Scene News

Scene News: GBH Announce New Album Momentum Out November 17 On Hellcat Records
On November 17 punk stalwarts GBH will release a new album Momentum on Hellcat Records. “We’re always looking forward,” says Colin Abrahall (vocals), next gig, next tour, next album. For us, it is all about momentum. At this point if we stopped moving forward we’d just fall over” ... Read More
Scene News: Anvil Announce Australian Tour
The demigods of Canadian Metal ANVIL return to Australia this November to celebrate their 40th Anniversary! It's time for a heavy metal celebration! ... Read More
Scene News: Wintersun Australian Tour - Brisbane venue change
Due to the recent announcement that the Max Watt's Brisbane venue will close it's doors in late October, the scheduled Wintersun show for November 4th has been moved to an alternative venue in THE BRIGHTSIDE ... Read More
Scene News: Shane Nicholson Releases New Video For ‘I Don’t Dance’
Triple ARIA award winning singer songwriter Shane Nicholson returns with ‘I Don’t Dance’, the second single from his brilliant new album ‘Love and Blood’. The rocking centre piece to the album was conceived on a country music cruise last year when the singer offered to pay a friend to dance ... Read More
Scene News: Deep Purple: Premiere Official Video For The Surprising
The official video for “The Surprising”, one of the fan favourites from the international success “inFinite”, takes the viewer on a journey through the magical fifty year history of the band. With high attention to detail, the animated masterpiece follows the five heroes of our story – Ian Gillan, Ian ... Read More
Scene News: Andrea Marr releases soulful NATURAL and announces tour dates.
Andrea Marr’s first full length soul album Natural is a joyous celebration of the music she has always loved – harking back to the glorious sounds of Stax and Motown-era soul, delivered with her own distinctive voice and style. Natural, Andrea’s 7th release, is an album that gives you the ... Read More
Scene News: Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters lead the first Bluesfest Touring announcement.
Hot off the heels of winning the hotly contested Best International Contemporary Concert at the Helpmann Awards for Patti Smith’s final Australian Tour; Bluesfest Touring has announced they will bring Robert Plant the beloved former lead singer of Led Zeppelin to Australia for his first Theatre tour in 2018. Plant ... Read More
Scene News: Shannon Bennett (Vue de Monde) and Ben Shewry (Attica) battle it out, racing up the 1642 stairs of the Eureka Tower, to launch the annual Eureka Climb
Eureka Climb is Australia’s biggest vertical race held at one of the world’s tallest residential buildings, Eureka Tower in Southbank, Melbourne. The event raises much needed funds via donations for our charity partners Interplast & Whitelion, who are both committed to helping disadvantaged people. Our motto is ‘Every step you take changes lives.’  ... Read More
Scene News: THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS embark on their ‘Learn Yourself / Morning Sun XV’ 15th Anniversary Tour
It was 2002 when Australian roots rock trio The Beautiful Girls made their debut release Morning Sun - a melting pot of sunny surf sounds and refreshing reggae undertones – which established the band's unique aesthetic. The title track quickly became a staple on Australia’s National Youth Radio station Triple J and, with the ... Read More
Scene News: Evanescence announce new album and upcoming Australian Tour: Synthesis Live
 Two-time GRAMMY award-winners Evanescence are touring the Australian east coast with Synthesis Live With Orchestras - presented by TEG Live and Sony Music Entertainment - to celebrate the band’s fourth studio album Synthesis, out November 10. Set to deliver a truly transcendent experience, Synthesis Live will see the band collaborate with ... Read More
Scene News: DIRTY LAUNDRY and WIRED head down to Tiger town this Saturday
Celebrations are still happening in Richmond after the Tigers won the AFL Premiership two weeks ago. The suburb is still decorated in yellow and black, celebrating the glorious win from fine Aussie sporting talent. Richmond's football fever is lasting longer than this year's flu. What better way to keep the ... Read More
Scene News: Lucinda Williams reimagines her 92' classic Sweet Old World with 25th Anniversary re-recording
Three-time Grammy Award winner Lucinda Williams will release This Sweet Old World (Highway 20/ThirtyTigers), a re-recording of her beloved 1992 album Sweet Old World to celebrate the 25^th anniversary of its release. Produced by Williams and Tom Overby, This Sweet Old World features fresh updated interpretations of songs such as ... Read More
Scene News: The Darkness release video for new song 'Southern Trains'
The Darkness have released a brand new song, entitled Southern Trains. Delivering rip-roaring riffs that soar much faster than the lamented train service, England’s most distinctive, multiple award-winning, platinum-selling rock gods have once again created an important anthem for the nation, replete with spirited invective (a.k.a lots of swearing) ... Read More
Scene News: Lawdy, Miss Clawdy! Parkes Elvis Festival Announce Huge 2018 Program
Primp that pompadour, start swiveling those hips, and get ready to rock'n'roll -PARKES ELVIS FESTIVAL is back! From WEDNESDAY 10 – SUNDAY 14 JANUARY 2018, over 25,000 people will shake, rattle and roll into Parkes for the biggest tribute to the King in the Southern Hemisphere ... Read More
Scene News: Brian Taranto and Kasey Chambers honoured in the first Australian Americana Music Honours Night
The first annual AUSTRALIAN AMERICANA HONOURS NIGHT has today been announced, with the inaugural event set to take place at Melbourne’s stunning Thornbury Theatre on Monday 2nd October. Presented by Michael Chugg, Nash Chambers and the international Americana Music Association, the Australian Americana Honours Night is a celebration of Americana ... Read More
Scene News: Ministry sign to Nuclear Blast!
Groundbreaking industrial-metal pioneers, MINISTRY, have signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band recently wrapped up recording their new album »AmeriKKKant«, which is tentatively scheduled for release the first quarter of 2018. More details to be announced shortly ... Read More
Scene News: Andrea Marr announces first soul album "Natural"
Andrea Marr's first full length soul album Natural is a joyous celebration of the music she has always loved - harking back to the glorious sounds of Stax and Motown-era soul, delivered with her own distinctive voice and style ... Read More
Scene News: The Kooks Announce ‘Best Of’ Headline Sideshows for Falls Festival.
The Kooks are returning to Australia to celebrate their ‘Best Of’ album, a collection of greatest hits, including such classics as Naive, She Moves In Her Own Way and Ooh-La. Playing just two Falls Festival sideshows in Melbourne at Festival Hall, Wednesday 3rd January and Sydney at Hordern Pavilion, Friday ... Read More
Scene News: The Best New Year’s Eve Party That Ever Fucking Existed With Frenzal Rhomb & The Bennies
If you already have New Year’s Eve plans - cancel them!! FRENZAL RHOMB and THE BENNIES are joining forces and throwing “The Best New Years Eve Party That Ever Existed...Extreme” at Melbourne’s Max Watts ... Read More
Scene News: Ben Folds Adds Second & Final Brisbane Show + Anticipated First Melbourne Show To National Tour
Pop-piano virtuoso, BEN FOLDS, today announces the addition of a second and final Brisbane show, after the first Brisbane sold out in a matter of days. Having already sold out one Brisbane show on Sunday 4th February, Folds will play a second show at Brisbane’s The Tivoli on Friday 2nd ... Read More
Scene News: Midnight Oil Announce Reef Benefit Show As Great Circle Tour Kicks Off
The iconic rock group has spent the last six months playing more than 50 gigs in 16 countries across six continents. They have played nearly 100 different songs including at least half a dozen that they have never performed onstage before. However the band has clearly still got more surprises ... Read More
Scene News: Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds announce launch date for new album and release the new single 'Take A Little Time'
With the launch of their second full-length album approaching on October 18, Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds have a new single releasing digitally on 29th September. A tale of love found amongst pretty bad circumstances, 'Take A Little Time' is about letting go of someone in order to do ... Read More
Scene News: Pop-Up Globe GALA OPENING TONIGHT at Shakespeare Gardens, Melbourne.
Pop-up Globe comes to life after six astonishing weeks of construction. It will be a spectacle the likes of which Melbourne has not seen before. Pop-up Globe, the world’s first full-scale temporary working replica of one of the greatest theatres in history, Shakespeare’s theatre, the second Globe, is ready for ... Read More
Scene News: BLACK STONE CHERRY release ‘Black To Blues’ EP: a tribute to the band’s blues roots and their heroes.
On the heels of their well-received 2016 album ‘Kentucky, US rockers Black Stone Cherry issue their long awaited 6-song EP, Black To Blues -  a collection of blues classics and obscurities reimagined with the meaty moxie of classic BSC. “I know it’s crazy for four rock n’ roll dudes to make a blues EP, but ... Read More
Scene News: THE CLOUDS Announce Headline National Tour this November, with Falling Joys as special guests!
The Clouds announce today that they are hitting the road on a national tour in November to support the release of a brand new single ‘Beautiful Nothingness’ and to answer the call from fans around the country. Following the recent resurgence in interest for Clouds’ music and the great success touring ... Read More
Scene News: Alternative metal band, 10 Years, release new album (how to live) AS GHOSTS!
American alternative metal band 10 Years return with a new studio album and welcome back band members Brian Vodinh (guitar / drums) and Matt Wantland (guitar).  (how to live) AS GHOSTS is the band’s eighth studio album  - and their first with Mascot Records – and was produced by Grammy Award winning ... Read More
Scene News: Bootsy Collins brings the funk back with World Wide Funk, his first release in six years
BOOTSY COLLINS is back with his 1st studio album in 6 years. WORLD WIDE FUNK to be released October 27 on Mascot Records.  The funk runs deep and rich on ‘World Wide Funk,’ Bootsy Collins' first studio album since 2011's Tha Funk Capital of the World. Populated with musical friends old and new, ... Read More
Scene News: Playing Times for FUZZFEST 2017: this Friday and Saturday at Cherry Bar, ACDC Lane, Melbourne
 FUZZFEST returns bigger, louder and hairier than ever, and back at Cherry Bar this year with a kick ass lineup of Local and National touring acts from Australia, including our first International guest from Spain, Los Labios. Yet again, FUZZFEST is set over 2 days of High Octane Rock n ... Read More
Scene News: PWEI are back, with Jim Bob (Carter USM). Plus CALIGULA reform for the tour!
England’s Finest, POP WILL EAT ITSELF return! With a very special International Guest, JIM BOB best known as the singer of indie cult heroes CARTER USM. Plus our own electro rock bandits CALIGULA who reform especially for this tour! Get My Tickets Now  Get ready for a setlist chock full of Poppies fan favourites – Everything’s Cool, Wise Up Sucker, ... Read More
Scene News: Unsound Adelaide returns in 2017
One of the world's most exciting and progressive experimental music festivals - Unsound - will return to Adelaide on 16-19 November ... Read More
Scene News: Darebin Music Feast Announces 2017 Program
Darebin Music Feast is back in 2017, this time charged with a spirit and lustre for live music, inclusion and inspiration like never before.Spanning eleven consecutive days in October, the Feast will showcase the incredible breadth of talent thriving in Melbourne’s North ... Read More
Scene News: Almighty Monster Rock Line-Up Comes To A Day On The Green!
Prepare for iconic indie rock anthems in the great outdoors when THE LIVING END, SPIDERBAIT, VERUCA SALT, THE LEMONHEADS, TUMBLEWEED and THE FAUVES combine for an almighty a day on the green national tour next February/March. It’s a bill bursting with bands who were part of the alternative heyday of ... Read More
Scene news: The Stories and Songs Record Club hosted by Brian Nankervis with Lisa Miller and Charles Jenkins
The second Stories and Songs Record Club, hosted by Brian Nankervis, is back at MEMO Music Hall on Wednesday 20 September. Special guests Charles Jenkins and Lisa Miller will share their personal stories and songs and play live, there'll be giveaways, surprise guests, and a 'last person standing' game. If ... Read More
Scene News: Reservoir Stomp - Sun 22 Oct at Preston-Reservoir Bowls Club
Reservoir is daggy. That’s why we love it. It’s one of the few Melbourne suburbs that still oozes character and charm. Out here, there are more balustrades and breeze blocks than you can poke a stick at. Out here, concrete lawns reign supreme. And if you stroll around the streets, ... Read More
Scene News: MANE is back with What If The Love Dies and tour dates!
Dramatic and ferocious, the elusive MANE is back with her impressively bold new single What If The Love Dies that is accompanied by an astounding, mind-bending clip that is sure to gather all the right attention.  To celebrate the release, MANE is set to hit the road later this year, stopping by The Gasometer (Melbourne) on October ... Read More
Scene News: Manchester Orchestra Announce Headline Australian Tour for Feb 2018
Atlanta based indie rock band, Manchester Orchestra make their anticipated return in support of their brand new album ‘A Black Mile To The Surface’. The album is the band’s fifth, following on from the release of 2014’s “Cope”. A Black Mile to the Surface is a bold record of vision ... Read More
Scene News: SARAH MCLEOD announces extended tour dates & releases video for Wild Hearts
Aussie rock royalty Sarah McLeod has today announced her new single Wild Hearts, a laid-back, content ode to finding fulfillment through creative endeavours. Lifted from her self-produced new album, Rocky’s Diner – her first solo album in 12 years - released on August 18, the talented vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, ... Read More
Scene News: SORORITY NOISE add extra date for Melbourne!
Connecticut-based quartet, Sorority Noise will be headlining shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne this September/October, following the announcement of their inclusion on the Yours And Ours Festival 2017 line-up. Sorority Noise formed in 2013 and consists of Cameron Boucher (guitar/vocals), Adam Ackerman (guitar/vocals), Charlie Singer (drums) and Ryan McKenna (bass/vocals) ... Read More
Scene News: The First Annual Australian Americana Music Honours Night Launches In Melbourne This October
The first annual AUSTRALIAN AMERICANA HONOURS NIGHT has today been announced, with the inaugural event set to take place at Melbourne’s stunning Thornbury Theatre on Monday 2nd October. Presented by Michael Chugg, Nash Chambers and the international Americana Music Association, the Australian Americana Honours Night is a celebration of Americana ... Read More
Scene News: Water Child
Jeannie and Mark are dynamic, intelligent and capable. Their marriage is happy and balanced, their careers bloom. They are successful, confident, fulfilled. Or that’s how it appears. But unlike family and friends, who have effortlessly brought children into the world, they have not ... Read More
Scene News: Painters & Dockers play Seaman's Mission tonight!
Soon to host and be featured in the ABC’S new Classic Countdown series long time Melbourne punks The Painters And Dockers will play the 100th anniversary of the iconic Spanish flavoured Seaman’s Mission in Flinders Street on Monday 11th September ... Read More
Scene News: Icehouse announce special Melbourne show!
It’s been a year of celebrations at ICEHOUSE HQ as they’ve criss-crossed the country on their 40 Years Live! Tour and today the band announce an unexpected new show for 2017 at The Palms at Crown on Friday, 10 November. With 25 shows already under their collective belts, and sold out shows at thePalais Theatre on 17 November and 1 December, ... Read More
Scene News: Niall Horan To Bring The Flicker World Tour 2018 To Australia
Global superstar Niall Horan will bring his Flicker World Tour 2018 to Australia next June, with arena shows confirmed for Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. It is his first solo Arena tour, and will see him perform smash hits ‘Slow Hands’ and ‘This Town’, plus tracks off his forthcoming debut album, ... Read More
Scene News: The Killers to perform in the Virgin Australia Pre-Game Show and Virgin Australia Premiership Party on the 2017 Toyota AFL Grand Final Day
AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan announced in Sydney that The Killers will perform in the Virgin Australia Pre-Game Show and Virgin Australia Premiership Party on the 2017 Toyota AFL Grand Final Day ... Read More
Scene News: Tim Rogers "Detour-Ing” in November & December
"DETOUR-ING” in November & December Following the LP release of 'An Actor Repairs’, a pile of You Am I touring, and the release of his first book ‘Detours’ to critical acclaim; Tim Rogers will wrap it all up, drop it in this bundle and play a series of solo shows ... Read More
Scene News: Lindi Ortega Announces November 2017 Australian Tour
On the back of the recently released EP, “Til The Goin’ Gets Gone”, Lindi Ortega has announced her return to Australia with a string of shows and festival dates in November ... Read More
Scene News: FOO FIGHTERS announce Australian tour, with support WEEZER!
CONCRETE AND GOLD WORLD TOUR RETURNING TO AU & NZ STADIUMS IN JAN-FEB 2018 WITH VERY SPECIAL GUESTS WEEZER PLUS LOCAL SUPPORTS IN EACH CITY Hearts, minds and attendance records are set to be blown in January and February 2018 as Foo Fighters return to rock stadiums across Australia and New Zealand in support ... Read More
Scene News: God of Carnage
A 90 minute thrill ride to the most dangerous place on earth: Parenthood. From Yarra Valley's own redfox3, who brought you the acclaimed The Woman In Black, comes the hilarious Tony and Olivier award winning play GOD OF CARNAGE ... Read More
Scene News: TINA ARENA's Innocence to Understanding Tour starts in Brisbane tonight!
Tina Arena's Innocence to Understanding Tour starts in Brisbane tonight. Due to popular demand, Tina Arena has added more shows, including a 2nd show in Melbourne at the Plenary. Her show on Saturday, 16 September has sold out. Tickets for Friday 15th September are selling fast. Tina Arena’s Innocence To Understanding Tour is proving to ... Read More
Scene News: Aunty Donna - New Show: World Tour Edition & Big Boys.
Fresh from sell-out shows in the US and the UK, Aunty Donna has returned home and will perform two of their hit shows in one night at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre on Saturday 28 October ... Read More
Scene News: Mi-Sex announce new show in Newcastle.
Holding an important place in the heart of Australian and New Zealand music, Mi-Sex are remembered as true pioneers in the down-under new-wave scene, transforming the turntables of Australia and New Zealand as music grew up into the 80s. And now they are back with some new games—reformatted, rebooted and ... Read More
Scene News: Japanese punk rockers Shonen Knife are READY and all SET to GO on their Australia Adventure Tour.
