Scene News: The Struts Announce Sydney & Melbourne Headline Shows
British rockers, THE STRUTS are thrilled to announce two headline shows at Crowbar in Sydney on Wednesday 21 February and Max Watts in Melbourne on Wednesday 28 February. Tickets on sale Thursday 25 January @ 12pm AEDT time. THE STRUTS will be returning to Australia next month supporting SLASH FEAT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS as ... Read More
Scene News: Alice Cooper, Blondie, Placebo & Deep Purple Lead The All Star Pandemonium Festival Line-up Coming To Australia In April!
Some of the most iconic acts in rock and roll will make history at the inauguralPandemonium festival as it sweeps across Australia’s east coast this April! Pandemonium is a rock fans dream come true, with an unparalleled lineup of rock legends including: Alice CooperBlondiePlaceboDeep PurpleWheatusThe Psychedelic FursDead KennedysGang Of Four Palaye ... Read More
Scene News: Greek Metal Band INK Drops The Video For “Rebel Yell”
INK the alternative Greek metal band just released a video for their cover of Billy Idol’s classic “Rebel Yell” in a very gothic and acoustic vibe. The song is from their album Whispers of Calliope available by WormholeDeath. Connect: inkmusic5.bandcamp.com www.facebook.com/INKbandgr www.youtube.com/@inkbandgr Spotify: spotify.com/INK ... Read More
Scene News: The Dandy Warhols - Release The Summer Of Hate with A.I Created Music Video. Touring Australia & NZ in April
“Musically, ‘The Summer of Hate’ became our homage to the sounds of The Damned, The MC5, and probably a bit of the Stooges in there as well,” says Courtney Taylor-Taylor of The Dandy Warhols. He adds, “The record was the manifestation of our desire to hear a record of heavy raw punk and ... Read More
Scene News: Mr. Bungle Announce 'The Raging Wrath Of Australia & New Zealand' With Fellow Pop Stars Melvins
Experimental metal band MR. BUNGLE today announce Australia and New Zealand dates for March 2024 as part of the The Raging Wrath of Australia & New Zealand with fellow pop stars MELVINS. Back in all of their teenage-angst glory, Mr Bungle will kick off the tour at Auckland’s Town Hall ... Read More
Scene News: KNOTFEST RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA IN 2024 & THE LINE-UP IS HERE! Plus pre-sale links!
 In 2024, music, art and culture will collide once more in unforgettable fashion. Following its entirely sold out inaugural Australian run in 2023,KNOTFEST, the destination festival brand, will officially make its monumental return down under in 2024 ... Read More
Scene News: Lydia Lunch & Joseph Keckler "Tales of Lust & Madness" Australian Tour announced
Lydia Lunch & Joseph Keckler"Tales of Lust & Madness"“A truly extraordinary artist” – Anthony Bourdain (on Lydia Lunch)PRIVATE MEDIA LINK to download 320 kbps MP3's of Lydia Lunch & Rowland S. Howard "Burning Skulls" (from Shotgun Wedding, 1991)Rowland S Howard & Lydia Lunch "Some Velvet Morning" (single, 1982)Lydia Lunch "Lady ... Read More
Scene News: Maria Callas: A Concert In Hologram
Maria Callas, one of the greatest sopranos that ever lived, returns to the stage with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra this December. In her 100th anniversary year, the European Union is proud to bring Maria Callas – La Divina – back to the stage using original vocal tracks of some of the arias for ... Read More
Scene News: Scar Symmetry - Swedish Metal Powerhouse Announce Debut Australian Tour April 2024
For the very first time in Australia, Overdrive Touring presents Swedish melodic Death Metal powerhouse, Scar Symmetry! With the release of the long-awaited second album of their transhumanist Singularity trilogy, Phase II – The Xenotaph, Scar Symmetry continue to tap into one of the most profound evolutions over the course of humanity – that ... Read More
Scene News: Renowned Greek American Comedian, EMMY-Nominated, BASILE is in Australia now with his  ‘Blame it on the Greek’ tour.
Greek American Comedian BASILE is heading to Australian Stages Explosive, Dynamic, and completely Original, are just some of the words that have described one of the most powerful Entertainers in the Comedy World today! The EMMY nominated Basile has entertained millions of comedy fans in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Africa.  Basile’s unique blend ... Read More
Scene News: Cherry Bar Rocks Art ‘Live On The Wall’ Exhibition by Claire Bradley this Saturday
Cherry Bar, Melbourne's iconic hub for music lovers, presents its first-ever art exhibition. Portrait paintings of rock 'n' roll greats on stage! On November 11, from 2pm to 5pm, Cherry Bar unveils the electrifying Live On The Wall by up and coming local artist, Claire Bradley. Live On The Wall ... Read More
Scene News: The Weeknd postpones Australian tour
Citing “unforeseen circumstances”, the Canadian hitmaker (real name Abel Tesfaye) shocked punters with the news this afternoon. The highly anticipated tour was due to begin in just three weeks. Tickets bought for his November tour dates will be valid for the rescheduled dates, which will be announced in 2024. Refunds will ... Read More
Scene News: LAGERFEST 2023 Australia: THE HALO EFFECT, LAGERSTEIN, BEYOND THE BLACK, DEVILSKIN and more!
  LAGERFEST 2023 Australia: THE HALO EFFECT, LAGERSTEIN, BEYOND THE BLACK, DEVILSKIN and more!   Get ready to rock and roll at LAGERFEST 2023, the ultimate fusion of heavy metal and Oktoberfest revelry! Presented by Kegstand Productions, Music Management Inc., and Wall of Sound, this extraordinary music festival is set to ... Read More
Scene News: The Radiators are returing to Victoria this week!
