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LIVE: CYNDI LAUPER & BLONDIE – Perth, 12 April, 2017

LIVE: CYNDI LAUPER & BLONDIE – Perth, 12 April, 2017

LIVE: CYNDI LAUPER & BLONDIE – Perth, 12 April, 2017 With The Clouds – Kings Park Botanic Garden Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photography by Peter Gardner Iconic pop legends Blondie and Cyndi Lauper teamed up for an Australian tour, ending on a startlingly beautiful and clear autumn night in the gorgeous surrounds of Kings Park […]

CD REVIEW: ASHLEY RILEY - Can't Let You Go [EP]

CD REVIEW: ASHLEY RILEY – Can’t Let You Go [EP]

Label: Riled Up Records Release Date: March 3, 2017 Rating: 9/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur There seems to be a run on Americana music lately, and while it isn’t my go to, it is becoming something I will listen to without cringing.  The latest from Ashley Riley is a mish-mash of the Americana groove […]

CD REVIEW: WATTS – The Black Heart Of Rock N’ Roll

CD REVIEW: WATTS – The Black Heart Of Rock N’ Roll

CD REVIEW: WATTS – The Black Heart Of Rock N’ Roll Rum Bar Records July 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Just like their cover image suggests, Watts are a Boston four-pieced gravel-throated, ripped amp, punk attitude, juvenile delinquent rap sheet, sweat-dripping-from-the-ceiling bunch channelling their own brand of Pistols-Dolls-Keef-Thunders-Accadacca take no shit, no fucks given, […]

CD REVIEW: THE CHEAP CASSETTES – All Anxious, All The Time

CD REVIEW: THE CHEAP CASSETTES – All Anxious, All The Time

CD REVIEW: THE CHEAP CASSETTES – All Anxious, All The Time Rum Bar Records February 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 The Cheap Cassettes’ lo-fi, scuzzed up indie punk rock is a throwback to the heady days of yore, before music was digitally sanitised and over-produced. There’s no chance of that here – […]

DVD/BLU RAY: FLETCH and FLETCH LIVES

DVD/BLU RAY: FLETCH and FLETCH LIVES

DVD/BLU RAY: FLETCH and FLETCH LIVES Directed by Michael Ritchie Starring Chevy Chase, Shock Entertainment March 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 and 7/10   Chevy Chase is at his best playing newspaper reporter Irwin ‘Fletch’ Fletcher, donning aliases and disguises almost as fast as he deadpans quips and one-liners while trying to get to […]

DVD REVIEW: ÄNGELBY

DVD REVIEW: ÄNGELBY

DVD REVIEW: ÄNGELBY Starring Mia Skäringer, Göran Ragnerstam, Joel Spira Shock Entertainment March 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 ÄNGELBY comes from the same Swedish broadcasters that brought us The Bridge and Jordskott, and it is an intriguing mixture of crime thriller, small town drama, and supernatural mystery. Mia Skäringer stars as Vera, […]

10 Quick Ones with PETER MANHART & TREVOR JONES of MOLEHILL - April 2017

10 Quick Ones with PETER MANHART & TREVOR JONES of MOLEHILL – April 2017

According to a recent press release: “At a time when there seems to be a large amount of political discontent in the world, Chicago’s progressive indie group Molehill has debuted a new single that embraces a revolutionary spirit. “Hearts on Fire” inspired by the “Euromaidan” protests in the Ukraine (the birthplace of vocalist Peter Manhart’s mother), is […]

LIVE: JETHRO TULL by IAN ANDERSON – Perth, 11 April, 2017

LIVE: JETHRO TULL by IAN ANDERSON – Perth, 11 April, 2017

LIVE: JETHRO TULL by IAN ANDERSON – Perth, 11 April, 2017 Perth Concert Hall, Tuesday, 11 April, 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photography by Stuart McKay The wild hair and beard, hobo’s overcoat, provocative codpiece, and even the garishly colourful bandana and vests may all be long gone, but Ian Anderson – trim, stylishly understated […]

LIVE: THE KILLTHRAX TOUR featuring ANTHRAX & KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – April 8, 2017

LIVE: THE KILLTHRAX TOUR featuring ANTHRAX & KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – April 8, 2017

Venue: The Fillmore Detroit City: Detroit, MI Date: April 8, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) The Killthrax Tour was announced and I have to admit, I was excited to see Anthrax bring their brand of thrash metal back to Detroit once more, but the intriguing part of this show for me […]

10 Quick Ones with SOLDIERS OF A WRONG WAR - April 2017

10 Quick Ones with SOLDIERS OF A WRONG WAR – April 2017

According to a recent press release: “Italian alternative rock quartet Soldiers Of A Wrong War has released their new party-filled music video titled, “Yeah!” Along with the new single, comes the announcement for the band’s second studio album “Countdowns”, which follows up on their 2014 three-track EP, “Slow”. The new album is set to release April 18th […]

