Music News

Five local Melbourne gigs you must see this weekend

Looking for more gigs? Check out our gig guide.

Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig shares album details and teases new release

While you wait, check out where your favourite Vampire Weekend song ranks.

Fat Freddy's Drop join 2019 WOMADelaide lineup

WOMADelaide runs between Friday March 8 and Monday March 11. For tickets, head to the festival website.

Fleetwood Mac's new lineup announce Australian tour

Fleetwood Mac's tour kicks off Friday August 9. Tickets go on sale Friday January 25 via Livenation.

Beer InCider reveals lineup for Melbourne debut

Beer InCider is happening at Melbourne Showgrounds from 11am on Saturday March 2. For tickets and more info, head over to the Beer InCider website. 

Hot 8 Brass Band announce Australian tour

Catch Hot 8 Brass Band at 170 Russell on Sunday March 3. Tickets are on sale now. 

This cabaret show wants you to start giving a fuck about the world

Give a Fuck Cabaret starts kicking up a fuss on Saturday January 19 at Theatreworks. Tickets via Eventfinda.

Rose Tattoo and Hard-Ons announce national tour dates

The Still Never Too Loud tour kicks off in March. For tickets, head to Rose Tattoo's website.

Record Store Day is distributing three-inch records in 2019

Record Store Day takes place worldwide on Saturday April 13.

PBS reveals huge lineup for Drive Live 2019

PBS Drive Live takes place between Monday February 5 and Friday February 8. To register your attendance, click here.

A free record fair is coming to Melbourne

For more information, check out the Sydney Road Record Fair event on Facebook.

Welcome To Thornbury are throwing a New Year's Eve boat party

New Year's Eve Boat Party is going down from 12pm on Monday December 31 at Welcome To Thornbury, with drink packages starting at 8pm. Grab your tickets here. 

Mac DeMarco and Kirin J Callinan team up for 'The Christmas Song'

Buy a digital copy of Valentine Recording Presents: A Christmas Miracle here.

Five local Melbourne gigs you need to check out this weekend

If you're on the hunt for more gigs, check out our gig guide.

Tropical Fuck Storm take out Beat Reader's Album of the Year

If you're keen to see what earned the highest rating by Beat reviewers this year, be sure to check out our final 2018 issue.

Red Betty is throwing a free NYE techno party

Red Betty's New Years Eve Party kicks off the celebrations from 7pm, entry is free. Find Red Betty at 859a Sydney Road, Brunswick.

David Bowie's musical 'Lazarus' is premiering Down Under

If you're keen on Lazarus, you can head to the musical's website to join the waitlist.

A new intergalactic rock concert is coming to Australia

Check out Queen Kong between Wednesday, January 16 — Sunday January 20 at Arts Centre Melbourne.

The Smith Street Band announce Australian tour

Tickets for The Smith Street Band's national tour go on sale from 9am, Friday December 14. 

Alt-rock project Cold Words release debut EP 'Outcasts'

Check out more from Cold Words on their Facebook page.

Hugo Race announces intimate Melbourne tour dates

Hugo Race will be performing Thursday December 20 and Friday December 21. Tickets via Trybooking.

Iggy Pop and Nathaniel Rateliff announce Bluesfest sidehow performances

Tickets go on sale for all shows Friday December 14. For more information, head to the Bluesfest Touring website.

This national campaign is raising awareness for mental illness among roadies

Roady4Roadies is taking place Sunday March 24 in Adelaide and Sunday March 10 everywhere else. For more info, head to roady4roadies.com If you are struggling with your mental health, there is help available. Contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Peking Duk announce "Biggest Tour Ever" in 2019

Tickets for Peking Duk's 2019 tour go on sale Wednesday December 12 via pekingduk.com.

Melburnians share concert memories on Rod Laver Arena's 30th birthday

Rod Laver Arena's RLA30 competition is open until Sunday December 9. For more information, head to the Rod Laver Arena website.

Triple J's Hottest 100 scheduled for January 27 next year

Voting for the 2019 Hottest 100 will start next week.