Australia's hardest working band The Radiators are finally heading back down to Victoria after a long break ... Read More
Scene News: SLASH FEAT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS THE RIVER IS RISING - REST OF THE WORLD TOUR ‘24 with SPECIAL GUESTS THE STRUTS & ROSE TATTOO
Get ready for a monumental rock experience! 🎸 SLASH FEAT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS are embarking on their first headline tour in almost five years, and it's making a thunderous stop in Australia in February 2024 as part of The River Is Rising-Rest of the World Tour '24, featuring ... Read More
Scene News: Dublin’s Indie Rockers, The CORONAS, are back with a new single, One Last Time, and back in Australia this November
Dublin’s finest, The Coronas, return today armed with a new single; a previously unheard song One Last Time, which was recorded in 2009 when the band were just getting going. With sweeping strings, acoustic guitar and the magnetic vocal stylings of Danny O’Reilly, One Last Time also heralds the upcoming ... Read More
Scene News: Melbourne is in for a Treat Along The Eighty-Six Tramline this Super Saturday
Your Guide to Super Saturday Super Saturday ~ a day featuring 65+ venues, 220+ acts, 50+ curators, 50+ record labels at the Independent Music Exchange, 20+ Vendors at the 1800 Street Party food-bev-market-dog-music festival in the Croxton Carpark, 1 Dog Show, Parade and Costume Contest, 3 suburbs, 1 tramline, 1 ... Read More
Scene News: Metal Forces Feat. Ross The Boss, Anvil & The Rods Australian Tour - March 2024
METAL FORCESFeaturingRoss The Boss, Anvil & The RodsAustralian Tour - March 2024Three greats of Heavy Metal are joining together for Metal Forces, a spectacular celebration of balls to the wall rock next March! Featuring Ross “The Boss” Friedman, Anvil and The Rods, this is one tour you definitely do not ... Read More
Scene News: MY THERAPIST GHOSTED ME - AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2023
AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2023 PERTH RIVERSIDE THEATRE SATURDAY 11 NOVEMBER  BRISBANE THE FORTITUDE MUSIC HALL MONDAY 13 NOVEMBER  SYDNEY STATE THEATRE 15 & 16 NOVEMBER  MELBOURNE HAMER HALL SATURDAY 18 NOVEMBER TICKETS ON SALE NOW – BOOK AT BOHMPRESENTS.COM Vogue Williams and Joanne McNally are bringing their hilarious, chart-topping and award-winning ... Read More
Scene News: The National Announce Second Sydney & Melbourne Shows With Very Special Guest Fleet Foxes & Annie Hamilton
Live Nation and Double J are excited to announce, due to overwhelming demand, second shows for The National featuring their very special guest Fleet Foxes in Sydney on Saturday March 2 at Aware Super Theatre, and Melbourne on Wednesday March 6 at Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Tickets for new shows ... Read More
Scene News: INCUBUS and +LIVE+ Add Second & Final Sydney Show
 Due to huge and popular demand, a second and final show for INCUBUS and +LIVE+ has been added for Sydney fans on Wednesday 10th April at Hordern Pavilion.  These global concert juggernauts are coming together for some gigantic shows in 2024.    Since first coming together in 1991, the Grammy nominated band, Incubus, have consistently ... Read More
Scene News: Tent Pole: A Musical Jamboree returns to Geelong | Dinosaur Jr., Mogwai, Calexico & more | February 2024
TENT POLE: A MUSICAL JAMBOREERETURNS IN 2024 FEATURING DINOSAUR JR., MOGWAI, CALEXICO AND MORE! SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2024MT DUNEED ESTATE, WADAWURRUNG (GEELONG) PRESALE STARTS MONDAY 9 OCTOBER – EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE! Mark your calendars and get ready to turn the festival experience on its head once again because the ... Read More
Scene News: Tent Pole: A Musical Jamboree returns to Geelong | Dinosaur Jr., Mogwai, Calexico & more | February 2024 - Presale info included
TENT POLE: A MUSICAL JAMBOREERETURNS IN 2024 FEATURING DINOSAUR JR., MOGWAI, CALEXICO AND MORE! SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2024MT DUNEED ESTATE, WADAWURRUNG (GEELONG) PRESALE STARTS MONDAY 9 OCTOBER – EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE! Mark your calendars and get ready to turn the festival experience on its head once again because the Surf Coast’s ... Read More
Scene News: Much loved indie singer and songwriter, Katie Wighton, has released her new single, Dear John, via ABC Music
Katie is the much-loved vocalist/guitarist from the ARIA Award-winning group All Our Exes Live in Texas.   She has been releasing quality singles under her own guise since 2020.   Of her new single, Dear John, Katie said “It was a labour of love – 5 years in the writing. It is ... Read More
Scene News: Melbourne Fringe Festival announces Over 470 Events, from 3rd to 22nd October!
