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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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2hFYZd9WwQ Pre-order album ‘Roll With The Punches’ here [https://caroline.lnk.to/RollWithThePunches] Van Morrison – one of music’s few true legends – releases a new 15 track ... Read More
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
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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nb6MY6eYO8U Pleasure Maps is getting airplay across Australia and the US and pre-orders are now open for this ... Read More
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! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzuSruxHL2g DON BROCO have released their brand new single ‘Technology’, out now through SharpTone ... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
BRAND NEW ALBUM (https://CookingVinylAu.lnk.to/PWSMile) TO BE RELEASED OCTOBER 6 THROUGH COOKING VINYL LISTEN TO NEW TRACK, ALL THE PRETTY GIRLS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_QqAb47tYQ 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
*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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Tarantinos (https://www.facebook.com/tarantinoband/?fref=mentions) are hitting Ding Dong Lounge (https://www.facebook.com/DingDongMelbourne/?fref=mentions) 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
It is with infinite pride that Liberation release Dan Sultan (http://dansultan.com/) ’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’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFn8cwffARs&feature=youtu.be) has also been revealed and is an ... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
ACE FREHLEY’S ANOMALY TO BE REISSUED AS ANOMALY DELUXE ON SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 ALL NEW BONUS TRACK "HARD FOR ME" DEBUTED VIA ULTIMATECLASSICROCK.COM FREHLEY WORKING ON NEW STUDIO ALBUM, INCLUDING COLLABORATIONS WITH GENE SIMMONS INTERNATIONAL TOUR DATES HAPPENING NOW LISTEN TO "HARD FOR ME" EXCLUSIVELY VIA ULTIMATECLASSICROCK HERE Founding KISS ... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 https://youtu.be/jET8EDK5Zlc My Radiance is a new single and video featuring Triple J favourite, Ali Barter ... Read More
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
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
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
MITSKI ANNOUNCES SECOND & FINAL MELBOURNE SHOW SYDNEY SHOW SELLING FAST! http://lanewaypresents.com 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
ACE FREHLEY READY TO THRILL AUSTRALIAN AUDIENCES THIS OCTOBER, AS VERY SPECIAL GUEST ON THE ‘SPEND THE NIGHT WITH ALICE COOPER’ CONCERT TOURVIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE NOW**ADELAIDE DATE SOLD OUT** The rock and roll event of the year featuring Alice Cooper and Very Special Guest, Ace Frehley, will make its way ... Read More
Tiny Little Houses return with new single ‘Garbage Bin’, a track that will surely be an anthem for the new slacker generation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CfbbpCfLJQ 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
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
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' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k7kk1lUnis&authuser=1 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
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
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
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
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! https://youtu.be/zpBx36VPs78 It’s time to stop and smell the Rosè ... Read More
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
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
"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
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
Frontier Touring are pleased to announce the return of the one and only Melvins (http://www.themelvins.net/) 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 (http://reddkross.com/) , making their first visit Down Under in four ... Read More
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
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
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
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
KESHA TRIUMPHS WITH NEW SONG ‘PRAYING’ NEW ALBUM RAINBOW TO BE RELEASED ON AUGUST 11TH - PRE ORDER RAINBOW HERE: http://smarturl.it/KESHA.RAINBOW WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ‘PRAYING’ HERE: https://youtu.be/v-Dur3uXXCQ Kesha reclaims her place in the music world with her new song, ‘Praying’ — the initial advance track from RAINBOW, her first album ... Read More
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
Destroy All Lines, Chugg Entertainment and Killyourstereo.com 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
'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
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
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
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
Mark Seymour & The Undertow (http://markseymour.com.au/) 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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). https://youtu.be/vJ-DcPfLVYw Love Your Man is the first taste of ... Read More
PLAYING IT FORWARD BENEFIT CONCERT FOR STUART (CHET) FRASER, SUPPORT ACT AND OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN WELLNESS CENTRE   ADDITIONAL SPECIAL GUESTS SET TO JOIN JOHN FARNHAM, JIMMY BARNES, NOISEWORKS & DIESEL ON STAGE FOR TONIGHT’S BENEFIT, INCLUDING IAN MOSS FINAL TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR TONIGHT’S BENEFIT The Playing It Forward ... Read More
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. https://youtu.be/uLP6LXGgKTc Over the course of their 15-year career, Minus the Bear have made music on their ... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
All retailers: http://smarturl.it/FF.CG JB Hi-Fi: http://smarturl.it/FF.CG.JB HARD ROCK EXTREMES AND POP SENSIBILITIES COLLIDE ON NINTH OPUS OUT SEPTEMBER 15 ON ROSWELL RECORDS/RCA RECORDS CAL JAM 17 - OCT 7th GLEN HELEN REGIONAL PARK FOO FIGHTERS BRING A GANG OF THE WORLD’S BEST ROCK N ROLL BANDS TOGETHER FOR 12 HOURS ... Read More
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
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
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
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: facebook.com/paulmccartney ... Read More
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
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
 The Meanies Announce Supports                                                                For Their Last Tour For Who Knows How Long! download photo HERE   With their Last Tour For Who ... Read More
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
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 https://youtu.be/nF_w79N418Y ... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
LAYING IT FORWARD BENEFIT CONCERT FOR STUART (CHET) FRASER, SUPPORT ACT AND OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN WELLNESS CENTRE FEATURING JOHN FARNHAM, JIMMY BARNES, NOISEWORKS & DIESEL TICKETS GO ON SALE ON FRIDAY 9TH JUNE 2017 AT 2PM Music industry mates John Farnham, Jimmy Barnes, Noiseworks and Diesel (solo) will band together for ... Read More
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
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
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 TICKETS ON SALE 9AM ON THURSDAY 8TH JUNE 2017 THROUGH TICKETMASTER The Red Hot Summer Tour is back in 2018 and ... Read More
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
KING OF SLYDECO RETURNS WITH 2 UNIQUE LIVE SETS - ONE ACOUSTIC, ONE ELECTRIC SONNY LANDRETH’S FIRST LIVE ALBUM IN 12 YEARS ‘RECORDED LIVE IN LAFAYETTE’ OUT JUNE 30 ON MASCOT LABEL GROUP / PROVOGUE   "LANDRETH’S INCENDIARY SOUND EFFECTIVELY ELEVATES IT ALL.” - POPMATTERS "SONNY’S GUITAR PLAYING THRIVES IN ... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 www.apiagoodtimes.com.au For ... Read More
'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 leapsandboundsmusicfestival.com. With a massive assortment of music-centric events set to take over Australia’s most bustling live music municipality, the ... Read More
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
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
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
AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE/STREAM NOW: http://smarturl.it/kasabianfcolau 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
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
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
THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ONE ELECTRIC DAY RETURNS TO WERRIBEE FOR A FIFTH YEAR JOHN FARNHAM, DARYL BRAITHWAITE, BABY ANIMALS, DIESEL & 1927 SUNDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2017 | WERRIBEE PARK ON THE GREAT LAWN, WERRIBEE VIC TICKETS ON SALE 9AM ON MONDAY 1ST MAY 2017 Every year the highly anticipated ONE ... Read More
A Telstra pre-sale starts at 9am today, Tuesday 2 May, through to 9am on Thursday 4 May. Go to telstra.com/music 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
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
 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 wcpa.com.au Saturday 17th June GPAC Geelong – 7.30pm Bookings 03 5225 1200 ... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What a line-up! Definitely our scene ... THE XX • QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE • LCD SOUNDSYSTEM • ROYAL BLOOD • HAIM • SIGUR RÓS • SCHOOLBOY Q (ONLY AUS SHOW) • VANCE JOY • TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB • PEKING DUK • RL GRIME • BONOBO • FATHER ... Read More
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
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
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
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
  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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
NEIL FINN JOINS THE BLUESFEST MONDAY LINE UP PLUS VINTAGE TROUBLE NIC CESTER PLAYING FOR CHANGE ELLIS HALL |VASTI JACKSON REMI WILSON PICKERS ROUND MOUNTAIN GIRLS AUSTRALIAN UKULELE SHOW IVY Wednesday 22 February, Bluesfest is excited to announce that Neil Finn and his band are joining the Bluesfest line up. Finn, along ... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
‘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
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 (www.bowbowbow.co) and features stunning visuals that perfectly sync with the band’s dynamic music. ”I ... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
‘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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
 “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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. https://youtu.be/Ddp-HFv1h3g Known as the kings of excess, the band’s memory of their last trip is hazy as ... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Bank of Melbourne announced the 4 finalists of the Melbourne Music Bank competition as voted by Victoria’s music-loving public: Anna Oliphant Wright, Birdhouse, Bloom and Tempus Sun. They’ll all perform in front of an expert panel at the finale on 25 October, at Arts Centre Melbourne’s famed Hamer Hall. The judging panel that will crown the winner ... Read More
Beloved Aussie troubadours Josh Pyke and Bob Evans have today announced a massive national co-headline tour, Another Evening with Josh Pyke and Bob Evans, in November and December of this year. The two friends, who have been playing music together for ten years, are thrilled to be hitting the road, ... Read More
Australia Rocks: Remembering the music of the 1950s to 1990s by Lucy Desoto Australian rock music has a rich history of performers and bands that have created not just the soundtrack for Australian lives but have also shaped the international music scene. In the early days of the 1950s and ‘60s, Australian ... Read More
Wild Thing 50th Anniversary Australian Tour All their Greatest Hits Live in Concert “Wild thing, you make my heart sing!”… 60’s British Rock Legends THE TROGGS finally return to Australia this November to celebrate the Wild Thing’s 50th Anniversary by performing all their Greatest Hits - Wild Thing, With a Girl Like You, I Can’t Control ... Read More
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
NOW this is going to be an unusual musical collaboration. Old punks The Painters And Dockers have invited their pals the Burundian Traditional Dance Troupe to join them at a pub show at Max Watts So n Saturday October 15. Dockers singer Paulie Stewart said, "It will be great to get these ... Read More
Dave Graney and Clare Moore have a new single at itunes and Bandcamp. Once of the Moodists, once of Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes and since 2004 as Dave Graney and the mistLY. From Melbourne, Australia. The eighth for 2016. This time it’s “Matey, From On High”. It’s a ... Read More
Friday 28th Oct  From Dusk till Dawn Starring The Tarantinos Saturday 29th Oct Monster Mash-up Starring Thee Wylde Oscars + Dr Funkenstein & the Grave Bandits Monday 31st Oct Bands from Beyond the Grave Starring The Black Heart Death Cult + The Demon Parade + The Braves + Wars FROM ... Read More
Byron Bay band IN HEARTS WAKE have been added to all dates on the Australian leg of the forthcoming SLIPKNOT tour. These will be their first Australian shows since their epic Equinox dates in June. In Hearts Wake dual-album release of Earthwalker (2014) and Skydancer (2015) was an epic success, ... Read More
The Age Music Victoria Awards celebrates its 11th year, as part of the Melbourne Music Week program on Wednesday 16 November. Nominees have been revealed and public voting now is open until 4 November. The Age Music Victoria Awards are one of the largest publicly voted music awards in the country ... Read More
It is with great pleasure that Frontier Touring announce the return of Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductees and Grammy Award winners Green Day to Australia and New Zealand for their Revolution Radio Tour. With more than 75 million albums sold worldwide Green Day last visited our shores in 2014 ... Read More
Rob's playing his last solo show of the year before heading off to Europe later this month to sing with The Triffids. This Wednesday night at Bella Union, Victoria St, CARLTON sees the beginning of a series of shows called The Round-Up, showcasing the singer songwriters of Melbourne. I'll try to bring my best ... Read More
In what could only be described as a dream come true for the boys from Mansfield QLD, today we’re proud to announce that Violent Soho have collaborated with Stone & Wood to create their very own beer –the East Coast Crusher. To celebrate the release of their very own amber nectar, Violent Soho will be hosting a ... Read More
Alt-rock pioneers Garbage and Australia’s own multi-platinum chart toppers The Temper Trap will come together as part of their respective national tours for five outdoor events through November/December. The concerts will feature a stellar under-card with special guests The Preatures, Tash Sultana and Adalita.  The five band bill kicks off ... Read More
Each month, Double J brings you a unique Artist in Residence, handing the headphones over to your idols for a look at their world of music. Joining the Double J team in October is Mark Arm from Seattle garage-grunge icons Mudhoney, Green River and Monkeywrench. https://youtu.be/_nGsT_qFMBs Ahead of THE MONKEYWRENCH’s first ever Australian Tour ... Read More
Live Nation & Destination NSW present: Crowded House ANNOUNCE FOURTH ENCORE CONCERT AT THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE FORECOURT Sunday November 27 To meet the unprecedented demand and to do everything possible to make the Encore shows available to as many fans as possible, Crowded House have announced a FOURTH Encore concert on Sunday, November 27. Tickets will go on sale ... Read More
Today, Bluesfest Byron Bay, Australia’s much loved 5 day Easter Festival and recent winner of the ‘2016 Best Regional Event Award’ at the Australian Event Awards, delivers its fans two major and legendary artists, showing Australia and the world there is no stopping Bluesfest now! Already 3 announcements under its ... Read More
If you like Alter Bridge, Airbourne, Rival Sons, Scorpion Child, Black Stone Cherry, Wolfmother, Corrision of Conformity, Led Zeppelin, Blues Pills, Blackberry Smoke etc you will LOVE CROBOT! In 1970, Hunter S. Thompson infamously campaigned to be elected sheriff of Aspen. He proposed that the snowy locale’s name be changed to »Fat City« in order to, “prevent greedheads, ... Read More
With a healthy following across the breadth of their home continent, San Franciscan five-piece The Brothers Comatose are set to win more hearts, with their maiden voyage to East coast Australia this Spring. Performing their own brand of Americana, folk and bluegrass, The Brothers Comatose are one of the exciting ... Read More
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
Thirty-five years ago this month Sunnyboys "In the early days I used to try and knock out a new song every rehearsal to keep things flowing and interesting. The Beatles were a huge influence, also MC5, Iggy & The Stooges, Radio Birdman and many others. The repertoire of songs grew quickly so ... Read More
Beloved Aussie troubadours Josh Pyke and Bob Evans have today announced a massive national co-headline tour, Another Evening with Josh Pyke and Bob Evans, in November and December of this year.  The two friends, who have been playing music together for ten years, are thrilled to be hitting the road, kicking ... Read More
Australian RnB and Soul singer/songwriter, Natasha, release her first EP, ‘Sending Out A Message,’ to critical acclaim. Jeff Apter / Sydney Morning Herald wrote, "With echoes of Angie Stone and Jill Scott, especially with the standout track, 'Light On', her self released debut comes on like sweet soul music from another ... Read More
Sampa The Great will be taking the stage at the Corner Hotel for her very first headline show at the Melbourne live music stalwart to celebrate taking home the inaugural Corner Award 2016.  The rise of Sampa Tembo has been swift and strong. It has been a little under a ... Read More
Award-winning singer /songwriter Suzanne Vega pays homage to renowned Southern writer Carson McCullers on stunning new album “Lover, Beloved: Songs from an evening with Carson McCullers”.  To be released october 14 on Cooking Vinyl Australia. One of contemporary music’s most iconic singer/songwriters, Suzanne Vega, will celebrate the remarkable life of another distinguished writer, Carson McCullers, when she releases ... Read More
It’s back! The RocKwiz Christmas extravaganza, with all your favourite Chrissie trimmings* … plus a nod and a wink to the year just gone. Julia, Brian, Dugald, the RocKwiz OrKestra with Vika and Linda Bull and six extra special guests, will deliver the best Christmas present you could hope for in 2016! The team will ... Read More
In a culture obsessed with content, saturation, and continual exposure, it’s rare to find artists who prefer to lurk outside of the public eye. Thomas Pynchon is perhaps the most notable contemporary recluse—a virtually faceless figure who occasionally creeps out of hiding to offer up an elaborate novel steeped in ... Read More
Bank of Melbourne announced the finalists in its 3rd Melbourne Music Bank competition.  Now it’s over to you: from today until 9 October, the public is invited to vote for their favourite entry.  The four entries with the most overall votes will perform in a finale at the Arts Centre Melbourne’s Hamer ... Read More
DARREN MIDDLETONS 'LIGHTNING HALOS' - JUST MAY HAVE THE WORLDS LARGEST VIRTUAL CHOIR!  Middleton says "Music has always been about people to me, the sharing and caring in our lives, both trouble and joy. I started this quite unsure of how it would turn out but as I listen to all the recordings sent ... Read More
Rolling Stone are thrilled to bring the fourth annual Rolling Stone Live Lodge to Melbourne for a second time in 2016, taking over The Workers Club in Fitzroy for three entertainment-packed weeks from September 21 – October 9. Located on the corner of Brunswick & Gertrude Streets, the Rolling Stone Live ... Read More
QUAILS is the solo project of Sydney based singer, songwriter, producer Amy Pes. From a background spanning indie/alternative through to being one third of electronic popsters Tokyo Denmark Sweden, Pes has collaborated with a number of electronic/dance artists including Tom Piper, Purple Sneakers, Jordan F, Skin & Bones and Barretso. Now, QUAILS is ... Read More
It's a week of firsts for Jimmy Barnes. Not only is the Oz-rock icon releasing his first ever book, but he’s also announcing his first ever ‘spoken word’ tour throughout November and December. WORKING CLASS BOY: An Evening of Stories and Songs will see Jimmy leaving behind the arenas and rock gigs ... Read More
Faithful Satellite is the successor to the band’s last original and critically acclaimed 2014 album, Certified Blue. Joe Camilleri and long-time writing partner, Nick Smith, continue to be the masters of the eclectic. No musical style is left in the corner waiting for a dance partner, just as no dark human theme is left ... Read More
This weekend the city of Sydney will play host to the Red Bull Music Academy Weekender – a four-day city takeover and festival program of live performances, public artist lectures, club nights and exhibitions.  Following previous editions in Tokyo, Vienna, Warsaw and Stockholm and taking place across the unique boroughs and ... Read More
Tequila Mockingbyrd – ‘Flocking off’ Farewell gig - Sat 10  SEP 6pm at MEMO Music  Hall - with six killer bands THE MERCY KILLS,  THE DARK HORSES (FEAT. DELLACOMA RIO), SISTERS DOLL, BUSY KINGDOM, ABLAZE, THE DEAD AMIGOS After three fabulous years including an EP launch, countless tours, an adventure ... Read More
Composer/pianist, Luis Saglie realised “Homage to Pablo Neruda” with celebrated Chilean oboist, Jose Luis Urquieta and will tour Australia this year including a one night concert in Melbourne on Thursday 29 September at the South Melbourne Town Hall. The concert offers an extended repertoire for oboe-piano duo, oboe solo and ... Read More
She’s owned the skies and violated international airspace for 20 YEARS and now Australia’s very own First Class air bitch Pam Ann will be commandeering Australian stages again in 2016 with her Touch Trolley Run To Galley 20th Anniversary Tour. Our very own jet-setting, A-List queen of the skies plans to ... Read More
Gold Coast locals, Hussy Hicks, have been having great success with their most recent album, 'Lucky Joe's Wine'. Now the girls are back with a new single 'Whole Lotta' and new tour dates. Hussy Hicks' unique style combines the best of USA’s Deep South with the best of the Gold Coast. The dynamic duo's new release ... Read More
How do you keep a band interesting after ten years? It’s a question Slow Club’s Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor must have asked themselves as they started work on their fourth album. The answer seems to be producer Matthew E. White, the master of Southern-gothic folk, whose in house band at Richmond’s Spacebomb ... Read More
With only a month to go until Australia’s Largest Female-Fronted Music Festival, Sad Grrrls Club have announced details of the curated market stalls that will be appearing at Sad Grrrls Fest Melbourne on October 1st and Sad Grrrls Fest Sydney on October 8th. On top of that, they’ve also announced a Sad Grrrls Fest Sideshow in Newcastle, ... Read More
National treasure, award-winning actor, Aboriginal elder and activist Uncle Jack Charles will celebrate his longevity (73 years and counting) in the warm-hearted and freewheeling style he's known and loved for, at "A Night With Uncle Jack" on Tuesday, September 6 at Melbourne's historic Trades Hall Council. "A Night With Uncle Jack" will also come to Castlemaine's Old Gaol on Friday, September 9. Uncle Jack ... Read More
Beth Hart is on fire. Right now, the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter is riding a creative tidal wave, firing out acclaimed albums, working with some of the biggest names in music and rocking the house each night with that celebrated burnt-honey voice. In 2016, the headline news is Beth’s latest album Fire On The ... Read More
Canadian Soul/Blues singer Charlie A’Court has become a regular visitor to our shores and has worked with a number of Australian artists on a range of different projects.  His 2015 release Come on Over was produced by Mark Lizotte, and featured Mahalia Barnes in a soulful duet on the track I’m Sorry.  A’Court has also recently released a ... Read More
South Australian Soul Blues band Lazy Eye are delighted to announce an extensive tour to promote their new album Pocket The Black, which will be released on September 16 through Only Blues Music. The album has just been awarded the 2016 Blues Album Of The Year by the Adelaide Roots & Blues Association, adding yet ... Read More
Mesmerising pop vocalist Carla Wehbe has today announced her debut single Electric Field, a powerhouse of a track that inspires wanderlust in every listen, out Friday August 12.  To accompany the track Wehbe has also released a stunning clip that encompasses the compelling nature of the song.  Electric Field is ... Read More
Seth Lakeman’s new single ‘Meet Me in the Twilight’ is taken from ‘Ballads of The Broken Few’, Seth’s eighth studio album. The album is a stunning combination of his dynamic song writing and playing, produced by Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Kings of Leon, Laura Marling) and the sublime harmony vocals of emerging young ... Read More
With a new single “You Need A Kleek, Klook” out Dave Graney and the mistLy are playing  Melbourne show at the Grandview Hotel in Fairfield Saturday August 20th. You Need A Kleek Klook is the sixth digital release for Dave Graney in 2016, on a schedule of a single at ... Read More
