Interview: Musician Ben Dickey talks playing songwriter Blaze Foley and working with Ethan Hawke

Arkansas musician Ben Dickey is no stranger to the stage; releasing a solo record, performing in bands like Amen Booze Rooster, Blood Feathers and featuring as the vocalist and guitarist in Post-Hardcore group Shake Ray Turbine. But now the accomplished, if widely unknown, artist is taking the stage in a new role: artfully portraying singer/songwriter…

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Interview: Weezer’s Pat Wilson talks Pacific Daydream, loving Perth (Adelaide, not so much) & more

While in Sydney last week with the Foo Fighters, Weezer drummer Pat Wilson took some time out to hang with us and catch us up on everything Pacific Daydream, and where the new album has taken the beloved US band since. With their music always maintaining a distinctly Californian sound, Wilson weighs in on this otherwise classic Weezer element, “I’m proud…

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Interview: Louise Burns (Canada) on shunning expectations when making new music & more

Vancouver’s Louise Burns has been a true highlight of the recent Canada Down Under takeover that hit Sydney’s Leadbelly venue earlier this week. The songwriter has a smashing album in Young Mopes to her name and following on from her Polaris Prize nomination, Burns has already blazed through 2017 successfully, and looks forward to a bright 2018. “It’s…

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Interview: Twin Peaks (Canada) do away with band name confusion & reflect on their month touring Australia

Naomi Shore and Lindsay Pratt of Twin Peaks talk name confusion, how the band formed, koalas, Australia and the supportive Canadian governments arts’ funding ahead of their showcase at Canada Down Under at Leadbelly, Newtown. “We’re just an elaborate boob joke,” the name is explained. “The whole name ‘Twin Peaks’ is because we both have…

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