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SHOCK RECORDS TO RELEASE SPECIAL EPS from ALEXISONFIRE and CITY AND COLOUR

SHOCK RECORDS TO RELEASE SPECIAL EPS from ALEXISONFIRE and CITY AND COLOUR

| 5 December 2012 | Reply

NEW **UNRELEASED** MATERIAL AVAILABLE DIGITALLY IN AUSTRALIA DECEMBER 5   Shock Records, together with Dine Alone, have announced a very special treat for Alexisonfire and City and Colour fans, just in time for the holidays.  Alexisonfire’s Death Letter EP and City and Colour’s Covers Pt. 2 EP will be released on iTunes Australia this Wednesday […]

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WHAT BRUCE MEANS TO YOU: ‘SPRINGSTEEN & Iʼ  FILM CALLS TO FANS FOR FILMED FOOTAGE

WHAT BRUCE MEANS TO YOU: ‘SPRINGSTEEN & Iʼ FILM CALLS TO FANS FOR FILMED FOOTAGE

| 5 December 2012 | Reply

Bruce Springsteen film inspired by Life In A Day launches – accepting submissions at www.springsteenandi.com Ridley Scott Associates, Black Dog Films and Scott Free London, the team behind a new feature documentary entitled SPRINGSTEEN & I, are calling on all Springsteen fans to make their own film about Bruce and what he means to them. […]

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I AM I release new single, ‘You’re The Voice’ on 10th December

I AM I release new single, ‘You’re The Voice’ on 10th December

| 5 December 2012 | Reply

I AM I release new single, ‘You’re The Voice’ on 10th December  I AM I release their stunning cover of John Farnham’s classic 80’s track ‘You’re The Voice’ on December 10th on digital format, distributed worldwide by Plastichead and available from all the usual digital outlets. Their rocking, feel-good adaptation of John Farnham’s classic 80’s song had been received […]

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CRASHDÏET SIGN TO 3WISE RECORDS; ‘THE SAVAGE PLAYGROUND’ OUT JANUARY 25 2013

CRASHDÏET SIGN TO 3WISE RECORDS; ‘THE SAVAGE PLAYGROUND’ OUT JANUARY 25 2013

| 5 December 2012 | Reply

Swedish metal sensations CRASHDÏET return with their brand new album ‘The Savage Playground’. A leading force in the Swedish “sleaze rock” scene, a revival of the glam metal of the 1980s, but with a more pronounced punk element, CRASHDÏET formed in 2000, taking inspiration from Skid Row, Guns N’ Roses, Kiss and G.G. Allin, and […]

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Movie Review – SKYFALL

Movie Review – SKYFALL

| 5 December 2012 | Reply

Directed by Sam Mendes, Starring Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes Released October 2012 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8.5/10 Skyfall, the third movie since the franchise was rebooted with Casino Royale, follows in the action packed footsteps of that film – Daniel Craig’s debut as Bond – and thankfully not it’s follow-up Quantum […]

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GRAPHIC FICTION HEROES – Who Will Save Us Now?

GRAPHIC FICTION HEROES – Who Will Save Us Now?

| 5 December 2012 | Reply

Label: Noise-A-Thon Records Released: 9 December 2012 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8.5/10 We all know the experience of a song getting stuck on a loop in your mind – “Ear worms” they call them, and the experience can be good or bad, depending on the song!  (I once had Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog stuck in […]

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BOOK REVIEW – Makeup To Breakup by Peter Criss with Larry Sloman

BOOK REVIEW – Makeup To Breakup by Peter Criss with Larry Sloman

| 5 December 2012 | Reply

Published by Harper Collins Released: November 2012 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 KISS’s legendary “Catman” promises “to deliver an unvarnished and eye-opening personal tale of sex, drugs and rock n’ roll” with this bio, in collaboration with Larry “Ratso” Sloman, a veteran of similar books with Red Hot Chilli Pepper frontman Anthony Keidis and magician […]

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Bring Me The Horizon and Pierce The Veil announce Sidewaves with The Chariot

Bring Me The Horizon and Pierce The Veil announce Sidewaves with The Chariot

| 5 December 2012 | Reply

BRING ME THE HORIZON are redefining modern metal as we know it.   It’s not often scene kids, screamo fans and metal-heads can agree on a band, but after their explosive rise in popularity, BRING ME THE HORIZON have cemented themselves as the dominant force in the scene. Nowhere was this more evident than when […]

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Billions Australia presents NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS  Australian Tour February/March 2013

Billions Australia presents NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS Australian Tour February/March 2013

| 5 December 2012 | Reply

Tickets on sale Thursday December 6   Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds have announced today they will bring their renowned live show to Australia in February and March 2013. With it they will bring music from right across their fifteen studio albums including the rich inquisitiveness of their beautiful new long player ‘Push The […]

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LISA LOEB teams up with Tegan & Sara for new album “No Fairy Tale”

LISA LOEB teams up with Tegan & Sara for new album “No Fairy Tale”

| 5 December 2012 | Reply

Grammy-nominated singer Lisa Loeb is gearing up for the release of her seventh album NO FAIRY TALE. For NO FAIRY TALE, Loeb and co-producer Chad Gilbert (of New Found Glory) teamed up to record a “poppy-punky-rock album” which features Loeb’s trademark sound, shaped by Gilbert’s OC punk perspective. Loeb also collaborates with indie darlings Tegan […]

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Riot Entertainment mega Christmas sale!