Ready… set… go! The ever adventuring Naoko-powered wonderbeast of Japanese sugar coated rockin’ fun SHONEN KNIFE return to Australia for the fourth time in 30 years since their debut visit to this far away land on the Big Day Out back in 1997... where they also played a string of ... Read More
Scene News: The Wizard of Oz to partner with official charity RSPCA Victoria
Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones today announced their canine stars who will play the role of Toto in the upcoming Australian tour of the world’s favourite musical, The Wizard of Oz. Taking on the role of Dorothy’s loyal companion will be Australian Cairn Terriers Flick and Trouble, who will ... Read More
Scene News: The Great Rock'N'Roll Pie Night with Dallas Crane & special guests - Grand Final Holiday Eve, Sept 28th, Corner Hotel
Bringing in the 2017 AFL Grand Final weekend with boisterous acclaim will be none other than Aus rock warriors Dallas Crane joined by a very illustrious cast coming together at The Corner Hotel for The Great Rock’n Roll Pie Night! ... Read More
Scene News: Tex Perkins - the man in black extra shows announced
Tickets to the two special Melbourne shows of the reprisal of The Man In Black went on sale this morning and already additional shows are being added, by popular demand. Tex Perkins and Johnny Cash fans alike now have more opportunities to see The Man In Black during its limited ... Read More
Scene News: New album from The Nature Strip
Beetle Bones is the culmination of nearly ten years of pop and roll exploration and the third full-length album from Sydney’s The Nature Strip. Their sound might be best summed up as a collision between 1960s guitar jangle on the cusp of psychedelia and the concise, assertive, and sometimes experimental ... Read More
Scene News: Mammal Announce First Performance in 7 Years
It's been 7 years and 9 months since Mammal collectively drove their raw brand of Lamborghini rock 'n’ roll straight off a cliff, but today the flaming fireball of visceral energy and groove known as Mammal have announced they will reform to play one show at Melbourne’s Max Watt’s on ... Read More
Scene News: Comedy4Karma - 16 Sept Daylesford Town Hall
Comedy 4 Karma, the annual fundraiser for the Daylesford Dharma School on Saturday 16th September at Daylesford Town Hall is set to host a stellar bill of comedians including Bob Franklin, and MC Dave Callan, plus more to be announced soon ... Read More
Scene News: Heartaches & Hangovers - new monthly country rock night at the Thornbury Theatre
Heartaches and Hangovers is a new regular honky-tonk night in the Thornbury Theatre’s Velvet Room on the *second Saturday of every month*. Unique to this night is the pairing of community radio legends Denise Hylands (Twang -Triple R FM, Saturdays 2pm - 4pm) with Dave Heard (Acid Country - PBS ... Read More
Scene News: Slutwalk Melbourne March - Saturday September 2nd
SlutWalk is a global movement and public protest that rallies against the notion of "victim blaming"- the concept that people who have been assaulted or raped made themselves a target through the way they dressed or acted. On September 2nd, 2017 at 1pm, we will be peacefully assembling at the ... Read More
Scene News: New Album From The Woodland Hunters
“Same old bullshit, different bar. Hey, what’s your poison?” Well, yes, Woodland Hunters, that’s about it. There’s a recognition here in the only half humorous cliché that you choose your methods of (slow, not always quiet) death. It’s an adult choice: when you’re old enough to know yourself, to know ... Read More
Scene News: Washington Announces National Tour with Australia's Symphony Orchestras
Much-loved songwriter Washington will join forces with Australia’s premiere Orchestras for a unique collaboration this September through November. Kicking off in Sydney with three back-to-back dates at the iconic Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Washington will perform her anticipated forthcoming fourth studio album in full, accompanied by the Sydney Symphony ... Read More
Scene News: Ben Folds Adds Second & Final Hobart Show to National Aeroplane Request Tour
Celebrated piano-pop virtuoso BEN FOLDS expands his national Paper Aeroplane Request Tour this February, announcing the addition of a second show at Hobart’s Theatre Royal on Wednesday 14th February, after the first Hobart show sold out in a matter of days ... Read More
Scene news: King Parrot Release Kinky New Vid And New Album Details
Melbourne metal monsters KING PARROT have revealed yet another corker video for brand spanking new track 'TEN POUNDS OF SHIT IN A FIVE POUND BAG' alongside details of their forthcoming third LP 'UGLY PRODUCE'. 'Ugly Produce' is heading for your earholes on September 22 thanks to EVP Recordings and fans ... Read More
Scene News: Killing Heidi Announce Massive 11 Date Regional Tour
Killing Heidi will be hitting stages in Darwin, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Caloundra, Wollongong, Newcastle, Chelsea Heights, Mulgrave, Albury, Redland Bay and Toowoomba. "I can't believe it's been twenty years since we started this band, I was thirteen, (Jesse) was fifteen. We are loving getting back into playing these songs again ... Read More
Scene News: Marlon Williams Returns With New Single - Vampire Again
Marlon Williams returns with “Vampire Again,” his first new material since releasing his acclaimed debut album of 2015 via Caroline Australia and touring relentlessly around the world, including performances on CONAN, Later…with Jools Holland, opening for Bruce Springsteen and picking up both an ARIA Award nomination and two New Zealand ... Read More
Scene News: Alex Lahey Announces Debut Album & Album Tour
Alex Lahey announced herself to the world in 2016 with her debut EP ‘B-Grade University’. The EP saw the Melbourne singer songwriter catapulted into popularity with fans and critics alike. Pitchfork, Brooklyn Vegan, Rolling Stone, Sterogum all got on board as she scored spots on festival bills from SXSW to ... Read More
Scene News: Severed Heads + Snog Announce Exclusive Melbourne Show
SEVERED HEADS make a rare Melbourne live appearance with special guests SNOG making an equally rare live appearance on Sunday 5th November at the Corner Hotel. This promises to be a most excellent evening of electronic goodness! ... Read More
Scene News: Led Zeppelin Masters: Announce Shows At Sydney Opera House & Hamer Hall Melbourne
Led Zeppelin Masters - the all Australian production featuring Adelaide’s Zep Boys and The Black Dog Orchestra – will mark the 50th anniversary of Led Zeppelin when they once again rock bring their show to Sydney and Melbourne in early 2018 ... Read More
Scene News: A Day On The Green Announces Stevie Nicks' 24 Karat Gold Tour With Very Special Guests - Pretenders
Roundhouse Entertainment, in conjunction with Live Nation, is thrilled to announce that superstar singer-songwriter STEVIE NICKS will return to Australia for an exclusive run of her 24 Karat Gold shows this November, including three shows for a day on the green. Joining Stevie for these special concerts are the legendary ... Read More
Scene News: The Wizard Of Oz Melbourne Season Announcement
Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones today announced that the world’s favourite musical, The Wizard of Oz, will be coming to Melbourne as part of the upcoming Australian tour. It will play from 15 May 2018 at the Regent Theatre. If you’re an Optus customer you can beat the rush ... Read More
Scene News: Mama Alto at The National Theatre
National Theatre Melbourne presents “EXQUISITE: AN EVENING WITH MAMA ALTO” September 2nd 2017 at 7pm, National Theatre (20 Carlisle St, corner Barkly St, St Kilda) THE EVENING: Two Melbourne icons meet: the beaux arts theatre of old world glamour hosts the consummate jazz cabaret diva. This is the only full ... Read More
Scene News: “A Taste Of Americana” Old Crow Medicine Show Return To Australia In September/October Performing “Blonde On Blonde” With Special Guest Valerie June
“The young men in the hard-driving Nashville band Old Crow Medicine Show deliver old-time country music as it’s seldom been heard.” - The New Yorker “Old-timey, my arse, these boys rock hard.” - MOJO Valerie June is as one of America’s “most intriguing, fully formed new talents.” - The New ... Read More
Scene News: Unpainted Prospects at the Wesley Anne: Sun 27 Aug.
Evolving from the inner northern pubs and bedrooms of Melbourne Unpainted Prospects are an intimate alt-folk band who weave keenly observed tales from the personal to the political. Set in the musical world visited by explorer-songwriters such as Paul Simon, Glenn Richards (Augie March) and Joni Mitchell, they are excited ... Read More
Scene News: GZA - The Genius Announces Australian and New Zealand Tour
WU-TANG CLAN founding member, GZA returns this November to grace Australian & NZ fans with his electrifying live shows. His thought-provoking and street-bred raw lyricism layered over catchy beats has created plethora of anthems that shaped the hip-hop world. He has earned the honorary title of ‘The Genius’. “There was ... Read More
Scene news: The Red Hot Summer Tour announces second series with massive Aussie line-up for 2018
The Red Hot Summer Tour is one of the biggest touring festivals on the circuit today, a reputation it will further cement with the announcement of the 2018 second leg featuring a massive all-Aussie line-up. Headlined by the 'voice' of Australian music, John Farnham, with special guests Daryl Braithwaite, Baby ... Read More
Scene News: Tumbleweed Announce Headline Show at Melbourne's The Gasometer
Tumbleweed may disappear here and there for a while, the hiatus was nearly two years this time & it felt like it may have lasted forever, but when friends twisted our arm to pull ourselves together to do a few shows in May, we had to think about a bass ... Read More
Scene News: Van Morrison: New album ‘Roll With The Punches’ to be released September 22
New album ‘Roll With The Punches’ to be released September 22 Hear Bring It On Home To Me - the first track from the album here Pre-order album ‘Roll With The Punches’ here [] Van Morrison – one of music’s few true legends – releases a new 15 track ... Read More
Scene News: 7 Nights With The Jezabels
In an unprecedented move, the Jezabels are set to perform 7 shows in 7 nights – back to back - at the Lansdowne this month. Running from Monday 21^st to Sunday 27^th, The Jezabels will take fans on a journey of tunes from throughout their back catalogue and may even ... Read More
Scene news: Sand Pebbles new album's video-single released
Sand Pebbles release their new album's video-single. Accompanying the track Desire Lines, it has as it's bedrock a strong motoric beat with an overlay of angelic, dreamy vocals. Watch the video-single here Pleasure Maps is getting airplay across Australia and the US and pre-orders are now open for this ... Read More
Scene News: Don Broco - release brand new single 'Technology'
U.K. four piece DON BROCO have released another monstrous rock anthem! With hard-hitting riffs and massive choruses TECHNOLOGY is the track that will have Australia jumping on board this stunning rock act! Get on this now! DON BROCO have released their brand new single ‘Technology’, out now through SharpTone ... Read More
Scene News: Elsie and The Vibe EP launch and show at The Toff
After touring the east coast of the US, Australian indie soul/R&B artist Elsie and The Vibe, announces the release of her debut EP and her debut Australian headline show at The Toff in Town. The Melbourne-raised artist’s self-titled debut EP, Elsie and The Vibe, weaves threads of soul, Motown, R&B ... Read More
Scene news: Kyneton Music Festival line up announced
There’s a party in the park, would you like to come? The sixth annual Kyneton Music Festival is happening on the 20th and 21st of October in the picturesque surrounds of historical Piper Street. Taking over St. Pauls Park, plus performances a few steps away in Major Tom’s and The ... Read More
Scene News: Darling West Release New Music Video
The last twelve months of Darling West’s musical career can hardly be described as anything else than fantastic. Since the release of their second album, Vinyl and a Heartache, they have played concerts all over the world, been listed on the biggest radio channels in Norway and appeared on the ... Read More
Scene News: Nashville trio Simo "Rise & Shine" with new album, released 15th September on PROVOGUE
In mid-2015, Nashville trio SIMO signed to Mascot Label Group and released Let Love Show The Way, their 2nd LP in January of 2016.  The album, recorded at the Allman Brothers former residence in Macon, Georgia - debuted at #4 on the Billboard Blues Chart and garnered rave reviews and numerous national and ... Read More
Scene News: Glen Matlock touring Australia for the 40th anniversary of Never Mind The Bollocks' release
Founding member of The Sex Pistols and Rich Kids, writer of hits 'Pretty Vacant' and 'God Save The Queen', Glen Matlock is a musical legend and raconteur extraordinaire. Matlock and his band are hitting Australian shores in November, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Never Mind The Bollocks, conducting exclusive Q&A's and playing Pistols ... Read More
Scene News: Live N Local starts this week
Melbourne’s free winter music festival Live N Local returns to the City of Port Phillip this August with a program that will delight musicians and music fans alike. Spanning eight days from August 19 to 26, unique, local venues and hot spots will throw open their doors to host local ... Read More
Scene News: The Darkness to release brand new album, Pinewood Smile on October 6
BRAND NEW ALBUM ( TO BE RELEASED OCTOBER 6 THROUGH COOKING VINYL LISTEN TO NEW TRACK, ALL THE PRETTY GIRLS England’s most distinctive, multiple award-winning, platinum-selling, hugely entertaining rock gods – and one-time saviours of rock’n’roll turned national pleasures – The Darkness are back with their fifth album Pinewood ... Read More
Scene News: A Scandal in the Weimar
This August, get carried away to an underground Berlin cabaret with A Scandal in the Weimar by wit incorporated. This world premiere sees a reimagined Lady Sherlock Holmes and her companion, Dr Jean Watson, travel to Berlin to track down Irene Adler and retrieve sensitive information. With all the action ... Read More
Scene News: Dogapalooza - Melbourne's dog friendly music festival - Sun 12 Nov
Oscars Law & One Little Indian Enterprises are very proud to announce, Dogapalooza, Melbourne’s first dog-friendly (and hands down most adorable) music festival, is back for its trilogy edition on Sunday November 12th on the grassy noles of Richmond’s Burnley Park. For those who are tighter than a Maltese top ... Read More
Scene News: HANSAA announces debut single with LA-based duo soso & Oliver Tank!
Electronic newcomer Hansaa, otherwise known as Vinay Matta, has been honing his craft as a producer and producer in Los Angeles for the past two years; but today he has finally announced his debut single Need To Know, coproduced with LA-based production duo soso and featuring the stirring vocals of ... Read More
Scene News: JUNIOR DANGER release single ‘DIRT AND GRIME’ and go on tour!
Swamp rockers Junior Danger are releasing a new tome to their heavy rock bookcase with a thumping dirg, DIRT AND GRIME. If Nick Cave was into the White Stripes this is what it would sound like. It’s got all the riffs any Queens of The Stone Age fan loves and the ... Read More
Scene News: Bigsound Festival Announces Second Artist Line Up
BIGSOUND Festival have dropped the mic today on an undeniable second announcement, filling an epic four-night adventure of sound and setting yet another benchmark for new live music discovery in Australia. Proving that Australia’s underground is a wide, diverse pool of talent and innovation, this year’s line-up is a cross-genre ... Read More
Scene News: Broken River Release 'Me Versus You' Single & Launch Show
Broken River is releasing a new single "Me Versus You” and is playing a headline show at The Tote in Melbourne on Thursday, 17th August with support from The In The Out and Teenage Dads. Broken River is a new project driven by Melbourne singer-songwriter Ben Stolz. Ben’s influences are diverse ... Read More
Scene News: Diana Anaid - 'Cant Apologise' 1st single and video from forthcoming album
"Described as “the cover girl for self-made, heart-warming, gut-vomiting indie chicks” (Village Voice USA), alternative singer/songwriter Diana Anaid returns with the highly anticipated catchy 1st single Can't Apologise from the Forthcoming album My Queen, produced by Steve James (Screaming Jets/Skunkhour/Sex Pistols).. The video clip for first single Can't Apologise was ... Read More
Scene News: Diary of a Power Pussy
*Diary of a Power Pussy* Fancy yourself a fierce feline? Well, it’s time to grow a vagina! Produced and starring Melbourne’s own cabaret powerhouse Sophie deLightful, and featuring a rotating list of special guest performers, Diary of a Power Pussy is a tasty snippet of the Power Pussies series already ... Read More
Scene News: The Sand Dollars Release long awaited EP ‘I Like The Look Of Your Sweater, Can I Have Your Number?’
The long awaited EP from Melbourne’s The Sand Dollars is finally here and they’ve left the best song till last with the chill out, RnB-groover, ‘LOVE DUST’ as the lead single. ‘I LIKE THE LOOK OF YOUR SWEATER, CAN I HAVE YOUR NUMBER?’ contains 5 tracks including 2016’s upbeat ‘Silence ... Read More
Scene News: R.I.P. Glen Campbell
Today we received the sad news that Glen Campbell has passed away aged 81. Campbell had been battling Alzheimer's disease. The statement from the family: It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist, Glen Travis ... Read More
Scene News: Legendary Aussie musician, Kim Volman, releases tell-all autobiography, The Devil Won't Take Charity.
Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kim Volkman has been part of Melbourne's live music scene for 38 years playing in bands including The Severals, Ian Rilen & the Love Addicts, X, The Patron Saints and Kim Volkman and The Whiskey Priests. Volkman's autobiography The Devil Won't Take Charity will be launched ... Read More
Scene News: German punk rockers, ITCHY, release ALL WE KNOW through Arising Empire/Nuclear Blast
It is an amazing feeling when there is no need for something, but the possibility for everything. When you, just like punk rock band ITCHY, don’t have to follow certain trends and then drown in some hype, or suddenly be forgotten. When one suddenly realizes how good they look with skinned elbows, ... Read More
Scene News: Australian Music Week: Announces Music Prize, Electronic Music Program, An Evening with Simon Napier-Bell, Artist Application Extended
Australian Music Week: Announces Music Prize, Electronic Music Program, An Evening with Simon Napier-Bell, Artist Application Extended ------------------------------------------------------------ Australian Music Week will be extending its artist applications. Applications for Australian artists will now close Monday 21st August at 10.00 AM. AMW 2017 SHOWCASING ARTISTS ALREADY ANNOUNCED: Andy Golledge, Crystal Cities, ... Read More
Scene News: Carlos Santana & Cindy Blackman Santana Join Forces With The Isley Brothers (Ronald And Ernie) On Power Of Peace
A NEW ALBUM CELEBRATING THE TIMELESS SOUNDS OF FUNK, SOUL, BLUES, ROCK, JAZZ AND POP Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, is pleased to announce the release of POWER OF PEACE, a new studio album from Santana (Carlos Santana and Cindy Blackman Santana) and The Isley Brothers (Ronald ... Read More
Scene News: Indie rockers The New Yorks announce new single, video and tour!
Indie rockers The New Yorks have announced their new single We Enjoy This Too Much, a seriously fun, guitar-driven bop reminiscent of The Wombats, is out now.  An endearing clip, featuring the charismatic half wolf/half human frontman Sir Wolf, accompanies We Enjoy This Too Much with a perfect nostalgic quality.  ... Read More
Scene News: Perth's Matty T Wall announces tour and new video!
