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BOOK REVIEW: MY FIRST FRIDA KAHLO by Isabel Sanchez Vegara & Eng Gee Fan

BOOK REVIEW: MY FIRST FRIDA KAHLO by Isabel Sanchez Vegara & Eng Gee Fan

| 8 February 2019 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: MY FIRST FRIDA KAHLO by Isabel Sanchez Vegara & Eng Gee Fan Quarto Group UK June 2018 Hardcover, rrp $12.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Children’s, biography 90% A simple, sweet and appropriate introductory book for very young children about the life of amazing Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, with super cute illustrations by Eng […]

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COOKBOOK REVIEW: KOREAN FOOD MADE EASY by Caroline Hwang

COOKBOOK REVIEW: KOREAN FOOD MADE EASY by Caroline Hwang

| 8 February 2019 | Reply

COOKBOOK REVIEW: KOREAN FOOD MADE EASY by Caroline Hwang Murdoch Books June 2018 Paperback, rrp $39.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Cookbook 75% There is so much more to Korean food than kimchi and tabletop barbecuing, and Caroline Hwang is here to show us what. Korean Food Made Easy devotes sections to both of these delicious […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: AMERICAN ANIMALS

MOVIE REVIEW: AMERICAN ANIMALS

| 8 February 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: AMERICAN ANIMALS Written & directed by Bart Layton Starring Spencer Reinhard, Warren Lipka, Eric Borsuk, Chas Allen, Evan Peters, Blake Jenner, Barry Keoghan, Jared Abrahamson Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 72% Few films challenge the narrative process or mix it up quite like American Animals. Combining small elements of Pulp Fiction and maybe even […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE

MOVIE REVIEW: BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE

| 8 February 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE Written & directed by Drew Goddard Starring Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Chris Hemsworth, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 90% Ten years after a bag full of stolen cash was hidden under the floorboards of a room at the El Royale […]

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BLURAY: BORDELLO OF BLOOD

BLURAY: BORDELLO OF BLOOD

| 8 February 2019 | Reply

BLURAY: BORDELLO OF BLOOD Shock Entertainment June 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 62% Budget, budget, budget… there are plenty of films out there that cannily overcome their budgetary constraints, but sadly Bordello Of Blood seemingly squandered its bucks on a few cheesy set pieces and a robotic crypt master, rather than on a decent script. […]

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DVD: WHO IS LYDIA LOVELESS?

DVD: WHO IS LYDIA LOVELESS?

| 8 February 2019 | Reply

DVD: WHO IS LYDIA LOVELESS? MVD Visual November 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 I came into this film a complete Lydia Loveless neophyte, and left 112 minutes later a converted fan. Gorman Bechard’s documentary lays Loveless – Lydia Ankrom to her Mom back in Ohio – bare, in all her contrary, difficult, talented glory. […]

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US POP SENSATION BILLIE EILISH ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN HEADLINE DATES FOR APRIL-MAY 2019

US POP SENSATION BILLIE EILISH ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN HEADLINE DATES FOR APRIL-MAY 2019

| 8 February 2019 | Reply

US POP SENSATION BILLIE EILISH ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN HEADLINE DATES FOR APRIL-MAY 2019 – WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WORLD TOUR – Global pop-phenom Billie Eilish has revealed anticipated Australian headline dates for this April-May. The 17 year-old singer-songwriter-producer will bring her When We All Fall Asleep, World Tour through Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion on Tuesday 30 […]

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ELUVEITIE Announce May 2019 Australian Tour

ELUVEITIE Announce May 2019 Australian Tour

| 6 February 2019 | Reply

ELUVEITIE Announce May 2019 Australian Tour An Evening With ELUVEITIE – Extraordinary 2 Hour show from the kings and queens of Pagan Folk Metal Mythology, pagan belief and spirituality combine with brutally melodic metal to provide a concert experience like no other. ELUVEITIE have long found their very own trademark sound, a sonic adventure based […]

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FLEETWOOD MAC – ADDITIONAL AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

FLEETWOOD MAC – ADDITIONAL AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

| 6 February 2019 | Reply

FLEETWOOD MAC – ADDITIONAL AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES Legendary, GRAMMY-award winning band Fleetwood Mac have announced an additional concert date for Perth as part of their Australian tour. Due to exceptional demand, new shows have been added for Perth on Sunday, August 11, Sydney on Saturday, August 17, Brisbane on Thursday, August 22 and Melbourne on […]

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LEGENDARY IRISH SINGER/SONGWRITER LUCA BLOOM AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2019

LEGENDARY IRISH SINGER/SONGWRITER LUCA BLOOM AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2019

| 6 February 2019 | Reply

LEGENDARY IRISH SINGER/SONGWRITER LUKA BLOOM AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2019 NOOSA THE J WEDNESDAY 27 FEBRUARY SUNSHINE COAST VENUE 114 FRIDAY 1 MARCH BRISBANE PRINCESS THEATRE SATURDAY 2 MARCH BYRON BAY BYRON THEATRE TUESDAY 5 MARCH PORT MACQUARIE GLASSHOUSE WEDNESDAY 6 MARCH NEWCASTLE LIZOTTE’S THURSDAY 7 MARCH PORT FAIRY PORT FAIRY FOLK FESTIVAL 9 & 10 MARCH […]

