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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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DVD REVIEW: RESISTANCE

DVD REVIEW: RESISTANCE

| 20 December 2017 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: RESISTANCE Shock Entertainment July 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 A French production made in 2014 to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Paris, Resistance charts the progress of the French Resistance movement as they defied the German invasion in World War II. Over six episodes we follow both students […]

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DVD REVIEW: TAXI – The Complete Series

DVD REVIEW: TAXI – The Complete Series

| 20 December 2017 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: TAXI – The Complete Series Shock Entertainment August 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Taxi ran for five years from 1978, and its cast of relative unknowns quickly became household names, going on to bigger – but rarely better – things. Danny DeVito played Louie DePalma, is the boss at a busy New […]

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COOKBOOK REVIEW: THE LITTLE LIBRARY COOKBOOK by Kate Young

COOKBOOK REVIEW: THE LITTLE LIBRARY COOKBOOK by Kate Young

| 20 December 2017 | Reply

COOKBOOK REVIEW: THE LITTLE LIBRARY COOKBOOK by Kate Young Head Of Zeus/Harper Collins Australia 1 October 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 All fans of books – which should include everyone, alright – will relish the sensation of reading about a meal enjoyed or prepared by the characters that are so engaging them […]

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Twelve Videos of Christmas #9 – FULL THROTTLE BABY – Snap It

Twelve Videos of Christmas #9 – FULL THROTTLE BABY – Snap It

| 20 December 2017 | Reply

Twelve Videos of Christmas #9 – FULL THROTTLE BABY – Snap It For our ninth installment in the Twelve Videos Of Christmas, we journey to romantic Paris in France, where “hard rock’n’roll/ Groovy/ Punk rebels Full Throttle Baby (with two members of BUKOWSKI) just premiered a brand new official music video for the song Snap […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: LEGACY OF SUPREMACY – The Morning After

ALBUM REVIEW: LEGACY OF SUPREMACY – The Morning After

| 20 December 2017 | Reply

ALBUM REVIEW: LEGACY OF SUPREMACY – The Morning After Independent 23 September, 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 /10 From the first soaring chorus of opener Mystic Seven, it’s clear that Legacy Of Supremacy are well named in homage to the legacy of supreme melodic rock and roll that once ruled the hearts and minds […]

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CD REVIEW: ROGER WATERS – Is This The Life We Really Want?

CD REVIEW: ROGER WATERS – Is This The Life We Really Want?

| 20 December 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: ROGER WATERS – Is This The Life We Really Want? Sony June 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Never one to write anything so facile as a silly love song, Roger Waters’ first new solo album in 24 years is a bile-laden tirade against all that is wrong with our modern world – […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: JESPER BINZER – Dying Is Easy

ALBUM REVIEW: JESPER BINZER – Dying Is Easy

| 20 December 2017 | Reply

ALBUM REVIEW: JESPER BINZER – Dying Is Easy Warner Bros Denmark November 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 D-A-D frontman Jesper Binzer’s first solo album will, upon first listen, sound very much like the eleven records he’s made in his day job, and D-A-D’s admirers will have plenty to enjoy here. But upon repeat listening, […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ARTIFICIAL AGENT – Programmed To Destroy

ALBUM REVIEW: ARTIFICIAL AGENT – Programmed To Destroy

| 20 December 2017 | Reply

ALBUM REVIEW: ARTIFICIAL AGENT – Programmed To Destroy Independent July 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10    “Rock is dead,” they sob, “no-one is doing anything new any more,” they cry, “there is no good new rock and roll,” they dismiss. Wrong, wrong and wrong! Take Artificial Agent, one of Detroit’s finest, who […]

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