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August, 2022

KAT GRETA: ‘GET UP & GO’ EP INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - August 8, 2022

On her debut EP Get Up And Go, Melbourne-based musician Kat Greta delivers rays of funky grooves, retro keyboard sounds and big, driving drums, all of which equate to a damn good time. The twist to it all is the unusual band dynamic … Kat Greta, composer and driving force…

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REVIEW: STANLEY JORDAN. THE JAZZ LAB, BRUNSWICK

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - August 7, 2022

Review: Greg Phillips Photos: Jason Rosewarne For much of 2022 Stanley Jordan has been performing in trio mode with his Stanley Plays Jimi show, a tribute to guitar great Jimi Hendrix. However, we get to experience Stanley the solo artist for his first Australian tour, a format in which he…

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AMY SHEPPARD ANNOUNCES BLUE GUITAR

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - August 5, 2022

After years spent as part of family band Sheppard, one of Australia’s most popular musical exports, Amy Sheppard has gone solo, with new single Blue Guitar offering a second taste of her forthcoming debut EP, Nothing But Wild – set for release on September 16 and available to pre-order on…

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2022 AIR AWARDS WINNERS AND GRINNERS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - August 5, 2022

The 2022 AIR Awards were held live and completely in person last night, Thursday August 4th, for the first time in 2 years, to celebrate the success of the Australian Independent Music sector, with performances from Jesswar, Telenova, Teenage Joans, Jaguar Jonze, and Andrew Swift. Dylan Lewis, winner of I’m…

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BABY VELVET: ‘PLEASE DON’T BE IN LOVE WITH SOMEONE ELSE’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - August 4, 2022

For the last 8 years Melbourne-based multi-instrumentalist Hannah Crofts has performed as one quarter of Australian folk act All Our Exes Live In Texas. With the pandemic forcing the band off the road, all four members set about exploring their own individual musical projects. For Hannah, that became her alter…

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MATT MCGUIRE PEARL SIGNATURE SNARE DRUM

Posted in Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - August 3, 2022

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire!! Designed by influential YouTuber and drummer for The Chain Smokers to fill arenas with sound, the Matt McGuire Signature Tour Edition Drum features steel shell volume and fully-vented sensitivity. The World’s first snare drum featuring embedded an NFC Chip, it connects the drummer who owns…

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GRETSCH LAUNCHES 4 NEW ELECTROMATIC DOUBLE JETS

Posted in Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - August 3, 2022

Today, Gretsch launched its collection of Electromatic Double Jets. Classic Jet tone begins with a chambered mahogany body with arched maple top that produces full lows and mids with a well-defined, yet smooth high end. The result is a strong and balanced acoustic foundation fit for a variety of tones….

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PAIRS: EPISODE 1 – JOE SATRIANI & ORIANTHI

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - August 3, 2022

Welcome to the first episode of our new interview series called PAIRS, in which we get together not one but two high profile artists for a chat. In episode one, Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips shoots the breeze with acclaimed guitarist, composer Joe Satriani and singer, songwriter and also fabulous…

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TOMMY THAYER : KISS – END OF THE ROAD TOUR INTERVIEW 2022

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - August 3, 2022

After an epic and storied career of over four decades, resulting in the selling of more than 100 million albums worldwide, rock n roll legends, KISS announced back in 2018 that they would be embarking on their final tour ever, appropriately named END OF THE ROAD … but then came…

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REMEMBERING ARCHIE ROACH

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - August 2, 2022

Photograph by Phil Nitchie. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this story contains images and names of someone who has died. The music world has been mourning the loss of legendary First Nations singer, songwriter Archie Roach, who died on 30 July 2022 at Warrnambool Base Hospital after…

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