Music Features

Dori Freeman: America’s new country music hero

Dori Freeman will perform at Port Fairy Folk Festival, taking place from Friday March 10 until Monday March 13, as well as Caravan Music Club on Wednesday March 15 and Northcote Social Club on Thursday March 16. Her self titled album is out now through Free Dirt.

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever on their second EP, heading overseas and signing to Sub Pop

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever launch The French Press EP at The Tote on Friday May 12, with Jade Imagine, Great Outdoors, Bitch Diesel and Broadway Sounds DJs. The French Press EP is released Friday March 10 through Ivy League / Sub Pop.

We chat with Port Fairy Folk Festival program director Caroline Moore ahead of this weekend’s event

Port Fairy Folk Festival will take place from Friday March 10 until Monday March 13.

Sunny Leunig takes us through AMIN's Love Live Music 60 second Film Competition

Entries for AMIN's Love Live Music 60 second Film Competition close on Friday March 31. Find out more information on their website. 

Rohan Stevenson on creating the latest I Built The Sky record

I Built The Sky will blast through The Workers Club on Saturday March 11.

Michael Mayer speaks out on Sydney’s lockouts ahead of his Australian shows

Michael Mayer will perform at Babylon Festival, taking place in Carapooee West, Victoria from Friday March 10 until Monday March 13. He’ll headline Piknic Electronik at Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Monday March 13.

We chat to Australia’s national treasure Jimmy Barnes about writing, growing up and why he’s proud to be a part of Groundswell Festival

Jimmy Barnes will play at Groundswell Music Festival, taking place at Waterwheel Tavern in Lake Tyers Beach on Saturday March 11.

“I’d like to think we were punk royalty, but I’m more like an impoverished Count.” – Looking back on forty years with The Damned

The Damned will play Golden Plains, taking over Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre from Saturday March 11- Monday March 13 and 170 Russell on Sunday March 12.

Honeyblood are aiming to play more and talk less on their maiden voyage to Melbourne

Honeyblood will perform at the John Curtin Hotel on Saturday April 1.

New Jersey natives Real Estate return for their fourth album with a new lease on life

Real Estate will release In Mind on Friday March 17 via Domino.  

Katy Steele on finding her own feet and artists in the political landscape

Katy Steele will perform with her band at Northcote Social Club on Saturday March 11 with support from Hazlett and JP Klipspringer.  

Voice For Change: How B Wise sees music as a path for positivity

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.

A Look Inside Shady Cottage

Shady Cottage will take place in the North Blackwood Forestfrom Friday March 31 until Sunday April 2.

My Echo on not taking themselves too seriously

Brothers is out now. My Echo are performing their Melbourne launch on Friday March 3 at Yah Yahs. 

Beat’s Guide to the Sydney Road Street Party 2017

The 2017 Sydney Road Street Party goes down on Sunday March 5. 


Noctilucent will perform at The Toff In Town on Sunday March 12 with Angus Dawson.

The Reelgood Film Festival

The ReelGood Film Festival will take place on Friday March 3 and Saturday March 4 at Schoolhouse Studios, 81 Rupert Street, Collingwood. Tickets available online.

How Holy Holy are bringing their new album to life

Holy Holy’s latest album PAINT is out now through Wonderlick Recordings.

Georgia Fields on preparing for next month’s strings-only performance

Georgia Fields will perform at Northcote Uniting Church on Saturday March 4.

Politics, philosophy and power with Chain And The Gang

Chain And The Gang will play Golden Plains, taking place at the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre from Saturday March 11 to Monday March 13. They’ll headline John Curtin Hotel on Friday March 10 and the Tote on Saturday March 11.

The Last Waltz-Revisited

See the RocKwiz team perform The Last Waltz – Revisited at Port Fairy Folk Festival, taking place from Friday March 10 until Sunday March 13.

Spreading awareness through song with Aziza Brahim

Aziza Brahim will perform at Brunswick Town Hall on Thursday March 16 as part of Brunswick Music Festival.

We chat to Brunswick Music Festival’s Music Programmer Chelsea Wilson

Brunswick Music Festival will take place from Sunday March 5 until Sunday March 19 in various venues around Brunswick. Head to the festival’s website for the full program.

The Hills Are Alive: three magical days of music, comedy and camping

The Hills Are Alive takes place on The Farm, just outside Loch Village, from Friday March 24 until Sunday March 26 featuring Cloud Control, Dope Lemon, Remi, Northeast Party House and more.

Back to the ‘80s with Thunder

Thunder will play the Corner Hotel on Wednesday March 8.

How Jakubi went from Melbourne café jam sessions to packed out US venues

Jakubi will play 170 Russell on Wednesday March 8 and Pitch Music & Arts Festival in Mafeking, Victoria from Friday March 10 until Monday March 13.

Honesty is the best policy when it comes to The Record Company

The Record Company will perform at Byron Bay Bluesfest, running from Thursday April 13 – Monday April 17. They’ll headline Northcote Social Club on Thursday April 20.

Expect to see a different The Living End at their Zoo Twilights show

The Living End will perform at Melbourne Zoo Twilights on Thursday March 2 and Friday March 3 with Dan Sultan, The String Sirens and Gabriella Cohen.

How rapping made Jay UF a better person

Jay UF’s Final Notice is out now through Ada/Warner.