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Photo Gallery: Mullum Music Festival Gala Night – Mullumbimby, NSW (2019)

November 15, 2019

Oh the power of music. What a special evening it was to open the 2019 Mullum Music Festival. In an area where many of the locals are dealing with the fires in the region, the evening was a welcome relief from those difficult situations. As usual, the MC for the night was local Mandy Nolan, […]

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Rising icon Lizzo announces more Australian dates for 2020

November 14, 2019

After finally making it to the big leagues in 2019, American artist Lizzo has revealed that her FOMO road trip will not signal her only Aussie appearances next year. Dates have just been announced at the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne’s Forum, taking place between FOMO sets around the country. Here’s all the info you’ll […]

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Dua Lipa to headline Sydney’s Mardi Gras Party 2020

November 8, 2019

You know it’s time to welcome in a new year when Sydney starts to look towards the always epic Mardi Gras Parade. The iconic event, falling on the elusive date of 29th February, will once again be followed by the huge Mardi Gras Party. And now we know who’s headlining. Such a large-scale event needs […]

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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: Divide and Dissolve embark on massive North American tour as they drop “Prove It”

November 6, 2019

Aussie duo Divide and Dissolve (Takiaya Reed & Sylvie Nehill) have been making impressive moves overseas, and tomorrow they’re set to embark on an absolutely massive tour of North America – as well as throw in a couple of support slots with Unknown Mortal Orchestra. The shows come as the “Ambient drone duo” release the first single […]

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Tia Gostelow & Noah Dillon among acts announced for The New Colossus Festival in NYC 2020

November 6, 2019

Earlier this year we had the pleasure of attending the first ever New Colossus Festival in New York City, a boutique showcase festival sitting in the city’s Lower East side in the days before SXSW. It gives travelling bands from Australia, Canada and around the world the opportunity for an extra showcase on their trip […]

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Download 2020 welcomes The Black Parade, with headliners My Chemical Romance

November 6, 2019

Emo legends My Chemical Romance damn near broke the internet with their recently announced reunion. And fans Down Under won’t have long to practice their eyeliner, with Download today announcing that the New Jersey band will headline its 2020 festivals, in their only Australian live shows. Alt-metal band Deftones and MCR’s fellow emo/alt icons Jimmy […]

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Aussies Abroad: DZ Deathrays, Hockey Dad & Horror My Friend to tour Canada (and Milwaukee) together in December

November 3, 2019

In what must be the most epic Australian rock triple header to ever hit Canada (and Milwaukee), DZ Deathrays, Hockey Dad and Horror My Friend are joining forces to tour the country this December. For DZ Deathrays, the tour comes off the back of their current Australian tour, which sees them touring with Polish Club, […]

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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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What to expect from Elton John’s Australian Tour? We caught his final ever show in Toronto to find out.

October 25, 2019

It’s not long now until the legendary Elton John returns for Australia for what he promises to be the last time, in his swan song, “Farewell, Yellow Brick Road” tour. It’ll see him take in a mountain of dates across several months – with both major city and regional appearances. So what do Australian fans […]

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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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Tones & I leads 2019 ARIA Awards nominations; Thelma Plum & The Teskey Brothers set to shine

October 16, 2019

The 2019 ARIA Awards season has officially launched! With less than seven weeks until Australian music’s night of nights, the ARIAs have named their nominees, with the Artisan and Fine Arts award winners already nabbing their coveted pointed statues. Leading the nomination count is Tones & I, with eight noms phenomenally under her belt. To […]

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From Bob to Barter: 5 reasons you should be excited about Australian Music Week 2019

October 1, 2019

The annual Australian Music Week Conference is back for its fifth year and is returning with an impressive lineup of speakers and performers. Taking place November 2019, here are the five highlights of the week we know you won’t want to miss out on. And with many more announcements still to come, this is merely […]

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W’s conceptual “Future Rising” audio-visual concert series is back

September 30, 2019

Ever-so-slick hotel brand W is no stranger to overlapping with the music world. They’ve already flipped the script of a typical music with their roaming Wake Up Call festival (you can check our recap of the Bali leg HERE), and many of their properties feature bespoke music studios for visiting artists (and guests). Now they’re […]

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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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Celebrate the Brisbane music scene at High Rotation, now exhibiting at the Museum of Brisbane

September 22, 2019

Recently opening at the Museum of Brisbane, High Rotation celebrates three decades of local music, from Keith Urban to Violent Soho, Sheppard to Powderfinger, and The Veronicas to WAAX. A celebration of Brisbane artists thirty years in the making, visitors will be able to explore a vast catalogue of film clips, photographs, instruments, and ephemera, […]

