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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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 12:18pm

Christmas is coming to Shady Pines Saloon this weekend, complete with Santa, snags and, of course, country music brought to you by Extension Chord and The Sweet Jelly Rolls.

 

A delicious blend of food, music and beer is great on its own, but add a bit of Christmas cheer and it's an absolute winner. So get your photo taken with Santa, enjoy some good old Christmas carols and...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 11:07am

My Disco are hitting the road once again.

 

After hitting up next year's Sugar Mountain festival, they'll take to stages across the country off the back of their latest remix LP, Severe Remixes, and their fourth studio album, Severe.

 
Severe was recorded, mixed, and produced in Melbourne by acclaimed film composer and producer, Cornel Wilczek. The entirely...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 11:05am

Scottish group Frightened Rabbit are heading to our shores on a newly announced tour.

 

Update: a second show has now been added in Sydney.

 

Coming in the wake of April's Painting Of A Panic Attack, the group shacked up in the studio with The National's Aaron Dessner to craft one of their most commercially successful records to date. 

 

The...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 11:02am

Off the back of a sold-out headline tour, Winterbourne are hitting the road once more.

 

Their biggest tour to date will see the boys hop into their trusty 1989 Volkswagen once more to head down the east coast for a string of shows. 

 
Having spent the last couple of months writing songs for their new record, the band will be travelling around the country as a...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 11:01am

Having only just announced their own Aussie tour, Canadian indie-pop duo Tegan And Sara are set to headline Sydney's famous Mardi Gras party in March next year.

 

The proudly queer identical twins are heading our way for the first time since releasing their most recent album Love You To Death in June and are the first artists to be announced as part of the 2017 Mardi Gras Party...

Posted 13 Dec 2016 @ 2:25pm

Following on from sold-out headline shows across the country and an acclaimed set at Splendour in the Grass, Tegan & Sara are returning Down Under for a national tour in 2017.

 

They'll be hitting Sydney off the back of their eighth studio record Love You To Death, which finds them once more working with revered producer Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia, Beck), spawning the hit...

Posted 13 Dec 2016 @ 1:20pm

ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour's new multi-venue theatre and exhibition precinct, hosts its first concert this week.

 

Keith Urban's show on Wednesday at the ICC Sydney Theatre marks the first official event in the 8,000-seat room, which replaces the demolished Sydney Entertainment Centre as the CBD's largest live music venue. The 'Ent Cent' was licensed to hold over 13,000 patrons...

Posted 12 Dec 2016 @ 11:35pm

Still on a galactic sized high after a fantastic 2016, Melbourne's favourite ska conglomerate have just unveiled the 11 tracks they couldn't fit on their last release in the form of Saturn Return, as well as locking in at a set at Factory Theatre.

 

In late 2015, they teamed up with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to record Sierra-Kilo-Alpha - their award-winning 2016 LP. They...

Posted 12 Dec 2016 @ 11:16pm

Alt-rock band from Pennsylvania, Balance & Composure, will be heading back to the country for their biggest string of shows to date.

 

The tour will be the first visit to the country since 2014, when they travelled around Australian cities with fellow trailblazers, La Dispute.

 

The five-piece have been a success amongst the music scene in Australia,...

Posted 12 Dec 2016 @ 11:09pm

Four-piece indie rock band Warpaint, who will be touring the country in February, have shared the sounds of New Song, the single belonging to their new album, Heads Up.

 

After successful appearances on the stages of Laneway and Splendour In The Grass, the girls from L.A will return to the country for the third time....

Posted 12 Dec 2016 @ 12:29pm

Sydney's un-coolest band The Lockhearts are bringing back their own festival, Old Mate's Block Party, in 2017.

 

After a successful 2016 debut, Old Mate will take over the Factory Floor on the Australia Day weekend, and now the lineup has landed.

 

The Lockhearts themselves will be joined by The Stiffys, Borneo, The Persian Drugs, Private Function, Uptown Ace, Twin...

Posted 12 Dec 2016 @ 12:08pm

Local music acts will play, and the Young Henrys will be flowin'.

 

Surry Hills institution The Shakespeare has announced its 2016 Christmas party, featuring a formidable music lineup and a great deal of festive cheer. 

 

Headlining are punk bandits Shearin', a group that has recently played shows with acclaimed acts Rolling Coastal Blackouts Coastal Fever and...

Posted 12 Dec 2016 @ 12:04pm

The Canadian trio will embark on their 16th tour of Australia. 

 

Since their inception, The Tea Party has used a range of electic instruments such as the oud, sitar, hurdy gurdy and theremin to spice up the distinct brand of hard rock the members have been peddling for decades. 

 

The band first gained fans in Australia in 1995 when their second album, The Edges Of...

Posted 12 Dec 2016 @ 10:44am

The late master is set to be honoured by a range of local artists.

 

Take it as a sign of what a long, painful slog 2016 has been that Sydney Festival will feature not one but two tributes to lost geniuses. Along with the Let's Dance David Bowie event, a free-for-all dance fest set to honour the Starman, the 2017 iteration of the fest will also feature Tower Of Song, a tribute to...

Posted 9 Dec 2016 @ 5:52pm

Illy is on a roll.

 

After his acclaimed record Two Degrees debuted at the #1 spot on the Aria Charts - boasting the triple platinum selling single 'Papercuts' with Vera Blue - Illy has followed up with his biggest tour to date.   

 

Getting in on the action are special guests Spit Syndicate, Paces and Maribelle. 

 

 

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Posted 9 Dec 2016 @ 5:23pm

The local metalcore outfit are embarking on a comprehensive national tour in support of their new release.

 

Wither Away is an intense five minute encapsulation of many of the issues facing society today. According to vocalist Landon Kirk, “the song is ultimately about the battle of sobriety versus intoxication, throughout the song lyrics and instrumentation convey a distinct...

Posted 9 Dec 2016 @ 5:13pm

After recently dropping the clip for her new single, local singer/songwriter Holly Throsby returns with her first album since 2011.

 

The renowned novelist and vocalist who was once a member of the former Australian folk supergroup Seeker Lover Keeper, conjures elements from her novel Goodwood and experiences from the last five years of her life in After a Time.

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Posted 9 Dec 2016 @ 4:54pm

Discover a new world of music at National Folk Festival 2017.

 

The National Folk Festival has added a bunch more acts to its already booming Easter lineup, featuring a cornocopia of global sounds. 

 

American band Harpeth Rising lead the new list,...

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