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Posted 23 Nov 2016 @ 12:13pm

With Joe Hansen

 

The Bendigo Hotel has announced an absolutely massive lineup for this year’s New Years Eve celebrations. Headlined by Clowns, the night will also include The Nation Blue, Flour and Würst Nürse. Tickets are on sale now from their website.
 
Cro-Mags bassist and general madmanHarley Flanagan has announced he’s recording songs for an as yet unnamed...

Posted 16 Nov 2016 @ 12:29pm

With Declan Burgess

 

The next New Slang has been announced and it’s pretty wicked. On Friday December 2 move your body down to the The Channel at Arts Centre Melbourne. Headlining this month is Alex Lahey, joined by Bec Sandridge and The Beths (NZ) as well as DJ Drew Partymore. It’s like Christmas and New Years coming early on the same night, You can grab tickets right now from...

Posted 16 Nov 2016 @ 12:24pm

With Michael Cusack

 

It’s the MMW: Live Music Safari this Thursday November 17 and damn there’s some good parties happening. The Heads with Tales label showcase at Lounge looks huge with some truly world class locals including Cale Sexton, ACM and Dan White doing live techno and house sets. Don’t miss ACM’s set, his laptop-free live set-up is bananas. Elsewhere there’s the huge...

Posted 16 Nov 2016 @ 12:23pm

With Peter Hodgson

 

It’s only a matter of mere days until we’re all pulverized by the new Metallica album, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct.
 
Swedish melodic metal heavyweights Katatonia finally return to Australia for their first ever headline tour this December. They were last here in 2013 supporting Opeth. Catch them at the Corner Hotel on Saturday December 10....

Posted 16 Nov 2016 @ 12:22pm

With Joe Hansen

 

A killer compilation has been announced featuring hardcore punk bands from New Zealand, South East Asia and Australia. Entitled Bottom of the World, the album features Australian mainstays Shackles, Last Chaos, Havittajat and more. To be released in Australia on Televised Suicide and Lost In Fog Records, the album will be accompanied by an A5 zine and poster....

Posted 9 Nov 2016 @ 12:08pm

With Peter Hodgson

 

After an exceptionally busy 2016 that has seen The Smith Street Band spend most of the year playing headline shows across the world, including North America, the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia, the four-piece return with a brand new single Death To The Lads. The single is the first taste of the The Smith Street Band’s fourth record, to be released in...

Posted 9 Nov 2016 @ 12:07pm

With Michael Cusack

 

This Saturday November 12, the Underground Resistance DJ Assault Squad out of Detroit and SQL from Norway will blow the lid off My Aeon while they’re in the country for Strawberry Fields. My Aeon’s sound system is on point these days and with locals including Matt Radovich, ACM (Live) and Machete on board techno doesn’t get much better.
 
If...

Posted 9 Nov 2016 @ 12:06pm

With Declan Burgess

 

Melbourne Music Week starts this Friday November 11 and it’s a bountiful bouquet of events so large it won’t fit into any conventional vase. Running until Saturday November, it’s nine days blooming with over 100 events and branching out to 40 venues across the city. The happening party right out the front of Parliament House, Live at the Steps is on this...

Posted 9 Nov 2016 @ 12:05pm

With Joe Hansen

 

Boston punks Dropkick Murphys have announced their ninth full length album, 11 Short Stories of Pain and Glory, will be released on the band’s own Born and Bred label on Friday January 6. I haven’t kept up with all of their releases, but their 2001 album Sing Loud, Sing Proud was one of the first punk rock albums I ever owned and still gets regular listens on...

Posted 2 Nov 2016 @ 11:29am

With Michael Cusack

 

This week saw the first announcements of two new Victorian multi-day festivals, Pitch Music & Arts Festival and Babylon Festival. To the dismay of many, both festivals occur on the same weekend - as well as Golden Plains - Friday March 10 to Monday March 13. The Pitch lineup includes Italian hypnotic slow-burning techno maestro Donato Dozzy as well as...

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