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ROADY4ROADIES 2019 EVENTS ANNOUNCED

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - December 11, 2018

Live production crew are the unseen but essential backbone of the music events that we all enjoy, but these roles can often take their toll on those involved. An Entertainment Assist study, conducted by Victoria University in 2015, revealed shocking rates of mental health problems within the entertainment industry. Figures showed…

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PETER FRAMPTON TO RECEIVE LES PAUL AWARD AT NAMM TEC AWARDS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - December 11, 2018

GRAMMY® award-winning guitarist, singer, songwriter, and innovator Peter Frampton will receive the prestigious Les Paul Innovation Award at the 34thAnnual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards (NAMM TEC Awards), being held Saturday, January 26, 2019, in Anaheim, CA. The award is given to those individuals who personify the innovative thinking of Les Paul, the Father of…

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ERIC BIBB 2019 AUSTRALIAN TOUR ANNOUNCED

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - December 11, 2018

Ever on the move, pursuing a career spanning five decades, never resting on his laurels, Eric Bibb has a full bag of stories to tell from around the world and here he comes, bringing his new album Global Griot with him. Global indeed, recorded in France, Sweden, Jamaica, Ghana, Canada,…

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GRETSCH BRING OUT THE BRIGHT STARS FOR CHRISTMAS

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear, Sydney Guitar Drum Show News    //    Post Date - December 11, 2018

Everybody knows that Gretsch guitars have some of the most attractive instruments you’ll ever see. Their design is superb, the sound magnificent. Here are a few offerings from Gretsch for the festive season … some for those on the big bucks but plenty of quality, affordable guitars available too. G6134T…

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IGGY, FANTASTIC NEGRITO & MORE SIDE SHOWS ANNOUNCED

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - December 10, 2018

Iggy Pop, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Fantastic Negrito and The Marcus King Band tours announced for April Often considered the godfather of Punk – Iggy Pop is making a welcome return to Australia this April with tour dates just announced in Melbourne and Sydney’s Opera House! Widely acknowledged…

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YAMAHA MUSIC AUS TO DISTRIBUTE EARTHQUAKER DEVICES

Posted in Blog, Gear, Pedals    //    Post Date - December 10, 2018

EarthQuaker Devices and Yamaha Music Australia Announce Exclusive Australia Distribution Effective January 1, 2019. AKRON, Ohio & Melbourne, Australia — EarthQuaker Devices, LLC and Yamaha Music have announced that effective January 1, 2019, Yamaha Music Australia will be the exclusive distributor of EarthQuaker Devices effects pedals in Australia. EarthQuaker Devices…

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ROLAND’S MUSICAL GIFT IDEAS FOR EVERYONE

Posted in Blog, Christmas Ideas, Gear    //    Post Date - December 10, 2018

ROLAND – THE GIFT OF MUSIC Whether you’ve always wanted to learn a musical instrument, or you need something you can play away from home or late at night, Roland has plenty of options to get you started. And with Roland’s superior technology and deep understanding of what musicians need,…

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SCANNER- ROBIN RIMBAUD UPDATE INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - December 10, 2018

Scanner – Robin Rimbaud interview By Barrie Bardoe I have previously interviewed Robin Rimbaud in some detail so the intention of this is to provide a bit of a ‘catch up’ on his activities. Rimbaud achieved notoriety by recording snippets of analogue mobile phone conversations and incorporating them into musical…

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STEVE LUCAS: THE BIGGER THAN JESUS ESPY GIG INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - December 9, 2018

As guitarist in legendary Australian punk band X, Steve Lucas and his bass playing mate Ian Rilen, along with a succession of other passionate musicians who served with the band, including Ian Krahe, Steve Cafiero, and Cathy Green, pioneered a sound and attitude in the late 70s and into the…

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MAKE MUSIC DAY EXPANDS IN 2019

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - December 7, 2018

Make Music Day Australia is set to expand next year with the announcement of a partnership between the Live Music Office and the Australian Music Association to deliver the 2019 program. Make Music Day is a free celebration of music making around the world, taking place on 21 June. Launched in 1982…

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