WA blues guitar slinger Matty T Wall announces that he'll be legging it over to the east coast this August in support of his new single 'Broken Heart Tattoo’. Hard rocking and big bopping, 'Broken Heart Tattoo' tells a tall tale of treachery over a walking bass line - one night, two ... Read More
Scene News: The Tarantinos announce weekly residency at Ding Dong Lounge
The Tarantinos ( are hitting Ding Dong Lounge ( every Sunday in August for a run of QT inspired Sunday night parties from 8pm. Best of all, it's free!!! Each week will be themed to a different Tarantino classic, beginning with Reservoir Dogs! New QT themed cocktails and food, including ... Read More
Scene News: Josh Pyke Announces Regional Tour Before Hanging Up His Boots At The End Of The Year
One of Australia’s favourite storytellers, Josh Pyke has today announced his 10 Years Of Memories & Dust regional tour of Australia alongside the news that he’ll be hanging up his ‘Josh Pyke boots’ and going on hiatus from the end of the year. To celebrate his illustrious career and to ... Read More
Scene News: A Day On The Green Announces December Disco Fever
Get set to put on your boogie shoes and party when disco legends KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND, VILLAGE PEOPLE and SISTER SLEDGE combine for a huge Australian tour this December. Disco fever will hit a day on the green with five shows nationally, plus in conjunction with Frontier Touring, ... Read More
Scene News: The Damage Report Book Launch And Exhibition
In an adventure like no other, Melbourne contemporary photographer Zo Gay, better known as Zo Damage, explored and documented 365 consecutive days of live music and music culture through her lens. Her new book – The Damage Report – will be launched at Arts Centre Melbourne on Friday 11 August in Gallery 1 as part of The Kiln initiative ... Read More
Scene News: Tiki Safari with Rufino and the Coconuts + Martin Cilia + Men From U.N.C.L.E. + much more!
Put the lime in the coconut and get set to cruise the Tiki-est line-up this side of the South Pacific as The Factory goes troppo for a day, with a celebration of Tiki culture. It all started back in 1934, when Texas native Don the Beachcomber created Tiki Pop, combining ... Read More
Scene news: Alanis Morissette To Play Exclusive Sydney & Melbourne Shows In January
In a massive coup, it can today be revealed that prolific singer-songwriter-musician, ALANIS MORISSETTE, will return to Australia to play two exclusive dates in January. Alanis will spend an evening at Melbourne’s stunning Palais Theatre on Tuesday 23^rd January, followed by the ICC Sydney Theatre on Wednesday 24^th January. For ... Read More
Scene News: RACKETT release playful video clip for latest single PREY, mixing the 60s cookbook ideal with the Silence of the Lambs nightmare.
Pop punk queens RACKETT have unveiled their twisted 60’s cookbook meet silence of the lambs esc video.   Written and directed by Mathilde Nocquet, the music video is a quirky cooking lesson hosted by a young, beautiful and  totally psychotic housewife.  With it’s bright colours, retro feel and wacky bourgeois ... Read More
Scene News: Dan Sultan releases new album 'Killer' - touring September
It is with infinite pride that Liberation release Dan Sultan ( ’s fourth studio album, Killer – a collection of songs that marks a significant turning point in a lustrous career spanning over a decade. An enthralling live video of album opener‘Drover’ ( has also been revealed and is an ... Read More
Scene News: 20 Years Of Placebo Australian Tour This September
UK band DEAF HAVANA confirmed as special guest on the tour Legendary alternative rock band Placebo has today announced fellow UK rockers Deaf Havana as support on their forthcoming September tour, 20 Years of Placebo. The tour will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the release of their platinum selling debut ... Read More
Scene News: Whispering Jackie - Unveil Accompanying Video For 'Breaking Up This Time'
Following on from releasing their standout single ‘Breaking Up This Time’, Sydney-based punk-rock trio, Whispering Jackie have just revealed the accompanying music video shot in the NSW Blue Mountains and Sydney’s Inner-west by director Nick McKinlay (Julia Jacklin, Noire). Keeping in line with the lyrical subject, the clip’s narrative shines ... Read More
Scene News: Exit Eden Release First Video
EXIT EDEN Release First Video For those who are aware of the talent of these four ladies - Amanda Somerville, Clémentine Delauney, Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner - they can imagine what masterpiece they would create if they would ever collaborate. Imagine no longer, their debut album is set in stone and EXIT EDEN is ... Read More
Scene News: New album from McSherry/O'Brien
PAUL GOUGH (former host of the Inside Sleeve, podcaster and all round person of good musical taste) tells you about this new album. This is a tale of two guys called Paul. Paul McSherry and Paul O’Brien. They’ve been making music for a long time, both having been in bands ... Read More
Scene News: Farewell Caravan - Caravan Music Club to end their 8 year tenancy at Oakleigh RSL
A statement from Peter Foley, Caravan Music Club: For eight wonderful years we have operated our gig in The OCRSL Memorial Hall without any security of tenure. In an effort to acquire the security and autonomy we felt we needed to continue investing our passion, energy and financial resources into ... Read More
Scene News: ♠ Ace Frehley’s Anomaly to be reissued as Anomaly Deluxe on September 8 ♠
Scene News: James Reyne "All Crawl" Tour - Melbourne Cup Eve Show Announced
National tour kicks off next month - Annual Cup Eve show for Melbourne confirmed In just three weeks, acclaimed singer songwriter James Reyne will hit the road, playing the songs of Australian Crawl with the ALL CRAWL Tour. The tour takes in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney, Penrith, Perth and Bunbury ... Read More
Scene News: Tash Sultana Homecoming Tour This November/December
Secret Sounds & triple j Presents: TASH SULTANA HOMECOMING TOUR THIS NOVEMBER/DECEMBER With special guests Pierce Brothers & Willow Beats Undoubtedly Australia's quickest rising star of the last two years, Tash Sultana today announces a handful of her biggest shows to date! Sailing in the wake of a recently sold-out ... Read More
Scene News: IV league drop ultimate indie pop single 'Change My Mind'
Melbourne four piece IV League are not here to fuck spiders, erupting into their new single from the very first beat, anthemic harmonies “It’s all too much” meet Bella Venuti's one of a kind powerhouse vocal and hit you right in the kisser with their high energy new single ‘CHANGE ... Read More
Scene News: Ocean Grove Drop New Video For "Stratosphere Love"
Ocean Grove have dropped the next instalment of The Rhapsody Tapes via their brand new video for "Stratosphere Love". The video arrives just in time for their upcoming appearance on Splendour In The Grass as well as their own headline tour of Oz next month. In "Stratosphere Love" we find ... Read More
Scene News: Billy Bragg releases new single, The Sleep Of Reason
Now that we’re finding out the true meaning of the Chinese curse ‘May you live in interesting times!’, Billy Bragg, who has just published his acclaimed book Roots, Radicals & Rockers, returns to his full-time career as protest singer and will release a new single The Sleep Of Reason on ... Read More
Scene News: Kingswood - 2017 National Tour Announcement
KINGSWOOD 2017 MAXIMUS TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT WITH SPECIAL GUESTS THE VANNS + DEAR SEATTLE 'LIKE A VERSION' LIVE ON TRIPLE J NOW ------------------------------------------------------------ “The fact that Kingswood has made such an experimental move will surprise a lot of music lovers but after a couple of listens to After Hours, Close To ... Read More
Scene News: C.W. Stoneking Announces Rare Solo Tour
C.W. Stoneking has been hiding out since his last live shows in March this year, where he shared the stage with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. Rumor has it he's busy crafting songs for his full length album, his first since 2014's ARIA Award winning, Gon' Boogaloo However, the ... Read More
Scene News: Arrested Development Announce Australian Shows
A Metropolis Touring Presentation: Arrested Development (USA) Hip-hop trailblazers Arrested Development (USA) Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of their Influential debut album '3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life of' by performing highlights from the album, plus a special encore of Arrested Development Classics. Catch them performing 2 ... Read More
Scene News: Nine Inch Nails Return With New Ep 'Add Violence'
RETURN WITH NEW EP ADD VIOLENCE OUT VIA CAROLINE AUSTRALIA Nine Inch Nails have returned their new EP, ADD VIOLENCE, out today via Caroline Australia. The five-song collection is the second in a series of three related EPs - the first of which, Not The Actual Events, was released in December ... Read More
Scene News: Pesky Bones releases new single and video, 'My Radiance' featuring Ali Barter
Pesky Bones releases new single and video, 'My Radiance' featuring Ali Barter Lifted from Pesky Bones Volume One, which also features guest vocalists Paul Kelly, Deborah Conway, Tim Rogers, Paul Capsis, Emily Lubitz and more My Radiance is a new single and video featuring Triple J favourite, Ali Barter ... Read More
Scene News: Australian Music Favourites Line Up For Arts Centre Melbourne's Morning Melodies
MORNING MELODIES August - December 2017 Australian music favourites Bobby Fox and Martin Crewes are among the entertainment icons joining Arts Centre Melbourne's Morning Melodies program in performances from August - December. The feel good concerts held each month at Hamer Hall will showcase an eclectic mix of celebrated Australian ... Read More
Scene News: The National Theatre presents Mama Alto
Mama Alto's only full length, solo show in Melbourne for 2017, with musical directress Miss Chief returning from Brisbane for one of the final times. The National Theatre Melbourne presents “EXQUISITE: AN EVENING WITH MAMA ALTO” September 2nd 2017 at 7pm, National Theatre (20 Carlisle St, corner Barkly St, St ... Read More
Scene News: Davey Lane Announces Album Release And Melbourne Show
Davey Lane has been honing his craft for quite a while now – working in the studio and on stage with artists such as Crowded House, Jimmy Barnes, Robyn Hitchcock, Masters’ Apprentices, The Saints as well as legendary Australian rock group You Am I, with whom he has been standing ... Read More
Scene News: Mitski Adds Second & Final Melbourne Show To Tour This Nov & Dec!
MITSKI ANNOUNCES SECOND & FINAL MELBOURNE SHOW SYDNEY SHOW SELLING FAST! Due to overwhelming demand, enthralling Japanese-American songstress MITSKI has announced she will play a second and final Melbourne show at Howler on Saturday 2^nd December, on her debut Australian tour. Her first Melbourne show has completely sold out, ... Read More
Scene News: Ted Mulry Gang – Join Together To Celebrate Ted’s 70th Birthday
TED MULRY GANG – ALL ORIGINAL MEMBERS WITH STEVE MULRY – JOIN TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE TED’S 70TH BIRTHDAY WITH A ROCKIN’ NIGHT OF MUSIC THIS SEPTEMBER TED’S BIRTHDAY BASH Saturday 2nd September is a special day for Australian music fans – it marks what would have been the 70th birthday of ... Read More
Scene News: Sløtface Announce Debut Australian Tour
It hasn’t taken long for Norway’s Sløtface to make a huge statement. Every opportunity they get, the fire-starting four piece bring fearlessness and defiance to the table. Lead by vocalist Haley Shea with guitarist Tor-Arne Vikingstad, bassist Lasse Lokøy and Halvard Skeie Wiencke on drums, with every move they make, ... Read More
Scene News: Unpainted Prospects - EP Launch at the Wesley Anne
Evolving from the inner northern pubs and bedrooms of Melbourne Unpainted Prospects are an intimate alt-folk band who weave keenly observed tales from the personal to the political. Set in the musical world visited by explorer-songwriters such as Paul Simon, Glenn Richards (Augie March) and Joni Mitchell, they are excited ... Read More
Scene News: Lane Cove Theatre Company presents Tommy Murphy's Holding the Man
HEART-WRENCHING, FUNNY, HONEST AUSSIE PLAY FOR NEW SYDNEY PRODUCTION Lane Cove Theatre Company presents Tommy Murphy's Holding the Man 11-26 August H ot on the heels of its acclaimed productions of Cosi, Away, The Last Five Years and the Vagina Monologues, Lane Cove Theatre Company presents the famous, powerful Australian story ... Read More
Scene News: Small Voices - Aquamarine single release
Aquamarine is the second single from Australian Holiday, the Sydney producer's debut EP, coming this year. The EP was written and recorded at the infamous Hibernian House in Sydney, and mixed by Tony Espy (The Avalanches, The Church) "I want to make music that’ll turn a rainbow green… Songs that make you ... Read More
Scene News: Easybeats & Stevie Wright Classics Like You've Never Heard Before… Easyfever
EASYBEATS & STEVIE WRIGHT CLASSICS LIKE YOU'VE NEVER HEARD BEFORE… FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - WEDNESDAY 19TH JULY, 2017: Empire Touring is thrilled to bring you music from The Easybeats and Steve Wright, performed by Australia's rock n roll royalty: Chris Cheney, Phil Jamieson, Kram, Tex Perkins & Tim Rogers. This ... Read More
Scene News: Ace Frehley Ready to Thrill Aus Audiences this October, as Very Special Guest of Alice Cooper
Scene News: Tiny Little Houses: New single & video 'Garbage Bin' + launch shows announced
Tiny Little Houses return with new single ‘Garbage Bin’, a track that will surely be an anthem for the new slacker generation. Written while lead singer Caleb Karvountzis was in the midst of final assessment hell and contemplating ditching another degree, the song chronicles the journeys and failures of ... Read More
Scene News: Sorority Noise Australian Tour September October
Connecticut-based quartet, Sorority Noise will be headlining shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne this September/October, following the announcement of their inclusion on the Yours And Ours Festival 2017 line-up. Sorority Noise formed in 2013 and consists of Cameron Boucher (guitar/vocals), Adam Ackerman (guitar/vocals), Charlie Singer (drums) and Ryan McKenna (bass/vocals) ... Read More
Scene News: Run the Jewels Share Music Video for 'Don't Get Captured'
RTJ FEATURED IN #1 FILM IN AMERICA, BABY DRIVER, AS WELL AS ON THE SOUNDTRACK, WHICH SCORES #1 ON ITUNES ALBUM CHART WATCH 'DON'T BE CAPTURED' Run The Jewels is proud to premier the new video for the song 'Don't Get Captured', the latest offering from their breakthrough new ... Read More
Scene News: Counterfeit Culture - Deathwish EP
New Jersey melodic metalcore band Counterfeit Culture are set to release a three track EP titled Deathwish on August 1st. The band's EP themes around the around the violence of domestic and drug abuse, sending a positive message of love and hope to anyone that give's the band a listen. On the naming of Counterfeit Culture, ... Read More
Scene News: Kylie Auldist announces 2017 Melbourne shows
Australia's funk, soul and disco queen Kylie Auldist will be playing some special mid-Winter shows in Victoria at the Caravan Music Club on Friday 25 August and the Spotted Mallard on Friday 22 September. Splitting each show into two sets, she'll begin with an acoustic-soul style nod to her earlier ... Read More
Scene News: Grapevine Gathering 2017 Registration for pre-sale tickets at $59.+BF ends in TWO HOURS!
Register and follow the steps to gain access to limited presale tickets at $59+BF. Only the top 200 point scorers will receive access! Hurry, registration closes soon. Go to presales here. Grapevine: A Music & Wine Pairing It’s time to stop and smell the Rosè as Grapevine brings the party ... Read More
Scene News: Grapevine Gathering 2017 line-up announced
Grapevine: A Music & Wine Pairing It’s time to stop and smell the Rosè as Grapevine brings the party to Rochford Winery this November.  Instead of wine(ing) about having nowhere to indulge your senses, Grapevine is your next grape musical adventure! It’s time to stop and smell the Rosè ... Read More
Scene News: Brisbane Park to be renamed after Ed Kuepper! Ed Joins The Undertones On Stage! On Tour August & November!
Brisbane’s Ed Kuepper is to be immortalised with the naming of a park on the corner of Lawson St and Oxley Rd, Oxley, not far from his childhood home as reported by The Guardian, here. A spokeswoman for local councillor Steve Griffiths confirmed the honour Monday 10th July 2017. On ... Read More
Scene News: Introducing Inner Call
The Inner Call was born "On the rocks" in Salvador / Bahia, in their line-up, are musicians from other bands known in the local scene, as Slavery, Postmortem and Facção. But as we discovered there are several other bands and many different places with the same name we decided to ... Read More
Scene News: Smith Street Dreaming: One Street. Many Mobs. One Community.
"Since the conception of Smith Street Dreaming relationships have improved with the Smith Street Dreaming motto €“One Street, Many Mobs, One Community" becoming a reality. Personally, I have been involved with Smith Street Dreaming from the onset and I have seen it firsthand be embraced and accepted by all stakeholders, investors ... Read More
Scene News: Fuzzfest announced for September at Cherry bar
Heavy Rock mixed with Stoner Jams and a touch of Psych Sojourns all soaked in a mountain of FUZZ are to be celebrated and rejoiced once again at Cherry Bar this September for the 2nd Inaugural FUZZ FEST. Curated by Andy Simpson (of Don Fernando) and featuring a stellar line ... Read More
Scene News: Melvins return to Aus for national tour this Nov with special guests Redd Kross
Frontier Touring are pleased to announce the return of the one and only Melvins ( to Australia this November, touring their first ever double album A Walk With Love and Death. Joining the bill will be legendary LA rockersRedd Kross ( , making their first visit Down Under in four ... Read More
Scene News: Meredith Music Festival Twenty Seven
MMF TWENTY SEVEN For the Twenty-Seventh and Very First Time, a three-day, two-night, Four-Dimensional Odyssey in the Supernaturalest Amphitheatre on Earth; a haven, a retreat, a rare treat, an incursion and excursion through inner and outer space Together, all-singing, all-dancing from the same songbook, same shape, same size, with world’s ... Read More
Scene News: Sydney Rock ’n’ Roll & Alternative Market Sunday, July 30
Barfly Promotions Present The Sydney Rock & Roll & Alternative Market Sunday, July 30 from 10.30am The Manning Bar, Sydney Uni The red-hot line-up of entertainment and stalls at the July 30 Sydney Rock & Roll & Alternative Market will melt off the winter blues. The July market is a ... Read More
Scene News: 2017 Apra Professional Development Awards Finalists Announced!
