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MOVIE REVIEW: THE DARK TOWER

MOVIE REVIEW: THE DARK TOWER

MOVIE REVIEW: THE DARK TOWER Directed and co-written by Nikolaj Arcel Starring Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6/10 Most criticisms of Nikolaj Arcel’s adaption of Stephen King’s series of The Dark Tower novels revolve around it’s cursory nature – the omitting of the meaty emotions and detail at the heart […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

FUTURE OF THE LEFT ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR

FUTURE OF THE LEFT ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR

FUTURE OF THE LEFT ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR The incomparable Cardiff-based outfit will bring their new LP to Australia next January. On their fifth tour of Australia, Future of the Left will forge a deluge of tense, confrontational and bloody furious rock music for eager Australian ears. Crackling with animosity, Future of the Left’s live appearances […]

CD REVIEW: JUNKYARD – High Water

CD REVIEW: JUNKYARD – High Water

CD REVIEW: JUNKYARD – High Water Acetate Records April 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 Texans Junkyard never really fitted in with the hordes of hair metal power balled spinners that Geffen lumped them in with back in the late ‘80s, their schtick always being more blues n’ booze-based than the slick cocaine-and-aquanet […]

BLURAY REVIEW: STARLIGHT

BLURAY REVIEW: STARLIGHT

BLURAY REVIEW: STARLIGHT Directed by Sophie Blondy Starring Natacha Réginier, Denis Lavant, Iggy Pop, Béatrice Dalle Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 Starlight – or L’etoile Du Jour (Morning Star), or Angel Of The North – is a trippy French excursion into the surreal world of an emotionally dysfunctional circus troupe, with punk legend Iggy Pop […]

BOOK REVIEW: FROM CRADLE TO STAGE by Virginia Grohl

BOOK REVIEW: FROM CRADLE TO STAGE by Virginia Grohl

BOOK REVIEW: FROM CRADLE TO STAGE by Virginia Grohl Hachette Australia – rrp$32.99 May 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 “Grohl” y’say? Yep – Grohl. As in, Virginia, as in Mother-Of-Foo-Fighters’-Dave – Grohl. Over the course of the past few years Virginia befriended mothers of other global rock and pop and country stars, […]

CD REVIEW: THE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES – Live 1971 San Francisco

CD REVIEW: THE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES – Live 1971 San Francisco

CD REVIEW: THE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES – Live 1971 San Francisco Rock Beat Records April 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6 ½ /10 The Flamin’ Groovies are cult legends, famed for their San Francisco hippie attitude and proto-punk noisiness. Captured here at the Fillmore, the shitty sound quality really lets this disc down – it sounds […]

Matty T Wall - 'Broken Heart Tattoo' Single and Tour

Matty T Wall – ‘Broken Heart Tattoo’ Single and Tour

Matty T Wall – ‘Broken Heart Tattoo’ Single and Tour WA blues guitar slinger Matty T Wall announces that he’ll be legging it over to the east coast this August in support of his new single ‘Broken Heart Tattoo’. Hard rocking and big bopping, ‘Broken Heart Tattoo’ tells a tall tale of treachery over a […]

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