Oscars Law & One Little Indian Enterprises are very proud to present, Dogapalooza, Melbourne’s first dog-friendly (and hands down most adorable) music festival to be held on Sunday October 9th on the green grasses of Burnley Park, Richmond. This gorgeous boutique festival is a quintessential ‘love fest’ of dogs (for ... Read More
RUBEN GUTHRIE Brendan Cowell's brutally honest and acerbically wicked play about one man's relationship with booze, love, family, redemption and being taken to AA by his mum. What happens when those around you just won't let you quit drinking? Ruben Guthrie (Best New Australian Work Nominee 2008) tackles the Australian ... Read More
In one of the upcoming summer’s more captivating tours, the majestic Simple Minds will team with the party vibes of The B-52s for a huge Australian tour in February 2017. Both bands, who are much-loved by Australian fans, will roam through a day on the green wineries nationally and Melbourne ... Read More
The Odyssey Supreme that is The Lineup for The 26th is out out out out out out Out Now. The Ticket Ballot is now open to all comers at mmf.com.au until 10.26pm onTuesday 16 August. The 26th Meredith is still proudly BYO, with no commercial sponsors to disturb you from the ... Read More
“A superb album” The West Australian “much more than good music, it’s an education & a lesson in life. Get educated” Forte Magazine While Liz Stringer’s album All The Bridges has only been out a couple weeks, the achievements it has made in such a short time have been thoroughly ... Read More
THE AGE MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS 2016 THE AFTER PARTY LINE-UP AND TRIPLE R HALL OF FAME INDUCTION ANNOUNCED! Featuring live performances from Melbourne Ska Orchestra, CampCope and Tash Sultana Wednesday 16 November 2016 170 Russell The Age Music Victoria Awards will celebrate its 11th year with a huge line up ... Read More
SLEEP WALK is an instrumental song written and released in 1959 by Santo & Johnny Farina (and Santo’s wife, Ann). It’s been recorded hundreds of times over the years by many diverse artists including The Shadows, Jeff Beck and Brian Setzer. Now, in 2016, it’s time for Martin Cilia to ... Read More
“an album that both shimmers and grinds. Something truly special, yet again.” Samuel J. Fell, Rhythms, Sydney Morning Herald - June 2016 Backsliders have been playing, touring the festival circuit and recording for 30 years and are about to release a new album ‘Heathen Songbook’ on August 5 - the band’s fourteenth to ... Read More
THE JEZABELS ANNOUNCE 2ND MELBOURNE SHOW FOR SYNTHIA NATIONAL TOUR TO MEET OVERWHELMING DEMAND WITH SPECIAL GUEST ALI BARTER Excitement for The Jezabels’ long-awaited SYNTHIAnational tour this October is at fever pitch with their Melbourne show selling out quickly after going on sale. Following overwhelming demand, Frontier Touring is delighted ... Read More
Pre-sale: 29th July from www.wearenice.com.au/2cellospresale On-sale 4th August from www.wearenice.com.au 2CELLOS, music's most electric and dynamic instrumental duo, announce they will be returning to Australia and New Zealand in November for a national concert tour - performing music from Celloverse and other favourites from across all their albums. Saturday Nov ... Read More
GARBAGE ANNOUNCE EAST COAST HEADLINE SHOWS THIS NOVEMBER + PERFORMING A DAY ON THE GREEN OUTDOOR SHOWS NATIONALLY Frontier Touring are delighted to welcome alt-rock pioneers Garbage back to Australia this November, touring in celebration of their acclaimed sixth studio albumStrange Little Birds (out now via Liberator Music/STUNVOLUME Records). These ... Read More
Unanimously acclaimed by the critics and now in its 28th year in London’s West End, with over 7 million people having seen the play. The Woman In Black is a terrifying trip through time into a tragic and ghostly world where the horrors of the supernatural combine with the power and intensity ... Read More
Melbourne's finest purveyors of cool Bachelors From Prague reform after a quarter of a century for one show at The Night Cat on Friday 2 September Watch original video clips made by film maker Salik Silverstein only just made available on Youtube here It is 25 years since Bachelors From Prague ... Read More
Much like Willy Wonka in the first part of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, like Christian Bale in the first part of The Dark Knight Rises, like the titular vehicle in Dude, Where's My Car?, Sydney quartet THE SNOWDROPPERS have been mysteriously absent for the majority of 2016. This October ... Read More
BIGSOUND ANNOUNCES NEW KEYNOTES: KIM GORDON (SONIC YOUTH), PEANUT BUTTER WOLF & J ROCC CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FULL PRESS RELEASE BIGSOUND 2016 is taking shape, with two international keynotes joining its 15th anniversary program from September 7-9; legendary Sonic Youth co-founder Kim Gordon and hip hop luminaries Peanut Butter ... Read More
Well Australian Panic! At The Disco fans have really come out in a frenzycausing a mass hysteria for ticket demand! After selling out the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney in less than 4 hrs attention turned to Brisbane’s Eatons Hill Hotel which sold out and was then frantically upgraded to the ... Read More
AUSTRALIA’S MOST ROMANTIC SINGERS UNITE FOR 3 SPECIAL SHOWS Rob Snarski and Mikelangelo first met in 1997, Mikel was lying in a coffin dressed as Elvis and Rob was gazing down at his seemingly lifeless body, singing to him – thus began their first collaboration. Fast forward 20 years and ... Read More
The LuWOW celebrates it’s fifth birthday with a gold series of early evening (doors 8pm) Saturday night concerts through August. Some top notch Melbourne talent will be gracing our Forbidden Temple room for 3 very special concerts. THE APE FEATURING TEX PERKINS – FRIDAY 13TH AUGUST Simple swinging Beats! Sweet screaming ... Read More
WHITE NIGHT RETURNS IN 2017 Dates announced for White Night Melbourne and the Inaugural White Night Ballarat David Atkins OAM announced as White Night Artistic Director and Executive Producer Minister for Tourism and Major Events The Hon John Eren joined the City of Ballarat Mayor Cr Des Hudson today at the ... Read More
The LuWOW, Melbourne’s finest tropical tiki lounge bar, will be saying “Aloha Oe” at Christmas, when the doors will close for good. As a massive thankyou to the people of Melbourne for supporting us over the years, The LuWOW will be running FREE ENTRY for the remaining Friday and Saturday nights in ... Read More
Rachel Maria Cox launch their I Just Have A Lot Of Feelings EP this July. The EP will be released on Sad Grrrls Club records on Thursday July 28th, with Cox embarking on an 8-date tour to promote the launch. Accompanying them on the NSW dates will be label-mate Antonia Susan, a Blue ... Read More
Eleanor McEvoy’s Naked  Music is here in Australia on the 1st July through The Planet Company.  The Naked Live tour, will take her to Ireland, Spain, Germany, Australia and Scotland, with more territories to be added in the UK and elsewhere in 2017.  Australian October & November tour dates are yet to be ... Read More
Take it from Lemmy, BARB WIRE DOLLS are the future of Rock and Roll!  BARB WIRE DOLLS are one of the most vital new bands in music today, representing all that is inspiring and furious about rock and roll. The band intelligently weaves sub-genres of punk, grunge, and metal, producing an ... Read More
1-2-3-4 Richie Ramone is back. For more. Following a recent Australian visit earlier in 2016 which included a successful East coast tour and appearance at Melbourne’s Cherry Rock 2016, the demand for Richie Ramone’s return has been off the charts. Nightmare Music today announce the bruddas returns for another round ... Read More
Melbourne music landmark and iconic rehearsal studios, Bakehouse are turning 25. To celebrate this momentous occasion they are throwing a massive birthday party at the studios on Saturday 16th July in conjunction with Leaps and Bounds Festival. From 6pm that day, Bakehouse will be laying it on with a free feast in the courtyard, ... Read More
The Thin White Ukes will be playing the Standard Hotel 2 Sundays in a row. On Sunday July 3 and 10 join the Ukes for two sets. Special guests to join the band on stage are to be announced. The Thin White Ukes perform the songs of David Bowie (and ... Read More
Here’s some news to whip music lovers into a frenzy. Award-winning, internationally acclaimed colossal rockers PANIC! AT THE DISCO are set to return to Australian shores January 2017 to support their chart topping fifth studio album, Death Of A Bachelor. It has been over a decade since the then suburban teens ... Read More
DOOMSDAY FESTIVAL present ACID KING (USA) this September/October 2016 666 Entertainment presents Doomsday Festival - an annual Australian music festival this September and October in Adelaide (24th Sept), Brisbane (28th Sept), Canberra (29th Sept), Sydney (30th Sept) and Melbourne (1st Oct). The Absolut Metal website aptly described the band as “…doomy as hell, ... Read More
Having been an active band since 2003 and taking worldwide stages by storm after their Massacre Records debut ‘Barbed Wire Metal’ in 2011, Melbourne’s ELM STREET return with their 2nd full-length album and this time their music packs a METAL punch. ‘Knock ‘Em Out...With A Metal Fist’ is out now via ... Read More
Leaps and Bounds Music Festival presents lunch at The Tote with rock star Chef Brian Edwards. Edwards was tour chef for Bon Jovi and has worked in Michelin star restaurants. He is currently an owner in East Elevations and Monsieur Truffe Chocolate Factory. Brian says, “I’ve always loved the Tote, ... Read More
From Libby Wood and Maeve Marsden (Lady Sings It Better), comes an all-new original cabaret production that looks at the fascinating and horrifying history of gin. From the 1700s until present, the mythology and propaganda around gin has been used to subjugate women, to build misnomers on miscarriage, to keep ... Read More
Visionary swedish metallers SOILWORK have announced to release a special collection of rarities under the monicker »Death Resonance« on August 19, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. Commented the band: "Attention SOILWORK fans! Although The Tour Majestic is far from over, we've put together a very special release for you all. »Death Resonance« compiles fifteen ... Read More
The legendary Mondo Rock and Daddy Cool frontman Ross Wilson today releases his previously unreleased version of Johnny O’Keefe’s classic Wild One (Real Wild Child), for The Melbourne Reclink Community Cup, which he will play at the beloved event on June 26 at Elsternwick Park. Stashed in the vault for years, Ross ... Read More
The Godfather of soul, James Brown comes alive with a tribute performance by Reverend Funk & The Horns of Salvation. Dance, shake and let your backbone slip as you hustle your way onto the dance floor on Friday July 1st  at The Spotted Mallard in Brunswick for a funky good ... Read More
16TH ANNUAL HELPMANN AWARDS NOMINATIONS IN 41 CATEGORIES ANNOUNCED The countdown to the 16th Annual Helpmann Awards is on, following tonight’s announcement of the 2016 Helpmann Award Nominees. The Helpmann Awards are the premier celebration of Australia’s vibrant live performance industry and recognise distinguished achievement and excellence in Australia’s live performance ... Read More
demens: chilling theatre explores the blurred boundary between 
sanity and insanity. Set in the claustrophobic world of a psychiatric hospital, demens balances extreme pathos with flashes of dark humour as it probes themes of desire, patriarchy and prejudice through the eyes of four people. Each has suffered trauma. Each is ... Read More
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour returns to Mt Buller for the eighth year The Banff Mountain Film Festival will return to Mt Buller for the eighth year running on Saturday 25 June, and is set to wow crowds again with another series of enthralling mountain adventure films. Taking in ... Read More
Nuclear Blast Entertainment is very pleased to announce the signing of Swedish progressive legends, OPETH. Always an unstoppable force for uniqueness amid a sea of generic swill, OPETH have been setting the rulebook ablaze, and ploughing a uniquely progressive and exploratory furrow for over 25 years now. Neither conforming nor exhibiting any desire ... Read More
Talented Adelaide troubadour, Sam Brittain, is in the middle of his national tour,  in support of the first release, Stab in the Dark, from new album Signal Lights.  Sam Brittain is now heading to Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane. https://youtu.be/fpNHJJv4UaQ The single Stab In The Dark arcs dramatically from a sparse, delicate intro, to ... Read More
Australian Songstress Bloom pays homage to one of the Music Industry’s greatest vocalists, Adele. This August, The Flying Saucer Club proudly hosts ‘The Adele Songbook’ backed by a 4-piece band featuring James Morley (The Angels), Stuart Johnstone (Jon English) and Amy Vee (EVITA) Bloom’s vocals are simply stunning as she ... Read More
CLIVE LUCA Releases ‘Sonic Youth’ Single  Melbourne artist Clive Luca and his band drop their single “Sonic Youth”, a groovy post punk ramble that sounds little like the song’s namesake but rather a song that grunts, splutters and grooves to its own unique beat. To help launch the release, Clive ... Read More
Leaps & Bounds Festival, This Much Talent & Label of Love Present LABOUR OF LOVE
 - ART SERIES Featuring The Corner Hotel, Bedroom Suck & Zo Damage  July 1st - July 21st 2016 BESSER SPACE - COLLINGWOOD   Leaps & Bounds Festival, This Much Talent, and Label of Love is proud to presentLabour ... Read More
In 1994 a groovy little band outta Portland, Oregon burst into life – they were calledTHE DANDY WARHOLS. There were a group of friends who ’needed music to drink to’. For the last two decades, THE DANDY WARHOLS have solidified themselves as a veteran rock act that combine a detached ... Read More
Emerge in Yarra commemorates World Refugee Week and celebrates the artistic and cultural diversity of Yarra with a weeklong festival from 18-25 June across the City of Yarra. In 2016, the Festival spans a multitude of workshops, theatre performances, cooking demonstrations, live music, storytelling, spoken word, comedy and conversations. The ... Read More
MUSHROOM ANNOUNCE HUGE GIVEAWAY mushroom.com, Mushroom Group’s artist-driven website, is staging its biggest giveaway to date: the Mushroom Golden Ticket. The lucky winner will receive 12 months’ access to Australia’s biggest tours from July 2016 until June 2017: two tickets to every Frontier tour and a day on the green ... Read More
When two creative minds join forces, the result is something unique. Fusing fun design, with scrumptious cake, whilst celebrating ‘Her Majesty’s’ coming of age. Keeping things in the regal realm, ‘Queen’ Shaynna Blaze has collaborated on a limited edition ‘Queen’s Birthday’ cake with French Pastry Chef extraordinaire Pierrick Boyer. The ... Read More
In an international exclusive, the NGV announced today that it will present a major exhibition of modern and contemporary masterworks from New York’s iconic Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), to open in June 2018 at NGVInternational in Melbourne. The NGV will be the sole international venue for the exhibition, which ... Read More
After a triumphant showcase in 2015, the Australian Music Association has today announced the return of theMelbourne Guitar Show at the Caulfield Racecourse on August 6 and 7.  Proudly presented by Triple M and Australian Musician, the monster exhibition will feature an unbeatable variety of electric and acoustic guitars, effects ... Read More
Peachy Entertainment and The Spotted Mallard present: Bang-A-Gong on Saturday 11th June Come up the stairs and be taken back to the glitter and glam of the 1970s where music icon Marc Bolan and his band gave birth to Glam Rock. https://youtu.be/TAtBrsdfnhs In a time when rock'n'roll was becoming sexy and disco ... Read More
Organisers of the iconic Deni Ute Muster haven’t slowed down since the announcement that Keith Urban will be headlining their 18th birthday party and we can now announce further details of what is bound to be a coming-of-age party never to be forgotten over 30 September and 1 October 2016 ... Read More
RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘EMPTY’ NEW ALBUM STRANGE LITTLE BIRDS OUT 10 JUNE 2016 Garbage (Shirley Manson, Steve Marker, Duke Erikson and Butch Vig) today released a new music video for their single ‘Empty’ from their forthcoming album Strange Little Birds due out on 10th June on the band’s own ... Read More
COLLARTS Presents: DIGS Exhibition: A Celebration of Melbourne's Music Culture and the Inner North To celebrate the opening of their newest campus at 209 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, COLLARTS (Australian College of the Arts) are set to present DIGS Exhibition: A Celebration of Melbourne's Music Culture and the Inner North opening ... Read More
Reformed '70s rock legends TASTE have revealed their epic new single I Am God, alongside an apocalyptic film clip by acclaimed Australian director Clayton Jacobson (Kenny, Animal Kingdom). “If Queen and Metallica had a bastard baby it would be called TASTE” BRIAN MANNIX The group has also announced that their highly ... Read More
After a sell-out run of 2016 comedy festivals around the country, smash-hit Melbourne sketch comedy trio Aunty Donna has announced a national tour during June and July. New Show was the hot ticket at this year’s Adelaide Fringe, as well as the Brisbane, Melbourne International, Sydney and Perth Comedy Festivals. Aunty ... Read More
Sydney rockers THE ART have been living and breathing the teenage dream over the last few years. "I wrote Minute To Madness after reading a book called 'Heart Shaped Box' by Joe Hill. It's about the moment you know chaos is about to take over, and there's no going back... Which is in itself ... Read More
Sad Grrrls Club announces that the successful Sad Grrrls Festival, Australia's Largest Female Fronted Music Festival, will be staged in Melbourne as well as Sydney in October this year. Rachel Maria Cox is the founder and manager at Sad Grrrls Club, a record label that focuses on supporting incredible music from non-male artists around ... Read More
Today, Thursday May 19th, marks the 25th anniversary that Daryl Braithwaite’s iconic song, ‘The Horses’, reached the #1 position on the ARIA singles chart. This is a remarkable feat for any artist, and ‘The Horses’ uniquely is a song that is still relevant today, as it was then. ‘The Horses’ ... Read More
Jack Palmer, who is 72 and sings choral music regularly for the National Cathedral in Washington DC, says "I believe nothing is more powerful than love, and that nothing expresses it better than singing. It was one of Amanda's songs that began healing our fractured relationship. Years later, I hope ... Read More
Recorded While Travelling Across America By Train Shine A Light Features Songs Originally Made Famous By Hank Williams, Lead Belly, The Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Glen Campbell, Gordon Lightfoot & More Like many a British musician before him, Billy Bragg, bard of Barking, singer songwriter, political activist, and musical historian ... Read More
Track By Track and album stream c/o Rolling Stone Australia “Whatever juju/alchemy/disturbed darkness made Jim Morrison don a pair of leather trousers and shock the world out of its apathy -- this guy is full of it!” - Kim Salmon The debut album from dark-hearted Ballarat baritone Matt Malone is out NOW through Heart of the Rat ... Read More
Dead Letter Circus have announced they will be hitting the road this August for a 11-date national tour in support of their brand new single, ‘The Burning Number’. Joining Dead Letter Circus will be Clint Boge (The Butterfly Effect) and Rival Fire. On Board With Sea Shepherd Dead Letter Circus ... Read More
Swiss Folk Metal institution ELUVEITIE have just announced the departure ofMerlin Sutter (drums), Anna Murphy (vocals) and Ivo Henzi (guitar). The final shows that these members play will be the Australian Tour & Fortarock Festival inNijmegen (NL). But the band will play all confirmed shows with stand-in-musicians (until new members ... Read More
Friday 20th May A night of badass punkin cowpokes playing songs of moonshine, one eyed pros and sweetcorn holes. DOGSDAY launch their brand new CD: Rusty Old Cars + AUSTRALIAN KINGSWOOD FACTORY + TRAUMABOYS 8pm $10 entry ... Read More
Bloom is an emerging Australian singer/songwriter gaining acclaim for her smooth deep vocals and her fresh ambient pop sound. Although she finds inspiration in artists such as Banks & Lana Del Rey, Bloom ultimately covers ground that is uniquely her own. She draws deep into the human condition to explore ... Read More
Multi Brit Award winning, Paul Young, announces the release of his first solo album in over 20 years, ‘Good Thing’, simultaneously releasing his new single ‘L-O-V-E’.   https://youtu.be/0XbnGOGvmCA Executive producer and partner in the ‘Good Thing’ project is world renowned Arthur Baker, best known for his work with hip hop artists like: ... Read More
On Sunday 26 June, the 23rd annual clash between the Rockdogs and Triple R 102.7FM / PBS 106.7FM Megahertz will be fought out at Elsternwick Park with a headline concert from everybody’s favourite veteran, electro-pop, mischief-makers Regurgitator. Regurgitator’s frontman Quan said: “Fanging to play the RECLINK cup! Rocking out then getting to watching sweaty ... Read More
Landmark Rock Act To Road Test New Material Following a massively popular run of shows through Western Australia in April, heavy music monoliths KARNIVOOL will embark on a run of East Coast headline dates through June and July. These will be the band's only headlining shows until their their much ... Read More
ANDY BLACK, A.K.A. Andy Biersack, frontman and founding member of BLACK VEIL BRIDES, is heading down under this August and September for his first-ever solo headline tour. After gaining the world’s attention nearly seven years ago with the emergence of heavy rock band BLACK VEIL BRIDES, who quickly created a ... Read More
The rescheduled Cat Power tour returns in spades with the Adelaide and Lismore shows well and truly sold out and all others looking to follow suite. Cat Power a/k/a Chan (pronounced Shaun) Marshall postponed her original February tour due to contracting Hereditary Angioedema (HAE), a rare and potentially fatal blood ... Read More
In her new book, Care Packages, Michelle Mackintosh is bringing back the art of crafting packages with love and care. Care packages get their name from the humanitarian organisation Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE for short), which began distributing parcels of food and supplies in Europe following World War II, but ... Read More
Brand new live music platform GiggedIn is reshaping the way Australians experience live music and launches in Melbourne today with official launch shows May 25th & 28th! GiggedIn promote's discovery, giving music lovers access to the artists they love while encouraging members to experience live acts they may not have ... Read More
The first single "Squirrel vs. Snake" from Solid States is a state of the 'disunion' in the USA and beyond... the disharmony, the threats to intellectual freedom, and the cynicism and lies we take for granted now in the age of doublespeak. Check it out below, and download for free: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnrK4zgKy0o ... Read More
Keith Urban confirmed to headline the 2016 Deni Ute Muster! James Reyne, Adam Brand and The Outlaws John Williamson, Troy Cassar-Daley, Shannon Noll Busby Marou and more set to join the party! #DeniGoesUrban For Immediate Release - Tuesday 3 May 2016: Each year the Deni Ute Muster asks their audience to ... Read More
It is with great pleasure that today we reveal the new single ‘Stranger’ from Melbourne’s favourite psych-rock four-piece, Stonefield. ‘Stranger’ premiered yesterday via triple j, a swirling new sound that fortifies the high anticipation for the band’s sophomore album. 'Stranger’ is like a heavy heartbeat, exploding into pulsating guitar riffs ... Read More
MUSIC IN THE HOUSE 2016 SUPPORT ACT HONOURS PAUL KELLY Julia Stone, Urthboy, Thelma Plum and Paul Kelly confirmed to perform Andrew Denton confirmed to host Tickets on sale from 10.00am – Tuesday, 19 April 2016 Support Act are proud to announce that Australia’s unofficial poet laureate, Paul Kelly, will be presented ... Read More
As most twenty-somethings will agree, young love is as splendid as it is elusive. But when you’re knee deep in substances, nights out and growing up, there are a myriad of ways love can turn sour. Electro pop trio, SKIES, know this feeling all too well. As an accompaniment to ... Read More
Melbourne Psychedelic punk four piece, Horace Bones release brand new single, ‘Outside’. Uniting, once again, with sonic guru, Daniel Caswell (The Living End, Dune Rats), Outside is a disorientated, love crossed lament, hollered over distorted guitars and solid grunge rhythms. A little Lou Reid, a little The Clash, but a ... Read More
Canadian Folk/Country Master Old Man Luedecke New Album 'Domestic Eccentric' and Australian Tour Commencing April 29 You can hear the listening on Old Man Luedecke’s new album, Domestic Eccentric. You can hear the cabin in the snowy Nova Scotia woods where it was recorded, and you can hear the beautiful conversation between Old Man ... Read More
‘Anyone’ is the lead single from Liz Stringer’s upcoming 5th studio album, recorded in July 2015 at Type Foundry Studio in Portland, Oregon, USA with acclaimed engineer/producer Adam Selzer (The Decemberists, Jolie Holland, Fleet Foxes, M Ward). With its driving beat and delay-loaded lead guitar, ‘Anyone’ manages to echo homages ... Read More
'Solid States' will be released in Australia and New Zealand on British indie label Lojinx, via Planet, on 6 May Rock ‘n’ roll has rarely been as smart, soulful or satisfying than it has in the hands of The Posies. During an on/off career that’s stretched across four decades, the Seattle-rooted outfit, ... Read More
