Thirty-five years ago, a little baby band called Duran Duran seemed poised to be critics’ darlings. They certainly had the right pedigree. Influenced by David Bowie, Kraftwerk, and Roxy Music, they’d slogged it out on the Birmingham, England, post-punk club scene alongside future indie heroes like the Lilac Time’s Stephen Duffy and the Jacobites’ Dave Kusworth; signed to prestigious Harvest Records; and recorded their self-titled debut with Bowie/Iggy engineer Colin Thurston.But instead of being
Source: Duran Duran Were Always Great | Music Aficionado
NB: I don’t care what anyone says… Duran Duran are awesome and will always be awesome. These guys were one of my main influences as I was starting on my musical journey. John Taylor was my reason I started playing bass.
A video surfaced online this week of a British vinyl enthusiast playing a record using Britain’s new five-pound note. The sharp, durable quality of the polymer the notes are covered in means they can be used as crude turntable needles. Never ones to be outdone by the Brits, whether in drinking, cricket, or… using our …
Source: You Can Play Vinyl Records With Australia’s New Fiver
NB: How’s that… I personally don’t like the new $5 note but after reading this I’m softening my opinion on it 🙂
In August 2016, the State Government announced plans for major reforms of live music regulations to help make it easier for venues to host live music.
Source: Regulatory Reform – Music Development Office
NB: This is awesome and something that is way overdue in Adelaide 🙂
What do you do if you can’t find your trusty slide at a gig?
Believe it or not, there are several items that can be found at a bar, club, or restaurant that can serve the same purpose as a guitar slide.
Source: 12 Random Objects That a Guitar Player Can Use at a Gig Instead of a Slide
NB: This article is for all my guitarist mates out there 🙂
J Albert and Son, or Alberts, Australia’s oldest music publishing and recording company that launched the careers of the Easybeats, AC/DC and John Paul Young, has been sold to German multinational music corporation BMG.
Source: Alberts sold to German giant BMG
NB: This is certainly an end of an era…
There seems to be a stigma surrounding the vibrancy of Adelaide’s creative energy — an underestimation the state has been using to its advantage in recent years.
While the rest of the country frantically scrambles to keep up with trends, the City Of Churches is making its own.
Source: How Adelaide Is Becoming The Most Vibrant City In Australia ♫ theMusic.com.au | Australia’s Premier Music News & Reviews Website
NB: This is Adelaide they’re talking about here people… We should be proud of the creative influence this town has on the rest of Australia 🙂
A new storefront has recently popped up in Iron River. Interpose Studios and Contrast Coffee is a combination store with a recording studio and coffee shop.
Source: Coffee shop with recording studio opens in Iron River
NB: A recording studio in a coffee shop rather than a coffee shop in a recording studio… What a brilliant idea. What coffee shop in Adelaide do you reckon could benefit from this concept?