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MONGREL ‘GO THROUGH HELL” ON NEW ALBUM, RECLAMATION

MONGREL ‘GO THROUGH HELL” ON NEW ALBUM, RECLAMATION

| 7 September 2012 | Reply

On their fifth release, Reclamation, seminal Boston metal / punk crossover act Mongrel literally “went through hell,” according to guitarist and Mongrel mainman, Adam Savage. “It was a 4 year, 5 band member change, 2 studio, 2 label and countless hour process and now it’s finally coming out!” As they were recording, tensions within the […]

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INTERVIEW – MARK STOREN, The Moxy Collective, August 2012

INTERVIEW – MARK STOREN, The Moxy Collective, August 2012

| 4 September 2012 | Reply

INTERVIEW – MARK STOREN The Moxy Collective Writer/Performer “The Polite Gentleman” at The Blue Room Theatre DATES – 4 – 22 September 2012 Tickets available from:  The Blue Room Theatre www.blueroom.org.au 9227 7005     Perth artist Mark Storen presents his new show The Polite Gentleman at The Blue Room Theatre from the 4th to […]

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DAVID BOWIE – The Rise & Fall Of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars [40th Anniversary Edition]

DAVID BOWIE – The Rise & Fall Of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars [40th Anniversary Edition]

| 4 September 2012 | Reply

EMI, 2012 9.5/10 By Shane Pinnegar In 1972 Bowie was a space age glam god, taking rock n’ roll in new directions and blowing minds around the world – Ziggy Stardust was his most vibrant and perfect creation, both uniquely of it’s time, and timeless. Let’s assume for a moment that anyone who is into […]

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CRASH STREET KIDS – Sweet Creatures

CRASH STREET KIDS – Sweet Creatures

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

Head First Entertainment, 2012 8/10 By Shane Pinnegar Flouncing out of the Arizona desert with a studied insouciance and a Mott The Hoople sensibility come The Crash Street Kids with their fourth album “Sweet Creatures”. Exhibiting the same ability to tie up a story about seedy rock characters (to quote their press, the album is […]

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CHAINSAW HOOKERS – Self titled

CHAINSAW HOOKERS – Self titled

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

Blood Rock Records, April 2012 9.5/10 By Shane Pinnegar Stepping out of a Tarantino/Zombie-esque desert hillbilly nightmare and onto the filthy stages of Australia’s most notorious dives are Chainsaw Hookers, a four piece that aurally emulate the explosive and destructive qualities of a thermite packed automatic shotgun. Their self-styled “Blood Rock” is, in their own […]

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BRENT ENMAN – Wildman

BRENT ENMAN – Wildman

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

2012 7.5/10 By Shane Pinnegar Brent “Wildman” Enman knows how to rock – real, honest, blue collar, hard edged rock n’ roll is his stock in trade and on “Wildman” he delivers time and time again. Performed as a hard rockin’ four piece – with Enman playing every role (and the cover proudly proclaiming that […]

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BLOOD RUNNERS – Objective #1

BLOOD RUNNERS – Objective #1

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

5B Records, 2011 7/10 By Shane Pinnegar Seven tracks of dirty, filthy rock n’ roll from the gutters of Noo Yawk, fuelled by a full tank of glam punk sense and sleaze rock senselessness. Blood Runners have cherry picked through their influences to great effect – a shade of New York Dolls pink sits next […]

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BEACH BOYS – That’s Why God Made The Radio

BEACH BOYS – That’s Why God Made The Radio

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

Capitol, 2012 7/10 By Shane Pinnegar Old is still the new New, and 2012’s latest serve of oldies coming up with a goodie is courtesy of none other than The Beach Boys – with as close to their classic line-up as is possible nowadays reunited for the first time in donkey’s years. The first thing […]

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AMERICAN DOG – Poison Smile

AMERICAN DOG – Poison Smile

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

Colonial Canine/BMI, 2012 8.5/10 By Shane Pinnegar America’s favourite booze-fuelled hard rockin’ riff road train again prove why they are such an adored cult act throughout their homeland and beyond. A machine gunned boogie riff punctuated by a guitar squealing like a freshly dumped teenager rams Devil Dog down your throat for starters, before the […]

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ACCEPT – Stalingrad

ACCEPT – Stalingrad

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

Nuclear Blast, April 2012 10/10 By guest reviewer Matt Williams – lead vocalist Project X/Black Steel Within the first few seconds of listening to the album’s opener ‘Hung, Drawn and Quartered’, I knew this one was gonna deliver, just as 2010’s ‘Blood Of The Nations’ did. As successful as that album was in re-establishing the […]

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4ARM – Submission For Liberty