Tkay Maidza, Julia Jacklin, Just A Gent, Montaigne, Christie Lamb, Zaachariaha Fielding + many more in line for a share of $135,000 cash prize pool 40 Australian songwriters and composers across the categories of Popular Contemporary, Classical, Jazz, Film & Television, Country, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Dance/Electronic have ... Read More
Scene News: Mojo Juju releases new single 'Think Twice' and announces tour
MOJO JUJU CELEBRATES THE RELEASE OF PULSING NEW SINGLE 'THINK TWICE' WITH A STRING OF LIVE DATES THROUGH AUGUST/SEPTEMBER To mark the release of her glorious new single 'Think Twice', Melbourne's own Mojo Juju is poised to take her incomparable live show on the road. Representing yet another bold and ... Read More
Scene News: Kesha Triumphs with New Song 'Praying' , New Album 'Rainbow' to be Released on August 11th
KESHA TRIUMPHS WITH NEW SONG ‘PRAYING’ NEW ALBUM RAINBOW TO BE RELEASED ON AUGUST 11TH - PRE ORDER RAINBOW HERE: WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ‘PRAYING’ HERE: Kesha reclaims her place in the music world with her new song, ‘Praying’ — the initial advance track from RAINBOW, her first album ... Read More
Scene News: Skatepunk Band Ate Bit Release Music Video for "Back to the Loser"
Gritty NY-based skatepunk band Ate Bit released their debut album No Space Like Home last November and today you can watch the music video for the single "Back to the Loser" that premiered with New Noise Magazine. Produced by John Naclerio (Brand New, My Chemical Romance, Real Friends), the fast and ... Read More
Scene News: Hawthorne Heights Australian Tour August & September 2017
Destroy All Lines, Chugg Entertainment and present HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS Australian Tour August & September 2017 Playing The Silence In Black And White and If Only You Were Lonely in their entirety! WITH SPECIAL GUESTS River Oaks (Shane Told from Silverstein, playing songs from Silverstein and his solo work.) Sienna ... Read More
Scene News: White Summer Announce 'Zero In Tennis' Single Launch Shows & New Video
After securing airplay on Triple M and Triple J off the back of the release of their EP ‘I Know A Place We Can Love’, White Summer gained momentum in the local and national scene and secured support slots with such acts as HOLY HOLY, DMAs and KINGSWOOD.  “That chorus! ... Read More
Scene News: Alison Moyet releases new album, OTHER, and announces Australian and New Zealand tour dates
Other, the brand new album by pop legend and relentless explorer Alison Moyet is out now on Cooking Vinyl. Other finds Moyet at the top of her game - making exactly the adventurous electronic pop music she wants to at this moment in time, with her voice and songwriting both intense, poetic and thought provoking.  The ... Read More
Scene News: Leaps & Bounds Festival event: Mayfield Album Launch
Melbourne's very own six-piece soul outfit, Mayfield, are bringing us their long awaited debut album after the successful release of their 45inch single 'On The Ropes' on CHoi Records. 'Victim Of Circumstance', was engineered, produced & mastered by Mayfield's own drummer Ivan 'Choi' Khatchoyan (Cooking on 3 Burners & The ... Read More
Scene News: Jack the Bear presents Mastering Music, Mastering Life LIVE at Croxton Front Bar.
Mastering Music Mastering Life is a weekly podcast and quarterly event run by industry veteran and mastering legend Tony “Jack The Bear” Mantz. The Mastering Music Mastering Life podcast happens on Sundays each week at 6.30pm (AEDT), with the live event held quarterly at the Croxton Front Bar, in Thornbury ... Read More
Scene News: Memo Mid-Winter Open Day - Sun 16 July, 2:00pm
Free entry - Feat. two fun and extremely talented local bands: THE LARGE NO. 12s + UNCLAIMED BAGGAGE. Following the success of the 'St Kilda Festival Open Day' over the past two years, the MEMO team have decided to open its doors to the public every season of the year ... Read More
Scene News: Charlie Marshall presents a unique science, music, poetry event to celebrate National Science Week
To celebrate National Science Week the SUBLIME SCIENCE CABERET features Charlie Marshall & the Curious Minds, Rod Quantock, Alicia Sometimes, Sean M Whelan and Caresse Cranwell in a mix of music, video, poetry and stand up comedy that boldly goes where few shows have gone before to extol the wonders ... Read More
Scene News: Fall Out Boy Announce Australian Tour
Multi-platinum Grammy-nominated rock superstars FALL OUT BOY are set to return to Australia for four mammoth shows in 2018. FALL OUT BOY emerged as the biggest underground band in the early 2000’s with the release of their debut album, Take This To Your Grave, a seminal pop punk classic. But ... Read More
Scene News: Belle Phoenix Bittersweet album launch
Melbourne singer/songwriter Belle Phoenix packed her suitcase in 40c Australian heat and flew off into a New York snow blizzard with nothing more than a pair of elven-style platform boots and a crappy acoustic guitar, let alone a mission to make the 10 songs in her head tangible. After many ... Read More
Scene News: A Fine Romance: The Magic of Fred Astaire - Melbourne Season Announced
'Can't sing, can't act, slightly balding, can dance a little' After playing to full houses and dazzling crowds across Australia, finally Melbourne audiences will get the chance to see A Fine Romance: The Magic of Fred Astaire, playing at Chapel off Chapel from 10 October 2017 for a strictly limited ... Read More
Scene News: The Getaway Plan add Central Coast and Canberra shows to ‘Other Voices, Other Rooms’
In September, The Getaway Plan will be embarking on a tour performing their critically acclaimed album, "Other Voices, Other Rooms". The band's breakthrough album reached #3 ARIA Australian Album chart and #1 on the AIR album charts. Having already sold out Saturday September 9th at The Corner Hotel and announcing ... Read More
Scene News: Peter Hook & The Light Announce 4th and Final Melbourne Show
The response to Peter Hook & The Light's Australian Tour performing the Factory Records album's "Substance" by Joy Division & New Order this October has been overwhelming. With 2 shows now Sold Out at the Corner Hotel, Melbourne fans received a special bonus show with Peter Hook & The Light ... Read More
Scene News: Walter Trout releases new album, We're All In This Together, with a bunch of his friends.
Before you even hear a note, We’re All In This Together has your attention. Drafting fourteen A-list stars – including Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, John Mayall and Randy Bachman – and writing an original song for each - Walter Trout has made the most tantalising blues album of the year. We’re All ... Read More
Scene News: Mark Seymour & The Undertow kick off national tour - five shows already sold out!
Mark Seymour & The Undertow ( have rocked Hobart and Brisbane, showcasing Seymour's retrospective new album Roll Back The Stone 1985-2016 (out now via Liberation Music) to adoring audiences on their much-awaited national winter tour. The tour debuted at Hobart's Theatre Royal (setlist here) before two sold-out nights at Brisbane's ... Read More
Scene News: Melbourne Guitar show annouinces exclusive Diesel session
After announcing a monster lineup, including Steve Hackett (Genesis), Nick Johnston (Canada) and Alex Hutchings (UK), the Australian Music Association (AMA) have added even more excitement to the incredible weekend of music with the announcement that Diesel will be performing and chatting exclusively at the Melbourne Guitar Show at Caulfield ... Read More
Scene News: US rock band Shaman's Harvest announce new album, Red Hands Black Deeds.
Shaman’s Harvest have announced the world-wide release of their new album RED HANDS BLACK DEEDS on July 28 via Mascot Records. Their 6th studio album sees Shaman’s Harvest move into new territory.  Sonically, there’s an emphasis on using organic sounds and analogue vintage gear.  Thematically, the band tackles the current political, social, and economic struggles the USA is facing ... Read More
Scene News: The Angels Announce August Release of Brothers, Angels & Demons Album & The Angels Book
THE ANGELS ANNOUNCE AUGUST RELEASE OF BROTHERS, ANGELS & DEMONS ALBUM & THE ANGELS BOOK + JOHN & RICK BREWSTER INTIMATE BOOK TOUR It’s a hell of a story. And now it’s all on one massive album – Brothers, Angels & Demons. The Brewster brothers - John and Rick - ... Read More
Scene News: The Blackeyed Susans special performance at the Flying Saucer Club on Saturday 19 August
The Blackeyed Susans bring new album Close Your Eyes And See home to Melbourne for a special performance at the Flying Saucer Club on Saturday 19 August After launching their new album to sell out shows around the country, The Blackeyed Susans play a final set of National Launch Tour ... Read More
Scene News: Jimmy Barnes announces England, Scotland and Ireland shows!
Jimmy Barnes announces England, Scotland and Ireland shows! For release - Friday, 30 June 2017: Jimmy Barnes is the heart and the soul of Australian rock 'n roll. After 40 years on stages of all kinds, Jimmy is an icon - his nickname "Barnsey" conjures up thoughts of rock music ... Read More
GLENN HUGHES Performs Classic Deep Purple Live! For The First Time In 40 Years…Performing A Full Concert Of Classic Deep Purple Live! Glenn Hughes, the Voice Of Rock, played his last concert with Deep Purple on March 15, 1976, at Liverpool's Empire Theatre. On that night, the UK bassist and ... Read More
Scene News: Katy Perry's Witness: The Tour Australian Tour Dates Confirmed!
TEG DAINTY announced today that Myer will present global pop superstar KATY PERRY’s WITNESS: The Tour, which will come to Australia next July and August in support of her new album Witness.  WITNESS: The Tour will kick off in Perth on Tuesday 24 July and will play dates in Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. WITNESS: The Tour National Dates: PERTH -  Tuesday 24 July at ... Read More
Scene News: Mothers Ruin: A Cabaret About Gin tours to Melbourne, ahead of UK tour
Mothers Ruin: A Cabaret About Gin tours to Melbourne, ahead of UK tour, after a dream run of sold out houses, award nominations and rave reviews across Australia. Whet your appetite in a thoroughly gin-soaked way with Mother’s Ruin: A Cabaret About Gin, performed by Libby Wood, Maeve Marsden and new addition ... Read More
Scene News: WHOA drop 'Stay The Night' single today!
Emerging from the South East corner of Queensland comes Whoa! Meeting at Griffith University on the Gold Coast only last year, this quintet consists of a diverse mix of musicians, all who have incredible talent, energy and stage presence that has gained them a fierce reputation around their hometown. With ... Read More
Scene News: Donnarumma hit the road with their debut EP "Billy Billy".
Donnarumma have released their raucous debut single Love Your Man, a horn-bouyed heavy hitter that leaves little to the imagination.  The trio have also dropped a spectacularly menacing clip to accompany the track, directed by Lewis Brideson (Last Dinosaurs, West Thebarton Brothel Party). Love Your Man is the first taste of ... Read More
Scene News: Playing It Forward benefit concert special guest Ian Moss added to line-up for tonight's show - final tickets on sale
Scene News: Minus The Bear's VOIDS headline dates selling fast!
Headline dates for Seattle indie rock band Minus the Bear are selling fast. The shows in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne are in support of the release of their new album VOIDS which was released earlier in the year through Suicide Squeeze Records. Over the course of their 15-year career, Minus the Bear have made music on their ... Read More
Scene News: This evening is your evening with Jimmy Webb, at Melbourne Recital Centre!
Don’t miss An Evening With Jimmy Webb ~ though, if you haven't already secured a ticket, unfortunately tonight's show at Melbourne Recital Centre is SOLD OUT! Multi Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Jimmy Webb performs his greatest hits on his Australian Tour, including ‘Up Up and Away’, ‘By The Time I Get ... Read More
Scene News: Air Announces Indie-Con Australia
Thursday 27 th and Friday 28 th July, 2017 - Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide, SA Established in the UK as the first conference of its type to truly address the needs and issues facing self- releasing artists and independent record labels, Indie-Con is now launching in Australia in ... Read More
Scene News: Tempus Sun launch their debut single this Friday at The Toff, Melbourne
Newcomers and last year’s Bank of Melbourne ‘Melbourne Music Bank’ winners, Tempus Sun have today announced their debut single Owls, an unstoppable powerhouse that is built to embolden listeners and encourage them to discuss their struggles with others, out June 23.  The accompanying clip encompasses this completely, making the journey ... Read More
Scene News: Francesca Mountford releases ethereal Cosmic Raven clip!
New Zealand born, Melbourne based, Francesco Mountford, has released a hauntingly beautiful video for her latest single, Cosmic Raven.  The track, Cosmic Raven, is from her album Swift & Raven released late last year. Swift & Raven was recorded with Josh Delaney (Rat & Co, SMILE) at Smooch Records. The record experiments with cello and voice samples, ... Read More
Scene News: Due To Huge Demand Second Shows Added In Adelaide & Melbourne
DUE TO HUGE DEMAND SECOND SHOWS ADDED IN ADELAIDE & MELBOURNE Tickets to the Queen + Adam Lambert Australian tour go on sale to the public at 10am today (local time). Due to huge demand during the pre-sale period, extra shows have been added in Adelaide and Melbourne. NEW SHOWS ... Read More
Scene News: Foo Fighters Ninth Opus 'Concrete And Gold' Available For Pre Order Now
Scene News: WATCH Paul McCartney brings his 'One On One Tour' to AUS & NZ this December
IT’S TIME - PAUL McCARTNEY BRINGS HIS ONE ON ONE TOUR TO AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND THIS DECEMBER Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, 21-time Grammy Award winner and recipient of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Sir Paul McCartney will bring his acclaimed long-running One ... Read More
Scene News: Australian Music Week First Artist Announcement
Australian Music Week - First Artist and Delegate Announce Today Australian Music Week announces it first 30 showcasing artists confirmed to play at the annual music summit this November. AMW 2017 SHOWCASING ARTISTS Andy Golledge Crystal Cities Dog Trumpet Dylan Wright E for Echo Eliza & The Delusionals Gawurra Hanlon Brothers ... Read More
Scene News: Leaps and Bounds Music Festival 2017 adds festival closing parties
Leaps and Bounds Music Festival 2017 adds festival closing parties featuring Billy Davis & the Good Lords, Cool Out Sun and Hip Hop Hooray - Deadly Style Yarra City Council is excited to reveal its final addition of events to the Sounds Of Winter Program for the 2017 Leaps and ... Read More
Scene News: TONIGHT! Paul McCartney to announce One on One Australia & New Zealand Tour via Facebook Live
In a special Facebook Live fan event, Paul McCartney will go 'One On One' with Tim Minchin, answering fan questions and revealing the highly anticipated dates and venues for his first tour of Australia and New Zealand since 1993! WHEN: Wednesday 21 June 2017 7.30PM AEST/ 9.30PM NZST WHERE: ... Read More
Scene News: Paris - A Rock Odyssey: In Tribute To Jon English - Full Melbourne Cast Announced
Starring John Waters (Ulysses), Ben Mingay (Achilles), Tim Freedman (Agamemnon), Matthew Manahan (Paris), Madeleine Featherby (Helen),  Brian Mannix (Sinon), Scott Johnson(Hector), Kerrie Anne Greenland (Cassandra), Mark Dickinson (Menelaus), Tod Strike(Patroclus), John O’May (Priam), Cameron MacDonald (Ajax) and featuring Jonathan Sora-English in the Paris Band.  34 outstanding young ensemble members will ... Read More
Scene News: Steve Hackett ‘’Genesis Revisited’’ Legendary Genesis guitarist’s first ever Australian tour
Steve Hackett, as the powerhouse guitarist for inarguably one of the most important progressive rock bands ever, has been a guiding influence for musicians and guitarists for over 40 years. Genesis, only ever made it to Australia once, in 1986 – years after Steve and singer Peter Gabriel left the ... Read More
Scene News: The Meanies Announce Support for their 'Last Tour For Who Knows How Long!'
 The Meanies Announce Supports                                                                For Their Last Tour For Who Knows How Long! download photo HERE   With their Last Tour For Who ... Read More
Scene News: Scott Darlow releases rockin' track 'Runaway' and announces tour dates.
Aboriginal singer-songwriter Scott Darlow has release heartland rock single ‘RUNAWAY’ from his 2016 critically-acclaimed album ‘Sorry’ and announces tour dates. ‘Runaway’ is a strikingly beautiful ballad based on a true story about a refugee couple escaping political danger from their home country with only each other for support. The catchy track ... Read More
Scene News: Alice Cooper: Reveals New Track Paranoiac Personality Paranormal To Be Released July 28 - Touring October
ALICE COOPER Reveals New Track Paranoiac Personality Paranormal To Be Released July 28 - Touring October  Legendary shock-rocker Alice Cooper has just revealed “Paranoiac Personality” the first single from his forthcoming album “Paranormal”. Produced by long-time collaborator Bob Ezrin, the song is an unforgettable slice of classic Alice Cooper. Listen Paranoiac Personality ... Read More
Scene News: Guitarists' Special: MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW shreds into Caulfield Racecourse with a rippin' line-up!
Leading up to the Melbourne Guitar Show, What's My Scene will be celebrating GUITARISTS. Stay tuned for our exclusive Q&As, Vintage Guitar Scenes, Snap Scene features, and much much more. It was big in 2015, huge in 2016, and today the Australian Music Association has announced the 2017 return of the Melbourne ... Read More
Scene News: Mushroom confirm their biggest giveaway returns
WIN THE GOLDEN TICKET MUSHROOM CONFIRM THEIR BIGGEST GIVEAWAY RETURNS Name a more iconic competition… yeah, neither could we – so the Mushroom Golden Ticket is back! It’s the shiniest prize in Aussie live music, which guarantees a years’ worth of tickets to a slice of the country’s biggest tours ... Read More
Scene News: Rock band Starset announce first ever Australian Demonstrations to spread their message
One of today’s most innovative rock bands STARSET are heading to Australia for the first time this August in support of their stellar sophomore album, Vessels.  Starset’s musical vision is only understood by entering the psyche of founding member and multi instrumental vocalist, Dustin Bates. Bates - a graduate with a Masters ... Read More
Scene News: Josh Pyke Partnership Announces 2017 Winner
The Josh Pyke Partnership is thrilled to announce the winner for 2017, talented singer songwriter from Melbourne ANGIE MCMAHON Made possible by APRA AMCOS the partnership aims to connect an unsigned musician with the exciting opportunity to receive mentorship and funding that will help to grow their career. "I feel extremely ... Read More
Scene News: Ronny Chieng Live
US-based comedian and Aussie favourite, Ronny Chieng, returns to Australian stand up stages in November for the first time in over a year. The internationally acclaimed Chieng, who is now seen nightly on multi Emmy Award winning The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, will return from his New York base ... Read More
Scene News: A Hero's Guide to Saving the Planet
Get your kids airborne this school holidays! Flying, dancing and saving the planet is all in a day’s work for Captain Eco and The Green Defender, they're the heroes in wit incorporated’s new comedy, A Hero’s Guide to Saving the Planet. This July school holidays wit incorporated presents the world ... Read More
Scene News: Tickets on sale today for Playing It Forward benefit concert for Stuart (Chet) Fraser, feat. John Farnham, Jimmy Barnes, Noiseworks & Diesel
Scene News: Justin Bernasconi’s second album Barefoot Wonderland & gig at the Spotted Mallard tonight!
