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LIVE: JAMMIN' FOR JOSEPH f/ Eli Young Band & William Michael Morgan – March 22, 2017

LIVE: JAMMIN’ FOR JOSEPH f/ Eli Young Band & William Michael Morgan – March 22, 2017

Venue: The Fillmore Detroit City: Detroit, MI Date: March 22, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Team Joseph in conjunction with 99.5 WYCD held their annual Jammin’ For Joseph concert / fundraiser in Detroit at The Fillmore and the evening was full of great music, fun moments, and tributes to amazing kids […]

BOOK REVIEW: What Not To Do If You Turn Invisible by Ross Welford

BOOK REVIEW: What Not To Do If You Turn Invisible by Ross Welford

BOOK REVIEW: What Not To Do If You Turn Invisible by Ross Welford Harper Collins February 2017 Paperback, $14.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Middle Grade 8/10 Twelve-year-old Ethel Letherhead has spent the last year fighting a vicious battle with the extreme acne that decided to take up residence on her face rather suddenly. My acne […]

INTERVIEW: CALLUM KRAMER, The Southern River Band - December 2016

INTERVIEW: CALLUM KRAMER, The Southern River Band – December 2016

INTERVIEW: CALLUM KRAMER, The Southern River Band – December 2016 By Shane Pinnegar The Southern River Band have bolted out of the South-Eastern suburbs with a heady mixture of country-flanged rock’n’roll with a bombastic, good-time attitude, red-hot live shows, and in frontman, Callum Kramer, a festival-ready motormouth with a black belt in bogan humour. Before […]

BOOK REVIEW: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

BOOK REVIEW: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

BOOK REVIEW: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor Hodder & Stoughton March 2016 Paperback, $19.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Speculative Fiction 9/10 So many died that the tumbrils used to cart thieves to the gallows were repurposed to carry orphans to the monasteries and convents. They arrived live shipments of lambs, to hear the monks […]

CD REVIEW: EDENBRIDGE - The Great Momentum

CD REVIEW: EDENBRIDGE – The Great Momentum

Label: Steamhammer / SPV Release Date: February 17, 2017 Rating: 8/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur I really dig a lot of symphonic metal, but I typically have to be a little choosy.  Sometimes a lot of it runs together or just doesn’t fit correctly into the genre.  The latest from Edenbridge fits perfectly and this […]

The Rolling Stones Proudly Present  Olé Olé Olé! A Trip Across Latin America

The Rolling Stones Proudly Present Olé Olé Olé! A Trip Across Latin America

New York, NY (March 23, 2017)–On May 26, 2017, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Olé Olé Olé! A Trip Across Latin America by The Rolling Stones — a documentary film by Paul Dugdale. Released on DVD and Blu-ray [MSRP $26.98 Blu-ray, $21.98 DVD], the film was given a strictly limited theatrical release around Europe in September 2016 and broadcast on Channel […]

SINGLES REVIEW: THE RICH AND FAMOUS

SINGLES REVIEW: THE RICH AND FAMOUS

SINGLES REVIEW: THE RICH AND FAMOUS Independent From 30 March, 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Jeffrey Hoad, frontman of ‘80s black leather afficianados Kings Of The Sun, has resurrected the band that KOTS morphed into, The Rich And Famous, after a few years out of the business for family duties. With first single Take […]

ANDY SUMMERS - Tune in on Facebook Live to Watch Sold-Out Roland/BOSS Event

ANDY SUMMERS – Tune in on Facebook Live to Watch Sold-Out Roland/BOSS Event

Los Angeles, CA, March 22, 2017 — Tickets for legendary multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning guitarist Andy Summers performing live at the GRAMMY Museum® on Thursday, March 23, 2017, are officially sold out, but fans around the world can be part of the evening by tuning in to the Roland/BOSS Facebook Live stream here: https://www.facebook.com/BOSS/videos/10155151148298588/. The event, presented by Roland […]

LIVE: DAVE WARNER & MENTAL AS ANYTHING – Fremantle, 18 March, 2017

LIVE: DAVE WARNER & MENTAL AS ANYTHING – Fremantle, 18 March, 2017

LIVE: DAVE WARNER & MENTAL AS ANYTHING – Fremantle, 18 March, 2017 Fly By Night Club, Fremantle Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Dave Warner returned to the stages of his hometown repeatedly over recent years, but this time he has properly reconvened his From The Suburbs band and comes bearing the gifts of new songs from […]

