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WATCH: FENDER CUSTOM SHOP’S ERIC CLAPTON BLIND FAITH TELECASTER

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - September 20, 2019

The Tele became a go-to electric for Eric Clapton in the Blind Faith supergroup era, debuting in 1969 in front of 100,000 people in Hyde Park. Watch as Fender Custom Shop’s Mike Lewis demos the Eric Clapton Blind Faith Telecaster – featuring the Stratocaster neck on a 1964 Tele Custom…

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NICK LOWE RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SEVEN YEARS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - September 19, 2019

Nick Lowe, producer, songwriter, author and pop culture icon, will return to Australia in 2020 for his first tour in seven years. Lowe will be touring with Los Straitjackets, a band known for channelling the peak years of the guitar instrumental, and for performing in the famous Lucha Libre fighting masks. …

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YAMAHA ANNOUNCES NEW THR-II DESKTOP AMPS

Posted in Amplifiers, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - September 19, 2019

Yamaha Music has expanded upon their THR series of desktop amps with the THR-II series, which now feature wireless capability and 15 new amp tones. The Third Amp! Guitarists are familiar with the tube amp stacks that sound amazing when turned up loud on a big stage, and with combo…

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SIX QUIX WITH LONTALIUS

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - September 19, 2019

Enigmatic NZ electronic artist Lontalius, also known as Eddie Johnston, has recently announced his glowing new single Swim, a comforting, honest track about accepting the ups and downs of life, out now. Swim is also accompanied by a stunning clip, made in collaboration with Phoebe Gittins and Arty Papageorgiou (Pacific…

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WATCH: DRUM LEGENDS NICKO MCBRAIN & IAN PAICE TALK PAISTE

Posted in Blog, Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - September 19, 2019

The folks at Paiste had the amazing opportunity to interview two of the best drummers of all time in one room, Paiste Artists IAN PAICE (Deep Purple) & NICKO McBRAIN (Iron Maiden). A short interview turned into a remarkable conversation and since the chat was so inspiring, honest, hilarious, humble…

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FENDER ANNOUNCES ANDY SUMMERS MONOCHROME STRAT

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - September 19, 2019

Andy Summers’ guitar playing is vivid and evocative, reflecting the legendary artist’s love of photography – a passion also fueled by his experiences touring the globe with the Police. Like musical feedback, these twin passions inform and amplify each other. As a career-long Fender player and Leica camera user, it…

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LARKIN POE TALK CAREER, GEAR & RETURN TO BLUESFEST

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 19, 2019

Multi-instrumentalist sisters Rebecca & Megan Lovell of Larkin Poe combine old world spirit and musicianship with modern day energy and attitude to create a unique brand of gritty, southern-fried roots ’n’ roll.  Recently, legendary artists such as Elvis Costello, Bob Seeger, Joe Bonamassa and Keith Urban have taken the girls…

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JOHN GARCIA & THE BAND OF GOLD JANUARY TOUR

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - September 18, 2019

The voice that spawned an entire genre of imitators, John Garcia is returning to Australia in January 2020. Over the last two-plus decades, Garcia has set the standard for the sound of the California desert. His work in genre-progenitors Kyuss speaks for itself; loudly, and with much fuzz, as do subsequent desert rock institutions he formed such as…

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‘CULTIVATE’ WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP PROGRAM RETURNS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - September 18, 2019

Music Victoria is thrilled to announce the return of its women’s leadership program, Cultivate for 2020. Supported by the Victorian Government, ‘Cultivate‘ is a professional development program that aims to foster leadership and management skills for established women in Victoria’s music industry. The program matches participants with CEOs and experienced mentors who offer…

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ROLAND ZENBEATS: FIND YOUR CREATIVE FLOW

Posted in Blog, Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - September 17, 2019

Roland Zenbeats is a music creation app designed to keep you in an effortless artistic flow—whether you’re an emerging musician or an established producer. Download for free on any device or platform. Make beats, access lessons, and sample the world around you. Awaken your music’s possibilities with signature drum sounds…

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