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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 @ 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 @ 3:49pm

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 @ 3:35pm

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 @ 2:34pm

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 @ 1:17pm

Chocolate lovers, this one's for you. 


Melbourne's chocolate festival is back in business for 2017, featuring a pop-up caravan bar serving up chocolate cocktails, a chocolate eating competition, live music, a blend-you-own smoothie van, a chocolate fountain set for dipping marshmallows in til your heart's content, cooking classes and more. 
Some chefs and venues...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 8:33am

After much speculation, the 2017 Splendour In The Grass lineup is here. 


The huge lineup features the likes of The XX, Queens of the Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem, Royal Blood, HAIM, Sigur Ros, Schoolboy Q, Vance Joy, Two Door Cinema Club, Peking Duk, RL Grime, Bonobo, Father John Misty, Tash Sultana, Paul Kelly, Stormzy, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Future Islands, Banks,...

Posted 28 Mar 2017 @ 2:58pm

Just when you think Groovin The Moo can't get any bigger. 


Capping off their mammoth lineup, they've gone and added 60 acts across the country to their Fresh Produce stage. 
Bands added to the Bendigo incarnation include Alice Ivy, Gambit, Harris Robotis, Jamo, Jvmanji, Pon Cho, Set Mo, Slick Slazenger and Throttle. 
They'll be joining a slew of...

Posted 28 Mar 2017 @ 2:23pm

The most famous face in modern science is coming to Australia. 


Heading our way on with his show A Cosmic Perspective, the event will include a personal presentation by Dr Tyson himself, a fire-side chat with a local personality, and an audience Q&A session to finish. 


Neil deGrasse Tyson is an expert on the mysteries of the cosmos, understanding the...

Posted 28 Mar 2017 @ 2:03pm

The biggest rock’n’roll street party has just levelled up, with Cherry Rock announcing that Shihad will be filling the headline slot.


They will join an already blistering lineup that includes Dwarves, Nashville Pussy, Totally Unicorn, Child, Mooner, Zombitches and a swag more.
Limited tickets are available, so you best be getting your sweet self to the Cherry Bar...

Posted 28 Mar 2017 @ 1:51pm

New Zealand three-piece The All Seeing Hand are returning to Aussie soil. 


Bringing together elements of throat singing, visceral drumming and monophonic turntable tones - The All Seeing Hand are loved for their immersive performances that combine sound, light and a pinch of chaos. 


Posted 28 Mar 2017 @ 1:02pm

In the leadup to their hotly anticipated new album, Bliss N Eso have locked in a sprawling 27-date tour. 


The news of the tour comes as part of an exciting one-two punch with the band today releasing their third single from new album Off The Grid, Moments. 


“We can’t wait to get back on the road in front of our fans," says MC Eso. "The Dopamine Tour was so...

Posted 28 Mar 2017 @ 9:56am

It’s the announcement that catches everyone by surprise and once again NGV has delivered with a slew of outstanding performers for its next Friday Nights instalment.


Furnishing the first creative flutter and musical accompaniment to Van Gogh and the Seasons will be UK singer/songwriter Gemma Ray on opening night.
As the exhibition nears the end of its first week,...

Posted 27 Mar 2017 @ 3:40pm

The celebrated Melbourne composer produces orchestral music bound by a fusion of Brazilian rhythms and samples.


24 Hours in Lapa is a mesmerising 12-part song cycle exploring the final hours of American expat Joseph E Martin’s life. In 2007, Martin was shot dead by an off-duty police officer whilst celebrating his 30th birthday in Rio de Janeiro.
Depicting the...

Posted 27 Mar 2017 @ 2:17pm

The Corner Hotel are putting on a celebration of Fleetwood Mac's 14th studio album Tango in the Night.


A plethora of Melbourne artists will take in turns singing songs off the much-loved album as well as some of Fleetwood Mac's top hits.
Released in 1987 it was the final studio album from the band's most successful lineup of Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks,...

