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Posted 17 Jan 2017 @ 4:07pm

National treasure and comedian Aaron Gocs has outdone himself. 

 

Gocsy has gone ahead and recreated the magic of '90s Australiana TV show Ocean Girl, complete with panoramic montage intro sequence, an attempt at dating his crush David, a quick bout of chasey, and an altercation with those vile ecosystem-hating Russians.

 

If you watch anything today, just make it...

Posted 17 Jan 2017 @ 3:55pm

Jade Imagine is settling in for 2017 with a cosy residency. 

 

Her debut single Stay Awake made serious noise amongst underground ranks in 2016 and praise for her work continues to gain momentum off the back of Walking Around – her newest single from forthcoming EP What The Fuck Was I Thinking, set for release in April 2017.

 

She’ll be supported by the likes of...

Posted 17 Jan 2017 @ 3:53pm

As we glide into 2017 leaving a chaotic 2016 behind, the eloquent folk ringing from Melbourne duo Deer Prudence’s guitars is just the soothe we need.

 

With influences from Joni Mitchell to Eva Cassidy embodying their music, the rural-turned-suburban outfit place themselves at the centre of the Melbourne folk resurgence.

 

Sam’s Lament was their genesis at the end...

Posted 17 Jan 2017 @ 3:43pm
PVT are back with a brand new track. 

 

Another Life pulses with same intent as its vanguard predecessor, albeit in a comparatively concise four minute trip. PVT live alone in an otherworldly domain and the first single off their highly-anticipated fifth record New Spirit entrenches them even further.
 
According to PVT songwriter Richard Pike, Another Life is “is about...

Posted 17 Jan 2017 @ 3:31pm

WETFEST has uncovered an outstanding slate of performers for its third incarnation.

 

Synth genius Lucy Cliché and techno-god Simona Castricum will be on hand to take the party late while the poignancy of Two Steps on the Water on top of RVG, Hi-Tec Emotions and Shrimpwitch will take us through the earlier slots. Rounding out the lineup include Chelsea Bleach, Marville, Kandere,...

Posted 17 Jan 2017 @ 3:15pm

Hiatus Kaiyote’s Nai Palm is locked in for a special hometown show. 

 

The lauded songwriter and performer will be taking to the skies, performing an intimate solo set on The Evelyn Rooftop. 

 

Regarded as the spiritual birthplace of the two-time Grammy-nominated band, Nai Palm will be returning to the venue that fostered some of Hiatus Kaiyote's first shows. 

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Posted 17 Jan 2017 @ 2:24pm

Fresh from tearing UNIFIED festival a new one, Alexisonfire are giving Melbourne audiences a treat - locking in an afterparty for their upcoming show. 

 

Wade MacNeil will be on the decks at Cherry Bar from midnight. 

 

“Tonight after the show in Melbourne. I’ll be DJing from Midnight til 1AM,” MacNeil shared via Instagram. “Come party with me and the boys.”
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Posted 17 Jan 2017 @ 2:01pm

Jamiroquai have reared their heads once more, offering the first teaser for their forthcoming and hugely anticipated eighth album.  

 

While short, the video for Automoation offers an insight into what new sounds from the group will be like - synth laden and massive. 

 

The band have reportedly been working on this album since 2013. Their last official release was...

Posted 16 Jan 2017 @ 3:36pm

They made their mark on the international music stage in 2016 and now acclaimed London five-piece Pumarosa are set to embark on their first Australian adventure.

 

A whirlwind year to say the least, 2016 saw Pumarosa release their debut self-titled EP highlighted by the industrial funk, saxophone-laced number Priestess, support Glass Animals on tour and deliver their very own...

Posted 16 Jan 2017 @ 3:34pm

Returning in March with the best and latest in LGBTIQ cinema from around the globe, Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF) has just lifted the lid on its first instalment for 2017.

 

The first eight features have been uncovered highlighted by the captivating drama Tomcat. It shocked audiences at the Berlin International Film Festival where it took out the Teddy Award for Best Film...

Posted 16 Jan 2017 @ 3:29pm

The outsider musician, actor and painter known for his goof and folly on stage will appease his Australian fans for the first time since 2015.

 

Known for his roles on Tim & Eric Awesome Show Great Job! and Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule, Liebe Hart combines devine puppetry with nerdy interests to produce a guilefully unpredictable show.

 

With electronic...

Posted 16 Jan 2017 @ 3:29pm

The second capsule from Mike Noga’s conceptually virtuosic King is here and to kick it off in fine fashion, the revered artist will play a special launch show.

 

All My Friends are Alcoholics is the perfect summer sing-along, laced with memorable chorus lines and stellar production work from Something For Kate’s, Paul Dempsey. His third studio full-length was met with critical...

Posted 16 Jan 2017 @ 3:27pm

Having dominated the customary stages, Hot Dub Time Machine is expanding his repertoire through alternative pastures and into wineries for Hot Dub Wine Machine.

 

The festival brings together everything that can possibly satisfy one’s palate – food, wine, beer and live music – within an immersive landscape to have emerged as a social mainstay.
 
A rave success, the...

Posted 16 Jan 2017 @ 2:32pm

The free exhilarating musical extraordinaire fusing heartbeat-animated symphonies with ethereal soundscapes and contemporary art installations is returning to MPavilion in 2017 laced with the flavour of love.

 

The evening will be highlighted by the Australian debut of LA-based electronic group Tropic of Cancer, looking to divulge into ulterior consciousness as they play live to...

Posted 16 Jan 2017 @ 12:06pm

Progressive metal heavyweights Protest The Hero are returning to Australia with a headline tour. 

 

The crew will be returning to our shores off the back of their latest release, the boundary-pushing Pacific Myth. 
 