Adelaide’s West Thebarton Brothel Party give you the video for "Red Or White" – their fast, rough, intense, and undeniable first single for 2016 (available via iTunes and Bandcamp through Clarity Records). Filmed, directed and edited by Lewis Brideson, the clip is a perfect accompaniment to the frantic track. Brideson explains the ... Read More
After selling out Melbourne’s ‘The Gaso’ in February, Pretty City hopped the pond to play Austin’s inaugural SXSW music festival and conference. After an epic journey, Pretty City is back ready to release their long anticipated debut album ‘COLORIZE’. 'Strutting up and along some hazy rainbow made of stadium riffage ... Read More
"A self-described “musicmaker/heartbreaker,” Tanzer nails the girl-group homage of her new single." - Doug Wallen, Faster Louder “Tanzer can sing and channels the mega singers of the ’60s – belters like Shirley Basseyand Kathy Kirby with a good measure of Eartha Kitt’s sultry allure thrown in for good measure.” ­ ... Read More
Whisk mum away from the everyday and treat her to something special this Mother’s Day with a delightful afternoon of fine food, quality wines and spectacular views at Eureka 89. Dressed in her Sunday best, mum can enjoy an indulgent three-course lunch from Melbourne’s highest viewing vantage point, complete with ... Read More
ANNOUNCES BRAND NEW ALBUM & REVEALS NEW TRACK ‘MASTERMIND’ TAKE HER UP TO MONTO OUT ON 8 JULY THROUGH PLAY IT AGAIN SAM / [PIAS] Róisín Murphy announces her new album Take Her Up To Monto released on July 8th via Play It Again Sam. Continuing the process of re-emergence that ... Read More
 On The Checkout this week, Series 4, Episode 3 -Thursday 21 April at 8pm on ABC Episode 3 : Ben Jenkins travels the globe to discover the trip hazards of travel insurance. Obtaining your travel insurance through your airline or your credit card provider might not always get you the ... Read More
"Barb Jungr affirms her reputation as a consummate Dylan interpreter with a collection of Bob's political and spiritual narratives augmented here by similar material from the pen of his contemporary, Leonard Cohen...nourish jazz blues arrangements compound her ethereal impressionism. It is quite some achievement to throw new light on these ... Read More
So popular is our very own First Class air bitch Pam Ann that she is adding extra shows in Sydney and Melbourne. In addition to her Friday September 2 show at the Athenaeum, Pam’s Touch Trolley Run To Galley 20th Anniversary Tour will be UPGRADED to the bigger Melbourne Recital Centre for a ... Read More
Dean Strang and Jerry Buting, defence attorneys for Steven Avery in the Netflix documentary series Making A Murderer, have announced an Australian speaking tour in November. Tickets for all shows go on sale at 10am Tuesday, April 19. My Live Nation members can be among the first to secure tickets ... Read More
Yarra City Council is pleased to announce the fourth annual Leaps and Bounds Music Festival will take place across Australia’s busiest and most diverse gigging precinct this July 1 - 17. Over 50 participating venues in Fitzroy, Collingwood, Richmond, Abbotsford, North Carlton, Clifton Hill and North Fitzroy will host more than 300 events featuring ... Read More
Lovers of festival feels, campground co-ops and slick sounds…time to listen up! From Friday July 22 to Sunday July 24, the green fields of North Byron Parklands will once again become a mecca for music and arts fans as the 16th annual Splendour In The Grass Music and Arts Festival ... Read More
The Jezabels have unveiled the official remix of ‘Pleasure Drive’ by Zero Percent, the brand new project The Presets’ Kim Moyes and leading Australian DJ and Haul Music label founder Mike Callander. The extended mix of twisted disco house remix premiered on Clash Magazine UK this week. LISTEN TO THE ‘PLEASURE ... Read More
Guitar icon ZAKK WYLDE today has debuted an all new music video for the track "Sleeping Dogs" from his forthcoming solo LP. Long time collaborator Justin Reich was tapped to direct.  "Black Label Brethren O' Doom Father Justin Reich Did Another Amazing job Directing the video,"says Wylde. "I asked Father Justin ... Read More
Australian native and US television star, Clare Bowen, is thrilled to reveal that she will return home to play a special run of headline shows this May. The East Coast tour will begin at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel on Wednesday 25th May, before continuing north to Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory on ... Read More
Melbourne indie electro-pop act The Hiding have today announced their new single, Karma My Life alongside an artistic, emotive video clip and several show dates kicking off in Bendigo at Rifle Brigade Hotel on April 29, moving through to Mynt Lounge (Werribee) on May 6 and finishing up at Revolver (Melb) on ... Read More
Courtney Barnett wins Songwriter of the Year Inaugural Overseas Recognition Award presented to Phil Barton Winners include Peking Duk, Kevin Parker, Alex Hope, Lee Kernaghan, Birds of Tokyo, Hilltop Hoods, Jarryd James and more The 2016 APRA Music Awards were held tonight at Carriageworks in Sydney culminating in the APRA AMCOS ... Read More
The cream of Melbourne’s music community will come together to celebrate the 75th Birthday of musical genius Bob Dylan over three exciting shows at MEMO Music Hall St Kilda from 27-29 May. Presented by Caravan Music and MEMO Music Hall, the fourth annual celebration of the music of Bob Dylan ... Read More
Joe Bonamassa 2016 Australian Tour Announcement    Tickets on sale 9am Local Time April  11th jbonamassa.com “Electric blues rock guitarist par excellence and one of the most prolific artists of our time” Sydney Morning Herald “At the more experienced, electric end of the blues spectrum, Joe Bonamassa confirmed his status as the king ... Read More
Service Station Flowers is the debut album of Joeys Coop, the band dubbed the indy supergroup. Featuring the songs of Brett Myers (guitarist of legendary Australian indy band Died Pretty) and Mark Roxburgh (singer of critically acclaimed 80s indy band Decline of the Reptiles) Service Station Flowers tells tales of ... Read More
Regional Victoria Comes to Melbourne Eureka 89 are delighted to welcome Robin Wickens of the Royal Mail Hotel to Melbourne for a collaborative dining event One of Australia’s most respected and awarded regional chefs, Robin Wickens of the Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld, will prepare a lavish five course dinner ... Read More
THE CROXTON FRONT BAR PRESENTS ROB SNARSKI & FRIENDS  SUNDAYS IN APRIL After 25 years as the honey-voiced singer of the Blackeyed Susans who boast multiple ARIA nominations, tours with Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen and Wilco, Rob Snarski launched his debut solo album, “Wounded Bird” in 2014. Produced by Rob and ... Read More
APRA AMCOS is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2016 APRA Music Awards, which will be held at Carriageworks in Sydney on Tuesday, 5 April. Leading the nominations with four apiece are JARRYD JAMES (Song of the Year, Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year, Most Played Australian Work, Pop Work ... Read More
Hound is a product of a peculiar yet familiar environment. Years spent together ingrained in dilapidated Brisbane share houses wherein countless nights were spent idealising and arguing the nuances of the 70's and 80's punk rock movement. British new wave, post punk and 90's alternative have unwittingly given Hound their personal take on the very ... Read More
Mama Alto: The Salon Series Slow down to tea drinking speed at Porcelain Tea Parlour, with a cabaret of jazz song and storytelling from Mama Alto & Miss Chief. Friday 8th April & Friday 22nd April, 7pm (1hr 45 min, including interval) Porcelain Tea Parlour - 149 Elgin St, Carlton ... Read More
Sex, Drugs, Rock’N’Roll Pop-Up Shop Sale - Late March - Early May @ The Former Polyester Bookstore, 330 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy He’s BACK!!!!!! For thirty years he was arrested, banned, censored, raided and had the born-agains and thought police harass the hell out of him, but Melbourne music, books and ... Read More
CHROME ALBUM RELEASED 5TH MAY 2016 As one of the country’s most rockin’ album bands, The Screaming Jets are back after eight years with a new studio release – Chrome. To say the band are f**king excited would be an understatement, their seventh studio album has been a labour of ... Read More
Radio Birdman's 2015 European tour made enough successful noise for them to gain spots this coming June on several festivals, most notably Spain’s Azkena Rock Festival and Belgium’s Sjock Festival. The impact of their sell out one-off London show was such that they have been invited back to London with ... Read More
The art of knife throwing gone horribly wrong... a missing pregnant woman... SLAYER return with a merciless music video, 'You Against You' In SLAYER's song 'You Against You,' vocalist Tom Araya screams "Your perfect world is ending this day, so what? I wouldn't have it any other way."And so, from ... Read More
ST GEORGES BASIN -  Country Club   -  APRIL 16 BENDIGO  -  The Capital Performance  Arts Theatre  -  APRIL 29 MELBOURNE              - Arts Centre Playhouse-  APRIL 30 SAWTELL  -  RSL  - MAY 6 BALLINA  -  RSL  -  MAY 7 GEELONG  - Performing Arts Centre-  MAY 13 WARNAMBOOL  - Lighthouse Theatre-  ... Read More
Cherry is proud to announce that it will be hosting its Tenth Birthday edition of Australia’s only dedicated rock n roll street festival CHERRYROCK016 onSunday 1 May 2016 in AC/DC Lane and at Cherry Bar. We are excited to announce our full line-up with the addition of our fourth International ... Read More
Xylouris White cap off their sophomore Australian tour with a final show at the Northcote Social Club, Easter Sunday March 27th. The Melbourne via New York via Crete duo, featuring the Dirty Three's Jim White and lute player George Xylouris, have been touring in anticipation of a new as-yet-untitled-album, their second, and the ... Read More
EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY FOR A GOOD CAUSE Now in its third year, Excellent Thursday, is spreading its wings and hosting a 100-person lunch on Thursday, 24 March 2016 at the iconic Eureka 89 to raise funds for TLC for Kids. Helping to celebrate, acknowledge and inform others of ... Read More
She’s owned the skies and violated international airspace for 20 YEARS and now Australia’s very own First Class air bitch Pam Ann will be commandeering Australian stages again in 2016 with her Touch Trolley Run To Galley 20th Anniversary Tour in September. Our very own jet-setting, A-List queen of the ... Read More
In November 2015, Australian indie guitar-pop legends Custard released their first album in 16 years, the reflective Come Back, All Is Forgiven. The album saw people around the country fall in love with David McCormack, Glenn Thompson, Paul Medew and Matthew Strong all over again. Fans enjoyed a sold-out string ... Read More
Matilda and Me tells the story of the Australian debut of global smash hit stage show Matilda the Musical and its composer Tim Minchin. Narrated by Tim’s sister Nel Minchin, and co-directed by Nel and Rhian Skirving (Rock n Roll Nerd) Matilda and Me explores Tim’s life from an insider’s ... Read More
Feel are proud to announce a third and final Melbourne club show for Violent Femmes: Wednesday 16th March, Corner Hotel. Tickets are on-sale now! Since the dawn of indie-time Violent Femmes have been much loved in Australia and this tour, featuring sold-out club and festival headline appearances the country over, shows ... Read More
Eureka Skydeck have teamed up with Crayola this year to give kids the opportunity to take part in FREE Easter-themed bunny ear making and colour-in activities between 11am – 3.30pm every day of the Easter school holidays. From 26 March until 10 April, Eureka Skydeck will have a Crayola Kids ... Read More
Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) is back in 2016 with a new festival experience for the 5th Piers Festival on Sunday 3 April 2016 at Princes Pier, Port Melbourne. Held during Victoria’s Term 1 school holidays, the day will be headlined by legendary singer/songwriter Archie Roach alongside new global musical collaborations, ... Read More
All the latest news and laughs from Fairy Tale News Network School holidays will be full of laughs thanks to wit incorporated and Maribyrnong City Council. As part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Fairy Tale News brings all the laughs to children aged 2 to 102, in Bluestone Church Arts ... Read More
Watch it here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-anthraxs-chilling-epic-new-video-20160302 Talking to Rolling Stone recently on the set of the video for "Blood Eagle Wings" — from Anthrax's new album, For All Kings — guitarist Scott Ian makes some bold claims regarding the track. "I think it's our masterpiece of a song," he says. "It's the biggest, ... Read More
Still absolutely buoyant from their 30th anniversary tour AND the world-wide release of their best album-to-date “Peel Me Like A Egg”, Sydney’s colourful rocking identities THE HARD-ONS come bearing good news for music lovers and sports fans alike. May 2016 will see the Hard-ons shrug off their recent misfortune, whereby their ... Read More
Ed Kuepper adds Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Byron Bay & Bellingen to his 'Lost Cities' Solo / Electric album tour. All shows on-sales now! “Lost Cities finds the 60-year old national treasure in vintage form. Here’s hoping Ed carries on for the century.” The West Australian “There’s nobody quite like him operating in ... Read More
One of the most anticipated acts that were announced for Soundwave 2016, Venues across Australia are NOW about to get the roof blown off when L7 take to the stage for an ass-kicking live experience this October presented by Metropolis and Select Touring. It’s been a long hiatus, but the ... Read More
OPA Australia! Get ready for some Big Fat Greek fun! NIA VARDALOS will walk the white carpet at the Sydney & Melbourne premiere of MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2! The hotly anticipated sequel to the highest grossing romantic comedy of all time in Australia is almost here! https://youtu.be/i-Lx01rR3cs To celebrate the release of ... Read More
Eureka 89 will once again showcase its outstanding produce and culinary talents at the 2016 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival with Bee Inspired, an event that will celebrate its strong sense of identity, community and connection to the local environment. On Wednesday 9th March, Bee Inspired will take place on ... Read More
Hound is a product of a peculiar yet familiar environment. Years spent together ingrained in dilapidated Brisbane share houses wherein countless nights were spent idealising and arguing the nuances of the 70's and 80's punk rock movement. British new-wave, post punk and 90's alternative have unwittingly given Hound their personal ... Read More
Having spent several years in successful indie rock acts such as the Daisygrinders and Big Heavy Stuff, Adam Young has had his songs covered by the likes of You Am I and The Lemonheads. This would be enough to make any musician retire happily. But it is his solo work with which Adam ... Read More
Following the release of his first single in 2015, Canberra-based Hip Hop artist Kirklandd has just released a follow-up single in the form of Helpless Eldest. Having performed the track to highly receptive crowds across Brisbane, Melbourne and alongside Citizen Kay in Canberra, Kirklandd now brings forward the official release ... Read More
THE BOOK OF SOULS WORLD TOUR COMMENCES IN THE US & THE COUNTDOWN TO THE AUSTRALIAN DATES IS ON! Last Thursday, British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN kicked off The Book Of Souls World Tour in Fort Lauderdale, Florida which will see the band travelling to 36 countries around the world over ... Read More
Many very serious questions remain about George Pell’s conduct as a leader of an institution that failed to curb decades of rampant child sexual abuse within its hallowed walls. This failure has resulted in hundreds of innocent people suffering lifelong emotional and physical damage. A shocking number have committed suicide ... Read More
Boom! - Violent Femmes Tour And Album Release this week. The legendary band's triumphant return to Australian Shores for their brilliant new album 'We Can Do Anything'- (March 4 Universal) and sold out National Tour all begins this week. The boys arrive from New Zealand on Thursday and wake up ... Read More
It is with great excitement that Melbourne Recital Centre announces rescheduled dates for Cat Power’s solo, intimate and up close performances on Sunday 22 May andMonday 23 May, 2016 in the resplendent Elisabeth Murdoch Hall at Melbourne Recital Centre. Tickets to both shows are available NOW via melbournerecital.com.au or (03) ... Read More
Melbourne’s favourite destination for modern fine dining and flawless views, Eureka 89 will launch Sunday lunch sittings alongside a new mouth-watering autumn degustation menu for guests to enjoy from March 6th 2016. Located 300 metres above sea level on the 89th floor of the iconic Eureka Tower, Eureka 89’s Sunday ... Read More
Having dominated the music scene throughout the 90’s and spearheading a ferocious underground musical movement whilst defying gender expectations for the greater good of kick-ass alternative grungy punk rock, the iconic queens of rock ‘n’ roll L7 are exactly that, and so much more. From 1988 – 1999 they were ... Read More
Hugo Race has played with the Bad Seeds, The Wreckery, Dirtmusic, True Spirit, The Fatalists and more. Over a musical career of more than 35 years, he’s lived and worked in England, Germany, Italy, Brazil and the US. It’s fair to say he’s a restless spirit. Race has always used ... Read More
Last year held the incredible discovery of a unique & forgotten location, a place that held the distinctive key to many hearts. The time has come, to return to trance's mystical birthplace – the land of Atlantis. Thousands of Atlanteans will make the yearly pilgrimage, to join together, as one, for ... Read More
Lake Michigan's debut LP, Further, is available in Australia on February 28th on 12" vinyl and features 8 new songs following on from recent split releases he has done with Hopelesstown (Sydney) and Virginia Sook (Brisbane) in Australia. Otherwise known as Christopher Marks, this is Lake Michigan's first studio album and is full of lush ... Read More
German-based US blues artist Big Daddy Wilson announces his debut Australian tour in support of his latest album Time. Big Daddy Wilson uses his wonderfully warm baritone voice to draw on a wide stylistic spectrum of blues, folk, soul and gospel - his music is all heart and natural soul. ‘Time’ was co-produced by blues legend ... Read More
Lush have announced details of the release of the Blind Spot EP on Friday 15th April 2016 on their own Edamame Records. Watch their first single, Out of Control below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD4O20ePnXo TRACKLIST 1.  Out Of Control 2.  Lost Boy 3.  Burnham Beeches 4.  Rosebud LUSH's Blind Spot EP is due for release on Friday 15th April 2016 on their ... Read More
Lush have announced details of the release of the Blind Spot EP on Friday 15th April 2016 on their own Edamame Records. ‘Blind Spot’ was recorded in the summer of 2015 with Jim Abbiss (Adele, Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys) & Daniel Hunt (Ladytron) at Abbiss’ own Lime Green Monkeys studio. Available as a ... Read More
PRINCE HITNRUN – PHASE TWO CD RELEASED IN AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND EXCLUSIVELY AT JB HI-FI IN A WORLD FIRST TO CELEBRATE THE 'PIANO & A MICROPHONE' TOUR Prince kicked off his Piano & A Microphone tour in Australia and New Zealand this week, which will see him perform 10 exclusive ... Read More
The Dirty Earth Release 'Ascendancy' The Dirty Earth: "like the love child of Suzi Quatro and Sweet, who's been babysat by Rose Tattoo" There is nothing so fine as a righteous blast of rock and roll energy, a white-hot mainline that shakes your body into action.  You know it, that moment when ... Read More
Cirque du Soleil is delighted to announce the return of its trademark blue-and-yellow big top to Melbourne with an all-new production, KOOZA. A sparkling, colourful homage to the traditions of circus, KOOZA will open on Friday, January 20 2017 for a limited engagement at Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne.   Pre-sale tickets are now available online exclusively to ... Read More
THE MUMMIES - THE KINGS OF BUDGET ROCK MAX WATTS MELBOURNE WEDNESDAY 9 MARCH 2016 Plus MESA COSA AND MIDNIGHT WOOLFE The Mummies need no introduction as the loudest stupidest most deranged band on the planet. Destroying lives limbs and guitars worldwide since 1989. These bandaged kooks are possibly one ... Read More
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer ACE FREHLEY has announced Origins Vol. 1, a collection of 12 newly recorded classics from Ace’s formative years featuring some of the biggest names in rock and roll, on April 15, 2016. Most notably,KISS frontman PAUL STANLEY joins ACE on Free's hit "Fire and Water." This collaboration ... Read More
New York’s post-hardcore prog visionaries COHEED AND CAMBRIA are heading to Australia this May for their highly anticipated headline tour. Capturing the world’s attention with their trademark mix of momentous guitar riffs, wild percussion, formidable vocals and contagious hooks, COHEED AND CAMBRIAhave cemented themselves as one of the most thrilling, ... Read More
Playing their first headline show in Melbourne in over a year, The Woohoo Revue are back on Brunswick’s biggest stage with their unique brand of Balkan Jazz with support from Galata Express and The Willie Wagtails on Saturday, March 19. Performing as part of The Brunswick Music Festival, this fiendishly talented collective has tirelessly toured their all-out ... Read More
After a year of wins, Melbourne sketch comedy trio Aunty Donna are bringing a brand new show to Adelaide Fringe in 2016. Described as a “glorious crossbreed of The Mighty Boosh and Flight of the Conchords” (Broadway Baby), Aunty Donna has had a big 2015. From sell out shows here and ... Read More
Love Police are proud to present Big Star’s Jody Stephens and Luther Russell’s new music project ‘Those Pretty Wrongs’. The acoustic duo will be playing a small intimate show at the Petersham Bowling Club in Sydney and at The Gasometer in Melbourne. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4kHPSPm2Cg Those Pretty Wrongs touring Australia in March: ... Read More
BLACK STONE CHERRY unveil their video for 'In Our Dreams', the first single taken from their forthcoming fifth studio album, 'Kentucky', which is set for a 1st April release via the Mascot Label Group. The video is set in a post-apocalyptic underwater world, 'Hydros', ruled by a nefarious leader.  While the ... Read More
Hussy Hicks release Lucky Joe's Wine (and other tales from Dog River) on Febuary 13th, and announce tour dates to promote the album. When you think of the USA’s Deep South, you think of bluegrass and country, rhythm and blues.  When you think of the Gold Coast it’s all about the surf.  ... Read More
What do you get when you mix Nick Cave’s growling menace with Elvis Presley’s gold lamé swagger and then add in Lee Hazlewood’s twisted melodramas and a bit of Johnny Cash’s hangover blues? A man named Henry Wagons. There are few in Australia who can lay claim to outlaw country like ... Read More
Eleven of Australia’s finest artists 20 incredible songs One of the greatest concerts of all time! #TheLastWaltz “The RocKwiz Team’s presentation of The Last Waltz Revisited was pure joy. A superb recreation of a legendary concert, performed by some of our finest singers. Spontaneous, multiple standing ovations are rare these ... Read More
In just under 2 weeks White Night Melbourne will return on Saturday 20 February 2016 from7pm to 7am to transform Melbourne’s city streets, major cultural institutions, public spaces, gardens, landmark buildings and laneways. To help you navigate the many opportunities on offer, White Night Melbourne’s Artistic Director Andrew Walsh and ... Read More
Songs of heartbreak for your Valentine’s Day Eve. Be enticed into the Hares & Hyenas salon by Mama Alto & Miss Chief for an evening of intoxicating songs evoking complicated love and uncomplicated loss. This will be the first Mama Alto public performance in 2016, after a prolific year of local, interstate and ... Read More
FURTHER TO THE BELOW A WHOLE BUNCH OF SHOWS ARE NOW SOLD OUT ! THE VIOLENT FEMMES – ON TOUR     • March 1 - Auckland - St James - SOLD OUT     • March 2 - Auckland - St James - SOLD OUT     • March 4 - Sydney ... Read More
Legendary American band Violent Femmes premiered the first song, Memory, from their long-awaited and highly anticipated new record We Can Do Anything, due out March 4 on via Universal Music Australia. The single 'Memory' received its first Australian spin on Double J last Friday during Myf Warhurst's show. The irresistible track ... Read More
APIA GOOD TIMES 2016 RETURNS WITH A STELLA LINE-UP OF LOCAL LEGENDS: DARYL BRAITHWAITE, KATE CEBERANO, JON STEVENS AND JOHN PAUL YOUNG #ApiaGoodTimes Apia is proud to announce that the annual Apia Good Times Tour is returning in 2016 for the fourth year running. With another stellar line-up of Antipodean ... Read More
A charity event and live art tribute to the blackstarman, David Bowie, whose surprise death from cancer was a painful reminder of the ongoing battle against this disease. Join us for a mix tape of some of our best-loved poets, comedians, singers, songwriters and cabaret performers including ultra special guests ... Read More
We are proud to welcome the fabulous Mary Wilson for two intimate dates only at The Vanguard in Newtown on Sunday 14 June and Monday 15 June!   A well-loved and iconic performer, Mary Wilson delivers thrilling performances of standards such as New York State of Mind, I Am Changing ... Read More
Kim Salmon considers his brand new album ‘My Script’ to be his first “real” solo album. For it he ignored all doctors’ advice and formulated, concocted and scientifically processed every ingredient according to his OWN experience and formulae. He’ll leave it to the listeners to decide for themselves if the ... Read More
