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Music Features

Matt Doll on the trials and tribulations of going solo

Matt Doll will be performing at Chapel Off Chapel for Chapel Summer Sessions on Saturday February 23. Night Flight comes out Friday February 22.

Beirut's Zach Condon hasn't found his home yet

Beirut’s new album, Gallipoli, is out now via 4AD/Remote Control.

Vintage Trouble's latest record steers the soul group in a new musical direction

Vintage Trouble will play Bluesfest which comes to Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm from Thursday April 18 to Monday April 22. They’re also performing at The Corner on Thursday April 25. Grab your tickets via respective festival and venue websites.

Perth-based rockers The Kill Devils Hills on having a flexible music career

The Kill Devil Hills will launch Pink Fit at Riverboats Music Festival in Echuca on Friday February 15 and The Tote on Saturday February 16. Grab your tickets via respective festival and venue websites.

The origin story of acclaimed rock musical 'Barbara and the Camp Dogs'

Barbara and the Camp Dogs plays at the Malthouse Theatre’s Merlyn stage now until Sunday March 3 (bar Mondays). Tickets and more information are available via the venue website. 

The Beasts reflect on the legacy of their late band members

Catch The Beasts with special guests Dallas Crane on Friday February 22 at the Prince Bandroom and Saturday February 23 at The Croxton Bandroom. Tickets available via Oztix.

Jess & Matt are on track to becoming the next legendary duo

Jess & Matt play their Chapel Summer Sessions show at Chapel Off Chapel on Friday February 22. Tickets and more information available via the venue website.

Jordan Ravi is the rising star you need to keep an eye on

Jordan Ravi launches his new single 'One More Time' at Brunswick's Stay Gold on Wednesday February 27. Head to Ravi's Facebook page for more information.

How the internet brought Zeal & Ardor's unorthodox style to life

Zeal & Ardor come to Brunswick’s Stay Gold (sold out) on Saturday February 23. They’ll also play headline shows in Brisbane and Sydney with which tickets are available via Carbon Sunset. 

The Seven Ups express their love for Afrobeat

The Seven Ups play WOMADelaide which comes to Adelaide’s Botanic Park from Friday March 8 to Monday March 11. Head to the festival website for tickets and program information.

Japanese trio Zahatorte's expectation of their first trip Down Under

Zahatorte play the Northcote Social Club on Tuesday February 12. Head to the venue website for tickets.

The mysterious disappearance (and return) of Steve Smyth

Steve Smyth supports Magpie Diaries at the Northcote Social Club on Sunday February 10. Magpie Diaries also perform at The Old Bar on Thursday February 7. Head to the respective venue websites for tickets.

The secret behind Vampire Weekend’s cultish allure

The release date of Father of the Bride is yet to be announced, but you can keep an eye on their new music here.

Teenage Fanclub rock on after the departure of a core band member

Teenage Fanclub play The Corner on Tuesday February 12 (sold out) and Wednesday February 13. Tickets via the Frontier Touring website.

The Cat Empire on their most innovative album yet

The Cat Empire play St Kilda Festival on Sunday February 10. Head to the festival website for information on the program.

Max Riebl seamlessly leaps from classical to contemporary styles

Max Riebl comes to Chapel Off Chapel for Chapel Summer Sessions on Saturday February 16. Tickets available via the venue website.

Panda Bear strips back the layers in his latest record 'Buoys'

Panda Bear’s sixth studio album Buoys is out now via Domino Recordings.

Do Re Mi get the band back together for By the C series

Do Re Mi perform as part of the By the C concert series in Leura Park, Geelong on Saturday February 9, tickets via Ticketmaster. A Melbourne sideshow hits the Corner Hotel, Friday February 8, tickets via Feel Presents. 

Adalita reflects on the origins of Magic Dirt following the death of their bassist

Adalita plays the Alfred Square Stage at St Kilda Festival on Sunday February 10. Find more details on the full program via the festival website. 

Fem Belling on getting rid of music genres

Fem Belling presents Kon Shes at Chapel off Chapel on Sunday February 17. Tickets via the venue website.

Greta Van Fleet don't believe in a rock 'n' roll saviour

Greta Van Fleet play The Forum on Tuesday February 5 [sold out] and Festival Hall on Wednesday February 6. Tickets via Live Nation. 

Nicole Skeltys & The Disenchanted try to look at the world through Bob Dylan’s eyes

Nicole Skeltys & The Disenchanted play the Northcote Social Club Saturday February 16. Tickets via Eventbrite.

Ravyn Lenae is keeping her musical options open

Ravyn Lenae plays her Laneway Festival sideshow at Howler on Wednesday February 6. St Jerome’s Laneway Festival goes down on Saturday February 8 at Footscray Park. 

Nine incredible PBS Drive Live performances over the years

PBS Drive Live 2019, featuring Ainslie Wills, Private Function, Thando and more kicks off on Monday February 4 and runs till Friday February 8. Entry is free, but you need to RSVP. Visit the Drive Live website to secure your spot.    

Clifton Hill Brewpub sits at the centre of a growing live music scene

Clifton Hill Brewpub is located at 89 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill, open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Head to their website for their live music program.

After a rough patch, Jungle are fighting sadness with upbeat tunes

Catch Jungle at The Forum on Sunday April 28 supported by Georgia. Tickets available through Ticketmaster.