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Posted 20 Feb 2017 @ 1:29pm

‘These Are the Songs’ is a lovingly crafted compilation spanning the past 18 years and more of Mick Thomas’ creative life.

 

A companion to These Are the Days, the album traverses a momentous journey from the wry and laconic observations of The Lonely Goth to the wit and whimsy of You Remind Me, the soaring growl of Hard Currency to the pure joyous on-the-road fun of Sleep on...

Posted 20 Feb 2017 @ 12:02pm

Sun Kil Moon is heading Down Under off the back of his new double LP.

 

Common As Light And Love Are Red Valleys Of Blood takes listeners on a journey across the United States of 2016 – traversing the harrowing, often banal realities of Mark Kozolek’s travels and internal narrative via candid, intimate lyrical musings.

 

As much as his prolific and equally profound...

Posted 20 Feb 2017 @ 10:02am

After a long hiatus, Lana Del Rey has finally returned with a new tune.

 

Titled Love, the track is the first single off her forthcoming album, which is set for release later this year. It marks Lana’s first solo project since her 2015 LP, Honeymoon.

 

“I made my first four albums for me, but this one is for my fans and about where I hope we are all headed," she...

Posted 17 Feb 2017 @ 6:18pm

The Burning Roaches have unleashed a stop-motion dream for their new video. 

 

In support of their new single Jeff, the ingenious video leads viewers down a psychedelic claymation journey. Capping it off, they'll be hitting the road to celebrate. 

 

Check out the magic below: 

 

Posted 17 Feb 2017 @ 4:00pm

The Big Vegan Market, hosted by Melbourne Vegan Eats, is set to bring some of the finest vegan products our way. 

 

More than just falafels, the market features over 60 stalls of ethical and vegan-approved food, drink, fashion, craft and skincare.
 
Due to overwhelming demand, The Big Vegan Market has outgrown their original venue and will now be held at the Royal...

Posted 17 Feb 2017 @ 3:59pm

The howling Sydney rock duo Polish Club have dropped their second single and video Come Party in support of their debut album Alright Already. 

 

Come Party features exhilarating, crashing garage soul with a fast-paced grunting guitar and splattered drums. The single and album release was highlighted by the announcement of their first headline tour, set to cover the country....

Posted 17 Feb 2017 @ 3:56pm

The ever-crowded Cranbourne-Pakenham line will score a $660 million upgrade to reduce overcrowding on one of Melbourne's busiest train lines.  

 

Longer platforms will be rolled out across 18 stations on the train line to cater for 65 new High-Capacity Metro Trains (HCMTs).  
 
The new trains will be 20 percent longer than the existing fleet, capable of transporting...

Posted 17 Feb 2017 @ 2:49pm

Melbourne's renowned party purveyors Wax'o Paradiso are hosting an out-of-this-world disco at Shimmerlands this weekend.

 

The event, titled The Rather Peckish Caterpillar, is an epic day-party for all of Melbourne's dance and disco lovers celebrating Wax'o Paradiso's third birthday.

Posted 17 Feb 2017 @ 2:44pm

Back by popular demand, the Foreign Brothers are bringing their Roller Jam at a new location: The Night Cat.

 

The Roller Jam includes a legendary lineup featuring artists Prequel, Animal Feelings, Sugar Fed Leopards, DJ Hussey, Sleazy Roots and DJ Manchild. 
 
Holding to the philosophy of past events, The Roller Jam is intended to bring together people of diverse...

Posted 17 Feb 2017 @ 2:27pm

Australian electro pioneers PVT make their triumphant return to the forefront of music with the release of their fifth album, New Spirit. 

 

Since their formation in 1999, trio of Richard Pike, Laurence Pike and Dave Miller has constantly been on the forefront of embracing audio technology and producing confronting music of pop and rock.

 

To celebrate New Spirit's...

Posted 17 Feb 2017 @ 11:17am

Is this real life? Is this just fantasy? Cult comedy Wayne's World is turning 25, and there's a special screening party going down to celebrate. 

 

The film will be blasting in the Northcote Social Club bandroom, capped off with two $100 bar tabs up for grabs by getting dressed in your best Wayne's World-inspired getup. 

 

Capping it off come food and drink specials...

Posted 17 Feb 2017 @ 10:07am

The legendary Midnight Oil have confirmed their Aussie tour dates, stepping back onto the stage in one of the most hotly anticipated tours for 2017. 

 

The Great Circle tour will see the classic Oils lineup travel the world, climaxing with a string of homecoming shows. 
 
"Your musical heart never stops beating, even if you're doing other things at the time. You can...

Posted 16 Feb 2017 @ 6:41pm

The legendary Midnight Oil are reforming for a very special show. 

 

The iconic Australian band last performed at Melbourne's Sound Relief concert in 2009 after formally splitting in 2002. Now, the seminal group are getting back together for what's promising to be a huge tour. 

 

As ...

Posted 16 Feb 2017 @ 6:05pm

This year is the 25th anniversary of k.d.'s first, original album, Ingénue.

 

The Canadian songstress is making her Australian return to celebrate the anniversary, singing some of her most memorable songs from the '90s like Constant Craving and Miss Chatelaine.

 

She's given the world a plethora of heartbreaking but sweet love ballads, and to see the legendary...

Posted 16 Feb 2017 @ 5:50pm

Converse’s Chuck Taylor All Star is arguably the most iconic sneaker ever.

