Beat Eats: Beachside bakeries, what more could you want this summer?

Is there anything sweeter than biting into a crumbly, buttery croissant, on a breezy bayside beach, while dipping your toes in the

Electronic this week: Roland Tings premieres his band, Lucianblomkamp launching his album and a ten-hour marathon at The Toff

This Friday November 3, the Melbourne Museum is hosting a night of music called Nocturnal, featuring the world premiere of R

Metal: new albums from Deadspace and Annihilator, and why you should listen to Scar The Martyr

Perth’s Deadspace will release their second full-length album, The Liquid Sky, on Wednesday November 15, and they’ve just

Industry: boost for the live industry, new Melbourne signings, and Music Victoria call out for Women’s Advisory Panel

The Melbourne live industry will get a boost from the Victorian Government’s first tourism campaign in six years to attract more interstate visitor

Hip Hop: Future and Young Thug team up, and is the Culture sequel coming?

Two of Atlanta’s most prolific weirdos, Future and Young Thug, have recently teamed up on surpri

Punk: Grenadiers to release album #3, new music from Removalist and Loobs, and put Face To Face on your coffee table

Adelaide punk rockers Grenadiers have announced the upcoming release of their third full-length album Find Something You Love

Four-legged froths: Melbourne pubs to take your pooch to

Who says you've got to leave your doggo at home?

Now this is a real issue; you’re chilling at home with Wiffa (your dog AKA bestie) having a big ol’ cuddle when your friends shoot you a “pub?” mes

Industry: inquiry into Aus creative content, new signings everywhere, and Aus Music T-Shirt Day is coming

Given that many commercial radio stations don’t play the required 25% quota of local music, the Greens have launched an inquiry into the value of A

Hip Hop: New EP from Boy Graduate, single from Milwaukee Banks, and shows from Mallrat, Dave, more

Melbourne artist Boy Graduate has released his latest four-track EP It’s Not You, It’s Me. Melding elements of hip hop wi

Electronic: Rat & Co are launching their new album, Cool Room is back, and French DJ UVB comes to Lounge

This Friday October 27, Melbourne chill enthusiasts Rat & Co are launching their latest album Third Law at Northcote

Punk: New music from At The Drive In, The Scientists, and Screaming Females

Reformed post-hardcore innovators At the Drive In have announced the upcoming release of a new EP, following up this year’s comeba

Metal: Teramaze heading into the studio, catch El Colosso this weekend, and AlithiA recruit special guest vocalist

Melbourne prog metal icons Teramaze have just announced that that Rob Brens of I Built the Sky a

Industry: Melbourne leads to Aussie charge to SXSW, Spilt Milk pill-testing gets canned, and radio still most listened to in Australia

Seven of 19 Australian acts announced so far to showcase at South By Southwest next March in Austin, Texas, are from Melbourne.

Punk: The Bennies announce new album, Stick To Your Guns are heading our way, and Quicksand and Thursday team up for the ultimate tour

Melbourne pop-punk-ska-reggae-psych party lords The Bennies have announced the upcoming release of their fourth full-length album.

Hip Hop: Get empowered with Evanda, new music from Dylan Joel, and The Get Down returns to Horse Bazaar

Perth rapper Evanda has dropped new visuals for his sensual single ‘Move’.

Electronic: Jennifer Loveless comes to New Guernica, Friendships help you celebrate Halloween, and The Black Moy take over My Aeon

This Thursday October 19, long-running Thursday night party Dance Technique at New Guernica is hosting the local talent that is.

Beat Eats : Diawli inspires us to share our ultimate Indian eats

Am I the last person on this earth to hear about Diawli? India’s Hindu festival of lights that celebrates the triumph of good over evil, where loved ones gather to cleanse for new beginnings, renewed hope and joy? Bear with me I’m not going full hippy on you, but the festival is actually really amazing, and along with chill thoughts, yoga and ridding sins, there’s also dance, music, arts, and –  drum roll please –  spicy, spicy Indian food. It’s all going down on Sunday October 22 and in light of the festival, here are my ultimate Indian eats.

First on the list is Mukka; a sweet and humble restaurant originally opening as a stall at the Vic Market some years ago.

All Ages: Migos is coming to town, future lighting techs unite, and Arno Faraji is a bloody legend

This Sunday October 15, global rap and pop culture icons Migos’ will make their Australian debut. Who hasn’t heard of Migos?

Industry: Melbourne promoters and venues rule, Music Victoria announce DMF panel, and we've got all the latest signings

Melbourne promoters and venues continue to mark their presence globally as US-based global live trade magazine Pollstar crunched up the Q3

Electronic: New Guernica host camo-themed party, Honeysmack leads Raw Power, and enjoy 56 blissful minutes with Four Tet

This Friday October 13, New Guernica is preparing for WWIII with a camo-themed party called Frontline.

Take your tastebuds for a journey around Melbourne

Is it just me or has Melbourne really turned it up lately? I hope I’m not the only one that’s been hitting up every happy hour, food festival and steak night around town. I’m not going to lie, this city is really fun right now, so I’m delighted to share where your taste buds should head along to next.

Ever had that temptation to try every single dumpling on the menu, yet your stomach and bank account couldn’t ever conquer the task?

Hip Hop: Ivan Ooze is hitting the road, and get to know wunderkind Zion Garcia

Local hip hop artist Ivan Oooze has announced two Melbourne shows following the release of his latest mixtape The Social Alien

Punk: New music from Diploid, L7, while Mental Cavity and Raised as Wolves hot the road

Perth hardcore heavyweights Cursed Earth have announced the upcoming release of a compilation of their first two EPs on a 12”.

Metal: Progfest announce a huge 2018 lineup, Our Last Enemy are back, and Gilby Clarke is coming to Melbourne

If you read this column with any regularity you know I’m a huge Australian-prog-scene nutswinger.

All Ages: New Slang is going off with a bang and AJJ are coming to Wrangler

Didn’t get to spend the night with cosmic electro-funk legends GL at NGV Friday Nights?

Punk: New music & shows from Bodyjar and Mesa Cosa, we've got your NYE plans sorted and NOTS are finally coming to Australia

Long-running Melbourne skate punks Bodyjar have announced the upcoming release of a new 7” EP.