Author: Daniela Koulikov

At the age of three, Daniela Koulikov picked up a pen, and hasn’t put it down since. She loves live music, interviewing artists and reviewing events in Melbourne. When she's not out and about in the live music scene, she's walking her dog or taking her friends with her on a hike.

Spilt Milk’s monumental line-up has dropped, Gold Coast included for the first time

April 28, 2022

Since 2016, Spilt Milk has been giving Australians an opportunity to party in Canberra, Ballarat, and now the Gold Coast. It’s known for its sensational line-ups and delivered-upon promises – there’s a reason it sells out in less than 30 minutes when tickets drop! This year, we’ve got another incredible line-up to look forward to. […]

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Review: Groovin’ the Moo transforms Canberra into a festival-goers’ dream

April 26, 2022

We love long weekends – particularly when they give us an opportunity to dance, eat well and sing along to Lime Cordiale’s ‘Inappropriate Behaviour’. Groovin’ the Moo (GTM) did just that in Canberra! This year, Groovin’ the Moo was held at the EPIC Showgrounds, a place we usually find graced by farmer’s markets, exhibitions and […]

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The Ghost Inside

Full Tilt Festival Returns in July 2022 with The Ghost Inside, Underoath, PVRIS and more

April 10, 2022

Calling all Metalcore, post-hardcore, and pop-punk fans! The team at Destroy All Lines have surprised us with a return of Full Tilt, scheduled for July 2022. A line-up of mammoth proportions, with international heavy hitters and local alternative acts, will be touring across the east coast this July, visiting Brisbane on the 16th of July, […]

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Groovin the Moo’s awesome new photography comp – Shoot the Moo

March 31, 2022

Are you an avid filmmaker? An active photographer? Do you love capturing musicians in all their glory? If so, it might be worth checking out Shoot the Moo 2022 – an exciting competition held by Groovin the Moo (GTM), one of our favourite annual music festivals. This competition gives aspiring photographers and filmmakers a chance […]

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Yours and Owls

Yours & Owls 2022 Announces Set Times!

March 24, 2022

One of our favourite Wollongong festivals, Yours & Owls 2022, has just released their set times, giving you less than a fortnight to rally your troops. Whether you’re a fan of Hilltop Hoods, San Cisco, The Jungle Giants, or Nosedive, you’re sure to have a great time. This year, the festival returns to Stuart Park […]

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Yours & Owls Festival announce massive 2022 lineup

November 10, 2021

Many music festivals were forced to hibernate their way through 2021. That can’t be extended to Wollongong’s Yours & Owls, who faced an uphill battle to go ahead in NSW. From rotating stages to social distancing, there was a lot they had to take into consideration – but the end result was worth it. They […]

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Macros

MACROS meal delivery: the healthier choice

August 19, 2021

After a long day at work, it’s easy to lean towards UberEats and takeaway overcooking and clean-up. While that may be fine as a treat, making it a daily ritual quickly affects us all not only monetarily, but also with regards to our health. That’s where MACROS comes in. Their ready-made meals make it easy to […]

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Yours and Owls

Live Review: Yours and Owls 2021 had us dancing and singing our hearts out again

April 20, 2021

Yours and Owls, the first major music festival held in NSW since the start of the global pandemic, went ahead in Dalton Park, Wollongong, this April 17 and 18, 2021. How was it? Well, let’s get into that. THE SETUP How do you run a festival when there’s a major pandemic going on? By developing […]

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DMA'S

Yours & Owls Festival unveil Australian-first revolving stage details, as they change venues and replace the Kiwis

March 24, 2021

Yours and Owls is happily going ahead this April 17 and 18, 2021, with a number of measures in place to keep the festival stress-free and COVID-safe, without compromising on fun, sustainability, and the ability for festivalgoers to have a good party. One of these changes involved moving the party to Dalton Park, Wollongong, two […]

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Live Review: Holy Holy + Queen P – Forum, Melbourne (11.02.21)

February 13, 2021

9:30pm on a Thursday night and the Forum had a long line queuing around the side of Hozier Lane. Everyone was waiting to get in to see Holy Holy and their opening act, Queen P. There was extra tension in the queue: for many of us, it was the first time seeing an artist play […]

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Why Wine Machine is the party we all deserve after 2020

February 3, 2021

There’s no doubt that 2020 was a gruelling year. It was especially tough for our friends in the music industry, but things are finally coming back to normal. Artists are making new music, gigs are back on – and what we’ve all been waiting for, festivals are officially allowed to run once more. The festival […]

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The Changing Investor Landscape: An Interview with Robert Kiyosaki

August 27, 2020

In the past few years, there has been a river of intrigue surrounding financial freedom flowing through Australia. More and more people are interested in breaking out of the debt cycle, building their wealth and securing their financial futures. One of the most common books people turn to in getting started is Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad, […]

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Melbourne: The Drive-In announces Lime Cordiale, Baker Boy, Winston Surfshirt & more for first weeks of shows

June 16, 2020

Our entertainment industry has been one of the hardest hit by social distancing practices, but with restrictions loosening, it’s time to bounce back. Many of our favourite artists have responded with innovation: live-streaming their performances, actively engaging with their fans on Instagram, and even hosting online parties. However, nothing beats going to a gig, feeling […]

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Interview: The Jungle Giants’ Sam Hales: A Major Life Remix & His Livestreaming Show

May 31, 2020

Cancelled gigs, social distancing and a deeper focus on technology are the reality of many artists right now. We had a chat with Sam Hales from The Jungle Giants about life after COVID-19 and his recent live streaming show. The Jungle Giants are known for their tours: it feels like there’s always another one around […]

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Interview: Jake Webb talks about the new Methyl Ethel EP Hurts to Laugh

April 12, 2020

A five-piece band with Jake Webb in the middle, Methyl Ethel are known for making music that is both alien and familiar, intimate yet unknown. Amidst all the uncertainty we’re experiencing, we can be certain of one thing: that their new EP, Hurts to Laugh, will explore feeling and emotion in a way that intertwines […]

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Kingswood throws Pop-Up Pizza parties ahead of release of new album Juveniles

March 4, 2020

March 13th may be a Friday, but there’s only good news coming our way. Highly acclaimed Kingswood, the Melbourne-born rock band, are releasing their third studio album Juveniles and kickstarting their national tour, visiting all the capital cities and a few more, including Geelong, Bunbury and Devonport. Kingswood is one of those bands that truly […]

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Mahalia, Melbourne, concert

Live Review: Mahalia + Adrian Eagle – 170 Russell St, Melbourne (04.02.20)

February 6, 2020

8pm on a Tuesday night and 170 Russell St was completely sold out. There were no gaps leading up to the stage – no room to move, barely any to breathe. It’s never comfortable to feel like a human sardine, but Mahalia made it well worth it. A self-proclaimed “sexy R&B princess” hailing from Leicester, […]

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Live Review: Wafia + MAY-A + Banoffee – 170 Russel St, Melbourne

January 24, 2020

In 2017, Brisbane-based R&B singer-songwriter Wafia was starting to build her career, singing alongside acts like Vancouver Sleep Clinic and supporting acts like Daughter. Now, in 2020, she’s running her own show and practically selling out 170 Russel St on a Friday night. Modest yet engaging, Wafia truly captivated the audience with both her music […]

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