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Posted 24 Feb 2017 @ 3:12pm

It's been 11 years since Section 8's humble container bar landed in Tattersalls Lane.

 

To celebrate, Section 8 has pulled together a massive lineup to help kick off their 11th birthday proceedings.
 
Detroit beatmaker Tall Black Guy is coming over with a steady stream of sample flips and deft production chops alongside NZ's Lo Key, Mr Big Stuff, House of Beige, OJ...

Posted 24 Feb 2017 @ 3:10pm

To mark the start of the 2017 university year and welcome this year's international students, Arts Centre Melbourne and the City of Melbourne will be hosting Asia Pop Fest as part of the Asia TOPA festival.

 

Celebrating all things pop culture, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl will host a range of activities for attendees: bolstered with K-pop dance competitions, a gaming lounge and...

Posted 24 Feb 2017 @ 3:04pm

After two months of film screenings, fine food, free shows and sold out gigs, the final week of the 2017 Shimmerlands season is upon us. 

 

For the last installment of Shimmerlands, Melbourne's premier community radio station RRR will be playing a free show before the last screening of La La Land and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
 
In addition to this, Shimmerlands...

Posted 24 Feb 2017 @ 2:51pm

Due to an overwhelming demand, Julia Jacklin has added a second show to her upcoming Australian tour at the Corner Hotel.

 

News of the second show comes mere days after tickets went on sale with the first Melbourne show completely sold out.
 
2017 will see Julia Jacklin play headline shows in the UK, US and Europe - including a sold out 800-capacity London show -...

Posted 24 Feb 2017 @ 2:37pm

Fresh from hopping off a tour with Tegan and Sara, Alex Lahey is setting off on her own tour. 

 

2016 was a watershed year for Lahey, whose EP B Grade University scored acclaim acorss the country and overseas, snagging an opening spot at Splendour In The Grass to boot. 

 

Posted 24 Feb 2017 @ 12:56pm

It's been ten years since The O.C. went to air.

 

Ten years since Seth sailed off into the horizon, teenage heartbreak weighing heavy on his shoulders.

 

 

Ten years since Wonderwall soundtracked Marissa and Ryan's breakup. Ten years since Forever Young soundtracked Ryan and Marissa's second...

Posted 24 Feb 2017 @ 12:19pm

The 2017 Port Phillip Mussel Festival - a two-day seafood street party - will be returning this coming March.

 

Melbourne's oldest permanent market, South Melbourne Market, will turn into a mini Bourbon Street, serving up more than five tonnes of molluscs. 
 
Becoming one of Melbourne's biggest free jazz festivals, the Mussel Festival is filled with live music and...

Posted 24 Feb 2017 @ 10:23am

Airwolf has unleashed a new track ahead of hitting the road for some local tour dates. 

 

The Way It Is sees Airwolf ramp up his club and radio aspirations with slack hats, a moody ‘90s piano and slamming garage bassline, all topped off with the voice of Danish R&B singer Stine Kinck, aka Kinck.

 

Posted 24 Feb 2017 @ 9:44am

The stalwarts of Australia's rock scene are making their comeback with an eleven track LP this year.

 

Ten years into a music career hasn't stopped Dead Letter Circus from continuing to push out new music, now with an upcoming album titled The Endless Mile that acoustically interprets a lot of their earlier songs. 
 
Their new single is a reimagination of One Step, ...

Posted 23 Feb 2017 @ 5:39pm

Piknic Électronik has revealed the first three of their headline acts for their upcoming closing party. 

 

In his only Australian show, the remixer, producer and record label owner will be bringing his world-renowned sound to Melbourne. 
 
He's been a resident at NYC's legendary Deep Space party since 2003, and is widely regarded as one of the godfathers of house...

Posted 23 Feb 2017 @ 3:43pm

Get ready to hit The Sup' for another installment of one of Victoria's favourite festivals, because the Golden Plains set times are here. 

 

Ausmuteants will be opening the show on Saturday, followed by Margaret Glaspy and Benny & The Flybyniters. 
 
Things start to heat up with Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, followed by Camp Cope and Kurt Vile taking the...

Posted 23 Feb 2017 @ 3:34pm

Running Touch is back with a new single ahead of a forthcoming EP. 

 

Lovely comes off Running Touch's imminent EP, A Body Slow, and the track is the best example of his signature style that meets halfway between out-there electronica and a more wholesome indie sound.

 

With a 2016 that was full of festival appearances, the young artist has also kicked off...

Posted 23 Feb 2017 @ 3:32pm

It's not a trick of the light, Dark Mofo's hit art installation will be making its way to rural Bendigo.

 

During Bendigo's Easter Festival, make sure to take a detour through Rosalind Park to see the renowned House of Mirrors.
 
The installation caters to all ages, keeping the young or the old on their toes around every corner. 
 
With a series of full-...

Posted 23 Feb 2017 @ 3:16pm

Two of the biggest names in modern hip hop have been mulling in the studio, Gambino confirms. 

 

It was all just rumours up until Gambino had an interview with REAL 92.3's Big Boy's Neighborhood a few days ago, revealing that they have managed to score some time together.

 

"We'll see what happens, but yeah, we actually sat down in the studio and worked hard for a...

