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Posted 17 Apr 2014 @ 4:22pm
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To celebrate the release of his single Right Now, Allday has announced he will be embarking on a national tour this May.

 

To ensure fans will be swept away by the cream of Australia's hip hop new wave, Allday will be bringing special guests Jackie Onassis and Mikey Hundred along for the ride. Right Now is the first single from Allday's debut album, the follow up to his Top 20...

Posted 17 Apr 2014 @ 2:10pm
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After having to cancel Inner Varnika for 2014, the festival's organisers will throw two major parties this weekend.

 

The organisers originally released a statement explaining, "Inner Varnika began with the sole intent of creating a safe, morally progressive, law abiding festival that allowed people to party without any anxiety or fear from what lay beyond the gates. Our vision...

Posted 17 Apr 2014 @ 1:44pm
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Oscar Key Sung has exploded onto the dance/pop music scene with his own unique brand of beat-making. The 23-year-old Melbourne singer, songwriter and producer just released his first EP, Holograms, and he is currently on a national tour. A festival regular, Oscar Key Sung has also played to thousands at Falls Festival, Meredith, Sugar Mountain and Melbourne Music Week.
 
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Posted 17 Apr 2014 @ 1:35pm
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The discourse of corporate communications is frequently obsessed with the single organising concept, the fundamental idea – and associated pithy catchphrase – around which multifarious and disparate activities can be tethered. For local psychedelic blues band Ten Cent Pistols, the notion of a basic idea is fundamental to the group’s kaleidoscopic musical explorations.

 

“All our...

Posted 17 Apr 2014 @ 1:32pm
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Lumar LeBlanc from The Soul Rebels has one of the most evocative names you’re likely to come across in the next few paragraphs. Even more impressive is the man’s voice: a deep, New Orleanian blend of Barry White and Jesse Duplantis. He is charismatic and attentive, though one does get the impression that after innumerable interviews there’s nothing he hasn’t been asked before, and he’d rather...

Posted 17 Apr 2014 @ 1:29pm
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Often songwriters will keep quiet about which artists they’d truly like to resemble, so it’s always refreshing to hear someone proudly acknowledge their musical idols. On Lindi Ortega’s new album Tin Star, the Nashville-based Canadian songwriter affectionately draws from her primary influences.

 

“I listen to a lot of old, classic music, so there’s a main thread of old country in...

Posted 17 Apr 2014 @ 1:15pm
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Define your genre in five words or less:
Hot, sweaty, dirty/sexy, funkin' soul.
 
Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like? 
Like Curtis Mayfield had a baby with Amy Winehouse, Prince, Etta James and Adele. 
 
What can a punter expect from your live show?
Big soulful vocals, sexy...

Posted 17 Apr 2014 @ 1:13pm
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Define your genre in five words or less:
Punk funk explosion.
 
Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like?
The Clash mixed with Sly and The Family Stone, without the cocaine.
 
If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why?
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Posted 17 Apr 2014 @ 1:11pm
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What do you love about making music?
It’s debatable that I make music but I love being onstage, I hope to die onstage.
 
What do you hate about the music industry?
Everything, it’s all fucked.
 
If you could assassinate one person or band from popular music, who would it and why?
INXS… Oh wait the rest of INXS and Coldplay.
 
What can...

Posted 17 Apr 2014 @ 1:10pm
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Define your genre in five words or less:
Rock-n-cow-punk-roll.
 
When and where are you launching your EP?
Scotty: Bar Open on Saturday April 19 (free entry). We’re pulling out all the stops to make this show special – sequenced choreography, laser beams, revolving stages and pyrotechnics. Rehearsals have been stressful at times, but we reckon it’ll be worth it...

Posted 17 Apr 2014 @ 1:06pm
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1. Growing Up
SM: There were a lot of instruments around the house, [it was] more playing than listening. My folks were both musicians; my mum was a pop star in Poland and Dad was a bass player that was hired to play in her band. How romantic, I know. After they immigrated to Australia, they played weird residencies in restaurants; Mum on vocals, Dad on a plethora of late ’80s...

Posted 17 Apr 2014 @ 1:04pm
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Describe your sound.
Indie rock with the sensibilities of ‘60s pop.
 
Who do you sound like?
Arctic Monkeys, The Beatles, Band of Horses.
 
Do you have any recordings available?
Indeed we do. Our five-track EP is available for free download via our website. It's also for sale at our shows.
 
How long have you guys been together?...

Posted 17 Apr 2014 @ 11:53am
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Define your genre in five words or less: Jazz.
 
What can a punter expect from your live show? Smooth jazz that will leave listeners reminiscing of times gone by while enjoying a glass of wine and for our upcoming gig, yummy gourmet pizzas.
 
When are you playing live/releasing your album/EP/single/etc? We have an exciting gig coming up on Thursday April 17. We...

Posted 17 Apr 2014 @ 10:17am
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There have been some epic, passionate rivalries throughout history. Coke versus Pepsi, Real Madrid versus Barcelona, mankind versus printers. For decades, Melbourne was locked in a civil war of feelings, as those northside of the Yarra boasted of their creative, lively culture while those southside of the Yarra arrogantly walked their streets with a sense of superiority, partly because their...

Posted 16 Apr 2014 @ 4:32pm
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The all-conquering Liars will return to Australian shores this June.

