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Posted 30 Mar 2017 @ 4:03pm

Lords of the big riffs, Wolfmother, are back at it with their new tour. 

 

Having spent the majority of 2016 touring and selling out theatres, stadiums and festivals throughout the world including North and South America, Europe, the UK and Scandinavia, Wolfmother finally return to Australia for the home leg of their Gypsy Caravan Tour - their first full national album tour since...

Posted 30 Mar 2017 @ 3:56pm

OPIUO is hitting the road with a run of east coast shows. 

 

Off the back of a North American tour, The Opiuo Band are armed with a stack of brand new music and a completely new live show.
 
The five-piece band create the perfect blend of raw, exciting live instrumentation, with the adventure of electronic music and a killer live performance.

Posted 30 Mar 2017 @ 3:41pm

In celebration of NGV's landmark Vincent Van Gogh exhibition, Gareth Liddiard has covered a seminal track from Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers. 

 

The all new cover of Vincent Van Gogh sees Liddiard team up with his new project, Gareth Liddiard's Cocktail Favourites - bolstered by a sunny Cuban influence, inspired by his recent travels overseas. 
 
It comes in...

Posted 30 Mar 2017 @ 10:15am

DJ Shadow is heading to Melbourne. 

 

He'll be taking to the stage off the back of his This Mountain Will Fall tour, celebrating 20 years since his seminal album Entroducing took the world by storm. Decades on, he's forged a name for himself as one of the most progressive producers of his generation. 
 
This Mountain Will Fall is DJ Shadow's fifth studio release,...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 7:01pm

After speaking with some of Australia's finest musicians, sports stars and creatives for the groundbreaking Voice For Change program, we sit down with spiritied hip hop king Urthboy to chat inspiration, the next genration of creators, and how positivity is key to success. 

 

Why do you think a program such as Voice for Change that aims to inspire youth and create positivity is...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 6:30pm

Liv Cartledge's serene vocals and disarming style have caught the attention of many. With her brand new single You Got Me High, Cartledge's soft guitar picking and dulcet cowbell pace promise to arrest the senses.

 

Originally hailing from Beechworth, Cartledge grew up around music and in 2015 was crowned winner of the Telstra Road To Discovery, granting her the opportunity to...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 4:04pm

In the spirit of acknowledging their contribution to the arts, Music Victoria have proudly gathered the best seven metropolitan and three regional councils that ensure strong representation for live music in their area.

 

The City of Melbourne and City of Ballarat have received the prestige of being the top-ranked Metro and Regional councils, respectively. In alphabetical order,...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 3:51pm

Melbourne is lucky enough to have one of the most abundant and diverse music scenes the world has to offer. Music venues sprawl from the city to the suburbs, and musicians flock from every corner of the country to become a part of our dynamic and supportive environment. Behind the scenes, Music Victoria has acted as the roots from which this has grown and flourished. 

 

A non-...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 3:49pm

Sad By Sad West has dropped their 2017 lineup. However, there's nothing depressing about the bands and artists on offer this year. 

 

The festival is about embracing emotion in both music and life, recognising and appreciating our immediate space and communities. 
 
The Melbourne leg will take place over three days, featuring the likes of Carb on Carb, Pinkbatts, Jess...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 3:39pm

 

Taking to the stage in a hail of hair flicks and spin kicks, Newcastle’s Introvert wasted no time capturing attention. Introverted, this band is not. Singer/guitarist Audie Franks has a killer scream and I’m sure there was some great songs in there but any integrity the band has was undermined by the phony The Story So Far-esque punk jumps, kicks, thrusts and spins (including the...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 3:35pm

Catalan seven-piece La Pegatina will bring their special rumba stylings to Australia this May, and are looking to move some hips and get the crowd amped. 

 

La Pegatina formed in 2003, and they're not looking to slow down a bit. You can look forward to lyrics in Spanish, Catalan and French, and a guarantee that La Pegatina will somehow get you chanting their lyrics along with...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 3:31pm

It must be superstition – for the third time, Canadian indie futurists Walk Off The Earth will whisk around the world whilst bandleader Sarah Blackwood is pregnant. 

 

And for the third time a rollicking, vivacious tour awaits. Bearing a timelessly refreshing sound, Walk off the Earth meld rock, reggae, pop and folk influences and will tour in support of their most recent...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 3:29pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Shady Cottage has changed locations. 

 

This year’s festival is now being held at the picturesque Lake Mountain Alpine Resort. Situated in Melbourne’s northeast, Lake Mountain is still less than a two-hour drive away, and all programming will remain the same. There are still final release tickets up for grabs, so head on over to the festival...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 3:16pm

In celebration of the 20177 Yirramboi First Nations Arts Festivals, two of Australia's finest performers are set to take the stage in capstone performances. 

 

Soul powerhouse Emma Donovan will be joined by her stellar band The Putbacks, reinterpreting the music of Aunty Ruby Hunter. 
 
Meanwhile, Archie Roach will be performing songs from his latest album, Let Love...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 2:58pm

 

Contemplating the meaninglessness of existence on any given Sunday afternoon, one can do well to decide that meaning can be created in the form of small experiences and pleasures like patting a fluffy dog or soaking up rays and sweet tunes at a rooftop gig.
 
