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CD REVIEW: THE PHANTOMS – The Phantoms

CD REVIEW: THE PHANTOMS – The Phantoms

| 8 May 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: THE PHANTOMS – The Phantoms Rum Bar Records May 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 Holy crap, rock dogs, The Phantoms are here to blow your minds with rock n’ fucking roll for the ages! This, from their record label website, says it all: “Fronted by lead vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter […]

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CD REVIEW: DAVE WRIGHT and the MIDNIGHT ELECTRIC – HWY

CD REVIEW: DAVE WRIGHT and the MIDNIGHT ELECTRIC – HWY

| 8 May 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: DAVE WRIGHT and the MIDNIGHT ELECTRIC – HWY Independent April 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 Cowboy cool, the Australia of wide open roads, and an outlaw attitude come together on HWY, Melbourne rockers Dave Wright and the Midnight Electric’s second album, evoking a sun-drenched sound, distinctively unique in its reassuring […]

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EP REVIEW: CHRIS GIBBS & THE TRANSMISSION – News Of The Day

EP REVIEW: CHRIS GIBBS & THE TRANSMISSION – News Of The Day

| 6 May 2017 | Reply

EP REVIEW: CHRIS GIBBS & THE TRANSMISSION – News Of The Day Noise-A-Thon Records 15 April, 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 Chris Gibbs’ 2014 album Big Appetite was a solo album in the very definition of the term, right down to being produced in his home studio. Three years later, he’s brought […]

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CD REVIEW: THOMAS WYNN & the BELIEVERS – Wade Waist Deep

CD REVIEW: THOMAS WYNN & the BELIEVERS – Wade Waist Deep

| 6 May 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: THOMAS WYNN & the BELIEVERS – Wade Waist Deep Mascot Label Group 19 May, 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 When a rock n’ roll album opens with the breathy wonder of blues rock-meets Mezzanine-era Massive Attack opener Man Out Of Time, the rapturous near-gospel soul of title track Wade Waist Deep, and […]

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BOOK REVIEW: STRICT RULES: The iconic story of the tour that shaped Midnight Oil by Andrew McMillan

BOOK REVIEW: STRICT RULES: The iconic story of the tour that shaped Midnight Oil by Andrew McMillan

| 6 May 2017 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: STRICT RULES: The iconic story of the tour that shaped Midnight Oil by Andrew McMillan Hachette Australia – rrp$24.99 February 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Prior to touring the deep red heart of Australia with the Warumpi Band in 1986, Midnight Oil, Andrew McMillan claims, had little more understanding of the way […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Star Wars – The Visual Encyclopedia

BOOK REVIEW: Star Wars – The Visual Encyclopedia

| 6 May 2017 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Star Wars – The Visual Encyclopedia DK Australia  April 2017 Hardcover, $39.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 10/10 A sumptuous hard-cover book which does exactly what it says on the front: trawl through every aspect of the Star Wars universe in encyclopedic detail, analysing the physical composition and geography of planets, urban details and architecture; […]

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LIVE: PAINTERS & DOCKERS – Perth, 5 May, 2017

LIVE: PAINTERS & DOCKERS – Perth, 5 May, 2017

| 6 May 2017 | Reply

LIVE: PAINTERS & DOCKERS – Perth, 5 May, 2017 With The Polite Society Gate One, Claremont, Perth Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photography by Paul Dowd It’s impossible to describe a Painters & Dockers gig from their heyday to a neophyte. In the late ‘80s and early-to-mid ‘90s pubs the world was a looser, less politically […]

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INTERVIEW: Dan Baird & Warner E Hodges, Homemade Sin – April 2017

INTERVIEW: Dan Baird & Warner E Hodges, Homemade Sin – April 2017

| 4 May 2017 | Reply

INTERVIEW: Dan Baird & Warner E Hodges, Homemade Sin – April 2017 By Shane Pinnegar Dan Baird & Homemade Sin are traversing Australia on their first visit (as a band) Down Under, and explode into Perth’s Charles Hotel this Friday, 5 April, for Western Australia’s introduction to their special brand of hard edged Southern boogie […]

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INTERVIEW: PAULIE STEWART, PAINTERS & DOCKERS – April 2017

INTERVIEW: PAULIE STEWART, PAINTERS & DOCKERS – April 2017

| 4 May 2017 | Reply

INTERVIEW: PAULIE STEWART, PAINTERS & DOCKERS – April 2017 By Shane Pinnegar Legendary punk power pop protest pub rockers Painters & Dockers return to Western Australia for the first time in twenty years this week, playing at Gate One at Claremont Showgrounds on Friday, 5th May, The Dunsborough Tavern on Saturday the 6th and The […]

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INTERVIEW: JEFFREY HOAD, THE RICH & FAMOUS – April 2017

INTERVIEW: JEFFREY HOAD, THE RICH & FAMOUS – April 2017

| 3 May 2017 | 1 Reply

INTERVIEW: JEFFREY HOAD, THE RICH & FAMOUS – April 2017 By Shane Pinnegar It’s been a few years since former Kings Of The Sun frontman and guitarist Jeffrey Hoad released any new music, but with three new singles and a swag of other new songs up his sleeve, he tells us that it feels great […]

