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KAKI KING RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FIVE YEARS

KAKI KING RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FIVE YEARS

| 9 May 2018 | Reply

KAKI KING RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FIVE YEARS TOURING HER INNOVATIVE MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE WORK THE NECK IS A BRIDGE TO THE BODY IN AN AUSTRALIAN FIRST It’s been five long years since the brilliant American composer and guitarist KAKI KING has graced Australian shores. Now she is returning – in August […]

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Revelation Film Festival receives new status

Revelation Film Festival receives new status

| 9 May 2018 | Reply

Revelation Film Festival receives new status Revelation Perth International Film Festival has received accreditation as a Qualifying AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema & Television Arts) Film Festival. The accreditation means that Australian films selected to screen at the Revelation Perth International Film Festival will be eligible for the annual AACTA Awards. Revelation Festival Director Richard […]

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LIVE: SQUEEZE, Perth – 1 May, 2018

LIVE: SQUEEZE, Perth – 1 May, 2018

| 8 May 2018 | Reply

LIVE: SQUEEZE, Perth – 1 May, 2018 With Dr John Cooper Clark The Astor Theatre, Perth, Western Australia; Tuesday, 1 May, 2018 Review & photography by Peter Gardner Over the last half a century there have been some iconic song writing partnerships – several roll off the tongue easily, like Lennon/McCartney, Jagger/Richards, Strummer/Jones, Andersson/Ulvaeus. Included […]

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LIVE: STEREOPHONICS, Fremantle – 5 May, 2018

LIVE: STEREOPHONICS, Fremantle – 5 May, 2018

| 8 May 2018 | Reply

LIVE: STEREOPHONICS, Fremantle – 5 May, 2018 Fremantle Arts Centre, Western Australia – Saturday, 5 May, 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photography by Damien Crocker A sellout crowd at The glorious Freo Arts Centre was knee deep in Welsh flags when the Taffy lads came to town celebrating twenty years of The Stereophonics’ recording career […]

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INTERVIEW: KID CONGO POWERS – March 2018

INTERVIEW: KID CONGO POWERS – March 2018

| 8 May 2018 | Reply

INTERVIEW: KID CONGO POWERS – March 2018 By Shane Pinnegar Kid Congo Powers grew up Latino and gay on the mean streets of La Puenta, California, before falling in with the glam and punk street kids of L.A. and New York. Heavily influenced by The Ramones and The Cramps, he picked up a guitar and […]

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INTERVIEW: JAIME PAGE, DARK UNIVERSE – April 2018

INTERVIEW: JAIME PAGE, DARK UNIVERSE – April 2018

| 8 May 2018 | Reply

INTERVIEW: JAIME PAGE, DARK UNIVERSE – April 2018 By Shane Pinnegar If Jaime Page’s 2016 debut solo album, Dark Universe, was inspired by her transgender journey, then the follow-up – now flying under the Dark Universe band banner – Into The Black draws most of its momentum from more societal and global issues. Into The […]

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MUSIC: THE MEZCALTONES – The Mezcaltones Second

MUSIC: THE MEZCALTONES – The Mezcaltones Second

| 7 May 2018 | Reply

MUSIC: THE MEZCALTONES – The Mezcaltones Second Independent April 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 A superbly entertaining mashup of Serge Leone spaghetti western heart, Tarantino mariachi grooves, Marty Robbins gunfighter cool and catchy Johnny’s-style cowpunkabilly, The Mezcaltones second offering after 2016’s debut EP is finally here. Chock full of alt-country cool, rock smarts and […]

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MUSIC: JUDAS PRIEST – Firepower

MUSIC: JUDAS PRIEST – Firepower

| 7 May 2018 | Reply

MUSIC: JUDAS PRIEST – Firepower Sony March 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Judas Priest return to their strengths after the disappointingly turgid mess that was Nostradamus, and the so-so Redeemer Of Souls on this eighteenth studio album, produced by veteran Tom Allom and Andy Sneap. It’s ironic that as long-term members leave the band […]

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MUSIC: FULL THROTTLE BABY – Rock ‘n’ Brawl

MUSIC: FULL THROTTLE BABY – Rock ‘n’ Brawl

| 7 May 2018 | Reply

MUSIC: FULL THROTTLE BABY – Rock ‘n’ Brawl Independent 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Fast, frenetic French punk that reaches borderline thrash levels at times, Full Throttle Baby are the epitome of the ‘short fast loud’ punk ethos. Riffs and screams vie for attention over machine gun drum bursts and lyrics that range from […]

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LIVE: Jaime Page’s Dark Universe, Perth – 28 Apr 2018

LIVE: Jaime Page’s Dark Universe, Perth – 28 Apr 2018

| 7 May 2018 | Reply

LIVE: Jaime Page’s Dark Universe, Perth – 28 Apr 2018 with Darkyra and Jackson Koke Badlands Bar, Perth – Saturday, 28th April, 2018 Review & Photography by Peter Gardner Jaime Page is a phenomenon: a brilliant rock guitarist with skills as good, if not greater than, most of her contemporaries. Her CV includes recording with […]

