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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 @ 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 @ 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 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 @ 12:19pm

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.

 

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 @ 3:16pm

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 @ 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...

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