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BOOK REVIEW: A Letter from Italy by Pamela Hart

BOOK REVIEW: A Letter from Italy by Pamela Hart

BOOK REVIEW: A Letter from Italy by Pamela Hart Hachette Australia March 2017 Paperback, $29.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Fiction/Historic Fiction 9/10 A Letter from Italy is a romantic story that isn’t just ruled by its heart. It’s a novel inspired by Louise Mack, the first female war correspondent who worked during the First World […]

LIVE: BRIT FLOYD – March 14, 2017 (Detroit, MI)

LIVE: BRIT FLOYD – March 14, 2017 (Detroit, MI)

Venue: Detroit Opera House City: Detroit, MI Date: March 14, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Brit Floyd is a band that pops on my radar every time they pass through town, or even close.  While having grown up more of a metal fan, I have the utmost respect for most classic […]

10 Quick Ones with JACK DOOLAN of CYPHER16 - March 2017

10 Quick Ones with JACK DOOLAN of CYPHER16 – March 2017

According to a recent press release: “London natives CYPHER16 have risen up the ranks in their native UK throughout the last few years, amassing a devoted following which has afforded them the opportunity to perform at numerous festivals around the world, and to catch the eyes and ears of reputable music publications and tastemakers. Now, after the […]

10 Quick Ones with MAISY KAY - March 2017

10 Quick Ones with MAISY KAY – March 2017

According to a recent press release: “Avant-Pop artist Maisy Kay has released the official video for her single “Enough” with a premiere on Paste Magazine. In the video, the LA-via-UK singer faces off against the reflections of inner demons, representing the internal critics that all of us, and most especially artists, struggle against.”  With “Enough” fresh on the air […]

INTERVIEW: CAROLINE WESTENDORP of THE CHARM THE FURY - March 2017

INTERVIEW: CAROLINE WESTENDORP of THE CHARM THE FURY – March 2017

Amsterdam based metalband THE CHARM THE FURY recently announced their sophomore album, The Sick, Dumb & Happy, which drops this Friday on March 17th via Nuclear Blast. After a few misfires, we were finally able to grab lead singer and growler Caroline Westendorp to discuss the bands latest release, her influences, and what pissed her off early in her career.  Sit […]

SUGGS - singer of Madness - Touring 'My Life Story' through Australia

SUGGS – singer of Madness – Touring ‘My Life Story’ through Australia

SUGGS – singer of Madness – Touring ‘My Life Story’ through Australia “I’d just turned 50, the kids had left home, and my cat had just died.” In Suggs: My Life Story the Madness frontman takes to the stage in a hilarious, yet moving, one-man tour de force playing to rave reviews. The death of […]

Peter Hook and the Light to perform ‘Substance’ by Joy Division & New Order in Australia

Peter Hook and the Light to perform ‘Substance’ by Joy Division & New Order in Australia

Peter Hook and the Light to perform ‘Substance’ by Joy Division & New Order in Australia Released in 1987, New Order’s ‘Substance’ was originally conceived as a way for Factory Records boss, Tony Wilson, to play the New Order singles on the CD player of his new Jaguar car. Substance became Factory Records’ 200th release […]

The Music of Cream - 50th Anniversary Tour of Australia May 2017

The Music of Cream – 50th Anniversary Tour of Australia May 2017

The Music of Cream – 50th Anniversary Tour of Australia May 2017 The Music Of Cream lives again through this special tour featuring the bloodline of those incredible musicians – celebrating the 50th anniversary of Cream is Malcolm BRUCE (son of Jack), Kofi BAKER (son of Ginger), Will Johns (nephew of Eric Clapton and son […]

DEF FX - Heaven And Hell 2017 Australian Tour with My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult

DEF FX – Heaven And Hell 2017 Australian Tour with My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult

DEF FX – Heaven And Hell 2017 Australian Tour with My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult DEF FX, Australia’s own electronic surf rock band of the 90s is returning to Australia in 2017 for a national tour! Fronted by the enigmatic Fiona Horne and joined by the original line-up, including founding guitarist Blake Gardiner […]

NEWS: THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH EXTENDS “LIFELINE” TO RADIO

NEWS: THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH EXTENDS “LIFELINE” TO RADIO

Rock favorites Thousand Foot Krutch have charted nine Active Rock hit singles since going independent in 2012. The aggressive follow-up to the band’s 2014 album, OXYGEN:INHALE, EXHALE has already sparked the Loudwire Cage Match Hall of Fame video and hit single, “Running With Giants,” while its hard-hitting follow-up single, “Push,” broke down barriers and remained Top 15 on SiriusXM Octane’s Big ‘Uns Countdown chart […]

