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Posted 17 Mar 2017 @ 10:50am

If imitation is the best form of flattery, then consider yourself flattered Melbourne. 

 

A plan has been unveiled to revamp Scottland's Glasgow to become a 'mini Melbourne', transforming over 90 laneways into public spaces loaded with bars, independent shops, and restaurants. 
 
Sound familiar? 
 
When putting together the project for their city centre...

Posted 17 Mar 2017 @ 9:35am

Kehlani is heading to our shores for the very first time. 

 

She'll be bringing her SweetSexySavage tour on the road, in support of her acclaimed debut album. 

 

It comes in the wake of a Grammy nomination, mixtapes that have garnered a cult following and a collaboration with Zayn Malik on his track, Wrong. 

 

Posted 16 Mar 2017 @ 2:54pm

Boogie is nearly upon us, but there's still surprises left in store. 

 

Joining the already heaving lineup are Dan Baird & Homemade Sin getting down from the US, Oh Pep!, Drug Sweat, Jarrow, Baby Blue, DJ Rainbow, DJ Mermaid, Andee Frost, Ginger Light, Manchild, !Breechboy!, James 'Hound Dog' Young, Larry Kronick Jr, and BT's Country Moanings. 
 
They'll be...

Posted 16 Mar 2017 @ 2:07pm

Boomerang Festival is returning to Bluesfest for 2017, bringing a diverse array of music, dance and conversation. 

 

This year's lineup features Leonard Sumner, Oka, Yirrmal, Airileke and Rize of the Morning Star, Emily Wurramara, Tenzin Choegyal, Te Kopere Maori Healers, Excelsior, Jannawi Dance Clan and Bundjalung Artists. 
 
Featuring artists from Australia, Canada...

Posted 16 Mar 2017 @ 1:42pm

Brisbane indie legends Screamfeeder are hitting the road in support of their forthcoming album. 

 

Their upcoming release, Pop Guilt, is the latest installment in the band's long-reaching discography, with their debut album Flour being released in 1992. 

 

Multiple records later and a brief break later, the crew are back in action with the scorching fuzz-pop...

Posted 16 Mar 2017 @ 1:08pm

Musical legend Peter Hook shall be performing a huge selection of his greatest hits with his new project when he hits Melbourne later this year.

 

As a former bassist and co-founder for both Joy Division and New Order, Hook's signature high bass lines and distinctive style was an integral part of the the groups' sound.
 
Now as part of Peter Hook & The Light, he'...

Posted 16 Mar 2017 @ 12:52pm

Ministry of Sound are getting the class of 2005 - 2008 back together for a special reunion tour. 

 

Throw back to a time when you were putting your hands up for Detroit with performances from Sneaky Sound System, Bang Gang DJs, Goodwill, John Course, Kid Kenobi, Mark Dynamix, Riot In Belgium, Stafford Brothers, Tonite Only, Van She Tech and more. 

Posted 16 Mar 2017 @ 10:15am

Dark MoFo's first act has landed. 

 

After much speculation, Norway's Ulver will indeed take to the stage in Tasmania in an Australian exclusive - heading our way off the back of their forthcoming album, The Assination of Julius Caesar. 
 
“Dark Mofo is one strange beast of a festival, and they have really pulled out all the big guns to make it possible to drag a pack...

Posted 16 Mar 2017 @ 9:57am

Psych pop wunderkind Timberwolf has unleashed his latest single ahead of dropping his debut album, due out later this year. 

 

His latest track Hold You Up follows on from his last release, Washed Out, bolstered with unique chord progressions, layered melodies and raw lyrics that make for an intriguing and uplifting listen.

 

Since releasing his Flux EP in 2015 and...

Posted 16 Mar 2017 @ 9:48am

Triple j's One Night Stand is back for 2017, bringing a jam-packed lineup with it. 

 

This year's free party will feature the talents of San Cisco, Tash Sultana, The Smith Street Band and Thundamentals. 

 

Triple j's One Night Stand live music experience has been bringing free and quality acts to regional areas of Australia for years, with 2017 being no exception...

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 4:05pm

After smashing it at Golden Plains on the weekend and selling out their second Melbourne show in just two hours, Confidence Man have announced a third and final performance to whet the appetite of amazed newcomers and excited fans alike.

 

Well and truly warmed up for their national Hard Candy Tour, the...

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 3:39pm

As far as debuts go, the maiden effort from La Hazel arrives as a fully-formed vision of future soul and slinky R&B. 

 

The Melbourne-based group will be launching their new single in a hotly anticipated show with Love Trick executive producer Amin Payne. 

 

It comes as the act has gone from strength to strength, quickly garnering a cult following and sharing...

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 3:14pm

After selling out their first show, The Smith Street Band are giving the people want they want by adding another Melbourne date. 

 

Joined by certified legends Joyce Manor, Ceres and Allison Weiss, they'll be tearing through tracks from their forthcoming record More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me  - due for release on their own label, Pool House Records, on April 7. 

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Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 2:45pm

How'd you like the opportunity to see free gigs at Melbourne's newest live music venue for the next twelve months?

 

The Pier Bandroom Street Party is set to be absolutely massive, launching the new venture with a mammoth lineup containing the likes of Birds of...

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 12:09pm

The finalists for the APRA Song of the Year have been revealed. 

 

Featuring a mix of emerging acts and deadset legends, the finalists are as follows: 

 

Nick Cave, for Skeleton Tree. 

 

 

D.D Dumbo for Satan. 

 

 

Julia Jacklin, for Pool Party.

