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CD REVIEW: KASABIAN – For Crying Out Loud

CD REVIEW: KASABIAN – For Crying Out Loud

CD REVIEW: KASABIAN – For Crying Out Loud Sony May 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 When Kasabian’s 2004 self-titled debut dropped, they presciently bridged the great divide between Oasis and electronic outfits such as The Prodigy, and foretold the new wave of dance rock, a la The Killers, Arctic Moneys et al. Now, on […]

CD REVIEW: Mikki Free – Tattoo Burn - Redux

CD REVIEW: Mikki Free – Tattoo Burn – Redux

CD REVIEW: Mikki Free – Tattoo Burn – Redux Mysterium Blues Records May 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 From the exalted superfunk soul power of opening track God Is On The Phone, through to the guitar supreme groove of There’s A Hole In The Heart Of The Blues and the simple family fun of […]

BOOK REVIEW: HISTORY MYSTERIES – LASSETER’S GOLD by Mark Greenwood

BOOK REVIEW: HISTORY MYSTERIES – LASSETER’S GOLD by Mark Greenwood

BOOK REVIEW: HISTORY MYSTERIES – LASSETER’S GOLD by Mark Greenwood Puffin Books, young readers, paperback, rrp$12.99 May 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 The legend of Lasseter’s Gold is an Australian mystery of epic proportions. Harold Bell Lasseter made various claims in the 1920s/30s that he had, years previously, stumbled across a magnificent gold reef […]

BOOK REVIEW: THE 50 GREATEST DISHES OF THE WORLD by James Steen

BOOK REVIEW: THE 50 GREATEST DISHES OF THE WORLD by James Steen

BOOK REVIEW: THE 50 GREATEST DISHES OF THE WORLD by James Steen Allen & Unwin, paperback, rrp$22.99 March 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 /10 We initially thought this was going to be a recipe book – but we couldn’t have been more wrong. Instead, James Steen has compiled an intriguing and exotic history of […]

CD REVIEW: RAISED BY EAGLES – I Must Be Somewhere

CD REVIEW: RAISED BY EAGLES – I Must Be Somewhere

CD REVIEW: RAISED BY EAGLES – I Must Be Somewhere ABC Music May 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 Clearly acolytes of The Church of The Band (which is only ever a good thing), Raised By Eagles third album is a rambling, sprawling serve of pastorally inclined Americana, built at the place where […]

CD REVIEW: TED MULRY GANG – TMG Live

CD REVIEW: TED MULRY GANG – TMG Live

CD REVIEW: TED MULRY GANG – TMG Live Festival/Warner May 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Since their fortieth anniversary last year – some sixteen years after Ted Mulry prematurely passed away after a bout with brain cancer, aged one day shy of only 54 – TMG are enjoying something of a revival and reappraisal, […]

BOOK REVIEW: NED’S CIRCUS OF MARVELS: THE GOLD THIEF by Justin Fisher

BOOK REVIEW: NED’S CIRCUS OF MARVELS: THE GOLD THIEF by Justin Fisher

BOOK REVIEW: NED’S CIRCUS OF MARVELS: THE GOLD THIEF by Justin Fisher Harper Collins, paperback May 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6 ½ /10 Book 2 in Justin Fisher’s series starts with the theft of all the gold in the world, the disappearance of Ned’s parents, and a greasy thief with a pet monster trying […]

CD REVIEW: TORRENTIAL THRILL – Nothing As It Seems

CD REVIEW: TORRENTIAL THRILL – Nothing As It Seems

CD REVIEW: TORRENTIAL THRILL – Nothing As It Seems Hellfire Records April 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Weld together the high octane sex sleaze of prime era Motley Crue with the nuts and bolts arena pub sound of AC/DC, and detail this rawk machine with a hint of post grunge darkness, and you’ve got […]

CD REVIEW: SIDEBURN - #EIGHT

CD REVIEW: SIDEBURN – #EIGHT

CD REVIEW: SIDEBURN – #EIGHT Fastball Music May 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Sideburn’s eighth album #EIGHT is literally dripping with the sweat of AC/DC beer barn rock n’ roll, Mike Riffart and Lawrence Link’s rhythm guitars every bit as razor’s edge sharp and on point as Malcolm Young’s rock solid best. The Swiss […]

JON STEVENS - STARLIGHT AUSTRALIAN TOUR WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST KATE CEBERANO

JON STEVENS – STARLIGHT AUSTRALIAN TOUR WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST KATE CEBERANO

JON STEVENS – STARLIGHT AUSTRALIAN TOUR WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST KATE CEBERANO Hot on the heels of his UK tour, Jon Stevens is hitting the road around Australia for a national tour to celebrate his latest album release Starlight. The tour, which will see him rock into six states and territories, will also feature very […]

The Meanies Announce Last Tour For Who Knows How Long!