"Pacific Myth was purely an experiment," said the group. "For this reason, it’s a totally ‘go-with-your-gut’ record and one we are extremely proud of...

Posted 16 Jan 2017 @ 10:36am

Bluesfest Touring is kicking off 2017 by adding some handpicked acts to its roster. 

 

Slightly Stoopid are leading the charge, bringing their Californian sound to Melbourne - blending their party-friendly mix of folk, rock, reggae and blues. They'll hit The Prince Bandroom on Friday April 14. ...

Posted 16 Jan 2017 @ 9:48am

Afrobeat behemoth The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra are kicking things off for 2017 in fine form. 

 

They'll be bringing their huge 16-piece lineup for a special public holiday eve show. This will be the first show of the year for the band, who typically only play a few headline shows a year due to the sheer logistics of bringing the entire crew together.

 

In 2016...

Posted 14 Jan 2017 @ 12:15pm

Lauded singer/songwriter Beth Brown has dropped a brand new film clip ahead of releasing her debut EP. 

 

Easy is the first taste of her forthcoming debut EP Dream Coat, bolstered by its breezy film clip. 

 

Partnering with highly celebrated U.S. producer Brad Jones, Beth Brown joins a list of critically acclaimed Australian artists including Missy Higgins and...

Posted 13 Jan 2017 @ 5:43pm

While the Ballarat Beer Festival may be ‘all about the beer’ (there’s over 200 different craft beers to be exact) it boasts a pretty killer lineup as well. 

 

Performing at this year’s festival will be Dallas Crane, Blues Brothers, Riflebirds, The Houndlings, Michael Meeking & the Lost Souls, This Way North and Davey Lane returns as part of Thee Gravy Train Four.
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Posted 13 Jan 2017 @ 4:38pm

The metered viewpoints of Australian broadcaster and commentator Waleed Aly have never been funkier. 

 

Form TISM front man Damian Cowell has just released a new video, Come On Waleed featuring Henry Rollins alongside a slew of other familiar faces. 

 

The video, which also stars Andrew Hansen (The Chaser), Tony Martin and Liz Stringer, comes ahead of Cowell's...

Posted 13 Jan 2017 @ 3:14pm

Lauded trio The xx have just unleashed their third studio effort. 

 

The hotly anticipated release I See You is bolstered with prior singles On Hold and Say Something Loving.

 

The group are about to jet off on a long-reach world tour, armed with brand new tunes to share with the masses. 

 

Posted 13 Jan 2017 @ 2:00pm

Adelaide's finest purveyors of alt-rock Horror My Friend are back with a slamming new track and a tour to boot. 

 

DIYS is the first new tune we've heard from the trio since their acclaimed debut LP, Stay In, Do Nothing landed one year ago.
 
Spending 2016 bringing their music from town to town, Horror My Friend are already coming out of this year's gates raring to go...

Posted 13 Jan 2017 @ 1:35pm

Announcing its debut lineup late last year, Pitch Music & Arts festival is quickly approaching its first event.

 

The location for the festival was previously unknown, said to be a serene setting “in the mild meadows under the blue gums”.
 
The location has been revealed as near the town of Mafeking, near Ararat in regional Victoria.
 
As for the...

Posted 13 Jan 2017 @ 12:45pm

The latest electronic music escape has just dropped its second round of artists to join the already tremendous bill. 

 

Babylon Festival has managed to snatch some of the most interesting electronic music warriors from all over the world for its second announcement. 
 
The extra artists include the remixing UK duo Psychemagik, techhouse Berliner Andreas Hanneberg, the...

Posted 13 Jan 2017 @ 10:54am

Ahead of their split 7" with Cayetana, Camp Cope will be hitting the road with Cable Ties on an east coast tour. 

 

Having just played a sold-out show alongside Modern Baseball, the award-winning group are also gearing up to take over Laneway Festival.

 

Their forthcoming 7" will feature their new single Keep Growing and a re-working of Georgia Maq's solo...

Posted 13 Jan 2017 @ 10:06am

Beginner or pro, everyone is welcome to get stretching at All of the Tights - a hip hop tracked night of yogic bliss. 

 

The one-off night will be led by yogi master Drew Wilson, and will feature the hardest hip hop soundtrack to accompany the exercise. 

 

DJ MIMI will be spinning beats from icons like Drake, Kanye, Chance the Rapper, Rihanna and more to get hearts...

Posted 13 Jan 2017 @ 9:44am

Australia's favourite ice cream is opening a pop-up store in Melbourne, bringing six brand new flavours with it. 

 

The Golden Gaytime Crumb Shed will be selling the nationally loved Gaytime Crumb by the tin for you to make your own magic with (pro tip: fancy a Gaytime Crumb sandwich?), as well as launching six limited flavours.  

 

As well as the classic Gaytime,...

Posted 12 Jan 2017 @ 5:44pm

It's been a year since David Bowie passed away, and it still hurts. But in the word's of the man himself: "Let's Dance". 

 

After last year's huge Bowie celebrations and the one-year anniversary of the Starman's death just passed, it's the perfect time to remember his influence on the world.
 
All your favourite Bowie songs will be spinning around the clock, courtesy...

Posted 12 Jan 2017 @ 12:49pm

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra are putting on the perfect tribute to Pixar this summer. 

 

Pixar's influence on the world will be translated into a live performance of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra playing along to some of the most memorable Pixar clips, live scoring in real time. 
 
Conducted by Benjamin Northey, there will be high-definition screenings of...

Posted 12 Jan 2017 @ 12:38pm

The Peep Tempel will play an open-air Melbourne show off the back of releasing one of 2016's best albums

 

The universally acclaimed band will be joined by special guests Cash Savage and the Last Drinks, who have come off a huge year themselves with their latest record One of Us elevating them to a new...

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