Music Features

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

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.

Paul Kelly shares his poetic side in upcoming album 'Nature'

Nature is out Friday October 12 via EMI Music. You can catch Paul Kelly at Making Gravy on Friday December 14, at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. 

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. 

2007 was the all-time greatest ever year for music

Someone get Faker, Operator Please and Eskimo Joe on a reunion lineup ASAP. Until then, go check out our gig guide. 

Caiti Baker on projection, dehydration, and her upcoming tour

Caiti Baker will take over Yah Yah’s on Thursday September 27.

Loose Tooth are relishing the calm in the midst of their storm

Loose Tooth will perform as part of Heart of St Kilda, taking over Palais Theatre on Tuesday October 23, also featuring Archie Roach, Kate Ceberano, Tex Perkins & The Fat Rubber Band, and more. Keep Up is out now via Milk! Records/Remote Control Records.

Move beyond the stereotypes at the Jamaican Music and Food Festival

Jamaican Music and Food Festival will come to Seaworks, Williamstown on Sunday November 11 from 11am.

The long-awaited unification of Dead Letter Circus

Dead Letter Circus is out now via BMG. The band will take it on the road, stopping by 170 Russell on Friday December 21.

Riflebirds are more rock than ever before

Riflebirds will be performing at The Labour in Vain on Saturday October 13. Ain’t Ever Going Home is out now.