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SA musicians vie for a spot playing along side the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Superloop Adelaide 500

February 12, 2019

Music SA and Superloop Adelaide 500 have again given six emerging South Australian music acts the opportunity of a lifetime! As part of Music SA’s successful Bands on Track initiative they have provided a chance to join the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Vance Joy, Amy Shark, Jet and The Living End onstage at […]

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NSW government’s “War on Festivals” blamed for Mountain Sounds’ cancellation

February 10, 2019

Today’s devastating news about the cancellation of Central Coast Mountain Sounds Festival raises many more questions about the NSW Governments festival safety regulations and approach to tackling drug deaths. Just one week out from the festival, Mountain Sounds, originally budgeting for 11 user-pay police report being blindsided with a $200,000 in upfront costs for 45 user-pay police […]

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Free music is happening in Sydney on Fridays through February and March

February 5, 2019

The Courtyard Sessions will be returning to Sydney’s Seymour Centre this week, kicking off 8 nights of free music under the setting sun, in the Seymour’s leafy courtyard. Courtyard Sessions’ free gigs at dusk have become a staple in the city’s live music scene since launching in 2012, known for the diversity and energy of programming – […]

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Toy Story and Avengers sneak into the Superbowl: 8 new trailers you might have missed

February 4, 2019

Whelp, this year’s Super Bowl could have definitely turned out better. The game’s finishing score unfortunately became the lowest overall points scored in Super Bowl history (13-3) since 1948’s game between The Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Cardinals (7-0), even surpassing that of Miami’s win over Washington (14-7) in 1973. At halftime, the New England Patriots were leading […]

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Mary’s Underground: Team behind The Lansdowne to take over The Basement

February 4, 2019

The minds behind cult favourite Mary’s Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham are opening a new live music venue as they take over and reimagine the former site of The Basement into Mary’s Underground. The venue, which has hosted everyone from Slum Village to Prince during its 45 year history, will very much continue as a […]

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New shows added for Fleetwood Mac’s Australian tour

January 25, 2019

Following last week’s massive announcement of a national arena tour for the new-look Fleetwood Mac, the band have unsurprisingly began to fill in the glaring gaps in their Australian schedule by adding a few new shows. Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne now have one new show each, added in response to what has no doubt been […]

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The Jezabels and DMA’s will headline Sydney’s Bad Friday Festival in April

January 21, 2019

One of Sydney’s most popular block parties, the long-running Bad Friday, has announced a huge line up for their 10th anniversary event, featuring some of the country’s finest (plus one international) in what will no doubt be a highly sought boutique festival. Set to kick off the Easter long weekend, Bad Friday will make the […]

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Air Mofo makes its inaugural flight from Melbourne to Launceston as Mona Foma kicks off in its new Tasmanian home

January 18, 2019

After 10 years at Mona Museum and surrounds in Hobart, this year marks the iconic arts festival Mona Foma’s controversial move to Launceston. Now, just as they helped changed the artistic landscape in Hobart, they‘re hoping to do the same in Launceston, and today pulled out all the stops to ensure that the festival which […]

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Here’s the epic food lineup for Download Festival in Sydney and Melbourne

January 16, 2019

As if a festival with Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Alice in Chains and Judas Priest (and those are only the headliners) wasn’t enough, a supersized food program packed with some of the East Coast’s finest eateries has been announced for both the Sydney and Melbourne legs. As was the case last year, Jake Smyth and Kenny […]

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Here’s what you’ll be eating at FOMO Festival this weekend

January 10, 2019

Heading to FOMO Festival in Sydney or Melbourne this weekend? Well, this is just a reminder to enter on an empty stomach because both legs have a very tempting food line-up planned alongside live music from the likes of Nicki Minaj, Rae Sremmurd, Kali Uchis, Mura Masa and more. Like all boutique festivals nowadays, the […]

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Kim Churchill to curate intimate “in the round” show in Sydney next week

January 9, 2019

The month In The Round Sessions return to Sydney’s Leadbelly (42 King St, Newtown) for its next edition on Tuesday 15th January, with Kim Churchill hosting and curating the evening, for an intimate appearance from the globally touring star. The show will be one of his only appearances in Sydney ahead of the release of his next album, and […]

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Get your set times and maps for Sydney’s NYE in the Park as tickets near sell-out

December 28, 2018

Now in its second year, NYE in the Park has lined up an incredible group of artists who are set to help bring Sydneysiders into the New Year on Monday. Set in the lush surrounds of Camperdown’s Victoria Park, The Jungle Giants, Hayden James, Hot Dub Time Machine, Thundamentals, Confidence Man and many more will […]

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And the winners of the 5th Annual AU Awards are…

December 21, 2018

On Wednesday we were excited to reveal our nominees for the 5th Annual AU Awards, celebrating the best in Australian music over the last 12 months. Now today we’re presenting the winners across all those categories, which are awarded based on both recorded and live merit. Australian Live Music Event of the Year (Metro) St. […]

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5th Annual AU Awards Nominees Announced ft. Angie McMahon, Didirri and more

December 19, 2018

The AU Awards are back for the fifth consecutive year, celebrating the best Australian artists of 2018. All categories take into consideration both albums and live performance, and there’s no argument that everyone on this list has had a massive year. We’ll be announcing the winners this Friday! And the nominees are… SOLO ARTIST OF […]

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Why Canberra’s Gingerfest is not to be missed this weekend

December 13, 2018

Remembering the Ginger Ninja are a not for profit organisation that have organised punk rock festivals in honour of their close friend Nicholas Sofar-Schreiber, and this Saturday at MOLO Live, situated just upon ANU Campus, the great organisation is gearing up for a day of great music, great beer, and to commemorate the titular Ginger […]

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Blues and Metal collide as the innovative Zeal & Ardor announces Australian tour dates

December 13, 2018

Originally little more than an experiment of Swiss-American mastermind Manuel Gagneux, the avant-garde combination of negro spirituals and black metal embraced on his 2015 album Devil Is Fine quickly connected with several previously unstruck chords – as though American slaves had found Satanism rather than Christianity. And when it came to the music being created, […]

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Basement Jaxx are coming to Australia with a full orchestra

December 11, 2018

Legendary duo Basement Jaxx have just announced three special Australian shows for April 2019, re-imagining their long line of hits with a full orchestra and backing singers. The tour, which will take them to iconic venues like the Sydney Opera House and Margaret Court Arena, is a completely updated and refreshed version of a project […]

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Primavera Sound 2019 achieves Gender Equality as Aussies Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett and more join the line up

December 10, 2018

Held in Barcelona, Primavera Sound has taken place since 2001, consolidating itself as a model reference for urban festivals that is internationally considered as an unmissable musical event. Next year the event will run from May 30th to June 1st, 2019. Primavera Sound 2019 line up emphasises on a line up where there is equality between […]

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SXSW 2019 just got even bigger: Here’s everything you need to know

December 10, 2018

The SXSW Conference and Festival, or South by Southwest, recently announced additions to its massive line up of showcasing artists for 2019. For several decades now, this Texas based event has been celebrating music, film and interactive media and has turned into a hot spot for connecting with other international artist, labels, and audiences. Being […]

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Meet the first Aussies heading to Brighton for The Great Escape 2019

December 4, 2018

To celebrate a ten-year partnership with Sounds Australia, UK’s premier showcasing event The Great Escape will host a slew of Australian artists at their next annual run, with Australia as the focus country for the event. And they’ve announced the first ten Aussie artists to grace the event’s stages. From the 9th until the 11th of May, […]

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