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Posted 9 Feb 2017 @ 9:41am

London act Madness are returning to Australia for the first time in eight years. 

 

It comes in the wake of their 12th studio album, Can't Touch Us Now.

 

The tour will showcase some of their new tracks, as well as taking it back to where it all began for a career-spanning set with hits including Our House, Baggy Trousers, It Must Be Love and more. 

 

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Posted 9 Feb 2017 @ 12:02am

Legendary singer/songwriter Ryan Adams has announced an Australian tour and Melbourne show in support of his new album. 

 

The tour will feature Adams' largest Australian headline shows to date, joined by special guests Middle Kids.

 

It comes in the leadup to his forthcoming album, Prisoner, written recorded and self-produced over the past two years at his studio,...

Posted 8 Feb 2017 @ 4:19pm

Milky Chance will be coming our way for a special show at the Melbourne Town Hall. 

 

Milky Chance burst onto the scene with 2014's Sadnecessary, featuring the multi-platinum hit Stolen Dance. Recently, they've returned with their latest - Cocoon - heralding the arrival of a forthcoming album. 

Posted 8 Feb 2017 @ 4:06pm

British indie rockers The Wombats have locked in a headline Melbourne show. 

 

It's been ten years since The Wombats released their watershed album, A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation that spawned the indie rock hit Let's Dance to Joy Division.

 

Selling over a million copies, the record launched them to international notoriety - selling out venues across the...

Posted 8 Feb 2017 @ 4:03pm

Melbourne multi-instrumentalist and producer Will Cuming – best known as lush electronic sound-smith LANKS – will be gracing the Hawthorn Arts Centre as part of the 2017 Boroondara Arts program.

 

With a unique style and compelling narrative structure, LANKS has charmed audiences around Australia, entrancing crowds at the likes of The Hills Are Alive and Paradise Music Festival....

Posted 8 Feb 2017 @ 3:55pm

Having already provided an excellent first lineup of acts late last year, By The Meadow has continued to impress with a second round of stellar performers announced.

 

Expect to see the likes of Melbourne four-piece Totally Mild, the Perth alt-rock trio FOAM, Amateur Dance, Ryan...

Posted 8 Feb 2017 @ 3:47pm

In the wake of their second album, 2016’s Babes Never Die, Scottish alt-rock duo Honeyblood are coming to our shores for the very first time.

 

With a style emanating dark and cloudy alt-rock charm, the Glaswegian pair have earned acclaim and fame within the music community, touring with the likes of Foo Fighters and Wolf Alice.
 
The headline tour marks the premiere...

Posted 8 Feb 2017 @ 3:41pm

PBS' annual Drive Live program has kicked off for 2017. 

 

As part of the program, ORB ripped through a woozy, fuzzed-out take on First And Last Men on Mixing Up The Medicine. 

 

This year's Drive Live boasts a killer lineup, featuring some of the best...

Posted 8 Feb 2017 @ 2:22pm

Once known for its revolving dancefloor and home to some of the biggest touring bands of the '70s and '80s, Frankston's former 21st Century Nightclub is being re-launched as our city's newest bandroom. 

 

To kick things off, Pier Bandroom will be hosting an epic street party - boasting the best lineup that's hit Frankston in years. 
 
They'll be bringing together...

Posted 8 Feb 2017 @ 8:53am

The Hills Are Alive have revealed the final installment of their stellar lineup.

 

Already bequeathed with the acclaim of Cloud Control, Dope Lemon, REMI and Northeast Party House, the Hills Are Alive have just gone and added two of Australia’s most prized female voices of 2016, Amy Shark and Gretta Ray, to their 2017 bill.
 
Releasing one of the pre-eminent pop...

Posted 7 Feb 2017 @ 3:16pm

Melbourne producer Roland Tings has dropped a new track, as well as detailing his forthcoming EP. 

 

Higher Ground is a taste of his upcoming EP Each Moment A Diamond and features vocals from US singer Nylo.

 

To celebrate the release, he'll be heading on a national live tour in a new two-piece format that he debuted at Laneway to great success. 

 

Posted 7 Feb 2017 @ 2:29pm

Against Me! are heading Down Under for a national tour, joined by Melbourne legends Camp Cope. 

 

They will be in the country as part of the Groovin The Moo lineup, heading our way off the back of their latest album Shape Shift With Me. 

 

Recently, frontwoman Laura...

Posted 7 Feb 2017 @ 1:51pm

The Fashion Film Series is back for 2017 and the lineup is 100 percent goodness, showcasing the works of emerging and established filmmakers, both local and international. 

 

The 10 films were selected by a panel of industry professionals and will be screened as part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival arts program on March 2.
 
Added bonus, it's all...

Posted 7 Feb 2017 @ 1:10pm

Undisputed disco kings, Village People, are heading Down Under on their 40th-anniversary tour. 

 

Having sold more than 100 million recordings, Village People were an unstoppable force in the '70s and '80s. 
 
Originally formed in 1977, they've unloaded a slew of chart-topping hits including San Francisco, Macho Man, Y.M.C.A, In the Navy, Go West, Can't Stop the Music...

Posted 7 Feb 2017 @ 1:05pm

Finally, a reason to go to the Sunshine Coast. 

 

Big Pineapple Music Festival will transform the lush hills of Woombye QLD into a lush haven of tunes, bolstered by a tasty lineup. 
 
Expect to catch Birds Of Tokyo, Peking Duk, Safia, Northlane, Cloud Control, The Veronicas, City Calm Down, L D R U, DZ Deathrays, Horrorshow, Vera Blue, Harts, Alex Lahey, Boo Seeka,...

