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Music Features

Tom Hulse gives us the lowdown on his record label Sacred Blue Records ahead of their launch party

The Sacred Blue Records launch will go down at Baha Tacos on Saturday May 6.

Metropolis Music Festival is breathing new life into once forgotten instruments

Metropolis New Music Festival runs from Thursday May 4 with a performance by Katapult and Metropolis #1 on the same evening. Events will continue until Saturday May 6. For tickets and additional information head to the Melbourne Recital Centre website.

From Facebook group to monthly live showcases: Thom O’Leary on the journey of Non DJ Electronic Musicians of Melbourne

Non DJ Electronic Showcase 6 will take place at Tago Mago Club, Thornbury, Saturday, May 6. Featuring – Kalacoma, The Safety Word, Disco Computer, Liepzig Lab, Sticky Voltz, Phoenix Mason, Ben Willis and Catherine Meeson.

It was Indonesia's rich heritage of psychedelic and heavy rock that inspired Kelompok Penerbang Roket

Kelompok Penerbang Roket will play at Cherry Bar on Friday May 5 with Mooner, the Sacred Blues Label launch at Baha Tacos on Saturday May 6 and CherryRock017 at Cherry Bar on Sunday May 7.

Spain's Bala on bringing the anarchy back to punk

Bala will perform team up with Bottlecap at Yah Yah’s on Saturday May 6 and perform at Cherryrock 017, taking over Cherry Bar on Sunday May 7. Lume is out now.

The Davidson Brothers prove it’s better with family

The Davidson Brothers will perform at Longhorn Saloon , Carlton on Friday April 28 and Caravan Music Club on Friday May 12.

Dean Luke of Rock Guitar Lessons

For more info and bookings, head to rockguitarlessons.com.au.

With new album 'Pop Guilt', Screamfeeder prove the magic is still there ten years on

Screamfeeder will perform at The Evelyn Hotel on Friday April 28. Pop Guilt is out now.

Joe Goddard on combining his passion for electronic music with his love of soul

Joe Goddard will release Electric Lines on Friday April 21 through Greco Roman/Domino.

Hans Zimmer takes us through his prolific career ahead of his Melbourne show

Hans Zimmer will perform at Rod Laver Arena on Thursday May 4.

We chat to 3CR's Paul Elliot about the importance of community radio

The 3CR Benefit And Now Hear This will take place at Bella Union on Thursday April 27, and Party For Your Right To Fight will take place at Northcote Social Club on Sunday April 30.

Allday on his new album and collaborating with amazing artists

Allday will perform at Groovin The Moo Bendigo at Prince Of Wales Showgrounds on Saturday May 6 and at Festival Hall on Friday July 7 with Japanese Wallpaper and Nicole Millar. Speeding out now via OneTwo.

Pond Frontman Nicholas Allbrook speaks on overcoming self-doubt in turbulent times

Pond will release The Weather on Friday May 5 via EMI.

The unsung independent record labels fostering Melbourne’s music landscape

By Tom Parker   Many of our indie record labels will be on show on Saturday April 22 for Record Store Day so make sure to check them out.

Here's what you can expect when Meatstock : The Music and Meat Festival comes to town

Meatstock goes down this Saturday April 22 and Sunday April 23 at the Melbourne Showgrounds. Devour further info and tickets from www.meatstock.com.au and enter here to go into the draw for a double pass.

Audio-Technica Turntables

The Audio-Technica LP-120-USB Direct Drive Turntable retails for $599 and the Audio-Technica LP3 Belt Drive Turntuable Retails for $469, head to audio-technica.com.au.

Record Store Day : Zenith Records

Zenith Records is located at 5/153-155 Donald St, East Brunswick.

Record Store Day : Record Paradise

Record Paradise is located at 15 Union Street, Brunswick VIC. For more information visit recordparadise.com.au.

Pro-Ject Audio’s Debut Carbon Turntable Gets an Upgrade

For more information about Pro-Ject Audio, visit projectaudio.com.au.

Record Store Day : Muscle Shoals

Muscle Shoals Records is located at 504 Lygon St, Melbourne.

Record Store Day : Rathdowne Records

Rathdowne Records is located at 230 High St, Northcote.

Family has given music greater depth for The Anecdote

The Anecdote will launch Carved Upon The Air at Wesley Anne on Saturday April 29.

Maya on living in the moment, family and staying true to yourself

Maya will launch her single What After Now at The Toff In Town on Tuesday April 25 with Kwasi, Liotis and Darcy Justice.

Dillon Francis on his love of all things Australian

Dillon Francis will play at Groovin’ The Moo Bendigo on Saturday May 6, and his own sideshow at The Corner Hotel on Wednesday May 10.

Diet Cig have finally figured out their weird language of music

Diet Cig’s debut album Swear I’m Good At This is out now on French Kiss Records.

Bad//Dreems have had a gutful and they aren’t being quiet about it

Bad//Dreems will perform at Corner Hotel on Saturday June 10 with The Creases. Gutful is out Friday April 21 via Ivy League.

How Amyl And The Sniffers got together to record and release their debut EP in one day

Amyl And The Sniffers will perform at Bendigo Hotel on Thursday April 20 and at CherryRock 017 taking over Cherry Bar on Sunday May 7 with Shihad, The Dwarves, Nashville Pussy and more.

Coda Chroma on the journey to their debut album

Coda Chroma will launch their self-titled album at Northcote Social Club on Sunday April 23. The album is out now.

The Tommyhawks on finding yourself, leaving their music up to interpretation and their upcoming tour

The Tommyhawks will perform at Meatstock Fest, Melbourne Showgrounds on Saturday April 22 and John Curtin Hotel on Sunday April 23.