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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 […]

LIVE: Nick Oliveri - No Hits at all Australian Tour, Perth - 2 April, 2017

LIVE: Nick Oliveri – No Hits at all Australian Tour, Perth – 2 April, 2017

LIVE: Nick Oliveri – No Hits at all Australian Tour, Perth – 2 April, 2017 The Rosemount Hotel, North Perth – Sunday, 2 April 2017 Reviewed by Kevin Curran Photography by Stuart McKay Gracing the newly renovated Rosemount Hotel – they’ve moved the stage to a more central location and shifted the bar from the […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Forensic Records Society by Magnus Mills

BOOK REVIEW: The Forensic Records Society by Magnus Mills

BOOK REVIEW: The Forensic Records Society by Magnus Mills Bloomsbury May 2017 Paperback,  $19.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Booker and Goldsmith Prize shortlisted author Magnus Mills has a reputation for thinking outside of the box, and he demonstrates his thoughtfulness and dark humour in managing to make The Forensic Records Society simultaneously charming and iconoclastic. […]

BOOK REVIEW: Peggy & Me by Miranda Hart

BOOK REVIEW: Peggy & Me by Miranda Hart

BOOK REVIEW: Peggy & Me by Miranda Hart Hachette Australia October 2016 Paperback, $35.00 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6/10 Fans of Miranda Hart revel in her quirky, slightly eccentric, and very, very funny Britishness, and here she makes a second pass at writing a memoir of her life with shih tzu/bichon frise cross puppy (a mixture […]

Australian Metal Artists Release KINGDOM OF KAI Compilation To Support Kai Goddard

Australian Metal Artists Release KINGDOM OF KAI Compilation To Support Kai Goddard

Australian Metal Artists Release KINGDOM OF KAI Compilation To Support Kai Goddard One of the finest attributes of the Australian spirit is Mateship. Helping your mates without question and without expectation. The Australian heavy metal scene is no exception with mateship deeply entrenched within. It’s this mateship and support that has lead to many of […]

INTERVIEW: FERGUS LINACRE, KINGSWOOD – March 2017

INTERVIEW: FERGUS LINACRE, KINGSWOOD – March 2017

INTERVIEW: FERGUS LINACRE, KINGSWOOD – March 2017 By Shane Pinnegar Kingswood entered 2017 having toured the country supporting AC/DC, recorded the follow-up to debut album Microscopic Wars in Nashville, and leapt into Triple J’s Hottest 100 at #48 with Creepin’. After Hours, Close To Dawn is out now, presaging a national tour, and it sees […]

CD REVIEW: BOMB THE WORLD & POISON HEART – Monsterace split album

CD REVIEW: BOMB THE WORLD & POISON HEART – Monsterace split album

CD REVIEW: BOMB THE WORLD & POISON HEART – Monsterace split album Independant December 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 There’s a local restaurant we like to go to. They’ll never break new culinary ground or innovate much of anything, but we know we’ll always get a tasty, juicy steak there. This split […]

CD REVIEW: AVARGO GROOVE – Roll With The Dice EP

CD REVIEW: AVARGO GROOVE – Roll With The Dice EP

CD REVIEW: AVARGO GROOVE – Roll With The Dice EP Independent May 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 Breezy sunny afternoon blues perfect for soundtracking a few beers and a few laughs with a few friends, Tasmanian five-piece Avargo Groove’s debut EP is a relaxed six-track affair that’s sure to brighten your day. […]

CD REVIEW: DAVE WARNER’S FROM THE SUBURBS – When

CD REVIEW: DAVE WARNER’S FROM THE SUBURBS – When

CD REVIEW: DAVE WARNER’S FROM THE SUBURBS – When Independent 17 March, 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 Australian society may have changed dramatically since Dave Warner’s Suburban Rock packed full houses every Bicton weekend, but Warner is as insightful and cutting as he continues his relentless study of Australian identity on When, […]

