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Red Bull Music Academy announces free performances across Australia for Stone's Throw artist Knxwledge

As part of Red Bull Music Academy's monthly Club Night series, Stones Throw records champ Knxwledge will be touring around Australia for a series of free shows in August. The performances will complement his anticipated appearance at the RBMA stage at this year's Splendour in the Grass and give Australian fans a great opportunity to catch one of modern hip-hop's most important and prolific young producers.

Vampire Weekend's BAIO announces two August Australian club dates in support of debut solo LP, 'The Names'!

Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio has long been crafting a formidable presence for himself as a DJ and producer when he's not touring or making music with the Grammy Award winning New Yorkers and this year, he's releasing his highly anticipated debut solo record, The Names.

Mansionair confirmed to support Florence + The Machine as last minute tickets for Splendour sideshows are released!

Aussie Florence + The Machine fans who missed out on tickets to the original Splendour in the Grass sideshows have a last shot to get their mitts on them, with a final release going on sale tomorrow morning. The gigs in Melbourne and Sydney were originally balloted shows, with fans entering a system to get tickets, but with an unprecedented number of people registering in the ballot, heaps missed out. The organisers are stoked to have this last batch go on sale Friday morning, though the number is extremely limited.

Little May (Sydney) announce release date for debut album 'For The Company' and World Tour

Sydney-based band Little May have finally dropped the date for the release of their debut record, For The Company and its been announced that listeners are able to grab their own copy of it on October 9! The thirteen track LP was produced by The National's Aaron Brooking Dessner and the announcement was made via the release of the music video for their single "Home" which was directed by Tim Sessler. They've also announced a world tour! Read on for all the details...

Gordy Forman's broken arm forces Frenzal Rhomb to cancel shows in NSW and SA.

Frenzal Rhomb fans in New South Wales and South Australia are going to have to keep on waiting for their boys to come through, with the band having to cancel dates in each respective state after drummer Gordy Forman snapped his arm mid-show in Perth.

Splendour in the Grass pre-parties set up for Byron Bay & Brisbane on July 23rd!

The good crew behind Splendour in the Grass want to ensure that you, the festival-goer (or one of the many who missed out on tickets) ease into the Splendour experience this year properly. With three days of live music, Byron Bay romps and deteriorating levels of body hygiene to fill out the 2015 event, what better way to kick things off than a blinder of a party the night before? Whether you're hanging back in Brisbane or rolling into Byron Bay on the 23rd, there are two special pre-parties set up to make sure you head to the North Byron Parklands in the perfect spirits on the 24th.

The Dillinger Escape Plan touring Australia in August!

The Dillinger Escape Plan have long held a great standing with their Australian fans and this August, the band will be back in town to reconnect and perform some sick live shows for us! Bringing their latest album One of Us is the Killer to this side of the globe, The Dillinger Escape Plan bring with them what has been described as their career defining piece of work.

The 1975 eye up a 2016 Australian return!

On their tour of Australia at the beginning of 2015, The 1975 found out just how large their Australian following had become following two small club shows in the previous year. Selling out theatre venues with fellow Splendour in the Grass debutantes Circa Waves, Matty Healy and his band brothers had girls flailing helplessly in the thousands. Today, The 1975 have announced a new run of dates for January 2016 - no doubt some similar memories are going to be made in the New Year.

Ginuwine announces debut tour of Australia and New Zealand

One of the best selling R&B solo artists of the 90's, Ginuwine, has announced a tour of Australia and New Zealand. The man behind sexed-up masterpiece "Pony" will be performing a series of club shows across Adelaide, Melbourne, Broome, Perth, Auckland, and Sydney.

OutsideIn sideshows announced for Devin the Dude

One of the first left-field rapper-singers to really make an impact on the hip-hop scene, Devin the Dude is heading to Australia for the first time ever to play as part of the impressive lineup for OutsideIn. Now, the influential rapper has announced a round of sideshows that will take him up and down Australia's east coast.

Meg Mac taking new single "Never Be" on the road through September & October!

Meg Mac has been taking the US by storm in recent months, not only wowing crowds at SXSW, but recently supporting D'Angelo and the Vanguard on their coast-to-coast tour. Even when she's stepped out on her own, the triple J Unearthed Artist of the Year from 2014 has been slaying. Meg's not stopping though, today she's announced a new run of headline dates for Australian fans to get to this September and October! With a new single in "Never Be" coming soon, the talented vocalist will be taking the newbie to venues around the country for her final lot of Australian appearances this year before she heads back overseas.

Florence & The Machine announces secret Sydney show

Ethereal Splendour headliner Florence & The Machine has added a second Sydney show to the limited run of sideshows being scheduled for this month. To celebrate the release of How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, this exclusive event will be an intimate show, strictly for the fans, in a secret Sydney location on Friday 24th July.

On album release day, Born Lion announce national tour dates for "Final Words"!

Sydney's Born Lion celebrate the release of their new album Final Words today and as a debut offering, the record is already picking up much acclaim for its ferocious approach to punk rock and the delivery of some truly kickass music. Released via FOUR|FOUR Music, we're going to be spinning this one in office today to kick them work-week blues and keen up for the weekend and now that the band has announced a run of album tour dates, we're even more amped to see this album given the live treatment.

SAFIA reveal last headline tour dates for the year along with new single, "Embracing Me"!

Canberra boys SAFIA have premiered a new tune in "Embracing Me" on the j's this morning and to back it up, thwe trio also dropped news of their final headline shows for the year! It's been a big 2015 for SAFIA, with numerous shows overseas in the earlier parts of the year going down well, not to mention a few special dates at home promoting "Counting Sheep" further positing the electro/indie group as quite an exciting musical group emerging out of Australia.

Jebediah extend 20th anniversary tour to the regional centres this August & September!


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They ain't finished yet! Jebediah had so much fun on their recent 20th anniversary tour around the major capitals that they've decided to extend the celebrations for another run of dates in the regional areas! Starting with a gig in Darwin, before working their way down the east coast through to Tasmania, Jebediah will be bringing their well-received two headline sets of material to fans who have been hanging out to party with one of the country's best loved live acts.