RSSArchive for 2017

CD REVIEW: BULLETPROOF LOVERS – Shot Through The Heart

CD REVIEW: BULLETPROOF LOVERS – Shot Through The Heart

CD REVIEW: BULLETPROOF LOVERS – Shot Through The Heart Rum Bar Records October 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 Unfettered, slightly unhinged, post punk rawk with the hooks turned up to eleven, Bulletproof Lovers positively bristle with sweaty, throwback attitude, writing songs that are genetically engineered to please unruly crowds of beer and […]

DVD/BLU RAY REVIEW: CRISS CROSS

DVD/BLU RAY REVIEW: CRISS CROSS

DVD/BLU RAY REVIEW: CRISS CROSS Shock Entertainment Directed by Robert Siodmak Starring Burt Lancaster, Yvonne DeCarlo, Dan Duryea Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 There’s no honour amongst thieves, they say – and when Steve Thompson (Burt Lancaster) starts fooling around with his ex Anna Dundee (Yvonne DeCarlo), he finds her gangster husband Slim Dundee (Dan […]

COOKBOOK REVIEW: ULTIMATE SLOW COOKER by Sally Wise

COOKBOOK REVIEW: ULTIMATE SLOW COOKER by Sally Wise

 COOKBOOK REVIEW: ULTIMATE SLOW COOKER by Sally Wise ABC Books – rrp$29.99 March 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Sally Wise, author, teacher and radio personality from Tasmania, brings us 100 new recipes with perfect timing to fire up the slow cooker as winter charges towards us. Wise knows her stuff, successfully demystifying less traditional […]

CD REVIEW: THE VICE – The Vice

CD REVIEW: THE VICE – The Vice

CD REVIEW: THE VICE – The Vice Rambo Records August 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 A darkly inventive mutant that hints at influences as diverse as Entombed, Nine Inch Nails, Guns n’ Roses, Danzig and more, Stockholm’s The Vice’s first full-length album is an enthralling and confronting rock-metal-goth hybrid. The Vice have […]

INTERVIEW: BRUCE KULICK – May 2017

INTERVIEW: BRUCE KULICK – May 2017

INTERVIEW: BRUCE KULICK – May 2017 By Shane Pinnegar Bruce Kulick, guitarist with rock n’ roll legends KISS from 1984 to 1996, visits Perth for the first time in twenty years this Monday, 22 May, for a night of KISS classics, solo tracks and more at The Rosemount Hotel. With more than a little fanboy […]

LIVE: THE DARKNESS, Perth - 12 May, 2017

LIVE: THE DARKNESS, Perth – 12 May, 2017

LIVE: THE DARKNESS, Perth – 12 May, 2017 With Maverick Metropolis Perth Photography by Peter Gardner Review by Callum Kramer, courtesy of Around The Sound For a highly entertaining review – well, “recollection” of the show, click here… and enjoy Peter Gardner’s magnificent photos right here. ” order_by=”pid” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]  ” order_by=”pid” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” […]

INTERVIEW - ZANE BULLOCK, The Space Between, May 2017

INTERVIEW – ZANE BULLOCK, The Space Between, May 2017

INTERVIEW – ZANE BULLOCK, The Space Between, May 2017 By Shane Pinnegar Eclectic Perth foursome The Space Between have taken the unusual step of naming their debut EP, Swansongs – a name generally reserved for the final activity or performance of an artist’s career. Bassist Zane Bullock maintains that the four track EP is neither […]

INTERVIEW: DANIEL ESTRIN, VOYAGER – May 2017

INTERVIEW: DANIEL ESTRIN, VOYAGER – May 2017

INTERVIEW: DANIEL ESTRIN, VOYAGER – May 2017 By Shane Pinnegar Local prog metal heroes Voyager have released their epic sixth album, Ghost Mile, which is all about, singer Daniel Estrin states, “what we do on this wonderful earth, having really not much meaning at all.” Hometown fans will be able to experience the power and […]

INTERVIEW: EERO SIPILA of Battle Beast - May 2017

INTERVIEW: EERO SIPILA of Battle Beast – May 2017

According to a recent press release: “BATTLE BEAST unleashed their 4th studio album, Bringer Of Pain, on February 17 via Nuclear Blast Records. Recorded and produced at JKB Studios by keyboardist Janne Björkroth, Bringer Of Pain was also mixed by him alongside Viktor Gullichsen and Mikko Karmila, while mastering was done by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios. […]

CD REVIEW: BLACK MIRRORS - Funky Queen [EP]

CD REVIEW: BLACK MIRRORS – Funky Queen [EP]

