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10 Quick Ones with LUKAS KERK of DAWN OF DISEASE - August 2017

10 Quick Ones with LUKAS KERK of DAWN OF DISEASE – August 2017

According to a recent press release: “After trying times of line up changes they finally found their final form in 2009. Since then, they’ve released the monstrous records “Legends Of Brutality” and “Crypts Of The Unrotten” and most recently, they set a new standard for the expanding Swedish Death Metal scene with “Worship The Grave”. […]

CD REVIEW: THE DIRTY EARTH – Aurora

CD REVIEW: THE DIRTY EARTH – Aurora

CD REVIEW: THE DIRTY EARTH – Aurora Independent July 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 The Dirty Earth’s (relatively) new singer, Tenille Rogers, takes the retro rock bull by the horns on Aurora, delivering a series of epic performances that will remind astute blues rockin’ listeners of the likes of Blues Pills. The […]

CD REVIEW: DAN BRODIE – Lost Not Found

CD REVIEW: DAN BRODIE – Lost Not Found

CD REVIEW: DAN BRODIE – Lost Not Found Fat Swine Records August 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Melbourne loner Dan Brodie has compiled this collection of mostly radically worked over covers, plus a few originals, that he says were chosen for “their storytelling and emotional power of the lyrics.” Recorded at his home studio, […]

CD REVIEW: BUCKINGHAM McVIE – Buckingham McVie

CD REVIEW: BUCKINGHAM McVIE – Buckingham McVie

CD REVIEW: BUCKINGHAM McVIE – Buckingham McVie Atlantic June 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 When is Fleetwood Mac not Fleetwood Mac? Perhaps it’s when it’s Lindsay Buckingham and Christine McVie recording a duo album – with legendary Mac rhythm section Mick Fleetwood and John McVie on board for the ride, as well. […]

LIVE: ROCKFEST featuring STONE SOUR, ALTER BRIDGE, & SKILLET – August 7, 2017

LIVE: ROCKFEST featuring STONE SOUR, ALTER BRIDGE, & SKILLET – August 7, 2017

Venue: Jackson County Fairgrounds City: Jackson, MI Date: August 7, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Package tours and shows are common more than ever – but county fairs and other festival type arrangements have been pulling them together for years.  The latest fair package to grab my attention was the powerhouse one-two-three […]

EP REVIEW: ACCIDENTAL PRESIDENT – Jiggery Pokery

EP REVIEW: ACCIDENTAL PRESIDENT – Jiggery Pokery

EP REVIEW: ACCIDENTAL PRESIDENT – Jiggery Pokery Independent August 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 Accidental President make a passionate call to “flag bearers and agitators” on this four-track debut EP. Formed by four like-minded souls disgusted by the state of the world, led by Isy d’Vious, whose revolution clarion-call vocals remind us […]

CD REVIEW: THE FOCKE-WOLVES – Blasto Maxxxo EP

CD REVIEW: THE FOCKE-WOLVES – Blasto Maxxxo EP

CD REVIEW: THE FOCKE-WOLVES – Blasto Maxxxo EP Independent June 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 The Focke-Wolves blasted belligerently onto the Southern Californian scene in 2011, and have forged a large and loyal following amongst fellow “punk damaged’ reprobates. Here’s why: barbed wire riffs, power-melodies and ADHD-frantic solos permeate their hard rockin’ fury relentlessly, […]

CD REVIEW: JON STEVENS – Starlight

CD REVIEW: JON STEVENS – Starlight

CD REVIEW: JON STEVENS – Starlight Liberation Music March 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Jon Stevens has a remarkable knack for being instantly recognisable in song, above and beyond that rich, honeyed velvet voice of his. It’s something to do with the soul he injects into everything he does – what Keef Richards might […]

CD REVIEW: RHINO BUCKET – The Last Real Rock n’ Roll

CD REVIEW: RHINO BUCKET – The Last Real Rock n’ Roll

CD REVIEW: RHINO BUCKET – The Last Real Rock n’ Roll Acetate Records April 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Rhino Bucket, fronted by Georg Dolivo, were always amongst the best US bands to have taken the famous Alberts Studios Sound to heart – their self titled debut and follow-up Get Used To It remain […]

CD REVIEW: NICKELBACK – Feed The Machine

CD REVIEW: NICKELBACK – Feed The Machine

CD REVIEW: NICKELBACK – Feed The Machine BMG June 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 Ahhh, Nickelback: the band so many people love to hate. With the release of ninth album Feed The Machine, we have to ask the burning question: Are Nickelback really that bad? Is there so much difference between them and, for […]

