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COMEDY LIVE: EDDIE IZZARD – Perth, 5 March, 2019

COMEDY LIVE: EDDIE IZZARD – Perth, 5 March, 2019

| 15 March 2019 | Reply

COMEDY LIVE: EDDIE IZZARD – Perth, 5 March, 2019 Perth Concert Hall, Perth, Western Australia Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar To say Eddie Izzard is a high achiever almost feels like short-changing the high profile, transgender star. He’s an actor, stand-up comedian, multi-linguist performer, activist, charity icon and soon-to-be politician, running for British parliament after the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: HOTEL MUMBAI

MOVIE REVIEW: HOTEL MUMBAI

| 15 March 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: HOTEL MUMBAI Directed by Anthony Maras Written by John Collee & Anthony Maras Starring Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Jason Isaacs Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 93% Forget evil spirits and undead witches, true horror exists in this world in the shape of terrorism, an evil scourge whose fanatical perpetrators can strike anywhere […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET

MOVIE REVIEW: RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET

| 15 March 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET Directed by Phil Johnstone, Rich Moore Starring Sarah Silverman, John C Reilly, Gal Gadot Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 69% Underneath all the this-one-goes-up-to-eleven product placement and giddy sugar high colour-and-flashbulb visual-explosiveness that is Ralph Breaks The Internet, is a pretty fun movie with a little something for kids and […]

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OPINION – HOW TO MAKE DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA A REAL AUSTRALIAN FESTIVAL

OPINION – HOW TO MAKE DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA A REAL AUSTRALIAN FESTIVAL

| 15 March 2019 | Reply

OPINION – HOW TO MAKE DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA A REAL AUSTRALIAN FESTIVAL By Shane Pinnegar One cannot simply discuss Download Festival Australia without mentioning Soundwave Festival, the late lamented heavy fest which disappeared up its own butt in what appeared to onlookers as a clusterfuck of epic mismanagement and ego in 2015. Soundwave left a […]

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LIVE: DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA – Melbourne, 11 March, 2019

LIVE: DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA – Melbourne, 11 March, 2019

| 15 March 2019 | Reply

LIVE: DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA – Melbourne, 11 March, 2019 Slayer, Judas Priest, Ghost, Alice In Chains, Anthrax and many more Review & a couple of amateur photos by Shane Pinnegar Official photos by Ian Laidlaw, used with permission The second year of Download Festival in Australia kicked off with a debut in Sydney, where a […]

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LIVE: DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA – Sydney, 9 March, 2019

LIVE: DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA – Sydney, 9 March, 2019

| 15 March 2019 | Reply

LIVE: DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA – Sydney, 9 March, 2019 Slayer, Judas Priest, Ghost, Alice In Chains, Anthrax and many more Review & Photography by Stuart McKay As the gates opened for the first ever Sydney instalment of the incredibly successful Download Festival, a sea of black shirts descended onto the beautiful surrounds of Parramatta Park […]

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LIVE: Happy Mondays – Perth, 2 March, 2019

LIVE: Happy Mondays – Perth, 2 March, 2019

| 4 March 2019 | Reply

LIVE: Happy Mondays – Perth, 2 March, 2019 Astor Theatre, Perth, Western Australia Reviewed by Brian Dunne Photography by Damien Crocker On Saturday night, along with the Ginchmaster as my plus 1, I rocked up to the fabulous Astor Theatre in Mount Lawley to see renowned late ’80s/early ’90s Madchester band, Happy Mondays. I’d had […]

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LIVE: EMINEM with HILLTOP HOODS, ROYCA DA 5’9, BOOGIE – Perth, 27 Feb, 2019

LIVE: EMINEM with HILLTOP HOODS, ROYCA DA 5’9, BOOGIE – Perth, 27 Feb, 2019

| 28 February 2019 | Reply

LIVE: EMINEM with HILLTOP HOODS, ROYCE DA 5’9, BOOGIE – Perth, 27 Feb, 2019 Optus Stadium, Perth, Western Australia Reviewed by Kevin Curran Official venue photography by Jeremy Deputat Optus Stadium was jam-packed and sold out for the one and only Eminem, who was making his first appearance in Perth, crazy enough as that sounds. […]

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CD REVIEW: BILLY F GIBBONS – The Big Bad Blues

CD REVIEW: BILLY F GIBBONS – The Big Bad Blues

| 26 February 2019 | Reply

CD REVIEW: BILLY F GIBBONS – The Big Bad Blues Concord Records October 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 73% Anyone who knows anything knows that The Reverend Willie G, Billy F Gibbons, is a dead set Texan legend, a man whose guitar work with The Moving Sidewalks and ZZ Top are unimpeachable. More recently, though, […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: DOM MARIANI & THE MAJESTIC KELP – Hi Seas

