Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 12:27pm

With Declan Burgess


There’s only a few days left to apply for The Music Industry Pathways program. If you didn’t know that then it sure is lucky you’re reading this, because The Music IndustryPathways program might be the best platform for any young people who want to launch themselves into the music industry. It’s got everything you need including one-on-one mentoring,...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 1:17pm

With Peter Hodgson


Hey folks. I’m writing this week’s column from Anaheim, California, where I’ve been attending the NAMM Show with the guitar pickup company Seymour Duncan. On Thursday, Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares dropped by our booth to say hi and check out some new gear, and Testament’s Alex Skolnick played some incredible music with effect pedals and loopers. On Friday,...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 1:16pm

With Michael Cusack


Before we go into this week’s highlights, some pictures and descriptions have surfaced of the capsules being sold as MDMA that recently caused a string of overdoses and deaths. Apparently the contents of the caps are dark brown with a sticky sugary consistency that looks damp. Test results indicate the contents are PMA or 2C-T-x, both of which cause...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 1:15pm

With Georgia Spanos


If there’s one joy to celebrate this Australia Day, it’s our wonderful city full of diverse flavours and cultures. That's why the well acclaimed Mexican restaurant Mamasita, who kicked an Australian wide Mexican craze, has opened a pop up tent at the Australian Open. It is here that they reveal their first Nachos dish with, wait for it, liquid cheese. They’...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 1:13pm

With Joe Hansen


Lansing, Michigan’s Cheap Girls have announced their breakup after nine years as a band. In an online statement, frontman Ian Graham explained a myriad of personal issues with addiction and misconduct that he is distancing himself from and attempting to move on to other things. The band last released Famous Graves in 2014 and toured Australia in 2013 with The...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 1:10pm

With Samantha Woss


The silly season might be over, but as far as great gigs go, it looks like Melbourne is only getting started. This week, there are a plethora of all ages and family friendly events happening around town. Up in Coburg, the Velodrome Food Truck Festivalis taking off with a bunch of awesome local acts taking the stage each day for free. Who doesn’t love rad...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 11:14am

With Georgia Spanos


So we're all back at work, right? And lunch options are now more exciting than ever. Well we've found a spot which we promise is just what your mundane work day is missing. Big Dog's Deli, located on the traditionally burger prominent strip of Swan Street offers American influenced sandwiches filled with the smokiest, cheesiest and quite honestly sexiest...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 11:12am

With Asha Collins


On Friday January 20 Tennis Australia is bringing you legendary alt-rockers Jimmy Eat World on the Australian Open Live Stage from 7pm (it’s a free gig with your ground pass for the tennis). If that’s not up your ally, then how about New South Wales’ self-proclaimed sad core Rachel Maria Cox in Edinburgh Gardens for her Netflix and No Chill summer tour? Don’t...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 11:11am

With Michael Cusack


This Friday January 20, the Los Angeles based Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith is set to play NGV Friday Nights. Smith paints rich sonic tapestries using various modular synthesizer setups and techniques of her own invention, creating a unique journey through time and frequency. In some instances reminiscent of ‘70s synthesizer experiments, others more...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 11:09am

With Peter Hodgson


Melbourne progressive instrumental project I Built The Sky will tour the nation across March and April in support of the recently released second album The Sky Is Not The Limit. Catch them at the Workers Club on Saturday March 11.
Coffin Carousel’s new live record Live In Fiend City is out now, and you can also see the entire uncut 30-minute live...


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