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Issue 1708

One of the standout bands to come out of this city in the past decade, RVG headline our magazine and RISING Festival this month in the wake of their third album, Brain Worms.

They’re not the only critical darlings set to rock the Forum this month, we also sat down with King Stingray to discuss their meteoric rise before their upcom- ing Melbourne show. Nor are RVG the only RISING act in this month’s edition – we speak with the mastermind behind Speak Percussion before they perform a series of compositions at Melbourne Recital Centre as part of the broader RISING program.

Looking further afield in a music-packed issue, we delve into Illuminate Adelaide’s sensational 2023 lineup, and feature Cash Savage, Thandi Phoenix, Nicholas Allbrook, The Deadbeats and VOIID.

We also preview the Reclink Community Cup’s 30th anniversary with Megahertz staple Chris Gill and Rockdogs freshman Carlson – it’s always a cracking time with those two. Finally, we have a special guide to the best Pride Month events, plus our usual roundups of the best gigs, art exhibitions and stage productions to check out this month.