

| 20 July 2022 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: The Match by Harlan Coben Penguin Random House March 2022 Paperback, rrp $32.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 88% Thriller The term “unputdownable” is overused nowadays, but rarely does it apply so accurately as with Harlan Coben’s latest, The Match. The Netflix darling is on a roll with novel number thirty-four-ish, pitching an ex-marine […]

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LIVE: THE ANGELS PRESENT DARK ROOM RECHARGED, Perth, Western Australia – 25th June, 2022

LIVE: THE ANGELS PRESENT DARK ROOM RECHARGED, Perth, Western Australia – 25th June, 2022

| 27 June 2022 | Reply

LIVE: THE ANGELS PRESENT DARK ROOM RECHARGED, Perth, Western Australia – 25th June, 2022 The Charles Hotel, Perth Saturday, 25th June, 2022 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photos by Linda Dunjey Hallelujah, brothers and sisters, for rock n’ roll is back – and not a moment too soon. It’s not just us who’ve missed it – […]

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BOOK REVIEW: ALL ABOUT ME – My Remarkable Life In Showbiz by Mel Brooks

BOOK REVIEW: ALL ABOUT ME – My Remarkable Life In Showbiz by Mel Brooks

| 22 June 2022 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: ALL ABOUT ME – My Remarkable Life In Showbiz by Mel Brooks Century November 2021 Hardback Rrp $39.99 Autobiography By Shane Pinnegar 80% Imagine being sat down comfortably with your favourite uncle, and being told warm, interesting and often hilarious stories about his life. That’s exactly what All About Me is all about […]

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BOOK REVIEW: EVERYONE IN MY FAMILY HAS KILLED SOMEONE by Benjamin Stevenson

BOOK REVIEW: EVERYONE IN MY FAMILY HAS KILLED SOMEONE by Benjamin Stevenson

| 22 June 2022 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: EVERYONE IN MY FAMILY HAS KILLED SOMEONE by Benjamin Stevenson Penguin Random House March 2022 Paperback, $32.99 Mystery, thriller, whodunnit Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 85% Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone has, quite rightly, already had the rights sold to HBO for a future film or TV series, and that’s all down […]

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INTERVIEW: UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER, April 2022

INTERVIEW: UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER, April 2022

| 4 May 2022 | Reply

INTERVIEW: UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER, April 2022 By Shane Pinnegar Udo Dirkschneider is one of the elder statesmen of Heavy Metal, having fronted German pioneers Accept from their foundation in 1976 through to his departure in 1987. Through that time he helmed the band through seven mighty studio albums, including the seminal Restless & Wild, Balls To […]

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CD REVIEW: ROGUE MALE – HARD CASE

CD REVIEW: ROGUE MALE – HARD CASE

| 4 May 2022 | Reply

CD REVIEW: ROGUE MALE – HARD CASE RM2K MUSIC 2021 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 85% It’s been a long time since Rogue Male burned brightly but all-too-briefly in the mid ‘80s and delivered two essential albums, First Visit and Animal Man. Frontman Jim Lyttle recruited Bernie Tormé, Robin Guy and John McCoy for a 2009 […]

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BOOK REVIEW: BECOMING MR NICE – THE HOWARD MARKS ARCHIVE by Amber Marks

BOOK REVIEW: BECOMING MR NICE – THE HOWARD MARKS ARCHIVE by Amber Marks

| 28 April 2022 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: BECOMING MR NICE – THE HOWARD MARKS ARCHIVE by Amber Marks No Exit Press Rrp $39.99 Hardcover, November 2021 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 90% Howard Marks’ story remains a riveting ride, six years after his death and more than thirty years after he was ‘banged up’ in the USA for his drug smuggling […]

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SINGLE REVIEW: THE VOLCANICS – Why’d Ya Do That?

