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INTERVIEW – BJÖRN AGAIN founder JOHN TYRRELL, September 2021

INTERVIEW – BJÖRN AGAIN founder JOHN TYRRELL, September 2021

| 27 September 2021 | Reply

INTERVIEW – BJÖRN AGAIN founder JOHN TYRRELL, September 2021 By Shane Pinnegar ABBA are the global pop sensation from Sweden who had countless mega-hits and have sold an estimated 400 million-plus records. They released eight studio albums between 1973 and 1981, and remain household names around the world. Björn Again, meanwhile, are the Australian ABBA […]

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Sanny Veloo releases first solo single, The Human Race Ain’t Worth Saving

Sanny Veloo releases first solo single, The Human Race Ain’t Worth Saving

| 16 September 2021 | Reply

Sanny Veloo, ex-Empra, Final Eclipse, The SUNS, Boredphucks, has released his first solo single, The Human Race Ain’t Worth Saving. It’s the first of three singles he’s planning to release this year, and comes complete with a hilarious video clip shot on an iPhone XR. The Human Race Ain’t Worth Saving is about the self-destructive […]

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THEATRE REVIEW: EVERY BRILLIANT THING

THEATRE REVIEW: EVERY BRILLIANT THING

| 26 August 2021 | Reply

THEATRE REVIEW: EVERY BRILLIANT THING Black Swan Theatre, Perth, Western Australia – 25th August, 2021 Written by Duncan MacMillan with Jonny Donahoe Starring Luke Hewitt By Shane Pinnegar We cried true tears last night – equally from laughter, compassion and respect – as we experienced Luke Hewitt performing the one-handed play Every Brilliant Thing in […]

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An Exclusive Excerpt from Jeff Apter’s new book: BAD BOY BOOGIE: THE TRUE STORY OF AC/DC LEGEND BON SCOTT

An Exclusive Excerpt from Jeff Apter’s new book: BAD BOY BOOGIE: THE TRUE STORY OF AC/DC LEGEND BON SCOTT

| 24 August 2021 | Reply

An Exclusive Excerpt from Jeff Apter’s new book: BAD BOY BOOGIE: THE TRUE STORY OF AC/DC LEGEND BON SCOTT   Presented by 100% ROCK MAGAZINE with kind permission of publishers Allen & Unwin Australia. This is an edited extract from Bad Boy Boogie: The true story of AC/DC legend Bon Scott by Jeff Apter, Allen […]

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Q+A – THE FIVE RECORDS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT with DEREK JENDZA, singer with Artificial Agent

Q+A – THE FIVE RECORDS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT with DEREK JENDZA, singer with Artificial Agent

| 8 July 2021 | Reply

Q+A – THE FIVE RECORDS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT with DEREK JENDZA, singer with Artificial Agent By Shane Pinnegar Detroit rocker Derek Jendza and his brother Brad released Artificial Agent’s third full length album, Death Ray, last year, and have more recently rebooted their first band T.H.E.M. for a one-off single. Jendza explains, “[Artificial Agent] […]

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Q+A: BENNY MAYHEM – ‘SAVE THE KOALAS’ TOUR

Q+A: BENNY MAYHEM – ‘SAVE THE KOALAS’ TOUR

| 18 June 2021 | Reply

Q+A: BENNY MAYHEM – ‘SAVE THE KOALAS’ TOUR By Shane Pinnegar Regional Western Australian towns are in for a treat as folk-punk troubadour Benny Mayhem and his eponymous band hit the wide open road with Benny’s Koala Fundraising Bucket, collecting donations for Wildlife Victoria to help the koalas whose habitats were devastated in the 2019-20 […]

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LIVE: SOTA 2021, Burswood Park, Perth, Western Australia – 7 June 2021

LIVE: SOTA 2021, Burswood Park, Perth, Western Australia – 7 June 2021

| 14 June 2021 | Reply

LIVE: SOTA 2021, Burswood Park, Perth, Western Australia – 7 June 2021 Review & Photography by Pete Gardner There are not many places in the world right now where 6000 people can gather together for a day of free music (albeit with one or two restrictions in place), but here in Perth, our annual State […]

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Q+A – THE FIVE RECORDS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT with Tim Steward of Screamfeeder

Q+A – THE FIVE RECORDS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT with Tim Steward of Screamfeeder

| 14 June 2021 | Reply

THE FIVE RECORDS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT with Tim Steward of Screamfeeder The must-see Australian 90’s indie festival SPRING LOADED is currently travelling around Australia with a colossal lineup including Grinspoon, You Am I, Regurgitator, Jebediah, Magic Dirt, Frenzal Rhomb, Custard, The Fauves, The Meanies, Tumbleweed, Screamfeeder, Caligula and MC Lindsay ‘The Doctor’ McDougall. Screamfeeder’s […]

