Posted 28 Apr 2017 @ 5:40pm

Pick Toad and conquer Rainbow Road or dominate Kalimari Desert with Bowser at the wheel because Bartronica's Ultimate Mario Kart Tournament is making its return.


It's the first instalment in their new biannual Mario Kart Tournament series and the equation's simple – study the corners of Banshee Boardwalk, hone your dexterity in Royal Raceway and you could take home Bartronica's...

Posted 28 Apr 2017 @ 3:30pm

Andrew Bovell's lauded play makes its return to the stage.


Interweaving a series of connected stories, seven people confront the mysteries of the past in order to understand the future. Through an intensely theatrical and non-naturalistic piece, the show plays on themes of betrayal, love and abandonment. 
Spanning four generations, it travels two hemispheres from...

Posted 28 Apr 2017 @ 3:05pm

Jade Imagine have just locked in some special support slots in support of their debut extended play.


What The Fuck Was I Thinking is a melting pot of mid-sixties Californian vibes, surf music, T-Rex and Fleetwood Mac. It comes after the unveiling of Stay Awake, Walkin' Around and You And I which have resonated well with listeners.


Jade Imagine will take the EP...

Posted 28 Apr 2017 @ 2:01pm

Byron Bay electronic four-piece Tora have announced their debut album to go along with a string of shows.


Tora's debut album isn't set for release until Friday June 9 but the band have given us a sneak peak through the layered sounds of their second single Another Case.


A group which has graced both Glastonbury and Splendour in the Grass stages and has supported...

Posted 28 Apr 2017 @ 1:49pm

Sydney electronic-lord Kilter has just shared his new single to go along with a national tour.


Embodying Kilter's penchant for climax, I Hear You starts slow and ends euphoric. The follow-up to recent hits They Don't Know Us and Count On Me ft. LANKS, I Hear You is lifted off the producer's highly-anticipated debut album Through The Distortion, set for release on Friday June 9...

Posted 28 Apr 2017 @ 10:18am

Legendary comedian Chris Rock just tacked on another Melbourne show to his 2017 Australian tour.


He'll be heading to our shores on behalf of his highly anticipated new show, The Total Blackout Tour. Currently taking the show across the US, he's been receiving rave reviews for his first tour in more than nine years. 
With a career spanning more than three decades,...

Posted 28 Apr 2017 @ 9:40am

In the wake of Cyclone Debbie where the Northern Rivers area of NSW was devastated by flooding, Splendour In The Grass have announced a special ticket fundraiser to support the disaster relief.


Homes, businesses, schools and community spaces were destroyed and the emotional toll for the region has been immense. The flood waters have now subsided but the impact that the...

Posted 27 Apr 2017 @ 6:05pm

For those with the stage confidence of Aretha Franklin, cancel your plans for Friday night because the 2017 Melbourne Karaoke Festival is your time to shine.


Providing the backbone to the festival is a karaoke competition. Anyone can enter and punters will be divided into three categories – diva's that can't share the stage, couples that can't do it alone and collectives of...

Posted 27 Apr 2017 @ 4:50pm

With over three decades of R&B acclaim, Keith Sweat is set to bring his party Down Under for a run of shows.


The New Jack Swing pioneer began a talent of the band Jamilah before breaking out on his own in 1984. His debut album Make It Last Forever sold over three million copies and featured hit single I Want Her which catapulted to the top of the charts.



Posted 27 Apr 2017 @ 1:57pm

Australian-born, US-based singer/songwriter Clare Bowen is set to make a much-anticipated return home with an extensive ten-date concert series.


In 2016, Bowen embarked on her debut Australian tour and completely sold out seven East Coast dates almost instantaneously. Best known for her leading role as Scarlett O'Connor in American primetime TV series Nashville, Bowen is also a...

Posted 27 Apr 2017 @ 12:51pm

As part of APRA AMCOS' Art Music Fund, nine Australian composers have been granted more than $110,000 for their creative works in 2017.


Of the successful applicants, six are female and the group comes from a range of backgrounds. The recipients include Natasha Anderson, Newton Armstrong, Lisa Cheney, Erik Griswold, Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh, Eve Klein, Dylan Lardelli, Kate Moore and...

Posted 27 Apr 2017 @ 11:42am

Not content with a special slot at Splendour In The Grass, Julien Baker has locked in a pair of Melbourne sideshows.


This will be Baker's second trip to Australia and follows her widely successful 2016 Sprained Ankle national tour. During the latter part of last year, Baker sold out dates in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide and took to the stage at Mullum, Queenscliff and...

Posted 27 Apr 2017 @ 10:54am

New York's Queen of Cabaret, Bridget Everett, and King of Drag, Murray Hill, are dropping Down Under with their hilarious combo show.


Making his first Melbourne appearance since starring in Dita Von Teese's sold-out Australian tour last year, Hill is everything a performer aspires to be – a relentless shtick slinger, larger-than-life personality and freewheeling ad-libber....

Posted 27 Apr 2017 @ 10:14am

Because it's Pond, they're latest clip is ethereal and portrays an alien dance party at 33 rpm perfectly embodying the slackened track beat.


Ahead of the release of their seventh studio album The Weather, fans have been bequeathed with singles, 30000 Megatrons and wavy, pop number Sweep Me Off My Feet to accompany Paint Me Silver.


Previously bound by raw...

Posted 27 Apr 2017 @ 9:46am

As part of an initiative presented by important not-for-profit Multicultural Arts Victoria, Multi Futurism is the first in a series of events featuring curated performances between artists and musicians representing the multicultural soul of Victoria.


Promising a night of unique expression, Multi Futurism draws upon MAV's annual Re-mastered Myths and Visible programs – which...

