Posted 16 Jan 2017 @ 3:34pm

Returning in March with the best and latest in LGBTIQ cinema from around the globe, Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF) has just lifted the lid on its first instalment for 2017.


The first eight features have been uncovered highlighted by the captivating drama Tomcat. It shocked audiences at the Berlin International Film Festival where it took out the Teddy Award for Best Film...

Posted 16 Jan 2017 @ 3:29pm

The outsider musician, actor and painter known for his goof and folly on stage will appease his Australian fans for the first time since 2015.


Known for his roles on Tim & Eric Awesome Show Great Job! and Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule, Liebe Hart combines devine puppetry with nerdy interests to produce a guilefully unpredictable show.


With electronic...

Posted 16 Jan 2017 @ 3:29pm

The second capsule from Mike Noga’s conceptually virtuosic King is here and to kick it off in fine fashion, the revered artist will play a special launch show.


All My Friends are Alcoholics is the perfect summer sing-along, laced with memorable chorus lines and stellar production work from Something For Kate’s, Paul Dempsey. His third studio full-length was met with critical...

Posted 16 Jan 2017 @ 3:27pm

Having dominated the customary stages, Hot Dub Time Machine is expanding his repertoire through alternative pastures and into wineries for Hot Dub Wine Machine.


The festival brings together everything that can possibly satisfy one’s palate – food, wine, beer and live music – within an immersive landscape to have emerged as a social mainstay.
A rave success, the...

Posted 16 Jan 2017 @ 2:32pm

The free exhilarating musical extraordinaire fusing heartbeat-animated symphonies with ethereal soundscapes and contemporary art installations is returning to MPavilion in 2017 laced with the flavour of love.


The evening will be highlighted by the Australian debut of LA-based electronic group Tropic of Cancer, looking to divulge into ulterior consciousness as they play live to...

Posted 16 Jan 2017 @ 12:06pm

Progressive metal heavyweights Protest The Hero are returning to Australia with a headline tour. 


The crew will be returning to our shores off the back of their latest release, the boundary-pushing Pacific Myth. 
"Pacific Myth was purely an experiment," said the group. "For this reason, it’s a totally ‘go-with-your-gut’ record and one we are extremely proud of...

Posted 16 Jan 2017 @ 10:36am

Bluesfest Touring is kicking off 2017 by adding some handpicked acts to its roster. 


Slightly Stoopid are leading the charge, bringing their Californian sound to Melbourne - blending their party-friendly mix of folk, rock, reggae and blues. They'll hit The Prince Bandroom on Friday April 14. ...

Posted 16 Jan 2017 @ 9:48am

Afrobeat behemoth The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra are kicking things off for 2017 in fine form. 


They'll be bringing their huge 16-piece lineup for a special public holiday eve show. This will be the first show of the year for the band, who typically only play a few headline shows a year due to the sheer logistics of bringing the entire crew together.


In 2016...

Posted 14 Jan 2017 @ 12:15pm

Lauded singer/songwriter Beth Brown has dropped a brand new film clip ahead of releasing her debut EP. 


Easy is the first taste of her forthcoming debut EP Dream Coat, bolstered by its breezy film clip. 


Partnering with highly celebrated U.S. producer Brad Jones, Beth Brown joins a list of critically acclaimed Australian artists including Missy Higgins and...

Posted 13 Jan 2017 @ 5:43pm

While the Ballarat Beer Festival may be ‘all about the beer’ (there’s over 200 different craft beers to be exact) it boasts a pretty killer lineup as well. 


Performing at this year’s festival will be Dallas Crane, Blues Brothers, Riflebirds, The Houndlings, Michael Meeking & the Lost Souls, This Way North and Davey Lane returns as part of Thee Gravy Train Four.

Posted 13 Jan 2017 @ 4:38pm

The metered viewpoints of Australian broadcaster and commentator Waleed Aly have never been funkier. 


Form TISM front man Damian Cowell has just released a new video, Come On Waleed featuring Henry Rollins alongside a slew of other familiar faces. 


The video, which also stars Andrew Hansen (The Chaser), Tony Martin and Liz Stringer, comes ahead of Cowell's...

Posted 13 Jan 2017 @ 3:14pm

Lauded trio The xx have just unleashed their third studio effort. 


The hotly anticipated release I See You is bolstered with prior singles On Hold and Say Something Loving.


The group are about to jet off on a long-reach world tour, armed with brand new tunes to share with the masses. 


Posted 13 Jan 2017 @ 2:00pm

Adelaide's finest purveyors of alt-rock Horror My Friend are back with a slamming new track and a tour to boot. 


DIYS is the first new tune we've heard from the trio since their acclaimed debut LP, Stay In, Do Nothing landed one year ago.
Spending 2016 bringing their music from town to town, Horror My Friend are already coming out of this year's gates raring to go...

Posted 13 Jan 2017 @ 1:35pm

Announcing its debut lineup late last year, Pitch Music & Arts festival is quickly approaching its first event.


The location for the festival was previously unknown, said to be a serene setting “in the mild meadows under the blue gums”.
The location has been revealed as near the town of Mafeking, near Ararat in regional Victoria.
As for the...

Posted 13 Jan 2017 @ 12:45pm

The latest electronic music escape has just dropped its second round of artists to join the already tremendous bill. 


Babylon Festival has managed to snatch some of the most interesting electronic music warriors from all over the world for its second announcement. 
The extra artists include the remixing UK duo Psychemagik, techhouse Berliner Andreas Hanneberg, the...

