Author: Jesse Dracman

Review: The Black Swamp – Witches

The Gold Coast is gearing up for a hell of a 2018, and their very own bastard sons of power groove, The Black Swamp have returned with a new vocalist, a new EP, and a more defined edge. The new ep ‘Witches’ unleashes all kinds of power groove, unheard since the days of Rollerball and the mighty Motormoth. It’s funny how the Gold Coast just keeps pumping these gems of bands out in cycles, while the public is subjected more roots and blues than one can choke on at an all you can buffet, where the que never ends....

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Live Gig Review + Photos: Gilby Clarke + Supports, Crowbar, Brisbane, 30/11/17

What a way to rock a “Thorsday” in true rock n roll style, with the return of Mr Gilby Clarke. Kicking off his Australian tour right here in the city of Bris Vegas, Gilby promised us a rock show, and we got just that. Arriving a little late to catch openers Devine Electric, the buzz from their apparent rocking set was well felt on entry, which is awesome and the guys certainly looked like they were on a rock n roll high. There were a lot of high-5’s for these guys, so keep an eye out for them, as...

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“You know, it’s just a good old fashioned rock n roll show. Music to enjoy a good cocktail with let the day go by, that kind of thing.” – An Interview With Gilby Clarke

Gilby Clarke is the real deal. He’s passionate about music, and chatting to Gilby about his upcoming return to Australia, the new record, and jamming, was as enjoyable as a glass of vintage wine or a damn fine whiskey.  On returning to Australia, Gilby expresses his love of the fans, “I really respect people that still enjoy rock n roll and support it. I think over the years rock is like fashion, everybody loves it from time to time. But I think for the real true fans, who know who I am, those people are real fans of rock,...

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The Art of Touring – Brendan Woodley of The Black Swamp

Welcome one and all to the “Art of Touring.” A column written with passion, love and honesty by those who live it from all levels and aspects of the touring game in the Music Industry. We dig deep into the depths of the reality of touring and the highs & lows, sharing knowledge and wisdom, engaging in a laugh and inspiring/educating aspiring artists or people who just want to enjoy a good chat between muso’s.   This issue, I got the privilege of speaking to Brendan Woodley, drummer for Gold Coast power groovers, The Black Swamp. These guys are...

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