Close Counters ready to unleash their new single ‘Picture Me’ on the 29th January. After an incredibly busy and successful past year, the fresh faced duo from Close Counters are all set to release their new track ‘Picture Me’  off of their second EP and it promises to be an absolute banger! Inspired ... Read More
Australia’s number one (and only) beard-related rock band The Beards have added even more dates to their upcoming 2016 Farewell Tour. After the surprise announcement of their intention to retire from touring left many pro-beard Australian fans in shock, the band have since experienced an outpouring of support from around ... Read More
Catherine Traicos has quietly dropped a new collection of songs, due out on  January 31. Brave The Good Dark is the first release in 2 years for the gifted singer/songwriter – and it marks a welcome return for an artist whose 5 previous releases have all been met with much critical acclaim ... Read More
Take your civilised Sunday to new heights for Valentine’s Day this year and indulge in an unforgettable long lunch or intimate evening dinner at Eureka 89. Located on the top floor of Eureka Tower, Eureka 89 will charm couples with romantic floor-to-ceiling views of the city and beyond. Guests who ... Read More
Melbourne band, HORACE BONES, unleash debut single, ‘Tarantula’ and announce debut tour. The first single from Horace Bones' forthcoming debut double ‘A’ side, “Tarantula” is a raging groove of heavy psychedelia, surfing through outer space like a renegade Sputnik. Think The Stooges on acid, writing the theme song to a 70’s B-grade horror ... Read More
SUMMER CINEMA IS BACK! Spotlight on the goddesses of the Greek silver screen With Psistaria; Greek style BBQ, to be set up in the leafy courtyard of the former Royal Mint Building After the sell-out screenings as part of the 2015 program, Hellenic Museum’s Summer Cinema is back! Running across ... Read More
A week out from kicking off their national Limit Of Love album tour, Boy & Bear today released the new video clip for their latest single - the title track of their acclaimed, number one debuting third studio album, Limit of Love. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEUY7dXsxrk With an instant hook and those signature ... Read More
 Eureka Skydeck celebrates Chinese New Year Eureka Skydeck 88 will once again embrace Melbourne’s rich Chinese culture and international visitors from 6-12 February, honouring the 2016 Year of the Monkey with Chinese New Year theming, giveaways and a lucky 88 display. Situated on the 88th floor of Eureka Tower, the ... Read More
April 15, 2016 marks the release date of Santana IV, the wildly anticipated studio album that reunites the revered early ‘70s lineup of guitar icon Carlos Santana (guitar, vocals), Gregg Rolie (keyboards, lead vocals), Neal Schon (guitar, vocals), Michael Carabello (percussion) and Michael Shrieve (drums). The album signifies the first ... Read More
From the star-studded George Fest lineup, we'd like to share Perry Farrell's rendition of Here Comes The Sun. Sharing the stage with Norah Jones, Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips and Dhani Harrison, the fantastic rendition pays tribute to George Harrison's memorable hit. The day after what would have been George Harrison's 73rd birthday, ... Read More
MAPS, APPS, TIMETABLE  The time has finally come! Laneway Festival gets started in Singapore and New Zealand next weekend with the Australian leg kicking off in Adelaide on Friday 5 February and Brisbane onSaturday 6 February. Find all playing times and maps here: Singapore - Auckland - Adelaide - Brisbane - Sydney - Melbourne - Fremantle This info is all in the ... Read More
Director: Emily McLean. Cast Caitlin Beresford-Ord, Dave Warner Musician Sam Musca. Venue: THE SHAMBLES Perth Cultural Centre (Tue Jan 26 – Sun Jan 31 @ 6pm) THE KING AND ME a musical comedy by Dave Warner Composers: Dave Warner and Martin Cilia. Elvis is back in the building! The hottest ... Read More
After releasing her debut solo single in the form of big-booty homage, Vanity Fair, late last year, Clairy Browne returns with a brand new single from her upcoming debut album, Pool, due out on April 15. Second single, ‘Still Goodbye’, is a ballad about moving on and letting go, and ... Read More
In just over 4 weeks White Night Melbourne will return on Saturday 20 February 2016 from 7pmto 7am to transform Melbourne’s city streets, major cultural institutions, public spaces, gardens, landmark buildings and laneways. Today the full program of events featuring local, national and international artists and works was released by ... Read More
Songs of heartbreak for your Valentine’s Day Eve. Be enticed into the Hares & Hyenas salon by Mama Alto & Miss Chief for an evening of intoxicating songs evoking complicated love and uncomplicated loss. This will be the first Mama Alto public performance in 2016, after a prolific year of ... Read More
Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be – The Story of Bon Scott National Theatre – 26-28 February 2016 The legend of Bon Scott will be ever-present  in February when Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be – The Story of Bon Scott rocks the National Theatre in the week ... Read More
Courtney Barnett, Hiatus Kaiyote, Joel Little, Tame Impala and Troy Cassar-Daley announced in Top 20 list for APRA Song of the Year For Release:  Monday 18 January 2016:  With thousands of votes recorded over the last month, APRA AMCOS is proud to reveal the Top 20 contenders for the coveted ... Read More
THIS IS VERY SPECIAL INDEED!! Charlie Marshall & The (original) Body Electric are doing a one-off reunion show to celebrate the re-issue of their classic mid-90s album. The original Body Electric lineup of Dirty Three's Warren Ellis and Jim White alongside Brian Hooper will be playing for one night only ... Read More
OFFICIAL LANEWAY FESTIVAL AFTER PARTIES Laneway Festival is excited to announce our official after parties in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Kicking off straight after the festivals end, the after parties will involve a bunch of Laneway acts as well as some of your favourite local bands, labels and DJs. These parties ... Read More
Get ready for the Best 80s Night Ever! TOTALLY 80’s! https://youtu.be/-Ork2TzvZo8 TOTALLY 80’s Stars 7 International 80’s Superstars - MARTIKA, BERLIN, LIMAHL of KAJAGOOGOO, PAUL LEKAKIS, KATRINA (ex KATRINA & THE WAVES), MEN WITHOUT HATS & STACEY Q will be together – live in concert - to perform all of ... Read More
Madonna performed a tribute to David Bowie on the Huston leg of her Rebel Heart tour last night - calling him "One of the greatest singer-songwriters of the 20th century". See a fan video of it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqwPlloKjy4 Madonna also wrote a tribute to Bowie: I’m devastated. David Bowie changed ... Read More
Guitar icon Zakk Wylde will release Book Of Shadows II on April 8th, 2016 via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music), his first solo release in 20 years. This release is the highly anticipated follow up to 1996’s Book of Shadows LP, a classic album Wylde released between his work with ... Read More
Less than a fortnight to go and Sugar Mountain 2016 is tracking to sell out! Get in quick to grab your ticket – the final release is on sale now (click here). Now it’s time to start planning your day, with set times and site map ... Read More
Destroy All Lines and Chugg Entertainment present Monsters of the Universe Australian Tour 2016 WEDNESDAY 13 has firmly cemented himself as the undisputed leader in Horrorpunk. With a vivid and vile imagination that has endeared him to countless fans of riff-driven macabre over the last two decades, WEDNESDAY 13 has ... Read More
When it comes to music on television, Paul Drane has definitely aced it! From the early 70s right through to now, he’s the director behind the clips we love. Maybe we first saw them back in ‘75, when Paul began directing Countdown, or the following year when he let AC/DC loose ... Read More
Hey Melbourne Music City Revellers & Lovers of Fine Food – Prepare yourselves for Fat Tuesday! Po' Boy Quarter joins forces with Ding Dong Lounge to present the most colourful Food & Music event of the season on Tuesday, 9 Feb at Piazza Italia, Argyle Street in Carlton. Some may ... Read More
After 3 long months of studying hard in the USA, Jack Earle is back in Melbourne for a short time, and very excited to share with you some brand new compositions written at e prestigious Berklee College of Music. Featuring 18 of the finest musicians in Melbourne,the evening promises to ... Read More
Hard rock titans METAL CHURCH return with their latest album »XI« slated for a worldwide (except North and South America as well as Japan) release on March 25th via Nuclear Blast Records. The band’s 11th studio release also marks the return of legendary vocalist and front man Mike Howe. The ... Read More
MOLLY - DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR SOUNDTRACK TO THE TELEVISION SERIES CERTIFIED GOLD The soundtrack to the forthcoming and heavily promoted Channel 7 mini-series based on the iconic music industry figure, Ian "Molly" Meldrum has already gone GOLD! Aptly titled, Do Yourself A Favour. It's packed with three CDs — two of ... Read More
Australian tour & warm-up gig The Charlatans are heading over to Australia in March to play 5 dates including Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Before that they'll be playing a warm-up gig at the Engine Rooms in Southampton on Thursday 25th February. Tickets for Southampton go on sale at 9am this Friday ... Read More
FINAL TICKET RELEASE – $119 UNTIL SOLD OUT + $15,000 RAISED FOR ASYLUM SEEKER RESOURCE CENTRE SET TIMES & MAPS COMING NEXT WEEK ‘One of the most vibrant and distinctive annual events in Melbourne.’– Resident Advisor’s Top 10 Jan / Feb 2016 Festivals ‘Sugar Mountain is renowned for boasting a ... Read More
BOMBSHELLZINE & PREMIER ARTISTS PRESENT BRINGING BACK THE FUZZ TOUR! Truck fighters just couldn’t stay away from Melbourne institution Cherry Bar adding a secondMelbourne show to their Australian Tour. The band is set to land on Australian shores any moment now & they are psyched to bring their fans an ... Read More
Zipper Down Under, the fundraiser held on Saturday 2nd of Jan at Cherry Bar to raise money for the 2015 Paris Terrorist attacks raised over $8000.00 and are still continuing the raise funds for the victims of the attack via The Sweet Stuff Foundation which occurred at an Eagles Of ... Read More
Exploding onto the stage of the Gasworks Arts Park, Gender Spanner is a joyous hour of comedy, self-examination and empowerment. This incredible production, much like it's subject matter, defies convention and must be seen to be believed. Gender Spanner is the brainchild of Melbourne artist Jessica McKerlie (PACT Ensemble, People Piss In Here). Gender ... Read More
It’s almost time to ice the beers and crank up the bbq for the return of Melbourne’s favourite triple j Hottest 100 party Bowled Over 2016, which is all set to return for its sixth year on Tuesday 26 January (Australia Day). Held at the historic St Kilda Bowls Club, 2016 ... Read More
A brand new production of one of the greatest musicals in history, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF starring Australian superstar Anthony Warlow, is now playing at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre until February 27th with no extension possible. The production will also play a limited season in Sydney at the Capitol Theatre from March ... Read More
Thursday February 18 – 43 Melville Road, West Brunswick "Why it rules: It punches you in the guts with its rhythm section, slaps you across the face with a slapped (no pick!) guitar, grabs you by the ears and shakes your head half-joking, half-menacing, half-cut. The Drones finally have contenders in the category of Raucous ... Read More
16 – 26 January 2016, 10am-3pm | The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia and NGV International | Free entry   The 2016 NGV Kids Summer Festival will see cats and kittens in the Great Hall, a demonstration of 1960s Warhol-era hair dos and the creation of a large-scale paper flower ... Read More
Award winning comedian and silly person Simon Godfrey purges the demons of his childhood in an epic one-man show with more tomato sauce than a Grand Final Day BBQ. After stellar seasons at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Melbourne Fringe Festival, Simon is dusting off the sauce bottle for ... Read More
A wired and frenzied collection of wrought glares and sonic punches in the face is what you can expect from Die! Die! Die!'s forthcoming EP 'What Did You Expect.' The latest offering from the Dunedin noise punk three-piece is set to drop this December on Bad Health with an early ... Read More
So many great rockabilly bands have sprouted up over the globe since the style first took root in the ’50s. Hank’s Jalopy Demons are proud to be a part of such a tornado of musical wildness and take their inspiration from the countless masters of this genre over the past ... Read More
Teaming up to celebrate their new music releases, Melbourne based Jennifer Kingwell and New Zealand singer Plum Green embark on The Night Terrors Tour, which will see these two sirens of the antipodes travel across Australia and New Zealand together on what will be a series of gigs, as haunting ... Read More
Here's the best NYE ticket in town - DING DONG LOUNGE - NYE PARTY  with The Bennies + Clowns + Foxtrot Fresh from selling out shows across Sydney and Melbourne on their final 2015 tour, The Bennies have teamed up with Tone Deaf to hold the ultimate New Years Eve party ... Read More
Let the Festival Festivities Begin! 2015 welcomes the exciting celebrations of Woodford Folk Festival’s 30th anniversary. There is four days to go until the gates open and the new layout of Woodford is growing into a visual feast for the senses. A taste of what’s to come was unveiled at ... Read More
Starting January 1st 2016 and ending on December the 31st 2016, Peter "Blackie" Black will attempt to release a song a day via his band camp site Subscribe to Peter Black Solo Why, you ask?? When we asked him, after scrunching his face for a few minutes, his reply was ... Read More
Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict NICK OFFERMAN and MEGAN MULLALLY Summer of 69: No Apostrophe show will be replaced by NICK OFFERMAN’s solo show Full Bush. Megan Mullally is no longer able to tour early next year as she starts a major film production overlapping directly with her Australian ... Read More
Fierce Mild form compelling songs speaking of all things from the sinister to the absurd. From a brooding, visceral atmosphere reminiscent of that of The Drones but swamped in a rich post-rock, shoegaze and psychedelic cinematic maze, the narratives unfurl amidst unrelenting dynamics that transcend listeners into unnerving dreams. The band has released ... Read More
Australia's sparky Americana starlet, Ruby Boots announces her  "I Miss You Already" Tour, slated for 2016 and taking in Australia, Asia and the USA. This will be the last chance for Australian audiences to catch her live for some time before she heads overseas. The tour features shows in Melbourne ... Read More
Archie Roach and My Friend The Chocolate Cake take to the stage at Sydney Opera House on Saturday 9th January in a one off concert performing separately and together. Sat 9 January 2016 Sydney Opera House, NSW General release tickets available from Mon 9 December 2015 Tickets from Ticketek & www.sydneyoperahouse.com Twenty-five years ago ... Read More
Britain’s living legends of comedy, and the founders of Monty Python, John Cleese and Eric Idle, announce an Australian tour for their must-see new show, John Cleese & Eric Idle: Together Again At Last...For The Very First Time.  The 2016 tour will see the British icons perform unforgettable shows beginning ... Read More
MUSTERED COURAGE PRESENT “BANJO BBQ” **FIRST SHOW SOLD OUT, SECOND DATE ADDED** The Golden Guitar winning and ARIA Award nominated band brings authentic Texas Barbeque to Melbourne “The food cooks slow while the band cooks fast.” The “BANJO BBQ” is an exciting new food and music event created by Melbourne ... Read More
Read Mary's interview with Alex Smith. Click to view the gallery.  Moving Pictures have been having a blast out on the road with James Reyne.  So much so that they have announced that they will be doing a few of their own headline gigs plus another show with James Reyne at Perth’s ... Read More
Many of you may be aware that Ross Hannaford wasn’t well enough Thursday to perform and as result the sold out CD launch had to be postponed. Ross was very disappointed that this inconvenienced many of his fans many of whom travelled long distances to the concert, including some from interstate. Hanna and all at the Caravan greatly appreciate everyone’s ... Read More
Seminal Irish Indie Heroes ASH have announced their return to Australian shores for a Headline Tour this March. On their last visit, the band performed their ground-breaking album “1977” in it's entirety, which resulted in Sold Out shows and extra shows being added all over the country. Now, with the ... Read More
A very Special 2 Hour show celebrating 14 years of Celtic Folk Metal The world’s preeminent proponents of melodic death metal and Celtic folk are returning to Australia. The eight members of ELUVEITIE fill the stage while their exquisitely brutal music fills the room - Bonebreakingly heavy guitars and ferociously ... Read More
Too Tough To Die Richie Ramone to Headline CherryRock016 Tenth Birthday in AC/DC Lane  Cherry is proud to announce that it will be hosting its Tenth Birthday edition of Australia’s only dedicated rock n roll street festival CHERRYROCK016 on Sunday 1 May 2016 in AC/DC Lane and at Cherry Bar ... Read More
Eureka 89 is delighted to be hosting a cheese masterclass with Will Studd. Whether a lover of Camembert, Cheddar or Roquefort, there will be something for every cheese devotee at Will Studd’s cheese masterclass, which will be held in conjunction with Eureka 89 and Harper & Blohm cheese shop this ... Read More
One morning, still buzzed from the night before, Melbourne artist, Atomic Riot singer, and rock n roll fan, Ash Lightning, sparked an idea. The idea to organise a fundraiser for the victims of the Paris attacks with the killer name 'Zipper Down Under'. Lightning contacted Peachy Entertainment director, music journalist, rock n roll ... Read More
“Everybody said, ‘What’s that sound?’” For more than three decades, James Reyne’s songs have been the sound of the Australian summer. His unforgettable hits conjure images of sun, surf, sand and sex. And James has now delivered the album that will be the soundtrack to this summer: All The Hits - Live. For ... Read More
"Psychocandy heroically embodies the bleeding-heart recklessness at the core of rock’n’roll, and the Mary Chain can still access those feelings. And so we can too.” The Guardian  Scottish post-punk trailblazers, The Jesus and Mary Chain return to Melbourne in March for a celebratory performance of their ground-breaking record, Psychocandy, 30 years after ... Read More
The New Bird on the Block Hawthorn welcomes The Early Bird this spring and summer… Introducing Melbourne’s newest food truck park frenzy in South Eastern Suburbia. A grass laid hot spot tucked away next to Auburn train station, serving up Melbourne’s best breakfast, brunch and lunch options every Wednesday to ... Read More
HAWKER HALL IS HERE ​ The doors of the Chin Chin crew's latest addition, Hawker Hall, have officially swung open. ​Hawker Hall is a representation of a food and beer hall taking inspiration from the hawker centres of Singapore & Malaysia. We are open 11am-late, 7 days. 98 Chapel St, ... Read More
The Substitutes present Giants of ‘60s British Rock Show Featuring the music of The Hollies, The Kinks, Small Faces, The Who. With special guests Steve Lucas (ex X), Gil Matthews (ex Billy Thorpe) and Dan Robinson (ex Wild Cherries). https://youtu.be/yX_44jtFI6s Can you imagine a '60s style package show featuring sets by The Hollies, The ... Read More
2015 was a big year for SINGLES. The band burst onto the scene with countless shows around the country. Singles have already played along side the likes of British India, Last Dinosaurs and Kingswood, as well as playing headline shows of their own. The boys recently got into the studio ... Read More
KRISTA POLVERE ‘SHUT UP & RIDE’ RELEASED 27TH NOVEMBER Melbourne based alt-country siren Krista Polvere returns from an international hiatus with the release of her new single Shut Up and Ride on November 27. The single is the first taste of Polvere’s new self-titled album due for release early in ... Read More
Summer School Holiday Activities reach new heights at Eureka Skydeck There are plenty of ways to entertain the family during the summer break, starting with priceless views and FREE kids activities every day of the school holidays at Eureka Skydeck. Between 11am – 3.30pm, Eureka Skydeck will have free activity ... Read More
The world’s biggest 90’s Dance Festival is coming to Australia for the first time Four of the biggest 90s dance acts with over 10 Number 1 Worldwide Singles LIVE in concert TICKETS ON SALE NOW!! Featuring Eurodance and US superstars: SNAP! (Germany) (Rhythm is a Dancer, The Power, Ooops up – All ... Read More
MANDY KANE ANNOUNCES NEW EP ‘DARKNESS & DIVINE’ AND DEBUT LP ‘TRAGIC DAYDREAMS’ REIMAGINED. Following the magical developmental years preceding the release of his debut, 'Tragic Daydreams', Kane ventured out of his suburban bedroom; a musical laboratory of imagination, into the brutal reality of adulthood. With the release of new music ... Read More
Ms Collins’ Annual End of Office Drinks Ms Collins is letting her hair down in celebration of a long hard years work as she presents her Carnival themed annual End of Office Party, Thursday 17 December 2015 from 4pm. Celebrate the end of the working year with work colleagues, where ... Read More
MEDIA RELEASE: Nominees announced for the 2015 FBi Sydney Music, Arts & Culture Awards. FBi Radio is thrilled to announce the nominees in the 2015 FBi Sydney Music, Arts & Culture (SMAC) Awards. Since 2008, the FBi SMAC Awards have revealed Sydney’s most exciting new voices in local music, arts ... Read More
Melbournian math punk boys DriveTime Commute are back with the release of their new breakneck single SHARKITECT, taken from their forthcoming EP due for release in early 2016. This new track follows the success of singles SIR SEIZURE + GENGHIS KHAN’T which received plays on Triple J’s Short. Fast.Loud. and ... Read More
After two sell out shows in December last year, Joe Camilleri and his band The Black Sorrows are returning to Ding Dong for another Cajun Christmas that promises to be a night so good you might have trouble remembering it the next day! Of course, it’s no secret that Joe ... Read More
Testing Grounds, Charltons Karaoke Bar, Melbourne CBD November 21st, 2015 ‘If We Build It You Will Come’ Found is a live-art experience unfolding over 17 massive hours on November 21st at two iconic Melbourne CBD venues, Testing Grounds and Charltons Karaoke bar. Raise Your Flag is the heart behind this carnivalesque Town Square, ... Read More
Cub Callaway is a songwriter, singer, guitarist and producer whose influence on Australian independent music over the last 30 years is significant having producing many internationally critically acclaimed albums. Callaway emerged in Brisbane in the late 70’s in the local band The X-Men, when punk first appeared having witnessed the ... Read More
This New Year’s Eve, Ms Collins will take you on a journey with Miguel Migs to tie up the year that was. Ticket includes complimentary cocktail and street food from 8-10pm. Including chef Daniel Wilson (Huxtable) and Paul Wilson’s (Lady Carolina) pulled pork sliders, chicken kaarage, beef brisket empanadas. #BOOTHLYF ... Read More
HEAVEN ADORES YOU ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE LIFE & MUSIC OF ELLIOTT SMITH TO SCREEN ONE NIGHT ONLY – NOVEMBER “Smith’s life was a trail of tapes, and following it in Heaven Adores You is the film’s greatest joy.” – Pitchfork “Heaven Adores You is a beautiful experience, start-to-finish – ... Read More
The Rumjacks ‘Home Rule’ East Coast Tour starts tonight! Sydney folk-punk band The Rumjacks are delighted to announce that their final shows of the year will be on home soil, as they treat fans to the ‘Home Rule’ East Coast tour across November/December. Fresh from a hugely successful debut overseas tour ... Read More
SINGER-SONGWRITER MARCUS COROWA’S NEW SINGLE SET TO CAPTIVATE HEARTS WITH ITS RAW EMOTION AND CATCHY HOOKS NOBODY KNOWS RELEASED TO RADIO ON FRIDAY 30TH OCTOBER 2015 Sometimes songs just write themselves. This was certainly the case for the latest single by singer-songwriter Marcus Corowa, Nobody Knows. The catchy track has strong hooks and pared back instrumentation that ... Read More
The Mark Of Cain return to active service this November / December with their 2015 ‘Tour Of Duty’. The tour follows the bands return to live performance in 2013 following a seven year sabbatical from touring and an eleven year hiatus from recording via the release of the fifth album (and ... Read More
ABC TV is proud to announce Hitting Home – Sarah Ferguson’s unflinching two-part documentary series – will air Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 November at 8.30pm on ABC. In a year dominated by headline stories of domestic violence and the murder of nearly 70 women, award-winning journalist Sarah Ferguson has ... Read More
Heathen Skulls, Young Henry's, 3 PBS FM and Beat Magazine are proud to present Rolling Thunder on Saturday 20th February at Kryal Castle. Austin, Texas rock n roll heavy weights The Sword will be headlining the inaugural Festival along with Clowns, American Sharks (USA), Beastwars (NZ, only Australian show), Radio ... Read More
Cult serial podcast WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE’s debut Australian tour has just expanded with an extra show added in Melbourne and a venue shift in Brisbane to accommodate the demand for tickets to its live incarnation performances. Melbourne will now have a second, late show at 9.30pm AEDT on Saturday, ... Read More
