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LIVE: Hoodoo Gurus, Dandy Warhols and The Rinehearts, Perth – 23 Sep 2022

LIVE: Hoodoo Gurus, Dandy Warhols and The Rinehearts, Perth – 23 Sep 2022

| 27 September 2022 | Reply

LIVE: Hoodoo Gurus, Dandy Warhols and The Rinehearts, Perth – 23 Sep 2022 Belvoir Amphitheatre, Perth – Friday, 23rd September 2022 Review & photography by Pete Gardner 41 years ago, almost to the night, Le Hoodoo Guru’s played their first gig. Four decades later the band now known as THE Hoodoo Gurus closed their pandemic-delayed […]

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LIVE: KISS – Perth Arena, Western Australia, 2nd September 2022

LIVE: KISS – Perth Arena, Western Australia, 2nd September 2022

| 4 September 2022 | Reply

LIVE: KISS – Perth Arena, Western Australia, 2nd September 2022 With Legs Electric Review by Shane Pinnegar Photography by Pete Gardner Unbelievably, KISS were the 1970’s most reviled Satanic heavy metal cult, a face-painted Demon, Alien, Lover and, errrrr, pussycat hell bent on corrupting the youth of America. That was decades – and 100 million […]

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LIVE: THE CHURCH – The Astor Theatre, Perth, Western Australia

LIVE: THE CHURCH – The Astor Theatre, Perth, Western Australia

| 2 September 2022 | 1 Reply

LIVE: THE CHURCH – The Astor Theatre, Perth, Western Australia Thursday, 1st September, 2022 Review & photos by Shane Pinnegar A suitably atmospheric intro track, dense with didgeridoo and synths, precedes The Church entering a stage washed in smokey blue light and launching into the first of a clutch of new songs, No Ascension. It’s […]

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LIVE: PAT CHOW’s Final Show Ever – Perth, Western Australia, 27 Aug 2022

LIVE: PAT CHOW’s Final Show Ever – Perth, Western Australia, 27 Aug 2022

| 2 September 2022 | Reply

LIVE: PAT CHOW’s Final Show Ever – Perth, Western Australia, 27 Aug 2022 w/ Supernaked, The Spunloves, Last Quokka and DJ Pazuzu Boogaloo at Lynott’s Lounge Saturday, 27th August, 2022 Review & photography by Karen Lowe There are some bands that have been around for so long that you just assume that they would be […]

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INTERVIEW: Steve Kilbey, The Church – August 2022

INTERVIEW: Steve Kilbey, The Church – August 2022

| 30 August 2022 | 1 Reply

INTERVIEW: Steve Kilbey, The Church – August 2022 By Shane Pinnegar This week ARIA Hall of Fame inductees The Church begin their first headline tour of Australia in four years, an epic undertaking promising to feature tracks spanning the band’s stellar career forty-plus year career, including new material from their soon-to-be-released 26th studio album Hypnogogue. […]

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INTERVIEW: TOMMY THAYER – August 2022 (and November 2019)

INTERVIEW: TOMMY THAYER – August 2022 (and November 2019)

| 18 August 2022 | Reply

INTERVIEW: TOMMY THAYER – August 2022 (and November 2019) By Shane Pinnegar It’s been a long time coming, but FINALLY KISS’s End Of The Road Tour is hitting Australia, and it’s sure to be hot, hot, hotter than hell. The tour was first cancelled when lead singer & guitarist Paul Stanley became ill with influenza, […]

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SEAWITCH premiere video for new single Witches Forever

SEAWITCH premiere video for new single Witches Forever

| 18 August 2022 | Reply

SEAWITCH premiere video for new single Witches Forever By Shane Pinnegar Seawitch is the new, exciting band led by legendary frontwoman Fiona Horne of Triple J & Big Day Out ’90s faves Def FX, who is also Australia’s most famous real-life white witch, whilst guitarist Dave “Spiff” Hopkins was a member of ’80s hardcore/surf punks […]

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AUSTRALIAN TOURS – SEPTEMBER 2022

AUSTRALIAN TOURS – SEPTEMBER 2022

| 15 August 2022 | Reply

AUSTRALIAN TOURS – SEPTEMBER 2022 THE CHURCH ‘The Slings And Arrows Of Outrageous Fortune’ Australian Tour, September 2022 Australian seminal psych-guitar masters, The Church will treat fans with two remarkable sets over 2 ½ hours with a taste of new songs from the band’s forthcoming 26th studio album, ‘The Hypnogogue’ – plus a string of […]

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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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