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Hockey Dad Announce Brain Candy Album Tour June 2020 

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - February 29, 2020

Off the back of releasing their brand new single ‘Itch’ and album news for ‘Brain Candy’, Hockey Dad today announce their own headline tour, supported by triple j. Joining them will be Last Dinosaurs, Vundabar (USA) and Teen Jesus And The Jean Teasers. They’ll be kicking off the tour in Adelaide,…

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GUILD M-25E CALIFORNIA BURST

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - February 29, 2020

The original M-20 was the first guitar off the production line in 1967 when manufacturing was based in Hoboken, New Jersey. Today, the M series are an iconic piece of the Guild name—manufactured in Oxnard, California in a state-of-the-art facility. The M-25E expands on the M-20, featuring added appointments and…

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REPORT: NITA STRAUSS MASTERCLASS – MANNYS MELBOURNE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - February 28, 2020

  Report: Greg Phillips. Photos: Jason Rosewarne and Nicole Nighthawk After slaying audiences on stage with Alice Cooper this month in Australia, guitar gun Nita Strauss certainly made a name for herself downunder. During the Firefight bushfire benefit gig in Sydney which also featured Queen, KD Lang, Michael Buble and…

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ROCKFEST 2020 ENTRIES NOW OPEN

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - February 27, 2020

RockFest is a nationwide contemporary music event for school students, with over $11,000 worth of prizes to be won for your School. Your School Band could be flying to Melbourne later in the year to compete against the best bands in the Nation for some great prizes. In fact, you can win…

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KIM CHURCHILL BLUES ON BROADBEACH 2020 INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 26, 2020

Blues on Broadbeach, one of the largest FREE music events in Australia will be held May 14-17, 2020. Almost 70 acts will perform at the 2020 Festival including Tommy Emmanuel, Gaby Moreno, Karise Eden, Bondi Cigars and more, with a new announcement of acts due on March 5. One of…

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FENDER OFFICIALLY LAUNCH 2020 AMERICAN ORIGINAL 60S & 70S TELES

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - February 25, 2020

As revealed at NAMM 2020, Fender’s new American Originals are American made guitars featuring the spirit of vintages from the brand’s historic past. In 2020 Fender have released two new Telecaster options to the line-up, the 60s Telecaster Thinline and 70s Telecaster Custom. To coincide, Fender has released a couple…

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REVIEW: GWYN ASHTON – ST ANDREWS HOTEL

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists, Blog    //    Post Date - February 24, 2020

Words: Greg Phillips Pictures: Jason Rosewarne International blues-rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and one-man band Gwyn Ashton is currently in Australia on his annual antipodean jaunt. The Welsh-born, Adelaide-bred and UK-located (soon to be in Central Europe. Yes he’s Brexiting too!) is spending an extended amount of time down here this…

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ORANGE AMPS LITTLE BASS THING

Posted in Amplifiers, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - February 24, 2020

At Winter NAMM 2020, Orange revealed their Little Bass Thing, a lightweight solid-state bass amp aimed at the modern day musician. As the name suggests, the Little Bass Thing is a no-nonsense, featherweight bass amplifier, aimed squarely at the modern player. 500W of Class D muscle coupled with a hugely…

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THE EXPLOITED: AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 24, 2020

The Exploited: Ten minutes of total anarchy as Baz Bardoe interviews the legendary Wattie Buchan Riots…….fights…..trashed hotel rooms…..controversy…..legions of lineup changes…..for an incredible forty years Wattie Buchan has been vocalist and leader of punk’s premier vortex of anger, anarchy and violence The Exploited. In all of that time he has…

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NAMM 2020: IBANEZ BOOTH WALK-THROUGH

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - February 21, 2020

The Ibanez booth at a NAMM Show is always one of the most popular exhibits, featuring a maze of walls showcasing new product. This year was no exception with the release of the new AZ and RG models as well as Steve Vai’s stunning new PIA. We took a stroll…

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