Posted 12 Jan 2017 @ 12:38pm

The Peep Tempel will play an open-air Melbourne show off the back of releasing one of 2016's best albums


The universally acclaimed band will be joined by special guests Cash Savage and the Last Drinks, who have come off a huge year themselves with their latest record One of Us elevating them to a new...

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 1:43pm

“You need a higher education to understand this music,” joked Ausmuteants guitarist Jake Robinson, “Lucky we’re doing this at a university.” The Geelong punks then proceeded to blister through tracks about extreme apathy and the cathartic power of having sex with cops. Robinson’s quip was one of several bits of banter from the DIY-minded lineup that seemed equal parts thrilled and bemused to...

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 9:38am

City Calm Down will play their largest show yet, taking to the stage at Shimmerlands in a newly announced addition to their live music program


Before they head back into the studio, City Calm Down will be playing a huge open-air show at Melbourne's newest summer hang...

Posted 3 Jan 2017 @ 1:22pm

Chuck this one in your diary, because this is one show you don't want to miss. 


This open-air adaptation of Floating Points and Red Greg's infamous Plastic People residency in the UK will see the pair going beat for beat in the sunshine for seven hours.
Floating Points and Red Greg are two of the UK's top DJs, who will take to the stage in Melbourne as part of...

Posted 2 Jan 2017 @ 12:53pm

“There are certain things that resonate with different individuals about ska.  For me ska has a sense of community.


“From a musical perspective, ska has a percussive aspect that’s almost from another world, the one-drop, the skank and the sharp guitar,” says Nicky Bomba, drummer and notional leader of the Melbourne Ska Orchestra.  “The important thing about ska is that it has...

Posted 22 Dec 2016 @ 2:03pm

After revealing their first-class cinema lineup, Shimmerlands have dropped a stack of free outdoor shows that are shaping up to be a summer stunner. 


The team at Supple Fox will be bringing together the likes of Spike Fuck, Mick Turner, Gregor with Sweet Whirl, Slippy...

Posted 21 Dec 2016 @ 12:58pm

Idle hands may well be the devil’s work, but Austin Brown wouldn’t know.


The guitarist and co-frontman of Parquet Courts hardly ever stops working, and his phone call with Beat begins with some audible musical tinkering going on in the background. “I’ve been doing some recording and hanging ‘round the house,” Brown says. “You caught me in the middle of doing some maracas....

Posted 16 Dec 2016 @ 1:56pm

This summer, the team behind Shadow Electric will bring you Shimmerlands, a two-month event that brings together an outdoor cinema, concerts, multiple bars, and outdoor dining. The 2017 cinema program is bursting with music documentaries, so we've narrowed it down to five of our favourites. 


1. One More Time With Feeling (2016)


It's the heartbreaking documentary...

Posted 12 Dec 2016 @ 2:58pm

Still on a galactic sized high after a fantastic 2016, Melbourne's favourite ska conglomerate have just unveiled the 11 tracks they couldn't fit on their last release in the form of Saturn Return, as well as locking in at a set at Shimmerlands. 


In late 2015, they teamed up with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to record Sierra-Kilo-Alpha - their award-winning 2016 LP. They...

Posted 30 Nov 2016 @ 12:35pm

Following on from Shimmerlands' initial announce, revealing a set from Parquet Courts in the process, the multifaceted summer festival has now unveiled their two-month cinema programme. 


Tying in well with their hotly anticipated music lineup,...


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