The Bureau; Melbourne’s newest boutique festival, fusing the city’s much-celebrated music and food cultures. The annual end-of-year Christmas party is a much-loved part of Melbourne’s culture. It is one of the most awaited days on the calendar and signifies the wrapping up of another work year, bringing in your summer ... Read More
Since its debut six months ago ‘The Night Sky Is A Jewellery Store Window’ has produced a gracious amount of beautifully organic videos of performances by some of Melbourne’s finest singer-songwriters. To celebrate this tiny milestone TNSIAJSW putting on a huge end-of-year show featuring a mind blowing line up of 20 ... Read More
HANNA MELBOURNE’S MUCH LOVED LIVING LEGEND, ROSS HANNAFORD, OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES HIS NEW CD ‘HANNA’ THURS DECEMBER 10 CARAVAN MUSIC CLUB Days after he turns 65, Ross launches his brand new solo cd ‘HANNA’at the Caravan Club in Oakleigh. It will be a huge celebration. Earlier this year Ross was given a dire prognosis from doctors ... Read More
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND MARCH 2016 SEVENDUST’s triumphant return to Australia marks the first shows on Aussie soil in six years and Atlanta’s brutal hard rock kings are back as heavy as ever. “They blew the audience away! …after about three minutes of their first song, the band managed to ... Read More
BIGGER, BOLDER & UNMISSABLE: TASTE OF MELBOURNE 2015 12 – 15 November Taste of Melbourne in partnership with Electrolux boasts its most compelling four day line-up ever; with Victoria’s most sought after restaurants and premium dining experiences, local entertainment, exotic cuisines from across the globe and the country’s finest food ... Read More
Melbourne’s music industry summit Face The Music hits town this weekend, with a program of talks and workshops featuring 150 of the coolest, smartest and most influential people from every quarter of the music business. Conference Director, Peter Chellew, said: “These larger-than-life characters, critical thinkers and industry leaders from across ... Read More
John Farnham is nothing less than an Aussie icon. In a career spanning almost five decades, the likeable, charismatic star has entertained countless Australians of every generation, selling millions of records along the way. But his extraordinary story is as much about tackling adversity as it is about topping the ... Read More
Designed and created as a truly unique & first of its kind lifestyle space,  brand new venue The Magickal Tea House right in the heart of St Kilda offers a multitude of treats and treasures, guaranteed to tickle and transport all of the senses. "A Victorian Wonderland of Mystery & Enchantment" "Step back ... Read More
JAMES REYNE AND MOVING PICTURES ‘A DAY IN THE SUN’ NATIONAL TOUR 2015/2016 The Australian musical landscape in the 1980’s was very heavily shaped and influenced by the band Moving Pictures. Formed in 1978 by Alex Smith, Garry Frost, Charlie Cole, Paul Freeland, Ian Lees, and Andrew Thompson, together, they jumped out ... Read More
Adam Rudegeair brings a new twist on his latest venture, The Bowie Project to Shadow Electric on Friday 6th November, injecting some 70s jazz-fusion into his experimental Bowie arrangements. It has been a big year for David Bowie fans in Melbourne, particularly with the immensely popular David Bowie Is Exhibition ... Read More
Alumbra is excited to collaborate with Melbourne’s premier event – The Age Good Food Month 2015, presented by Citi Bank. http://melbourne.goodfoodmonth.com In the heart of Docklands, with 270 degree views of Victoria Harbour, Alumbra’s NY cheesie deal, by celebrated chef Daniel Wilson (of Huxtaburger & Huxtable) is the ultimate nod ... Read More
Wicked hooks, booming drums, big bad-ass brass, sometimes surprising instrumentation, catchy, sing-along songs with a noticeable pop-smart vibe & an amazing live show are all at the very heart of The Bon Scotts’ ethos. Heralded with being right at the frontline of the folk revival when they burst onto the ... Read More
LATEST BLUESFEST 2016 ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT INCLUDES: BRIAN WILSON PERFORMING PET SOUNDS + GREATEST HITS TAJ MAHAL (SOLO) THE RESIDENTS PRESENT SHADOWLAND NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS SHOOGLENIFTY and many more to come!   In an absolute coup for the festival, the inimitable musical genius, Brian Wilson is coming to ... Read More
Friday on My Mind - Falling in Love Again - Evie (Parts 1,2 & 3) - Hey St Peter - Down Among the Dead Men -Love Is In The Air - St Louis - Pasadena - The Love Game - Silver Shoes - Birmingham - Keep On Smilin' - The ... Read More
VOTE NOW 1 DAY LEFT TO VOTE The last chance to have your say in the best Victorian music of the year. Voting closes 5PM Friday 6 November 2015 TICKETS ARE SELLING FAST Only $40 + BF to see Marlon Williams, Courtney Barnett and HARTS kill it at 170 Russell as we ... Read More
Australian pop icon, and our newest ARIA Hall of Fame inductee, Tina Arena has today announced a series of ONE NIGHT ONLY shows in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and the Gold Coast in February and March, 2016,  in support of her latest album, Eleven.   These shows are in addition to the ... Read More
Having ridden the crest of the almighty powerful Australian alternative-rock wave in the mid 90s, Melbourne band Suiciety have reformed after a nineteen year hiatus, and to celebrate they are hitting the road to tour the release of their EP titled Crawling Machine Edition (via indie record label Desert Highways) ... Read More
Danzig’s Skeletons To Be Released November 27 via Evilive Records / Nuclear Blast Entertainment You know it’s Danzig the moment you hear him. It’s not just that inimitable voice either. It’s the thick airy guitars, bluesy swagger, and “come hither” evil that placed him at the forefront of a number ... Read More
Jack Howard and The Ambassadors of Love return to The Saucer stage this November to perform a special Sunday matinee featuring the brilliant compositions of Burt Bacharach. After a sell-out performance earlier in the year to launch their first 7-track record, Jack Howard and The Ambassadors of Love will present a ... Read More
“Still burning bright after all these years” Louder Than War Formed in 1977 in Belfast, Ireland STIFF LITTLE FINGERS were at the forefront of the punk movement. Contemporaries of the Clash, Sex Pistols, The Jam, Buzzcocks, Undertones, Sham 69 and Stranglers, they wrote initially about their own lives growing up ... Read More
Global psych-rock sensations Tame Impala embark on a mammoth Australian homecoming tour in just over a week’s time, today announcing a final release of tickets to the previously sold-out show at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl onSaturday 7th November. New-release Melbourne tickets will go on sale tomorrow at 9am AEDT. Tame ... Read More
The lineup so far. Looking forward to this! ... Read More
The Age Music Victoria 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame Concert Announces Arts Centre exhibition and Face The Music panel AC/DC, Bill Armstrong AM, John Farnham AO, Olivia Newton-John AO OBE, Palais Theatre, Archie Roach AM, Stan Rofe, The Seekers, Sunbury Festival and The Thunderbirds to be celebrated at one-off concert event on 20 ... Read More
OrphFund presents : A night of African Music, Food, Arts and Craft for the annual AUCTION OF GIFTS AND PROMISES FUNDRASIER The results focused charity, OrphFund, are hosting an evening of African food, music, auctions, raffles, drinks and more at the iconic Rose Street Artist Market, Fitzroy, to raise vital ... Read More
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes have premiered the video for new single Trouble. Directed by Niall Coffey, the video sees Frank hunted down, captured and tortured by a mystery trio.  As intense, visceral and relentless as the the frontman's famed live presence, this new clip finds the blood smeared getaway ... Read More
Cup Eve Cocktail Party at Eureka 89 Step out in your finest racing attire and celebrate the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival early at Eureka 89’s Cup Eve Cocktail Party! While admiring the best views of Melbourne, guests are invited to sample a range of delicious canapés and enjoy a premium ... Read More
MAISON MUMM CHAMPAGNE BAGS GLOBE-TROTTING DJS FOR EXCLUSIVE AFTER-DARK PARTY AT CLUB 23 WHAT: MUMM Champagne, the Official Champagne Sponsor of the 2015 Melbourne Cup Carnival, is set to raise the stakes for this year’s Carnival by bringing a series of exclusive After-Dark Parties to Melbourne’s social set come race ... Read More
Melissa Etheridge - This Is M.E. A unique Bluesfest show and three special sideshow performances announced! Bluesfest Byron Bay (held from Thu 24th to Mon 28th of March 2016) and its touring company Bluesfest Touring are incredibly proud to welcome the iconic superstar rocker, singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge for her This Is M.E ... Read More
Hailing from around the South Pacific, Hawaii and Orange County, COMMON KINGShave been hailed as one of the best and brightest upcoming stars in the music scene today. It is not just luck that played the role in them being chosen as the main support band for Justin Timberlake’s Australian ... Read More
LUCKY SCENE: For your chance to win a Backstreet Boys' DVD from Shock, simply: Subscribe to the What's My Scene newsletter *If you’ve already subscribed, just let us know in your email. Email win@whatsmyscene.com with the "I want to win the Backstreet Boys DVD" in the subject area. *Ensure you also include your name and address in the body ... Read More
In conjunction with the Age Good Food Month, this November, two Melbourne foodie giants: Huxtable and Ms Collins, battle it out for a throwdown between each venue. Watch Chefs Daniel Wilson (Huxtable) and Daniel Poyner (Ms Collins) fire up the stoves and prepare their pans for the ultimate cook off ... Read More
LUCKY SCENE: For your chance to win one of the following DVD releases from Shock, simply: Subscribe to the What's My Scene newsletter *If you’ve already subscribed, just let us know in your email. Email win@whatsmyscene.com with the name of the DVD box set you'd like to win in the subject area. *Ensure you also ... Read More
Tonight at Cherry Bar in ACDC Lane, Melbourne. The Pass Outs perform a time travel tribute to Back to the Future on the actual date that Marty went to the future. Rumour has it, the Delorian is making an appearance. Don't miss it ... Read More
LUCKY SCENE: For your chance to win one of the following DVD releases from Shock, simply: Subscribe to the What's My Scene newsletter *If you’ve already subscribed, just let us know in your email. Email win@whatsmyscene.com with "I want to win the Jamie Oliver Box Set" in the subject area. *Ensure you also include your ... Read More
'He puts on one of the most electrifying shows in the business.’ ‘...he is still finding ways to push his limits as an artist.’ The anticipated return of John Mellencamp With special guest JEWEL Also appearing Carlene Carter Australian audiences can see John Mellencamp during a seven-date tour of Australia ... Read More
Old Gray Mule are returning to Australia for a Spring tour. Check them out ... Read More
LUCKY SCENE: For your chance to win the DVD box set of Mob Wives Seasons 1 - 4 from Shock, simply: Subscribe to the What's My Scene newsletter *If you’ve already subscribed, just let us know in your email. Email win@whatsmyscene.com with "I want to win the Mob Wives DVD box set" in the subject ... Read More
KEVIN HART ANNOUNCES EXTRA MELBOURNE AND SYDNEY SHOWS ON THE 'WHAT NOW? TOUR Following overwhelming demand for tickets to superstar actor, comedian KEVIN HART’s massive International World tour, Hart has announced extra shows on the Australian leg of his history-making highest grossing stand up comedy tour of the same name ... Read More
LUCKY SCENE: For your chance to win one of the following DVD releases from Shock, simply: Subscribe to the What's My Scene newsletter *If you’ve already subscribed, just let us know in your email. Email win@whatsmyscene.com with the name of the DVD you'd like to win in the subject area. *Ensure ... Read More
CULT MUSICAL COMEDY LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTION 2016 It has been announced today that cult musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors will next year embark on an Australian Tour. Starring Brent Hill and Esther Hannaford, the production will premiere at Hayes Theatre Co in Sydney inFebruary 2016 followed ... Read More
Dallas Crane are back with a brand new album. In order afford to put the show on the road they've created a pledge music campaign for their new album. Exclusive items available include DC trucker caps, signed CDs, vinyl, as well as rare items like limited edition signed tour posters ... Read More
Joining the news of Violent Femmes inclusion on both A Day On The Green's Pure Pop For Now People extravaganza (also including Sunnyboys & others) AND the ever popular Golden Plains, is the announcement today of the 'Femmes first Melbourne club show since 2007! The headline show will take place at ... Read More
PERTH - DOWNSTAIRS HIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE THU OCT 22 TO SAT OCT 24 This will be my semi-acoustic show with Tony Durant and Phil Bailey as my musos playing Warner classic (Half Time etc) and arcane early songs (Lonely Sailor, Vignettes et al) I will also be doing my epic ... Read More
GOLDEN PLAINS TENTH BIRTHDAY PARTY GUESTS The Golden Plains Tenth Birthday LineUp is out now. The Ticket Ballot is open until 10:10pm Tuesday 20 October AEDT, details atgoldenplains.com.au DAWN SERVICE Something new. GPX will be the first time the last artist sees The Light Of Day; an extended finish time ... Read More
Celebrating its tenth festival, the biennial Big West Festival is opening up its house – literally – throughout Footscray from 20 – 28 November 2015. Located in the heart of Footscray at the Big West Village (corner of Paisley and French Streets), HOUSE will be the hub and centre piece of ... Read More
Today The Murlocs have shared their video for 'Rolling On', their latest single from their forthcoming LP out 2016 via Flightless / Remote Control Records. On top of that, the band have also announced the tour supports for their national Australian tour starting Thursday 22 October. The video was created ... Read More
Stu Thomas, is a stayer on the Australian music scene. A multi-instrumentalist, sinner / song-writer, performer, producer and artist, he's played bass / baritone guitar with Dave Graney for 11 years, and bass with Kim Salmon for twenty, as well as putting out his own music. He's appeared in 20 ... Read More
Melbourne folks! Out on the Weekend arrives at Seaworks, Williamstown this coming Saturday 17 October from 11.30am. Here is your map and playing times plus some other important info to help plan your day and ensure nothing but good times! Tickets still available from the website HERE MAP & PLAYING ... Read More
THE HIVES & KINGSWOOD CONFIRMED AS SPECIAL GUESTS ON AC/DC’S ROCK OR BUST AUSTRALIAN TOUR Promoter Garry Van Egmond announced yesterday that critically acclaimed Swedish rock bandThe Hives and Australia’s own Kingswood will join AC/DC’s ROCK OR BUST Australia Touras special guests in one of the most coveted guest spots ... Read More
FootAid is an afternoon of comedy and music to raise money for injured musician Rohan Brooks that will feature Tim 'Rosso' Ross - Dave Thornton (Fox FM) - Alan Brough  (ABC Spicks n Specks) and music from some of Melbourne's greatest musicians.   Hey gang, it's been a while, we were very busy working ... Read More
Voting opens today for the Age Music Victoria Awards 10th Edition! Melbourne’s latest international sensation, Courtney Barnett, has dominated nominations for this year’s The Age Music Victoria Awards.Barnett, who will perform with her band at the awards gig at 170 Russell on Wednesday 11 November, leads the charge with five ... Read More
AN EVENING WITH FELICITY WARD, SAMMY J and LUKE McGREGOR HOSTED BY HARLEY BREEN FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER The Yarraville Club 135 Stephen St Yarraville. 18+ Event. Ph: 03 9689 6033 General Admission only $28+bf Doors 7pm. Show starts 8.30pm. Yarraville Laughs presents a night of world class comedy from top to bottom ... Read More
New shows and Special Guest announced! Following the release of their first live album, icons of the Australian Music Industry, ICEHOUSE, have today announced an additional 5 shows on their upcoming IN CONCERT tour taking the band to Toowoomba (29 January), Canberra (3 March) and A DAY ON THE GREEN at Mitchelton Wines, Nagambie, Vic on Saturday, 23 January. Due to ... Read More
Music publicist, booking agent and manager Cassie Walker, director of Peachy Entertainment, has just joined the wonderfully talented team at The Spotted Mallard, Brunswick. Having worked for a variety of live music venues and independent artists over the past ten years The Spotted Mallard is a great fit for Cassie ... Read More
“richly rewarding debut” - Guardian “She’s a talent we’ll be following for decades” - Rolling Stone "Sometimes is the work of probably the best lyricist writing today, and roundly deserves to be an album for the ages. If it’s not, that’s only because she’ll have found a way to top it next time around.”  The ... Read More
DEVIL YOU KNOW has partnered up with Loudwire to exclusively present their highly-anticipated new music video for the new track 'The Way We Die', which comes off their new full-length album, »They Bleed Red«, available everywhere on Nov 6th (Nuclear Blast Entertainment). The clip features a slew of Burning Angel porn stars and was shot by renowned director Corey Soria (DANZIG, ... Read More
Long time staple of the Australian music scene, Blackeyed Susan’s singer Rob Snarski is hitting the road this October to perform songs from his recently released album Low Fidelity (Songs by Request Volume 1). Witnessing Rob deliver these carefully crafted songs live in intimate settings with that honey-voiced sophistication is ... Read More
GINGERFEST 2015 FULL LINE UP ANNOUNCEMENT! The name suggests that GINGERFEST is a day full of Fanta, carrots and sunscreen-dipped freckly youngsters going by nicknames like 'Bluey'. But no, its not about congregating to celebrate the rare yet beautiful MCR1 Gene. Instead, Gingerfest is a straight up, balls out, no reservations, all inclusive ... Read More
We're all pretty excited to hear that Skyhooks are reforming for a one off show at the Palais next week. From the Skyhooks Facebook page: RocKwiz lore has it that the identities of guest artists are kept secret until they step out from behind the red velvet curtain and while ... Read More
For your chance to win a double pass to preview night of the play Foreign Bodies tell us the name of the director of the play. Please include your full name and phone number. Entrants must be over 18 as the play contains violence, nudity, sexually explicit action and language. Adults Only.  ... Read More
Read our Q&A with the band. Conceived as a one-gig-only protest band (performing naked, covered in glitter), the courageous women from Glitoris have since been proclaimed ..”a powerhouse of feminist magnificence..” roaring through their potent blend of loud protest and fresh punk-pop. Sick to death of being the only women ... Read More
THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2015 Following their incredibly successful Australian Tour in 2013 with multiple Sold Out shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, the Two Johns akaTHEY MIGHT BE GIANTS return in November 2015. Their thoroughly engaging and entertaining shows are something that everyone has to experience and ... Read More
DEVIL YOU KNOW has partnered with Impericon (G/A/S), Revolver Magazine (US) and Metal Hammer (UK) to exclusively debut the vicious new track “Stay of Execution,” which is also the first look into their highly anticipated sophomore recording effort They Bleed Red, set for a Nov 6th release (see official track-listing below) ... Read More
NINE CLASSIC HORROR features from the MASTER OF MENACE Contained herein is a collection of works from Vincent Price, affectionately known as the ‘Master of Menace’. Price first broke into horror films in the 1950’s where he remained an important player in the genre all the way through to the late ... Read More
Debut 7inch by Nevasca out today Nevasca from Murmansk in Russia have released a 7inch worldwide and on Ruined Smile in Australia with 2 songs influenced by the likes of Sunny Day Real Estate and Mineral. The record is available in various colours and the tracks can be downloaded for ... Read More
Just over a decade on from Illinois and five years from his Age of Adz, Michigan-born songwriter Sufjan Stevens embarks on a full Australian tour playing tracks from his 2015 album, Carrie & Lowell as well as selections across his career, featuring a full band and an immersive lighting production. “Leaves ... Read More
A BUBONIC SEQUEL SET TO INFECT THE WORLD! Picking up immediately after the events of the first film, Phase II follows Riley (Matt Mercer), now infected and running out of time, as he attempts to find out more about the virus and its mysterious host.  As he digs deeper into its origins, Riley ... Read More
ONE OF WWE’S BIGGEST EVENTS, NOW IN ITS 27TH YEAR! The biggest party of the summer comes to the east coast in 2015 as SummerSlam returns to take over New York & New Jersey! The big apple will never be the same after The Undertaker, Brock Lesnar, Sheamus, Randy Orton, Kevin Owens, Daniel ... Read More
THE BENNIES AUSTRALIAN TOUR With special guests The Hard Aches and Wet Pensioner You’d be forgiven for being a little bit concerned about The Bennies’ whereabouts lately. After being positively everywhere earlier this year and traversing the globe with an endurance and enthusiasm ordinarily exclusive to a college freshman on ... Read More
THE WCW AND TNA LEGEND HAS FINALLY COME TO WWE! Get a glimpse into the man behind the black and white paint with Sting: Into the Light. Go behind the scenes with ‘The Vigilante’ himself as he prepares to step into a WWE ring for the first time ever on ... Read More
BABY ANIMALS FRONT-WOMAN, SUZE DEMARCHI, RELEASES FIRST SINGLE FROM UPCOMING SOLO ALBUM   ‘OUR HOUSE’ BY SUZE DEMARCHI FEAT. RUSSELL MORRIS RELEASED TO RADIO 29 JUNE RELEASED VIA DIGITAL RETAIL 3 JULY   ‘Our House’ by Suze DeMarchi feat. Russell Morris (originally recorded by Crosby Stills Nash & Young) is the ... Read More
AN ALL NEW WPC COMES TO SEASON THREE.  It’s 1956 and WPC Annie Taylor (Claudia Jessie) is the one and only female officer in the Brinford police. Hailing from a respected police family this way of life is in Annie’s blood but as the first woman amongst them to join up she ... Read More
THE DEATH OF AN ICON COMES TO LIFE SOAKED IN BLEACH reveals the events behind Kurt Cobain’s death as seen through the eyes of Tom Grant, the private investigator that was hired by Courtney Love in 1994 to track down her missing husband (Kurt Cobain) only days before his deceased body was found at their Seattle home ... Read More
Melbourne sketch comedy trio Aunty Donna has returned from sell out shows overseas to a comedy pilot on ABC iView, launched last week and news that they will share funding for a 10-part YouTube web series. Following a sold out season at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival earlier this year, ... Read More
THE BEAST IS UNLEASHED IN THE EAST! For the first time in over a decade, ‘The Beast Incarnate’ Brock Lesnar returns to Japan to inflict damage and give his opponent Kofi Kingston a one-way ticket to Suplex City!  NXT Champion Kevin Owens hopes to continue his dominant reign as champion when he defends the title on ... Read More
The Australian premiere of Melbourne playwright Andy Harmsen's exciting new work, Foreign Bodies - a seductive and seditious study of primal urges and exoticism. Sly Rat Theatre Co-Artistic Director Alan Chambers features alongside Canadian trained, Queensland based actor Marika Marosszeky in the Australian premiere of Andy Harmsen's provocative tale of ... Read More
Karim wakes from a nightmare about his past in war-torn Afghanistan. He cannot forget memories of the violence he and his family have suffered. He is free, but at what cost? He escaped his homeland for Australia only to be locked in an Australian immigration detention centre for two years ... Read More
THE RED HOT SUMMER TOUR ANNOUNCES ITS BIGGEST LINE UP EVER JIMMY BARNES, NOISEWORKS, THE ANGELS, MARK SEYMOUR & THE UNDERTOW AND THE BADLOVES TICKETS ON SALE 9AM (AEST) THURSDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2015 As one of the hottest summer festivals on the calendar, the annual RED HOT SUMMER TOUR is ... Read More
Ready for a stage production called ‘The Spider’, moved by 38 computer controlled winches, featuring 220 automated lights, weighing in at 43,000 kgs, incorporating 900 pieces of pyrotechnics and powered by 400,000 watts of sound? Get your face paint ready Australia and New Zealand because Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric ... Read More
Some of Victoria’s hottest acts including Marlon Williams, Courtney Barnett, Harts, Briggsand The EG Allstars, will celebrate the 10th Edition of The Age Music Victoria Awards at 170 Russell on 11 November 2015. A limited release of 300 tickets will be available to the public, so get in quick to celebrate ... Read More
As you know the legendary ZAKK WYLDE and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY recently announced their Australian tour and we have news just in. 170 Russell in Melbourne just sold out but don't stress we have added a second show on Monday, 30th November and it is NOW ON SALE! With more ... Read More
You’ll laugh yourself silly for a good cause at the Daylesford Town Hall at Comedy 4 Karma, a fundraiser for the Daylesford Dharma School on Friday 16th October. Following a wildly successful night in 2014 when the first Comedy 4 Karma was held and raised almost $7,000 net, the stage ... Read More
The Brownie Bar is excited to announce the opening of the first chocolate brownie cafe in Melbourne CBD. The cafe will be opening in The Hub Arcade, 318 Little Collins Street on Tuesday 22 September 2015. The Brownie Bar's expansion follows several years of success for the company from opening ... Read More
