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MOVIE REVIEW: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOLUME 2

MOVIE REVIEW: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOLUME 2

MOVIE REVIEW: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOLUME 2 Directed by James Gunn Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9 ½ /10 When a film is so big, so successful (artistically and commercially), such a huge budgeted extravaganza, and as universally loved as Guardians Of The Galaxy – even the damned […]

INTERVIEW: CHRIS ROBERTSON, BLACK STONE CHERRY – April 2017

INTERVIEW: CHRIS ROBERTSON, BLACK STONE CHERRY – April 2017

INTERVIEW: CHRIS ROBERTSON, BLACK STONE CHERRY – April 2017 By Shane Pinnegar Kentucky rockers Black Stone Cherry were last in Western Australia as special guests to Steel Panther in 2016 – a double act that never sat completely right for us. In truth, for 100% ROCK, the down-home honesty of Black Stone Cherry’s rock n’ […]

INTERVIEW: ALEX COTTON, OHM RUNE – April 2017

INTERVIEW: ALEX COTTON, OHM RUNE – April 2017

INTERVIEW: ALEX COTTON, OHM RUNE – April 2017 By Shane Pinnegar For years now we’ve gotten used to seeing guitar-and-drum duos, usually playing bluesy rootsy tunes to hip crowds. Former Chainsaw Hookers guitarist Alex Cotton had a different vision for Ohm Rune, teaming up with drummer Justin Kukulka, strapping on a bass guitar and turning […]

INTERVIEW: ANTHONY ALBANESE MP – Record Store Day Australia Ambassador – April 2017

INTERVIEW: ANTHONY ALBANESE MP – Record Store Day Australia Ambassador – April 2017

INTERVIEW: ANTHONY ALBANESE MP – Record Store Day Australia Ambassador – April 2017 By Shane Pinnegar It wasn’t too many years ago that you could barely give a record away, yet 2017 marks the tenth anniversary of Record Store Day Australia, the local edition of the global annual event launched in the U.S. in 2007. […]

INTERVIEW: Eric Gales - March 2017

INTERVIEW: Eric Gales – March 2017

INTERVIEW: Eric Gales – March 2017 By Shane Pinnegar Eric Gales is a lucky man. Considered a guitar prodigy in his teens, he quickly fell into a devastating spiral of drug abuse, and ended up spending time in the Big House. His just-released new album Middle Of The Road finds him clean and sober, and […]

INTERVIEW: CHRIS GIBBS, The Transmission & Graphic Fiction Heroes – April 2017

INTERVIEW: CHRIS GIBBS, The Transmission & Graphic Fiction Heroes – April 2017

INTERVIEW: CHRIS GIBBS, The Transmission & Graphic Fiction Heroes – April 2017 By Shane Pinnegar Chris Gibbs has been a staple on the local music scene for some twenty years, and is now releasing two EPs in quick succession: one as Chris Gibbs & The Transmission, on 15th April, at The Henhouse; and one with […]

CD REVIEW: STEEL PANTHER – LOWER THE BAR

CD REVIEW: STEEL PANTHER – LOWER THE BAR

CD REVIEW: STEEL PANTHER – LOWER THE BAR Kobalt Label Services 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6 ½ /10 Steel Panther hit a dangerous fork in the road with their last studio album, All You Can Eat, released a full three years ago: their one-joke-pony had grown stale, fast, even though their unapologetically hair-metal playing […]

CD REVIEW: ZOE SCHWARZ BLUE COMMOTION – This Is The Life I Choose

CD REVIEW: ZOE SCHWARZ BLUE COMMOTION – This Is The Life I Choose

CD REVIEW: ZOE SCHWARZ BLUE COMMOTION – This Is The Life I Choose 33 Records March 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion have delivered an accomplished fourth studio album of polished, mellow blues, with a few feisty and eclectic edges. A captivating vocalist out front of a watertight musical […]

CD/DVD REVIEW: ROY ORBISON: BLACK & WHITE NIGHT 30

CD/DVD REVIEW: ROY ORBISON: BLACK & WHITE NIGHT 30

CD/DVD REVIEW: ROY ORBISON: BLACK & WHITE NIGHT 30 Sony March 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 10/10 For the thirtieth anniversary of Roy Orbison’s Black & White Night all-star television special, the entire package has been revisited from scratch: all footage from every camera originally used has been re-edited; the sound is immaculate; liner notes […]

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: 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, […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

LIVE: Dixie Chicks with Avalanche City - Perth Arena, 5 April, 2017

LIVE: Dixie Chicks with Avalanche City – Perth Arena, 5 April, 2017

LIVE: Dixie Chicks with Avalanche City – Perth Arena, 5 April, 2017 Reviewed by Kevin Curran Photography by Paul Dowd Straight up, as a guy that normally reviews Rock and Metal gigs , I left this show really impressed by the female country trio out of Dallas, Texas known as The Dixie Chicks. A full – or […]

LIVE: SPIDERBAIT with The Love Junkies & The Tommyhawks, Perth, 25 March, 2017

LIVE: SPIDERBAIT with The Love Junkies & The Tommyhawks, Perth, 25 March, 2017

LIVE: SPIDERBAIT with The Love Junkies & The Tommyhawks, Perth, 25 March, 2017 Metro City, Perth Photography by Paul Dowd Spiderbait descended upon Perth to play their indie classic, 1997’s Ivy And The Big Apples, in its entirety, ably assisted by The Love Junkies and The Tommyhawks. Paul Dowd was there to capture all three […]

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