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Harvest Festival 2016 Review

The City of Kingston’s annual Harvest festival moved from Carrum to Bicentennial Park in Chelsea this year, due to construction works taking place at Roy Dore Reserve, the usual site of the festival, which always features a s...



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CLASSIC BANDS #12 – AC/DC

Line-up Bon Scott – lead vocals (1974-80) Brian Johnson – lead vocals (1980-2016) Angus Young – lead guitar (1973- ) Malcolm Young – rhythm guitar (1973-2014) Mark Evans – bass (1975-77) Cliff Will...



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HALLAM COUNTRY-ROCK GIGS

The Hallam Hotel in Melbourne’s outer south-eastern suburbs is home to some of the greatest Country-Rock acts that Australia has to offer, and Raw Roots Rock was on hand to witness three of these great gigs during the las...



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CLASSIC BANDS # 11 – KISS

Iconic hard rock band Kiss was formed in New York in late 1972 by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley from the ashes of their former band Wicked Lester, firstly recruiting Peter Criss on drums, then lead guitarist Ace Frehley in Janu...



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STONES SIDEMEN

The Rolling Stones official line-up of Mick Jagger (lead vocals), Keith Richards (guitar), and Charlie Watts (drums), with guitarists Brian Jones (1962-68), Mick Taylor (1969-74), and Ronnie Wood (1975 – present day), and bas...



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DEL BARBER PRAIRIEOGRAPHY

Del Barber – Prairieography Canadian country singer/songwriter/guitarist Del Barber is an artist very much in the vein of Gram Parsons, or Ryan Adams in his Whiskeytown or Cardinals incarnations. His very impressive and e...



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INDEPENDENT RELEASES

Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson Do Tell (Manhaton Records) “Do Tell” by country/blues duo Hat Fitz and Cara Robinson is an impressive and enjoyable rootsy set, co-produced by Jeff Lang, who also plays bass on the album. The s...



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Classic Bands # 9 – LED ZEPPELIN

Classic Bands # 9 LED ZEPPELIN and the birth of Heavy Metal The sounds described as heavy metal have changed dramatically over the years, with what is called Metal now bearing little resemblance to 80s acts like Van Halen, Whit...



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Classic Bands # 10 AEROSMITH

Formed in Boston in 1970, with original guitarist Ray Tabano being replaced by Whitford the following year, Aerosmith developed a strong local following with their swaggering blues-based hard rock.



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ROCK ‘N’ ROLL SONGS FROM BEFORE THERE WAS ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

1954 is generally acknowledged as the birth year of Rock ‘n’ Roll music. Elvis released his debut single “That’s Alright Mama”, Bill Haley & His Comets released “Rock Around The Clock” (for first of many times...