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ARCHIVE INTERVIEW: Lord Zion – Spit Like This, 2010

ARCHIVE INTERVIEW: Lord Zion – Spit Like This, 2010

| 6 June 2021 | Reply

ARCHIVE INTERVIEW: Lord Zion – Spit Like This, 2010 By Shane Pinnegar In memory of the wildly talented and unique individual Lord Zion, we share this 2010 interview discussing his (and partner Vikki Spit’s) band Spit Like This and their then-t-shirt business Smell Your Mum. Zion passed away on 19th May, 2021 after complications following […]

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Q+A – THE FIVE RECORDS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT with Richie Lewis of Tumbleweed

Q+A – THE FIVE RECORDS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT with Richie Lewis of Tumbleweed

| 4 June 2021 | Reply

THE FIVE RECORDS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT with Richie Lewis of Tumbleweed The must-see Australian 90’s indie festival SPRING LOADED is currently travelling around Australia with a colossal lineup including Grinspoon, You Am I, Regurgitator, Jebediah, Magic Dirt, Frenzal Rhomb, Custard, The Fauves, The Meanies, Tumbleweed, Screamfeeder, Caligula and MC Lindsay ‘The Doctor’ McDougall. Tumbleweed […]

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SILENT KNIGHT RELEASE POWER METAL COVER OF DREAMS, DEDICATED TO EDDIE VAN HALEN

SILENT KNIGHT RELEASE POWER METAL COVER OF DREAMS, DEDICATED TO EDDIE VAN HALEN

| 4 June 2021 | Reply

SILENT KNIGHT RELEASE POWER METAL COVER OF DREAMS, DEDICATED TO EDDIE VAN HALEN Perth, Western Australia power metall legends Silent Knight have released a supercharged, high-octane cover version of the Sammy Hagar-era Van Halen classic Dreams. Their version of Dreams is instantly recognisable, yet a unique take on the ‘Van Hagar’ favourite, with savage riffs, […]

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AUSTRALIAN TOUR NEWS ROUNDUP – BLUESFEST ALL AUSSIE EDITION, BILL BAILEY, HOODOO GURUS with THE DANDY WARHOLS, JOHN PAUL YOUNG, CUSTARD, POSTMODERN JUKEBOX

AUSTRALIAN TOUR NEWS ROUNDUP – BLUESFEST ALL AUSSIE EDITION, BILL BAILEY, HOODOO GURUS with THE DANDY WARHOLS, JOHN PAUL YOUNG, CUSTARD, POSTMODERN JUKEBOX

| 1 June 2021 | Reply

AUSTRALIAN TOUR NEWS ROUNDUP – BLUESFEST ALL AUSSIE EDITION, BILL BAILEY, HOODOO GURUS with THE DANDY WARHOLS, JOHN PAUL YOUNG, CUSTARD, POSTMODERN JUKEBOX BLUESFEST RISES AFTER EASTER CANCELLATION WITH ALL-AUSSIE EDITION MIDNIGHT OIL TO HEADLINE OPENING NIGHT – FRI 1st OCT PAUL KELLY TO HEADLINE SAT 2ND OCT TASH SULTANA & JIMMY BARNES RETURN AS […]

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AUSTRALIAN TOUR NEWS ROUNDUP – BLISS & ESSO, KINGS OF LEON, JIMMY BARNES, SIX60, RICHARD CLAPTON & PLINI

AUSTRALIAN TOUR NEWS ROUNDUP – BLISS & ESSO, KINGS OF LEON, JIMMY BARNES, SIX60, RICHARD CLAPTON & PLINI

| 1 June 2021 | Reply

AUSTRALIAN TOUR NEWS ROUNDUP – BLISS & ESSO, KINGS OF LEON, JIMMY BARNES, SIX60, RICHARD CLAPTON & PLINI BLISS N ESO ‘SEND IT TOUR’ AUSTRALIA JUNE & JULY 2021 Bliss and Esso embark on a national Australian tour during June & July, bringing their infectious energy and unmatchable flow to audiences in Sydney, Adelaide, Fremantle, […]

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Q+A – THE FIVE RECORDS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT with Raúl Sánchez of Magic Dirt

Q+A – THE FIVE RECORDS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT with Raúl Sánchez of Magic Dirt

| 26 May 2021 | Reply

THE FIVE RECORDS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT with Raúl Sánchez of Magic Dirt The must-see Australian 90’s indie festival SPRING LOADED is currently travelling around Australia with a colossal lineup including Grinspoon, You Am I, Regurgitator, Jebediah, Magic Dirt, Frenzal Rhomb, Custard, The Fauves, The Meanies, Tumbleweed, Screamfeeder, Caligula and MC Lindsay ‘The Doctor’ McDougall. […]

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Q+A – THE FIVE RECORDS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT with Ash Rothschild of Caligula

