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Music Features

Embracing the joy of dance music with Space Dimension Controller

Space Dimension Controller will perform as part of Babylon Festival, taking place in Carapooee West, Victoria from Friday March 10 until Monday March 13

Hawksley Workman on finding the balance between musician and playwright

Hawksley Workman will perform at Northcote Social Club on Thursday March 30.

Voice For Change: Sampa The Great's innate connection to music and culture

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.

Voice for Change: How music has changed Diafrix'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.

XO State: Inside Melbourne's New Underground Performance Club

XO State runs at Arts Centre Melbourne from Wednesday February 22 until Sunday February 26.  

Flippin’ The Bird is the rock’n’roll street party you’ve been waiting for

Flippin’ The Bird 2017 will take place at Singing Bird Studio on Saturday February 25.

Dirty Projectors on the break up that inspired his new album

Dirty Projectors will release his self titled album on Friday February 24 via Domino.

Black Stone Cherry on new beginnings and unlikely friends

Black Stone Cherry will play Corner Hotel on Sunday April 23. Kentucky is out now via Mascot Records. 

Ben Grayson on Monash University’s Creative Music Technology course

Ben Grayson is a Coordinator and Lecturer for Monash University’s Creative Music Technology course. For more information on it, and their Bachelor of Music, head to Monash University’s website.

It’s more than just child’s play for Adam Simmons

Adam Simmons will perform Concerto For Piano and Toy Band at fortyfivedownstairs from Thursday March 2 until Sunday March 5.

Janam Kaur is spreading awareness through art

Janam Kaur will perform in Unity: International Women’s Day Concert at Brunswick Town Hall on Wednesday March 8, as part of Brunswick Music Festival.

Justin Rudge is helping independent promoters through Live Music Professionals

Live Music Professionals is a free opportunity for established independent promoters and venue bookers. Applications close Friday March 31. More information is available via Music Victoria’s website. 

With age, Madness have learned to accept themselves

Madness will perform at Byron Bay Bluesfest, running from Thursday April 13-Monday April 17. They’ll headline Festival Hall on Thursday April 13. Can’t Touch Us Now is out now via Universal.

Rocket Science on recovery, reforming, and returning to Ding Dong Lounge

Rocket Science will perform at Ding Dong Lounge on Saturday March 4 with Taipan Tiger Girls and Cable Ties.

Spiderbait are joining the ranks of Aussie rock royalty

Spiderbait will take over the Corner Hotel on Thursday March 2, Friday March 3, Thursday March 16, Friday March 17, Friday April 28 and Saturday April 29.

Gawurra is taking his message and his music to the world

Gawurra will perform at Thornbury Theatre on Friday February 24.

Yo ho ho, we chat bands, booze and Lagerfest with Lagerstein

Lagerstein will host Lagerfest at the Evelyn Hotel on Saturday February 25, also featuring  Osaka Punch, Electrik Dynamite, Keggin and more.

Wax’o Paradiso give us the inside scoop ahead of their Shimmerlands takeover

Wax'o Paradiso will take over Shimmerlands at University of Melbourne on Sunday February 19 with Pjenne and Millu.

Voice For Change: How Majak Daw went from Sudanese refugee to AFL superstar

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. 

PVT are finding hope in the darkness

PVT will perform at NGV as part of their Friday Nights at series on Friday February 24. New Spirit is out Friday February 17 via Create/Control.

Third time’s the charm for Mother’s Cake

Mother’s Cake will launch their third album No Rhyme No Reason at the Evelyn Hotel on Friday February 17.

Methyl Ethel on isolation, embarrassment and lazy comparisons

Methyl Ethel play Howler on Thursday February 23. Everything Is Forgotten is out Friday March 3 via Dot Dash/Remote Control.

How Jimmy Kyle embraced vulnerability to become Chasing Ghosts

Chasing Ghosts will play Workers Club on Friday February 17.

Boy & Bear on finding satisfaction and being hungry for more

Boy & Bear will perform at A Weekend In The Gardens at Royal Botanic Gardens on Saturday March 11.

Sleater-Kinney on channelling America’s current political climate into art

Sleater-Kinney’s Live in Paris is out now via Sub Pop.

Bluesfest Beckons: A chat with Corinne Bailey Rae

Corinne Bailey Rae will perform as part of Byron Bay Bluesfest, taking over Tyagarah Tea Tree Far from Thursday April 13 - Monday April 17 alongside Santana, Mary J Blige, The Doobie Brothers, Patti Smith and more. She’ll also headline 170 Russell on Wednesday April 19.  

We asked Holy Holy to make a mixtape of tracks that inspired their new album

Holy Holy's Paint is set for release on February 24 and is available for pre-order now. 

Creativity, Community and Change: We speak with Urthboy, Sampa The Great, Ecca Vandal and more

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.   

Bec Sandridge is busking her way to St Kilda Festival

Bec Sandridge will play St Kilda Festival on Sunday February 12 and Northcote Social Club on Saturday April 1.

Celebrating 35 years with Sunnyboys

Sunnyboys will play The Croxton on Friday February 10.