Barefoot Wonderland was released on Friday 19th May 2017 through Mountain King Music and Rocket Distribution. National tour dates have also been announced to coincide with the album release. The album is the follow up to the critically acclaimed Winter Pick (2014), and fans of Bernasconi’s debut album will find ... Read More
Scene News: Introducing THE DIVES (Featuring Evan Stanley son Of Paul Stanley) Debut EP 'Everybody's Talkin'' Out Now
With the four members of THE DIVES hailing from both sides of the country and the middle, it might seem unlikely that these musicians would ever even meet, let alone form a band – until you hear them play.  After one listen, it’s nearly impossible to imagine them playing with ... Read More
Scene News: The Red Hot Summer Tour returns in 2018 with the ultimate rock n roll line-up - Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Moving Pictures & Chocolate Starfish
Scene News: Deni Ute Muster announces all Australian party on the plains!
The biggest party on the plains set to fire-up with all-star Aussie line up! Lee Kernaghan, Sara Storer, Beccy Cole, The McClymonts, Shannon Noll, The Wolfe Brothers and much, much more! #DeniUteMuster For release - Tuesday, 6 June 2017: Australia’s largest party on the plains is, in the immortal words of ... Read More
Scene News: The Melbourne Reclink Community Cup 2017 Reveals Rockdogs And Megahertz Team Members
With the 24th annual Melbourne Reclink Community Cup just around the corner, The Rockdogs and RRR and PBS Megahertz have revealed the team members that will go head to head in what promises to be one of the biggest clashes on the football calendar this year. On Sunday 25 June ... Read More
Scene News: Triggerfinger shoot out their new album, Colossus.
TRIGGERFINGER are a 3-piece outfit from Belgium – home of excellent chocolate, beer, waffles - and rock n roll. Known as Antwerp’s loudest band, Triggerfinger have a predilection for dark, enigmatic, left-of-centre rock.  Think QOTSA meets The Black Keys with a dash of Led Zep and copious amounts of style ... Read More
Scene News: Deep Purple: Premiere Video For Johnny's Band. New EP/Single Announced For July
One of the most influential rock bands of all time, Deep Purple, recently released their brand new studio album InFinite via earMUSIC/Sony Music Australia InFinite is the highly anticipated follow up to their most recent worldwide chart topping album 2013’s NOW What?!, The tour that followed sold over a million tickets worldwide. InFinite entered the ... Read More
Scene News: The Undertones' first Australian tour this July is selling fast!
"Standing here watching this perfect jukebox band you are reminded by just how many great songs The Undertones have, every riff, every vocal line, every moment drips in pop perfection and the thrill of two entwining guitars that cram so much melody and adrenaline into the music that their music ... Read More
Scene News: Tex, Don & Charlie announce new album You Don't Know Lonely, out June 30 and National Tour Confirmed This August And September
TEX, DON & CHARLIE TO RELEASE THEIR THIRD STUDIO ALBUM, YOU DON’T KNOW LONELY ON JUNE 30 MASSIVE NATIONAL TWENTY DATE TOUR CONFIRMED THIS AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER  You Don’t Know Lonely Featuring new tracks ‘A Man In Conflict With Nature’ and ‘The Hitcher’ Introducing the sublime, You Don’t Know Lonely, a gripping collection of ... Read More
Scene News: Ezekiel Ox launches his new punk rock single ‘IN THE END’ at Cherry Bar tonight!
The unstoppable and ever sprightly Ezekiel Ox is back with a punk rock single, ‘IN THE END’. ‘In the End’ is a guitar-driven track with an infusion of hip-hop flow, funky grooves and punk rock attitude. Ox spits bars about the suppressive measurements the government enforces in an attempt to ... Read More
Scene News: Pete Murray releases CAMACHO on June 2nd amid rave reviews
Byron Bay singer-songwriter and one of Australia’s most loved musicians, Pete Murray is releasing his sixth studio album, Camacho on June 2.  With over one million album sales to his name, the quiet achiever of Australian music will then showcase new tracks and old favourites on an epic 33-date national Camacho Tour that will ... Read More
Scene News: Ultimate 'cult' band, The Scientists, announce an Australian tour with the classic 1985 lineup!
"The Scientists turned my head around and made a man out of me! They grew hair on my palms and made my socks stink!" Jon SpencerThe Scientists existed from 1978 to 1987 Originally from Perth they moved to Sydney then to London and spent equal time in each perfecting their ... Read More
Scene News: X 40th Anniversary tour on sale now!
In 1789 the French had finally had enough of absolutism in the form of the monarchy driven government and vented their collective spleen by storming the Bastille. In 1977 the people of Australia were in the same kind of mood. Ian Rilen, Steve Lucas, Ian Krahe & Steve Cafiero - ... Read More
Scene News: 'Men of R&B' Tour hits Australia in July
Delta Bravo Presents is excited to announce the inaugural ‘Men of R&B’ tour coming to Australia this July. ‘The Men of R&B’ tour has been curated to celebrate the culture of R&B and will feature a multi generational line up artists of the genre, which is sure to appeal to ... Read More
Scene News: Air Awards Nominations Announced
Nominations for the 11TH AIR Awards are in. Acknowledging Australia’s best independent recording artists, the 2017 AIR Awards ceremony will offer an added height of excitement as it settles into its new home at Queen’s Theatre, Adelaide on Thursday 27th of July 2017. The AIR Awards have evolved from a ... Read More
Scene News: Leaps and Bounds Music Festival 2017 reveal final feature shows of 10-day Program - Jazz Party, Stable Music, The Meltdown, Corin and more!
Leaps and Bounds Music Festival 2017 reveal feature shows of 10-day Program - Thursday 13 – Sunday 23 July Yarra City Council is excited to reveal the programs feature shows for the 2017 Leaps and Bounds Music Festival ‘Sounds Of Winter’ Program. After cutting the ribbon on the first program of ... Read More
Scene News: ‘They Who Rock’ Baby Animals And Screaming Jets Join Forces For The First Time In 25 Years!
Catch them live in the ultimate night of rock Baby Animals and Screaming Jets, two of Australia’s finest rock bands, will hit the road together this June and July in the rock event of the year! Fronted by Suze DeMarchi and Dave Gleeson respectively, two of the country’s most dynamic ... Read More
Scene News: Charlie Marshall & the Curious Minds album launch
Saturday 17th June sees two of Australia’s great singer songwriters playing on the same stage. CharlieMarshall and Ross McLennan performing in extended band format with a host of Melbourne’s most talented musicians sounds like a perfect night out. Coming together for a night of wonderful music to launch the new CharlieMarshall album Sublime, The Spotted Mallard on Sat ... Read More
Scene News: Exclusive: video release from Thomas Wynn & The Believers - Wade Waist Deep
"This video for "Wade Waist Deep" was so much fun to make.  We had never done anything like it, but loved experimenting with the green screens and a little bit of "acting" from Olivia and I.  It was awkward, and hilarious, and a blast.  Makes me wanna do more.  The ... Read More
Scene News: Radio Birdman and Died Pretty Announce Tour Supports
The names Radio Birdman and Died Pretty evoke many images for those who know and love Australian independent music. Now, in what just might be this year's most exciting Australian musical events, both bands will perform in a series of one off double headline shows across the land - and ... Read More
Scene News: Dave Graney ‘n’ the Coral Snakes - MEMO Music Hall - Sat 3 June 8pm
Dave Graney ‘n’ the Coral Snakes were THE stand alone act in Australia during the 90s. Nobody stood near them. They cut through with wit, flash and weirdness and flew their freak flag for four albums while Dave Graney used street slang and literate word bombs to fully state his ... Read More
Scene News: Sonny Landreth announces double live album: Recorded Live In Lafayette
Scene News: 'A Fist Full of Rock' tour extended to include cities along the south-east coast of Australia
A Fist Full Of Rock is pleased to announce their stellar 2017 line-up featuring Hoodoo Gurus, You Am I, Jebediah and Adalita, touring the country this August & September with shows in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast and Brisbane. With tickets flying out the door for the Hoodoo Gurus and You Am I’s regional and Perth shows, it came to their attention that some folks ... Read More
Scene News: Davey Lane Teases A Taste Of His New Record With Single 'I'll Forget Yr Name'
Setting the tone for Davey Lane’s new album I'm Gonna Burn Out Bright, due to be released later in the year, the first teaser track from the album, ‘I’ll Forget Yr Name’, is now available to stream or download. With Davey stepping away from the guitar driven retro-rock of You ... Read More
Scene News: Legendary Aboriginal Rock/Reggae Act – No Fixed Address & Australia’s premier psychedelic rock masters Madder Lake - MEMO Music Hall St Kilda 27 May 2017
Legendary Aboriginal Rock/Reggae Act – NO FIXED ADDRESS play a double bill with Australia’s premier psychedelic rock masters – MADDER LAKE, celebrating 80 years of original OZ Rock from Mushroom Music. 35 years after the release of NO FIXED ADDRESS’ first album ‘From My Eyes’ and 45 years after MADDER LAKE and ... Read More
Scene News: Village People Go South as their tour down under continues for their 40th Anniversary!
The Village People's performance last Saturday in Perth was a disco-dancing step-back in time. The festivities continue on through Melbourne, Sydney and the Gold Coast on their 40th Annversary tour. Don't miss them.  The undisputed Kings of Disco - Village People - are coming to Australia in May as part of ... Read More
Scene News: Virgil Donati & Thomas Lang: Tour Starts This Week. Limited Spaces Left + Competition!
DW Drums Sponsors First-Ever, Live-On-Stage Dual Performance from Technical Titans SUPER DRUMMERS VIRGIL DONATI & THOMAS LANG HEADLINE DW TV SHOW TOUR Superstar drummers, Virgil Donati (Alan Holdsworth/Planet X) and Thomas Lang (Paul Gilbert/stOrk) will headline the “DW TV Show” tour. Sponsored by DW Drums, the 5-city tour of Australia, will also include an appearance at the Sydney ... Read More
Scene News: Radical Face releases SunnMoonnEclippse and announces Australian tour
Florida-born multi-instrumentalist RADICAL FACE (a.k.a. Ben Cooper) has his sights set on Australia and New Zealand for the first time ever this coming May and June! For more than a decade, in a shed behind his mother’s house, Ben Cooper embarked on an unprecedented musical journey. He created the intricate ... Read More
Scene News: Vanilla Gorilla announce the release of their new single ‘Rainbow Girl’, out today!
Vanilla Gorilla announce the release of their new single Rainbow Girl, out Friday 19th May 2017. Vanilla Gorilla consists of 5 young dudes from the Mid North Coast of NSW, they all share a passion for the earth, creating art and music that they share ever so well with audiences ... Read More
Scene News: Frankenbok: Unveil Controversial Music Video for 'Stalker Stalker'
FRANKENBOK  Unveil Controversial Music Video For Stalker Stalker Set To Release New Album Vicious, Lawless on July 14  Touring Through June with Superheist Australian metal veterans, Frankenbok are set to return with a triumphant new album entitled Vicious, Lawless on July 14. Setting the tone for the release is the track Stalker ... Read More
Scene News: Raised By Eagles release third album, I MUST BE SOMEWHERE, and announce tour!
RAISED BY EAGLES announce May 19 release for 3rd album I MUST BE SOMEWHERE. Hitting the road with Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission for selected shows during May and June. Hot on the heels of the announcement that they are joining Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission for shows ... Read More
Scene News: Dr Lou Bennett, Deborah Conway, Neil Murray and Mick Thomas join Liz Stringer for a Big Tuesday String-a-long
Melbourne’s Liz Stringer will be spending each Tuesday for the entire month of June at The Gasometer, joined by well-loved and enduring Australian performers for the 'Big Tuesday Stringalong'. Handpicked for their influence on her career, Dr Lou Bennett (The Black Arm Band) Deborah Conway, Neil Murray (Warumpi Band) and Mick Thomas (Weddings Parties Anything) will join Stringer for a ... Read More
Scene news: Apia Good Times announce sell out shows as tour kicks off in Darwin tonight!
Apia Good Times 2017 announce sell out shows as tour kicks off in Darwin this week Darwin, Brisbane, Tweed Heads, Thirroul, Sydney and Bendigo shows all SOLD OUT! The Black Sorrows with Vika + Linda Bull Colin Hay (Men at Work) Deborah Conway (Do Re Mi) Mental As Anything For ... Read More
Scene News: 'Fags In The Fast Lane’ A Loud, Punk, Pop Art cinema experience.
'FAGS IN THE FAST LANE’ A Loud, Punk, Pop Art cinema experience. A camp and crazy Rock ’n’ Roll road movie An unhinged movie musical hailing from Melbourne, Australia, underbelly of the world. Made entirely in Melbourne Zombie Zoo Productions' brand new movie will be screened for the first time ever on 27th ... Read More
Scene News: The Melbourne Reclink Community Cup 2017 Add Remi And Boxwars To The Melbourne Line Up
Reclink Australia is excited to announce Australia’s fastest rising hip-hop act REMI and art and destruction favourites Boxwars have been added to the 24th annual Melbourne Reclink Community Cup on Sunday 25 June. For the first time, the Melbourne Reclink Community Cup  is coming north side to its new home at ... Read More
Scene News: Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Market On Tour - A Special Vivid Event
Sydney’s Rock 'n' Roll & Alternative Market heads to the Factory Theatre, Marrickville on May 28 for a one-off special VIVID event, “Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Market On Tour”. An outstanding array of stalls will join forces with a formidable line-up of Sydney bands for an inner west music ... Read More
Scene News: New video from Dave Warner's from the Suburbs - Snapchat
Snapchat is rude, profane, relevant and catchy as the clap in an Amsterdam love in.  Dave Warner formed Australia's first punk band Pus way back in 1972, and with songs like Girls Wank shoved his finger in the face of the stale, banal fare being churned out by the record ... Read More
Scene News: Helen Shanahan announces new video, new album, and album tour!
Helen Shanahan has today announced her her single and video Camouflaged (out April 28), the perfect follow up to previous single I Only Hide, expressing curiousity as to who she would be without the burden of anxiety.  Camouflaged is another taste of Helen’s new album Every Little Sting - a ... Read More
Scene News: Ayreon releases Run! Apocolypse! Run! official lyric video
Ayreon’s double album The Source was released world-wide last Friday to rave reviews both here and internationally. Now the Dutch master has released a new lyric video for the track Run! Apocalypse! Run! Arjen Lucassen states: “Oh yessss... time for some good old speedy proggy metal: Run! Apocalypse! Run! This lyric video ... Read More
Scene News: Peter Criss discusses “One Last Time” at Melbourne Press Conference
At an exclusive press conference held in Melbourne yesterday, KISS founding member, Peter Criss, discussed his rock n roll journey, his cancer survival, and giving up rock n roll. Criss spoke about surviving cancer and wanting to educate men about breast cancer, "Yes, men can get breast cancer too", and help ... Read More
Scene News: Thunder Down Under roars into Kiss Konvention this weekend
THUNDER DOWN UNDER AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2017 Shout Out Loud Events are proud to announce The Thunder Down Under 2017 Australian Tour featuring former KISS guitarist and crowd favorite Bruce Kulick. Bruce will be performing with his local resident band Sisters Doll.  We have also have direct from the USA super ... Read More
Scene News: Thomas Wynn and the Believers convert rock, country and folk into their own unique sound with new album Wade Waist Deep
Meet Thomas Wynn and the Believers, an American band with a striking new organic rock record about building a better life, a life you really believe in. Named #1 Rock Band and #1 Country/Folk Band in the city for seven consecutive years by the Orlando Weekly, Thomas Wynn and the Believers are breaking beyond ... Read More
Scene News: Leaps and Bounds Music Festival 2017 reveal first round of 10-day Program  Thursday 13 – Sunday 23 July
Yarra City Council is excited to reveal the first round program of the Sounds Of Winter Program for the2017 Leaps and Bounds Music Festival, with all tickets on sale now via With a massive assortment of music-centric events set to take over Australia’s most bustling live music municipality, the ... Read More
Scene News: Superheist release ‘Raise Hell’ AAA Side + Announce Tour
After a 13 year hiatus ARIA nominated, Australian metal outfit SUPERHEIST are back and one thing is for sure, they are here to RAISE HELL. The band who have achieved gold record status and previously toured with rap god EMINEM are coming in hot. Superheist have delivered a heavy hitting ... Read More
Scene News: Lifestyle ~ Bodhi + Ride, Radiant Sol and Ritual Cryotherapy are hosting a Free Wellness Market
In the heart of Port Melbourne beats Melbourne’s premier wellness studio. Meet the mums behind Bodhi + Ride, Radiant Sol and Ritual Cryotherapy. Combining LA soul cycle influenced spin studio BODHI + RIDE, athletic wellbeing and recovery clinic RITUAL CRYOTHERAPY and zen haven RADIANT SOL YOGA the wellness co working clinic ... Read More
Scene News: All Crawl: James Reyne Plays Australian Crawl
Revisiting the hits with a national tour this August and September 2017 Acclaimed singer songwriter James Reyne has today announced he’ll be going on the road later this year, celebrating the songs of Australian Crawl with the ALL CRAWL Tour.  Commencing August 4 in Melbourne, he will visit Brisbane, Adelaide, ... Read More
Scene News: Kasabian Release Career Defining Album 'For Crying Out Loud'
AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE/STREAM NOW: Kasabian are back with an explosive, career best album brimming with confidence, swagger and huge tunes. FOR CRYING OUT LOUD, their sixth studio album, is released today on Columbia Records through Sony Music Entertainment Australia.  Written and produced by Kasabian wizard Serge Pizzorno, and recorded ... Read More
Scene News: Australian Music Week is back at Cronulla Beach this November!
