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PORCUPINE TREE

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 12, 2008

PORCUPINE TREEJune 12, 2008 | Author: Jason McNamara Despite a twenty year recording and performing career, it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that UK progressive rock band Porcupine Tree finally broke the shackles of their the cult following status. Perhaps it was the synchronous acceptance of other experimental rock…

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 12, 2008

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE June 12, 2008 | Author: Reza Nasseri Killswitch Engage were back in Australia to pulverize this year’s Soundwave festival with another series of fun yet brutal performances. Reza Nasseri got to hang with 50% of the guitar line-up and pick Joel Stroezel’s metal psyche. (Warning: The following interview contains…

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TRIAL KENNEDY

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 12, 2008

 TRIAL KENNEDY June 12, 2008 | Author: James O’Toole Trial Kennedy recorded their debut album New Manic Art in the US after signing to Sony/ BMG. Australian Musician’s James O’Toole spoke to guitarist Stacey Gray about recording the album in Atlanta with Nick Didia. O’Toole: So now you’ve made the jump…

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KASEY CHAMBERS & SHANE NICHOLSON

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 12, 2008

KASEY CHAMBERS & SHANE NICHOLSON June 12, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips “It wasn’t until early  2007 that country music queen Kasey Chambers and  singer-songwriter husband Shane Nicholson first sat down to write music as one. They’d been married since 2005 and knew each other well before then, but a…

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The Bourbon Saints (LA Special)

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 18, 2008

The Bourbon Saints (LA Special) March 18, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips. Photos www.pixievision.com The Bourbon Saints play the kind of raw, full throttle rock and roll that would slot perfectly into almost any Australian beer barn. They’re a curious mix of oz style pub rock and Sunset Strip trash….

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Billy Bragg

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 17, 2008

Billy Bragg March 17, 2008 | Author: Christopher King Billy Bragg was in town plugging his new album, Mr Love & Justice. AM’s Christopher King was in town too. A chat sounded like a good idea! I bought a T-Shirt on your workers Playtime tour in about 1990 and it shrunk…

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John Swan

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

John Swan March 15, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips At the launch of John Swan’s 2007 album Have A Little Faith, the inner suburban pub was chock full of  friends, family and media. In fact it seemed the entire cast of the recent Countdown Spectacular had come to see the…

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Frank Gambale (LA Special)

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

Frank Gambale (LA Special) March 15, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips Frank Gambale is one of those Australian gems that gets nowhere near the credit he deserves. Perhaps it’s because he’s a quiet unassuming type or maybe it’s because the brand of music he plays is challenging rather than mainstream. Whatever…

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ESKIMO JOE (LA SPECIAL)

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

ESKIMO JOE (LA SPECIAL) March 15, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips They are considered one of Australia’s most successful bands. They have three solidly selling albums under their belt and a swag of awards to their credit including ARIAs and WAMis.  If their next album is anywhere near as good as…

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CARLOS SANTANA AT NAMM (LA Special)

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

CARLOS SANTANA AT NAMM (LA Special) March 15, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips. Prior to ripping up stages nationwide on his Live Your Light Australian tour, Carlos Santana was at the NAMM show debuting his new signature MD model PRS guitar. Australian Musician was at the  launch and spoke with…

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