4ARM – Submission For Liberty

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

Rising Records/Riot, April 2012 8/10 By Shane Pinnegar Melbourne’s 4ARM have delivered a mighty old school thrash metal assault on this, their third full length album. Fine tuning the production for the new age with an earth shakingly relentless rhythm section sound – the double kick drums boom like Michael Vafiotis has been possessed by […]

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IRON MAIDEN – En Vivo [CD/DVD]

IRON MAIDEN – En Vivo [CD/DVD]

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

EMI, March 2012 Double CD, DVD, Blu Ray 7.5/10 By Shane Pinnegar Recorded before 50,000 rabid Chilean fans in Santiago in April 2011, En Vivo is a glorious treat for any Iron Maiden fan, no matter which format you choose. Having graduated to a status similar to that of the heavy metal answer to The […]

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Comedy: A Final Taste Of Hale & Pace Live in Perth 1st October 2011

Comedy: A Final Taste Of Hale & Pace Live in Perth 1st October 2011

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

A FINAL TASTE OF HALE & PACE Burswood Theatre, Perth 1 Oct 2011 By Shane & Trulie Pinnegar For 30 years Gareth Hale & Norman Pace have entertained us through TV shows and live performances and finally they have decided that enough is enough – cue “A final taste of Hale & Pace” Characters such […]

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Comedy: Eddie Izzard – Stripped, Live in Perth 18th November 2011

Comedy: Eddie Izzard – Stripped, Live in Perth 18th November 2011

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

Eddie Izzard – Stripped Burswood Theatre 18 Nov 2011 By Shane Pinnegar Eddie Izzard’s ‘action transvestite’ character was nowhere to be seen tonight at the Burswood Theatre, but his manic energy, razor sharp wit and keen sense of the absurd was out in spades as he rambled through a hugely entertaining series of rants over […]

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Comedy: David Strassman – Careful What You Wish For, live in Perth 15th June 2012

Comedy: David Strassman – Careful What You Wish For, live in Perth 15th June 2012

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

David Strassman – Careful What You Wish For Regal Theatre, Perth 15 June 2012 By Shane Pinnegar To call David Strassman a ventriloquist seems to rather understate the case – the man is a genius comedy writer, master of the absurd, amazing ventriloquist and animatronics expert, and his latest show weaves a complex story of […]

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Comedy: Bill Bailey – Qualmpeddler, Live in Perth 26th August 2012

Comedy: Bill Bailey – Qualmpeddler, Live in Perth 26th August 2012

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

BILL BAILEY The Riverside Theatre, Perth, Western Australia Sunday 26th August, 2012 By Shane Pinnegar Is there anyone who sincerely believes our Prime Minister or Leader of the Opposition are intelligent, charismatic leaders with a vibrant vision for the country’s future? Certainly not UK comedian BILL BAILEY, who launches into a scathing tirade about these […]

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Comedy: An Evening With John Cleese, live in Perth 22nd January 2012

Comedy: An Evening With John Cleese, live in Perth 22nd January 2012

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

An Evening With John Cleese Regal Theatre, Perth 22 January 2012 By Shane Pinnegar John Cleese, comedy legend, presented his latest stand up show in the form of an on stage interview, a (very) short Q&A with the audience, and then a series of recollections and amusing anecdotes from throughout his career, never once missing […]

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Comedy:  Alan Davies live in Perth, 2nd December 2011

Comedy: Alan Davies live in Perth, 2nd December 2011

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

Alan Davies – Life Is Pain The Astor Theatre, Perth 2 December, 2011 By Shane Pinnegar You may be familiar with Alan Davies from his television appearances in quirky drama Jonathan Creek, cheeky panel show QI with Stephen Fry, or Hotel Kitchen sitcom Whites, and his return to standup after a ten year break in […]

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Book review: UNHOLY NIGHT by Seth Grahame-Smith

Book review: UNHOLY NIGHT by Seth Grahame-Smith

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

UNHOLY NIGHT Seth Grahame-Smith Allen & Unwin, 2012 7/10 By Shane Pinnegar An historical novel by the man who brought you “Pride & Prejudice & Zombies” and “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”, recently made into a Hollywood blockbuster, not to mention being co-creator and head writer of the TV series “The Hard Times Of R J […]

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Book review: IRON MAN by TONY IOMMI

Book review: IRON MAN by TONY IOMMI

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

IRON MAN TONY IOMMI (As told to TJ Lammers) Simon & Schuster UK 7.5/10 By Shane Pinnegar The Master Of The Riff tells his “journey through heaven and hell with Black Sabbath” to TJ Lammers and as expected it’s a drug and metal filled roller coaster ride. Decadent stories abound, all told with a sharp, […]

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