Australian Music Week conference and live show passes are now on sale. Buy early bird tickets. Go in the running to win a FENDER Paramount STD PM1 Dreadnought. AMW has established itself as an event to watch on the global stage, the music summit is back in it's home of Cronulla Beach in Sydney, NSW from 1st ... Read More
Scene News: Drummers' Special: Sydney Drum and Percussion Show, May 27 + 28
For the month of May, leading up to the Sydney Drum & Percussion show, What's My Scene will be celebrating DRUMMERS. Stay tuned for our exclusive Q&As, Snap Scene features, and much much more. Australian Music Association has today announced the inaugural Sydney Drum & Percussion Show set to engulf the Rosehill Gardens ... Read More
Scene News: One Electric Day Returns to Werribee for a Fifth year with John Farnham, Daryl Braithwaite, Baby Animals, Diesel & 1927
Scene News: Pre-sale starts at 9am today for Australia's one BROS Special Event Show on Saturday 4th November
A Telstra pre-sale starts at 9am today, Tuesday 2 May, through to 9am on Thursday 4 May. Go to for details. 29 YEARS TO THE DAY…. BROS REUNITED AND RETURNING TO AUSTRALIA FOR ONE SPECIAL EVENT SHOW ON SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER! Australian BROS fans demanded it and now TEG DAINTY ... Read More
Scene News: Localles release Wishing Well, just days before Ted O'Niel's open heart surgery.
There is something more behind the feel-good rock ‘n’ roll crafted by Localles. The classic good time rock is the mastermind of Ted O’Neil. Ted, more than most, knows how to channel frustrations into his craft, and utilise music as his outlet for expression.Disguised behind grungy guitars and catchy pop ... Read More
Scene News: NZ multi-instrumentalist Mihka Chee debuts ‘I Was Better’ single
 NZ multi-instrumentalist Mihka Chee releases debut single, ‘I Was Better’ featuring burlesque and string section at Record Crate, Sydney Launch. A tongue-in-cheek breakup song about forcing the past to stay where it belongs, ‘I Was Better’ is the debut single from NZ multi-instrumentalist Mihka Chee. An ode to getting off ... Read More
Scene News: NZ's Clap Clap Riot cancel Australian tour due to death of unofficial 6th member, Jeremy Toth
Clap Clap Riot’s album launch Australian tour — scheduled to run Thursday to Saturday this week — has unfortunately had to be cancelled due to the sudden and unexpected passing of the band’s close friend, Jeremy Toth, last weekend. Toth was an instrumental part of the band’s creative work, contributing ... Read More
Scene News: Bros Reunited and Returning to Australia for one Special Event Show on Saturday 4 November!
29 YEARS TO THE DAY…. BROS REUNITED AND RETURNING TO AUSTRALIA FOR ONE SPECIAL EVENT SHOW ON SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER! Australian BROS fans demanded it and now TEG DAINTY can confirm the most highly anticipated pop reunion tour of the decade will visit Australia! BROS will play a special Australian ... Read More
Scene News: The Primitives release ‘New Thrills’ Maxi-Single - 5th May!
THE PRIMITIVES are back. Paul Court, Tig Williams and Tracy Tracy’s band continue to prove that they are in their second youth. After that exceptional album of covers called “Echoes And Rhymes” and their fantastic last album “Spin-O-Rama”, Elefant Records is releasing a magnificent 10” vinyl maxi-single with four new, original ... Read More
Scene News: Maya launches What After Now at the Toff In Town
Compelling future-soul vocalist, MAYA has today announced her thought-provoking new single, What After Now, an earnest pledge to live in each passing moment. Accompanying the track is an empowering, triumphant video that commands attention with its effortless cool, thanks to director Dayne Edward.  To celebrate the chic release, MAYA will ... Read More
Scene News: Record Store Day 2017 Instore Activity
Record number of participating stores:  180+ Saturday 22 April 2017 Official turntable partner: Pro-Ject Audio Systems Indie record stores around Australia are now announcing their plans for Record Store Day, the annual celebration of indie record stores. Record stores in almost every capital city are participating, along with many in ... Read More
Scene News: Creative Director Andie Meredith features local artisans in upcoming 'COLLABORAZIONE’ Exhibition
Seasoned Creative Director Andie Meredith is pleased to announce Collaborazione, launching in Melbourne on Thursday 27th of April 2017. Collaborazione (translation: collaboration) draws on Andie’s time spent wandering the cobblestone laneways of Firenze, Italia. “During my visit to Firenze I experienced a vast array of local artisans who offered unique, ... Read More
Scene News: OPIUO announces East Coast Australian Tour
OPIUO is hitting Australian soil for a string of East Coast shows this April and May. The ‘pioneer of future funk’ captivates dancefloors and airwaves worldwide, and is bringing his 5 musical comrades with him. The Opiuo Band will perform in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns from the 21 April ... Read More
Scene News: DYLANesque adds six regional dates
New shows have been added to DYLANesque, the 2-hour show celebrating the life, times and music of the legendary Bob Dylan. Saturday 10th June Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts – Ballarat – 7.30pm Bookings 03 5338 0980 or Saturday 17th June GPAC Geelong – 7.30pm Bookings 03 5225 1200 ... Read More
Scene News: Pete Murray Returns with a New Single & Album plus 33-Date National Tour
Byron Bay singer-songwriter and one of Australia’s most loved musicians, Pete Murray has today released his new single, Take Me Down (out now), alongside the announcement of his sixth studio album, Camacho - available June 2.  With over one million album sales to his name, the quiet achiever of Australian music ... Read More
Scene News: Grinspoon Announce 26-Date National Tour + 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of ‘Guide to Better Living'
Post-grunge Aussie rockers, Grinspoon have announced a 20th Anniversary deluxe edition of the album that kickstarted their long-standing music career, Guide To Better Living, alongside an epic 26-date national tour of Australia, playing the album cover to cover for fans throughout June, July, August and September. It’s 1995.  A band ... Read More
Scene News: Black Stone Cherry realease Kentucky ahead of their Australian tour
The Cherry hit the stage first, and they hit it hard … a sound so chunky you could carve it. – 100% ROCK MAGAZINE 2016 saw US Hard Rock outfit BLACK STONE CHERRY release their highly acclaimed latest release KENTUCKY worldwide, tour extensively throughout the US and Europe and play major ... Read More
Scene News: New LIVE venue to be launched, this Saturday 15th April, in Melbourne Rock City
Melbourne’s newest live music performance venue, The Union Club, opens on Easter Saturday, 15 April 2017 with an enticing taste of the musical feast it has lined up fortnightly in Richmond. Opening night at The Union Club @Richmond Bowls features a double header with popular Melbourne artists Mick Pealing Band ... Read More
Scene News: Hue Blanes Releases New Video ‘Fernando’ And Announces New Album & Tour
Piano fiend and enigmatic genius singer-songwriter, Hue Blanes, PBS Young Elder of Jazz 2017 and 2017 Green Room multiple nominee, has today released his new single, Fernando and announced his sophomore record, Holiday – a darkly wonderful song cycle full of modern poetry - set for release on April 14.  To ... Read More
Scene News: Wolfmother present their long awaited National "Gypsy Caravan Tour" 2017
Having spent the majority of 2016 touring & selling out theatres, stadiums & festivals throughout the world including North & South America, Europe, the UK & Scandinavia, Wolfmother finally return to Australia for the home leg of their Gypsy Caravan Tour (& their first full national album tour since the ... Read More
Scene News: Ayreon release The Source and the list of credits is Prog Metal Heaven
Ayreon is the highly acclaimed project from Dutch singer / songwriter / multi-instrumentalist / record producer Arjen Lucassen, a name that might not be widely recognised in Australia outside of the keenest of prog and metal aficionado circles. But, a read-through of the credits for his latest offering THE SOURCE ... Read More
Scene News: Graeme of Thrones coming to Melbourne & Sydney
Hot off the back of rave reviews at the recent Adelaide Fringe Festival, Fringe World Festival Perth and last year’s Wonderland Festival in Brisbane, this must-see comedy stage show, Graeme Of Thrones, is finally on its way to Melbourne and Sydney. In this critically-acclaimed theatrical journey through the Seven Kingdoms, ... Read More
Scene News: Whiskey Priests and Thousands Left Stranded play Inkie this Friday
Melbourne Rock City is enjoying regular gigs at the Inkie, and this Friday will be no exception as it features rockin' local talent. Kim Volkman and the Whiskey Priests, who have been kicking mostly around St Kilda since 2006, prove that rock and roll is not dead. With a nod ... Read More
Scene News: Critically acclaimed alt-rock duo Little Hurricane announce new album Same Sun Same Moon
Little Hurricane, the 2-person alternative rock band from San Diego, California, featuring front man Anthony “Tone” Catalano and drummer Celeste “CC” Spina is gearing up for the release of their third full-length studio album Same Sun Same Moon on April 14, their first on Mascot Records. We may not all ... Read More
The BEATZ girls have teamed up with CRACA (Cooks River Arts Cultural Alliance) via various schools across Sydney, launching their new arts alliance and the open mic program.  They will perform their new single ‘Ain’t Your Girl’ and chat with the students after, hoping to share & inspire students about ... Read More
Scene News: US Comedian Tom Segura, Australian National Tour No Teeth No Entry.
US Comedian TOM SEGURA will bring his brand new live stand up show NO TEETH NO ENTRY to Australia in August, hot off his 2017 US national tour. Celebrating the success of his latest Netflix comedy special Mostly Stories, and his popular “Your Mom’s House” podcast, Segura will take the ... Read More
Scene News: Australian artists organise MEL FEST in support of Mel McNamara
Friends of Mel (Melissa) McNamara have arranged a special show at the Croxton Bandroom on Friday 7th April to show their support as she battles a third round with cancer, called MEL FEST. Lending their talents on the night will be Paul Dempsey performing solo and acoustic, the Glenn Richards ... Read More
Scene News: The DARKNESS' Melbourne Second Headline Show SOLD OUT - 3rd show announced!
MELBOURNE! FIRST SHOW SOLD OUT IN 30 MINS 2nd show SOLD OUT in a just over a week! 3rd show announced Tuesday 2nd May, Max Watts, Melbourne Frontman Justin Hawkins recently announced their tour: Rejoice, Australians fair, in your home which you so rightly claim to be girt by sea ... Read More
Scene News: Urzila Carlson announces extra Melbourne Show
Due to overwhelming demand, including selling out her entire Brisbane Comedy Festival season as well as the first week of her Melbourne International Comedy Festival season, award-winning South African/NZ comedian, URZILA CARLSON, has now announced an extra show in Melbourne. Only days after announcing an extra Sydney show in July, ... Read More
Melbourne-based electronic duo, American Doubles release their debut single The Swell, a luminous track steeped in blithe nostalgia.  To accompany the track, the pair have released a spectacularly have-to-see-it-to-believe-it video, co-directed by Daniel and Jarred Daperis of LateNite Films (RÜFÜS) and filmed almost entirely underwater. The Swell is recommended listening for a ... Read More
Scene News: The Hiding  Releases   ‘Lost Kids Balloon’
After seeing a single spun on the Kyle and Jackie O Alist and across 140 college-radio stations throughout the USA and Canada and a song featured in Australia’s reality TV show ‘The Block’, Melbourne’s indie electro-pop outfit is releasing their new single, ‘LOST KIDS BALLOON’. ‘Lost Kids Balloon’ is produced ... Read More
Scene News: James Williamson (Iggy and the Stooges) & Deniz Tek (Radio Birdman) release new EP, ACOUSTIC K.O.
Fans of The Stooges and Radio Birdman are in for a real treat this spring as guitarist James Williamson and singer/guitarist Deniz Tek have teamed up for a new spin on four classic Williamson compositions from the early/mid '70s. The two proto-punk icons have unplugged their amps for drastic, yet no ... Read More
Scene News: PROTEST THE HERO bring their PACIFIC MYTH down under.
PRESENTED BY SELECT TOURING AND BLUE MURDER PROTEST THE HERO have carved an identity for themselves “The bombastic madness that is Protest The Hero is packed with unbelievable guitar hooks with technical metal firing at you like a machine gun and quite frankly their tracks are masterpieces.” -    Bring The Noise ... Read More
Scene News: Gallucci offer free download and prove the band ‘(still)Exists!’
Gallucci are a soca-punk band from Sydney - Two brothers who can’t quite quit each other. They've been known for highly occasional bursts of loud and confusing "music" with echoes of a skatepark generator in the background plus rumours of Mike Watt (Minutemen, Stooges) & Joe Lally (Fugazi) making one-off ... Read More
Scene News: SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2017 line-up announcement & pre-sale information
Scene News: 2017 Record Store Day Australia - More Ambassadors Announced
International event in more than 30 countries Record number of participating stores:  180+ Official turntable partner: Pro-Ject Audio Systems   Record Store Day in Australia has announced their second cohort of ambassadors for 2017. In alphabetical order by last name, AMRA is very pleased to welcome the following roster of ... Read More
Scene News: 2017 APRA Music Awards' Ted Albert Recipient, Performers and Presenters Announcement
ARCHIE ROACH TO RECEIVE TED ALBERT AWARD PAUL KELLY, A.B. ORIGINAL, DAN SULTAN, KATE MILLER-HEIDKE, HOLY HOLY, JULIA JACKLIN, BUSBY MAROU, CLOVES and TKAY MAIDZA TO PERFORM APRA AMCOS are proud to announce legendary songwriter, storyteller and activist, Archie Roach, as the recipient of the 2017 Ted Albert Award for ... Read More
Scene News: Helen Shanahan announces the release of her stirring new single, I Only Hide.
Helen Shanahan announces the release of her stirring new single, I Only Hide.  In I Only Hide, Helen offers considerate comfort to those who suffer from anxiety; a comfort that only true empathy can provide.  The song is fittingly accompanied by an honest and heartfelt video, featuring the pertinent storyline ... Read More
Scene News: Circle release Thylacine
THYLACINE ˈθʌɪləsiːn,ˈθʌɪləsʌɪn,ˈθʌɪləsɪn/ noun A doglike carnivorous marsupial with stripes across the rump, found only in Tasmania. There have been no confirmed sightings since one was captured in 1933, and it is probably now extinct, also known as the Tasmanian Tiger. Similar to the song’s muse, Sydney based rock outfit turned ... Read More
Scene News: Gemma Ray departs Berlin for Australia in support of her latest album, The Exodus Suite
  Berlin-based, British-born Gemma Ray and her band will bring their unique torch song psychedelia to Australia this April in support of her latest album The Exodus Suite. Released in mid 2016 – The Exodus Suite has earned Ray international praise, including Paste (“shadowy beauty”), Mother Jones (“Spinetingling”), American Songwriter ... Read More
Scene News: Quinn Sullivan unleashes Midnight Highway
Quinn Sullivan has been a music professional for more than half of his young life. Midnight Highway is a song that takes you on a journey from start to finish. The song was written and produced by the great Tom Hambridge and the idea of the song fits perfectly into ... Read More
Scene News: Wednesday 13 ''Undead Unplugged'' Tour Starts This Week - Local Supports Announced
UNDEAD UNPLUGGED DOWN UNDER 2017 After recently signing with Nuclear Blast WEDNESDAY 13 is on his way Down Under and bringing ‘’Undead Unplugged’’ to the fans.  Wednesday playing all his classics from Wednesday 13, Murderdolls, Frankenstein Drag Queens, Planet 13 and more –all intimate and all unplugged! On top of ... Read More
Scene News: Sophie Koh reveals Book of Songs
Every record is personal. Some records are more personal than others. Sophie Koh has delved deep into her past, embracing her heritage, for her stunning new album, Book of Songs. Book of Songs is a splendour of pop songs where East meets West, influenced by Chinese poetry and Western classical ... Read More
Scene News: Bob Evans announces Lonesome Highways tour
Bob Evans, the ARIA winning alter ego of Jebediah frontman Kevin Mitchell, has today announced an extensive national Australian tour, hitting up capital cities and regional towns across April, May and June, letting fans know he’ll be treating them to a complimentary six track EP, Zeroes To Heroes, of unreleased ... Read More
Scene News: Broads announce national tour dates with Vacancy album
Melbourne noir-country crooners Broads (Kelly Day and Jane Hendry) announce a run of national tour dates in support of their debut album Vacancy. Set to launch the album in hometown Melbourne on Sat 1 April at Toff In Town (with special guests Jim Lawrie and Angie McMahon), the band then ... Read More
Scene News: Baxters Ball - A dedicated fundraising event for The Royal Children's Hospital
A dedicated fundraising event for The Royal Children’s Hospital’s Good Friday appeal Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 at the Karralyka Centre, Mines Rd, Ringwood East AUSTRALIAN pop legends will perform at a fundraiser for The Royal Children’s Hospital in honour of one of its tiniest patients, Baxter Rowe, grandson of singer ... Read More
Scene News: 2017 APRA Music Awards Nominees Announced!
NOMINEES FOR 2017 APRA MUSIC AWARDS ANNOUNCED FLUME LEADS WITH FOUR NOMINATIONS, SIA HAS THREE APRA AMCOS is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2017 APRA Music Awards, which will be held at the new International Convention Centre Grand Ballroom in Sydney on Monday, 3 April. Now in their ... Read More
Scene News: A Weekend In The Gardens Lights Up The Botanic Gardens!
