Music Features

Beat's Guide to Darebin Music Feast 2018

Darebin Music Feast kicks off Thursday October 18 until Sunday October 28. The full program can be found on the Darebin Music Feast website, as well as tickets for all events.

'Roadies' explores the mental health struggles of road crews

Grab yourself a copy of Roadies by Stuart Coupe, out now through Hachette Australia. If you are struggling with your mental health, you can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or BeyondBlue on 1300 22 4636.

Alpha Booking Agency is breaking through the boys club

Check out the artists and services Alpha provides at alphabookingagency.com.

Sonic aGender tackles the relationship between music and gender

Sonic aGender runs on Friday October 19,  as part of the Darebin Music Feast. Check out the Darebin Music Feast website for tickets and the full program.

Harping on with Electric Blue Collective

Electric Blues Collective will be playing at the Docklands Blues Music Festival on Saturday October 20 and Sunday October 21.

This electronic music festival goes down in a volcanic crater

Hopkins Creek 2018 goes down at Kulkurt Crater, 1939 Delacombe Way, Tatyoon from Friday November 30 until Sunday December 2. More info and tickets available via www.hopkins-creek.com.au.

Tex Perkins can't take a break

Tex Perkins and the Fat Rubber Band play the Heart of St Kilda October 23rd at the Palais Theatre. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.

Oh Pep! are constantly on the road

I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You… is out Friday October 26 through ATO Records. You can catch Oh Pep! at The Corner Hotel on Saturday December 1.

Parcels are in a constant state of flux

Parcels is due for release on Friday October 12 via Because Music / Caroline Australia. Catch Parcels at 170 Russell on Monday January 14.

Cat Power wanders to find her strength

Wanderer is out now through Domino Records. Cat Power is coming to play Zoo Twilights on Saturday February 9, 2019.

From Beach Boys to The Strokes: the five albums that changed Last Dinosaurs' Sean Caskey

Last Dinosaurs new album Yumeno Garden is out now via Dew Process.

Exploring the phenomenon of hating Nickelback

Or if you’d prefer to crack the case and do your own research, maybe grab a ticket to their shows in February next year. 

Three Phase Rehearsal Studios is Melbourne's most versatile new recording space

Three Phase Rehearsal Studios is open seven days a week at 8 Tinning Street, Brunswick. Head to their website for more information.

The Melbourne International HiFi Show: bringing together cutting-edge silicon with vintage vinyl

Melbourne International HiFi Show will take place at the Pullman Mercure Hotel, Albert Park from Friday October 12 until Sunday October 14.

Margo Price on Russell Crowe, her strongest album yet and her first-ever Australian tour

Margo Price will perform at the Australian Americana Music Honours, taking place at Thornbury Theatre on Thursday October 11. She’ll also perform at Caravan Music Club on Wednesday October 10, Thornbury Theatre on Friday October 12, and at Out On The Weekend, taking place at Seaworks Williamstown on Saturday October 13.

Clare Bowen on leaving the silver screen to follow her musical dream

Clare Bowen will perform at the Athenaeum Theatre on Friday October 5. Her self-titled album is out now via BMG.

Niine is decorating neo-pop with her own adventurous sensibility

Niine will perform at The Evelyn Hotel on Thursdays from October 4 to October 18. This week will feature support from Elle Shimada, Hemm, and DJ Brenda with visuals from Fan Club President. Niine’s debut EP Yeah, Nah is out on Thursday October 11.

Sonic/Ascent: the show redefining political music while empowering gender and racial diversity

SONIC / ASCENT will take place at Darebin Arts Centre on Thursday October 18, as part of Darebin Music Feast. Darebin Music Feast will run from Thursday October 18 until Sunday October 28.

Lost Lands is the music festival of your diversity-driven dreams

The Lost Lands Festival will take over Werribee Park & Mansion on Saturday November 3 and Sunday November 4. 

The Renegade Pub Footy League is adding punk flair to the nation's holy code

The Renegade Pub League’s Pub Footy Ball will take place on Saturday October 13, featuring The Pretty Littles, Bitch Diesel and The Tarantinos.

Loch Hart Music Festival is the dreamlike summer campout with fantastic bands to boot

Loch Hart Music Festival goes down in Princetown on the Great Ocean Road from Friday November 16 to Sunday November 18, featuring Last Dinosaurs, WAAX, Press Club, and more.

Snarky Puppy: over a decade of creating a brave new world of creativity

Snarky Puppy will perform as part of Byron Bay Bluesfest, taking place from Thursday April 18 until Monday April 22. They’ll also headline The Forum on Friday April 26.

The 5 dickheads you'll see at every gig

Full disclaimer: This article was written by James Di Fabrizio, the biggest dickhead of all. Let your freak flag fly and go see a gig tonight.