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10 music events to catch in Brisbane before the end of the G20 Cultural Celebrations!

The huge G20 Celebrations that have been taking over inner city Brisbane and its suburban surrounds is almost finished, but there is still so many great free events to be a part of! Some stellar music productions and gigs are scheduled to be happening throughout Brisbane in the final week of celebrations, 10 of which we've listed below!

the AU interview: Sampology (Brisbane) talks Daniel Merriweather, "Shine a Light" and touring India.

Sampology's single "Shine a Light" has been making waves around the country, featuring the one and only Daniel Merriweather. While he was at BIGSOUND last month we caught up with Sam to talk about the single - which merges Brazilian music, gospel choir music and soul - looks ahead to his Australian tour and talks about his trip to India, and it being "definitely the most different place [he's] ever been in [his] life".

Editor's Picks: 5 Aussies Not to Miss at CMJ - Chris Singh gives his top 5 artists ahead of the NYC music marathon!

The yearly CMJ Marathon is approaching fast, and this year will see 50+ Australian artists head over the New York for a series of showcases, bringing global attention to how rich and diverse the Australian music scene has been lately.

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

Photographer Johnny Au takes us to BIGSOUND in Brisbane with an A-Z of the best performances he captured from the week. In Part Two, we take you from Canada's Mise en Scene to Brisbane's own WAAX. OK, so we realise this is more a "A to W" than a literal "A to Z" but you get what we're trying to do here...

Broken Doll (Japan) to Launch GOMA's Future Beauty Up Late: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion Series

Broken Doll

Japanese rock four-piece Broken Doll are set to bring their 80s-inspired j-rock sounds and colourful Harajuku fashion to Australia for three shows in November, including the GOMA Future Beauty Up Late exhibition in Brisbane.

Sampology announces national DJ tour!


Sampology has returned from touring in North America, Canada and Europe, and is embarking on a national tour of Australia through May and June. The tour coincides with a new Sampology remix of Crooked Colours’ "In Your Bones", which is coming soon via Sweat It Out.

Sampology announces the 'Beyond the Bollywood' tour, kicking off on January 31!

He's been working hard on perfecting what is set to be his most memorable AV tour thus far and now Sampology has some dates for ya! Mixing up some great pieces of Bollywood cinema from the 70s and 80s, the 'Beyond Bollywood' AV tour is going to be colourful, bold and a whole heap of fun to be getting along to. Sampology recently embarked on his first tour of India, so this Australian and New Zealand tour is set to be highly reflective of the trip. Don't miss it!

Sampology & DJ Butcher announce national tour!

Sampology & Dj Butcher are set to collaborate on a very special 'Dancehall Queen' national Australian tour this November and December. Following their August release of "Dancehall Queen", Sampology & DJ Butcher are celebrating Dancehall Queen - The Remixes due for release November 7.

Live Review: FBi Radio Turns 10 - Carriageworks, Sydney (08.09.13)

FBi Radio is such a massive part of Sydney’s music scene. They support upcoming musicians with incredible passion and enthusiasm, and have been doing so for an entire decade! To celebrate double digits, FBi threw a massive fundraising music festival to celebrate, and the killer combination of a great venue with an assortment of fantastic Sydney bands and DJs made this undoubtedly the coolest 10th birthday party ever.

the AU interview: Sampology (Brisbane)

The AVDJ mastermind that is Sampology has recently released a new track in "Dancehall Queen", a collaboration between himself, DJ Butcher and Beenie Man. With his 'Stimulation' Australian tour set to see Sampology take his famous sets to a few class venues before wrapping the tour up in Adelaide in October, Larry poses some questions to the man himself.

New Music Video: Sampology & DJ Butcher feat. Beenie Man "Dancehall Queen" (2013)

'Dancehall Queen' is a collaboration Sampology and DJ Butcher featuring Beenie Man, an all Aussie producing team. The track comes just as both Sampology and DJ Butcher respectively tour the country this August, September and October.

Sampology announce "Stimulation" Australian tour and competition

Brisbane's Sampology will tour Australia this month behind a new AV show entitled Stimulation. To help celebrate it, Sampology announced the #stimulation2013 Instagram competition this week, where the winner will win a long weekend in Bali.

Sampology set for more Australian tour dates through April, May and June; NZ and Asia dates added too!

Our boy Sampology has announced a huge new bunch of dates for fans in Australia, New Zealand and even Seoul and Hong Kong, to catch him at over the next few months! He's barely been back in the country following on from an epic run of gigs in North America, but Sampology isn't one to take a break for long. Catch his new live show at the following venues over the next few months - Perth, you're first on his list!


Our Most Anticipated Record Store Day 2013 Releases

That one last bastion of the music industry that refuses to die – the record store – is going through a bit of a revolution of late. Whether it be record stores that have embraced open artistic ventures like Melbourne’s Polyester, whose in-store performances are widely revered more than a bands night gig at a pub, or the likes of Poison City Records in Fitzroy, who have expanded their merchandise catalogue to skateboarding gear such as boards, wheels and t-shirts, the humble record store is now far more than a place to buy music.

But of course, they still are that gateway to the heaven of actual, tangible forms of music, the sort people are willing to pay for. In celebration of the tangible, this upcoming Record Store Day (RSD) will have record stores in your town chock full of many wonderful limited tangible musical goodies that you can get your hands on.

So here’s a quick list of some of the more anticipated finds around Australia this Saturday:

Sampology to head out on the 'Summer AV Show' tour in March.

Sampology's live shows have built up such a great reputation that people buy their tickets before even knowing what the show is going to feature on that particular night. His legendary 'Super Visual' live video show has made Sampology one of the leading A/V DJs in the country (dare we say, the globe?) and has seen him play festivals around the world. You have one more chance to catch Sampology before he darts back overseas to North America and Canada - check out the tour dates below!