THE MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL OPENS THIS WEEK Here is the essential, unmissable and best new art  for the first two weeks of October The 2023 Melbourne Fringe Festival kicks off this week and sprinting out of the gates there’s a jam-packed line-up of bold and playful independent art filling up ... Read More
Scene News: STEVEN WILSON Releases New Album THE HARMONY CODEX
    Out now via Virgin on CD/2x12”/Deluxe boxset/BluRay/DL/streaming. Buy The Harmony Codex here.   Watch the videos for WHAT LIFE BRINGS,  ECONOMIES OF SCALE, IMPOSSIBLE TIGHTROPE, ROCK BOTTOM and THE HARMONY CODEX.     “For the first time in Wilson's career, to these ears, he has made a record to be loved rather than admired. If ... Read More
Scene News: KISS, THE FINAL CURTAIN | FINAL TICKETS ON SALE NOW
FINAL TICKETS ON SALE NOW! BUY TICKETS   After delivering AFL's best pre-game performance ever! This is your final chance to secure tickets to KISS in their final show!    SYDNEY | Saturday 7 October | Accor Stadium   Get ready Australia, as rock legends KISS are back by fan ... Read More
Scene News: Edinburgh Festival's Smash Hit Mythos: Ragnarök Arrives in Australia This October
MYTHOS: RAGNARÖK ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN DEBUTPhil McIntyre Live is thrilled to announce that following its phenomenal success in the UK, Mythos: Ragnarök will be making its international debut at Melbourne Fringe Festival this October.The Mythological Theatre’s show is unique in the world. Dexterously weaving ancient myths and legends into an original ... Read More
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Mistletone proudly presents the first Australian show by travelling Pan-Asian musical family, TENGGER 텐거/天郷. Catch mother / father / child team ITTA, MARQIDO and RAII at THE CURTINthis FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22with special guests YL Hooi + DJ Noise In My Head. Tickets on sale here. You can also hear TENGGER perform live to air on Triple Rthis Thursday with ... Read More
Scene News: Heaps Good Festival, with Foals, Flume, The Avalanches and more, announced! Presale details included 🔥
HEAPS GOOD LINEUP JUST DROPPED + PRESALE NOW LIVE! GET ACCESS TO FIRST RELEASE TIX HEAPS GOOD IS BACK FOR ROUND TWO! After a stellar debut earlier this year in Adelaide, our friends at Heaps Good are back again, bigger and better than ever! Round two of the festival is set to ... Read More
Scene News: BLACK FLAG Announce December 2023 Australian Tour
Legendary Punk Band Black Flag Announces First Australian Tour in 10 years.   Get ready to unleash the fury as the iconic punk rock pioneers, BLACK FLAG, are set to storm Australia for their first tour since 2013 presented by Silverback Touring.   With a blistering lineup and an unparalleled live performance, Black Flag promises ... Read More
Scene News: WATAIN Announce Live Album DIE IN FIRE - LIVE IN HELL For Their 25th Anniversary
WATAIN Announce Live Album DIE IN FIRE - LIVE IN HELL For Their 25th Anniversary To commemorate their 25th anniversary as a band, ruthless Swedish black metal collective WATAIN has announced the release of a live album titled Die In Fire - Live In Hell (Agony And Ecstasy Over Stockholm) which will be ... Read More
Scene News: Renee Ruin Presents X Shotkickers Event on 29th September
Shotkickers have joined forces with the formidable Renee Ruin to chuck on some chunky bands for her birthday this year! Featuring: * The Black Heart Death Cult  - https://www.instagram.com/the_black_heart_death_cult/ * DEAD - https://www.instagram.com/dead_sounds/ * SERPETTE (on at 8:30pm) - Free entry II 8:00 pm Shotkickers will be slinging limited edition ... Read More
Scene News: Mudvayne + Coal Chamber - Australian Tour February 2024. Presale details here!
Australian Tour February 2024 "Wriggled between nu-metal, alt-metal, prog and hard rock in a way that remains completely unrivalled to this day. No one else has or ever will sound quite like Mudvayne” Revolver Magazine Mudvayne have sold more than six million albums worldwide with 3 Platinum albums in Australia ... Read More
Scene News: KISS TO LAUNCH SUPPORT FOR VETERANS APPEAL
As the legendary band conclude their stellar live career in this country, KISS will leave an enduring legacy for both their legion of fans and now also for our military veterans and their families by launching the SUPPORT OUR VETERANS APPEAL, raising important charitable donations and public awareness to support ... Read More
Review Scene: Bravo Bellini, Palais Theatre, 2nd September 2023 by Michael Greenwood
On the 2nd September 2023, Victorian Opera presented a single concert of a blend of operas of Vincenzio Bellini performed under “Bravo Bellini" at the Palais Theatre, St. Kilda. Bellini produced 12 operas in his short lifetime. He died in 1835 and was born in 1801. People often died young ... Read More
Scene News: 'THE BALLAD OF COWBOY DAN' THE NEW ALBUM BY DAN BRODIE - OUT NOW!
THE STORY OF COWBOY DAN Dan Brodie is a renowned Australian singer-songwriter, and double ARIA Award nominee. With a career spanning multiple Album releases and tours and a hard earned reputation as an incredible live performer, Dan Brodie has gained a loyal following across Australia, the US, and Europe, performing at ... Read More
Scene News: Introducing The Write Drop
Journalist, author and podcaster Jane Rocca teams with editor and drinks critic Mel Parker to create The Write Drop. This is your pitstop for all things drink, wanderlust and culture related - where wine reviews, cocktails and spirited stories plus interviews with some of the biggest names in the biz ... Read More
Scene News: HAPPY MONDAYS Announce 2nd Melbourne Show
HAPPY MONDAYS 2nd Melbourne Show Announced! Due to phenomenal demand, one of the most beloved and influential British bands of all time, HAPPY MONDAYS announce a 2nd and final show at Forum Melbourne on Sunday 22nd October! Tickets for this new show and for the rest of Australia & NZ shows can be ... Read More
Scene News: Music Icon CHAKA KHAN Headlines Mammoth Melbourne International Jazz Festival Line-Up for her Only Australian Performance
Chaka Khan Melbourne International Jazz Festival (MIJF) has today dropped its stacked 2023 program, breaking records for its 26th festival with their biggest ever line-up of artists, led by global music icon and ten-time Grammy winner Chaka Khan as she celebrates 50 years in music at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl with Nile Rodgers & ... Read More
Scene News: Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2023 Drops Early Announcement of Four Dynamo International Jazz Acts
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL 2023 DROPS MAJOR EARLY ANNOUNCEMENT OF FOUR DYNAMO INTERNATIONAL JAZZ ACTS Ahead of the full 2023 program launch, Melbourne International Jazz Festival (MIJF) gives music fans a taste of what’s to come this October, today revealing four critically acclaimed international artists, collaborations and collectives who will head to ... Read More
Scene News: The Casanovas new album 'Backseat Rhythms' out today, album launch announced!
The Casanovas - The Lover (Official Audio) "The Casanovas' AC/DC-infused sound is keeping the tradition of Aussie rock alive." - Joe Matera *** Melbourne's rock'n'roll kings The Casanovas today release their fifth album, Backseat Rhythms, on Rubber Records. Backseat Rhythms was mixed by legendary US producer Ron Nevison - a man who made his mark working on an ... Read More
Scene News: Ring! Ring! Hello this is MARCIA HINES! Preorder the New Album for your chance to WIN a 30-minute phone call from Marcia!
One of the country's most iconic voices, Ms Marcia Hines, has announced the release of a brand-new album, The Gospel According to Marcia Hines, on Friday 3rd November, featuring a selection of her favourite gospel songs. The extraordinary Marcia Hines has reconnected with her musical roots celebrating memories from her childhood in Boston and her early experiences ... Read More
Scene News: Beep! Beep! Don’t miss The Good Things Festival 2023! Sign up for early bird Pre-sales!
