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Posted 6 Mar 2017 @ 12:58pm

Here's some great news to start your week. 

 

Before they take to The Sup' for Golden Plains, The Peep Tempel will be playing a very special free show to get you in the mood. 

 

Posted 6 Mar 2017 @ 11:11am

Illinois pop punk heroes Real Friends are heading to Australian shores. 

 

With six EPs and two studio albums under their belt, Real Friends will be heading our way with a slew of well-loved tracks including cuts from Maybe This Place Is the Same and We're Just Changing as well as The Home Inside My Head. 

 

Posted 6 Mar 2017 @ 11:00am

Cash Savage is jumping back on the road, launching her new single with an east coast jaunt. 

 

With a European tour on the horizon, Cash Savage will be taking to the stage on home turf once more - launching her latest single Run With The Dogs to the world. 

 

It comes in the wake of her most recent album, One of Us which has taken Savage to stages across the world...

Posted 6 Mar 2017 @ 10:47am

Victoria’s songwriters and composers are to get a new festival and a series of workshops that will see them work with international names.

 

It’s the result of a deal struck between the state government and music rights organisation APRA AMCOS.
 
Called Connect and Create, it is a three-year program that will support local songwriters and composers to build...

Posted 6 Mar 2017 @ 10:19am

The Griswolds are hitting the road, releasing a new single to celebrate. 

 

Role Models was written in isolation two hours north of Sydney and produced in Los Angeles with Grammy Award-winning producer Andrew Dawson (Kanye West), arriving as an ode to the psychology of celebrity worship.

 

It's the latest cut from their sophomore album, High Times for Low Lives. ...

Posted 6 Mar 2017 @ 10:08am

Turning 50 and having your cat die can prompt a change in some people. 

 

For Madness frontman Suggs, that change meant putting together a one-man show. As far as midlife crisis go, it's not a bad way to go. 
 
Part play, part stand-up comedy routine, and part something else entirely different - join Suggs as he looks back on his life, retelling stories from his first...

Posted 6 Mar 2017 @ 9:37am

Australian electronic surf group Def FX are jumping on the road to celebrate their 20th-anniversary reunion tour. 

 

After disbanding in 1997, the crew are getting back together with Fiona Horne alongside Def FX's original lineup including founding guitarist Blake Gardiner. 

 

“This 20 year reunion tour is a dream come true for the band and our Def Family of fans,"...

Posted 3 Mar 2017 @ 4:33pm

With 2017 upon us, our favourite kiwi lads have brought us their sweet Brit-post-punk vocals and classic retro-inspired single Tired Of Getting Old off their much awaited third album.

 

Clap Clap Riot have truly captured the summer vibes on the new single with whistling hooks, vintage keys and fuzzy riffs. 

  

Posted 3 Mar 2017 @ 4:32pm

POPPONGENE's new single Esky is your classic summer-vibes anthem about spending soul-warming time at the beach in the sunshine with your mates.

 

It's the third single released from her debut EP and follows dreamy singles Do it Girl and Belgravey.

 

Posted 3 Mar 2017 @ 4:32pm

The Smith Street Band have announced that they'll take their fourth album, More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me on the road around Australia from May.

 

The band are bringing their explosive pop-punk mates Ceres and indie-pop sensation Alison Weiss with them.
 
The new record from The Smith Street Band is ferocious and heavy, but contains the joyful and cheeky...

Posted 3 Mar 2017 @ 4:30pm

Melbourne based Direct Touring have been bringing some of the heaviest bands on earth to Australian cities for years now. 

 

In 2017 they'll be celebrating their fifth birthday with a monster metal party at The Corner Hotel. The lineup for The Direct Underground Fest features Marduk, Gorguts, MGLA, Ulcerate, Départe and more. 

Posted 3 Mar 2017 @ 1:34pm

You Say When is the new single from Illy's #1 album, Two Degrees, which is out now.

 

Directed by Mark Alston and filmed on Sydney's Northern Beach, the You Say When video explores the dizzying highs of a new relationship and the emotional rollercoaster that ensues.

 

Posted 3 Mar 2017 @ 1:03pm

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) have made a call for iconic Australian band Hunters & Collectors to change their band name. 

 

In an effort to raise awareness for the imminent duck hunting season, PETA has called on Hunters & Collectors to consider an "animal-friendly namelift". 

 

"We feel sure that it was never your intention to promote...

Posted 3 Mar 2017 @ 12:44pm

Carlton's Longhorn Saloon is already known for their delicious Southern food and hospitality. Now, they're expanding into live music to become Melbourne's newest bandroom. 

 

Their opening weekend celebration features a tightly curated lineup of soul, blues and country - culminating in an intimate performance from a secret international headliner along with sets from Davey Lane,...

Posted 3 Mar 2017 @ 11:37am

Helmed by legendary industry figure Tony 'Jack the Bear' Mantz, Mastering Music Mastering Life is pulling together a team of experts to give frank and open advice. 

 

Hosted by Triple M's Dave 'Higgo' Higgins, the panel will feature mastering engineer Tony 'Jack the Bear' Mantz alongside record producer Mark Opitz, producer, mixer, engineer and writer Anna Laverty, Shihad's Tom...

Posted 3 Mar 2017 @ 11:22am

Melbourne's own Saskwatch have returned to the fore with a brand new single. 