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CD REVIEW: STOLEN APPLE – Trenches

CD REVIEW: STOLEN APPLE – Trenches

| 3 May 2017 | 1 Reply

CD REVIEW: STOLEN APPLE – Trenches Independent October 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 At first glance the biblical referential band name, and the sombre, war-influenced title and bleak cover images (dogs leap over a tangled hedge in grainy black and white on the inside of the booklet, surely referencing soldiers leaping from trenches to […]

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CD REVIEW: DREADNAUGHT – Caught The Vultures Sleeping

CD REVIEW: DREADNAUGHT – Caught The Vultures Sleeping

| 3 May 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: DREADNAUGHT – Caught The Vultures Sleeping Independent July 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 Dreadnaught formed in Melbourne in 1995, and this fifth album is their first release this decade – and captures the five-some hungry and angry and in suitably aggressive form. Heavy as fuck and twice as pissed off, the band […]

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CD REVIEW: THE HOLLERIN’ SLUGGERS – Gypsy Mojo

CD REVIEW: THE HOLLERIN’ SLUGGERS – Gypsy Mojo

| 3 May 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: THE HOLLERIN’ SLUGGERS – Gypsy Mojo Independent February 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 The clock ticks ever onwards, but the heart of the blues remains the same, decade in and decade out: guitar, harp, drums and tales of life and loss and love, for the most part. The Hollerin’ Sluggers – as […]

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CD REVIEW: DEEP PURPLE – InFinite

CD REVIEW: DEEP PURPLE – InFinite

| 3 May 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: DEEP PURPLE – InFinite e-a-r music/Sony April 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 Infinite comes off the back of Deep Purple’s Now What?!, an album which was a raging success for the band both artistically – which we expect – and commercially – which was a surprise even to these industry […]

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LIVE: GREEN DAY – Perth, 30 April, 2017

LIVE: GREEN DAY – Perth, 30 April, 2017

| 1 May 2017 | Reply

LIVE: GREEN DAY – Perth, 30 April, 2017 Perth Arena, Sunday, 30 April, 2017 Reviewed by Kevin Curran Photography by Stuart McKay It’s been a few years since I caught Green Day live and, back Down Under supporting latest release Revolution Radio, it’s amazing to see how far they have progressed, from a punk rock […]

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SPiT LiKE THiS singer publishes Best selling MEMOIR BOOK

SPiT LiKE THiS singer publishes Best selling MEMOIR BOOK

| 30 April 2017 | Reply

SPiT LiKE THiS singer publishes Best selling MEMOIR BOOK LORD ZION, vocalist and co-founder of UK glam punk rascals SPiT LiKE THiS has published his first ever book, a memoir titled “A LIFE AMID CRISIS”. From Zion: “This book details the years 2010-2014 which lead up to the recording of our Normalityville Horror album, the […]

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ITALIAN SUPERSTAR ZUCCHERO IS BRINGING HIS BLACK CAT TOUR TO AUSTRALIA IN MAY 2017

ITALIAN SUPERSTAR ZUCCHERO IS BRINGING HIS BLACK CAT TOUR TO AUSTRALIA IN MAY 2017

| 30 April 2017 | Reply

ITALIAN SUPERSTAR ZUCCHERO IS BRINGING HIS BLACK CAT TOUR TO AUSTRALIA IN MAY 2017 Abstract Entertainment is proud to announce Italian superstar Zucchero will be returning to Australia for a tour in May 2017. Making a welcome return to Australia (he was last here in 2013), he will be bringing his acclaimed Black Cat World […]

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The Dillinger Escape Plan Announce Final Ever Australian Tour!

The Dillinger Escape Plan Announce Final Ever Australian Tour!

| 30 April 2017 | Reply

The Dillinger Escape Plan Announce Final Ever Australian Tour! Don’t cry because THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN are calling it a day; smile because they’ve somehow managed to stay alive this long and that you’ll get one last chance to witness them live. After twenty years of defying expectation, pushing the boundaries of their compositions, and […]

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THE STRANGLERS TO BRING THEIR CLASSIC COLLECTION DOWN UNDER

THE STRANGLERS TO BRING THEIR CLASSIC COLLECTION DOWN UNDER

| 29 April 2017 | Reply

THE STRANGLERS TO BRING THEIR CLASSIC COLLECTION DOWN UNDER One of the UK’s most important musical exports, The Stranglers announce their return to Australia in 2018 with their biggest tour in 30 years, ‘The Classic Collection’. Taking twenty of their most popular tracks from their revered album classics, chart successes and fan favourites from across […]

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Benny Mayhem – Songs For Absent Friends

Benny Mayhem – Songs For Absent Friends

| 29 April 2017 | Reply

Benny Mayhem – Songs For Absent Friends Benny Mayhem has covered a lot of ground, literally and figuratively. Written in a hotel room in the Austrian Alps, his latest single ‘Song For Absent Friends’ is both a tribute to, and a product of, the songwriter’s considerable world travels. From being a guitar-strumming teenager in his […]

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