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Messina teams with Peters Ice Cream to launch gelato bars in Australian supermarkets

October 13, 2020

It seems last year’s collaboration between Gelato Messina and Peters Ice Cream was only the start of something delicious and beautiful, releasing limited edition drumsticks to supermarkets across the nation to much fan-fare. Now, the partnership has resulted in three new gelato bars, permanently hitting Coles, Woolworths and independent grocers in Australia. The new range […]

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The 45th Port Fairy Folk Festival cancels March 2021 event; moves to 2022

August 14, 2020

In rather sobering news this morning, the iconic Port Fairy Folk Festival – one of Australia’s longest running events – has postponed their March 2021 event, citing the uncertainty around the pandemic as the (unsurprising) reason for the decision. The iconic festival has been celebrating Worlds, Roots and Folk Music now for 45 years but […]

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Falls Festival to go all Australian with their Summer 2020/21 event lineups.

May 6, 2020

The organisers of Falls Festival have announced that the December 20/ January 21 edition will be limited to an All-Australian lineup. Recognising the uncertainty that awaits us in the recovery phase from Covid-19, they have made the decision to ‘go local’ to provide some certainty to the lineup. Jess Ducrou and Paul Piticco, co-producers of […]

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Track of the Day: Jack Carty “Welcome to the World” (2020)

April 14, 2020

Earlier this month, Brisbane based Singer-Songwriter Jack Carty released “Welcome to the World”, the second track off his forthcoming EP. It follows on from “Why The Universe Expands”, which came out earlier in the year. Both tracks were written in anticipation of the birth of his first child – a theme which we expect to […]

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Some of Australia’s finest live music photographers have put their works up for sale for the first time

April 1, 2020

With the COVID-19 shutdown bringing the arts industry to a standstill, there are plenty of ways you can help out those affected by the current crisis. The first port of call for the Australian music scene is the Sounds of Silence website – an industry initiative to bring together various industry bodies to collate efforts […]

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Is flying from LAX to Sydney with Virgin Australia’s Economy X worth the upgrade?

March 5, 2020

Last month, I flew Virgin Australia from Los Angeles to Sydney, and was lucky enough to enjoy an Economy X upgrade en route – which means a great deal on board their Boeing 777 service. So, in 2020, what does that upgrade – which sits between Economy and Premium Economy – mean? And most importantly: […]

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Folk Alliance International 2020: “It’s a war of attrition, but everyone seems to make it.”

February 6, 2020

There are music festivals (think Laneway). There are conferences with a showcase festival that runs alongside it (think BIGSOUND). And then there are events that are in a class of their own. There’s SXSW in Austin, Texas – an event that is at such a large magnitude, there’s no way to describe it but to […]

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Local artists have a chance to win $2000 thanks to this new Aussie start up

January 17, 2020

The new Australian startup LOUDAR.COM launched its beta website last month, promising to change the way artists and fans get paid – and we’re excited to be one of the industry partners supporting the new platform. The site has been set up by Tom Chwieduk and Mac Mikosik, two Gold Coast musicians with tech skill […]

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Rising stars Hayden Calnin and Riley Pearce to play free all ages show in Sydney this Friday

January 14, 2020

The Aussie Folk Collective is hitting Sydney this Friday night, with two rising stars of the Australian scene taking part in the first Courtyard Sessions event of 2020. The free event has been running for the better part of the last decade now, seeing the Seymour Centre’s courtyard transformed into a live music venue on […]

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Re-Discovery: 40 of the best songs from the last decade you need back in your life

December 20, 2019

We’re excited to introduce a new Spotify playlist, designed to take you down memory lane, looking at a selection of songs that you might have forgotten about, or missed when they were first released. Our first Re-Discovery playlist looks at the last decade, taking you through some of the best music between 2010 and 2019. […]

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The 16 Best Books of 2019

December 19, 2019

2019 you’re done. It might not have all gone to plan, and you might’ve been a bit of a trash fire politically, but there’s no denying you’ve produced the goods books wise. It’s been another big year in publishing, with thousands of books being published, read and enjoyed. We’ve also had quite a few literary heavyweights […]

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The 40 Best Albums of 2019

December 18, 2019

It’s time for the AU review’s annual list of the best albums from Australia and the rest of the world for 2019. Across this list, we take you through a wide range of genres, with music that represents the exciting, vibrant time of music right now. It’s fair to say that there are some notable […]

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NLMAs 2019: Electric Fields named Australia’s Best Live Act; female musicians win all instrumentalist trophies for the first time

December 7, 2019

Last Wednesday night, at 8 simultaneous events around Australia, the winners of the 2019 National Live Music Awards were revealed, with the awards once again highlighting the strength and diversity of the Australian Live Music Scene. Electric Fields were the big winners of the night, with three trophies, including the night’s two biggest artist awards […]

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There are free parties happening all over Australia tomorrow celebrating Live Music: Here’s how you can attend!

