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Music Features

Caligula's Horse on the journey to their fourth album

Caligula’s Horse will perform at Max Watt’s on Saturday September 30. In Contact will be released on Friday September 15 through Inside Out Music.

Regurgitator’s Ben Ely remembers his past in Queensland on his new solo record

Ben Ely will perform at The Grace Darling on Friday September 22 with Steve Tyssen and Kelly Day and Karova Lounge on Saturday September 23 with Shonen Knife and Parsnip. Strange Tales Of Drugs & Lost Love is out Friday September 15.

The dark tale of TLC going bankrupt in the '90s

TLC is now available via Cooking Vinyl / Liberator Music.

Nothing But Thieves from high school to the world stage, and the ride to their second album

Nothing But Thieves will release Broken Machine on Friday September 8 via RCA. They'll also support Muse at Rod Laver Arena on Monday December 18.

Pete Tong on bringing his Ibiza Classics to Melbourne

Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics with The World Heritage Orchestra at Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Friday November 3.

Horace Bones on living double lives and the ‘horro’ tag

Horace Bones will play Old Bar on Sunday September 10, Sunday September 17, and Saturday September 23, as well as The Tote on Friday October 13 and The Rev Halloween show on Saturday October 28. Their new single The Rats is out now on Thirds Music.

The Pierce Brothers on jet lag, their EP trilogy and a full Australian tour

The Pierce Brothers will take over Sooki Lounge on Wednesday September 13 and 170 Russell on Friday September 15. The Records Were Ours is out now.

Sundr on catharsis, vulnerability and their new album

SUNDR will play a double LP launch with Cascades at The Old Bar on Saturday September 22. The Canvas Sea is out now.

Happy Wanderer Festival; bringing good food, good bands, and good vibes to regional Victoria

Happy Wanderer Festival takes place in Benalla from Friday November 3 until Sunday November 6, featuring The Senegambian Jazz Band, Immigrant Union, Holly Joyce, Beautiful Beasts, Echo Drama, and more.

BIGSOUND's Undisputed Champion: A chat with Stella Donnelly

Stella Donnelly will be part of Queenscliff Music Festival, taking place from Friday November 24 until Sunday November 26. Thrush Metal is out now.

Mark Olson on recording independently, discovering a new sound, and his grandmother

Mark Olson and Ingunn Ringvold play The Toff in Town on Saturday September 9 with Emily Ulman. Spokeswoman of the Bright Sun is out now through Red Eye Distribution.

Blind Man Death Stare on working hard and pushing boundaries

Blind Man Death Stare will launch their debut album It’ll Grow On Ya at The Old Bar on Friday September 1 with support from Kill Dirty Youth, Flour and Wet Pensioner. Their album is out now via Arrest Records.

Mogwai vocalist Stuart Braithwaite on the band’s immersive sound and forthcoming album

Mogwai will release Every Country’s Sun on Friday September 1 via Spunk Records.

Riff Raiders on their new single, gender equality and the classic rock sound

Riff Raiders will perform at Workers Club on Sunday September 17.

The Temper Trap on life after ‘Sweet Disposition’ and returning to Australia

The Temper Trap will play The Croxton in Thursday November 23, Melbourne Recital Centre on Friday November 24 and Queenscliff Music Festival, taking place from Friday November 24 until Sunday November 26.

Citizen Kay: At the helm of Australia’s hip hop revolution

Citizen Kay will perform at Northcote Social Club on Saturday October 7. Belly Of The Beast is out now via OneTwo.

Queens of the Stone Age on chemistry, evolution and their new album

Queens of the Stone Age will release Villains on Friday August 25 via Matador Records/Remote Control Records.

Abbey Road Institute

To register for Study for a Day or for more information contact melbourne@abbeyroadinstitute.com or call 1800 274 338. Find more information about ARI on their website.

Unpainted Prospects on preparing to launch their new EP

Unpainted Prospects will launch Night & Day at Wesley Anne on Sunday August 27, with support from Melissa Main and Kite.

Integrate LIVE Theatre

Integrate will take place at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from Tuesday August 29 – Thursday August 31. For more information visit integrate-expo.com.

The Courtneys on killer wildlife and '90s throwbacks

The Courtneys will perform at John Curtin Hotel on Thursday August 24. II is out now via Flying Nun Records.

The Lockhearts on taking their time and their new single ‘Ride Home’.

The Lockhearts will perform at The Vineyard, St Kilda on Thursday August 24 (with The Mercy Kills and Darcee Fox) and Cherry Bar on Saturday August 26 (with Darcee Fox, Uptown Ace and The Kids).

Gordi on developing resilience and letting fans into her reservoir

Gordi will release her debut album, Reservoir on Friday August 25 via Liberation Music. She’ll perform in-store at Record Paradise on Sunday August 27, before supporting Gang of Youths at Festival Hall on Wednesday September 6.

Lupa J on her forthcoming EP and being more than just a singer

Lupa J will open NGV Friday Nights on Friday September 1.

The Making of a Melbourne Powerhouse: A chat with Batpiss

Batpiss’ new album Rest In Piss is out now via Poison City Records. They’ll perform at The Tote on Friday August 25 (support from Gareth Liddiard, Palm Springs and Bench Press) and Saturday August 26 (support from The Nation Blue, Leonardo Decapitated and Flour).

Every song we can’t wait to hear at Meredith 2017

Meredith Music Festival goes down December 8 - December 10. 

A list of David Bowie's 100 favourite books

Revisit our review of David Bowie's final and brilliant album, Blackstar, here. 

The best venues worth roadtripping for and the gigs to go see there

Know of any live music venues worth the hop, skip and jump? Let us know.

Top Picks: The best of Live N Local 2017

Live N Local takes place around the City of Port Phillip from Saturday August 19 until Saturday August 26.