BOOK REVIEW: Rethink Your Career - In your 40s, 50s and 60s by Joanna Maxwell

BOOK REVIEW: Rethink Your Career – In your 40s, 50s and 60s by Joanna Maxwell

BOOK REVIEW: Rethink Your Career – In your 40s, 50s and 60s by Joanna Maxwell ABC Books 1 June 2017 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction/Self-Help & Personal Development 8/10 The pension age continues to rise and the idea of one job for life no longer exists. This means that we need to get […]

Julian Angel presents The Death Of Cool video

Julian Angel presents The Death Of Cool video

Julian Angel has released this gloriously low-budget OTT video clip for latest single, the title track from his excellent Death Of Cool album, released earlier this year. In between writing for Hollywood movies and running his successful Music Marketing empire, Angel turns back the clock to 1989 and delivers some of the best hair metal […]

10 Quick Ones with LOUIS JAMES of DIRTY THRILLS - August 2017

10 Quick Ones with LOUIS JAMES of DIRTY THRILLS – August 2017

According to a recent press release: “Dirty Thrills are a young, exciting and charismatic London based hard rock quartet who play bluesy rock ‘n’ roll with an appealing filthy edge, churning out endless crowd pleasers that make guitar music sound sexy again. With lung-busting, powerful vocals from front man Louis James, killer guitar riffs from Jack […]

LIVE: FASTBALL– August 5, 2017

LIVE: FASTBALL– August 5, 2017

Venue: Saint Andrews Hall City: Detroit, MI Date: August 5, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) I have to admit – I didn’t know much about Fastball going in.  I did a little research, listened to a few tracks on iTunes, and checked out some videos.  I was ready for a night […]

10 Quick Ones with NEXT TO NONE - August 2017

10 Quick Ones with NEXT TO NONE – August 2017

According to a recent press release: “Rising young metallers Next To None released their second album ‘Phases’ through InsideOutMusic in Europe and EMP Label Group in North America on July 7, 2017. This comes off the back of the band’s first ever European tour alongside label-mates Haken, as well as dates supporting Mike Portnoy’s much anticipated Shattered Fortress show. The band is currently on the road with labelmates […]

LIVE: POP EVIL– August 3, 2017

LIVE: POP EVIL– August 3, 2017

Venue: The Machine Shop City: Flint, MI Date: August 3, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) I love going to The Machine Shop to catch a show.  There is something about the iconic venue that makes a concert a little more special than other concert places.  When the show is a sold-out […]

STEVIE NICKS - 24 Karat Gold Tour of Australia with very special guests Pretenders

STEVIE NICKS – 24 Karat Gold Tour of Australia with very special guests Pretenders

STEVIE NICKS – 24 Karat Gold Tour of Australia with very special guests Pretenders Superstar singer-songwriter STEVIE NICKS today announced her return to Australia for an exclusive run of her 24 Karat Gold shows this November. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, August 18 at 11am. Joining Stevie for these special concerts are the […]

ROCHE ESTATE LAUNCHES TWO PREMIUM FESTIVALS WITH BILLY RAY CYRUS & BUDDY GUY - CROSSROADS BLUES IN THE VINES & CROSSROADS COUNTRY IN THE VINES

ROCHE ESTATE LAUNCHES TWO PREMIUM FESTIVALS WITH BILLY RAY CYRUS & BUDDY GUY – CROSSROADS BLUES IN THE VINES & CROSSROADS COUNTRY IN THE VINES

ROCHE ESTATE LAUNCHES TWO PREMIUM FESTIVALS WITH BILLY RAY CYRUS & BUDDY GUY – CROSSROADS BLUES IN THE VINES & CROSSROADS COUNTRY IN THE VINES The Hunter Valley’s iconic Roche Estate has today announced ‘Crossroads In the Vines’, a new festival series for 2018 bringing together the biggest names in country and blues for two […]

Dweezil Zappa Celebrates 50 Years of Frank Australia & New Zealand 2018

Dweezil Zappa Celebrates 50 Years of Frank Australia & New Zealand 2018

Dweezil Zappa Celebrates 50 Years of Frank Australia & New Zealand 2018 Sheik Yerbouti next February, 2018 as the legendary music of Frank Zappa is celebrated live on stage by the man’s prodigiously talented son Dweezil Zappa and his band The Others of Intention. Freak Out to some of the most inventive and wildly original […]

Robbie William to headline the Adelaide 500 After Race concert

Robbie William to headline the Adelaide 500 After Race concert

Robbie William to headline the Adelaide 500 After Race concert Robbie Williams will be making his long-awaited return Down Under to headline the Adelaide 500 after-race concert. Set to take place on 4 March 2018, Robbie will be entertaining one of the event’s largest crowds as it celebrates its 20th anniversary as Australia’s most revered […]

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