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Posted 17 Jan 2017 @ 3:55pm

Jade Imagine is settling in for 2017 with a cosy residency. 

 

Her debut single Stay Awake made serious noise amongst underground ranks in 2016 and praise for her work continues to gain momentum off the back of Walking Around – her newest single from forthcoming EP What The Fuck Was I Thinking, set for release in April 2017.

 

She’ll be supported by the likes of...

Posted 17 Jan 2017 @ 3:53pm

As we glide into 2017 leaving a chaotic 2016 behind, the eloquent folk ringing from Melbourne duo Deer Prudence’s guitars is just the soothe we need.

 

With influences from Joni Mitchell to Eva Cassidy embodying their music, the rural-turned-suburban outfit place themselves at the centre of the Melbourne folk resurgence.

 

Sam’s Lament was their genesis at the end...

Posted 17 Jan 2017 @ 3:43pm
PVT are back with a brand new track. 

 

Another Life pulses with same intent as its vanguard predecessor, albeit in a comparatively concise four minute trip. PVT live alone in an otherworldly domain and the first single off their highly-anticipated fifth record New Spirit entrenches them even further.
 
According to PVT songwriter Richard Pike, Another Life is “is about...

Posted 17 Jan 2017 @ 3:31pm

WETFEST has uncovered an outstanding slate of performers for its third incarnation.

 

Synth genius Lucy Cliché and techno-god Simona Castricum will be on hand to take the party late while the poignancy of Two Steps on the Water on top of RVG, Hi-Tec Emotions and Shrimpwitch will take us through the earlier slots. Rounding out the lineup include Chelsea Bleach, Marville, Kandere,...

Posted 17 Jan 2017 @ 3:15pm

Hiatus Kaiyote’s Nai Palm is locked in for a special hometown show. 

 

The lauded songwriter and performer will be taking to the skies, performing an intimate solo set on The Evelyn Rooftop. 

 

Regarded as the spiritual birthplace of the two-time Grammy-nominated band, Nai Palm will be returning to the venue that fostered some of Hiatus Kaiyote's first shows. 

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Posted 17 Jan 2017 @ 2:24pm

Fresh from tearing UNIFIED festival a new one, Alexisonfire are giving Melbourne audiences a treat - locking in an afterparty for their upcoming show. 

 

Wade MacNeil will be on the decks at Cherry Bar from midnight. 

 

“Tonight after the show in Melbourne. I’ll be DJing from Midnight til 1AM,” MacNeil shared via Instagram. “Come party with me and the boys.”
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Posted 17 Jan 2017 @ 2:01pm

Jamiroquai have reared their heads once more, offering the first teaser for their forthcoming and hugely anticipated eighth album.  

 

While short, the video for Automoation offers an insight into what new sounds from the group will be like - synth laden and massive. 

 

The band have reportedly been working on this album since 2013. Their last official release was...

Posted 16 Jan 2017 @ 3:36pm

They made their mark on the international music stage in 2016 and now acclaimed London five-piece Pumarosa are set to embark on their first Australian adventure.

 

A whirlwind year to say the least, 2016 saw Pumarosa release their debut self-titled EP highlighted by the industrial funk, saxophone-laced number Priestess, support Glass Animals on tour and deliver their very own...

Posted 16 Jan 2017 @ 3:29pm

The second capsule from Mike Noga’s conceptually virtuosic King is here and to kick it off in fine fashion, the revered artist will play a special launch show.

 

All My Friends are Alcoholics is the perfect summer sing-along, laced with memorable chorus lines and stellar production work from Something For Kate’s, Paul Dempsey. His third studio full-length was met with critical...

Posted 16 Jan 2017 @ 3:27pm

Having dominated the customary stages, Hot Dub Time Machine is expanding his repertoire through alternative pastures and into wineries for Hot Dub Wine Machine.

 

The festival brings together everything that can possibly satisfy one’s palate – food, wine, beer and live music – within an immersive landscape to have emerged as a social mainstay.
 
A rave success, the...

Posted 16 Jan 2017 @ 12:06pm

Progressive metal heavyweights Protest The Hero are returning to Australia with a headline tour. 

 

The crew will be returning to our shores off the back of their latest release, the boundary-pushing Pacific Myth. 
 
"Pacific Myth was purely an experiment," said the group. "For this reason, it’s a totally ‘go-with-your-gut’ record and one we are extremely proud of...

Posted 16 Jan 2017 @ 10:36am

Bluesfest Touring is kicking off 2017 by adding some handpicked acts to its roster. 

 

Slightly Stoopid are leading the charge, bringing their Californian sound to Melbourne - blending their party-friendly mix of folk, rock, reggae and blues. They'll hit The Prince Bandroom on Friday April 14. ...

Posted 16 Jan 2017 @ 9:48am

Afrobeat behemoth The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra are kicking things off for 2017 in fine form. 

 

They'll be bringing their huge 16-piece lineup for a special public holiday eve show. This will be the first show of the year for the band, who typically only play a few headline shows a year due to the sheer logistics of bringing the entire crew together.

 

In 2016...

Posted 14 Jan 2017 @ 12:15pm

Lauded singer/songwriter Beth Brown has dropped a brand new film clip ahead of releasing her debut EP. 

 

Easy is the first taste of her forthcoming debut EP Dream Coat, bolstered by its breezy film clip. 

 

Partnering with highly celebrated U.S. producer Brad Jones, Beth Brown joins a list of critically acclaimed Australian artists including Missy Higgins and...

Posted 13 Jan 2017 @ 5:43pm

While the Ballarat Beer Festival may be ‘all about the beer’ (there’s over 200 different craft beers to be exact) it boasts a pretty killer lineup as well. 

