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Jessica Mauboy, Dan Sultan and Briggs make solid impact on the 2014 National Indigenous Music Awards!

The National Indigenous Music Awards were held in Darwin over the weekend, with many turning out to celebrate the diversity and talent within the Indigenous Australian music industry. For the second year, Jessica Mauboy took out the National Artist of the Year Award, while Dan Sultan dominated the night in more ways than one, with a powerhouse headline performance and winning the National Album, Song and Cover Art of the Year Awards.

Nominees for the 2014 National Indigenous Music Awards announced!

This year's nominees for the National Indigenous Music Awards have been released and by all looks, the August Darwin ceremony is going to be one for the books! The musicians announced to be in contention for the awards this year have all been recipients of ARIA awards - or at least have been nominated - in previous years and have cracked the mainstream in their own way. From the pop stylings of Jessica Mauboy to the widespread international appeal Gurrumul, the artists vying for NIMA's love this year are all incredibly talented and diverse.

Feature: 10 Unmissable Shows at the 2014 Darwin Festival!

The 2014 Darwin Festival brings possibly one of its strongest programs yet this year, being Artistic Director Edwina Lunn's final year at the helm. Celebrating not only the amazing culture of Darwin's artistic community, but that of Australia's performing artists, theatre community, music industry and more, the Darwin Festival this year proves again that there is something for everyone. We've picked out ten great shows you can't miss if you're going to be perusing the program trying to work out your own schedule for the August 7-24 event or if you'll be pondering whether or not to make the trip north for some warmth and good times this year.

Elefant Traks celebrating 15 years in the business with two massive shows in Melbourne and Sydney each.

15 years is a remarkable time for any company, but to celebrate the milestone, Elefant Traks are throwing two massive shows in Melbourne and Sydney each! Coming to venues near you in November, the label's roster will be showing off their goods over two nights of awesome music in each city.

Venue News: Annandale Hotel celebrates 12th birthday.

The Annandale Hotel in Sydney will celebrate its 12th birthday with gigs galore over two weekends, from July 5th to July 14th. Check out some shows at one of the iconic live music venues in Sydney!

Urthboy Announces the "Naive Bravado" National Tour

Urthboy has released his new track, a collaboration with Daniel Merriweather called "Naive Bravado". It's a bold track, showcasing Urthboy's talent as a hip-hop artist and, as a taster of what can be expected from his forthcoming album, it's fair to say that "Naive Bravado" is very exciting indeed.

the AU interview: Naomi Wenitong of The Last Kinection (Newcastle)

Ahead of her performance at Changing Lanes Festival in Sydney, we catch up with Naomi Wenitong of The Last Kinection.

Who are you and were might we know you from?

I am Naomi Wenitong, you may know me from The Last Kinection.

A story you've probably told far too often... but where do you come from? (How did your band form / What made you start playing the music we're listening to now?

Changing Lanes sells out first release of tickets and adds more artists


MAPS Entertainment is excited to announce the first release of tickets for Changing Lanes has sold out!

Second release tickets are now on sale and we’ve got a handful of new artists added to the line up as well.


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Canyons DJs
The Black Cherry DJs
Domeyko/Gonzalez DJs
Colonel Dubya P Flawstane

Dead Prez - The Gaelic Club (21.01.10)


Hip-Hop’s most rebellious and out-spoken duo came, saw and conquered at the Gaelic Theatre on their Big Day Out sideshow. The underground, political nature of Dead Prez came to entertain, and preach, to a crowd which was much larger than expected.