SINGLE REVIEW: THE VOLCANICS – Why’d Ya Do That?

| 24 April 2022 | Reply

SINGLE REVIEW: THE VOLCANICS – Why’d Ya Do That? Independent April 2022 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 95% Let’s not mince words: the sound of a top-notch rock n’ roll band taking flight into the stratosphere and doing what they do is a beautiful, transcendent thing, and there are few who do it as well as […]

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COOKBOOK REVIEW: Savory Dinner Pies From Around The Globe by Ken Haedrich

COOKBOOK REVIEW: Savory Dinner Pies From Around The Globe by Ken Haedrich

| 28 March 2022 | Reply

COOKBOOK REVIEW: Savory Dinner Pies From Around The Globe by Ken Haedrich Allen & Unwin/Murdoch Books January 2022 Rrp $35.00 By Shane Pinnegar 60% I’ll wager ol’ mate Ken Haedrich has never had to cater for a gluten free guest, such is his fascination with big ol’ meat (and seafood, and veg) pies, all lovingly […]

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COOKBOOK REVIEW: BIG BOARDS FOR BIG FAMILIES by Sandy Coughlin

COOKBOOK REVIEW: BIG BOARDS FOR BIG FAMILIES by Sandy Coughlin

| 28 March 2022 | Reply

COOKBOOK REVIEW: BIG BOARDS FOR BIG FAMILIES by Sandy Coughlin Allen & Unwin Rrp $35.00 By Shane Pinnegar 68% Sandy Coughlin’s Big Boards For Big Families is an undeniably colourful affair, lovingly photographing and describing huge grazing boards designed to be shared by families (or, presumably) groups of friends. All too often Coughlin’s ideas lean […]

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BOOK REVIEW: OASIS SUPERSONIC – The Complete Authorised and Uncut Interviews curated by Simon Halfon

BOOK REVIEW: OASIS SUPERSONIC – The Complete Authorised and Uncut Interviews curated by Simon Halfon

| 21 March 2022 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: OASIS SUPERSONIC – The Complete Authorised and Uncut Interviews curated by Simon Halfon Headline Publishing Group 2021 Hardback Biography By Shane Pinnegar 89% Simon Halfon relates how he received a call from Oasis’ Noel Gallagher sometime in 2014 asking if he was busy. An old friend of some twenty years standing, Noel wanted […]

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Five Things You Didn’t Know about BAD MOON BORN

Five Things You Didn’t Know about BAD MOON BORN

| 27 January 2022 | Reply

Five Things You Didn’t Know about BAD MOON BORN By lead singer JORDAN VON GRAE with Shane Pinnegar 1. Our Debut Album Is In the Works After a couple of stand-alone releases and a 5-track singles collection, we decided it was about time we let fly with our debut full-length record. We’re currently in the […]

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BOOK REVIEW: ERUPTION – The Eddie Van Halen Story by Paul Brannigan

BOOK REVIEW: ERUPTION – The Eddie Van Halen Story by Paul Brannigan

| 20 January 2022 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: ERUPTION – The Eddie Van Halen Story by Paul Brannigan Faber Social through Allen & Unwin November 2021 Paperback, $34.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Biography/ Rock and Roll 90% Paul Brannigan’s name should be familiar to most fans of rock and roll journalism from his stints writing for Kerrang!, Mojo, Rolling Stone, Q, […]

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BOOK REVIEW: HOT STUFF – The Story of The Rolling Stones Through the Ultimate Memorabilia Collection by Matt Lee

BOOK REVIEW: HOT STUFF – The Story of The Rolling Stones Through the Ultimate Memorabilia Collection by Matt Lee

| 20 January 2022 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: HOT STUFF – The Story of The Rolling Stones Through the Ultimate Memorabilia Collection by Matt Lee Welbeck, through Allen & Unwin November 2021 Hardcover, $49.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Biography/ Memorabilia/ Rock and Roll 90% Matt Lee has somehow managed to assemble a collection of memorabilia celebrating the extraordinary career of the […]

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CD REVIEW: THE DATE – PREMEDIDATED

CD REVIEW: THE DATE – PREMEDIDATED

| 19 January 2022 | Reply

CD REVIEW: THE DATE – PREMEDIDATED Independent 2019 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 85% I’ve lost count of how many albums The Date have released to… errr… date. Is it four? Five? It’s an impressive catalogue, that’s for sure, and a few things are always guaranteed with any new release from these West Aussie rockers. Vocalist […]

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