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The Medics' Kahl Wallis wins $20,000 'Dreaming Award' at the National Indigenous Arts Awards!


Photo: NITV

The National Indigenous Arts Awards ceremony will be held at the Sydney Opera House this evening, with many talented names set to be recognised for their achievements and contributions to the arts industry. Kahl Wallis, known for his work with The Medics and also The Painted Ladies, will be one of the individuals to be honoured at this year's event, as he will be awarded the 'Dreaming Award' for 2015 - a $20,000 prize to be used in the creation of a major body of work. It's a massive opportunity for any artist and an exciting one at that, and those who have followed Wallis' creative journey thus far will agree that the Dreaming Award has an incredibly deserved recipient for sure this year.

Violent Soho, Sahara Beck, Bobby Alu, The Amity Affliction and Airling among the big winners at the Queensland Music Awards


Violent Soho accept the award for album of the year. Photo Credit: Stephen Booth

The talent-rich sunshine state celebrated another fantastic year of music and creativity at the Queensland Music Awards at Brisbane Powerhouse in New Farm on Monday Night, with big wins for Violent Soho, Sahara Beck, Bobby Alu, The Amity Affliction and Airling.

The Grates, Sheppard, DZ Deathrays, Airling and more announced as Queensland Music Awards finalists!

The Queensland Music Awards are coming around again for another year, with QMusic announcing the list of finalists selected for the 2015 awards. Over 40 judges from Australia and abroad have been listening to a whole range of music from Queensland artists and as the final list dictates, the diversity within the music community in this part of the country is well represented.

Single Stream: The Medics "Wake Up" (2015)

On Australia Day, The Medics released a powerful new single in "Wake Up". On a day where, for many, the actual brutality woven through the fabric of this country's history is cast aside, The Medics draw attention to the suffering which still continues within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

the AU interview: The Medics (Brisbane) chat ahead of their G20 performance!

Ahead of their performance as part of the G20 Cultural Celebrations, Kahl from The Medics chats with Larry about the special show where they'll be performing with some equally as special guests and establishing a memorable live environment. The band has accomplished so much through 2014, it's definitely seeming like this is going to be a show fans aren't going to want to miss.

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!

Little BIGSOUND announces speaker and performer lineup for 2014!

The Little BIGSOUND Conference returns for its fourth year in 2014, providing young people from ages 15-25 with some awesome opportunities to learn from some of the best in the industry. 2014 welcomes the likes of Jeremy Neale and The Medics' Khal Wallis, as well as Dan Condon (triple j) and ARIA Award winning producer Magoo plus more to the Brisbane event in a speaker/performer announcement made today.

Live Review: Dan Sultan + The Medics - The Metro Theatre (09.03.14)

School night be damned, that wasn’t going to stop a bunch of punters to come along and check out some styled Aussie rock and roll tunes get cranked out. Both of the acts on the bill tonight have been critically recognised in the indigenous and mainstream music scene and both perform with an intensity and energy that befits such acclaim.

Live Review: Dan Sultan + The Medics - Corner Hotel, Melbourne (02.03.14)

Ahead of the release of his third studio album, Blackbird, Dan Sultan and his band performed a mid Sunday afternoon Corner Hotel gig to celebrate the release of first single, the sexy and sassy "Under Your Skin."

Boomerang Festival to kick-off in Byron Bay this October!

Bluesfest Director Peter Noble has teamed up with Artistic and Cultural director Rhoda Roberts to create BOOMERANG festival - a brand new festival to celebrate the finest in music, comedy, film, visual arts and, most importantly, the culture of Indigenous Australians.

Bernard Fanning to tour new solo album through July and August.

It's been a busy past week or so for one of the country's best known performers. Bernard Fanning, having announced a new solo album, an appearance at Splendour in the Grass and the release of his new single "Battleships", has now announced that he'll be touring the country through July and August with his new record. Across 18 dates, Fanning will be visiting both metro and regional centres, giving fans the first taste of his new material to be featured on Departures.

the AU interview at Big Day Out 2013: The Medics (Cairns)

Larry sits with Australian outfit The Medics at the 2013 Sydney Big Day Out and talk about winning a Rolling Stone Award, their plans for 2013, the pressure of recent successes, playing the Big Day Out and much more...

9th annual Gum Ball festival reveals more artists set to perform in the Hunter Valley this year.

The Gum Ball Festival is known for its penchant of assembling quite the eclectic line-up of musicians from Australia and abroad, and 2013 is no different. Following on from the festival's initial announcement of bands, The Gum Ball has revealed that the alt-country 'supergroup' The Hillbilly Killers are set to headline this year's installment.

The full line up of artists announced so far reads as follows:

The Hillbilly Killers
Tumbleweed
The Medics
The Eastern (NZ)
Money For Rope
Benjalu

Festival Review: Big Day Out - Sydney Showground (18.01.13)

A record-breaking heatwave couldn’t stop Big Day Out 2013 from being one of the best in years, though not for lack of trying. The relentless sun threatened punters with heatstroke until about 6pm, at which point the cool air was a godsend, and the small bursts of rain salvation for us all.