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Ash Grunwald, Sarah McLeod, Stars Join Melbourne Guitar Show 2019

by Greg Phillips

The Australian Music Association is thrilled to announce the 2019 return of the Melbourne Guitar Show, set to rock Caulfield Racecourse on August 3 and 4 – and I know we say it every year but this year WILL be bigger than ever.

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Diesel One Electric Day Festival Sunday 26 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Diesel, Harts and Bec Sandridge Added To Melbourne Guitar Show

by Greg Phillips

As we draw closer to the 2018 Melbourne Guitar Show (August 4&5 Caulfield Racecourse), exhibitors are beginning to announce their on-stand talent and finalise their clinic sessions and some of the names which have been added to the show are huge.

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Aimee Mann, Taylor Swift & Nick Cave Among Winners at A2IM 2018 Libera Awards

by Greg Phillips

It was all about the Indies on Thursday, June 21st at the 2018 A2IM Libera Awards, presented by SoundExchange with a special celebration of Merlin’s 10 Year Anniversary, held at The PlayStation Theater in NYC.

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PiL The Doco Is Coming

by Greg Phillips

In celebration of Public Image Ltd.’s (PiL) 40th Anniversary, Abramorama and Verisimilitude have released the first official trailer and poster of the new music documentary The Public Image Is Rotten. 

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Changes Announce Music Passport Program for 2018

by Greg Phillips

In its inaugural year, CHANGES unites talent from America to unpack the varying facets of how Australia and the US have built such a fruitful relationship over music. To deliver crucial insight into the state of the international music business, CHANGES is hosting a series of dedicated discussions as part of the Music Passport program.

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Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Mighty Mighty Bosstones Reactivate

by Greg Phillips

Remember The Mighty Mighty Bosstones? They became the ambassadors of the 90s ska explosion (the third wave of SKA) by forging new territory and being one of the first, if not the first band to cross high-energy ska with hardcore punk. Over a 30-year career Boston’s best dressed band has built, and continue to build,

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Triple J Unearthed Is Searching For Australia’s Best High School Act

by Greg Phillips

Unearthed High is back for the 11th year, which means that national broadcaster Triple J is once again searching for the best High School act in the country. The high school competition has been incredible successful for over decade, unearthing now established acts such as Gretta Ray, Japanese Wallpaper, Tia Gostelow and Stonefield.

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Mark Lanegan

Mark Lanegan Australian Tour Dates

by Greg Phillips

Alt rock crooner Mark Lanegan returns to Australia! An inimitable voice in popular American music and always a huge draw card in Australia, Mark Lanegan will capitalise on the buzz created by his latest record Gargoyle with highly anticipated shows in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney this September.

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Ryan Adams. photo by Ros O'Gorman

Ryan Adams Is A Weather Man

by Greg Phillips

Currently on tour in America, Ryan Adams is finding some novel ways to promote his gigs such as writing jingles for local radio and TV shows.

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DJ Fontana

R.I.P. DJ Fontana 1931-2018

by Greg Phillips

Elvis Presely’s first and longtime drummer Dominic Joseph ‘DJ’ Fontana, who played on countless Presley hits has died at the age of 87. DJ recorded with Elvis beginning in 1956 and throughout the 1960s, most notably on “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Treat Me Nice” and “All Shook Up.” DJ was inducted into the Rock and

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Bon Jovi Reveal Australian Tour Dates

by Greg Phillips

Global rock icons, long-time Australian faves and newly announced Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018 inductees Bon Jovi have announced the Australian leg of their This House Is Not for Sale Tour, presented by TEG DAINTY. 

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WAMfest Returns For 2018

by Greg Phillips

WAMFest is back for 2018 and packed with huge opportunities for West Australian artists! Last year over 300 artists performed to more than 40,000 punters and music industry delegates from all over the world, and this year it’s all happening again from 31 October – 4 November (plus, regional & local council events in the weeks

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Superjesus

The Superjesus Reissue Sumo and Announce Tour

by Greg Phillips

Twenty years on from their platinum selling album Sumo hitting number two on the ARIA Chart (and with a few ARIA Awards in the trophy cabinet), The Superjesus are back with an anniversary edition of their celebrated 1998 debut, set for release on August 17.

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Jon Hiseman

R.I.P. Jon Hiseman 1944-2018

by Greg Phillips

British progressive-rock drummer and composer Jon Hiseman has died at the age of 73 from complications of surgery that he underwent in May to remove a brain tumor.