 

With a 100-year history behind the shoe, Converse is now exploring the three core cultural scenes that helped make Chucks a classic. It's released a new series titled Forever Chuck.

 

Part one of this digital and social campaign – Why Iconic Characters wear Chucks – showcases the role of...

Posted 16 Feb 2017 @ 5:34pm

You know what's better than belting out Savage Garden at your mate's karaoke party? Belting out Savage Garden in The Sup', that's what. 

 

While it may be a distant dream as of yet, so was a Trump presidency at the start of 2016. Basically, anything is possible in this twisted world we now live in. 

 

Keep Sydney Open Director Tyson Koh has launched a petition to...

Posted 16 Feb 2017 @ 4:18pm

The fixtures of Melbourne's electronic music wave are planning to tour the country. 

 

The collaborative project of Memphis Kelly and Cesar Rodrigues has just revealed Isolate, their first single of 2017 and a sprawling electronic hypnotiser about the dangers of getting too complacent. 

 

After touring with bands like Olympia and Dorsal Fins last year, it's become...

Posted 16 Feb 2017 @ 4:14pm

The folkie is heading in a new direction, and he wants Melbourne to experience the change with him.

 

His second release, Home Away From Home, is set to move away from his traditionally acoustic sound and refine it, and the new EP covers topics of balancing isolation and comfort when you're dropped in an unfamiliar environment. 
 
At the EP launch, Candlish will be...

Posted 16 Feb 2017 @ 4:00pm

Get ready for some sleazy, drunken cowpunk. 

 

The underground southern rock band from Atlanta are here to give Australia a taste of just how rock'n'roll they can be. Their high-powered shows and whiskey guzzlin', brawlin', yellin' antics means their gig will be some raucous fun. 

Posted 16 Feb 2017 @ 3:58pm

This March, the ReelGood Film Festival will journey into its fourth consecutive year of showcasing and proudly supporting independent Australian cinema and filmmakers. 

 

An ongoing celebration of Aussie cinema, ReelGood Film Festival is aiming to redefine the film festival experience - removing the barrier between the film, the filmmaker, the festival and the audience. 
 ...

Posted 16 Feb 2017 @ 3:41pm

Love: Art of Emotion will feature pieces revolving around the idea of that complex, human emotion we all experience.

 

The exhibition will take more than 200 artworks from the NGV's permanent collection, from paintings to sculptures, prints, costumes, and more.
 
They will cover the Medieval period all the way to the Romantic period, offering a rich representation of...

Posted 16 Feb 2017 @ 2:26pm

Everyone's favourite bandicoot is back. 

 

Race your friends for eternal glory and duel it out for a $100 bar tab, taking on the twists and turns of Crash Cove and Sewer Speedway.

 

Capping it off, every entry comes with a free pint to get you in the mood. 

Posted 16 Feb 2017 @ 12:15pm

A dose of New Orleans is coming to Melbourne. 

 

Known as the highlight of Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday is now heading our way. There'll be tunes and food, in the form of a Southern Comfort cocktail bar alongside fortune tellers, live music, gumbo, BBQ, tacos and more from some of Melbourne's finest including Po...

Posted 16 Feb 2017 @ 11:47am

Feeling thirsty? Good Beer Week will take care of that, kicking off with their Gala Showcase that's back bigger and better than ever. 

 

Over two huge sessions, 36 breweries from Victoria and beyond will showcase their beers. As the official launch of the Good Beer Week 2017 program, it will also serve as a sneak peek to the ten-day beer festival in May, with food vendors from...

Posted 16 Feb 2017 @ 10:41am

Groovin The Moo just got a little bigger, thanks to the addition of some quality Australian talent. 

 

PNAU have joined the lineup, meaning Groovin audiences will be some of the first to hear new material from the lauded act. 

 

They'll be getting on board with a jam-packed lineup including Violent Soho, The Smith Street Band, Tash Sultana, Amy Shark and Montaigne...

Posted 16 Feb 2017 @ 9:53am

Vera Blue is gearing up for a national tour in support of her brand new single. 

 

She'll be bringing her new music on the road with her, spearheaded by the new single Private - which is due for its official release tomorrow. It comes in the wake of her last collaborative effort with Slumberjack, Fracture. 

 

 

Image: Jem King 

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 10:56pm

Accio bevvos, because a Harry Potter-themed pop-up bar is coming to our fair city. 

 

Dubbed the Firewhisky Inn, the bar will be open for one night only and dishing out only the most magical of brews.
 
Capping it off, there'll be a photobooth and you'll get to take your own Firewhisky glass home at the end of the night. 
 
Need another reason to get down...

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 6:43pm

Cog are stepping back onto the stage once more for a special headline show. 

 

Just 12 months after announcing they'd be reuniting for a brief tour, the band is back in action for a hotly anticipated date. The cult-favourite rockers will follow up their acclaimed 2016 run, beginning with a...

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 4:50pm

PNAU are making their long-awaited return to the stage, locking in a Melbourne show. 

 

Kicking off the next chapter of their career with Chameleon, PNAU are officially back with their first new tunes in over four years. 

 

The single Chameleon also welcomes the addition of Shakira Marshall - previously a dancer and back-up singer for Lauryn Hill - on vocals,...

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 4:19pm

Northeast Party House are getting ready to hit the road. 

 

It comes in support of the group's latest single Calypso Beach, taken from their debut album Dare. Coming along for the ride is Perth's Mosquito Coast. 

 

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