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Posted 24 Mar 2017 @ 10:54am

Australia's finest jazz festival is back for 2017, bursting at the seams with a lineup that pays tribute to the legends of jazz as well as uncovering the next generation of luminaries and virtuosos. 

 

Across ten days and in venues spanning legendary venues to intimate clubs, over 120 events will take over the city - bolstered by capstone performances, New Orleans-style street...

Posted 23 Mar 2017 @ 4:57pm

Grounded Festival is set to hit Dandenong for the first time, arriving as a buzzing event loaded with live music, henna, and a whole lot more. 

 

Leading the lineup comes vocal powerhouse Thando alongside Man Made Mountain, Gremlins, Malesh P & Deng Tebir, a fashion parade, and more.   

 

The Grounded Project represents diverse young people in Melbourne’s West...

Posted 23 Mar 2017 @ 4:15pm

Cult-hit Netflix comedy Bojack Horseman is due to hit the silver screen. 

 

The Astor Theatre will be beaming up a curated collection of some of their favourite Bojack episodes in a world-first event. Capping it off comes signature Bojack-inspired cocktails and a slew of extra surprises. 

 

Posted 23 Mar 2017 @ 3:45pm

Furthering their expansion into the creative arts, Collarts has now aquired the Mercer School of Interior Design as well as adding two new higher education courses to their offerings. 

 

Collarts is set to offer higher education level degrees in Interior Design within the next two years, and plans to further expand into Graphic Design and Animation thereafter. 

 

In...

Posted 23 Mar 2017 @ 2:23pm

Melbourne garage punks Magic Bones are back with a new track and a tour to boot. 

 

Hotter Than The Sun is taken from the band's forthcoming debut album due mid-2017. Recorded by band member Richard Bowers (Horror My Friend, The Harlots) and mixed by award-winning producer Steven Schram (San Cisco, Tiny Little Houses, Paul Kelly).
 
Off the back of a successful...

Posted 23 Mar 2017 @ 1:36pm

The team behind Soul Falts Music and Arts Festival have pulled together a mighty fine lineup for their upcoming Bowlo party. 

 

The handpicked selection of artists revolves centred on showcasing acts that capture our emotions and imagination through lyrical content and technical prowess of their vocal performance. 
 
On that front, expect the likes of Quivers, Didirri...

Posted 23 Mar 2017 @ 10:38am

In the words of Panic! At The Disco: "I chimed in with haven't you people ever heard of, the emo party coming to Melbourne?" 

 

Emo is back, for one night only. 

 

Supersmall is hosting an emo night to end all emo nights, counting down the Hottest 100 of the most apathetic and gloriously melodramatic songs of the early 2000s. 

 

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Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 3:59pm

Steve Hackett is heading to Australia on his first ever solo tour of the country. 

 

The powerhouse guitarist has been a guiding influence for axe-wielders across the globe for more than 40 years with his work in iconic progressive rock band Genesis. 
 
“I'm thrilled to bring my Genesis Revisited tour to Australia," says Hackett. "I'm bringing a special set, including...

Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 2:27pm

Remi and Silent Jay are one hell of a potent combination. If you need any more proof of that, just watch their brand new clip. 

 

REMI have joined forces with Hiatus Kaiyote back vocalist and producer Silent Jay for a lush, heavy-grooving track. 

 

"I wrote this joint when I was living out of home," says REMI. "One of my friends once told me: 'In Australia we have...

Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 1:29pm

Melbourne electro pop outfit The Hiding have returned from taking over the US airwaves with a brand new gem to share with the masses. 

 

Lost Kids Balloon is produced by Ryan Ritchie who has brought to life tracks from Kimbra and is the founding member of cult Melbourne band True Live. 

 

Arriving as an upbeat track with an angular guitar melody, Lost Kids Balloon ...

Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 12:57pm

Orsome Welles are back with new music and some hotly anticipated live dates. 

 

Forthcoming EP Rise is due out May 26, with the band heading out on a cross-country jaunt in support of it. 
 
"For Rise we took a different approach based on how we wanted the end product to sound. We focussed on pre-production, and we think it is evident in the sound being a lot more...

Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 11:28am

Aussie hardcore heroes Toe To Toe are heading out on tour in support of their forthcoming album. 

 

It comes in the lead-up to Rise Up, their new album due out on April 28 via Golden Robot Records. The title track also doubles as the album's first single, which you can check out for yourself below.  

 

Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 11:09am

Missed out on one of The Drones' all-time great sets? Fear not, dear reader. We've got you covered. 

 

Off the back of their seventh studio album, Feelin' Kinda Free, The Drones hit the road on a sprawling national tour before wrapping things up where it all began - Melbourne's favourite sweaty shit box, The Tote. 

 

Understandably, tickets sold out in a flash....

Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 10:28am

Melbourne's live music scene is one of the greatest this little world of ours has to offer. Let's keep it that way. 

 

Signing up for a Music Victoria membership will not only get you a plethora of killer (and actually quite useful) discounts, it will ensure that the team of hardworking legends behind the Music Vic team can keep fighting the good fight and advocating on behalf of...

Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 12:19am

Two legends of Aussie rock are getting together and hitting the road. 

 

Fronted by Suze DeMarchi and Dave Gleeson respectively, fans can look forward to a four on the floor night of rock from complete with a hit-fuelled set. 