 

December Nights takes their soul sound in a new direction, moving towards a psychedelic pop jam with fuzzed out guitar lines and groove laden bass. 

 

It's the first taste of their forthcoming album, self-produced and mixed alongside engineer and friend Callum John Barter at Newmarket...

Posted 3 Mar 2017 @ 9:55am

It's been a long time since we've been waiting for new music from Lorde.

 

Well, the 20-year-old has delivered, with a new track, video and the announcement of a new album. So, you know. Pretty low key.

 

Green Light is the name of the tune, marking the first single from her forthcoming album Melodrama. It's very much a dance track, but still holds the dark pop...

Posted 2 Mar 2017 @ 4:13pm

Fresh from selling out a recent tour, Trophy Eyes are back for me. 

 

Currently on tour with Moose Blood in the US, Trophy Eyes have had an epic five months since they released their acclaimed new album Chemical Miracle, which debuted at #8 on the ARIA Album Chart. 

 

Posted 2 Mar 2017 @ 3:42pm

Brook Andrew: The Right to Offend is Sacred will bring together more than 100 works by an Australian artist well known for reinterpreting colonial and modern history and offering alternative perspectives.

 

The exhibition will map great moments in Brook Andrew’s 25-year career, and will look at the artist’s fascination with archival materials and strong interest in process that...

Posted 2 Mar 2017 @ 2:25pm

Music and writing will collide when the Rock & Roll Writers Festival hits Melbourne. 

 

Australia’s only literary festival celebrating the creative relationship between writing and music, the Rock & Roll Writers Festival will bring more than 15 musicians, novelists, commentators and journalists together, marking the first time the festival has toured from its home base of...

Posted 2 Mar 2017 @ 2:16pm

The RocKwiz crew are jumping out of the small screen and onto the stage for their forthcoming live show. 

 

Julia, Brian, Dugald and the RocKwiz OrKestra will be bringing RockWiz to life, joined by special guests and musicians. 
 
They'll be working through everyone's favourite segments, including 'Who Can It Be Now', 'Million Dollar Riff' and more. 

Posted 2 Mar 2017 @ 12:20pm

Alt-country star Marlon Williams is taking to the stage to debut some new tunes before hibernating into the studio. 

 

Marlon Williams has gone from strength to strength off the back of his acclaimed self-titled record, which has taken him to festival stages and large audiences across the globe. 

 

It'll be one of your last opportunities to catch Marlon Williams in...

Posted 2 Mar 2017 @ 10:24am

The planning of 17 new suburbs have begun in an effort to boost land supply and make housing more affordable for Victorians. 

 

Under the Streamlining for Growth program, 100,000 lots will be rezoned over two years within key growth corridors. 

 

The Streamlining for Growth program will be extended a further three years, helping councils streamline the subdivision...

Posted 1 Mar 2017 @ 6:04pm

Fresh from announcing their collaborative singles club, the team of record label chums have announced a killer launch party. 

 

Playing at the launch show will be the likes of Blank Realm, Jade Imagine, Dag, Lehmann B. Smith, Primo! and Hachiku.

 

The Split Singles Club will deliver limited edition hand-screened singles that will be sent out in pairs every month...

Posted 1 Mar 2017 @ 5:54pm

Keegan Joyce will take to the stage in Melbourne in a forthcoming show. 

 

In 2016, Joyce completed writing and recording his debut album Snow on Higher Ground released on major digital platforms and vinyl. 
 
He's also known for a supporting lead role in the Australian production of Once and a solid musical theatre pedigree. 

Posted 1 Mar 2017 @ 5:31pm

Come Together has dropped the lineup for their 2017 event. 

 

Leading the charge on a soul-heavy lineup comes Deep Street Soul, Cookin' on 3 Burners, The Seven Ups and The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra. 
 
Elsewhere, they've got Bjorn Again, Cackeboy, Sikander, DJ Obliveus and a whole lot more. 

Posted 1 Mar 2017 @ 3:30pm

Helmed by LEGO master builder Ryan 'The Brickman' McNaught, the exhibition will be bringing some mindboggling bricked creations to Melbourne. 

 

There'll be more than 50 creations exhibited, including a towering King Kong atop the Empire State Building, iconic landmarks from across the globe, and a painstaking recreation of Michelangelo's David. 

Posted 1 Mar 2017 @ 2:01pm

Following news of Bill Paxton's death, the Astor will be hosting a special tribute screening. 

 

The iconic Melbourne cinema will be screening Near Dark in 35mm film. 

 

Released in 1987, Near Dark has grown to enjoy a cult following. An American western horror film, it features Paxton as Severen - a psychotic vampire out with intentions to kill. 

 

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Posted 1 Mar 2017 @ 10:37am

Boris will be returning to Australia on behalf of a special anniversary tour. 

 

One of their most revered albums, Pink, is turning ten. To celebrate, the Japanese act will be performing it in full in what's promising to be one of the loudest shows of the year. 

 

Posted 1 Mar 2017 @ 10:28am

In a fight to keep tickets away from scalpers selling them off for exorbitant prices, Midnight Oil have added another Melbourne show due to popular demand. 

 

The Oils hope this additional supply of tickets in the market will reduce the ability of scalpers to unscrupulously profit from the passion of their fans. 

 

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