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AROUND THE GROUNDS WITH MUSIC RETAIL 30/11

Posted in Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - November 30, 2020

Thinking about what to buy your nearest and dearest for Christmas this year? STOP THINKING ! Head to your local musical store and purchase a bunch of inspiration and enjoyment in the form of a musical instrument … or accessory … or quirky gift! As we ramp up to the…

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FESTIVE FEELS: DUTCH MONKS, SUPER MASSIVE, LIAM MORTON

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - November 29, 2020

In our new series FESTIVE FEELS, artists around Australia are offering us their seasons greetings, letting us know what they have planned for the holiday season, and also placing their requests for musical gift ideas in the hope that Santa will be kind to them! Check out next first bunch…

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FESTIVE FEELS: BOB EVANS, DAMIEN JOHNSON, CHRIS WATTS & CURLY BLONDE

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - November 27, 2020

After a such a tough year, it’s great to see the covid numbers currently so low, opening up opportunities for our live music scene to come back and entertain us all. In our new series FESTIVE FEELS, artists around Australia are offering us their seasons greetings, letting us know what…

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SOMETHING FOR KATE: THE ‘MODERN MEDIEVAL’ INTERVIEW

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

Their first album in over 8 years since 2012’s Leave Your Soul to Science, The Modern Medieval was recorded in Byron Bay by Nick DiDia (Powderfinger, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen) and mixed in Toronto by Canadian electro-pop auteur Howie Beck (Feist, Hayden, Chilly Gonzalez). An exciting, eclectic collection of songs,…

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THE SMASHING PUMPKINS RELEASE DOUBLE ALBUM ‘CYR’

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

Formed in Chicago in 1988, The Smashing Pumpkins released their heralded debut album Gish in 1991 and found mainstream success with 1993’s 4x multi-platinum Siamese Dream and 1995’s 10x multi-platinum Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. It’s that landmark double album that made the band one of the most revered…

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AROUND THE GROUNDS WITH MUSIC RETAIL

Posted in Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - November 24, 2020

As Australia enters the 2020 summer and festive season and we accustom ourselves to covid-normal live music situations, it’s comforting to know that our hard working music retail stores have got our gear needs covered and are welcoming us with open arms. As we ramp up to the holiday period,…

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GET SOME FESTIVE FUNK WITH IBANEZ MEZZO BASS

Posted in Bass, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - November 23, 2020

Despite inheriting the sleek and sophisticated beauty of the revolutionary SR bass, the SR MEZZO was designed to be fun to play. The SR MEZZO’s 32” medium scale allows for both easy playing and a rich low-end. The SR MEZZO’s full sonic palette will make hitting the stage a blast….

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HAYLEY MARY PERFORMS ‘THE CHAIN’ FOR FENDER ARTIST CHECK IN

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - November 23, 2020

Hayley Mary (The Jezabels) checks in to Fender Australia HQ to perform a stripped-back version of her new single “The Chain.” Using her Acoustasonic Telecaster and Stratocaster, she channels the emotions she felt when the COVID pandemic halted her debut EP tour earlier this year. “The night I wrote ‘The…

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MIKE CAMPBELL: DIRTY KNOBS ‘WRECKLESS ABANDON’ INTERVIEW

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

  Back in September last year I was honoured to sit down with Mike Campbell, Tom Petty’s longtime songwriting partner and The Heartbreakers legendary guitarist at his Melbourne hotel. At the time Mike was on the Australian leg of the massive Fleetwood Mac world tour, which also featured fellow Mac…

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FLEETWOOD MAC: LIFE, LEGAL BATTLES & PETER GREEN. DENNIS DUNSTAN CHATS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 19, 2020

In honour of the passing of Fleetwood Mac co-founder and guitar great Peter Green this year we put together an interview tribute with people who either knew or worked with Peter or were just inspired by the legendary guitarist. You can see the full tribute REMEMBERING PETER GREEN: Fans and…

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