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Posted 1 Mar 2017 @ 9:40am

Northlane will be hitting the road off the back of new music. 

 

Armed with their latest single, Intuition, the band are set to tour through regional areas joined by Hands Like Houses. 

 

Posted 1 Mar 2017 @ 8:43am

Acclaimed folk group Fleet Foxes are stepping back into live performance. 

 

Five years after their last Australian dates, the American group will be in the country for a select run of four shows. As part of Vivid Sydney, they'll be performing classic tracks as well as unheard music from their forthcoming third album,

Posted 28 Feb 2017 @ 5:26pm

Boney M will be working through their most well-loved tracks on an Australian tour. 

 

With multiple sell-out shows and rave reviews from their last outing, the Euro Pop superstars bring with them their incredible run of chart-topping singles including Daddy Cool, Sunny, Ma Baker, Ra-Ra-Rasputin and more. 

 

Posted 28 Feb 2017 @ 1:46pm

Ali Barter is back with a stunning new video ahead of a national tour. 

 

The video for her hit track Cigarette is set in the surrounds of Mount Martha. Drawing parallels between the mundanities of suburban living and the dissatisfaction of social expectation, it's the latest effort from Barter who has been racking up a whirlwind of acclaim over the past year. 

 

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Posted 28 Feb 2017 @ 1:18pm

Your hangover just became that little bit more manageable. 

 

Purveyors of all things good in the world - namely, life-saving Mexican feasts entailing nachos, tacos and enchiladas - Guzman Y Gomez are expanding into the drive-through game.
 
"We’re so pleased to be announcing 38 new locations around Australia," said founder Steven Marks (side note: he looks nothing...

Posted 28 Feb 2017 @ 12:15pm

Brunswick's new eatery, Rogue District, is now open. 

 

Following the takeover from Jelly Stone Cafe, new owners Andreas and Annie Martinu (who also run Reverence Coffee Roasters), have changed the name to reflect how they feel about shaking up the venue – a little mischievous and breaking the rules.
 
Just opening in February, the historical bluestone cottage,...

Posted 28 Feb 2017 @ 11:43am

Pop punk legends New Found Glory are heading to Australia on behalf of a milestone tour. 

 

Back in the country for the first time since 2015, each night New Found Glory will play two select albums from their discography prior to 2010 in full.

 

Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane will cop Sticks and Stones paired with Catalyst, while Melbourne will score their entire pre-...

Posted 28 Feb 2017 @ 9:00am

Legendary Irish punks The Undertones are heading to Melbourne on their debut Australian tour. 

 

Formed whilst teenagers in Derry, Ireland in 1975 and taking shape mid-76 following a diet of the Ramones, Nuggets-style garage bands and the emerging UK punk scene, The Undertones - much like the Buzzcocks - churned out two-minute punk pop classics about girls, petty jealousies,...

Posted 27 Feb 2017 @ 10:19pm

As he places the finishing touches on his fourth studio album, Dan Sultan will take off on a quick tour around the country.

 

The journey will take him to some of Australia’s most eclectic music venues – the perfect road-test for his much-anticipated forthcoming album.

 

His most recent single Magnetic is sure to form part of the setlist alongside old classics Under...

Posted 27 Feb 2017 @ 10:05pm

Beer and coffee – you’re not Melburnian if you don’t.

 

The two elements characterising the typical Melburnite come together for an occasion boasting Aviary Coffee’s new residence at Thornbury’s 3 Ravens Brewery.
 
Six local breweries and six local coffee roasters will collaborate on beers featuring coffee as a key ingredient. Some of the local companies coming...

Posted 27 Feb 2017 @ 4:12pm

After emerging from the wilderness in 2016, Confidence Man are primed to launch – bringing a new track with them across the country.

 

Boyfriend (Repeat) spruiked the attention of Australia when it came into the world last year and Bubblegum carries the same sexy electro pop that made their name.

 

Based in London, Heavenly Recordings is also home to psych lords...

Posted 27 Feb 2017 @ 3:29pm

Continuing its legacy as southside’s foremost haven for eclectic fun and dance, Pawn & Co. is undergoing a small change of scenery to keep things fresh.

 

With developers taking over the digs on Chapel Street, the venue’s unique fusion of late night clubbing and pawn retail will remain with a slight shift in character.
 
The Victorian Steampunk aesthetic will be...

Posted 27 Feb 2017 @ 3:27pm

Without compromising their organic, fuzzy sound, the new track fuses stellar instrumentation with compelling chorus stretches.

 

Jeff was fuelled by late night viewing of ABC’s acclaimed music show Rage and its accompanying clip leads viewers down a trail of psychedelic claymation.

 

Aside from their newest work, the Melbourne trio are raising eyebrows for their...

Posted 27 Feb 2017 @ 3:26pm

The grungy Adelaide rockers were admired for their debut effort Dogs at Bay and their sophomore work is set to be a more polished and refined sister.

 

The release of Mob Rule caught us off guard and just when you thought relentless touring might’ve spurred a need for respite, a second teaser emerges from the wilderness.

 

Feeling Remains boasts the ragged guitars...

Posted 27 Feb 2017 @ 3:24pm

Just when you thought the world had whisked Miami Horror away, they’re back, taking over Melbourne’s CBD with a huge block party.

 

Two years after their genre-defining and name-cementing album All Possible Futures was released to the world, the revered electro pop four-piece have unveiled plans on a more conceptual, inventive forthcoming effort.