MUSIC REVIEW: DOM MARIANI & THE MAJESTIC KELP – Hi Seas

| 26 February 2019 | Reply

MUSIC REVIEW: DOM MARIANI & THE MAJESTIC KELP – Hi Seas Invisible Records 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 90% Dom Mariani is certainly one to follow his musical muse whichever way he fancies. From the jangly power pop of The Stems, through the garagey DM3, his ‘popsided guitar’ solo work, the Stonesy soul of The […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: THE BEATLES – THE WHITE ALBUM 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

ALBUM REVIEW: THE BEATLES – THE WHITE ALBUM 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

| 26 February 2019 | Reply

ALBUM REVIEW: THE BEATLES – THE WHITE ALBUM 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION EMI November 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 100% Giles Martin, son of original producer (and legend) George, oversaw the remastering of this revelatory 50th anniversary edition of The Beatles’ seminal self-titled (but forever better known as The White Album) double album, and describes the […]

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BOOK REVIEW; ADDING THE BLUE by Chrissie Hynde

BOOK REVIEW; ADDING THE BLUE by Chrissie Hynde

| 26 February 2019 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW; ADDING THE BLUE by Chrissie Hynde Genesis Publications November 2018 Hard cover, $79.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Art 72% This intriguing collection of artworks by punk pioneer and pop rock mainstay Chrissie Hynde follows her recent attempts to find her artistic voice during some downtime in The Pretenders’ rock and roll schedule. Not […]

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BOOK REVIEW: HARRY POTTER – DIAGON ALLEY. A MOVIE SCRAPBOOK

BOOK REVIEW: HARRY POTTER – DIAGON ALLEY. A MOVIE SCRAPBOOK

| 26 February 2019 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: HARRY POTTER – DIAGON ALLEY. A MOVIE SCRAPBOOK Bloomsbury July 2018 Hard cover, $27.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Children/Fantasy/Movie tie-in 80% Harry Potter’s legions of ardent fans will already be familiar with the magical Diagon Alley – the secret magical location just off Charing Cross Road in London where the wizarding world go […]

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BOOK REVIEW: THE BEASTIE BOYS BOOK by Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz

BOOK REVIEW: THE BEASTIE BOYS BOOK by Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz

| 26 February 2019 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: THE BEASTIE BOYS BOOK by Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz Faber Social November 2018 Hard cover, $49.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Music/autobiography 100% No-one should have expected that the surviving Beastie Boys, Mike D and ADROCK, would have told their story in a sane, linear-like fashion. For the co-constructors of frat boy hard […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: COLD PURSUIT

MOVIE REVIEW: COLD PURSUIT

| 25 February 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: COLD PURSUIT Written by Frank Baldwin & Kim Fupz Aakeson Directed by Hans Peter Moland Starring Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Tom Bateman, Tom Jackson Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 82% Liam Neeson has carved himself a niche in recent years, specialising in family revenge flicks such as the Taken series, and in Cold Pursuit […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: GLASS

MOVIE REVIEW: GLASS

| 25 February 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: GLASS Written & Directed by M Night Shyamalan Starring Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, Samuel L Jackson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 76% Back in the good graces of the studio system, M Night Shyamalan throws everything he has at this sequel to not one but two of his greatest films. […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: AQUAMAN

MOVIE REVIEW: AQUAMAN

| 25 February 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: AQUAMAN Directed by James Wan Starring Jason Momoa, Nicole Kidman, Temuera Morrison, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Dolph Lundgren Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 83% With the lost kingdom of Atlantis, warring underwater races, incredible visuals, an epic love story (or two), an admirably strong anti-pollution message, pirates, trident duels, oceans ablaze, marine animals aplenty […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: SWIMMING WITH MEN

MOVIE REVIEW: SWIMMING WITH MEN

| 25 February 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: SWIMMING WITH MEN Written by Aschlin Ditta Directed by Oliver Parker Starring Rob Brydon, Rupert Graves, Jim Carter, Jane Horrocks 73% When the abject mundanity of every facet of Eric Scott (TV fave Rob Brydon)’s middle-aged existence gets too overwhelming, he joins – somewhat reluctantly – a men’s synchronised swimming team. As you […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: GHOST STORIES

MOVIE REVIEW: GHOST STORIES

| 25 February 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: GHOST STORIES Written & Directed by Jeremy Dyson & Andy Nyman Starring Martin Freeman, Paul Whitehouse, Andy Nyman, Alex Lawther Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 64% The brain sees what it wants to see. There’s a creepy Hammer Horror vibe to most of this intriguing film, but when the film turns on its head […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN

MOVIE REVIEW: THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN

| 25 February 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN Co-written and Directed by David Lowery Starring Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek, Casey Affleck, Danny Glover, Tom Waits Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 78% Robert Redford insists that The Old Man And The Gun will be his last acting role, and if so, it’s a masterfully restrained way for […]

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