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THE BLACK SEEDS are Australia-bound on their headline album launch tour

THE BLACK SEEDS are Australia-bound on their headline album launch tour

THE BLACK SEEDS are Australia-bound on their headline album launch tour In September of this year New Zealand’s The Black Seeds released their highly anticipated sixth studio album Fabric. The album reached #3 on the US Billboard Reggae Charts, #3 on the ARIA Jazz & Blues Charts and #4 on New Zealand’s Album Charts – […]

Parkway Drive Announce A Decade Of Horizons Australian Tour

Parkway Drive Announce A Decade Of Horizons Australian Tour

Parkway Drive Announce A Decade Of Horizons Australian Tour The pride of Byron Bay, Parkway Drive have spent over a decade at the forefront of heavy music. Their uncompromisingly ferocious and intense sound has earned the band legions of fans around the world. Today marks 10 years since Parkway Drive’s gold certified, #6 Aria debut […]

THE STANLEYS RELEASE SINGLE AMY, ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM & INTERNATIONAL TOUR WITH CHEEKY PERTH DATE

THE STANLEYS RELEASE SINGLE AMY, ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM & INTERNATIONAL TOUR WITH CHEEKY PERTH DATE

THE STANLEYS RELEASE SINGLE AMY, ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM & INTERNATIONAL TOUR WITH CHEEKY PERTH DATE Legendary Perth rockers The Stanleys have announced their debut album self titled album will be release on Friday, October 6 and have released the lead single Amy; an upbeat, tune that’s sure to get you ready for Summer! To celebrate […]

OUR LAST ENEMY announce The Night They Came Home Tour

OUR LAST ENEMY announce The Night They Came Home Tour

  OUR LAST ENEMY announce The Night They Came Home Tour Sydney’s heavy rockers, Our Last Enemy are back! After an extended hiatus they are at full force with new members, new music and a new tour! After spending 2016 locked up in their home studios working on new material for the follow up to […]

SIX OF THE BEST with SHAMAN'S HARVEST singer Nate Hunt

SIX OF THE BEST with SHAMAN’S HARVEST singer Nate Hunt

SIX OF THE BEST with SHAMAN’S HARVEST singer Nate Hunt By Shane Pinnegar One of Missouri’s finest, Shaman’s Harvest released album #6 – Red Hands Black Deeds in July of this year to rousing critical acclaim. It seemed fitting that we pin down co-founder, singer & acoustic guitarist Nate Hunt for his own personal Six […]

BOOK REVIEW: Robert Ludlam’s The Bourne Initiative by Eric Van Lustbader

BOOK REVIEW: Robert Ludlam’s The Bourne Initiative by Eric Van Lustbader

BOOK REVIEW: Robert Ludlam’s The Bourne Initiative by Eric Van Lustbader HarperCollins Australia June 2017 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7.5 /10 The late Robert Ludlam’s most enduring creation, Jason Bourne, has had one hell of a life. An action adventure field agent more programmed and engineered than trained by the mysterious Treadstone covert agency […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Lost City of Z by David Grann

BOOK REVIEW: The Lost City of Z by David Grann

BOOK REVIEW: The Lost City of Z by David Grann Simon & Schuster  April 2017 Paperback, $19.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7.5/10 David Grann, a staff writer at The New Yorker and best-selling author, delves deep into the fascinating story of explorer Colonel Percy Fawcett and his fanciful attempts to discover the mystical lost city of […]

DVD REVIEW: THE PUNISHER

DVD REVIEW: THE PUNISHER

DVD REVIEW: THE PUNISHER Shock Entertainment August 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6 ½ /10 Way back in 2004 Marvel hadn’t yet worked out how best to present their impressive comic book super hero staples on the screen – and it shows in The Punisher, co-written and directed by Jonathon Hensleigh, and starring John Travolta […]

DVD REVIEW: DANTE’S PEAK

DVD REVIEW: DANTE’S PEAK

DVD REVIEW: DANTE’S PEAK Shock Entertainment August 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6 1/2 /10 Dante’s Peak runs just about every disaster movie trope at the viewer: Pierce Brosnan’s vulcanologist (that’s a volcano expert, dudes) Harry Dalton, detects activity in Dante’s Peak – a long dormant volcano in the American hinterland, and tries to convince […]

THE TEA PARTY - 20th Anniversary of TRANSMISSION TOUR

THE TEA PARTY – 20th Anniversary of TRANSMISSION TOUR

THE TEA PARTY – 20th Anniversary of TRANSMISSION TOUR 1997 was an epic year. Steve Jobs returned to Apple, J.K Rowling published her first Harry Potter book and Pat Rafter won his first US Open. In Australia, fans of award-winning and genre-defying The Tea Party were celebrating the release of the band’s third studio album, […]