SUFFERIN SUCCOTASH...GOOD THINGS IS HERE!THE GOOD THINGS FESTIVAL 2023 HUGE LINE-UP IS HERE We interrupt your regular viewing to announce that Good Things season is upon us - and if you thought 2022 was huge, that’s not all folks! Australia’s largest and favourite travelling music festival, Good Things Festival, returns ... Read More
Scene News: Swedish Metal Band AVATAR Are Set to Make the Devil Dance Down Under
Not long now until AVATAR's Australian shows! The pace of the band's ascendency has not bated since the tour was announced. As well as a sold out European arena tour with friends, Gojira and a tour of South America with the mighty Iron Maiden, the band have delivered stunning sets across Europe's ... Read More
Scene News: Australia’s most awarded music festival, has revealed the first wave of headlining artists set to grace the stages at Bluesfest 2024.
Over 20 Artists Announced, with More to Come Jack Johnson I Tom Jones The Teskey Brothers I Matt Corby I L.A.B Elvis Costello & The Imposters Peter Garrett & The Alter Egos Tommy Emmanuel The Dead South I The Paper Kites Drive-by Truckers I Newton Faulkner I Steve Poltz 19-Twenty ... Read More
Snap Scene: Remembering Ron Peno 1955 - 2023
For the 40 years Ron entertained us as Died Pretty's frontman he was never less than always charismatic. He has provided warm and enduring memories for those who shared the stage with him and for his audience. For many he is the soundtrack of their lives. He leaves us a ... Read More
Scene News: Game Changer Wrestling vs Renegades of Wrestling Australian Tour August 2023
Game Changer Wrestling vs Renegades of Wrestling Australian Tour August 2023 Attention, Australia! Get ready to witness an explosive clash like never before as Game Changer Wrestling (GCW) storms the shores for the first time ever to take on the fierce Renegades of Wrestling (ROW). Game Changer Wrestling is a ... Read More
Fwd: PAUL McCARTNEY – 2nd & Final Sydney show added due to overwhelming demand!
Paul Mccartney – 2nd & final sydney show added due to overwhelming demand!  ... Read More
Scene News: Wolfgang Van Halen's Mammoth WVH  Releases I'm Alright. New Album, Mammoth II Out Aug 4 via BMG
With two days to go until his second album Mammoth II is available worldwide via BMG, Mammoth WVH – the brainchild of Wolfgang Van Halen – is releasing a music video for another song from the album. The next single “I’m Alright” is another rocker featuring a driving drumbeat, a hypnotic piano riff and a blistering guitar ... Read More
Fwd: Paul McCartney brings his phenomenal 'Got Back' tour to Australia this October/November!
Paul McCartney will bring his acclaimed Got Back Tour to Australia this October/November!  ... Read More
Scene News: The Casanovas release new Ron Nevison-mixed single "The Lover" from forthcoming album 'Backseat Rhythms'
THE CASANOVAS RELEASE NEW SINGLE "THE LOVER" FROM FORTHCOMING FIFTH ALBUM BACKSEAT RHYTHMS, WHICH IS OUT AUGUST 25 NEW RECORDINGS MIXED BY LEGENDARY US ENGINEER/PRODUCER RON NEVISON (THE WHO, LED ZEP, THIN LIZZY, KISS) Melbourne's rock'n'roll kings The Casanovas have today released another killer single, "The Lover", from their forthcoming fifth album Backseat Rhythms, which is out August 25 ... Read More
Scene News: Nirvana Tribute (from the UK) to perform “In Utero” in full, as part of its 30th-anniversary celebrations!
“After a few songs, the audience seems to have forgotten this is not the real Nirvana”. Silverback Touring is thrilled to announce the return of Nirvana Tribute (from the UK)  for the highly-anticipated performance of Nirvana's iconic album, “In Utero”, in full, as part of its 30th-anniversary celebrations.  The band, which ... Read More
Scene News: The Eighty-Six festival major program announcement, featuring the 1800 STREET PARTY ~ Food, Beverage, Music & Dog Pop-Up: SUPER SATURDAY on October 28th
Super Saturday venues include: Capers • Hard Out • Merri Creek Tavern • Shotkickers • Northcote Theatre • Bar 303 • Thornbury Bowls Club • The Thorn • 24 Moons • Thornbury Theatre • Croxton Bandroom • Cactus • Swill • Cafe Gummo • Thornbury Local • Franklins • Moon ... Read More
Scene News: MIFF reveals plentiful 2023 program including Cannes highlights, Music on Film line-up and Closing Night Gala
The big reveal has happened: the program for the festival’s 71st edition is live! It’s ready to be discovered, highlighted, colour-coded, scheduled – the inevitable clashes debated, favourites selected. 2023 will also see the second year of our Bright Horizons competition, supported by VicScreen, presenting incredible breakthrough films and filmmakers to Melbourne ... Read More
Scene News: Jody Stephens, of Big Star, brings THOSE PRETTY WRONGS, with Luther Russel, back to Australia this August
Jody Stephens is the sole surviving member of iconic early '70s power pop legends BIG STAR, and the only man other than Alex Chilton to play on all three of their peerless original albums. He was also a member of pioneering alt-country supergroup Golden Smog, alongside members of Wilco and the Jayhawks ... Read More
Scene News: More Exciting Acts Announced for The Eighty-Six
New acts, allocations exhausted, and second shows announced.   Theo Parrish (Detroit/Sound Signature) – All Day Long  Few DJs command as much awe and respect as Detroit’s Theo Parrish.  His first trip to town in 5 years will be at The Eighty-Six, opening and closing his own party. Sunday, 29 October, ... Read More
Scene News: SXSW Sydney 2023 Announces New Speakers, Session Select Panels
The 2023 SXSW Sydney Conference is coming together very, very quickly. We’ve already announced a whole bunch of speakers who’ll be joining us in October from all over the globe, from a range of industries and areas of expertise. Think environmental biologists, futurists, AI experts, sporting legends, advertising gurus, entrepreneurs ... Read More
Scene News: Creature Bar is holding a Launch Party on July 8th and invite you to dress up and win!
