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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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BAD//DREEMS: THE ‘DOOMSDAY BALLET’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 21, 2019

“It’s pretty weird, none of us have ever been in a band where we have had two albums to choose from and now we have three, so it will be interesting having too many songs,” Bad//Dreems guitarist Alex Cameron tells me as he contemplates the set list for the band’s…

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GIBSON ANNOUNCES WORLD PREMIERE OF CHUCK BERRY 1955 ES-350T

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

Gibson guitars has announced the worldwide release of the new, limited-edition Chuck Berry 1955 ES-350T. Gibson joined forces with the Chuck Berry family to create a perfect replica of Chuck’s beloved 1955 ES-350T. The historically accurate guitar will be available starting on October 18, in celebration of the legendary performer’s…

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SIX QUIX WITH ALISTER TURRILL

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 18, 2019

Ahead of his Darebin Music Feast gig at 6pm on Friday 25 October at Wesley Anne, Alister Turrill goes Six Quix with us! It would be a generalisation to group Queenscliff’s Alister Turrill with other young roots players. His playing style blends a true form of blues with complex song…

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GODIN REVEALS SESSION HT SOLID BODY GUITAR

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - October 17, 2019

Godin has released its latest solid body guitar, the Session HT. Versatility and great tone are qualities that any guitarist looks for in a solid-body guitar, not to mention show-stopping looks. Throw in quality components, and then have it built in North America at an incredible price, and you get…

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WATCH: GRETSCH BRIAN SETZER SIGNATURE LINEUP 2019

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - October 17, 2019

Released at Summer NAMM, Gretsch is thrilled to be a part of Stray Cats’ Brian Setzer’s lasting legacy with new additions to the Professional Collection Hollow Body Brian Setzer lineup. They’re equipped with Bigsby tailpieces and T.V. Jones pickups. Mike Morgan of Gretsch Australia takes us through the new lineup…

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REVIEW: ACCIDENTALLY LIKE A MARTYR – HENRY WAGONS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 17, 2019

Review: Greg Phillips Photos: Jason Rosewarne “Are there any Warren Zevon fans in the audience?” Henry Wagons enthusiastically asks his first night crowd as he kicks into one of the acclaimed singer, songwriter’s most celebrated songs, ‘Lawyers Guns and Money’. “We’re gunna have fun tonight,” he tells us and the…

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SISTERS OF MERCY: AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 15, 2019

A brief chat between cigarettes with Andrew Eldritch of the Sisters of Mercy. By Baz Bardoe I had heard that Andrew Eldritch could be a bit tricky to interview but what I was finding difficult was getting through to him in his hotel in Germany. I kept getting the busy…

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LENNY KRAVITZ, JIMMIE VAUGHAN, ANI DIFRANCO & MORE ADDED TO BLUESFEST 2020

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 15, 2019

The wait is over! Following a great first announcement including Dave Matthews Band, Crowded House, Patti Smith and her band and so many more, Bluesfest can now reveal more incredible artists to join the lineup for the 31st chapter of Bluesfest Byron Bay this Easter. Bluesfest 2020 is being held…

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