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DVD REVIEW: THE FAN

DVD REVIEW: THE FAN

| 29 March 2018 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: THE FAN Shock Entertainment, December 2017 Directed by Tony Scott Starring Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes, Ellen Barkin Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6/10 This 1996 film sadly suffers from a disappointing case of being less than the sum of its impressive parts. Following De Niro’s struggling knife salesman Gil Renard as he obsesses […]

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DVD REVIEW: SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE

DVD REVIEW: SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE

| 29 March 2018 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE Shock Entertainment, July 2017 Directed by George Roy Hill Starring Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Eugene Roche, Valerie Perrine Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 I can’t say I much enjoyed watching this 1972 darkly comic sci fi film based on Kurt Vonnegut Jr’s classic novel, but it is undeniably thought provoking and challenging. […]

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A QUICK DOZEN with LIAM WHELAN, FLICKERTAIL

A QUICK DOZEN with LIAM WHELAN, FLICKERTAIL

| 29 March 2018 | Reply

A QUICK DOZEN with LIAM WHELAN, FLICKERTAIL By Shane Pinnegar   A four-headed Irish-Australian rock Hydra from Sydney’s Inner West, Flickertail play guitar-fuelled rock and roll exactly the way it’s supposed to be played. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Thin Lizzy, The Darkness, and Oasis, the band honed their sound in the garages and […]

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INTERVIEW: THE IVORY LIES – March 2018

INTERVIEW: THE IVORY LIES – March 2018

| 29 March 2018 | Reply

INTERVIEW: THE IVORY LIES – March 2018 By Shane Pinnegar Citing influences from Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix, through Guns n’ Roses, Soundgarden and Alice In Chains, The Ivory Lies burst onto Perth’s rock landscape with their debut EP, The Road To Seduction, earlier this year. It all started when Oscar Keaney, who had been […]

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Butterfingers announce Bullet To The Head single & tour

Butterfingers announce Bullet To The Head single & tour

| 28 March 2018 | Reply

Butterfingers announce Bullet To The Head single & tour Australia’s cult-classic hip-hop/crossover act, Butterfingers, have announced an extensive national tour set to kick off late March. It will see them hitting up all capitals and rural hot spots around the country with Sydney MC (and Big Village label chief) Rapaport in tow. Known for their […]

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Download Organisers Praise Patrons and Confirm Download Will Return to Melbourne ….. and Sydney in 2019!

Download Organisers Praise Patrons and Confirm Download Will Return to Melbourne ….. and Sydney in 2019!

| 28 March 2018 | Reply

Download Organisers Praise Patrons and Confirm Download Will Return to Melbourne ….. and Sydney in 2019! Nearly 30,000 heavy music fans descended on Melbourne on Saturday for Australia’s first Download Festival. After a smattering of rain to kick off, the rock gods smiled, the clouds parted, and pure rock fury ripped through Flemington. International superstars […]

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EP REVIEW: FIVE MILE SMILE – The Truth About Dogs And Wolves

EP REVIEW: FIVE MILE SMILE – The Truth About Dogs And Wolves

| 28 March 2018 | Reply

EP REVIEW: FIVE MILE SMILE – The Truth About Dogs And Wolves Independent 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8.5/10 Five Mile Smile hail from Belfast, Northern Ireland, where they worked as a trio between 2000 and 2003. Reuniting in 2014 – first through Facebook, then for fun, then more seriously – they trimmed down to […]

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EP REVIEW: THE TRASH DOVES – Lemme Smash

EP REVIEW: THE TRASH DOVES – Lemme Smash

| 28 March 2018 | Reply

EP REVIEW: THE TRASH DOVES – Lemme Smash Independent 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 A four-piece combo of music students, The Trash Doves debut is raw, green, and full of promise. Wearing their influences on their young sleeves, there’s the infectious pop punk of Try Harder, surly attitude rock of Love Is ill, Sabbathy […]

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CD REVIEW: JUNIOR DANGER – Junior Danger

CD REVIEW: JUNIOR DANGER – Junior Danger

| 28 March 2018 | Reply

CD REVIEW: JUNIOR DANGER – Junior Danger Independent January 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Darren Skewes combines menacingly dark, sonorous vocals and crunchy guitar riffs with a deep-fried southern twang over the top of Junior Danger’s rock solid rhythm section of Tom Meyer and Damien Brown, making this a bewitching mix of hellpunk, and […]

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EP REVIEW: YOMI SHIP – Yomi Ship

EP REVIEW: YOMI SHIP – Yomi Ship

| 28 March 2018 | Reply

EP REVIEW: YOMI SHIP – Yomi Ship Independent 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Yomi Ship navigate some enthralling seas on this self-titled debut EP, cut in one take with no overdubs because guitarist Jarred Osborne prefers to keep the sound fresh – and he has an impressive enough effects rack and playing skills to […]

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A QUICK DOZEN with TIM MEACO, THE LOCKHEARTS

A QUICK DOZEN with TIM MEACO, THE LOCKHEARTS

| 28 March 2018 | Reply

A QUICK DOZEN with TIM MEACO, THE LOCKHEARTS By Shane Pinnegar Introducing The Lockhearts – they are loud, obnoxious and demand to be heard. Their rock stylings are dirty, fuzzy and catchy as hell; and they’ve been called bluesy rock, 70’s rock and hard rock. Call it whatever you want – they just prefer to […]

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ROCK THE BOAT 2018 TO FEATURE FOREIGNER, THE ROMANTICS AND MORE!