If you nerd out over Lynch, Raimi and Carpenter, love craft beer and fun cocktails, enjoy a good board game or listening to great tunes; CREATURE is the bar for you! CREATURE is a neighbourhood dive bar with a B-movie skin and a love for great booze. After quietly emerging just ... Read More
Scene News: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA TO PUBLISH LOVE & PAIN BY BEN GILLIES AND CHRIS JOANNOU
Hachette Australia announces the upcoming publication of Love & Pain by Ben Gillies and Chris Joannou. This is the powerful, untold story of two of the three members of Silverchair, Australia’s most awarded musical act. ‘Fundamentally, our story is a great one. An extraordinary one. Some of it may seem ... Read More
Scene News: Wolfgang Van Halen's Mammoth WVH Releases 'Take A Bow' From New Album Mammoth II Out 4th August Via BMG
With the band in the middle of an extensive European tour and their debut single “Another Celebration at the End of the World” in the Top 10 at Active Rock radio in the US, Mammoth WVH – the brainchild of Wolfgang Van Halen – is releasing another song from the ... Read More
Scene News: Interpol and Bloc Party announce Australian co-headline tour ~ presale details included!
Indie rock heavyweights Interpol and Bloc Party are reuniting with cult fans down under, today announcing a mammoth co-headline tour hitting Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane this November. SIGN UP FOR PRESALE Marking their first return to Australia since 2019, revered New York rock-outfit Interpol will bring their magnetic stage presence ... Read More
Scene News: D.R.I. Announce 40th Anniversary Australian Tour with special guests HIRAX
  D.R.I. 40th Anniversary Australian Tour with special guests HIRAX HARDLINE MEDIA proudly presents, a deadly double, crossover thrash bill. DRI & HIRAX in Australia. Hardline are pleased to announce the return of DRI and welcome, for their first time in Australia HIRAX. Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney - Get ready - DRI & ... Read More
Scene News: RISING WRAPS FOR 2023
RISING WRAPS FOR 2023 HAVING CAPTIVATED MORE THAN 630,000 ATTENDEES AND COUNTING. After 12 exhilarating nights of artistic exploration and cultural immersion, RISING, the city's premier winter festival, has come to a close for 2023. Over the past two weeks, RISING has transformed Melbourne into a vibrant playground of music, ... Read More
Scene News: MARCIA HINES Announces the Release of her Greatest Hits, TWO new Songs, and a National Tour.
Australia’s beloved musical treasure, Marcia Hines (AM), has announced the release of her greatest hits STILL SHINING: The 50th Anniversary Ultimate Collection, scheduled for release on Friday 7th July through ABC Music. The album contains 20 career defining tracks (22 Digital which include the two brand new tracks), featuring ‘Fire and Rain’, ‘From The ... Read More
Scene News: Adalita, Mick Harvey & Andrew Duffield cover Michael Hutchence to raise funds for Australian artist Ollie Olsen
 'Roomsfor the Memory’ taken from the 1987 Australian cult film Dogs in Space, (directed by Richard Lowenstein), has been reworked to raise funds for the song’s composer Ollie Olsen. Olsen penned the song around 1978, but it was INXS frontman Michael Hutchence who took it Top 10 nationally in January ... Read More
Scene News: Deville Touring Nationally this week!
“Offering clever dynamics and evincing broader emotions, Sweden's Deville are well above the mediocre Orange Cabinet-abusing masses out there.”  - BLABBERMOUTH Swedish riff lords Deville make their first trip to Australia this June after Covid halted their plans in 2020, today having again announced plans for an extensive national tour on the ... Read More
Scene News: Gordon Holland - Skipping Stones On A Salt Lake EP release
Australian alternative singer-songwriter, Gordon Holland is set to release his mixed genre, four track EP, ‘Skipping Stones On A Salt Lake ’on Friday 9th June, 2023. Recorded and engineered by Harrie Kingston, Mixed by Digby Gillings and mastered by Lion Dance Records, ‘Skipping Stones On A Salt Lake’ ’is an ... Read More
Scene News: Dance Gavin Dance Australian Tour With Special Guests Nothing More ~ presale links included
DANCE GAVIN DANCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2023 WITH SPECIAL GUESTS NOTHING MORE Armed with their tenth studio album Jackpot Juicer, Sacramento rock favourites DANCE GAVIN DANCE are set to make their return to Australia this November, joined by special guests in NOTHING MORE. The November 2023 dates will offer Australian fans a long overdue moment ... Read More
Scene News: RIKI RACHTMAN One Foot In The Gutter Australian Tour
As the host of MTV's Headbangers Ball and co-owner of the world famous 𝗖𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲, RIKI RACHTMAN is integral to the history of the '80s Sunset Strip hard rock and metal scene. His One Foot In The Gutter shows across the US have been extremely popular as he shares stories and ... Read More
Scene News: Mudhoney lead guitarist Steve Turner has a new book: MUD RIDE
“Mud Ride is a rollercoaster of a music memoir, at turns clear—eyed and madcap, quirky, surprising, and always propulsive. Turner offers us an insider’s account of the genesis of the Seattle sound and ethos, full of humor, pathos, and the sort of historical nuggets music fans cherish.” ―Jonathan Evison, New ... Read More
Scene News: All new Elvis musical premieres 5 August
David Venn Enterprises (Cruel Intentions: The ‘90s Musical, The Wedding Singer, Bring It On: The Musical) presents the professional premiere of Elvis: A Musical Revolution set to premiere in Sydney from 5 August, followed by Melbourne from 6 October. Presented in partnership with Authentic Brands Group (Authentic), owner of Elvis ... Read More
Scene News: GRINSPOON ANNOUNCE NATIONAL 'EASY DETENTION' TOUR FOR OCT/NOV 2023 WITH SPECIAL GUESTS PRIVATE FUNCTION AND CUPID & THE STUPIDS ~ Fan presales today!
