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Posted 22 Dec 2016 @ 9:40am

Western Australian native, surfer and X Factor alumnus Matt Gresham will be back on Aussie shores next year in support of his brand new single 'Survive On Love.'

 

Gresham released his debut album One Night Away in 2014 and has been charming audiences with beautiful ballads and a swoonworthy voice pretty much ever since.

 

He's been living in Berlin and working on a...

Posted 21 Dec 2016 @ 1:47pm

Conservation icon and primatologist Dr Jane Goodall will come to Sydney for a one-off lecture and conversation.

 

Throughout her groundbreaking career, Goodall has brought the world closer to our nearest relatives through her scientific discoveries and studies on chimpanzees of the Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania. 

 

Through her research, Goodall has...

Posted 21 Dec 2016 @ 11:47am

Austrian psych/prog trio Mother’s Cake are making the big trek down to Australian soil in support of their third full release album.

 

The tour will see Mother’s Cake make their second ever appearance in the country, with Aussie punters not having caught the group since their 2014 tour.

 

Having played with the likes of AC/DC, Iggy Pop, Deftones, Wolfmother,...

Posted 21 Dec 2016 @ 11:24am

One of Sydney's favourite short film festivals is set to return to Bondi Pavilion next year for ten nights of homegrown and international cinematic awesomeness.

 

The 2017 program features categories including the Best Of Australian and International, Best Of Documentary, Windows On Europe, Love Bites, Short Laughs Comedy, Green Flicks and a selection of Oscar-winning short films...

Posted 21 Dec 2016 @ 11:22am

The 2017 Mardi Gras Party is set to add a stellar lineup of local and international DJs to its program for next year, with DJ Citizen Jane, Oxford Hustlers and JimJam locked in to join Tegan And Sara on the Mardi Gras stage. 

 

Miami's Citizen Jane boasts a resume that reads more like a party circuit passport including NYC Pride weekend at Madison Square Garden, San Francisco’s...

Posted 21 Dec 2016 @ 10:33am

Fresh from wrapping up a headline tour with Birds of Tokyo, Melbourne rock outfit Strangers have locked in a headline show.

 

The four-piece will be giving audiences a taste of their forthcoming second album MIRRORLAND. It's been a big year for the group, who have recently signed with Sony Music and head into the studio with Shihad's Tom Larkin.

Posted 20 Dec 2016 @ 5:13pm

Barry Gibb has cancelled his Australian tour plans citing "a change in international commitments".

 

As it is not possible to reschedule the performances, refunds will be available to all ticket holders of the Live Nation produced headline shows. Ticketholders do not have to take any action.

 

For Byron Bay Bluesfest patrons, Monday Single Day Tickets are...

Posted 20 Dec 2016 @ 5:05pm

Following on from their last two successful tours, Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox is coming back for more.

 

2016 saw the group take on a 75-date sold-out European tour, as well as covering North America and selling out their debut Australian tour the year prior. 

 

An internet phenomonen, Postmodern Jukebox have amassed millions of views for their style...

Posted 20 Dec 2016 @ 3:18pm

Sydney Psych Fest is bringing the good vibes back to town for a third time in 2017.

 

The independent-run and diversity-focused music festival will return to the Factory Theatre in February with a pair of international headliners.

 

Carsick Cars and White+, two of China's best indie exports, lead a first round lineup that's also packed with Aussie talent. Flyying...

Posted 20 Dec 2016 @ 12:09pm

Melbourne punk rockers Lazertits are bringing the party to Sydney in 2017.

 

It'll be the triple j Unearthed favourites' first trip to our fine city, and they'll bring some of their finest hits along with them, including 'Boss Bitch' and 'Ladies'.

 

And if you need some more Lazertits to get you through the holiday season, the band has announced a 2017 calendar. 50...

Posted 19 Dec 2016 @ 4:21pm

US rap wunderkind Desiigner will hit Sydney for a one-off Under 18's show, joined by some very special guests. 

 

The 19-year-old Brooklynite has recently signed to Kanye West's G.O.O.D Music label, and is the man behind the international hits Panda and Timmy Turner, as well as landing a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Performance. 

 

He'll be joined by...

Posted 16 Dec 2016 @ 2:46pm

The three-day music and camping festival in the Hunter Valley, The Gum Ball, has locked in a boom lineup for 2017.

 

Next year's event at Dashville will feature a headlining set from quirky rock icons Regurgitator, joined by comedy trio Tripod.

 

Also appearing are songwriter Boo Seeka and collaborator Sammy Seeka, The Drones' frontman Gareth Liddiard, three-piece...

Posted 16 Dec 2016 @ 12:23pm

The legendary album will be celebrated in a Sydney show in February. 

 

Tapestry, Carole King's musical masterpiece, which features classic such as 'You've Got A Friend', 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow' and 'I Feel The Earth Move' turned 45 this year and so will be celebrated in a new live show featuring two of Australia's best musical performers.

 

Vika Bull has been...

Posted 16 Dec 2016 @ 10:34am

The one-day heavy hitter will feature sets from Waax and Stone Lions, plus Aaron Gocs as MC. 

 

Thrashville festival has added Brisbane band and triple j faves Waax to its lineup, promising to bring their hard and heavy energy that has garnered much attention from the music industry. 

 

Also newly scheduled on the first-time festival bill are Stone Lions - a pop-...

Posted 15 Dec 2016 @ 6:43pm

The two American doom powerhouses are set to take Australia by storm.

 

Virginia five-piece Windhand have gone from playing local underground shows to touring worldwide with some of the greats in just a few years, while metal band Cough has only recently returned from a five year hiatus.

