Music Features

What Music Victoria has in store for its 2019 membership drive

Head to musicvictoria.com.au/membership-types to sign up and gather all the information you need.  

What pop sensation MØ has planned for her Aussie trip

MØ comes to Festival Hall as part of her Groovin the Moo tour on Thursday May 2. Head to the venue website for tickets. 

Great adversity has given rise to Fat White Family's newest album

Fat White Family’s new album, Serfs Up!, is out Friday April 19 via Domino Recording Company.

Kurt Vile's latest album is his self-proclaimed masterpiece

Kurt Vile & The Violators play Bluesfest on Thursday April 18 and Saturday April 20. They’ll also play Boogie on Sunday April 21 and a headline show at The Forum on Monday April 22 (sold out), The Croxton on Wednesday April 24 with Tropical Fuck Storm and Castlemaine's Theatre Royal on Friday April 26 with Lost Animal and Julia Shapiro (Chastity Belt). 

Chasing Ghosts' Jimmy Kyle on the stories behind his music

Jimmy Kyle performs at The Standard Hotel as part of Young Henrys’ Best Served Loud series on Thursday April 25. It’s all free.

Melbourne Ska Orchestra’s ambitious endeavours have led to immense success

Melbourne Ska Orchestra launch their One Year of Ska box set at Max Watt’s on Friday May 3. Prior to that, they’ll perform at Bluesfest on Saturday April 20 and Sunday April 21. Head to respective venue and festival websites for tickets.

Even after 20 years, Sevendust don’t plan on slowing down anytime soon

Sevendust come to The Forum on Saturday April 27. Head to the venue website for tickets.

Miss Blanks brings her own brand of empowerment to Aussie hip hop

Miss Blanks’ new single ‘Tommy’ is out now. She hits the stage alongside Alice Ivy at the Northcote Social Club on Friday May 31. Head to the venue website for tickets.

Swamplands is the laidback, unpretentious live music venue that caters to everyone

Check out Swamplands open late Tuesday to Sunday at 744 High Street, Thornbury. Head to their Facebook page for upcoming event info.

After three long years, I Know Leopard offer up the fruit of their labour

I Know Leopard’s debut album, Love Is A Landmine, is out now via Ivy League Records. They’ll be launching the LP at the Northcote Social Club on Friday May 24. Head to the venue website for ticks.

Middle Kids are taking over the world and not slowing down

Middle Kids’ new mini-album New Songs For Old Problems is out on Friday May 24 via EMI Music Australia. They’ll be launching their new single, ‘Real Thing’, at 170 Russell on Wednesday April 24 and Thursday April 25 (both sold out).

The Australian Music Vault traces the historical and social rise of Aussie hip hop

The Australian Music Vault’s new hip hop exhibition is now open at Arts Centre Melbourne. Head to The Vault website for more information on what’s going down.

Goran Bregović will never be constrained by cultural boundaries

Goran Bregović comes to Hamer Hall with his Wedding & Funeral Band on Tuesday May 14. Tickets via the Arts Centre website.

Inside the massive Chicago-inspired block party coming to Melbourne

Goose Island's inaugural block party goes down Saturday May 11. For tickets, head to the Good Beer Week website.

Meet the eccentric, knowledgeable team at Quality Records +

Check out Quality Records at 269 Glenferrie Road, Malvern on Saturday April 13 for Record Store Day. Find out more about the record store via their website.

Little Quirks reflect on their wide-ranging musical influences

Little Quirks come to the National Folk Festival from Thursday April 18 to Monday April 22 at Exhibition Park in Canberra. Head to the festival website for lineup information and for tickets. 

Canada’s PUP start to see the fruits of their success

Morbid Stuff is out now via Little Dipper/Cooking Vinyl Australia. 

Lucy Rose’s delicate new LP traces her personal transformation

Catch Lucy Rose at Northcote Social Club on Thursday June 6. Tickets are on sale now via the venue’s website. 

Folk rocker Kim Churchill discusses his bittersweet success

Kim Churchill’s new EP, I AM, is out Friday May 3. The songwriter takes to Howler on Saturday June 15. Head to Churchill’s website for tickets.

Robert Foster reflects on his decades spent making music

Robert Forster hits The Espy on Saturday July 27. Inferno is out now via Tapete Records.

How Music Victoria is lighting the way for musicians

Music Victoria’s Membership Drive is open from Monday April 8 to Thursday April 18. Head to the Music Victoria website for instructions on how to sign up.

What Muscle Shoals Records have in store for Record Store Day 2019

Check out Muscle Shoals Records at 504 Lygon Street on Saturday April 13 for Record Store Day. They’ll be welcoming in-store performances from The High Gears, Teresa Duffy-Richards, Julitha Ryan and more. 

The best turntables to spin your records on this Record Store Day

With Record Store Day 2019 just around the corner, check out Audio-Technica’s range of turntables via their website. Your LPs will be better for it.

The most unusual Record Store Day releases of 2019

Record Store Day is happening on Saturday April 13, 2019. For more information, head to the RSD website. 

Melbourne surf rockers Money For Rope break down their remarkable new album 'Picture Us'

Money For Rope's new album Picture Us is now out via Cheersquad Records and is available via all streaming platforms. The band will launch the LP at The Gasometer on Wednesday April 24 (Anzac Day Eve).

How Dutch Vinyl is gearing up for Record Store Day 2019

Find Dutch Vinyl at 269 Johnston Street, Abbotsford who will be open from 8am for Record Store Day on Saturday April 13. Head to their website for more info on the record store and for online sales.

The Surround Sound concert takes classical music to the next level

ANAM’s Surround Sound concert goes down Saturday April 13 at the South Melbourne Town Hall. Tickets start from $25 for under-30’s via ANAM’s website.

How to create a local dance scene with DJ Osunlade

Catch Osunlade and Mike Steva at Deeperoots Music Warehouse Party on Saturday April 6 at Melbourne’s Rubix Warehouse. Tickets via Eventbrite.

Rich Webb on his new, world-inspired release

Rich Webb comes to the Northcote Social Club on Sunday April 7. Grab your tickets via the venue website. Le Rayon Vert is out now via streaming services.