 

An event which...

Posted 27 Feb 2017 @ 2:19pm

In an Australian festival first, Strawberry Fields’ new initiative will enable select punters the opportunity to buy tickets at a lower price.

 

By recognising the expenses of attending such an event, the festival has opened up applications for $165+bf tickets for those who can establish that they’re on a reduced income.

 

Regular ticket prices range between $250-$...

Posted 27 Feb 2017 @ 1:47pm

Bielfield has teamed up with certified drag star Courtney Act for his latest single. 

 

The high energy dance track was produced by Bielfield and Jhay C and was co-written by Courtney Act. Dance Again mixes modern electronic elements with retro sounds to create a unique club sound all its own.  

 

Posted 27 Feb 2017 @ 1:14pm

New planning rules have been implemented to protect the Yarra river for decades to come, with a hope to restore its health to a higher level of cleanliness. 

 

The new rules will apply to a 42-kilometre stretch of the river, offering a consistent approach towards upkeep and foresight from Richmond through to Warrandyte. 
 
Under the new plan, an independent body will...

Posted 27 Feb 2017 @ 12:36pm

YG is heading for Australian shores. 

 

After dropping the acclaimed Still Brazy in 2016, YG is set to drop by Melbourne for a hotly anticipated performance.

 

Recently, YG's fan-favourite jam FDT (Fuck Donald Trump) has become a global anti-Trump anthem. 

 

Posted 27 Feb 2017 @ 11:30am

Occurring only once every three years, the NGV Triennial is on the horizon - filling four levels of NGV International in what's being touted as their most ambitious exhibition to date. 

 

The Triennial will present a curated cross-section of art and design, arriving from countries across the globe, featuring both renowned artists and emerging. 
 
Taking up all four...

Posted 27 Feb 2017 @ 9:50am

AMIN have lifted the lid off the prize pool for their Love Live Music 60-second film competition. 

 

The competition, as part of a National initiative to focus on the importance of Australian contemporary live music, calls for filmmakers and musicians to collaborate on a 60-second film that is centred around one of the following themes: 
 

Imagine life without live...
Posted 24 Feb 2017 @ 5:23pm

Melbourne electronic artist Shiver Canyon has dropped her ambitious new single The New World. 

 

Shiver Canyon is a trip-hop inspired musical exploration, fronted by composer/vocalist Roni Shewan (A State of Flux). With music referencing ambience, art-song, dream-pop and the avant-garde, her focus is the blend of acoustic and electronic elements, with subtle...

Posted 24 Feb 2017 @ 3:12pm

It's been 11 years since Section 8's humble container bar landed in Tattersalls Lane.

 

To celebrate, Section 8 has pulled together a massive lineup to help kick off their 11th birthday proceedings.
 
Detroit beatmaker Tall Black Guy is coming over with a steady stream of sample flips and deft production chops alongside NZ's Lo Key, Mr Big Stuff, House of Beige, OJ...

Posted 24 Feb 2017 @ 3:10pm

To mark the start of the 2017 university year and welcome this year's international students, Arts Centre Melbourne and the City of Melbourne will be hosting Asia Pop Fest as part of the Asia TOPA festival.

 

Celebrating all things pop culture, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl will host a range of activities for attendees: bolstered with K-pop dance competitions, a gaming lounge and...

Posted 24 Feb 2017 @ 3:04pm

After two months of film screenings, fine food, free shows and sold out gigs, the final week of the 2017 Shimmerlands season is upon us. 

 

For the last installment of Shimmerlands, Melbourne's premier community radio station RRR will be playing a free show before the last screening of La La Land and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
 
In addition to this, Shimmerlands...

Posted 24 Feb 2017 @ 2:51pm

Due to an overwhelming demand, Julia Jacklin has added a second show to her upcoming Australian tour at the Corner Hotel.

 

News of the second show comes mere days after tickets went on sale with the first Melbourne show completely sold out.
 
2017 will see Julia Jacklin play headline shows in the UK, US and Europe - including a sold out 800-capacity London show -...

Posted 24 Feb 2017 @ 2:37pm

Fresh from hopping off a tour with Tegan and Sara, Alex Lahey is setting off on her own tour. 

 

2016 was a watershed year for Lahey, whose EP B Grade University scored acclaim acorss the country and overseas, snagging an opening spot at Splendour In The Grass to boot. 

 

Posted 24 Feb 2017 @ 12:56pm

It's been ten years since The O.C. went to air.

 

Ten years since Seth sailed off into the horizon, teenage heartbreak weighing heavy on his shoulders.

 

 

Ten years since Wonderwall soundtracked Marissa and Ryan's breakup. Ten years since Forever Young soundtracked Ryan and Marissa's second...

Posted 24 Feb 2017 @ 12:19pm

The 2017 Port Phillip Mussel Festival - a two-day seafood street party - will be returning this coming March.

 

Melbourne's oldest permanent market, South Melbourne Market, will turn into a mini Bourbon Street, serving up more than five tonnes of molluscs. 
 
Becoming one of Melbourne's biggest free jazz festivals, the Mussel Festival is filled with live music and...

Posted 24 Feb 2017 @ 10:23am

Airwolf has unleashed a new track ahead of hitting the road for some local tour dates. 

 

The Way It Is sees Airwolf ramp up his club and radio aspirations with slack hats, a moody ‘90s piano and slamming garage bassline, all topped off with the voice of Danish R&B singer Stine Kinck, aka Kinck.

 

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