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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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BUGERA 6260 & 333 AMPS WITH 412 CAB

Posted in Amplifiers, Gear    //    Post Date - March 15, 2008

BUGERA 6260 & 333 AMPS WITH 412 CAB March 15, 2008 | Reviewer: Marcel Yammouni Distributor: BEHRINGER This edition, I’m reviewing two amps … the Bugera 6260 and Bugera 333. The style of the 6260 is reminiscent of the EVH 5150. I’m sure a lot of the kids today may not…

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LARRIVEE D-03E DREADNAUGHT ACOUSTIC/ELECTRIC

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - March 15, 2008

LARRIVEE D-03E DREADNAUGHT ACOUSTIC/ELECTRIC March 15, 2008 | Reviewer: Shannon Bourne Distributor: PRO MUSIC (07) 3375 6400 Jean Larrivee began building his own classical guitars between 1968 and 1970. Then in “71” after much poking and prodding from members of the folk fraternity, built his first steel string acoustic. He experimented…

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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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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 Carlos….

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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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Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess

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

Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess March 15, 2008 | Author: Jason McNamara Imagine my excitement when I got a call to do my first ever press interview with any member of my choice and it just happens to be on my favourite band in the world, Dream Theater. Straight away I said, “I…

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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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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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