BOOK REVIEW: This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

BOOK REVIEW: This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

BOOK REVIEW: This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel Headline Review January 2017 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Fiction 9/10 Rosie and Penn always wanted a daughter. Four sons later, they decide to try one last time – and their beautiful little boy Claude is born. Life continues happily for this big, […]

LIVE: THE LAST WALTZ 40 – April 7, 2017

LIVE: THE LAST WALTZ 40 – April 7, 2017

Venue: The Fox Theatre City: Detroit, MI Date: April 7, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Kevin Alfredo As the jubilant Detroit Tigers fans staggered their way out of the theater district of Detroit, I was on a fast pace in the opposite direction to see a tribute show like no other, The Last Waltz 40 […]

LIVE: MADNESS – Fremantle, 10 April, 2017

LIVE: MADNESS – Fremantle, 10 April, 2017

LIVE: MADNESS – Fremantle, 10 April, 2017 Madness with Caravãna Sun, Fremantle Arts Centre – Monday, 10 April, 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photography by Stuart McKay With comic fez’s for sale on the merch desk, a long queue at the bar, and a sell-out crowd for this first instalment of Madness’s two-night Fremantle stand, […]

A QUICK DOZEN with C.C. SPINA, LITTLE HURRICANE

A QUICK DOZEN with C.C. SPINA, LITTLE HURRICANE

A QUICK DOZEN with C.C. SPINA, LITTLE HURRICANE By Shane Pinnegar Lo-fi dirty blues duo Little Hurricane are making people sit up and pay attention with fourth album Sam Sun, Same Moon, a delicious slab of minimalist blues with depth not normally heard in the guitar-and-drums duo genre. Drummer Celeste ‘C.C.’ Spina took time out […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Motherless Oven by Rob Davis

BOOK REVIEW: The Motherless Oven by Rob Davis

BOOK REVIEW: The Motherless Oven by Rob Davis Self Made Hero October 2014 Paperback, $24.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Graphic Novel 8/10   In Scarper Lee’s world, parents don’t make children— children make parents. Scarper’s father is a wind-powered brass construction whilst his mother is a bakelite hairdryer. It’s also a world without birthdays, only […]

LIVE: Alter Bridge – Fremantle, 8 April, 2017

LIVE: Alter Bridge – Fremantle, 8 April, 2017

LIVE: Alter Bridge – Fremantle, 8 April, 2017 With Like A Storm. Metropolis, Fremantle Saturday, 8 April, 2017 Reviewed by Daryl Emmet Photography by Peter Gardner Metro’s Fremantle was at a comfortable capacity when Like A Storm took to the stage. Opening the set with a didgeridoo, the band launched into an energetic set full […]

10 Quick Ones with BRANDON KELLUM of AMERICAN STANDARDS - April 2017

10 Quick Ones with BRANDON KELLUM of AMERICAN STANDARDS – April 2017

According to a recent press release: “Chaotic hardcore quartet, American Standards have announced their upcoming full length titled, Anti-Melody which is set to release April 28th on all digital music outlets. Off the forthcoming record comes the first single “Writers Block Party”, giving a good glimpse into the group’s new record. The new single premiered exclusively on Lambgoat.” We get Brandon to […]

10 Quick Ones with JACKIE LEE - April 2017

10 Quick Ones with JACKIE LEE – April 2017

According to a recent press release: “Broken Bow Records artist Jackie Lee is an Amazon Music “Artist to Watch in 2017,” Billboard “10 Hot Country Artists to Watch,” Bobby Bones’ “Class of 2017” member, CMT “17 for 2017” LISTEN UP artist, Huffington Post “10 Country Artists to Watch in 2017” AND he is a Rolling […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

BOOK REVIEW: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

BOOK REVIEW: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict Sourcebooks Landmark January 2017 Hardcover, $37.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Historical Fiction 7/10 What secrets may have lurked in the shadows of Albert Einstein’s fame? His first wife, Mileva “Mitza” Marić, was more than the devoted mother of their three children—she was also a brilliant physicist in […]

10 Quick Ones with J. BENNETT of IDES OF GEMINI - April 2017

10 Quick Ones with J. BENNETT of IDES OF GEMINI – April 2017

According to a recent press release: “Where would heavy music be without singular visions and the lure of the willfully perverse? Formed in Los Angeles, California, in 2010, Ides Of Gemini have built a formidable and enigmatic reputation by stoutly refusing to conform to anyone else’s idea of what lurks in the shadows-with a sound that elegantly […]

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