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June, 2014

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KATE MILLER-HEIDKE

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 29, 2014

It’s been a decade since Kate Miller-Heidke first emerged with her debut EP and gained a reputation for her quirky tunes and energetic performances. Four full-length albums down the track, it’s not so much the kook but the kudos which is more often associated with the 33 year old singer-songwriter’s…

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AMMIEL WARNER – SODA POP

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 29, 2014

Musicians don’t come much busier than Ammiel Warner. You may not have heard of him but Ammiel is one of the most sought-after keyboard and Hammond players in Australia. He has recorded and toured with James Blundell, The McClymonts, Dirty York, Dai Pritchard, Angry Anderson and Simon Meli’s Widowbirds to…

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NATE HILL (THE LION) – DRUMS

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - June 29, 2014

The Lion is a new instrumental/post-rock Melbourne-based project by Nate Hill and Matty Davenport, whose influences include: Rage Against The Machine, Karnivool, Deftones, Mogwai, Mutemath, Incubus, Nine Inch Nails, and sleepmakeswaves. Drummer Nate is profiled here. What was your first kit like? My first kit was a beat up Boston…

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Orange Crush PiX CR35LDX Practice amp

Posted in Amplifiers, Gear    //    Post Date - June 29, 2014

Digital FX. 10″ speaker and Footswitchable Overdrive. These are some of the features which make the Orange CR35LDX one of the best-selling, most recommended practice amps in the world. The Orange Crush PiX CR35LDX amplifier has the legendary Orange basket weave Tolex, woven speaker grille, beading and legendary hieroglyphs (PiX),…

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SEX ON TOAST VIDEO & TOUR

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - June 29, 2014

Since the release of their debut album of synth-funk, soul, slow-jams and hard-rockin’ shuffles and subsequent sell-out launches in both Melbourne and Sydney, Sex on Toast have been laying low in Melbourne and doing their thang. And now they proudly announce the ‘Tonay Tour’ – another sexual exploration up the…

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MSTB’S SOCIAL MEDIA ANTHEM

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - June 25, 2014

New-York based act My Son The Bum have released a great animated video for “Follow Me, Like Me”, a new tune which may well become a social media anthem.  We first profiled MSTB, the brain-child of songwriter and guitarist Brian Kroll, in print back in 2010. It’s a unique band…

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GJ2 GUITARS FOR AUSTRALIA

Posted in Gear    //    Post Date - June 25, 2014

With GJ2 Guitars, Grover Jackson is back. After 35 years of experience and experimentation, he’s still pushing the limits of what a great guitar can be. Now reinventing himself and his craft yet again as GJ2 Guitars, Grover and his business partner, Jon Gold (a lifelong guitarist and enthusiast who most…

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ANNUAL HEART OF ST KILDA CONCERT LINE UP ANNOUNCED

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - June 25, 2014

Sacred Heart Mission has announced a dazzling line-up for its annual fundraiser, The Heart of St Kilda Concert at the Palais Theatre in St Kilda, on August 13th. Now in its seventh year, this highlight of the Melbourne live music and comedy calendar draws Australia’s finest and this year is…

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GIBSON RELEASES B.B. KING 65TH ANNIVERSARY LUCILLE MODEL

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - June 24, 2014

B.B. King’s “Lucille” is legendary, perhaps the most beloved artist’s guitar of all time, and a true icon of the blues. Now Gibson Memphis honour’s the 65th Birthday of “Lucille” with the B.B. King Signature, a luxurious take on the ES-355 format tricked out to the tastes of the King…

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YAMAHA’S ACOUSTIC RESONANCE ENHANCEMENT (ARE) EXPLAINED

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - June 23, 2014

The warmth of tone found in mature woods is sought out by guitarists worldwide. Yamaha has developed a process that can produce the ‘sweet sound’ found in mature woods in its brand new guitars. With the sonic properties of wood changing, often improving as it ages, Yamaha embarked on an…

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