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Yarlung Artist Yuko Mabuchi Delivers Breakthrough Performance

By | February 20th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

Yarlung Artist Yuko Mabuchi Delivers Breakthrough Performance

In a TAS review of the first Yarlung album by jazz pianist Yuko Mabuchi, Jeff Wilson compared the audiophile recording to a coming-out party due to the wide range of music on that release. Her performance on January 25 at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, California could be seen as another type of coming- out party. Opening for Branford Marsalis, Mabuchi was, for many people in the audience, making a completely new introduction—and this in an 1800-seat hall.… Read the full article

Yarlung Artist Yuko Mabuchi Delivers Breakthrough Performance

By | February 20th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

Yarlung Artist Yuko Mabuchi Delivers Breakthrough Performance

In a TAS review of the first Yarlung album by jazz pianist Yuko Mabuchi, Jeff Wilson compared the audiophile recording to a coming-out party due to the wide range of music on that release. Her performance on January 25 at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, California could be seen as another type of coming- out party. Opening for Branford Marsalis, Mabuchi was, for many people in the audience, making a completely new introduction—and this in an 1800-seat hall.… Read the full article

FLORIDA 2019: Bananas Music, the record store with over three million titles

By | February 20th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Bananas Music (also known as Bananas Records) is an American record store that operates two locations in St. Petersburg, Florida. Opened in 1977, Bananas Music unofficially claims to be the largest record store in the United States, housing over 3 million vinyl records.

Originally opened as a book store in 1977, by founders Doug and Michelle Allen, things quickly escalated into the store selling more and more records, while eventually stepping away from book sales altogether in just a few short years.… Read the full article

Live Gallery: Yungblud, Sydney 14/02/19

By | February 20th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

In This Issue

In this extra sweet edition of Australian Guitar, we take a deep dive into the weird and wonderful world of Australia’s unforgiving new guitar hero, Tash Sultana.

We also riff on the experimental genius of new-wave prog lord Plini, the ever-growing legacy of The Living End and the game-changing guitar tones of The Amity Affliction – in addition to some quality chats with our mates in HalestormAlice in Chains, DieselJoe Satriani and Muncie Girls.… Read the full article

Live Review + Gallery: Yungblud, Sydney 14/02/19

By | February 20th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Who: Yungblud / AViVA
Where: Factory Theatre, Sydney
When: Thursday February 14th, 2019
Review: Andrew Cauchi (Twitter)
Photos: Pat O’Hara (Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram)

There’s an undeniable charm about Doncaster’s own Dominic Harrison. In the midst of his second visit to Australia, and consequently his second consecutive sold-out tour, the British newcomer – otherwise known as Yungblud – set his sights to Sydney’s Factory Theatre. With a line that stretched through the venue’s courtyard, down the street and around the corner the air was thick with anticipation, yet it’s hard to say whether anybody really knew what was in store.… Read the full article

3 Million Records and Florida Audio Expo Day 2

By | February 20th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

Bananas Music is a 3 million records record store plus it sells used audio gear. It’s located right across the bay from Tampa so morning two of the Florida Audio Expo began with a pilgrimage to Bananas Music.

Banana Music consists of 3 buildings: a two story record warehouse, an across the street building both located “off the beaten path” where you can buy and sell used audio gear, plus it’s also filled with records, and a spacious, attractive retail operation in a shopping are

Google announces plans to acquire Alooma

By | February 20th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Google recently announced its US expansion plans for 2019 and the company is already putting those plans into action with a new acquisition.

The company plans to acquire the cloud migration firm Alooma which helps businesses consolidate their data from multiple sources into one data warehouse.

At the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco this month, new Google Cloud Chief Thomas Kurian hinted at the possibility of new acquisitions in the cloud space, “You will see us accelerate the growth even faster than we have to date”.… Read the full article

Canceled Xbox game Scalebound could be Switch-bound, according to new report

By | February 20th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Once considered one of Xbox One's most promising first party titles, Platinum Games' Scalebound was unceremoniously canceled by Microsoft in early 2017 for falling short of the company's high standards for exclusives (and yet curiously, Crackdown 3 exists…)

Thankfully, it appears the dragon-centric RPG could be getting a second chance at life on Nintendo Switch, according to a new report by Alex Seedhouse of Nintendo Insider

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Apple revives Group FaceTime calls in upcoming iOS 12.2 release

By | February 20th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Apple is now another step closer to publicly launching iOS 12.2, with the third developer beta version now available to download. Anyone who has signed up for Apple’s Beta Software Program can download the beta over the air on any iOS 12-compatible device.

Compared to the previous betas, the third version is relatively light on changes, but the most noteworthy would be the reinstatement of Group FaceTime calls. 

Apple had disabled this feature after the discovery of a bug that allowed users to eavesdrop on others.… Read the full article

Samsung Galaxy S10e pre-orders: what should you expect to pay in Australia?

By | February 20th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

While it's not long now before all is revealed about the new Samsung Galaxy S10 range, we can't help but speculate on the exciting, first-time addition of a budget option in the lineup. While smartphones continue to climb in price – particularly the flagships – how much will the Samsung Galaxy S10e set us back?

There are several rumours floating around about the handset, such as the possibility of a brilliant Canary Yellow edition, but for a full list of everything we've gleaned so far, check out our Samsung Galaxy S10e news, leaks and rumours page. 

Key among the assumed highlights, however, is that the S10e will be a more affordable handset when compared to the flagship S10 and S10 Plus, but just how much will it cost?… Read the full article