 

The pair of thrashers are bound to make an unstoppable double-header...

Posted 15 Dec 2016 @ 6:37pm

It's been 30 years since James Reyne's praised debut, his first departure from band Australian Crawl.

 

Since then, Reyne has had a solid solo career but with the anniversary of his debut album just around the corner, the singer/songwriter will celebrate the date with an exclusive show.

 

Not only will he play fan favourites from the album in concert, his...

Posted 15 Dec 2016 @ 6:33pm

Our very own dream pop quartet are starting their new year off with a bang.

 

The tour is off the back of the band's new single, Rather Be Lonely, an anti-love anthem that was immediately added to triple j rotation.

 

With a year that saw I Know Leopard sign to acclaimed label Ivy League Records and set sail on two national support tours with The Paper Kites...

Posted 15 Dec 2016 @ 5:12pm

Stuart Slade is bringing his London dark comedy to Sydney to kick off the Outhouse Theatre Company's year.

 

After a sell-out, award nominated run in London that earnt it a West End transfer, BU21 is heading Down Under.

 

The play deals with the inescapable reality of terrorism in modern life, especially in larger cities. Head along to find out how playwright Slade...

Posted 15 Dec 2016 @ 3:05pm

The perfect night out/night in is coming to Parramatta Park this summer.

 

For everyone who can't make their mind up about going to the cinemas to catch a new release or staying at home to watch a movie in bed, Mov'In Bed is the solution for you.

 

Throughout March and April 2017, Mov'In Bed will be screening 45 movies at a 150-bed venue in Parramatta Park.

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Posted 15 Dec 2016 @ 1:42pm

After judiciously listening to 364 albums, the 12th annual Australian Music Prize has revealed its longlist for 2016.

 

From debut albums by the likes of D.D Dumbo and Dope Lemon, to the 16th studio album release from Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, the 12th AMP Longlist represents excellence in Australian music.

 

Making an appearance on this year's longlist are A...

Posted 15 Dec 2016 @ 1:26pm

Childish Gambino or Tkay Maidza? The Rubens or The Jezabels? Bernard Fanning or Jamie T?

 

The 24th annual Falls Music and Arts Festival has just announced a full list of set times for all locations, so festival-goers can begin to plan out their day and check for any pesky clashes between their favourite bands.

 
They've also revealed maps for each campsite,...

Posted 15 Dec 2016 @ 11:30am

An all-star lineup will come together celebrating David Bowie's lauded Berlin period, in which he produced some of his most highly regarded work.

 

Helmed by musical director Mick Harvey, the tribute show will feature the likes of Kylie Auldist, Dave Graney, Ron Peno, Kim Salmon and Max Sharam. 

 

The show will draw from what's referred to as The Berlin...

Posted 15 Dec 2016 @ 9:43am

In one fell swoop, Australia's most extravagant forest party has announced the full list of acts for this year's Secret Garden festival.

 

Now that festival tix have sold out, organisers have revealed a 48-hour music program headlined by The Jezabels, Urthboy and Oliver Tank, with Donny Benet & Friends curating Love Song Dedications and much more.

 

As usual, it...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 2:50pm

Ring in the New Year at Marquee with an epic electropunk experience brought to you by up-and-coming sister duo Krewella. 

 

Hailing all the way from Chicago, Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf have quickly built up a reputation as one of the world's most dynamic female electronic acts, even scoring a spot at the Democratic National Convention earlier this year. With a heavy rock and dance...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 2:50pm

Sing-A-Long-A Sound Of Music at the State Theatre is turning 16 (going on 17) as it returns to the theatre for another year.

 

It's the State Theatre's longest-running live event and it's returning for two very special shows in February with costume contests and interactive fun packs, hosted by long-time celebrity judge Katrina Retallick.

 

So warm up your voices,...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 2:47pm

Go absolutely mad for Hungary as the Hungarian Cultural Festival rolls back into town this January.

 

The six-day festival will feature everything from gala concerts to folk dance workshops, a folkloric music recital, lectures on history, IT, language and literature, a comedy theatre night at NIDA, a harbour cruise and a patron's dinner.

 

The festival has been...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 2:19pm

After being pulled from our shelves ten years ago, Yowies are officially back in business.

 

Their reappearance comes after finding huge success in the US, with their current New York-based chocolate factory churning out 110,000 of the little bastards every day - all for Yanks who can't get enough of them. 

 

Keeping in line with the Yowie's OG Australiana...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 1:42pm

Glen Street Theatre is set to kick off its 2017 season with a heart-warming production of Alan Ayckbourn’s much-loved comedy Relatively Speaking.

 

Set in 1960s London, Relatively Speaking tells the hilarious story of a blithely misinformed young man who turns up on his girlfriend's parents' doorstep to ask for her hand in marriage.

 

Things, however, are not as...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 1:01pm

Australia Day just isn't Australia Day without the triple j Hottest 100, and Parramatta Park is bringing the party to you.

 

Parramatta's Hottest 100 Party will feature a whole bunch of DJs and live acts on the main stage, with the countdown streaming between sets.

 

MC Jake Stone (formerly of Bluejuice) is set to host proceedings, with the lineup including rapper L...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 1:00pm

Never fear, North Sydney. There's an outdoor cinema set to open near you this summer. 

 

Watch the stars under the stars on the lush turf of North Sydney Oval with a program packed full of Oscar favourites as well as blockbusters, comedies, chick flicks and a great mix of family friendly releases. 

 

The lineup includes La La Land, Lion, Fences, Jackie, Rogue One: A...

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