The Meanies Announce Last Tour For Who Knows How Long!

The Meanies Announce Last Tour For Who Knows How Long! Seminal Aussie punk band The Meanies have announced a run of National tour dates this coming June / July, with 8 shows across 4 weekends taking in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Townsville. Since forming in ’89, Link, Wally, Jaws and Ringo have kept […]

CD REVIEW: GRAPHIC FICTION HEROES – Dreams Of A Libertine EP

CD REVIEW: GRAPHIC FICTION HEROES – Dreams Of A Libertine EP

CD REVIEW: GRAPHIC FICTION HEROES – Dreams Of A Libertine EP Independent May 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Chris Gibbs – long a craftsman of songs in his native Western Australia – has no international smash hits to his name: a sad indictment of the sorry state of the music industry, rather than any […]

BOOK REVIEW: THE GAMEKEEPER by Portia Simpson

BOOK REVIEW: THE GAMEKEEPER by Portia Simpson

BOOK REVIEW: THE GAMEKEEPER by Portia Simpson Simon & Schuster Australia Autobiography, hard cover, rrp$35.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 I never thought I’d find myself reading the biography of the first woman to have graduated as a Gamekeeper and Wildlife Manager in Scottish history – it’s just not the sort of thing […]

CD REVIEW: NIKKI LANE – Highway Queen

CD REVIEW: NIKKI LANE – Highway Queen

CD REVIEW: NIKKI LANE – Highway Queen New West Records/Warner February 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 I’m not saying Nikki is all things to all people, but it is difficult to imagine any fan of passionate songs not enjoying this album of fiery-spirited With a voice that boasts the wistful alt-dreaminess of […]

DVD REVIEW: THE PLASMATICS – LIVE: Rod Swenson’s Lost Tapes

DVD REVIEW: THE PLASMATICS – LIVE: Rod Swenson’s Lost Tapes

DVD REVIEW: THE PLASMATICS – LIVE: Rod Swenson’s Lost Tapes MVD Visual May 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Wendy O Williams in 1979, tits out, nipples covered with gaffa tape, jiggling and bouncing around the stage singing Squirm, Tight Pants and Butcher Baby, before taking a chainsaw to a couple of guitars, remains a […]

CD REVIEW: PURPENDICULAR - Venus To Volcanus

CD REVIEW: PURPENDICULAR – Venus To Volcanus

CD REVIEW: PURPENDICULAR – Venus To Volcanus Fastball Music May 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Purpendicular certainly aren’t shy about expressing their adoration of Deep Purple. Apparently a popular Deep Purple tribute act in Europe, they have nailed the ‘80s era sound of […]

LIVE REVIEW: SOTA FESTIVAL, Perth, Western Australia – Sunday, 5 June, 2017

LIVE REVIEW: SOTA FESTIVAL, Perth, Western Australia – Sunday, 5 June, 2017

LIVE REVIEW: SOTA FESTIVAL, Perth, Western Australia – Sunday, 5 June, 2017 Featuring Karnivool, Drapht, Gyroscope, Tired Lion, Katy Steele, Crooked Colours, Abbe May, Bob Evans, POW! Negro, Rag n’ Bone, Ziggy, The Money War, Ellie Schoen, The China Blue Experiment Elizabeth Quay, Perth Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photography by Peter Gardner The depth and […]

A QUICK DOZEN with AYREON

A QUICK DOZEN with AYREON

A QUICK DOZEN with AYREON Dutch prog rock maestro AYREON (aka Arjen Anthony Lucassen) has just released his latest epic rock opera album The Source, which is a prequel to the story of ‘Planet Y’, which he started telling with the 01011001 album from 2008. Featuring singers such as Tobias Sammet (Edguy, Avantasia), James LaBrie […]

CD REVIEW: WOODHAWK – Beyond The Sun

CD REVIEW: WOODHAWK – Beyond The Sun

CD REVIEW: WOODHAWK – Beyond The Sun Independent April 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 Fans of Kyuss and Monster Magnet will find themselves much to like on Canadians (they hail from Calgary, I believe) Woodhawk’s second album, their groove metal pulsating with a stoner psych edge. The title track is a modern […]

CD REVIEW: PAUL BUTTERFIELD – Live, New York 1970

CD REVIEW: PAUL BUTTERFIELD – Live, New York 1970

CD REVIEW: PAUL BUTTERFIELD – Live, New York 1970 Rock Beat Records April 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Paul Butterfield is unfairly not remembered as universally as some of his contemporaries, but his importance in the evolution of the blues shouldn’t be underestimated. One of – if not the – first racially integrated bands, […]

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