BRILLIANT MUSIC, SPECTACULAR SETTING, NATIVE COCKTAILS AND POSSUMS! A WEEKEND In The Gardens had it all! The inaugural A WEEKEND In The Gardens thrilled Melbourne music lovers over the Long weekend as the Gardens came alive with music. More than 11,500 fans across the three days enjoyed fantastic music from ... Read More
Scene News: 80s Mania Australian tour featuring Go West, Cutting Crew, Wang Chung, Taylor Dayne and Paul Young
November 2017 is 80s Mania month!!  80s superstars Go West, The Cutting Crew, Wang Chung, Taylor Dayne and Paul Young Heading to Australia for National 80s Mania tour Get ready to return to the 80s in November 2017!  Abstract Entertainment is proud to announce five of the biggest 80s International ... Read More
Scene News: My Dad Wrote a Porno - Live Podcast National Tour
Due to overwhelming demand, EXTRA SHOWS in Sydney and Melbourne have been added to the smash-hit comedy podcast MY DAD WROTE A PORNO live tour which is headed to Australia in August. With more than 50 million downloads, the  series in which Jamie Morton reads out chapters from the erotic ... Read More
Scene News: Joe Avati, George Kapiniaris, Rob and Tahir are Straight Outta Compo
The boys are back! Award winning producer, Joe Avati, has put together another show, Straight Outta Compo, starring the guys from Here Come The Habibs and Fat Pizza (Rob and Tahir), plus George Kapiniaris and Joe Avati himself. Joe Avati has some enviable achievements to his name – worldwide success ... Read More
Scene News: Allah-Las (US) announce their first Australian Tour this May
Strange Yonder and Contrary announce a 2nd Melbourne show for LA's treasured melancholic garage rock band, the Allah-Las. After selling out their first Melbourne show within just 3 days, fans have shown that they have been eagerly anticipating the band's first trip down under for a very long time. Don't miss ... Read More
Scene News: DYLANESQUE adds more dates
A 2-hour show celebrating the life, times and music of the legendary Bob Dylan. “Folk Singer, Rebel, Beat Poet, Rock Star” Jeff Jenkins, lead singer, opens the show with a tale from 1961, when a young 19 yr old hitch-hiked his way from Duluth Minnesota to New York City with ... Read More
Scene News: Melbourne's Alana Wilkinson to tour with Eddi Reader and Bob Evans
The emergence of Melbourne based singer-songwriter Alana Wilkinson has begun and 2017 promises to be a watershed year for the unorthodox and endearing folk/pop/punk artist. Fresh from performances at Western Australia’s superb Nannup Music Festival in February Alana has been invited to share the stage with iconic Scottish artist Eddi ... Read More
Scene News: The Undertones announce their first Australian tour
"Standing here watching this perfect jukebox band you are reminded by just how many great songs The Undertones have, every riff, every vocal line, every moment drips in pop perfection and the thrill of two entwining guitars that cram so much melody and adrenaline into the music that their music ... Read More
Scene News: Status Quo announce their last ever full-on electric tour
STATUS QUO ANNOUNCE THEIR LAST EVER FULL-ON ELECTRIC TOUR  AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND DATES OCTOBER 2017 GET READY TO ROCK WITH THE LAST NIGHT OF THE ELECTRICS TOUR Revered as one of the best classic rocks bands of all time, Status Quo have announced their final full-on electric shows for ... Read More
Scene News: 10th Record Store Day Australia - 22nd April
RECORD STORE DAY CELEBRATES 10 YEARS IN 2017 Record number of participating stores: 160+ Saturday 22 April 2017 Official turntable partner: Pro-Ject Audio Systems For an incredible 10th time, Record Store Day is almost here and will be celebrated on the same date around the world. Set for Saturday 22 ... Read More
Scene News: RocKwiz Live! announce TWENTYSEVENTEEN National Tour!
The RocKwiz Gang are hitting the road in 2017 for our next national tour and coming to a venue near you! Free from the constraints of the small screen and revelling in the freedom, anarchy and sheer joy of performing live with a rotating cast of legends and up and ... Read More
Scene News: Datura4 announce new release and tour
Rhythm Section are extremely proud to be promoting the second LP “Hairy Mountain” from Perth’s hard rock riffage and Psych-boogie Blues band Datura4. Originating in 2009 out of the port city of Fremantle, Western Australia, potentially one of the most isolated cities in the world, the DATURA4 seed was born ... Read More
Scene News: Dream Rockers, CRYSTAL CITIES, release EP and tour dates
CRYSTAL CITIES Release debut EP ‘WHO’S GONNA SAVE US NOW’. In 2016 dream rockers CRYSTAL CITIES​ unleashed their candid ballad ‘Tell Me Now’ and the sweet introspective tune ‘Good Life’ as delectable teasers to their impressive 2017 debut EP ‘WHO’S GONNA SAVE US NOW’. ‘Feels good to open the garage ... Read More
Scene News: Newport Ska, Reggae & Rocksteady Festival, Substation, Newport Sun 19 March
Having already announced that Jamaican foundation Rocksteady duo Keith & Tex with The Moonhops will headline the Newport Ska, Reggae & Rocksteady Festival on Sunday 19 March, the festival is very excited to announce the rest of the bill. Joining Keith & Tex will be Jackie Mendez, Pat Powell, Red ... Read More
Scene News: Midnight Oil world tour sells over 200,000 tickets | 25 shows already sold out
WORLD TOUR SELLS OVER 200,000 TICKETS 25 SHOWS ALREADY SOLD OUT EXTRA SYDNEY & MELBOURNE SHOWS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON DUE TO PHENOMENAL DEMAND FANS WARNED NOT TO BUY TICKETS THROUGH RESELLERS Midnight Oil’s “The Great Circle 2017” world tour has struck a massive global chord with music fans. Over 200,000 ... Read More
Scene News: 2017 Adelaide Festival sets record with biggest box office sales in two decades
Just seven days out from its opening weekend the 2017 Adelaide Festival has already made history by breaking the $3 million mark in box office sales, the largest sales for Adelaide Festival in over 20 years. The Festival’s ticket sales across its main program of 31 theatre, music, opera, dance, ... Read More
Scene News: Sweat Tours offer sweet overseas festival deals
AUSSIE TRAVEL PROVIDER SWEAT TOURS LAUNCHES INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL ALL-INCLUSIVE TOUR PACKAGES FOR 2017 There’s no denying that Aussies love a banging music festival and we have a few rippers to choose from when summer rolls around – but what about all those alluring lineup announcements from festivals beyond our ... Read More
Scene news: A Very Special Concert Event k.d. lang Ingénue Redux The 25th Anniversary Tour
TEG Dainty announced today that GRAMMY® Award winning singer songwriter k.d. langwill tour Australia in July on her Ingénue Redux Tour, celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the release of her first all-original album Ingénue. Paul Dainty, President and CEO of TEG Dainty has had a long association with lang spanning three ... Read More
Scene News: Behind the scenes at Bakehouse and Birdland with Animal Hands
Indie rock band Animal Hands have released a behind the scenes insight into the making of the bands upcoming debut album “Tonic Clonic”. The footage was taken during Rehearsals at Bakehouse studios and whilst recording at Birdland studios in Prahran and will be one of the last albums and film footage to ... Read More
Scene News: Neil Finn Joins The Bluesfest Monday Line Up
Scene News: Sly Rat Theatre Co presents The Tempest
SLY RAT THEATRE CO. is excited to announce its first production of 2017 is Shakespeare’s enigmatic fantasy, THE TEMPEST! Following the blockbuster success of 2016’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the SLY RAT circus is rolling back into town, right on down to the banks of the beautiful Maribyrnong River. It’s ... Read More
Scene News: The Hollerin Sluggers Release "Gypsy Mojo" on February 25th
The Hollerin Sluggers' second album in as many years, "Gypsy Mojo," is an exciting new release that builds on the foundation of their first release, "The Promised Land," Within the first month, "The Promised Land" placed on the Amrap Chart at #6 and theAustralian Blues n Roots Chart at #16. Receiving ... Read More
Scene News: ‘Win or Learn’ - an evening with John Kavanagh
ARENA ENT PRESENTS: ‘WIN OR LEARN’ - AN EVENING WITH JOHN KAVANAGH  Join John Kavanagh, the Head Coach to world renowned UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor and Author of best-selling book ‘Win or Learn,’ on ‘An Evening with John Kavanagh’ - as he tells the amazing story of ... Read More
Scene News: Milky Chance announce Groovin The Moo sideshows
German duo Milky Chance have announced some killer Groovin the Mookiller sideshows for Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. The last time the duo were in the country they played two sold-out shows in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as massive festival slots at Falls, Southbound and Field Day, with many ... Read More
Scene News: White Night Melbourne's Fifth Instalment Thrills Visitors!
Estimated crowds of between 550,000 and 600,000 visited Melbourne last night to experience the fifth iteration of White Night Melbourne, Australia’s most celebrated cultural and creative event.  Melbourne turned on a cool and clear evening for the local, interstate and international visitors who navigated their way through White Night Melbourne ... Read More
Scene News: A Weekend In The Gardens March 10-12 Great Music & Amazing Food & Drink!
JOHN FARNHAM, BOY & BEAR, ICEHOUSE AND A WATTLE SEED ESPRESSO COCKTAIL! A WEEKEND In The Gardens has it all! The announcement of the inaugural A WEEKEND In The Gardens received a wonderful reception with tickets selling strongly to all three concerts across the March long weekend. John Farnham, Boy ... Read More
Scene News: A new festival in Frankston is Flippin' The Bird on mainstream music
A Hard, Heavy and Hectic day of live Music Featuring: KING PARROT, CLOWNS, BATPISS, Scratch and Sniff (One Off Show), Don Fernando, Join the Amish, Pagan. Grindhouse, The Maggot Men, Desert Kingdom, Elusive Haze, and Stiff Richards. This Epic Heavy line-up is the first of it’s kind and curated by ... Read More
Scene News: Midnight Oil announce 'The Great Circle 2017' World Tour + major archival releases
Legendary Australian rock band and agitators Midnight Oil today announced their first World Tour in over two decades. They also unveiled plans to release three archival box sets including a collection called “The Overflow Tank” which will contain more than 14 hours of previously unreleased and rare material. “The Great ... Read More
Scene News: Celebrating The Velvet Underground at The Flying Saucer Club this March
To celebrate 50 years since the release of “The Velvet Underground & Nico”, arguably one of the greatest debut albums of time, The Spoils once again join forces with psychedelic flower punks, The Sand Pebbles to reprise their take on The Velvet’s first and second albums, ”The Velvet Underground & ... Read More
Scene News: Holy Holy release PAINT
Holy Holy’s anticipated new album, titled Paint, is set for release on February 24, 2017.  SOMETIMES you can judge a record by its cover. Holy Holy's second album is strategically titled PAINT, and boasts striking cover art by Newcastle based expressionist artist James Drinkwater. "Paint is a powerful word," Holy Holy vocalist ... Read More
Scene News: From Cocktails & Rock Tales to Fashion - Jane Rocca releases Ground Breaking Fashion: 100 Iconic Moments
Groundbreaking Fashion: 100 iconic moments By Jane Rocca Illustrations by Juliet Sulejmani Featuring punk icons, pop stars and fashion trail blazers, Groundbreaking Fashion reveals the most iconic looks and fashion game-changers for the past century The modern history of fashion has always had significant turning points that altered everything that came afterwards ... Read More
Scene News: The DARKNESS' Melbourne Headline Show SOLD OUT - 2nd show announced!
Well THE DARKNESS fans are standing up and putting their hands in their pocket as the first Melbourne Show on Wednesday 3rd May at  170 Russell, Melbourne sold out in less than 30 minutes!! We are now able to announce a second and final Melbourne show on Friday 5th May ... Read More
Scene News: Negative Waves during Nashville Pussy and Brant Bjork tours!
The blokes who bring you the annual rock soiree River Rocks  have just announced a stellar rock day long festival, Negative Waves, on Saturday 06 May at Barwon Club Hotel. The festival features Brant Bjork, Nashville Pussy, The Peep Tempel, Hits, Power, Batpiss, The Ruiner, Dr. Collosus, Sabrina Lawrie and The Hunting Party, Don Fernando, Fuck ... Read More
Scene News: Raggamuffin Music Festival postponed until Spring 2017
STATEMENT REGARDING RAGGAMUFFIN ALL STARS AUSTRALIAN SIDE SHOWS OneWorld Entertainment regrettably announces the postponement of the Raggamuffin All Stars Sydney and Melbourne Side Shows, scheduled for Sunday Feb 19 in Melbourne, and Tuesday Feb 21 in Sydney.  This is due to the postponement of the Raggamuffin Music Festival due to ... Read More
Scene News: Ella Hooper Announces A Run Of Stripped Back East Coast Shows
Ella Hooper, singer and multimedia queen at large - is carving out some time to tour her new music in trio mode this March, playing songs from her intense, acclaimed double EP, 'Venom / New Magic' 'The most disarming and profound statement of Hooper's career - Venom/New Magic, A buzzing, creaky tapestry ... Read More
Scene News: Run Rabbit Rabbit tease the release of Bloodline with a tour down the east coast
It’s been a long time between drinks for RUN RABBIT RUN​ but great things take time. Since their stellar 2014 single, ​ Down The Line and toe tapping 2015 release Wasted In The Sun, RUN RABBIT RUN​ have been slowly marinating a batch of flavorsome new songs for their forthcoming ... Read More
Scene News: CHAIN & THE GANG add more shows to their debut Australian tour!
"Ian Svenonius is the greatest rock’n’roll frontman in the world” - Anthony Carew (SMH / The Age) “ … Chain & the Gang is one of the coolest live bands anywhere” - Henry Rollins  Just six weeks away from the debut Australian tour of Chain & The Gang - the ... Read More
Scene News: Entries are now open for the 2017 Josh Pyke Partnership
Josh Pyke, in conjunction with APRA AMCOS, is bringing back the Josh Pyke Partnership for 2017, awarding a lucky Australian musician with a $7500 grant to kick-start their music career! In addition to the financial reward, the winning artist will receive mentorship from Josh Pyke himself and a meeting with ... Read More
Scene News: For one night only, Nikki Nicholls performs 'You've Got A Friend'
‘You’ve Got a Friend’ with a touch of James Taylor, featuring Nikki Nicholls and Kings Rule, will perform for one night only at The Palms at Crown on Friday 3 March. This will be an unforgettable evening of Carole King’s songs and story covering her amazing life and musical career ... Read More
Scene News: Opeth release video for ''Era'' + Australian & NZ Tour Is Imminent
Sweden’s musical alchemists, OPETH, have released a new video for their song 'Era'. The video’s track is featured on the band’s critically praised, 12th studio album, »Sorceress«. The beautifully shot, cinematic video was directed by Markus Hofko ( and features stunning visuals that perfectly sync with the band’s dynamic music. ”I ... Read More
Scene News: Apia Good Times returns in 2017 | AUS rock royalty line up announced!
THE BANDS COME OUT TO PLAY FOR APIA GOOD TIMES 2017! THE BLACK SORROWS WITH VIKA + LINDA BULL COLIN HAY (MEN AT WORK) DEBORAH CONWAY (DO RE MI) MENTAL AS ANYTHING The annual Apia Good Times Tour returns for its fifth consecutive year with another once-in-a-lifetime line-up of Oz music ... Read More
Scene News: Paul Reid releases Nowhere Town today
After the successful release of his 2014 debut EP ‘Vines’ and two East Coast Australian tours, country-folk artist Paul Reid​ is releasing his second EP ‘Nowhere Towns​’ delivering toe-tapping grooves and intricate guitar picking. The rolling five-track EP was recorded over a year and a half at Melbourne’s Pughouse Studios ... Read More
Scene News: Nussy Announces New Single & Video Hard As Diamonds + Sydney & Melbourne Shows
The vibrant and unstoppable NUSSY has today announced her new single Hard As Diamonds, an exploration of the human reaction to hurt and turmoil, out on Jan 30.  The thrilling synth-pop artist has also announced a lustrous clip to accompany the track, produced in collaboration with Dan Smith of Head ... Read More
Scene News: Nathaniel Announces New Single Vapours + National Club Tour
Multi-platinum selling artist, Nathaniel returns with his killer new single, Vapours, the anticipated first taste of new, original material and it has been well worth the wait.  To accompany the sexy track, Nathaniel has also announced a hypnotic film clip, directed by Pete Seamons of Epik Films (The Paper Kites, ... Read More
Scene  News: THE CLOUDS Release NEW ‘ZAFFRE’ EP On 14th February & Announce Headline Sydney Show
The Clouds were among the leading lights of the Australian indie scene in the early to mid-nineties, fronted by the dual vocals of Jodi Phillis and Patricia Young. With three Top 50 Albums - including the classic "Penny Century" (going Gold) - The Clouds were well loved by critics and ... Read More
Scene News: Tickets selling fast for HARTS' Smoke Fire Hope Desire Tour
HARTS heads out on his ‘Smoke Fire Hope Desire’ Tour this February/March 2017 - 9 new dates around Australia including select regional towns and his largest headline metro shows to date in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Harts has also just signed a US deal with Razer + Tie; one of the largest ... Read More
Scene News: RESD release No Oxygen
Languid, yearning and otherworldly; the songs of RESD’s acclaimed debut EP, No Oxygen, could soundtrack the ennui that comes after a relationship is over, the rapid acceleration of a barometer as a summer storm sweeps in over a bay or the silence before the first beams of light hit the ... Read More
Scene News: Active Bird Community release Stick Around today
When four 11 year olds started a band in 2005, nobody - its members included - knew what to expect. Ten years on, Active Bird Community continues to enliven the stage with their sprightly slacker vibes reminiscent of 90’s indie rock. While members Tom D’Agustino, Andrew Wolfson, Zach Slater, and Carter McNeil ... Read More
Scene News: Xylouris White announce final Summer shows
Xylouris White round out their Australian summer odyssey with a final run of headline appearances taking in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney alongside a debut appearance for Womadelaide. The March shows follow a recent brace of shows as special guest to PJ Harvey plus a festival appearance at Queensland’s Woodford Folk ... Read More
Scene News: Icehouse announce 40 Years’ anniversary box & Tour Dates
In celebration of their 40 Year milestone, ICEHOUSE are proud to announce the release of their first career spanning box set - ICEHOUSE - The Complete Collection – which will be released on 17 February 2017 The 10 album set compiles ICEHOUSE’s complete body of work, kicking off with Flowers’ ... Read More
Scene News: SKA-BQ tour kicks off this Australia Day weekend at Shimmerlands
Melbourne Ska Orchestra presents a huge SKA-BQ show at Shimmerlands this Australia Day Weekend. All ages tickets now available*.  Bring the kids – SKA-BQ is a family friendly event. SKA-BQ features The Ska Vendors, NoNonsense, Project Ska Collective (Syd) and DJs Mohair Slim & Jesse I. Melbourne Scooter Club and food galore ... Read More
Scene News: The B-52S Celebrate Their 40th Anniversary During the Upcoming Australasian Tour!