IRON MAIDEN ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF CONCERTS IN AUSTRALIA IN MAY 2016 ON THE BOOK OF SOULS WORLD TOUR THE NEW ALBUM “THE BOOK OF SOULS” DEBUTS AT NUMBER 2 IN AUSTRALIA, ALSO DEBUTING AT NO.1 IN THE UK AND MANY OTHER COUNTRIES MAIDEN, CREW AND EQUIPMENT TO ARRIVE ON ED ... Read More
Musician and performer John Fleming will return to the stage in November when he premieres his latest show, James Taylor: Bittersweet and Low, for an exclusive four shows over three days at Chapel off Chapel in Prahran. In this brand new show John Fleming (Scared Weird Little Guys) pays tribute ... Read More
A birthday is always a great occasion. But when it's an original legend from Sun Records, it's even more special!  Jerry Lee Lewis will soon turn 80. Lewis recorded the biggest selling record to come out of Sun: Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On. He is the original bad boy, known simply as THE ... Read More
Due to overwhelming demand, award-winning US comedians and real-life married couple Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally have announced extra shows on their Summer of 69: No Apostrophe tour in early 2016. The couple’s first round of shows sold out in minutes. They’ve now added late shows in Sydney Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and ... Read More
KABLAMMO! ASH Due to the amazing response ASH's new album Kablammo! has had, the band thought it would be fun to record acoustic versions of a few of the songs and give them away as free downloads! The band has recorded a five track acoustic EP and we'll be giving away one song ... Read More
Cult serial podcast WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE will bring its live incarnation to Australian stages for the very first time this summer. The debut Australian shows – performing a never-before-released episode of the wildly popular podcast written specifically for the stage starring Cecil Baldwin with live musical accompaniment by Disparition and ... Read More
This year’s AWME will showcase a diverse line-up of the finest roots music in Melbourne across three days this November 12 – 14. Proudly in its eighth year, AWME will gather music industry specialists, conference speakers and a diverse array of musical acts. AWME is proud to announce the second ... Read More
DISCOVER THE ARCHITECTURAL GEMS OF MELBOURNE THROUGH A HELLENIC LENS Prizes include: six return trips to Greece, cultural tours of the best Museums Athens has to offer, coinciding with Open House Athens. Melbourne, Australia – Eureka Challenge, the latest race day to come to Melbourne, is the brainchild of the ... Read More
Multi-award winning comedian Ronny Chieng will relocate to the US after TV network Comedy Central announced overnight that Chieng is one of three new correspondents to join its roster of talent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. The 20-time Emmy Award-winning show, which screens on Foxtel in Australia, unveils ... Read More
Melbourne's longest running hard rock night BACK IN THE DAY proudly resumes Saturday 5th September at its new home: Cellar Bar. Catch Kiss The Vyper with their soaring solos, huge riffs, well-crafted melodies, an amazing stage presence and a touch of glamour are the perfect recipe for a rockin' show! Special guest, ... Read More
ROCKWIZ LIVE! SALUTES THE ARIA HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCING NEW SHOWS IN BRISBANE AND BALLARAT!   2 Wollongong’s, 1 Melbourne, 1 Sydney, 1 Geelong, 1 Chatswood and 1 Brisbane QPAC show … 6 shows in all SOLD OUT! 2nd and final Sydney and Melbourne shows on sale now Tickets are ... Read More
US comedian and actor KEVIN HART makes his Australian stand up debut when he takes his smash hit live show “What Now?” around the country next year. Live Nation is excited to announce the Australian stand up debut of US comedian and actor KEVIN HART when his hit live show ... Read More
DOCKLANDS BLUES MUSIC FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR 2015 WITH A MASSIVE NEW ORLEANS THEMED FAMILY-FRIENDLY FREE EVENT HEADLINED BY USA BLUES GREAT CHRIS CAIN & A HOST OF INCREDIBLE LOCAL BLUES MUSICIANS The renowned Docklands Blues Music Festival returns in 2015 with a massive event, tagged as Goin’ Down To New ... Read More
Rogan’s reputation for selling out theatres was proven with his 8pm show on November 14 selling out this week in just five minutes. He will now perform a second show that night at 10pm. Joe Rogan has been a stand-up comedian for more than 20 years, known for his inquisitive ... Read More
THE INAUGURAL MURWILLUMBAH COUNTRY ROOTS FEST EMBRACES THE ETHOS OF A FESTIVAL BILL THAT IS ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC 60 ARTISTS, THREE STAGES, HUGE FOUR DAY EVENT – 2-5 OCTOBER 2015 There is a new festival on the scene and it is a big one! The inaugural Murwillumbah Country Roots ... Read More
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is inviting audiences of all ages to experience a whole new world as it showcases magical musical works from the wonderful world of Disney this September. Disney in Concert: Tale As Old As Time will feature well-loved music and original footage from favourite nostalgic family films including ... Read More
Read our Q&A with Suzannah *********************************** Suzannah Espie has been casting spells over audiences across the globe since she first took to the stage with her alt-country pop band GIT in 1997. A woman of compelling beauty — statuesque, with piercing blue eyes framed by golden curls — Suzannah has a ... Read More
Benjamin Statler’s Groundbreaking Docudrama Explores The Controversial Death Of Kurt Cobain  “A persuasive argument that Cobain's death should be re-investigated”  Hollywood Reporter “Soaked In Bleach stops short of flat-out stating what it wants to...which is somebody - murdered Kurt Cobain.” A.V. Club “Even if one is not a fan of Kurt ... Read More
American stand-up and podcast host JOE ROGAN will perform an exclusive, one- night-only show in Melbourne this November. Joe Rogan, who regularly sells out theatres internationally, will perform at the Palais Theatre on Saturday November 14. This will be Rogan’s only show while here, in what will be his second visit ... Read More
Sebastian Bach announced today that he recently married the love of his live, Suzanne Le Bach, on August 22nd 2015. The couple were married at the Rockbat Theatre in San Jose. The groom wore a custom jacket from Rockshop LA. The wedding was attended by Bach's mother and members of ... Read More
2015 – The Year You MUST Do The MUSTer The Gympie Music Muster is in its 34th year. It’s Australia’s favourite family friendly camping and music festival. The Muster is run by the community, for the community, and has raised almost $15 million for community groups and charities making it ... Read More
NICK OFFERMAN AND MEGAN MULLALLY ARE READY TO TAKE YOU TO THE SUMMER OF 69: NO APOSTROPHE  Award-winning US comedians and real-life married couple NICK OFFERMAN and MEGAN MULLALLY will tour Australia for the first time when they bring their Summer of 69: No Apostrophe comedy stage tour in early ... Read More
The countdown is on for Australia’s favourite family-friendly camping and music festival, the Gympie Music Muster! Thursday 27 – Sunday 30 August PRE MUSTER PARTY in Gympie Town Centre Wednesday 26th August A Muster ain’t a Muster without the PRE MUSTER PARTY. The town of Gympie is getting all dressed ... Read More
CURIOSITY BY DISLOCATE – THE MORE YOU LOOK, THE MORE YOU SEE … Circus for young people and families in the Melba Spiegeltent As the Melba Spiegeltent settles into her permanent location at the Circus Oz headquarters in Collingwood, Circus Oz will present day time performances of Curiosity by Dislocate ... Read More
He is a Golden Globe, Emmy and Tony Award winner and now master showman and worldwide performing sensation Hugh Jackman is returning home to Australia in November and December for a five-city arena concert tour - BROADWAY TO OZ - which is based on his smash hit and sold out ... Read More
CAST ANNOUNCED WORLD PREMIERE IN MELBOURNE THIS DECEMBER OPENING IN SYDNEY IN APRIL 2016 The Australian cast of the brand new production, Georgy Girl - the Seekers Musical, has been announced today with members of The Seekers in attendance. The much anticipated cast announcement was made at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer ... Read More
Incense and Pepperspray The first single from The Citradels’ forthcoming album ‘Are They Still Here?’... is here. The harshly titled Incense and Pepperspray is a fuck you anti-psych trip, not to be mistaken for the summer of love anthem, Incense and Peppermints. While the Strawberry Alarm Clock saw Austin Powers grooving back to the 60’s ... Read More
Shot just 48 hours ago, amidst an unannounced live set outside Camden Town tube station in the heart of London, the clip for 'Nobody Really Cares If You Go To The Party sees Courtney Barnett bringing Camden High Street to a stand-still, as the band power through the track underneath ... Read More
Known as the Original Voice of SKID ROW, the legendary SEBASTIAN BACH is one of the finest front men to come out of the late 80’s / early 90’s with one hell of a voice; he is considered musical royalty and a personification of pure rock and roll at its ... Read More
The Butterfly Club have a proud 16-year history of presenting independent cabaret, theatre, music, comedy and burlesque. For this year’s Melbourne Fringe Festival they have rolled out their most ambitious and exciting program to date. Over the three weeks of the festival, they will play host to 22 productions, totalling ... Read More
Now in its eighth year, the annual Australasian Worldwide Music Expo will showcase Melbourne’s biggest line-up of the finest roots music across three days and nights thisNovember 12 to 14. To kick off AWME 2015 early bird passes are now available. This year, AWME will be jam-packed with music industry ... Read More
Los Angeles, CA – Veteran LA rock band Buckcherry has partnered with Pandora Premieres to stream their new album, Rock ‘N’ Roll! The record is scheduled for release on August 21st via the band’s own label F-Bomb Records/Caroline Australia and can be pre-ordered now at iTunes, Amazon MP3, Google Play ... Read More
With a perfect coupling of in-your-face frenetic energy, and high octane shows, Melbourne bands Long Holiday and Two Headed Dog join forces to hit the road together to cause a bit of mayhem and play a string of dates in Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Ballarat. You can catch them on ... Read More
Absurdist American comedy duo TIM AND ERIC return to Australia for only the second time when they tour their live show “Tim and Eric - ’Stralia – Zealand Experience” around the country in December. Live Nation is excited to announce the return of the cult pair who will bring their ... Read More
DESTRENDS are ready to hit the road for their first tour as headliners to support the release of their second single SKIN. The song was taken from their recent double A-side release, and follows their first single MY FRIEND, which earned a 4.5 star review from Richard Kingsmill at Triple ... Read More
THE 25TH MEREDITH Happens on December 11, 12 & 13 December. The Ticket Ballot is Open Now until 10:25pm on Tuesday 18 August - Enter via www.mmf.com.au. Who’s Playing? SILVER JUBILEEVERS 2015’s Republic of Meredith has been Created for wide exploration, deep discovery and pure enjoyment. Yes, towering peaks are ... Read More
This September, LA-based comedian, actor and writer Joe Mande is making room on his plate for a brief run of Australasian shows. Known best to Australians for his characters and writing on Parks and Recreation, Kroll Show and Delocated, Joe Mande is better known to his US fan base as ... Read More
Marc Maron, who for 20 years has produced honest and thought-provoking comedy across all mediums, is one of the great comedic iconoclasts. A legend in the stand-up community and of the podcast medium, Maron has appeared on every late night talk show you could list, released multiple comedy specials and ... Read More
Fashions change, lovers come and go, but the power of the Femme Fatale never goes out of style… The Ladies are back! Stella, Kitty & Fifi - luscious, chic, and outrageously sexy. Melbourne’s favourite ladies of song return to The Butterfly Club stage with a brand new cabaret offering for ... Read More
Expressions of interest are now open, visit www.whitenightmelbourne.com.au to register interest. White Night Melbourne is set to return on Saturday 20 February 2016 and today the Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews joined the Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren and Lord Mayor of Melbourne Robert Doyle to launch ... Read More
After 12 epic years, Alumbra closed its doors this year for #ProjectAlumbra2015 – A movement created to give the iconic Alumbra in the Docklands a whole new look for the year 2015 and beyond. On Wednesday 12th August, Alumbra is back - Bigger and better than ever. With an increased ... Read More
Humphrey Bogart sings Nick Cave? Lauren Bacall sings Taylor Swift?   Neo Radio presents La Petite Mort: rock, pop and rap reimagined by sultry singers and a live jazz band. Don your fedora for a film noir experience in classic radio play style. La Petite Mort transports music by artists like Nick ... Read More
Fiona Scott-Norman presents The Needle and the Damage Done A Top Ten. Of the Worst Records. Ever. Bad fashion, appalling lyrics, sexism, racism, homophobia – they’re all hereIt’s easy to romanticise the past, but back when vinyl was king, no-one’s radar was tuned to the good station ‘political correctness’. The ‘50s, ‘60s ... Read More
After a charged performance at Sydney Opera House last May for VIVID Live Festival, Peaches has announced Rub, her first album of new material in six years to be released on September 25 via Kartel Music Group / Rocket Distribution.The album is her most adventurous, audacious musical statement yet. It continues on the bold, sexually progressive path she forged 15 ... Read More
ONE ELECTRIC DAY LAUNCHES IN ADELAIDE WITH A MASSIVE LINE UP OF OZ MUSIC ROYALTY – JOHN FARNHAM, DARYL BRAITHWAITE, THE BLACK SORROWS, RUSSELL MORRIS, ROSS WILSON & SWANEE TICKETS ON SALE FROM 9AM MONDAY 10TH AUGUST 2015 For the first time, the highly acclaimed One Electric Day event is ... Read More
STORMING THROUGH THE CITIES AND THE SUBURBS – SEPTEMBER – NOVEMBER 2015 Australian rock legends The Screaming Jets are embarking on a massive run of tour dates from September 2015, the largest tour – to regional and metropolitan areas – that the band have done for several years. With more ... Read More
‘’BLAST OF OUR KIND Tour ’’ Australia November 2015 THE DARKNESS, multi award winning, multi-million selling megaband formed in 2000 by The Brothers Hawkins, Frankie Poullain and (now departed) Ed Graham have had good years and bad. And some years where they didn't actually do anything. This year is a ... Read More
Legendary rockers The Angels are delving into their back catalogue for a special run of shows in 2015, aptly titled the A – Z Tour. After announcing the first leg of the tour earlier in the year, the response has been so overwhelming that the band have already added a ... Read More
Hollie Smith is considered an icon in her native country of New Zealand having released albums that have achieved multi-platinum & gold status, and has performed all over the world including at the prestigious Montreal Jazz Festival in 2014, with one reviewer from the Jazz Times describing her appearance in ... Read More
Some of Melbourne’s most exciting independent artists and companies will premiere new works alongside groundbreaking international artists in Melbourne Festival’s 30th anniversary program, announced today. Projects by local theatre company Fraught Outfit, choreographer Antony Hamilton, music innovators Speak Percussion and youth-focused performing arts company Outer Urban Projects will be among ... Read More
Duncan Trussell, the voice behind wildly popular podcast Duncan Trussell Family Hour, heads down under this November, to perform for his 'dear, sweet, beautiful Australian friends' for the first time. Duncan’s name will be a familiar one to anyone with even a passing interest in comedy podcasts. A staple on ... Read More
BOMBA GOES TO SPAIN...AGAIN! We're back from another gastronomic Spanish adventure and we've brought you two very special Sunday lunches as a souvenir. Every year we travel to Spain in search of new recipes, dining trends, wine and produce, bringing this knowledge back to Melbourne. Jesse Gerner and Andrew Fisk ... Read More
Australian Tour 2015 Since their late 90’s inception, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, formed by guitar legend Zakk Wylde, have been at the forefront of their genre. Their taste for hard riffs and blazing solos has resulted in a slew of hugely successful albums and a reputation as one of ... Read More
FOR TODAY have signed a brand new record deal with Nuclear Blast. The label will release the incendiary Metalcore band's next album internationally. More details on the album and the band's fall plans will be revealed shortly. For now, both band and label are celebrating their new partnership! "I am ... Read More
Four time ARIA Award winning artist Katie Noonan has returned in 2015 with a whole new catalogue of music, pulled from her forthcoming album, ‘Transmutant’. Noonan states: ‘My next album feels like a return to me. This is the first truly Katie album with all new material in a long ... Read More
Three years since the first seeds were planted and Camp Doogs has grown into a fully-fledged habitat for music, art and outdoor recreation. Smack bang in the centre of the universe (WA’s Great South West), it’s the ultimate field trip: a real good camp. Camp Doogs is not just a ... Read More
20 Years ago a Galactic idea was born. As it was flung into space, the energy transmuted into vibration…and become audible.  It Was Galactaphonic. Now – in 2015 the idea has become SuperGalactaphonic. Buoyed by the sleeper success of their debut album Tumbleweed in 1992; a period that saw the band ... Read More
Canadian rockers THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH is a band that is constantly evolving. Having released their 7th album OXYGEN: INHALE in 2014, the prolific band is set to tour Australia and New Zealand for the very first time this October. Check out the official album stream for:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0_qO_g6Zto&list=PLBVCAlrzCZZQNwyUD3yPorByRTNbYbSdm   OXYGEN:INHALE is ... Read More
And the Helpmann Award goes to … The winners of the 2015 Helpmann Awards were announced tonight in front of a full house at a star studded ceremony at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre hosted by Australian favourite, Todd McKenney. The 2015 Helpmann Awards celebrated the remarkable year the Australian live performance ... Read More
Esther Povitsky, aka Little Esther, is a fixture of the LA comedy scene; best known in Australia for her breakout podcast Weird Adults With Little Esther, where she finds out what makes her fellow comedian friends ‘weird adults’. Esther’s irreplaceable quirk and charm has made her a stand-out among her ... Read More
THE FLYING SAUCER CLUB Sunday 30th August – 3PM You know her as the sassy lead singer of Flying Saucer favourites, Jam The Funk, but now Nikki Nicholls is coming to the Saucer to present her own show “A Bridesmaid’s Journey” on Sunday 30th August. Nikki has been professionally singing ... Read More
Jed Rowe and Alison Ferrier have teamed up to announce joint national tour dates to promote their new album releases. Jed Rowe’s The Last Day Of Winter and Alison Ferrier’s Be Here Now albums are linked as they were both recorded at Melbourne’s The Enclave Recording Facility in 2014, with ... Read More
feat. Continental Robert Susz, Louis King & The Liars Klub , Robert James Kirk THE FLYING SAUCER CLUB Friday 7th August – 8PM   The BiG 3 Festival is a celebration of song writing and performers. Featuring 3 of Australia’s most dynamic performing and song writing talents, who together with ... Read More
Performing their classic albums STATIC AGE and EARTH AD plus other classics.   “Almost from the second THE MISFITS take to the stage a mess of frenzied moshing breaks out front-and-centre, and the energy doesn't let up for ninety minutes.” The AU Review   ‘One Heck Of A Ghouls Night ... Read More
The Records launch their brand new album at The LuWOW on Thursday 6th August. Special guests Mick Dogs Boneyard. The LuWOW opens at 5pm for food and cocktails before the show. Door tickets only $10. No advance sales ... Read More
Shifting Gears to be released 4 September   For release – Thursday, 23 July 2015:   It’s been 12 years since Thirsty Merc burst onto the Australian music landscape with their first independent EP following up with three critically acclaimed studio albums, an acoustic fan favourites record entitled ‘AAA: Acoustic Anniversary ... Read More
Staying true to its reputation for being at the forefront of food trends, Fine Food Australia’s 2015 line-up will showcase industry leaders, trends, game changing new products, and facilitate interactive sessions – cementing its position as the must attend event for anyone in the food industry. Returning to Sydney, this ... Read More
After rave reviews for a series of sold-out dinner shows in late 2014 and 2015, Ding Dong Lounge is pleased to announce that Brian and The Ding Dong Allstars … Peter Luscombe, Mark Ferrie, Garry Gray, Bruce Haymes, Ashley Naylor, Vika and Linda Bull and Matt Walker … are set to ... Read More
“I want my music to be timeless.” - Szymon "A velvet wrapped hum, it has the ability to stand strident and wish you well on your journey." – SNEAKY MAG   “A poetic dispelling full of thought and idea and steeped in a romanticism that quietly, but undeniably, takes the ... Read More
ROCKWIZ LIVE! SALUTES THE ARIA HALL OF FAME SECOND AND FINAL SHOWS IN SYDNEY AND MELBOURNE ANNOUNCED!   First shows in Sydney and Melbourne - SOLD OUT! Tickets to all shows are selling FAST!   For release – Monday, 20 July 2015:   RocKwiz are thrilled to announce that tickets to ... Read More
Sunday, July 19 2015 – Oprah Winfrey comes to Australia this December 2015 to headline a multi-city arena tour “An Evening With Oprah,” presented by Swisse and supported by Sunsuper. Oprah will take to the stage, bringing her personal story and insights to life in a one-of-a-kind intimate evening starting ... Read More
In October last year Out On The Weekend was birthed in Melbourne. It was an amazing day of Americana music, food, drinks and good times. Ask anyone that went! The vision we had for the celebration of all things Americana, was lovingly delivered on a glorious day by Port Phillip ... Read More
Amateur Hour, the brain-child of Melbourne’s favourite music nerd Laura Imbruglia, is a new half hour-ish, web based variety show bringing together a stellar cast of Australian bands, artists, performers, and straight up weirdos. Each episode will feature a selection of interviews, skits, curios and live music filmed in Melbourne’s ... Read More
San Francisco’s premier doom laden heavy metal duo BLACK COBRA have been rocking their way through Australia, to rave reviews. After two previous hugely successful Australian tours, their last seeing them opening for Fu Manchu across Australia and New Zealand and co-headlining Cherry Rock Festival, this unrelenting two-piece are blowing minds all over again ... Read More
The mid 90’s were the zenith of the US led punk rock explosion. Pennywise were at the forefront of the charge and in 1995 released About Time an album that refined and defined the So-Cal melodic hardcore sound that spawned a movement and a thousand copy cats. About Time had the double touch of ... Read More
LOS ANGELES – The Black Queen, the Los Angeles-based trio featuring Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan), Josh Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv, Nine Inch Nails) and Steven Alexander, preview music from  their upcoming debut album, Fever Daydream, via Rolling Stone with “The End Where We Start” video http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/dillinger-escape-plan-singer-on-cathartic-new-electronic-project-20150615 The digital ... Read More
‘’Overlord’’ is what some may consider the most unique and versatile track on the record – a new play on the revered LAMB OF GOD sound. The track 'Overlord‘ uniquely features clean vocals and lyrics penned by vocalist Randy Blythe, and the video itself features his own personal concept and treatment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNRsvFsY9qk “For years ... Read More
“OUT FROM UNDER” – ONE NIGHT ONLY AT MELBOURNE’S HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE, MONDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER On Monday 21st September, stars of the Australian entertainment industry will come together at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne, in an unprecedented response to the issue of mental health. Tickets on sale now from Ticketek ... Read More
Melbourne seven piece Sol Nation are excited to be hitting the road to promote their debut album Melting Pot around various parts of Australia late Winter into early Spring. The band have created one of the most exuberant, colourful, intoxicating and exciting stage shows in Australia. With a charismatic, high ... Read More
Dry July is a fundraiser that challenges you to go booze-free for a month to support adults living with cancer.  It helps you get healthy and clear your head while also raising funds for an important cause.  Dry July improves the wellbeing of adult cancer patients by providing funds to create better services ... Read More
After a sold out preview run, 'The Last Five Queers'  is back for a headline, two-week season in Melbourne's 2015 Midwinta Festival. Experience the beautiful music of Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist and playwright Jason Robert Brown in a whole new light.  The Last Five Queers is a song cycle of music by renowned composer ... Read More
SEETHER RELEASES AMBITIOUS NEW VIDEO FOR “NOBODY PRAYING FOR ME”   HUFFINGTON POST PREMIERES IMMERSIVE, INTERACTIVE CLIP – & FEATURES EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH SHAUN MORGAN Currently on their HUGHELY successful Australia SEETHER have released a stunning new video. Outraged by the repeated killings of unarmed black men amid the excessive ... Read More
