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INTERVIEW: ZAACHARIAHA FIELDING & MICHAEL ROSS, ELECTRIC FIELDS – January 2018

INTERVIEW: ZAACHARIAHA FIELDING & MICHAEL ROSS, ELECTRIC FIELDS – January 2018

| 8 February 2018 | Reply

INTERVIEW: ZAACHARIAHA FIELDING & MICHAEL ROSS, ELECTRIC FIELDS – January 2018 By Shane Pinnegar Electro-pop duo, Electric Fields, open the Perth International Arts Festival’s Chevron Gardens on Friday, February 9, with a serve of their transcendent and mesmerising modern soul. Appearing along with the duo will be Arnhem Land beat poets Skinnyfish Sound System, remixing their tunes […]

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THEATRE REVIEW: THE UNBELIEVABLES

THEATRE REVIEW: THE UNBELIEVABLES

| 7 February 2018 | Reply

THEATRE REVIEW: THE UNBELIEVABLES Crown Theatre, Perth – January 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 The producers of the recent Illusionists shows bring a touch of Vegas to Perth with The Unbelievables, an action and comedy packed variety show at Crown Theatre compered by stand-up comedian Harrison Greenbaum, a very funny man who […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: SWEET COUNTRY

MOVIE REVIEW: SWEET COUNTRY

| 7 February 2018 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: SWEET COUNTRY Directed by Warwick Thornton Starring Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Tremayne & Trevon Doolan, Hamilton Morris Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Australia is a sweet country for many of us, that is for sure, but the nation’s historical and present-day treatment of her Indigenous peoples is a disgrace. Warwick Thornton (Samson & […]

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LIVE: RUBBER SOULED @ Fringe World Festival, Perth

LIVE: RUBBER SOULED @ Fringe World Festival, Perth

| 7 February 2018 | Reply

LIVE: RUBBER SOULED @ Fringe World Festival, Perth Saturday, 3 February, 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Starring The Milford Street Shakers, Rubber Souled re-imagines classic hits from The Beatles through the soulful R&B lens of Motown. A twelve piece ensemble which includes the velvet might of singer Lee Morunga’s vocals, a triple horn and triple […]

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LIVE: DAVE CALLAN in Every Video Clip Ever @ Fringe World Festival, Perth

LIVE: DAVE CALLAN in Every Video Clip Ever @ Fringe World Festival, Perth

| 7 February 2018 | Reply

LIVE: DAVE CALLAN in Every Video Clip Ever @ Fringe World Festival, Perth Friday, 2 February, 2018 – runs until 11 Feb Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar If ever you’ve fancied seeing a “man who looks like a Viking dancing in a comedy way,” then get thee to Dave Callan’s Every Video Clip Ever show at […]

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TEX PERKINS REPRISES HIS ROLE AS THE MAN IN BLACK IN 2018 FOR AN AUSTRALIAN TOUR WITH THE TENNESSEE FOUR & RACHEL TIDD

TEX PERKINS REPRISES HIS ROLE AS THE MAN IN BLACK IN 2018 FOR AN AUSTRALIAN TOUR WITH THE TENNESSEE FOUR & RACHEL TIDD

| 5 February 2018 | Reply

TEX PERKINS REPRISES HIS ROLE AS THE MAN IN BLACK IN 2018 FOR AN AUSTRALIAN TOUR WITH THE TENNESSEE FOUR & RACHEL TIDD TICKETS ON SALE FROM 12PM LOCAL TIME THURSDAY 8TH FEBRUARY 2018 After a sell-out stint with The Man In Black in Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre at the end of 2017, Tex Perkins is […]

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INTERVIEW: DWEEZIL ZAPPA – January 2018

INTERVIEW: DWEEZIL ZAPPA – January 2018

| 1 February 2018 | Reply

INTERVIEW: DWEEZIL ZAPPA – January 2018 By Shane Pinnegar Dweezil Zappa has spent the last decade keeping his famous father Frank’s musical legacy alive with his Zappa Plays Zappa band. He’s bringing the show – now rechristened Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever The F%@k He Wants – to Australia next month for a tour which will […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Upside-Down Dogs by Serena Hodson

BOOK REVIEW: Upside-Down Dogs by Serena Hodson

| 24 January 2018 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Upside-Down Dogs by Serena Hodson Hachette Australia October 2017 Hardcover, $19.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Picture Book 8/10 I think we humans all have an integral, DNA-level connection to dogs and their wolf forbears. Yeah, I know – some of you are cat people, and more power to you, but you can upgrade […]

