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Hot Chip, Dirty Three, Courtney Barnett & more announced for Sugar Mountain 2016!

Before the weekend, Le1f was the first name leaked/revealed for Melbourne's Sugar Mountain festival, quickly indicating that the organisers had another vibrant and eclectic line up in store. This morning, they've gone and announced the full line up of artists, musicians and individuals set to take part in the event next January at the VCA and Melbourne Arts Precinct!

the AU interview: Mick Turner (Melbourne)

Not long before he released his new record, Don't Tell the Driver (available now), I caught up with Mick Turner, best known for his work as part of Dirty Three to talk about his music, his art, touring with Bill Callahan and much more... Mick will be playing Sydney Festival on January 23rd.

Live Review: Womadelaide - Botanic Park, Adelaide (10.03.12)

This year marks my third year at Womadelaide and its 20th anniversary. As it does every year, the festival brings together artists and visitors from all over the world in forming a global community of performance which is enjoyed by thousands of people. Although the festival started officially on Friday, today is my first day on site and it’s not long after I’m through the Frome Road entry that I’m over-excited to get amongst the activities.

Tour Updates: Dig It Up!, Kina Grannis, Wild Flag, Sam Sparro, Dirty Three, Boris, James Vincent McMorrow and The Sheepdogs

This week we bring you another big tour announcement with Dig It Up!, Sam Sparro, Dirty Three, Boris and The Sheepdogs all announcing some big tour news!

Dig It Up! Brisbane and Perth sell out

The Perth leg of Dig It Up! The Hoodoo Gurus Invitational has now sold-out. The Perth event which also features Redd Kross & The Fleshtones, joins the Brisbane Dig It Up! in selling out its allocation well in advance of the show date.

Album Review: Dirty Three - Toward the Low Sun (2012 LP)

Releasing their first album since 2005, Melbourne-tied trio Dirty Three present the workings of the last seven years: Toward the Low Sun.

Opening with 'Furnace Skies', there is a clash of circulating keyboard and the possessed and manic drums of Jim White. It is the distorted guitar of Mick Turner that keeps the calm as Warren Ellis' beautiful violin work remains relentlessly sombre.

the ARTS review: what's happening in the world of arts & film - issue 006

Welcome to the 6th edition of the AU review’s weekly ARTS review, where we present the latest news from the world of Arts and Film.

In This Issue: The Adelaide Fringe opening celebrations kick off, Steve Reich takes up residence at the Sydney Opera House, Mick Turner tours Dirty Three cover art exhibition, Brisbane neo-cabaret showcase and fresh new comedy theater at The Old Fitzroy.

the AU interview: Warren Ellis of the Dirty Three (Australia)

About to tour Australia on the release of their highly anticipated new record Toward the Low Sun, Warren Ellis of instrumental trio Dirty Three took time out of his busy schedule to chat to Aaron Curran, who has been kind enough to share his chat with the readers of the AU review!

Tour Updates: Lady Gaga, The Royal Baths, John Butler, The Pogues, Diesel, Murder By Death, Hoodoo Gurus, Parkway Drive, Dirty Three, Men, Mickey Avalon, Ariel Pink


The times, they are a changin'. Touring schedules have altered slightly as well. Hopefully we don't see any more cancellations. I'm still reeling from Roger Daltrey's announcement. Largely good news from here on in. Mainly additional shows and support confirmations for your viewing pleasure, starting with Lady Gaga.


The Checks, Dirty Three, Steve Lane & The Autocrats, Ronski Speed, The Go Set, The Royal Baths, Unearth, In This Moment, Kittie, Heaven Shall Burn, ahab, Wolf & Cub

Want to be the cool cat in your group of friends that's the first to know about new gigs from your favorite artists? Then look no further than this mammoth list of new Gig announcements!

Album Release News Weekly: Friday the 3rd February 2012

Another week, a whole lot of new releases. Plenty of goods for you this week, including (and not limited to) Rufus Wainwright, Mark Ronson, Meshuggah, The Cult, The Aves and more! Let’s get stuck into it.

Album Release News Weekly: Friday the 13th January 2012

Welcome to our new weekly news feature where we round up the latest news in the world of album release dates. We'll be pounding through dozens of news pieces from the last few weeks, so let's get moving! Unless otherwise mentioned, all release dates apply to Australia only.

In This Issue: Of Montreal, Sleigh Bells, Ladyhawke, Dirty Three, The Decemberists, Andrew Bird, Paul McCartney, Silverstein, Black Dice, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Emelie Sandé, Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan (Honouring 50 Years of Amnesty International), Peter Broderick, The Blank Fight, Lana Del Ray and more...

Dirty Three announce Sydney Opera House show this March.

Australian rock stalwarts, Dirty Three will play Sydney Opera House Concert Hall on Wednesday 21 March.

Dirty Three are violinist, Warren Ellis, guitarist Mick Turner and drummer, Jim White. Formed in Melbourne in 1991, this violin-led trio has earned an international fan base through years of relentless touring and spellbinding live performances.