On February 14 (Valentine’s Day) 1977 five aspiring musicians from Athens, Georgia played their very first gig at a friend’s house. Naming themselves after Southern slang for exaggerated ‘bouffant” hairdos, the newly-christened B-52s (Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson and Ricky Wilson) soon began weekend road trips to ... Read More
Scene News: Peter "Blackie" Black Headline Australian Tour With Special Guest Forest Pooky (Fr)
After pulling off the crazy and ambitious feat of writing, recording and releasing a song every day of the leap year 2016 (that’s 366 songs released in total, more than most bands release throughout their entire career), when asked what he's gonna do next “Play live!" was the immediate response ... Read More
Scene News: Marvin Priest and Rik-E-Ragga added to Raggamuffin All Stars
One World Entertainment are pleased to announce the addition of Marvin Priest and Rik-E-Ragga to Raggamuffin All Stars. Marvin Priest and Rik-E-Ragga will be joining the incredible line-up of reggae royalty including Grammy Winning superstar Shaggy, break out New Zealand sensations SIX60, The world’s premier reggae group performing the hits of ... Read More
Scene News: The Hiding celebrate Dream Catcher's Life
The Hiding have today announced the release of new single Dream Catcher’s Life, an ode to those who chose to chase their goals regardless of what society might say.  To accompany the track, the group have also revealed a visually stunning clip, directed by Damian McLindon of Shoot films and ... Read More
Scene News: What's My Scene - 2016 in review
These were the most popular articles on the site in 2016: 1. Vintage Guitar Scene: 1963 Guild Thunderbird S-200 2. Snap Scene: Los Almiros Festival, Almiros, Greece - 5th & 6th August 2016 3. Vintage Guitar Scene: Gibson Les Paul Custom 1959 4. Star Scene: Marcos Cabotá 5. Review Scene: Bakehouse ... Read More
Scene News: Moreland & Arbuckle announce Australian tour supports
Kansas trio Moreland & Arbuckle head to Australia for debut tour this February. The New Savages, Claude Hay, Werewolves of Melbourne & Kristen Lee Morris (Eagle & The Wolf) announced as supports. Latest LP ‘Promised Land Or Bust’ nominated for Best Blues Rock Album in The Blues Foundation’s 2017 Blues ... Read More
Scene News: MEGA 90s Dance Superstars touring Australia this March
Four of your favourite International 90s Dance Superstars join together for a night of Mega 90s hits! Get ready for: 2 Unlimited, Technotronic, Real McCoy, Dr Alban Live In Concert + Guest DJ Nick Skitz. 2 UNLIMITED (Netherlands) will hit Australia for the very first time in March 2017 to ... Read More
Scene News: Perth's Vida Cain release East Coast tour dates to promote 'Yeah Nah'
Rockin’ Perth Band Vida Cain will head to the East Coast late January for exclusive showcases in Sydney and Melbourne to promote their new album ‘Yeah Nah’ – produced by Joel Quartermain of Eskimo Joe. “When you love those things that don’t love you!” Perth band Vida Cain’s new single Only ... Read More
Scene News: A different kind of Australia Day...
It's Australia Day, January 2017, and Australia is going to Hell... Neo-Nazis in Coburg. Refugees setting themselves on fire. Kyle Sandilands still using a microphone. These are unsettling times... From the multi award-winning minds that spawned The Beautiful Losers comes the antidote for the War Against Terror generation : a pitch ... Read More
Scene News: Peter Garrett & Kev Carmody - Two greats share the same stage for the first time
Twilight at the Zoos treats Sydney & Melbourne music fans with two greats sharing the same stage for the first time! Kev Carmody plays Newcastle for the first time in over a decade. Both Peter Garrett and Kev Carmody have spent decades recording and performing songs which tap deeply into ... Read More
Scene News: Parkes Elvis Festival Ready to Shake Rattle And Roll For 25Th Birthday
Dust off those blue suede shoes and get ready to swing those hips; the 2017 Parkes Elvis™ Festival is fast approaching! Australia’s largest celebration of the King returns to the regional town of Parkes, NSW for a festive five days from Wednesday 11 – Sunday 15 January 2017 What started ... Read More
Scene News: Last night of the LuWOW - 23rd December
The LuWOW, Melbourne’s finest tropical tiki lounge bar, will be saying “Aloha Oe” as the doors will close for good on Friday 23rd December The final night will be hosted by the Gogo Goddesses, The LuWOW’s in-house gogo troupe performing their choreographed routines en-masse, as well as their freestyle authentic ... Read More
Scene News: The Animals Announce Australian Tour
The Animals were “one of the most important bands” in the British Invasion. Whilst The Beatles and Rolling Stones were the headliners, The Animals were the backbone of blues! With their legacy undeniable, Australia is in for a treat when original members John Steel and Mick Gallagher along with Danny ... Read More
Scene News: Music Matters: ‘Rn Or Busk’ Movement Grows Across The Country
‘RN or BUSK’ is a grassroots group affiliated with the ‘Hands off Radio National Music’ campaign team. The online campaign, has attracted over 16,000 online supporters protesting the recent decision by the ABC Board to axe a range of specialist music programs. Prominent Australian musicians have spoken out about the ... Read More
Scene News: Helmet announce 2017 Australian Tour
Principal Entertainment & David Roy Williams present the return of legendary riff lords Helmet on their 2017 Australian tour, playing the classic Betty album from start to finish, along with fan favourites and selections from their brand new album Dead To The World. Across 27 years and eight studio albums, ... Read More
Scene News: Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - 2nd Melbourne Show Sold Out, limited tickets left in Brisbane and Sydney
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes are excited to announce that their 2nd Melbourne show has now fully sold out. Fans intending on heading to the Brisbane and Sydney shows should move fast, as these shows are also on track for a sell out as anticipation grows for Frank Carters return ... Read More
Scene News: A Weekend In The Gardens - A New Melbourne Concert Event!
Melbourne’s iconic Royal Botanic Gardens is set to come alive with music with the announcement today of a brand new concert event beginning next year - A WEEKEND In The Gardens. Developed by the team behind the highly successful A Day On The Green winery series, A WEEKEND In The ... Read More
Scene News: Don Fernando Celebrate 10 Years Service in Rock
Melbourne’s High Octane-Heavy Stoner Rockers, Don Fernando are packing their gear up and taking to the roads for a celebration of 10 Years of sweat, riffs and good times. 2015, had seen the release of the 3rd studio album, Haunted By Humans; A dark and moody landscape, that encapsulates the ... Read More
Scene News: Spectres Of Love - Spotted Mallard, Melbourne- Friday 23rd December
With tremolo guitar set to stun, electric bass prowling and drums rumbling like thunder, Spectres Of Love create a brooding sonic landscape for the unmistakable voice of Mikelangelo and his spine tingling tales. Welcome to Spectres Of Love, a world of lonesome outsiders, haunted dreamers and sexually charged rock’n’roll. Denizens ... Read More
Scene News: Melbourne musos to stage a busk protest at proposed Radio National music show cuts
On Saturday 3 December at midday Melbourne musicians and Radio National listeners will gather outside ABC Studios Southbank to protest against the planned axing of four music-based programs - The Daily Planet, The Inside Sleeve, The Live Set and The Rhythm Divine. Musos confirmed for the busk protest are: Deborah ... Read More
Scene News: Australian Greats, International Stars And A Grammy Nominee Announced For NGV Friday Nights
NGV International | 11 November 2016 – 10 March 2017 | Admission fees apply 12 OCTOBER 2016: Superstar provocateur Amanda Palmer, breakout talent of the Memphis music scene Julien Baker and Latin GRAMMY-nominated electro-pop artist El Guincho are among the musicians featured in the next series of NGV Friday Nights, kicking off ... Read More
Scene News: Australian Open 2017 | Blockbuster Music Line-Up Announced
Tennis Australia, in association with Mushroom Events, is thrilled to announce the most star-studded line-up for Australian Open 2017. Melbourne’s biggest party, The Open Sessions, will host some of the hottest Aussie and international acts at the Australian Open Live Stage, with Birds of Tokyo, DMA’S, The Temper Trap, Jimmy ... Read More
Scene News: Martha Wainwright Reveals Twelve-Date National Australian Tour In March 2017
 “Wainwright moves amid prettily finger-picked folk-rock and more eccentric arrangements” –  NY Times“…taking music and wringing from it a startling wealth of shiver-inducing moments.” – Pitchfork “…her stage presence suggests several things at one time - defiant and strong, yet with an edge of sadness and vulnerability as well.” – Spin ... Read More
Scene news: Bowie in Berlin
January 8th 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the birth of David Bowie. January 2017 marks another anniversary. One week after Bowie’s 30th birthday he released the most astounding album of an already astonishing career – Low. So January seems an apt time to celebrate the songs of Bowie in a ... Read More
Scene News: Rowena Corner Store, Richmond - 60th Anniversary Foothpath Fiesta - Saturday 26th September
Rowena Corner Store, a Richmond icon of delicious food, great coffee and sensational milkshakes, is celebrating her 60th birthday on Saturday November 26th with a special ‘footpath fiesta’. As one of Richmond’s longest running businesses Rowena Corner Store stands proudly as a story of survival, reinvention and reinvigoration. WHEN:   ... Read More
Scene News: The Rebelles Xmas show - Sat 3rd Dec, Thornbury Theatre.
The Rebelles are merry excited to announce the return of their annual Christmas Spectacular at the Thornbury Theatre! And don’t you go cryin’ nor poutin’ neither, because Santa’s also gift wrapped some joy from them jolly Sugar Fed Leopards plus a box of Helena Plazza’s vintage pop stylings to leave ... Read More
Scene News: St Kilda City Football Netball Club Fundraiser Footy Music Quiz with Tex Perkins - Sun 27 Nov
St Kilda City Football Netball Club Fundraiser Footy Music Quiz - Sun 27 Nov, 6:00pm The Sunday 27th of November at MEMO Music Hall promises to be a very special, historical (perhaps even hysterical) event as some of Melbourne's best AFL sportsman and iconic musicians come together for a night of ... Read More
Scene News: The Boon Companions New Years Eve at Bakehouse - Everybody is Going to Die
The Boon Companions present EVERYBODY IS GOING TO DIE A New Year's Eve celebration that is truly a matter of Life and Death. Saturday 31 December at Bakehouse Studios, Richmond Romantic art collective The Boon Companions are throwing a New Year's Eve soiree like no other. A night of performance, ... Read More
Scene News: Santana Live In Concert Across Australia With Special Guests The Doobie Brothers
Legendary guitar virtuoso, multi Grammy Award winner and a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, CARLOS SANTANA, and his band SANTANA, will take in five huge dates across the country on his Transmogrify Tour. The tour will kick off at Perth Arena on Friday 7th April before heading to Adelaide’s Botanic ... Read More
Scene News: Living Colour To Tour Australia in 2017
Two time Grammy award winning band, Living Colour, are heading back to Australian shores in May 2017 and fans will no doubt welcome their return.  They were last here in 2014 as part of the Soundwave line-up, but also performed to packed out side-shows and rave reviews. Spearheaded by guitarist ... Read More
Scene News: Aussie Artist ‘Sunshine’ Announces ‘Midnight Mass’ Event + Release Party
Aussie Artist Sunshine is one of the mainstay artists regularly gigging at some of Melbourne’s most popular venues.  Having played records in multi-genre’s including, hip hop, jazz, funk, soul, disco, house and techno, it’s no surprise her career has brought her to creating her own themed club nights.  Sunshine is ... Read More
Scene News: Don Henley announces 2017 Australian Tour including A Day On The Green!
Frontier Touring and Roundhouse Entertainment are honoured to announce the return of the Eagles co-founder, vocalist and drummer Don Henley to Australia in March 2017 for a run of indoor and a day on the green outdoor shows. ‘The entire evening is literally hit after hit that has defined his career from the Eagles and ... Read More
Scene News: Sugar Mountain 2017 Announces Sensory: Feat. S U R V I V E  X  Daniel Arsham  X  Peter Gunn (Ides)  +  Unveils Eat And Drink Line-Up
Sugar Mountain 2017 is thrilled to announce the return of our acclaimed immersive restaurant experiment, Sensory. ‘A feast for the senses ... from start to finish’ – Gram Magazine ‘We’ve reached peak food. Also peak music festival. But audio-art-food collaborations like Sensory are showing that we can still punch a ... Read More
Kate Miller-Heidke To Release ‘The Best Of:Act One’ December 2
Featuring new single, ‘You’ve Underestimated Me, Dude’ There are not enough superlatives to describe the love and respect that award-winning singer songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke commands, as she effortlessly traverses the worlds of contemporary pop, folk and opera, showcasing the most incredible vocal pipes in the business! Now comes the ultimate ... Read More
Scene News: Tim Kerr's Pop-Up Exhibition at OUTRÉ Gallery coincides with The Monkeywrench Australian Tour
Tim Kerr brings his artwork to Australia for a POP-UP EXHIBITION at OUTRÉ GALLERY on Saturday 19th November.  Plus meet Tim at the opening from 2pm. Outré is proud to be hosting an exhibition of artwork by Austin-based artist and musician Tim Kerr. Over the past decade, Tim’s paintings have been shown around the world ... Read More
Scene News: Scott Darlow releases debut solo album ‘SORRY’
Scott Darlow is a man who wears many hats, singer-songwriter, aboriginal activist and world vision spokesman his debut solo album ‘S’ orry’ is his very own dreamtime. For the past 10 years Scott Darlow has dedicated his life to educating youth all over the world on Aboriginal culture and reconciliation ... Read More
Scene News: Supports announced for The Monkeywrench Australian tour
Formed in 1991, The Monkeywrench are a super group of sorts and are set to tour Australian shores for the first time ever. Press Play who are presenting the tour are excited to announce that the supports for the Canberra show are Grinding Eyes and The Dunhill Blues. The Monkeywrench perform at ... Read More
Scene News: The MISSION Australian Tour starts this week!
The MISSION are destined for Australian shores! 80s UK bad boys The Mission are heading downunder for their 30th Anniversary tour this November, the first time they’ve set foot in Australia since 1990. Known as the kings of excess, the band’s memory of their last trip is hazy as ... Read More
Scene News: Steve Wide launches A-Z Bowie at Readings this Wednesday!
Bowie A-Z The Life of an Icon from Aladdin Sane to Ziggy Stardust Written by Steve Wide, Illustrated by Libby Vanderploeg  A celebration of the unparalleled impact of cultural icon David Bowie. This decidedly not-for-kids illustrated A–Z, celebrates the many faces and facets of David Bowie. From Aladdin Sane to Ziggy ... Read More
Scene News: De La Soul announce Alumbra LIVE Melbourne show
Coming off the back off the inaugural ‘Red Bull Music Academy - Weekender Sydney’ and the launch of their much anticipated new album, American Hip Hop trio De La Soul will grace five capital cities around Australia throughout November with their battle-ready rhymes. Get ready for an un - missable LIVE ... Read More
Scene News: Dubioza Kolektiv's free album download and Australian tour dates
Australia - meet Dubioza Kolektiv. They’re non-conformist and a little rebellious.  Their music is exuberant and their lyrics tell it exactly how they see it.  They are known for their “kick ass” live shows.  Oh, and they give their music away - for free. “Yeah, the Dubioza Kolektiv really are that ... Read More
Scene News: The Sailor Jerry ‘Jerry Can Ride’ 10 day Tour begins this Friday
The Sailor Jerry ‘Jerry Can Ride’ Tour (starting in Melbourne & stopping off at various regional & city locations up to Brisbane), begins this Friday and goes for 10 days... JERRY CAN RIDE The Full Tour Send Off Bash: Lulie St. Tavern, 288 Johnston Street, Abbotsford, Melbourne Day One: Friday 4th NOVEMBER ... Read More
Scene News:  A Day On The Green Celebrates 400 Events!
400 shows – like wow! Since the very first a day on the green was staged on (Australia Day) January 26 2001 in Victoria, it has become one of Australia’s most loved, acclaimed and successful outdoor concert events with nearly three million patrons attending. This season, which commenced in Mudgee ... Read More
Scene News: Spend New Year's Day at Sunset Safari
Sunset Safari breaks into the Melbourne event scene with its epic electronic Disco day party on New Year's Day 2017.  The event is located on Albert Park Lake at an exclusive venue space that is currently undergoing construction - Greenfields.  The party promises to have a fresh set up with ... Read More
Scene News: Noah Earp releases The Raw & The Cooked
Australian songsmith Noah Earp has announced his new single The Raw and the Cooked, a broad, sweeping stroke of alternative folk-rock. To accompany the single, Earp has released a self-made film clip that endears the viewer with its undeniable quirk. The Raw and the Cooked is the first taste of ... Read More
Scene News: Carl Cox & Eric Powell’s ‘Mobile Disco’ featuring De La Soul (Live) add Alison Limerick To The Melbourne Line-Up!
Carl Cox and Eric Powell are excited to announce that ‘Mobile Disco’ will be a little earlier this time around, as well as including various other cities around the country.  Time flies when you’re having fun! For their Melbourne show, it’ll be their 10th Birthday at the stunning Riva on Elwood Beach. Headlining these amazing ... Read More
Scene News: Holy Holy release Darwinism
Three years ago, a band took to the stage in a tiny upstairs venue in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. The few people in attendance clung self-consciously to the walls as the house music died and amps were switched off standby. “I remember I had asked the venue to change all the ... Read More
Scene News: Brooklyn's Chairlift return to Australia this December!
Brooklyn indie electro-pop duo CHAIRLIFT are returning to Australian shores this December!  Members Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly first captured the world’s attention with their breakout single ‘Bruises’, which featured a range of uncanny pop sensibilities, mixed with polished production and euphoric vocals. Over time, this sound has become the duo’s signature ... Read More
Scene News: The Monkees 50th Anniversary Tour fast approaching
The Monkees’ Greatest Hits! All the songs you remember! On September 8, 1965, when producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider placed a classified ad in The Hollywood Reporter seeking “4 insane boys,” they had no idea that they were about to unleash Monkee-mania! But that’s exactly what happened the following year ... Read More
Scene News: A Sneak peek from Active Bird Community
When four 11 year olds started a band in 2005, nobody - its members included - knew what to expect. Ten years on, Active Bird Community continues to enliven the stage with their sprightly slacker vibes reminiscent of 90’s indie rock. While members Tom D’Agustino, Andrew Wolfson, Zach Slater, and Carter McNeil were young ... Read More