Grinspoon - photo credit Jess Gleeson ANNOUNCE NATIONAL EASY DETENTION TOUR FOR OCT/NOV 2023 WITH SPECIAL GUESTS PRIVATE FUNCTION AND CUPID & THE STUPIDS ANNOUNCE EASY AND NEW DETENTION VINYL PRESSINGS FOR SEP 8 RELEASE – PRE-ORDER NOW Beloved Aussie rockers Grinspoon have today announced their Easy Detention national tour, ... Read More
Scene News: BAXTER DURY SHARES NEW SINGLE & VIDEO 'CELEBRATE ME' from NEW ALBUM ‘I THOUGHT I WAS BETTER THAN YOU’ OUT JUNE 2 ON HEAVENLY RECORDINGS
Balearic crooner, glamourous punk, acerbic poet—Baxter Dury’s persona is kitted out in many finely-tailored guises. A villain with a heart of gold, Dury is a hopeless romantic, wading through filthy gutters in search of the transcendent ... Read More
Scene News: Women of Soul Share Double Single and Announce Sophomore Album & Tour
WOMEN OF SOUL SHARE DOUBLE SINGLE LIFELINE FT RITA SATCH & I AM ENOUGH FT CANDICE MONIQUE AND ANNOUNCE SOPHOMORE RECORD FEEL GOODSET FOR JUNE 2 RELEASE Australia’s premier collective of female-identifying artists Women of Soul, is proud to share the first two tracks from their forthcoming full-length LP Feel Good, set for release on June 2 on House of Valerie ... Read More
BREAKING NEWS: KISS: The Final Curtain “You Wanted The Best; You Got The Best…”
Promoters One World Entertainment, TEG Live, and Pure Gold today announced that the rock legends, icons, and kiss-tory-making gods will turn it on one last time in the way that KISS only can. They will perform one epic and monumental farewell show – THE FINAL CURTAIN - exclusively at Sydney’s ... Read More
Scene News: Evanescence Announce An Australian Tour Celebrating 20 Years Of Fallen Performing Highlights From Fallen & Career Spanning Set! Presale links included
Multiple Grammy wins and two decades on, the debut album Fallen from American rockers EVANESCENCE remains one of the most influential albums of the turn of the century. A critical and commercial triumph, fans can now witness highlights from the gothic beauty of the 2003 debut release and a career spanning set of ... Read More
Scene News: THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS  Announce THREE New Shows for October 2023 Australian Tour. Pre-sale link included.
By popular demand- With all shows selling out last week,THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS have announced 2nd and final shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. The new date will take place either side of the existing dates. New Tour Dates:Wednesday 4th October - The Tivoli Brisbane Saturday 14th October - City ... Read More
Scene News: FIRST 'BY THE C' SHOW ANNOUNCED FOR 2023 and it is Massive!
BY THE C IS READY TO ROCK! Zaccaria Concerts & Touring are thrilled to announce that By The C is back in 2023 to deliver epic live music in some of the most scenic locations in the country!  Headlined by Aussie rock legend, Jimmy Barnes, with a massive line-up that includes The Living End, Birds ... Read More
Scene News: BABYMETAL Add Special Guests Reliqa To First Australian Headline Tour.  Brisbane Show Sold Out.
In under 3 weeks Japanese metal sensation BABYMETAL will be returning to Australia for their very first headline tour as part of their World Tour 2023. Brisbane show is now sold out with limited tickets still available for Sydney and Melbourne. Joining them on all 3 dates is Sydney alternative maestros RELIQA. 2022 was ... Read More
Scene News: The Eighty-Six: First Announcement of International Artists
Turning up the heat on one of the world’s most vibrant music cities, The Eighty-Six celebrates Melbourne and its love of music.    There are more venues along High Street between Northcote and Preston than in any other street in Australia, possibly more than any street worldwide.    From 23 ... Read More
Scene News: HAPPY MONDAYS Announce 2nd Melbourne Show. Touring Australia and NZ in October
HAPPY MONDAYS Announce 2nd Melbourne Show HAPPY MONDAYS 2nd Melbourne Show Announced! Due to phenomenal demand, one of the most beloved and influential British bands of all time, HAPPY MONDAYS announce a 2nd and final show at Forum Melbourne on Sunday 22nd October! Fans can sign up for Early Bird ... Read More
Scene News: ACMI curates an immersive experience with Goddess Nights, starting 25th May
ACMI & Crown Ruler present Goddess Nights 7pm – 1am on select Thursdays EXHIBITION TICKETS Celebrate and experience the collective power of Goddess after dark. Explore the Goddess: Power, Glamour, Rebellion exhibition after hours with a dynamic, diverse and shapeshifting program of femme-focused live music and performance honouring the women ... Read More
Scene News: Sheyana 'Ricochet' out of Tasmania
The Sheyana Band’s EP, ‘Ricochet’, came together during covid lockdown in Tasmania. Making the best of a bad situation and with plenty of time to reflect, Sheyana and the band focused on song writing, and the music emerged from those strange, uneasy times. The songs were the lights at the end of ... Read More
Scene News: Glen Matlock’s new studio album ‘Consequences Coming’ is out NOW through Cooking Vinyl
Following an International tour as a member of Blondie, formerSex Pistols songwriter/ bassist and Rock Hall Of Fame inductee Glen Matlock released today his long-awaited, timely and politically pertinent new solo album Consequences Coming and single of the same name, Glen is a singer/songwriter/guitarist with a highly-esteemed resume.  The original ... Read More
Scene News: DEATHSTARS New Album Everything Destroys You is out now!
DEATHSTARS New Album Everything Destroys You is out now! Swedish Deathglam kings and genre innovators DEATHSTARS return with a vengeance and today marks the release of their brand-new album Everything Destroys You, which is their first release in over eight years. With four extremely successful albums already under their belt ... Read More
Scene News: SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS Secret Sounds Festival Sideshows ᐧ Presale Access Inside 🔥
ACCESS YOUR PRESALE TICKETS BELOW PRESALE TIPS & INFO Secret Sounds Festival Sideshows presale begins Monday 8 May, 9am local time. Make sure you have your ticketing account details ready. Make sure you use the Secret Sounds presale links listed above. There will be no codes or passwords required. Our ... Read More
Scene News: The Datsuns release new single and video 'Ugly Leather' as they kick off Euro tour!
