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Music Review: Cody Parks & The Dirty South – Thunder Cash 69

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

CODY PARKS & THE DIRTY SOUTH
Thunder Cash 69
Released – 20th Jan 2023

This is a raucous mash-up of White Zombie’s Thunder Kiss 65 and Johnny Cash’s Folsom Prison Blues, which on any regular analysis of current musical trends, should not work at all.

Cody Parks & The Dirty South style themselves as a “country metal” band from Nashville, that literally blends both genres in their music. Sometimes they like to do unique versions of cover songs for their live set, and Cody told me that he’s always played Folsom, but one day when they were rehearsing it, they figured we needed to make it more unique, because everyone plays the same ol’ version of that song. One of the guys started playing the Zombie riff and the rest was history.  It started poppin’ at shows and on the socials, so they figured what the hell…let’s record it!

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Album Review: Jared James Nichols- JJN

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

JARED JAMES NICHOLS – JJN
Released – 13th Jan 2022
Black Hill Records

Singer, guitarist, songwriter and Gibson Guitars brand ambassador Jared James Nichols has announced his self-titled new album will be released on January 13th via Black Hill Records. Jared James Nichols, his third full-length offering, features the new single Down The Drain as well as the previously released Hard Wired. The collection showcases every side of the Nashville-based multi-talent and the various genres he grew up listening to, whether it was grunge or blues, that have influenced his authentic sound.

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Album Review: HEROES & MONSTERS

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

HEROES & MONSTERS
Heroes & Monsters
Released – 20th Jan 2023
Frontiers Music

There is a significant volume of hard and melodic rock released under the Frontiers label, and a fair share of it leaves me unmoved, lacking any real spark of originality, and often seeing inter-changeable players and producers involved.

However, I am in no position to criticise the intent and dedication to releasing music, so can only comment on what resonates with me.

Every so often, something pops up that appears outside the normal Frontiers genre and the Heroes and Monsters project, formed by three rock n’ roll lifers and friends, bassist/vocalist Todd Kerns, guitarist Stef Burns, and drummer Will Hunt, seems to be one of these gems.

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Live Review : KINGS OF LEON at Mildura Sporting Precinct – 29 October 2022

Reviewer Natasha Wyborn 

Kings of Leon Set The Town of Mildura on Fire 
29th October 2022
Mildura Sporting Complex, Victoria Australia

Mildura, located in rural Victoria, was the venue for Kings of Leon’s opening show on their long-awaited 2022 Australian tour. Over 10,000 people filled the newly opened complex to hear the band, natives from Tennessee. Comprising of brothers Caleb, Jared, Nathan Followill, and their cousin Matthew Followill. The band played a 25-song set that featured songs from their impressive 20-year career and eight-album catalogue. 

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Photo Gallery : Brad Paisley + Morgan Evans + MacKenzie Porter at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – 05 Oct 2022

Photos by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

Brad Paisley
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Live Review : Brad Paisley + Morgan Evans + MacKenzie Porter at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – 05 Oct 2022
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Live Review + Photos: Morgan Evans at the Stag & Hunter Hotel, Newcastle – 30 September 2022

Review and Photos by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

Announced at 2 days notice, and sold out within 5 minutes, local boy Morgan Evans took a couple of days out of the current hectic CMC Rocks and Brad Paisley tour to head home for a one-off show at the Mayfield pub and live music venue the Stag & Hunter Hotel.  Initially planned to be just Morgan doing a solo set, landlord Mick was a bit surprised when a truck turned up with drums, amps and keyboards, and then the whole band rocked up to check out the venue having been onstage at Rod Laver arena 18 hours earlier, and at the airport at 4am to make it happen!  “We’ll make it work” was the phrase when they realised the stage was smaller than their normal drum riser!

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Album Review : Troy Redfern – The Wings of Salvation

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

TROY REDFERN
Wings of Salvation
Released – September 23rd

Blues-rock guitarist, singer- songwriter and dubbed Britain’s “King of Slide Guitar” Troy Redfern has followed up the excellent 2021 release The Fire Cosmic with a new record in The Wings of Salvation.  This record was crowd-funded through a Kickstarter campaign, and I am happy to say I added my name to the supporting cast for this.

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Album Review : Dead City Ruins – Shockwave

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

DEAD CITY RUINS
SHOCKWAVE
Released – Sept 16th
AFM Records

Melbourne hard rockers Dead City Ruins had developed a reputation in that City in particular as a full-on, flat-out, classic rock band in the Casanovas / Airbourne / AC/DC mould, and released their first album in 2011 which had more of an Ozzy / DIO-era Sabbath feel to it, and instantly broadened their appeal!

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