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Tour Diary: Mathas (WA) on the road with Funkoars (Part Three)!

The end of the Funkoars' national tour has taken some serious recovery. Wrapping up with a stomper show in their hometown of Adelaide, the entire Golden Era family rolled up to celebrate. Mathas, who has been giving us some insights into his experiences on the road with the hip-hop crew, presents us with his final tour diary installment - from reconnecting with the Big Village mob in Sydney, almost sleeping in Newcastle car park, to meeting everyone's hero Larry Emdur, the last leg of the Funkoars tour was a hectic trip for the WA MC.

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: June 12th - June 14th.


Photo: Thom Rigney

Mad to think we're already hurtling through June, but here we are. Some of our faves are out on the road this weekend, check out who we'll be turning up for tonight and through the weekend!

Tour Diary: Mathas (WA) on the road with Funkoars! (Part Two)

Mathas' tour with The Funkoars continues around the country and in this second part of his tour diary series for the AU, the Perth rapper brings us all the action from their time in Canberra and Melbourne! Things get sweaty, Vita-Brits are smashed and fire alarms are activated. Read on to see how things have been going down...

Tour Diary: Mathas (WA) on the road with Funkoars! (Part One)

Perth rapper Mathas is currently on the road with Funkoars, bringing chaotic live shows to fans around the country. The tour kicked off in Queensland last weekend and will continue through until June 12th, where the crew comes back to Funkoars' hometown of Adelaide for a show that will most likely leave fans and performers alike wearied, exhilarated...all of the above. For Mathas, the tour is an opportunity to take "Free Shit" - his new single - to more people than probably ever before, a great way to get the hype for his forthcoming Armwrestling Atlas album even more built up.

Timothy Nelson & The Infidels, Pond, The Love Junkies and more win at the 2014 WA Music Awards!

The Western Australian music industry celebrated last night with the 2014 WA Music Awards being held at Capitol in its 21st year. Big winners on the night were Timothy Nelson and The Infidels, KUČKA, Pond and The Love Junkies. Philip Stevens, the current manager of the John Butler Trio, The Waifs and San Cisco and founder of Mojo's and Martyn P. Casey, member of many bands including Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, were inducted into the Hall of Fame. The full list of winners is below!

Joelistics announces 'Blue Volume' tour dates for October and November!

The ever talented Joelistics is going out on tour this October to support the release of the anticipated and already highly praised album Blue Volume! What is possibly his most personal and candid record to date, Joelistics has really bared all with his latest musical offering and it's time people were able to see it translated to full effect on live stages. Joel's taking mates Sietta and Mathas out on tour with him, so audiences are set to get three powerhouse performances all in one night! Sounds good to us...

Gig Announcements: Melbourne & VIC - 31st July 2014

In this Issue: Bands storm their way into the GH Hotel for Battleaxe, Mathas is welcomed at the Laundry Bar, Tago Mago holds a fundraising night, and Mojo Juju heads to the Espy. Hailmary are set to rock Melbourne, while Monash Academy orchestra play the finest music for the ears, and the all seeing hand bring their uniquely dense musicality to The Curtin. Meanwhile the Harpoons are excited for their upcoming launch party, Damien Jurado announced a new Melbourne show, and amazing Austrian musical duo Cari Cari are playing in Australia for the first time.

Artists announced as Chevron Festival Gardens seeks to be a month full of interesting concepts and new musical ideas!

The month long Chevron Festival Gardens will include stellar acts that will entice the senses for all people luckily enough to be in the vicinity. The February musical bonanza will host artists from around the country and around the world and act as a networking hub for Artists everywhere.

Mathas releases new single and live dates!

Hip-hop newcomer Mathas has dropped his new single "Doctorshopping" yesterday and to celebrate his hitting the road!

Tame Impala and The Love Junkies win at WAM Awards 2013

Tame Impala (pictured here at the Austin City Limits Festival earlier this year), perhaps unsurprisingly, were the big winners at Friday night’s WAM Awards, picking up four awards, including Group and Album of the Year. Whilst The Love Junkies weren’t two far behind taking home two wards including Best Rock Act and Breakthrough Act for 2013.

Abbe May announces final tour dates for 2013 alongside Mathas!

Abbe May has been nominated at the ARIA Awards for Best Female, her album Kiss My Apocalypse has earned a high praise, and her cover of "Pony" on triple j’s Like a Version just topped her off in the music world. To end the year with a bang she’ll be performing a string of shows in Australia. MATHAS will be supporting her on the road.

Live Review: Abbe May + The Chemist + Mathas - Ding Dong Lounge (22.06.13)

Winter Solstice was tonight, but you wouldn’t think it when you headed into Ding Dong Lounge. Of course, the place was as warm as a piece of toast that made friends with a fireplace. Visually, the lounge looks like a plateau of couches straight from the 70s but it actually felt like a make believe sauna that had its controls set on ‘LOW’. The dichotomy of the conditions indoors and the conditions outdoors couldn’t have been more different. No one was really complaining however. As it turned out, the three Perth groups performing tonight would slowly transform the band room shift itself from the 70s to rollicking room of people who didn’t care what time it was.