Tag Archives: 2019

Review : Melbourne Guitar Show 2019 at Caulfield Racecourse

Review by Natasha Wyborn

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Melbourne Guitar Show 2019 at Caulfield Racecourse Photographer: David Jackson

Caulfield, known worldwide for its racetrack, was overrun with guitar players, enthusiasts and fans alike over the weekend. The venue gave way for what has to be one of the best guitar playing line-ups in the festivals history. The event held under complete cover in the members grandstand drew fans and players alike to two days of guitar mania. From the moment you entered the building you were greeted by 50,000 watts of pure guitar shredding. This area of course was the trade component of the show where budding guitarists got to play and talk everything from the classics of Gibson and Fender and numerous independent and personal guitar makers who were on show. But it didn’t end there. Amplifiers with some wicked pedals and everything accessory wise to make even the most professional player salivate. All stall holders were more than generous with their time and experience. Over $75,000 was paid out for the most expensive guitar of the weekend confirming build the right instrument and they will buy.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know about Sydney based trio ‘Polymer’

1 – Anthony only started taking music seriously after breaking his jaw playing rugby league, had 2 pins and 8 screws that hold his jaw together, after not being able to talk for a while, he picked his previously abandoned guitar back up and began writing music. 

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Joan As Police Woman – Solo Joanthology Tour 2019

Extraordinary New York artist Joan As Police Woman (Joan Wasser) returns to Australia in October 2019 launching her 3-disc extravaganza Joanthology with a very special series of solo shows.   

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Tour News : AMERICA – 50th Anniversary Tour

Best known for their classic hits of the ‘70s and ‘80s including ‘Ventura Highway’, ‘Horse with No Name’, ‘I Need You’, ‘Don’t Cross the River’, ‘Tin Man’, ‘Sister Golden Hair’, and ‘You Can Do Magic”, AMERICA return to Australia and New Zealand to kick start summer later this year.

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Photo Gallery : Davisson Brothers Band + Casey Barnes at The Factory Theatre, Sydney – 25th July 2019

Photographer: Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

Davisson Brothers Band at The Factory Theatre, Sydney – 25th July 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates

Davisson Brothers Band at The Factory Theatre, Sydney – 25th July 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates

Davisson Brothers Band at The Factory Theatre, Sydney – 25th July 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates

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Q&A with Grinspoon drummer Kris Hopes

by Meghan Player

Aussie rockers Grinspoon are heading back out on the road for their epic Chemical Hearts national tour in October and November 2019 (Click here for tour details).

We caught up with Grinspoon drummer Kris Hopes ahead of the tour.
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Postmodern Jukebox announce touring cast to tour Australia and NZ – 2019

Scott Bradlee announced today the spectacular cast that will be touring Australia and New Zealand in September 2019 as they bring back the roaring twenties on the Postmodern Jukebox ‘Welcome To The Twenties 2.0’ tour.
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Country to Country Australia : Final Line-up And Stage Roster Announced


C2C: COUNTRY TO COUNTRY
SYDNEY AND BRISBANE – SEPTEMBER 2019

FINAL LINE-UP AND STAGE ROSTER ANNOUNCED

ERIC PASLAY * RAELYNN * LACY CAVALIER (USA)
* JESS MOSKALUKE (CAN)

ADAM ECKERSLEY BAND * CASEY BARNES

will join superstar headliner Tim McGraw – plus Kelsea Ballerini, Midland,
Drake White and The Big Fire, The McClymonts, Travis Collins, Andrew Swift, Judah Kelly, Kaylee Bell, Sinead Burgess and Jody Direen


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THE MARK OF CAIN “Battlesick” 30th Anniversary National Tour – October 2019

The Mark Of Cain return to the stage this October performing their debut album Battlesick in its entirety.

Originally released in 1989 via indie Adelaide label Dominator Battlesick sounded like no Australian album before it or since. Tracks like Wake Up, Dead Man’s Mail, The Setback, Call in Anger and the title track addressed the fear of dreams, the threat of death, anger over disappointment and personal setbacks; not exactly the subject matter of an era when Kylie Minogue was queen and Ratcat were primed to become the pinnacle of the underground. It did not chart and in Australia it was barely heard out of Adelaide however, it’s resonance did find an audience even if that audience had to come from places farer rather than near.
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Album Review : KIRK FLETCHER – HOLD ON

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

KIRK FLETCHER – HOLD ON

Another new name to me from the big wide world of the blues, and another cracking example of the quality of blues guitarists out there today – with a handful of solo albums behind him, as well as three years in The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Kirk Fletcher has one of the more soulful voices, twinned with a guitar style that brings to mind the likes of Carlos Santana, Gary Moore, Joe Bonamassa, Eric Clapton, Gary Clarke Jr and Eric Gales to name just a few!
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Photo Gallery : Take My Soul supported by Father Deer Hands + Some Heard Trouble + PSTCRDS at The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 11 July 2019

Photographer : Ben Hosking – www.hoskingindustries.com.au

Take My Soul at The Cambridge, Newcastle – 11 July 2019
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Take My Soul at The Cambridge, Newcastle – 11 July 2019
Photographer : Ben Hosking

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