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IN-STORE with BEACHWOOD at MANNYS/STORE DJ, NTH FITZROY

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 31, 2019

Today we bring you the first episode our new series called ‘In-Store’, a video feature in which we interview fabulous musicians inside reputable musical instrument stores. First up we sit down with Melbourne-based electro-pop duo Beachwood inside Mannys/Store DJ at 161-163 St Georges Rd North Fitzroy, Victoria. Beachwood is an…

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POSITIVE GRID UNVEILS SPARK SMART GUITAR AMP AND APP

Posted in Amplifiers, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - October 31, 2019

Positive Grid announces Spark, a smart guitar amp and accompanying app (iOS/Android) driven by intelligent technology to offer real-time Smart Jam accompaniment, Auto Chord detection and intuitive practice features for players of all levels. Spark also functions as a full-range, 40-Watt combo amp and features a variety of tone-shaping options…

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SIX QUIX WITH SOLOMON CROOK

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - October 30, 2019

Enigmatic composer and performer Solomon Crook has announced his new single The Day I Thought About Dying, an immensely powerful track that will prompt the listener to consider the mark they will leave on the world once they’ve left it. The single is out now. Solomon Crook also found time…

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CHRISTONE ‘KINGFISH’ INGRAM: BLUESFEST 2020 INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 29, 2019

Twenty year old blues guitar prodigy Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram is heading to Australia next year to perform at Bluesfest. AM editor Greg Phillips recently caught up with Kingfish on the phone to chat about his career, gear and his trip downunder for Bluesfest. Although most of the major blues legends…

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REVIEW: ROGER MCLACHLAN – PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 26, 2019

Review: Greg Phillips. Photos: Jason Rosewarne. Venue: The Fyrefly, St.Kilda. October 25,2019 Roger McLachlan is known to many as Little River Band’s original bass player and the guy who laid down the wonderful fretless bass parts of John Farnham’s global hit You’re The Voice. A lesser known fact is that…

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MELBOURNE AIRPORT GETS A MUSIC FESTIVAL

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 25, 2019

  Travellers departing Melbourne Airport this holiday season have a surprise in store for them when Melbourne Airport proudly presents the Boarding Pass Music Festival, running from 13 December to 20 December 2019.  Featuring around 16 wonderful young Melbourne-based performers and songwriters, the inaugural Boarding Pass Music Festival establishes Melbourne…

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AMPEG HERITAGE 50th ANNIVERSARY SVT

Posted in Amplifiers, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - October 25, 2019

The Ampeg® SVT® is more than just a bass amp—it sparked a revolution. When it debuted in 1969, deafening walls of full-stack guitar amps were eating bass players alive. Knowing that big bass volume required big power, Ampeg designed the most sophisticated amp of its day: the 300-watt SVT. Finally,…

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JACOBS RUN: MICHAEL JACOBS TALKS DEBUT ALBUM & GEAR

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 23, 2019

Jacobs Run is Michael Jacobs (vocals/guitar), Peter Curigliano (bass/vocals), and Fabian Bucci (drums/vocals). As their biography states, “Jacobs Run isn’t your typical wet-behind-the-ears indie debut act. The three members – have been playing in various bands around Melbourne for quite a few years. In fact they’ve been in several previous…

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WATCH: CHARVEL DK24 HH 2PT

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - October 21, 2019

Fender Australia’s specialty brand manager Mike Morgan discusses the CHARVEL DK24 HH 2PT. Intro and outro shred courtesy of Clay Algie. Featuring a sculpted shredder’s cut heel and a scalloped lower back bout for easy upper access to the fingerboard, the alder body in the classic Dinky™ style is cloaked…

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SIX QUIX WITH PRETTY BLEAK

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - October 21, 2019

‘Jawline’ is the fab debut single by Melbourne pop rockers PRETTY BLEAK. Developing their new music between vocalist Sam Thomas’ home studio and Homesurgery Recordings in Melbourne, Pretty Bleak brought engineer Jon Grace (Bakers Eddy) onboard the project to add some mixing finesse to tie up its final form. A final…

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