Music News

Posted 25 Nov 2016 @ 12:25pm

Some people just want to watch the world burn... in silence and from the privacy of their waterfront penthouses.


After ARIA Hall of Fame inductees Crowded House played the first of four triumphant homecoming concerts on the steps of the Sydney Opera House last night, it seems some...

Posted 24 Nov 2016 @ 1:09pm

Queensland outfit King Social have been busy working on an album, but they're taking time off to come down the coast for some shows.


The country rock, hip hop and reggae blenders are set to return to New South Wales in December.


They're planning on playing some favourites from their first two EPs as well as some sneak previews from their upcoming album, which is...

Posted 24 Nov 2016 @ 12:01pm

Ramsay Street's favourite daughter, Anne Wilkinson AKA Brooke Satchwell, will be the subject of a special celebration at a secret location in Sydney next week.


OK, it all sounds a bit like a cult, but the intentions are pure: this is Satchfest, a mini-festival dedicated to, quote, "celebrating the celebrating the life of Neighbours star Brooke Satchwell".



Posted 24 Nov 2016 @ 10:36am

One of the world's foremost voices in soul and R&B, Mary J. Blige, will head to Sydney for an intimate show while in the country for Bluesfest.  


Mary J. Blige has amassed eight multi-platinum albums, nine Grammy Awards, 32 Grammy nominations, a 2012 Golden Globe nomination and five American Music Awards throughout her illustrious career, as well as releasing a string of...

Posted 22 Nov 2016 @ 4:20pm

De La Soul’s DJ Maseo allegedly threatened to "kill" the production manager in charge of the group’s disastrous Sydney show last week, it has been claimed.


In a post-mortem of Friday's gig – dubbed the ‘shoddiest ever’ by fans – Dig Deep Productions,...

Posted 22 Nov 2016 @ 3:35pm

Follwing the announcement from triple j breakfast hosts Matt and Alex that they're departing the station, speculation about their replacements has been rife.


Now, it's been revealed that Ben Harvey and Liam Stapleton, from the Adelaide community radio circuit, will take over the coveted slot as Ben and Liam....

Posted 22 Nov 2016 @ 12:57pm

Matt & Alex are leaving triple j, but not before heading around the country for five "raves" in five days. 


The Sydney incarnation will feature Gang of Youths, Lisa Mitchell, Montaigne, One Day DJs, The Preatures and triple j presenters

“As Darude’s messengers here on earth, we felt it was our duty to spread the word of the rave across the country," said the...

Posted 21 Nov 2016 @ 5:34pm

He's got a spring in his step.


Singer-songwriter Toby Martin has a lot in the pipeline. The musician's much-anticipated release Songs From Northam Avenue is due out in early 2017, he's got a tour lined up, and he's just dropped a fascinating new single 'Spring Feeling'. No rest for the wicked, hey?



Martin is a fine performer, well known for his...

Posted 21 Nov 2016 @ 4:44pm

Featuring a host of your Aussie favourites.


The folks behind Party In The Park sure do know how to draw the names, hey? The 2017 iteration of the event is set to feature the likes of Dope Lemon, Boy & Bear, The Preatures and The Delta Riggs, amongst many, many others, with each band included ready to wow audiences.


Better still, the Party doesn't just boast...

Posted 21 Nov 2016 @ 3:24pm

Fans have dubbed a De La Soul concert in Sydney on Friday November 18 the “shoddiest gig ever” after it was ended after only two songs.


The trio arrived on stage at the Greenwood Hotel in North Sydney at around 11:50pm and had barely begun the show before the plug was pulled on the sound system at midnight.


The night ended with ugly scenes, as a number of crowd...

Posted 21 Nov 2016 @ 1:39pm

Harts has been taking the world by storm of late, and has today announced a national tour. 


The newly announced tour comes in the wake of his latest record, Smoke Fire Hope Desire, which spawned the widely acclaimed singles 'Peculiar' and 'Power'.


More recently, he's just dropped new track 'Fear In Me', alongside a video which takes its cues from the 1967...

Posted 21 Nov 2016 @ 11:46am

Spiderbait are hitting the road once more, performing one of their most seminal albums from start to finish. 


Kram, Whitt and Janet will be throwing back to 1996, playing their third record Ivy and the Big Apples in full - all 16 tracks of it - including some tunes that have never before been played live. 


The album spawned chart-topping single Buy Me A Pony, ...

Posted 21 Nov 2016 @ 10:39am

As if February couldn't get any better for music, Britain's While She Sleeps have announced their return to Sydney for a headlining show.


On their visit to Australia in February, the Sheffield metalcore outfit will tour as special guests to Bring Me The Horizon ...

Posted 21 Nov 2016 @ 9:39am

Legendary guitarist Santana will share the stage with The Doobie Brothers as they tear across the country for a run of Bluesfest sideshows. 


Santana returns to our shores with decades of iconic hits to choose from, having last visited in 2013 for an acclaimed tour with The Steve Miller Band.


From Woodstock to major stadiums the world over, Santana's Latin-...

Posted 18 Nov 2016 @ 5:25pm

As if eight albums in five years wasn't enough, Australia's favourite psych rock rollickers are back again with their ninth and have hinted at another four full-lengths for next year. 


'Rattlesnake' is the first taste of the forthcoming LP Flying Microtonal Banana which gets part of its name from a new exploration into microtonal tuning. Featuring intervals smaller than a...

Posted 18 Nov 2016 @ 12:15pm

The lifestyle festival will bring a mix of music, food and croquet to Bondi next week. 