After a few years in exile in various corners of the world (Sweden, New Zealand, Japan) THE DATSUNS made their long awaited return to the live stage in 2022.  Throwing off the COVID induced hibernation resulted in a wild flurry of shows and new experiments in the studio.  UGLY LEATHER, the first ... Read More
Scene News: Tour Announcement | Ghost Announce First Australian Headline Tour - Presale links included
One of the world's most exhilarating and esteemed creative forces, Grammy-winning Swedish theatrical rock band GHOST are delighted to announce their first Australian headline tour this October. Kicking off in Sydney on Tuesday, October 3 at the Hordern Pavilion, the tour will then head down to Melbourne on Wednesday, October 4 at Margaret Court Arena before ... Read More
Q&A Scene: Nick Drabble + Stu Turner ~SET MO
Tell us about your latest album Our latest album Flux is an exploration of change and its continuous nature. Prior to starting this album we spent some time figuring out exactly what we wanted to write about. We’d had a huge few years both together as Set Mo as well ... Read More
Scene News: SET MO release club-ready single ‘Second Line’ Ft. Sumner - Announce album ‘Flux’, out April 21st
SET MO navigate the intricacies of change and evolution on sophomore album FLUX Sydney’s SET MO have long been at the forefront of fresh and enticing electronic sounds; it has been in their forward-thinking approach to songwriting and production that Stu Turner and Nick Drabble have found their rhythm. And ... Read More
Scene News: CHAVEZ CARTEL DROP NEW SINGLE, ANNOUNCE EP RELEASE FOR MAY & UK TOUR
CHAVEZ CARTEL SHARE NEW SINGLE MIDNIGHT SKIES NEW EP MAN’S BEST FRIEND OUT MAY 5  A swaggering, dazzling mix of classic rock and modern hues, the brand-new track Midnight Skies from Gold Coast quartet Chavez Cartel will light up the night sky and drive into your soul. Moody, edgy, yet ... Read More
Scene News:  TEG Live announces CULTURE CLUB'S GREATEST HITS TOUR, with special guests BERLIN. Presale details included
TEG Live is proud to announce that one of the world’s most iconic and beloved bands, Culture Club, will return to Australia for a national Greatest Hits tour this September, featuring special guests 80’s synth pop group sensations,Berlin.     The Culture Club Greatest Hits Tour kicks off at Perth’s RAC Arena on 5 September, then heads to Sydney’s ... Read More
Scene News: SCAR SYMMETRY Announce Their First New Album In Nine Years THE SINGULARITY (PHASE II - XENOTAPH) + Release Video For First Single 'Scorched Quadrant'
SCAR SYMMETRY Announce Their First New Album In Nine Years THE SINGULARITY (PHASE II - XENOTAPH) + Release Video For First Single 'Scorched Quadrant' Nine years since the first instalment of 'The Singularity Trilogy', virtuosic progressive metallers SCAR SYMMETRY, who recently re-signed to Nuclear Blast Records, have announced The Singularity ... Read More
Scene News: Australia’s newest indie rock tour - Daydream - Featuring Modest Mouse, Slowdive, Tropical F*ck Storm and more!
Australia’s newest indie rock tour - Daydream - Featuring Modest Mouse, Slowdive, Tropical F*ck Storm and more! ... Read More
Scene News: L7 Announce ''Bricks Are Heavy' and More Australian and NZ Tour -  Presale Friday 14th April 2023
LA-founded hard-rock hellraisers, L7 perform their landmark album ‘Bricks are Heavy’ in Full (Pretend We’re Dead, Shitlist, Wargasm, Everglade, Slide etc) L7 debut album came through Epitaph, run by Bad Religion’s Brett Gurewitz. Their second album Smell the Magic came through Sub Pop. For their third album, Bricks Are Heavy, L7 signed with Slash, ... Read More
Scene News: The SITG 2023 Lineup Is Here! ✨ TICKETS ON Sale Friday 14th April 2023
CELEBRATING 21 YEARS TICKETS ON SALE 9AM AEST FRIDAY 14 APRIL Splendour in the Grass is returning to their beloved home at Ngarindjin/North Byron Parklands from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 July for a 21st birthday bash — 3 days and nights of good times dedicated to music lovers. Helping ... Read More
Scene News: GHOST Announce 'PHANTOMIME' A Five-Song Covers EP Out May 18 & Release Single/Video For 'Jesus He Knows Me'
GHOST  PHANTOMIME FIVE-SONG COVERS EP OUT MAY 18 JESUS HE KNOWS ME TRACK & VIDEO OUT NOW NEW WEBISODE CHAPTER 17: NAP TIME LIVE NOW Fresh off winning Best Rock Album of the Year at the iHeart Radio Music Awards, Ghost announces the coming of PHANTOMIME, a five-song covers EP intended from the start to follow ... Read More
Scene News: The Galaxy's favourite metal band, GALACTIC EMPIRE, Release 'Special Edition' one day after May The Forth Be With You
GALACTIC EMPIRE SPECIAL EDITION RELEASE DATE: FRIDAY 5 MAY (PURE NOISE RECORDS) A Galaxy Far, Far Away – long live the Empire - Galactic Empire, that is. The galaxy’s favorite metal band has announced their third studio album and Pure Noise Records debut, Special Edition. The eleven track collection is set to be released on ... Read More
Scene News: The Last Chance to Save The Tote
Statement from The Last Chance Rock n Roll bar:The Last Chance to Save The Tote?Well, we might as well have a crack…As some of you will know the Tote (the actual building and business) is up for sale.It has an asking price of 6 to 6.6 million dollars.In all likelihood ... Read More
Scene News: The Smashing Pumpkins are bringing The World Is A Vampire tour to ten cities across the nation this month!
