Stars have been back for a couple of years now, yet unlike other Australian bands from the 1970s that have reformed, to call Stars a ‘heritage act’, would miss the point completely. What separates Stars from their peers is that although they honour their past, they continue to release new music that is both first-rate … Continue reading STARS Live Review – Canberra, November 28, 2019. In one word – compelling.
The kings of mighty rock STARS are out and about and back on the road with a few shows in November and into December. Stars will be in Canberra at the Harmonie German Club on November 28, The Brass Monkey in Cronulla (Sydney) on the 29th, Marrickville's Camelot Lounge on Saturday the 29th (also in … Continue reading STARS on tour November/December 2019
The quantity of female singer/songwriters doing the rounds nationally is profuse. The quality however, is sometimes negligible. That’s not a criticism, merely an observation. Plenty out there sure, yet how many are at the pointy end, with a talent and an originality worthy of your attention? One such artist who does merit more listener traction … Continue reading CD Review: KIM YANG – OCEAN OF MIND (2019)
More than 30 years ago now, Sydney hard rock band The Bombers were on the cusp of success. On paper, they had all the makings for success. With a line-up that boasted Alan Lancaster and John Coghlan from Status Quo, John Brewster of The Angels, a powerhouse vocalist in Ty Coates and a legit blues … Continue reading Album Review: Alan Lancaster’s Bombers – LIVE! (2019)
You only need listen to the intro music on any episode of The Australian Rock Show to know that we are long time fans of the work of Larry Attard. His band Snake were faves of ours in the early to mid-1980s, and there was no better call to arms than ‘Let The Music Begin’. … Continue reading Larry Attard of Acca-Dacca/Snake has a new band ‘Lucid Louie’ and debut single out now!
Address To The Nation is the new album from former Radio Birdman / Hitmen / Screaming Tribesmen guitar slinger Chris Masuak and his Spanish combo, the Viveiro Wave Riders, and his first since 2016’s excellent Brujita album. For those that didn’t pay attention the first time, top to bottom, Brujita was a comprehensive outing, and … Continue reading Album Review: Chris Masuak & the Viveiro Wave Riders – Address to the Nation (2019)
A stalwart of the LA hard rock/metal scene throughout the late 70s and 1980s, Lizzie Grey of London and Spiders & Snakes has passed away. Probably best known for co-penning the MÖTLEY CRUE song "Public Enemy #1", Grey passed away in his sleep at a Las Vegas hospital surrounded by his wife Jennifer and daughters … Continue reading Vale Lizzie Grey 1958-2019
After a couple of well received singles, including last year’s ‘Poppin' Eyes and Flashing Feet’ single, Chicago’s Poison Boys have just released their debut album, ‘Out Of My Head’ on Dead Beat Records. WOW! These guys draw inspiration from all the greats, Thunders, New York Dolls, Ramones etc. They also wear these influences proudly on … Continue reading Album Review: Poison Boys – Out Of My Head (Dead Beat Records)
‘Narration’ is the new album from hard rockin’ boogie stalwarts Railroad, and if no frills denim clad rock be your penchant, then make an effort to check these guys out. On display is a likeable mix of hard rockin’ blues, balls ‘n’ boogie and that’s a good thing in our books. These guys have been … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: RAILROAD – NARRATION (2019)
There’s a mountain of podcasts out there, some good, some not so. There are also a ton of celebrities out there doing the podcast thing – again, some are better than others. One of the better ones is The Roth Show – by one of rock’s best ever frontmen, David Lee Roth. Far too much … Continue reading David Lee Roth – The Roth Show podcast
Released on Record Store Day 2019, Blvds of Splendor has finally seen the light of day after being withheld for release by Blackheart Records after being recorded back in 2009. The album was produced by Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver) and features a number of notable guests including Billy Corgan, Slash, Sorum on … Continue reading Cherie Currie – Blvds of Splendor LP out now
Cherie Currie and Brie Darling have joined together to record their debut album, The Motivator. The album was produced by the six-time Grammy nominated Dave Darling (Brian Setzer, Stray Cats, Janiva Magness, Tom Waits) and features nine classic covers by bands including T. Rex, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, and John Lennon, plus three originals, “Too Bruised,” “I’m Too Good, That’s Just Too … Continue reading Cherie Currie & Brie Darling Release new album ‘The Motivator’