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DOCTOR MORON’S GEAR!

Posted in Interviews    //    Post Date - December 13, 2014

Key Links: http://www.theislandofdoctormoron.com.au http://blog.rolandcorp.com.au/ INSIDE THE ROCK MUSICAL THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MORON The New Olympia Theatre in Paddington went a little troppo recently thanks to the madness and mayhem of the homegrown, high-energy rock musical The Island of Doctor Moron. Greg Phillips caught up with house band drummer Andy…

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VOX VALVETRONIX – AFFORDABLE MODELING AMP

Posted in Amplifiers, Gear    //    Post Date - December 12, 2014

VOX Product Specialist Freddy DeMarco demos the great sounds of the Valvetronix VT20+ Modeling Guitar Amplifier, as well as explaining how the 12AX7 tube functions in the power section, offering great tone and tube power. Check out more Vox amps here

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TRIPLE J’S DOCTOR EFFS OFF

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - December 11, 2014
Lindsay 'The Doctor' performing at his special farewell Triple J drive time show (Thanks to  Zan Rowe's Instagram)

Lindsay ‘The Doctor’ performing at his special farewell Triple J drive time show (Thanks to Zan Rowe’s Instagram)

We bid a fond farewell to Lindsay “The Doctor” McDougall who wraps up a ten year  on air career at Triple J this week. Lindsay who also goes by the name of  guitarist in indie rock band Frenzal Rhomb,  became a Triple J staple in 2005 alongside his Frenzal friend Jay Whalley as Jay and The Doctor. More recently Lindsay held down the afternoon ‘drive’ spot. This week however, McDougall is “F***ing Off” in style and has just completed a big on air afternoon with special guests Art Vs Science, Andy Bull and The Jezabels. We thank Lindsay for his on air decade in which he always had great empathy for and insight into the world of musicians. We wish you well for the future and beyond!

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JEFF BECK DOCUMENTARY PREVIEW

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - December 10, 2014

JeffBeck_ManAllSeasonsReplacing Eric Clapton in The Yardbirds in the 60s, it didn’t take UK guitar great Jeff Beck long to show that he too had something special to offer. A Man For All Seasons is 2 hour long documentary which retraces Beck’s steps from playing alongside Jimmy Page in the Yardbirds, to his time with Rod Stewart in The Jeff Beck Group, his ground-breaking solo albums such as Blow by Blow, and his most recent album ‘Emotion & Commotion’, which became his biggest selling recording. The doco features some amazing rare concert footage and interviews with those who know him well including former managers, fellow Yardbirds members, Chris Dreja and Jim McCarty, music industry identity Pamela Des Barres, and assorted music scribes such as Charles Shaar Murray.

Jeff Beck has just released a new concert DVD, Live in Tokyo  and has announced American tour dates for next year, some with ZZ Top.

A Man For All Seasons is available on DVD in February 2015. Here’s a sneak peek.

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HEY GUITARISTS! WHICH ONE ARE YOU?

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - December 7, 2014

Are you guilty of any of these cliche guitar moves?

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A LITTLE SANTANA SOCIAL MEDIA GEM

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - December 7, 2014

Spotted this Facebook gem from Santana drummer (from first 8 or so albums), Michael Shrieve on the recording of the classic track ‘Song of the Wind’ from Caravanserai.

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DAVID BYRNE’S PEDAL ART

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - December 7, 2014

“Guitar Pedals” by David Byrne is an interactive art installation of 96 guitar effects pedals that are connected to one another as well as to a guitar and amplifier. The art piece was first exhibited in 2010 in Tokyo. Viewers are invited to step on the pedals, creating layered guitar effects.

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LET THE BOSS GP-1O GUITAR PROCESSOR ROCK YOUR WORLD

Posted in Gear, Pedals    //    Post Date - December 6, 2014

Post by BOSS AUS.

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PAUL KELLY’S MERRI SOUL SESSIONS on CD and ON TOUR

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - December 3, 2014

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Paul Kelly is on the verge of releasing his 20th album and after a career spanning three and a half decades, not one of his releases to date has been a dud. The guy is a national treasure and fans won’t be disappointed by album #20, The Merri Soul Sessions either. Earlier this year Paul Kelly assembled his touring band plus a host of local music identities including Clairy Browne, Vika and Linda Bull, Dan Sultan, and Kira Puru to lay down some soul and gospel tracks at a  studio in Northcote. During the year, the recordings were released as four separate 7″ vinyl records but from December 12th, the tracks are combined into one album and will be available digitally and on CD. Plus, the album will include 3 new songs which weren’t released on plastic. If that’s not enough to rock your Christmas socks off, Paul and his Merri men and women will be taking the album on the road, beginning in Sydney on January 9 and touring nationally throughout summer.

“I started to imagine a soul revue type record performed live in the studio with a variety of singers and the one band,” recalls Paul of the initial concept. “I’d fallen in love with Clairy Browne and The Bangin’ Rackettes’ ‘Love Letter’, the sound of it as well as the song, so invited Clairy and the producer of that record, Steve Schram, to get involved. I’d seen Kira Puru perform One Eye Openlive on YouTube and thought  she might be the one to nail I Don’t Know What I’d Do, a song left off ‘Spring and Fall’ because I couldn’t sing it myself yet. It needed a torch singer who could balance light and dark. Plus, I loved the way she sang with a big glass of red wine never out of her hand. She, Clairy and Steve, thankfully, all said yes. Meanwhile Vika and Linda had started singing live the two songs Dan (Sultan) and I had written. The stew was simmering on the stove. The band comprises Peter Luscombe, drums and percussion; Bill McDonald, bass; Ash Naylor guitar, electric mainly; Cam Bruce, piano and organ; Vika and Linda, harmonies when they aren’t singing lead; and me on rhythm guitar. Dan Kelly guests on one song Keep On Coming Back For More.”

The Merri Soul Sessions album will be released on December 12

MERRI SOUL SESSIONS DATES

Fri 9 Jan – Sydney Festival, Parramatta Opening Party, Parramatta NSW

Sat 10 Jan – Summer of Soul Festival, Mossvale VIC

Fri 16 Jan – MONA FOMA, Princes Wharf, Hobart TAS

Sat 17 Jan – Sundown Sessions, Scarborough Park WA
With special guests Hiatus Kaiyote

Wed 21 Jan –Toyota Country Music Festival Tamworth 2015
Regional Entertainment Centre, Tamworth NSW
With special guests Hiatus Kaiyote

Thu 22 Jan – The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD (seated) – SOLD OUT
With special guests Hiatus Kaiyote

Fri 23 Jan – The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD (standing)
With special guests Hiatus Kaiyote

Fri 3oth Jan – Norwood Concert Hall, Adelaide SA – second show on sale now
With special guests Hiatus Kaiyote

Sat 31 Jan – Norwood Concert Hall, Adelaide SA – SOLD OUT
With special guests Hiatus Kaiyote

Thurs 5 Feb – Taronga Zoo, Sydney NSW – second show on sale
With special guests Hiatus Kaiyote
On-sale now

Fri 6 Feb – Taronga Zoo, Sydney NSW – SOLD OUT
With special guests Hiatus Kaiyote
On-sale now

Sun 8 Feb – Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne VIC  – second show on sale
With special guests Hiatus Kaiyote
On-sale now

Sat 7 Feb – Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne VIC – SOLD OUT
With special guests Hiatus Kaiyote
On-sale now

Tue 10 Feb – Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin NT
With special guests Hiatus Kaiyote
On-sale now

Wed 11 Feb – Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin NT
With special guests Hiatus Kaiyote
On-sale now

For ticketing information: www.paulkelly.com.au

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