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Posted 2 Feb 2017 @ 11:56am

Everyone's favourite overseer of the Victorian music industry has just kickstarted a program to help out those in the live scene.

 

The Live Music Professionals program focuses on the next generation of independent promoters and venue owners, bookers, and managers to helps them build and sustain their own live music businesses.
 
Constructed to benefit and support...

Posted 2 Feb 2017 @ 10:38am

The legendary Bonnie Tyler shall be bringing her unmistakable presence and decades of iconic hits with her to Australian shores.

 

Across 16 studio albums, two live albums, four EPs, 83 singles and a host of compilation releases, Tyler’s influence in the pop and rock world is indisputable.

 

Tyler scored a worldwide #1 with Total Eclipse Of The Heart in 1983, and...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 6:09pm

After revealing they'd be shutting their doors last year, the time has finally come to say farewell. 

 

They'll be shutting up shop with one last night, featuring performances from Otologic, Sleep D, special late night MC Andee Frost, and more. 
 
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Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 4:11pm

British country duo The Shires will be heading to Melbourne for the very first time this year.

 

Since forming in 2013, Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes have taken the world by storm with their refreshing twist on the American-born genre, performing at Glastonbury (in a headline slot), London’s O2 Arena and Nashville’s Grand Old Opry.
 
On television, they've played on...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 11:19am

Everyone's favourite musical goofball - Mac DeMarco - is back with a new album for 2017, and two new songs to get the ball rolling. 

 

Titled This Old Dog, the record comes in the wake of 2015's mini-album Another One and is his first major release since Salad Days. 

 

My Old Man and title-track This Old Dog are available to listen to now. 

 

“The...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 10:12am

Brunswick's streets, spaces and hidden nooks will come alive with a varied and diverse lineup for the 2017 Brunswick Music Festival. 

 

The festival opens with the well-loved Sydney Road Street Party, featuring over 200 acts performing across six stages in a mammoth day of music, food, stalls and more.
 
The sounds of gospel, latin, soul, gypsy jazz, blues, hip-hop,...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 1:16am

The legendary Daft Punk will make their first live performance since 2014 at this year's Grammys. 

 

They'll be taking to the stage alongside The Weeknd for a live rendition of their collaborative hit, Starboy.

 

Posted 31 Jan 2017 @ 4:05pm

Prince's music has been notably absent from streaming services, outside of an exclusive deal with TIDAL. That's all set to change. 

 

The New York Post suggests his catalogue will go live from February 12, coinciding with The Grammys. 

 

Speaking...

Posted 31 Jan 2017 @ 3:40pm

Lead by Davey Lane and Ash Naylor, The Zapples are an Aussie rock supergroup joined by Brett Wolfenden, James Fleming and Nick Murphy. 

 

The motley crew have joined forces for a stellar rendition of all-time Beatles classic, A Hard Days Night - and it's pretty much bang-on. 

 

It comes as a glimpse of what is in store for The Beatles and George Martin tribute show ...

Posted 31 Jan 2017 @ 3:21pm

More than just a day to pick up vinyl, the well-loved Record Affair is making the trip down from Sydney to Melbourne. 

 

The day will involve DJs, radio announcers, musicians and collectors - all there to buy and sell their rarities, discoveries, enjoy a beer, and share a love of music. Capping it off, there'll be some food and beer specials to keep everyone in the mood. 

Posted 31 Jan 2017 @ 2:52pm

The Inkie is opening its doors to their new bandroom, putting themselves out there as Melbourne's newest live music destination. 

 

What's better, they're celebrating the opening with a killer lineup - featuring Milk! Records trio Loose Tooth, A Strange Day, Tilly Perry and guest DJ Adam Madric (Bad Family, Pure Moods). 

 

Posted 31 Jan 2017 @ 2:35pm

Multi-platinum artist Nathaniel is back with new music before heading out on a swift tour. 

 

Vapours is loaded with R&B influence and pulsing bass. 

 

 “The song is about being intoxicated by somebody, whether that is with sex, love or lust.  It's a very sensual and unique song,” said Nathaniel. 

 

Posted 31 Jan 2017 @ 2:13pm

Celebrating their 25th anniversary, The Waifs have locked in a second Melbourne show. 

 

Ironbark is the first single and title track from The Waifs' seventh studio album, due in store March 3. 
 
Ironbark is a double album, featuring 25 songs recorded in true Waifs style - inside a make-shift studio in the unfinished kitchen of Josh Cunningham’s rural retreat on the...

Posted 31 Jan 2017 @ 1:29pm

Howler has just revealed your new summer destination, the aptly titled Fruit Cup. Sounds refreshing, no? 

 

The summer day party is bursting at the seams with a hand-picked selection of Melbourne's finest, taking over the beer garden for a lush day of free live music. 
 
Get set for tunes from Mesa Cosa, Doona Waves, Good Morning, Darts, Tell (Grey Ghost and Mantra),...

Posted 31 Jan 2017 @ 10:18am

Groovin The Moo is back for another year, boasting a cow-tacular lineup. 

 

Leading the jam-packed lineup is Violent Soho, The Smith Street Band, Tash Sultana, Amy Shark and Montaigne. 
 
Making the overseas trek includes The Wombats, Against Me!, Milky Chance, The Darkness, Dillon Francis and more. 
 
Check out the lineup in full below: 
 
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Posted 30 Jan 2017 @ 8:39pm

Paul Kelly surrounded by John Olsen artworks, singing in the NGV. You don't get much better (or quintessentially Australian) than that. 

