Electronic: Sam Gelliatry live, Motor City Drum Ensemble kick on from Pitch, and more this week in Melbourne

I hope you’re recovered from the long weekend because there are some good times happening in Melbourne this week. 

This Thursday March 15, Scottish beat-prodigy Sam Gellaitry is hitting the Corner Hotel for his debut appearance in Melbourne.

Hip Hop: August Alsina, Mick Jenkins, and Smino are all set to take over Australian stages this year

Hip hop in Australia is booming and we’re blessed to have such a huge bill of international acts visiting our shores this year. 

R&B superstar August Alsina is set to woo crowds with his sensual songs and cheeky lyrics when he visits Australia for the ver

These are the new artists you need to get on your Radar this week

Need new music fast? Here’s some artists you should get on your radar ASAP.

I know I wasn’t the only one shuffling through #NewMusicFriday a couple of weeks ago, who stumbled upon the slinky, dreamy pop gem ‘Coolhand’.

Industry: Why We Need The Australian Women’s Music Awards

Here’s the new buzzword getting traction in the post-Weinstein world, “damechanger”. The Australian music, screen and live sector have come up with their own initiatives to combat gender inequality.

The latest is the Australian Women’s Music Awards, unveiled in Brisbane last week and set to be staged in that city over two days in October as par

Punk: Mod Con in the studio with Gareth Liddiard, and more new music from High Tension

I feel it’s about time that we all came to realise that Melbourne has reached its critical mass of sloppy garage punk bands singing in local slang about proletarian issues of going to the pub and smoking darts. 

Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with that style of music or lyrical content, but every copycat band caught up in this wave will be looked

Metal: Judas Priest lose guitarist and Nucleust recruit new drummer

There have been a lot of comings and goings in the world of metal these past few weeks, it’s a reminder that this genre we love is something that crosses generations. 

As some of our metal greats bow out in their 70s, we also see newer bands switching members or exploring new projects as they seek to broaden their

Electronic: Glamorama is hosting a huge party tonight

With International Women’s Day this Thursday, I had hoped to use this space to spotlight a large variety of women-focused events occurring around Melbourne, but I’ve gotta say, there’s not really heaps going on and that kinda sucks. 

Over the last few years Melbourne has definitely seen a rise in female and femme DJs, artists, promoters and party throwers and our scene - to me -

Punk: Some of the best punk-rock records created by women

In celebration of International Women’s Day, I’d like to share a roundup of some of my favourite 

Like many styles of music and industries, it’s an unfortunate reality that much of the content and channels of creation and promotion are created a

Industry: How the music industry is working to curb workplace harassment

The Australian live music sector is coming up with standards of behaviour when it comes to workplace discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and bullying. 

Live Performance Australia, the peak association of a sector which on last count generated $1.43 billion revenue and 18.78 million

Hip Hop: The strong women making waves and changing the game.

This week we are reminded to recognise the social, political and cultural achievements of women all across the globe. This extends to the world of hip hop as well, where women are still fighting to make their voices heard. 

In a musical genre where sexism still exists, it’s vital to support the strong females making waves and changing the game.

Punk: Hunx and his Punx are back, new Cosmic Psychos is on the way, and Turnover supports

Long-running beer punk mainstays Cosmic Psychos have announced the upcoming release of a new album, their first since 2015’s C

Metal: new album from Palace of the King, and you could drum for Nucleust

Palace of the King are among the greatest of a whole wave of guitar-heavy retro rock bands right now, Rival Sons

Industry: Music Victoria launch Live Music Professionals

Melbourne independent promoters, venue owners, venue managers and band bookers can get a free professional and business development program.

Electronic this week: all the Pitch and Golden Plains goodies

It’s a big few weeks in Melbourne for electronic music, with Pitch Festival and Golden Plains Festival coming up (plus Babylon last weekend) so the

Hip Hop: Which Portland emcee is heading here in May and B Wise gives us 'The Key'

Portland emcee Amine has captured the love of hip hop fans everywhere with his bouncy beats and colourful rap songs.

Metal: GWAR cancel aus tour and Massic announce debut album

Well this sucks. GWAR’s planned April Australian tour has been cancelled.

Punk: New music from Tom Lyngcol, DOA, and Turnstile

Tom Lyngcoln of The Nation Blue and Harmony has announced an upcoming debut solo album and accom


The second Melbourne Live Music Census was taken on Saturday November 25 to assess the health of the live sector.

Electronic; Don't miss performances from Lucianblomkamp, Shigeto, and more

On Friday February 23, Lucianblomkamp is doing a free live show at The Curtin.

Hip Hop: The Push announce PushIt! Cyphers, K21 releases debut album, and So.Crates to play intimate show

The Push is looking for young rappers, singers, beatboxers and beatmakers to take part in an exciting new project titled PushIt! Cyphers.


Music Victoria’s new Women's Advisory Panel is chaired by media presenter, RRR board member and Head of Journalism at the Australian College of Art

Metal: Once Human cancel tour, DTP on indefinite hiatus, and Overkill to visit Melbourne

The upcoming 12-date Australian tour by US metallers Once Human has been officially cancelled, with the band citing the ongoing sa

Punk: Cable Ties announce new single, The Smith Street Band expand Pool House lineup, and Pears are heading our way

In tragic news, Brisbane vocalist Shane Collins of The Gifthorse and Headaches (among many other

Electronic: Club Derange are back at Hugs&Kisses, and Lounge host Voyage Recordings showcase

This Friday February 9, the boundary pushers at Club Derange are back at Hugs&Kisses, this time themed as ‘Pleather Planet,’ wit

Hip Hop: Lil Wayne is on his way, Ms Lauryn Hill joins Bluesfest, and new music from Ezra Allen

US rapper Lil Wayne is set to headline brand new Aussie music event Jumanji.

Beat Eats: Your guide to eating your way around a quintessential Melbourne day

Melbourne’s a funny place. You can really find anything if you look hard enough. In just one day, you could discover a new Italian restaurant, drink wine while you paint the extraordinary, and expand your sustainability awareness. If that’s not a quintessential Melbourne day, then I’m not sure what is. So, here’s your guide to the ultimate Melbourne day. 

Ciao Mamma down Union Street, Brunswick, is a delightful bar – a pasta bar to be exact – and a welcome addition to the crowd of ot

Beat Eats: Melbourne eats that won't break the bank

Summer is in full shine, and sadly, even the last of us are back from break now. No doubt you’re refreshed, happy and tanned, but you’re wallet’s far lighter than you remember...am I right?

Who would blame you really, a beer on the beach and dessert with every meal is a lavish way to live for a short while – and that’s OK.

Electronic: This week in Melbourne

It’s time again for city kids to go bush and get weird, because one of Australia’s favourite festivals is here again: Rainbow Serpen

Industry: Ding Dong ready to close doors, Amrap form a Republic, and all the latest in band lineup changes

As Ding Dong Lounge wraps up its two weeks of farewell celebrations this Saturday January 20 with Bareback Titty Squad, owner