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Amanda Palmer

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 15, 2008

Amanda Palmer March 15, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips. Photos www.pixievision.com In the context of contemporary rock music the Dresden Dolls’ Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione are important.  The duo’s significance lies in the fact that while the business they are in speaks in terms of packages and units and looks…

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KEITH CARLOCK at Groove Allstars (LA Special)

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 15, 2008

KEITH CARLOCK at Groove Allstars (LA Special) March 15, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips I had had previously interviewed drum sensation Keith Carlock late last year when he toured Australia with Steely Dan. However due to the particular nature of our famous all-female edition we couldn’t run the story in…

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Dean Guitar’s Dean Zelinsky (LA Special)

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 15, 2008

Dean Guitar’s Dean Zelinsky (LA Special) March 15, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips The NAMM show had barely opened its doors on day three, yet the Dean Guitar booth was already ablaze with colour, sound, movement  and fun. The walls exploded with larger than life size effigies of rock stars…

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HIM

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 15, 2008

HIM March 15, 2008 | Author: James O’Toole Ville Valo is the charismatic front man and major songwriter of Finnish superstars HIM. On their latest album Venus O’Toole: You have a big year planned. Valo: It’s not too bad, the heaviest touring is actually behind us now. We started touring…

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SARAH BLASKO-A READERS’ POLL WINNER

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 29, 2007

SARAH BLASKO-A READERS’ POLL WINNER November 29, 2007 | Author: Australian Musician Sarah Blasko has developed quite the reputation for disliking and often disregarding the frills that come with being in the music business. Her approach is nothing like the anti-establishment cliché – middle-finger rock & roll angst – but…

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TIM ROGERS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 10, 2007

TIM ROGERS September 10, 2007 | Author: Joe Matera Just as politicians are prone to changing their minds, so too are musicians. Whereas pollies do it clumsily and usually to save face, musicians tend to do it more on a creative whim, a change of musical direction, a change of gear…

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LIAM FINN

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 10, 2007

LIAM FINN September 10, 2007 | Author: Greg Phillips Amid a haze of white noise at a packed East Brunswick Club, Liam Finn launched into a freefallin’ performance of tracks from his new solo album ‘I’ll Be Lightning’. The flexibility of his one man band ethos (plus a backing vocalist) allowed…

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CHRIS WHITTEN (World Party, Paul McCartney)

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 10, 2007

CHRIS WHITTEN (World Party, Paul McCartney) September 10, 2007 | Author: Greg Phillips A perfectly executed guitar solo can render a song immortal. As for famous keyboard lines, there are thousands that are instantly recognisable. Even a classic bass line can seep into our subconscious and remain there for an eternity….

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ERAN JAMES

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 10, 2007

ERAN JAMES September 10, 2007 | Author: Greg Phillips A few years ago I saw singer Eran James perform on a minor stage at the back of the Myer Music Bowl during the Melbourne International Blues Festival. It was reasonably early in the day and most people who witnessed Eran’s performance…

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EDITORS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 10, 2007

EDITORS September 10, 2007 | Author: James Manson. Pics by Marty Williams With their second album, An End Has a Start debuting at number one in the UK, Birmingham band , Editors made a lightning visit to our shores and finally gave Australian audiences the chance to experience first hand…

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