Swipe Right to provide voyeuristic insight into the hilarious world of modern love and (mis)communication.     An old man and a 17 year old girl meet on a park bench and try to communicate about love, romance and dating. Their notes, perspectives and experiences do not correlate. The man doesn’t own ... Read More
The world’s greatest exponents of down and dirty, heart breaking, soul shaking rock n’ roll The BellRays announced their upcoming “ROCKPOCALYPSE” Make Up August Tour, back in May! The band are excited to announce that joining the tour for all shows (except Brisbane) is Aussie rockers DALLAS FRASCA. Swagger, alt-pop, ... Read More
EXCLUSIVE MELBOURNE (r)EVOLUTION 2015 SHOW   The career of Swedish heavy metal pioneers HAMMERFALL is one amazing march of triumph: After revolutionising the genre by the end of the 90s, the Gothenburg based quintet released a total of nine studio albums, several compilations, live-releases and toured the globe relentlessly. HAMMERFALL ... Read More
GUDINSKI THE GODFATHER OF AUSTRALIAN ROCK'N'ROLL by Stuart CoupeThe real story of the man behind the bands – and a backstage pass to forty years of Australian Rock’n’Roll Known to many as GODinski, Michael Gudinski is unquestionably the most powerful and influential figure in the Australian music industry - and has ... Read More
The pool of funding available to Victorian artists is greater than ever. However the funding application rounds are increasingly competitive. Find out about the latest grants available from Creative Victoria, the Australia Council and the City of Yarra to artists, venues, managers, small businesses that support original contemporary music and ... Read More
DALLAS CRANE with very special guests THE CASANOVAS and SINGING FOR HUMANS @ LEAPS & BOUNDS FESTIVAL - THE EVEYLN HOTEL, SATURDAY, JULY 18TH In what will be their final Melbourne show before the launch of their long awaited 5th album, Dallas Crane hit their old haunt The Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy ... Read More
FOLLOWING THE RELEASE OF HIS ACCLAIMED SOLO DEBUT “WOUNDED BIRD’’ LAST YEAR, ROB SNARSKI RETURNS WITH ‘LOW FIDELITY (SONGS BY REQUEST VOLUME 1)’ The songs of Low Fidelity (Songs by Request Volume 1) are recordings made by Rob Snarski in his home, singing songs requested by fans. From the hills of Tecoma, the recordings ... Read More
Think of blues and boogie, one of the first names that come to mind is none other than CANNED HEAT. The band has been around for 50 years now – an incredible achievement – and the best part is: they’ve still got it. Still vibrant, energetic and as tight as ... Read More
MS COLLINS INTRODUCES: RnB FRIDAYS Over the past 14 months, Ms Collins has transformed herself into a city venue of music, food, art and fashion. Attracting the crème de la crème of night cats, foodies and corporate business, Ms Collins has poured her heart and soul into creating a highly ... Read More
One of Australia's finest vocalists and much loved stars PAULINI returns with her third solo album ‘Come Alive’. From humble beginnings, a long journey of personal strength and determination and with a voice unrivalled in Australia, PAULINI returns with her long awaited new album ‘Come Alive’ on May 29 (listen ... Read More
A Benefit concert for the much loved guitarist extraordinaire Ross Hannaford is to be held on SAT 18th July at MEMO Music hall in Acland St, St Kilda. Ross is unfortunately battling some serious health issues now, so Memo Music Hall and many of his musical friends will gather together ... Read More
Helen Perris is proud to forge her own path in the independent music scene in Sydney. Eschewing the major-label model, she has successfully crowd-funded her two EPs and recently launched her own subscription community (similar to Patreon) to work on her music directly with her fanbase. She is bringing her ... Read More
Producers Howard Panter and John Frost announced today that due to extraordinary demand, The Rocky Horror Show will play an extra week at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne. This iconic production will now close on 19 July.Since this 40th Anniversary production began in Brisbane in January 2014, it has played ... Read More
Two-time ARIA winner Megan Washington has announced a handful of additional dates on her national Tangents Tour, after selling out venues in Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania and Western Australia within one week. Aiming to visit her fans outside of Australia’s staple touring markets, Washington has now added additional shows ... Read More
Age Against The Machine is the highly anticipated follow up to the acclaimed Dirty, Dirty from 2012 – and, sadly, Jim’s final album.   Jim passed away on June 13 2014 just weeks after putting his finishing touches to what he believed to be his best album yet!  The album is ... Read More
The countdown to the premier celebration of Australia’s vibrant live performance industry is on following tonight’s announcement of the 2015 Helpmann Awards nominees. The nominees were announced at simultaneous events in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, and Hobart by some of Australia’s biggest names of the performing arts sector, including ... Read More
Monster Touring, Blue Murder & Misspelt Youth Present BETH STELLING (USA)  “Beth Stelling is a rising star in the world of stand-up and her razor sharp wit combined with her girl next door aesthetic make for a powerfully funny combination.”— Nerdist “But the standout to us had to be comedian ... Read More
The 2015 Reclink Community Cup was won Sunday at Elsternwick Park by Triple R 102.7FM / PBS 106.7FM Megahertz in the traditional clash between community broadcasters and musicians. Drawing a massive crowd it was a great testament to Melbourne’s love of the grass roots community event and an apt celebration ... Read More
Reunion Blues: Late Bloomers Productions bring the 80’s back to its full, pink-taffeta glory.  After the critically acclaimed season of Mad Women’s Monologues, Melbourne based Late Bloomers Productions are set to bring the 80’s back to The Butterfly Club. With a suite of anthems from the raddest of decades, cheaper tickets for ... Read More
Lynn Ruth Miller likes doing things her own way, and is a naturally vivacious, infectiously feisty and witty, woman. Born in Toledo Ohio USA, now resident of Brighton England, Lynn Ruth Miller has travelled a lot, enjoyed an enriched adventure-packed life, and is excited to be coming to Australian shores ... Read More
Steve Kilbey (The Church) and Martin Kennedy (All India Radio) have released three albums the most recent of which MOJO gave 4 STARS: “Sumptuous meeting of Australian soundscaper and the head Churchman.” Now comes their fourth studio album Inside We Are The Same which takes them to new and unexpected ... Read More
Join the 19 piece Melbourne girlgroup The Rebelles and dance your cares away as they launch their high energy debut album Go! Rebelle! in the opulent vintage surrounds of the Thornbury Theatre on Saturday 25 July! While drawing on the classic girl group sounds of The Ronettes and The Shangri ... Read More
Melbourne based Sun Records tribute show, Sun Rising, returns to The Thornbury Theatre and its majestic ballroom on Saturday, June 20th. With sold out shows nationally and an endorsement from the family of Sun Records founder, Sam Phillps, this energetic and passionate show will blow your socks clean off. Sun Rising ... Read More
Producers Howard Panter and John Frost gleefully announced today that the author of The Rocky Horror Show, Richard O’Brien, would join the production at certain special performances during the Melbourne season, playing the role of the Narrator. O’Brien can be seen at performances on June 30, July 1, 2, 5 ... Read More
Unplugged Live Sundays 2-3pm, 5 July – 9 August 2015 The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia | Free entry The intimate performance and conversation program Unplugged Live, featuring some of Australia’s leading musicians, songwriters and contemporary artists returns to The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia from July. Featured musicians include ... Read More
After a lengthy hiatus that saw him based between Australia and Los Angel's acclaimed singer-songwriter Mark Sholtez returns to the live stage on Saturday 20 June at Melbourne’s Cellar Bar in support of his brand new album 'The Edge Of The Known World’ (Ambition/Universal). Inspired by an extended period spent ... Read More
Delsinki Records returns like a Viking from his native homeland Tasmania, and he’s bringing the plunder. Wednesday the 24th June finds Delsinki and his band take over the stage at the Cellar Bar in St Kilda.  Returning from the voyage across the Strait with him includes the Maouri Chief himself on guitar Dion Hirini ... Read More
INTRODUCING COUNTRY MUSIC’S NEWEST SUPERGROUP :: ADAM BRAND AND THE OUTLAWS ADAM BRAND | DREW McALISTER | TRAVIS COLLINS | MATT CORNELL | MIKE CARR Meet the newest bandits in town… THE OUTLAWS. Adam Brand And The Outlaws is an all-star line-up of Australian country music’s most prolific names: Drew ... Read More
Following a completely sold-out national headline tour in February this year, two-time ARIA Award winning songbird Megan Washington has now announced the Tangents Tour – an extensive run of dates throughout Australia in August and September. Covering every national state and territory across 26 shows, the tour will see Megan ... Read More
There is good reason to celebrate with the 2015 Reclink Community Cup right around the corner as the event marks a very special milestone this year - it has been running for 21 years now. With the final preparations taking place for the 21st event taking place, Melbourne has become ... Read More
A tribute to Vassilis Tsitsanis  A live concert focusing on the works of Tsitsanis  from the 1940’s & 1950’s Bringing together a collection of some of Melbourne’s finest musicians, this concert aims to play tribute to the iconic Vassilis Tsitsanis, focusing on some of his most memorable and celebrated works ... Read More
Having just successfully debuted in Sydney as a part of Vivid Ideas, Society of Tastemakers and Elegant People (STEP) have teamed up with LISTEN to present what could be their most important music discussion yet, 'Women in Australian Music'. This coming July 1 at The Toff in Town the discussion ... Read More
Due to incredible demand, multi-talented Australian comedian and our favourite girl-next- door Julia Morris has announced a 4th and FINAL Melbourne show of her brand new stand up show, I Don’t Want Your Honest Feedback. Morris has added the final show to her Melbourne season at Palms At Crown on ... Read More
Aria award nominee Abbe May is making her debut at The Saucer this June and we couldn't be more excited! Abbe is one of Australia’s most respected and exciting songwriters and vocalists. Her live performances are charismatic, intense and provocative. The impressive multi-instrumentalist artist has an ever growing audience and ... Read More
Smith Street Dreaming: One Street. Many Mobs. One Community. Saturday 18th July Corner Stanley and Smith Streets, Collingwood 1pm – 5pm 1pm: Members of the local community play music and discuss the reasons behind the Smith Street Dreaming. 2pm: Archie Roach, Emma Donovan and The Putbacks, Coloured Stone and MC Aaron Pedersen ... Read More
KONG EXPRESS PANDA LUNCH MENU Less time hungry, more time happy! Introducing our new K Bento Box – Korean Fried Chicken w Seaweed Salad, Pickles & Japanese Rice. From our Express Panda Lunch Menu. 11-5 daily. Love you lunch time! Save time order online here! CHIN CHIN COMING TO SYDNEY It's official ... Read More
Featuring Daryl Braithwaite, Russell Morris, Wendy Matthews and Mental As Anything, the One Night Stand Legends Live concert promises a night packed full of classic hits and, as concert-goers will undoubtedly find themselves drawn to the dance floor, Jupiters is making the dance floor open to all. When it comes ... Read More
Australia's Biggest 50s and 60s Nostalgia Festival Cooly Rocks On 2015, the biggest 50s and 60s nostalgia festival in Australia! Over 2 kilometres of Rock 'n roll, Rockabilly, Swing music and over 1,000 hot rods, custom cars and classic vehicles lining the stunning beachfront of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads all ... Read More
Chris will tour Australia and New Zealand in November/December 2015, giving fans the chance to see him perform in an unplugged, up close and personal setting, playing songs spanning his entire career. Chris will also introduce songs from his brand new studio album, “Higher Truth,” produced by Brendan O’Brien (Bruce ... Read More
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Winter Roast Collection This winter at Bomba we’re rugged up and ready for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival's annual Roast Collection, held throughout June. Los Guardianes del Gusto - The Guardians of Taste - Duck Sundays Firstly, we're celebrating the tradition of a long ... Read More
What's My Scene was invited to witness the secret training session of the Rock Dogs & Megahertz last night. It was a typical rainy Melbourne winter's night - very appropriate for the occasion. We can't reveal any more about the session at this stage, but can show you this video from ... Read More
George Miller’s Babe, the 1995 family movie about a pig who wants to be a sheepdog conceived by writer/producer George Miller and director Chris Noonan, is an icon of Australian cinema. To coincide with its twentieth anniversary, the MSO and original soundtrack composer, Nigel Westlake, join forces to present the ... Read More
Hail, hail rock 'n' roll! And all hail the The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion! Back with a brand new album and an Australian tour in August 2015. Freedom Tower - No Wave Dance Party 2015 be thy album name and it's every bit as triumphant and exciting as the title would suggest. Rehearsed and polished in a ... Read More
One of Melbourne’s most inventive songwriters of the past few decades singer, songwriter, science teacher and enthusiast Charlie Marshall (Harem Scarem/Charlie Marshall & The Body Electric) presents a unique personal vision, ‘Sublime – Songs of Science, Metaphysics and Ecology’ on Saturday 6th June at The Spotted Mallard. A musical, visual ... Read More
In what may be the most lethal double-header tour Australia has seen in decades, the COSMIC PSYCHOS and DUNE RATS are combining forces and heading out on tour together this June. Two rowdy bands notorious for their shitfaced shenanigans. What could go wrong? “The Cosmic Psychos are always drunk” - Buzz from The Melvins “Nobody wants to ... Read More
The Cup is being polished, the Sherrin is being pumped, excitement is mounting as preparations are underway for the annual take-no-prisoners traditional clash between the Rockdogs and Triple R 102.7FM / PBS 106.7FM Megahertz which will be fought out at Elsternwick Park on Sunday 21st June. With only three weeks ... Read More
Hailing from Ohio, USA, Joshua Radin is a singer songwriter who is well loved all over the world. His work has been featured in countless TV shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, One Tree Hill, American Idol and many more, along with several features in films too. Playing to sold out ... Read More
After two years of relentless touring both locally and across the pond, Melbourne rockers Stonefield are back with an exciting glimpse of what is to come in 2015. ‘Golden Dream’ is the first taste of new music from the Findlay sisters – Amy (vocals/drums), Hannah (guitar/vocals), Sarah (keys/vocals) and Holly ... Read More
The God Given Right – Australian Tour 2015 When you think of Power Metal, one of the first bands that come to your mind is the German Legends HELLOWEEN! It’s not just a coincidence – they’ve played countless festivals all over the globe to a massive audience, and furthermore, they ... Read More
Saturday 18th July at the Corner with the Scientists (original line up) After a 22 year hiatus the Dubrovniks are temporarily back together will be playing live in Melbourne on Saturday 18th July.  I’m Flipped Out Over You is a two stage garage punk extravaganza at the Corner Hotel with ... Read More
Announcing the world’s greatest exponents of down and dirty, heart breaking, soul shaking rock n’ roll The BellRays are about to hit our shores to play for Australian crowds… and yes brothers and sisters, they require you to testify as the “ROCKPOCALYPSE” Make Up Tour is upon us! The BellRays; ... Read More
Forming in the 90’s Santa Cruz’s GOOD RIDDANCE have become one of the most iconic and important bands among the punk / melodic hardcore community for over a decade. Come 2007 the band disbanded, they burned bright and they burned out. Fast-forward to 2015, and GOOD RIDDANCE are back after ... Read More
Watch the new video for The Mountain Goats’ 'The Legend of Chavo Guerrero', the first track taken from their acclaimed 15th studio album, Beat The Champ. Beat The Champ is out now in Australia through Merge / Remote Control Records.   Directed by Scott Jacobson, the video stars the Mountain Goats band ... Read More
This Queens Birthday Long Weekender the generator party heads indoors to Yah Yah’s! Don Fernando are back from their run of shows through Europe and England, and want to give you a taste of the High Octane-Fuzz-Riff-tastic fury. Don Fernando's new album Haunted By Humans, has been turning many heads ... Read More
For the better part of 2013 / 2014 Ed Kuepper toured the nation performing his crowd-pleasing 'By Request' show in city centres and regional towns culminating in a sold-out performance at the City Recital Hall for Sydney Festival, whereupon our Ed assembled various members of the Sydney Chamber Orchestra for a once-in-a-lifetime radical re-working of Kuepper Klassics ... Read More
Saturday 6th June – 8PM The Godfather of soul, James Brown comes alive with a tribute performance by Reverend Funk & The Horns of Salvation. Dance, shake and let your backbone slip as you hustle your way onto the dance floor on Saturday June 6th at the Flying Saucer Club ... Read More
Brisbane 4-piece rock outfit The Bacchanales have been very busy for the past year, growing a dedicated fanbase on the streets of Brisbane with their heavy and groove-laden 90-style rock. Since the release of their debut EP in 2014 they have been lucky enough to play with Holy Holy, Bad ... Read More
Travel through time to experience touching tales and treasured tunes, ably guided by Australia’s newest cabaret star, Bobbie-Jean Henning. Following premiere performances in Perth’s Fringe World and Brisbane, Bobbie-Jean Henning is bringing Tales of A Time Travelling Songstress to The Butterfly Club. Expect an enchanting evening of beautiful music, love stories, laughs- ... Read More
SONG FEATURES GUEST SPOT FROM TIM ARMSTRONG OF RANCID BAND TOURING THROUGH SUMMER WITH APPEARANCE AT PUNK ROCK BOWLING (New York, N.Y.): Punk rock icons Anti-Flag are less than a week away from releasing American Spring, their Spinefarm Records / Caroline Australia debut out May 25. With an appearance at Punk ... Read More
Miss Everheart hosts a parade of parodies in vaudeville sensation. Miss Adelaide Everheart showcases a bevy of bold women, in a vaudevillian variety show that harks back to the stripped back, lewd and brassy days of prohibition era dance halls.  Miss Everheart Presents: Early Burly is a comedy and variety ... Read More
"This isn’t a rock concert. We’re in this together. We are a fuckin’ family, and this is Heavy Metal Psychotherapy 101!” - Chad Gray HELLYEAH Brace yourself for full on METAL assault when HELLYEAH return to our shores after long 5 years for a headline tour of Australia & NZ ... Read More
The Orange Humble Band emerged in 1994 as the brainchild of ex Lime Spider and Someloves' guitarist/songwriter Darryl Mather. The band would release two acclaimed 90's albums, 'Assorted Creams' and 'Humblin' Across America'. Whereas 'Assorted Creams' had a pure power pop focus, 'Humblin' was a broader sound with traces of ... Read More
For something that claims to look both toward the future and back to the past, it seems only fitting for it to be rife with contradiction. Ella Thompson’s debut album Janus, which takes the name from the Roman God, is an assertive foray into the rocky road of maturation. Thompson ... Read More
THIRD ANNUAL LEARNTOLIVE COMEDY GALA FRIDAY MAY 29th Thornbury Theatre, 859 High St Thornbury featuring ADAM HILLS  DENISE SCOTT DAVE THORNTON RONNY CHIENG NICK CODY AUNTY DONNA DEMI LARDNER  With live music by THE TUSKEN RAIDERS plus Great Food • LTL Retrospective Exhibit • Silent Auction  LearnToLive is a humanitarian ... Read More
The south's most longest running weekly blues event, Elwood Blues Club, is moving to the Prince Public Bar from Sunday, 17th May. Their first show will feature Australian blues legend Ian Collard and will run throughout the month of May. The Elwood Blues Club, which started over 15 years ago, ... Read More
Everyone has been shocked at the heart breaking destruction and devastation that Nepalis experiencing following the 7.9 Magnitude Earthquake.This is a time when as a community we can band together and help the people of Nepal. 100% of door proceeds raised through this appeal will be used to meet the immediate and early recovery ... Read More
The annual traditional clash between the Rockdogs and Triple R 102.7FM / PBS 106.7FM Megahertz will be fought out at Elsternwick Park on Sunday 21st June and this year’s theme of ‘Feel’n Kinda Sporty’ is based on the mid 90s song by Melbourne band Dave Graney & The Coral Snakes ... Read More
In recognition of his longstanding contribution to the live performance industry, Live Performance Australia (LPA) is honoured to announce Australian music icon, Paul Kelly as the recipient of this year’s JC Williamson Award®. The JC Williamson Award® is bestowed on an individual who has made a truly outstanding contribution to ... Read More
Melbourne's Saskwatch are excited to announce the band will be touring the UK this May to play The Great Escape and Liverpool Sound City Festival. The shows will see the band play new tracks from their third studio album Sorry I Let It Come Between Us out via Northside Records / Remote Control Records on Friday 12th ... Read More
We aren’t even halfway through 2015 and Courtney Barnett has had an incredible year. Her whip-smart debut LP Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, debuted at number #10 on the US Billboard album sales charts and #4 on the ARIA charts at home in Australia. Before completing her sold out ... Read More
Classic meets contemporary in the diverse program for the upcoming Beethoven’s Symphony No.7 concert which will feature more than just music by the well-known composer. The concert will start with the Australian premiere of a work by one of the world’s most sought-after composers and one of the Orchestra’s favourite ... Read More
All aboard! The PBS 106.7FM Radio Festival express is rolling out once again, as Melbourne’s little station that could celebrates 35 years of broadcasting to Melbourne and beyond. As the station that can take you to any musical destination, PBS is asking you, dear listener, to get on board for ... Read More
June 7th is not only the Queen’s Birthday weekend, it’s also the birthday of a different royal figure - His Royal Badness! Prince Rogers Nelson came into this world on June 7th, 1958. 57 years later, Lake Minnetonka and a stellar cast of guests will pay tribute to the Purple ... Read More
Return season of the critically acclaimed Melbourne Fringe 2014 cabaret, for the 2015 Stonnington Jazz Festival // Mama Alto took the 2014 Stonnington Jazz Festival by storm channeling another jazz icon, Billie Holiday. Some called her Sassy, some the Divine One. Sarah Vaughan was one of the finest jazz singers ... Read More
“…the work of a highly intelligent and self-disciplined trio, whose gift for ear-worm melodies is now at the fore…Seekae are operating on a different level of complexity from their peers” - 4.5 stars, Resident Advisor Critically acclaimed Australian trio Seekae have today released a digital remix package of their new single and album title track 'The Worry', featuring ... Read More
As the first ever World Sideshow Festival draws closer the Festival Producer Shep Hunty is proud to announce an addition to the already stellar line up. David Splatt, grand finalist on Australia’s Got Talent TV program will join the team for all 3 days. “We all know only a singer ... Read More
Leaps and Bounds Music Festival proudly presents these legends playing The Victims songs (which they wrote back in 1978) reincarnated in 2015 as The Television Addicts. See them live at the Tote on Friday 17th July with special guests Fire Escape Goats, Hits and Power. BACKGROUND on THE TELEVISION ADDICTS: ... Read More
Long-time collaborators Susie Dee and Patricia Cornelius present SHIT, a new play about women and girls who defy gender demarcations and transgress the boundaries and restraints of social order and expectation. Starring Peta Brady, Sarah Ward and Nicci Wilks, SHIT opens at Southbank Theatre, The Lawler on Friday 26 June ... Read More
After blowing audiences away on their recent world, legendary UK band Spandau Ballet arrive in Australia next Tuesday to commence their national tour, ‘Soul Boys of the Western World’. The band will perform live on Sunrise on Tuesday 12th May before heading to Brisbane to commence the tour on Wednesday ... Read More
After a sell out season of her debut show in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, singer, songwriter and comedian Jude Perl brings her highly successful show “Is It Just Me?” back to the Butterfly Club for 3 more performances! In her “thoroughly entertaining show” (Melbourne Observer) Perl takes the audience ... Read More
New Single ‘Go’ Featuring Q-Tip Video directed by Michel Gondry Album ‘Born In The Echoes’ out 17th July PRE-ORDER ON ITUNES: http://po.st/BITEdlx   Seminal dance music masters The Chemical Brothers have announced the lead single from their forth-coming album ‘Born In The Echoes’, ‘Go’.  The album was announced last week ... Read More
The Gympie Music Muster is excited to announce international superstars Sheppard will this year be headlining Australia’s largest charitable music and camping festival. The group behind the international runaway hit and Australian #1 single Geronimo will bring their upbeat folk-pop party vibes to the main stage of the 34th Annual ... Read More
