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NEW DARKGLASS 500 SERIES AMPS

Posted in Amplifiers, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - October 23, 2020

Darkglass Electronics are proud to unveil two new additions to the Darkglass amplifier lineup – Microtubes 500v2 and Alpha·Omega 500, featuring our signature Dual Microtubes and Alpha·Omega drive engines respectively. With the instantly recognizable sleek Darkglass design on the outside, these two models both pack a real punch on the…

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TYRONE NOONAN: THE ‘UTOPIA?’ INTERVIEW

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

ARIA award-winning artist Tyrone Noonan has today (Oct 23) released ‘Utopia?’, his second album. Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips sat down with Tyrone over Zoom to chat about the creation of the album Ty Noonan began a multi-faceted solo career following 10 years with george, a Brisbane band fronted alongside his…

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MOOG INTRODUCES CLARAVOX CENTENNIAL THEREMIN

Posted in Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - October 22, 2020

One of the first known electronic musical instruments, the theremin has seen a remarkable century as the otherworldly sound adored in film and TV soundtracks, a staple of avant-garde music, and a sonic companion for groundbreaking moments in world history. To commemorate the instrument’s 100th anniversary, pioneering electronic musical instrument…

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ZAC CHILDS INTERVIEW (TRUETONE PEDALS/ ASKZAC.COM)

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 22, 2020

Zac Childs, Director Of International and Distributor Sales at Truetone pedals and power supplies is also a working Nashville musician and YouTube presenter, with his own popular channel Ask Zac Additionally, Zac has performed with and worked as a guitar tech for country music star Brad Paisley. Australian Musician’s Greg…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: JIMI HOCKING – BLUES ROULETTE EP INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 20, 2020

Created by Melbourne-based blues bass warrior Ben Wicks, the Blues Roulette concept has become a Melbourne Blues Institution. Offering an always solid rhythm section, Blues Roulette invites special guest artists from all over Australia to join them for a night (or sometimes arvo) of spontaneous, infectious blues jamming. Earlier in…

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HEALING POWER OF A GUITAR STRIKES A CHORD WITH VETS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 20, 2020

A great new initiative is helping Australian veterans and former members experiencing the effects of PTSD express themselves through the power of music.  Many former ADF members live with the effects of PTSD and the challenges of re-adjustment to normal life long after their service has concluded. To assist, Guitars…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: TONY FAEHSE (JO JO ZEP + THE FALCONS)

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

Tony Faehse’s professional music life began in the 60s in Adelaide with the bands Village Eyes & Music Express. Enjoying playing music in bands but seeking brighter musical pastures, Tony and his wife headed to the UK in the 70s, where soon after he joined British pop star Alvin Stardust’s…

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EXCLUSIVE: NILE RODGERS TALKS ACOUSTASONICS, HITMAKER STRAT, INXS + CARS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 15, 2020

Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips was thrilled to catch up with multiple Grammy Award-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist NILE RODGERS to chat about a range of topics including: the work ethic of recording, his Hitmaker Strat, his views on the Fender Acoustasonic Strat, working with INXS, selling his cars…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: OPAL OCEAN ‘THE HADAL ZONE’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 15, 2020

Ahead of the release of their new album tomorrow, Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips catches up with Alex and Nadav of Melbourne-based exotic guitar duo OPAL OCEAN to discuss the creation of their new recording The Hadal Zone and the gear they used to make it On October 16 Melbourne-based exotic…

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VICTORIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY RECOVERY PROGRAM GRANT DEADLINE ONE WEEK AWAY

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 14, 2020

The deadline to apply for a grant offered by the Victorian Music Industry Recovery Program is only a week away, with submissions due by 5pm on October 22, 2020. The Victorian Music Industry Recovery Program offers grants to Victorian-based contemporary music industry artists, workers, businesses and organisations who have been…

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