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The Rock-itt : January 2011
performance in the Domain on January 15th . Stuart Henderson is a local to Narrabeen and has a drum studio in Dee Why. Stuart has worked international and across Australia and can boast playing with Jimmy Barnes, Diesel, Eddie ELVIS Youngblood, Raging Waters, United Notions, Psycho Zydeco and Hip Fidelity. Stuart's world music credits include performances with flamenco artists Marina Tamayo and Antonio Vargas. Arrebato Ensemble, led by flamenco guitarist Greg Alfonzetti, are a diverse group of talented musicians who have worked together to develop original music with contemporary flamenco as the compositional and rhythmic driving force. This collaboration has created a passionately moving style of music with an intensely international flavour and appeal to many audiences from the flamenco aficionado to jazz and world music fans and even lovers of fine chamber music. Los Lobos although famous for their 1987 hit 'La Bamba', maintain critical acclaim for their unique sound and collaborations with Tom Waits and Elvis Costelllo and a live performance with formidable intensity. The band's roots shine through in their command of a host of musical genres including Chicano rock, blues, roots and Tex-Mex and over their 37 year career they have fine- tuned all of these musical styles to produce an unbeatable live sound. Also playing at the Enmore on January 14th Los Lobos tour coincides with the release of their first studio album in four years, Tin Can Trust. Other Events at Hyde Park Barracks include; January 9 The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker, I Like It Like That Orchestra & Russ Dewbury (Jazz Rooms) Fusing old and new, The Dynamites create irresistibly fresh funk and soul music. With old school soul performer Charles Walker at the helm, punters can expect an exhilarating live show. Eleven-piece I Like It Like That Orchestra will conquer the dance floor with an explosive set of Latin-infused soul. $38* January 10 Arrested Development & The Last Kinection Grammy award-winning eight-piece Arrested Development fuse street corner politics and urban-flavoured poetry with hip-hop and funk. Showcasing music from their brand new album Strong and a selection of their singalong singles, Arrested Development will deliver a party set to think, dance and have fun too. The Last Kinection are loved for their sassy and socially savvy lyrics delivered over a melodic and progressive hip hop sound. $48* January 12 The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion & Super Wild Horses Fronted by Jon Spencer's fiery bluesman persona, this New York three-piece breathed life into the 90s US rock scene with their take-no- prisoners live show full of swagger, conviction and control. With a collision of brutal guitar clang and buzz, punk rock, ass-shaking rhythm and rock 'n' roll rebellion The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion create a blasting sound. Girl duo Super Wild Horses create a stripped back, garage-rock sound filled with catchy guitar riffs. $48* After Market Pickups for your Old Japanese Stratocaster copy One way to assist the sound of the loved first guitar is to upgrade the pickups with some of the genuine or aftermarket parts available on-line or at your local music stores. The installation can be quite straight forward for anyone with a little experience with soldering and a small amount of perseverance and technical ability. The available range of Stratocaster style pickups on the market range from speciality pickups modelled on the 1954 demagnetised versions of the Fender original parts to the parallel inline twins of the Seymour Duncan range. If you are thinking of upgrading there is plenty of information available on the internet, with firsthand experience of the various models as well as technical and marketing literature giving you everything from step by step guides to marketing fluff about dredging up the legend of some historic blues man. My only advice is to compare size and dimensions before you buy. Some of the Japanese Stratocaster knock offs of the 70's although well built with seasoned wood necks and great finishes are smaller in the pickup height and have less cavity space than the original American versions. Arrebato Ensemble Los Lobos Strat Pickups