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Concert Review: Hey Rosetta! in Nashville

It was a very wet, chilly night in Nashville, but it didn’t deter fans from coming out to see Hey Rosetta! The 7 piece Canadian band performed on the small stage of Mercy Lounge. Fans were greeted with an array of instruments on the stage, including guitars, keyboards, french horn, drums, bass, violin, and a cello; all instruments that different members …
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ICMA Media Appreciation Luncheon – Nashville

There were cowboy hats, cowboy boots, promotional CDs and familiar smiles at the annual ICMA Media Appreciation Luncheon held at the historic Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville. The event was opened with a prayer by Jason Higgins, President of the ICMA and Higgins Music Group, then guests started to enjoy the delicious meals provided. Richard…
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SOHN and Wet In Concert – Nashville

It was chilly in Nashville and felt like it was going to be one of those low key nights as fans of Christopher Taylor, better known as SOHN, gathered at Exit/In to see him perform a stellar show. The venue provided an intimate setting where a relatively large group of local fans, along with others who had traveled from out of state, came to see the English musician.
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Tommy Roe’s Legacy in Music

Tommy Roe was recently in Nashville to receive a Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) certification for two million spins for his hit single “Dizzy”. While there, I had a chance to sit down with the music legend and chat about his career. Not many people realize who Tommy Roe is by name, unless songs like, “Shelia”, “Dizzy”, and “Sweet Pea” are among …
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The Raveonettes – Pe’ahi

Surprise! It’s not often that a band like The Raveonettes, with their intensely textural demeanour and explosive, noisy pop, drops an album on us totally unawares. I’m definitely a fan of getting an album this way – no teasing singles, no single video clips, no bullshit launches for an album that isn’t out yet – just ten tracks of good music that I can listen to from cover to cover when I feel like. July 22nd saw the worldwide release of Pe’ahi, their seventh…
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Jane Tyrrell – Wild Waters

A woman of many talents ­– vocalist, songwriter, performer and a multi-faceted artist whose disciplines include fine art, art direction and design. Her musicality and artistry can be felt with every pulse in her debut single Wild Waters, as she pursues a solo project. May we introduce to you, the breathtaking Melbournian, Jane Tyrrell. Tyrrell hails from the Aussie Hip Hop super group, The Herd, which formed back in 2001 and are still going strong…
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White Lodge – Technicolour Visions

White Lodge take more than their name from the playbook of David Lynch. The Twin Peaks reference is magnified by the equal levels of surrealism and violence in their sound, finding a balance between disturbed and innovative garage rock. Their psych and surf-centred fuzz is channelled from the 70′s and inspirations new and past, and dumped straight onto their latest EP Technicolour Visions. Given the personality of their …
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Ronnie Wood: How to Play Like The Rolling Stones Legend

Like many other members of British blues royalty, Ron Wood started playing guitar attempting to emulate his American idols. In Wood’s case, he has specifically cited the music of country bluesmen Blind Willie McTell and Big Bill Broonzy, as well as Chuck Berry. Later, his reference points also included the Beatles, which whom he sought to compete as a member of the Faces.
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Post Child – New Age Whatever

Post Child are an up and coming 4 piece from Chicago that produce their own brand of indie / garage rock. Following an EP and a handful of singles the band have just put out their debut album which puts forward 10 hard hitting rock tunes. The album bursts open with the fast and furious Make it Bleed. The thumping drums get you head banging along while the slightly distorting guitars complete the hazy heavy sound! The track is completely topped off…
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Owl John – Self Titled

I just bought tickets to see Wil Wagner because The Smith Street Band aren’t touring right now. A while back I went to a Conor Oberst gig and overheard three separate people hoping he’d play Bright Eyes material. Whenever flagship frontmen embark on their own musical endeavours, I’m wont to take it with a pinch of salt. It’s not so much that I doubt the quality of the new, ‘distinct’ material: the proof is in all three of the…
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Interview with Fractures

Coming away from a series of gigs Happy spoke to Fractures about the inspirations behind his atmospheric tracks, his Splendour experience and heaven forbid, what he would be doing instead of music. What are some songs or artists that have influenced you musically and personally? I wouldn’t say any specific song comes to mind as having a direct influence on either aspect of my life. A lot of the time songs will…
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10 Great Grunge Bands

Grunge bloomed from the mid-to-late ‘80s Seattle music scene with fuzzy, distorted electric guitars, angst-y vocals and a general rebellion against the establishment. After the mainstream breakthrough of Nirvana’s Nevermind album in 1991, the genre became the most popular style of rock music in the ‘90s. Grunge is still in the spotlight today, with many of those classic lineups touring and releasing new music. Songs…
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The World According to Heavy Metal

Metal music comes straight from the gut, with its high volume, dramatic guitar solos and relentless rhythms. The metal genre encompasses a long list of different sounds and subgenres, but they are have one commonality: an affinity for all things heavy. Read on for 10 quotes from some of our favorite headbangers. It’s The World According to Heavy Metal, baby!
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Keats Collective – Paradise

I’m no stranger to the plethora of Youtube channels that saturate the internet with electronic remixes of Motown and RnB acapellas. I’m well acquainted with the ever-popular white cursive logo over videos of bikini-clad women. It seems that everyone is hopping on the summer music bandwagon, and though I’ve lost track of what song fits what genre, it’s clear that electronica is experiencing a rebirth.
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How to Play Slide Guitar In 10 Minutes

Sometimes it takes a little guidance to open up the door to new vistas in guitar playing. Earlier this month I taught an “Introduction To Slide Guitar” workshop at the Tall City Blues Festival in Midland, Texas, with the promise that students would be playing slide by the time they left the room. At the start of the workshop most of the players in attendance said that even beginning to play with a slide was a mystery they’d had trouble…
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A Royalty Pain: Making Sense Of Music’s Compensation Issues

From the outside, it looks simple: Terrestrial radio and Internet-based music services play the songs, the creators and performers of which are then compensated — no matter where they play and when they were released — and everyone in the business lives happily ever after. From the inside, not so much. In 2014, several forces have been at work disrupting what has long been the music compensation…
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Millions – Max Relax

As I ambled down Oxford St, passing the various music venues turned bars and bars turned music venues, and chuckling to myself at the inebriated skateboarder that seemed to fulfill a public duty with his comedic demeanor, I sung a familiar little ditty to myself. I couldn’t for the life of me figure out what it was or who it was by – it could be a song my mum sung to me when I was a young pup, it…
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Wyatt – Self-titled EP

Do you ever have dreams where you get that rush of blood to the head, the feeling of a heartbeat running away, palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy?* Did you know that there is actually a man that rules this alternate dream-like reality you experience? He knows how to create a world that whispers this intense sensuality into your core – penetrating and taking hold of your very subconscious.
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Interview with TV Colours

TV Colours are a bunch of punk-ass kids who released one of our favourite guitar albums of 2013. Following their tour with Straight Arrows (who released one of our favourite albums of 2014), Jake Stone caught up with them for a quick chat. What is it about punk rock that appeals to you? Do you even consider yourself a punk act? How did you form etc. TVC formed in 2007 as a solo project, we’ve been playing as a full band…
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Sticky Fingers – Land of Pleasure

So the boys from Newtown are back and boy have they made an entrance! The anticipation for fans ended on August 1st when Sticky Fingers released their new album, Land of Pleasure. A perfect follow up for the indie band from their debut album Caress Your Soul, the LP shows the bands progression and growth since March 2013. Land of Pleasure has a more pop and psychedelic feel to it…
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