Posted 27 Apr 2017 @ 9:24am

Eclectic trio HIVE Park have been hard at work on their debut album things we should have said… and are now ready to share the fruits of their labour with the world.


All three members of HIVE Park are long-time residents of Melbourne, and the differences of their experience all contribute to the band's unique style.


Their distinct sound is known for...

Posted 27 Apr 2017 @ 9:08am

The uproarious, electric, dare I say otherworldly Sydney garage outfit Royal Headache just locked in a second show when you weren't looking.


Whenever you witness Royal Headache in a live setting it's like you're riding the waves of an 'electric shock' for 60 minutes. 


Their 2015 LP was magnificent and signalled a surprise return from a band which had been...

Posted 26 Apr 2017 @ 4:10pm

After selling out their upcoming Melbourne appearance, the unstoppable Cash Savage and The Last Drinks have just confirmed a second show on top of their addition to Hobart's fifth annual Dark Mofo festival.


An extension to their Run With The Dogs east-coast tour, the freshly-announced date at The Curtin...

Posted 26 Apr 2017 @ 3:13pm

The eccentric, fun-loving, mesmeric personality that is Kirin J Callinan is back with new music so what's more than to give it a massive launch at Melbourne's music home.


Callinan dropped double A side release Bravado / S.A.D. (Song About Drugs) on us earlier this month and it was a breath of fresh air from the electric guitarist. Without compromising the raw aesthetic we have...

Posted 26 Apr 2017 @ 2:58pm

Are you a budding DJ who's smooth behind the decks and can source the rarest vinyl? If so, applications are now open for Melbourne's foremost DJ competition, Battle 8.


Beginning in 2014, Battle 8 has been designed to fill the gap left by the demise in popularity of traditional music/DJ battles and is inspired by the big parties that have filled out Section 8’s container bar in...

Posted 26 Apr 2017 @ 1:51pm

A seminal element of the Californian desert rock scene, Brant Bjork has spent over a quarter of a century shaping music with his distinct style. Now, he's heading Down Under as part of the impressive CherryRock017 lineup.


As the drummer and founder of influential stoner-rock band Kyuss and an integral force behind Fu Manchu's iconic fuzz from 1994 to 2001 – Bjork has...

Posted 26 Apr 2017 @ 1:36pm

The Resistance Restraint and Steeplejack crews have gathered a massive lineup of crate digging legends for a throwdown in the city this weekend.


Local juggernaut and A Colourful Storm label head Moopie is leading the charge. His permanent presence on Melbourne club night lineups combined with his eclectic taste spanning seemingly infinite genres and eras has garnered him a...

Posted 26 Apr 2017 @ 1:30pm

The Melbourne singer/songwriter has just dropped a fresh new track to keep you on your toes.


Selki's new song Skins is a layered and intricate indie pop treasure, showcasing Selki's silky vocals over clean and charismatic production. The vast array of genres Selki takes influence from are evident, with tones of contemporary pop spliced with a classic structure.


Posted 26 Apr 2017 @ 12:53pm

Meg Mac is one of Australia's most prominent female voices at the moment and in support of her debut record, she's locked in a special Melbourne slot.


Low Blows comes after the release of her keenly anticipated new single of the same name. Incredibly profound in its narrative, her debut album is underlined by a relatively simple recording approach. The primary focus of the...

Posted 26 Apr 2017 @ 12:09pm

St Kilda Film Festival is Australia's longest-running short film festival and as we quickly approach its 34th year, the festival has lifted the lid on the entirety of its program.


As part of Australia's Top 100 Short Film Competition, special feature The Eleven O’Clock is set to be showcased. Directed by Derrin Seale and starring Josh Lawson and Damon Herriman, the film...

Posted 26 Apr 2017 @ 10:39am

Australian nu metal band Superheist flood back strong memories from the late '90s, early noughties and now they're set to make an eagerly-anticipated return.


Raise Hell is the latest slice from the four-piece and sees them at their typical nu metal best – four minutes of full-throttle, wire-to-wire action. It comes off their new AAA side which also includes the tracks Got The...

Posted 25 Apr 2017 @ 9:20am

Coinciding with 2017 Anzac Day remembrances, acclaimed Australian music duo Busby Marou have unveiled a special video to pay tribute to the role of Indigenous Anzac soldiers in Australia's defence history.


Co-directed by Wayne Blair (The Sapphires, Redfern Now and Cleverman) and Kate Halpin, the clip for Paint This Land was shot at Mount Tamborine in the Gold Coast hinterland...

Posted 24 Apr 2017 @ 7:01pm

Back for its fifth year, One Electric Day has prepared its most impressive bill yet for 2017.


First cab off the rank and needing no introduction is John Farnham. Literally the voice of the Australian music industry, Farnham has forged an illustrious career behind an ability to generate hit after hit. His debut 1967 release Johnny Farnham stole our hearts but that was just the...

Posted 24 Apr 2017 @ 4:28pm

Blight's Bar is the CBD's newest gig, bar, club and function hybrid which has already kicked off with a bang.


Located upstairs at The Colonial Hotel, the venue welcomed local post-hardcore band Drown This City to its stage on Thursday to a rapturous crowd.
And that's just the beginning with the venue having already slated another three bands to perform. Six-piece...

Posted 24 Apr 2017 @ 3:29pm

Sun Sap are a vivacious Sydney outfit of garage, surf and soul set to touch down in Melbourne.


They come in support of their latest offering Love Is Gone which sees them at their sun-soaked, groovy best.


The release comes six months after their debut single as a band Hanging Hearts, which saw them jump on tour with the likes of Polish Club and Hockey Dad...