RSSArchive for 2017

CD REVIEW: ZAC BROWN BAND – Welcome Home

CD REVIEW: ZAC BROWN BAND – Welcome Home

CD REVIEW: ZAC BROWN BAND – Welcome Home Elektra May 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6/10 Zac Brown’s notoriety has spread far and wide since many of us first heard of his heartfelt country rock with a pop edge (think Bon Jovi if they gave a shit about anything other than making money… and with […]

CD REVIEW: STYX - The Mission

CD REVIEW: STYX – The Mission

Label: ALPHA DOG 2T/UMe Release Date: June 16, 2017 Rating: 8.5/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur Styx went into new and familiar territory at the same time with their first release in 14 years… The Mission.  This disc takes us back to the day of a disc that actually tells a cohesive story from first […]

9 Quick Ones with BUGGY from ALARM FOR WAR - June 2017

9 Quick Ones with BUGGY from ALARM FOR WAR – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “Sam AKA ‘Buggy’ is a young rocker that mixes rap with rock on a new energetic track.” We get Buggy to answer our 9 Quick Ones about the new release, his influences, and more… 1. Tell us a little about your latest release.  What might a fan or listener not grab the […]

LIVE: I LOVE THE ‘90s feat VANILLA ICE, SALT N’ PEPA, COOLIO, TONE LOC, COLOUR ME BADD, YOUNG MC – Perth, 13 June, 2017

LIVE: I LOVE THE ‘90s feat VANILLA ICE, SALT N’ PEPA, COOLIO, TONE LOC, COLOUR ME BADD, YOUNG MC – Perth, 13 June, 2017

LIVE: I LOVE THE ‘90s feat VANILLA ICE, SALT N’ PEPA, COOLIO, TONE LOC, COLOUR ME BADD, YOUNG MC – Perth, 13 June, 2017 Perth Arena, Western Australia Reviewed by Kevin Curran Photography by Stuart McKay As a guy that usually reviews rock and metal gigs, it is sometimes good to change it up and […]

10 Quick Ones with JONNY ROSS from SMALL TOWN TITANS - June 2017

10 Quick Ones with JONNY ROSS from SMALL TOWN TITANS – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “Small Town Titans have released an acoustic version of their brand new single titled “Too Much To Dream” that was based off of a poem written by one of their fans, Don Mattox, a veteran of the U.S. Military. In addition, the band has launched a PledgeMusic Campaign for pre-orders of the official single […]

CD REVIEW: BRAZENLINX – Vienna Don’t Fret

CD REVIEW: BRAZENLINX – Vienna Don’t Fret

CD REVIEW: BRAZENLINX – Vienna Don’t Fret Independent January 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 Led by Australian viola player Gejza Jurth, Vienna’s Brazenlinx make a highly original shot for hard rocking metal glory by featuring just vocalist Peter Dürr, drummer Urge Kirchner and cellist Alex Graf. It’s not a unique idea – […]

CD REVIEW: THE CONNECTION – Just For Fun

CD REVIEW: THE CONNECTION – Just For Fun

CD REVIEW: THE CONNECTION – Just For Fun Rumbar Records February 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 The Connection pitch a kinghitter with their fourth album, Just For Fun, which does exactly what it says on the tin. Entering the studio late last year, The Connection set about having a blast, blasting out […]

STYX ‘THE MISSION,’ FIRST STUDIO ALBUM IN 14 YEARS, OUT TODAY ON ALPHA DOG 2T/UMe

STYX ‘THE MISSION,’ FIRST STUDIO ALBUM IN 14 YEARS, OUT TODAY ON ALPHA DOG 2T/UMe

Friday, June 16 – Ladies and gentlemen, we have liftoff. STYX’s highly anticipated and critically acclaimed 16th studio album, THE MISSION, has officially launched into the sonic atmosphere around the world on the band’s label, Alpha Dog 2T/UMe. The first single, “Gone Gone Gone,” quickly rocketed up Mediabase’s “Classic Rock” charts. A video can be seen here. […]

LIVE: SALIVA– June 15, 2017

LIVE: SALIVA– June 15, 2017

Venue: St. Andrews Hall City: Detroit, MI Date: June 15, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Saliva is alive and kicking… don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.  The foursome rolled their bus through Detroit Rock City and made a planned stop at St. Andrews Hall for a killer show full of hits […]

CD REVIEW: KASABIAN – For Crying Out Loud

CD REVIEW: KASABIAN – For Crying Out Loud

CD REVIEW: KASABIAN – For Crying Out Loud Sony May 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 When Kasabian’s 2004 self-titled debut dropped, they presciently bridged the great divide between Oasis and electronic outfits such as The Prodigy, and foretold the new wave of dance rock, a la The Killers, Arctic Moneys et al. Now, on […]

