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VINYL REVIEW: RAYGUN MORTLOCK – SALT MINE EP

VINYL REVIEW: RAYGUN MORTLOCK – SALT MINE EP

| 26 November 2021 | Reply

VINYL REVIEW: RAYGUN MORTLOCK – SALT MINE EP Independent Recorded 2019, Released 2021 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 85% A slab of barely contained vitriol from the four-man anarcho-noise destructopunks Raygun Mortlock is always welcome on the turntable of the 100% ROCK Armageddon Shelter. This clear vinyl 10” EP is housed in a garishly illustrated cover […]

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CD REVIEW: FABRIZZIO GROSSI & SOUL GARAGE EXPERIENCE – COUNTERFEITED SOULSTICE VOL 1

CD REVIEW: FABRIZZIO GROSSI & SOUL GARAGE EXPERIENCE – COUNTERFEITED SOULSTICE VOL 1

| 24 November 2021 | Reply

CD REVIEW: FABRIZZIO GROSSI & SOUL GARAGE EXPERIENCE – COUNTERFEITED SOULSTICE VOL 1 Soul Garage Experience Recordings September 2021 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 81% You may be cool, but you’ll never be Fab Grossi cool. It’s not enough for this Italian born Californian rocker to exude cool whilst draped in rock n’ roll garb in […]

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U2 Upgrade Their Sound and Instruments By Joining TikTok

U2 Upgrade Their Sound and Instruments By Joining TikTok

| 12 November 2021 | Reply

U2 Upgrade Their Sound and Instruments By Joining TikTok U2 has been smashing records and topping the rock charts for decades. The band was formed in the late 80s, composed of Bono (singer), Edge (guitarist and keyboardist), Adam Clayton, (bassist), and Larry Mullen Jr. (drummer). They have released notable hits like With Or Without You, […]

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THE FIVE RECORDS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT – OSCAR KEANEY, THE IVORY LIES

THE FIVE RECORDS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT – OSCAR KEANEY, THE IVORY LIES

| 28 October 2021 | Reply

THE FIVE RECORDS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT – OSCAR KEANEY, THE IVORY LIES By Shane Pinnegar Hailing from Perth, Western Australia with a sound that is equal parts grunge monolith and hair metal party, The Ivory Lies are celebrating the release of their self-titled debut album. Read our review HERE. Their latest in a series […]

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CD REVIEW: THE IVORY LIES – THE IVORY LIES

CD REVIEW: THE IVORY LIES – THE IVORY LIES

| 28 October 2021 | Reply

CD REVIEW: THE IVORY LIES – THE IVORY LIES Independent July 2021 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 80% The Ivory Lies have released an EP (2018’s Road To Seduction) and the Drifting Away single, and now the time has finally arrived for their debut album to drop. The good news is, it’s a corker. Ploughing a […]

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CD REVIEW: SIN SOTO – MADA

CD REVIEW: SIN SOTO – MADA

| 28 October 2021 | Reply

CD REVIEW: SIN SOTO – MADA Independent 2021 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 88% Sin Soto’s double album arrived for consideration unexpectedly and unheralded in an epic package full of accoutrements the likes of which we humble low-level reviewers ever get spoilt enough to see, especially nowadays: Earplugs, shirt, key ring, candle, even bird seed (birds […]

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CD REVIEW: GRAHAM GREENE – SYMPHONICA PART I

CD REVIEW: GRAHAM GREENE – SYMPHONICA PART I

| 28 October 2021 | Reply

CD REVIEW: GRAHAM GREENE – SYMPHONICA PART I Independent April 2021 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 99% That West Australian guitar maestro’s playing is sublime is not news to any afficionado of this six string magician. On Symphonica Part I he proves that he is equally talented as a composer. Interestingly, the project started off as […]

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Q+A – THE FIVE RECORDS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT with Vanessa Thornton of Jebediah

Q+A – THE FIVE RECORDS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT with Vanessa Thornton of Jebediah

| 27 October 2021 | Reply

THE FIVE RECORDS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT with Vanessa Thornton of Jebediah 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. Jebediah […]

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REVIEW: NANOLEAF LIGHTSTRIPS STARTER KIT – October 2021

REVIEW: NANOLEAF LIGHTSTRIPS STARTER KIT – October 2021

| 27 October 2021 | Reply

REVIEW: NANOLEAF LIGHTSTRIPS STARTER KIT – October 2021 By Shane Pinnegar Nanoleaf recently sent me one of their relatively new Lightstrips Starter Kits to assess, and I can attest that it is a huge leap forward for groovy mood lighting for your office, bar, chillout room or – and here’s where it gets really interesting […]

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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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