Electronic this week: Yaeji, Lil Louis and more arrive for Meredith Music Festival

A hot week in electronic music that's for sure.

If you caught Leon Vynehall while he was in Melbourne for Melbourne Music Week, you might have caught a taste of his tr

Electronic this week: Harvey Sutherland makes his long-awaited return to the Melbourne stage

Lauded Belfast duo Bicep announce a special Let Them Eat Cake sideshow as well.

Harvey Sutherland is launching his Amethyst / I Can See double A-side at the recently refurbished and re

Metal this week: 'Lords of Chaos' sends shockwaves through the music community

Jonas Akerlund dives head first into the contentious, oppressive situation.

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They've become a household name in the process.

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Why Australia is one of the top five EDM destinations in the world

Australia is slowly forging itself a reputation in the EDM scene.

When 400 delegates gathered from around the world to listen to 95 speakers at the Electronic Music Conference in Sydney, there were many positive a

Hip hop this week: Childish Gambino just left the whole of Australian in the lurch

Performing at New Zealand's PHAROS festival, Childish Gambino said he won't be rescheduling his Australian shows.

Coming out the gates with their first album in a whopping 14 years, Harlem rap group The Diplomats have returned.

The best (and worst) punk bands that just won’t give up

Have some punk bands done their dash?

With live performances being almost the only way for bands to realistically make any money these days, it’s no surprise that the amount of bands th

Metal this week: Philip H. Anselmo and The Illegals take on Pantera's classic hits

Philip H. Anselmo’s bands covering Pantera tracks is nothing new.

The often contentious and inflammatory vocalist has covered his former and certainly eternally legendary band in many of his lesser known acts over

The top five debut albums in punk rock history

The five debuts that slapped harder than expected.

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How the Federal Government can help the music industry grow

There were hundreds of ideas discussed at a recent parliamentary meeting.

At a parliamentary committee meeting set up by Federal Minister of Communications and the Arts, Mitch Fifield, on how to help the

Electronic this week: A huge techno party is coming and Honey Dijon makes her return

Alongside a fine event from the crew at Sex Tags Mania.

A team of promoters responsible for the likes of Inner Varnika, Strawberry Fields, Common Ground and Lucid have come together to launch a new mid-s

Beat's Guide to the best punk rock songs about food

While the relationship between food and punk rock music may not be celebrated and recognised to any large degree, the human element of dealing with the feelings of hunger and pleasure often shine through.

With punk rock largely sticking to basic primal feelings and emotions, it’s no surprise that good food is a hot commodity, particularly amongst ban

Button Mashers: This month in the world of gaming

Let's take a plunge into the month that was - also, the uncanny valley. It's a very deep dive.

Before we plunge into the real issues of the world - such as why

A dedication to Pellegrini’s Sisto Malaspina

Mourning the loss of the Italian pioneer.

This week I’m dedicating my column to Sisto Malaspina, after the heart-wrenching news of his death last Friday.

This week in metal: tragedy hits Limp Bizkit and Bad Omens cause a social media riot

Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst and Wes Borland got caught up in the Californian fires.

The last week or so has been a wild news week for sure – but even all the usual American political shenanigans aside, American heavy metal has been

How Aussie punters could soon be tapping into concerts via virtual reality

Technology is really starting to take a grip.

Just as the Australian live industry urges patrons to get off their fat sofas and head out to gigs, along comes news that will tempt folks to upgra

Why Hard-Ons are still Australia’s most unrelenting punk rock band

The Sydney natives just don't stop... ever.

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Melbourne Music Week is a treasure trove for electronic fans

With performances from Jeff Mills, Gilles Peterson, DJ Seinfeld and Leon Vynehall. And that's just the beginning.

Melbourne Music Week launches on Friday, and there’s a pretty solid list of names on the electronic music tip taking part this year.

It's time we tucked into Melbourne's delectable yet select Mexican cuisine

From El Sabor by El Cielo to Dos Diablos to the best salsa this city has to offer.

Celebrating over a Mexican feast is one of the most festive celebrations of all.

Dropping a single on Halloween, Slipknot reaffirm their infectious spontaneity

Returning with the track, 'All Out Life'.

Last week Slipknot surprised the world on Halloween with their first new music since 2014’s landmark .5: The Grey Chapter

New Australian study explores the appeal of death metal

From a research titled Who Enjoys Listening To Violent Music And Why?.

“Eyes bulging from their sockets, with every swing of my mallet, I smash your fucking head in, until brains seep in through the cracks.”  That’s fr

Electronic this week: 6am At The Garage are throwing a huge final Hugs&Kisses bash

As Sydney electro king Jensen Interceptor drops in for a Melbourne show.

This Friday November 9 debaucherous DJ duo 6am At The Garage are returning to Hugs&Kisses for their final farewell of the venu

Wrapping up a heavy metal holiday

Tales from the Make Them Suffer tour bus.

If you’re just joining us and haven’t read last week’s column - this is the third and final instalment of my heavy metal holiday that’s taken me al

Electronic: Pitch Music & Arts, Harvey Sutherland and Resident Advisor

Arguably the biggest house, techno and everything-in-between festival on the Australian calendar, Pitch Festival, released the lineup for their 2019 instalment last week and it’s a doozy. 

Highlights include German techno pioneer Sven Väth, affectionately known as Papa Sven or the Grandaddy of techno.

Bluebonnet Barbecue brings Southern American flavour to Brunswick East

Bluebonnet Barbecue has landed permanent residency amongst the thriving strip of stores that make Brunswick East its own. 

Bluebonnet is absolutely owning its presence with a blast of flavours, a refreshing new space, and a lengthy cocktail list to catch any mood you ma

What made Victoria the best performing state for live performances?

Victoria has overtaken NSW for the first time in the live performance stakes in both revenue and attendance, according to Live Performance Australia (LPA)’s 2017
Ticket Attendance and Revenue Report released last week. 

LPA chief executive Evelyn Richardson says, “For the first time, Victoria takes the mantle of having the largest industry share for ticket sales re

Need new music fast? Here's three new artists to get on your radar

Need new music fast? Check out the hauntingly beautiful Kailee Morgue, dreamy indie-rockers Erthlings, and the fabulous Jaguar Jonze

Phoenix-born, LA-based singer-songwriter Kailee Morgue has been a (not so) secret favourite of mine since she dropped her haunting

Australian songwriters are now making more from digital sources than broadcast

According to the latest financial postings from APRA AMCOS.

The latest financial postings by rights management and royalties collectors APRA AMCOS (for the 2017/18 financial year) set a new record.

What a US music holiday has taught me about the American metal scene

A report from our writer, via correspondence.

If you’re just jumping in and haven’t read last week’s column, I’ll bring you up to speed - I’m in the USA, living a (mostly) heavy metal adventure

Electronic: SoundCloud, Sleep D and Hugs&Kisses

Sadly, it's time to say goodbye to cherished late-night haunt, Hugs&Kisses.

Some big news on the tech side of things this week, with SoundCloud announcing they’ve partnered with all the major digital DJ software companies w