Music News

Posted 25 Mar 2017 @ 11:12am

It seems like the only thing that people in the music world are talking about right now is the new Gorillaz album, but considering we’ve been treated to a preview of the star-studded lineup of guests on the album, and ...

Posted 24 Mar 2017 @ 11:35am

Hip hop? Hooray!


A lineup of four of the biggest names in hip hop from the early 2000s is joining forces for an Australian tour this year, all under the banner of Hip Hop Hooray.


And you can be sure they'll be delivering a no-holds-barred show.


Atlanta sound pioneers Ying Yang Twins, Chicago's rapid-fire rapper Twista, Miami's Trina and Nashville...

Posted 24 Mar 2017 @ 11:26am

The 51st edition of the National Folk Festival is around the corner.


We're now three weeks away from the Easter long weekend and the annual takeover of Exhibition Park in Canberra by this feast of music, performance, talks and family-friendly fun.


For the first time, National Folk Festival has announced it'll host a new talks, forums and conversations program,...

Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 2:06pm

The Support Act music industry charity will honour Jenny Morris' contributions to charity and humanitarian work at this year's Music In The House event.


The event will be hosted by Rachel Ward and feature performances from Jimmy Barnes, Neil Finn, Montaigne and more.


Jenny Morris' music career spans back to 1979 with The Crocodiles, QED and multiple solo albums...

Posted 21 Mar 2017 @ 2:50pm

The Northern Beaches' all-genre festival will return this April with a huge lineup. 


With a successful debut under its belt, Housefox Studios has announced that its festival, Housefox Fest, will be back in 2017.


While Housefox prides itself on showcasing music and artists of all genres, this year's headliners are definitely on the heavier side of things with...

Posted 20 Mar 2017 @ 8:52pm

For a long time, when a lot of people heard the name 'Prince', they weren't picturing the cover of 'Purple Rain' - and perhaps weren't even picturing Prince himself. No, for many comedy fans a decade ago, his name conjured up images of Dave Chappelle.


The first Prince-themed episode of 'Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories' premiered on legendary comedy show Chappelle's Show...

Posted 19 Mar 2017 @ 4:18pm

Ed Sheeran has managed to yet again continue his stranglehold on the Aussie charts, keeping Aussies almost completely at bay as his dominance reigns.


As we reported last week, Ed Sheeran was almost in complete control of the Aussie charts last week with his new...

Posted 18 Mar 2017 @ 12:17pm

Let’s be fair, the Internet and Kanye West have a contentious relationship at best. While West has long been fodder for comedians to make fun of, and endless memes abound of the great man, one US teen has found a way to merge both Kanye and technology into something that science fiction writer’s have dreamed of for decades; a AI program, taught to rap by West’s lyrics.



Posted 17 Mar 2017 @ 10:48am

Forget the lockout laws, Sydney's getting trendier. And this is the website to prove it.


The Shit Bar Idea Generator does exactly what it says on the tin, giving you a surefire winner of a new bar idea for absolutely nothing. Bargain!


Inspired by the recent announcement that Newtown Social...

Posted 17 Mar 2017 @ 9:03am

A total of seven Sydney venues are now exempt from the 1:30am lockouts and 3am last drinks, according to an announcement by Minister for Racing Paul Toole.


Oxford Art Factory on Oxford Street and Mr B's Hotel on Pitt Street are now eligible to admit patrons until 2am, with last drinks served at 3:30am.


The announcement came as part of the New South Wales...

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 2:34pm

The Hottest 100s And 1000s podcast will make its live debut this Sunday March 19 at Petersham Bowling Club, with special guests in triple j host Gen Fricker and muso Jack R Reilly.


The four-piece podcast has set out to review every single song ever featured in the triple j Hottest 100. The live show will focus on songs from iconic '90s acts like Metallica, Garbage and Björk.

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 2:31pm

Classic Album Sundays returns to Kings Cross' World Bar this Sunday March 19 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Velvet Underground's debut album.


Classic Albums Sundays Presents The Velvet Undergorund & Nico will come to Darlinghurst this Sunday, providing a chance for fans to listen to the iconic album like never before.


Released in 1967, The Velvet...

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 2:03pm

The beloved Sydney Rock 'N' Roll & Alternative Market, held every other month at Manning Bar, needs your help.


The markets have been running for the past six-and-a-half years, but after some difficult weather conditions over the last few months, organisers have turned to Sydney music lovers for help.


Instead of the regular April market, the Factory Theatre...

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 9:34am

Sydney-based indie rockers My Perfect Sunday have the soundtrack to not only your weekends, but your weekdays too.


Concrete & Countryside is the new four-track EP from the band, and doubles as a loose concept release, exploring issues of change, loneliness, forced situations and attachment to place.


My Perfect Sunday point to influences like The Cure,...

Posted 14 Mar 2017 @ 11:30am

Sydney's forward-looking rockers Dappled Cities are back.


The indie heroes will release their fifth album ||||| (Five) on Friday May 5, following up the first tasters in the form of 'That Sound' and 'Stone Men'.


