Courtney Barnett has barely been back in Australia more than a week and already she's hitting the ground running in the lead up to her highly anticipated Australian tour. Slaying Stateside at SXSW, Barnett's debut album Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit has been going from strength to strength in the meantime, earning love both at home and internationally too. Her Australian tour is selling out shows unsurprisingly and to appease demand, Barnett has announced some extras for those punters who may have missed out on tickets the first time round.
Following on from the success of his previous releases with The Aerial Maps and also Modern Giant, Adam Gibson is continuing the good momentum generated from his knack for weaving music and storytelling in announcing the release of new album Australia Restless with his new band, The Ark Ark Birds. The band will be touring the down the east coast over a few dates in May, bringing Adam's perspective of elements of this country to life on stage.
Any death metal fans out there? Here’s something for you to look forward to: Swedish death metal band, At The Gates, is set to return to Australia this year for the first time since 2012.
If you’re a Melburnian, you might be tired of missing out on the spectacular performers of Vivid Sydney. But no more: the event is expanding its reach, as folk-rocker, Bill Callahan is set to play a Vivid Sydney sideshow in Melbourne this May.
Treasured Surry Hills bar The Soda Factory have roped in a pretty big name for their second birthday, which will take place tonight Wednesday 25th March. DJ Yella from the infamous N.W.A will be spinning cold cut classics all night long for free.
Strange-pop sensation Alison Wonderland is bringing the Wonderland Warehouse Project back in 2015 with the Wonderland Warehouse Project 2.0, kicking off at the end of May across the country and in Auckland. Wonderland is bringing her sharp-edged pop to a series of secret locations around the country in a bid to bring excitement, strangeness, and the kind of party you just don't get anymore to Australia's music scene. If nothing else, the tour will be interesting, especially if you're bored of the same vibe and the same venues.
Youtube celebrity Tyler Oakley is stepping out from in front of the camera this September as he takes off on his first live Australian tour. Tyler Oakley's Slumber Party is a nation-wide multi-media event, showcasing one of Youtube's most popular video bloggers as he crosses over from digital to analogue (or, well, real world) performances.
Perth hardcore band Miles Away are taking Tide, their first full length album in five years, on the road this May for a full country Australian tour. Tide, which is out May 8th, is a distinctly Australian hardcore record, showcasing Miles Away's emotional and musical development over their 13 years as a band.
Iconic rock veterans Fleetwood Mac are making a big return to Australia and New Zealand this year with the 'On With the Show' tour, delivering the original line up of Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham, John McVie, and Stevie Nicks.
Did you guys have a good St Patty's day this year? Hope you didn't party yourself out, because here are some of the shows we'll be heading to this weekend – check out our favourite gigs from around the country!
The current Spectrum Now festival that has been filling Sydney with music, arts, and cultural events has just added some big names to it's line up of free music down at their pop-up Spectrum Playground in The Domain. With Spectrum Playground operating until this Sunday 22nd March, Spectrum Now is hitting a home run with free performances from The Cat Empire, Jeff Martin (Tea Party), Sneaky Sound System and Angus & Julia Stone added to the impressive line up.
Musician John Hedigan is known to many fans around the country for his work with Something For Kate, Paul Dempsey, Clare Bowditch and at the moment, he's going through quite a difficult time. Currently undergoing treatment for a brain tumour, Hedigan is being surrounded by the love and support of family and friends. One of the ways in which he is going to be supported is through a special benefit show put on by Something For Kate, Bowditch and Darren Middleton - 'Something For John'.
In what may be one of the most apt and awesome tour names I've heard in a while, Adelaide rapper Allday will be hitting venues around the country once again soon, when he should really be working on touching up his album. The 'I Should Be Working On My Album But I'm Doing a Tour' tour will have him travelling with Asta and Gill Bates, two artists Australian music fans may already know of, or soon will be vibing on, that's for sure.
Melbourne's stoner-psych maestros Lurch & Chief will be hitting the road in May to support their anticipated new EP, Breathe! We've been following this band for some time now and have been constantly impressed with the amount of ground they'd been able to cover in such a short amount of time through 2014, selling out shows along the east coast and cultivating a strong fan base for themselves along the way.
Unsurprisingly, when 90s icons announced their Australian tour recently, fans went bonkers. Set to perform their seminal record Sparkle and Fade in full to celebrate the album's 20th anniversary, Everclear have since been selling tickets for these Australian shows incredibly fast. So much so that now, they've sold out their Melbourne show at the Corner Hotel completely and have had to add a second gig to meet demand in Melbourne, set up for 170 Russell!