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PANIC! AT THE DISCO ANNOUNCE JANUARY TOUR

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - June 30, 2016

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Award-winning, internationally acclaimed colossal rockers PANIC! AT THE DISCO are set to return to Australian shores January 2017 to support their chart topping fifth studio album, Death Of A Bachelor.

It has been over a decade since the then suburban teens released their first album, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, which set the music world ablaze with unprecedented fanfare, transforming PANIC! AT THE DISCO into worldwide superstars.

Each subsequent release has seen PANIC! AT THE DISCO push the boundaries and create unique genre bending albums. Their 5th album, Death Of A Bachelor, is no different. A grandiose and triumphant masterpiece with songs that both allude to the past and create a uniquely contemporary sensibility with a Sinatra-esque, dance-around-your-room-when-noone’s-looking feel.

Bringing their action-packed live shows and armed with a mountain of hits, fans can prepare for spell-binding energy, roof-raising beats and a live show that will leave you breathless. Having sold out their biggest shows the world over – including over 20,000 tickets in London – you won’t want to miss PANIC! AT THE DISCO in January 2017.

PANIC! AT THE DISCO 2017 AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

Wednesday 25th January, Metro City, PERTH 18+
Friday 27th January, Hordern Pavilion, SYDNEY Lic/AA
Saturday 28th January, Festival Hall, MELBOURNE Lic/AA
Tuesday 31st January, Eaton’s Hill Hotel, BRISBANE Lic/AA

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MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW TIP: PLAYING GUITAR IN A DUO

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - June 30, 2016

Session and stage guitarist Troy Male discusses the intricacies of playing guitar in a duo. Triple M and Australian Musician presents the Melbourne Guitar Show Aug 6 & 7, 2016 Caulfield Racecourse. www.australianmusician.com.au

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MELBOURNE PRIZE: Q&A WITH FOUNDER SIMON WARRENDER

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - June 29, 2016

simonW picValued at more than $130,000 in total, the Melbourne Prize for Music 2016 and Awards is one of the most valuable music prizes in Australia, providing significant opportunities for Victorian musicians across all music genres and career stages. As we head towards the entry closing date  of July 11 at 5pm, we caught up with Melbourne Prize founder Simon Warrender for a quick Q&A.

Simon, what’s your musical background?
I am not a musician but have an interest in music across a broad range of genres and enjoy what music brings to daily life.

What did you listen to growing up?
Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s I was fan of Australian music from this era, plus the iconic groups and musicians that came to Melbourne. My parents liked well-know musicals and my Dad loved military bands.

Name an album that you never tire of hearing?
Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

What’s your guilty pleasure album? One that we might not expect to be in your collection!
Daft Punk or Massive Attack

How did the Melbourne Prize come about?
I had the idea for a City to demonstrate the importance of significantly rewarding and recognising its writers, musicians and sculptors. I Googled to see if there was, for example, a London Prize, Paris Prize, New York Prize or Tokyo Prize and there was none so I trademarked the Melbourne Prize and started to raise money to offer the first one in 2005 – we are going into our thirteenth year in 2017.

What’s the best part of being involved in this competition for you?
Seeing the huge commitment of organisations, people and artists in each cultural sector and the benefits the annual Melbourne Prize makes to artists and their careers.

Are there any restrictions to entries in regard to genre/style of music?
All music genres are eligible.

Can a metal band, country music artist or hip hop act expect to have their work considered in the same way as a classical or jazz artist?
Absolutely. We have a judging panel representing a range of music genres.

What qualities did you seek in the judging panel that has been appointed?
A broad range of expertise, experience and music genres with the ability to work together.

Are there any simple mistakes that entrants could make which may cause non-acceptance of their entry? What kind of things do entrants need to pay attention to for a problem-free entry?
The most important part of entering is to read the Entry Guidelines carefully, which are available on our website www.melbourneprize.org, before completing the online entry form. Eligibility is important which is covered in the Guidelines.

Melbourne is a global arts capital. Is there a similar competition anywhere else in the world?
I am not aware of a music competition that is offered under the banner of a city known as a centre for arts and culture. I think we are up there in terms of prize money too.

Who should enter this competition?
Victorian musicians or groups from ALL music genres.

Entries close on Monday July11 at 5pm and late entries will not be accepted. For those waiting until the last day, what factors do they need to consider?
Please read the Entry Guidelines carefully, which outline exactly what is required for each category. Following the information requests on the online entry form and submit before 5pm on July 11.

For more information visit the Melbourne Prize website

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SCOTTY MOORE INTERVIEW TRIBUTE

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 29, 2016

It was with great sadness, that we received news today of the death of the great Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley’s loyal guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. Moore had not been well for some time and today, at 84 years of age, passed away. It triggered my memory…

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PERFORMANCE: NAT ALLISON BAND

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - June 29, 2016

The Nat Allison Band performed a stunning set at the 2015 Melbourne Guitar Show. Here’s a clip of Nat and band playing a ballad ‘Time to Fall’ at last year’s show. Audio and video by Peter Rickman (www.advancedaudio.com.au). For more info on Nat, visit: www.natallison.com

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MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW: YOUR PICKING HAND & TONE

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - June 28, 2016

I Built The Sky’s Rohan Stevenson discusses how the way you pick can effect the sound of your guitar. See I Built The Sky on the main stage at the guitar show. Triple M and Australian Musician present the Melbourne Guitar Show Aug 6 & 7, 2016 Caulfield Racecourse. www.australianmusician.com.au

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MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW TIP: THAT CLASSIC OZ ROCK TONE

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - June 28, 2016

Jimi Hocking is well qualified to discuss getting a classic oz rock tone. He plays guitar for heavy rockers The Screaming Jets and also played with The Angels for one tour. See Jimi at the Melbourne Guitar Show August 6 & 7, 2016 Caulfield Racecourse, presented by Triple M and Australian Musician. www.australianmusician.com.au

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NORTHLANE’S JOSH SMITH TALKS GEAR

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - June 28, 2016

When Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips caught up with Josh Smith, guitarist from celebrated local metalcore band Northlane, they’d just got back from a triumphant European tour, where they played some impressive music festivals. However, there was hardly time to recover before Northlane headed back out on the road again along…

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WATCH: VINNIE COLAIUTA 90’S KIT UNBOXING

Posted in Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - June 28, 2016

The people at Gretsch lovingly restored Vinnie’s Signature Kit from the 90’s. Some of you might recognize it. What better way to welcome him back to Gretsch than for all of the fans to experience unboxing his kit with him. Gretsch drums distributed in Australia by www.promusicaustralia.com

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SHIHAD’S PHIL KNIGHT Q&A

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 27, 2016

Legendary Kiwi rockers Shihad are half way through an Australian tour in which they are celebrating 20 years since the release of their 1996 break through album; the Self Titled opus that became affectionately known as The Fish Album (in reference to the album cover image). In April this year, they re-mastered and re-issued the album,…

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