Aussie independent record label Bedroom Suck presented Melbournians with an afternoon of local musical delights,...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 2:57pm

 

Outside the Athenaeum Theatre, flagged by velvet ropes and a red carpet, sat an off-white limousine complete with Canberra plates and Australian flags mounted on the hood. If there was ever any doubt that Client Liaison were here to bring it, it was erased before walking into the building.  
 
Inside, Luke Million had the crowd eating out of his hands. Million jumped...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 2:56pm

 

First to jump onstage was Lost Talk. Fierce frontwoman Amy immediately commanded attention with screamed vocals radiating sass, while the band upped the ante with a high intensity set. 
 
Next was Perth alternative outfit Childsaint, who showcased their gritty garage rock with plenty of passion, their melancholic lyrics reaching out to everybody in the room. Local garage...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 2:34pm

The ultimate celebration of everything Tarantino is back after a sell-out success in 2016. 

 

The Tarantino Ball is back for its third year, paying tribute to the legendary director with a party raging from dusk til dawn. 

 

Naturally, The Tarantinos will be soundtracking the night - playing songs from iconic Tarantino scenes live. 

 

Capping it off,...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 2:30pm

 

Laura Palmer. A star was born the second they unwrapped her ‘corpse’. And she’s no one-dimensional muse. Her complex, unpredictable character continues to unfold throughout the series – iconic, unforgettable, and accompanied by the most tearjerking Badalamenti piano moment ever.
 
Agent Dale Cooper. Anxious, dreamy and obsessed with finding the truth – also one of my...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 2:28pm

 

The Cherry Dolls. We supported The Cherry Dolls last year at Yah Yah’s and it was amazing. Great energy and they just rocked out, a great live act. Wild shit.
 
Warragul. We played a gig in Warragul a few months ago and the crowd was insane. You need love when you are on the road and that gig was amazing for us.
 
Kingswood. Recently we saw Kingswood in Melbourne...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 2:26pm

 

Ten bands everyone should know about. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, War On Drugs, Ryan Adams, Jenny Lewis, Middle Kids, Fan Girl, Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird, Raised By Eagles, Sophisticated Dingo, Tracy McNeil & The Goodlife.
 
Nine food items that every kickarse dinner party needs. Homemade sausage rolls, lamb spit, olives, fresh bread, fruit salad,...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 2:25pm

 

Can you give us a run through of the first episode of Pleasure Dome? The pilot of Pleasure Dome aims to invite the audience briefly into the world of its eight main characters. It treads lightly into themes of mental illness while maintaining a light and witty rapport between the eight friends. 
 
You're currently running a Pozible campaign in order to fund the series. What...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 2:23pm

Living in Melbourne’s inner north. What’s not to love about the northside? I don’t think I could ever leave. Moving to Melbourne from Adelaide, I love this city, and although the southside is great, you can’t beat walking down the road to the Tote, Old Bar, The Bendigo to have a beer and watch local bands or going out for a bender at Yah Yah’s.
 
Actual drugs. Let’s get this out of...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 2:22pm

Playing music with your friends: We’re grateful that we live in a country/socio-economic bracket that allows us to do what we love with our best friends. It’s important to acknowledge that not everyone has that privilege. We’re in a great position to help change that and make sure that music is a place for everyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, background, etc.
 
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Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 2:21pm

 

What is your new EP Proper Gander all about? It's about taking a stand on the streets, in the clubs and at home. I think most people know the system is broken, that it delivers for the rich and kicks the poor and vulnerable, with Proper Gander I wanted to validate those feelings for people, and on tracks like Propaganda and History, give strength and strategy on how we can win. It's...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 2:19pm

Isn't It Midnight Christine wrote some truly huge anthems for Tango In The Night including Little Lies and Everywhere, but also another single (that didn't go anywhere in the charts) called Isn't It Midnight. A seductive, cleverly written pop gem with huge guitar work – JMS Harrison.
 
Silver Springs. Haunting, ethereal and dream-like. A song loaded with raw emotion and carried by...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 2:13pm

I hope the history books will forever show that Sarah Perkins is a premiership Crow and Tex Walker is not.

 

Single Of The Week

Hex : Page Of Pentacles

Sick licks and a sense of overseeing detachment come together for something pretty spesh coming from New Zealand trio Hex, concocting a mix that effortlessly blends sharp post-punk and sprawling desert rock...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 1:51pm

They say you shouldn’t try to run before you know how to walk, but in the case of I Prevail, that’s just silly.

 

I Prevail hit the ground running in a marathon of success and recognition, one which they are winning at an exponential rate. Currently wrapping up the North American stretch of their Lifelines tour, I Prevail have already proven themselves to be relentless, talented...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 1:47pm

It seems as if West Virginia has been sitting on music gold – sticky gold, mind you.

 

From the swamps of the US state, several great groups have emerged into the light of day, establishing themselves as powerhouses of doom metal and shaking up the scene with a rattling rage. Cough are one of these groups, with a heavy sound bound to make eyeballs melt.
 
Supporting...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 1:41pm

Bullhorn are a nine-piece band that features seven hard-hitting horn players, a bossing drummer and a frontman who is intoxicating with his rhythmic wordplay and charismatic stage presence.

 

After having an incredibly busy summer performing at Queenscliff Music Festival, Woodford Folk Festival and Mullum Festival, just to name a few, it’s time for Bullhorn to perform at Blenheim...

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