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FENDER® LAUNCHES NEW AMERICAN ULTRA SERIES. WATCH OUR DEMO!

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - November 5, 2019

Fender launches the American Ultra Series, their high end range of guitars which replaces the American Elite series. With the American Ultra, Fender have designed the most playable, comfortable and attractive guitars yet and most importantly, they sound sensational. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announced the launch of the…

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SIX QUIX WITH THE VANNS

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - November 5, 2019

Having spent years on the road and in-studio, evolving and finessing an indie rock sound that has become synonymous with an irresistible live presence and charm, The VANNS have channeled all the lessons learned and talent grown into their much-anticipated debut album, Through The Walls. In the midst of the…

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FRED ARMISEN TO HOST 35TH ANNUAL NAMM TEC AWARDS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 4, 2019

The TEC Awards have announced actor, comedian, and musician Fred Armisen as host of the 35th Annual Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards (NAMM TEC Awards), being held Saturday, January 18, 2020 in Anaheim, California. Nominees for the awards, which honour individuals, companies and technical innovations used in sound recordings, films, broadcast television, and video…

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J AWARDS 2019 NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 3, 2019

The J Awards have become an important part of Ausmusic Month and a chance to celebrate our homegrown artists’ originality, creativity and technical excellence. 

In 2019, Triple J is to announce a new You Done Good award, presented to someone who has made an impact on the industry through outstanding…

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IN-STORE with BEACHWOOD at MANNYS/STORE DJ, NTH FITZROY

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 31, 2019

Today we bring you the first episode our new series called ‘In-Store’, a video feature in which we interview fabulous musicians inside reputable musical instrument stores. First up we sit down with Melbourne-based electro-pop duo Beachwood inside Mannys/Store DJ at 161-163 St Georges Rd North Fitzroy, Victoria. Beachwood is an…

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POSITIVE GRID UNVEILS SPARK SMART GUITAR AMP AND APP

Posted in Amplifiers, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - October 31, 2019

Positive Grid announces Spark, a smart guitar amp and accompanying app (iOS/Android) driven by intelligent technology to offer real-time Smart Jam accompaniment, Auto Chord detection and intuitive practice features for players of all levels. Spark also functions as a full-range, 40-Watt combo amp and features a variety of tone-shaping options…

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SIX QUIX WITH SOLOMON CROOK

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - October 30, 2019

Enigmatic composer and performer Solomon Crook has announced his new single The Day I Thought About Dying, an immensely powerful track that will prompt the listener to consider the mark they will leave on the world once they’ve left it. The single is out now. Solomon Crook also found time…

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CHRISTONE ‘KINGFISH’ INGRAM: BLUESFEST 2020 INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 29, 2019

Twenty year old blues guitar prodigy Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram is heading to Australia next year to perform at Bluesfest. AM editor Greg Phillips recently caught up with Kingfish on the phone to chat about his career, gear and his trip downunder for Bluesfest. Although most of the major blues legends…

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REVIEW: ROGER MCLACHLAN – PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 26, 2019

Review: Greg Phillips. Photos: Jason Rosewarne. Venue: The Fyrefly, St.Kilda. October 25,2019 Roger McLachlan is known to many as Little River Band’s original bass player and the guy who laid down the wonderful fretless bass parts of John Farnham’s global hit You’re The Voice. A lesser known fact is that…

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MELBOURNE AIRPORT GETS A MUSIC FESTIVAL

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 25, 2019

  Travellers departing Melbourne Airport this holiday season have a surprise in store for them when Melbourne Airport proudly presents the Boarding Pass Music Festival, running from 13 December to 20 December 2019.  Featuring around 16 wonderful young Melbourne-based performers and songwriters, the inaugural Boarding Pass Music Festival establishes Melbourne…

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