 

Posted 21 Mar 2017 @ 12:24pm

Hope Recovery is the first taste of William Crighton since his 2016 self-titled LP.

 

Recorded throughout rural locations of East Coast NSW, Crighton collaborated with producer and Crowded House drummer Matt Sherrod on the release.

 

Discussing the capabilities of his imminent tour, the songwriter says, “I don’t want to give too much away. Expect a host of special...

Posted 21 Mar 2017 @ 12:22pm

The party will bring together an explosion of female indie and electronica.

 

Curated by solo electronic artist Kids At Midnight, the Love Safari will see the likes of The Girl Fridas, Aurelia, Roz Yuen and Kids At Midnight herself come together to perform live. DJs Adriana, Ruby Slippers and Whiskey Houston will be come in for support slots and interstitial tracks.
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Posted 21 Mar 2017 @ 12:05pm

Mini golf and drinking: together at last. 

 

Holey Moley Golf Club is bringing together cocktails, beer and putt-putt golfing with 18 uniquely themed holes and two nine-hole courses. 
 
Each hole is custom-designed to have its own quirks and eccentricities with multi-sensory courses that turn traditional mini golf on its head. 
 
As for what's on the drink...

Posted 20 Mar 2017 @ 5:20pm

Is your memory a little, er, hazy from when Wax'o took to the Sup' for Golden Plains? Same. 

 

Don't worry though, because the purveyors of groove have put the whole thing up on Soundcloud for your listening pleasure. 

 

And if your memory needs a little extra jogging, here's what our reviewer...

Posted 20 Mar 2017 @ 2:39pm

Former member of pioneering electronic duo Yazoo, Alison Moyet is one of the most important voices to come out of Britain.

 

Touring in support of her ninth studio album Other, Moyet has promised splashes of new and old throughout the much-anticipated venture.

 

Despite her professing of age, her newest explorations burst with clarity, vitality and freshness,...

Posted 20 Mar 2017 @ 2:34pm

It must be superstition – for the third time, Canadian indie ska 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. Beginning in Canada, their journey will take them through the US, Europe and then into Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

 

Bearing a...

Posted 20 Mar 2017 @ 2:29pm

Sean Heathcliff is stepping up onto the stage and performing shows for the first time in two years.

 

Playful and dreamlike, A Boy And His Rose is a delicate piece of art poised to transcend off the back of a five-piece band.

 

During his live hiatus, Heathcliff has dabbled in writing novels, plays and scores for short films. The five-track extended play captures...

Posted 20 Mar 2017 @ 1:59pm

They’ve become the undisputed gods of Australian indie rock and part of that can be attributed to their goof and tomfoolery on and off the stage.

 

How To Taste’s new video is perfect disclosure of the exuberance and cheekiness that has characterised them so strongly over their journey.

 

Check out the antics below:

 

Posted 20 Mar 2017 @ 1:00pm

Australian songwriting stalwart Paul Dempsey is hitting the road. 

 

It comes in support of the fourth single taken from Strange Loop, the slinky and seductive Blindspot. 

 

Strange Loop debuted in the Top 5 of the ARIA Albums Chart upon its release in May 2016, and has been receiving stellar reviews ever since. 

 

Posted 20 Mar 2017 @ 8:18am

'90s pop phenomenon Hanson are coming to Australia as part of their world tour. 

 

The tour marks their 25th anniversary as a group, two decades on from when MMMbop took over the airwaves.

 

Posted 17 Mar 2017 @ 4:19pm

Melbourne alt-country artist Jemma Nicole's newest single Guilty and Free tells the story of a reckless man on the run leaving a trail of destruction behind him.

 

Jemma plays the character in the video of the careless runabout, collecting and destroying hearts alongside her band of babes.

 

The single comes from her acclaimed debut album My Darkest Hour which...

Posted 17 Mar 2017 @ 4:16pm

Allday has been keeping himself seriously busy. 

 

Fresh from dropping his brand new single, he's also revealed the details of his forthcoming album and tour. 

 

New track In Motion features electro wunderkind Japanese Wallpaper getting in on the action, who will also be joining the rapper on his upcoming tour. It's the latest track to be released from his highly...

Posted 17 Mar 2017 @ 2:55pm

Old time singer/songwriter Archer has announced his new single My Little Sweet Aussie Sweetheart, a beautiful rediscovery of Mike O'Malley's original ballad from the 1950s.

 

Archer was honoured to put his spin on the classic stating, "It feels damn good to bring an old fair dinkum forgotten Australian love song out again. It's a huggin your Grandma kind of a song - livin and...

Posted 17 Mar 2017 @ 2:47pm

Neo-soul act New Venusians have dropped their latest track before hitting the road. 

 

A slow builder, Game Change sees the seven-piece taking a few twists and turns, with opening soul-fueled minimalist grooves paving the way for a midway guitar-induced break that builds to a crescendo of synths and percussion. 

 

Posted 17 Mar 2017 @ 1:52pm

Melbourne singer/songwriter Ben Wright Smith has delivered with the release of his debut album The Great Divorce.

 

The album was produced by Oscared Dawson of renowned indie rock band Holy Holy and features collaborations from Ali Barter, Tyler Millott, Jesse Williams and Andrew Braidner.
 
The result is a diverse collection of up-tempo songs charged with pop hooks...

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