Riot Entertainment mega Christmas sale!

| 5 December 2012 | Reply

RIOT ENTERTAINMENT have a sale on – not just any old sale either, when these guys throw a sale it’s mega! With 17 pallets sitting in their warehouse, they’ve decided to dump stock and buy themselves iPads for Xmas Over 2000 different titles are on offer, with prices starting at $5, including very rare Slayer […]

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Metropolis Touring and Tombowler Presents: STAN RIDGWAY Live in Australia

Metropolis Touring and Tombowler Presents: STAN RIDGWAY Live in Australia

| 5 December 2012 | Reply

  Stan Ridgway is a true original. One of the most unique and gifted singer/songwriters in American music, from his early days with L.A.’s Wall Of Voodoo, to his even more intriguing solo career, Ridgway continues to create an impressive body of work. “Stan Ridgway’s post-Wall of Voodoo output has cemented his neo-noir rep as […]

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Select Touring, Big Apachee and Noise 11 presents: “FROM THE JAM” ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR

Select Touring, Big Apachee and Noise 11 presents: “FROM THE JAM” ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR

| 5 December 2012 | Reply

From The Jam gained an immediate reputation for the kind of incendiary ‘live’ performances that sealed the reputation of The Jam all those years ago and the acclaimed three piece will once again grace Australian shores in January/February 2013. Original The Jam member, Bruce Foxton, legendary drummer Mark Brzezicki (Big Country, The Cult, Procol Harum) […]

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Book Review – Waging Heavy Peace by Neil Young

Book Review – Waging Heavy Peace by Neil Young

| 4 December 2012 | Reply

Published by Viking Published 2 October, 2012 rrp AUD$39.99 Reviewed by Domino A Dark Neil Young has quit drinking, stopped smoking weed and taken a year off song writing to focus on his autobiography.  A long-term habitual smoker, Young informs readers that almost every song he ever wrote was while stoned, and so understandably, is […]

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Interview – Ella Hooper, November 2012

Interview – Ella Hooper, November 2012

| 4 December 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Story originally published in Xpress Magazine – CLICK HERE TO READ Below is the full interview Australian rock fans will likely know Ella Hooper from her teenage band with brother Jesse, Killing Heidi.  That band’s debut album “Reflector” went ballistic way back in 1999, making Ella a household name, splattered on every […]

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REGINA SPEKTOR RECEIVES RAVE REVIEWS FROM AUCKLAND SHOW – AUSTRALIAN TOUR COMMENCES THIS THURSDAY!

REGINA SPEKTOR RECEIVES RAVE REVIEWS FROM AUCKLAND SHOW – AUSTRALIAN TOUR COMMENCES THIS THURSDAY!

| 4 December 2012 | Reply

  Last night, Regina Spektor kicked off her Australia & New Zealand tour with a positively mesmerising performance at Auckland’s Town Hall. Her unique brand of idiosyncratic pop music filled the room, leaving fans and critics alike begging for more: ‘Her voice soared through the room with only a cello for company on the mesmerising […]

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Resist, triple j’s Short.Fast.Loud and Channel V Present  Parkway Drive “Atlas” Australian Tour

Resist, triple j’s Short.Fast.Loud and Channel V Present Parkway Drive “Atlas” Australian Tour

| 4 December 2012 | Reply

Byron Bay’s Parkway Drive will embark on their most ambitious Australian tour this December to coincide with the release of their hugely anticipated fourth album, Atlas. Recorded in Los Angeles with esteemed producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Hatebreed, Sum 41, Alkaline Trio, etc.), Atlas is yet another leap forward for the chart-topping Australian group, whose previous […]

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Live – The Saints – Fremantle, 30 November 2012

Live – The Saints – Fremantle, 30 November 2012

| 3 December 2012 | Reply

with The Volcanics Fly By Night Club, Fremantle, Western Australia By Shane Pinnegar It’s been many a moon since Chris Bailey has brought The Saints out West for a show – close to 25 years, in fact – so it’s no surprise that the Fly By Night was bulging at the seams with a sellout […]

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Theatre:  Little Y Theatre Company presents David Mamet’s GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS

Theatre: Little Y Theatre Company presents David Mamet’s GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS

| 3 December 2012 | Reply

Blue Room Theatre, Perth, Western Australia – 22 November, 2012 Directed by Mark Storen, Featuring Georgia King, Leanne Curran, Ella Hetherington, Alexandra Nell, Sarah McKellar, Verity Softly & Caris Eves By Shane Pinnegar Mark Storen has reinterpreted David Mamet’s classic play Glengarry Glen Ross wonderfully, using an all-female cast and remaining true to the Oh […]

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INTERVIEW –­ John-Angus MacDonald, The Trews, November 2012

INTERVIEW –­ John-Angus MacDonald, The Trews, November 2012

| 1 December 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Hey John -Angus -­ thanks for taking time out to answer a few questions! JAM – No problem How did the Aussie tour go this time round? JAM – Good, had a few good sets at Sydney Blues and Roots and the other shows also went well. You’ve spent a lot of […]

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