Posted 23 Feb 2017 @ 3:06pm

Only Melbourne could produce a band as raucous as BATPISS.

 

Their new single Weatherboard Man is a sludge-punk war cry, and produced by The Drones' Gareth Liddiard which only makes the track's intensity power on through.

 

Its accompanying video shows crummy footage of dilapidated houses, roofs ripped off and walls broken down, in the aftermath of cyclone Tracy...

Posted 23 Feb 2017 @ 2:08pm

These Sydney beatmakers have just signed the deal of their lifetime.

 

They've just joined forces with the prestigious US label RCA Records, which has been responsible for hosting huge names like Mark Ronson and Sia.

 

Preparing to tour both the States and their home country, the band have released a clip of them playing a set in the greenery of a serene backyard,...

Posted 23 Feb 2017 @ 10:43am

Focusing on the art and craft of songwriting, The Real Songwriters of Melbourne have returned with a 2017 installment. 

 

Getting down for the event will be Benjamin Trillado, CHMBRS and Tanya George for a series of live performances. 

 

Rachel Costanzo and radio presenters Rick & Ellie D from 88.3 Southern FM will also be on deck. 

 

Capping it...

Posted 23 Feb 2017 @ 9:36am

At The Drive In have emerged with their first new album in almost two decades. 

 

Incurably Innocent is the second track to be released from their forthcoming record, in • ter a • li • a, due out May 5 on  

Rise Records/Cooking Vinyl Australia.   According to vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Incurably Innocent is "a song about sexual abuse and being able to finally speak out...
Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 3:11pm

Peking Duk have locked in a sprawling Australian tour. 

 

Jumping on their 'Clowntown Tour', the Dukies will be heading out on their largest run of headline shows to date. 

 

Joining Peking Duk on tour is Melbourne's own rap hero Ivan Ooze and the self-professed 'Hannah Montana of the rap game' Mallrat.

 

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 12:39pm

Kurt Vile has snuck an extra solo show onto his Australian tour. 

 

Off the back of his brilliant album B'lieve I'm Goin Down... Vile will be in the country to hit up Golden Plains, as well as for a set on behalf of the Zoo Twilights 2017 series. 

 

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 12:16pm

File under: why, God? Why? 

 

Picture this. You emerge from your gold-encrusted throne, moving forth from your library ensconced with thousands of leather-bound books (all unread). Stepping out the front door, you call to your driver.

 

"Jeeves," you beckon.  

 

"Yes, Mr Penny Packer?"  

 

"Let's go bowling. But not your everyday, run-of-...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 10:34am

Bluesfest continues to grow, with the addition of some first-class talent. 

 

Leading the charge comes legendary Australian songwriter Neil Finn, who will take the stage with his band to close out the festival in a career-spanning set. 

 

Also getting in on the action are Vintage Trouble, JET's Nic Cester, Playing For Change, Ellis Hall, Vasti Jackson, REMI, The...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 10:10am

Dune Rats are celebrating the release of their latest album in a way that suits them best. By crafting and releasing their own beer. 

 

Dunies Lager is a slightly hazy, summer smasher of a beer with a full blown dank hop nose and flavour, courtesy of some late addition hop hash.

 

Mosaic, Citra, El Dorado and Azacca hops give a feisty first impression, but mellow...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 9:56am

Noctilucent will be taking to the stage in a special performance. 

 

The inaugural event from the minds at Seasoned-Gatherings, The Toff In Town is set for an intimate night of electronic delight. 

 

As well as Belgium's Noctilucent leading the charge, support will come in the form of Angus Dawson who recently dropped his new video for Ocean in the Sky. 

 ...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 9:26am

J. Cole will be heading to our shores at the tail end of a massive world tour. 

 

It comes in the wake of his 2016 effort, 4 Your Eyez Only, which climbed to the top of the charts in the US upon its release. 

 

Posted 21 Feb 2017 @ 4:13pm

Hell yes. 

 

Fresh from announcing their world tour and Victorian shows, Midnight Oil will be taking on hosting duties with seminal Aussie music show, Rage. 

 

They'll be playing some certified bangers including Radio Birdman, Divinyls, Regurgitator, Yothu Yindi, PJ...

Posted 21 Feb 2017 @ 4:05pm

The initiative will allow the new members of our community the opportunity to absorb Melbourne’s vast music scene and make friends at the same time.

 

The aim of the project is to have a mix of young Melburnians and new migrants to attend a series of three or four gigs together, so they’ll get to know one another and hopefully extend their friendship beyond the project.
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Posted 21 Feb 2017 @ 3:51pm

Boo Seeka are taking to the stage armed with new music. 

 

In support of their latest single, Does This Last, the electro duo will be jumping on a cross-country jaunt culminating with a hotly anticipated Melbourne show. 

 

Posted 21 Feb 2017 @ 3:36pm

Californian post-hardcore heavyweights Touché Amoré are heading Down Under. 

 

They'll be heading to our shores in support of their new album, Stage Four. They'll be supported by Virginia-based Turnover. 

 

Posted 21 Feb 2017 @ 2:51pm

Fresh from releasing their latest track, Hollow World are hitting the road. 

 

Having just played alongside some of Australia's best extreme metal artists on the Thrash, Blast Grind Festival alongside King Parrot and Psycroptic, today...

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