Punk : 2017 Album Highlights

Converge: The Dusk In Us.

Metal: Ross The Boss and Destruction both heading our way

French post-metal pioneers HYPNO5E will release a full-length movie and a two LP/CD set in April.

Electronic: 2017 in review

As the only city in Australia where you can party from dusk ‘til dawn, it’s no surprise that Melbourne has a killer electronic music scene.

Beat Eats with Off The Grid festival

Melbourne, I can’t fault your progression and triumph lately. Our victorious YES win stands as just one instance where we’ve seen you shine.

Industry: new signings, new jobs and global Music Cities Convention is coming to Melbourne

New Signings: Premier Artists’ latest addition is Richard Clapton, who will be represented by Frank Stivala and

Hip Hop: triple j's most played, and Alice Ivy heading on album tour

Triple j Unearthed has revealed its most-played artists for 2017.

Beat Eats: here's a few places vegans and non-vegans can agree on

Veganism is an admirable way of life, lived by thousands of devoted followers right around the world. However, its ideals and lifestyle aren’t for everyone – and that’s okay. So when your vegan friend calls for a feast, where to dine can be a tricky one. A restaurant that offers a fine selection of both vegan and non-vegan options is the perfect medium. Here’s a couple of venues with a variety of offerings to satisfy everyone.

Lona – St Kilda’s contemporary Spanish/South American tapas restaurant – has made some recent additions to their all day menu that

Industry: Aussies lands international deals, and changes at triple j

Two more Melbourne acts have landed worldwide publishing deals.

Hip Hop:it’s time for a celebration of queer culture

It’s time for a celebration of queer culture. The whole country is seeing rainbows after Parliament passed the historic bill that now allows same-sex couples to get married in Australia. This is a huge win for the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies, with a step in the right direction towards love and acceptance. Celebrate the win with a new playlist filled with inspiring queer rap artists who have contributed to the increased visibility of gay culture in hip hop, one song at a time.

One of the most notable openly gay artists of our time is the lovely Frank Ocean who first addressed his sexuality in 2012, encour

Punk: Blood Duster announce compilation, and Iron Chic are heading to Australia

Melbourne hardcore/metal/grind troublemakers Blood Duster have announced the release of a career-spanning double LP compilation of

Metal: new Dimebag Darrell DVD, and albums from Black Label Society and Ghost

The new Dimebag Darrell DVD Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over has just hit number three on the Billboard

Electronic: Perc, Roland Tings, and Mount Liberation Unlimited are all bringing the goods this weekend

This Friday December 15, UK techno institution Perc is set to pummel The Sub Club for the Bunker crew.

Metal: Greenleaf are finally headed our way, and Cattle Decapitation return in Feb

Oh, this is gonna crush. Swedish stoner rock band Greenleaf are finally coming to Australia in March 2018.

Industry: should we ban phones from concerts?, latest Vic Government grants, and streaming is a winner for songwriters

It’s not just grumpy old men who want mobile phones banned at concerts; at least 27% of those aged 16-30 also support the move.


Melbourne favourites Camp Cope have announced their hotly anticipated second full-length.

Beat Eats: There's some wacky experimental food going around, but we've picked some surefire treats

There are certainly some ambitious meals bombarding Melbourne’s food scene lately, like sushi pizzas, sushi burgers, beef pancakes and more.

Electronic: it's Meredith weekend, and we are stoked

It’s fuckin’ Meredith weekend, aww yeah.

Hip Hop: Big Shaq is on his way and the Next Crop showcase is coming

Two plus two is four, minus one that’s three, quick maths.

Punk: Trespasser drop debut release, new The Dwarves and Camp Cope, and Oslow hit the road

Hobart metallic hardcore newcomers Trespasser have dropped their debut release.

Electronic: New night at Seven, and Federation Bells like you've never heard 'em

This Friday December 1, Smalltown is back at Brown Alley with producer/DJs Mr. G and Ryan Elliott. Mr.

Beat Eats: we've got you covered on the best bites at Coburg Night Market

As we start to see our city lift its spirits this season, there’s plenty that’s popping up with it too; moonlight cinemas, rooftop bars, happy hour

Industrial: Flying Saucer needs a new home, and Melbourne artists dominate J Awards

Melbourne artists dominated last week’s J Awards. A.B. Original’s Reclaim Australia took Australian Album of the Year.

Hip Hop: welcome to the '90s

Two decades ago we were living in the wonderful weirdness of the ‘90s.

All Ages: Legends old and young are in town this week

Hitmaker and powerhouse Sia is bringing her Nostalgic For The Present Tour to AAMI Park this Thursday November 30.

Pleasure Garden's menu will keep you dancing all day long

A delight for the senses, and a treat for the soul, The Pleasure Garden is a place where imagination and magic coalesce into senso

Punk: Cursed Earth hit the road and new Camp Cope

Former At the Drive-In guitarist and founding member Jim Ward’s post-ATDI project Sparta have announced the relea

Electronic: Melbourne Music Week has you covered

It’s Melbourne Music Week and that means this Thursday just about every bloody venue in Melbourne turns it up for the Live Music Saf

Hip Hop: The Internet are ruling the world

The day I discovered The Internet, my life changed forever.


The Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) opened applications to its inaugural Fast Track Fellowship on Thursday