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Archive for November, 2012

QUARRY MOUNTAIN DEAD RATS – Bluegrass torch-bearers

Members/Instruments: Chris “Wishy” Wishman – mandolin, vocals Dan “Sudsy” Sudholz – banjo, vocals Lachlan Alcorn – guitar, vocals Davin McDonald –double-bass Ben Clements – washboard Victorian bluegrass band t...


NICK BARKER – Returning Reptile

Nick Barker is a Melbourne rock institution. In the late eighties and early nineties his band Nick Barker & The Reptiles ruled the pubs with their brand of primal, heavy blues-rock, and after leading various bands throughou...


The Beatles Cover Versions

While The Beatles contained one of the greatest song-writing partnerships of all time in Lennon/McCartney, and ceased to release any cover versions in their lifetime as a band after “Dizzy Miss Lizzy” on the “Help!” alb...


A chat with Kirsty Akers

Aussie country singer Kirsty Akers has been touring her independently released third album, “Naked”, throughout the past year. The album, which saw Kirsty drop the “Lee” middle name from her performing ...