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FESTIVAL REVIEW – STONNINGTON JAZZ 2014

Posted in Special Features    //    Post Date - May 28, 2014

by Greg Phillips The audience at Malvern Town Hall have come in their finery, wining on wine and dining on dips as they mingle wherever a seat presents itself. They have come for the opening night of the 9th annual Stonnington Jazz Festival The festival runs for 11 days and…

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MISSY HIGGINS & LANIE LANE: In The Moment

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - June 1, 2012

June 2013. Cover pic by Kane Hibberd In 2008 Missy Higgins lost her musical mojo, only to find it again a few years later after a soul-searching reconnection with the outside world. Lanie Lane is just enjoying the ride and hoping it lasts forever. AM’s Greg Phillips sat them down…

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SLIPNOT, TRIVIUM & BUGDUST-In Heavy Conversation

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - March 31, 2012

March 2012 SLIPNOT’S Jim Root and TRIVIUM’S Matt Heafy interviewed by BUGDUST’S Adam Cole. Pics by Kane Hibberd It’s never a good idea scheduling your cover story so close to the print deadline, especially when it consists of juggling guitarists from not one, but two international metal bands on the…

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PRODUCERS CHAT: RADIOHEAD’S NIGEL GODRICH & MAGOO

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - February 9, 2012

Radiohead’s producer Nigel Godrich is plugging his own album, a new musical project called Ultraista which he recorded with Beck, REM drummer Joey Waronker and vocalist Laura Bettinson. Much to his annoyance, he knows that in any discussion he has with the music media, they’re going to mention the ‘R’…

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THE MERCY KILLS meet The NEW YORK DOLLS

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - December 1, 2011

One band started out as a bunch of friends playing small neighbourhood bars in New York City, and despite a lack of commercial success, went on to influence a generation of new rock bands. They pre-punked The Clash and Sex Pistols, pre-glammed Gary Glitter and lit the spark for the…

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GARETH LIDDIARD (Drones) meets ADALITA

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - December 1, 2011

GARETH LIDDIARD meets ADALITA DECEMBER 1, 2011 | Author: Greg Phillips It’s been quite a year for The Drones’ lead singer Gareth Liddiard. His debut solo album, the raw and often intense Strange Tourist was met with much critical acclaim. More recently, The Drones released A Thousand Mistakes, a live…

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ROLLING WITH THE STONES – Backstage exclusive with side-guys Chuck Leavell and Darryl Jones

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - November 6, 2011

ROLLING WITH THE STONES – Backstage exclusive August 6, 2006 | Author – Greg Phillips More than forty years on, The Rolling Stones still pack a mighty mean punch on stage. Sure, nostalgia accounts for much of the electricity they generate in their adoring audiences, but so what. Younger bands…

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AMPS AND THE STUDIO

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - September 30, 2011

Recording great electric guitar sounds is all about experimentation. Finding the right amp and guitar combinations that work for a particular part is just as important as selecting the best mic that suits the sound you want to capture. Australian Musician has asked some of Australia’s top music producers to…

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A LESSON IN AMPOLOGY with Marcello Grassi

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - September 30, 2011

When Australian Musician needed to talk to a genuine amplifier aficionado for a general overview on amp use, we headed straight to Melbourne’s Eastgate Music to chat with Marcello Grassi. As Greg Phillips found out, Marcello knows his amps! G: To many, the first thing they think of when you…

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PAPA Vs PRETTY’S THOMAS RAWLE and PAUL DEMPSEY: Amp it up!

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - September 30, 2011

It’s difficult to believe that United In Isolation is the very first album from Sydney based outfit Papa vs Pretty. Over the last few years, the prolific Thomas Rawle and his band have regularly generated recorded product, just never before in long player mode. However, recording formats have never been…

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