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Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon to deliver keynote and everything you need to know about the first SXSW 2020 announcements

September 12, 2019

Former Sonic Youth bassist-singer Kim Gordon, pop musician-producer-songwriter Benny Blanco, and actor-comedian Cheech Marin have been announced, among others, in an initial line-up regarding keynote and featured speakers for the 34th annual South By Southwest Conference and Festival (March 13-22 2020). “We’re kicking off the 2020 season with a captivating group of speakers. From Keynotes […]

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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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Three Singaporean acts looking to make an impact at BIGSOUND

August 29, 2019

Once again, BIGSOUND kicks off next week (3-6 September), bringing the Australian and international music industries together for one hell of a rowdy, insightful and fun few days exploring, questioning, prodding, poking, and celebrating live music. Question is, have you locked down your schedule yet? As always, the best way to tackle BIGSOUND is to […]

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Aussies Abroad: SKEGSS plot massive American tour as My Own Mess gets a physical US release

August 28, 2019

You would have seen them just announced as part of the Good Things lineup here in Australia for December, but just before they play those dates, they’ll be touring around America in support of their record My Own Mess – which is finally getting an official US release on vinyl on 6th September 2019. The […]

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Bob Moses extend their November visit with two special East Coast shows

August 26, 2019

GRAMMY Award nominated duo Bob Moses will be taking to the East Cost for two very special shows later in the year.  Already in the country as part of the huge Strawberry Fields line-up, the versatile duo will be making the most of their time here, appearing at The Metro in Sydney on November 28th […]

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These 17 Aussies acts are set to play Reeperbahn Festival in Germany next month

August 23, 2019

With Australia as the focus country for the renowned Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany, next month, the event has revealed the 17 Aussie artists who will be making the trip over to showcase at the event. Taking place shortly after BIGSOUND, the event kicks off on Wednesday September 18th with “Doors Open”, a special event […]

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Six Australian music festivals you can’t miss this summer

August 19, 2019

This summer is looking like a scorcher with some extra-hot line-ups being released ahead of the festival season. Earlier this month, Lost Paradise dropped their bill filled to the brim with some incredible Australian talent including Rüfüs Du Sol, Hilltop Hoods, Mallrat and The Chats, joining a huge list of festivals, both new and established, […]

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Aussies Abroad: Melbourne’s Press Club set to dominate the UK and Europe with another massive tour

August 14, 2019

With their new album Wasted Energy due out on Friday, Melbourne’s Press Club are hitting the road for their biggest ever tour of the UK and Europe. And the latest single from the anticipated record also just hit the airwaves – the fantastic “New Years Eve”. Wasted Energy is the follow up to the band’s […]

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Lollapalooza lands in Berlin next month with a wicked lineup – including these three Aussie acts!

August 14, 2019

The world-famous music festival Lollapalooza will be in German shores for the 5th year early next month, September 7th and 8th. While this year’s lineup is largely pop-leaning, you’ll find that the festival still offers little bites for everyone and Australia joins in on the fun, giving Germany a taste of Aus, with Byron Bay’s […]

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Post-BIGSOUND showcase event Music Matters Live officially returning to Singapore next month

August 14, 2019

The 14th annual Music Matters Live festival – which accompanies the All That Matters conference – is set to return to Singapore for the ninth time next month, and event organisers have revealed the first drips of information about the event – including its dates, location and the first five acts confirmed to perform at […]

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Lollapalooza Best of Day Four: #AriPalooza takes over as Ariana Grande wins over Chiacgo

August 6, 2019

Throughout all four days of Lollapalooza, you could tell what the most anticipated show of the weekend was. No, it wasn’t Tenacious D’s or even Shaquille O’Neil’s DJ set… It was the Queen of Lollapalooza 2019, Ariana Grande. It is a very big deal to me that Grande was the Sunday night headliner. There are […]

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Grand opening of Sydney Coliseum Theatre: Keith Urban, Amy Shark, Tina Arena and more

August 4, 2019

Following the opening of food destination Eat Street, Rooty Hill’s immense West HQ development is getting ready to welcome the brand new Sydney Coliseum Theatre. The developers behind the precinct have pulled out all stops to stamp the new venue’s grand opening, rounding up an impressive program of live performances from the likes of Keith […]

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Lollapalooza Best of Day Two: Tame Impala vs Childish Gambino and AJR owns the late night

August 3, 2019

Music festivals can put their attendees in tough spots. Lollapalooza is known for doing this every year. With over 100,000 fans in attendance, festival organizers have to devise plans to scatter the crowd and they do this by booking the biggest names of the festival against each other. Saturday brought two of the hardest decisions […]

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