Music Features

Kishi Bashi is proving he’s more than just a violin virtuoso

Kishi Bashi comes to Howler on Wednesday February 15. Sonderlust is out now via Pod/Inertia.

We chat with Ella Hooper about the Killing Heidi reformation

Killing Heidi will perform at Royal Melbourne Zoo’s Zoo Twilights on Saturday February 25, supported by Abbe May.

Hot 8 Brass Band on becoming their city’s most prolific global export

Hot 8 Brass Band are performing at Brunswick Music Festival at Estonian House on Wednesday March 15. Can’t Nobody Get Down is out now on Tru Thoughts.

How Harts became a one-man-funk-rock machine

Harts will perform at 170 Russell on Friday February 17. Smoke Fire Hope Desire is out now via Dew Process / Universal Music Australia.

Why Destrends are a band you need to see live

Destrends will perform at Mermaid Fest at Cherry Bar on Saturday February 11 and St Kilda Festival on Sunday February 12.

The Menzingers on the secret that’s kept them going strong for over a decade

The Menzingers will perform at The Reverence Hotel on Thursday February 9 and Friday February 10 with Foxtrot. They’ll also perform in-store at Poison City Records on Wednesday February 8.

Brian El Dorado is bringing one hell of a party to The Night Cat

Brian El Dorado will perform at The Night Cat on Saturday February 11.

How Neurosis are constantly evolving and pushing the envelope

Neurosis will play The Croxton on Saturday February 18 with Dispossessed.

Tigertown: From Cronulla to LA

Tigertown will perform at Grampians Music Festival, taking place in Halls Gap from Friday February 24 until Sunday February 26.

Gretta Ray: The new face of Australian songwriting

Gretta Ray will play St Kilda Festival on Sunday February 12.

Why pursuing music was the only choice for Mother’s Cake

No Rhyme Or Reason by Mother’s Cake will be released independently on Friday January 27. They will be touring Australia in February through Wild Thing Presents with ticketing and information available at wildthingpresents.com.

Davis Music Centre

Davis Music Centre is located at 27-35 Byron Street, Footscray.

How george are sticking true to their origins 20 years on

george will play Zoo Twilights at Melbourne Zoo on Saturday February 18, supported by Felix Riebl.

On the road with Hermitude

Hermitude will play Party In The Paddock, taking place in Burns Creek near Launceston from Friday February 10 until Sunday February 12 also featuring The Smith Street Band, Remi, Luca Brasi, Montaigne and more.

From busking to festival stages; how the DIY approach helped launch Kyle Lionhart

Kyle Lionhart will play Chapel Off Chapel on Saturday February 4.

Pseudo Echo are celebrating the ‘80s with a new generation

Pseudo Echo will play Wyndham City’s Friday Live series at Station Place on Friday February 10. 

The Classics are bringing Opera to Victoria Gardens

The Classics: Opera will come to Victoria Garderns, Prahran on Saturday February 4. 

PBS Drive Live: revolutionising live music while unravelling Melbourne’s underground

PBS Drive Live will kick off on Monday February 6 and run until Friday February 10, live at PBS HQ in Collingwood (RSVP on their website) and on air at 106.7FM.

How Luca Brasi went from infiltrating festivals to becoming one of Australia’s most in-demand rock bands

Luca Brasi play at Party in the Paddock, taking place in Burns Creek near Launceston from Friday February 10 until Sunday February 12. Tickets are sold out.

Periphery on running your own business while in a touring band and why it’s still important to visit Mum

Periphery will take over 170 Russell on Sunday February 5. Periphery 111: Select Difficulty is out now via Warner Music.

Jarrod Quarrell on becoming Lost Animal

Lost Animal will play Corner Hotel on Friday February 3. You Yang is out now via Dot Dash / Remote Control Records.

Mr Carmack is embracing the digital age and reaching fans on a personal level

Mr Carmack will play Corner Hotel on Wednesday January 25 and Laneway Festival, coming to Footscray Community Arts Centre on Saturday January 28.

Hands Like Houses are reintegrating with the Australian music scene and finding a happy tour life balance

Hands Like Houses will play the Corner Hotel on Saturday February 11 (sold out) and Sunday February 12 with Young Lions and The Brave.

Bendigo Hotel are preparing for their birthday bash weekend

Bendigo Hotel will host their Birthday Bash over three nights, from Friday January 27 until Sunday January 29.

KLP on finding balance between being a songwriter, vocalist, producer, radio host and DJ

KLP will play Party In The Paddock, just outside of Launceston, Tasmania from Friday February 10 until Sunday February 12.

The xx are tackling fears, finding confidence and taking risks on their latest record

The xx’s latest album I See You is out now via Young Turks / Remote Control.

Davey Lane on paying tribute to one of his biggest influences, George Martin

Davey Lane will perform A Beatles Tribute to George Martin at the Athenaeum Theatre on Wednesday February 1.

The Peep Tempel on bucking the familiar, band unity and finding Joy along the way

The Peep Tempel will perform at Shimmerlands at the University of Melbourne on Sunday February 12 with Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, East Brunswick All Girls Choir and Pselodux. Joy is out now via Wing Sing.

Gone Is Gone are more than just your regular supergroup

Gone Is Gone’s debut Echolocation is out now via Black Dune Records/Cooking Vinyl Australia.

Abbey Road Institute

Check out their Open Day Saturday January 21 from 11am to 3.30pm. For more information, visit abbeyroadinstitute.com.au.