Music Features

Marky Ramone is coming down under with a show every Ramones’ fan will love.

Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg will be performing at The Croxton on Friday November 24 and at The Pier Hotel on Saturday November 25. 

From ‘Crying At The Tote’ to surprise Tinder dates – Lazertits aren’t taking themselves too seriously

Lazertits will launch Not Punk, Per Se at the John Curtin Hotel on Saturday November 25, with Bitch Diesel, Hexdebt, and Face Face. Their debut album is out now.

The Kooks on staying at the top of their game more than a decade on

The Kooks will perform at Falls Festival, coming to Lorne from Thursday December 28 until Sunday December 31, also featuring Flume, Run The Jewels, Glass Animals, Liam Gallagher, and more. They’ll headline Festival Hall on Wednesday January 3. The Best Of…So Far is out now.

Infectious flair and bubbling energy make Sugar Fed Leopards a must-see live act

Sugar Fed Leopards will perform at Coburg Night Market on Friday December 1 with Ras Jahknow, Noriko Tadano, Brooke Taylor and BindaasBollywood DanceCompany.

Remi and Sampa The Great are Aussie hip hop's ultimate dream team

Remi will perform as part of The Pleasure Garden, taking over Catani Gardens on Saturday December 9. The lineup also features Fat Freddy’s Drop, Montaigne, Baker Boy, Opiuo, and more.

Plan ahead: Here’s the lowdown on Melbourne Music Week’s Live Music Safari

Melbourne Music Week's Live Music Safari takes over the city on Thursday November 23.

While other nu-metal and emo bands are all but done and dusted, Evanescence still packs a heartfelt and haunting punch with Synthesis

Evanescence will perform with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at Rod Laver Arena on Friday February 16. Synthesis is out now via Sony.

The Teskey Brothers on turning music into an actual job, and finding their own sound

The Teskey Brothers will perform at Queenscliff Music Festival, taking place from Friday November 24 until Sunday November 26 with Bernard Fanning, Bob Evans, Lindi Ortega, and Stella Donnelly.

Why diversity is the real winner at The Age Music Victoria Awards

The Age Music Victoria Awards and The After Party goes down at 170 Russell on Wednesday November 22. More details here. 

Getting To Know Your Corner Award Shortlist

Keep an eye on the Corner Award's website for news of this year's winner.

Unmissable events to catch at Melbourne Music Week 2017

Learn more over at the Melbourne Music Week website. 

We asked Thundamentals to make us a playlist of summer bangers

Thundamentals will perform at A Weekend in the Gardens at the Royal Botanic Gardens on Saturday November 18 alongside Illy and Spit Syndicate. 

Hydrofunk Records on celebrating 20 years of going against the mainstream formula

Hydrofunk will celebrate their 20th birthday at Workers Club on Saturday November 18, featuring Resin Dogs, Benjamin Walsh, Tigermoth, and Indigenoise.

Ecca Vandal on struggling to get by, hitting the road, and finally releasing her debut album

Ecca Vandal hits up the Corner Hotel on Saturday November 25. Ecca Vandal is out Friday October 20 via Dew Process / UMA. 

Heart Of St Kilda: celebrating community and supporting those in need

Heart Of St Kilda will take over Palais Theatre on Tuesday November 28, featuring Leo Sayer, Courtney Barnett, Jimeoin, James Reyne, and more.

DJ Zerotonine on his underground club night Laser Highway

Laser Highway will host Phaserland at Rubix Warehouse on Friday November 17 with Jordan F and Vast Hill.

Dystopia on community and showcasing a different side of music

Dystopia will take over 24 Moons on Friday November 17, featuring Shiv-R, Coffin Carousel, Snuff, Zen Robotic, and more.

Ron S Peno shows us why he’s always been a Guiding Light

Ron S Peno & The Superstitions will launch Guiding Light at The Spotted Mallard on Friday November 17, with support from Baby Blue.

Bianca Martin on supporting non-cis-men in the music industry and putting together Punk Is An Attitude

Punk Is An Attitude will take over Last Chance Rock N Roll Bar on Thursday November 23 as part of Melbourne Music Week’s Live Music Safari. The show will feature Qwerty, GLOVV, Shiny Coin, and Kt Spit.

Julianna Barwick on bringing her one of a kind music to St Paul’s Cathedral

Julianna Barwick will perform at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday November 17 as part of Melbourne Music Week. The night will also feature Kath Bloom, Divide and Dissolve,  Wilson Tanner, and more.

The MSO are bringing the magic and music of Harry Potter to the stage

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Live in Concert will be performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at The Plenary, MCEC on Thursday November 16 and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Live in Concert on Friday November 17. A special double performance of both films will take place on Saturday November 18. Beanbag seating is available.

Miscellanea: the independent record labels sustaining Melbourne’s cherished music legacy

Miscellanea will bring together more than 25 artists from all around Victoria, to take over Melbourne Town Hall on Sunday November 19, as part of Melbourne Music Week.

A Music Lover’s Guide to London

After more exploration inspiration? Head to our travel section. 

How Nic Cester went from Australia's biggest band to going it alone

Nic Cester's debut solo album, Sugar Rush, is out now. 

The Coronas on doing things independently

The Coronas will perform at the Corner Hotel on Sunday November 26. Trust The Wire is out now.

Mayfield on their labour of love, 'Victim Of Circumstance'

Mayfield will perform at Bird’s Basement on Friday November 10. They’ll also perform at Chapel Off Chapel on Thursday January 18 as part of Chapel Summer Sessions.

We get the inside scoop on Soundvision

Soundvision will take place at Latrobe University’s Bundoora campus on Saturday November 18, featuring GL, Remi, The RAah Project, and more.