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Music Features

Tunes, Torps and Tradition: A look at this year's Reclink Community Cup

Reclink Community Cup will take place at Victoria Park on Sunday June 25.

Mere Women are sharing the stories of regional women on their new album 'Big Skies'

Mere Women will launch their new album Big Skies at the John Curtin Hotel on Friday June 30.

All We Are on the importance of honesty and finding home

All We Are’s Sunny Hills is out now via Domino.

Take a look at what Winter Wild has to offer

Winter Wild will take place in Apollo Bay from Saturday July 1 until Sunday August 13. Tickets and information is available on their website.

Allday on striving for perfection, channeling spirituality, and taking control of his career

Allday will play Festival Hall on Friday July 7 with Japanese Wallpaper, Nicole Millar and Mallrat. Speeding is out now via teamtrick.

Lewis Watson talks self-evolution on new album, ‘Midnight‘

Midnight is out on now through Cooking Vinyl Australia. Catch Lewis Watson at The Evelyn Hotel on Saturday June 17. 

The Ronson Hangup On ‘70s Rock And Their Upcoming Album

The Ronson Hangup will perform at The Workers Club on Friday June 16.

The Amity Affliction on refreshing their signature sound

The Amity Affliction will perform at Festival Hall on Sunday June 18 with Beartooth, Pvris and Make Them Suffer.

We chat to The Lemon Twigs ahead of their trip to Australia

The Lemon Twigs will play at Splendour in the Grass at North Byron Parklands from Friday July 21 to Sunday July 23. Catch their sideshow at The Curtin on Tuesday July 25.

The Fifths on their impossible-to-ignore blend of genres and being a live band

The Fifths will launch their new EP at The Toff In Town on Thursday June 22. You can also check them out on Facebook and their website. 

Pallbearer on pushing themselves to get to their new album

Pallbearer will unleash on Northcote Social Club on Thursday July 6 and Friday July 7. Heartless is out now via Nuclear Blast.

Meg Mac on New York living and making an album for the live stage

Meg Mac will release Low Blows on Friday July 14 via EMI. She will play the Forum on Friday September 8 (sold out) and Saturday September 9.

Ali Barter on female representation in the music industry, History Grrrls and the importance of support systems

Ali Barter will perform as part of Electric Lady at the Corner Hotel on Saturday July 1. She’ll be joined by Alex Lahey, Gretta Ray, Bec Sandridge and more. A Suitable Girl is out now via Inertia.

Winter Wild is bringing music, film, dance, art workshops, food and street performers to Apollo Bay

Winter Wild will take place in Apollo Bay from Saturday July 1 – Sunday August 13.

Music With Mates is using the positive power of live music to welcome new migrants to Melbourne

For more information on the Music With Mates initiative and to find out how you can get involved, head to www.musicwithmates.com.

Clowns are making music for themselves above all others

Clowns will take over the Corner Hotel on Saturday June 17 with Night Birds, Amyl & The Sniffers and TV Haze. Lucid Again is out now via Poison City Records.

London Grammar on their festival-ready album 'Truth Is A Beautiful Thing'

London Grammar’s Truth Is A Beautiful Thing is out now on Dew Process.

Johnny-Luis Moretti on Pretty City’s upcoming album and his love of food and art

Pretty City will play an album teaser show at Northcote Social Club on Saturday June 10.

Jack Robbins on his music endeavour Forever Son, setting limits and his love of songwriting

Forever Son will launch Ten Months at Old Bar on Thursday June 15. The album is out now.

Yellow Shark at ANAM

Ensemble Modern will perform twice at the Australian National Academy of Music this month: Trailblazing on Friday June 9 and Zappa: Yellow Shark on Thursday June 15. All four masterclasses will take place at ANAM on Saturday June 16. For more information, visit anam.com.au.

DIET. on finding inspiration in the frothiest of places and new single 'Clothes Off'

DIET. will launch their new single Clothes Off with a gig at The Evelyn on Friday June 9.

No matter how much Andrew Cox wants to downplay it, The Fauves are local legends

The Fauves will perform at at NGV Friday Nights on Friday June 9.

Australia’s most ambitious provocateur Kirin J Callinan on delivering the album of his career

Kirin J Callinan will release Bravado on Friday June 9 via EMI. He will play the Corner Hotel on Thursday June 15 before returning for Splendour In The Grass, coming to Byron Bay Parklands from Friday July 21 – Sunday July 23.

We chat to Joyce Manor as they prepare for their national tour with The Smith Street Band

Joyce Manor will play The Reverence on Thursday June 1 with Press Club and Oslow and support The Smith Street Band at The Forum on Friday June 2 and Saturday June 3

Winter Trivia Special: Funky Bunch Trivia

Funky Bunch trivia nights go down weekly at numerous venues throughout Melbourne. To sign up as a venue or host, head to funkybunch.com.au. 

Kane Hibberd’s Versus zine

To find out more or pick up your own, head to versuszine.com.  

National Celtic Festival: Three Days of Music, Bagpipes and Vikings

The National Celtic Festival goes down in Portarlington over the Queen’s Birthday Weekend, from Friday June 9 to Monday June 12. For tickets and more information head to nationalcelticfestival.com.