Q+A – THE FIVE RECORDS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT with Ash Rothschild of Caligula

| 21 May 2021 | Reply

THE FIVE RECORDS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT with Ash Rothschild of Caligula The must-see Australian 90’s indie festival SPRING LOADED is currently travelling around Australia with a colossal lineup including Grinspoon, You Am I, Regurgitator, Jebediah, Magic Dirt, Frenzal Rhomb, Custard, The Fauves, The Meanies, Tumbleweed, Screamfeeder, Caligula and MC Lindsay ‘The Doctor’ McDougall. Caligula […]

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INTERVIEW: MAT FERGUSON (GRAPHIC FICTION HEROES, THE DATE and many more)

INTERVIEW: MAT FERGUSON (GRAPHIC FICTION HEROES, THE DATE and many more)

| 28 April 2021 | Reply

INTERVIEW: MAT FERGUSON (GRAPHIC FICTION HEROES, THE DATE and many more) By Shane Pinnegar Mat Ferguson needs little introduction in the Perth music scene. He’s played with a dizzying array of acts and remains a full time professional musician, a drummer and percussionist adept in rock, reggae, pop, jazz and just about any other style […]

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AUSTRALIAN TOUR NEWS ROUNDUP – KEITH URBAN with BIRDS OF TOKYO, TINA ARENA, BAT OUT OF HELL, GUNS N’ ROSES, STEVE HACKETT, BOB EVANS and THE SCREAMING JETS

AUSTRALIAN TOUR NEWS ROUNDUP – KEITH URBAN with BIRDS OF TOKYO, TINA ARENA, BAT OUT OF HELL, GUNS N’ ROSES, STEVE HACKETT, BOB EVANS and THE SCREAMING JETS

| 23 April 2021 | Reply

AUSTRALIAN TOUR NEWS ROUNDUP – KEITH URBAN with BIRDS OF TOKYO, TINA ARENA, BAT OUT OF HELL, GUNS N’ ROSES, STEVE HACKETT, BOB EVANS and THE SCREAMING JETS KEITH URBAN ANNOUNCES BIRDS OF TOKYO AS SPECIAL GUEST ON ‘THE SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR 2021’ Four time Grammy and ARIA award winning global superstar, Keith […]

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THE TREWS RELEASE YOUR NEW FAVOURITE SONG – I WANNA PLAY

THE TREWS RELEASE YOUR NEW FAVOURITE SONG – I WANNA PLAY

| 23 April 2021 | Reply

THE TREWS RELEASE YOUR NEW FAVOURITE SONG – I WANNA PLAY By Shane Pinnegar If there’s one thing that every single music fan and musician knows after a year of rolling lockdowns and restrictions and cancelled tours, it’s that we need a bloody good rock and roll show, no matter where we are in the […]

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AUSTRALIAN TOUR NEWS ROUNDUP – KISS, BRIAN MANNIX’S I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S NOT COUNTDOWN, SPRING LOADED (featuring Grinspoon, You Am I, Regurgitator, Jebediah, Magic Dirt, Frenzal Rhomb, Custard, The Fauves, The Meanies, Tumbleweed, Screamfeeder, Caligula), BLACKEN OPEN AIR, and COSENTINO – THE GRAND ILLUSIONIST

AUSTRALIAN TOUR NEWS ROUNDUP – KISS, BRIAN MANNIX’S I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S NOT COUNTDOWN, SPRING LOADED (featuring Grinspoon, You Am I, Regurgitator, Jebediah, Magic Dirt, Frenzal Rhomb, Custard, The Fauves, The Meanies, Tumbleweed, Screamfeeder, Caligula), BLACKEN OPEN AIR, and COSENTINO – THE GRAND ILLUSIONIST

| 20 April 2021 | Reply

AUSTRALIAN TOUR NEWS ROUNDUP – KISS, BRIAN MANNIX’S I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S NOT COUNTDOWN, SPRING LOADED (featuring Grinspoon, You Am I, Regurgitator, Jebediah, Magic Dirt, Frenzal Rhomb, Custard, The Fauves, The Meanies, Tumbleweed, Screamfeeder, Caligula), BLACKEN OPEN AIR, and COSENTINO – THE GRAND ILLUSIONIST KISS – FINAL AUSTRALIAN TOUR SET FOR NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2021! Rock n […]

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PARALLAX RELEASE FASCINATING VIDEO CLIP FOR FOCUS

PARALLAX RELEASE FASCINATING VIDEO CLIP FOR FOCUS

| 20 April 2021 | Reply

PARALLAX RELEASE FASCINATING VIDEO CLIP FOR FOCUS Parallax are a new music & visuals duo out of Perth , comprised of Peter Renzullo & Jamie Seinemeier. The project is a blend of electronic and live instrument productions, with influences ranging from Jeff Buckley, Radiohead, Deftones and a general 90s indie sound. A big part of […]

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