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Metallica To Receive Polar Music Prize

by Greg Phillips

On Thursday, June 14th Metallica – along with fellow laureate Dr. Ahmad Sarmast, founder of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) – will be awarded the Polar Music Prize from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

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Hard Yards 2019 Details Revealed

by Greg Phillips

Victoria Bitter has proudly confirmed the return of VB HARD YARDS for 2018. Staunchly backing live Aussie rock, Hard Yards will head on tour this year, inviting bands to earn a spot in the tour van for four massive gigs throughout October.   

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Rose Tattoo Expand European Tour

by Greg Phillips

A reinvigorated Rose Tattoo is currently enjoying a massive tour of Europe, culminating in their appearance this week at Sweden Rock Festival, a festival which is presenting one of the greatest hard rock line ups ever.

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Sumner

Tasmania’s Sumner wins Josh Pyke Partnership

by Greg Phillips

Tasmanian alternative electronic duo, Sumner (Chloe Wilson & Jack McLaine) have won this year’s Josh Pyke Partnership. Made possible by Josh Pyke and APRA AMCOS the partnership aims to connect an unsigned musician with the exciting opportunity to receive mentorship and funding that will help to grow their career.

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Libera Awards NYC To Celebrate The Lives Of Sharon Jones & Charles Bradley

by Greg Phillips

In what will be one of the most anticipated and emotional performances of the upcoming Libera Awards at the PlayStation Theater in New York (June 21), legendary funk and soul band The Dap-Kings will take the stage for a tribute to soul greats Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley, featuring members of their bands, the Dap-Kings

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Matt Corby and The Cat Empire To Play Rhythm and Alps

by Greg Phillips

Two leading Australian musical acts are the first names to be confirmed for Rhythm & Alps 2018.  

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Is Working On New Album And Another One Rides

by Greg Phillips

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band may be coming to Australia in October with the focus on his current album Lay It On Down (released in August 2017) but he’s already got a follow up record well and truly in motion.

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Nominations for the 2018 ARIA Music Teacher of The Year Award are now open

by Greg Phillips

ARIA (the Australian Recording Industry Association) is excited to announce that nominations for the second ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award are now open.

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Amyl & The Sniffers

Live Music Returns To Chapel St Icon

by Greg Phillips

Melbourne’s status as the live music capital of the world is set to receive a boost with the announcement today that Chasers nightspot in Chapel St South Yarra will be hosting international and national live touring acts, stand-up comedy and cabaret under the live brand Three Eight Six.

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Paul Dempsey Sets Up Some Solo Dates For August

by Greg Phillips

It’s only June and so far this year Paul Dempsey has already toured across Europe & the UK performing with David Bowie’s band, performed at the Australian of The Year Awards in Canberra, completed a sold out east coast regional tour and  Western Australian tour along with contributing a song to the Vast Project, had a song in the Hottest 100

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R.I.P. Clarence Fountain of Blind Boys of Alabama 1929-2018

by Greg Phillips

Clarence Fountain, founding member and longtime leader of the iconic gospel group Blind Boys of Alabama died the morning of June 3rd in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was 88.

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Tim Omaji (aka Timomatic) To Star In MADIBA The Musical

by Greg Phillips

The creators of an inspiring and energetic new stage show MADIBA The Musical – A Celebration of the Life of Nelson Mandela, are proud to announce the cast members for the show’s upcoming premiere Australian season.

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Albert Lee

Albert Lee, Jeff Lang, Daniel Champagne To Be At Melbourne Guitar Show 2018

by Greg Phillips

Australian Musician, in conjunction with the Australian Music Association is thrilled to be able to announce the first list of artists appearing at the 2018 Melbourne Guitar Show (August 4&5 Caulfield Racecourse).

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My Friend The Chocolate Cake perform at the Recital Centre in Melbourne on 16 June 2017. Photo by Ros OGorman

My Friend The Chocolate Cake Add New Dates To Winter Revival Tour

by Greg Phillips

Concerts in Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart and Perth have just been added to iconic sextet My Friend The Chocolate Cake’s upcoming national tour.

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Gympie Muster Workshops Announced

by Greg Phillips

This year, the iconic Gympie Music Muster (August 23-26) is introducing a bunch of new workshops and forums to their program, to give patrons an experience that is far more than just the regular live performances.

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Painters and Dockers

Painters & Dockers Return With New Song Holiday On Ice

by Greg Phillips

Australia’s favourite larrikin rock band from the 80s The Painters & Dockers are back with a new single. Rooted in working-class politics and reinvigorated contemporary production, the new single is titled “HOLIDAY ON ICE’’.

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