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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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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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John Swan

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

John Swan March 15, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips At the launch of John Swan’s 2007 album Have A Little Faith, the inner suburban pub was chock full of  friends, family and media. In fact it seemed the entire cast of the recent Countdown Spectacular had come to see the…

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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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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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HIM

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

HIM March 15, 2008 | Author: James O’Toole Ville Valo is the charismatic front man and major songwriter of Finnish superstars HIM. On their latest album Venus O’Toole: You have a big year planned. Valo: It’s not too bad, the heaviest touring is actually behind us now. We started touring…

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Jake La Botz (LA Special)

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

Jake La Botz (LA Special) March 15, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips At the recommendation of the barman, I hung around after my meal at LA’s Redwood Bar and Grill to hear the night’s entertainment, Jake La Botz. So glad I did. If a singer songwriter is to truly touch…

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KEITH CARLOCK at Groove Allstars (LA Special)

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

KEITH CARLOCK at Groove Allstars (LA Special) March 15, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips I had had previously interviewed drum sensation Keith Carlock late last year when he toured Australia with Steely Dan. However due to the particular nature of our famous all-female edition we couldn’t run the story in…

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HOLLY THROSBY interviews CLARE BOWDITCH

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - December 24, 2007

HOLLY THROSBY interviews CLARE BOWDITCH December 24, 2007 | Author: Holly Throsby I first met Clare Bowditch on her front doorstep. I arrived to stay the night at her house because I was doing a show in Melbourne and, even though we didn’t know each other except for a few…

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CLARE BOWDITCH interviews Magic Dirt’s ADALITA

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - December 24, 2007

CLARE BOWDITCH interviews Magic Dirt’s ADALITA December 24, 2007 | Author: Clare Bowditch I met Adalita at a really beautiful wedding a couple of years ago. She was spinning some tunes and I was dancing as hard as I could. This could be the wine talking but I think I remember…

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