Ace Frehley Graveyard Rockstars Witchgrinder 2nd May 2015 The Forum Photos by Mandy Hall With a setlist that includes such stellar KISS diamonds as ‘Strutter’, ‘Cold Gin’, ‘King Of The Night Time World’, ‘Love Gun’, ‘Deuce’, ‘Shock Me’ and ‘Detroit Rock City’, you just know these will be ferociously exciting ... Read More
Melbourne’s iconic venue curates a season of one-off encore MICF performances to support artists who were unfairly hindered by that one article in The Herald Sun. On April 16 2015, just in time for the closing weekend of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Herald Sun published a list of “best and ... Read More
Media release Thursday 23 April, 2015 RocknRolla No. 2: Melbourne and Tassie combine After the raging and ragged success of the first RocknRolla in April as part of Month Of The Prince, RocknRolla is back on Friday May 8 with a line-up that quite literally captures the best in emerging ... Read More
SLUMBERJACK DROP SINGLE ‘THE OTHERS’ FT. KLP (UZ REMIX) + ALISON WONDERLAND TOUR SUPPORT “Just make sure SLUMBERJACK isn’t a name that you sleep on in 2015.” – UKF   “Perth’s powerhouse production duo SLUMBERJACK have been on a roll since they released their self-titled debut EP” – ACCLAIM   ... Read More
CherryRock015 announces Yah Yah’s “Encore” Cherry Bar and Yah Yah’s owner & booker James Young has today confirmed that, for the first time in the CherryRock Festivals’ nine year history, 2015 will see the introduction of a free encore event at Cherry’s sister bar Yah Yah’s. A free bus service ... Read More
This Sat 2nd May Thee Wylde Oscars: 1960s Rhythm n Blues ala early Rolling Stones, Pretty Things, Chocolate Watchband. Plus the Gogo Goddesses and Barbara Blaze DJ Doors 8.30 $5 entry $10 MaiTai till 9pm www.theluwow.com ... Read More
MOJO JUJU ANNOUNCES NATIONAL TOUR New Album – ‘Seeing Red / Feeling Blue’ – Out Today Most people resist change. Not so Melbourne musician, impresario and raconteur Mojo Juju. Mojo Juju will hit the road with songs from her new album ‘Seeing Red / Feeling Blue’ kicking off with an ... Read More
Saturday 25 April Doors Open Midday Live Bands From 1Pm Entry By Donation Ooga Boogas / Dd Dumbo / Yard Apes / Luna Deville / Whipper / Steinbecks Itchy Scabs / Cuntz / Pomme Fritz / Railroad Rex / Fist Vs Fire Some lousy ratbags recently blew up the main ... Read More
ROCK OR BUST AUSTRALIAN TOUR DUE TO MASSIVE DEMAND SECOND SHOWS IN SYDNEY & MELBOURNE ANNOUNCED TICKETS ON SALE NOW!! Tickets to the Australian leg of AC/DC’s massive world tour ROCK OR BUST went on sale this morning and in Melbourne and Sydney the box office went into overdrive. To ... Read More
Kate Neal Presented by Arts House and Kate Neal Composer Kate Neal creates a compelling and intriguing multimedia exploration of signalling, communication and miscommunication in Semaphore. Using physical, visual and aural encoding systems – Semaphore, Morse code, pennants, lights and binary code – three dancers and eight musicians synchronize in ... Read More
Courtney Barnett has released the devastatingly beautiful and poignant video for 'Kim's Caravan' from her debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, an album which recently debuted at number #10 on the US Billboard album sales charts and #4 on the ARIA charts at home in Australia . 'Kim's Caravan' will ... Read More
Led by Szymon’s weightless voice, the track is a gentle rolling of the tongue, a poetic dispelling full of thought and idea and steeped in a romanticism that quietly, but undeniably, takes the breath away.” – GoldFlakePaint “Absolutely elegant music” – Hilly Dilly   "A velvet wrapped hum, it has the ability ... Read More
On the eve of tickets going on sale tune into AC/DC Live At River Plate Airing Friday the 17th April on the Nine Network This Friday night, ahead of the ROCK OR BUST national tour tickets going on sale on Monday 20 April, catch AC/DC live on the Nine Network ... Read More
Cherry Bar owner and booker James Young has today confirmed the playing times and schedule for the CherryRock015 festival on Sunday 10 May in AC/DC Lane. “There’s less than four weeks to go and there’s less than 150 tix left to sell” reflects Young, “positioning the bands is always a ... Read More
  NAZEEM HUSSAIN’S MICF SHOW LEGALLY BROWN SHIFTS VENUE Phenomenal ticket sales for comedian Nazeem Hussain’s debut solo show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival has seen him move to a larger venue for the final four days of the Festival. Hussain will perform Legally Brown at Federation Square’s ACMI – ... Read More
 WEDNESDAY APRIL 15, 2015 – Hot UK comic Luisa Omielan has capped off an epic week with a nomination overnight for the prestigious top Barry Award at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival for her smash-hit debut stand up show What would Beyonce Do?! Omielan, whose MICF Gala spot went viral ... Read More
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is set to become part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in a special collaboration with ARIA winning comedic trio, Tripod. Tripod said This Gaming Life is their all-new love letter to gaming. The new Melbourne work by comedic superstars Tripod, who have written and performed ... Read More
DEATHCORE FANS REJOICE!! Extreme metal titans CHELSEA GRIN will be heading to our shores this August on their first headlining tour in support of their latest album ‘ Ashes To Ashes’ with local heavy hitters BORIS THE BLADE! ‘Ashes To Ashes’ uncages a torrent of technically tight and taut metallic ... Read More
JULIA MORRIS ADDS EXTRA MELBOURNE SHOW FOR I DON’T WANT YOUR HONEST FEEDBACK Due to overwhelming demand, multi-talented Australian comedian and our favourite girl- next-door Julia Morris has announced a 3rd Melbourne show of her brand new stand up show, I Don’t Want Your Honest Feedback. Morris has added a ... Read More
ROCK OR BUST AUSTRALIAN TOUR NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER DATES CONFIRMED TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 20 APRIL! Promoter Garry Van Egmond announced the Australian dates for AC/DC’s ROCK OR BUST WORLD TOUR today.   Following on from the release of their worldwide Number One album ‘Rock Or Bust’, the legendary band will ... Read More
A staggering 30 years after their inaugural live concert at the Vulcan Hotel in Ultimo, Sydney, the Hard-ons have delivered to the world a mesmerising document of their current incarnation. Witness: PEEL ME LIKE A EGG. An unusual Hard-ons album to be sure, PEEL ME LIKE A EGG is a ... Read More
Directed by Brisbane film-maker Michaela Holmes (Orphans Orphans, Morning Harvey) the clip provides a surreal version of the age-old quandary of boy-meets-girl. “It’s an energy you feel when you first meet someone,” explains Holmes. “You both really like each other and you want to show that, but it’s all still ... Read More
In a world of 140-character limits, oversharing and text-speak, are we losing the ability to really communicate with our loved ones? There was a time when our communications were imbued with emotions and personal touches. With so many ways to communicate instantaneously the gift of letter writing is becoming a lost ... Read More
Hot UK comedian Luisa Omielan’s performance at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala has gone viral. Omielan - currently performing her critically acclaimed smash-hit debut stand up show What Would Beyonce Do?! in Melbourne - uploaded the clip to her Facebook page on Thursday. In the five days since it ... Read More
Win tickets to see Beau Heartbreaker, Multi-Award winning performer Selina Jenkins' male alter-ego at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. For your chance to win, email your full name and contact number to media@whatsmyscene.com The first six people to enter will win a double pass to the Wednesday 8th April show: 7pm ... Read More
March 30, 2015 – When the outspoken Gene Simmons of Kiss declared in an interview  with Esquire last year that “Rock is finally dead”, a wave of response followed, both in agreement and dissent. Whether dead or alive, one thing is for certain: backstage at a rock concert is not ... Read More
Yngwie Malmsteen has been inducted into the Swedish Music Hall of Fame in honour of his decades-long contribution music. Yngwie has had a busy couple of months – as well as the release of the brand new 2CD+DVD album Live In Tampa, Yngwie has played sold out shows in Tokyo, ... Read More
NEW ALBUM PEANUT BUTTER OUT MAY 8TH Welsh band Joanna Gruesome has unveiled the fantastically catchy ‘Honestly Do Yr Worst’, the first single proper to be taken from their much anticipated new album Peanut Butter, due to enter the world on May 8th via Caroline Australia and Turnstile. A song about ... Read More
The Bombay Royale are originators of vintage Bollywood inspired sounds, from lonesome spaghetti to surf rock to spine-bending space disco, all overlaid with the voices of protagonists The Tiger and The Lady singing in Hindi, Bengali and other languages. Originally conceived by The Skipper, The Bombay Royale have travelled far ... Read More
Returning to the stage as a duo after performing a series of highly successful concerts on the east coast of USA last June, Phil Wiggins and Dom Turner join forces together again for Australian audiences to witness their unique blend of Piedmont, Delta, & Hill Country blues commencing with the ... Read More
First Round Artist Announce & Introducing Gympie's Newest Ambassadors Tickets on sale NOW The countdown is on for Australia’s favorite family-friendly camping and music festival, the Gympie Music Muster! The 2015 festival will be held over four massive days from Thursday 27 – Sunday 30 August, with organisers today providing ... Read More
One Woman performing as one very endearing Bloke Created and Performed by Selina Jenkins 2013 SHORT & SWEET CABARET FESTIVAL MOST OUTSTANDING NEW WORK 2007 ADELAIDE FRINGE BEST CABARET AWARD 2006 MELBOURNE FRINGE BEST CABARET AWARD Selina Jenkins’ multi-award winning and endearing character Beau Heartbreaker returns to the Melbourne International ... Read More
The eighth Record Store Day falls on April 18th this year (it's always the third Saturday in April). It has steadily grown over the years, from under 100 stores to nearly 3,000 participating stores worldwide. Visibility has increased with the announcement that Dave Grohl is this year's ambassador. See his ... Read More
Record Store Day have announced thier abbassador for this year - Dave Grohl. If he doesn't get you visiting a record store, nothing will. Check out his statement and video below: A STATEMENT FROM THE DESK OF RECORD STORE DAY 2015 AMBASSADOR DAVE GROHL: I found my calling in the ... Read More
The organising committee in association with naming rights sponsor, Jeep, are pleased to present Rockin' the Reserve 2015, by Jeep. This special fundraising event, which is the brainchild of the five sporting club tenants at Mulgrave Reserve (Mulgrave Sports Club, Mulgrave Football Club, Mulgrave Cricket Club, Eastern Devils Women's Football ... Read More
"A velvet wrapped hum, it has the ability to stand strident and wish you well on your journey." - Sneaky Mag "absolutely stunning” - Indie Shuffle "gentle but triumphant electronic folk” - Pilerats “Dramatic and enthralling, layered, building and spritely” - FBI Radio Following on from his stirring debut, ‘Katyusha’, ... Read More
With over 50 years of singing and song writing under his belt, the amazing Tony Joe White will be joining us at Ding Dong Lounge for a dinner and show event of a life time. A Louisiana native, a celebrated country-blues performer, and the King of Swamp Rock, Tony Joe ... Read More
Tell us a story or joke in 50 words or less that involves music or food for your chance to win a double pass to Ash Burgess, Punk Rock Poet at MICF on Friday 27th March 7.45pm Downstairs Lounge @ Grand Mercure 95 Swanston St, Melbourne Email us at media@whatsmyscene.com ... Read More
DEVIL YOU KNOW, the creative musical endeavour between vocalist Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), guitarist Francesco Artusato (ALL SHALL PERISH), and drummer John Sankey (DEVOLVED), have proudly partnered up with The You Rock Foundation to premiere the official lyric video created by John Rockovich for the track “As Bright As The ... Read More
Big Sandy is an absolute Legend of the Vintage music scene with over 20 records to his name (including a 78rpm!), he sings liker an absolute angel and can reduce the most hardened street thug to tears and tackles a wide range of styles from soul (teeming up with El Vez ... Read More
The final four acts have been confirmed for CherryRock015 and they are The Shrine from Los Angeles, California, Warped from Geelong, Clowns and The Ugly Kings. It’s an “all-killer, no-filler” line-up of solid rock. Let the esteemed Harley Rother introduce you to The Shrine, "On the night of November 6th, ... Read More
Shane Howard & band will perform a special CD Launch at the Flying Saucer Club on Friday 27th February. Be treated to an array of Howard songs from his new CD entitled ‘Deeper South’ which is a musical postcard from ‘the edge of the world’ - the unique southern coast ... Read More
Move over Murdoch, there’s a new media mogul pulling the strings. Four news-savvy guests go head-to-head-to-head-to-head on Saturday the 7th of March at The Butterfly Club, testing their knowledge of the week’s news and current affairs in Melbourne's newest comedy quiz show. Featuring three comedians and one bona fide member of the media - every ... Read More
After a sell-out Boxing Day show, Comedienne Pam Ann returns to perform two shows in her home town of Melbourne as part of her Queen of the Sky tour. Pam Ann takes her crowd on a first class journey through the world of international air travel, and nothing is sacred ... Read More
Miss Everheart hosts a parade of parodies in vaudeville sensation. Miss Adelaide Everheart showcases a bevy of bold women, in a vaudevillian variety show that harks back to the stripped back, lewd and brassy days of prohibition era dance halls. Miss Everheart Presents: Early Burly is a comedy and variety ... Read More
This Saturday night Australia’s most celebrated cultural event, White Night Melbourne, returns for one night only from 7pm to 7am and will transform Melbourne’s city streets, major cultural institutions, public spaces, gardens, landmark buildings and laneways. The programme features more than 80 free events and activities with artists from Victoria ... Read More
Lord Mayor Robert Doyle and Councillor Rohan Leppert join Patricia Amphlett, Charley Drayton and members of ‘Team Amphlett’ to get the signs up on Amphlett Lane. Creating Amphlett Lane is the result of a collaboration between the City of Melbourne and Team Chrissy: author, editor and astrologer Jessica Adams, author ... Read More
Adalita’s reign as one of Australia’s most respected and influential artists spans almost two decades. Each Wednesday next month, fans will have the chance to catch Adalita in action as the Gasometer Hotel hosts a series of intimate shows in which the Magic Dirt frontwoman will play a sneak preview ... Read More
Announce 'Feature' cassette, out 17th February on Ruined Smile Melodic drone-punk trio Feature from London are releasing a cassette through Brisbane label, Ruined Smile on February 17th. Featuring three tracks from the Culture of the Copy EP and two tracks from the split Tourists EP, the cassette will be available with a download ... Read More
4 March to 12 April 2015 “When Buraczewska sang, all the earthiness, profound melancholy and celebratory joy you could desire came surging to the fore via her vast, singular contralto.” Sydney Morning Herald, 2014 At the end of their last highly successful visit to our shores in early 2014, the London ... Read More
After seeing a documentary on Channel 4, UK based musicians Martin Cradick and his wife Su Hart packed a tent, tape recorder, camera, guitar and mandolin and headed off into the forests of Cameroon in Central Africa. There they spent six weeks living, hunting, gathering and playing many hours of ... Read More
Ashley Naylor in concert for a whole week at The Yarra Hotel, Abbotsford Ashley John Naylor is known to most as the amazingly talented guitarist and singer songwriter of a musical group called Even, but it has become apparent over the last decade or so that he has many irons ... Read More
The King and Me is a two-hander musical-comedy by the Suburban Boy Dave Warner featuring ten original Dave Warner and Martin Cilia songs in a rock-country style. Tuesday 17 February 2015 – Sunday 22 February 2015 9:30pm When: Tue 17 Feb 2015, 9:30pm Wed 18 Feb 2015, 9:30pm Thu 19 ... Read More
BACK BY DEMAND! Brian Nankervis and members of the RocKwiz Orkestra present Dr. John’s Gris-Gris album & New Orleans 60s Classics Live! After five incredible sell-out shows late last year, back by popular demand the always amazing Brian Nankervis and members of the RocKwiz Orkestra return to Ding Dong for two very special shows on Sunday March 1st and 15th. Brian, along with Peter Luscombe and Mark Ferrie from ... Read More
Presented by RRR Between the Bays Festival 2015 Announces Food and Children’s Entertainment Celebrating its 10th year, Between the Bays festival has invited back favourites James Reyne, Mark Seymour, Custard, Combo LaRevelcion, Indigenous Hip Hop Projects, The Billabong Boys and for their first ever BTB appearances Melbourne acts Wagons and ... Read More
Six years after their last headline tour of Australia and five years since their Harvest Festival appearances sonic-architects Mogwai finally return to Australia for an all headline tour. As befits their wide-screen nature the six-piece Glaswegian outfit won't be doing things by halves either, taking in a headline spot at Adelaide Festival's Thebarton Theatre, debut performances at both the Sydney Opera ... Read More
Festival favourites Spoon - last here in 2010 for Groovin' the Moo and prior to that in 2008 for the national Big Day Out and Sydney Festival – return in 2015 for an all headline tour. The band rated the Artist Of The Decade (the best-reviewead band – on average – for the 2000s) ... Read More
'Cappuccino is the latest single from young gunning Aussie band Lunatics On Pogosticks. The track comes off their forthcoming EP following the scuzzy pop of Slug Cat and Snail Dog. Cappuccino is a departure from the last major single Blood Clot recorded and released as part of their success in the ... Read More
Making their first visit outside of Europe, Hinds (formerly Deers) make raw garage pop generated by a fidgety sleepover club of Spanish young ladies. Founding members, Garcia Perrote and Carlotta Cosials, joined by bandmates Ade Martin and Amber Grimbergen create saccharine sounds about young lust and teenage mischief. Their growing collection of tracks being a by-product of the gang hanging ... Read More
‘“Wide Awake” – his perfectly paired duet with Chan Marshall, which barely breaks a whisper – show that Mascis is now as skilled at quiet as he is with loud.’ – Rolling Stone With a history in music as long as your arm and fingerprints all over the guitar-driven alternative ... Read More
The Beards have just announced their Strokin' My Beard Tour has been extended with extra dates including shows in Far North Queensland and Alice Springs. 2014 was a busy year for the world's most relentless beard-themed band. They managed to record yet another album of songs about beards (The Beard ... Read More
Q&A Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour? The latest album, ‘Dark Side’ (released March 2014) is a collection of blues, folk, Cajun and gospel influenced sounds with song themes as diverse as the old world scenes of Sydney’s Newtown in ‘Dark Side of Newtown’, to an ode to ... Read More
THE COUNTDOWN TO WHITE NIGHT MELBOURNE 2015 IS ON FULL PROGRAMME REVEALED TODAY In less than 4 weeks Australia’s most celebrated cultural event, White Night Melbourne, returns for one night only from 7pm Saturday 21 February to 7am Sunday 22 February and will transform Melbourne’s city streets, major cultural institutions, ... Read More
PRESS RELEASE Feb 15 marks the date. The first in what will be a regular event, a perpetuating phenomena, a movement to inspire a generation and re-inspire a generation past! Yep, consider Frankie's Vinyl Fair the vinegar stroke of a noble sword, primed, prepped and set to sprog vital seed ... Read More
Due to scheduling issues Yngwie Malsteen Australian & New Zealand tour has been rescheduled to JUNE 2015. Hobart show cancelled. Previously purchased tickets remain valid for new dates. Yngwie J. Malmsteen has been blowing minds across the globe with his incredible guitar skills and showmanship for over 35 years and ... Read More
Cherry Bar is bringing out their favourite band in the world to mark the triumphant return of CherryRock. From Portland Oregon to AC/DC Lane Stoner Rock icons RED FANG will headline the 9th annual CherryRock Street rock n roll festival in AC/DC Lane Melbourne on Sunday 10 May. It had ... Read More
Sun, a stellar line up of artists, vodka cocktails, double bangers and art installations made up the heady mix to rouse the senses, as the Sugar Mountain Festival, at new digs in the VCA and its surrounds. Bo Ningen, gesticulate wildly, while hitting those distortion pedals hard and deliver loud, ... Read More
PRESS RELEASE There’s something magical about the combination of hot Summer nights, flowing drinks and a dynamite soul/ funk band that sets a dance floor on fire and you can guarantee Soul Cupcake will get your groove on faster than you can say “Stevie Wonder”. The Melbourne based soul/funk ten-piece ... Read More
Los Angeles, CA (January 28, 2014) – After more than three decades together, iconic rock ‘n roll band MÖTLEY CRÜE announced today their Final Tour and the band’s ultimate retirement. The announcement was solidified when the band signed a formal Cessation Of Touring Agreement, effective at the end of 2015, ... Read More
PRESS RELEASE On Saturday January 24th, Triple R goes live from Sugar Mountain Festival to bring you a six-hour broadcast from VCA from 4pm-10pm. Featuring live sets from some of the festival’s biggest names as well as on-site interviews, the broadcast will be hosted by a rotating panel of 3RRR ... Read More
Cross-dressing, TED-talking and all-round Versatile Bitch  to grace the stage at The Butterfly Club Accomplished actor, award-winning filmmaker and stand-up comic Jonathon Duffy is no stranger to the performing arts. His impressive range of skills and experiences have made him one Versatile Bitch – and this Midsumma Festival he is bringing these skills ... Read More
PRESS RELEASE STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL will tango, sashay and bogo pogo its way onto the stage with preview commencing at Her Majesty’s from Wednesday 14th January. This new production is staged by the original creative team behind the classic 1992 film, who will also be at the media call ... Read More
PRESS RELEASE The countdown is on! It’s under two weeks until the Ballarat Beer Festival! Ballarat’s soil is famous for being rich in gold and for the past four years since it’s inception the Ballarat Beer Festival has bought liquid gold to the township - in the form of craft ... Read More
Q&A Tell us about your current tour... I have a mixture of shows over the next three months. CHARLES HOTEL PERTH FRI JAN 23 will be a gig of Dave Warner's from the Suburbs with original Suburb Tony Durant and my long time guitarist collaborator Martin Cilia. Lloyd Gyi drums, ... Read More
Sugar Mountain takes over the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) on the Australia Day weekend - Saturday 24th January. Here is the site map and set times. Click on the pictures to see larger versions ... Read More
PRESS RELEASE Xylouris White, the new outfit for Dirty Three drummer Jim White and Cretan lute player George Xylouris, makes its Australian debut this summer after tours in the US and Europe. They will be performing in the Sydney Festival, Hobart’s MONA / FOMA Festival and a one-off Melbourne headline ... Read More
Released 15th Dec 2014 Label: Desert Highways (Australia) It's brilliant when you can write about a group of almost newcomers. No one else  has used the phrases you want to use, the clichés of yore don't apply and the  sounds themselves are as fresh as newly minted anarchist spawn. I ... Read More
SUGAR MOUNTAIN DISHING UP A NEXT LEVEL FOOD & BAR EXPERIENCE Melbourne’s most progressive music and art festival, Sugar Mountain, is elated to announce its curated food and bar offering for 2015. It’s an extension of the philosophy behind the festival’s carefully chosen, cutting-edge  selections across the board – which ... Read More
PRESS RELEASE "The Soul of Aretha is devastatingly powerful and authentic. It transcends a mere cover show; it’s a phenomenal celebration of a golden age of music. It is earth shattering, true to style, energising soul." Caleb Garfinkel - Melbourne. Arts. Fashion Florelie Escano and her incredibly talented 9-piece Orchestra ... Read More
PRESS RELEASE hola comrades down under!!! well, the book is out. it happened fast, i'll tell you that. but it's out, and it was a bestseller in both the US and the UK. i'm still dumbfounded that it happened so fast. i'm just about to head to your beautiful antipodean ... Read More
PRESS RELEASE With just over two weeks to go before names like Nas, Kim Gordon, Ariel Pink, SWANS, Leif Podhajsky, Hisham Bharoocha and more head to Melbourne, the countdown to Sugar Mountain 2015 music and art festival is on! And our line-up has just gotten bigger – with three exciting ... Read More
PRESS RELEASE Release on January 30TH, 2015 Via Spinefarm Records VENOM - the hugely influential British heavy metal trio widely revered for driving and shaping many aspects of the music industry, including black and thrash metal, plus their instinctive blending of metallic power and punk spirit - have confirmed the ... Read More
We caught up with Dave Faulker, founder of the Hoodoo Gurus and writer of our namesake song "What's My Scene" at a recent gig with Brad Shepherd at the Flying Saucer Club in Melbourne. He obliged us by introducing What's My Scene Magazine: Thanks Dave! ... Read More