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The BRAG #731

music

Boyz II Men have announced a huge Melbourne show to round off their co-headline run with TLC

Get ready to do some serious crooning and amp your 90s RnB nostalgia up to 11 because Boyz II Men have just announced a massive Melbourne headliner to round off their tour with TLC. The group will be performing at Melbourne’s TRAK Lounge, celebrating 25 years of pure, soothing hits...

The Marlborough Hotel will be hosting a triple j Hottest 100 party on January 27th.

Newtown is throwing one hell of a triple j Hottest 100 party

We’re now a couple of weeks into the new year, and you know what that means: we’re only a matter of days away from the biggest date in the Aussie music fan’s diary – Hottest 100 Day! Of course, while you’re probably planning on tuning in, you might want to...

Angela Garrick

Angela Garrick explains how the city’s Live/Work program helped her focus on art

Angela Garrick has created music in some of the most interesting and exciting projects to come out of Sydney over the past decade, including Circle Pit, Southern Comfort, Ruined Fortune and Straight Arrows. Under the name ‘Angie’, she released an exceptional record Shyness this past March. She is one of...

Carrie Brownstein

Carrie Brownstein’s ‘Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl’ is being made into a TV series

Now that Carrie Brownstein has wrapped shooting on her hilarious hit series Portlandia, she is looking to her earlier life for her next television project. Hollywood Reporter have announced that Brownstein has signed to Hulu for a series based on her memoir Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl. The show...

Jeremy Neale, the one-time frontman of Velociraptor, is a stunning lyricist

Jeremy Neale is the nicest bloody musician in Australia

When we receive our coffees at a Melbourne hole-in-the-wall cafe, Brisbane musician Jeremy Neale looks uncharacteristically displeased. “I never get latte art in my long blacks,” he sighs. “Surely Melbourne of all places would do it?” It’s the first time I’ve heard him complain in the few times we’ve conversed,...

Bobbie Gillespie of Primal Scream

Bobby Gillespie is the coolest man in the fucking world

Primal Scream’s singular frontman Bobby Gillespie is one of the world’s coolest men: he’s sharp, sartorially splendid, unabashedly socialist (his Dad was a union organiser, so it’s in his DNA), charismatic, and has spent the last 35 years fronting one of the greatest rock’n’roll outfits in musical history. While the...

Porches, AKA Aaron Maine, is one of a kind

For Porches, music most definitely runs in the family

With his third album The House, Porches, a bottle-blond, cool AF New Yorker has another synth-pop gem under his belt, and it’s as good for a boogie as it is for late-night state-of-the-union musing. As is customary for interviews with Aaron Maine, the man behind the moniker, the dude is...

Vance Joy, shot by Justin Bettman

Vance Joy gives us another taste of his long-awaited second album

It’s been four years since Vance Joy blew the world away with his huge debut record dream your life away and its monster singles like ‘Riptide’ and ‘Fire And The Flood’, and now he’s finally bringing it all back with a long-awaited sophomore album next month. Titled Nation of Two,...

Legendary hip-hop artist 50 Cent

50 Cent is bringing the legendary G-Unit crew with him for his Aussie tour

The legendary 50 Cent is heading to Australia next month for a couple of huge shows, and as we get closer to the kick-off, the hip-hop icon has announced the support acts for his tour, including the likes of classic crew G-Unit. Playing two shows in Sydney and Melbourne to...

NWA

Fuck Tha Police is being repeatedly broadcast on NZ police scanners, and they can’t stop it

Sometimes, for one brief moment, life is perfect. The earth seems to be spinning in sync, colours seem brighter, and the air is filled with sweet, sweet music. That was the case over the weekend, when someone started to illegally broadcast ‘Fuck Tha Police’ by NWA repeatedly over the Otago...