Posted 30 Nov 2016 @ 11:10am

With Julia Sansone


The Royal Croquet Club has grown considerably since it quietly occupied the banks of the Yarra River a few years back. This year, it’s returning with a killer music lineup alongside some of Melbourne’s most loved food trucks. The event will boast an expanded site at the Birrarung Marr and some of Melbourne’s hottest music acts like Dope Lemon (Angus Stone),...

Posted 23 Nov 2016 @ 12:20pm

With Michael Cusack


Festival season is finally here and first up is Paradise Music Festival. Paradise has steadily been gaining momentum since its inception in 2013, growing in lineup and popularity every year. And why the hell wouldn’t it? With a focus on emerging Australian acts, decent ticket price, BYO booze and the gorgeous surrounds of the Lake Mountain Alpine Resort....

Posted 23 Nov 2016 @ 12:17pm

With Peter Hodgson


Irish pagan metallers Primordial have announced the release of the first live album in the band's history: Gods To The Godless (Live at Bang Your Head Festival Germany 2015), due out Friday November 25 via Metal Blade Records. Primordial's A.A. Nemtheanga says: “It might seem like an unusual move, a double live album. Especially within the scene we are from,...

Posted 23 Nov 2016 @ 12:16pm

With Declan Burgess


The city smoulders in the wake of Melbourne Music Week and the late November sun and there’s a slight breeze that carries with it words of excitement for the two FReeZA Push Start regional finals this weekend. Since March, a host of young talent have been battling it out for a spot in the grand final at the annual Melbourne Moomba Festival. The northern...

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...


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