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With just a week to go, the Mirabel Foundation's Music, Mirth and Mayhem benefit concert has announced a slew of additions to the event's 16th incarnation.


Local heroes Peter Helliar, Hannah Gadsby and Henry Wagons lead the charge, with international Iranian born-British comedian Shappi Khorsandi rounding out the additions.

Posted 20 Nov 2013 @ 1:20pm

Port Melbourne will celebrate Melbourne's diversity when it plays host to The Piers Festival this January.


Designed to highlight Melbourne's rich assortment of communities, the festival will include a wide array of music, dance, markets, exhibitions, forums, and more. Salsa legend Jimmy Bosch and the Salsa Kingz and VulgarGrad are set to play. In addition to the the multi-...

Posted 23 Oct 2013 @ 3:22pm

Melbourne's Malthouse Theatre has announced that it will launch a nation-wide independent music search that will reward the lucky winners with the opportunity to play its buzzing foyer.


The theatre calls for indie bands and solo artists from all genres to send in their tunes in an effort to expose its 22,000 patrons to the fresh sounds of Australian music. Artists are asked to...

Posted 3 Sep 2013 @ 3:51pm

Editor's note: Despite the fact that, especially in 2013, many Australians are indifferent, apathetic and at times downright embarrassed about the state of contemporary federal politics, the right to vote is one of our most sacred civil liberties. With the federal election dawning upon us this Saturday September 7, we've asked one of Australia's most respected music journalists, Patrick Emery...

Posted 7 Apr 2013 @ 10:45am

Billed as "the most dangerous music festival on earth", the mysterious Smokescreen Music Festival has finally revealed its lineup.



The reveal follows months of rumours and speculation on both the lineup and...

Posted 8 Feb 2013 @ 4:25pm

Next week Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton will be joining rage for a very special auteur edition.


Over the course of the night you’ll see music videos from some of the most highly acclaimed Directors in the world including David Fincher, Kriv Stenders, Martin Scorsese, Michel Gondry, Anton Corbjin, James Cameron, Lasse Hallström, Lars Von Trier, Sofia Coppola, Kathryn...

Posted 7 Feb 2013 @ 5:21pm

Garry Hyde, the son of Billy Hyde, has re-opened a musical instrument store named GH Music on the original Billy Hyde Music site in Flemington, which was where it all began in 1962 for his fathers’ music retail institution.


To celebrate, they are holding their inaugural free Huge Day Out featuring a lineup of free entertainment all day on an outdoor stage, free clinics and...

Posted 4 Feb 2013 @ 1:21pm

The Brunswick Music Festival is returning for it's 25 year.


The 12-day Brunswick Music Festival captures the area’s eclectic, dynamic flavour through a vibrant twenty-eight concert program spread across five venues, with its own famous street party on Sydney Rd.


The 2013 festival will feature the likes of Andy Irvine, Paul Brady, Apodimi Compania, Judy Small,...

Posted 1 Feb 2013 @ 4:26pm

The historical St Kilda Memorial Hall is being reopened to house live music.


Opened in 1924 and funded from money raised in the community following the First World War as a dance hall, the St Kilda Memorial Hall closed as holiday mansion houses were sold as Melbourne's rich lost huge amounts of money during the depression. 

Since 1958 the hall became delapidated...


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