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MOOG DFAM HAS LANDED IN AUSTRALIA!

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - April 6, 2018

One of the most keenly anticipated new instruments of 2018, Moog Music’s Drummer From Another Mother, is here at last. DFAM is the newest addition to the Mother ecosystem of synthesizers and presents an expressive hands-on approach to percussive pattern creation. It requires no patching, and absolutely no experience is needed…

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BRIAN HOOPER BENEFIT GIGS FOR MELB AND PERTH

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 6, 2018

The Beasts of Bourbon will re-form to headline a benefit concert in Melbourne to help bandmate and legendary Australian alternative rock and blues bassist, Brian Hooper, after he was diagnosed with incurable lung cancer last year. Brian’s Perth friends are also getting together to play a benefit show featuring Kim…

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CITY CALM DOWN: ‘ECHOES IN BLUE’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 5, 2018

Melbourne based electro-rock band City Calm Down release their new album Echoes in Blue today (April 6), the follow up to their acclaimed 2016 record In A Restless House. From the bleak opening line, “It turned to shit on April 18” off the album opener Joan, I’m Disappearing to the…

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REVIEW: NEWTON FAULKNER, CORNER HOTEL

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 5, 2018

REVIEW: Bluesfest sideshow. Newton Faulkner, supported by Tom Richardson. Corner Hotel Melbourne. April 4, 2018. Review: Greg Phillips. Photos: Mark Moray of  Wicked Rock Photography Like many touring artists over the last week, opening act Tom Richardson had also made his way down the highway from Bluesfest in Byron Bay…

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SETH LAKEMAN INTERVIEW (ON TOUR WITH ROBERT PLANT)

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 4, 2018

Following the success of British multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer Seth Lakeman’s latest album Ballads of the Broken Few (Cooking Vinyl), the acclaimed multi-instrumentalist had been tapped on the shoulder by none other than Robert Plant to play on that legend’s latest release, Carry Fire. Playing an essential role in the…

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REVIEW: ROBERT PLANT AND THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 3, 2018

Review: Bluefest sideshow – Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters. Seth Lakeman support. Palais Theatre. April 2, 2018 Review by Greg Phillips. Photos by Mark Moray Wicked Rock Photography Australian Musician had been at the Palais Theatre earlier in the afternoon, catching up with multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer Seth…

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BLUESFEST 2018: DAY 5 GALLERY

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 3, 2018

Our ace photographer Jason Rosewarne rounded up his Bluefest 2018 experience by photographing; Bali Blues  Brothers, Caiti Baker, Con Brio, Steve Smyth, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Michael Franti & Spearhead, and Morcheeba  

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BLUESFEST 2018: DAY 4 GALLERY

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 2, 2018

There’s never ever a dull moment at Bluesfest and day 4 was no exception. Thankfully we have Jason Rosewarne on the ground capturing all of the big moments including the massive Stop the Adani mine protest during John Butler’s set. John was joined on stage by many of the Bluesfest…

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BLUESFEST 2018: DAY 3 GALLERY

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 1, 2018

Day 3 at Bluesfest presented some classic Australian blues in the form of Chain, who even after 50 years in the business, still have fire in the belly and can light up a stage. Another legendary act, The Original Blues Brothers Band were back again to dish up more Sweet…

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