CD REVIEW: Mikki Free – Tattoo Burn - Redux

CD REVIEW: Mikki Free – Tattoo Burn – Redux

CD REVIEW: Mikki Free – Tattoo Burn – Redux Mysterium Blues Records May 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 From the exalted superfunk soul power of opening track God Is On The Phone, through to the guitar supreme groove of There’s A Hole In The Heart Of The Blues and the simple family fun of […]

BOOK REVIEW: HISTORY MYSTERIES – LASSETER’S GOLD by Mark Greenwood

BOOK REVIEW: HISTORY MYSTERIES – LASSETER’S GOLD by Mark Greenwood

BOOK REVIEW: HISTORY MYSTERIES – LASSETER’S GOLD by Mark Greenwood Puffin Books, young readers, paperback, rrp$12.99 May 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 The legend of Lasseter’s Gold is an Australian mystery of epic proportions. Harold Bell Lasseter made various claims in the 1920s/30s that he had, years previously, stumbled across a magnificent gold reef […]

BOOK REVIEW: WE - A Manifesto for Women Everywhere by Gillian Anderson & Jennifer Nadel

BOOK REVIEW: WE – A Manifesto for Women Everywhere by Gillian Anderson & Jennifer Nadel

BOOK REVIEW: WE – A Manifesto for Women Everywhere by Gillian Anderson & Jennifer Nadel HarperCollins Publishers March 2017 Paperback, $29.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction/Self-Help & Personal Development 7.5/10 A journalist and an actor walk into a bar. It’s not a joke, rather the pair come together to write a manifesto about how to live […]

BOOK REVIEW: THE 50 GREATEST DISHES OF THE WORLD by James Steen

BOOK REVIEW: THE 50 GREATEST DISHES OF THE WORLD by James Steen

BOOK REVIEW: THE 50 GREATEST DISHES OF THE WORLD by James Steen Allen & Unwin, paperback, rrp$22.99 March 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 /10 We initially thought this was going to be a recipe book – but we couldn’t have been more wrong. Instead, James Steen has compiled an intriguing and exotic history of […]

CD REVIEW: RAISED BY EAGLES – I Must Be Somewhere

CD REVIEW: RAISED BY EAGLES – I Must Be Somewhere

CD REVIEW: RAISED BY EAGLES – I Must Be Somewhere ABC Music May 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 Clearly acolytes of The Church of The Band (which is only ever a good thing), Raised By Eagles third album is a rambling, sprawling serve of pastorally inclined Americana, built at the place where […]

CD REVIEW: TED MULRY GANG – TMG Live

CD REVIEW: TED MULRY GANG – TMG Live

CD REVIEW: TED MULRY GANG – TMG Live Festival/Warner May 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Since their fortieth anniversary last year – some sixteen years after Ted Mulry prematurely passed away after a bout with brain cancer, aged one day shy of only 54 – TMG are enjoying something of a revival and reappraisal, […]

BOOK REVIEW: NED’S CIRCUS OF MARVELS: THE GOLD THIEF by Justin Fisher

BOOK REVIEW: NED’S CIRCUS OF MARVELS: THE GOLD THIEF by Justin Fisher

BOOK REVIEW: NED’S CIRCUS OF MARVELS: THE GOLD THIEF by Justin Fisher Harper Collins, paperback May 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6 ½ /10 Book 2 in Justin Fisher’s series starts with the theft of all the gold in the world, the disappearance of Ned’s parents, and a greasy thief with a pet monster trying […]

CD REVIEW: TORRENTIAL THRILL – Nothing As It Seems

CD REVIEW: TORRENTIAL THRILL – Nothing As It Seems

CD REVIEW: TORRENTIAL THRILL – Nothing As It Seems Hellfire Records April 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Weld together the high octane sex sleaze of prime era Motley Crue with the nuts and bolts arena pub sound of AC/DC, and detail this rawk machine with a hint of post grunge darkness, and you’ve got […]

CD REVIEW: SIDEBURN - #EIGHT

CD REVIEW: SIDEBURN – #EIGHT

CD REVIEW: SIDEBURN – #EIGHT Fastball Music May 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Sideburn’s eighth album #EIGHT is literally dripping with the sweat of AC/DC beer barn rock n’ roll, Mike Riffart and Lawrence Link’s rhythm guitars every bit as razor’s edge sharp and on point as Malcolm Young’s rock solid best. The Swiss […]

JON STEVENS - STARLIGHT AUSTRALIAN TOUR WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST KATE CEBERANO

JON STEVENS – STARLIGHT AUSTRALIAN TOUR WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST KATE CEBERANO

JON STEVENS – STARLIGHT AUSTRALIAN TOUR WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST KATE CEBERANO Hot on the heels of his UK tour, Jon Stevens is hitting the road around Australia for a national tour to celebrate his latest album release Starlight. The tour, which will see him rock into six states and territories, will also feature very […]

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