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Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds returning to Australia this May

Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds returning to Australia this May

| 17 January 2018 | Reply

Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds returning to Australia this May After two sell-out Australian tours, legendary voodoo guitarist for seminal sexy bands like The Cramps, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and The Gun Club, Kid Congo Powers returns to Australia in May 2018. Bringing back a heady mix of fuzz guitar, New […]

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Ministry of Sound ORCHESTRATED coming to Perth

Ministry of Sound ORCHESTRATED coming to Perth

| 17 January 2018 | Reply

Ministry of Sound ORCHESTRATED coming to Perth A CELEBRATION OF CLASSIC DANCE TRACKS PERFORMED LIVE with PERTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Classic tracks from iconic artists like Fatboy Slim, Moby, Underworld, Shapeshifters and Massive Attack will be rearranged, remixed and reimagined in a brand new Australian production, taking the audience on a journey through the best moments […]

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Afternoons Tonight! with James Valentine at the WA State Theatre Centre

Afternoons Tonight! with James Valentine at the WA State Theatre Centre

| 17 January 2018 | Reply

Afternoons Tonight! with James Valentine at the WA State Theatre Centre “Talk back radio. You won’t believe who calls ..…” HEATH LEDGER THEATRE – STATE THEATRE CENTRE SUNDAY, 29 APRIL AT 5.00 PM Direct from sell out seasons on the East Coast, James Valentine tours his wildly funny stage show to Perth Comedy Festival. James […]

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BAD MANNERS Coming to Australia/NZ with Special Guest JENNIE BELLE STAR

BAD MANNERS Coming to Australia/NZ with Special Guest JENNIE BELLE STAR

| 17 January 2018 | Reply

BAD MANNERS Coming to Australia/NZ with Special Guest JENNIE BELLE STAR ‘GOSH IT’S THE GREATEST HITS TOUR’ Legends of fun time ska, BAD MANNERS return to Australia and New Zealand in 2018 for a Greatest Hits Tour. Fronted by Buster Bloodvessel, the man famous for his shiny bald head and giant personality, BAD MANNERS have […]

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THE IRON MAIDENS ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2018

THE IRON MAIDENS ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2018

| 17 January 2018 | Reply

THE IRON MAIDENS ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2018 The Iron Maidens – the world’s best (and only all-female) Iron Maiden tribute act – are bringing their intense and electrifying live shows to light up venues across Australia and New Zealand. These five adrenaline-charged women have The Number Of The Beast on speed-dial and […]

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES 2018 Australian Tour

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES 2018 Australian Tour

| 17 January 2018 | Reply

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES 2018 Australian Tour Southern California crossover thrash/hardcore punk/skate punk legends SUICIDAL TENDENCIES announce much anticipated DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL sideshows. Judging from their name, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES were never afraid of a little controversy. Formed in Venice, California, during the early ’80s, the group’s leader from the beginning was outspoken vocalist Mike Muir. The outfit specialized […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: SWINGING SAFARI

MOVIE REVIEW: SWINGING SAFARI

| 17 January 2018 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: SWINGING SAFARI Writer/Director – Stephan Elliot Starring Atticus Robb, Darcey Wilson, Asher Keddie, Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8.5/10 Beachside suburban life in mid-70s Australia was simpler in many ways than the hustle and bustle of today’s increasingly insta-digital world, and Stephan Elliot (Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert) recreates the […]

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Rock n’ Roll and Gambling – What’s the Deal?

Rock n’ Roll and Gambling – What’s the Deal?

| 16 January 2018 | Reply

Rock n’ Roll and Gambling – What’s the Deal? Isn’t it funny the way certain parts of our culture fit together so well that they almost seem inseparable? There’s the old sex, drugs and Rock n’ Roll connection of course, but less attention is paid to the link between this great genre and the world […]

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LIVE: FUTURE OF THE LEFT, Perth – 10 Jan 2017

LIVE: FUTURE OF THE LEFT, Perth – 10 Jan 2017

| 12 January 2018 | Reply

LIVE: FUTURE OF THE LEFT, Perth – 10 Jan 2017 Badlands Bar, Perth Wednesday, 10 January, 2018 Review & photography by Stuart McKay The hump day spirit was well and truly given that extra push towards the weekend as the cacophonous sounds of Future of the Left descended upon a swelling crowd of eager fans […]

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RIP CHRIS TSANGARIDES – 2010 ARCHIVE INTERVIEW

RIP CHRIS TSANGARIDES – 2010 ARCHIVE INTERVIEW

| 8 January 2018 | Reply

RIP CHRIS TSANGARIDES – 2010 ARCHIVE INTERVIEW By Shane Pinnegar With news that legendary producer Chris Tsangarides passed away on 7 January, 2017, aged 61, I thought the best way to pay tribute to him was by sharing this interview I did with him in 2010. Chris was extraordinarily generous with his time as I […]

