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CD REVIEW: KOBRA AND THE LOTUS - Prevail I

CD REVIEW: KOBRA AND THE LOTUS – Prevail I

Label: Napalm Records Release Date: May 12, 2017 Rating: 8/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur I was first aware of Kobra And The Lotus when they signed to Gene Simmons’ short-lived Simmons Records reboot.  While that disc was a bit heavier than my normal fare, I always kept this band on my radar… and Prevail […]

INTERVIEW: JOE COTELA of DED - June 2017

INTERVIEW: JOE COTELA of DED – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “If you’re not pissed off, then you’re not paying attention. Heavy music is alive and Ded is bringing back the aggressive spirit that is authentic to the genre.  “There is an honesty and a “fuck you” about hard core music that I don’t feel as often anymore” says lead singer Joe Cotela.  Ded […]

LIVE: JOURNEY wsg ASIA – June 25, 2017

LIVE: JOURNEY wsg ASIA – June 25, 2017

Venue: The Huntington Center City: Toledo, OH Date: June 25, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Hall Of Fame Rockers Journey brought separate worlds together underneath their stage lights when they rolled through Toledo the other night for a SOLD OUT show at The Huntington Center.  With Asia in tow, the bands […]

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE OF HAILMARY's NEW VIDEO LONGEST LINE!!

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE OF HAILMARY’s NEW VIDEO LONGEST LINE!!

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE OF HAILMARY’s NEW VIDEO LONGEST LINE!! Australian hard rockers Hailmary have just dropped their latest video for Longest Line from the EP Evolve Dissolve, which features footage from their time touring the UK over the last two years with the legendary Ugly Kid Joe. Sharing the clip exclusively with 100% ROCK MAGAZINE, singer/guitarist […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Answers by Catherine Lacey

BOOK REVIEW: The Answers by Catherine Lacey

BOOK REVIEW: The Answers by Catherine Lacey Granta Books July 2017 Paperback, $27.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Fiction / Social Commentary 4/10 Mary is out of options. Estranged from her Evangelist family, plagued by debt collectors and beset by chronic pain, Mary signs up for a mysterious job advertised as ‘The Girlfriend Experiment’ (or, The […]

STYX ‘THE MISSION LANDS AT #6 ON BILLBOARD’S “TOP ROCK ALBUMS” CHART

STYX ‘THE MISSION LANDS AT #6 ON BILLBOARD’S “TOP ROCK ALBUMS” CHART

June 27, 2017 — STYX’s highly anticipated and critically acclaimed 16th studio album, THE MISSION, has rocketed to the top of various Billboard’s charts thanks to a solid album that has connected with their longtime fans as well as new fans who are discovering them for the first time. THE MISSION’s chart positions: #6 Top Rock Albums […]

INTERVIEW: JOHN CONNOLLY of PROJECTED - June 2017

INTERVIEW: JOHN CONNOLLY of PROJECTED – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “Coming on the heels of the recently released EPK and album announcement, Projected returns with the video for the debut single “Reload.” The song comes from the band’s sophomore double-length release, Ignite My Insanity, scheduled for release on July 21st via Rat Pak Records. The two-disc collection is now available for pre-order in various configurations at http://www.ratpakrecords.com/Projected as […]

10 Quick Ones with PETER HELLERS from YEAR OF THE LOCUST - June 2017

10 Quick Ones with PETER HELLERS from YEAR OF THE LOCUST – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “Hard Rock band Year of the Locust- YOTL has announced tour dates with Devour the Day and Sons of Texas. The tour will kick off on June 27th in Monroe, LA at Live Oaks. In addition the band has released The “MOVIN” ON” music video made from tour footage in 2017 alongside Puddle of Mudd, Saving Abel, Tantric and Saliva while […]

CULTURE CLUB announce Australian tour - Human League & Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey to support exclusively in Perth

CULTURE CLUB announce Australian tour – Human League & Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey to support exclusively in Perth

CULTURE CLUB announce Australian tour – Human League & Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey to support exclusively in Perth International superstars Culture Club have announced they will be touring Australia later this year. Culture Club are led by front man, Boy George, currently endearing himself to new Australian audiences as their favourite coach on TV’s top […]

10 Quick Ones with CHRIS LEWIS from PHEAR - June 2017

10 Quick Ones with CHRIS LEWIS from PHEAR – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “If you long for the sounds of vintage power and thrash metal with a prog twist, then there is a fast-rising band that perfectly fits this description – Phear. Comprised of Patrick Mulock – Lead Vocals, Graham Stirrett – Guitar / Backing Vocals, Tyson Emanuel – Guitar / Backing […]

LIONEL RICHIE and CHIC featuring NILE RODGERS TO TOUR AUSTRALIA IN SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER - ALL THE HITS ALL NIGHT LONG!

LIONEL RICHIE and CHIC featuring NILE RODGERS TO TOUR AUSTRALIA IN SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER – ALL THE HITS ALL NIGHT LONG!

