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Music Features

Totally Unicorn on building trust, loving their dads and their green, slimy origin

Totally Unicorn will perform at CherryRock 017 taking over Cherry Bar on Sunday May 7.

It was pure luck that kicked off the last 18 years for Turin Brakes

Turin Brakes will perform as part of Byron Bay Bluesfest, taking place from Thursday April 13 until Monday April 17 and Northcote Social Club on Thursday April 13.

Groovin’ The Moo : Fresh Produce

Groovin' The Moo Bendigo goes down on Saturday May 6.

Voice For Change: Inspiration, Advice and The Way Forward with Urthboy

Revisit the Voice For Change series over on their website. 

Find out more about Music Victoria's Membership Drive

Memberships for individuals is $33, or $22 concession and includes all standard membership benefits. If you're in a band, non-profit, small business or a venue they also have a membership plan for you. Head to their website for further details.

I Prevail discuss their unexpected Australian success ahead of their debut visit

I Prevail will take over Corner Hotel on Saturday April 1 (Sold Out) and Tuesday April 4 and Arrow On Swanston on Sunday April 2.

Cough chat band names and genre pigeonholing ahead of their tour with Windhand

Cough will team up with Windhand at Corner Hotel on Friday April 7. Still They Pray is out now via Relapse Records.

Bullhorn explain how they organise nine songwriters

Bullhorn will perform at Brunswick Hotel on Sunday April 30 and at Blenheim Festival in Clare Valley, South Australia on Thursday April 13 and Friday April 14.

Ben Wright-Smith on the pressures of creating his long-awaited debut album

Ben Wright-Smith will perform at Northcote Social Club on Saturday July 29. The Great Divorce is out now via MGM.

Liz Stringer: The Sound of Modern Country

Liz Stringer will perform at Northcote Social Club on Saturday April 29.

Kids At Midnight chats the power of women in the music industry ahead of Love Safari

Kids At Midnight will perform at Love Safari, taking over The Carlton Club on Sunday March 26 with The Girl Fridas, Rosaline Yuen and Aurelia.

Kevin Mitchell is preparing to step out as Bob Evans once again

Bob Evans will perform at Baha, Rye on Thursday June 1, The Croxton on Friday June 2, Workers Club Geelong on Saturday June 3 and Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine on Friday June 9.

We chat to Northlane frontman Marcus Bridge about the band’s surprise album, Mesmer

Northlane’s new album Mesmer is out now via UNFD. They’ll celebrate at their pop-up store and signing at UNFD HQ, Richmond on Saturday March 25. Catch Northlane at Karova Lounge on Thursday May 11, The Wool Exchange on Friday May 12 and Chelsea Heights Hotel on Saturday May 13.

How the next generation of creators are using their voice for change

Stay tuned to the Voice For Change Facebook to keep up to date as each video installment rolls out. You can also head to their website and Instagram for more details. Hear more of Krown's music here, and Malesh's here. 

How the Black Sistaz are fighting for a better West Papua from their new home in Australia

The Black Sistaz will perform at Women Of The World Make Noise, taking place at Footscray Community Arts Centre on Saturday  March 25 with Sampa the Great, Mojo Juju and more.

Phil Hartnoll on bringing electronic music to the masses ahead of his trip to Melbourne

Phil Hartnoll will perform at Come Together festival, taking place on Edendale Farm, Eltham on Saturday March 25.

Cherry Bar’s James Young on that time a kangaroo stole his denim jacket

Cherry Rock takes over AC/DC Lane on Sunday May 7. The lineup includes Dwarves, Nashville Pussy, Totally Unicorn and more.

Vintage Trouble on finding perfect harmony with the live stage

Vintage Trouble will swing into 170 Russell on Sunday April 9 alongside a two-set slot at Bluesfest, going down at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm from Thursday April 13 until Monday April 17.

Inner Varnika: The festival to soothe your soul

Inner Varnika will take place in country Victoria, within three hours from Melbourne, over Easter Weekend, from Friday April 14 until Sunday April 16. 

Four Bluesfest bands you need to know about

Bluesfest 2017 will go down from Thursday April 13 - Monday April 17, just north of Bryon Bay. Tickets are on sale now.

Shiver Canyon on transcending genre and preparing to launch her debut EP

Shiver Canyon will launch her self-titled EP at the Grace Darling on Thursday March 23 with Aphir, Emah Fox and Liana Pearl.

After all these years, simplicity is key for Violent Femmes

Violent Femmes will perform at A Day On The Green at All Saints Estate, Rutherglen on Saturday March 18. The show will also feature Hoodoo Gurus, Models, The Whitlams and Tim Rogers

Taking Back Sunday on getting the band back together, their new album and the struggles of picking a setlist

Taking Back Sunday will take over 170 Russell on Sunday March 19 and Tuesday March 21 with Acceptance and Endless Heights.

Voice For Change: How persistence, practice and family changed Archie Thompson's life

Stay tuned to the Voice For Change Facebook to keep up to date as each video installment rolls out. You can also head to their website and Instagram for more details.

Marduk are bringing black metal to Australia

Marduk will perform at Direct Underground Fest at Corner Hotel on Saturday March 18.

Tracy Miller on celebrating suburban soul and the mass choir at Live At Warrawee

Tracey Miller will lead the Mass Community Choir at Live at Warrawee Soul Explosion, taking place at Warrawee Park, Oakleigh on Saturday March 18.

Cameron Avery is escaping rock’n’roll to make the music of his childhood

Cameron Avery’s debut album Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams is out now via Spinning Top/Anti Records.

How By The Meadow are sticking true to their humble beginnings

By The Meadow will take place in Bambra, about 90 minutes from Melbourne, from Friday March 31 until Sunday April 2.