Music Features

Despite losing band members, Ocean Grove stay true to their authentic sound

Catch Ocean Grove at UNIFY Gathering at Tarwin Meadows, Gippsland, from Friday January 11 to Sunday January 13. More details on the full lineup and tickets available via the festival website. 

How Melbourne rapper Mantra is using music to fuel social change

For more information, head to the Voice For Change website.

Track-by-Track: Time For Dreams give us the rundown on their immersive new remix EP

Time For Dreams' 'In Time Remixes' is out now via it records.

Soccer Mommy doesn't want to be your idol

Soccer Mommy plays Falls Festival Lorne on Sunday December 30, with tickets available through Ticketmaster. She’ll also hit Melbourne with a sideshow at Howler on Monday January 7, and you can find tickets via Moshtix.

USER's multifaceted sound can't be confined to a single genre

You can catch USER playing their final shows for 2018 at Old Bar on Sunday December 16, and Red Betty on Saturday December 22. More details via USER’s Facebook page.

Night Tongue are conceptual geniuses who create brooding, almost unnerving music

Catch Night Tongue perform at The Tote on Sunday December 16 and The Old Bar on Thursday December 20.

Bishop Briggs expresses an entirely different personality on stage

Bishop Briggs will take to Lorne on Friday December 28 as part of the Falls Festival circuit. You can also catch her at The Corner on Tuesday January 8.

I’m With Her's debut album is the perfect collaboration

I’m With Her will play Bluesfest when it goes down from Thursday April 18 to Monday April 22. They’ll also take to the Melbourne Recital Centre on Thursday April 18. Tickets via the festival and venue websites respectively.

The Merindas gear up for a jam-packed 2019

Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee kicks off with a concert at Memo Music Hall on Friday February 1 and continues as a free family festival on Saturday February 2 at O’Donnell Gardens. Visit ywnf.com.au for more information.

Bach X Reimagined is making classical music cool

Bach X Reimagined runs every Friday until April 5 as part of NGV Friday Nights. Grab your tickets from the NGV website.

upsidedownhead on achieving instant fame with 'get low'

upsidedownhead’s debut EP complex is available now on all major platforms. 

Robinson is constantly moving forward in her career

Catch Robinson at Northcote Social Club on Wednesday December 5. Tickets available through Eventbrite.

Bigger Than Jesus have resurrected to celebrate the life of their late band member

Bigger than Jesus will launch their album One For The Road at The Hotel Esplanade on Saturday December 15. Tickets via Moshtix.

Rüfüs Du Sol's third album 'Solace' is a product of emotion and aimlessness

Rüfüs Du Sol play Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Thursday February 14, 2019. Solace is available now on all major platforms.

Radio Bar is the intriguing Melbourne hotspot bringing drum and bass to the fore

Radio Bar is located at 357 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Get the scoop on all their events via their Facebook page.

Hadal Maw on supporting the local music scene

Hadal Maw play Heavy as Metal this Saturday December 8 at The Bendigo Hotel alongside Blunt Shovel, Annihilist, Naberus, Nothing and Massix. Tickets via Eventbrite.

We chat to Northlane before their landmark set at Good Things Festival

Northlane play Good Things Festival at Flemington Racecourse, Friday December 7. Head to the festival website for tickets and more information.

Lucca Tan gears up to DJ at Melbourne Underground techno rave

Lucca Tan is playing Melbourne Underground for their ‘Sessions with’ party alongside Dave Pham, Dean Benson, Liam Waller and Morgan this Saturday December 8 at 24 Moons Bar.

The Offspring on bringing their seminal third album 'Smash' to Aussie shores

The Offspring will play Good Things Festival on Friday December 7 at Flemington Racecourse. Tickets available through the festival website. 

Why you should embrace going to gigs alone

Thinking about giggling solo? Check out our gig guide here.

Cool Sounds are channelling the honesty and determination of Zac Denton through their music

Cool Sounds will launch Cactus Country at The Tote on Saturday December 1. Head to the venue website for more information.

After a tragic fire, Bombay Rock is back and better than ever

Bombay Rock is open Friday and Saturday nights at 303 Sydney Road, Brunswick. Head to the venue website for info on gigs and other events.

The Jacksons reminisce on the glory days

The Jacksons join Kool & The Gang, The Pointer Sisters, Village People and more performing at Sidney Myer Music Bowl as part of Summer Series on Wednesday January 16.  

La Dispute on recording their upcoming album all over the world

La Dispute perform at Good Things Festival at Flemington Racecourse on Friday December 7. Tickets via the festival website.