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SLAYFEST “REUNION EDITION” SATURDAY 10 MARCH – CAPITOL & AMPLIFIER, PERTH 2nd & Final Line-up Announcement

SLAYFEST “REUNION EDITION” SATURDAY 10 MARCH – CAPITOL & AMPLIFIER, PERTH 2nd & Final Line-up Announcement

| 5 January 2018 | Reply

SLAYFEST “REUNION EDITION” SATURDAY 10 MARCH – CAPITOL & AMPLIFIER, PERTH 2nd & Final Line-up Announcement On 9 March 2007, the multi-stage indoor festival SLAYFEST was presented at a packed out Capitol & Amplifier Bar in Perth to showcase Australian live acts in the genres of metal, rock and hardcore. In 2018, in what will […]

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Revived, not Reborn: The Most Spectacular Comebacks of the Last Decade

Revived, not Reborn: The Most Spectacular Comebacks of the Last Decade

| 21 December 2017 | Reply

Revived, not Reborn: The Most Spectacular Comebacks of the Last Decade We’ve seen quite a few fresh bands push out smashing albums so far this year and we’ll probably see quite a few of them in the next one, too. But what we secretly keep hoping for all the time is for our long-time favorites […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: LIAM GALLAGHER – As You Were

ALBUM REVIEW: LIAM GALLAGHER – As You Were

| 21 December 2017 | Reply

ALBUM REVIEW: LIAM GALLAGHER – As You Were Warner Bros October 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Having been subjected to Gallagher-the-younger’s arrogant chav posturing live a few years back, where he was more concerned with bitching about people having a chat in the far distance than he was in playing to the ardent fans […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: WHITESNAKE – 1987 [30th Anniversary Remaster]

ALBUM REVIEW: WHITESNAKE – 1987 [30th Anniversary Remaster]

| 21 December 2017 | Reply

ALBUM REVIEW: WHITESNAKE – 1987 [30th Anniversary Remaster] Warner Bros October 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 1987 (or self-titled, if you prefer) sold eight times platinum in America, as well as being a smash hit around the rest of the world, possibly saving David Coverdale’s career in the process. Before this, Whitesnake was a […]

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DVD REVIEW: L7 – PRETEND WE’RE DEAD

DVD REVIEW: L7 – PRETEND WE’RE DEAD

| 21 December 2017 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: L7 – PRETEND WE’RE DEAD MVD Visual 27 October 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 1/2 /10 L7 forever railed against being referred to as an all-girl band, and rightly so: they were – and remain – a great rock and roll band. For the record, they rocked harder and more fiercely than […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: BECK – Colours

ALBUM REVIEW: BECK – Colours

| 21 December 2017 | Reply

ALBUM REVIEW: BECK – Colours Capitol Records October 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 Beck never fails to take his fans on a journey with each successive studio record, and Colours – his thirteenth – is no exception. Generally he shares his prevailing mood with his listeners: when he was a broke slacker fiddling with […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: STONE TEMPLE PILOTS – Core

ALBUM REVIEW: STONE TEMPLE PILOTS – Core

| 21 December 2017 | Reply

ALBUM REVIEW: STONE TEMPLE PILOTS – Core Warner Bros October 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Most records don’t sell 8 million copies without a very good reason indeed, and Stone Temple Pilots’ 1992 debut album is no exception, delivering the exact right sound for the nascent grunge movement to latch onto and run with. […]

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THE BEST OF THE BEST NEW MUSIC 2017 – Part II: # 1 – 25

THE BEST OF THE BEST NEW MUSIC 2017 – Part II: # 1 – 25

| 21 December 2017 | Reply

THE BEST OF THE BEST NEW MUSIC 2017 – Part II: # 1 – 25 By Shane Pinnegar READ PART I HERE – Shane’s top new music picks of 2017 #26 – 50 As we continue our trawl through the year’s best music, it’s worth taking a moment to remember those who left us this […]

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Twelve Videos of Christmas #10 – PALACE OF THE KING – It’s Been A Long Time Coming

Twelve Videos of Christmas #10 – PALACE OF THE KING – It’s Been A Long Time Coming

| 21 December 2017 | Reply

Twelve Videos of Christmas #10 – PALACE OF THE KING – It’s Been A Long Time Coming Melbourne rock lords Palace Of The King recently released their four on the floor belter, It’s Been A Long Time Coming through powerhouse indie record label, Golden Robot Records. With smashing stadium rock production and all the Oz Rock […]

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DVD REVIEW: STREETS OF FIRE

DVD REVIEW: STREETS OF FIRE

| 20 December 2017 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: STREETS OF FIRE Shock Entertainment August 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6 1/2 /10 Co-written and directed by Walter Hill, 1984’s Streets Of Fire suffers from the same thing as a lot of fashion and music of the era: a vacuous fascination with the superficial, without proper time spent considering foundation or legacy. […]

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