 

Australian icons John Olsen and Paul Kelly share a love of poetry. Experience the John Olsen: You Beaut Country exhibition and see both artists’ responses to Gerard Hopkin’s poem Pied beauty as Paul Kelly performs in front of Olsen’s painting...

Posted 30 Jan 2017 @ 3:32pm

The next chapter of Nussy is here in the form of a mesmeric single and vibrant film clip.

 

Hard As Diamonds is an investigation into the human reaction to hurt and turmoil, doused with heavy synth-pop latherings. The clip mirrors a mysterious, almost Catwoman-like journey featuring Nussy aimlessly wandering the streets - pursuant yet bewildered.

 

"Coming up with...

Posted 30 Jan 2017 @ 9:50am

The annual Apia Good Times Tour is back for its fifth year, bringing a hearty serving of Aussie rock heroes with it.  

 

The 2017 lineup will feature The Black Sorrows with Vika, Linda Bull, Colin Hay (Men at Work), Mental as Anything and Deborah Conway. 

 

Between them, the acts share a staggering amount of hits including Harley & Rose, Chained To The Wheel, ...

Posted 30 Jan 2017 @ 9:29am

Adele is slated to hit Melbourne on behalf of her record-breaking world tour, with the final round of tickets being released. 

 

In conjunction with artist management, Live Nation has extensively reviewed the seating map at all venues for Adele’s concerts and has made it possible to make available some additional tickets for immediate sale.
 
This comes as welcome...

Posted 27 Jan 2017 @ 4:16pm

Legendary rapper Missy Elliot has returned to reinstate her claim as the queen of hip hop. 

 

Her new track, I'm Better featuring Lamb, comes in the wake of her last official studio album The Cookbook in 2005. Safe to say, it's a fucking banger. 

 

Since then, she's popped up alongside Pharrell with WTF and collaborated with the likes of A$AP Ferg. 

 

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Posted 27 Jan 2017 @ 3:52pm

It's been a whirlwind 48 hours for Amy Shark. 

 

Fresh from landing the #2 spot in triple j's Hottest 100, Amy Shark has announced her first ever headline tour. 

 

As you can imagine, her first Melbourne show instantly sold out. Luckily for us, she's gone and added a second date to appease the masses. 

 

She'll be joined by golden-voiced Timberwolf and...

Posted 27 Jan 2017 @ 3:35pm

Yarra’s Leaps and Bounds Music Festival is back for another year. 

 

The fifth incarnation of the annual event is set to take over Australia's busiest and most diverse gigging municipality, armed with a brand new creative team. 
 
The ten-day festival will host a massive spread of over 300 diverse events catering to all budgets and will feature close to 900 acts from...

Posted 27 Jan 2017 @ 1:54pm

Following on from a massive European tour in 2016, The Ruminaters have locked in a sprawling 'Summer Vacation' tour. 

 

The Sydney lads have already started working on new music, following on from the successful release of their latest EP, I Used To Hate The Ruminaters, Now I Like Them. 
 
Their new full-length release is being recorded at the legendary RAK Studios,...

Posted 27 Jan 2017 @ 11:30am

It's not everyday you hear a snippet of new music from Frank Ocean. 

 

In a teaser shared by Calvin Harris via his Snapchat, Ocean's voice can be heard over a track apparently put together by Harris. 

 

Both new music and collaborations from Ocean are few and far between, with 2016 producing his long-awaited and universally acclaimed album Blonde along with a few...

Posted 27 Jan 2017 @ 11:02am

Ah, science. Is there anything it can't teach us? In what must amount to the breakthrough of the year, a recent study has lifted the veil on what your doggo's favourite type of music is. 

 

A study conducted by the Scottish SPCA and the University of Glasgow played different genres of music to their test dogs - including reggae, soft rock, classical, Motown and more - before...

Posted 27 Jan 2017 @ 9:41am

JET are bringing it back to where it all began. 

 

Just days out from joining the legendary Bruce Springsteen as support, the newly reformed act have locked in an intimate pub show. 

 

This Melbourne homecoming will be JET’s first live appearance in over six years, and promises a return to the blistering live show that paved the way for Dingley’s finest to make the...

Posted 26 Jan 2017 @ 12:16pm

All Time Low are returning to our shores with their biggest Australian run yet. 

 

They'll be joined by two very special guests, teaming up with Neck Deep and The Maine for a massive triple-head lineup. 
 
No stranger to Australian shores, All Time Low have repeatedly topped the charts, sold over 1.5 million albums worldwide, chalked up over 100 million views on...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 5:38pm

Lost Animal has debuted a brand new live clip, artfully performed and captured at Newmarket Studios. 

 

The video comes in the lead up to his hotly anticipated You Yang album tour, bringing tracks from his critically acclaimed album to the masses. 

 

“The music on the records I make are a ‘fuck you’ to the bad things in my life,” said Lost Animal mastermind Jarrod...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 3:43pm

After a spot of top-notch, free live music? You're in luck. 

 

Wyndham City will be delivering the goods with their Friday Live Series, bringing a variety of acts together with a curated food and drink selection. 
 
Friday February 10 will feature an '80s-inspired event, headlined by Aussie new wave acts Pseudo Echo. They'll be joined by Happy Enchilada, Trent...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 2:28pm

Melbourne-based via Arnhem Land singer/songwriter Gawurra will hit the road for his debut national tour following a successful 2016. 

 

Last year, Gawurra released his debut album Ratja Yaliyali, taking home four NIMA Awards as well as supporting Peter Garrett at the Darwin Festival, playing key slots at the The Age Music Victoria Awards, Sacred Edge Festival, and Federation...

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