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LPA calls for urgent stimulus response to protect $2.5 billion industry

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 13, 2020

The economic stimulus package announced by the Federal Government yesterday will provide some welcome support for households and businesses, but will need to be expanded to cover other sectors of the economy as the public health response to COVID-19 continues to develop. Live Performance Australia (LPA) has today called on…

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REVIEW: PAT METHENY – PALAIS THEATRE, MELBOURNE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 9, 2020

Friday March 6, Palais Theatre Review: Greg Phillips. Photos: Stuart McKay Pat Metheny has enjoyed such a long and eclectic career, authenticated by the fact that he’s the only person in music history to win Grammys in 10 different categories. From his acclaimed solo albums and recordings with the Pat…

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GIBSON GIVES TO TORNADO AFFECTED MUSICIANS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 5, 2020

In the wake of the recent severe storms in Nashville, Gibson Gives is stepping up for musicians and those who need support. Gibson Gives is working to make guitarists affected by the recent Tennessee Tornado whole again, providing immediate help by giving a guitar to any musician whose instrument was damaged…

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STRINGFEST COMES ALIVE IN TASSIE IN APRIL

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 5, 2020

Stringfest 2020, 17-19 April. Deloraine Tasmania On the near horizon Quamby Bluff stands aloof at 1227 metres some 19 kilometres from Deloraine, the region’s totem according to the locals, its sublime permanence providing an apt backdrop to a festival celebrating the finest in Tasmanian timbers, some of the extraordinary makers…

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FENDER ACOUSTASONIC STRAT OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED TODAY

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - March 3, 2020

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today celebrates the official launch of the newest model in the American Acoustasonic® Series, the American Acoustasonic Stratocaster. Originally previewed at Winter NAMM 2020, this Strat is a continuation of the platform that the Telecaster started, giving players a new set of sonics and the…

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Eris® E7 XT2-Way Active Studio Monitors with EBM Waveguide

Posted in Blog, Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording)    //    Post Date - March 1, 2020

With their smooth, accurate frequency response; powerful amplification with tons of headroom; and acoustic tuning functions that ensure you always get the best sound, it’s no surprise that the original Eris®-series studio monitors have been a runaway hit since their introduction. The Eris E7 XT builds on the Eris XT-series…

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Hockey Dad Announce Brain Candy Album Tour June 2020 

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - February 29, 2020

Off the back of releasing their brand new single ‘Itch’ and album news for ‘Brain Candy’, Hockey Dad today announce their own headline tour, supported by triple j. Joining them will be Last Dinosaurs, Vundabar (USA) and Teen Jesus And The Jean Teasers. They’ll be kicking off the tour in Adelaide,…

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GUILD M-25E CALIFORNIA BURST

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - February 29, 2020

The original M-20 was the first guitar off the production line in 1967 when manufacturing was based in Hoboken, New Jersey. Today, the M series are an iconic piece of the Guild name—manufactured in Oxnard, California in a state-of-the-art facility. The M-25E expands on the M-20, featuring added appointments and…

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REPORT: NITA STRAUSS MASTERCLASS – MANNYS MELBOURNE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - February 28, 2020

  Report: Greg Phillips. Photos: Jason Rosewarne and Nicole Nighthawk After slaying audiences on stage with Alice Cooper this month in Australia, guitar gun Nita Strauss certainly made a name for herself downunder. During the Firefight bushfire benefit gig in Sydney which also featured Queen, KD Lang, Michael Buble and…

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ROCKFEST 2020 ENTRIES NOW OPEN

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - February 27, 2020

RockFest is a nationwide contemporary music event for school students, with over $11,000 worth of prizes to be won for your School. Your School Band could be flying to Melbourne later in the year to compete against the best bands in the Nation for some great prizes. In fact, you can win…

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