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It’s a union that will delight music fans, surf rats, and festival goers alike.
Midnight Oil’s Rob Hirst, Jim Moginie and Martin Rotsey have joined with bass player, Brian Ritchie of US group Violent Femmes, to form a new surf rock band called THE BREAK.
The new band releases its debut album ‘Church Of The Open Sky’ [...]

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The BiPolar Bears are one of Victoria’s rock’n’roll institutions, playing their own brand of rock, reggae and blues for over 16 years.
Having a serious mental illness hasn’t held the band back. They’ve performed hundreds of gigs from the Sydney Opera House to psych wards, the iconic Espy Hotel, St. Kilda Festival, Federation Square, Brisbane’s Powerhouse [...]

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Gypsy Jazz Guitar – A One-Man Genre

Gypsy jazz guitar is a genre based on the music of Django Reinhardt, a guitar player who overcame a severe disability to become a legend in jazz music. Most people have heard music by the Quintet du Hot Club de France or one of the gypsy jazz groups devoted to its style of music. Born [...]

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Surf’s Up!

News readers won’t believe this; I can hardly believe it myself!
Having postponed our traditional August trip to Adelaide in favour of a trip in September to check out a Spectrum gig on the 18th at Adelaide’s famous Rob Roy Hotel, I was given the contact number of one David Minear.
When he called back, it turns [...]

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Neil Young Goes Electric

AP, June 2, 2008
Canadian singer-songwriter, Neil Young, is trying to change the world again – with his car.
Young has teamed up with Johnathan Goodwin, a Wichita mechanic with a reputation for re-engineering the power units of big cars to get more horsepower but use less fuel.
The two are looking to convert Young’s 1959 Lincoln Continental [...]

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A US biologist, who discovered a new species of trapdoor spider, has named it after his favourite musician, US singer and songwriter, Neil Young.
East Carolina University biologist Jason Bond discovered a new species of trapdoor spider in Jefferson County, Alabama, in 2007. After he confirmed, through the spider’s DNA that the it was an identifiable, [...]

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The longer I teach, the more I am impressed with one unassailable fact: most of what becoming good or great on the guitar is about has nothing to do with “musical ability”. It has everything to do with that group of qualities loosely spoken of as “character”.
When I was 16 years old, I met a [...]

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King Of Funk : James Brown

James Brown: a funky legend!
James Brown, born in South Carolina , was a north-american singer, composer and music producer who was known as one of the most important and influential personalities of 20th century music.
He was a prolific songwriter and producer, who had a major role in the evolution of gospel and rhythm and blues [...]

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Percussion is the most tribal and primitive form of music . It has been the first musical experience of men and it still remains as a fascinating form of cultural creativity .
Jack Constanzo if for many of us the number one percussionist of all times . Specially if we are talking about bongos or [...]

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Every form of music always has its roots and when you look at a lot of the famous guitar players of today like John Mayer or Derek Trucks you are reminded that for many rock guitarists their roots come directly from blues guitar.
The history of blues guitar is one of a form of guitar [...]

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