Posted 27 Mar 2017 @ 2:15pm

The Interrupters are bringing their energetic ska punk to Australia for the first time since 2015.


Having just wrapped up a rollicking tour with Dropkick Murphys, the explosive four-piece aren’t slowing down as they continue their worldwide escapade off the back of 2016 sophomore album Say It Out Loud.


A ferocious punk rocker to be reckoned with, Aimee...

Posted 27 Mar 2017 @ 12:36pm

Fresh from returning to the fore with his latest single, an album tracklist has dropped online for what appears to be Kendrick Lamar's latest album. 


Clocking in at 74 minutes and 14 tracks, the leaked tracklist credits Jimi Hendrix's Spanish Castle Magic and Kool & the Gang's Summer Madness in the sample credits, and details collaborations with Sampha, Thundercat, Robert...

Posted 27 Mar 2017 @ 11:35am

Frenzal Rhomb are hitting the road in support of their brand new album. 


Their ninth full-length record sees them join forces with Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag) and Jason Livermore once more, recorded at The Blasting Room in Colorado. 


Weighing it at 20 songs at a total album length of 30 minutes, Hi-Vis High Tea is a fast-paced belter of a...

Posted 27 Mar 2017 @ 9:36am

Legendary British singer/songwriter Cat Stevens is heading to Australian shores on behalf of his 50th-anniversary tour.  


The tour celebrates the single and major hit that was his debut album, Matthew & Son, first released in 1967. 


Cat Stevens AKA Yusuf Islam will be bringing a swag full of hits with hm including The First Cut Is The Deepest, Wild World,...

Posted 24 Mar 2017 @ 4:04pm

Returning for its twelfth year, the award-winning Stonnington Jazz is back to showcase a whole host of emerging and established jazz artists.


Kate Ceberano will celebrate the 30-year anniversary of her debut solo jazz album Kate Ceberano and Her Septet in a one-off performance at Malvern Town Hall on Saturday May 20. The 1987 Gold-Certified release featuring classics and...

Posted 24 Mar 2017 @ 3:56pm

Ali Barter unleashed her debut album A Suitable Girl today showing the world that she understands a thing or two about conjuring up the puncturing experiences of double standards, self-acceptance and romantic invalidation.


From her memorable lead single Girlie Bits to the melodic sway of Cigarette, Barter's debut is a heart on your sleeve album that gives a voice to the...

Posted 24 Mar 2017 @ 3:46pm

London Grammar have announced the release of their much anticipated second album Truth Is A Beautiful Thing.


As with their debut If You Wait, the album was written almost exclusively by Hannah, Dot and Dan who poured their experiences from 30 months on the road into the new material.


The title track from the album is available now. Check out the lyric...

Posted 24 Mar 2017 @ 3:14pm

Enigmatic singer/songwriter has unveiled a stunning new track, providing insight into his forthcoming solo album. 


Fernando comes in the lead up to his second solo LP, Holiday set for an April 14 release. 


Hue’s sound is reminiscent of Father John Misty meets Jeff Buckley meets David Foster Wallace, sitting somewhere outside of the usual genre boxes, yet...

Posted 24 Mar 2017 @ 1:36pm

For over 32 years, Studio Ghibli have touched the hearts of generations with films like My Neighbour Totoro, Spirited Away, Ponyo and Princess Mononoke. To celebrate the release of the studio's very first television series Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter, the legends over at Supersmall have decided to throw a big bash for all things Ghibli.


There's going to be life-size cutouts...

Posted 24 Mar 2017 @ 12:17pm

With a rapidly approaching deadline for applications, Music Victoria’s inaugural Live Music Professionals program is shaping up to be one of the most exciting opportunities available for the titular professionals.


The program, which seeks to nurture and mentor those who work within Victoria’s live music scene, everyone from independent promoters, to venue bookers...