CD REVIEW: DENIZ TEK – Mean Old Twister

CD REVIEW: DENIZ TEK – Mean Old Twister

CD REVIEW: DENIZ TEK – Mean Old Twister Citadel Records September 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Deniz Tek, U.S.-born architect of the classic Radio Birdman sound, relentlessly continues to release new material, never less than engaging and interesting. This album, recorded in Montana and Hawaii as a trio with bassist Bob Brown and drummer […]

CD REVIEW: SHY IMPOSTERS – Shy Imposters

CD REVIEW: SHY IMPOSTERS – Shy Imposters

CD REVIEW: SHY IMPOSTERS – Shy Imposters Citadel Records February 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 A nugget from the deep underground Sydney scene from 1979 and 1980, Shy Imposters collects all seven demos of this woulda – coulda – shoulda band. The band lasted from September 1979 to June 1980 – a scant ten […]

CD REVIEW: JIM DICKSON – Coelum Versus

CD REVIEW: JIM DICKSON – Coelum Versus

CD REVIEW: JIM DICKSON – Coelum Versus Citadel Records October 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 You can’t keep a good guitarist down, and Jim Dickson – latterly Radio Birdman bassist, and with a long CV that includes entries with a veritable myriad of underground luminaries including Passengers, Barracudas, The New Christs, Louis Tillett, Deniz […]

CD REVIEW: GHOWL – In The Woods

CD REVIEW: GHOWL – In The Woods

CD REVIEW: GHOWL – In The Woods Independent December 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 Ghowl hail from Sweden, and deliver a creepy set of gothic horror metal that will haunt your dreams. A studio duo of Frederick Olsson and Kim Mattsson – Olsson on guitars, Mattsson plays everything else and co-writes the […]

CD REVIEW: VANISHING POINT – Tangled In Dream [Reissue]

CD REVIEW: VANISHING POINT – Tangled In Dream [Reissue]

CD REVIEW: VANISHING POINT – Tangled In Dream [Reissue] AFM Records 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Originally released in 2000, Tangled In Dream was Australian prog metal band Vanishing Point’s second album, and was released to much critical and fan acclaim worldwide. Now, seventeen years later, they have reissued Tangled In Dream, complete with […]

11 Quick Ones with... BROWNBAG JOHNSON, GRAVEYARD BBQ - March 2017

11 Quick Ones with… BROWNBAG JOHNSON, GRAVEYARD BBQ – March 2017

11 Quick Ones with… BROWNBAG JOHNSON, GRAVEYARD BBQ – March 2017 By Shane Pinnegar 1. Who the hell IS Brownbag Johnson? The BBQ Nation calls me the “KING OF SLING”! I’m the slide guitarist, singer, songwriter, and creator of GRAVEYARD BBQ. I consider myself to be a modern day Heavy Metal Bluesman. 2. What got […]

DVD REVIEW: THE JERK

DVD REVIEW: THE JERK

DVD/BLU RAY REVIEW: THE JERK Shock Entertainment, March 2017 Directed by Carl Reiner Starring Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 This story of Navin, a man unburdened by the weight of intelligence, who has grown up dirt poor in Mississippi as the (unwittingly, even though he is white) adopted son of a […]

DVD REVIEW: SERIAL MOM

DVD REVIEW: SERIAL MOM

DVD/BLU RAY REVIEW: SERIAL MOM Shock Entertainment – March 2017 Writer/Director John Waters Starring Kathleen Turner, Sam Waterston, Ricki Lake, Mathew Lillard Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 Kathleen Turner is a camp, murderous delight in John Waters’ twisted parody that brings the world of perfectly happy suburbia and serial killers colliding together in […]

BOOK REVIEW: 88 Reasons Why Australia Is The Craziest by Simon Crerar

BOOK REVIEW: 88 Reasons Why Australia Is The Craziest by Simon Crerar

BOOK REVIEW: 88 Reasons Why Australia Is The Craziest by Simon Crerar ABC Books  November 2016 Paperback, $29.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 3/10 Exactly like those old Post or People Magazines (except without the boobs) that used to sensationalise everything into garish headlines in the hope of appealing to those who are entertained by such […]

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