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BLACKSTAR INTRODUCES ST. JAMES SERIES LIGHTWEIGHT TUBE AMPS

Posted in Amplifiers, Gear    //    Post Date - May 26, 2022

In one of the first NAMM Show related releases, Blackstar introduces its new St. James Amplifiers, created to meet market demand for truly lightweight and portable valve amplifiers. Developed after months of forensic examination of vintage valve amps, the St. James series offers amps in two formats: an EL34 design…

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WATCH: BALL PARK MUSIC – Dean Hanson “Weirder & Weirder’ Album Interview

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 26, 2022

It’s been a long, wild ride since Ball Park Music formed in 2008 while studying music at university. In fourteen  years, they’ve produced seven albums (including the new one, Weirder & Weirder which is out today) – with many entering the top 10 of the ARIA charts. The band continue…

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GRETSCH LAUNCH G6229TG LIMITED EDITION PLAYERS EDITION SPARKLE JETS

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - May 26, 2022

Today Gretsch launched their G6229TG Limited Edition Players Edition Sparkle Jet BT with Bigsby® and Gold Hardware delivered in two new head-turning finishes — Champagne Sparkle and Ocean Turquoise Sparkle with black pickguards. Each model is a perfect mixture of wall-shaking power and full-spectrum fidelity that delivers unparalleled overdrive and…

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REVIEW: ROBBEN FORD – MEMO MUSIC HALL, MELBOURNE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 26, 2022

Robben Ford – Memo Music Hall. Wednesday May 25, 2022. Review: Greg Phillips Photos: Jason Rosewarne Not expecting a support act tonight, it was a joy to see Charlie Bedford walk on stage as support for Robben Ford. We first saw Charlie at our Melbourne Guitar Show, maybe 7 years…

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JAKE FROM COOKIN’ ON 3 BURNERS: PBS RADIO FESTIVAL 2022

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 26, 2022

Cookin’ On 3 Burners are Australia’s hardest hitting Hammond Organ Trio – joining the dots between Deep Funk, Raw Soul, Organ Jazz & Boogaloo. Listening to Cookin’ On 3 Burners is like poking your head through a time portal that stretches between the year you were born and the middle of next…

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NEW UNIVERSAL AUDIO UAFX AMP EMULATION PEDALS

Posted in Blog, Gear, Pedals    //    Post Date - May 25, 2022

Introducing the new range of UAFX Pedals by Universal Audio. Dream, Ruby and Woodrow emulate three iconic guitar amplifiers captured in stunning detail. All feature the perfect speaker and cabinet pairings, custom boosts and circuit mods, and UA’s exclusive room modelling technology. Plus state-of-the-art pedal control with the UAFX mobile…

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FENDER’S HAMMERTONE PEDALS NOW AVAILABLE

Posted in Blog, Gear, Pedals    //    Post Date - May 25, 2022

First revealed in January at their dealer meeting, today Fender announces that their Hammertone Effect Pedals are now available. This line of pedals is more approachable with an easy-to-use interface that demystifies pedals and helps players look to take their bass or guitar tone to the next level. Fender R&D…

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LINDA BULL FROM VIKA & LINDA: PBS RADIO FESTIVAL 2022

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 25, 2022

  Vika & Linda are set to embark on their biggest tour yet, celebrating their 2021 album The Wait, their first new album of original songs in 19 years. This week Vika & Linda announced additional dates for the national tour. Vika & Linda are also ardent supporters of community…

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MARITA FROM THE ORBWEAVERS: PBS RADIO FESTIVAL 2022

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 24, 2022

The Orbweavers are Marita Dyson & Stuart Flanagan, multidisciplinary artists working in song, performance and visual art. Their work responds to history, memory and place. They are interested in local waterways, industrial history and environmental change. A fabulous recent example of their work was their performance at the State Library…

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GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS ANNOUNCE ‘BAD TO THE BONE’ ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 23, 2022

Celebrating 40 years of ‘Bad To The Bone’ this September, iconic rock legends GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS have announced their return to Australian shores this October and November for shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Canberra, with additional regional shows in NSW and Queensland. Tickets for all shows…

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