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The Seed announces first ever fundraiser Feat. Missy Higgins, San Cisco, and more

The Seed Fund, a not-for-profit organisation developed to facilitate musicians to become self-sustained professionals, has announced their first official fundraising campaign with an all-star line-up event at The Athenaeum Theatre on Monday October 12. Hosted by Triple J’s Zan Rowe, some of the talents who will be performing include San Cisco, John Butler, Missy Higgins and Emma Louise. The money raised will go towards the provision of grants, workshops, partnerships and initiatives that will support professional artists within Australia.

Live Review: Missy Higgins + Dustin Tebbutt - Regent Theatre, Melbourne (29.10.14)

Missy Higgins, also known as Australia's collective soundtrack to 2004, has undergone a massive amount of work with her latest covers album. Recruiting the likes of Amanda Palmer and Jherek Bischoff, OZ is full of the kind of beautiful work you'd expect to find echoing through a recently abandoned cathedral.

Photo Gallery: Missy Higgins - Regent Theatre, Melbourne (29.10.14)

A very pregnant and beaming Missy Higgins performed at the the Regent in Melbourne as part of her Oz national tour. Rebecca Houlden captured the talented songstress in action.

Album Review: Missy Higgins - Oz (2014 LP)

With a beautiful catalogue of cover songs, Oz, represents the talent across many Australian musicians and bands and it's safe to say that Missy Higgins approaches each song with such clarity, grace and passion. An underrated musician in many respects, Missy crafts each song to perfection by showcasing her soothing vocals, adding an atmosphere of peaceful serenity with her own personality and style in each track. A style one cannot imitate because of the genuine, honest nature it upholds.

Tickets for Missy Higgins' 'OZ' national tour on sale from today!

Beloved Australian singer songwriter Missy Higgins will be touring the country through September and October with her new album, OZ. The concert series will showcase Higgins' latest musical effort, a record of covers of Australian songs, and will accompany the release of a companion book she has made. For fans, this tour is going to be the final opportunity to see Higgins perform before she gives birth in January, so don't miss out on getting your tickets!

Album News Weekly: 4 August 2014

In This Issue: Missy Higgins heads up proceedings with a new covers record coming out, alongside New Orleans legend Dr. John. There's also a heap of new cool stuff coming out of Brisbane, as well as some sweet overseas acts. Have a read guys, you might just discover something.

Album Review: Crucible - The Songs Of Hunters & Collectors (2013 LP)

One would have to have a lot of balls to fix that iconic thing that is not broken. (Definitely not broken.) Fifteen of the bravest bands and beings on the face of this earth have gathered to show respect to one of the greatest Aussie bands of all time Hunters & Collectors. They have come forward to make a go of interpreting a handful of songs by the much-regarded ‘Hunners’, and Crucible – The Songs Of Hunters & Collectors is the product of their valiant efforts.

Live Review: Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra + Die Roten Punkte + Special Guests - The Forum, Melbourne (20.09.13)

The queue outside the Forum extends through Hosier Lane, right up to Flinders Lane with crowd members sporting all manner of corsetry, hats and make up. It's an unseen sight at the Forum which adds to the element of surprise and theatre, spilling out into the foyer where a living female statue in white clothing is putting on a performance. Amanda Palmer once used to busk on the streets in this fashion, and clearly pays homage to her humble beginnings.

Gig Announcements: Melbourne & VIC - 20th September 2013


In this issue: Models return to perform in Melbourne, Laura Imbruglia back for annual Country Music Gender Bender Revue, So She Says album pre-launch party, Eden Mulholland announces first headline shows, Missy Higgins to play A Show For Casey, Shihad to play Melbourne Cup eve, Dancing Heals announces Melbourne show, Demain EP launch, The Doors Show – Absolutely Live – celebrate L.A Women, Roscoe James Irwin performs at The Workers Club, The Fauves 25th Anniversary Performance, Albert Salt single launch, Vice Grip Pussies headline Grand Final night, The Blackwater Fever bring tour to Melbourne, Ronnie Charles and the Retro Bandits perform at Flying Saucer Club and Weekender at Ding Dong Lounge.

Mbantua Festival's 'Awakening the Desert' announce Jessica Mauboy and Bernard Fanning!

Five day Mbantua festival, which is held in Alice Springs and celebrates Aboriginal culture, is proud to announce that Jessica Mauboy and Bernard Fanning will be joining the line-up.

Photo Gallery: Zoo Twilights ft Missy Higgins + Hayden Calnin - Melbourne Zoo (25.01.13)

Melbourne Zoo kicked off it's Zoo Twilights series on Saturday with a live set from Missy Higgins and Hayden Calnin. the AU review brings you these photos from the night.

12 Australian Bands: 12 Months Later... A Retrospective.

This time last year we divulged our top twelve Australian artists and top five international artists to watch over the following twelve months. So we figured now was as good a time as any to have a look back and see how they all fared...

Melbourne Zoo announces the 2013 Zoo Twilights Program.

The Melbourne Zoo is about to get wild in a whole other way, with the announcement of their 2013 Twilight Zoo Program, with tickets available now. Kicking off on January 25 with ARIA Award winner Missy Higgins, the Zoo Twilight Program, sees the zoo put on a live music event every Friday and Saturday night through until March 9th.

Ben Sollee kicks off intimate tour of Australia over New Years!

Ben Sollee has been changing minds all over the world with his soulful, folk music, with his vocals and instrumental compositions.

Live Review: Missy Higgins + Gurrumul + Emma Louise - State Theatre (22.11.12)

Photo (c) Rebecca Houlden (Missy Higgins at Palais Theatre Melbourne 2012)

This Spring, Missy Higgins embarked on a bunch of tour dates across Australia, playing in some of the country’s grandest venues. I was lucky enough to catch her at the State Theatre in Sydney for an unforgettable night of witty banter and incredible music.