LIONEL RICHIE and CHIC featuring NILE RODGERS TO TOUR AUSTRALIA IN SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER – ALL THE HITS ALL NIGHT LONG! International superstar, Lionel Richie, has a discography of albums and singles that are second to none. His music is part of the fabric of pop music; in fact, Lionel Richie is one of only […]

LORDE announces 11-date tour of Australia & New Zealand this November

LORDE announces 11-date tour of Australia & New Zealand this November

LORDE announces 11-date tour of Australia & New Zealand this November ‘LORDE IS BACK!!!!!’ – coupdemain NZ ‘An unprecedented kaleidoscopic take on modern pop music…’ – Pedestrian TV ‘Lorde has resurfaced as clever and mysterious as she first emerged’ – Noisey AU The tour begins in Lorde’s home country – New Zealand, where she will […]

QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT TO ROCK AUSTRALIA IN FEBRUARY & MARCH 2018 WITH NEW STATE-OF-THE ART SHOW

QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT TO ROCK AUSTRALIA IN FEBRUARY & MARCH 2018 WITH NEW STATE-OF-THE ART SHOW

QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT TO ROCK AUSTRALIA IN FEBRUARY & MARCH 2018 WITH NEW STATE-OF-THE ART SHOW Queen + Adam Lambert toured Australia in 2014 to sold out arena shows and stunning accolades from fans and critics. The Adelaide date marks the first-time Queen has performed in Adelaide in over 3 decades! For their 2018 […]

Goran Bregović and his Wedding AND Funeral orchestra Present ‘40 Years of Bijelo Dugme Live’

Goran Bregović and his Wedding AND Funeral orchestra Present ‘40 Years of Bijelo Dugme Live’

Goran Bregović and his Wedding AND Funeral orchestra Present ‘40 Years of Bijelo Dugme Live’ 4 ½ stars. “A wild, magic night…among the best concerts I’ve heard.” – SYDNEY MORNING HERALD “The audience went off like Firecrackers” – THE AUSTRALIAN Balkan rock star Goran Bregović and his Wedding and Funeral Orchestra are making a very […]

THE AINTS Play THE SAINTS ('73 - '78) Around Australia

THE AINTS Play THE SAINTS (’73 – ’78) Around Australia

THE AINTS Play THE SAINTS (’73 – ’78) Around Australia “Rock music in the seventies was changed by three bands—the Sex Pistols, the Ramones and The Saints.” Bob Geldof On the 40th anniversary of the release of The Saints’ classic album ‘(I’m) Stranded’, founding member, guitarist and songwriter Ed Kuepper will revisit the material performed […]

THE STEMS - 30th Anniversary of 'At First Sight Violets Are Blue' Australian Tour

THE STEMS – 30th Anniversary of ‘At First Sight Violets Are Blue’ Australian Tour

THE STEMS – 30th Anniversary of ‘At First Sight Violets Are Blue’ Australian Tour To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of their classic debut album At First Sight Violets are Blue, one of Perths most popular and iconic bands, The Stems, are set to return to the live scene, embarking on a national […]

CD REVIEW: TIM BASTMEYER’S ALL STAR BLUES BAND

CD REVIEW: TIM BASTMEYER’S ALL STAR BLUES BAND

CD REVIEW: TIM BASTMEYER’S ALL STAR BLUES BAND Independent April 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 Tim Bastmeyer’s potent Robert Johnson-inspired guitar playing is central to this all-star album of authentic Delta blues, and whilst his band are less-known to us in Australia, there’s little doubt of their cred: Juno Award winners Julian […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Good Girl Stripped Bare by Tracey Spicer

BOOK REVIEW: The Good Girl Stripped Bare by Tracey Spicer

BOOK REVIEW: The Good Girl Stripped Bare by Tracey Spicer ABC Books May 2017 Paperback, $29.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction/Biographies & True Stories 10/10 They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But in the case of Tracey Spicer’s femoir it’s a clever way of summing up her memoir’s content and is a […]

CD REVIEW: SHE’S THE DRIVER – The Gone Club

CD REVIEW: SHE’S THE DRIVER – The Gone Club

CD REVIEW: SHE’S THE DRIVER – The Gone Club Black Garage Records April 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 She’s The Driver’s fuzzrock-with-punk-attitude high-octane post-grunge wall of melodic noise is, at first listen, a seductively trance-like auditory experience. Belligerant trance, I hasten to add – like a Sonic Youth-meets-shoegaze psych trip. Successive listens […]

CD REVIEW: PROFESSOR LOUIE and the CROWMATIX – Crowin’ The Blues

CD REVIEW: PROFESSOR LOUIE and the CROWMATIX – Crowin’ The Blues

CD REVIEW: PROFESSOR LOUIE and the CROWMATIX – Crowin’ The Blues Woodstock Records March 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 Professor Louie – whose boogie woogie blues keys and vocals make this album so vibrant – and the Crowmatix are the sort of old school blues band who’ll play anywhere – in their own words, […]

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