 

 

Tim Minchin for Come Home (...

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 11:16am

Big Scary are taking to venues across the country off the back of their third LP. 

 

After launching their reinvigorated live show to an enthralled crowd at Laneway Festival,  Big Scary will now unleash their five-piece lineup across some of the best theatres Australia has to offer. 

 

Hitting #5 on the ARIA charts upon release, Animal is Big Scary's most realised...

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 9:52am

Emerging Australian songwriter Gretta Ray has unleashed a brand new track, capping the news off with details of a Melbourne launch show. 

 

Clocking in at just over four minutes, Towers is a shimmering slice of guitar-driven alt-pop that twists and turns with melodies characteristic of Ray. A slow burning tune, the chorus opens up to something seriously anthemic. 

 

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Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 9:24am

Nic Cester is heading out on his first ever run of solo shows. 

 

The intimate performance will treat a small audience to new material from Cester, who was been slowly knocking out new jams in the serene settings of Berlin, Milan and Como. 
 
Recently, his band Jet reformed to support Springsteen on his Australian tour, as well as taking to a sold out show at The...

Posted 14 Mar 2017 @ 4:58pm

D.D Dumbo is hitting the road, joined by a full band for the first time. 

 

It comes in the wake of his well-loved debut LP Utopia Defeated, that garnered him acclaim both at home and overseas - topping off 2016 by scoring the J Award for Australian Album of the Year. 

 

Posted 14 Mar 2017 @ 3:56pm

Groovin The Moo have announced the lineup for their Fresh Produce stage, giving punters a taste of Australia's finest emerging acts. 

 

With separate artists hand selected for each state, Victoria will be treated to music from Alex Lahey, Birdz, Lanks, Slum Sociable and Tusk - all taking to the Fresh Produce stage. 
 
Leading the jam-packed lineup is Violent Soho, The...

Posted 14 Mar 2017 @ 3:46pm

Iconic Melbourne live music venue The Espy has been sold following over two years of speculation surrounding the hotel's fate. 

 

The deal struck will see the venue taken over be Sand Hill Road - the same owners of pubs including the Terminus Hotel, Prahran Hotel and more. 
 
According to ...

Posted 14 Mar 2017 @ 1:33pm

The full lineup for Vivid LIVE has landed, and it's an absolute belter. 

 

Aside from the already-announced Fleet Foxes, Vivid LIVE will feature more than 31 international and Australian performances across the Opera House and its world renowned sails. 
 
For the first time in nearly a decade, French electronic duo AIR will return for their second shows in Australia...

Posted 14 Mar 2017 @ 10:38am

The 2017 Glenmaggie Blues and Roots festival is ready to go, bolstered with some of Australia's finest blues and folk acts. 

 

Leading the charge this year is Mike Elrington, Dreamboogie, Justin Yap Band, Nardia Rose Band, The Detonators, Miss Whiskey, The Steaming Monzas, and more. 

 

Capping it off, there'll be food and camping available for the all-ages festival'...

Posted 14 Mar 2017 @ 10:06am

Aussie rock legends Killing Heidi are heading out on their first national tour in more than a decade. 

 

After getting the band back together for the 20th anniversary of Queenscliff Music Festival, Ella and Jesse Hooper are hitting the road in full force once more, bringing a slew of hits with them. 

 

In added bonus, their hit album Reflector will be released...

Posted 10 Mar 2017 @ 7:06pm

Hard-rock group Shortfall have been hard at work, passionately organising a special charity event for a truly worthy cause. Together with the likes of Melbourne heavy-hitters Schikain, Arakeye and Headtorch, the band hope to raise as much money as they can for donation to the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.

 

Every year, around 1600 people are diagnosed with brain cancer in...

Posted 10 Mar 2017 @ 5:50pm

Acoustic troubadour Bob Evans is picking up his guitar and hitting the road. 

 

The ARIA-award winning frontman of Jebediah - AKA Kevin Mitchell - will be heading out on an extensive national tour. Gracing the Australian music scene for more than two decades, Mitchell is a self-confessed romantic who has written some of the country’s most beloved songs.  Under the alias of Bob...

Posted 10 Mar 2017 @ 5:33pm

Horrorshow are hitting the road, playing the largest stages of their career yet. 

 

It comes in the wake of their fourth studio release, Bardo State, hitting theatres and venues across the country - revealing never before heard music in the process. 

 

Posted 10 Mar 2017 @ 3:34pm

Melbourne punks Clowns have dropped their new single Pickle, taken from their forthcoming album Lucid Again, out on May 12.

 

 Bursting with psychedelic swirling guitars and electrifying riffs, Pickle is the second  single from Clowns' forthcoming third LP and seamlessly combines a powerful punch of pop, punk and hardcore.  

 

To celebrate the release of the album,...

Posted 10 Mar 2017 @ 3:28pm

With the release of their debut self-titled EP, Melbourne folk duo Deer Prudence are excited to hit the road.

 

After releasing their second single Judgement Call earlier this year they'll be taking their guitar-laden and violin-dabbled sound across a string of live shows this Autumn.

 

Here's a small teaser of their incredible live set.

 

Posted 10 Mar 2017 @ 3:25pm

undergroundLOVERS have dropped their latest track ahead of a hotly anticipated Melbourne show. 

 

Their new clip for The Rerun acts as the latest single from their forthcoming record Staring At You Staring At Me, due out May 5 through label partner Rubber Records. 

 

An ode to the band's hometown of Melbourne, it comes in the wake of already released singles Conde...

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