December 3, 2019

Tomorrow, in 8 cities around Australia, the National Live Music Awards are holding a series of events around the country – 6 of which are completely free and all of them are open to the public. They’ll all have live performances from nominees and special guests, and along the way more than 62 awards will […]

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Interview: Ripley Anderson talks about his new album Vitamin D, touring with Hilltop Hoods

November 13, 2019

Ripley Anderson is the brainchild of singer-songwriter Joe Braithwaite, whose career to date has included singing with the Hilltop Hoods, countless national tours and supporting major international acts. This latest project explores the craft of simple song writing, combining it with a journey of discovery of new production techniques in an era of home studios. […]

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Australian icon Deborah Conway to be inducted as a “Live Legend” at the 2019 National Live Music Awards

November 7, 2019

Following on from last year’s inaugural induction of Magic Dirt, the National Live Music Awards has named Deborah Conway as the 2019 Live Legend. This is the award’s “Hall of Fame” equivalent. In 2019, Deborah Conway is celebrating 40 years in the music industry – having started her career in Melbourne as a vocalist for the […]

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Aussies Abroad: Kim Churchill launches massive Forgetting Canadian tour through November

October 31, 2019

Aussie singer/songwriter Kim Churchill is no stranger to Canada – in fact the brand new EP Forgetting, which he released last week, was recorded there. And this week he’s landed back in the great north to celebrate the new album, with a run of shows that will take him across the entire country through November, […]

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Everything you need to know about Australian Music Week 2019 and its latest, massive announcements

October 30, 2019

It’s not long now until Australian Music Week returns to Cronulla, NSW, for the fifth time – November 6-10 to be exact – and we’ve got all the latest announcements for you here in one place. So strap in for a pile of announcements, because this is going to be one of the most jam packed […]

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Win a double pass to Fanny Lumsden’s Country Halls Tour show at Sydney’s Giant Dwarf

October 30, 2019

Australia’s finest country star Fanny Lumsden has been touring Country Halls of Australia for what feels like the better part of a decade now – and next week she’s bringing the spirit of the tour to the big metropolis of Sydney, where she’s taking over the Giant Dwarf Theatre with very special guest Melody Moko. The […]

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Making Gravy Christmas Comes Early: Win a signed Paul Kelly Greatest Hits Vinyl gift pack

October 24, 2019

On November 15th, the legendary Paul Kelly is releasing a brand new greatest hits record, Songs From The South, looking back at his incredible career from 1985 to 2019. And we’ve got signed vinyl copies of the record to give away, alongside some extra PK goodies! The album – which isn’t to be confused with […]

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National Live Music Awards 2019 nominations announced: Thelma Plum, I Know Leopard, Hatchie & Hermitude amongst first time nominees

October 22, 2019

Today the 4th Annual National Live Music Awards revealed the nominees for more than 50 categories, recognising the live work of musicians, venues, events and those behind the scenes from around the country. Topping the list of nominees this year is Stella Donnelly, who took home three awards at the 2018 event and two awards […]

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Zan Rowe among star-studded jury to crown Ukrainian rapper alyona alyona at Reeperbahn’s ANCHOR Awards

September 25, 2019

Australian radio presenter Zan Rowe was one of six jury members in Hamburg, Germany this past week, helping choose the winner of the “ANCHOR” award. Part of the annual Reeperbahn Festival, the initiative helps shine a light on six emerging acts who are playing the event, with the jury members choosing a winner based on […]

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Aussies Abroad: Courtney Barnett announces first ever solo tour of the US with Melbourne’s Hachiku

September 9, 2019

Melbourne’s Courtney Barnett is hitting the road again in the USA in January 2020, in what will be her first ever solo tour of the country. She’ll be taking in intimate and iconic venues around the countries, accompanied at almost every show with Melbourne-via-Germany artist Hachiku. Hachiku (Anika Ostendorf to her friends) releases music through […]

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Here are all the guests coming to the 2019 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

July 18, 2019

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival kicks off tomorrow at Cinema Nova and Backlot, and along with it will come an impressive list of special guests. Running from the 19th to the 30th, they’ll be in town to present their films, and you can get all the details of when and where you can see the […]

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Australian Premiere: Belgium’s Warhola releases “Look at Me” music video ft. Glints & Tessa Dixson

June 20, 2019

Released back in April, Belgian rising star Warhola‘s track “Look at Me” – taken from his album Young Loving and featuring Glints and Tessa Dixon – found itself added to playlists and best of lists around the world. And now today we’re excited to have the world exclusive premiere of the track’s music video. The […]

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13 Films You Must See at Sydney Film Festival 2019

May 27, 2019

It’s almost time for the annual Sydney Film Festival (5th – 16th June), stretching almost a fortnight across Sydney’s best cinemas – including the historic State Theatre – with a hugely diverse program of films from around the world. There’s almost too many gems to get through this year, so we’ve compiled a list of […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: The Flowers “Truly Madly Sleepy” (2019)

May 7, 2019

Ahead of its official release tomorrow, today we’re excited to bring an exclusive first look at “Truly Madly Sleepy”, the debut single from indie rockers The Flowers. With lyrics inspired by “a years worth of travelling around, suffering from chronic jet lag and unrequited affection”, the band have dropped a great slice of indie rock, that […]

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Tour Diary: The Pinheads take us behind the scenes of their SXSW adventure

April 17, 2019

We might only be in April, but Illawara rockers The Pinheads have already had a busy year. Freshly returned to Australia from a scorching run of shows in Austin for SXSW, the band have dropped new single “Feel It Now” – another hint at what to expect from their forthcoming sophomore album, Is This Real, […]

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Interview: Sevendust on returning to Australia, Justin Timberlake and celebrating 25 years together

April 8, 2019

It’s now 25 years since iconic alternative metal titans Sevendust formed in Atlanta, Georgia, and they’re going stronger than ever. Following the release of their highly successful twelfth studio album “All I See Is War” last year, the band has gone full throttle in what feels like the dawning of a new era for the […]

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Chur Burger’s Warren Turnbull Shares His Top 5 Sydney Burger Joints

April 3, 2019

Going down every Thursday in April, Panhead’s Chief Beer Engineer, Mike Neilsen will be sharing some of Panhead’s weird and wonderful brews, not to mention a custom beer inspired by the home of The Workshop, Oxford Street. Alongside free shows curated by Volumes, featuring The Pinheads, Buzz Kull Sophiegrophy & Godtet, plus a beautifully-beery custom […]

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