Posted 7 Feb 2017 @ 12:40pm

Well-loved Aussie comedian Wil Anderson will carry out the top spot as master of ceremonies for the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala.

 

"It is an honour to host the first ABC Oxfam Gala and I would like to thank Adam Hills, Charlie Pickering and B2 for turning down the gig so I could host", said Anderson.

 

Moreover, the Comedy Festival has now...

Posted 7 Feb 2017 @ 11:07am

Fresh from unleashing an absolute corker of a lineup, the sideshows have started to roll out for this year. 

 

Do you believe in a thing called love? The Darkness sure do. They'll be bringing their gloriously '80s throwback rock to 170 Russell on...

Posted 6 Feb 2017 @ 10:46pm

After blowing the world away with a phenomenal halftime performance at the 2017 Super Bowl, Lady Gaga has announced a world tour. 

 

The pop phenomenon has just announced her Joanne World Tour, which will lead her through Europe, the UK, North America - and what looks like an Australian run too. 

 

While nothing has been officially locked in for Australia yet,...

Posted 6 Feb 2017 @ 2:48pm

Off the back of their finest release, the punk dynamos are set for a massive trip around the country.

 

Opera Oblivia saw them receive an ARIA nomination for the Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album for 2016. It also landed them the coveted triple j Feature Album while debuting at #4 on the ARIA album chart.

 

The announcement coincides with the release of a video for...

Posted 6 Feb 2017 @ 1:45pm

US post-hardcore heavyweights The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus are bringing their 10-year anniversary tour Down Under. 

 

They'll be playing one of their most well-loved records, Don't You Fake It, in full to celebrate ten years since its release. Don't You Fake It went certified Gold in the US and spawned the singles Guardian Angel and Face Down. 

 

This is a good day...

Posted 6 Feb 2017 @ 12:13pm

The independent Australian rock trailblazers are coming together for something equally sentimental as it is extraordinary.

 

Radio Birdman burst onto the Sydney music scene in 1974 with an energy and attitude previously unseen in that city. Clashing with the powers that be of the time, the band chartered a steadfastly DIY course kicking down doors as they went.

 

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Posted 3 Feb 2017 @ 4:25pm

"The hammer has fallen. The date is set. The last gig has been released and these are the very last days of a lifetime".

 

After being opened for more than 24 years, Melbourne's jazz club Bennetts Lane is closing down this week. 
 
The club is heading out with a bang, with artists storming up the venue including Tony Gould, Yvette Johansson and Horns of Leroy. ...

Posted 3 Feb 2017 @ 2:19pm

Melbourne will be treated to a culture hit this month when the MSO presents three free family-friendly, outdoor concerts.

 

A summer tradition at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, this year's concerts are the perfect soundtrack to summer in the city. 
 
The orchestral journey will open with a celebration of Russia's most recognised composers, before drawing audiences in...

Posted 3 Feb 2017 @ 11:50am

Melbourne's garage-rock legends The Pretty Littles are back on the road to promote their new single Helluva Tuesdi.

 

Touring the country three times last year and releasing their fourth LP Soft Rock From The Anxious, the Littles are keen as ever to get back into it.

 

Taken from their fourth LP, Helluva Tuesdi has a typical harsh authenticity and energy that helps...

Posted 3 Feb 2017 @ 11:29am

Inimitable dark-blues musician Gemma Ray will be bringing her band down-under this April in support of her latest album, 2106’s The Exodus Suite.

 

With an exceptional talent for creating brooding, cinematic soundscapes, Ray has earned acclaim amongst influential members in the music community.
 
She has collaborated with members of the Bad Seeds, the late Alan Vega...

Posted 3 Feb 2017 @ 10:19am

Melbourne-based rockers Kingswood have dropped a new single, as well as announcing plans for a pop-up bar in the lead-up to their new album. 

 

Golden is the second single to be revealed from their forthcoming album, After Hours, Close To Dawn - trading in heavier riffs for something more soulful. 

 

Also on the horizon is a one night only After Hours, Close To Dawn...

Posted 2 Feb 2017 @ 3:56pm

Multi-instrumentalist and producer Owen Rabbit has premiered a swirling odyssey of sound, all created live, in his newest video. 

 

"Red Light is a track that just missed out on my EP," says Rabbit. "The song is about only playing as a spectator and the weird feeling I get when I think my choices are illusions. After the song, there is a story I wrote about a sad man who dreams...

Posted 2 Feb 2017 @ 3:24pm

Ballad of the Dying Man is the next single from the American singer/songwriter's upcoming album. 

 

The musical preacher, otherwise known as Josh Tillman, has been amping the hype for his third album following 2015's praised I Love You, Honeybear, with an additional two singles that came out last week: Pure Comedy and Two Wildly Different Perspectives.

 

New track...

Posted 2 Feb 2017 @ 3:14pm

The alternative rock trio are gearing up to be the next big export out of Perth.

 

Pushing together influences from Butthole Surfers, The Jesus Lizard, and The Drones, FOAM's new single, When Does It Get Better, is a screeching ode to the rough-and-tumble indie rock everyone loves and misses.  
 
The track is one of many on their upcoming debut LP, Coping Mechanisms,...

Posted 2 Feb 2017 @ 2:01pm

Shimmerlands is getting set to wind up, but not before announcing one final party to end all parties. 

 

The final dance comes from the minds of Crown Ruler and A Touch of Frost, bringing a rhythmic trip from the likes of Tim Sweeney, Egyptian Lover, Awesome Tapes From Africa and Andee Frost. 

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