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Music Features

How Cable Ties took over 2017

Cable Ties Ball will take over the Corner Hotel on Saturday February 24, and will feature Cable Ties alongside Habits, Miss Blanks, The Dacios, Simona, Eat-man, and Miss Destiny.

How to make it in the music industry: an expert's guide

Are you ready to make your music industry dreams a reality? Check out Collarts' Entertainment Management Course and take the next step. 

How Phoenix found their inspiration in Italy

Phoenix will play Margaret Court Arena on Monday February 26.

We chat to Muse ahead of their first Melbourne show in four years

Muse will perform at Rod Laver Arena on Monday December 18. They’ll be supported by Nothing But Thieves. 

The Belligerents on 'Science Fiction', changing direction and what comes next

The Belligerents will perform at Beyond The Valley, coming to Lardner Park from Thursday December 28 until Monday January 1, with Schoolboy Q, The Presets, Matt Corby, Little Dragon, and more. Science Fiction is out now via Sony Music Australia.

Even are bringing Christmas to the Corner

Even will bring their annual Christmas show to the Corner Hotel on Friday December 22.

Mammal frontman Ezekiel Ox on ending seven years of bad blood to get the band back together

Mammal will perform at the Corner Hotel on Saturday December 23.

Yarra Park Life ringing in the New Year with fluffers, friends, fireworks, and films

Yarra Park Life will take place at Edinburgh Gardens on Sunday December 31.

Everything Everything on bursting the listener’s bubble

Everything Everything will perform at Falls Festival, coming through Lorne from Thursday December 28 to Sunday December 31. A Fever Dream is out now.

British India press rewind to celebrate ten years of ‘Guillotine’

British India will celebrate ten years of Guillotine at Max Watt’s on Saturday December 16.

The Dusty Millers are keeping the family together

The Dusty Millers will perform at The Coburg Night Market on Friday December 15, with Vulgargrad, Brunswick Gospel Choir, and David Baliban Sitar Duo.

How Sampa the Great created one 2017's most essential hip hop records

Sampa the Great will perform as part of Freedom Time, taking over Coburg Velodrome on Monday January 1 with Larry Heard, Leroy Burgess & Harvey Sutherland, Nai Palm, and more. Birds To the BEE9 is out now via Big Dada.

Manchester Orchestra

Manchester Orchestra will perform at 170 Russell on Friday February 2. A Black Mile To The Surface is out now via Caroline.

Little Dragon on working as a cohesive unit and creating as a live band

Little Dragon will perform at Beyond The Valley taking over Lardner Park from Thursday December 28 to Monday January 1, also featuring Schoolboy Q, The Presets, Matt Corby, PNAU, and more. Their album Season High is out now via Warner.

Jordie Lane on moving his roots from Melbourne to Nashville

Jordie Lane will perform as part of Chapel Off Chapel’s Summer sessions on Thursday January 25. He’ll also join Liz Stringer at Northcote Social Club on Wednesday December 20.

Blues At The Briars is bringing the house party feel to a one-day festival

Blues At The Briars Festival comes to Mount Martha on the Mornington Peninsula on Saturday February 24, featuring AJ Ghent, Z-Star Delta, and more.

Grampians Music Festival: The homegrown event you need to experience

Grampians Music Festival will transform Halls Gap from Friday February 2 to Sunday February 4, featuring Polish Club, Tired Lion, Ruby Fields, Crepes, and more.

Australian Music Vault: Inside the new exhibition celebrating Aussie music

Australian Music Vault will open to the public at Arts Centre Melbourne on Tuesday December 19.

Sounds of Africa: shining a light on the arts, music, and culture

Sounds of Africa will come to Ceres Park, Brunswick East on Saturday December 16.

Greenthief on getting people moving with their third album, ‘Mirror Lies’.

Greenthief will take over Cherry Bar on Friday December 8, supported by Yes, Yes, Whatever and Murphy. Mirror Lies is out now.

The Living End are absolute Aussie legends

The Living End will perform as part of A Day On The Green’s Almighty Monster Lineup, rolling through Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong on Sunday March 11. The lineup also features Spiderbait, The Fauves, The Lemonheads, and more.

Daryl Braithwaite on millennials' obsession with 'The Horses'

Daryl Braithwaite will perform at Falls Festival, coming to Lorne from Thursday December 28 until Sunday December 31. He’ll also support Bryan Adams at Mt Duneed Estate on Friday January 12, and join the Red Hot Summer Tour stopping through Mornington Racecourse on Saturday March 10. Days Go By is out now.

Mac DeMarco’s best 20 songs, ranked

Read our long-form interview with Mac Demarco here.   More music goodness: The history of Aussie punk through 10 Albums.   

Bom on the journey to his debut album ‘Atomic Rage’

Bom will play at The Workers Club on Friday December 1 with Marie Wilson and Aimee Francis. Atomic Rage is out now.

Rise Against on creating spaces where injustice can’t exist

Rise Against will perform at Margaret Court Arena on Saturday February 10, with support from Swmrs. Their latest album Wolves is out now via EMI Australia.

PNAU on writing bangers for a whole new generation

Catch PNAU at Beyond the Valley, taking over Lardner Park for from Thursday December 28 to Monday January 1, also featuring Schoolboy Q, The Presets, Matt Corby, Little Dragon, and more. Changa is out now via etcetc.

Foster the People on celebrating life and joy on their new record

Foster the People will perform at Falls Festival, stopping in Lorne from Thursday December 28 until Sunday December 31, with Flume, Fleet Foxes, Run The Jewels, and more. Sacred Hearts Club is out now via Columbia Records/Sony.

Kaiju Hip Hop Jazz Project on experimenting and collaborating for Mapping Melbourne

The Kaiju Hip Hop Jazz Project will perform at The Jazzlab on Saturday December 2, while Kaiju Beats and Pieces will take place at Horse Bazaar on Saturday December 9. Mapping Melbourne will run from Friday December 1 until Sunday December 17.