 

The LA-based three-piece recently returned with their seventh album Mess, and if the rapturous receptions from last years shows at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sonar and Primavera are anything to go by, Australian fans are in for a treat.
 

Posted 16 Apr 2014 @ 12:07pm
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Three moments defined Sunday night’s Monster Magnet gig. The first came with the band’s appearance onstage: five hirsute rock’n’rollers, lathered in stoner rock credibility. Dave Wyndorf in a leather jacket over a Hawkwind t-shirt – the pummelling marriage of ‘70s American rock and acid-drenched English progressive psychedelia. He’s been to the edge, looked over the precipice and retreated...

Posted 16 Apr 2014 @ 12:06pm
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There are always good times at Tago Mago; sometimes the evening is genuinely memorable. And other times it’s downright shambolic. Spencer P Jones has been present at a lot of those events; you never quite know exactly what you’re going to get with Spencer, but it’s always worth witnessing.
 
Tonight’s set rambled across Jones’ many moods and talents. Perhaps channelling Bob Dylan’s...

Posted 16 Apr 2014 @ 12:02pm
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So you miss Pantera? And Down are not as good. Well neither are Kill Devil Hill (not to be confused with the Perth band). They make you nostalgic, sure, but it’s just not the same. The bass master Rex Brown (from Pantera and Down) still kills it, but with sunken cheeks and greying hair, it looks like the years have taken their toll. Singer Dewey Bragg seemingly wants to be the next (Pantera...

Posted 16 Apr 2014 @ 11:54am
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It’s always a pleasure seeing West Australian rock band The Panics play live, and tonight was no exception, as they opened for Aussie rock icons Hunters and Collectors. Performing a selection of their best known tracks including Don’t Fight It, Majesty, Cruel Guards and Endless Road, The Panics received a warm response from the crowd, having built up a strong following over the years. A great...

Posted 16 Apr 2014 @ 11:53am
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It’s been two years since Megan Washington’s last release, the EP Insomnia. However, her popularity hasn’t waned. Tonight’s show at Howler, in support of her new single, Who Are You, was sold out and the crowd is absolutely hers. No money is being made on the bar tonight. The audience is transfixed.
 
Megan Washington is a potent presence onstage and her voice packs even...

Posted 16 Apr 2014 @ 11:34am
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With the 2014 Splendour In The Grass lineup set to drop on Wednesday April 23, we've pulled out our crystal ball to decipher just who we may be seeing gracing the stage at Byron Bay this July.

 

Ever since their recent reformation and announcement of a 'world festival tour', one that would see them perform 40 shows around the world, Atlanta hip hop duo Outkast have been highly...

Posted 16 Apr 2014 @ 11:18am
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Cherry Bar's operators have expanded their venue portfolio with the acquisition of Bambu Bar, also in AC/DC Lane. 

 

The bar will be renamed EVIE, in honour of AC/DC Albert Records label mate Stevie Wright. This comes only a month after Cherry Bar's operators acquired Collingwood's Yah...

Posted 16 Apr 2014 @ 11:02am
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1.37 – 1.49 of this remix is 12 insane seconds of footwork brilliance. Rest of the track is pretty killer, but that snippet, goddamn.

Posted 16 Apr 2014 @ 11:02am
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Brimming with tonal quirks, Rainbow Chan’s Fruit is a softly sweet introspective jaunt, twisting carnival organs into deft electronica. The fairy floss pop and Casiotone merry-go-rounds sugar coat themes of inadequacy in adulthood. Refreshingly original production chops on display here.

Posted 16 Apr 2014 @ 11:02am
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It took me a while to regather me senses after Ben Frost’s crushing ATP set last year, spearing into me gulliver like digital acupuncture. Venter repeats the magic, unnerving with dog-whistle frequencies before the knock-out blow around the four-minute mark. As mind-melting as it is relentless.

Posted 16 Apr 2014 @ 11:02am
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New York rap crew Ratking enrol likeminded Briton King Krule for the hook on So Sick Stories, blending mellow flows and rapid-fire beat. Some decent bars are served out over the consistently accelerated dynamic. Cool, but never quite revelatory. 

Posted 16 Apr 2014 @ 11:02am
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Evoking The xx intimacy with a classic sense of stripped back soul, Sydney duo Twin Caverns drift on a cloud of organs and crisp, liquid finger snaps for Undiscover. Promising stuff.

Posted 16 Apr 2014 @ 10:58am
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Retro sci-fi synths and swift melodic execution make Wait For A Minute easier to swallow than preceding single Water Fountain, achieving experimental wonder with a limited sonic palette. Moments of lyrical profundity pulsate from an R&B core.

Posted 16 Apr 2014 @ 10:58am
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Melbourne outlaw darlings Wagons return with what could pass as a Link Wray-composed Bond theme. Henry punches above his vocal weight, beltin’ his bearded heart out to reach more than a few sweet spots towards the end. Maybe not as dangerous as it could be, but still a classy Western romp.  

Posted 16 Apr 2014 @ 10:31am
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Following the release of his much-anticipated debut album, Built In Glass, Chet Faker has revealed a national tour.

 

These will be Faker's first headline dates in over two years, and will see him performing with a full band. They will be his only shows this winter, with extensive international touring to follow.
 

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