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NORWAY’S RAZORBATS SHARE VIDEO FOR LITTLE MS CRAZY

NORWAY’S RAZORBATS SHARE VIDEO FOR LITTLE MS CRAZY

| 20 April 2021 | Reply

NORWAY’S RAZORBATS SHARE VIDEO FOR LITTLE MS CRAZY Razorbats have released the new single «Little Ms. Crazy» and the accompanying music video. The track is a driving mid-tempo rocker with a cinematic feel to it. «Little Ms. Crazy» is the first new single from the upcoming album «Mainline Rock ’N’ Roll», out April 9 through […]

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INTERVIEW: RICK NIELSEN, CHEAP TRICK – March 2021

INTERVIEW: RICK NIELSEN, CHEAP TRICK – March 2021

| 20 April 2021 | Reply

INTERVIEW: RICK NIELSEN, CHEAP TRICK – March 2021 By Shane Pinnegar   Almost fifty years into their stellar career, Cheap Trick have released the long-awaited In Another World, their twentieth studio album. It’s another near-perfect slice of Cheap Trick awesomeness – like all their records. Effortlessly combining Beatles and Beach Boys harmonies and melodies with […]

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AUSTRALIAN TOUR NEWS ROUNDUP – THE ANIMALS, ANDREW FARRISS, ESKIMO JOE, JAMES REYNE, AMY SHARK

AUSTRALIAN TOUR NEWS ROUNDUP – THE ANIMALS, ANDREW FARRISS, ESKIMO JOE, JAMES REYNE, AMY SHARK

| 20 April 2021 | Reply

AUSTRALIAN TOUR NEWS ROUNDUP – THE ANIMALS, ANDREW FARRISS, ESKIMO JOE, JAMES REYNE, AMY SHARK Sixties British Legends THE ANIMALS bring their greatest hits – ‘We Gotta Get Out Of This Place’, ‘Boom Boom’, ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’, ‘Baby, Let Me Take You Home’, ‘I Put A Spell On You’ and the bands’ multi-million […]

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INTERVIEW SUZI QUATRO – MARCH 2021

INTERVIEW SUZI QUATRO – MARCH 2021

| 8 April 2021 | Reply

INTERVIEW SUZI QUATRO – MARCH 2021 By Shane Pinnegar Suzi Quatro needs no introduction. The original leather-clad rock and roll star, she hailed from the seedy quagmire of Detroit (rock city) – during one of rock’s most fertile evolutionary periods. After shining in The Pleasure Seekers – where she honed her craft alongside her sisters, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: BOSS LEVEL

MOVIE REVIEW: BOSS LEVEL

| 25 February 2021 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: BOSS LEVEL Written by Chris & Eddie Borey, Joe Carnahan Directed by Joe Carnahan Starring Frank Grillo, Mel Gibson, Naomi Watts Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 72% Frank Grillo oozes charisma and cool as retired special forces officer Roy Pulver in this assassin-Groundhog Day action-fest. Waking up each day on the exact same day […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: KING KONG (2005)

MOVIE REVIEW: KING KONG (2005)

| 24 February 2021 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: KING KONG (2005) Image: Wikimedia Hollywood is going through a phase of revisiting old properties of late. And just as recent years have brought us a reimagined take on an iconic Batman villain in 2019’s Joker, or a deeper look into the Alien franchise in Memory (which was reviewed here), we’re soon to […]

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SLAYFEST rises from the depths of lockdown in 2021 for the WA MADE – FREO EDITION

SLAYFEST rises from the depths of lockdown in 2021 for the WA MADE – FREO EDITION

| 18 February 2021 | Reply

SLAYFEST rises from the depths of lockdown in 2021 for the WA MADE – FREO EDITION Saturday 27 March 2021 – Port Beach Garden Bar & The Railway Hotel, North Fremantle 21 BANDS – 12 HOURS – 2 STAGES – NO REGRETS TICKETS ON SALE NOW https://tickets.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/19b08005-4d5f-43f5-9d4d-7336f1208ef6 After a sell-out event in Perth in September […]

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ROCK GAMES

ROCK GAMES

| 18 February 2021 | Reply

A look back at some memorable rock games (Image via https://twitter.com/Ninthusiast) Rock music lovers are a diverse bunch full of a range of different interests alongside their love of rock n’ roll music. The same applies to music fans of other genres too, although one look at festival-goers attending a rock or metal bonanza and […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: GRAHAM GOULDMAN – Modesty Forbids

MUSIC REVIEW: GRAHAM GOULDMAN – Modesty Forbids

| 18 February 2021 | Reply

MUSIC REVIEW: GRAHAM GOULDMAN – Modesty Forbids Lojinx March 2020 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 78% Standing Next To Me, the opening song on Graham Gouldman’s new solo album is a gorgeously sweet tale of playing in Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band a couple of years ago – with ex-Beatle Starr himself playing the drums. It’s […]

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JULIAN ANGEL DROPS NEW SINGLE & VIDEO FOR POWER BALLAD BLEED

JULIAN ANGEL DROPS NEW SINGLE & VIDEO FOR POWER BALLAD BLEED

| 10 February 2021 | Reply

JULIAN ANGEL DROPS NEW SINGLE & VIDEO FOR POWER BALLAD BLEED Julian Angel is keeping quiet about whether new single Bleed – a homage, like much of his work, to the glory of hair metal – is a stand-alone release or part of a possible new album. His YouTube page teases an album, potentially titled […]

