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Music Features

Why Chris Cornell means so much to me, and what we can learn from his life

Superunknown: Celebrating The Life & Music of Chris Cornell will go down at The Yarraville Club on Friday October 27, featuring Alice Remains (an Alice in Chains tribute) and Jordan Donnelly (acoustic Chris Cornell set). Get your tickets here. All proceeds are being donated to Beyond Blue. 

I went on a date with Polish Club and all I got was this interview

Polish Club’s new EP Okie Dokie is out now. They’ll take over The Croxton on Friday December 8, with West Thebarton and Diet.

Psychic Hysteria on building a community and why DIY culture is so important

Psychic Hysteria will take over Grace Darling on Saturday October 21 with Piss Factory, Plaster of Paris, Pearl Bay, Wars, and more.

Damian Cowell is bringing his Disco Machine to Reservoir Stomp

Damian Cowell's Disco Machine will perform at Reservoir Stomp, taking place at Preston Reservoir Bowls Club on Sunday October 22 as part of Darebin Music Feast. The event will also feature The Fauves, Emma Donovan And The Putbacks, Quarter Street, Pugsley Buzzard, and more.

Festival Director Goose McGrath invites us into The Pleasure Garden

The Pleasure Garden will transform Catani Gardens on Saturday December 9 featuring Fat Freddy’s Drop, Montaigne, Remi, Opiuo, and more.

Echo City are here to digitise your soul

Echo City release their debut single ‘Burn Me’ on Friday October 27.

Ashley Davies on finding inspiration for his sixth album

Ashley Davies’ album Pulse-Transit is out now.

Nite Jewel on the real highs of the modern world, fashion and the recording process

Nite Jewel will perform as part of NGV Friday Nights on Friday October 20 with DJ Planete.

‘Like Running Water’: a performance exploring femininity and the complex nature of water

Like Running Water will take place at Melbourne Recital Theatre on Friday October 20 as part of Melbourne Festival. Tickets and more information can be found at festival.melbourne/2017.

Trivium bassist Paolo Gregoletto on making their eighth album

Trivium’s new record The Sin and the Sentence which will be released on Friday October 20 via Roadrunner.

We take a look at the last twenty-five years with Less Than Jake

Less Than Jake will bring their 25-year celebration through Prince Bandroom on Thursday October 19, with support from Bodyjar and Foxtrot.

The history of Aussie punk told through ten iconic albums

What do you reckon? Let us know your picks. 

The laneway festival that's bringing rock to the suburbs

Poisonarts Laneway Festival will take place at Little Drop Of Poison, Eltham on Saturday October 28, with music from Child, The Cigarillos, and more and art from the likes of Stabsie and Swift&CtrlV.

Missy Higgins on returning to Melbourne with new electronic influences

Missy Higgins will perform at A Weekend in the Gardens taking place at the Royal Botanic Gardens on Sunday November 19, with Dustin Tebbutt, All Our Exes Live In Texas, and Harry Jakamarra.

Havana Meets Kingston on finding the balance between cultures and the universal language of music

Havana Meets Kingston will perform at The Corner Hotel on Sunday October 22. Part one of their self-titled album is due out Friday November 3.

Dutch pianist Joep Beving on connecting with music

Joep Beving will perform at Melbourne Recital Centre on Saturday October 14, as part of Melbourne Festival.

Creative music forum Process is here to explore the wonderful world of sound

Process will take place at The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne on Saturday October 14, featuring Rainbow Chan, Ben Byrne, Chiara Kickdrum, and more.

Jim White explains how his appreciation for dance inspired his upcoming Melbourne Festival performance, ‘More Up A Tree’

More Up A Tree is taking place at The Substation from Thursday October 12 until Saturday October 14 as part of  Melbourne Festival. Tickets and more information can be found at festival.melbourne/2017.

Russell Morris on the album that got people listening again

Russell Morris will perform as part of Marysville Jazz and Blues Weekend, taking place in Marysville – just a 90 minute drive from Melbourne – from Friday October 20 until Sunday October 22, also featuring Geoff Achison & The Soul Diggers, Lloyd Spiegel, and many more.

The Hunter Express on the highs and lows of his debut album

The Hunter Express will launch his singles ‘I Really Like Holding Your Hand’ and ‘Cool’ at Newmarket Studios, North Melbourne on Thursday October 19. He’ll be joined by Jess De Luca and visual artist Lauren O’Meara.

Traveller on the journey from dare band to ‘Western Movies’

Traveller plays Out On The Weekend at Seaworks in Williamstown on Saturday October 14 and Northcote Social Club with The Deslondes on Tuesday October 17. Western Movies is out Friday October 13.

Mana: Celebrating empowerment and resilience at Darebin Music Feast

Mana will take over Northcote Town Hall on Saturday October 21 with KAIIT, Kandere, P Unique and more, as part of Darebin Music Feast. DMF takes places throughout Darebin from Thursday October 12 until Sunday October 22. For more information, head to musicfeast.com.au/2017-program.

This is what Melbourne's best DJ crews battling it out for glory looks like

The Battle 8 Grand Final goes down at Belleville on Sunday October 15. Check out the Facebook event here. 

Mosé + The FMLY on getting back onstage and trying to fit in

Mosé + The FMLY will play the Hip Hop Exchange fundraiser at the Gasometer this Thursday October 5 with DEX, Zhane White and Sophy Grophy. A second EP is currently in the works.

Madi Leeds is putting the past behind her on her debut album

Madi Leeds will launch Spinning at the Workers Club on Tuesday October 10 with Damon Langley, Almost Otters and a host of special guests. 

Slum Sociable chat about their new album and living their dream

Slum Sociable will perform at Nocturnal at Melbourne Museum on Friday October 6, with Fortunes and Myles Mac DJ. Their debut album Slum Sociable is out on Friday October 13 via Liberation Music.

Hot Chip frontman Alexis Taylor on stripping things back for 'Piano'

Alexis Taylor will perform at Melbourne Recital Centre on Thursday October 12 and Saturday October 14, as part of Melbourne Festival. Tickets through festival.melbourne/2017.

The Magnetic Fields on bringing '50-Song Memoir to life

The Magnetic Fields will perform 50 Song Memoir at Hamer Hall on Saturday October 21 and Sunday October 22, as part of Melbourne Festival. Tickets through festival.melbourne/2017.

Yumi Zouma vocalist Christie Simpson on finding her own identity within their new album

Yumi Zouma will release Willowbank on Friday October 6 via Cascine.