Now, they've locked in a special hometown launch show as part of the Vivid Sydney lineup, taking place at the City Recital Hall in Angel Place on...

Posted 14 Mar 2017 @ 10:47am

The full program for the Sydney Opera House's Vivid LIVE festival is here.


Following the announcement that Fleet Foxes are reforming and will headline Vivid LIVE with a series of Opera House shows, the festival programmers have now revealed a bumper full lineup.


Posted 13 Mar 2017 @ 10:43am

NSW Police ran drug operations at a number of festivals in Sydney over the weekend, resulting in 150 busts.


A series of festivals and large concerts across Sydney were targeted by police: Saturday's Days Like This festival was hit the hardest, and saw 97 charges of drug possession, and two charges of drug supply.



Posted 12 Mar 2017 @ 3:53pm

Ed Sheeran has dominated Aussie charts once again, with an array of singles, and third album ÷ (Divide), sitting pretty on top of the charts, with Aussies doing their best to catch up to the charismatic Englishman.


When Ed Sheeran’s newest album Divide came out this week, fans knew that there was going to be some domination by Sheeran in the albums and singles charts, and...

Posted 11 Mar 2017 @ 11:23am

We’ve known for a long time now that Elton John casts a wide net when it comes to the music he either listens to, or is involved in. Heck, we only need to look at 2Pac’s ‘Ghetto Gospel’, which samples John’s ‘Indian Sunset’, to know that he’s a fan of hip-hop, but a recent trip to a Canadian record store just goes on to prove his love for the genre.



Posted 10 Mar 2017 @ 11:14am

The Sydney music scene has been dealt another blow, with the closure of Glebe Point Road venue Mr Falcon's.


UPDATE: City of Sydney has issued the following statement:

The closure of Mr Falcon’s was a decision of the property owner. 

The City of Sydney has previously contacted the premise about instances of trading outside of approved hours, but did not take any...

Posted 9 Mar 2017 @ 5:09pm

Sydney live music venue Newtown Social Club will be revamped by its new owners to open as a mini-golf bar.


The announcement of the venue's impending closure was made in January, and Sydney music lovers reacted with a mix of disappointment and anger....

Posted 8 Mar 2017 @ 2:43pm

Seventh Street Media is proud to announce the launch of The Industry Observer, Australasia’s new destination for music industry news, in-depth analysis, discussion, charts, and more.


The service will be entirely free, without any paywalls or premium subscriptions, making it both the perfect entry point for...

Posted 8 Mar 2017 @ 2:18pm

Canadian progressive rock trio The Tea Party will play their first symphony orchestra shows in Australia when they tour here next month.


Along with a 48-piece orchestra, The Tea Party will hit Sydney as part of their national tour, playing at The Star Event Centre with the Sydney Youth Orchestras on Friday April 21. 


Forming in 1990, the band was propelled into...

Posted 8 Mar 2017 @ 2:15pm

For the second year, The Day Street Band will play the Leichhardt Bowling Club to raise funds for women's refuge program, Detour House.


Detour House was set up in 1984 with the goal of help women recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Joining The Day Street Band for this charity gig will be The Soul Messengers and Amanda Easton. Last year, the event raised over $3,000 for ...

Posted 8 Mar 2017 @ 1:46pm

There are plenty of things we already need to spend our precious little money on, so it’s nice when someone comes along and says, “Hey, you know what? Have a free gig on us!”


It’s even better when that gig features a one-two punch of the country’s must-see punk bands: Dumb Punts and Wash.


This month, the bands will join forces for a free double-header at beloved...

Posted 7 Mar 2017 @ 3:11pm

Nick Cave fans will be delighted with today's news of a career-spanning box set.


Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 1984 – 2014 will be available in numerous formats, the most exciting of which will feature three discs of material, a two-hour DVD filled with interviews, live footage and other bits, and a 256-page hardcover book with essays, photos, and...

Posted 7 Mar 2017 @ 3:07pm

Triple J will be celebrating International Women’s Day tomorrow by only playing songs by women across all three of its stations: triple j, Double J, and NOVA969 (just kidding; the other one is, of course, triple j Unearthed).


In addition the stations will feature only their female hosts: Veronica Milsom and Alex Lee on Breakfast, Zan Rowe on Mornings, Gen Fricker at Lunch, Coda...

Posted 6 Mar 2017 @ 9:07am

A new crime report has revealed that Sydney's controversial lockout laws are simply displacing incidents of violence and assault to other areas of the city.


The new report by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, as revealed in today's...

Posted 5 Mar 2017 @ 5:27pm

The Aussie charts have seen somewhat of a friendly rivalry in action this week, with both The Waifs and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard fighting for the number one position on the Aussie music charts this week.


The Waifs are this week celebrating the #1 chart debut of their eighth record Ironbark, while King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard have been relegated to a highly...

Posted 4 Mar 2017 @ 11:40am

After a three year wait, it looks like we’re finally going to be seeing some new music from Alt-J. With a teaser video being posted online, fans have managed to uncover new information about the group’s new record.


The group’s official YouTube account recently posted a video featuring a short, one minute...