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VIOLENT SOHO SHOW US THEIR BITS

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - July 20, 2014

Brisbane grunge-rockers Violent Soho wrapped up their national tour on the weekend in Melbourne. With The Smith Street Band and Luca Brasi, two current ‘buzz’ bands supporting them, audiences were always going to be in for a hell of a rockin’ night. Sydney fans got a little too excited one…

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ 2014

Posted in Special Features    //    Post Date - June 10, 2014

Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2014 (May 30-June 8, 2014) Review by Greg Phillips The 2014 Melbourne International Jazz Festival program underlined the true diversity of the jazz music genre. The magnitude of this year’s event was made evident by the number of wonderful shows I wasn’t able to attend as…

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THAT HUNTERS & COLLECTORS BASS SOUND

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - June 8, 2014

 Interview and photos by Greg Phillips. Video footage and edit by James Phillips & Lydia Springhall Their gig at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre in April was to be Hunters & Collectors’ final show of their 2014 Australian tour and at the time, maybe even their last show ever (until a NZ…

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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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