Posted 13 Jan 2017 @ 10:54am

Ahead of their split 7" with Cayetana, Camp Cope will be hitting the road with Cable Ties on an east coast tour. 


Having just played a sold-out show alongside Modern Baseball, the award-winning group are also gearing up to take over Laneway Festival.


Their forthcoming 7" will feature their new single Keep Growing and a re-working of Georgia Maq's solo...

Posted 13 Jan 2017 @ 10:06am

Beginner or pro, everyone is welcome to get stretching at All of the Tights - a hip hop tracked night of yogic bliss. 


The one-off night will be led by yogi master Drew Wilson, and will feature the hardest hip hop soundtrack to accompany the exercise. 


DJ MIMI will be spinning beats from icons like Drake, Kanye, Chance the Rapper, Rihanna and more to get hearts...

Posted 13 Jan 2017 @ 9:44am

Australia's favourite ice cream is opening a pop-up store in Melbourne, bringing six brand new flavours with it. 


The Golden Gaytime Crumb Shed will be selling the nationally loved Gaytime Crumb by the tin for you to make your own magic with (pro tip: fancy a Gaytime Crumb sandwich?), as well as launching six limited flavours.  


As well as the classic Gaytime,...

Posted 12 Jan 2017 @ 5:44pm

It's been a year since David Bowie passed away, and it still hurts. But in the word's of the man himself: "Let's Dance". 


After last year's huge Bowie celebrations and the one-year anniversary of the Starman's death just passed, it's the perfect time to remember his influence on the world.
All your favourite Bowie songs will be spinning around the clock, courtesy...

Posted 12 Jan 2017 @ 12:49pm

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra are putting on the perfect tribute to Pixar this summer. 


Pixar's influence on the world will be translated into a live performance of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra playing along to some of the most memorable Pixar clips, live scoring in real time. 
Conducted by Benjamin Northey, there will be high-definition screenings of...

Posted 12 Jan 2017 @ 12:38pm

The Peep Tempel will play an open-air Melbourne show off the back of releasing one of 2016's best albums


The universally acclaimed band will be joined by special guests Cash Savage and the Last Drinks, who have come off a huge year themselves with their latest record One of Us elevating them to a new...

Posted 12 Jan 2017 @ 11:50am

Wasting no time, Totally Unicorn are kicking things off for this year by heading out on a national tour. 


They'll be picking up their guitars and stocking up on cask wine once more on their 'Party Goons'  tour that'll bring them across the country, dropping by Melbourne for what's bound to be a raucous show. 


Posted 12 Jan 2017 @ 11:27am

Good news, folks. A new festival is about to join the ranks of our already packed summer lineup.


Presented by Good Manners and Wondercore Island, the festival will be held across four stages in two City of Melbourne venues.
Good Island is all about bringing together some of Australia’s most progressive acts and visual talents, with each artist getting the chance...

Posted 12 Jan 2017 @ 11:02am

Black Star Pastry are coming to Melbourne, bringing their Sydney-famous cakes with them. 


Their strawberry and watermelon cake recently took Melbourne's tastebuds by storm at the Night Noodle Market. However, if you missed out on the magic - fear not. Owner and creator Chris Thé has revealed the burgeoning business will be opening up in Melbourne. 
Bringing a...

Posted 12 Jan 2017 @ 10:07am

The legendary Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival have revealed their 2017 lineup, and they're not holding anything back, 


Taking to the stage in Tennessee will be some certifiably large acts including U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd, Chance The Rapper, Flume, The xx and Lorde. 


Elsewhere on the lineup comes a plethora of heavy-hitting legends including...

Posted 12 Jan 2017 @ 9:39am

PBS 106.7FM is throwing a week-long party in celebration of live music, with an awesome lineup of local artists.


For five glorious afternoons in a row, PBS' Drive programs will exhibit some of the best acts Melbourne has to offer, with The Peep Tempel, Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, Laura Jean, Corin, Miss Destiny, The Dacios, Hi-Tec Emotions, The Pink Tiles, Karli White,...

Posted 12 Jan 2017 @ 9:00am

The Smith Street Band's Wil Wagner will be heading out on an extensive solo jaunt throughout February. 


After the success of two sold out east coast shows mid-2016 between recording commitments, Wagner will be picking up his guitar once more and hitting the road for his most extensive solo effort to date. 
Locking in three hometown shows, he'll be taking to the...

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 4:54pm

Ahead of releasing their hotly anticipated new record, Dune Rats have locked in a national tour. 


The Dunies' upcoming tour will be showcasing new tracks from their second release, The Kids Will Know It's Bullshit.


Speaking to triple j, the group said the tour will be "more...

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 11:37am

Nine Melbourne acts were announced among 498 others from around the world who are the latest to be invited to play South By Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas.


Altogether 2000 acts will play between Monday March 13 and Sunday March 19.


The Melbourne contingent is made up of Slum Sociable, Sui Zhen, Japanese Wallpaper, Tim Wheatley, Slow Dancer, The Elliotts,...

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 11:30am

The Bendigo Hotel are putting on a huge birthday weekender, pulling together a lineup loaded with first-rate talent. 


One huge weekend will see seven years of birthdays stuffed into one, with Cosmic Psychos leading the charge - playing the venue for the very first time. 
Cosmic Psychos will be joined by Power, Batpiss, and Organ Donor to kick things off on Friday...