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Posted 24 Feb 2017 @ 9:44am

The stalwarts of Australia's rock scene are making their comeback with an eleven track LP this year.

 

Ten years into a music career hasn't stopped Dead Letter Circus from continuing to push out new music, now with an upcoming album titled The Endless Mile that acoustically interprets a lot of their earlier songs. 
 
Their new single is a reimagination of One Step, ...

Posted 23 Feb 2017 @ 5:39pm

Piknic Électronik has revealed the first three of their headline acts for their upcoming closing party. 

 

In his only Australian show, the remixer, producer and record label owner will be bringing his world-renowned sound to Melbourne. 
 
He's been a resident at NYC's legendary Deep Space party since 2003, and is widely regarded as one of the godfathers of house...

Posted 23 Feb 2017 @ 3:43pm

Get ready to hit The Sup' for another installment of one of Victoria's favourite festivals, because the Golden Plains set times are here. 

 

Ausmuteants will be opening the show on Saturday, followed by Margaret Glaspy and Benny & The Flybyniters. 
 
Things start to heat up with Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, followed by Camp Cope and Kurt Vile taking the...

Posted 23 Feb 2017 @ 3:34pm

Running Touch is back with a new single ahead of a forthcoming EP. 

 

Lovely comes off Running Touch's imminent EP, A Body Slow, and the track is the best example of his signature style that meets halfway between out-there electronica and a more wholesome indie sound.

 

With a 2016 that was full of festival appearances, the young artist has also kicked off...

Posted 23 Feb 2017 @ 3:32pm

It's not a trick of the light, Dark Mofo's hit art installation will be making its way to rural Bendigo.

 

During Bendigo's Easter Festival, make sure to take a detour through Rosalind Park to see the renowned House of Mirrors.
 
The installation caters to all ages, keeping the young or the old on their toes around every corner. 
 
With a series of full-...

Posted 23 Feb 2017 @ 3:16pm

Two of the biggest names in modern hip hop have been mulling in the studio, Gambino confirms. 

 

It was all just rumours up until Gambino had an interview with REAL 92.3's Big Boy's Neighborhood a few days ago, revealing that they have managed to score some time together.

 

"We'll see what happens, but yeah, we actually sat down in the studio and worked hard for a...

Posted 23 Feb 2017 @ 3:06pm

Only Melbourne could produce a band as raucous as BATPISS.

 

Their new single Weatherboard Man is a sludge-punk war cry, and produced by The Drones' Gareth Liddiard which only makes the track's intensity power on through.

 

Its accompanying video shows crummy footage of dilapidated houses, roofs ripped off and walls broken down, in the aftermath of cyclone Tracy...

Posted 23 Feb 2017 @ 2:08pm

These Sydney beatmakers have just signed the deal of their lifetime.

 

They've just joined forces with the prestigious US label RCA Records, which has been responsible for hosting huge names like Mark Ronson and Sia.

 

Preparing to tour both the States and their home country, the band have released a clip of them playing a set in the greenery of a serene backyard,...

Posted 23 Feb 2017 @ 10:43am

Focusing on the art and craft of songwriting, The Real Songwriters of Melbourne have returned with a 2017 installment. 

 

Getting down for the event will be Benjamin Trillado, CHMBRS and Tanya George for a series of live performances. 

 

Rachel Costanzo and radio presenters Rick & Ellie D from 88.3 Southern FM will also be on deck. 

 

Capping it...

Posted 23 Feb 2017 @ 9:36am

At The Drive In have emerged with their first new album in almost two decades. 

 

Incurably Innocent is the second track to be released from their forthcoming record, in • ter a • li • a, due out May 5 on  

Rise Records/Cooking Vinyl Australia.   According to vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Incurably Innocent is "a song about sexual abuse and being able to finally speak out...
Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 3:11pm

Peking Duk have locked in a sprawling Australian tour. 

 

Jumping on their 'Clowntown Tour', the Dukies will be heading out on their largest run of headline shows to date. 

 

Joining Peking Duk on tour is Melbourne's own rap hero Ivan Ooze and the self-professed 'Hannah Montana of the rap game' Mallrat.

 

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 12:39pm

Kurt Vile has snuck an extra solo show onto his Australian tour. 

 

Off the back of his brilliant album B'lieve I'm Goin Down... Vile will be in the country to hit up Golden Plains, as well as for a set on behalf of the Zoo Twilights 2017 series. 

 

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 12:16pm

File under: why, God? Why? 

 

Picture this. You emerge from your gold-encrusted throne, moving forth from your library ensconced with thousands of leather-bound books (all unread). Stepping out the front door, you call to your driver.

 

"Jeeves," you beckon.  

 

"Yes, Mr Penny Packer?"  

 

"Let's go bowling. But not your everyday, run-of-...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 10:34am

Bluesfest continues to grow, with the addition of some first-class talent. 

 

Leading the charge comes legendary Australian songwriter Neil Finn, who will take the stage with his band to close out the festival in a career-spanning set. 

 

Also getting in on the action are Vintage Trouble, JET's Nic Cester, Playing For Change, Ellis Hall, Vasti Jackson, REMI, The...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 10:10am

Dune Rats are celebrating the release of their latest album in a way that suits them best. By crafting and releasing their own beer. 

