Reigning in from Sydney's western suburbs, Kerser has announced a national tour in support of his fourth album King. With prominent themes of his background, personal struggles and success thus far, the tour will open to an audience at Melbourne's Hi-Fi in late January, with 5 gigs to follow, closing in Adelaide toward the end of February.
The mysterious countdown to an OVO-related announcement that began a few days has finally reached 00:00:00 and resulted in the very exciting news that hip-hop megastar Drake will augment his Future Music Festival appearances with a round of sideshows. Drake's legion of Australian fans will be scrambling for tickets to this one as the Canadian rapper performs in venues which are relatively intimate when compared to his massive headline slots at next year's FMF.
Heading down to Australia for the first time, Ontario 5-piece Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything is set to showcase their creative worldly style when the tour between 9th January and 1st February next year. The debut Australia tour will features headline performances in addition to appearances at Cygnet Folk Festival and Illawarra Folk Festival.
Picture: Amy Hetherington captures Violent Soho in Darwin...
Today the AU review - and parent company Heath Media - are excited to announce the nominees for the first annual AU Awards, a celebration of the best in live music in Australia.
In This Issue: we give you the details on who’s winning all the awards, what the hottest summer party is, and how you can win art created by your favourite artists, plus the latest signings and the ARIA charts.
Australian urban-folk musician Darren Hanlon has announced an array of shows set across all major cities in Australia for his 2014 Christmas Tour. Adding to this news is the announcement of his new single "When You Go", which is the first track to be released from his long-awaited sixth album to be released in March 2015.
Bronte, the Western Sydney musician, with influences before his time including Bob Dylan and Paul Kelly has announced a tour of NSW and VIC. Following this tour announcement, Bronte has also released a new single available for download from Soundcloud.
To celebrate the achievements on the tourism awards front, Falls Music & Arts Festival have added a bonus two acts to the already extensive line-up. Adding to the panoply of an already impressive showcase of artists, Aussie music heavyweights The Rubens and C.W. Stoneking will be performing alongside the fellow acts by the laid back coastal locations.
To celebrate Rubber Records 25th anniversary, there will be a series of one-off shows taking place featuring a long list of artists from the label. Throughout the month of December there will be a series of artists playing 18+ shows across in some of the most renowned small live music venues in Victoria.
Oh ARIA week, how we love thee. There's a bunch of free music events celebrating Australian music coming up real soon, flipping Sydney into a platform for some of the best established and rising talent the scene has to offer - both local and international. Never a purveyor to sit something like this out, the reputable Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) are fixing to host a FREE showcase in at The X Studio in Kings Cross with some of the best and brightest in innovative electronic music.
Musical legends Supergroove from across the ditch will be receiving the NZ Herald Legacy Award at the 49th Vodafone NZ Music Awards tonight in Auckland.
Heath Media - publishers of this very website - are excited to announce that their annual photo book Austraila's Year in Music - capturing the best in live performance - has opened for pre-orders.
Daddy Cool and an all-star cast of Victoria’s finest musicians gathered last night to wow a capacity crowd at The Age Music Victoria Awards at 170 Russell, with Daddy Cool playing a nostalgic and note perfect greatest hits set after their induction to The Age Music Victoria Awards Hall of Fame. Other award night highlights included Ed Nimmervoll’s induction to the Hall of Fame by Russell Morris, who also performed on the night along side Davey Lane, Jess Cornelious, Ash Naylor, Stonefiled and Henry Wagons.
The NSW boys have been abroad tearing it up in North America for seems like forever, but The Lazys are heading back home to play a string of shows along the east coast for the release of their debut self-titled album.
The spectacular guitar duo from Mexico are returning to Australia for the sixth time in nearly as many years.