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THE SELECTER: PAULINE BLACK INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 23, 2015

For many, the stereotypical depiction of punk rock in the UK in the late 70s, early 80s was of torn shirts, ripped jeans, safety pin jewelry and scowling faces … the Sid Vicious look. Diametrically, the ska movement which emerged at the same time, was symbolised by Rude Boys (and…

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SHELLEY SEGAL INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 23, 2015

Melbourne-based singer, songwriter Shelley Segal is one of those artists who just seems to accomplish things. Granted, some opportunities she has enjoyed have fallen out of the blue but it’s the environment of openness she has created and her amiable, positive nature which invites such good fortune. It’s that inner-confidence…

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HAYDEN MANASSA (SAINT HENRY) – GUITAR

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - November 23, 2015

Saint Henry is a two piece, post-grunge rock duo out of Melbourne, inspired by rockin’ bands like Royal Blood and DZ Deathrays. Featuring Hayden Manassa on vocals and guitar and David Lo on drums, the band has just come out of the studio working with respected local producer Scott Horscroft….

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Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes and the Roland JD-XA synths

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - November 23, 2015

Nick Rhodes knows a great synthesizer when he plays one. In this interview, he reveals how Roland gear has always played a big part in the Duran Duran sound, from the JUPITER-4 used on Rio right through to the new JD-XA analog/digital crossover synth powering their Paper Gods world tour….

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WATCH: CORDOBA MINI R

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - November 22, 2015

The new Cordoba Mini R is the ultimate travel instrument, offering the playability of a full size nylon-string guitar in a compact, lightweight body with an impressively loud voice. This miniature guitar features a solid spruce top paired with rosewood back and sides for a deep, full tone. Its comfortable,…

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WATCH: VOX VXII DEMO with tim & dave

Posted in Amplifiers, Gear    //    Post Date - November 22, 2015

Dave and Tim are a couple of geezers from the UK, who know a little about Vox amps. Check out their light-hearted look at the new VXII amp features. The VX amplifier range combine a number of unique features to yield an affordable, lightweight practice amplifier that produces a variety…

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PERFORMANCE: EDEN MULHOLLAND – ‘CARDBOARD CUTOUTS’

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 22, 2015

Eden Mulholland performs ‘Cardboard Cutouts’ from his new album ‘Hunted Haunted’ at the Grace Darling Hotel November 21st, prior to his gig that night. Interview online soon http://edenmulholland.net/

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THE ENVIRONMENTAL SYMPHONY: ALLAN ZAVOD TRIBUTE

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized    //    Post Date - November 19, 2015

We’ve recently been made aware that our good friend and longtime Australian Musician contributor, Dr Allan Zavod  is currently undergoing treatment for brain cancer. On Sunday December 20 at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall, a concert by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will pay tribute to Allan, when they perform for the first…

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JEZABELS NEW ALBUM & TOUR FOR 2016

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 18, 2015

In 2016 The Jezabels will return with their third studio LP, ‘Synthia’, in store February 12th independently, via MGM Distribution. After eighteen months off the road, writing and recording with long time producer Lachlan Mitchell, they are also excited to announce a national, major cities tour, with special guest, twenty-one-year-old…

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ZAKK WYLDE HITS US WITH HIS RHYTHM SHTICK

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 16, 2015

Zakk Wylde is a busy man. He’s currently writing and recording for a new solo album,  launching his own music gear company and preparing to tour Australia. As Greg Phillips found out during a quick pre-tour chat, he’s also been working hard on his shtick! The were lines coming thick…

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