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Entertain Us! Craig Schuftan Rocks The ’90s By Caitlin Walsh In Craig Schuftan’s latest book, he quotes Elizabeth Gilbert (yes, she of the eating, praying and loving) writing for Spin on the 1996 opening of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Above the reception desk was written, in “cheerful” brass letters on the wall, ‘Here [...]
Playing for free to a grinning mass of naked hippies in the middle of the Nevada desert is not everyone’s cup of tea. For Paul George, guitarist and frontman of Gold Coast troubadours Tijuana Cartel, it’s a dream come true. “Burning Man festival has been on my bucket list for some time,” he says. “I’ve only ever seen footage and heard people who’ve been there before talk about it, but apparently it’s a hell of a time. It also seems like an entirely fitting way to cap off a massive spell of touring.”
Craze Freshly Baked Beats By Benjamin Cooper Winning the DMC World DJ Championship three times in a row is no mean feat. But for Aristh Delgado, aka DJ Craze, such achievements do nothing to quell his present conundrum: brain freeze. “Oh man,” he moans down the line from Miami, “I got to be honest with [...]
It’s a little known fact that the men who formed The Temper Trap first met one another during brief stints working at Melbourne Central’s General Pants. Since their first self-titled EP, they went double Platinum with ‘Sweet Disposition’, released a debut album that sold nearly a million copies worldwide, and received a bevy of accolades, from ARIAs to Brit nominations. The band – which then consisted of vocalist Dougy Mandagi, guitarist Lorenzo Sillitto, bassist Jonny Aherne and drummer Toby Dundas – had barely relocated from Melbourne to London when they made a tour bus their home-away-from-home.
No-one was more surprised when Perth band Emperors’ debut was chosen as triple j’s feature album than the band itself. “It really came out of nowhere,” says guitarist Greg Sanders, down the line from Western Australia. “We’d previously got some play for the single ‘Ready When I Say Go’, and then all of a sudden we’re fielding calls from people we don’t normally get contacted by. I suppose the strangest part about it is we don’t have a label or people shoveling great piles of CDs onto [triple j Music Director Richard] Kingsmill’s desk. We just make our music, and stay away from all the bullshit.”