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 10 Feb 2017 @ 3:09pm

“Sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll” isn’t just a hedonistic lifestyle choice anymore, it’s also cold, hard scientific fact. Rock ‘n’ roll!


A study undertaken by researchers at Montreal’s McGill University has shown that opioid receptors are triggered by music.


The researchers gave participants of the study the drug naltrexone, which blocks the brain’s opioid...

Posted 28 Jan 2017 @ 12:05pm

Ticket scalping is a frustrating reality for music-lovers these days. How often have you missed out on a $70 ticket, only to find it selling for thrice as much? How often have you wanted those responsible to get their comeuppance? Well, some ticket scalpers are finally...

Posted 23 Feb 2016 @ 4:43pm

What can you tell us about the history of The Latin American Festival, and why it’s coming back in 2016?


Hola. An early wave of immigration into Sydney from Latin American countries in the late ’70s saw a number of people settled initially around the Bondi area. Waverley Council, to their credit, realised a great way to welcome people would be to stage a festival, celebrating...

Posted 5 Jun 2015 @ 12:52pm

How well can you hear audio quality? NPR recently posted a quiz asking exactly that, sparking a debate across the internet about the digital quality of the songs we listen to.


The test is simple – you can do it right here. In it, you listen to six songs,...

Posted 8 May 2015 @ 4:00pm

On Tuesday April 28, professional wrestler and media personality Hulk Hogan held a press conference in Melbourne's Federation Square to make a major announcement. Wrestling fans everywhere watched with bated breath as the 61-year-old made his announcement.


Hogan's announcement was that he would be the general manager for the upcoming WWE Live tour of Australia. It wasn't what...

Posted 12 Aug 2014 @ 10:33am

It's cold outside, so why risk getting frost bite when you can enjoy live music all cozied up? 


Twin Lakes are bringing their intricate indie rock to the Lansdowne in their first show since returning Down Under. Hailing from Newcastle, they have just returned from Canada where they represented us at Music Week. While their sound has been described as "chill", particularly...

Posted 30 May 2014 @ 1:00pm

Just like individuals, bands often grow more conservative with age. When it comes to Canadian punk legends Propagandhi, the opposite is true. The band arrives in Australia this week in support of its sixth LP, 2012’s Failed States, which is as tough and fiercely political as anything in its career.


“The more you play music the more you realise what really pushes you...

Posted 30 May 2014 @ 9:00am

Four years ago, Danny Beusa and BC Deusa of Dune Rats were sitting in a pub with their mates from fellow Brisbane band DZ Deathrays, saying, as Beusa puts it, “Fuck, what are we gonna do with our lives?” They’d been in bands since high school, and looking at their future it was starting to seem like maybe they’d have to give up on that dream. 


But here they are in...

Posted 14 May 2014 @ 10:00am

With Ben Marshall, Head of Contemporary Music, Sydney Opera House.


We’re very proud of this year’s Vivid LIVE lineup, and while choosing five shows to recommend isn’t hard, calling out my top five is slightly agonising. Vivid LIVE is different to other music festivals – it’s a specific chance to get close to those significant artists who’ve helped shape the musical...


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