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CHRIS GIBBS – Little Empires

CHRIS GIBBS – Little Empires

| 4 October 2012 | Reply

Label:  Noise-A-Thon Records Released: 2009 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8.5/10 It’s easy to forget that a lot of great music slips through under the radar.  With an exponentially growing world population there is simply more and more quality bands worth listening to! Chris Gibbs, ex-Kingpin, released this album in 2009 and it’s only just crossed […]

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LIVE – EMERALD CITY with Ragdoll, Sleepfreak & Room At The Reservoir, Perth WA, 30 September 2012

LIVE – EMERALD CITY with Ragdoll, Sleepfreak & Room At The Reservoir, Perth WA, 30 September 2012

| 4 October 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar   Shane reviewed EMERALD CITY with Ragdoll, Sleepfreak and Room At The Reservoir at Black Betty’s, Perth WA on Sunday September 30th for Xpress Magazine – read it at this link:   http://www.xpressmag.com.au/index.php/western-australian-made/live-reviews/5011-emerald-city  

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ZEROKING – Kings of Self Destruction

ZEROKING – Kings of Self Destruction

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

Label:  Headfirst Entertainment Released February 2012 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Hot on the heels of their late 2011 taster EP comes Zeroking’s debut full length album, and it’s up there with Van Halen’s newie as the best releases of the year to date. With clever lyrics, a hard rocking foundation, great performances across the board, […]

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VAN HALEN – A Different Kind Of Truth

VAN HALEN – A Different Kind Of Truth

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

Label: Universal Music Released February 2012 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar It’s finally here – the Van Halen brothers’ first album since 1998’s Van Halen III – and their first with Diamond Dave Lee Roth since 1984 – has finally landed and in less time than it takes to recite the names of all the guitarists […]

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SUNSET RIOT – UPRISING EP

SUNSET RIOT – UPRISING EP

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

Released February 2012 Reviewed by Will Hollands After releasing a magnificent EP in 2010 and touring non-stop last year, Sunset Riot is back with their latest studio effort “Uprising.” With a more matured sound and a greatly evolved band since the last record, I was eagerly awaiting this 6 track EP and they definitely didn’t […]

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VIDEO INTERVIEW – ALICE COOPER, October 2011

VIDEO INTERVIEW – ALICE COOPER, October 2011

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar   Photo by Toddstar We were privileged enough to meet the legendary ALICE COOPER on the eve of his Perth, Western Australia show in October 2011. A friendly, warm man, he proved a pleasure to talk to and extremely down to earth. Apologies for the background noise at the start of Part […]

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Cold Chisel Retrospective

Cold Chisel Retrospective

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

  By Shayne McGowan With last year’s Cold Chisel reunion tour, and an album of new material just around the corner, and the recently released remastered collection, now is the perfect time to take a look at their back catalogue and the music that solidified them as one of, if not the best loved Australian […]

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Blu Ray – THE BEATLES Yellow Submarine

Blu Ray – THE BEATLES Yellow Submarine

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

EMI, 2012 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Let’s face it – The Beatles didn’t actually have a lot to do with Apple Film’s “Yellow Submarine” movie, but we shouldn’t forget that without them it would never have happened. 2012’s sumptuous BluRay reissue has seen every frame hand-painted – yep, using real, old school actual people’s HANDS, […]

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MOVIE – THIS MUST BE THE PLACE

MOVIE – THIS MUST BE THE PLACE

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

Starring Sean Penn, Directed by Paolo Sorrentino Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar A gentle, masterfully shot and directed, road movie featuring an amazing performance from Sean Penn playing completely out of type as a bored, retired rock star who goes on a cross-US road-trip hunting the German war criminal who tormented his recently deceased father. We […]

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MOVIE – ROCK OF AGES

MOVIE – ROCK OF AGES

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

Released June 14, 2012 Starring Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Diego Boneta, Julianne Hough, Catherine Zeta Jones, Paul Giamatti – Directed by Adam Shankman Reviewed by Shane & Trulie Pinnegar The ROCK OF AGES people pulled out the stops for the premiere of what is either – depending on who you listen to – […]

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MOVIE – EL MONSTRO DEL MAR!

MOVIE – EL MONSTRO DEL MAR!