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GRAHAM GREENE RELEASES NEW EPIC VIDEO FOR SYMPHONICA INSTRUMENTAL

GRAHAM GREENE RELEASES NEW EPIC VIDEO FOR SYMPHONICA INSTRUMENTAL

| 10 February 2021 | Reply

GRAHAM GREENE RELEASES NEW EPIC VIDEO FOR SYMPHONICA INSTRUMENTAL By Shane Pinnegar Western Australian guitarist Graham Greene has released a succession of epic albums and EPs in recent years, mostly comprised of instrumental works.  In a studio clearout not long ago he suffered the worst fate possible – a hard drive featuring many works in […]

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BOOK REVIEW: FRIDAY ON MY MIND by Jeff Apter

BOOK REVIEW: FRIDAY ON MY MIND by Jeff Apter

| 10 February 2021 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: FRIDAY ON MY MIND by Jeff Apter Allen & Unwin August 2020 Paperback, $29.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Biography 90% Oz rock biographer Jeff Apter takes a deep dive into the life of George Young, who might arguably be the most influential and pivotal Australian music industry figure of the twentieth century. Not […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: ROSE TATTOO – Outlaws

MUSIC REVIEW: ROSE TATTOO – Outlaws

| 1 February 2021 | Reply

MUSIC REVIEW: ROSE TATTOO – Outlaws Independent (Australia)/Cleopatra Records (World) March 2020 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 88% Released only a week or so before the world started to close down due to Covid-19 – The Tatts were on tour in Europe, in fact, necessitating an early end to the tour and a scramble to find […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: DATURA4 – West Coast Highway Cosmic

MUSIC REVIEW: DATURA4 – West Coast Highway Cosmic

| 27 January 2021 | Reply

MUSIC REVIEW: DATURA4 – West Coast Highway Cosmic Alive Natural Sound April 2020 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 94% Datura4 are a band who immediately set a bar so high that there wasn’t a lot of wriggle room for them to “get better and better.” When you’re born fully formed and at the top of your […]

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BAND OF MISSFITS release cracking new single CRICKETS (inc lyric video)

BAND OF MISSFITS release cracking new single CRICKETS (inc lyric video)

| 22 January 2021 | Reply

BAND OF MISSFITS release cracking new single CRICKETS Hailing from the hills of Perth, Western Australia, Band Of Missfits have released a stormtrooping new single in Crickets. Recorded in Yallingup in the state’s Southwest by Sean Lillico just before lockdown in early 2020, the single is a near-perfect FM-friendly crowd-pleasing clap-and-stomp-along slice of instantly accessible […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: THE MEZCALTONES – Mexican Hillbilly Surf Music

MUSIC REVIEW: THE MEZCALTONES – Mexican Hillbilly Surf Music

| 18 December 2020 | Reply

MUSIC REVIEW: THE MEZCALTONES – Mexican Hillbilly Surf Music Independent February 2020 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 77% It’s becoming a much anticipated event every 22 or 23 months – a new Mezcaltones CD – and this, their third, is going “straight to the pool room.” As usual, a mix of their unique originals and a […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Peninsula (2020)

MOVIE REVIEW: Peninsula (2020)

| 11 November 2020 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: Peninsula (2020) Directed by Yeon Sang-ho Starring Gang Dong-won, Lee Jung-hyun, and Lee Re 7/10 Zombies have always had a unique place in modern culture. In fact, the horror sub-genre has established itself well beyond the realm of film and television. Zombie games such as Dying Light have been quite popular over the […]

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Australian Female-Fronted Trio Accidental President release Video for Warrior Soul

Australian Female-Fronted Trio Accidental President release Video for Warrior Soul

| 11 September 2020 | Reply

Australian Female-Fronted Trio Accidental President release Video for Warrior Soul Female-fronted alternative hard rockers Accidental President has released a new music video for their song Warrior Soul. The video was premiered yesterday at Rebel Noise. The band’s debut album is out now. The media has received the album very well: “This debut album certainly conveys […]

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PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS share twisted fairytale claymation video for Mr. Prism

PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS share twisted fairytale claymation video for Mr. Prism

| 11 September 2020 | Reply

PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS share twisted fairytale claymation video for Mr. Prism Second Perth show announced to meet demand! Following the release of ‘Mr. Prism’ earlier this month, their first single of 2020, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets today share an adventure-filled clay animation video for the song. Created by Oliver Jones, who the band have collaborated with […]

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BOOK REVIEW: WILD AND CRAZY GUYS by Nick De Semlyen

BOOK REVIEW: WILD AND CRAZY GUYS by Nick De Semlyen

| 11 September 2020 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: WILD AND CRAZY GUYS by Nick De Semlyen Picador June 2019 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Non fiction, movie, comedy 79% Nick De Semlyn catalogs the leap from Saturday Night Live’s iconic TV comedy stage to film stardom for many of its major players in the late ‘70s and ‘80s. John Belushi, […]

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