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BOOK REVIEW: What Does This Button Do? by Bruce Dickinson

BOOK REVIEW: What Does This Button Do? by Bruce Dickinson

| 24 January 2018 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: What Does This Button Do? by Bruce Dickinson Harper Collins October 2017 Paperback, $34.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Autobiography 8/10 Legendary Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson’s memoir is light on the career dirt, but a fascinating insight into what makes this one-of-a-kind tick. Dickinson makes no bones about not wanting to write a […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Long and Winding Way To The Top by Andrew P Street

BOOK REVIEW: The Long and Winding Way To The Top by Andrew P Street

| 24 January 2018 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: The Long and Winding Way To The Top by Andrew P Street Allen & Unwin November 2017 Paperback, $29.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Music 9/10 Long-time music writer and more recent political commentator Andrew P Street has tackled the near-impossible: assembling a list of “50 (or so) songs that made Australia,” and like […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Champagne – A Secret History by Robert Walters

BOOK REVIEW: Champagne – A Secret History by Robert Walters

| 24 January 2018 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Champagne – A Secret History by Robert Walters Allen & Unwin November 2017 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Wine 8.5 /10 With his background growing grapes, trading in and writing about wine over the past twenty-five years, Robert Walters has built strong relationships with many artisanal wine producers around the world, and […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Funny Kid For President by Matt Stanton

BOOK REVIEW: Funny Kid For President by Matt Stanton

| 23 January 2018 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Funny Kid For President by Matt Stanton ABC Books/Harper Collins June 2017 Paperback, $14.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Children’s 8/10 Max is a funny kid – the class clown, you might say – but his teacher, sports-mad Mr Armstrong, just thinks he’s a pest. Specifically, a troublemaking pest who has done a poop […]

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BOOK REVIEW: How To Say I Love You In 5 Languages – Illustrated by Kenard Pak

BOOK REVIEW: How To Say I Love You In 5 Languages – Illustrated by Kenard Pak

| 23 January 2018 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: How To Say I Love You In 5 Languages – Illustrated by Kenard Pak Murdoch Books January 2018 Hardcover, $18.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Press & listen board book, Children’s 9/10 The simplest of books, How To Say I Love You In 5 Languages is instantly charming and engaging, showing five children around […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Star Wars –The Last Jedi – young reader/Visual Dictionary/Cross-Sections

BOOK REVIEW: Star Wars –The Last Jedi – young reader/Visual Dictionary/Cross-Sections

| 23 January 2018 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Star Wars –The Last Jedi – Young Reader/Visual Dictionary/Cross-Sections Star Wars: The Last Jedi Young Reader – $12.99 Star Wars: The Last Jedi Visual Dictionary – $29.99 Star Wars: The Last Jedi Cross-Sections – $29.99 Penguin Random House December 2017 Hardcover Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Movie tie-in/Star Wars 10/10 A new Star Wars […]

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BOOK REVIEW: First Dog On The Moon’s Guide To Living Through the Impending Apocalypse and How To Stay Nice Doing It

BOOK REVIEW: First Dog On The Moon’s Guide To Living Through the Impending Apocalypse and How To Stay Nice Doing It

| 23 January 2018 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: First Dog On The Moon’s Guide To Living Through the Impending Apocalypse and How To Stay Nice Doing It ABC Books/Harper Collins November 2017 Paperback, $29.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Cartoon/Comic Self-Help 8.5/10 Walkley Award-winning political cartoonist of choice for The Guardian Australia, First Dog On The Moon, brings his marsupial-centric wit and […]

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LIVE: Foo Fighters with Weezer – Perth, 20 Jan 2018

LIVE: Foo Fighters with Weezer – Perth, 20 Jan 2018

| 22 January 2018 | Reply

LIVE: Foo Fighters with Weezer – Perth, 20 Jan 2018 NIB Stadium, Perth – Saturday, 20 January, 2018 Reviewed by Kevin Curran Photography by Peter Gardner Foo Fighters were back in town to support their latest release Concrete & Gold, and this time it was Perth getting the first leg of the tour instead of […]

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The Top 5 Greatest Drummers in Rock History

The Top 5 Greatest Drummers in Rock History

| 22 January 2018 | Reply

The Top 5 Greatest Drummers in Rock History Rock music is everywhere, rock music is forever – I think many of you can agree to this. Rock makes many things better, from driving to relaxing, from parties to work, giving life a pace, a rhythm, something to measure it by. The guitars and the drums […]

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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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