Music Features

For Happy Mondays' Bez, the party days are over

Happy Mondays will play their seminal 1990 LP Pills ’n’ Thrills and Bellyaches in full at The Forum on March 9, 2019 [sold out] and Golden Plains from Saturday March 9 – Monday March 11. Tickets via Ticketek. 

The homegrown origins of Billy Davis' unique R&B stylings

Billy Davis will be performing at We Are 14 at the Penny Black in Brunswick on Sunday December 23. ‘Shoulda Known’ is out now via Sony.

The Vaccines gear up for a hot summer circuit Down Under

The Vaccines play Falls Festival in Lorne from Friday December 28 until Monday December 31. They’ll also arrive at The Croxton on Thursday January 3. Tickets via festival and venue websites respectively.

Chapel off Chapel's Summer Sessions boast an eclectic lineup in an iconic Melbourne venue

Chapel Off Chapel’s Summer Sessions get underway on Friday January 11 with Jordie Lane and run until Saturday February 23 where Matt Doll will round out proceedings. Head to the Chapel Off Chapel website for more information. 

Regurgitator and Damian Cowell take on the Curtin Christmas party

You can catch both Regurgitator and Damian Cowell’s Disco Machine joining forces this Saturday December 22 at The Curtin for their annual Xmas party. Tickets are $40 via Music Glue.

Hellions' latest punk album, 'Rue', needs to be on your radar

UNIFY Gathering 2019 goes down from Friday January 11 until Sunday January 13 at Tarwin Meadows, Gippsland. For more details on the full lineup and to grab tickets, head to the festival website. 

Cultivate is tackling the lack of gender representation among industry groups

Applications for the inaugural Cultivate leadership program are open now until Monday January 14. Apply via www.musicvictoria.com.au/cultivate.

Horns of Leroy have evolved to create a unique soul-funk sound

Catch Horns of Leroy at Malvern Gardens on Sunday January 20 as part of the Sunset Sounds series.

Angie McMahon hopes Grampians Music Festival makes her dreams come true

Catch Angie McMahon in Halls Gap for Grampians Music Festival, from Friday February 15 to Sunday February 17. Check out the festival website for tickets and the full lineup. 

You Am I's Tim Rogers recounts his well-dressed whirlwind of a year

Catch You Am I at Under The Southern Stars at Hastings Foreshore Reserve, Victoria on Saturday January 12, 2019. Tickets are available via the Under The Southern Stars website.

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.