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ROYAL HEADACHE

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!

New Australian Festival Fairgrounds Announces Their First 2015 Line-Up

Fairgrounds Festival, a carnival of music and discovery is coming to Hazelberry Park in Berry, and it's sure to be a weekend of tunes, fueling imaginations and tastebuds. With the likes of Jessica Pratt and Unknown Mortal Orchestra featured in their first line-up, things are definitely looking good!

Our 10 Most Anticipated Album Releases of 2013 (Australia/NZ Edition)

There is plenty to be excited about in 2013 in terms of our local scene plundering on with great releases. Whether they may be somewhat commercially successful or simply hip to step, man, it's always exciting to speculate what'll be popular in the upcoming year. So, in no particular order, these are the upcoming releases from Australian artists that we are looking forward to this year:

Live Review: Meredith Music Festival Days 2 and 3 (08-09.12.12)

Saturday started out much like the night before ended for many punters; hectic. By that I mean at 9:45 when I woke up one of the poles of my (brand new) tent had broken due to stress from the wind, one of our campsites gazebos had also broken under stress and the other one had just uplifted and flown away. Needless to say I spent the first part of my morning trying to fix my tent and putting extra pegs anywhere I could to help support it. With the wind also came dust, and lots of it. Everything uncovered was quickly coated with a thin layer of the orange substance making for some haggard looking morning after campers.

Dinosaur Jr touring Australia from March 2013

While J Mascis enjoyed a sold-out solo tour of Australia earlier in 2012, it's about time his band Dinosaur Jr had a shot at performing to the Australian crowds! With an appearance at this year's Golden Plains festival already locked down, Dinosaur Jr have announced that they'll be visiting many of the Australian capital cities while they're over here in March for a run of headlining shows that are sure to impress.

Jagermeister Independent Music Award Nominations Announced

The nominations for the 2012 Jagermeister Independent Music Awards have been announced, with Chet Faker leading the pack with five nominantions! The Jagermeister Independent Music Awards is returning for its seventh year in 2012, acknowledging Australia's brightest emerging artists alongside established and well-respected performers. Check out the full list of nominations below!

2012 JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES

2012 Line Up for Meredith Music Festival Revealed!

After a leak made its way to the internet and was quickly taken down last night, the people behind the Meredith Music Festival have officially released the line up for the 2012 edition!

Promising a line up not to be forgotten, this year's Meredith Festival will be headlined by Primal Scream. Last seen in the country touring Screamadelica, Primal Scream are acid-rock pioneers and will no doubt go down extremely well at Meredith's 'supernatural' ampitheatre.

Tour Announcement: Dig It Up! Hoodoo Gurus Invitational

The Hoodoo Gurus

Australian rock legends the Hoodoo Gurus have invited some of their biggest influences and favourite acts for a once-in-a-lifetime tour that will make any garage rock fan salivate all over their Back From The Grave record collection.