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SLASH “AFD” LES PAUL PERFORMANCE PACK

Posted in Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - October 18, 2014

Fresh in our memories from his NRL Grand Final appearance, you too can emulate Slash’s rock licks with your own Slash-designed gear. Epiphone is proud to present the new Slash “AFD” Les Paul Performance Pack, an incredible all-inclusive package for beginners and pros alike featuring a Slash-designed Les Paul Special-II…

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GUITAR CHORD SONGBOOKS

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - October 17, 2014

This fantastic series from Hal Leonard features convenient 15cm x 23cm books (guitar case size) with complete lyrics and chord symbols above the lyrics for dozens of great songs. Each song also includes chord grids at the top of every page and the first notes of the melody for easy…

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GOLDEN PLAINS 2015 LINE UP ANNOUNCED

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 15, 2014

Organisers of Golden Plains 2015 have just announced the line up for their 9th annual festival and it’s looking pretty tasty. Held over the weekend of March 7-9, 2015 at the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre, the line up will include: Neneh Cherry with RocketNumberNine (oh yeah!), The Village People (yes you…

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BLACKSTAR TONES with HT MODEL AMPS

Posted in Amplifiers, Gear    //    Post Date - October 14, 2014

Creating Tones with HT-1, HT-5, HT Club 40 & HT Stage A live recording from Blackstar Amps’ August webcast in which Steve Marks takes you through how to create some great tones using their HT valve amps. Using amps right from the HT-1 through to our 2×12 HT Stage 60…

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SUGAR MOUNTAIN LINE- UP ANNOUNCED

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 13, 2014

Dubbed as A Summit of Art and Music, Sugar Mountain, the progressive music and arts festival is back in 2015 (January 24), this time at a new, inner-city location – VCA (Victorian College of the Arts). After three successive years at The Forum, starting with the inaugural festival in 2011,…

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Dallon Weekes from Panic! at the Disco – Live at the Aguilar Artist Loft

Posted in Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - October 13, 2014

Check out Dallon Weekes of Panic! at the Disco performing the band’s hit, “Girls/Girls/Boys” at the Aguilar Artist Loft. Aguilar recorded Dallon performing live to the song’s backing tracks. He was using the DB 751 head, DB 810 cabinet, Tone Hammer preamp/DI, AGRO distortion pedal and the AG 4P-60 pickups!…

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LANIKAI’S UkeSB. Plug ’em in!

Posted in Gear, Other Fretted    //    Post Date - October 13, 2014

Lanikai’s UkeSB Ukuleles are an amazing range of ukes which feature a USB output … just plug it in and hit record! No extra equipment is needed to make studio quality recordings of your instrument with your iPad, iPhone, Android device, or many popular PC recording suites! Compatible with: •  …

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AUGIE MARCH – SLICE OF HAVEN

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 12, 2014

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips catches up with Augie March guitarist Adam Donovan to chat about Havens Dumb, their first album in six years Havens Dumb is Augie March’s first album in six years. It’s a place where an eclectic array of instruments, absorbing vocal arrangements and assorted sound quirks weave…

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FLYING COLORS – DAVE LARUE INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 12, 2014

Flying Colors is a supergroup of sorts, put together in 2008 by producer Bill Evans. The band features Steve Morse (Dixie Dregs, Deep Purple), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), Neal Morse (Spock’s Beard) , Dave LaRue (Joe Satriani, Dixie Dregs) and Casey McPherson (Alpha Rev, Indochine). Second Nature, the sophomore album…

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JULIAN SIMONSZ – VOCALS

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - October 10, 2014

With his impressive vocal range and soulful delivery, Melbourne synth, pop, soul artist Julian Simonsz has been dubbed Australia’s Justin Timberlake. Julian  has just released a new single, I Do It For You (out October 10) which was recorded and produced by Michael Paynter and Michael Delorenzis. His debut self-titled…

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