 

Performing at this year’s festival will be Dallas Crane, Blues Brothers, Riflebirds, The Houndlings, Michael Meeking & the Lost Souls, This Way North and Davey Lane returns as part of Thee Gravy Train Four.
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Posted 13 Jan 2017 @ 4:38pm

The metered viewpoints of Australian broadcaster and commentator Waleed Aly have never been funkier. 

 

Form TISM front man Damian Cowell has just released a new video, Come On Waleed featuring Henry Rollins alongside a slew of other familiar faces. 

 

The video, which also stars Andrew Hansen (The Chaser), Tony Martin and Liz Stringer, comes ahead of Cowell's...

Posted 13 Jan 2017 @ 3:14pm

Lauded trio The xx have just unleashed their third studio effort. 

 

The hotly anticipated release I See You is bolstered with prior singles On Hold and Say Something Loving.

 

The group are about to jet off on a long-reach world tour, armed with brand new tunes to share with the masses. 

 

Posted 13 Jan 2017 @ 2:00pm

Adelaide's finest purveyors of alt-rock Horror My Friend are back with a slamming new track and a tour to boot. 

 

DIYS is the first new tune we've heard from the trio since their acclaimed debut LP, Stay In, Do Nothing landed one year ago.
 
Spending 2016 bringing their music from town to town, Horror My Friend are already coming out of this year's gates raring to go...

Posted 13 Jan 2017 @ 10:54am

Ahead of their split 7" with Cayetana, Camp Cope will be hitting the road with Cable Ties on an east coast tour. 

 

Having just played a sold-out show alongside Modern Baseball, the award-winning group are also gearing up to take over Laneway Festival.

 

Their forthcoming 7" will feature their new single Keep Growing and a re-working of Georgia Maq's solo...

Posted 13 Jan 2017 @ 10:06am

Beginner or pro, everyone is welcome to get stretching at All of the Tights - a hip hop tracked night of yogic bliss. 

 

The one-off night will be led by yogi master Drew Wilson, and will feature the hardest hip hop soundtrack to accompany the exercise. 

 

DJ MIMI will be spinning beats from icons like Drake, Kanye, Chance the Rapper, Rihanna and more to get hearts...

Posted 12 Jan 2017 @ 5:44pm

It's been a year since David Bowie passed away, and it still hurts. But in the word's of the man himself: "Let's Dance". 

 

After last year's huge Bowie celebrations and the one-year anniversary of the Starman's death just passed, it's the perfect time to remember his influence on the world.
 
All your favourite Bowie songs will be spinning around the clock, courtesy...

Posted 12 Jan 2017 @ 12:49pm

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra are putting on the perfect tribute to Pixar this summer. 

 

Pixar's influence on the world will be translated into a live performance of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra playing along to some of the most memorable Pixar clips, live scoring in real time. 
 
Conducted by Benjamin Northey, there will be high-definition screenings of...

Posted 12 Jan 2017 @ 12:38pm

The Peep Tempel will play an open-air Melbourne show off the back of releasing one of 2016's best albums

 

The universally acclaimed band will be joined by special guests Cash Savage and the Last Drinks, who have come off a huge year themselves with their latest record One of Us elevating them to a new...

Posted 12 Jan 2017 @ 11:50am

Wasting no time, Totally Unicorn are kicking things off for this year by heading out on a national tour. 

 

They'll be picking up their guitars and stocking up on cask wine once more on their 'Party Goons'  tour that'll bring them across the country, dropping by Melbourne for what's bound to be a raucous show. 

 

Posted 12 Jan 2017 @ 11:27am

Good news, folks. A new festival is about to join the ranks of our already packed summer lineup.

 

Presented by Good Manners and Wondercore Island, the festival will be held across four stages in two City of Melbourne venues.
 
Good Island is all about bringing together some of Australia’s most progressive acts and visual talents, with each artist getting the chance...

Posted 12 Jan 2017 @ 10:07am

The legendary Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival have revealed their 2017 lineup, and they're not holding anything back, 

 

Taking to the stage in Tennessee will be some certifiably large acts including U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd, Chance The Rapper, Flume, The xx and Lorde. 

 

Elsewhere on the lineup comes a plethora of heavy-hitting legends including...

Posted 12 Jan 2017 @ 9:39am

PBS 106.7FM is throwing a week-long party in celebration of live music, with an awesome lineup of local artists.

 

For five glorious afternoons in a row, PBS' Drive programs will exhibit some of the best acts Melbourne has to offer, with The Peep Tempel, Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, Laura Jean, Corin, Miss Destiny, The Dacios, Hi-Tec Emotions, The Pink Tiles, Karli White,...

Posted 12 Jan 2017 @ 9:00am

The Smith Street Band's Wil Wagner will be heading out on an extensive solo jaunt throughout February. 

 

After the success of two sold out east coast shows mid-2016 between recording commitments, Wagner will be picking up his guitar once more and hitting the road for his most extensive solo effort to date. 
 
Locking in three hometown shows, he'll be taking to the...

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 4:54pm

Ahead of releasing their hotly anticipated new record, Dune Rats have locked in a national tour. 

 

The Dunies' upcoming tour will be showcasing new tracks from their second release, The Kids Will Know It's Bullshit.

 

Speaking to triple j, the group said the tour will be "more...

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 11:37am

Nine Melbourne acts were announced among 498 others from around the world who are the latest to be invited to play South By Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas.

 

Altogether 2000 acts will play between Monday March 13 and Sunday March 19.

 

The Melbourne contingent is made up of Slum Sociable, Sui Zhen, Japanese Wallpaper, Tim Wheatley, Slow Dancer, The Elliotts,...

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