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LIVE: SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators – Perth, 3 Feb, 2019

LIVE: SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators – Perth, 3 Feb, 2019

| 4 February 2019 | Reply

LIVE: SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators – Perth, 3 Feb, 2019 Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators – RAC Arena, Perth Review by Damien Crocker Photography by Stuart McKay New Zealand’s Devilskin kicked off the night with a bang. The clearly seasoned artists were more than comfortable performing on the big stage, […]

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LIVE: Monuments- Perth, 30 Jan, 2019

LIVE: Monuments- Perth, 30 Jan, 2019

| 4 February 2019 | Reply

LIVE: Monuments- Perth, 30 Jan, 2019 Badlands Bar, Perth Review by Melanie Scrafton Photography by Damian Crocker Although this was not their first time playing in Australia, it was Monument’s first time performing in Perth, and their last show before jetting home after touring the east coast with Progfest. They were supported on the night […]

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FAREWELL YELLOW BRICK ROAD – ELTON JOHN AUSTRALIAN FAREWELL TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

FAREWELL YELLOW BRICK ROAD – ELTON JOHN AUSTRALIAN FAREWELL TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

| 2 February 2019 | Reply

FAREWELL YELLOW BRICK ROAD – ELTON JOHN AUSTRALIAN FAREWELL TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED “The most elaborate, high-tech arena show Elton has ever attempted…A parade of mega-hits and one hell of a way to say goodbye.” – Rolling Stone USA “Each song felt so important. Each moment seemed so significant. And the crowd hung on every word, […]

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LIVE: Phil Collins – Perth, 28 Jan, 2019

LIVE: Phil Collins – Perth, 28 Jan, 2019

| 30 January 2019 | Reply

LIVE: Phil Collins – Perth, 28 Jan, 2019 RAC Arena, Perth, Monday 28th January, 2019 Photography and review by Pete Gardner (a self confessed Genesis tragic, so this may not be totally objective…) Eighteen months into his two year world tour, and halfway through the Australia/New Zealand leg, Phil Collins brings his ‘Not Dead Yet’ […]

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LIVE: Mumford & Sons – Perth, 27 Jan 2019

LIVE: Mumford & Sons – Perth, 27 Jan 2019

| 29 January 2019 | Reply

LIVE: Mumford & Sons – Perth, 27 Jan 2019 RAC Arena, Perth, Sunday 27 January, 2019 Review & photography by Michael Farnell On a balmy night in Perth a strong crowd of around 10,000 revellers gathered at RAC Arena, many probably arriving straight from their Hottest 100 parties to catch London folk-rock juggernauts Mumford & […]

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LIVE: ICEHOUSE – Fremantle Prison, 27 Jan, 2019

LIVE: ICEHOUSE – Fremantle Prison, 27 Jan, 2019

| 29 January 2019 | Reply

LIVE: ICEHOUSE – Fremantle Prison, 27 Jan, 2019 Fremantle Prison, Sunday, 27 January, 2019 Reviewed by Kevin Curran Photography by Damien Crocker It’s great to see a show in a venue that is out of the ordinary, and the historic Fremantle Prison hosted this Australia Day weekend gig. Aussie legends Icehouse probably have the most […]

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LIVE: The Prodigy – Perth, 24 Jan, 2019

LIVE: The Prodigy – Perth, 24 Jan, 2019

| 29 January 2019 | Reply

LIVE: The Prodigy – Perth, 24 Jan, 2019 RAC Arena, Perth – Thursday, 24 January, 2019 Reviewed by Melanie Scrafton Photography by Stuart McKay The Prodigy return to Australia to promote last year’s No Tourists release, and their first show at Perth’s RAC Arena was nicely warmed up by Perth’s own Shock One, aka Karl […]

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LIVE: Conversations with Nick Cave – Perth, 23 Jan, 2019

LIVE: Conversations with Nick Cave – Perth, 23 Jan, 2019

| 29 January 2019 | Reply

LIVE: Conversations with Nick Cave – Perth, 23 Jan, 2019 Perth Concert Hall, Wednesday, 23 January, 2019 Reviewed by Brian Dunne Before I get into the meat and two veg of this review, so to speak, I feel I should give you, dear reader, a trigger warning. You may not have realised one or two […]

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FRINGE FESTIVAL REVIEW: IDRIS STANTON – WHAM GLAM CIRCUS MAN

FRINGE FESTIVAL REVIEW: IDRIS STANTON – WHAM GLAM CIRCUS MAN

| 22 January 2019 | Reply

FRINGE FESTIVAL REVIEW: IDRIS STANTON – WHAM GLAM CIRCUS MAN Fringe World, Northbridge – Monday, 21 January, 2019 By Shane Pinnegar 96% Idris Stanton’s Wham Glam Circus Man showcases the very best of what Fringe World is all about – it celebrates circus tricks, comedy, equality and good times for all, and, like all the […]

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CD REVIEW: STEVE PERRY – TRACES

CD REVIEW: STEVE PERRY – TRACES

| 21 January 2019 | Reply

CD REVIEW: STEVE PERRY – TRACES Capitol Records October 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 74% “I know it’s been a long time coming,” are the first lyrics Steve Perry sings on new album Traces, and never a truer word spoken. It’s been twenty-two long years since Perry last released new music – the Journey reunion […]

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