Susanna Hoffs and the unreleased Columbia album from 1994

In 1994, Susanna Hoffs was due to release her second solo album, the follow up to January, 1991’s debut effort, ‘When You’re A Boy’. That album included ‘My Side Of The Bed’, a top 40 Billboard single, as well as the Cyndi Lauper penned, “Unconditional Love". The album also included a cover of "Boys Keep … Continue reading Susanna Hoffs and the unreleased Columbia album from 1994

KEVIN K / RICKY RAT- Party Store CD. Australian Rock Review Album Of The Year

The new album from Kevin K is called Party Store and it is a much needed tonic for your ears, reminding the listener in no uncertain terms that despite the prevailing doom and gloom and lockdown lunacy that the world finds itself in 2020 – rock ‘n’ roll has the power to rejuvenate - it’s … Continue reading KEVIN K / RICKY RAT- Party Store CD. Australian Rock Review Album Of The Year

Remembering Walter Lure (April 22, 1949 – August 21, 2020)

Today I want to reflect on the passing of Walter Lure, erstwhile guitar slinger for The Heartbreakers and also main man of his own outfit, The Waldos. Lure came to prominence in the mid-70s in the burgeoning NYC punk scene as a hot shot guitar player for glam up and comers The Demons, before graduating … Continue reading Remembering Walter Lure (April 22, 1949 – August 21, 2020)

Kevin K / Ricky Rat – new album ‘PARTY STORE’ set for 1 July 2020 release

Kevin K has teamed up with his longtime guitarist Ricky Rat (Trash Brats/Dead Boys) and they have a brand new album called ‘Party Store’ due for world wide release on 1 July. This is EXACTLY what the world needs! We hope to have Kevin on the Australian Rock Show real soon to talk about the … Continue reading Kevin K / Ricky Rat – new album ‘PARTY STORE’ set for 1 July 2020 release

STARS – ONE MORE CIRCLE ROUND THE SUN CD (2020).

Despite the ‘unprecedented’ times in which Australia finds itself, there are still reasons for fans of Australian rock ‘n’ roll to consider themselves fortunate. Here’s one.  In February, 2020, Australia’s finest exponents of country rock, STARS, released a new album ‘One More Circle Round The Sun’, the untimely release of which went unnoticed as the … Continue reading STARS – ONE MORE CIRCLE ROUND THE SUN CD (2020).

Alex Burns, The Witnesses, Elvis Presley and the early days of Belfast rock ‘n’ roll

Some 30 years I was working at a company in Sydney.  I used to talk regularly with co-workers in the warehouse about rock ‘n’ roll – and as many of my peers were a bit older than me, I soaked in their stories and knowledge. I was always an eager student of rock ‘n’ roll … Continue reading Alex Burns, The Witnesses, Elvis Presley and the early days of Belfast rock ‘n’ roll

Remembering Nikki Sudden Who Passed Away 14 years Ago – 26 March 2006

Today marks 14 years since Nikki Sudden passed away. In those intervening years, Nikki’s musical legacy has continued to grow. New fans have discovered his music, and with the passage of time, older fans have gone back and rediscovered his rich body of work.  There have also been a slew of reissued and also previously … Continue reading Remembering Nikki Sudden Who Passed Away 14 years Ago – 26 March 2006

ALBUM REVIEW: The Naked Lunch – The Naked Lunch CD (2019)

The release of the debut album by The Naked Lunch in late 2019 seems to have escaped the attention of most – but I’m here to tell you it’s one hell of a slab of top order garage rock / power pop that you need to hear! What we have here are super upbeat tunes … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: The Naked Lunch – The Naked Lunch CD (2019)

Scorpions, Whitesnake, Enuff Z’ Nuff, Ron Keel, Janet Gardner (Vixen) live in Sydney 2020

The Gray Brothers caught a couple of these shows last week. After a prolonged delay and cancellations, Scorpions finally finally tin Sydney. Nice to cross those guys off the list. Coverdale was also great, despite his vocal limitations. Highlight though was the Metal Cowboy - the great Ron Keel. I've been a Keeloholic since 1984. … Continue reading Scorpions, Whitesnake, Enuff Z’ Nuff, Ron Keel, Janet Gardner (Vixen) live in Sydney 2020

US Punk great JEFF DAHL returns with killer new album ‘Electric Junk’.

I will always have a place in my rock ‘n’ roll heart for Jeff Dahl. He was/is a torch bearer for true rock ‘n’ roll and for more than 30 years, his music has resonated with me like few others. He wore his heart on his sleeve. Uncompromising, loud ‘n’ fast punk ‘n’ roll that … Continue reading US Punk great JEFF DAHL returns with killer new album ‘Electric Junk’.

Jesse Dayton announces 2020 Australian Tour

Texas guitar-slinger/songwriter Jesse Dayton is heading down under for his 1st tour of Australia. Dayton has recorded and played guitar with everyone from Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson to The Supersuckers, Duff McKagan and the iconic LA punk rock band, X. Dayton has always wanted to tour Oz, “Some of my fav rock … Continue reading Jesse Dayton announces 2020 Australian Tour