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LIVE: STORMRIDER FESTIVAL – Perth, 7 April, 2018

LIVE: STORMRIDER FESTIVAL – Perth, 7 April, 2018

| 7 May 2018 | Reply

LIVE: STORMRIDER FESTIVAL – Perth, 7 April, 2018 Badlands, Northbridge, Perth Reviewed by Clayton Mitchell Photography by Pete Gardner SENSIMILLIA www.facebook.com/Sensimillia.Perth Life Spell is upon U Afraid to Die The Trooper (Iron Maiden Cover) Straight out the gate, Sensimillia hit the early crowd with Life, a solid heavy grunge vibe reminiscent of the early nineties […]

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MUSIC: ROSE CARLEO BAND – Battle Scars EP

MUSIC: ROSE CARLEO BAND – Battle Scars EP

| 3 May 2018 | Reply

MUSIC: ROSE CARLEO BAND – Battle Scars EP Independent April 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 10/10 The cherry high of a first listen to Rose Carleo Band’s debut EP (Rose has three studio albums under her belt as a solo artist) imparts the same tingles and chills as that first excited listen to Baby Animals’ […]

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INTERVIEW: Ben Johnston of Biffy Clyro – May 2018

INTERVIEW: Ben Johnston of Biffy Clyro – May 2018

| 3 May 2018 | Reply

INTERVIEW: Ben Johnston of Biffy Clyro – May 2018 By Stuart McKay Scottish alt-rock heroes Biffy Clyro were back in Australia for a brief run of shows in the eastern states. Returning for their third time on the back of their most successful album to date; Ellipsis – the band have been touring endlessly for […]

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MUSIC: MATTERHORN – Crimes Of Man

MUSIC: MATTERHORN – Crimes Of Man

| 3 May 2018 | Reply

MUSIC: MATTERHORN – Crimes Of Man Independent April 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 When we first heard Matterhorn’s debut they were an Adelaide cover band touting an EP featuring their take on classics including Ozzy’s Over The Mountain, Dio’s Don’t Talk To Strangers, Diamondhead’s Am I Evil and even Maiden’s epic Rime […]

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MUSIC: MASTIN – Suitcase Of Stories EP

MUSIC: MASTIN – Suitcase Of Stories EP

| 3 May 2018 | Reply

MUSIC: MASTIN – Suitcase Of Stories EP Independent April 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 Winning 2011’s Australian X-Factor reality TV singing contest was a dream for teen pinup Reece Mastin, and he lapped up the screaming girls and shallow pop industry attention… until he realised that he had no control over his […]

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MUSIC: BAND OF MISSFITS – Higher Passage EP

MUSIC: BAND OF MISSFITS – Higher Passage EP

| 3 May 2018 | Reply

MUSIC: BAND OF MISSFITS – Higher Passage EP Independent April 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 A sombre drum pattern opens Higher Passage before a breakout guitar and frontwoman/primary songwriter/guitarist Kym Redmond’s vocals take us on a journey into gritty betrayal. It’s a raw and honest opening song which points at the grungey bedrock of […]

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MUSIC: JAIME PAGE’S DARK UNIVERSE – Into The Black

MUSIC: JAIME PAGE’S DARK UNIVERSE – Into The Black

| 2 May 2018 | Reply

MUSIC: JAIME PAGE’S DARK UNIVERSE – Into The Black Independent April 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 10/10 Few and far between are albums which give one tingles upon repeated listens; which stimulate all the senses on a physical level; and which move us emotionally to turn our gaze deep within and assess our own worth. […]

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LIVE: ABBE MAY – Perth, 14 April 2018

LIVE: ABBE MAY – Perth, 14 April 2018

| 26 April 2018 | Reply

LIVE: ABBE MAY – Perth, 14 April 2018 Jack Rabbit Slims, 14th April 2018, with Tashi Hall, J.F.K., Jamilla Review & photography by Pete Gardner Abbe May never fails to disappoint. Bringing her Fruit tour back to Perth following her brilliant album launch at the Chevron Gardens as part of the Perth Festival, Abbe May […]

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INTERVIEW: WALLY PALMAR, THE ROMANTICS – April 2018

INTERVIEW: WALLY PALMAR, THE ROMANTICS – April 2018

| 26 April 2018 | Reply

INTERVIEW: WALLY PALMAR, THE ROMANTICS – April 2018 By Shane Pinnegar Wally Palmar and The Romantics – featuring fellow original members Mike Skill and Rich Cole, alongside Brad Elvis, who has been on board since 2004 – return to Australia for the ROCK THE BOAT Cruise this October. Best known for their mega hits What […]

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THE CHARLATANS Touring Australia this August

THE CHARLATANS Touring Australia this August

| 26 April 2018 | Reply

THE CHARLATANS Touring Australia this August One of the most widely-loved British bands, THE CHARLATANS are returning to Australia this August. Tim Burgess “We love playing in Australia” The group found initial success in 1990 with their debut record ‘Some Friendly’. The album charted at #1 in the UK and featured the indie anthem The […]

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