The Smashing Pumpkins will bring The World Is A Vampire tour to ten cities across the nation this April and that is just the beginning!  The tour boasts some very special guests including alt-rock legends, Jane’s Addiction and killer Aussie rock from Amyl & The Sniffers, RedHook, Battlesnake and local ... Read More
Scene News: LIZZO PRESENTS 'THE SPECIAL TOUR' in Australia this July. Pre-sale links included
MELBOURNE, WEDNESDAY MARCH 22, 2023 –  4 x GRAMMY Award-winner, Emmy Award-winner, songwriter, rapper, flautist and singer Lizzo, will bring The Special Tour 2023 to Australia this July for a series of headline shows. Special guest on all shows is Tkay Maidza. The tour commences at Perth’s RAC Arena on July 14, ... Read More
Scene News: MÅNESKIN ANNOUNCE RUSH! AUSTRALIA TOUR FOR NOVEMBER 2023 ~ plus presale details
ANNOUNCE FIRST EVER HEADLINE TOUR OF AUSTRALIA FOR NOV 2023 + HEADLINING ARENAS IN NORTH AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, JAPAN, EUROPE, UK & IRELAND FOR RUSH! GLOBAL TOUR MEDIA RELEASE:: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, TUESDAY MARCH 21 SOLD OUT LOUD KIDS WORLD TOUR CONTINUES IN EUROPE AND UK WITH OVER 20 ARENA ... Read More
Scene News: Pierce The Veil & Beartooth Upgrade Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Venues On Australian Tour 2023 With Special Guests Dayseeker
PIERCE THE VEIL & BEARTOOTH UPGRADE MELBOURNE, SYDNEY & BRISBANE VENUES ON AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2023 WITH SPECIAL GUESTS DAYSEEKER EXTENDED VERSION OF PIERCE THE VEIL'S NEW ALBUM THE JAWS OF LIFE  OUT NOW VIA FEARLESS RECORDS INCLUDES LIVE VERSION OF PASS THE NIRVANA  Due to overwhelming demand, tickets for the Melbourne, Sydney and ... Read More
Scene News: GOLD COAST ROCKERS CHAVEZ CARTEL DROP NEW SINGLE & VIDEO 'DEAD WEEKEND'
Liven up your day with a sonic cocktail of hazy guitars, moody melodics, and sultry swagger courtesy of the brand new single Dead Weekend out now from Gold Coast rockers Chavez Cartel.  A track that would equally be at home soundtracking a slick HBO series as much as it appears ... Read More
Scene News: Schizophonics announce Melbourne farewell show!!
SAN DIEGO'S ELECTRIFYING SOUL-POWERED GARAGE ROCK'N'ROLLERS THE SCHIZOPHONICS ANNOUNCE MELBOURNE FAREWELL SHOW - THIS MONDAY MARCH 13 (LABOUR DAY) AT THE CURTIN!  BRISBANE & GOLD COAST SHOWS THIS WEEKEND The Schizophonics - Black To Comm (MC5) - Hampdenfest 2017 - Baltimore eep something in the tank this long weekend because ... Read More
Scene News: Sammy J Directs Nicolette Minster in "Net Worth" for Melbourne Comedy Festival
LAUGHING STOCK PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS Nicolette Minster  "NET WORTH" Touring Australia 2023  ADELAIDE – MELBOURNE – SYDNEY  ‘A great storyteller. You’ll feel much better about googling yourself… and in general.’ – Celia Pacquola‘Minster has the works’ – Australian Stage Nicolette Minster is a child star whose career took a nosedive after starring, we mean, ... Read More
Scene News: SCAR SYMMETRY Announce Re-Issues Of Four Albums Now Available On Vinyl For The First Time Ever On 14th April - Pre-Orders Are Available Now
  Swedish progressive death metallers SCAR SYMMETRY have announced re-issues for four of their classic albums. Pitch Black Progress (2006), Holographic Universe (2008), Dark Matter Dimensions (2009) and The Unseen Empire (2011) will all be available on vinyl for the first time ever on 14th April, with pre-orders available now from: https://scarsymmetry.bfan.link/reissues140423.ema The albums will be available in the following ... Read More
Scene News: The Used + Papa Roach Add Wollongong To Cut My Heart Into Pieces Tour 2023 ~ Tickets on sale Monday!
LSTEN UP Wollongong! Influential rock icons THE USED and PAPA ROACH are thrilled to bring their Cut My Heart Into Pieces tour to the University Of Wollongong on Thursday, April 27. Headlined by THE USED, general tickets will be on sale 10am AEDT time on Monday, March 6.  With the Brisbane show now sold out, there are only a ... Read More
Scene News: INSPIRAL CARPETS Announce 2023 Australian and New Zealand Greatest Hits Tour
A Metropolis Touring Presentation INSPIRAL CARPETS Greatest Hits Tour First Time in Australia since 1993! First Time ever in New Zealand!!! You forget how many great songs they have in their catalogue and as they pump them out the crowd is in rapture” (LOUDER THAN WAR) Cool as **** Legendary ... Read More
Scene News: IRISH ROCKERS 'THE ANSWER' ANNOUNCE FIRST ALBUM IN 7 YEARS 'SUNDOWNERS' SET FOR RELEASE ST PAT'S DAY
After a long seven-year hiatus, Northern Irish rockers The Answer are set to make a spectacular and long-awaited return with a brand-new studio album scheduled for release on St. Patricks day, March 17, 2023. Titled Sundowners, this latest album has been produced and mixed by rising British rock producer Dan ... Read More
Scene News: Ahead of this year's Melbourne Guitar Show, NICK CHARLES Shares his Fave SIX Guitars
SIX FAVE GUITARS WITH NICK CHARLES The most recent guitar that Maton has made for me has most of the features that I’ve longed for and investigated over the years. So, for starters it’s essentially a 000 size acoustic with mahogany back and sides, a sitka spruce top, ebony fretboard, ... Read More
Scene News: Ahead of this year's Melbourne Guitar Show, JOYCE PRESCHER Shares her Fave Guitarists
I guess I focus mostly on songs as a whole and where the voice, words and melody take me. It's rare that I focus on a single instrument. But I do love it when there's something, a line, a sentence or a solo that makes the song. I've listed a ... Read More