LIVE: THE DAMNED – Perth, 17 March, 2017

LIVE: THE DAMNED – Perth, 17 March, 2017

LIVE: THE DAMNED – Perth, 17 March, 2017 With The Bible Bashers Capitol, Perth, Western Australia Review & photos by Shane Pinnegar If The Clash or Sex Pistols came out on tour the odds are they’d pack the 13,000-seat Perth Arena. The Damned, inexplicably, have never been revered as highly as their peers from the […]

10 Quick Ones with TONY PICCOLI of IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION - March 2017

10 Quick Ones with TONY PICCOLI of IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION – March 2017

According to a recent press release: “IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION, last seen on tour with Norwegian Prog Metal outfit Circus Maximus in 2016 have since released their critically acclaimed sophomore album Triumphia on Luxor Records. Triumphia has been described as having “…tons of melody, outstanding vocals …and superior songwriting skills” by WeLoveMetal.com. TheProgMind.com says of the album, “… you can tell this album was made with […]

10 Quick Ones with BEN HAZLEWOOD - March 2017

10 Quick Ones with BEN HAZLEWOOD – March 2017

According to a recent press release: “Pop powerhouse Ben Hazlewood is ramping up to his new EP, EOS, with the release of a new single, the catchy and impassioned “Sail Away” which premiered on Friday with Impose Magazine.”  With the single out about month now, we get Ben answer our 10 Quick Ones… 1. Tell us a little about […]

BONNAROO UNVEILS “THE OTHER”

BONNAROO UNVEILS “THE OTHER”

(MANCHESTER, TN) Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is excited to announce The Other, an all-new experience devoted to dance and hip-hop premiering at this year’s installment. The 2017 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will take place June 8 – 11, held as always at Great Stage Park, the spectacular 750+-acre farm and event space located […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Turnkey by Allison Rushby

BOOK REVIEW: The Turnkey by Allison Rushby

BOOK REVIEW: The Turnkey by Allison Rushby Walker Books Australia March 2017 Paperback, $16.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Middle Grade 3/10 Flossie Birdwhistle is the Turnkey at London’s Highgate Cemetery. As Turnkey, Flossie must ensure all the souls in the cemetery stay at rest. This is a difficult job at the best of times for […]

DVD REVIEW: SAD VACATION – The Last Days Of Sid And Nancy

DVD REVIEW: SAD VACATION – The Last Days Of Sid And Nancy

DVD REVIEW: SAD VACATION – The Last Days Of Sid And Nancy MVD Entertainment Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 I don’t know about a ‘sad vacation’, but the rapid junk-fuelled spiral into the abyss by Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen once they arrived in New York in 1978 was certainly a sad waste. It’s easy, […]

CD REVIEW: ROSE TATTOO – Live In Brunswick

CD REVIEW: ROSE TATTOO – Live In Brunswick

CD REVIEW: ROSE TATTOO – Live In Brunswick Golden Robot Records February 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 Rose Tattoo were, in the early days, a gang as much as a band. Members came and went, sure, but all stayed part of that denim-clad, well-inked gang, and their post-1984 line-ups never recaptured the […]

CD REVIEW: ERIC GALE – Middle Of The Road

CD REVIEW: ERIC GALE – Middle Of The Road

CD REVIEW: ERIC GALE – Middle Of The Road Mascot Label Group/Provogue 24 February, 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 Lawdy miss clawdy, Eric Gales has squeezed a life of living in the grooves of album #15, Middle Of The Road – which is nothing to do with mellowness, by the way, but […]

INTERVIEW: RICHIE KOTZEN - March 2017

INTERVIEW: RICHIE KOTZEN – March 2017

There are guitar guys that get tons of press and release really good discs – then you have guys like Richie Kotzen who pump out killer material on disc after disc under his own name as well as a multitude of bands and projects and get little to no press, yet continue to do so […]

BOOK REVIEW: Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

BOOK REVIEW: Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

BOOK REVIEW: Bone Gap by Laura Ruby Faber & Faber March 2017 Paperback, $19.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Young Adult / Magic Realism 7/10 “Because we don’t have your typical gaps around here. Not gaps made of rocks or mountains. We have gaps in the world. In the space of things. So many places to […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Cruelty by Scott Bergstrom

BOOK REVIEW: The Cruelty by Scott Bergstrom

BOOK REVIEW: The Cruelty by Scott Bergstrom Walker Books February 2017 Paperback, $18.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Young Adult / Action / Thriller 6/10   Since her mother was killed ten years ago, it’s just been Gwendolyn and her father, the man who adopted her when he married her mother. He’s taken her around the world, […]

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