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The Jesus and Mary Chain, Kiesza, Cloud Nothings and more confirmed as headline performers at Canadian Music Week 2015!

A strong list of international artists have been announced as headline performers for Canadian Music Week 2015! The festival, running from May 1st-10th across 60 live music venues in Toronto, will see the likes of Cloud Nothings, The Jesus and Mary Chain and more hit the stage for some unforgettable moments of performance.

Impressive list of Australian artists including APES & REMi UK-bound for The Great Escape!

For many bands around the world, earning a spot on The Great Escape Festival in the UK means a great deal - you've got a huge load of exposure, the potential to discover new bands and of course, the opportunity to be discovered. In its 10th year in 2015, the Brighton-based festival releases a stellar line up of bands from around the globe, all set to descend on the site in May for what is touted as Europe's leading festival for new music.

Photo Gallery: Festival of the Sun Day 2 (Part 1) - Sundowner Breakwall Tourist Park (13.12.14)

Part 1 of all the action from Day 2 of Festival of the Sun from Sundowner Breakwall Tourist Park in Port Macquarie. Artists include Karl S Williams, The Stiffys, Tim Chaisson, Steve Smyth, Tegan Wiseman, The Lazys (pictured above) and APES. Photos by Johnny Au.

Live Review: Apes + Rat Ta'Mango - Rocket Bar, Adelaide (05.12.14)

It’s been a long-time coming since first hearing their popular single “Seven” but I finally got to see Ballarat garage rock band APES and boy was it worth the wait.

the AU's Weekend Gig Guide: December 5th - December 7th

We've taken a look at some of the shows we're going to be heading to this weekend and deliver you this guide - our national gig picks of the week!

Live Review: Manchester Orchestra + Apes + Kevin Devine - Corner Hotel, Melbourne (14.11.14)

As it seemed most of Melbourne were dressing as cats and making their way to the Katy Perry concert (#katycats), an nonetheless impressive contingent of the city's less under-16 female crowd filled up the Corner Hotel for the second of two just-about-sold-out performances from Manchester Orchestra, supported by Ballarat's Apes and Brooklyn based Kevin Devine.

Live Review: Manchester Orchestra + Apes + Kevin Devine - Metro Theatre, Sydney (15.11.14)

When Manchester Orchestra swing into Sydney, you know to expect the bearded masses, and by the end of the night, you know Andy Hull and his group will have hairy men embracing in sweaty excitement. All the more excited because this tour had the added bonus of Bad Books collaborator and fellow beard enthusiast Kevin Devine coming along for the ride.

Photo Gallery: Manchester Orchestra + Apes - The HiFi, Brisbane (12.11.14)

Manchester Orchestra's popularity was proven at the Hi-Fi in Brisbane, bring a near capacity crowd out. Melbourne's APES came along as support and our photog Aidan Hogg was there to catch the following shots!

APES announce end of year tour dates!

Melbourne rockers APES only supported Manchester Orchestra last night to a great support and today they've announced a run of shows of their own! The December dates will see the boys bring the noise to clubs down the East Coast, capping off what's been a hectic year of touring both in Australia and abroad.

Festival Review: The Blurst of Times - Seaworks, Melbourne (19.10.14)

On Sunday October 21st Brisbane’s The Blurst of Times Festival hit Melbourne for the first time. Held at Seaworks in Williamstown, the day featured a line up of excellent Australian talent, across three stages.

the AU interview at BIGSOUND: Apes (Ballarat) talk overseas touring, developing as a band and more!

Ballarat band APES sits down and chats with Sose at BIGSOUND about hitting the festival in Brisbane for the first time, their development as a band and the prospect of overseas touring. Having built quite a strong reputation for themselves on the live front off the back of numerous headline shows and support slots for the likes of Royal Blood and Band of Skulls, APES tell the AU about how such experiences have affected them as the band they are now and the one they are working on being.

The Smith Street Band, Joelistics and more heading for NYE on the Hill this year!

Just when you thought NYE on the Hill couldn't get any more rad, it goes and does just that! The festival which is already set to host the likes of Jackie Onassis, The Bennies, City Calm Down and more fantastic Australian bands, has announced another slew of amazing artists confirmed to head to 'The Farm', just outside Loch Village in Victoria this NYE.

Photo Gallery: The A-Z of BIGSOUND 2014 (Part One)

Photographer Johnny Au takes us to BIGSOUND in Brisbane with an A-Z of the best performances he captured from the week. In Part One, we take you from Airling to The Love Junkies.

Editor's Picks: The Best Music of Bigsound 2014 - Sose Fuamoli picks her five favourite performances from Brisbane

Now that the chaotic bubble that is BIGSOUND has been popped and the hundreds of delegates and musicians have gone home, bonded in varying levels of the same sense of exhaustion and hangovers, we take a look at which performances stood out the most. Larry brought you his Top 5 picks and below are just some of the artists who I managed to see totally owning it at the music love in that was Wednesday and Thursday night in the Valley.

Gig Announcements: Melbourne & VIC - 4th September 2014.

In this Issue: Devilskin head for the Espy, Stephen Ward launches his new EP, The Toff in Town hosts day of peace performance, Sex on Toast and more to play the Melbourne Underground Film Festival after party; Apes set for Ballarat gig, Jimmy Eat World add second show in Melbourne, The War on Drugs add second Melbourne gig, Canadian Blast showcase at the Ding Dong Lounge, Grand Wazoo bringing funk/soul to Thornbury Theatre. Legendary musician Rodriguez adds another show in Melbourne, Mark Lanegan returns to the Ding Dong lounge, Bert LaBonte and the Funk City Band immortalises Marvin Gaye, Sunbeam Sound Machine announce debut album, and Rob Snarki promises a night of entertainment and fun.