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CHERIE CURRIE (THE RUNAWAYS): AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 21, 2016

On the surface, being lead singer of The Runaways, a pioneering all-female teen rock band in the 70s seemed like a glamorous proposition. However for a 15 year old Cherie Currie, she could never have imagined the drama which would unfold in her brief two and a half year stint…

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JESSE LUBITZ (TINPAN ORANGE) – GUITAR

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - February 18, 2016

Tinpan Orange is one of Australia’s most loved brother-sister outfits. With the ethereal and mesmerising Emily Lubitz at the helm, joined by her brother, guitarist Jesse Lubitz and violin virtuoso Alex Burkoy, Tinpan Orange’s heavily stylised folk music combines the highest levels of song-craft with an aching, sweeping romanticism. Tinpan Orange will release their new album…

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NEW 4CD SET, ‘THE GLORY DAYS OF AUSSIE PUB ROCK VOL.1’

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

FESTIVAL RECORDS and Warner Music Australia are excited to announce the April 1 release of the definitive overview of the great Aussie Rock scene from ‘70s and ‘80s and into the ‘90s, ‘THE GLORY DAYS OF AUSSIE PUB ROCK VOL.1’, on CD (a 4CD set!) and digital release. Featuring a whopping 91 tracks (and priced to…

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Watch: Tech 21 Bass Fly Rig

Posted in Bass, Gear    //    Post Date - February 15, 2016

The folks at Tech 21 had been hammered with requests for a bass version of their Fly Rig 5 since the day it was introduced. They have answered the call and stuffed everything they could into the Bass Fly Rig, except the kitchen sink! Watch this short video demo. Recording…

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DRAGON: TODD HUNTER ON THE COUNTDOWN YEARS TOUR

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 15, 2016

When New Zealand band Dragon arrived in Australia in mid 1975, the influential weekly music  television show Countdown was also just starting out. These were pioneering days, not just for the Australian music scene but Countdown would also help to shape global future music TV media like MTV. Dragon, led…

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TAMA ON THE ROAD: SEAN PADDOCK’S SNARE

Posted in Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - February 15, 2016

Renown American drummer Sean Paddock has watched country artist Kenny Chesney’s tour grow from dingy, smoky clubs of a couple hundred fans to sold out football arenas of 60,000 plus! He’s had the pleasure of playing with many rock and country icons such as Sammy Hagar, Steve Miller, John Mellencamp,…

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LITTLE GEORGIA: JUSTIN CARTER INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 15, 2016

Justin Carter and Ashleigh Mannix aka Little Georgia, have just released their debut album ‘Bootleg’. We caught up with one half of the duo, Justin Carter for a chat about how it all came together. http://littlegeorgiamusic.com/

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THE LAST WALTZ REVISITED AT SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - February 8, 2016

This April, Richard Clapton, Tim Rogers, Paul Dempsey, Kevin Borich, Olympia, Vika & Linda Bull and The RocKwiz Orkestra will revisit one of the most significant rock and roll events in music history event – The Last Waltz – at the Sydney Opera House on 1 and 2 April. Originally…

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NAMM 2016: GIBSON GUITAR GIG BAGS & CASES

Posted in Accessories, Gear    //    Post Date - February 8, 2016

Jim from Gibson Guitars shows us the new range of Gibson gig bags and cases at the NAMM booth Gibson distributed in Australia by http://www.gibsonami.com/

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JADE ALICE – VOCALS

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - February 8, 2016

Winner of the 2015 Melbourne Music Bank songwriting competition, Jade Alice is a young Australian singer-songwriter who grew up amidst the extraordinary noises of a musical household. Her musical stories are bubbly amalgamations of electro-pop, indie and folk fusions that draw on her encounters with first-love, fantasy and food. She…

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