 

Dunies Lager is a slightly hazy, summer smasher of a beer with a full blown dank hop nose and flavour, courtesy of some late addition hop hash.

 

Mosaic, Citra, El Dorado and Azacca hops give a feisty first impression, but mellow...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 9:56am

Noctilucent will be taking to the stage in a special performance. 

 

The inaugural event from the minds at Seasoned-Gatherings, The Toff In Town is set for an intimate night of electronic delight. 

 

As well as Belgium's Noctilucent leading the charge, support will come in the form of Angus Dawson who recently dropped his new video for Ocean in the Sky. 

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Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 9:26am

J. Cole will be heading to our shores at the tail end of a massive world tour. 

 

It comes in the wake of his 2016 effort, 4 Your Eyez Only, which climbed to the top of the charts in the US upon its release. 

 

Posted 21 Feb 2017 @ 4:13pm

Hell yes. 

 

Fresh from announcing their world tour and Victorian shows, Midnight Oil will be taking on hosting duties with seminal Aussie music show, Rage. 

 

They'll be playing some certified bangers including Radio Birdman, Divinyls, Regurgitator, Yothu Yindi, PJ...

Posted 21 Feb 2017 @ 4:05pm

The initiative will allow the new members of our community the opportunity to absorb Melbourne’s vast music scene and make friends at the same time.

 

The aim of the project is to have a mix of young Melburnians and new migrants to attend a series of three or four gigs together, so they’ll get to know one another and hopefully extend their friendship beyond the project.
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Posted 21 Feb 2017 @ 3:51pm

Boo Seeka are taking to the stage armed with new music. 

 

In support of their latest single, Does This Last, the electro duo will be jumping on a cross-country jaunt culminating with a hotly anticipated Melbourne show. 

 

Posted 21 Feb 2017 @ 3:36pm

Californian post-hardcore heavyweights Touché Amoré are heading Down Under. 

 

They'll be heading to our shores in support of their new album, Stage Four. They'll be supported by Virginia-based Turnover. 

 

Posted 21 Feb 2017 @ 2:51pm

Fresh from releasing their latest track, Hollow World are hitting the road. 

 

Having just played alongside some of Australia's best extreme metal artists on the Thrash, Blast Grind Festival alongside King Parrot and Psycroptic, today...

Posted 21 Feb 2017 @ 2:12pm

Widely loved electronic pioneers Underworld are returning to Australia for the first time in seven years. 

 

Off the back of their Grammy-nominated album Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future, coupled with their peak-time Born Slippy (Nuxx) anthem revived this year for the Trainspotting sequel, audiences can look forward to a journey through two decades of genre-breaking...

Posted 21 Feb 2017 @ 12:25pm

Legendary singer/songwriter Elton John is heading to Australia. 

 

Exclusive to Australia, Elton John and His Band will perform four very special Once In A Lifetime concerts this September.

 

Three of the first-and-last time events will be in cities he has never played before, and one is an intimate revisit of more than 25 years.

 

At the time of...

Posted 20 Feb 2017 @ 5:36pm

Split between Hiroshima and London, Fumio Tanga is an okonomiyaki master. Now, he's bringing one of Japan's most delicious cuisines to Melbourne. 

 

A combination of egg, savoury sauce, fresh toppings, katsuobushi and a whole lot of goodness, there's barely a person in the world who has come back from Japan and not fallen in love with these delicious dishes. 
 
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Posted 20 Feb 2017 @ 3:48pm

The duo took the Thundercat track to another level with unmatched precision and musical unanimity.

 

It was the night before Valentine’s Day and for the audience of Thundercat’s San Francisco concert, Cupid had come early with a match made in heaven.

 

Witness the mastery for yourself:

 

Posted 20 Feb 2017 @ 3:47pm

The frenzied party-starters take their sound to another level on the new release.

 

Originally from the south coast of NSW, Mild Manic moved to Melbourne to further their music and it’s paid dividends with their second EP almost upon us.
 
The first single Little Larger tantalised us – hailing a bigger, bolder sound than their debut self-titled EP and in its entirety...

Posted 20 Feb 2017 @ 3:33pm

Celebrating its 27th year, the inimitable festival has revealed 135 films encompassing 30 countries.

 

Fifteen documentaries, 47 features, 73 shorts, 6 Australian premieres and ten special event screenings and forums make up a bill which will see a special satellite event take over Testing Grounds in Southbank.

 

According to Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF)...

Posted 20 Feb 2017 @ 3:01pm

Try one with toasted coconut, coriander and kumquat - or even turmeric salt, Frangelico and honey.

 

Cookie’s margarita senorita Airiel is the wunderkind behind the creations – fusing housemade syrups, salts and ingredients with the best Mexican tequilas.
 
Six unique takes of the famous cocktail will be prepared – including their renowned taco chilli salt rim, fresh...

Posted 20 Feb 2017 @ 2:28pm

Thundamentals will venture through New Zealand and across Australia on their latest tour.

 

Their fourth and most refined long-player came in at #2 on the ARIA charts – their highest chart position to date – and takes their diverse brand of hip hop to a new level.

 

Recorded in the studio of good friends Hermitude, Everyone We Know is their first release on their...

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