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YAMAHA TRANSACOUSTIC-AUS DEALERS FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - December 22, 2016

Earlier this year when the local Yamaha office first had prototypes of the Transacoustic Guitars in Australia, a select group of Australian Store owners and staff got to try them out. This is a video of their reactions. Find out more here

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FRANK GAMBALE: SOULMINING IN MELBOURNE

Posted in Articles, Interviews    //    Post Date - December 22, 2016

Melbourne jazz fans are in for a real treat next week when Australia’s own Grammy Award-winning guitar virtuoso Frank Gambale plays a week long residency at Birds Basement including a very special New Year’s Eve performance. Gambale last performed in Australia in 2011 as part of the reformed legendary fusion…

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REVIEW: BOSS DM-2W DELAY (WAZA CRAFT)

Posted in Gear, Pedals    //    Post Date - December 19, 2016

The Boss DM-2. God, how I love this pedal – easily in my top 5 (including the Boss VB-2, Electroharmonix Deluxe Memory Man, ProCo Rat and MXR Phase 90). My love affair with this little maroon box of heaven began in my teens back in the mid 90’s. Being into…

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AUSTRALIAN DRUMMER KEEPS THE BEAT AT CIRQUE

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sydney Drum Show News    //    Post Date - December 19, 2016

Adelaide’s Ben Todd has just wrapped up a role in Cirque du Soleil’s Australian tour of its show Kooza. He tells digitalDrummer editor Allan Leibowitz how he scored the coveted musical role and how electronics help him in the pit. Allan Leibowitz: So how did you end up playing drums…

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GIFT A ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DREAM THIS CHRISTMAS!

Posted in Christmas Ideas, Gear    //    Post Date - December 16, 2016

Have you had a guitar, bass, keyboard or drum kit stashed away in the closet or garage and haven’t played it for years? Maybe you’ve never been a musician but always wanted to play in a band? Maybe you know someone who falls into one of those categories and can’t…

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MEGADETH’S KIKO JOINS DV MARK

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - December 16, 2016

DV Mark is proud to announce that world renowned guitarist, Kiko Louriero of Megadeth, has joined the DV Mark family. Loureiro needs no introduction. Even before being invited to join Megadeth last year, he was already renowned for his guitar work with Angra and enjoyed a high profile solo career…

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WARPAINT TALK FENDER

Posted in Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - December 12, 2016

Ahead of their February Australian tour to promote their new album Heads Up, LA band Warpaint hung out with Fender USA to chat about their guitars. WARPAINT 2017 AUSTRALIAN DATES 19/02/17 Perth, WA Perth Festival 22/02/17 Brisbane, QLD The Triffid 24/02/17 Melbourne, VIC Melbourne Zoo 25/02/17 Sydney, NSW Opera House…

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LAWRENCE ENGLISH: COMPOSER, MEDIA ARTIST, CURATOR

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - December 11, 2016

AM’s Baz Bardoe chats with Australian-based composer, media artist and curator Lawrence English. Lawrence English – a path less travelled. I first met Lawrence English when he was a member of the industrial rock group ‘Dogmachine’ back in the 90’s. I was playing with a similar type of outfit called…

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ALEX L’ESTRANGE: THE MAKING OF ‘AUCHENFLOWER’ AND Q&A

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - December 11, 2016

Brisbane-based songwriter, producer & multi-instrumentalist Alex L’Estrange releases his debut EP Auchenflower on Friday December 16. Alex has been busy traveling around the country supporting Holy Holy on their Darwinism national tour and will present a hometown show at Black Bear Lodge’s Last Party Before Lockout on January 28. Ahead of…

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REVIEW: KEITH URBAN – ROD LAVER ARENA MELBOURNE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - December 11, 2016

Review by Garry Chapman. Photos by Jason Rosewarne. December 2016 Country music fans were treated to a double dose of star quality at Rod Laver Arena on two evenings this week when Nashville-based headline acts Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban brought the Oceania leg of Urban’s Ripcord World Tour to…

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