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BOOK REVIEW: Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich

BOOK REVIEW: Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich

BOOK REVIEW: Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich Corsair November 2017 Paperback, $29.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Literary Fiction / Speculative 3/10 The world as we know it is ending. Evolution has reversed itself, affecting every living creature on earth. Science cannot stop the world from running backwards, as woman after woman […]

LIVE: A KILLER'S CONFESSION - December 21, 2017

LIVE: A KILLER’S CONFESSION – December 21, 2017

Venue: The Open Chord City: Knoxville, TN Date: December 21, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Rachel Craig (http://www.rachelcraigphotos.net) A Killer’s Confession brought their A Very Killer Christmas tour to the Open Chord just a few days before the holiday. It was the perfect venue to hold the show, as the staff installed a Christmas tree on […]

INTERVIEW: EDDY CLEARWATER - December 2017

INTERVIEW: EDDY CLEARWATER – December 2017

According to a recent press release: “Celebrate with “The Chief” Eddy Clearwater as he celebrates his 83rd birthday with some special shows Friday, January 5th at Buddy Guy’s Legends opening for Buddy Guy and Saturday, January 6th at Evanston SPACE for the 5th Annual Birthday concert celebration with special presentations by the Village of Skokie and the Village of Westmont.” We got Eddy on the phone to […]

10 Quick Ones with JONATHAN THORPENBERG from THE UNGUIDED - December 2017

10 Quick Ones with JONATHAN THORPENBERG from THE UNGUIDED – December 2017

According to a recent press release: “Happy Release Day to THE UNGUIDED! Put some pressure on it! These guys are pleased to present their fourth record in six years. Those Swedes incubate a heavyweight of Melodic Death Metal which would freak out all Metalcore forerunners in their greatest era! Check out another sneak peek in form of […]

BOOK REVIEW: A Timeline of Australian Food - From Mutton to MasterChef by Jan O'Connell

BOOK REVIEW: A Timeline of Australian Food – From Mutton to MasterChef by Jan O’Connell

BOOK REVIEW: A Timeline of Australian Food – From Mutton to MasterChef by Jan O’Connell NewSouth Publishing December 2017 Paperback, $34.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction / History / Regional & National History / Australasian & Pacific History 7/10 Australians all let us rejoice for we live in a foodie paradise. On any given day […]

BOOK REVIEW: 100 Nasty Women of History - Brilliant, Badass and Completely Fearless Women Everyone Should Know by Hannah Jewell

BOOK REVIEW: 100 Nasty Women of History – Brilliant, Badass and Completely Fearless Women Everyone Should Know by Hannah Jewell

BOOK REVIEW: 100 Nasty Women of History – Brilliant, Badass and Completely Fearless Women Everyone Should Know by Hannah Jewell Hodder & Stoughton November 2017 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction / History / General & World History / Feminism 7/10 Hannah Jewell is a former BuzzFeed writer you might know from such viral […]

Revived, not Reborn: The Most Spectacular Comebacks of the Last Decade

Revived, not Reborn: The Most Spectacular Comebacks of the Last Decade

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 […]

ALBUM REVIEW: LIAM GALLAGHER – As You Were

ALBUM REVIEW: LIAM GALLAGHER – As You Were

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 […]

ALBUM REVIEW: WHITESNAKE - 1987 [30th Anniversary Remaster]

ALBUM REVIEW: WHITESNAKE – 1987 [30th Anniversary Remaster]

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 […]

DVD REVIEW: L7 - PRETEND WE'RE DEAD

DVD REVIEW: L7 – PRETEND WE’RE DEAD

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 […]

ALBUM REVIEW: BECK - Colours

ALBUM REVIEW: BECK – Colours

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 […]

ALBUM REVIEW: STONE TEMPLE PILOTS - Core

ALBUM REVIEW: STONE TEMPLE PILOTS – Core

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. […]

THE BEST OF THE BEST NEW MUSIC 2017 – Part II: # 1 - 25

THE BEST OF THE BEST NEW MUSIC 2017 – Part II: # 1 – 25

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 […]

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

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 […]

CD REVIEW: DIZZY FOX - Demo [EP]

CD REVIEW: DIZZY FOX – Demo [EP]

Label: Independent Release Date: August 12, 2017 Rating: 9/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur I love getting new music – whether I buy it or get it mailed to me, it is always fun checking out something new… even better if it is something I dig listening to.  A recent addition to my collection was […]

DVD REVIEW: STREETS OF FIRE

DVD REVIEW: STREETS OF FIRE

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. […]

DVD REVIEW: RESISTANCE

DVD REVIEW: RESISTANCE

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 […]

DVD REVIEW: TAXI – The Complete Series

DVD REVIEW: TAXI – The Complete Series

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 […]

COOKBOOK REVIEW: THE LITTLE LIBRARY COOKBOOK by Kate Young

COOKBOOK REVIEW: THE LITTLE LIBRARY COOKBOOK by Kate Young

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 […]

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

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

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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