The Royal Croquet Club, which opens in Sydney next Thursday, will turn Bondi Park into a festival hub of gourmet delights, with a great music lineup and the British classic: croquet. 


Every evening will see entertainment flowing, and the impressive music lineup includes Bag...

Posted 18 Nov 2016 @ 10:50am

The Lady Hampshire Hotel on Parramatta Road in Camperdown has opened for business.


'The Lady' was acquired this year by publican Paddy Coughlan's team, already familiar to Sydneysiders for delivering Chippendale's Lord Gladstone Hotel, and its sister venue will feature good beer, tacos, burgers and live music.


The venue had a secret launch on Wednesday night...

Posted 17 Nov 2016 @ 4:28pm

Anatomy Class formed back in 2014, and after a couple of lineup changes and two years of live shows, they're ready to release their debut album with a launch gig to go with it.


The indie rockers have become veterans on the Sydney live music scene, with regular shows at Captain Cook Hotel, Frankie's Pizza and Brighton Up Bar under their belt, and they've taken those live sounds...

Posted 17 Nov 2016 @ 2:39pm

Brisbane rock outfit Smoking Martha are heading out on an east coast tour in support of their fiery new single. 


The band's latest track 'Say You're Mine' was inspired by fears of commitment and isolation. 

“It deals with the emotions and grief of being held at arm's length from truly connecting with someone," said the chief songwriter Tasha D. "The music really...

Posted 17 Nov 2016 @ 2:19pm

The band's unique combination of different tradition and modern folk styles is coming to Sydney. 


Vanishing Shapes are keen to show off their multi-instrumental, multicultural, genre-crossing folk sounds in early January when they kick off their tour of the Australian eest coast in Sydney.


They'll be taking their flute, clarinet, viola, classical guitar and...

Posted 17 Nov 2016 @ 12:44pm

The four-day folk festival has scored another bunch of artists from home and abroad.


One huge addition to the National Folk Festival 2017 lineup is Jarlath Henderson, who is the youngest person ever to win the BBC Young Folk Award. Another UK artist on the bill is...

Posted 17 Nov 2016 @ 11:31am

It's ARIA Week, which means a bunch of exciting shows and events are taking place around Sydney from now until the awards themselves take place.


On top of the four sold-out Crowded House shows, ARIA Week 2016 is also supporting shows like the MTV Beats & Eats festival, the Rare Finds showcase and the 5 Seeds Fight For Your Right party as well as shows from Peking Duk and...

Posted 16 Nov 2016 @ 2:22pm

Raucous punks Waax have just been announced as headliners for Rare Finds #24 at Oxford Art Factory in December.


Hailing from sunny Brisbane, the five-piece will be bringing their brand new single 'Same Same' to Sydney for the night and will be joined by Born Joy Dead and locals Train Robbers as supports.


Waax's Maz, Ewan, Griff and Tom have been together since...

Posted 16 Nov 2016 @ 2:21pm

Sing, dance and stomp your feet till they're sore with The Music of Queen as it returns to the Sydney Opera House in January.


Featuring iconic songs like 'I Want It All', 'It’s A Kind Of Magic', 'We Are The Champions', 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and so many of Queen's other anthems, the show has delighted audiences all around the world and, after selling out in 2014, is set to do the...

Posted 16 Nov 2016 @ 2:14pm

Breakout Sydney MC B Wise is wrapping up a huge year with a hometown show at Newtown Social Club in December.


This year, B Wise has toured internationally and around Australia, playing shows with ScHoolboy Q and preparing to head out again to support Illy. He's also released his debut EP Semi Pro featuring debut single 'No Questions', and is now set to take the world by storm...

Posted 16 Nov 2016 @ 12:54pm

Music lovers of Sydney, prepare to get very, very excited. Classic Album Sundays is coming to town.


Having taken off in London, New York, Tokyo, Oslo and all around the world, Classic Album Sundays is a chance to listen to classic albums on vinyl on super-high-end sound systems, with the lights turned low for a glorious cinematic listening experience.



Posted 16 Nov 2016 @ 12:14pm

Some of Australia's finest musical talents will descend on the most picturesque pubs in Sydney for a series of free gigs this summer.


Merivale venues Coogee Rooftop at Coogee Pavilion and The Newport will host 16 Sunday Sundown events, kicking off later this month. All shows are free, with the stunning lineup featuring Client Liaison, Montaigne, Pnau, Jarryd James, The Bamboos...

Posted 15 Nov 2016 @ 2:15pm

Bluesfest just keeps getting bigger and bigger.


The Easter weekend event's latest announcement sees a slew of blues guitar heroes join the 2017 lineup, with Eric Gales, Mud Morganfield, Devon Allman and Experience Jimi Hendrix getting in on the action.

Elsewhere, Jeff Lang is taking to the stage alongside Ray Beadle and The Silver Dollars, Lloyd Spiegel, Glenn Cardier...

Posted 15 Nov 2016 @ 9:03am

The ultimate '90s lineup is coming together for a huge Australian tour.


After selling out arenas across America, the 'I Love the 90’s Tour' is making its way Down Under, bringing some iconic artists with it. We're talking Vanilla Ice. We're talking Salt N Pepa. We're talking Color Me Badd, Tone Loc, Coolio and Young MC. Holy smokes. Throwbacks don't throw back much further than...

Posted 15 Nov 2016 @ 8:04am

Acclaimed singer/songwriter and world-renowned pop star Adele is coming to Sydney on her debut Australian tour.


Her first ever Australian tour will feature a 360-degree, in-the-round stadium experience, designed to create intimacy in huge venues. Having broken album sales records worldwide and with in excess of two million albums sold in Australasia, the multiple Grammy, Brit,...