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WELCOME TO AMMP

THE AUSTRALIAN MUSIC MUSEUM PROJECT

In July 2017  Australian rock’n’roll will be 60 years old. It was born when Johnny O’Keefe released The Wild One on 5th July 1958. AMMP is pushing for a national music museum by 2018 with exclusive stories, rare film clips, unseen photographs and a petition.

There have been many calls for an “Australian music Hall of Fame”
(Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum) or a “contemporary music centre incorporating a
Hall of Fame “(Music Victoria CEO Patrick Donovan). AMMP has been set up to help restart the discussion. It even offers music fans the chance to create a digital plaque like this one for Skyhooks’ Shirley Strachan.

AMMP is the work of former music editor, journalist and author Jessica Adams, who started the campaign for a Melbourne lane way honouring Chrissy Amphlett after she interviewed her for Time Out Melbourne at the request of her friend, editor and author Jenny Valentish.

AMMP is supported by Charley Drayton (Cold Chisel, Divinyls), Rick Grossman (Hoodoo Gurus, Divinyls), Reg Mombassa (Dog Trumpet, Mental As Anything), Midnight Oil, Patricia Amphlett (Little Pattie, also Chrissy’s cousin) and  Amphlett’s agent and friend Fran Moore.


AMMP EXCLUSIVES
THE STORY BEHIND CHRISSY AMPHLETT’S NEW MELBOURNE LANE
-Unseen photographs of the search for a Melbourne lane for Chrissy Amphlett.
THE CHRISSY AMPHLETT WING AT AMMP – VISIT THE ONLINE EXHIBITION
-Rare images of Chrissy’s famous fluorescent mic stand and
her Divinyls wardrobe case.
THE LATEST ON ROWLAND S.HOWARD’S LANES
-New interviews with campaigners and photographs of
Rowland S. Howard’s Victorian lanes.
THE MUSTER – A NEW VIRTUAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIAN
MUSIC MEMORABILIA

-From Francis Leach’s Ratcat pass to exclusive shots of Paul McCartney’s
Melbourne Piano.


For more info and the latest news see www.ammp.tv

 

Brian Setzer – New Solo Album – Rockabilly Riot-All Original

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Iconic guitarist, songwriter and vocalist BRIAN SETZER partnered with TIME.COM to exclusively premiere his high-octane first single “Let’s Shake,” off his new album ROCKABILLY RIOT: ALL ORIGINAL. Link to the premiere of “Let’s Shake,” accompanied by a Q&A with Brian here: http://ti.me/1l7iSEu.

SETZER says, “Yeah, ‘Let’s Shake,’ how come no one has thought of that title yet?  We’ve been making rock ‘n roll now for 60 years and no one has come up with ‘Let’s Shake?’  And I came up with it and I went ‘wow…Let’s Shake!’ You know, oh god, it’s just so simple it’s magic!  It’s got a really great guitar solo in it, just rock ‘n roll sounding…it’s not really ‘billy’ sounding, it’s more rock and roll… again, it’s the simplest songs that are the hardest to write.”

ROCKABILLY RIOT: ALL ORIGINAL is a straight-ahead rockabilly album from start to finish with 12 new songs. SETZER brings his trademark twang and fretboard fire, and he’s backed by three musicians that he says “are the best in their craft”: Mark Winchester (bass), Kevin McKendree (piano) and Noah Levy (drums). Recorded in Nashville, the album was produced by Peter Collins (who’s handled the same honours for SETZER albums Vavoom! and The Dirty Boogie).

Single Lets Shake is at Media NOW, The Planet Company will release the full length Deluxe Packaged LP AUGUST 15.

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Some recent USA Media

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/brian-setzer-talks-rockabilly-riot-alloriginal-track-by-track-604220

http://www.axs.com/brian-setzer-still-shakin-with-rockabilly-riot-all-original-13877

 

About Brian:

3-time Grammy-award-winner, Brian Setzer is a “Musician’s Musician” credited with continually taking chances with innovative and daring musical styles, while single-handedly resurrecting two forgotten genres of music (rockabilly in the ‘80’s and swing in the ’90’s).  Along the way he has scored chart-topping hits throughout his decorated career as founder/leader of the Stray Cats, his 18-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra, and as a solo artist. He is consistently cited as one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, and has a best-selling, extensive line of elite Gretsch signature model guitars bearing his name. Brian made a cameo in the 1987 film, La Bamba (the biographical film written following the life and career of Chicano rock ‘n’ roll star Ritchie Valens), portraying rockabilly pioneer Eddie Cochran. In 2002, Brian earned the distinct honor of being one of the few musicians to be animated in an episode of “The Simpsons,” an episode which also featured rock ‘n’ roll legends Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.

 

 

Radio Moscow New Album Magical Dirt

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Trends come and go, but the idea of a bunch of guys getting together in a garage and playing the kind of music that makes the neighbors call the cops — that’s forever. And it’s that idea that’s crystallized in the form of San Diego Band Radio Moscow. The power trio led by the Stratocaster genius Parker Griggs have found THE formula : powerful, crunching Sabbathstyle chords and fiery solos that earn the right to be called Hendrixian and plants its flag firmly in the territory where psychedelic rock and cranked-up blues meet. Parker’s demo caught the ear of The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, who produced the 2007 self-titled debut. With « Brain Cycles », their second album Radio Moscow proves that they’re not a cheap time machine but a direct descendant from the golden age of Rock’n’Roll.  In 2011, Griggs continued his psychedelic trip with « The Great Escape of Leslie Magnafuzz », and now in 2014 the band is about to unleash their 4th studio album “Magical Dirt” on Alive Naturalsound, with high goals of sending you on another trip into heavy psychedelic headphone heaven.

Australian Release Date is July 18 (Planet/MGM)

At Radio and Media NOW

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Luke Escombe

Luke Escombe Triple Release

Luke Escombe’s previous album Mantown spent 9 straight months in the top ten of the Australian Blues and Roots chart, spawning two unforgettably twisted music videos and garnering comparisons to everyone from Nick Cave to Flight of the Conchords.

Now the Sydney singer-songwriter announces the release of his first feature length DVD Chronic Symphonic, as well as two other live albums – Live on the Coast and Live at the Promethean – all on the same day.

These live releases highlight the remarkable journey Luke Escombe has made over the last two years, from blues and roots musician, to provocative musical satirist, stand up comedian, health ambassador and public speaker. Last year he spoke and performed in every major city in Australia, as well as in Auckland and Wellington, where he received a standing ovation at the Te Papa National Museum. Chronic Symphonic is where all of his different identities intersect, backed by an 8-piece band, a giant projector screen and a string section.

The show was recorded at Notes Live in Newtown as part of the 2012 Sydney Fringe. It received a 4 and a half star review fromJohn Shand in the Sydney Morning Herald, who described Luke as “a rock-soul singer, raconteur, blistering blues guitarist, comedian and songwriter, and very good at them all”. The 70 minute performance included an airing of Luke’s gangsta rap music video about living with Crohn’s disease – “Master Key” – and a finale that involved the members of the audience joyfully simulating an act of self-love.

 Over twelve thousand dollars was raised in just five days last September through crowdfunding website Pozible.com to fund the release of Chronic Symphonic on DVD. This has made it possible to release the recordings of two other live shows: Live on the Coast and Live at the Promethean, the former recorded at Wagstaffe Hall on the NSW Central Coast with Luke’s rock and roll 4-piece “The Corporation” and the latter recorded at the Promethean in Adelaide in a stripped-down duo format, with Luke accompanied by young Melbourne bassist James Gilligan.