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INTERVIEW: CALLUM KRAMER, The Southern River Band - December 2016

INTERVIEW: CALLUM KRAMER, The Southern River Band – December 2016

INTERVIEW: CALLUM KRAMER, The Southern River Band – December 2016 By Shane Pinnegar The Southern River Band have bolted out of the South-Eastern suburbs with a heady mixture of country-flanged rock’n’roll with a bombastic, good-time attitude, red-hot live shows, and in frontman, Callum Kramer, a festival-ready motormouth with a black belt in bogan humour. Before […]

SINGLES REVIEW: THE RICH AND FAMOUS

SINGLES REVIEW: THE RICH AND FAMOUS

SINGLES REVIEW: THE RICH AND FAMOUS Independent From 30 March, 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Jeffrey Hoad, frontman of ‘80s black leather afficianados Kings Of The Sun, has resurrected the band that KOTS morphed into, The Rich And Famous, after a few years out of the business for family duties. With first single Take […]

LIVE: DAVE WARNER & MENTAL AS ANYTHING – Fremantle, 18 March, 2017

LIVE: DAVE WARNER & MENTAL AS ANYTHING – Fremantle, 18 March, 2017

LIVE: DAVE WARNER & MENTAL AS ANYTHING – Fremantle, 18 March, 2017 Fly By Night Club, Fremantle Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Dave Warner returned to the stages of his hometown repeatedly over recent years, but this time he has properly reconvened his From The Suburbs band and comes bearing the gifts of new songs from […]

LIVE: THE DAMNED – Perth, 17 March, 2017

LIVE: THE DAMNED – Perth, 17 March, 2017

LIVE: THE DAMNED – Perth, 17 March, 2017 With The Bible Bashers Capitol, Perth, Western Australia Review & photos by Shane Pinnegar If The Clash or Sex Pistols came out on tour the odds are they’d pack the 13,000-seat Perth Arena. The Damned, inexplicably, have never been revered as highly as their peers from the […]

DVD REVIEW: SAD VACATION – The Last Days Of Sid And Nancy

DVD REVIEW: SAD VACATION – The Last Days Of Sid And Nancy

DVD REVIEW: SAD VACATION – The Last Days Of Sid And Nancy MVD Entertainment Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 I don’t know about a ‘sad vacation’, but the rapid junk-fuelled spiral into the abyss by Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen once they arrived in New York in 1978 was certainly a sad waste. It’s easy, […]

CD REVIEW: ROSE TATTOO – Live In Brunswick

CD REVIEW: ROSE TATTOO – Live In Brunswick

CD REVIEW: ROSE TATTOO – Live In Brunswick Golden Robot Records February 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 Rose Tattoo were, in the early days, a gang as much as a band. Members came and went, sure, but all stayed part of that denim-clad, well-inked gang, and their post-1984 line-ups never recaptured the […]

CD REVIEW: ERIC GALE – Middle Of The Road

CD REVIEW: ERIC GALE – Middle Of The Road

CD REVIEW: ERIC GALE – Middle Of The Road Mascot Label Group/Provogue 24 February, 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 Lawdy miss clawdy, Eric Gales has squeezed a life of living in the grooves of album #15, Middle Of The Road – which is nothing to do with mellowness, by the way, but […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

COOKBOOK REVIEW: FERN GREEN – Green Soups and ANNA HELM BAXTER – Salads In A Jar

COOKBOOK REVIEW: FERN GREEN – Green Soups and ANNA HELM BAXTER – Salads In A Jar

COOKBOOK REVIEW: FERN GREEN – Green Soups and ANNA HELM BAXTER – Salads In A Jar Hachette Australia – rrp$14.99 each January 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Two volumes from Hachette’s Healthy Living series, these simple cookbooks reflect the recent long overdue healthier upswing in our society. Green’s collection of clean soups includes detox […]

BOOK REVIEW: CHARLES M SCHULZ - The Complete Peanuts 1950-2000: Volume 26

BOOK REVIEW: CHARLES M SCHULZ – The Complete Peanuts 1950-2000: Volume 26

BOOK REVIEW: CHARLES M SCHULZ – The Complete Peanuts 1950-2000: Volume 26 Allen & Unwin Canongate – rrp$29.99 November 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 10/10 Like millions before me, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus & the entire Peanuts gang changed my life with laughter, wisdom, insight and warmth at their antics and escapades, insecurities and […]

DVD REVIEW: MY WAY

DVD REVIEW: MY WAY

DVD REVIEW: MY WAY MVD Entertainment November 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 My Way is billed as a “Kick ass girl rockumentary,” and follows the journey to find rock n’ roll fame of Rebekah Starr. A university qualified professional, Starr chooses rock over a flagging marriage and a boring job, and embarks on a […]

DVD REVIEW: THE TUBES – The Musikladen Concert 1981

DVD REVIEW: THE TUBES – The Musikladen Concert 1981

DVD REVIEW: THE TUBES – The Musikladen Concert 1981 MVD July 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 The Tubes were always unique – half theatrical punk rock, half new wave hit makers, they hit their commercial peak in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. This ninety minute live set from Germany shows them at their […]

DVD REVIEW: REAL DETECTIVE Season One

DVD REVIEW: REAL DETECTIVE Season One

DVD REVIEW: REAL DETECTIVE Season One Shock Entertainment December 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 With crime procedurals ubiquitous nowadays – think NCIS, Law & Order, Criminal Minds, et al – it’s refreshing to see a new twist on the format. In Real Detective, each episode focuses on a true life detective’s case – usually […]

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