Label: Napalm Records Release Date: March 3, 2017 Rating: 9/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur Another EP made its way across my desk a while back and I finally circled back to give it a proper listen and was pleasantly surprised when I took the 4-track disc for a spin.  Disc opener and title track […]

CD REVIEW: COLT FORD - Love Hope Faith

CD REVIEW: COLT FORD – Love Hope Faith

Label: Average Joe’s Entertainment Group Release Date: May 5, 2017 Rating: 9.5/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur Colt Ford has done it again – a disc full of 13 great tracks that are rooted in country, but blends in textures of rap, rock, R&B / soul, swirls a ton of his musical friends into the […]

CD REVIEW: LANE CHANGE - Rise [EP]

CD REVIEW: LANE CHANGE – Rise [EP]

Label: Independent Release Date: February 24, 2017 Rating: 8/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur With music becoming more consumable in bite size pieces, it makes sense for up-n-coming bands to release singles and EP’s, which is exactly what unsigned artists Lane Change have done with their 4-track disc.  Opening track “The Rich Get Richer” comes at you […]

10 Quick Ones with MARK AARON JAMES - May 2017

10 Quick Ones with MARK AARON JAMES – May 2017

Billed as “THE KING OF QUIRKY POP FOR INTELLIGENT PEOPLE,” Mark’s most recent project is the first nationally distributed album only physically available on a USB Stick, (It is also available at all regular digital retailers). “My Mighty MAJic Stick” was released in May of 2017. We get MArk to answer our 10 Quick Ones about the recent […]

BOOK REVIEW: Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk

BOOK REVIEW: Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk

BOOK REVIEW: Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk Corgi Childrens May 2017 Paperback, $19.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell  Middle Grade / Historical 6/10     Set in 1925, among the Elizabeth Islands off Massachusetts, Beyond the Bright Sea is a look at identity, family, and the attempt to discover who you are when firm answers are […]

INTERVIEW: COREY GLOVER, LIVING COLOUR – March 2017

INTERVIEW: COREY GLOVER, LIVING COLOUR – March 2017

INTERVIEW: COREY GLOVER, LIVING COLOUR – March 2017 By Shane Pinnegar Last in Perth as part of the 2014 Soundwave tour, where they were a major highlight of the Festival, despite being relegated to a short set on a small side stage, Living Colour are set to make a much-anticipated return to Australia this May. […]

CD REVIEW: MEW - Visuals

CD REVIEW: MEW – Visuals

Label: Play It Again Sam Records Release Date: April 28, 2017 Rating: 8.5/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur Mew is a band that had eluded me until their last release, +/-.  I took it for a spin and was pleasantly surprised, so when word came about a new disc from the band, I couldn’t wait […]

A QUICK DOZEN with MEXICAN CHILLI FUNERAL PARTY

A QUICK DOZEN with MEXICAN CHILLI FUNERAL PARTY

A QUICK DOZEN with MEXICAN CHILLI FUNERAL PARTY By Shane Pinnegar   Mexican Chilli Funeral Party – five stoner rockers from Milan, Italy – have an excellent new album called Mexican Warriors’ Revenge. A recent press release explains that it is, “made up of eleven high-octane, energy-infused tracks that blend stoner rock, power rock and […]

10 Quick Ones with NATURE G from TENGGER CAVALRY - May 2017

10 Quick Ones with NATURE G from TENGGER CAVALRY – May 2017

According to a recent press release: “In addition to releasing their upcoming full-length album, Die On My Ride, on June 2 via M-Theory Audio, Global Music Award-winning nomadic folk metal group TENGGER CAVALRY just announced that they will follow the release with a 25+ date North American headline tour featuring support from Felix Martin and Helsott. After the release of the band’s […]

10 Quick Ones with MASON INGLING from IN THE PRESENCE OF WOLVES - May 2017

10 Quick Ones with MASON INGLING from IN THE PRESENCE OF WOLVES – May 2017

According to a recent press release: “Philadelphia-native progressive group IN THE PRESENCE OF WOLVES rattled the east coast metal scene with their 2015 full-length release, Thalassas, deftly mixing a bevy of classic progressive rock, modern prog-metal, experimental, post-hardcore and jazz rock influences that have since been unparalleled by any up-and-coming local artist of late. Tight live and recorded performances and […]

CD REVIEW: RICHIE KOTZEN - Salting Earth

CD REVIEW: RICHIE KOTZEN – Salting Earth

Label: Headroom-Inc. Release Date: April 14, 2017 Rating: 10/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur With the month of May about half gone, I am finally able to wrap my arms and ears back around some new tunes… and with the latest from Richie Kotzen, I am treating my ears to the best around.  This disc […]

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