(8 April 2013) Bad vibes on tour in Queensland with support act Jon Stevens, here. Does this signal a problem? Read this month's lead here: Reputational damage may quickly force nice guy rock star Chris Isaak to settle a messy lawsuit brought by his long term Lighting Designer, Lane Hirsch....Read more ?
7 April 2014 Sad news today that Neil 'Smithy' Smith, stalwart institution of the Australian audio equipment scene, has died of stomach cancer. His Facebook page HERE is swamped with goodwill - befitting someone loved by all. His 60th Birthday Party was late in March, and he played bass with...Read more ?
5 April 2013 Last month truth in specification was a hot topic on CXtra - our talk show at CX-TV. The Segment concerned can be viewed here. This came off the back of a GEARBOX review we did for the Rare Audio RA-VEX15A-500R powered 15" and horn speaker box. This is what I wrote: It was more...Read more ?
25 March 2013 Well loved tour manager checks out at 52 Chugglet was a distant relation of promoter Michael Chugg and worked in the same industry. He was impossibly positive and had energy levels so high that he was sometimes mistakenly thought to be using stimulants. He didn’t. Universally...Read more ?
Photo: Paul Harris courtesy Good Weekend magazine Good Weekend magazine profiles audio guy and composer Mik Lavage and his wife Toni Childs – the American music identity. Some relationships do happen between a performer and a backstage tech, and they tend to work well since both understand...Read more ?
22 March 2013 On CXtra March, our cx-tv.com talkshow (segment here), Sophie fielded a question on no-notice about How To Deal With Gig Rash. Intended to simply destabilize her, she soldiered on valiantly as Fancesco Calvi delivered far too much info. But he correctly identified this malady, which...Read more ?
My school career crashed to a halt the day Mr. E. K. Harris expelled my spotty face, and the rest of me, from Vaucluse Boys High School. It wasn’t a happy relationship. One of us had to go. Set free at the tender expulsion age of 14 and 9 months I saw out the year at a fabulous experimental...Read more ?
11 March 2013 SYDNEY: For several years CX has admired the commitment of John Reddin, Paul Hannigan and Century Venues Elia Eliadis - who've invested a small fortune in MOSHCAM, the best live concert website on the planet. Now they are set to cash up following a deal global channel partnbership...Read more ?
CX Roadshow was underway when Nova Audio Visual sent an offer to industry via email. Using the following image, CX asserts that they were exploiting awareness of the Roadshow to somehow create a halo around their product. Nova AV were not associated with the Roadshow in any way. CX immediately...Read more ?
Diary from the 2013 CX Roadshow Thursday 21st February 2013 Avoiding Normison I sleep fitfully and wake at 3.30. The motorised blinds in the South Wharf Hilton roll up to reveal a city still in night. 60 emails later, with a cup of tea, I am into paperwork. First is an email and a Facebook...Read more ?