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The Bourbon Saints (LA Special)

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 18, 2008

The Bourbon Saints (LA Special) March 18, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips. Photos www.pixievision.com The Bourbon Saints play the kind of raw, full throttle rock and roll that would slot perfectly into almost any Australian beer barn. They’re a curious mix of oz style pub rock and Sunset Strip trash….

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Billy Bragg

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 17, 2008

Billy Bragg March 17, 2008 | Author: Christopher King Billy Bragg was in town plugging his new album, Mr Love & Justice. AM’s Christopher King was in town too. A chat sounded like a good idea! I bought a T-Shirt on your workers Playtime tour in about 1990 and it shrunk…

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KEITH CARLOCK at Groove Allstars (LA Special)

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 15, 2008

KEITH CARLOCK at Groove Allstars (LA Special) March 15, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips I had had previously interviewed drum sensation Keith Carlock late last year when he toured Australia with Steely Dan. However due to the particular nature of our famous all-female edition we couldn’t run the story in…

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John Swan

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 15, 2008

John Swan March 15, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips At the launch of John Swan’s 2007 album Have A Little Faith, the inner suburban pub was chock full of  friends, family and media. In fact it seemed the entire cast of the recent Countdown Spectacular had come to see the…

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Jake La Botz (LA Special)

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 15, 2008

Jake La Botz (LA Special) March 15, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips At the recommendation of the barman, I hung around after my meal at LA’s Redwood Bar and Grill to hear the night’s entertainment, Jake La Botz. So glad I did. If a singer songwriter is to truly touch…

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HIM

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 15, 2008

HIM March 15, 2008 | Author: James O’Toole Ville Valo is the charismatic front man and major songwriter of Finnish superstars HIM. On their latest album Venus O’Toole: You have a big year planned. Valo: It’s not too bad, the heaviest touring is actually behind us now. We started touring…

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Frank Gambale (LA Special)

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 15, 2008

Frank Gambale (LA Special) March 15, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips Frank Gambale is one of those Australian gems that gets nowhere near the credit he deserves. Perhaps it’s because he’s a quiet unassuming type or maybe it’s because the brand of music he plays is challenging rather than mainstream. Whatever…

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ESKIMO JOE (LA SPECIAL)

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 15, 2008

ESKIMO JOE (LA SPECIAL) March 15, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips They are considered one of Australia’s most successful bands. They have three solidly selling albums under their belt and a swag of awards to their credit including ARIAs and WAMis.  If their next album is anywhere near as good as…

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Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 15, 2008

Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess March 15, 2008 | Author: Jason McNamara Imagine my excitement when I got a call to do my first ever press interview with any member of my choice and it just happens to be on my favourite band in the world, Dream Theater. Straight away I said, “I…

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Dean Guitar’s Dean Zelinsky (LA Special)

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 15, 2008

Dean Guitar’s Dean Zelinsky (LA Special) March 15, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips The NAMM show had barely opened its doors on day three, yet the Dean Guitar booth was already ablaze with colour, sound, movement  and fun. The walls exploded with larger than life size effigies of rock stars…

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