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GIBSON SHOWCASES AT MUSIC CHINA 2020

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - October 30, 2020

Gibson, the iconic American instrument brand, is showcasing an array of new guitars, products and livestream events at Music China 2020 Asia’s largest trade show of musical instruments at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, now through Oct. 31. For the past 18 years, Music China has generated tremendous growth…

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EMPIRE MUSIC STUDIOS/STUDIO 52’S PAUL HIGGINS INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 29, 2020

Located at 9-11 Northern Road, Heidelberg West, Empire Music Studios/Studio 52 is Melbourne’s brand new premier studio facility with a 35 year history. Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips sat down with studio owner Paul Higgins to discuss the new studio, as well as Kool Skools, the fabulous school recording project which…

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INTRODUCING ROLAND V-DRUMS TD-07KV

Posted in Blog, Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - October 29, 2020

The new V-Drums TD-07KV combines high-end sound, superior expression, and uncompromising playability—all packed into a compact and affordable electronic kit that will keep you coming back for more. Conveniently compact and ideal for drumming at home, the TD-07KV V-Drums kit delivers the superior expression and playability of high-end V-Drums in…

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MELBOURNE MUSIC RETAIL IS BACK OPEN!

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

With the easing of lockdown rules, Melbourne’s musical instrument stores are back baby! Not that they actually went away, they’ve been servicing the needs of Melbourne musicians admirably since lockdown began with their fabulous online, pickup and delivery systems .. but now their doors are back open to instore customers….

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GIBSON ANNOUNCE TOOL’S ADAM JONES 1979 LES PAUL CUSTOM

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - October 27, 2020

Gibson and Tool guitarist Adam Jones are pleased to announce the kick-off of their partnership and collaboration with the Gibson Custom Shop Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom guitar. “I’m proud to finally show the world the first release in our multi-year partnership with Adam Jones,” says Cesar Gueikian, Gibson…

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CAM GILES: THE ‘DARKER’ ALBUM INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 27, 2020

In celebration of Leonard Cohen’s 86th birthday, Melbourne-based singer, composer Cam Giles has released a new album, “Darker – Songs from Leonard Cohen.” Launched in September on Ambition Records via Sony Music, Cam’s new album contains 16 classic Cohen songs including some of his most celebrated compositions and some that…

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GRAHAM HOSKINS – CONCEPT MUSIC PERTH 40TH ANNIVERSARY INTERVIEW

Posted in Interviews, Special Features    //    Post Date - October 26, 2020

This year, Perth music retail store Concept Music celebrates 40 years of servicing the needs of WA musicians. We spoke to Concept Music owner Graham Hoskins about the history of the store, changes in music retail, and celebrating 40 years in the business. About Concept Music: Concept Music is an…

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WANNA BE PART OF KOOL SKOOLS 2021?

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 26, 2020

‪It’s about as far away from School of Rock as you can get, but for the last twenty-four years  Kool Skools has been showcasing the artistic skills of Australian secondary school students in a unique, professional music environment. ‬ ‪Since 1997, KoolSkools has recorded over 700 albums of original music…

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NEW DARKGLASS 500 SERIES AMPS

Posted in Amplifiers, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - October 23, 2020

Darkglass Electronics are proud to unveil two new additions to the Darkglass amplifier lineup – Microtubes 500v2 and Alpha·Omega 500, featuring our signature Dual Microtubes and Alpha·Omega drive engines respectively. With the instantly recognizable sleek Darkglass design on the outside, these two models both pack a real punch on the…

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TYRONE NOONAN: THE ‘UTOPIA?’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 23, 2020

ARIA award-winning artist Tyrone Noonan has today (Oct 23) released ‘Utopia?’, his second album. Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips sat down with Tyrone over Zoom to chat about the creation of the album Ty Noonan began a multi-faceted solo career following 10 years with george, a Brisbane band fronted alongside his…

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