CD REVIEW: EILERA – Face Your Demons

CD REVIEW: EILERA – Face Your Demons

CD REVIEW: EILERA – Face Your Demons Echozone October 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 There’s a Gothic complexity to Eilera’s fourth album of operatic metal, not to mention a distinct European flavour, which extends far beyond her exotically accented vocals. Born in France and now based in Finland, Eilera’s accent can be a little […]

COOKBOOK REVIEW: The Great Australian Bake Off Companion

COOKBOOK REVIEW: The Great Australian Bake Off Companion

COOKBOOK REVIEW: The Great Australian Bake Off Companion Hachette Australia – rrp$39.99 November 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6 1/2 /10 Regardless of your opinion of reality television cooking programs (and we’re not fans), this companion book to Channel Nine’s The Great Australian Bake Off is cram-packed with exciting recipes from the show. From the […]

COOKBOOK REVIEW: CLEAN SOUPS by Rebecca Katz with Mat Edelson

COOKBOOK REVIEW: CLEAN SOUPS by Rebecca Katz with Mat Edelson

COOKBOOK REVIEW: CLEAN SOUPS by Rebecca Katz with Mat Edelson Murdoch Books – rrp$35.00 March 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 Anyone who hasn’t been living under a mountain of junk food knows that the only food trend that matters in recent years is that of a holistically healthy approach to what we […]

10 Quick Ones with MAGNUS HENRIKSSON of ECLIPSE - March 2017

10 Quick Ones with MAGNUS HENRIKSSON of ECLIPSE – March 2017

According to a recent press release: “Two years after the successful release of the “Armageddonize” album around the globe, Eclipse have established themselves as rising stars with audiences in Australia, Japan, America, and Europe (including the 3.5 million viewers who saw Eclipse’s debut on Swedish national television at Melodifestivalen 2016). With the musical development and maturity shown across the board […]

INTERVIEW: DAVE WARNER'S FROM THE SUBURBS – March 2017

INTERVIEW: DAVE WARNER’S FROM THE SUBURBS – March 2017

INTERVIEW: DAVE WARNER’S FROM THE SUBURBS – March 2017 By Shane Pinnegar Western Australian legend Dave Warner – The Boy From Bicton – releases When, his first album in 25 years this week – and the first in 35 years as Dave Warner’s From The Suburbs – with two special home-coming shows alongside Mental As […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

BOOK REVIEW: The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

BOOK REVIEW: The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel Hodder & Stoughton March 2017 Paperback, $29.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Thriller/Suspense 7/10 Beautiful, rich, mysterious, the Roanoke girls seem to have it all. But there’s a dark truth about them that’s never spoken. Every girl either runs away, or dies. Lane is one of the lucky […]

BOOK REVIEW: Ragdoll by Daniel Cole

BOOK REVIEW: Ragdoll by Daniel Cole

BOOK REVIEW: Ragdoll by Daniel Cole Trapeze February 2017 Paperback, $29.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Crime Thriller / Suspense 5/10 A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together like a puppet, nicknamed by the press as the ‘ragdoll’. Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William ‘Wolf’ Fawkes, recently reinstated […]

CD REVIEW: DEREK DAVIS - Revolutionary Soul

CD REVIEW: DEREK DAVIS – Revolutionary Soul

Label: Apocalypse Records Release Date: March 7, 2017 Rating: 7.5/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur The latest release from Derek Davis caught my eye as it was billed as the latest from the lead singer of Babylon A.D.  I dug the band’s music and was hoping to get a little more of that lost rock […]

10 Quick Ones with STEVE HAWKINS of CHROME MOLLY - March 2017

10 Quick Ones with STEVE HAWKINS of CHROME MOLLY – March 2017

According to a recent press release: “Chrome Molly made a bid for stardom in the mid to late 1980s, opening for Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne amongst many others, playing the legendary Marquee Club over 20 times and headlining the CBGB in New York.  How do you take a band that has been performing and […]

10 Quick Ones with DAMIANO CHRISTIAN - March 2017

10 Quick Ones with DAMIANO CHRISTIAN – March 2017

According to a recent press release: “If you were waiting for the next young guitar shredder to arrive, your request has been answered – just give a listen to the brand new 5-song EP, ‘Built in Good Value’’ by Damiano Christian, released on March 13th and available to purchase. The 18-year-old guitar and piano virtuoso […]

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