CD REVIEW: IVOR SK – Montserrat

CD REVIEW: IVOR SK – Montserrat

CD REVIEW: IVOR SK – Montserrat Independent April 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 Ivor SK (that’s Simpson-Kennedy to his teachers)’s debut album Monserrat is aptly titled: nearly every song here is influences musically or lyrically by the Caribbean, making this a bright n’ summery, rootsy album full of good times. The laid […]

CD REVIEW: THE CRANBERRIES - Something Else

CD REVIEW: THE CRANBERRIES – Something Else

CD REVIEW: THE CRANBERRIES – Something Else BMG April 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 The Cranberries’ eleventh album is part Greatest Hits and part re-imagining of their biggest and best tracks, plus a few new songs for good measure. The foursome’s career highlights here are re-recorded with lush orchestral backings by the Irish Chamber […]

CD REVIEW: THE ON AND ONS - Welcome Aboard

CD REVIEW: THE ON AND ONS – Welcome Aboard

CD REVIEW: THE ON AND ONS – Welcome Aboard Citadel Records 18 August, 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Perfect power pop from a veritable Aussie supergroup (brothers Glenn & Brian Morris, Clyde Bramley and Jon Roberts can boast stints with Hoodoo Gurus, Screaming Tribesmen, Paul Collins Beat and The Barbarellas amongst their claims to […]

CD REVIEW: HONEYBOMBS - Wet Girls... and other funny tales

CD REVIEW: HONEYBOMBS – Wet Girls… and other funny tales

CD REVIEW: HONEYBOMBS – Wet Girls… and other funny tales Sliptrick Records April 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6 1/2 /10 It’s hard to know what to make of Honeybombs… A quintet of young dudes from Italy who play some really good Euro metal, but seem to have had to resort to Google Translate their […]

PERTH THEATRE TRUST AND RTRFM PRESENT THE COURTYARD CLUB 2017. FREE, LIVE LOCAL MUSIC.

PERTH THEATRE TRUST AND RTRFM PRESENT THE COURTYARD CLUB 2017. FREE, LIVE LOCAL MUSIC.

PERTH THEATRE TRUST AND RTRFM PRESENT THE COURTYARD CLUB 2017. FREE, LIVE LOCAL MUSIC.   Perth Theatre Trust and RTRFM proudly announce the return of The Courtyard Club, a free 8-week concert series taking place every Friday evening from 3 November to 22 December in the State Theatre Centre Courtyard. In RTRFM’s 40th year we […]

WEST COAST LOWDOWN 2017 - Perth, October 14th & 15th

WEST COAST LOWDOWN 2017 – Perth, October 14th & 15th

WEST COAST LOWDOWN 2017 – Perth, October 14th & 15th Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre Kustom Kulture with its focus on traditional styled hot rods, kustoms, bikes and tattoos, is the fastest growing segment of the youth market. It spans across many genres and attracts a much younger demographic than existing automotive shows. The key […]

LIVE: Angus and Julia Stone – Perth, 29 Sep, 2017

LIVE: Angus and Julia Stone – Perth, 29 Sep, 2017

LIVE: Angus and Julia Stone – Perth, 29 Sep, 2017 Perth Concert Hall, 29th September 2017 Reviewed by Peter Gardner The auspicious surroundings of The Perth Concert Hall was a fitting venue for Australia’s favourite siblings of folk rock to weave their magic over a sold out auditorium. The support act, Ruel, a 14 year […]

Cavalera's Return To Roots Tour - Perth, 26 Sep, 2017

Cavalera’s Return To Roots Tour – Perth, 26 Sep, 2017

Cavalera’s Return To Roots Tour – Perth, 26 Sep, 2017 The Astor Theatre, Perth, Western Australia Reviewed by Kevin Curran Photography by Stuart McKay How important was Sepultura’s Roots album to heavy music? Back when it was released in 1996, commercial TV shows like Video Hits and Hey Hey, It’s Saturday, due the popularity of […]

Fremantle to host a giant dose of rock n' roll with BONFEST, Feb 2018

Fremantle to host a giant dose of rock n’ roll with BONFEST, Feb 2018

Fremantle to host a giant dose of rock n’ roll with BONFEST, Feb 2018 Tickets on sale now through www.bonfestfreo.com February 2018 marks the 38th Anniversary of the passing of rock legend, AC/DC lead vocalist and Fremantle local hero, Bon Scott. It is also the 10th anniversary of the Bon Scott Statue installation, made possible […]

Cradle Of Filth announce Australian tour

Cradle Of Filth announce Australian tour

Cradle Of Filth announce Australian tour CRADLE OF FILTH are a monstrous tour-de-force of utterly distinctive but reassuringly destructive heavy metal. Currently enjoying a collective creative renaissance that is driving them to new heights of elegant fury, the band are more potent and devastating than ever before as they approach the release of their latest […]

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