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Conor Oberst, Bernard Fanning, Sarah Blasko and more head up the Melbourne Zoo Twilight Series next year.

The Melbourne Zoo has announced their biggest Twilight Series yet today, with a stomper line up of artists set to perform in amongst the unique environment which is the Melbourne Zoo itself. Under the stars, with the animals around, the following Australian and international musicians will perform some of the most memorable shows you're likely to see come summer 2015.

The Church, Angus & Julia Stone, Ball Park Music & Bloods among first Australian bands announced for SXSW!

The first round of bands and speakers have been announced for SXSW 2015! The Texan music festival and conference has also outlined some of their planned conference programme for next year, which looks set to be providing some great sessions for those holding Music passes.

New Music Video: Twerps "Back To You" (2014)

Melbourne's Twerps have had a lot of things happening at once of late, including but not restricted to new record deals, festival and tour announcements, and now a new single - and it's all good news. The quartet's second album Range Anxiety is coming out in January, from which this is the excellent lead single.

Golden Plains line up to feature Sharon Van Etten, Something For Kate, Courtney Barnett and more!

Once again, Aunty Meredith delivers! The 2014 Golden Plains Nine line up just had its reveal online, with another cracker line up of Australian and international talent set to head to the Meredith Supernatural Ampitheatre in March 2015! The ballot of tickets is open now until 9:09pm on October 21st - be sure to get involved at www.goldenplains.com.au!

Gig Announcements: Sydney & NSW - 17th July 2014

In this issue: Twerps announce EP launch shows, Presentation Night hits Sydney to discuss football and music, Little Rippers + The Groove CoOp play free show this August, Jenny Broke The Window release new single and announce hometown shows, Oliver Downes launches debut EP, Cabins hit Sydney this July, Wagons return to Australia this August, Tomorrow Never Comes returns to GoodGod + more.

Gig Announcements: Sydney & NSW - 14th July 2014

In This Issue: Twerps announce EP launch in Sydney, Damon Albarn announces second performance at Sydney Opera House, Rita Satch announces EP launch in Sydney, Pentatonix announce second Sydney show, Salt announce free show at Katoomba RSL Club as Thundamentals announce a 'So We Can Remember' hometown show for Katoomba too!

Big Scary and more added to the final lineup of the Panama Festival.

The latest addition to Australia's ever-growing crop of boutique festivals, PANAMA, has just gotten bigger! The Tasmanian festival, set to go down on March 8 and 9 this year, is going to be quite the intimate and secluded affair, as far as festivals go. With only 1000 tickets being made available, PANAMA is set to offer punters quite the unique experience; spending two days with some amazing acts, pop up cabarets, storytelling sessions and more!

Tour Updates: Action Bronson, Patrick James, Guineafowl, The Bamboos, Half Moon Run and more!

In this issue: Action Bronson joins The Rapture 2014 line up, Patrick James announces tour supports, The Bamboos announce support for their national tour, Birds of Tokyo announce Guineafowl as tour supports, Half Moon Run announce Tigertown support for Australian tour, Rudi Thompson joins The Members tour line up, Passenger’s Australian tour has sold out; Indent announce supports for Spit Syndicate, Forever Came Calling postpone Australian tour, Mac Demarco announces more shows, Eros Ramazzotti cancels Brisbane show, Australian Girls Choir join Celtic Woman on tour and Leonard Cohen has important changes for Melbourne and Sydney tour dates.

Event Review: BIGSOUND Day Three (12.09.13)

The mood at BIGSOUND early this morning was notably more sombre in comparison with the exciting flurry of activity of the previous day. More than a few people were nursing the aftermath of a big night with the help of coffees, energy drinks and sneaky naps in the foyer. Thankfully for those who managed to get there in time, the morning began with a Q&A with Amanda Palmer, an event that has certainly been one of the highlights of the conference. In an interview with Mikey Cahill, Palmer talked extensively about Kickstarter, her poem about the Boston bomber, feminism, her new band, record and touring.

Carriageworks releases full artist line up for 'At First Sight' gig and record fair!

Carriageworks will be hosting one hell of a night when they present 'At First Sight' on July 20 and have released the names of the talented folk set to take part! The line-up is cutting edge and features the following:

HTRK
TWERPS
CLIENT LIAISON
SHINING BIRD
SUPER WILD HORSES
THE LAURELS
BEACHES
STRAIGHT ARROWS
SONGS
HOLY BALM
DAY RAVIES

DJs set to do their thing at the gig and record fair include:

YO GRITO
JIMMY SING
NOISE IN MY HEAD
MARCUS KING
SMOKIE LA BEEF
BASSLINES

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.