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Music Features

Winter Trivia Special: Funky Bunch Trivia

Funky Bunch trivia nights go down weekly at numerous venues throughout Melbourne. To sign up as a venue or host, head to funkybunch.com.au. 

Kane Hibberd’s Versus zine

To find out more or pick up your own, head to versuszine.com.  

National Celtic Festival: Three Days of Music, Bagpipes and Vikings

The National Celtic Festival goes down in Portarlington over the Queen’s Birthday Weekend, from Friday June 9 to Monday June 12. For tickets and more information head to nationalcelticfestival.com.

Two Steps on the Water are responding to the world differently through songwriting

Two Steps on the Water will perform at at NGV Friday Nights on Friday June 2.

The Balls on heading up to the Victorian highlands to record their new EP

The Balls will take over The Retreat Hotel on Friday June 2 with Australian Kingswood Factory, Johnny Devilseed and Old Man Rubes.

Reconciliation Week Charity Party at Pawn & Co.

The Reconciliation Week Charity Party goes down at Pawn & Co. on Friday June 2. Tickets via Eventbrite. 

Shrimpwitch on getting together, their debut EP and being a part of Hysterical Records

Shrimpwitch will release Eggs Eggs Eggs on 7” with a show at The Grace Darling Hotel on Saturday June 3 with Pillow Pro, Plaster of Paris and Rhysics.

Belle Haven on getting screwed over and the album that came out of it

Belle Haven will take over The Workers Club on Saturday June 3 (sold out) with Deadlights and Ambleside. You, Me and Everything In Between is out Friday June 16 via Greyscale Records.

Zen Robotic on inspiration and moving people

Zen Robotic will perform at Dark Showcase - A Non DJ Electronic Musicians of Melbourne Event, taking over Tago Mago on Saturday June 3.

Why All Time Low are still running on a high seven albums in

All Time Low will release their new album Last Young Renegade on Friday June 2 via Hopeless/Warner.

'90s icon Coolio on Gangsta’s Paradise, sticking to his message and being a gourmet chef

The I Love ‘90s tour featuring Coolio, Salt N Pepa, Vanilla Ice and more will take over Hisense Arena on Wednesday June 7.

Cable Ties: From backyard festival to debut album and everything in between

Cable Ties will launch their debut, self-titled album at The Tote on Friday 23 with Various Asses, Other Places and Hexdebt.

Oh Pep! on the non-stop touring cycle since releasing their debut album

Oh Pep will support Bernard Fanning in October. Their debut album Stadium Cake is out now.

Kim Churchill is in a hurry to slow down

Kim Churchill will release his fifth studio album later this year, via Warner. You can get a taste of the record with his latest single Breakneck Speed.

Mac Demarco is keeping it simple on his latest album This Old Dog

Mac Demarco’s new record This Old Dog is out now via Captured Tracks.

We chat to Slumberjack ahead of their sold-out national tour

Slumberjack will play Max Watt’s on Saturday May 27 (sold out), with special guest Kuren.

Client Liaison are setting the standard for this year’s SoundKILDA Awards

The 2017 SoundKILDA Awards will be presented on Thursday May 25 at the St Kilda Town Hall as part of the St Kilda Film Festival.

At The Drive-In on releasing their first album in almost two decades

At the Drive-In’s latest record in•ter a•li•a is out now via Rise Records/Cooking Vinyl. They’ll play Festival Hall on Thursday September 28.

Apes on the making of their eagerly awaited album Stranger Than Strangers

APES’ album Stranger Than Strangers is out now independently. They’ll play at The Tote on Sunday May 28, The Wool Exchange on June 9 (supporting San Cisco), Yah Yah’s on Friday June 9, The Village Green on Saturday June 10 and Chelsea Heights Hotel on Sunday June 11.

Gawurra on sharing his message and culture throughout the world

Gawurra will perform at NGV Friday Nights on Friday May 26.

Smoking Martha arent just another stereotypical female-fronted band

Smoking Martha’s debut record In Deep is out now. They’ll play Whole Lotta Love on Friday June 2, The Loft, Warrnambool on Saturday  June 3, and Kubu Studios, Geelong on Sunday June 4.

Allysha Joy on transition, connection and remaining passionate

Allysha Joy will continue her residency at the Evelyn Hotel on Wednesday May 24 and Wednesday May 31.

We chat to Ice-T about Law & Order:SVU, controversy and Body Count

Catch Ice-T when he plays with Body Count on Friday June 2 at Margaret Court Arena. 

Jake Taylor On In Hearts Wake’s Upcoming Album And Water Sustainability

In Heart’s Wake will release Ark on Friday May 26 via UNFD. They’ll play The Forum on Thursday July 13 with While She Sleeps, Crossfaith and Polaris.

We chat to Radical Face ahead of his Melbourne show

Radical Face will take over the Corner Hotel on Friday May 26.

Goldlink on curiosity, experimentation, collaborations and his debut album

Goldlink's album At What Cost is out via RCA records.

Seether on their forthcoming album, honesty in lyrics and how they’re opening a very important conversation

Seether’s new album Poison The Parish is out now via Caroline Australia.

Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving on their record Yield To Despair

Tangled Thoughts of Leaving will support Boris on Friday May 19 at Max Watt’s.

Freedom Time Winter

Freedom Time Winter will go down at the Coburg Velodrome on Saturday June 3. Tickets via eventbrite.com.au.