ROCK THE BOAT 2018 TO FEATURE FOREIGNER, THE ROMANTICS AND MORE!

| 23 March 2018 | Reply

ROCK THE BOAT 2018 TO FEATURE FOREIGNER, THE ROMANTICS AND MORE! THE WHO’S WHO OF ROCK MUSIC JOIN TOGETHER FOR THE ANNUAL ROCK MUSIC FESTIVAL AT SEA ROCK THE BOAT – SEVEN HUGE NIGHTS OF ROCK One of Australia’s biggest rock n roll festivals Rock The Boat once again hits the high seas in 2018, […]

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Moose Blood Announce 2018 Australian Tour With Special Guests Movements

Moose Blood Announce 2018 Australian Tour With Special Guests Movements

| 23 March 2018 | Reply

Moose Blood Announce 2018 Australian Tour With Special Guests Movements Bursting on to the scene in 2012, Canterbury quartet Moose Blood solidified themselves as one of the UK’s hottest exports. With an absolutely exceptional clutch of new songs under their belt, Moose Blood are thrilled to announce their eagerly-awaited return to Australia touring nationally in […]

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RTRFM’s Iconic local music Festival IN THE PINES is back for its 25th year

RTRFM’s Iconic local music Festival IN THE PINES is back for its 25th year

| 23 March 2018 | Reply

RTRFM’s Iconic local music Festival IN THE PINES is back for its 25th year RTRFM’s Iconic local music Festival IN THE PINES is back for its 25th year at our home away from home, UWA Somerville Auditorium, Sunday, April 29, 2018. RTRFM’s local music fest will take place once again in the idyllic surrounds of […]

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TIRED LION ANNOUNCE HUGE NATIONAL ‘WHERE WERE YOU?’ TOUR

TIRED LION ANNOUNCE HUGE NATIONAL ‘WHERE WERE YOU?’ TOUR

| 23 March 2018 | Reply

TIRED LION ANNOUNCE HUGE NATIONAL ‘WHERE WERE YOU?’ TOUR “Raw, visceral and loud.” – The Music “Tired Lion have steadily climbed the ranks as one of Australia’s most talked-about bands.” – Reverb.com “They are, tbqh, just an excellent rock and roll band, and we’re lucky to have ‘em turning out huge choruses like it ain’t […]

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ESCAPE THE FATE Announce Australian and New Zealand Tour

ESCAPE THE FATE Announce Australian and New Zealand Tour

| 23 March 2018 | Reply

ESCAPE THE FATE Announce Australian and New Zealand Tour ESCAPE THE FATE are headed back to Australia to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their highly praised ‘This War Is Ours’. With ‘This War Is Ours’ ESCAPE THE FATE came into their own exuding a spirit of chaotic mischief with each song firing like a cannon […]

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RECORD STORE DAY 2018 ANNOUNCES AMBASSADORS

RECORD STORE DAY 2018 ANNOUNCES AMBASSADORS

| 23 March 2018 | Reply

RECORD STORE DAY AUSTRALIA 2018 ANNOUNCES AMBASSADORS ANTHONY ALBANESE (AKA DJ ALBO) HANDS OVER THE BATON TO MICHAEL CHUGG : DAN SULTAN : AMBER LAWRENCE Record Store Day are very excited to announce Michael Chugg, Dan Sultan and Amber Lawrence as their ambassadors for this 11th worldwide event that celebrates the culture of the indie […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Like A Bat Out Of Hell: The Larger Than Life Story Of Meat Loaf by Mick Wall

BOOK REVIEW: Like A Bat Out Of Hell: The Larger Than Life Story Of Meat Loaf by Mick Wall

| 21 March 2018 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Like A Bat Out Of Hell: The Larger Than Life Story Of Meat Loaf by Mick Wall Hachette Australia November 2017 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Biography, Rock & roll 8.5/10 Mick Wall’s biography of Meat Loaf, the fat, bullied kid who wanted to be loved, is much more than just another […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Ultimate Guide To The 1977 Classic Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

BOOK REVIEW: The Ultimate Guide To The 1977 Classic Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

| 21 March 2018 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: The Ultimate Guide To The 1977 Classic Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Sterling/New South Books December 2017 $29.99 Hardback/film tie-in Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 10/10 The inside story on the greatest fairy tale ever told, this Celebration Special is a slight book at only 98 pages, but absolutely crammed full of […]

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INTERVIEW: KYM REDMOND, Band Of Missfits – March 2018

INTERVIEW: KYM REDMOND, Band Of Missfits – March 2018

| 21 March 2018 | Reply

INTERVIEW: KYM REDMOND, Band Of Missfits – March 2018 By Shane Pinnegar Band Of Missfits launch their Higher Passage EP on Friday, March 23, at The Bassendean Hotel for Basso Fridays. Support comes from The Blacklisted, The Silent Deeds and The Paul McCarthy Trio. For guitarist/frontwoman Kym Redmond, life hasn’t always been easy, but her […]

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