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

Monster Pictures, 2011 Starring Nelli Scarlet, Kyrie Capri, Karli Madden, Kate Watts and Norman Yemm Written, Directed & Edited by Stuart Simpson Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar EL MONSTRO DEL MAR is an unashamedly retro B-movie piece of schlock made on a shoestring budget which is altogether more charming and enjoyable because of it. In truth, […]

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LIVE – TIM ‘RIPPER’ OWENS, Perth WA, 23 May 2012

LIVE – TIM ‘RIPPER’ OWENS, Perth WA, 23 May 2012

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

  With Diamond Eye & Emerald City Amplifier Bar, Perth By Shane Pinnegar | Photography by Maree Richards It’s a sultry Autumn Monday night in Perth, not a raincloud in sight, and we are privileged to be in the presence of a Heavy Metal Legend – ex-Judas Priest frontman Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, a man who […]

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LIVE – THE POOR with Emerald City, Rogue Sharks & Smooth Intentions, Fremantle WA, 20 May 2012

LIVE – THE POOR with Emerald City, Rogue Sharks & Smooth Intentions, Fremantle WA, 20 May 2012

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

  The Newport Hotel, Fremantle WA By Shane Pinnegar | Photography by Awakening Vixen Photography We caught the tail end of SMOOTH INTENTIONS’ Sunday evening set, which was easily enough to know that these young fellas have an exceedingly strong future ahead of them. Guitarist/vocalist Luke Gallagher can play like a man twice his age […]

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LIVE – THE TEA PARTY: THE REFORMATION TOUR, Perth WA, 26 July 2012

LIVE – THE TEA PARTY: THE REFORMATION TOUR, Perth WA, 26 July 2012

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

Metro City, Perth, Western Australia By Shane Pinnegar  |  Photography by Maree King There are many who thought it would be a cold day in hell before Jeff Martin, Stuart Chatwood and Jeff Burrows would share a stage again, much less tour their native Canada and Australia, release a live album (due soon) and enter […]

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LIVE – STONE CIRCLE with Graphic Fiction Heroes & Nymph Honey, Perth WA, 1 June 2012

LIVE – STONE CIRCLE with Graphic Fiction Heroes & Nymph Honey, Perth WA, 1 June 2012

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

The Amplifier Bar, Perth WA By Shane Pinnegar | Photography by Awakening Vixen Photography Local favourites STONE CIRCLE took their melodic radio friendly rock all the way to South America in April & May, playing 13 gigs through Venezuela, Colombia and Cuba to hundreds and sometimes thousands of cheering new fans. Coming home on a […]

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SPiT LiKE THiS tour dates, merch and Vikki Spit has a new Marshall endorsement!

SPiT LiKE THiS tour dates, merch and Vikki Spit has a new Marshall endorsement!

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

Our “Something For The Weekend” tour kicks off later this week with the first dates in Doncaster, Yorkshire and Stoke-On-Trent.  We’re really looking forward to seeing a whole bunch of you there and, as well as playing nearly the whole of our “Normalityville Horror” album, we have stuck some golden oldies back in the set, […]

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Live – State of the Art, A Celebration of Western Australian Music, Perth WA, 3 June 2012

Live – State of the Art, A Celebration of Western Australian Music, Perth WA, 3 June 2012

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

The Perth Concert Hall, WA By Gazman Campbell | Photography by Awakening Vixen Photography Additional editorial commentary by Shane Pinnegar An ambitious event, State Of The Art chose to celebrate Western Australian music across three indoor concerts staggered throughout the day, whilst an outdoors concert raged non stop. As with the annual WAMi awards, the […]

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Live – The Deep End/Destroy She Said, Melbourne, 25 February 2012

Live – The Deep End/Destroy She Said, Melbourne, 25 February 2012

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

The Cherry Bar, Melbourne By Shayne McGowan In the weeks leading up to this gig, I had predicted that it would be the best of the year so far. Not only did it live up to my expectations completely, but I would also have to say that it may be an early contender for local […]

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Live – PJ Harvey, Perth WA, 13 January 2012

Live – PJ Harvey, Perth WA, 13 January 2012

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

Perth Concert Hall By Piney Black Friday; unlucky for some but not so much for Perth because this was the night that English songbird; Ms Polly Jean Harvey chose to kick off her much anticipated, Mercury Prize winning Let England Shake tour. Musically speaking, Polly Jean doesn’t like to repeat herself and Let England Shake, […]

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Live – Jeff Martin, Fremantle WA, 21 January 2012

Live – Jeff Martin, Fremantle WA, 21 January 2012

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

The Flytrap, Fremantle WA By Michelle Hamer Sitting in a cramped intimate room full to the brim waiting for Jeff to come on the heat inside the room was incredible thinking I would not be able to last long for lack of air. Jeff casually enters the room along with his percussionist Malcolm Clark from […]

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